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Gilligan celebrates after 1,300th career win last February.

For the better part of 38 years, head coach Jim Gilligan has been the face of the Lamar University Baseball. The skipper has been around and influenced the program since his playing days back in 1967, but Gilligan has announced his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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Alexus Aviles

Lamar University sophomore Alexus Aviles was named the Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts against UTEP and New Mexico State over the Labor Day weekend.

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Lady Cards volleyball team

Junior Chelsea Grant of Killeen was named the Southland Conference’s Player of the Week on Aug. 31. Grant helped the Lady Cards win the Lamar Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend, defeating Texas Southern (3-1), UAB (3-0) and Marist (3-0).

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Check presentation, expansion unit, and Huntsman Corp. control room

Huntsman Corporation chairman, founder and billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman, along with his son and company president Peter Huntsman, treated U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, Huntsman Corp. board member and Beaumont philanthropist Wayne Reaud and other local dignitaries like Lamar University president emeritus Dr.

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 LU goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy

Soccer

The Lady Cards opened up the season last weekend with two shutout losses to San Jose State and Louisiana Tech. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Cards have opened the season with two shutout losses.

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Jim Sanderson (left) and the cover of his new book, Hill Country Property

Award-winning author and Lamar University professor Jim Sanderson has released his eighth novel, Hill Country Property, the prequel to his riveting murder mystery Nothing to Lose, which follows the Beaumont adventures of a failed lawyer turned PI, Roger Jackson, who finds himself entangled in a murder investigation when police discov

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“I’m excited to be back,” said forward Morgan Burden (12).

It’s important for Lamar University’s student-athletes to remain hydrated at all times. It will be even more important in the coming days as LU’s fall sports teams conduct practices on days when the temperature is expected to surpass 100 degrees.

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Hannah Leleux, a Lamar University junior from Bridge City majoring in computer science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association for Computing Machinery – Women to attend SIGITE 2015, the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, at DePaul University in Chicago.

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LUTV news anchors for spring 2015

Lamar University television will get a significant boost from the city of Beaumont with its approval of $263,000 to purchase new equipment using Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Channels funding. In 2005, the Texas Legislature passed Chapter 66 legislation authorizing a state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable and video providers.

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