Red and White Together

Lamar University is committed to supporting students, faculty and staff through times of crisis. As we navigate the new coronavirus pandemic together, we all must do our part to slow the spread of the virus. Social distancing, online courses and frequent sanitizing are some ways you can be part of the community effort. Read about​ Cardinals who are going above and beyond as essential employees.

Amy Smith

Thank You Amy Smith, Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages

Amy joined LU in 2009 after a friend who was working at LU encouraged her to apply for an assistant teaching position in the Department of English & Modern Languages. She began her Cardinal career teaching a general philosophy class that all students were required to take. Since that time, she has become an associate professor teaching mythology, Asian literature, British literature and a variety of advanced courses in her research areas, which include Greek myth, modernism, religion and literature, ethics and literature, Asian religions and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

“We’ve always used stories as a way to understand our human experience, especially when you’re going through situations where you really don’t understand what’s going on, where you’re being challenged. We’ve got a lot of different situations right now that are like that for our society and societies around the world where we need to try and make sense of our situation and understand our humanity in the situation.”

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Upcoming Events

August 4 @ 8:00am, Virtual Conference
Recovery & Resiliency: Building Tomorrow

The focus of this research summit will be Hurricane Harvey and other catastrophic events. Topics will include Healthcare, Government & Industry, and Community Preparedness.


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On-Campus Services

Student Health Center

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm

To follow CDC recommendations for social distancing, we ask that you call before you arrive.

The Student Health Center is now offering telemedicine and telehealth counseling appointments for select medical and mental health appointment types.

To schedule an appointment, call 409-880-8466.

Setzer Student Center

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Cardinal Pantry

Mondays & Thursdays | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you're experiencing food insecurity, the Cardinals Pantry is here to help. The Pantry is located in the building between Combs Hall and the Wesley Foundation.

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The compassion and resilience of the LU community is one of our greatest strengths during times of hardship.  The Cardinal Emergency Fund will help our students with the current issues they are facing, including housing and food insecurity, travel expenses, technology costs associated with digital learning, and other financial challenges.


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