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  • Graduate students celebrate research, studies

    Graduate students celebrate research, studies

    The College of Graduate Studies will host “Celebrate Research,” its first graduate research event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 24, in the CICE Building.

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  • Conference to offer online education training, information

    Conference to offer online education training, information

    The Division of Distance Learning will host the ninth annual Digital Ticket Conference, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Setzer Student Center. Admission is free.

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  • Beginner’s Guide to Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Beginner’s Guide to Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Move aside March Madness, it’s time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs — said to be the most thrilling playoff run in all of sport.

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  • Second annual Gladys City Live event set for April 13

    Second annual Gladys City Live event set for April 13

    Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host the second annual Gladys City Live, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will experience what life was like during the boomtown era of the early 1900s.

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  • STEM Students of Color Alliance to host forum, Friday

    STEM Students of Color Alliance to host forum, Friday

    The STEM Students of Color Alliance is hosting an informational forum, tomorrow, at 2 p.m. in 119 Lucas Engineering to discuss the study and employment needs of students of color within STEM fields.

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  • One last chance for peace before finals

    One last chance  for peace  before finals

    April 19 is Good Friday — the last opportunity for students to relax before the end of the semester kicks into high gear.

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  • YouTube hero falls from grace after scandal

    YouTube hero falls from grace after scandal

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love a lot of things outside the newsroom, one of them being Pokémon, or anything to do with it, as it is one of my hobbies.

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  • Overcoming fear of public speaking crucial to career

    Overcoming fear of public speaking crucial to career

    Being a communications major, people expect me to like talking to people. It should be easy to get up in front of a room full of strangers and do a presentation because, hey, that’s your chosen field.

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  • Cultural Festival set for Saturday

    Cultural Festival set for Saturday

    The office of international student programs and services and the International Student Council will host the seventh annual International Cultural Festival, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, in the Setzer Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and will include dancing, singing, a fashion show and cuisine to represent multiple countries and their traditions. 

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  • Mueller report finds no collusion, redacted report expected soon

    Mueller report finds no collusion, redacted report expected soon

    The Mueller investigation, launched in 2017, looked into possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, and whether or not President Donald Trump or his team colluded with Russia, and if the President obstructed justice during the course of this investigation.

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  • REDtalk to bring fun to academia

    Sarah Ridley, tutoring service coordinator at Star Services, will present “Finding the Fun: Turn Your Interests and Hobbies Into Academic Projects,” at 4 p.m., April 18, on the sixth floor of Gray Library. The lecture is the latest in Lamar’s REDtalk series.

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  • Panel to give voice to LGBT community

    Panel to give voice to LGBT community

    The division of global diversity, inclusion & intercultural affairs will host an LGBT+ Voices panel, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, in 124 Setzer Student Center.

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  • ‘The Big Event’ set for Saturday

    ‘The Big Event’ set for Saturday

    Lamar University will host the “Big Event,” Saturday, beginning at the Montage Center at 9 a.m. Student director Shannon Mills said that hundreds of students are expected to volunteer.

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  • Cards fall to UH, 8-7

    Cards fall to UH, 8-7

    The Lamar Cardinal baseball team fell to the University of Houston, 8-7, Tuesday, at Vincent Beck Stadium in a non-conference game.

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  • Voluntad leads LU to 1-0 victory over UCA

    Voluntad leads LU to 1-0 victory over UCA

    The Lady Cardinals softball team shut out the Central Arkansas Bears, 1-0, Saturday, at the LU Softball Complex. The win gave LU the series win, 2-1.

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  • Women’s golf swings into SLC championships

    Women’s golf swings into SLC championships

    The Lady Cardinal golf team is looking to build on its momentum as they prepare for the Southland Conference championship, set for April 16-17, in High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia.

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  • Professor seeks justice, inclusion for deaf students

    Professor seeks justice,  inclusion for deaf students

    Silence is an attribute the hearing world places on the deaf world. However, students are often challenged with a different form of silence that may not be recognized.

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  • Lutcher Theater to present ‘Finding Neverland,’ April 12

    Lutcher Theater to present ‘Finding Neverland,’ April 12

    Soar through the sky with playwright J.M. Barrie towards the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning to discover one of Disney’s most beloved characters — Peter Pan.

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  • LU campus participates in ‘Walk a Mile’

    LU campus  participates in ‘Walk a Mile’

    “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence” is an opportunity for men to raise awareness about the causes, effects and remediations to violence against women in the Lamar community by walking in red high heels.

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  • Intramurals shines light on cricket

    Intramurals shines light on cricket

    Lamar’s intramural cricket league held a clinic, Saturday, to shed light on the rules and gameplay of one of the world’s most popular sports.

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  • Lamar opens doors to new Science, Tech facility

    Lamar opens doors to new Science,  Tech facility

    The new Science and Technology Building, located near Monroe and Campbell halls, officially opened its doors, Wednesday afternoon. The new structure is the first fully academic building on the campus in more than four decades.

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  • LU participates in hunger drive

    LU participates in hunger drive

    Volunteers with bright orange boxes and pamphlets that said, in bold letters, “YOU MATTER,” lined up in front of Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, March 27-28.

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  • SGA announces new executives

    Election results for the 2019 Student Government Association were announced Friday with a runoff election for vice president taking place yesterday.

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  • ‘Dance Unleashed’ to be held April 12-14

    ‘Dance  Unleashed’ to be held April 12-14

    Singing, projections and emotion will supplement “Dance Unleashed,” the LU department of theatre and dance spring dance concert, April 12-14.

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  • Vocology lecture set for Tuesday

    College students use their voices every day. They give speeches and presentations, music majors sing, and theater majors project their voices for hundreds to hear while performing. This everyday skill should not be taken for granted.

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  • Health services help students with stress

    Health services help students with stress

    Have you ever felt stressed about finals or midterms? Or are you just stressed out by college in general?Well, you are not alone and there are many ways to fight that stress here on campus.

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  • LU home win streak snapped in WNIT loss

    LU home win streak snapped in WNIT loss

    The Lady Cardinals basketball team lost in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament to the University of South Alabama Jaguars, 71-72, in the Montagne Center, Friday, finishing their season 24-7 overall and 17-1 in Southland Conference play.

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  • Cardinals wrap up 2018-19 season, 20-13

    Cardinals wrap up 2018-19 season, 20-13

    The Lamar University men’s basketball team wrapped up their 2018-19 season with a 20-13 overall record and 12-6 record in Southland Conference play. The Cardinals overcame a rough start to the year to turn around and hit a nine-game winning streak before falling to New Orleans, 72-76, in the second round of the SLC tournament, March 14.

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  • Reporter achieves dream through truth

    Reporter achieves dream through truth

    All it took was one assignment in a high school journalism class and encouraging words from her adviser for Monique Batson to realize that she was meant to be a journalist. Almost 20 years later, she said she made the right decision.

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  • BCP to present ‘Harvey’ April 5 to 20

    BCP to present ‘Harvey’ April 5 to 20

    Mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd has a friend, Harvey. The problem is no one else can see the six-feet tall rabbit but Elwood.

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  • Negative news prompts less readership

    Negative news prompts less readership

    According to a 2016 study done by the Pew Research Center, younger generations viewed news media in a more negative light than the five previous years.

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  • Theatre, dance get special notice

    Theatre, dance get special notice

    Lamar University’s department of theatre and dance received recognition from the American College Dance Association’s South-Central Conference for the piece “Fragmented,” held at Texas A&M University, March 7—11.

