Category Archives: Lamar

LU marching band selected for UIL exhibition honor

Lamar University’s marching band, known as the Showcase of Southeast Texas, will perform as the exhibition band at the University Interscholastic League’s Area F Conference 6A marching contest on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Houston. This is the first time that LU’s

LSC-O receives development fund grant

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Firestone Polymers has partnered with Lamar State College-Orange to provide job training using a $307,374 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used to custom train 167 new and incumbent workers with needed

LU ranks in Top 10% in index of colleges creating social mobility

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Lamar University was ranked in the top 10 percent of universities in the nation on the new Social Mobility Index published by CollegeNET.Lamar University was listed 49 out of 539 universities in the nation on the index. Another school in the

LU lecture series presents Jerry Lin


Lamar University has honored Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2014.  “Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor’s Tomb to the Global Environment” will be the topic of his lecture, sponsored by ExxonMobil, to be presented

LU announces pre-game activities

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As the Lamar Cardinals football team (4-2/1-1 SLC) steps on the football field Saturday looking to continue its best start since the 1974 season against No. 9 Southeastern Louisiana, several activities will be taking place around the stadium prior to

Beaumont City Council to proclaim LU Homecoming Day

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Get Your Red On – Lamar University will celebrate ties that bind campus and community as students, alumni, government leaders, businesses and individuals don Cardinal colors during the week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 1 for Homecoming 2014. A Lamar delegation will visit

Legendary legislator, litigator winds down with wood carving

Parker Carvings

Used to be when Carl Parker took someone to the woodshed, they’d better get ready to write a very large check or at least prepare to rewrite their policy manuals. But the longtime lawmaker and well-known Port Arthur attorney goes

LSC-PA Theater Department “kills it” with Macbeth

The Theater Department at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is going old school – with a “post-apocalyptic” twist – and the result should be a blood-splattered good time for all. Class Act, also known as the college’s drama club, presents William

LU presents Judith Jamison in lecture series


Lamar University will present Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in a free public lecture in the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. An American dancer and choreographer, Jamison is an icon in

LU student releases app for document security

Matt Bukovicky, a senior business marketing major at Lamar University, and Charles Teel, a Lamar alumnus, are launching a new venture this week, an application for iOS devices called Lockbox.Lockbox, which should be available in Apple’s app store this week,

LIT hosts Tx. Rice Fest welding contest


About 200 students from area high schools will converge at the LIT Tommy Williams Technical Training Buildings for the 2014 Texas Rice Festival Welding contest on Oct. 1 The Williams Technical Training Buildings are located at 4076 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lamar University conferrs degrees

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Lamar University conferred 683 degrees during commencement ceremonies on August 16.  Local graduates include: Doctorates: Bridge City:  Dolores Duhon, Teresa Figueroa, administration; Ashley Marie Angelle, Taylor Lynn Miller, business administration. Orange:  Nathan Wade Byerly, administration; Jorge Alfonso Guerra, Ryan Scott

LU Small Business Development Center offers seminars and workshops

The Lamar University Small Business Development Center has announced the schedule for its fall business development seminars and workshops.  Fall workshops begin Sept. 30 with a presentation dedicated to branding.  Other topics will include Introduction to Spanish, Bookkeeping 101, credit score management,

LU to select student commencement speakers

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  Lamar University is pleased to announce a new and exciting student opportunity. At every December and May university commencement ceremony only, a selected representative of the student body will deliver a commencement address to the graduating class. On Dec.

LU to host cheer, dance football clinic

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The Lamar University Spirit Team will host the Cheer and Dance Football Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for Pre-K through 8th grade cheerleaders and dancers. Clinic participants will learn cheers and dance

LU providing math tutoring


The Lamar University Department of Mathematics is providing free math tutoring for students in grades K-12th at the R.C. Miller Library on Dowlen Road each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The program began Sept. 3 and currently serves approximately 100 students per week by

LIT to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month

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Lamar Institute of Technology will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an event from 10:00 a.m.-noon on Oct. 1 at the Multi-Purpose Center, Beaumont. Guest speaker will be Jesus Abrego, Director of Hispanic Youth Programs with the Diocese of Beaumont. Originally from Nuevo

LU Wind Ensemble to present concert

LU Wind Ensemble

Lamar University’s acclaimed Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the academic year at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Nederland High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Under the baton of Scott Deppe, director of bands at Lamar,

Director’s academic honor luncheon honors student-athletes

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s Athletics Department recently honored 13 student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the spring semester at the Director’s Academic Honor Luncheon at the Parker Center. Among those honored were (top, left

LU graduation ceremony format will change

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Graduates, guests and faculty are now invited to both a University Commencement Ceremony and a College Conferment Ceremony.  Beginning Dec. 13, Lamar University will join many of our fellow universities and host two commencement ceremonies. The first, termed the University Commencement Ceremony,

Lady Cards climb to fourth in golf

Two Lamar Lady Cardinals carded under par rounds, and LU’s top three golfers combined to finish at even par in the final round of the FedEx/Memphis Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon on the par 71 Ridgeway Golf Course. “We got some very strong performances