Lamar University

Come out and show your Cardinal pride as Lamar University commemorates its past, present and future with a day of exciting events tying together campus and community at the 2015 Homecoming celebration Saturday, Nov. 7.

With the Cardinals coming off a 55-7 victory over Houston Baptist, there is plenty to celebrate, as the team returns home to host the Nicholls Colonels on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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LU students Tracie Van Law, Sydney Haygood, Nathan Crump and Eyenkebi Itima rehe

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

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Gisela Houseman, owner and CEO of The Houseman Companies in Orange, has added $50,000 to further strengthen the Tony Houseman Memorial Scholarship in Speech and Hearing at Lamar University. She also donated equal amounts to existing scholarships at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Orange.

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Nederland native and Lamar alumnus Gerald Duff, 76, recently released his 19th book, Playing Custer, a novel narrated from varying points of view, illuminating personal and political events leading up to the death of General George Armstrong Custer.

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Stronger budgets and new construction are outcomes of the 84th legislative session that Lamar University officials are calling one of the best ever for the university.

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Armani Collins and Narda Herrarte

The Ben Rogers/Lamar University/BISD “I Have A Dream” Program recently awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships to 10 Beaumont ISD Class of 2015 graduates at a reception and luncheon at the BISD Administration Building.

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Brandon Belaire, a junior from Groves; Remington Whitt, a senior from Livingston

A dozen Lamar University civil engineering students are working hard to ready Big Beau, their canoe, for the 2015 Tex-Mex Regional Competition. This year, preparations for the annual competition extend beyond the research and construction to include serving as hosts for the April 23-25 competition, the first at LU since 2004.

Lamar’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host the competition for the Texas-Mexico Region.

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The Lamar University Police Department is still searching for the suspect in the theft of a cell phone forcibly taken from a student on campus on Feb. 9.

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Beaumont Police Department detectives are still working to determine the circumstances and to locate the suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at a local convenience store on Jan. 19.

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The Lamar University Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an international honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education and enhancing knowledge about various cultures around the world, held its first colloquy — a formal discussion or conversation — Tuesday, Oct. 21. The meeting covered the crisis in Ukraine, where fighting continues between pro-Russian rebels and the armed forces of the Ukraine.

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