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A resolution calling for the cancellation of the May 11 Beaumont Independent School District trustee election on April 29 has prompted another legal battle with litigants asking a court to determine if school board trustees overstepped their boundaries in instituting such a measure.

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Sanaz Alasti

Sanaz Alasti, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lamar University and a native of Iran, has been named a Fellow of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

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Left to right, Billy Pattarozzi, Elly Garner, Ashley Angelle, and Professor Thom

Three Lamar University MBA students placed first in graduate level value funds at the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) conference, officials announced.

Ashley Angelle of Bridge City, Elly Garner of Orange, and Billy Pattorozzi of Beaumont, placed first at the conference hosted by Quinnipiac University April 3-6, in New York City.

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During the school year, millions of children across the United States are provided with free or low-cost meals through the National School Lunch Program. The federally funded program operates in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With summer approaching, the question arises: What will these children do without the meals they are receiving at school everyday?

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A lucky group of children from Beaumont and Port Arthur Independent School Districts visited The Giving Field in Beaumont on Friday, April 26, for an Educational Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate Global Youth Service Day 2013.

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pic courtesy of Lamar University

(Lamar press release)

A group of 10 LU senior mechanical engineering students, also known as “Cardinal Racing,” who designed, built and raced an all-terrain vehicle took first place in a sled-pull event, and finished 30th overall out of the 100 teams at the 2013 SAE Baja East competition in Cookeville, Tenn., April 18-21.

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LU

Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar University Soccer Camp– There will be one session May 11, for girls, grades 8 -12. There will be two sessions, July 8-12 & July 22-26, for boys and girls ages 4-16.

Contact (409) 880-7595 or visit http://www.lamarsoccercamp.com.

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‘Constructing Realities’ & ‘Fragmented Forms’

Senior thesis projects ranging from graphic design and photography to painting and textiles will be on display at Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum from May 3 to 16. The reception for the student thesis art exhibition will be Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and the reception is free.

This exhibition is the culmination of study for 12 seniors graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and one graduate student completing her Master of Arts.

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The weather April 26-28 made for a soggy first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, but festivalgoers still managed to have a good time. Here’s hoping for beautifully cool and sunny weather right here in Beaumont for the Jazz & Blues Fest on Saturday, May 18, at Crockett Street Entertainment District. With the purchase of one $10 ticket, guests can hear 14 different bands all in one area. Funds raised go to support the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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