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  • Vidor rally draws 200 people for peaceful protest

    Vidor rally draws 200 people for peaceful protest

    Approximately 200 protestors gathered for a peace march, June 6, at Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor, held in memory of George Floyd.

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  • Vidor peace march sparks concerns for black safety

    Vidor peace march sparks concerns for black safety

    Protestors will gather for a peace march June 6 at Gould Park in Vidor, Texas. The march will be held in memory of George Floyd who died in police restraint in Minneapolis, May 25.

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  • Protesters hold peaceful Beaumont rally for George Floyd

    Protesters hold peaceful Beaumont rally for George Floyd

    Approximately 100 people gathered Monday at Rogers Park in Beaumont to peacefully protest the death of George Floyd who died in police restraint, May 25, in Minneapolis.

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  • Advertorial: ExxonMobil provides community support amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Advertorial: ExxonMobil provides community support amid COVID-19 pandemic

    ExxonMobil is giving back to the Southeast Texas community after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Funeral companies react to COVID-19

    Funeral companies react to COVID-19

    Funeral homes revise practices at a time when COVID-19 is increasing demand.

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  • Abbott initiates phase 1 of plan to reopen Texas

    Abbott initiates phase 1 of plan to reopen Texas

    Gov. Greg Abbott has outlined steps to re-open Texas’ economy beginning May 1.

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  • Abbot strikes down mask order fines statewide

    Abbot strikes down mask order fines statewide

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a press conference April 27, rejected some counties attempts to fine people for not wearing masks in public places.

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  • Sewing the Curve Flat

    Sewing the Curve Flat

    When the COVID-19 pandemic caused Lamar to close classes, Mary McNeely her professor gave the students the opportunity to sew face masks as a project. “I knew right away (sewing and donating masks) was something I wanted to do,” she said.

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  • LU President Evans to withdraw from consideration for SIU chancellor

    LU President Evans to withdraw from consideration for SIU chancellor

    It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Lamar University President Kenneth Evans was a finalist for the chancellor position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has withdrawn from consideration.

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  • SGA election results for Fall 2020 announced

    SGA election results for Fall 2020 announced

    The Student Government Association election results for Fall 2020 officer positions are now available.

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  • LU revises admissions policies for summer, fall

    LU revises admissions policies for summer, fall

    As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar University’s office of admissions and recruitment has revised admissions policies for the fall 2020 and summer 2020 semesters.

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  • SGA run-off elections to take place Wednesday, Thursday

    SGA run-off elections to take place Wednesday, Thursday

    SGA run-off elections to take place Wednesday, Thursday. Vote for president, vice president and junior class senator.

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  • Non-profits seek volunteers

    Non-profits seek volunteers

    During the switch to online classes, some students may find they have free time on their hands, and this would be a good time to volunteer at many non-profit organizations across the Southeast Texas. Some Other Place and the Southeast Texas Food Bank are looking for volunteers.

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  • Pandemic stretches digital entertainment infrastructure

    Pandemic stretches digital entertainment infrastructure

    With the current COVID19 pandemic causing people to stay at home, the nation is devoting more time and money to the entertainment industry. However, some entertainment industries do not have the resources or infrastructure to support the demand.

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  • LU President Evans finalist for SIU Carbondale chancellor

    LU President Evans finalist for SIU Carbondale chancellor

    LU President Kenneth Evans was announced as a finalist for the chancellor position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on April 10.

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  • Pandemic changes how healthcare professional approaches work

    Pandemic changes how healthcare professional approaches work

    Healthcare workers around the world have faced an unexpected wave of adversity. Every time one turns on the TV or scrolls through social media, citizens are constantly reminded of the heavy reality everyone is living under — COVID-19.

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  • LU commencement, event cancellations affects seniors

    LU commencement, event cancellations affects seniors

    Lamar University canceled all face-to-face classes, March 19, and canceled events through May 31, including commencement. The cancelations have affected seniors across the Cardinal community.

