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Feb 2, 2017

Student Engagement Newsletter - February 2017

Feb 2, 2017 by LU Student Engagement

Happy Groundhog Day, Cardinals! February is packed FULL of activities and opportunities for every student at Lamar University. Check out what's coming up this month!

Today - Event Planning 101
Thursday, Feb. 2
Want to learn more about the best places on campus to hold your organization's next meeting, ceremony, or party? Attend today's session, "The Who, What, Where, & When of Campus Programming" at 1 pm in the Landes Auditorium.

Blood Drive Ends Friday
Ends: Friday, Feb. 3
Hospitals across the country are in crisis due to a major blood shortage. Do your part and donate blood today at the LifeShare Blood Drive! The LifeShare Bus is parked between the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall and Cardinal Village today until 3 pm and tomorrow from 9 am to 1 pm.

Career Forums and Spring Career Fair
Dates: Feb. 7 & 28, March 2
Attend the Computer Science Career Forum on Feb. 7 and the Construction Career Forum on Feb. 28 to meet and network with employers and professionals in the fields of computer science, IT, and construction management. Open to all majors. For more information visit, and don't forget the Spring Career Fair on March 2!

Volunteer Service Fair
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7
Find new ways to give back to our community next Tuesday at the Volunteer Service Fair, 11 am to 1 pm in front of the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall. Meet representatives from local non-profit agencies, and make a positive difference in 2017!

Student Leadership Conference
Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 9
Become a "Next Generation Leader" at this free leadership development conference on Saturday, Feb. 11. Engaging breakout sessions, a dynamic keynote speaker, and free lunch! Sign up today!

Academic Preview Day LU Cardinal View Day
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10
Calling all student organizations! Show your LU pride and greet tomorrow's Cardinals at the Student Organization Fair on Saturday, Feb. 18. Sign up by Friday, Feb. 10 to be eligible for great prizes!

Food Fest Registration Open
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10
Food Fest is coming your way on March 1! This is your organization's chance to raise funds and win big! Compete to win $100 for the top dish in each category. There are limited spots available for participants, so sign up today!

Students Versus Staff Basketball Game
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10
This year's Big Red Mania includes something new - a Student Orgs vs. Faculty/Staff basketball game. If you're ready to slam-dunk the competition, sign up today! All participants receive a free commemorative t-shirt!

Who's Who Among Students
Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 16
The Division of Student Engagement is now accepting nominations for Who's Who Among Students at Universities & Colleges until Tuesday, Feb. 16. Submit your nominations on OrgSync or visit for more information.

Alternative Spring Break
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10
Spend your spring break doing something great! We're traveling to Baton Rouge to volunteer our time to the Louisiana flood relief effort. Space is limited, so participants will be chosen based on the strength of their applications. Learn more at

Constitution Workshop Series
Do you know what's in your student organization's constitution? Does it need a serious revamp? Join us for the Constitution Series Workshop throughout February. We'll take you step by step through creating clear purposes, missions, policies, and more. RSVP on OrgSync. 

Cardinals Pantry Opens
We're proud to announce the opening of the Cardinals Pantry, LU's first on-campus food pantry especially for students. To donate to the Pantry or to learn more about available services, visit

Setzer Student Center Renovation Update
The SSC Renovation Project is in full swing! Check out photos, project details, announcements, and more at the new Setzer Student Center website. Bookmark to stay up to date.

Co-Sponsorship Funding Co-Sponsorship Funding Available
Is your student organization planning to attend a conference, hold a major event, or more? The Office of Student Organization Services has Co-Sponsorship funding available for registered, qualified groups. Read the Co-Sponsorship Guidelines to learn more!

Campus Events Calendar
Looking for new ways to get involved in 2017? Check out the Campus Events Calendar and see what's happening today. Plus, with Subscribe and RSS options for Apple, Google, Yahoo, and Outlook, it's easy to stay informed!

Got questions? We've got answers! Call the Setzer Student Center staff at 409-880-8722 or visit our offices in Carl Parker Room 109.