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AXO raises money for Women and Children’s Shelter

AXO raises money for Women and Children’s Shelter

  Alpha Chi Omega held a Hugs and Pampers Drive, Feb. 25, at the mid-county and Lumberton Wal-Mart locations. The event collected money and donations for the Women and Children’s Shelter of Southeast Texas,” Carly Olliff, vice president of philanthropy, said. The organization raised more[Read More…]

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Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Whether it’s running from “la migra,” staying out of sight of the light emitted from “los moscos” hovering above, or simply staying hydrated in the dry Mexican desert, LU drawing/ink artist Gonzalo Alvarez tells the story of his parents’ immigration to the United States through[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features, News
Expanding Opportunites

Expanding Opportunites

In August 1914, a man-made waterway within Panama, stretching 48 miles, joined the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. To accommodate the growing size of ships and to introduce new trade routes, the Panama Canal Authority began a $5.25 billion expansion project in 2007 which was completed[Read More…]

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Bruseth lecture to cover LaBelle wreck, Tuesday

James Bruseth, former director of the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission will be presenting a lecture, “LaBelle: The Ship That Changed History,” March 7 at 5 p.m. on the eighth floor of Gray Library with a reception and book signing. “The Texas Historical[Read More…]

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Grammy-nominated jazz artist to perform, host workshops

Grammy-nominated jazz artist to perform, host workshops

Lamar University will host a Percussion and Jazz Weekend, Friday and Saturday, featuring seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Bobby Sanabria. “The concert is a culmination of a weekend of activities featuring our guest star, Bobby Sanabria,” Rick Condit, associate professor of music and director of jazz ensembles,[Read More…]

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Spring forward — maybe?

Spring forward — maybe?

Not all states observe daylight saving time As many Southeast Texans anticipate the time change to Daylight Saving Time, March 12, Arizona and Hawaii are two states that don’t participate in the event. Ty Smith, a former resident of Arizona who now resides in Orange,[Read More…]

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Lamar Allies  to host LGBTQI advocacy workshop

Lamar Allies to host LGBTQI advocacy workshop

Lamar Allies will host an advocacy workshop, “Education, Guidelines and Action,” Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., at the Spindletop Unitarian Universalist Church, with presenters from PFLAG, an organization for family and friends of the LGBTQI community, and TENT, the Transgender Education Network of Texas. Lamar[Read More…]

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Dishman to host Le Grand Bal fundraiser

Dishman to host Le Grand Bal fundraiser

Lamar University College of Fine Arts and Communications will host its annual Le Grand Bal fundraiser, March 25. “It is our big annual fundraiser for the department, and the funds raised go to supporting student scholarships and travel, as well as visiting artists,” Xenia Fedorchenko,[Read More…]

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President Donald J. Trump

Trump presents first Congressional address

On Tuesday night, President Donald J. Trump made his first presidential address to Congress. The hour-long speech covered many of the promises Trump had made during his campaign and his achievements during his first month as president. The president began by condemning the recent anti-Semitic[Read More…]

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Blanchard to explore philanthropic depths

Blanchard to explore philanthropic depths

The Women and Philanthropy will host Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of BakerRipley, formally known as Neighborhood Centers Inc, for a lecture series focusing on the importance of working together and investing resources for communities in need. The planned events include two lectures and a[Read More…]

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