Lamar University

Dr. James "Jimmy" Simmons

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University is scheduled to confer a record 1,619 degrees at spring commencement Saturday, May 18, in the Montagne Center. President James Simmons will be the keynote speaker.

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Dr. Catalina Castillon

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University has honored Catalina Castillon, associate professor of English and modern languages, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2013.

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Serdar Ilban

Lamar University voice students from the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music earned numerous award placements in a regional voice competition at the University of Houston.

Students competed in the annual Greater Houston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) classical auditions in April.  

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Left to right, Billy Pattarozzi, Elly Garner, Ashley Angelle, and Professor Thom

Three Lamar University MBA students placed first in graduate level value funds at the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) conference, officials announced.

Ashley Angelle of Bridge City, Elly Garner of Orange, and Billy Pattorozzi of Beaumont, placed first at the conference hosted by Quinnipiac University April 3-6, in New York City.

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pic courtesy of Lamar University

(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

(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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