Lamar University

A Lamar University paleontology field crew led by Dr. Jim Westgate, professor of Earth and Space Sciences, recently returned from their expedition to the desert badlands of the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah near Vernal.

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Woodard

It’s a pretty common occurrence in college football — schedule teams that you know you can beat. They all do it, year in and year out. But many teams have that luxury.

Take, for instance, Texas A&M. The Aggies play in arguably the toughest conference in all of football — the Southeastern Conference. So their non-conference schedule this season includes Lamar, Rice, SMU and University of Louisiana-Monroe. The reason is because their conference schedule includes LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri and Ole Miss.

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Rudy Williams speaks at the announcement of the naming of the building.

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.

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photo by Kevin King

Ashwini Kucknoor, assistant professor of microbiology, has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant for the 2014-15 academic year.

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photo courtesy of Lamar University

Thirty-six students from 17 schools visited Lamar University and Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth and St. Mary on June 13 and 14 as part of the 11th annual Nightingale Experience.

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Craig and Patsy Ryan

Cultures all over the world enjoy spicy food from the Chicken Naga curry of India to Camarones a la Diabla of Mexico as do many Southeast Texans — be it Cajun, Tex-Mex, or their family’s secret chili recipe. These dishes usually have one thing in common: chili peppers.

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With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.

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photo courtesy of Lamar University

The LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8-10 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Terry Evans

I said it three years ago. To be exact, it was in the March 31-April 6, 2011 edition of The Examiner that I said Pat Knight was not a good candidate for the Lamar men’s basketball job. He was fired from Texas Tech after having a 16-42 record in the Big 12. In that particular column, I wrote, “I don’t think Knight is a good fit at Lamar. I don’t see him staying long in Beaumont, and we’d be right back to where we are now — searching for a coach.

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Lamar University profes­sor, and award-winning author Dr. Jim Sanderson has released Nothing to Lose, a work that includes a setting close to home. Sanderson’s latest nov­el is set in Beaumont and fea­tures a fictional bar off of Tram Road — a favorite hang­out place for the main charac­ter, Roger Jackson.

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