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  • 5 ways college students can prepare for future careers

    5 ways college students can prepare for future careers

    Hey Cards! I don’t have to tell you twice that college is a busy, exciting time with lot to do. But between all the classes and extracurricular activities, we can sometimes forget the main reason why we’re here in the first place: to have a rewarding career! Luckily, our campus is full of resources and mentors that you can take advantage of to prepare yourself for that dream job! Here’s a few tips:

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    May 23, 2022
  • LU Moment: What they see is what they'll be | S4 Ep. 11

    LU Moment: What they see is what they'll be | S4 Ep. 11

    This week on the LU Moment, senior graphic design major DeShaun Bell talks winning a national billboard contest focusing on violence prevention. Then, SGA student leaders Tiffany Tran and David Williams talk new Cardinal engagement hour coming in the fall.

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    March 08, 2022
  • LU Moment: Big red boss | S3 Ep. 6

    LU Moment: Big red boss | S3 Ep. 6

    Erica Edgerly tells Shelly Vitanza how an LU degree and a little trial by fire made her a boss at the age of 23.

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    February 05, 2022
  • LU Moment: Cardinals Taking Flight – Annabelle Broussard | S4 Ep. 2

    LU Moment: Cardinals Taking Flight – Annabelle Broussard | S4 Ep. 2

    This week on the LU Moment, junior chemical engineering major Annabelle Broussard speaks on her journey at LU and how she landed an internship with American agricultural chemical company, Corteva.

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    January 01, 2022
  • LU Moment: Building Bridges | S4 Ep.1

    LU Moment: Building Bridges | S4 Ep.1

    This week on the LU Moment, LU alum Dr. Joshua Daspit '04 speaks on the importance of representation within the LGBTQ+ community, building bridges, networking and discovering what makes you different.

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    December 20, 2021
  • Podcast and movies to explore for Native American Heritage Month

    Podcast and movies to explore for Native American Heritage Month

    November is National Native American Heritage Month –– a time to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced historically and to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions and tribes. Check out these movies and podcast to learn more about this significant part of our nation’s past and present.

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    November 10, 2021
  • Business Student Advisory Council hosts internship workshop

    Business Student Advisory Council hosts internship workshop

    On Oct. 28, the Student Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Business held its third Internship Workshop for students both in-person and virtually. The workshop has been held for several semesters and is geared toward helping College of Business students learn about internships, where to look for opportunities, interview tips, best practices, and more.

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    November 03, 2021
  • LU Moment: Cardinals Abroad | S3 Ep. 39

    LU Moment: Cardinals Abroad | S3 Ep. 39

    Study abroad programs have returned to LU! This week on the LU Moment podcast, Mary Haas, study abroad coordinator, sits down to debunk common myths surrounding studying abroad and shares how Cardinals can become global citizens.

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    October 04, 2021
  • LU Omegas impact change in SETX through community service

    LU Omegas impact change in SETX through community service

    The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s "Omega Week" is coming up, so there’s no better time than the present to highlight one of the cardinal qualities of the organization and its members: the ability to uplift, exhibited through an unwavering dedication to community service.

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    October 04, 2021
  • LU Moment: Keeping Cardinal Nation Healthy | S3 Ep. 38

    LU Moment: Keeping Cardinal Nation Healthy | S3 Ep. 38

    This week on the LU Moment podcast, Shawn Gray, Student Health Center director, discusses how the pandemic initially impacted the Student Health Center and how the SHC staff have continued to support student health needs to keep Cardinal Nation healthy.

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    September 26, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Donna Starnes

    LU Senior Reflection: Donna Starnes

    I returned to college at 62-years-old and found Lamar University with the help of a friend. Dilley Independent School District, where I am employed, has a "Grow Our Own" program and gave me $10,000 to finish my degree. I had the money and I had the motivation, but never did I dream that this average student who gave up on college because of "college algebra" would be capable of earning such good grades.

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    August 13, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Ariann Turpeau

    LU Senior Reflection: Ariann Turpeau

    What's next for me after graduation? I'm going to be attending UTSA to earn my M.S.W. and become a school social worker! My advice for future Cardinals is make the most out of your time at Lamar! Get yourself out of your comfort zone and engage as much as you can.

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    August 10, 2021
  • 2021 Cardinal Bucklist: 10 Things to do before graduation

    2021 Cardinal Bucklist: 10 Things to do before graduation

    Your college experience at Lamar University is more than just classes and grades –– it's a time to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here's our top 10 list of things that every Cardinal must do before they graduate!

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    August 10, 2021
  • LU Senior Reflection: Aja Rowland

    LU Senior Reflection: Aja Rowland

    My cohort was amazing and so supportive, even outside of LU! Dr. McFarlin, Dr. Handley, and Dr. Greenidge have helped me get to this point with motivation, instruction, correction and dedication to watch me win. If it weren't for these influential minds at Lamar University, I know I would not have pushed myself and finished as quickly as I did. I will show them and prove to myself that it can be done. 

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    August 10, 2021
  • 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
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