News at Lamar

  • Lamar University Staff Recognized for Service

    Lamar University Staff Recognized for Service

    Staff members at Lamar University were recognized recently at the annual staff awards ceremony in the Mary and John Gray Library for over 1,700 years of service to the university.

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    Posted: December 05, 2018

  • 2018 LU Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

    2018 LU Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

    The Office of Undergraduate Research hosted a reception to celebrate undergraduate research grant recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Of 47 proposals submitted, 31 were selected with a total of 32 students participating in the research. Of those 31 proposals, 18 are STEM-related, and 13 are non-STEM.

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    Posted: December 04, 2018

  • 6th Annual STEM Conference Brings Research to Southeast Texas

    6th Annual STEM Conference Brings Research to Southeast Texas

    Lamar University hosted its sixth annual STEM Conference featuring fifty-four presentations, thirty-six posters and eighteen talks. The conference Featured research from students of Lamar University, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, University of New Orleans, University of Texas - Dallas, and local high school students from Harmony Science Academy. Lamar University alum Terry Welch, CEO & President of the Sinclair Group, presented as a guest lecturer. 

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    Posted: December 04, 2018

  • LU announces 2019 David J. Beck Fellows

    LU announces 2019 David J. Beck Fellows

    Lamar University announced two recipients of the 2019 David J. Beck Fellowship as well as the finalist for the 2019 Presidential Summer Fellowship at the annual reception Monday, November 19.

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    Posted: November 19, 2018

  • LU Honors Veterans

    LU Honors Veterans

    In honor of LU military veterans the office of Diversity and Inclusion, Veterans Affairs and Alumni Affairs hosted a luncheon to unite fellow veterans and educate the LU community on how to serve our veterans better.

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    Posted: November 15, 2018

  • LU Collegiate Archers Win Gold at National Competition

    LU Collegiate Archers Win Gold at National Competition

    The LU Collegiate Archers, an archery sport club sponsored by the department of Recreational Sports, won first place at the US National 3D Collegiate Championships on October 28.

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    Posted: November 13, 2018

  • Two Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences faculty awarded esteemed Shapiro Prize

    Two Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences faculty awarded esteemed Shapiro Prize

    The College of Fine Arts and Communication is pleased to announce Vinaya Manchaiah, Jo Mayo Endowed Professor and associate professor of audiology, and Eldre Beukes, post-doctoral researcher, both in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, as recipients of the prestigious Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) for the second consecutive year.

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    Posted: November 13, 2018

  • Tokgoz awarded one-year research contract from U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

    Tokgoz awarded one-year research contract from U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

    Cagatay Tokgoz, assistant professor in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering at Lamar University, was awarded a one-year research contract in the amount of $83,472 from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to conduct research in computational electromagnetics.

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    Posted: November 12, 2018

  • LU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Ghosts

    LU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Ghosts

    Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Henrik Ibsen classic Ghosts in an adaptation by British director and playwright Richard Eyre. The production will run November 8-11 in the Lamar University Theatre.

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    Posted: October 30, 2018

  • Natalie Tindall recipient of two prestigious professional honors

    Natalie Tindall recipient of two prestigious professional honors

    The College of Fine Arts and Communication is pleased to announce Dr. Natalie Tindall, chair and associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media, has been inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society, an organization that recognizes and celebrates those who make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the communications profession.

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    Posted: October 30, 2018

  • Doctoral Student Recognized for Research in Reducing Emissions

    Doctoral Student Recognized for Research in Reducing Emissions

    Lamar University doctoral student Jialin Xu was awarded second place at the 2018 Chinese American Petroleum Association’s Petroleum and Petrochemical Technical Symposium in Houston for her research on ‘Plant-Wide Scheduling for Profitable Emission Reduction in Petroleum Refineries’.

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    Posted: October 30, 2018

  • First Employee Resource Group Launched at LU

    First Employee Resource Group Launched at LU

    Lamar University’s Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Department of Human Resources, has launched its first Employee Resource Group for multigenerational professionals. ERGs are voluntary, member-led groups that share a common purpose, background or activity and are aligned with the organizational mission and business objectives.

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    Posted: October 05, 2018

  • Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences selected as first Pan American Vocology Association university chapter

    Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences selected as first Pan American Vocology Association university chapter

    The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is pleased to announce they have been selected as the first university chapter for the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA).

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    Posted: October 03, 2018

  • Wormholes, black holes, and the theory of time travel topics of Nobel Prize-winning Kip Thorne in LU Academic Lecture October 16

    Wormholes, black holes, and the theory of time travel topics of Nobel Prize-winning Kip Thorne in LU Academic Lecture October 16

    The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series presents a distinguished lecture featuring Dr. Kip Thorne, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The free public event will be hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on October 16, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the University Theater.

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    Posted: October 01, 2018

  • Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance presents their first production of the fall semester, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephen. The production, which will run October 5-7 and 11-13, will be guest produced by Carolyn Johnson.

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    Posted: September 28, 2018

  • Jazz Band concert features trumpet legend

    Jazz Band concert features trumpet legend

    The Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band will present their first concert of the fall semester on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the LU Campus.

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    Posted: September 25, 2018

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation establishes seventh endowed scholarship for LU students

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation establishes seventh endowed scholarship for LU students

    The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation is continuing their support of Lamar University students with the first installment of $7,500 for this newly created, endowed scholarship in honor of Suzanne and Jennifer Pate. The scholarship will be funded over seven years for a total gift of $50,000.

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    Posted: September 21, 2018