Lamar University

With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.

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photo courtesy of Lamar University

The LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8-10 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Lamar University profes­sor, and award-winning author Dr. Jim Sanderson has released Nothing to Lose, a work that includes a setting close to home. Sanderson’s latest nov­el is set in Beaumont and fea­tures a fictional bar off of Tram Road — a favorite hang­out place for the main charac­ter, Roger Jackson.

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Terry Evans

I said it three years ago. To be exact, it was in the March 31-April 6, 2011 edition of The Examiner that I said Pat Knight was not a good candidate for the Lamar men’s basketball job. He was fired from Texas Tech after having a 16-42 record in the Big 12. In that particular column, I wrote, “I don’t think Knight is a good fit at Lamar. I don’t see him staying long in Beaumont, and we’d be right back to where we are now — searching for a coach.

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UPDATE: Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology will reopen at 1 p.m.

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Sanderson

Jim Sanderson, professor and chair of Lamar University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, has recently published a new collection of short stories, “Trashy Behavior,” through the Lamar University Press.

Sanderson decided to produce the collection after winning the Texas Institute of Letters’ Kay Cattarulla Award for Short Fiction in 2012 for the short story, “Bankers.”

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Doiron

When Tyler Doiron enrolled at Lamar University through the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) program, she knew it would be a unique experience. 

TALH is one of only two residential programs in Texas that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to start college early and earn 60 or more hours of college credit.

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Some Beaumont Independent School District students and Lamar University algebra students are making Christmas merrier for children in foster care this year by collecting toys and donations for CASA’s annual toy drive.

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Fan Van

From parking lot barbecues to colorful team spirit, football tailgating is a Texas tradition. At the Lamar-McNeese State game Saturday, Nov.

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TSUS

The Board of Regents, the governing body for TSUS and its eight component institutions, held its quarterly meeting Nov. 7-8 on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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