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  • LeTulle, Smith earn awards in SPJ contest

    LeTulle, Smith earn awards in SPJ contest

    The Society of Professional Journalists announced their 2019 finalists for the Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards, Tuesday in Stephenville. SPJ recognizes excellence in journalism across the nation in both collegiate and professional settings.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    A large hand is holding sliced cheese. On the wrist of the hand says "Democrats". Also in the picture is a piece of cheese that says "Investigation". There is a baby that looks like Donald Trump that is covered in cheese.

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  • Get vaccinated, it’s better for everyone

    It always seems to be flu season. People get sick all year round and it’s important that people do whatever they can to protect themselves and those around them from getting preventable illnesses.

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  • O’Rourke is best fit to defeat Trump in 2020

    O’Rourke is best fit to defeat Trump in 2020

    It doesn’t feel that long ago that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States and the political climate of the country shifted. It has been a long and controversial few years for the president, and with many Americans demanding immediate change, 2020 could be the year that change comes to fruition.

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  • South Texas State Fair returns

    South Texas State Fair returns

    The South Texas State Fair is an annual event fundraiser for the Young Men’s Business League held March 21-31 at the Ford Park Entertainment Center.

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  • Residing in Beaumont

    Residing in Beaumont

    When Brooke Buckmaster moved to Beaumont, she wasn’t sure what Beaumont had to offer.

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  • Candidates for SGA elections participate in debate

    Candidates for SGA elections participate in debate

    At Friday’s election debate, Student Government Association candidates promoted their visions and goals for their platforms for leading Lamar’s student body.

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  • Review: Mistaken identity results in laughs in LU’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

    Review: Mistaken identity results in laughs in LU’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

    The Lamar University department of theatre and dance opened William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” March 21. The show runs through March 24. The story is of mistaken identity between two sets of twins, in which they tangle themselves into each other’s lives, causing farcical confusion.

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  • UP, LUTV collect 20 awards at TIPA

    UP, LUTV collect 20 awards at TIPA

    Lamar University students from the University Press and LUTV earned 20 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, held March 14-16 in Corpus Christi.

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  • Texas vaccination laws harm at-risk communities

    Texas vaccination laws harm at-risk communities

    Texas vaccination laws harm at-risk communities.

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  • Discussion of deadly disease circulate among U.S.

    Discussion of deadly disease circulate among U.S.

    Measles, a disease that as recently as 2000 was declared completely eliminated in America, is back.

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  • Celestine to present REDtalk

    Celestine to present REDtalk

    Tanya Celestine will present “Committed to Learning,” the latest Lamar University REDtalk, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library. Celestine will speak on the importance of students’ commitment to their academic goals.  

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  • Latina Power Panel set for today

    Latina Power Panel set for today

    The Latina Power Panel discussion will be held today, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in 100 Science Auditorium. Guests speakers include alumni Jacky Hernandez and Carolina Ramirez, and students Melissa Torres and Hope Flores.

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  • Shooting hits home for LU alumnae

    Shooting hits home for LU alumnae

    Three people were killed and three were injured in a shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday. The shooting occurred on a tram near the 24 Octoberplein stop.

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  • MFAH exhibit shows van Gogh more than ‘Starry Night’

    MFAH exhibit shows van Gogh more than ‘Starry Night’

    When most people try to conjure up Vincent van Gogh, they think of famous paintings, such as “Starry Night” and “Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear.”

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  • Former radio host recounts ‘Wylde’ life

    Former radio host recounts ‘Wylde’ life

    It was 1995 and Debbie Bridgeman, then known as Debbie Wylde, was on her way to Chicago from Kentucky to cover a Duran Duran concert for WDDJ 97 FM. She remembers the posters she had of the band on her wall in the 1980s and said the moment seemed surreal.

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  • Outdoor Pursuits creates adventure for LU

    Outdoor Pursuits creates adventure for LU

    Whether it is gently rocking a hammock side-to-side while relaxing with friends, or suspended 40 feet in the air on a rock wall, Outdoor Pursuits offers a range of options for students with a sense of adventure.

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  • Lady Cards to host South Alabama in WNIT, Friday

    Lady Cards to host South Alabama in WNIT, Friday

    The Lady Cardinals ended their regular season 24-6 overall (17-1 SLC) as back-to-back Southland Conference champions and were seeded No. 1 in the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy. However, they lost in the semi-finals to the Abilene Christian University Wildcats, 79-88, Saturday.

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  • WWE fan finds community in sport

    WWE fan finds community in sport

    When I was younger, I had a dream of becoming a professional wrestler. I don’t mean one of those wrestlers who compete in college and for National Championships. I had a dream of being one of those guys you see on television with a company like WWE

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  • Le Grand Bal To Capture New Orleans Class

    Le Grand Bal To Capture New Orleans Class

    The Friends of the Arts will be hosting its annual fundraiser, Le Grand Bal, Saturday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Dishman Art Museum and the Setzer Student Center. The theme this year will be “New Orleans Inspires LU” and the dress attire will be Southern elegance.

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  • Ultimate Frisbee invites students to tryouts

    Ultimate Frisbee invites students to tryouts

    The Lamar Ultimate Frisbee team will host tryouts, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, at the Ty Terrell Track, for the rest of the semester. Current students and incoming freshmen are invited.

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  • Cards defeat SFA, 81-79

    Cards defeat SFA, 81-79

    Lamar men’s basketball came out with a striking victory against Stephen F. Austin, Saturday. The Cardinals defeated the Lumberjacks 81-79 in the Montagne Center in an intense nail-biting victory that ended with two freethrows in the final 14 seconds to decide the game.

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  • Lady Cards avenge prior SFA loss with 62-46 victory

    Lady Cards avenge prior SFA loss with  62-46 victory

    The Lady Cardinals basketball team defeated the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks, 62-46, in the Montagne Center, Saturday, making them 23-5 overall and 16-1 in Southland Conference play. With the win the Lady Cards clinched at least a share of the SLC regular-season title and extended their home win streak to 41 games.

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  • Martin brings unique flair to counseling

    Martin brings unique flair to counseling

    Most people probably wouldn’t imagine a group counseling curriculum based on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album and black women’s empowerment, but this is what Lamar professor Jessica L. Martin and her colleague Olivia Williams in Atlanta, is focusing her research on.

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  • LU celebrates India’s ‘Festival of Colors’

    LU celebrates India’s ‘Festival of Colors’

    The Lamar Friends of India organization put on an event to celebrate a traditional Hindu festival called Holi or ‘Festival of Colors’ at Lamar, Feb. 28.

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  • Physics honor society inducts five students

    Physics honor society inducts five students

    Sigma Pi Sigma, the honors branch of the Society of Physic Students, inducted five new members, Feb. 28, in 108 Archer Physics Building.

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  • Intramurals gears up for spring

    Intramurals gears up for spring

    While Lamar’s intramural basketball and flag football leagues are in full swing, there are many other upcoming leagues available to join, including indoor soccer, cricket, softball, dodgeball and volleyball.

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  • Stay 'spring break' safe

    Spring break — a week that college students across the country look forward to de-stress from the entity known as college. It is a week synonymous with going to the beach, traveling abroad, or even just relaxing at home. Spring break is almost here, it’s so close, one can almost taste it.

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  • How player empowerment era is damaging NBA

    How player empowerment era is damaging NBA

    On Jan. 28, Anthony Davis informed the New Orleans’ Pelicans that he would not sign his Designated Veteran Extension – known as a supermax contract – and his agent informed the franchise that Davis wanted to be traded to a team that consistently wins and regularly enters the championship picture.

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  • Student org involvement helps recruitment

    Student org involvement helps recruitment

    Cardinal View is one of the school’s largest recruitment events and the spring 2019 semester turnout was one of the best with more than 320 students showing up to view the campus.

