Entergy Prepares for Storm Season in Weeklong Drill

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory. 

Beaumont earns 'Playful City USA' designation

The City of Beaumont has been named a “Playful City USA” community by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization dedicated to play for America’s children.

Lamar University to confer 1655 degrees Saturday

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 1655 degrees at the fall commencement Saturday, May 17, in the Montagne Center.  LU alumnus and professional sports broadcaster, Bill Macatee, will address the graduates and guests during both ceremonies.  The ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Engineering, and at 1:30 p.m. for the Colleges of Education and Human Development and Fine Arts and Communication.

LU awards 20 research enhancement grants to faculty

Lamar University has awarded 20 Research Enhancement Grants to faculty members - a total of $100,000 in funding by the university, for research projects across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines.

“The Research Enhancement Grants promote faculty research across a vast array of academic areas,” said Gail Davis, interim director of research. “The grants support these research endeavors in the hope that faculty members publish their findings and potentially receive external funding.”