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John Gray Center building named for Rudy Williams

John Gray Center building named for Rudy Williams

Officials, family and friends gathered Aug. 26 to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University. “It is most fitting that the building be named in his honor,” said[Read More…]

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Dean Kevin Dodson talks to students during a mixer welcoming freshman honors students in Gray Library Aug. 28.
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Enriching Lamar

LU’s new Honors College to build on 50 years tradition Lamar University has a new college. After 50 years on campus, the Honors Program is now a full college. “It’s been a slow, gradual evolution and development in growth, and really, for the last few[Read More…]

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Keating Woodcox scholarship established

Keating Woodcox scholarship established

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Arts and Sciences. The Diane Keating Woodcox Scholarship in English and Modern Languages will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar. “We are excited about[Read More…]

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Kucknoor receives research grant

Kucknoor receives research grant

Ashwini Kucknoor, assistant professor of microbiology, has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Her proposal, “Characterization of Rhomboid Proteins in Tritichomonas foetus Pathogenesis,” was awarded $85,000. “I feel awesome,” Kucknoor said. “Given the swift competition and tight[Read More…]

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Lamar cardinal cheerleaders pump up the crowd during Saturday's football game against Grambling University at Provost Umphrey Stadium as rain clouds loom in the distance. Lamar won 42-27.

WOW events welcome back students

The weather hampered some of the events, but not the enthusiasm at Lamar’s Week of Welcome festivities, which concluded with LU’s 42-27 win over Grambling State, Saturday. Students had a chance to spend time with therapy dogs in Gray Library Aug. 26, and show their[Read More…]

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­LU’s Burkett selected for business scholarship

­LU’s Burkett selected for business scholarship

Jason Burkett of Beaumont was recently notified that he was the winner of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers scholarship. Burkett is pursing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting at Lamar University. He is participating in a tax internship this summer[Read More…]

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Lamar’s Reese Construction Management Program has been nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction education.

LU construction management nationally accredited

The Reese Construction Management Program has recently become nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. “The Reese Construction Management Program was evaluated with regards to its organization and administration, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, staff, students, facilities, services and relations with key members of[Read More…]

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Entrepreneur Charlie Amato was the keynote speaker at commencement Aug. 16.

LU confers 683 degrees at August graduation; Amato gives address

Lamar University conferred 683 degrees at summer commencement Aug. 16 in the Montagne Center. Texas State University System regent and entrepreneur, Charlie Amato, was the keynote speaker. Graduates hailed from eight countries, 21 states outside Texas and 200 cities and towns in Texas. Lamar awarded[Read More…]

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Lerma, Rhodes honored  with Plummer Awards  as top August graduates

Lerma, Rhodes honored with Plummer Awards as top August graduates

Lamar University honored two students with the Plummer Award, recognizing them as the top male and female graduates in Lamar’s 2014 August graduating class. Lamar University president, Kenneth Evans, presented the awards during commencement ceremonies August 16 in the Montagne Center, where Texas State University[Read More…]

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Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry visited campus Friday to promote voting.
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Berry visits campus to promote voting

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry visited Lamar Aug. 29 for the first week of the Vote Texas tour, which aims to increase election turnout among college students. “We wanted to focus on college campuses because we all know that the first time anybody goes[Read More…]

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