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  • Anchor overcomes, achieved dream

    Anchor overcomes, achieved dream

    Since she was a little girl, Jackie Simien wanted to be on TV. She watched the news as if it were a sitcom and was inspired by her local news anchor to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

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  • BCP to open play ‘Comedy of Errors,’ March 21

    BCP to open play ‘Comedy of Errors,’ March 21

    Lamar University Theatre and Dance will present William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” March 21-24, in the University Theatre.

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  • History to screen ‘Julius Caesar’

    History to screen ‘Julius Caesar’

    The department of history will screen the movie “Julius Caesar,” at 5:30 p.m., March 19, in 101 Dishman Art Museum. Rebecca Boone, LU professor of history, will introduce the film and a Q&A session will follow. Admission is free and open to the public.

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  • Walk A Mile

    Walk A Mile

    Katy Perry's new shoe line is drawing fire because of perceived black face.

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  • Dining Hall offers incentives for commuters

    Dining Hall offers incentives for commuters

    The Dining Hall is hosting its “Fuel Up” campaign, an incentive to purchase a commuter’s meal plan, with a free weekly Chick-Fil-A meal for the rest of the spring semester, as well as a chance to win one of five $50 gas cards.

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  • UP places 2nd in Texas APME

    The University Press received second place in the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors college, non-daily contest announced Saturday during the conference held in Austin. The Texas APME recognizes excellence in journalism across the state at both professional and collegiate levels.

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  • Abuse leads to abiding trauma

    Abuse leads to abiding trauma

    C. Brennan left her abusive household at 20. She started her own family and a very unhealthy relationship filled with infidelity by her husband and “gaslighting” — a tactic used to manipulate someone into questioning their own sanity, she said.

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  • Orange mayor to focus on community, teamwork

    Orange mayor to focus on community, teamwork

    When Larry Spears Jr. was elected mayor of Orange in May, he became the youngest person to be elected to that office in the city’s history.

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  • REDtalks to feature Paralympian Jenny Mutz

    REDtalks to feature Paralympian Jenny Mutz

    Paralympian Jenny Mutz, an advisor in the LU Undergraduate Advising Center, will present the latest REDtalk, “A Paralympic Athlete’s Journey to Success,” at 3 p.m., Tuesday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Eckerman joins LU volleyball

    Eckerman joins LU volleyball

    Lamar University volleyball has hired Haley Eckerman to help head coach Michelle Kuester boost the Lady Cards for the 2019 fall season.

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  • Lady Cards defeat Peay, 3-0

    Lady Cards defeat Peay, 3-0

    The Lamar Cardinal softball team finished up the Cardinal Classic, Sunday, at the LU Softball Complex, winning the second game of a doubleheader. The team lost 9-0 to UTSA in the first game of the day, but came back to win the second game, 3-0, against the Governors of Austin Peay.

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  • Cardinal View ready for new recruits

    Cardinal View ready for new recruits

    Lamar University’s Cardinal View will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, with check-in at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center.

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  • All Play, No Pay

    All Play, No Pay

    Although the 2019 National Hockey League All Star game featured some of the best hockey players in the world, the stars of the weekend were the women who were the first to display their skill on the ice in what has been too long deemed a “man’s sport.”

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  • Nicolau to lecture on tourism, March 7

    Nicolau to lecture on tourism, March 7

    Juan Luis Nicolau, Marriott professor of revenue management at Virginia Tech, will present a student lecture at 12:30 p.m., March 7, in 246 Galloway Business Building.

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  • CTLE to host inclusivity lunch lecture Friday in Gray Library

    CTLE to host inclusivity lunch lecture Friday in Gray Library

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement will host its latest “Lunch and Learn” discussion at 11:30 a.m., Friday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library. The session will focus on creating a more inclusive classroom.

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  • A ‘Jazz’y Night

    A ‘Jazz’y Night

    The Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Rick Condit, will present its annual spring concert, Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall. The concert, titled “Video Gamer Jazz,” will feature New York based composer, arranger and performer, Kyle Athayde.

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  • Career fair set for March 5

    Career fair set for March 5

    The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the Spring Career Fair, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 5, in the Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom.

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  • UPeditorial-Always alert, always on guard

    UPeditorial-Always alert, always on guard

    Recently, Lamar has established new safety measures to ensure that students, faculty and staff feel comfortable on campus, whether during the day or night.

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  • ‘Collage’ to merge musical styles

    ‘Collage’ to merge musical styles

    From opera to jazz, students and faculty of the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present the Collage Music Fundraiser Concert, Tuesday, in the University Theatre.

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  • The game outside the game

    The game outside the game

    While I’m not a sports person, there are quite a few things that revolve around the topic of sports that I find fascinating — like whether football negatively impacts the long-term mental and physical health of its players or why we engross ourselves in daily sports watching.

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  • BCP to present ‘Disaster’ Feb. 22-March 9

    BCP to present ‘Disaster’ Feb. 22-March 9

    Beaumont Community Players will present the musical, “Disaster,” Feb. 22 to March 9 in the Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • ‘Monster only at home’: Domestic violence victims forced to suffer in silence

    ‘Monster only at home’: Domestic violence victims forced to suffer in silence

    Thirty-one years after leaving her childhood home, C. Brennan still feels the physical and psychological trauma left behind by her father, an alcoholic who tormented her, her mother and her siblings.

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  • ­­UPcampus briefs

    ­­UPcampus briefs

    Campus Updates

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  • Lady Cardinals squeak past SHSU, 81-76

    Lady Cardinals squeak past SHSU, 81-76

    The Lady Cards basketball team defeated the Sam Houston State University Bearkats, 81-76 in the Montagne Center, Saturday, making them 19-5 overall and 12-1 in Southland Conference play. With the win the Cardinals have extended their home court win streak to 39 games.

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  • UPeditorial: See something, say something

    “See something, say something,” is an old adage that’s used time and time again to persuade people to speak up and step in when they see something going on that isn’t right.

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  • Partying for a non-partier

    Partying for a non-partier

    I don’t drink. I don’t smoke and I rarely ever party.

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  • LU event to spotlight academia

    LU event to spotlight academia

    Celebrating Academic Excellence will spotlight the academic success of Lamar’s African American students. This event will be held on Feb. 22, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

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  • Black History Month: Port Arthur mayor accepts challenges, successes in life

    Black History Month: Port Arthur mayor accepts challenges, successes in life

    When Derrick Freeman was elected mayor of Port Arthur, his home town, it was the culmination of years of hard work inspired by his father’s dying words.

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  • Cards defeat No. 1 Sam Houston, 75-72

    Cards defeat No. 1 Sam Houston, 75-72

    The Lamar Cardinals basketball team defeated No. 1 Southland Conference-seeded Sam Houston State University Bearkats, 75-72, Saturday in the Montagne Center. The win marks the 1000th victory in program history.

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  • PFLAG’s ‘Rocky Horror’ show seeks actors

    PFLAG’s ‘Rocky Horror’ show seeks actors

    Auditions for a shadow cast production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be held Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Art Studio, Inc., 720 Franklin St. in Beaumont.

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  • Unexpected...

    Unexpected...

    Love is fickle. It’s strange and it moves in ways no one thinks is possible, and today is one of those days that makes or breaks love — Valentine’s Day.

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  • Learning to recycle

    Learning to recycle

    Lamar has more than 3,000 recycling bins on campus. Every classroom, office and dorm room has access to recycling. However, Lamar is currently recycling only eight percent of its waste, Alicen Flosi, director of sustainability, said.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    Editorial Cartoon by Marina Akhter

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  • Construction career fair set for Tuesday

    Construction career fair set for Tuesday

    The College of Business and the Center for Career and Professional Development will host a Construction Career Fair, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, on the eighth floor of Gray Library.

