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McNair cohorts to present study at symposium, Wednesday

The 15th annual McNair Scholars Symposium will be held Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., on the Eighth floor of Gray Library. “This is an opportunity for this year’s research cohorts to present their research, findings and results with the public,” Daniella Medley, McNair director,[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled News

Educators Career fair scheduled for Tuesday

The Lamar University Career and Testing Center will hold the annual Educators Career Fair, Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Setzer Center Ballroom. “The purpose of this career fair is to let students who are pursuing a degree in education, or who[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled News
Fire at vacant retirement home

Fire at vacant retirement home

The 11th Street exit on I-10 West bound coming from Orange was closed Tuesday due to a fire at the vacant Ridgewood Retirement Home. The fire began at 10 am on Tuesday, and the Beaumont Fire Department could not save the building.

November 4, 2014 Comments are Disabled News

Wheelies & baskets

Students and staff participated in Intramural Sports’ wheelchair basketball tournament, Oct. 23, as part of October’s National Disability Awareness Month. The event was held in McDonald Gym. The participants included both wheelchair users and able bodied, with all competing on equal terms. The action was[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled News

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