Category Archives: Lamar

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

LIT registering for fall semester


Lamar Institute of Technology is currently registering students for all portions of the Fall 2014 semester. The Fall 16-week and the Fall 2 8-week semesters begin on Aug. 21. Fall Late Start Semester begins on Sept. 22, and the Fall 3 8-week

Switzer to speak at LU kickoff celebration


Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer will be the guest speaker at Lamar’s annual Football Kickoff Celebration slated for Sunday Aug. 24. Switzer headlines the annual event that will give Lamar fans an up close look at the 2014

Lamar Cardinals prep for first fall scrimmage

The Lamar Cardinals look to close out the first week of fall camp Saturday with their first scrimmage of the preseason. The scrimmage is slated to be a 40-play scrimmage that will see the first-team offense square off against the first-team defense

LIT to honor first responders


Lamar Institute of Technology will honor area first responders and military personnel with its “A Salute to the Real American Heroes” fundraiser on Sept. 11. The event raises scholarship monies for the LIT Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding students

Reese Construction Management Program nationally accredited

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The Reese Construction Management Program has recently become nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. “The Reese Construction Management Program was evaluated with regards to its organization and administration, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, staff, students, facilities, services and

LIT offers final orientation

Lamar Institute of Technology will have an orientation for new students from 9:00 a.m.- noon, Aug. 6. The session will be at the Multi-Purpose center at 802 E. Lavaca in Beaumont. To get the most out of a session, prospective

Johnson garners more preseason All-America attention

Momentum continues to build for the Lamar Cardinals football team despite the fact that the team doesn’t officially report to preseason camp until Sunday. Senior return specialist Kevin Johnson landed another preseason All-America honor to add to his growing list

Gilligan to speak at convention

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Lamar baseball coach Jim Gilligan, who ranks as one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history, will be part of a college baseball panel at this week’s Society for American Baseball Research Convention at Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

Lamar cross country schedule released

After both the men and women took home Southland titles in 2013, the Lamar cross country program is set to take on a challenging meet schedule this season that will see the teams compete against some of the best programs

Two local students among leaders at LU workshop

Seven Lamar University undergraduate and four graduate computer science students are taking on the role of teacher this week as they lead a workshop to teach K-12 school teachers fundamental computing concepts and help the teachers develop curriculum materials for

LU offers computer game development course

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 Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry. The course is required as part of a new computer science game

Barbay steps down as LU receiver’s coach

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Kevin Barbay has resigned his position at Lamar to take a similar position announced Cardinals head coach Ray Woodard Monday afternoon. Barbay served as the Cardinals receivers coach for the past two seasons.“Kevin did a great job here at Lamar both coaching

LIT schedules orientation


Lamar Institute of Technology will have an orientation for new students from 1:00-4:30 p.m., July 23, at the Multi-Purpose center at 802 E. Lavaca in Beaumont. There will be one other orientation from 9:00 a.m.-noon, Aug. 6. To get the most out of a

LU football mini-plan tickets available

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Lamar football announces a flexible ticket option for the upcoming 2014 season. Mini plans are available for fans who don’t have the ability to commit to a full season ticket option. The mini-plan option is available Tuesday, July 15.The three mini

LU Office of Alumni Affairs announces Advisory Board

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The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Stephanie Molina of Beaumont to serve as 2014-2015 president. Vernon Durden of China is past president and Carol Hebert of Nederland will serve as president-elect. New members of the board are Catherine

Dodson named founding dean of LU Honors College


Following a national search, Kevin Dodson, professor of philosophy and interim dean of the Lamar University Honors College, has been named founding dean of the college effective September 1. As the dean of the new Honors College, Dodson is the chief