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  • UPsports briefs

    UPsports briefs

    MEN’S BASKETBALL Senior Nick Garth scored 23 points and junior Jordan Hunter scored 20 to lead Lamar University to an 82-67 victory over Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, in Nacogdoches. Hunter opened the game with consecutive three-pointers to give LU a 6-0 advantage.

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  • Beaumont native becomes LU public affairs director

    Beaumont native becomes LU public affairs director

    What started as an interest in journalism in the third grade turned into a career for Shelly Vitanza, LU’s new director of public affairs, that led her to meeting many fascinating people and, ultimately, returning back to her home town of Beaumont.

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  • LU’s Dishman Art Museum to host book club, Feb. 22

    LU’s Dishman Art Museum  to host book club, Feb. 22

    The Dishman Art Museum will host a book club in the lecture hall followed by a Q&A, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 22. “The Out of Africa” exhibition will also be open for viewing.

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  • LU adds nine on National Signing Day

    LU adds nine on National Signing Day

    Lamar University participated in National Signing Day, Feb. 6, in the Dauphin-Athletic Complex, as head coach Mike Schultz listed the nine new players who will be joining the Lamar football program in the fall.

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  • Gray Library conducting services survey

    Gray Library conducting services survey

    Lamar University’s Gray Library will be assessing an online LibQual survey. The survey, which began Monday, will last about five weeks. The five-minute survey gives the students a chance to voice their opinions on the services the library has to offer ...

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  • UPeditorial - Put self-love above all else

    UPeditorial - Put self-love above all else

    Valentine’s Day — a day synonymous with love and romance. The day is filled with roses, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, fluffy teddy bears and endless rom-com marathons. But while this holiday is characterized mostly by couples, it’s an opportune time to indulge in some self-love.

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  • Tech building set to open April 3

    Tech building set to open April 3

    Paul Bernazzani, interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, gives a tour of LU’s new Science and Technology building, Feb. 11. The building is set to open April 3 and will feature state-of-the-art biology, chemistry and physics equipment and labs

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  • Glasstire founder Knudson to speak, Feb. 28 in Dishman

    Glasstire founder Knudson to speak, Feb. 28 in Dishman

    Rainey Knudson, founder and publisher of the Texas online art magazine Glasstire will speak at the Dishman Art Museum, Feb. 28. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the talk at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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  • Mastering mindfulness

    Mastering mindfulness

    Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in. Breathing out, I know I’m breathing out.” If you’ve had public speaking with communications instructor Ruth Stanley, then you’ve probably done this exercise multiple times.

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  • Schultz receives contract extension through 2021

    Schultz receives contract extension through 2021

    After leading the Lamar football program to one of the best season’s they have had since the return of the program, head coach Mike Schultz signed a contract at the end of January that extended his contract through the 2021 season.

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  • REDtalk to discuss social media

    REDtalk to discuss social media

    Social media plays a big role in the growth of one’s career. To ensure that students use it to its potential, Ken J. Ward, assistant professor of communication, will present the REDtalk, “Using Social Media Strategically to Improve Your Career and Well-Being,” Monday at 2 p.m., on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • UPcampus briefs

    CCPD to host computer science career fair today The Center for Career & Professional Development will host a computer science career fair today, beginning at noon on the eighth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Apple Watch = Good Investment

    Apple Watch = Good Investment

    For the longest time, I debated investing in an Apple Watch because I wasn’t sure if it would benefit me in any way other than health and fitness.

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  • Kiel to present 'Found Objects' lecture, Monday

    Kiel to present 'Found Objects' lecture, Monday

    Dennis Kiel, director of the Dishman Art Museum, will present a talk at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 12:30 p.m., Monday, about “The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations” exhibition.

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  • Gap in the Visual Narrative: Boomtown Museum hosts exhibit of African American experiences, history

    Gap in the Visual Narrative: Boomtown Museum hosts exhibit of African American experiences, history

    The Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum opened the exhibition “Spindletop Stories: African American Oil Workers,” Jan. 31, featuring the contributions of African Americans during the Spindletop oil boom.

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  • 'Already Under Water'

    'Already Under Water'

    The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast will host a student lecture event, “Can’t Stop the Water: Isle De Jean Charles and Native Americans,” presented by award-winning filmmaker, Rebecca Ferris, and Albert Naquin, Chief of the Biloxi-Chitimatcha-Choctaw tribe.

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  • Review: LU’s ‘Birds’ explores world of avian eeriness

    Review: LU’s ‘Birds’ explores world of avian eeriness

    The Lamar University department of theatre and dance’s latest offering is Conor McPherson’s 2009 stage adaptation of “The Birds,” inspired by the short story from Daphne Du Maurier.

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  • Can we cancel 'canceled culture'?

    Can we cancel 'canceled culture'?

    If you’ve been on the internet for at least a day, chances are you’ve heard of someone being “canceled.” Canceling someone entails no longer supporting that person or their craft and can also result in people losing their jobs.

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  • Super Boring? Try Super Exciting

    Super Boring? Try Super Exciting

    It’s the biggest game of the year. A game that people look forward to. Millions of people from all over the world watch. A game to determine the National Football League champions. There was a problem though. It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the history of the game, which led to the Twitterverse calling it the dreaded B-word — boring.

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  • LU baseball seeks fresh start with new team

    LU baseball seeks fresh start with new team

    The Lamar baseball team will open their 2019 season, Feb. 14, against Long Island University Brooklyn at Vincent-Beck Stadium. This year’s Cardinals feature 21 returning players, including Cole Coker, Logan LeJune, and Ryan Erickson who were 2018 All-Southland Conference members, and 2017 All-SLC player Robin Adames.

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  • Time to Earn It

    Time to Earn It

    The LU softball team left their 2017-18 season in a disarray. The season saw many ups and downs as they battled through a strenuous year, ending Southland Conference 11-16, losing the last four games and their head coach.

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  • Math Lab receives upgrade

    Math Lab receives upgrade

    The Lamar University Math Lab recently received a makeover as the lab space expanded for student access. The new space includes a state-of-the-art classroom that holds a glass writing board where students can write and solve equations that make for easy cleanup.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    Editorial Cartoon by Monica Trevino

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  • REDtalks to address creating connections

    REDtalks to address creating connections

    Building relationships and creating connections are skills that play a key role in a successful career. To make sure that students have the skills they need, Nechele McClinton, assistant director of residence life, will present the REDtalk, “Creating Connections,” Wednesday, at 3 p.m., on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Finding fun in found objects

    Finding fun in found objects

    The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its winter Free Family Arts Day, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is centered around AMSET’s current exhibition, “The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations,” which focuses on art made from random objects such as paper or buttons.

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  • Pathway to success

    Pathway to success

    Lamar University will host its first Pathway Program Open House, 10 a.m.to noon, Tuesday, in 106-A Montagne Center. The Pathway Program is designed to aide students with an English language barrier.

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  • Hearing clinic to offer screening for tinnitus

    Hearing clinic to offer screening for tinnitus

    More than 50 million Americans have experienced ringing in their ears, a condition called tinnitus, in their lifetime, according to a national health study performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Year of the pig

    Year of the pig

    Tuesday marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year, a festival celebrating the start of the Lunar calendar. This year is the year of the pig, the twelfth Chinese zodiac animal of the Chinese calendar.

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  • UPeditorial - Diversity is important, embrace it

    Lamar University is above average in overall diversity, according to collegefactual.com. The campus boasts various ethnicities and ages which contributes to an environment where students can learn more about the world around them.

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  • Lessons in parenting

    Lessons in parenting

    The summer I graduated high school I became pregnant with my son, Gabriel. In the nine months that followed, I had time to think about what kind of mother I wanted to be. This was my second decision as an adult, following the decision to raise him on my own. Since he would be raised in two different households ...

