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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
Members of Pi Kappa Alpha put the finishing touches on the bonfire, Tuesday, near the driving range. The bonfire and pep rally, which will take place, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 31, are part of next week’s Homecoming events.
UP Megan White

­Homecoming to kickoff monday

Events planned for week-long celebration Monday sees the start of a week of Homecoming festivities leading up to the big game against Houston Baptist University, Nov. 1. The week-long celebration begins with voting for Homecoming Court, beginning at 10 a.m. in 104 and 106 Setzer[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Gubernational candidate Wendy Davis addressed voters and signed autographs during a stop in Beaumont on Monday afternoon. Early voting started Monday.
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Gubernational candidate Wendy Davis visits Beaumont on first day of early voting

Early voting started on Monday, and Senator Wendy Davis decided that Beaumont was where she wanted to be. The Texas gubernatorial candidate made a stop at the Solid Rock Community Church on the corner of Pine Burr Boulevard to discuss state education and women’s rights.[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
St. Jude’s benefits from rock, paper, scissors

St. Jude’s benefits from rock, paper, scissors

Sigma Nu is hosting a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Oct. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. in front of Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall. St. Jude’s is one of five charity organizations in Sigma Nu’s Helping Hand Initiative,[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
UP Jared McClelland

Feeling in the pink

Future Cardinals perform during the half time show of Satuday’s football game against Southeastern Louisiana at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The girls participated in a Cheer and Dance Football clinic Oct. 4, hosted by the Lamar University Spirit Team. The participants joined the spirit team in[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled News