Lamar University

Alex Dunbar

The league’s coaches and sports information directors have predicted the Lamar University softball team will finish in the upper echelon of the Southland Conference this season.

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

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Ryu Goto

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a master class with internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to observe the free master class in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

"These four individuals represent excellence in their careers and a genuine love for their alma mater,” said Shannon Copeland, director of alumni affairs. “It is an honor to name them as our Distinguished Alumni for 2016.”

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Chris Sanders, Jeff Westgate and Melisa Guillot bag samples for processing.

Sometimes the big picture can only be seen in the details. Such is the case when trying to determine the true picture of what populated the Earth millions of years ago. While the larger creatures capture the public’s imagination, knowing what was underfoot helps give a fuller picture of a particular place and time.

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Erin Burns, clinical audiology supervisor, speech and hearing department, earned honors Nov. 3 as the third recipient of the Texas State University System Staff Excellence Award. She is a resident of Beaumont and a seven-year veteran of the Lamar University staff.

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Lamar University men’s cross country team

It was the tightest finish since 1989, but the Lamar University men’s cross country team claimed its ninth Southland Conference Championship in 10 seasons behind the individual winner, freshman Iliass Aouani, who marked in at 24:24.6 on Oct. 30 at the Country Campus Golf Course at Sam Houston State.

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Come out and show your Cardinal pride as Lamar University commemorates its past, present and future with a day of exciting events tying together campus and community at the 2015 Homecoming celebration Saturday, Nov. 7.

With the Cardinals coming off a 55-7 victory over Houston Baptist, there is plenty to celebrate, as the team returns home to host the Nicholls Colonels on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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LU students Tracie Van Law, Sydney Haygood, Nathan Crump and Eyenkebi Itima rehe

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

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Gisela Houseman, owner and CEO of The Houseman Companies in Orange, has added $50,000 to further strengthen the Tony Houseman Memorial Scholarship in Speech and Hearing at Lamar University. She also donated equal amounts to existing scholarships at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Orange.

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