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  • President Trump gives second SOTU address

    President Trump gives second SOTU address

    President Donald Trump’s gave his second State of the Union address, Tuesday, after it had been delayed from January due to the historic 35-day government shutdown.

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  • UPeditorial - Welcome back Cards

    Welcome back Cards. The start of a new semester breeds a sense of optimism that seems to come around only twice a year. For some people, this spring semester marks the last in the journey of college — for others, it is only the beginning.

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  • Beautician and the border wall

    Beautician and the border wall

    I had the good fortune of finding a talented brow technician, and I never want her to leave my life. A brow technician is a beauty professional that can tweeze, wax, thread, tint, or any combination of these eyebrow treatments. For the sake of this story and her privacy, I will refer to her as “Christy.”

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  • Alumnus heads to AMSET

    Alumnus heads to AMSET

    Cacioppo debuts exhibit ‘Happy Accidents.' Starting today and ending April 14, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas will show the artwork of Lamar University graduate Mike Cacioppo in an exhibition titled “Happy Accidents.”

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  • Steltzner to lecture about Mars rover

    Steltzner to lecture about Mars rover

    Adam Steltzner, NASA rocket scientist and chief engineer of Mars 2020, will present a lecture as part of Lamar University’s Academic Lecture Series, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the Live Oak Ballroom of the Setzer Student Center. The event is hosted by the College of Engineering.

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  • Campus Diamond - College of Education celebrates 60th anniversary

    Campus Diamond - College of Education celebrates 60th anniversary

    The College of Education and Human Development will host its 60/30 anniversary party Friday, 6 p.m. in the Setzer Student Center Ballroom. The celebration will celebrate 60 years since the inception of the College of Education, and 30 years as the College of Education and Human Development.

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  • Blinded by 'Birds'

    Blinded by 'Birds'

    LU Theatre and Dance will present “The Birds,” Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

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  • In Loving Memory... SGA dedicates bench to former LU First Lady Nancy Evans

    In Loving Memory... SGA dedicates bench to former LU First Lady Nancy Evans

    Guests and students were invited to join the Student Government Association in formally dedicating the Evans Memorial Bench, in memory of former First Lady Nancy Evans, at the John Gray pond, Tuesday.

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  • Dishman exhibit showcases artwork by Bell, Vallejo

    Dishman exhibit showcases artwork by Bell, Vallejo

    The Dishman Art Museum is hosting “Dream Weavers,” an exhibition of work by Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, through March 1. The duo, who are internationally renowned for their illustrations will present a gallery talk, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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  • LU gets safety upgrade - LiveSafe app helps student feel secure

    LU gets safety upgrade - LiveSafe app helps student feel secure

    Lamar University has adopted LiveSafe, a new safety app specifically designed for college campuses to create a safe college experience.

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  • LU gets safety upgrade - Campus improves lighting, crossings

    LU gets safety upgrade - Campus improves lighting, crossings

    Campus improves lighting and crossings. In addition to the LiveSafe app, Lamar University’s facilities and maintenance has installed improved lighting and crosswalk features.

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  • Bullseye - Lady Cardinals eye another SLC title

    Bullseye - Lady Cardinals eye another SLC title

    The LU women’s basketball team has been hard at work as they continue to battle for their spot at the top of the Southland Conference list.

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  • Men’s basketball hits road block

    Men’s basketball hits road block

    The men’s basketball team had a rocky start to their 2018-19 Southland Conference schedule losing their first game to Houston Baptist, 82-88, in overtime. They struggled to regain their momentum with a win over A&M Corpus-Christi before going on to lose three games straight. The Cardinals sit at 2-5 in conference and 9-11 overall.

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  • BCP’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ conceals lovers’ secrets

    BCP’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ conceals lovers’ secrets

    Saturday afternoon, I watched the Beaumont Community Players’ outstanding and delightfully funny performance of Pulitzer Prize winning author Lynn Nottage’s award-winning play, “Intimate Apparel.”

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  • REDtalk to address critical thinking, study strategies

    REDtalk to address critical thinking, study strategies

    REDtalks are Lamar University’s play on the popular TED talks and the first of the semester is set for 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. today on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Not home for the holidays

    My Christmas started around 5:30 a.m., but I wasn’t getting up early for Santa. I was in the middle of working 13 days straight, usually working an eight-hour shift at two jobs every day, averaging 16-17 hours a day.

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  • UPcampus briefs

    Campus Updates.

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  • Cardinals ink 10 on early signing day

    Cardinals ink 10 on early signing day

    Lamar University signed four high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added six junior college transfers announced LU head coach Mike Schultz at a press conference Wednesday morning in the Dauphin Athletics Complex.

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  • Homecoming Recap

    Homecoming Recap

    Lamar University’s 2018 Fall homecoming consisted of glow-in-the-dark laser tag, a parade, tailgating, and other spirited activities. Watch the video!

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  • Christmas beginnings

    Christmas beginnings

    The Christmas season in America begins before October ends. Public spaces decorate with red and green and play Christmas music, retailers push sales for gifts, restaurants and cafés roll out limited edition holiday flavors and families travel to see each other.

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  • Holiday Gift Guide

    Holiday Gift Guide

    When it comes to finding a gift for everyone on your list this holiday season, we’ve got you covered while staying on a budget.

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  • Fighting misinformation

    Fighting misinformation

    Be a journalist, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. I’ve wanted to become a reporter since I was old enough to read a newspaper — I started reading in preschool.

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  • ‘It’s never too late’

    ‘It’s never too late’

    Going to college can be difficult, but going to college with kids can be absolute chaos. Imagine balancing not only a full load of classes, but parenthood amid all the stress. However, Lamar students with children are finding a way to do what they need to do to get a degree.

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  • A Call to care

    A Call to care

    M.K Hamza, professor of clinical mental health counseling, presented “When the World Stopped Caring,” the 2018 Lamar University Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Tuesday, in the University Theatre. The lecture aims to bring attention to the ongoing crisis in Syria, and the effects of Human Devastation Syndrome, especially on children.

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  • VITA seeks volunteers for tax assistants

    VITA seeks volunteers for tax  assistants

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is looking for student volunteers for their 2019 tax preparation sites at the Neighborhood Resource Center and the Catholic Charities in Beaumont. The VITA program helps students file their ret

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  • Bigger Stronger Faster

    Bigger Stronger Faster

    The Lamar University 2018 football squad will officially go down in history.

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  • Fantastic fantasy gameplay

    Fantastic fantasy gameplay

    “In this universe, your choices don’t matter.” This statement is made in “Deltarune” right after you make your character and have it subsequently tossed into the garbage. It is the in-universe successor to the popular 2015 game “Undertale.”

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  • Conference addresses women in STEM

    Conference addresses women in STEM

    The Women in STEM conference hosted by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society was organized to address the need to encourage more women to enter science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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  • Hamza, Delgado named 2019 Beck Fellows

    Hamza, Delgado named 2019 Beck Fellows

    Cesar Delgado, of Port Arthur, and Omar Hamza, of Port Neches, were named the recipients of the 2019 David J. Beck Fellowship in a ceremony, Nov. 19, in Gray Library.

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  • Different ‘Spectrum’

    Different ‘Spectrum’

    The Lamar University department of arts will present “Spectrum,” the fall 2018 senior thesis show, beginning Friday in the Dishman Art Museum.

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  • Vincent-Beck field gets makeover

    Vincent-Beck field gets makeover

    The Lamar University baseball team finalized a contract to install new artificial grass to the entire field. Turf installations are scheduled to finish Jan. 15.

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  • Holiday Fun Guide

    Holiday Fun Guide

    Holiday Fun Guide.