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  • LU opens Pop-Up Market for students

    LU opens Pop-Up Market for students

    The new LU Pop-Up Market is located inside Brooks Shivers Dining Hall and is open during normal dining hall hours of operation. Occupancy is limited to 10 at a time to promote social distancing, according to a Dining Hall social media post.

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  • LU to partake in online classes for rest of semester

    LU to partake in online classes for rest of semester

    LU President Kenneth Evans announced March 19 that the university will transition to online classes for the rest of the semester.

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  • COVID-19 prevention and flattening the curve

    COVID-19 prevention and flattening the curve

    COVID-19, the current pandemic is currently spreading across the nation at a rapid rate and is causing a change in society for which many are unprepared, including social distancing, alternative academic methods and uncharted unemployment rates. Physician assistant Kristen Wheeler explains how “flattening the curve” can slow the spread of the virus.

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  • LU to go online only, March 23

    LU to go online only, March 23

    Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lamar University are implementing a number of actions intended to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health of the Lamar University community. All faculty should move their courses online or to alternative instructional methods delivery during Spring Break, March 14-22, for the following week’s instruction, March 23-29.

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  • LU helps students’ projects get to space

    LU helps students’ projects get to space

    Four Lumberton ISD students will have their work shot into space in the fall.

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  • SPE offers insights for LU photography student

    SPE offers insights for LU photography student

    The Society for Photographic Education which promotes the understanding of the field of photography held its annual conference in Houston, March 5-9.

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  • LU to host physics conference in April

    LU to host physics conference in April

    The joint spring meeting of the Texas Section of APS, AAPT and SPS Zone 13 will present a conference at Lamar University from April 2 to April 4 to promote physics.

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  • Welcome Center to break ground today

    Welcome Center to break ground today

    Lamar University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Welcome Center, today, at 3:30 p.m.

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  • More than just basketball

    More than just basketball

    When Norman J. Bellard was a student at Lamar University, he competed in the NCAA tournament against Magic Johnson when Michigan State won the championship.

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  • Cards seek revenge vs. Cowboys in SLC tourney opener

    Cards seek revenge vs. Cowboys in SLC tourney opener

    A preview of the Men's basketball team opener vs. the McNeese Cowboys on March 11 in Katy, Texas.

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  • Beck Fellow information meeting set for March 11

    Beck Fellow information meeting set for March 11

    A meeting is set for March 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in 125-127 Setzer Student Center, to offer students information about how to apply for the David J. Beck Fellowship.

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  • Novelist to talk about love of Gulf Coast, Tuesday

    Novelist to talk about love of Gulf Coast, Tuesday

    Johnnie Bernhard will talk about her book, “How We Came to Be,” Tuesday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in 101 Galloway Business Building, to celebrate the history of Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast.

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  • Lenten recommittment

    Lenten recommittment

    For Jahniqua Berry, Beaumont junior, celebrating Mardi Gras has her looking towards Lent.

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  • Judge Joe J. Fisher Lecture Series: Dickerson to talk at LU, March 9

    Judge Joe J. Fisher Lecture Series: Dickerson to talk at LU, March 9

    John Dickerson, former “CBS This Morning” co-host, current “60 Minutes” correspondent and contributing editor to The Atlantic will serve as the 13th speaker in the Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series, March 9, in the University Theatre.

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  • Tyrrell Library re-opens after Harvey, Imelda

    Tyrrell Library re-opens after Harvey, Imelda

    Tyrrell Historical and Genealogical Library, located in downtown Beaumont, reopened in January after being renovated from water damage sustained during Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda.

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  • Winter band concert set for March 5

    Winter band concert set for March 5

    Students practice for the upcoming Symphonic Band/University Band Winter Concert, which will be held March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

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  • ‘Collage’ fundraises for musicians

    ‘Collage’  fundraises for musicians

    The Collage Concert is a fundraising event for student musicians. The concert will be in the University Theatre, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Poetry Reading set for Monday

    Poetry Reading set for Monday

    The department of English and modern languages will present poetry readings by Walter Bargen and Clarence Wolfshohl, Feb. 24 at 12:40 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in 106 Maes Building.

