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University expands wifi coverage

University expands wifi coverage

Members of the Lamar community who have tried to access the LUBigRed network on campus have often run into difficulties connecting their devices. However, over the next few weeks, people will notice a difference in the campus wireless service. “The IT division has done an[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Penny Clark and Charlotte Holliman look through old issues of the Lamar student newspaper, Monday, in Gray Library. The library received a grant to digitize the newspaper archives.
UP Lauren Van Gerven

Digitizing the Past

Library converts newspaper archive Over the past couple of months, Gray Library has been working on a project to digitize Lamar University newspapers from as early as 1933 up to 2005. Digitizing more than 70 years worth of publications was not a simple process. “It[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Lamar University will hold a “University Commencement Ceremony” in the Montagne Center, above, as well seperate ceremonies for each college beginning in December.
UP Lauren Van Gerven

Splitting commencement

Graduation activities to feature general, college ceremonies beginning December Starting with fall commencement, Dec. 13, Lamar University’s graduation ceremony will be split up in two parts — one large ceremony including all graduates, and a second ceremony for each college. The general ceremony, the “University[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Lamar to offer customized license plates to show spirit

Lamar to offer customized license plates to show spirit

Lamar University students, alumni, staff and faculty have the opportunity to get customized license plates to show their school spirit. “A large number of alumni have already expressed interest in purchasing the plates,” Linda LeBlanc, director of alumni affairs, said. “I think the design itself[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Elizabeth Flores, Beaumont Junior, left, Ignacio Salazar, Mexico Junior, and Dianne Corinas, Katy Sophomore are volunteering at a booth for Hispanic Heritage Month.
UP Brooke Stinebrickner

Hispanic Heritage event

Members of La Familia de Phi Iota Alpha passed out information to students, Sept. 17, in the Setzer Student Center, as part of Lamar’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities. The organization is a brotherhood composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men internationally. It was established Dec. 26, 1931,[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
C.J. Jones

Deaf Comedian to Perform at Lamar, Sept. 27

Deaf comedian C.J. Jones has performed on thousands of stages across the world. And now he’s adding Lamar to his list. Jones will perform in the Science Auditorium at 7 p.m., Sept. 27. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public. “The[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
‘Thank a Donor Day’ festivities to begin  at 11 a.m., Sept. 18

‘Thank a Donor Day’ festivities to begin at 11 a.m., Sept. 18

Lamar will host its first “Thank a Donor Day,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., today, in front of the Brooks-Shivers Dining hall. “Thank a Donor Day” was created to educate students on the importance of the donations that the university receives. The event will include music, fun,[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Visiting scholar lands prestigious position in China

Visiting scholar lands prestigious position in China

Hongbo Gu, a previous visiting scholar at Lamar from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, accepted a job as an assistant professor at Tongji University in China, which is one of the leading universities in China. “Owing to the supervision of Dr. Guo and the[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Wind Ensemble to perform in Nederland, Sept. 23

Wind Ensemble to perform in Nederland, Sept. 23

Lamar University’s Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Nederland High School Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature classic wind music, new music and a world premiere composition. Admission is free. Selections include Nancy Galbraith’s[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Illustration courtesy Danielle Meshack

Series of events set for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic groups on campus are holding a series of events through Oct. 15 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. “One big event that we are going to be doing for the whole series will be our conversations,” Cynthia Parra, assistant director of student development and leadership,[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled News