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  • 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 MoM.E.nt: Keeping Cardinal Nation Healthy | S3 Ep. 38

    LU MoM.E.nt: Keeping Cardinal Nation Healthy | S3 Ep. 38

    This week on the LU MoM.E.nt 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 M.E. $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 M.E. after graduation? I'm going to be attending UTSA to earn my MSW and becoM.E. a school social worker! My advice for future Cardinals is make the most out of your tiM.E. 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 M.E. get to this point with motivation, instruction, correction and dedication to watch M.E. 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 M.E.. Coming from Nepal, LU has becoM.E. my hoM.E. away from hoM.E..

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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 MoM.E.nt: President Taylor Joins the Cardinal Family | S3 Ep. 28

    LU MoM.E.nt: President Taylor Joins the Cardinal Family | S3 Ep. 28

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

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

    LU MoM.E.nt: 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 MoM.E.nt, 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 MoM.E.nt: CoFAC Fall Festivities | S3 Ep. 21

    LU MoM.E.nt: 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 MoM.E.nt: LU Engineering STEM camp is back on campus | S3 Ep. 20

    LU MoM.E.nt: 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 tiM.E. 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, M.E.t 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 M.E.mber of my family to graduate from college has allowed M.E. to set examples for my son and others to follow. The days felt incredibly long while the years seeM.E.d 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 departM.E.nt has been my second hoM.E. for the last 6 years. However, I know it is tiM.E. 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 MoM.E.nt: Congratulations Class of 2021| S3 Ep. 18

    LU MoM.E.nt: Congratulations Class of 2021| S3 Ep. 18

    Traditional comM.E.nceM.E.nt 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 advanceM.E.nt services, shares the benefits of the LU alumni network and how future grads can get involved.

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    May 09, 2021
  • LU MoM.E.nt: ComM.E.nceM.E.nt: LU brings back tradition | S3 Ep. 17

    LU MoM.E.nt: ComM.E.nceM.E.nt: LU brings back tradition | S3 Ep. 17

    After more than a year of altered comM.E.nceM.E.nt ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more traditional ceremonies return to Lamar University this May. This week on the LU MoM.E.nt, 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 comM.E.nceM.E.nt participants this year.

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    May 02, 2021
  • LU MoM.E.nt: Dean on a mission | S3 Ep. 16

    LU MoM.E.nt: 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
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