Lamar Institute of Technology will host numerous events starting the week of April 21, with two student awards ceremonies scheduled: a Utility Line Rodeo in Silsbee on April 25 and fire academy cadets fighting night fires on April 25.

“This is a busy week on the LIT campus, with spring commencement just around the corner. We will start off the week with an honors program and awards ceremony and also have a Utility Line Rodeo in Silsbee Friday and fire academy cadets taking on night fires that evening,” said Chris Castillo, director of public information and marketing at LIT.

Activities begin Monday, April 21 with the Student Government Association Technology Awards from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center. At 6:30 p.m. that evening Phi Theta Kappa will have its honor society indication ceremony at the center, at Lavaca and University Drive.

Wednesday, April 23, faculty and staff will conduct Student Appreciation Day, offering snacks and drinks to LIT students. “This is a way for us to show our appreciation for their dedication and hard work throughout the semester. Our mission is to educate students, and this is one way our faculty and staff shows our students how much we appreciate them,” Castillo said.

Faculty and staff will distribute snacks and drinks from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center and the gazebo between buildings T3 and T4 near the Beeson Building. Food items and drinks will also be distributed from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gazebo for night students.

Friday, April 25, will mark LIT’s Utility Line Rodeo at the Frank Robinson Center in Silsbee. Utility line students, as well as graduates from the program and industry professionals, will showcase skills which will include climbing poles 25 feet and taller. The public is invited to attend the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch provided.

Also on Friday, April 25, the SGA will honor top students studying Fire and Public Safety at the MPC, and from 6 to 8 p.m. the group will honor top Business Technology students at the center.

LIT fire academy cadets will end April 25 by fight night fires at
Beaumont Emergency Services Training complex near Pine Street beginning at about 6:30 p.m. Cadets will fight controlled night fires with help from the Groves Volunteer Fire Department.

Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Emergency Medical Services students will participate in Scenario Day, an event aimed at building their skills at responding to emergency incidents. Students will respond to mock emergencies at the MPC to showcase their skills. Local EMS officials watch students to review how the individuals respond to various emergency situations.