Category Archives: Lamar

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

LU alumni, coach, to be inducted into Hall of Honor

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A legendary coach, a pitching ace and a former Olympian will be inducted into the Lamar Hall of Honor announced LU Director of Athletics Jason Henderson Tuesday afternoon. Pat Foster, David Smith and Yamelis Ortiz will be enshrined in the university’s athletics

David Starnes keynote speaker for Constitution Day

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Local attorney, David Starnes will be the keynote speaker for the annual Constitution Day conference scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multipurpose Center auditorium.  He is the lead attorney on the Kountze Cheerleaders’ case against

LIT to salute fallen firefighters

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The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation’s “Salute to Real American Heroes” event will honor the memory of the four Houston Fire Department firefighters who died battling a fire at a Houston hotel in May. Keith Giblin, federal magistrate judge on

Rudy Williams honored at John Gray Center


Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, Aug. 26 to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.“It is most fitting that the building be

Critters, caricatures highlight welcome week at LSC-PA

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Fall 2014 classes begin at Lamar State College-Port Arthur Monday and with them a fun, and possibly fattening Welcome Week. “It’s just a way for the students to get a taste for what they’ll be enjoying on campus year-round,” Claire Thomason, director

Local students graduate with honors from LU

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Lamar University graduated 23 students with honors during summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 16 in the Montagne Center.  Local students included in commencement are listed below. Graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), with GPAs of 3.65 to 3.79, was Jason C. Wall,

LU welcomes students with week of activities

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The Lamar University Division of Student Engagement has planned a full week of back-to-school activities for new and returning students. Week of Welcome will commence on Friday, Aug. 22, with residence hall move-in, brunch, free hot links and snacks, and a pool

LIT extends hours for registration


Lamar Institute of Technology student services will be open extended hours over the next two weeks to accommodate students who may need to register for the Fall 2014 semester. The office will be open until 7:00 p.m. Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. The Fall