Lamar ambassadors flank President Emeritus Jimmy Simmons, left, TSUS Regent David Montagne, Jon Huntsman Sr., Wayne Reaud, Jon Reaud and President Kenneth Evans, as they break ground on the new Wayne A. Reaud Administration and Honors College building, Oct. 7.
UP Kristen Stuck

Ground broken on Reaud administration, honors building

President Kenneth Evans, along with President Emeritus Jimmy Simmons, broke ground Tuesday for the new Wayne A. Reaud Administration and Honors College Building, located at the corner of Rolfe Christopher and Jim Gilligan Way. “This is a historic day in our history,” President Emeritus Jimmy[Read More…]

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Miguel Medina, left, Marco Hernandez, Mariella Guerrero, Gicela Trejl, Brittany Birdwell and Javier Flores, discuss their Spanish study abroad trips in the Maes Building Language Lab, Sept. 24.
UP Kristen Stuck

Spanish master’s program to start in spring

A new Spanish Master’s in teaching, a collaboration between Lamar University and the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, will begin in January. “Basically, it is a program that is going to help area teachers, and actually teachers all over the state of Texas —[Read More…]

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Participants in the 2013 Domestic Violence Prevention Walk in the Quad. This year’s walk, candlelight vigil and reception will begin at 
5:30 p.m. Oct. 16.
Courtesy Bruised But Not Broken

Walk, vigil to promote domestic violence awareness

Lamar University’s chapter of Bruised But Not Broken will organize its fifth-annual Domestic Violence Prevention Walk, candlelight vigil and reception, beginning 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16. Participants will meet at Mirabeau’s head in the Quad. “Last year’s walk was an amazing experience,” Taylor Levy, chapter president,[Read More…]

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Students relax in the new SOL Gallery, Friday, in the Art Building.
UP Michael Reed

Revamped art lounge includes gallery space

The newly opened Student Organization Lounge, in the Art Building, is a place for students to showcase their work, relax and hold organization meetings. “The new SOL gallery is exactly what the LU art department needs,” Jillian “Gigi” Barker, Warren junior, said. “It provides a[Read More…]

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AJ Webb and Brianna Blacknell were elected Homecoming king and queen in 2013. 
UP William Jones

Homecoming Court applications open

Lamar Homecoming Court applications are now available through 11 p.m., Oct. 16. To be eligible for Homecoming Court positions, students — except first semester freshman — must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and attend one of three meetings held 3 p.m., Oct. 14, in 108[Read More…]

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Children’s Miracle Network seeks gaming fundraisers

Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. One in 10 children in North America are treated by a CMN hospital every year. The Children’s Miracle Network is encouraging everyone to register for their “Extra Life” fundraiser, Oct. 25, beginning, at[Read More…]

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Hispanic Heritage Month event

Hispanic Heritage Month event

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LU hosts STEM conference

LU hosts STEM conference

The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research hosted the 2nd Annual Texas STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Conference Saturday at the Lucas Engineering Building. The event allowed over 140 undergraduate students, educators, along with their mentors to present their best research by both poster[Read More…]

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Students crowd around the Setzer Student Center, Monday, when it was announced that LU enrollment hit a record high.

UP Elizabeth Grimm

Campus enrollment hits all-time high

Lamar head count up 6.1 percent over fall 2013 More students now attend Lamar than at any point in its history. Lamar University enrollment for fall 2014 is 14,889, up 6.1 percent from fall 2013. “The university is very pleased with the increase that we have[Read More…]

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Mohammadreza Barzegaran, assistant professor of electrical engineering, right, and Ashley Dockens, instructor of audiology, were among the faculty members who attended the SMART meeting, Sept. 26.

UP Molly Porter

LU establishes SMART program

The Lamar University Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement launched the Support & Mentoring to Advance Research & Teaching program this summer to help new faculty members adjust to the demands of the university setting. “Depending on the university, the students have different needs, and[Read More…]

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