Lamar

The Wayne A. Reaud Building is no doubt the centerpiece of what will be the new front door to Lamar University. However, there are several other pieces to this puzzle that will present an inviting and attractive gateway to students, faculty and other visitors to the campus.

An important aspect of this new gateway is the reversal of entrance and exit ramps along US 69 between Highland Avenue and Spur 380.

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Kiandra Bowers

Lamar University senior post player Kiandra Bowers was chosen by College Sports Madness as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28.

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Coach Ray Woodard

Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard will not return for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Jason Henderson announced Nov. 21.

“We would like to thank Coach Woodard for all that he has done for the Lamar University football program,” said Henderson. “It still remains our goal to compete for championships and to put our student-athletes in a position to be successful on the field and in the classroom.”

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Dorothy Becker

Dorothy Becker was one tough lady. Long before she taught vocational nursing at Lamar University during the 1950s and ’60s or worked at Baptist Hospital and St. Elizabeth, she joined the U.S Army after receiving a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Becker, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 92, served as an officer and nurse during World War II.

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After a beautiful closeout that won her the league championship, Lamar University cross country’s Evelyn Chavez was voted the Southland Conference Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Along with Chavez’s award, Keith Fallon took the Male Newcomer of the Year honor, and cross country coach Tony Houchin won the Men’s Coach of the Year award.

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Lamar University cross country continued its unprecedented run at the Southland Conference Championships. The men scored 43 points to claim their fourth-straight title and 10th in 11 seasons Oct. 28 at the Pecan Acres Park near the campus of Stephen F. Austin.

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Tyran de Lattibeaudiere and  Chelsea Grant

After dominating during a busy three-match week for the Lamar University volleyball squad, senior outside hitter Chelsea Grant was voted as the Southland Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 25.

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Beautiful weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “Rolling Out the Red” Homecoming 2016, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade kicks off a fun day of music, tailgating, family activities and Cardinal football.

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Carson Earp, Hanna Elfving and Anna Spengler

A 22-yard scoring strike from Carson Earp to DeWan Thompson with six seconds on the clock handed the Lamar University football its most thrilling victory since bringing back the program at the start of the 2010 season. Trailing by as many as 13 points with less than two minutes remaining, LU (3-3, 3-1 Southland Conference) scored two touchdowns in the final 1:43 of the contest to record the victory over Northwestern State, 32-31, on Oct. 15 at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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The Lamar University football team made it consecutive wins on the season by knocking off Abilene Christian, 38-10, on Oct. 8 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Cardinals (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) continue their dominance over ACU in Abilene improving, to 7-2 all-time on the road in the series.

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