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  • Marching band more than just performance

    Marching band more than just performance

    When people see marching bands, they see them at football games performing at halftime. Most people see the band as a performance group only. What they don’t see is the many hours of practice and preparation that goes into putting on a show.

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  • Christmastime Compulsion

    Christmastime Compulsion

    With Christmas right around the corner and Thanksgiving now behind us, families are starting to put up their Christmas lights and decorations.

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  • Deaf actors workshop to begin, today

    Deaf actors workshop to begin, today

    The department of communication and media will host a workshop on the history of deaf actors and crew in film and cinema, today, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in 129 Communications Building.

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  • Serial Joiner

    A lot of people often ask how I have time for seven student organizations, being a full-time senior in college, working a part-time job and maintaining my social life. The honest answer is, I don’t. I have at least one mental breakdown every week.

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  • Sitting Duck

    It is 4 o’clock on a Sunday morning, the opening weekend of duck hunting season, and Jacques Ramirez is already up and preparing his equipment. He checks his boat, adjusting the camouflage netting. He checks the multiple duck decoys stored in a mesh bag, and makes sure his shotgun is in good order.

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  • Missing Link

    Imagine a Facebook message popping up one day from a long-lost family member. Now, imagine upon reading that message that you realize he or she lives within hours of you and has crossed your path several times.

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  • Face of Radio

    Joe Elwell puts his radio headset on over his Penn State University baseball cap as long curly white hairs stick out of his cap. An energetic voice reflects the personality that it belongs to as Elwell begins discussing classical music on his morning show.

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  • Silent Killers

    It was 1987, the AIDS crisis was in full swing, and Michael Therrien received news that changed his life forever. He was diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus — better known as HIV — which he contracted while serving in the United States Navy.

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  • People: ‘Jaws’ome

    What started out as Katey McCall’s mere obsession with sharks has turned into a “Jaws-ome” collection of teeth and jaws, and the knowledge to identify them.

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  • People: Dungeon Master

    For more than 40 years, groups have been getting together to play Dungeons and Dragons. For one Joe Way, the game allows a chance to break from his studies.

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  • People: ‘Acting’ Ranger

    “Since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a Power Ranger.” Austin Jones is a superfan of the hit franchise and an avid collector of merchandise.

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  • People: A Glass Half Full

    Is the glass half-empty or half-full? For Eduardo Martinez, the glass is part of his collection of cups. The Houston resident said he started his collection at young age. “I’ve been collecting cups since the age of 13,” he says.

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  • People: Mexican Hat Trick

    What is a hat? To most people, a hat is just an accessory, but for Justin Norris, a hat is much more. “I have always thought that you could tell everything about someone just by looking at the hats they wear,” he says. “I buy very specific hats.

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  • People: Magical Mickey Ears

    Ever since she was a little girl, Jayna Lacy has had a passion for Disney. Growing up, there was always a Disney movie playing on her family’s television, she says. “I have loved it ever since I saw ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Peter Pan.’

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  • Cardinal advance to FCS playoffs

    Cardinal advance to FCS playoffs

    Riding the back of one of the nation's longest win streaks, Lamar University has advanced to the NCAA FCS Championships for the first time in program history

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  • Finding a career path

    Finding a career path

    I’m in my senior year of college, and I just realized what I want to do with my life. Go figure.

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  • #REELSQUAD wins 72-hour film contest

    Have you ever watched a horror movie that has kept you on your toes from the opening scene until the ending credits? Now, imagine those emotions, surprises and shocks being rolled into five minutes and one scene.

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  • Cardinal View shows off LU campus

    Saturday morning, 315 prospective students and their parents gathered together at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center to tour Lamar’s campus and dorms, meet with academic college representatives, learn about financial aid and register for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

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  • Kinard ties career-high 31 in win over Louisiana College

    Kinard ties career-high 31   in win over Louisiana College

    Senior guard Moe Kinard tied her career-high 31 points in the Lady Cards’ 94-43 win over Louisiana College Wildcats, Monday, in the Montagne Center.

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  • LVO brings veterans together

    The Lamar Veterans Organization is dedicated to helping veteran students have a place where they can learn how to transition from military life to civilian life.

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  • Cards extend win streak to five

    The Lamar University football team extended their winning streak to five games with a 38-9 victory over the Houston Baptist Huskies at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Saturday. The win secured the Cardinals a winning season as they moved to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in Southland Conference play.

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  • LU construction projects may affect traffic, parking

    Three construction projects will begin this week on campus that will affect traffic and parking.

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  • LU volleyball sweeps SLU in season finale

    Lamar University’s volleyball team finished their season with a victory, sweeping Southeastern Louisiana in three sets, Saturday, in the McDonald Gym.

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  • REDtalk to discuss overcoming self doubt

    Amy Smith, director of faculty development and associate professor of English, will present a REDtalk, “Fear and Loathing in Higher Education,” Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Energy for the Future

    We’ve all heard the term, “Go green,” especially when it comes to the environment and renewable energy sources. But what exactly does this mean to the average person? Why should we care?

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  • Navigating Germany, US

    Navigating Germany, US

    People all over the world dream of studying abroad for at least one semester. Being able to learn more about other cultures, improving or developing language skills, or just experiencing a whole new life in a different surrounding is attractive for many students.

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  • Interfaith panel to discuss religion, Friday

    A Hindu, a Buddhist, a Jew, a Muslim, a Catholic, and a Protestant walk into an auditorium. This is not the start of a bad joke, it’s the makeup of the “Interfaith Panel: Knowledge Across Religions.”

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  • Spring break on an island

    Study Abroad will offer a business program to Costa Rica and Panama, March 8-15. The program will offer upper-level, joint undergraduate and graduate classes including special topics in management and global enrichment.

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  • UPeditorial - School's not over yet

    The fall semester may be winding down, but there are still plenty of activities happening on campus to get involved in.

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  • Election 2018 Breakdown: Nation

    Nov. 6 marked Election Day, which saw a minor “blue wave” make its way through the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans kept their stronghold on the U.S. Senate.

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  • Election 2018 Breakdown: Local

    Republican Jeff Branick kept his position as Jefferson County Judge, defeating former Congressman Nick Lampson (D) with 37,402 votes (51 percent) to Lampson’s 36,453 (49 percent).

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  • LUMA launches new lab space

    Lamar University department of communicationlaunched the new initiative — Lamar University Media Alliance, Oct.30. LUMA is a new media space in the communications building that features innovative technology and labs for the creation of various media and communication-based products.

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  • Cardinals crush Rams 79-59 in season-opener

    The Lamar Cardinals basketball team opened their 2018-2019 season defeating the Huston-Tillotson University Rams, 79-59, Tuesday in the Montagne Center.

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  • A ‘Groovy’ Time

    Lamar University Dance Marathon hosted its first fall event, Minithon, Nov. 1, in the Setzer Student Ballroom, in preparation for its main event in Spring 2019, on April 5, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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  • Internships important for job experience

    When applying for a job, applications will ask for a résumé and require a certain amount of experience in a particular field. However, after graduating from college, students do not always have the amount of experience that companies are looking for.

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  • Armistice

    In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — Nov. 11, World War I came to an end after four years. “The war to end all wars” had seen 37 million killed and 21 million wounded in bloody battles with trench warfare, mustard gas attacks and newly-invented tanks.

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  • Dance to present ‘Fall and Recovery,’ Nov. 16-18

    Aerial silks. Cowboy boots. A suitcase and a stage. These are just a few of the things one can expect to see during Lamar’s fall dance concert.

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  • ‘I’m not a hero’

    Nov. 11 is Veterans Day — a day that honors all American veterans. There are approximately 16.1 million veterans in the U.S. who served in at least one war.

