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  • LU Senior Reflection: Grishma Bajracharya

    LU Senior Reflection: Grishma Bajracharya

    Having professors who are not only knowledgeable, but also easily approachable is probably a unique experience to me. Coming from Nepal, LU has become my home away from home.

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    July 20, 2021
  • Top 3 must-reads for business students

    Top 3 must-reads for business students

    Even in a digital world, books are still a great way to gain impactful knowledge and discover new perspectives. Here are three books that should be on every business students must-read list this summer!

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    July 20, 2021
  • LU Moment: President Taylor Joins the Cardinal Family | S3 Ep. 28

    LU Moment: President Taylor Joins the Cardinal Family | S3 Ep. 28

    This week on the LU Moment, President Taylor speaks on his passion for education, his excitement in joining the Cardinal family and where he sees Lamar University in the next few years.

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    July 19, 2021
  • LU Moment: Highlights from the College of Arts and Sciences | S3 Ep. 24

    LU Moment: Highlights from the College of Arts and Sciences | S3 Ep. 24

    With more than 200 faculty, over 100 staff and 12 academic programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic college here at Lamar University. This week on the LU Moment, Natalie Rhodes, CoAS marketing communications manager, dishes on all the exciting things we can expect from the college this fall.

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    June 21, 2021
  • LU Moment: CoFAC Fall Festivities | S3 Ep. 21

    LU Moment: CoFAC Fall Festivities | S3 Ep. 21

    What sights and sounds can we look forward to from the College of Fine Arts and Communications this fall? Jennifer "JT" Robertson, CoFAC marketing communications coordinator, says in-person events are back and better than ever!

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    June 03, 2021
  • LU Moment: LU Engineering STEM camp is back on campus | S3 Ep. 20

    LU Moment: LU Engineering STEM camp is back on campus | S3 Ep. 20

    The College of Engineering is gearing up to host it's first in-person STEM camp since the COVID-19 pandemic and Haley Strahan, director of outreach and student services, says the community has a lot to look forward to this time around.

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    May 23, 2021
  • Reese Construction Management earns Sustainability Badge

    Reese Construction Management earns Sustainability Badge

    The faculty and staff members of Reese Construction Management understand that if a building is built sustainably initially, it will reduce energy consumption during the use of the building.

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    May 19, 2021
  • Picture-perfect: Top grad photo spots on campus

    Picture-perfect: Top grad photo spots on campus

    Commencement is just around the corner and we're dropping the top on-campus spots for the perfect grad photo op!

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    May 14, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Hunter Jensen

    LU Senior Reflection: Hunter Jensen

    "Looking back at my whole journey, I have definitely grown a lot. I’m quite a different person than I was when I started college. I have learned so much, met so many people, and I have experienced so many things that I now feel I’m ready to tackle the next chapter in my life."

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    May 12, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Britton Larkin

    LU Senior Reflection: Britton Larkin

    Being the first member of my family to graduate from college has allowed me to set examples for my son and others to follow. The days felt incredibly long while the years seemed to have flown by.

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    May 12, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Robyn Gray

    LU Senior Reflection: Robyn Gray

    I am a little sad to be parting ways as the biology department has been my second home for the last 6 years. However, I know it is time to move on to bigger and better things.

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    May 12, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Ashley Hernandez

    LU Senior Reflection: Ashley Hernandez

    "Looking back, it feels almost unreal that I will be leaving Lamar University. I’ve been a student at Lamar for six years now, and each one of those years has been an important chapter of my life, all of the good and the less than good."

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    May 11, 2021
  • LU Moment: Congratulations Class of 2021| S3 Ep. 18

    LU Moment: Congratulations Class of 2021| S3 Ep. 18

    Traditional commencement celebrations and activities are set to return to LU this week to celebrate the class of 2021. For future graduates that may be wondering 'what's next?' after the big day, Shannon Figueroa, director of alumni fairs and advancement services, shares the benefits of the LU alumni network and how future grads can get involved.

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    May 09, 2021
  • LU Moment: Commencement: LU brings back tradition | S3 Ep. 17

    LU Moment: Commencement: LU brings back tradition | S3 Ep. 17

    After more than a year of altered commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more traditional ceremonies return to Lamar University this May. This week on the LU Moment, Dan Brown, associate provost of academic affairs, visits with Shelly Vitanza to dish on all the added pomp and circumstance to be expected for both in-person and virtual commencement participants this year.

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    May 02, 2021
  • 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
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