Category Archives: Lamar

Jones named CSM Southland player of the week

Ronnie Jones

Junior linebacker Ronnie Jones Jr. has been named College Sports Madness Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week announced CSM officials. Jones was recognized for his efforts in Lamar’s 31-20 victory over Incarnate Word Saturday. “I just wanted to have a

LSC-PA students handle “The Glass Menagerie” with care


At a school that makes ‘learning by doing’ a way of life, students in the Stagecraft Class at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are living large. They are putting on the Tennessee Williams classic “The Glass Menagerie” for three shows Nov. 21-23 in

LU College of Arts and Sciences presents Literary Festival

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The Lamar University College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Modern Languages will host 14 writers from around the country to talk with faculty, staff, students and the community about writing and publishing.  The annual Lamar

LU offers Master of Arts for teachers of Spanish

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The Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages has announced a new master’s degree program in teaching Spanish. This graduate program is a collaborative effort between Lamar University and the University of Salamanca and will begin the spring 2015

LU’s Edwards named to All League Team

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Lamar University forward Dominique Edwards was named to the second team of the Southland Conference’s Preseason All-League team the conference announced Tuesday. Edwards, a graduate student at Lamar this year, averaged 14.1 points and 8.0 rebounds for Lamar last season,

Lamar Alum takes top spot in Marine Corps Marathon


Former Lamar cross country standout Samuel Kosgei took the top spot in the Marine Corps Marathon hosted in Arlington, Va. and Washington D.C. on Sunday. In just his third 26.2-mile race, Army Spec. Kosgei ran the marathon in two hours,

LSC-PA nursing program affiliates with GTEC

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One of the oldest nursing programs in the area is keeping up to date by joining forces with the newest provider of emergency care, Golden Triangle Emergency Center. Eursula Davis, coordinator of Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program,

Brandon Price featured for lecture series

Brandon Price

Emerging Innovations in the Life Sciences (and Why You Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur) will be the topic of discussion for Brandon Price for the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series.  The lecture is scheduled for Nov. 4, at 11:10 a.m. in Landes Auditorium,

LU gearing up for homecoming ’14

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Lamar University will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with campus events throughout the week of Oct. 27. Events of special interest to the community include the bonfire/pep rally and the Homecoming Parade.  The bonfire/pep rally will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7 :00p.m. in

LU’s Berry added to Performer of the Year watch list

Caleb Berry

Lamar’s record-setting quarterback Caleb Berry has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year watch list announced publication officials. A preseason All-Southland Conference selection, Berry is living up to the hype have become the

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.