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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
Molly Porter visits Karl Marx’s tomb in Highgate Cemetary, London.

Leaving the comfort zone

One of the most commonly touted claims about studying abroad is that it changes people. For many years, I regarded this claim as nothing more than a cliché. This summer I had the opportunity to study abroad. I participated in a “Victorian London” literature course,[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features, Opinion
Andy Coughlan hangs a painting at the Beaumont Art League in preparation for his exhibition, “Boadicea in Albion,” opening Saturday.
UP Molly Porter

Artist explores nostalgia in BAL show

For Andy Coughlan, LU director of student publications, a painting is worth a thousand words. Coughlan’s paintings will be on display in his upcoming exhibition, “Boadicea in Albion,” which opens Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Beaumont Art League. The show will be[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Poohsticks Bridge located in Hartfield, England, at Pooh Corner is the real-world location used in A.A. Milne’s stories of “Winnie the Pooh.”
UP photos by Mallory Matt

In search of ‘Pooh’

Study abroad allows student to reconnect with childhood love Deep in the “Hundred Aker Wood,” there was a chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff called Winnie the Pooh, or Pooh for short. His best friend was a small boy named Christopher Robin. Many generations[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
TASI tenants show to open Saturday

TASI tenants show to open Saturday

The Art Studio, Inc. will launch its 2014-2015 season with, “Earthly Delights,” the annual Tenants Show, Saturday. The exhibition, which features the work of more than 20 artists working in a variety of media, opens with a reception, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and runs[Read More…]

September 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features