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  • Mardi Gras SETX comes to Beaumont

    Mardi Gras SETX comes to Beaumont

    After 27 years in Port Arthur, Mardi Gras Southeast Texas is being held in Beaumont for the first time, Feb. 20-23, in downtown.

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  • Weekend dining options reflect demand

    Weekend dining options reflect demand

    Lamar University is home to approximately 15,000 students, of which approximately 2,100 live on campus.

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  • Taste of the Triangle offers experience for culinary Cards

    Taste of the Triangle offers experience for culinary Cards

    Area restaurants will showcase their tastiest offerings, craft beer will flow, and live music will help revelers forget that it’s a school and work night at The Taste of The Triangle, an annual Fat Tuesday event, set for Feb. 25 in the Beaumont Civic Center.

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  • ‘Duality of god, man’

    ‘Duality of god, man’

    The Lamar University department of theatre & dance presents “Bakkhai,” an interpretation of Euripides’ 2,500 year-old Greek tragedy today through Sunday in the Studio Theatre.

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  • C-4 parking lot now faculty only

    C-4 parking lot now faculty only

    Students at Lamar University have found that the C-4 parking lot, next to the Biology Building, has converted to a faculty-only lot this spring.

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  • Student Artists To Sell Handmade Valentines Gifts

    Student artists will be selling handmade Valentine’s creations Feb. 11 in the Setzer Student Center atrium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices for artwork will vary depending on the artist and the product being sold.

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  • Coffee, Conversation, Personal Passions

    Coffee, Conversation, Personal Passions

    Lamar University’s new student and leadership programs will host the first “Discover Your Personal Passions,” seminar, Feb. 5, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Communications Building Lounge. The seminar will also be held March 4 and April 1. The event is free and open to all

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  • LU investigates fraternity over hazing allegation

    The Lamar University chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is under investigation after the office of the dean of students was alerted of a physical hazing report.

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  • In pictures: Week of Welcome Spring 2020

    In pictures: Week of Welcome Spring 2020

    Week of Welcome Spring 2020

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  • Esports team competes for Lamar pride

    Esports team competes for Lamar pride

    The Cardinals Esports team is a campus sports club consisting of students who get together to play video games and compete against other schools.

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  • Monday deadline to register to vote in Texas primary

    Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Texas primary election that takes place March 3.

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  • Holocaust Gallery Exhibit - 'Portraits of Survival on Display

    Holocaust Gallery Exhibit - 'Portraits of Survival on Display

    Portraits of Survival, by photographer David Radler, is a travelling Holocaust exhibit that will be displayed in Gray Library through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • FAFSA promotion held to beat Feb. 1 priority deadline

    FAFSA promotion held to beat Feb. 1 priority deadline

    The office of financial aid and scholarships is hosting a FAFSA promotion to help students with their applications through Jan. 31. This week’s event is held in 124 Student Setzer Center, with another event held Jan. 27 through Jan. 31 in 229 SSC.

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  • Parents’ Perspective on Explosion Close to Lamar

    Parents’ Perspective on Explosion Close to Lamar

    Over the Thanksgiving break, two explosions rocked Southeast Texas when Port Neches’ TPC Group chemical plant exploded 1 a.m. Wednesday, followed by another explosion later at 1 p.m. A mandatory evacuation was placed within a four-mile radius of the chemical plant, with Lamar being just right outside the edge.

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  • Men of Excellence and UNIDAD Scholars Host “The Let Out”

    Men of Excellence and UNIDAD Scholars Host “The Let Out”

    The Men of Excellence and UNIDAD Scholars invites all students to “The Let Out,” a free event on Dec. 3 from 4 - 5 p.m. in room 120 of the Setzer Center. Students must RSVP to the event at shorturl.at/oNU89.

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  • Comm department to host film showcase, Nov. 25

    Comm department to host film showcase, Nov. 25

    The Lamar University department of communication and media will host “Scenes and Shorts,” a student film showcase, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 25, at the Dr. Richard L. Price Auditorium in the Herman Iles Building located in the John Gray Center.

