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Lt. Gen. Brailsford

ExxonMobil presents Lt. Gen. Marvin Brailsford, U.S. Army retired, at Lamar University Feb. 24 in “An Evening with Lieutenant General Marvin Brailsford” in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation, sponsored by ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team (BEST) and hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

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Kelli Creel’s passionate interests in microbiology and dentistry have led her from the classrooms and labs of Lamar University in Beaumont to boats on the Sabine Lake, dentists’ offices in the area, expeditions in Belize, and now, the United Kingdom.

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As Beaumonters were prepping for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, around 25 Lamar University social work students teamed up with the Southeast Texas Food Bank and H-E-B to tackle hunger.

Thursday, Feb. 4, representatives from Lamar University’s Social Work Student Association participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive at the H-E-B store on College Street in Beaumont benefiting Southeast Texas families.

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The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University will present a guest artist concert featuring the jazz duo of pianist Joe LoCascio and saxophonist Woody Witt on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Rothwell Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Two prominent fiction writers will read from their works at the Lamar Literary Festival this month on the Lamar University campus in room 108 of the Maes Building.

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Alex Dunbar

The league’s coaches and sports information directors have predicted the Lamar University softball team will finish in the upper echelon of the Southland Conference this season.

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

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Ryu Goto

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a master class with internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to observe the free master class in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

"These four individuals represent excellence in their careers and a genuine love for their alma mater,” said Shannon Copeland, director of alumni affairs. “It is an honor to name them as our Distinguished Alumni for 2016.”

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Chris Sanders, Jeff Westgate and Melisa Guillot bag samples for processing.

Sometimes the big picture can only be seen in the details. Such is the case when trying to determine the true picture of what populated the Earth millions of years ago. While the larger creatures capture the public’s imagination, knowing what was underfoot helps give a fuller picture of a particular place and time.

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