Lamar University

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Angela Blanchard
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Parade marshal Dr Richard Price speaks with students at Gladys City

Perfect weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “We Are LU” Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a day full of activities beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. when the Cardinal football team hosts Central Arkansas at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

“We are especially excited about Lamar University Homecoming this year as we see it as day of free family fun for our community that is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey,” said Homecoming Committee Chairman Courtney Horton.

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The Lamar University Department of Communication and the Reaud Honors College along with Lamar's Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Deta Delta and the Office of Undergraduate Research will be co-sponsoring a three-day interdisciplinary seminar on Politics, Media, and Storytelling. The seminar offers a fresh eye on storytelling and news making through various media formats (film, journalism/photo-journalism, radio broadcast, online) and political insights from an international expert who has traveled to many war zones of the world.

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Starting Monday, October 2, a portion of Cunningham Street between Iowa Avenue and Georgia Avenue will be closed by Vaughn Construction to allow placement of a crane to be used for various construction activities on the new Science and Technology building.

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The Press Club of Southeast Texas invites members and students of all disciplines to the Dishman Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 for a free media mixer. The museum is located on the Lamar University Campus at 1030 East Lavaca St.

Meet members of the media from various outlets and learn more about radio, print and broadcast journalism from experienced professionals. Find out what happens behind-the-scenes from producers, camera operators and others who bring the news to homes all over Southeast Texas.

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Artist James Surls in his studio

Texas native and artist James Surls has been commissioned to create Lamar University’s newest art addition to bring inspiration and beauty to the campus.

“Everyone can be inspired by art,” said Kim Steinhagen, Public Art Committee co-chair. “It is one of those things that enriches our lives the more we are exposed to it, and it beautifies the campus. We love the landscaping on campus, and art is just another part of that.”

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Teachers, students and parents are awaiting some sort of normalcy in their lives, which includes the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Beaumont Independent School District has a tentative goal of beginning school Monday, Sept. 11, but will host an emergency meeting Friday, Sept. 8, at the Administration Building (3395 Harrison Ave) at noon to make a final decision.

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