Lamar University

David Pipkins, Mark Vise, Judge Jeff Branick, Gene Arnold, Dr. Peter Hu, Mark Ro

Eight successful alumni returned to campus recently for Lamar University’s annual “A Dinner and Conversation,” a night of networking and career exploration for students with successful alumni in their field of study. Professionals from business, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurship, legal and theatre each hosted a table at the event held in the University Event Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

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Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod

Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod has been named first-team All-Southland Conference. Weisbrod becomes LU’s first first-team selection since Mike James in 2012.

“I’m so happy for Colton,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “This is a tremendous honor for him. He took a circuitous route to Lamar and has had an excellent first year for us. Colton has been one of the best big men in the Southland, despite the fact that people game plan to stop him every night.”

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Bobby Sanabria, seven-time Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Lamar University Percussion and Jazz Weekend, scheduled for Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University.

The festival will feature workshops, symposiums and master classes, and will conclude with the gala concert featuring Sanabria on Saturday at 6 p.m., in the University Theatre. The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and percussion ensembles will perform with Sanabria.

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Lamar University hosts Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers, Inc., March 2 in a day that includes two free public lectures and a presentation at a Women and Philanthropy luncheon. Women and Philanthropy promotes philanthropic education, leadership and advocacy by empowering women to be active participants in the giving process.

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A film crew from Discovery Channel Canada visited campus recently to capture the progress made by researchers in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering on an innovative lionfish-hunting robot.

The segment will air on the channel through Daily Planet, an hour-long science and technology magazine that airs five nights per week nationally, with larger stories exported worldwide. Videos are also posted to social media sites.

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Junior Torey Noel had 9 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Prior to opening its 2017 season, Lamar University baseball will hold three free youth clinics hosted by first year head coach Will Davis, his staff and select players.

Each clinic will start at 10 a.m., last approximately two hours and will be for eighth graders and younger. Cardinal baseball players and coaches will be on hand following the camp for pictures and autographs.

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Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod

Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod has been named Southland Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 16. It is the first time in his career that Weisbrod has received the honor, and the second time this season that a Cardinal has earned the award (Joey Frenchwood).

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Jan. 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher blew in on a hill just south of Beaumont. The public is invited to celebrate the 116th anniversary Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown at 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. near Lamar University.

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Lamar University's new head football coach Mike Schultz

It is finally starting to sink in. Lamar University has a new head football coach in Mike Schultz, who has one of the best offensive minds in all of college football. Schultz was formally introduced Dec. 22 at a press conference in front of a packed room filled with Lamar faculty and fans.

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Brian Sattler, director of public relations at Lamar University since 1989 and resident of Bridge City, was honored with the university’s 2016 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award at a Dec. 6 program in the University Event Center of the Mary and John Gray Library.

The Rogers family established the award in 1979 to encourage Lamar University faculty and staff to volunteer their service and talents to the community.

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