News at Lamar

  • Lamar University to present Collage Concert February 1

    More than 115 Lamar University student and faculty musicians will perform in the University Theatre as the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music presents its inaugural Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1. KVLU radio host Joe Elwell will serve as master of ceremonies.

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    Posted: January 16, 2018

  • Thousands of area children participate in 2018 JASON Project

    Thousands of area children participate in 2018 JASON Project

    Some 6,500 Southeast Texas students in 4th through 8th grade are engaging in entertaining and educational activities to further expand their interests in mathematics, technology, science, and engineering thanks to the JASON Project.

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    Posted: January 12, 2018

  • Beck Fellow David Quispe to shine light on renewable energy

    Beck Fellow David Quispe to shine light on renewable energy

    David Quispe, Lamar University electrical engineering and mathematics double major, is using his summer to focus on a new solar energy material thanks to the 2018 David J. Beck Fellowship. Quispe will spend 10 weeks at Arizona State University researching the transparent conductive oxide layer in silicon heterojunction solar cells, comparing materials for this layer.

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    Posted: January 12, 2018

  • Big Red partners with Astros to help local family

    Big Red partners with Astros to help local family

    With help from the defending World Series champions of Major League Baseball, Lamar University’s baseball team took time from its preparation for the 2018 season to help a local family in need. The Cardinals and Houston Astros spent several hours Wednesday helping the still-ongoing recovery effort at a Port Arthur home damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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    Posted: January 11, 2018

  • Education's Barbara L. Michiels Hernandez receives Texas Honor Award

    Education's Barbara L. Michiels Hernandez receives Texas Honor Award

    Barbara Michiels Hernandez, a professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Lamar University, has been tapped for a 2017 Texas Honor Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD).

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    Posted: January 08, 2018

  • AtmoSpark team nets NSF Innovation Corps grant

    AtmoSpark team nets NSF Innovation Corps grant

    AtmoSpark Water Generation, developed by Tejus Mane, a master’s student in chemical engineering at Lamar University, has received a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps grant for $50,000 to facilitate a 7-week customer discovery tour.

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    Posted: January 08, 2018

  • Research Experience Inspires David J. Beck Fellow Sakurah Fisher

    Research Experience Inspires David J. Beck Fellow Sakurah Fisher

    Lamar University junior Sakurah Fisher of Port Arthur is gaining real world experience in her pursuit of her passion for psychology and was recently announced as a 2018 David J. Beck Fellow at LU giving her resources to engage in research this summer.

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    Posted: January 04, 2018

  • Four tapped 2018 Distinguished Alumni

    Four tapped 2018 Distinguished Alumni

    The Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs has named James Bell, Angela Blanchard, Ellen Rienstra and Don Shaver as Distinguished Alumni for 2018, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit, officials said.

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    Posted: January 03, 2018

  • Computer Science team tapped Top 20 in 3-state competition, Best-at-Site

    Computer Science team tapped Top 20 in 3-state competition, Best-at-Site

    A student team represented Lamar University recently placed in the Top 20 at the Association on Computing Machinery (ACM) South Central Regional Programming Contest at Louisiana State University. It was LU’s second consecutive year to crack the Top 20 list.

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    Posted: December 19, 2017

  • LU plans Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy events

    LU plans Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy events

    Lamar University’s Division of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs will help the campus and community commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with three events January 18-20, 2018.

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    Posted: December 18, 2017

  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Receives Welch Foundation Grant

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Receives Welch Foundation Grant

    The Lamar University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been awarded the departmental research grant by the Welch Foundation. The $120,000 grant will be given to LU over the next three years.

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    Posted: December 08, 2017

  • Therapy dogs to allow students to ‘paws’ for finals

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

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    Posted: December 08, 2017

  • Eckart is soccer Student-Athlete of the Year

    Lamar University senior M.J. Eckart was named the Southland Conference Women's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, and the Cardinals placed four student-athletes on the conference's all-academic team that was announced Monday by the SLC office.

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    Posted: December 08, 2017

  • Lamar University tapped for Outstanding Society of Physics Students Chapter

    The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at Lamar University was recently tapped an Outstanding SPS Chapter for 2016-2017, officials announced, in recognition of its activities in research, outreach and service.

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    Posted: December 07, 2017

  • Reaud Honors College Dean Kevin Dodson honored with scholarship endowment

    Reaud Honors College Dean Kevin Dodson honored with scholarship endowment

    Phi Kappa Phi recently honored Lamar University Reaud Honors College Dean Kevin Dodson when it endowed a new scholarship in recognition of his service to the university.

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    Posted: December 07, 2017

  • Speakers set for Winter Commencement

    Winter Commencement ceremonies will be held December 15-16 at Lamar University as some 1,470 students are expected to receive bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in commencement programs held in the Montagne Center by each of the university’s five colleges.

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    Posted: December 07, 2017

  • Office of Undergraduate Research presents student awards

    Office of Undergraduate Research presents student awards

    The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research recently presented awards to graduate and undergraduate students for work presented at the 5th Annual Texas STEM Conference, and the 4th Annual Humanities, Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Business (HASBSEB) Conference.

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    Posted: December 07, 2017