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  • ‘Ghosts’ of women past

    Not all ghosts are metaphysical beings. Some take the form of family secrets. The latest production from the Lamar University department of theatre and dance is Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts,” which touches on early feminism at the turn of the 20th century.

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  • OUR to host HASBSEB conference

    The Office of Undergraduate Research will present the fifth annual Humanities, Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Business Conference, Nov. 17,8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Galloway Business Building.

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  • RedTalk to address ‘Era of Fake News’

    Michael Saar, associate professor of library services, will present a REDtalk at 4 p.m., Nov. 15, titled, “Critical Thinking in the Era of Fake News,” on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • LU soccer falls to SFA, 2-1

    The Lamar soccer team lost in the Southland Conference Tournament semifinals to the no. 7-seeded Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks, 2-1, Friday, at the LU soccer complex.

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  • Violinist Oliveros to perform, Nov. 8

    Columbian violinist Mauricio Oliveros will perform a concert in the Rothwell Recital Hall, Nov. 8, from 7:30 p.m to 9 p.m. The guest artist is touring and will be accompanied by pianist Lisa McCarroll. Oliveros is associate concertmaster of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and is an adjunct faculty member at Houston Baptist University, The Kinkaid School and Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts.

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  • Actors ‘bare’ souls in BCP’s heartwarming ‘Calendar Girls’

    Calendar Girls” will put you on a rollercoaster ride filled with emotions that will make you laugh one moment and cry the next, and it leaves you with a smile and a lighter heart by the time you walk out of the theater.

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  • Educator’s Career Fair today in SSC

    The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the Educators’ Career Fair, today, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Live Oak Ballroom of the Setzer Student Center.

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  • Remembering Nancy Evans

    For many of us, what we knew about Nancy Evans, was that she was first lady of Lamar University. Then we knew she was sick. But Nancy Evans, who died after a long battle with cancer in early June, would not have wanted to be remembered for being sick.

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  • Life and Death

    Every year in early November, Mexican citizens celebrate Día de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead,” a celebration that honors the death of loved ones and remembers those who have died. The holiday has gained popularity with the movie “Coco” and in popular culture.

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  • Defending the Nest

    LU’s women’s basketball team had a perfect conference season last year — almost. The 2017-18 squad kept their home-winning streak intact, but fell to Central Arkansas mid-season to finish with a 17-1 Southland record.

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  • Cardinal View set for Nov. 10

    The office of student engagement and recruitment will host Cardinal View, beginning at 8 a.m., Nov. 10, im the Shiela Umphrey Recreational Center. The event is designed to show prospective students what LU has to offer.

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  • LIT hosts abuse information event

    Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, according to statistics from the Texas Council on Family Violence. Almost half of college women reported experiencing abusive behaviors from their partner and one in five women are sexually assaulted during college.

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  • LU men’s basketball seeks redemption year

    Last year, the Cardinal basketball team went on an 11-7 conference run, making it all the way to the Southland Conference Tournament for the second-consecutive year before being cut short with a 10-point loss in the opening round to Central Arkansas.

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  • Walk raises Down syndrome awareness

    The Arc of Greater Beaumont hosted theseventh annual Buddy Walk, established in 1955 by the National Down Syndrome Society, for Down syndrome awareness, at the Event Centre, Oct. 27. The one-mile walk was open to partcipants including people with Down syndrome, families, friends and any supporters.

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  • Participate in democracy — vote

    As the midterm elections loom, people are double checking their voting locations. Local organizations are educating and mobilizing the public, and on Lamar’s campus, one can’t walk far without seeing a campaign button or overhearing a political discussion. However, inevitably, someone will sign off by saying, “I’m not into politics.”

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  • Downtown celebrates festive activities with families

    The Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ grounds were filled with children dressed up as their favorite characters as they enjoyed Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired activities.

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  • SGA to offer poll shuttle

    “It is up to the representatives serving the next academic year to keep this going,” she said. Bringing students to the polls helps those who may not have been able to participate in the voting process before due to transportation issues voice their opinions, Sfeir said.

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  • Zombie 5K gives runners a fright

    Participants and workers enjoy the first annual Zombie 5K Run at Gulf Terrace Park in Beaumont, Saturday.The event was sponsored by organizers of Boomtown Film Festival and the Sea Rim Striders with proceeds benefiting the Boomtown Film Festival.

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  • Reading is important — no matter how it’s done

    Through the constant growth of technology, we have seen the shift of printed books to digitized e-books and audiobooks. Though printed books are still the publishing industry’s top sellers, digital book sales are rapidly rising, reaching a peak with roughly 260 million sold in 2017.

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  • IEW events to be held Nov. 14-16

    Lamar University’s office of international student programs & services will host International Education Week, Nov. 14 through Nov. 16, beginning with an open house.

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  • Frankenstein

    Two hundred years ago, a creature that challenged morality and the laws of humanity was born. It was cemented in lore and became a figurehead of horror. During the Halloween season, one is hard-pressed not to find him lurking around the corner. He is Frankenstein’s monster.

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  • Humane Society to host Halloween adoptions

    The Humane Society of Southeast Texas is offering 50 percent off adoption fees for those who show up in costume or donate dog/cat food to the Community Share Food program on Halloween Day only, Oct. 31. For more information, email www.hsset.org or call 833-0504.

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  • Declawed!

    The Lamar football team defeated the no. 14 FCS-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats, 41-23, Saturday, at Provost Umphrey Stadium. This marks the first win against a nationally-ranked opponent since the 2015 season when the Cardinals also defeated SHSU who were ranked third at the time.

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  • Spookybriefs

    Two attractions in one. Come see what lies within 5,000 square feet of insanity. We invite you to step inside the walls of the Rosehill Asylum where nothing is exactly as it seems. Our staff and patients are more than ready to show you around and experience the place they call home.

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  • LU soccer defeats Islanders, 6-1

    The Lamar soccer team defeated the Texas A&M- Corpus Christi Islanders, 6-1, Sunday, at the LU Soccer Complex in their final home game of the season. The Lady Cards move to 11-4-2 (7-1-2 Southland Conference).

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  • REDtalks to explain safe alcohol use

    Casey Smith and Jori Wingham, LU peer health educators, will present the next REDtalk, “You Booze, You Lose — Alcohol and Consent,” 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

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  • Celebrating life and death

    Hispanic Heritage month is over, but that doesn’t mean the celebration stops. Events are scheduled to celebrate Día de los Muertos, Monday through Thursday.

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  • Lamar Opera to present ‘La Canterina’

    Lamar Opera Theatre will present “La Canterina,” Nov. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall. There will be a preview performance for students, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.

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  • ‘Passion Play’

    The current exhibit at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas leaves more questions than answers. Deborah Luster’s “Passion Play” doesn’t fall neatly into any specific interpretation, photographer Keith Carter said.

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  • Midterm Elections Guide

    Nov. 6 is Election Day for the 2018 midterm elections. Early voting opened Monday and will run through Nov. 2.

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  • ‘Walking Dead’ wannabes

    Those who’ve ever wondered if they can outrun a zombie will soon get their chance. Beaumont’s first Zombie 5K Fun Run will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 27, at Gulf Terrace Park, located at 9001 Dishman Road. Entry fee is $30.

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  • Science of Healing

    In 2008, the American Academy of Audiology declared October Audiology Awareness Month in order to promote hearing protection and an increased understanding of audiology as a profession.

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  • AMSET to host annual ‘Eat a bug’ day, Oct. 27

    The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the “Eat a Bug” Family Arts Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 27. Activities include decorating sugar skulls to commemorate the Day of the Dead, and cooked bugs for Halloween.

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  • ‘Doggone’ good time

    The streets of downtown “Bow-mont” echoed with playful barks as residents and their canine companions showed off their costumes during Dogtoberfest, Saturday.

