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2018 Orientation Cardinal Connection Fair


DEADLINE - June 1, 2018

Freshman orientation is upon us once again! We are excited to welcome new students to Lamar University! Did you know that Orientation plays a significant role in student retention? We invite you to participate with us by participating in the 2018 Cardinal Connection Student Resource Fair.  The fair is a comprehensive event that allows new students and guests to speak with organizations about...

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Campus Presentations by Candidates for Director of the Setzer Student Center 

The Division of Student Engagement cordially invites students, faculty, and staff to attend campus-wide presentations by finalists for the position of Director of Setzer Student Center. The presentation topic will be "Transforming the Setzer Student Center Programs and Services from 'Good to Great' in Today's American Higher Education."

Candidate:  Sergio Renovato Date:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 Time:  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location:  Neches Room 120, Setzer Student Center View Resume...


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**Reservations will begin June 1st for Registered Student Organizations Fall 2018 event and programs**

Please call Event Services if you have any questions 409-880-7285

Requests for small-attendance (1-99 expected attendees) and medium-attendance (100-249 expected attendees) events must be submitted at least 14 business days in advance of the planned event date.

Requests for large-attendance (250+ expected attendees) events must be submitted at least...

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The Big Event - Cancelled

The Big Event, scheduled for Saturday, April 7, has been cancelled due to impending bad weather.

Registered participants can pick up their t-shirt in the Student Organizations Annex on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Follow the Cardinals Activities Board on social media for future announcements about The Big Event.


Leadership Week Treasure Hunt with a $150 CASH PRIZE!

Leadership Treasure Hunt

New Student and Leadership Programs is hosting a Leadership Treasure Hunt on Thursday, April 5.

The winning prize is $150!


You're looking for a small wooden nickel hidden somewhere on the LU campus. Once found, the finder should immediately DM us the winning code found on the back of the wooden nickel. Confirmation will be given that the find is valid.


We'll release the FIRST clue at...



Thalia Polanco

did anyone find it?

Julie Eddards

Hi, Thalia! Yes, there was a very happy winner!

Campus Escape Rooms Today!

Have you ever wanted to try your smarts in an Escape Room?

Locked in a room with one way out, you must work together to beat the clock. Students must rely on each other, their ability to communicate and their creative genius to solve everyone’s fate in this 30-minute experience.

Leadership requires teamwork, often when faced with deadlines. Under pressure, it's important to use the team around you to solve problems, and an Escape Room is a perfect challenge.



Leadership Lessons from Hollywood

Tuesday, Apr 3, 1 pm
Landes Auditorium

Some of the best lessons in leadership are captured in films.

Come join us for an hour to look at several film clips and the leadership lessons that shape effective leadership.


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Student Government Association 2018 Election

Apr 4 - Apr 5
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Voting begins today for the election of 2018-19 Student Government Association. Ballots are open for the following offices:

President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer

Sophomore Class Senator Junior Class Senator Senior Class Senator

All currently enrolled students can access the SGA Ballot in Self-Serv Banner starting today, Wednesday April 14, 2018 at 12:00 AM. Polls close tomorrow, Thursday April 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

This event does not require an RSVP.

2018 Student Organization Awards Nominations

Celebrate the achievements of your student organization and apply for a 2018 Student Organization Award! These awards are given to recognize the successes of LU's student organizations and their advisors.

Award Categories

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year New Student Organization of the Year Advisor of the Year

Details and requirements for each award are included on each page of this application.

Deadline for submitting nominations is...

Co-Sponsorship Funding Application

The Office of Student Organization Services has funds available to assist chartered & registered organizations to facilitate their programming efforts. Please review the Co-Sponsorship Guidelines and this Application thoroughly. If your organization is interested in requesting funds, please submit the Application and additional materials describing the purpose of the event, the conference registration fee, hotel rates, etc. such as conference brochures or...

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Community Agency Request for Volunteers

Do you need a little help with with a project or program? Would extra hands make your workload lighter? Many Lamar University students volunteer on a regular basis, and we would be happy to promote your needs to our students.

Fill out this form, and we will post your opportunity internally to our student body. The students will contact you directly if they are able to assist with your needs. If students need specific training or skills, please make sure to include that on the...

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Greek vs. Faculty Basketball Game Player Registration


This year's game will be Thursday, March 1. All participants are asked to arrive at McDonald Gym at 6:30 pm.

