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Montagne Center served as refuge for Harvey evacuees Approximately 470 people from Port Arthur, Beaumont and surrounding areas were evacuated from their homes during Hurricane Harvey and brought by the United States Airforce to seek shelter in Lamar University’s Montagne Center, Aug. 30. “As far[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 0 comments News
Vonte Hulin looks at his phone in the Montagne Center, Aug. 30. The shoes and small bag are all the possessions he owns after his Port Arthur home was flooded. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn

Hurricane Harvey hits Southeast Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 in Rockport. Surrounding areas including Woodville, Liberty County, Lumberton, Port Arthur and Lamar University were all affected by severe flooding. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area experienced 47.35 inches of rainfall, Aug. 25-30. Jack Brooks Regional Airport got 26.03 inches on[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 0 comments News
LU extends classes through Dec. 12

LU extends classes through Dec. 12

Lamar University’s finals schedule has been affected due to Hurricane Harvey. Classes will now run through Dec. 12 and finals will be held in class. “To begin with, our goal is to complete the fall semester on time,” Kevin Smith, senior associate provost, said. “What[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 0 comments News
‘…not prepared for what we walked into’

‘…not prepared for what we walked into’

Volunteers evacuate nursing homes after Harvey floods Hundreds of boats lined up down Jimmy Johnson Boulevard in Port Arthur, filled with men from all over the Southern United States ready to save the hundreds of elderly patients trapped inside the Cypress Glen and Lake Arthur[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 0 comments Features, News
Wesley cleans up after flooding

Wesley cleans up after flooding

Hurricane Harvey caused record-breaking amounts of flooding in Southeast Texas, including some flooding on campus. The Wesley Foundation had four inches of water in their building, leaving members to clean out moldy insulation within the walls. Several congregations from Texas came to aid the foundation[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 0 comments News
Deaf activist model Nyle DiMarco to lecture Tuesday

Deaf activist model Nyle DiMarco to lecture Tuesday

Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, winner of “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Next Top Model” will present for the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Sept. 12, in the University Theatre. The free event is hosted by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The speech[Read More…]

September 8, 2017 0 comments News
LU delays fall semester start to Sept. 5

LU delays fall semester start to Sept. 5

  Lamar University announces postponement of the opening of the fall 2017 semester to Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.  This change in schedule affects all courses including classroom and online. LU administrators have been monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey and its impact on Southeast Texas and working[Read More…]

August 28, 2017 0 comments News
LU delays fall semester start to Sept. 5

LU delays fall semester start to Sept. 5

Lamar University announces postponement of the opening of the fall 2017 semester to Tuesday, Sept. 5.  This change in schedule affects all courses including classroom and online. LU administrators have been monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey and its impact on Southeast Texas and working with local[Read More…]

August 28, 2017 0 comments News
Classes canceled for Aug. 28-29

Classes canceled for Aug. 28-29

LU announcement concerning Hurricane Harvey Due to Hurricane Harvey, the start of the fall 2017 semester has been delayed. As many of our students live and work in areas impacted by this severe weather system, we are committed to accommodating our collective community. The fall semester will[Read More…]

August 25, 2017 0 comments News
Convocation kicks of 2017-18 academic year

Convocation kicks of 2017-18 academic year

LU President Evans launches QEP initiative as school grows President Kenneth Evans presented a “state of the university address,” where he unpacked current projects, shared updates, unveiled plans and celebrated accomplishments. After Evans welcomed 122 new full- and part-time staff members and 24 new faculty[Read More…]

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