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LU Alumni Wine & Sushi Tasting flyer

Join local Lamar University alumni 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at WineStyles, 4008 Dowlen Rd. in Beaumont, for a wine and sushi tasting.

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TALH students

Lamar University has been recognized on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The honor roll is a distinction awarded annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to recognize universities around the country that excel in and promote community service activities in their region. It highlights the roles colleges play in solving community problems and encouraging students toward a path of civic engagement.

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Through President James “Jimmy” Simmons tenure as band director, music professor, and dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, he brought pride to the Lamar University music program through “the Grandest Band in the Land” and the creation of Lamarissimo! He has also helped to kick-start many successful music careers, according to many of his friends, colleagues and former students.

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The Lamar University Foundation has announced the establishment of a new endowed scholarship. The Scott and Patricia Groben Scholarship in Chemistry has been established to assist students seeking a degree in chemistry. 

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Dr. Ruby K. Payne

Lamar University’s College of Education will host Ruby Payne, expert in educational leadership as ExxonMobil Scholar in Residence, March 21 and 22. Payne will conduct workshops March 21 with the fall 2012 ExxonMobil student researchers in the College of Education, with staff from Smith Middle School in attendance at one of the sessions. Sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Education and Human Development Building on the Lamar campus.  

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The Ducks Unlimited President’s Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. The Lamar University chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters over the last year.    

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Lamar Soccer Camp

 

The Lamar University soccer program is offering a two-day, soccer-oriented, Spring Break Soccer Camp for boys and girls, kindergarten through 8th grades, March 14  and 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The camp allows children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as advanced techniques from both the coaches and players of the Lamar soccer program. A special goalkeeper option is available for those interested in that position-specific training.

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Lamar College of Business

Prospective students from all undergraduate majors can learn more about the advantages of pursuing an MBA at Lamar University at an Open House scheduled for 5:30 - 7 p.m. March 19 in room 140 of the Galloway Business Building.

The MBA program at LU offers flexible options for students interested in earning a graduate degree in business. Lamar’s program allows students with an undergraduate degree in business to complete an MBA in as little as 16 months. Those with a different undergraduate major can earn an MBA in as little as two years.

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Standing Ovation

Lamar University president Dr. James M. “Jimmy” Simmons has become the first president emeritus in Lamar history.

Chancellor Brian McCall made the announcement Saturday night, March 2, during halftime of the Cardinals’ basketball game at “A Standing Ovation for Jimmy and Susan Simmons” in the Montagne Center.

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J. Wayne Dyess: 1947-2013

J. Wayne Dyess, professor of trombone and director of jazz studies at Lamar University, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was 65.

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