The Greek vs. Faculty game is always a favorited tradition of Greek Life and we thank you for participating with us for our Greek Week event!

If you have any questions, email Thanks for your participation!

Campus Activities Survey

Help improve the quality, efficiency of campus activities, and events by giving us your opinion and input.

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Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, Feb 24, 9:30 am
Rec Center

All Lamar University students are invited to attend the 2018 Student Leadership Conference. This free one-day conference will focus on personal leadership development and maximizing your potential for success.

Whether you're in your very first semester at LU, or if you're an experienced student leader, this conference is for you! We'll have dynamic speakers, interactive workshops, and FREE LUNCH from Fuzzy's Tacos!

Check in begins at 9:00 am in the Sheila Umphrey...

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Special Invitation for LU Students

Hello, Lamar University students! You're invited to attend the 2018 Student Leadership Conference this Saturday, February 24. This one-day conference will focus on personal leadership development and maximizing your potential for success.

The Conference starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm at the Rec Sports Center. The schedule includes featured speaker Fran DeLeon, fun activities, and FREE LUNCH from Fuzzy's Tacos!

Seating is limited, so we hope you'll register...


Ann Shaw Student Leadership Award Nominations

The Ann Shaw Award recognizes a junior or senior student for fostering a spirit of teamwork, excellence in leadership, and exhibiting exemplary personal ethics and integrity while making significant contributions to the Lamar University community.

Ann Shaw was a long-time employee of the university who served in numerous positions within the division of student affairs. Through her dedication to the growth and development of students and student leadership, she is personally...

Now Accepting Nominations for Seniors of Significance

The Division of Student Engagement is seeking nominations & applications for Seniors of Significance. The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to Lamar University.

Seniors who will graduate in May, August  or December of 2018 are eligible to be considered for this recognition.  A Senior may apply or be nominated by a student, faculty, or staff...


2018 Seniors of Significance Nomination

Seniors of Significance is a student recognition award at Lamar University.

It recognizes undergraduate students who are graduating in May 2018, August 2018, or December 2018 who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, and service to campus and community, and who have brought distinction to Lamar University.

A Senior of Significance has made a positive impact on the Lamar University campus and in their individual academic fields during their time...

Student Engagement Newsletter - February 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED Apply to Be An Orientation Leader NEW Deadline to Apply: Monday, Feb. 5 by 11:59 pm

Do you have tons of Cardinal Pride? Make your mark at LU and apply to be an Orientation Leader. OL's greet new students at each summer orientation and teach them all about life at LU. Get more details at

Apply to Be A Resident Assistant Deadline to Apply: Sunday, Feb. 11 by 11:59 pm Info Sessions: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5 pm,...


Who's Who Announcement

For the past two years, Lamar University has participated in selecting students to be recognized in the national recognition organization of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

This organization has been in establishment since 1934. Who's Who has officially notified Lamar and all other colleges and universities that participate with them, that Who's Who is currently conducting a strategic review and will not be accepting nominations for the 2018 school...


Level Up! Leadership Series Registration

Workshop #1: Driven to Succeed Thursday, Feb. 8 -- 1 pm to 2 pm -- Library 6th Floor

Workshop #2:Tackling the Hard Stuff Thursday, Feb. 15 -- 1 pm to 2 pm -- Library 6th Floor

Workshop #3: Passing the Torch Thursday, Feb. 22 -- 1 pm to 2 pm -- Library 6th Floor

2018 Student Leadership Conference Saturday, Feb. 24 -- 9:30 am to 3 pm -- Rec Sports Center

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The Big Event Volunteer Form 2018


It's time for The Big Event, the biggest student-run, one-day service project in the nation! LU Civic Engagement is excited to announce that Cardinal Nation is the newest partner in this collaboration.

Created in 1982 at Texas A&M, The Big Event is an incredible way for LU students to come together for one day to say "Thank You!" to Southeast Texas through community service.

If you...

Homecoming Parade Info Meetings

Greetings, Cardinal Nation!

Homecoming 2017 is just around the corner, and it's time for our first Parade Information Meeting!

DAY: Today, Tuesday October 24 TIME: 3:30 pm PLACE: McDonald Gym 117

We'll discuss the rules and guidelines for the Homecoming Parade, and give you and your student organization advice about putting together the perfect parade entry.

If you can't attend today's session, make plans at attend tomorrow's meeting at 5:15,...

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