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Lamar University will be hosting a “#zeroLRA” film screening open to the public in the Lamar University Science Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. The McNair Scholars Program, the Center for Academic Success and the Multicultural Student Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the free event that will feature volunteers from Invisible Children, a media-based nonprofit organization.

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Donna Blaisdell (right)

(Lamar press release)

Donna Blaisdell has become The Texas State University System’s first ever recipient of the TSUS Regents’ Staff Member Award. The award was presented today at the TSUS board meeting in San Marcos.

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Sanaz Alasti

Sanaz Alasti, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lamar University and a native of Iran, has been named a Fellow of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

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Phi  Beta Delta

The Lamar University Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honors Society Beta Xi Chapter inducted nine students and nine faculty members Monday, April 15. The society recognizes students and faculty for outstanding international academic work.

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Allison Underhill

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will close the 2012-13 season with “An American Sampler:” An Evening of Classic One-Act Plays April 25-28.  

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27, and 2 p.m. April 28. The student-directed plays are each approximately half an hour long, and will be performed in the Studio Theatre.  

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Lamar choir

(Lamar press release)

The Cardinal Singers will delight audiences with jazz classics and popular ’50s hits that are guaranteed to get toes tapping when they take the stage for the Lamarissimo! concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Julie Rogers Theatre.

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Cherry Engineering

A Lamar student fainted Thursday morning, April 18, and struck her head, splitting it open and causing it to bleed around 10:30 while attending class in the Cherry Engineering Building at Lamar University in Beaumont.

As a result, another student fainted due to an extreme fear of blood, said Lamar University Police Chief Jason Goodrich.

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BAC Tournament

(press release)

More than 300 area youth from Texas and Louisiana recently gathered in Beaumont to compete at the Inaugural “Texas Super Showcase” Basketball Tournament, benefitting IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve/Ben’s Kids.

Hosted by the Beaumont Athletics Club, the three-day tournament featured 30 skilled teams, composed of players ranging in age from nine to sixteen.

The winners from the tournament were as follows:

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Dorothea Titus

Lamar University honored 110 employees with service awards at Lamar’s annual staff recognition program. The Lamar Staff Advisory Council hosted the event April 17 in the Mary and John Gray Library University Reception Center.

Dorothea Titus was recognized with 35 years of service.

Employees receiving 30-year service recognition arePamela Kay Blankenship, Salvador Costa, Gail Davis, Cynthia Perkins, Jill Rowley and Joy Tate.

Earning 25-year awards are Diane Foreman, Ralpheal Guilbeau, Alma Morrison, Shaw Shang and Sam Tait.

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President Jimmy Simmons is presented with the Distinguished President Award

The Lamar University Staff Advisory Council has honored President James "Jimmy" Simmons with the “Distinguished President Award,” citing his inspiration and dedication during one of the brightest periods in Lamar’s history. 

Diann Brodnax, president of the Staff Advisory Council, surprised Simmons with a special tribute and the presentation of a plaque at the conclusion of Lamar’s annual staff awards ceremony Tuesday, April 16.

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