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Lamar University and the Society of Women Engineers will host a fair Saturday, April 13, to promote and inform people about the benefits of an education in engineering. The Discover Engineering fair will be held at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, located at 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students, but is fun for everyone including parents. The fair is free and open to the community.

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The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will focus on substance abuse when it hosts the 2013 Brooks Conference Thursday, April 18.

Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center, at Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and East Lavaca. 

Dawn Mathis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston will be the keynote speaker for a luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Other guest speakers include Shane Howard, Jefferson County tax assessor-collector.

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McAfee

Senior Matthew McAfee of Community Christian School in Orange was selected as a member of the eighth class of the prestigious Mirabeau Scholars at Lamar University and was offered a Mirabeau Scholarship.  The Mirabeau Scholarship is one of the most valuable academic scholarships offered by Lamar University and will cover full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and books.  

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Gerald Duff

Gerald Duff, novelist and Lamar University alumnus, will visit the LU campus April 18 to read excerpts from his literary works and discuss his education and memories from the university. The program begins at 7 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

Duff will also talk about creative writing to the department’s fiction writing seminar students at 1 p.m. in the Maes Building, Room 101.

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Press release from Lamar University Director of Alumni Affairs Linda Embs LeBlanc:

(AUSTIN) – The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System and Chancellor Brian named sole finalist in the Lamar University presidential search. Dr. Ken Evans was selected following an exhaustive national search that yielded more than 70 applications and nominations.

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Mayor Becky Ames with Susan and Jimmy Simmons

Jimmy Simmons Boulevard officially became part of the Lamar University landscape Friday, March 1, 2013, with the unveiling of street signs and a tribute to Simmons and his wife, Susan, in the historic McDonald Gym.

The Pep Band and national-champion Cheerleading Team added Cardinal Spirit to the occasion, while two rows of Simmons children and grandchildren – including three new grandchildren in strollers – brought proud introductions from the stage. 

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Kent Morris and Aaron McCoy, Standing: Trey Mathis, Dr. Estes, Jacob Martin

According to a press release from the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs, four LCM High School seniors were recently accepted into Lamar University’s prestigious Mirabeau Scholars Program.

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Jim Armacost

Lamar University has created a new office of sustainability with the goal of making the university as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Steve Doblin, provost and vice president of academic affairs, named Jim Armacost, assistant professor of biology, the university’s first director of sustainability.

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Pulse, Lamar University’s student-created literary magazine, has released its 60th edition. Sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the magazine contains poetry and prose by students from a variety of disciplines on campus. The magazine is funded by donations from patrons of the arts.

R.S. “Sam” Gwynn, professor of English and modern languages, said Pulse is an essential nurturing ground for young writers.

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The Lamar University department of history will host the fourth annual Regional History Day competition on Thursday, Feb. 14, attracting students from high schools and middle schools across Southeast Texas.

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