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  • Dia de eliminar el estrés en el Set, 2 de diciembre

    Dia de eliminar el estrés en el Set, 2 de diciembre

    El Centro de Salud Estudiantil organizará un Día de eliminar el estres, de 11 a.m. a 11 p.m., 2 de diciembre, en el Centro Estudiantil Setzer.

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  • ExxonMobil aims to increase climate protections

    ExxonMobil aims to increase climate protections

    ExxonMobil is working to develop and implement environmental and innovative energy technologies to reduce its footprint, here in Beaumont and across the globe.

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  • Broussard proposes new school statue

    Broussard proposes new school statue

    Other universities have statues of their mascot that honor campus traditions, provide good luck, and bring school spirit.

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  • Kucknoor wins first Beck teaching award

    It was a day that began like any other for Ashwini Kucknoor when her class was unexpectedly visited by Lamar University President Kenneth Evans. He presented the associate professor of biology with a check for $25,000 for the first David J. Beck Teaching Excellence Award.

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  • Fall and Recovery

    Fall and Recovery

    The department of theatre and dance will present the 2019 Fall and Recovery dance concert Friday, at 7:30 p.m., in the University Theatre.

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  • LGBTQ+ students host new events

    LGBTQ+ students host new events

    LGBTQ+ Students of Lamar held their final meeting of the semester, Nov. 7, in the Setzer Center where they discussed their upcoming Drag Queen Bingo and a new event called “Gaysgiving.”

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  • English department shifting approach

    English department shifting approach

    The department of English and modern languages has shifted its course offerings, reducing the number of literature courses in favor of a more skill-based approach.

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  • De-Stress at the Set, Dec. 2

    De-Stress at the Set, Dec. 2

    The Student Health Center will host a De-Stress Day, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Setzer Student Center.

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  • Marching with Magnolia Petroleum Band, Sousa

    Marching with Magnolia Petroleum Band, Sousa

    Bryan Proksch, Lamar University associate professor of music history, presented the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Nov. 12, in the Live Oak Ballroom of the Setzer Student Center. Proksch’s research focused on the cultural and educational impact the Magnolia Petroleum Band and John Phillip Sousa had on Beaumont history.

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  • Volunteers sought for card giveaway, Nov. 22

    Volunteers sought for card giveaway, Nov. 22

    Gary Brice, Lamar University math department instructor, will host “Glad Tidings,” a holiday card giveaway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22, in the Setzer Student Center. The purpose of the event is to encourage students, facility and staff to remember others during the holiday season.

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  • Food Drive Nov. 18-22

    Food Drive Nov. 18-22

    New Student and Leadership Programs is hosting their 23rd annual food drive from Nov. 18-22.

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  • LU unveils assistive technology lab

    LU unveils assistive technology lab

    Lamar University has unveiled its new assistive technology lab, a dedicated space for students with disabilities that allows them access to an area where they can be trained on how to use technology to access information.

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  • LUPD returns to renovated station

    LUPD returns to renovated station

    In mid-August, the Lamar University police station reopened after a lengthy renovation that began in April 2018, after a wind storm had left the building completely unusable

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  • Comm to host podcaster meet-up, Nov. 13

    Comm to host podcaster meet-up, Nov. 13

    The Lamar University department of communications and media will host a meet-up for Southeast Texas podcasters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, in 127A Communications Building.

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  • Educator’s Career Fair set for today

    Educator’s Career Fair set for today

    The Educator’s Career Fair will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., today, in the Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom. The fair is open to all majors, but Amy Dillow, marketing coordinator for the Lamar University career and professional development center, said education majors are encouraged to attend.

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  • ‘Censory’ overload

    ‘Censory’ overload

    YouTube started as a platform for people to become content entrepreneurs, even sporting the motto “Broadcast Yourself.” However, recently it has been accused of censoring and suppressing legacy creators.

