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Byron Balentine adjusts the device used for hearing impairment that is used at­­ KVLU for hearing impairment individuals, 
Oct. 10.

KVLU tests emergency broadcast equipment

KVLU tested out equipment that allows for emergency broadcasts to be sent to hearing-impaired individuals. Byron Balentine, KVLU program director and station manager, said that emergency messages have been used since the Cold War and now technology allows for advancement of broadcasts. “Ever since the[Read More…]

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Jean Tirole

Nobel Prize Roundup: Science of taming powerful firms

Jean Tirole is one of the most influential economists of our time. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas, but most of all he has clarified how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful firms. Many industries are[Read More…]

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Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, works on his lecture, "Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor's Tomb to the Global Environment," in his lab in Cherry Engineering, Oct. 9.
UP Robert McDonald

Mercury Rising

Jerry Lin to discuss metal’s pitfalls, potential in Distinguished faculty lecture Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, has been honored by Lamar University as this year’s distinguished faculty lecturer. He will present his lecture “Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor’s Tomb to the Global Environment,” Oct.[Read More…]

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Illustration by Melissa Conley

Alpha Delta Pi to host glow run Saturday at Ty Terrell Track

The Delta Beta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Lamar University will host a Glow Run, Saturday, at the Ty Terrell Track. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 10 p.m. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House of[Read More…]

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An LUPD officer evacuates students from the area in front of the Post Office, Tuesday, as a gas leak was reported as a result of contruction on the Setzer Student Center.
UP Lauren Van Gerven

Gas leak causes partial evacuation, Tuesday

Several buildings, including the Setzer Student Center, were evacuated Tuesday, around 9 a.m., after a gas leak was detected. “There has been some construction going by the Setzer Center and there was a gas leak,” Hector Flores, LUPD assistant chief, said. “As an abundance of[Read More…]

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Kailash Satyarthi, top, and Malala Yousafzay

Nobel Prize Roundup: Muslim, Hindu honored for children’s struggles

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.  In the poor countries of the world,[Read More…]

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Lamar ambassadors flank President Emeritus Jimmy Simmons, left, TSUS Regent David Montagne, Jon Huntsman Sr., Wayne Reaud, Jon Reaud and President Kenneth Evans, as they break ground on the new Wayne A. Reaud Administration and Honors College building, Oct. 7.
UP Kristen Stuck

Ground broken on Reaud administration, honors building

President Kenneth Evans, along with President Emeritus Jimmy Simmons, broke ground Tuesday for the new Wayne A. Reaud Administration and Honors College Building, located at the corner of Rolfe Christopher and Jim Gilligan Way. “This is a historic day in our history,” President Emeritus Jimmy[Read More…]

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Miguel Medina, left, Marco Hernandez, Mariella Guerrero, Gicela Trejl, Brittany Birdwell and Javier Flores, discuss their Spanish study abroad trips in the Maes Building Language Lab, Sept. 24.
UP Kristen Stuck

Spanish master’s program to start in spring

A new Spanish Master’s in teaching, a collaboration between Lamar University and the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, will begin in January. “Basically, it is a program that is going to help area teachers, and actually teachers all over the state of Texas —[Read More…]

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Participants in the 2013 Domestic Violence Prevention Walk in the Quad. This year’s walk, candlelight vigil and reception will begin at 
5:30 p.m. Oct. 16.
Courtesy Bruised But Not Broken

Walk, vigil to promote domestic violence awareness

Lamar University’s chapter of Bruised But Not Broken will organize its fifth-annual Domestic Violence Prevention Walk, candlelight vigil and reception, beginning 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16. Participants will meet at Mirabeau’s head in the Quad. “Last year’s walk was an amazing experience,” Taylor Levy, chapter president,[Read More…]

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Students relax in the new SOL Gallery, Friday, in the Art Building.
UP Michael Reed

Revamped art lounge includes gallery space

The newly opened Student Organization Lounge, in the Art Building, is a place for students to showcase their work, relax and hold organization meetings. “The new SOL gallery is exactly what the LU art department needs,” Jillian “Gigi” Barker, Warren junior, said. “It provides a[Read More…]

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