Lamar University

Like a big family reunion, alumni members of Lamar University’s social Greek fraternities and sororities will gather to celebrate 60 years of Greek Life at Lamar University. The Office of Alumni Affairs, in partnership with Greek Life, is hosting the celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Event Center on the 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Beautiful weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “Rolling Out the Red” Homecoming 2016, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade kicks off a fun day of music, tailgating, family activities and Cardinal football.

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The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, and Patrick Williams.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Texas A&M alumni, friends and guests celebrated the Beaumont A&M Club’s 57th annual Classroom Teacher Awards Program and Dinner on Sept. 27, recognizing “Outstanding Teachers” for their service to the children they educate as well as the many contributions made by the panel of honorees to the community as a whole.

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Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo

It’s July 30, 2008. Port Arthur native Damon West is sitting in his apartment in Dallas on the phone with his dealer trying to score some meth. He’s “high as hell” and telling his associate he’s feeling the heat; he’s worried the police are onto him, that they know about his illicit activities.

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Saturday, Oct. 19, Gulf Coast Reads will present a panel of historians at the Mary and John Gray Library on the Lamar University campus. Jan Jarboe Russell, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Train to Crystal City,” is scheduled to speak.

Russell was born in Beaumont and has been a journalist since 1972, including over 20 years of editing for Texas Monthly magazine.

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At the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, Lamar senior Zander Gous claimed his second c
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Lamar University senior Zander Gous led wire-to-wire as he cruised to a four-stroke victory at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Sept. 20 in Choudrant, Louisiana.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has named Xiangyang (Sunny) Lei, associate professor of organic chemistry and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the recipient of Lamar University’s 2016 Faculty Mentor Award.

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At least one sniper targeted law enforcement officers in a deadly mass shooting in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, killing five officers and wounding several others, including two civilians. One of the officers killed in the shooting was a Port Arthur native.

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Police in Beaumont have identified a suspect in a series of armed robberies of international Lamar University students that occurred between March 12 and April 18, Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reports.

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