News at Lamar

  • AtmoSpark Water Generation team tapped a finalist in TAMU New Ventures

    AtmoSpark Water Generation team tapped a finalist in TAMU New Ventures

    AtmoSpark Water Generation, developed at Lamar University by Tejus Mane, a recent graduate with a master’s degree in chemical engineering, and Aniket Khade, a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering, was named a finalist and placed 6th among 16 semi-finalist teams in the 2018 Texas A&M New Ventures competition, earning the pair a $5,000 prize.

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    Posted: May 24, 2018

  • LU announces 2018 Research EXPO winners

    Lamar University recently hosted the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities EXPO in the newly renovated Setzer Student Center presenting awards to a number of students for their research efforts.

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    Posted: May 23, 2018

  • Associate Provost Brenda Nichols named distinguished member of Phi Kappa Phi

    Lamar University Associate Provost Brenda Nichols has recently been honored as a distinguished member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. The award was presented to Nichols by LU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

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    Posted: May 17, 2018

  • Reena nets Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

    Reena nets Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

    Ismatara Reena, an adjunct instructor in biology at Lamar University, has been awarded the Phi Kappa Phi “Love of Learning Award.”

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    Posted: May 17, 2018

  • The Gladys City Games

    The Gladys City Games

    Join Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in celebrating National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. GO Day was developed to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.

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    Posted: May 16, 2018

  • ABS, the American Club and Lamar University join to improve maritime workforce safety

    ABS, the American Club and Lamar University are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing maritime-related safety incidents. The initial focus of the partnership’s analysis and industry guidance will be on slips, trips and falls, a significant cause of maritime injuries.

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    Posted: May 10, 2018

  • Study abroad offers immersion learning

    Study abroad offers immersion learning

    Lamar University junior Cheyenne Graham, of Cleveland, Texas, is expanding her understanding different cultures through the power of language. Although she is a biochemistry and forensic chemistry major, her interest in French led her to a French minor and a semester abroad in Quebec, Canada.

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    Posted: May 09, 2018

  • LU alumnus Larry Lawson honored with Horatio Alger Award

    LU alumnus Larry Lawson honored with Horatio Alger Award

    HeartcoR Solutions founder and CEO Larry Lawson, a Lamar University alumnus who attended LU in the 1960s and received the honorary doctor of humane letters in 2012, has been inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education

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    Posted: May 07, 2018

  • Students benefit from new Mary Jo Lampson Broussard Ford Scholarship in Art

    Students benefit from new Mary Jo Lampson Broussard Ford Scholarship in Art

    Students pursuing majors in Lamar University’s Department of Art in the College of Fine Arts and Communication will benefit from the newly established Mary Jo Lampson Broussard Ford Scholarship in Art. The scholarship was created through the generosity of Joseph Broussard IV and Katherine Broussard.

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    Posted: May 04, 2018

  • LU alum Larry Lawson to receive prestigious Horatio Alger Award

    LU alum Larry Lawson to receive prestigious Horatio Alger Award

    Lamar University alumni, administrators, faculty, staff and students are invited to join in honoring LU alum and Southeast Texas native Larry Lawson on his induction into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association at a news conference at the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship on Monday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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    Posted: May 02, 2018

  • LU hosts Texas Workforce Commission Camp Code for Girls

    LU hosts Texas Workforce Commission Camp Code for Girls

    Lamar University will host Camp Code for Girls, a one-week no cost day camp sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission designed to provide computer coding/programming summer camps for gifted and talented female students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2018. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., May 18.

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    Posted: May 02, 2018

  • Therapy dogs allow students to 'paws' for finals

    Therapy dogs allow students to 'paws' for finals

    Lamar University students had the opportunity to relax with therapy dogs provided by Paws 4 Love Southeast Texas Pet Therapy.

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    Posted: May 01, 2018

  • Speakers set for LU Spring Commencement programs

    Commencement speakers representing diverse fields have been chosen to address students at Lamar University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies held May 11 and 12 in the Montagne Center.

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    Posted: May 01, 2018

  • Center for History and Culture names three faculty Fellows

    The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast has named three faculty members as 2018-2019 Fellows. Appointed are: Richard Gachot, associate professor of art; Mahmoud Salimi, assistant professor of communication; and Miguel Chavez, assistant professor of history.

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    Posted: May 01, 2018

  • Marching band, students to benefit from Jean and Rudy Williams Scholarship in Music

    Lamar University music students, Lamar University’s music program and the university marching band The Showcase of Southeast Texas, will benefit from the Jean and Rudy Williams Scholarship in Music, officials in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music and the College of Fine Arts and Communication announced Friday.

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    Posted: April 30, 2018

  • Gonzalez nets prestigious fellowship in immunobiology at Yale

    Gonzalez nets prestigious fellowship in immunobiology at Yale

    Omar Gonzalez, a senior biology major at Lamar University from Port Neches who will graduate in May, has been accepted into the Ph.D. immunobiology program at Yale University to begin in August and will receive the Gruber Science Fellowship.

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    Posted: April 27, 2018

  • LU students collect and deliver more than 300 books for children in Swaziland

    LU students collect and deliver more than 300 books for children in Swaziland

    As part of a course on Sub-Saharan Africa taught by visiting professor Sarah Schwartz, a group of Lamar University students worked with Margaret Swope and the College of Education and Human Development to collect more than 300 children's books for Siphilile Maternal & Child Health, a non-government organization based in Swaziland.

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    Posted: April 24, 2018