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Keep up with what’s happening at Lamar University and take a look at the university’s calendar for upcoming events.


  • LU Moment: Dean on a mission | S3 Ep. 16

    LU Moment: Dean on a mission | S3 Ep. 16

    Dr. Tilisa Thibodeaux shares the mission and vision for the Reaud Honors College and the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities, two programs uniquely LU and now under Thibodeaux’ leadership.

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    April 26, 2021
  • Cardinals Food Pantry combats hunger on campus

    Cardinals Food Pantry combats hunger on campus

    One of the lesser known hidden gems around the Lamar University campus lies between Combs Hall and the Dining Hall, inside the doors of the Wesley Foundation: the Cardinals Food Pantry.

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    April 23, 2021
  • Alumni in the News

    Alumni in the News

    Lamar University alumni around the globe are making a difference, asking important questions, breaking down barriers, making discoveries, solving problems and doing work that matters. Check out our social buzz feed to see what our Cardinals have been up to.

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    April 23, 2021
  • Six tips for better sleep

    Six tips for better sleep

    Check out these six tips to sleep better and live a healthier, happier, more productive life.

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    April 21, 2021
  • LU's BIG EVENT a big success

    LU's BIG EVENT a big success

    On Saturday, April 10, Lamar University hosted it's annual Big Event,

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    April 19, 2021
  • LU Moment: The Teacher’s Teacher | S3 Ep. 14

    LU Moment: The Teacher’s Teacher | S3 Ep. 14

    David J. Beck Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Dr. Ken Young, joins Shelly Vitanza on the LU Moment to discuss the career significance of the award, his efforts to help teachers, schools and districts during the pandemic and the new partnerships he’s creating between school districts and doctoral students.

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    April 11, 2021
  • LU Writing Center earns Sustainability badge

    LU Writing Center earns Sustainability badge

    The Writing Center recently earned a GREEN sustainability badge from the Sustainability Committee for their efforts and advancements in making the Writing Center more eco-friendly!

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    April 05, 2021
  • LU Moment:  Resilience and Recovery Summit | S3 Ep. 13

    LU Moment: Resilience and Recovery Summit | S3 Ep. 13

    The co-coordinators of the LU’s April 9 Resilience and Recovery Summit join Shelly Vitanza on this week’s LU Moment to talk about the agenda and purpose of this year’s free summit. Discussions will range from weather and flooding to COVID-19 and mental health, and the community is invited to attend.

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    April 04, 2021
  • Dishman Art Museum Highlights: Hollis Hammonds Interview

    Dishman Art Museum Highlights: Hollis Hammonds Interview

    A few weeks ago, the Dishman Art Museum featured artwork from Hollis Hammonds in their permanent collection. This week, they sit down with Hammonds to discuss her recent art work.

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    March 30, 2021
  • LU Moment: Breaking Glass Ceilings | S3 Ep. 12

    LU Moment: Breaking Glass Ceilings | S3 Ep. 12

    This week on the LU Moment, Shelly Vitanza visits with LU alumni, certified mediator, legal trial consultant and the principal personal injury attorney of The Wallace Law Firm, Belashia Wallace. Wallace talks about what it takes to be one of a few Black female attorneys in the country. Hear her story of perseverance, hard work and a commitment to always do the right thing.

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    March 28, 2021
  • LU Hosts Inspirational Woman Award Reception

    LU Hosts Inspirational Woman Award Reception

    On Tuesday, March 23, the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence hosted the Inspirational Woman Award Reception honoring outstanding women throughout the Lamar University community.

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    March 24, 2021
  • Alumni in the news

    Alumni in the news

    Lamar University alumni around the globe are making a difference, asking important questions, breaking down barriers, making discoveries, solving problems and doing work that matters. Check out our social buzz feed to see what our Cardinals have been up to.

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    March 23, 2021
  • LU Moment: Wenah's Mixtape | S3 Ep.11

    LU Moment: Wenah's Mixtape | S3 Ep.11

    This week’s LU grad Julie Wenah is a Nigerian-American lawyer, executive, filmmaker. She has worked at NASA, The White House, the Department of Commerce and Airbnb. Additionally, her "Mixtape" (purpose) is founding and leading "the Album & the Mixtape" a collective of dreamers, doers, storytellers, and music lovers creating community and content centered around healing and pursuing your life's Mixtape and purpose.

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    March 21, 2021
  • LU Launches new commercials: Your Moment is Forever

    LU Launches new commercials: Your Moment is Forever

    Have you seen Lamar University's latest 60-second television commercials? If not, we've got you covered!

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    March 15, 2021
  • LU Moment: Inspiration from Ginger Gummelt | S3 Ep.10

    LU Moment: Inspiration from Ginger Gummelt | S3 Ep.10

    What inspires Ginger Gummelt, LU’s program director and assistant professor in social work? Find out on the LU Moment when Shelly Vitanza interviews Gummelt, a woman who inspires and encourages others on the Lamar University campus.

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    March 14, 2021
  • ALUMNI in the news

    ALUMNI in the news

    Lamar University alumni around the globe are making a difference, asking important questions, breaking down barriers, making discoveries, solving problems and doing work that matters. Check out our social buzz feed to see what our Cardinals have been up to.

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    March 03, 2021
  • A look back at Black History Month 2021 at LU

    A look back at Black History Month 2021 at LU

    There was a plenty of social buzz in the LU Community during Black History Month. Here's a look back at how our Cardinals commemorated the month-long celebration.

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    March 02, 2021
  • Dishman Art Museum: Michael Kennaugh Interview

    Dishman Art Museum: Michael Kennaugh Interview

    A few weeks ago, the Dishman Art Museum featured a Highlights episode on LU Alum, Michael Kennaugh. This week, Kennaugh sits down with the Dishman Art Museum to chat about his most recent work. Stay tuned for an exclusive look inside his studio!

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    February 26, 2021
  • March for Black History hosted at LU

    March for Black History hosted at LU

    On Thursday, February 25, the Upsilon Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated partnered with black fraternities, sororities, and student organizations in “The March For Black History” raising awareness on black history and culture.

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    February 26, 2021
  • GO GREEN on screen

    GO GREEN on screen

    There are so many ways to go GREEN, including grabbing a few of your Cardinal besties and hosting an environmental themed movie night! Watch a movie with an environmental theme and get inspired to make Eco-friendly choices that will impact change globally. #GoGreen

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    February 26, 2021
  • Go Green Challenge: Green Commuting

    Go Green Challenge: Green Commuting

    For the month of March, the Office of Sustainability challenges our LU community to GO GREEN: Share a ride, bike or walk.

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    February 24, 2021
  • Collegiate100 Chapter launched at LU

    Collegiate100 Chapter launched at LU

    Lamar University has launched a Collegiate100 chapter on campus. The Collegiate 100 at Lamar University strives to inspire the next generation through mentoring, education, economic development, and wellness! Est. Feb 2021

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    February 24, 2021
  • New Year New Me?

    New Year New Me?

    It seems like every year after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays people set a New Year’s goal to lose weight. Here are some quick tips to be more prepared when setting your personal nutrition goals.

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    February 23, 2021
  • LU Moment: WAC here we come | S3 Ep. 7

    LU Moment: WAC here we come | S3 Ep. 7

    On this week’s LU Moment, LU’s Athletic Director Marco Born tells why LU moved to the Western Athletic Conference and what it will mean for players and fans.

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    February 13, 2021
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