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Lamar choir

(Lamar press release)

The Cardinal Singers will delight audiences with jazz classics and popular ’50s hits that are guaranteed to get toes tapping when they take the stage for the Lamarissimo! concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Julie Rogers Theatre.

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Cherry Engineering

A Lamar student fainted Thursday morning, April 18, and struck her head, splitting it open and causing it to bleed around 10:30 while attending class in the Cherry Engineering Building at Lamar University in Beaumont.

As a result, another student fainted due to an extreme fear of blood, said Lamar University Police Chief Jason Goodrich.

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BAC Tournament

(press release)

More than 300 area youth from Texas and Louisiana recently gathered in Beaumont to compete at the Inaugural “Texas Super Showcase” Basketball Tournament, benefitting IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve/Ben’s Kids.

Hosted by the Beaumont Athletics Club, the three-day tournament featured 30 skilled teams, composed of players ranging in age from nine to sixteen.

The winners from the tournament were as follows:

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Dorothea Titus

Lamar University honored 110 employees with service awards at Lamar’s annual staff recognition program. The Lamar Staff Advisory Council hosted the event April 17 in the Mary and John Gray Library University Reception Center.

Dorothea Titus was recognized with 35 years of service.

Employees receiving 30-year service recognition arePamela Kay Blankenship, Salvador Costa, Gail Davis, Cynthia Perkins, Jill Rowley and Joy Tate.

Earning 25-year awards are Diane Foreman, Ralpheal Guilbeau, Alma Morrison, Shaw Shang and Sam Tait.

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President Jimmy Simmons is presented with the Distinguished President Award

The Lamar University Staff Advisory Council has honored President James "Jimmy" Simmons with the “Distinguished President Award,” citing his inspiration and dedication during one of the brightest periods in Lamar’s history. 

Diann Brodnax, president of the Staff Advisory Council, surprised Simmons with a special tribute and the presentation of a plaque at the conclusion of Lamar’s annual staff awards ceremony Tuesday, April 16.

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Dr. Jimmy Simmons presents Donna Blaisdell with the TSUS Staff Excellence Award

Donna Blaisdell, executive assistant to the director of the Mary and John Gray Library, earned honors Tuesday as Lamar University’s first recipient of The Texas State University System Staff Excellence Award.

Blaisdell is a resident of Lumberton and a 28-year veteran of the Lamar staff.

Five other LU employees earned Distinguished Staff Awards at Lamar’s annual staff recognition program.

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Qiang Xu

Qiang Xu has been selected as Lamar University’s 2013 University Scholar. President James Simmons announced the honor during a ceremony April 10 in the University Reception Center of the Mary and John Gray Library. The University Scholar Award is the most prestigious research honor bestowed upon a faculty member at Lamar.

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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 on 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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LU

Incoming Lamar University freshmen can start their college careers off right by registering for one of seven upcoming new student orientation sessions.

Orientation is designed to ease the transition to college for first-time freshmen and incoming students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit. At orientation, students and their family members will meet college deans and current students, learn about student organizations and academic resources, and gather financial aid information.

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Erik Qualman

The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series is proud to present author, professor and keynote speaker Erik Qualman on April 9 at 4 p.m. for a question and answer session followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Montagne Center as he presents the power of social media and the digital trends in today’s business world.

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