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  • Around the Globe

    With a dream to be a history professor in Korea, Kyungsik Irene Shim, the new director of international engagement and study abroad, combined her strong work ethic and love for travel to pursue educational innovation.

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  • Blocked!

    In a game defined by a crucial defensive play, the Lamar Cardinals were victorious, Saturday, beating the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 27-21 at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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  • Walk promotes suicide prevention awareness

    Southeast Texans gathered at the downtown Event Centre on a sunny Saturday afternoon to remember loved ones lost to suicide and to encourage others to keep living.

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  • Deaf Studies to offer Paris summer trip

    Lamar University study abroad will offer a deaf studies and deaf education program to Paris, July 18 to Aug. 3. The program will offer three separate, upper-level credit DSDE courses, including interpreting in tourism, international deaf studies and advocacy and policy decision making.

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  • KVLU to host pledge drive

    KVLU, Lamar University’s public radio station, will host its fall fundraiser, Oct. 23 through Nov. 2.

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  • ­­UPsports briefs

    LU volleyball’s Bre’Ala Box, Ivette Dim, and Monica Strohschein paced the offense in anmatch at Northwestern State, Saturday. The Lady Demons captured a three-set decision over the Lady Cards.

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  • LU picked first, fifth in pre-SLC hoops poll

    Lamar University men's basketball has been picked fifth in a preseason poll of the Southland Conference head coaches and media relations directors announced league officials, Oct. 10. The poll was released during the SLC Men's and Women's Basketball Media Day from the Toyota Center in Houston.

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  • Fright night delights

    Halloween may be a couple of weeks away, but every day of October leading up to it is full of festivities, including horror movie marathons on major networks like ABC, FX and Syfy.

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  • Dishman talk to explore art, spiritual yoga

    There is an interconnection between the physics of the universe, and physical and spiritual practice of yoga — art. The latest in the Art History Lecture Series is set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, in the Dishman Art Museum, will explore the relationship that exists in Indian philosophy.

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  • Fair to help students take flight

    Lamar University offers a wide variety of study abroad trips each year. Students can learn more about these trips at the Study Abroad Fair, Oct. 24, at the Dining Hall Lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • Musical Cars

    Everyone is familiar with the game musical chairs — but what about musical cars? That is how I describe my daily parking experience on campus. When leaving for class in the morning, I make sure I give myself at least 20 additional minutes to find a parking spot that does not require me to park in a faculty lot and risk getting fined, or at the Montagne Center across MLK.

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  • UPeditorial - Time to pay it forward

    It’s been almost 14 months since Hurricane Harvey left its mark on Southeast Texas and we remember everyone who pitched in and helped prevent us from drowning.

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  • Professional wrestling returns to Beaumont

    Curtis Stratton has been bringing professional wrestling to the Golden Triangle for more than 15 years.

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  • Droning On

    On Oct. 3, the new Lamar University student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted Guiseppe Barranco, Beaumont Enterprise photo editor, to demonstrate the process. Barranco has been using the drones for around six months after getting licensed.

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  • Clouds of Color

    A crowd of nearly 6,000 people gathered in downtown Beaumont, Saturday, for the annual Gift of Life Color Run. The event raises money for cancer screenings and research.

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  • AMSET to host third-annual Monster Mash, Oct. 19

    The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the third annual Monster Mash, Boos and Brews, Oct. 19, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., for ages 21 and up. Admission is $35 in advance, and $45 at the door.

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  • Panels shine light on social justice

    In recent years, the term “social justice warrior” has become a common phrase, becoming a derogatory term towards those who raise concerns about the plight of others in American society.

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  • Fall Career Fair to offer job help

    The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the Fall Career Fair, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., today, in the Live Oak Ballroom of the Setzer Student Center.

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  • Self expression through body art

    Tattoos have become a popular trend in today’s society, with television shows like “Ink Master,” “Tattoo Rescue,” “Ink Master Angels,” and the Facebook web series “Tattoo Shop.” Tattoos have also have gained popularity among athletes and celebrities, and for many of us, they have become a way to share stories and are a form of self-expression.

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  • Jazz ensembles to present concert, today

    The Fall Jazz Concert will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Admission is free. “It is going to be a really great concert, something everybody will enjoy,” trumpeter Hannah Sartain said.

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  • ‘Curious Incident’ brilliantly delivers

    Mark Haddon’s novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” follows a boy named Christopher Boone, who is on the autism spectrum, and his investigation to solve the sudden death of his next-door neighbor’s dog.

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  • STEM building to focus on research

    Lamar University is expanding. Last year, students got to witness the grand re-opening of the Setzer Student Center. Before that, the university unveiled the brand new Reaud Honors Building.

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  • ‘Interstellar’ information

    The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series presents “Interstellar,” a talk by Kip Thorne, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The free public event will be hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, Oct. 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

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  • Gender boundaries needn’t define Halloween choices

    Halloween, or All Hallows Eve as some would call it, is a time for the scariest horror movies, the most haunted of houses, and candy galore. When people talk about Halloween, it always leads to the all-important question, “Who are you dressing up as for Halloween?”

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  • CHCE to host boundary talk

    The Center for History and Culture Events will host John P. Evans, Jr., professional land surveyor, as he presents two lectures over the evolution of the Texas-Louisiana boundary, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., in Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Business Building.

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  • ‘One Day, One Moment’

    The LU cross country team consists of nine men and eight women whose lives revolve around the feel of their feet pounding against an open trail. Day in and day out they train to be the best ...

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  • Engulfed in student debt

    One of the biggest decisions students make when entering college is how they will pay for their education. Some receive help from their parents, grants and scholarships, but a majority of students attending college in the United States have to take out student loans.

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  • Study abroad - seaside style

    The Lamar University study abroad will offer a program to Brighton, England, June 11-29. The six-hour course will include upper-level credit for travel writing and photojournalism. An open informational meeting will be held at noon, Oct. 11, in 127A Communication Building.

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  • How to manage college stress

    It is no secret that while college is some of the best years of your life, it is also some of the most stressful. Attending college is the beginning of a journey that leads one down the path towards a final destination — a career.

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  • Title IX leaves out important component – men

    Lamar freshmen are required to take a Title IX online course which covers a range of important content, including drugs, alcohol and how to handle them. Crucially, the course covers harassment and sexual abuse. While the information is informative and instructive, it also is incomplete

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  • ‘MUM’ show explores Texas ritual

    Texans viewing Nancy Newberry’s exhibition “MUM,” will experience deep nostalgia. Handmade, extravagant homecoming mums and boutonnieres are a tradition that amplifies the glamour of football season. Newberry captured this pageantry with her uniquely framed photographs that add humor and curiosity to this generational ritual.

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  • Nature meets Nightmare

    A combination of nightmares and nature will take form in a dual exhibition created by the strange minds of two peculiar artists.

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  • ‘Guacamelee’ offers twist on Hispanic culture

    “What is a Luchadore? Nothing but a miserable pile of secrets.” So says Carlos Calaca, in the game “Guacamelee.” This quote is a perfect example of what the game is all about.

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  • REDtalk to offer advice for student- faculty relations

    Do you want to build a relationship with your professor but not sure how? LU Success, a program for academic coaching, will host the REDtalk “Building Relationships with Faculty,” by a panel of faculty members, Oct. 17, on the 6th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library starting at 2 p.m.

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  • Art, Japanese style

    The Dishman Art Museum is hosting, “Drawing in Japan,” an exhibit guest-curated by Christopher Troutman, LU assistant professor of art. The exhibit showcases a variety of works from students who participated in the Japan study abroad program this summer. A reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 12.

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  • To Be Replaced