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  • Spookfest se llevara a cabo Oct. 29

    Spookfest se llevara a cabo Oct. 29

    Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum estan organizando su anual "Spindletop Spookfest", de 5 p.m. a 7p.m., 29 de octubre. El evento contará con trucos o tratamientos y juegos. La entrada es gratuita y está abierta al público.

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  • UK regulations innovate in massage industry

    UK regulations innovate in massage industry

    BRIGHTON, England — The massage profession in the United States is having an identity crisis, affecting everything from education and legislation to how we promote and market services.

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  • ­­UPcampus briefs

    ­­UPcampus briefs

    Campus news and events around Lamar University

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  • FAFSA help available for students

    FAFSA help available for students

    Lamar University’s office of scholarships and financial aid will hold workshops to help students fill out their FAFSA each Tuesday in the College of Business, and Thursdays in 124 Setzer Student Center.

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  • Spookfest will be held Oct. 29

    Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host its annual “Spindletop Spookfest,” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 29.

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  • Health Center offers flu shots

    Health Center offers flu shots

    The Student Health Center is providing flu vaccinations for $20 for students and $30 for faculty and staff until Dec. 6. to bring awareness to the importance of influenza vaccines. The university has joined a national campaign to address the issue.

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  • Noir Fiction panel set for Oct. 22

    Noir Fiction panel set for Oct. 22

    The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast will hold a panel discussion on Noir Fiction set in Southeast Texas from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 22, in Landes Auditorium in Galloway Business Building. The event is free and open to the public. Authors Lisa Sandlin, Jim Sanderson and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton will be the panelists.

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  • Loteria event shares Latinx culture

    Loteria event shares Latinx culture

    Dozens of students gathered in the Setzer Student Center, Oct. 3, to play La Loteria, a traditional game popular in Latin American culture.

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  • Social mobility in education

    Social mobility in education

    Lamar University hosted “A Conversation on Higher Education & Social Mobility,” presented by the Texas Tribune, Monday, in the Gray Library.

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  • Mittra discusses state of modern journalism

    Mittra discusses state of modern journalism

    Ayan Mittra, Texas Tribune editor and Beaumont native, said the media landscape has changed a lot since he began his career as a journalism student at the University of Texas.

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  • Fundadores de LUCE, PIA reconocidos en banquete

    Fundadores de LUCE, PIA reconocidos en banquete

    Los fundadores de La Union Cultural Estudiantil y el presidente de la fraternidad Phi Iota Alfa fueron reconocidos por sus académicos y liderazgo en el Banquete anual de excelencia de la Universidad Lamar, 4 de octubre.

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  • LUCE founders, PIA honored at banquet

    LUCE founders, PIA honored at banquet

    La Union Cultural Estudiantil's founders and the president of Phi Iota Alfa fraternity were recognized for academics and leadership at the Lamar University Annual Excellence Banquet, Oct. 4.

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  • Center hosts digital archive opportunity

    Center hosts digital archive opportunity

    Community members donated artifacts, objects, documents and images tied to the history of Lamar University to Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Oct. 5.

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  • Majors, Minors, and More

    Majors, Minors, and More

    The Lamar University Center for Career and Professional Development hosted Majors, Minors, and More in the Setzer Student Center, Oct. 4.

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  • In pictures: Homecoming 2019 tailgating

    In pictures: Homecoming 2019 tailgating

    A variety of events surrounded the Homecoming tailgating, including dancing, washers and eating, with a variety of activities. Tailgating took place in the Montage Center parking lot and the area around the Plummer Building.

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  • Troutman Solo Exhibit to Open Saturday

    Troutman Solo Exhibit to Open Saturday

    Christopher Troutman, LU assistant professor of drawing, will present a solo art exhibition, “Sequential: Studio Art in Comics,” opening Oct. 5, at the Art Studio Inc.

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  • In pictures: Homecoming Parade 2019

    In pictures: Homecoming Parade 2019

    Lamar University held its Homecoming 2019 parade, Sept. 28.

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  • In pictures: Homecoming Pep Rally, Bonfire

    In pictures: Homecoming Pep Rally, Bonfire

    A robust group of students, faculty and staff, and members of the community, attended the 2019 Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire at Spindletop Field, Sept. 27.

