Lamar University

2018 Le Grand Bal honoree Albert Nolen

It’s a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment at Lamar University’s 42nd annual Le Grand Bal on Saturday, March 24, titled “We ART LU.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in black tie or Asian inspired attire. Activities include an art gallery auction at the Dishman Art Museum, as well as cocktails, appetizers and dinner in the beautifully renovated Setzer Student Center, followed by an after party with entertainment by Doppelganger, one of Houston’s premier party bands.


The third annual Lamar University Brass Festival from March 1-3 on the LU campus will feature trumpet artist Phil Snedecor, trombone artist Thomas Hulten, and horn artist Natalie Brooke Higgins, as well as many unique concerts and events, including a performance by the Brass Festival Artist Ensemble.

Delores Black, Lamar University photo

Friday, Feb. 16, the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents recognized two Texas State University educators and Lamar University employee Delores Black for outstanding performance and commitment to the mission of their institutions.

Dr. Debra Feakes, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. David Nolan, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, were honored as 2017 Regents’ Teachers.


Lamar University's Social Work Students Association gathered at the HEB on College Street on Jan. 31 to purchase hunger relief bags, Southeast Texas Food Bank executive director Dan Maher said in a release.


The Michael G. Weinert Entrepreneurial Lecture Series and MobilOil Credit Union presents Johnny Earle, the founder of Johnny Cupcakes, known as "The World's First T-Shirt Bakery," in a public lecture, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the University Theater.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Former Lamar basketball standout Mike James has been waived by the Phoenix Suns

Season tickets for the 2018 Lamar University softball season are now on sale. Reserved seats for all 15 home dates, including the annual Cardinal Classic, are $80. General-admission season tickets are $65 for adults and $45 for senior citizens (over 65) and youths (17 and younger).

The Cardinals, who enter their sixth season of competition since LU revived the softball program in 2013, open the season Feb. 9 when they face Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

James Bell
Angela Blanchard
Ellen Rienstra
Don Shaver

The Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2018, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit, officials said.


Lamar University junior Sakurah Fisher of Port Arthur is gaining real world experience in her pursuit of her passion for psychology and was recently announced as a 2018 David J. Beck Fellow at LU giving her resources to engage in research this summer.

LU computer science team | Photo: Lamar University

A student team represented Lamar University recently placed in the Top 20 at the Association on Computing Machinery (ACM) South Central Regional Programming Contest at Louisiana State University.

Jeremy Alm congratulates Destiny Allain on receiving the Trjitzinsky Award.

Lamar senior Destiny Allain of Warren has received the Trjitzinsky Award from the American Mathematical Society in the amount of $3,000. Allain is one of seven recipients in the country to receive this scholarship.

“The scholarship could not have come at a better time,” said Allain. “I was unsure whether I would have been able to pay for my next semester, so it has been a huge blessing.”