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ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex flaring in background of Port of Beaumont

Fire and smoke billowing into downtown Beaumont’s dreary dark afternoon sky about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21, caused citizen alarm and Lamar University to suspend classes. The emissions were generated from the ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex, according to company Public and Government Affairs Manager Lee Dula.

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Port Arthur native Dorian Chatman scored a career-high 23 points

Port Arthur native Dorian Chatman scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Lamar University men’s basketball team to a 97-74 victory over Howard Payne on Dec.

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Cade Johnson

Lamar University sophomore Cade Johnson of Lumberton will join researchers at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania to study cancer treatments during the summer thanks to his selection as a 2016 David J. Beck Fellow at Lamar University.

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Kevin Booze and Kiara Desamours (inset)

It will be a weekend full of Lamar basketball beginning Thursday, Dec. 17, with the Lady Cards (2-6) hosting Texas A&M-Kingsville at 7 p.m. The men (5-4) will host Jarvis Christian on Friday, Dec. 18, at noon then Texas Lutheran on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

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Students immobilize a simulated patient on a backboard.

It takes a special set of skills and a unique personality type to be a paramedic. The work can be incredibly draining both physically and mentally, with paramedics responding to everything from automobile accidents and shootings to stroke and seizure incidents. Paramedics, or emergency medical technicians, must be trained on how to treat infants to elderly, and must be prepared for any situation.

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Verity Ockenden and Iliass Aouani closed out the season for LU cross country.

Lamar University runners Verity Ockenden and Iliass Aouani closed out the season for the cross country team Nov. 21 when both competed at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships hosted at Tom Sawyer State Park by Louisville.

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Lamar University students, faculty and staff will celebrate a world of diversity in the LU International Cultural Festival: A Global Experience from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2014, in the Montagne Center.

Hosted by the Office of International Student Services and International Student Council in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Lamar’s Small Business and Development Center, the event focuses on celebrating the diversity and cultures of International Students at Lamar.

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On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Lamar University will celebrate their 2015 Homecoming. There are numerous events planned for the day, including a homecoming parade, which will start at 1 p.m.

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Montagne Center baketball court

The men’s and women’s basketball teams stepped on the new court at the Montagne Center for the first time Oct. 27.

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Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright and Susan Palmer have completed what they believe is the first comprehensive study ever conducted of government raids on religious communities — Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities, the result of extensive research that took the two from Central and West Texas to the streets of Paris and Brussels to the most remote parts of the Alps and Pyrenees. Together, they recorded 116 raids.

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