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Study Abroad director Jeffrey Palis aims to internationalize campus. 
UP Lauren Van Gerven

Study Abroad director aims to offer opportunities for all

Following a national search, Jeffrey Palis has been selected as Lamar’s first Director of Study Abroad. Palis, who comes to Lamar after holding a similar position at Georgia Southern University, said that international travel and study abroad have always been his passion and an important[Read More…]

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Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center extends hours for fall semester.
UP Coty Davis

Rec Center offers eclectic fitness, fun

Students looking for a way to keep fit, get fit, or just let off steam will find everything they need at Recreational Sports. The program will offer a variety of different activities and leagues this semester. “We want all patrons to have a great experience[Read More…]

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Gordon Williams, LUTV studio operations manager, works with Enoma Agbongiasede, Houston Senior, during a class in the LUTV studio, while Clinton Rawls, broadcast programming manager, fits a camera to a new slider,  Sept. 5.
UP Elizabeth Grimm

LUTV purchases new equipment through city grant

Lamar University Television has acquired new equipment that will enhance students’ experiences and expertise. Communications chair O’Brien Stanley said the money came from a City of Beaumont grant, and because LUTV is a public access channel they were eligible for funds. “It started out as[Read More…]

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Jacob Clark and Sujung Cho.

Recital aims to promote LU piano program

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present a piano concert, Sept. 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall in the Simmons Music Building. The concert will feature a duet with Jacob Clark, new Lamar assistant professor of piano,[Read More…]

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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.
UP Lauren Van Gerven

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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