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  • LU introduces Freshman Adventure Time program

    LU introduces Freshman Adventure Time program

    Sojourn College Ministry, a Lamar University campus student organization, has introduced a new program, Freshman Adventure Time, that allows freshmen to meet students of all classifications and become familiar with campus and the Beaumont area through games and activities.

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  • Hump Day 2019

    Hump Day 2019

    Hump day is a Homecoming tradition for the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Greek organizations on campus gathered in the Student Setzer Center, Sept. 25, to build school sprit during Homecoming week. The organizations showcased strolls and dances. Prizes were awarded for answering LU trivia during the event.

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  • Weather scales need revision

    Weather scales need revision

    Tropical storm Imelda hit Southeast Texas last week with up to 43 inches of rain in some areas, flooding homes and cars, and five deaths are attributed to the storm.

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  • Homecoming activities in full swing

    Homecoming activities in full swing

    Homecoming week is in full swing. The Lamar community is encouraged to participate in the various events hosted by the university.

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  • LU has emergency funds available for students

    LU has emergency funds  available for students

    Lamar University has reopened the Cardinal Emergency Fund to aid students affected by Imelda.

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  • Remediation underway

    Remediation underway

    Campus was closed Thursday and Friday because of the weather conditions created by tropical storm Imelda. Students were advised by LU Alerts to stay off roadways, avoid standing water and not report to work. Campus events scheduled for Thursday and Friday were also cancelled, including the Latinx Heritage Month event and the start of the Piano Festival.

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  • Imelda hits SETX, campus

    Imelda hits SETX, campus

    In the aftermath of tropical storm Imelda, LU President Kenneth Evans said that the short-term goals of the university are purely student, faculty and staff focused.

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  • Homecoming kicks off

    Homecoming kicks off

    Lamar University kicked off its Homecoming activities with an event in the Setzer Student Center, Sept. 23.

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  • Comm, SPJ host screening

    Comm, SPJ host screening

    The department of communication and media and the Lamar University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists co-sponsored a screening of “The Post” to commemorate Constitution Day, Sept. 17. The movie tells the story of the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

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  • 'No Means No'

    'No Means No'
  • LU campus briefs

    LU campus briefs

    A round-up of upcoming campus events.

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  • University ends 20-year contract with Coca-Cola

    University ends 20-year contract with Coca-Cola

    Lamar University has changed vendors from Coca-Cola, which it has used for 20 years, to PepsiCo.

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  • LU to  celebrate Latinx Heritage

    LU to  celebrate Latinx Heritage

    Lamar University's first Latinx Heritage Month, honoring Latina/o, Latinx and Hispanic culture and heritage will be held Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The celebration, organized by the Web Society, La Union Cultural de Estudiantes and Phi Iota Alpha, will feature events ranging from a Mariachi band and speakers to movie nights, and a history and culture empowerment class with tacos.

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  • Comm, SPJ co-hosts First Amendment boot camp

    Comm, SPJ co-hosts First Amendment boot camp

    The Lamar University Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the department of dommunication and media held a First Amendment Bootcamp, Sept. 5.

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  • McNair deadline set for Oct. 1

    McNair deadline  set for Oct. 1

    The application deadline for the McNair Scholars Program is Oct. 1. This year, the program is pursuing first generation, low income juniors and seniors whose field of graduate study is underrepresented, director Pamela Comer said.

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  • LU Strong provides students Harvey help

    LU Strong provides students Harvey help

    LU Strong provides assistance to students recovering from the storm’s effects.

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  • Homecoming to kick off. Sept. 23

    Homecoming to kick off. Sept. 23

    Lamar University’s Homecoming week will be full of activities, events, and competitions for Lamar students and the Beaumont community to enjoy, kicking off, Sept. 23.

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  • 10-cent book sale

    10-cent book sale

    The Friends of the Beaumont Library will host a 10-cent book sale, Sept. 6-7, in the downtown library.

