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Grapes make nutritious snack, but dark is better

Grapes make nutritious snack, but dark is better

Many students face long days on campus studying and going to class. Rather than grabbing a candy bar or a bag of chips, think about carrying a bag of grapes for those on-the–run snacks. And given a choice, dark is the way to go. Dark[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Chris York

Math pathway to success for TALH’s Chris York

By the end of 10th grade, Chris York of Beaumont had already completed Calculus I, Calculus II and self-taught himself advanced mathematics. His local high school offered no additional math courses. Good family friend and former LU professor Joseph Watt recommended York consider Lamar University’s[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Beck Fellow Kollin Kahler in front of the Sport Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.
Photo courtesy of Kollin Kahler

Prepping for surgical career

Beck Fellow Kollin Kahler travels to Ireland to study sports medicine Kollin Kahler never imagined he would leave the country to gain hands-on experience with one of the world’s best sports medicine facilities. However, that was before he was named a Beck Fellow. Kahler traveled[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Jesus Negrete to perform for Hispanic Heritage Month

Jesus Negrete to perform for Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete will present “A Celebration of Hispanic History and Culture through Storytelling and Music” on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. A nationally recognized entertainer and educator, Negrete is the founder of the Mexican Cultural[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Natalie Sell, left, Shelby Dryden, Chloe Sullivan, Tracie Van Law and Lexi McDonald, rehearse a scene from “Anton in Showbusiness,” which opens Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre.
Photo courtesy Louann Benson

No business like ‘Anton’

LU theatre to present backstage comedy, Oct. 2-5 When three actresses are cast in a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” they find there is a lot more to theatre than just what is on stage. Audiences will get to share their backstage adventures as[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Lamar film students hold open casting

Lamar film students hold open casting

Lamar film students are looking for a few good men — and women — to star in a series of short films. An open audition for nine short films will be held Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Communication Building Lounge. “We[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Student Government Association President Sabrina Lewis and her brother, freshman Chris Lewis, walk across the bridge at the John Gray Center, Sept. 15. When she is not serving the students of Lamar, she relaxes by spending time with her dogs, King Jay Jay and Precious.
UP Lainie Harris

At Your Service

SGA President ready to lend a helping hand “I’m not in this position just to have the position,” Sabrina Lewis says. Whether handing out T-shirts or cutting cake at events, the new Student Government president says she will be there to lend a helping hand[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Beck Fellow Keeley Townley-Smith examines argon in the Lamar University optics lab.
UP Elizabeth Grimm

Keeping an open mind

Beck Fellow Keeley Townley-Smith spends summer exploring atomic spectroscopy Over the summer, Keeley Townley-Smith performed spectroscopy research in Gaithersburg, Md., at the National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Beck Fellowship program. Townley-Smith worked with the atomic spectroscopy group in the physical[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Lamar has added e-cigarettes to its smoke-free campus policy to conform with TSUS policies.
UP Photo illustration by Lane Fortenberry

‘Erring on the side of health’

University aligns wih TSUS, adds e-cigarettes to smoke-free campus policy Lamar has updated its smoke-free, tobacco-free campus policy to include electronic cigarettes, mirroring its sister campuses in the Texas State University System. “Lamar University, along with all member schools in The Texas State University System,[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Lieutenant Harry Colebourn plays with Winnifred, an American black bear, on Salisbury Plain in December 1914. “Winnie” was given to London Zoo when Colebourn went to fight in WWI.

The history of ‘the bear with very little brain’

There are various versions of Winnie the Pooh’s beginnings. A.A. Milne acknowledged that his wife, Daphne, and his young son, Christopher Robin, inspired him to write the stories. The inspiration began in 1924 when four-year-old Christopher Robin was introduced to an American black bear at[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features