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Coffee & Connect today at University Event Center

The Center for Career & Professional Development invites students to build networking skills at Coffee & Connect, today at 1 p.m. in the University Event Center  at Spindletop. Students will be able to meet representatives from various companies in a zero-stress environment while enjoying free refreshments.

For more information, visit

Information for Texas Undergrad Research Day due Monday

Lamar University is sending a student to the 2019 Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on April 1. To be considered, students must submit their information to the Office of Undergraduate Research by Monday.

Students will need to provide their contact information, the contact information of their advisor, title and abstract of poster as well as a letter of recommendation.

Applications from all undergraduate students currently  conducting research or creative activities for the selection process.

For more information, contact Kumer Das at

Email security enhancement to start Friday

Due to recent trends showing an increase in emails originating from non-LU systems that impersonate faculty and staff names, the following measures will be implemented to help faculty, staff and students recognize emails from non-LU systems and take appropriate steps to validate the sender.

The subject line of emails that originate outside of Lamar will include the prefix “[EXTERNAL-EMAIL].”

The following text will be included as a footer on all emails that originate outside of LU — “**ALERT** This email originated outside Lamar University. Do not click links, open attachments or respond unless you validate the sender and know the content is safe.”

For more information, contact the Service Desk at 880-2222 or email servicedesk@

‘Lose Smart’ competition starts today

The Student Health Center is helping students get back on track after the holidays with their “Lose Smart” competition which starts today and ends March 8.

This year’s “Lose Smart” competition is focusing on motivation and providing valuable information to each participant.

Weigh-ins will be scheduled to minimize wait time and maximize time for questions.

Registration is limited to the first 30 participants. Registration is available through OrgSync.

SURF application due March 4

The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Application deadline March 4.

Students must submit a cover sheet, narrative, resume, budget and timeline, and a letter of support to apply.

For more information, contact Kumer Das at, or visit

Office of International Student Programs to send out newsletter

The Office of International Student Programs & Services is sharing their November/December International Newsletter.

To access the newsletter, type in the following link —


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