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LU sets record in spring enrollment, credit hours

LU sets record in spring enrollment, credit hours

Lamar University released its official Spring 2015 enrollment figures Tuesday. In spring 2014, Lamar saw record-breaking credit hours, and the second-highest head count for a spring semester. This semester, Lamar saw an even greater turnout, with both credit hours and head count reaching spring records[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
Lamar University Ambassadors pose with president Kenneth Evans. Application to become an ambassador are open through March 6.

LU Ambassadors seek applicants

Application packets for 2015-2016 Lamar University Ambassadors are available through March 6 in the office of alumni affairs, located in 102 Rudy C. Williams Building in the John Gray Center. Ten openings will be available for new Ambassadors for the fall semester. Lamar Ambassadors are[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
Linnis Blanton, Feldspar advisor and Kelly Costlow, Batson senior, trim the excess clay around the base of the bowl in the ceramics room in the Lamar Art Building, Friday. UP Photo Lainie Harris

Sculpting against hunger

Empty bowl clay project to raise money for food bank The Empty Bowl Project is a grassroots movement to end world hunger. The main idea is to have potters, craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls that symbolize the empty[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
LU nursing faculty recognized for  teaching innovation

LU nursing faculty recognized for teaching innovation

Four nursing faculty members in the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing at Lamar University will be recognized this spring for their innovative teaching. The Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) awards faculty for innovations in teaching and excellence in research. Nursing[Read More…]

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LU to host Freeman lecture as part of Black History month

ExxonMobil will present “An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman” in celebration of Black History Month, Tuesday. The presentation, hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Freeman, who is distinguished professor[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
Donte Marcel, Houston senior, swabs the inside of his cheek so his DNA can be checked. Marcel signed up with the Be The Match Registry to be a bone marrow donor, Feb. 5, in the Setzer Student Center. UP Desmond Pickens

‘Be The Match’ recruits marrow donors

Each year, almost 18,000 people in the U.S. need a bone marrow transplant. About 70 percent of those patients do not have a matching donor in their family —they depend on unrelated donors who registered via the Be The Match Registry. Several times during the[Read More…]

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Pride Committee inducted into CVB Hall of Fame

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau presented the Beaumont Pride Committee with an induction into the CVB Hall of Fame at its 25th annual reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Feb. 3. “It is a great honor for us to have the[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
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Cupcake branding

Stephen Gary, executive chef of the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, right, and pastry cooks Lucy Mendez, left, and Isidra Capelo put the finishing touches to a giant Lamar University logo made entirely of cupcakes in the Setzer Student Center Arbor, Wednesday. The display featured 1,890 cupcakes[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled News
Bellard appointed community relations and athletics liaison

Bellard appointed community relations and athletics liaison

Norman Bellard has been appointed to the new role as Assistant to the President for Community Relations and Athletics Program Liaison.  In that role, he will oversee the Lamar Community Outreach program, supporting university efforts in the identification of community needs and alignment of potential[Read More…]

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Study Abroad Program receives grant to encourage research

Study Abroad Program receives grant to encourage research

Lamar University students will soon have the opportunity to study abroad and conduct obesity research while earning college credit thanks to a $25K grant received from 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. Seven universities across the nation have been selected to participate in this[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled News