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Brandon Price to speak at entrepreneur lecture series

“Emerging Innovations in the Life Sciences (and Why You Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur)” will be Brandon Price’s topic for the latest talk in the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, scheduled for Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. in Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Building. The lecture series,[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
A patient and her mother work remotely with Dr. Jennifer Wickesburg, audiology director at The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, to correct her cochlear implant at Lamar's Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Mapping Center.
UP Michelle Burdett

Center localizes cochlear implant services

Children and adults with profound hearing loss can regain hearing through Cochlear Implanting. As more individuals pursue Cochlear Implants, the need for a local mapping center has increased, and now the Lamar University department of speech and hearing has established the first Cochlear Implant Evaluation[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Sydney Haygood, left, Hannah Barker and Tracie VanLaw rehearse a scene from “Eleemosynary,” which opens Nov. 6 in the Studio Theater.

LU theater to present ‘Eleemosynary’ Nov. 6-9

The world is not black and white. In Lee Blessing’s play “Eleemosynary,” three women live in a grey area searching for one need — forgiveness. Lamar University will present the 1985 play, Nov. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News

LU announces $1 million donation from Gill Foundation

Lamar announced a major gift to support innovation-based entrepreneurship programs at the university, Thursday. The Gill Foundation of Texas, founded by Jack and Linda Gill, will donate $1 million to support major initiatives at the university. Jack Gill, a graduate of Lamar University, holds a[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Lamar University students crowd around to watch Lamar Alpha's step during the cake cutting ceremony in the Setzer Student Center, Oct. 27.
UP Lainie Harris

Countdown to Homecoming

Bonfire, pep rally, tailgating to crown week-long celebration Homecoming week is in full swing as fun and exciting events on campus fill the week building up to Lamar football’s Homecoming game against Houston Baptist University, Saturday, at Provost Umphrey stadium. The Bonfire and Pep Rally[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Tom Matthews, advisor to the Lamar Community Garden Student Association, picks a ripe fig at Lamar's Community Garden, Oct. 7.
UP Lainie Harris

LU Community garden promotes sustainablilty

“One of the ideas is, when we’re through with this plot, it should all be better than it was when we found it — the soil should be more nutritious and productive.” That is the philosophy behind the Lamar Community Garden, located between the tennis[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Members of the LU American Society of Microbiology make decorations for their Homecoming float for the parade to be held, Nov. 1.
UP Megan White

Floats to highlight Homecoming Parade

Homecoming without a parade just wouldn’t be Homecoming, and a parade without floats — well, that’s just not going to happen. This year’s Homecoming Parade will feature 22 floats, plus 14 walking and vehicle entries representing various departments and student organizations. “There’s going to be[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Bud Leonard’s Lamar Tech football gear will be part of the memorabilia exhibit which will take place at Gray Library, Saturday 1 p.m.
UP Desmond Pickins

Gray Library to host Homecoming exhibit

On game day, Gray Library will host a memorabilia exhibit at 1 p. m. in the lobby where there will be balloons and free lemonade offered. “We’re working to give more exposure to the library, and that’s one of the reasons we’re excited to be[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
High school bands to perform during parade

High school bands to perform during parade

The Lamar University Homecoming Parade will feature six area high school bands — Deweyville, Kountze, Orangefield, Ozen, Hudson and Memorial. Scott Deppe, LU director of bands, said he is reluctant to call it a band contest. “If it’s a contest, then there are winners and[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Student Government Association President Sabrina Lewis, center, is flanked by vice president Ryan Dollinger and secretary-treasurer LaRissa Wilson.

SGA presidential impeachment denied

During a closed-door Student Government Association meeting on Oct. 14, SGA President Sabrina Lewis was impeached. However, on Oct. 19 a campus announcement from the office of Vicky McNeil, vice president of student engagement, read as follows: “Last Tuesday, a subset of the Lamar University[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News