College News

  • Andrew McMahan tapped as new director of bands

    After a national search, Lamar University is proud to welcome Andrew McMahan as the new director of bands in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. McMahan assumes duties July 1, following the retirement of the outgoing director of bands, Scott Deppe.

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    Posted: May 04, 2017

  • Manchaiah honored for worldwide work in audiology

    Vinaya Manchaiah, director of audiology at Lamar University, was recently honored by the NRI Institute at the Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New-Delhi, India, for his work in the field of education.

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    Posted: May 02, 2017

  • Woodard triplets track toward futures

    Adrian, Andre and Anthony Woodard learned quickly that family is all you have. The Woodard brothers are original natives of Nashville, Tennessee, but in 2009 they established residency in Texas.

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    Posted: April 20, 2017

  • Voice students take first place in competition

    Lamar University voice students from the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music earned numerous award placements at the annual Greater Houston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing classical auditions on March 25, 2017, at the University of Houston.

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    Posted: April 12, 2017

  • Black & White Le Grand Bal: fundraiser on March 25 celebrates fine arts at LU

    Lamar University invites Southeast Texans to Le Grand Bal, a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment on Saturday, March 25, 2017. This year’s theme, “Lamar University in Black and White,” features a musical retrospective of LU through the decades. Guests are encouraged to dress in black and white, and activities include a silent art auction at the Dishman Art Museum, as well as a gourmet buffet, libations, music and dancing in the Montagne Center.

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    Posted: March 13, 2017

  • Art student Gonzalo Alvarez enters national conversation with ‘Borders’

    Lamar University art student Gonzalo Alvarez is gaining national attention for his video game art installation, “Borders,” currently on display at the SOL Gallery in the Department of Art.

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    Posted: March 01, 2017

  • Bobby Sanabria headlines LU Percussion and Jazz Weekend, March 3 - 4

    Seven-time Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist, Bobby Sanabria, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Lamar University Percussion and Jazz Weekend March 3 - 4, 2017.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017

  • Department of Theatre and Dance perform Pinter plays Feb. 9-12

    LU Theatre presents two one-act plays from different periods of the career of Nobel prize-winning British dramatist Harold Pinter, Feb. 9-12, in the Studio Theatre.

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    Posted: February 07, 2017

  • Bryan Proksch publishes ‘A Sousa Reader'

    Bryan Proksch, associate professor of music at Lamar University, has edited a new book of writings by famed composer John Philip Sousa. Published through Gia Publications, the collection of newspaper articles, letters, and interviews by Sousa and his contemporaries give us a greater understanding of this iconic figure in American music.An American composer and conductor nicknamed “The March King,” Sousa (1854-1932) was known primarily for military and patriotic marches.

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    Posted: January 26, 2017

  • Guest artist cello recital featuring Christopher Adkins on Jan. 27

    The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University will present a guest artist recital featuring Christopher Adkins, principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m, Friday, Jan. 27, in the Rothwell Recital Hall. The program includes TITLES? by Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff, two of the great 20th-century Russian cello sonatas. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    Posted: January 25, 2017

  • KVLU gets 'Totally Jacked'

    Jack Palestine, host of On the Edge, will take over the airwaves at 91.3 KVLU Public Radio on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. He will broadcast live from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. as a part of the station's end-of-year fund drive.

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    Posted: November 23, 2016

  • LU Drumline and Percussion Ensemble place second at competition

    Lamar University's Drumline and Percussion Ensemble took second place at the annual Percussive Arts Society's International Competition, Nov. 9 - 12, 2016, in Indianapolis. The Percussive Arts Society is a non-profit music-service organization whose mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.

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    Posted: November 23, 2016

  • A big band holiday with the Cardinal Jazz Orchestra on Nov. 28

    Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will perform classic and contemporary big band music and fresh arrangements of holiday classics with the Nederland High School Jazz Ensemble on Monday, Nov. 28. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Nederland ISD Performing Arts Center.

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    Posted: November 21, 2016

  • Dancers in the Air at LU Fall Dance Concert

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will present its fall dance concert, “Fall and Recovery,” Nov. 18 - 20 in the University Theatre. The evening of dance works performed by LU students encompasses many genres, including tap, jazz, musical theatre, modern, contemporary, and aerial silks, and is choreographed by dance faculty and select students.

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    Posted: November 15, 2016

  • LU presents comedic farce ‘Boeing Boeing’

    Lamar University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present the Tony Award-winning comedy “Boeing Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, Nov. 3 to Nov. 6 in the University Theatre. The 1960s French farce tells the story of Bernard, a self-styled Parisian lothario, who is simultaneously engaged to three different airline hostesses. His masterplan backfires when all three wind up at his apartment on the same day.

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    Posted: October 31, 2016

  • Music department presents staged reading about the life of Johannes Brahms Oct. 21-22

    The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a staged reading of “My Music, My Love,” a one-act play written by Ellen Walker Rienstra in collaboration with Eduard Schmieder, Oct. 21-22, 2016. Tickets are $10 adult and $5 students with ID.

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    Posted: October 17, 2016

  • Cardinal Jazz Orchestra fall concert Oct. 13

    Lamar University's Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will perform their fall concert fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. n the Rothwell Recital Hall. The program will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence and Patrick Williams. Admission is free.

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    Posted: October 06, 2016