Verity Ockenden, Ciara Luna and Katya Lapayeva.

Five Lady Cardinals from the Lamar University tennis team were named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, which led the team to claim the Scholar Team distinction.

The team notched a 3.42 grade point average for the season, and was one of 117 Division I programs and three Southland Conference teams to grab the honor. To make the list, a team must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were the other SLC programs on the list.

Mike James (right) played professional basketball overseas.

After providing Lamar basketball fans with tons of memorable highlights during his two seasons in Beaumont, former standout Mike James is just a step away from achieving the pinnacle of athletics success in his respective sport after signing with the summer league roster of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

Norman Bellard (inset) and South Park Middle School

Concern for the citizens of the South Park community and neighboring areas led to the creation of the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership earlier this year.

The group, which meets monthly on the Lamar University campus, has begun to address issues facing the community, according to Norman Bellard, assistant to the president for community relations at Lamar University and chair of the partnership.

Senior Gustaf Burenstam tied for 22nd with a 232

The Lamar Lady Cardinals golf team is competing in the NCAA Regional Championships in San Antonio through Saturday, May 9.

This is the third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance for the team and fifth in program history. One of only two Southland schools to ever win the league crown in consecutive years, Lamar set a new conference record this past season by winning its third consecutive SLC title.

Lady Cardinal golf team

The Lamar Lady Cardinals golf team fired a three-round score of 892 to win the 2015 Southland Conference title and earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

Wenny Chang (top), Laura Napoli (bottom right) and JaMeisha Edwards

Jr. Cardinals spring party set for this Saturday

Rothwell Recital Hall (LU photo)

Live from the Rothwell, a chamber concert featuring Lamar University’s Clarinet Quartet and Clarinet Choir, is set for Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.


Team Lamar emerged as the state winner in the TACSM Student Quiz Bowl held Feb. 26 in Austin.

Holly Bruder

There is no doubt that there are still countless users of the obsolescent Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. The successor to windows XP was Windows Vista, which was enormously unpopular with its users. Windows 7, with its several iterations, had some successes in the market place, effectively displacing Vista, but not winning over many of the huge base of XP users, except when the users purchased newer computers.