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  • Late Night at the Set

    Late Night at the Set

    The Cardinal Activities Board hosted Late Night at the Set, part of the Week of Welcome event, Aug. 30, in the Setzer Student Center.

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  • WoW Casino Night

    WoW Casino Night

    LU's department of new student and leadership programs hosted a casino night, Aug. 28, in the Setzer Student Live Oak Ballroom. The event was part of the Week of Welcome festivities.

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  • Faculty Art Show Reception

    Faculty Art Show Reception

    The Dishman Art Museum will host a reception for the Faculty Art Show, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 30.

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  • Convocation 2019

    Convocation 2019

    Lamar University President Kenneth Evans praised the students, faculty and staff for their various achievements throughout the 2018-19 school year at his annual convocation, Aug. 20, in the Montagne Center.

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  • Summer Film Program Rehearsals

    Summer Film Program Rehearsals

    F. Lux Productions, a Lamar student-led production company, gears up for filming as they begin rehearsals for their film, "The Writings' On the Wall."

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  • Students use signs to create music

    Students use signs to create music

    Lamar University hosted its annual sign language camp, June 21-24, in the Education Building.

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  • Lamar University Middle and High School Band Camp

    Lamar University Middle and High School Band Camp

    Lamar University’s music department hosted its annual band camp, June 16-20, 23-27. The students practiced in the University Theatre and the Setzer Student Center. Classes included band, jazz and percussion, among others.

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  • LeTulle wins nation award for UP photo

    LeTulle wins nation award for UP photo

    Former University Press photo editor Hannah LeTulle won a national award for best feature photograph from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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  • Student Orientation June 21-22

    Student Orientation June 21-22

    Lamar hosted around 360 incoming students for the June 21-22 orientation.

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  • LU men's basketball camp showcases skills

    LU men's basketball camp showcases skills

    Lamar held its first men’s basketball camp of the summer from in the Montagne Center, June 17-20. The camp teaches boys ages 6-18, the basics of basketball and develop their skills with LU coaches and players.

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  • LU Tennis Camp offers techniques, skill

    LU Tennis Camp offers techniques, skill

    Reinforcement of skills and technique were the focus of LU’s annual tennis camp held June 17-20 at Thompson Family Tennis Center on the campus.

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  • Bernard Summer Science Camp 2019

    Bernard Summer Science Camp 2019

    Bernard Harris Science Summer Camp is providing a STEM program to 7th grade students from the Port Arthur school district in which they learn computer coding and animation.

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  • Summer film gears up for production, seeks extras

    Summer film gears up for production, seeks extras

    Lamar’s student-led production company, F. Lux Production, is gearing up for their upcoming summer film project, “The Writings’ on the Wall,” an anti-romantic comedy about the struggles of online dating.

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  • ExxonMobil to increase air quality by 2020

    ExxonMobil to increase air quality by 2020

    The air quality in Beaumont hasn’t always been the city’s finest feature. As an oil and gas town, harmful emissions can cause health concerns, a problem that ExxonMobil has been working hard on solving.

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  • Symphonic Band concert set for May 7

    Symphonic Band concert set for May 7

    The Symphonic and University Band will have a concert May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre showcasing a diverse palette of music and composers.

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  • REDtalk to address ‘Coping with Anxiety’

    REDtalk to address ‘Coping with Anxiety’

    Many college students struggle with anxiety at some point in their academic careers. Pamela Comer, director of McNair Scholars, will present the REDtalk, “Coping with Anxiety,” at 1 p.m., Tuesday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library. The talk will address coping skills and strategies to navigate anxiety.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oral history project documents Latino history in Southeast Texas

    The BMT Latina/o Oral History Project hosted “Live In Conversation,” April 8. The event featured two Southeast Texas Latinx speakers, Roberto Flores Sr., a Beaumont native, and Luis Lopez, who immigrated to Southeast Texas from Mexico in the mid 1990s. The event was held in the Reaud Executive Event Center.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • ­­UPcampus briefs

    ­­UPcampus briefs

    Campus Updates

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • UPcampus briefs

    Campus Updates.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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