Lamar University

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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The Press Club of Southeast Texas invites members and students of all disciplines to the Dishman Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 for a free media mixer. The museum is located on the Lamar University Campus at 1030 East Lavaca St.

Meet members of the media from various outlets and learn more about radio, print and broadcast journalism from experienced professionals. Find out what happens behind-the-scenes from producers, camera operators and others who bring the news to homes all over Southeast Texas.

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Artist James Surls in his studio

Texas native and artist James Surls has been commissioned to create Lamar University’s newest art addition to bring inspiration and beauty to the campus.

“Everyone can be inspired by art,” said Kim Steinhagen, Public Art Committee co-chair. “It is one of those things that enriches our lives the more we are exposed to it, and it beautifies the campus. We love the landscaping on campus, and art is just another part of that.”

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Teachers, students and parents are awaiting some sort of normalcy in their lives, which includes the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Beaumont Independent School District has a tentative goal of beginning school Monday, Sept. 11, but will host an emergency meeting Friday, Sept. 8, at the Administration Building (3395 Harrison Ave) at noon to make a final decision.

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Lamar University’s Center for Innovation Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) is partnering with faith-based and community organizations for the first ever Port Arthur Hope & Opportunity Event. The free community event with be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Booker T. Elementary School, located on 1300 Freeman Avenue in Port Arthur, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Natalie Sfeir, a junior speech-language pathology major from Beaumont, will host a memory café Monday, July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. to create “Memory Matters” books and other useful tools for those affected by dementia.

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Three Lamar University student-athletes were members of another team at LU this past year as they helped design and build the university’s first underwater robot.

Koby Couron and Brannon Beaton of the LU football team, along with LU baseball player Brent Janak, were part of an eight-person unit that created the robot for their senior project in mechanical engineering. Other members of the team were Nicole Ray, Ryan Fregia, Christian Dao, Quade Robertson and Rashaan Webster.

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Students meet representatives of the Irish Dementia Working Group, a national ad

Undergraduate and graduate students of speech and hearing sciences at Lamar University earned course credit abroad this summer as they learned new, person-centered approaches to engaging individuals with dementia in Liverpool, England, and Dublin, Ireland.

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