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(Lamar press release)

A group of 10 LU senior mechanical engineering students, also known as “Cardinal Racing,” who designed, built and raced an all-terrain vehicle took first place in a sled-pull event, and finished 30th overall out of the 100 teams at the 2013 SAE Baja East competition in Cookeville, Tenn., April 18-21.

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Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar University Soccer Camp– There will be one session May 11, for girls, grades 8 -12. There will be two sessions, July 8-12 & July 22-26, for boys and girls ages 4-16.

Contact (409) 880-7595 or visit http://www.lamarsoccercamp.com.

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‘Constructing Realities’ & ‘Fragmented Forms’

Senior thesis projects ranging from graphic design and photography to painting and textiles will be on display at Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum from May 3 to 16. The reception for the student thesis art exhibition will be Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and the reception is free.

This exhibition is the culmination of study for 12 seniors graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and one graduate student completing her Master of Arts.

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(Lamar University press release)

Registration begins today (Tuesday, April 9) for May mini, summer and fall classes at Lamar University.

Special populations of students – which includes athletes, honors students, military personnel (active duty and veterans), seniors and students with disabilities – can register for classes beginning Tuesday, April 9. Open registration for all admitted students will begin Tuesday, April 16.

The May mini-session will run from May 17 to June 4.

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Jim Sanderson

(Lamar University press release)

The Texas Institute of Letters has honored Jim Sanderson, professor and chair in Lamar University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, with the Kay Cattarulla Award for short-story writing.

The institute – considered the most prestigious literary organization in Texas – presented the award Saturday, April 6, at its annual meeting in San Marcos. The award recognizes the best short story written by a Texan or about Texas.

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Lamar University will announce the recipient of its 2013 University Professor Award during a program Wednesday, April 10 in the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. A reception begins at 2 p.m., and the announcement and awards are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The title of University Professor – awarded for life in recognition of distinguished teaching – is the most prestigious faculty award given by the academic community of Lamar University. 

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Veterans parade

 

Active duty and military veterans will be able to register early for Lamar University classes beginning with the May Mini, Summer and Fall 2013 terms.

“We wanted to honor our service members for their service and dedication to our country and make them feel welcome,” said Norma Cumbaa, coordinator of veterans affairs.

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Lamar University and the Society of Women Engineers will host a fair Saturday, April 13, to promote and inform people about the benefits of an education in engineering. The Discover Engineering fair will be held at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, located at 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students, but is fun for everyone including parents. The fair is free and open to the community.

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The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will focus on substance abuse when it hosts the 2013 Brooks Conference Thursday, April 18.

Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center, at Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and East Lavaca. 

Dawn Mathis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston will be the keynote speaker for a luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Other guest speakers include Shane Howard, Jefferson County tax assessor-collector.

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McAfee

Senior Matthew McAfee of Community Christian School in Orange was selected as a member of the eighth class of the prestigious Mirabeau Scholars at Lamar University and was offered a Mirabeau Scholarship.  The Mirabeau Scholarship is one of the most valuable academic scholarships offered by Lamar University and will cover full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and books.  

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