Lamar University

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.

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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.

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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.

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James Bell
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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