Category Archives: Lamar

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

David Starnes

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

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