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Sophmore swimming instructor David Vindel, Honduras, teaches youngsters how to tread water at the Lamar University indoor pool July 19, 2017

LU aquatics offers swim lessons

The Recreational Sports department is offering group and individual swimming lessons to the public throughout the summer for all ages. All lessons are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors and are held at the Lamar indoor pool, located inside the Health & Human Performance Complex. Group[Read More…]

July 26, 2017 0 comments Features
LU Dance hosts summer camp

LU Dance hosts summer camp

  The Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting the Lamar University Summer Dance Intensive (LUSDI) July 10-21, 2017 at the Health and Human Performance Complex. The Intensive is designed to provide area students with two weeks of elite level training, culminating in a professional[Read More…]

July 13, 2017 0 comments Features
Music Department host summer band camp for local high school students grades 9-12

Music department host summer camp

The Lamar University’s Marching Band hosted their two-week band camp June 18 – June 30 and finished with a concert showcasing what the campers learned. The band camp provides instruction and practice to local high school band students to enhance their skills with their instruments.[Read More…]

July 6, 2017 0 comments Features, Uncategorized
Men’s basketball host summer for ages 6-17

Men’s basketball host summer for ages 6-17

The Lamar Men’s Basketball team hosted two camps back-to-back in June for player ages 6 to 17-years-old. The coaching staff and players hosted the four-day camps Monday-Thursday June 12-16, and June 19-22 to teach new skills to the up-and-coming players from the local area. “We[Read More…]

July 6, 2017 0 comments Features, Sports
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp students make a video of their experience.

LU hosts ExxonMobil Bernard Harris science camp June 12-23

  Lamar University’s College of Education and Human Development is hosting their 11 year ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp June 12 to June 23. The camp houses 30-plus students that are transitioning to grades 6-8 in fall 2017.  The middle school students that attend[Read More…]

June 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Dancing with dragons

Dancing with dragons

LU students explore Taiwanese culture on study abroad trip Imagine white sand beaches and open marketplaces, plus an element of culture shock and the opportunity to study a subject you love with professors and students from halfway around the world. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Sheriff of the Unrepresented

Sheriff of the Unrepresented

Zena Stephens breaks racial barriers, glass ceilings to inspire others Last year, while then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was upsetting expectations and slowly climbing his way to an electoral victory, Nov. 8, Zena Stephens was experiencing a similar victory in her bid for Jefferson County[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
From tic to tac to jazz, hip hop and ballet

From tic to tac to jazz, hip hop and ballet

Young dancer with Tourette’s finds friendship, community, confidence through dance If you ask 12-year old Haden Blanchard to describe himself in four words, he will say he is a “funny, kind, caring dancer,” and he will probably do it in some sort of Australian/Scottish accent.[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features

Upbeat People: Dave Kovner, ‘Losing that “Freshman 50″‘

From early in the morning to late at night, graduate assistant athletic trainer Dave Kovner can be found working with Lamar athletes in the Dauphin Athletic Complex. In his spare time, he takes pride in working out and staying healthy. However, that wasn’t always the[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
UPbeat People: Brooklyn Williams, ‘Burning Soul’

UPbeat People: Brooklyn Williams, ‘Burning Soul’

Brooklyn Williams starts her day at 7 a.m., gets dressed, eats breakfast, and then makes her daily drive down to Fannett road. Six days out the week and twice on Sunday’s, the Lamar alumnus ends her days at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. “It’s literally always[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features