Lamar

The Texas State University System announced Tuesday, Sept. 11, the advisory search committee that will guide the process of selecting the next president of Lamar University. Lamar's President Simmons has announced that, after a 14-year tenure, he will officially step down Jan. 31, 2013.

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State Senator Robert Nichols

Keynote speaker will be state Sen. Robert Nichols 

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 577 degrees at summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Montagne Center. District 3 State Senator Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, will be the keynote speaker. Nichols is a 1968 graduate of LU.

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Oh, what a season it was.

The Lamar State Seahawks completed one of the most magical and improbable runs in JUCO history this season after a 1-2 finish in the JUCO National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas last week. The Seahawks lost their first game to Monroe College out of the Bronx, 70-52, wound up beating then-#1 ranked Missouri State 69-62 in the next game before narrow 66-63 loss to Cape Fear Community College out of North Carolina. 

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Lamar State College-Orange is hosting the 2011 annual Career Fair on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC-O Student Center. LSC-O students and alumni of all majors are invited, as well as a number of local employers.

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The Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering fielded two teams: the Remote Image System Acquisition Space Camera 4 team (LURISA) and the Lamar Electric Propulsion (LEP) team.

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