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LU to host Freeman lecture as part of Black History month

ExxonMobil will present “An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman” in celebration of Black History Month, Tuesday. The presentation, hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Freeman, who is distinguished professor[Read More…]

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Donte Marcel, Houston senior, swabs the inside of his cheek so his DNA can be checked. Marcel signed up with the Be The Match Registry to be a bone marrow donor, Feb. 5, in the Setzer Student Center. UP Desmond Pickens

‘Be The Match’ recruits marrow donors

Each year, almost 18,000 people in the U.S. need a bone marrow transplant. About 70 percent of those patients do not have a matching donor in their family —they depend on unrelated donors who registered via the Be The Match Registry. Several times during the[Read More…]

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Pride Committee inducted into CVB Hall of Fame

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau presented the Beaumont Pride Committee with an induction into the CVB Hall of Fame at its 25th annual reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Feb. 3. “It is a great honor for us to have the[Read More…]

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Cupcake branding

Stephen Gary, executive chef of the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, right, and pastry cooks Lucy Mendez, left, and Isidra Capelo put the finishing touches to a giant Lamar University logo made entirely of cupcakes in the Setzer Student Center Arbor, Wednesday. The display featured 1,890 cupcakes[Read More…]

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Bellard appointed community relations and athletics liaison

Bellard appointed community relations and athletics liaison

Norman Bellard has been appointed to the new role as Assistant to the President for Community Relations and Athletics Program Liaison.  In that role, he will oversee the Lamar Community Outreach program, supporting university efforts in the identification of community needs and alignment of potential[Read More…]

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Study Abroad Program receives grant to encourage research

Study Abroad Program receives grant to encourage research

Lamar University students will soon have the opportunity to study abroad and conduct obesity research while earning college credit thanks to a $25K grant received from 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. Seven universities across the nation have been selected to participate in this[Read More…]

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Oxfam Banquet to shed light on hunger issues

Oxfam Banquet to shed light on hunger issues

The low-income tier makes up 50 percent of the world’s population, according to Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty. In an effort to raise awareness of poverty and hunger issues, the Lamar University[Read More…]

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Black History month events kicked off with cake cutting, Feb. 9

Everette Warric-Love, San Antonio senior, cuts a cake to kick off a series of Black History month events, Monday in the Setzer Student Center. Cynthia Parra, Assistant Director of Multicultral Programing was on hand to represent the office of multicultural enhancement, which is helping to[Read More…]

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Drum Cafe South perform as part of Black History month events

Drum Cafe South perform as part of Black History month events

Drum Cafe South, a group of drummers composed out of Alsny Sylla, a Guinea, West Africa native, Dale Monnin, San Antonio and Aj Flores, Dallas, performed as part of Lamar University’s Multicultral Program’s Black History month events, in the Setzer Student  Center Ballroom, Monday.

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Berry, Okafor and Roberts get shot at the next level

Hirasaki establishes chemical engineering scholarship

The Lamar University Foundation has announced that an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Engineering. The Dr. George J. Hirasaki Scholarship in Chemical Engineering will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar. “It’s a great honor that Dr.[Read More…]

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