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The Newspaper of Lamar University

Vol. 94, No. 10 November 16, 2017

SGA forum listens to students Morgan Collier UP contributor

The Lamar University Student Government Association held a forum Monday for students to express their concerns and suggest possible solutions for problems associated with the school’s growth. The meeting was led by Daniel Pemberton, SGA senator, who took note of issues and addressed questions students had. “This meeting is here to allow students to have a voice

in the ear of the administration,” the film studies major said. The forum centered around issues students have with the College of Fine Arts and Communication, but ranged from parking troubles to advising on a departmental level, and the concerns of the expansion of S.T.E.M-related majors to the Rec Center dress code. A reccurring discussion topic pertained to the growing student fees, with several students asking, “Where does the

extra money go?” “The money we pay in fees goes into a collective pool of funds for student services here at LU,” SGA president Dillon Nicholson said. “There has actually been talk about a five- to 10-year plan for the growth of campus, that things will start being renovated, such as the University Theatre.” The discussion led to the possibility idea of time changes, such as the Gray LiSee SGA, page 2

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SGA senator Daniel Pemberton addresses students during a forum, Monday.

History center to host prison music lecture, today Sierra Kondos UP staff writer

LU’s Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and The Upper Gulf Coast will present a Cajun and Prison Music public lecture for students, “Singing the Dream,” at 2:30 p.m., today, in Landes Auditorium, located in the Galloway Business Building. A public session will be held at 5 p.m. in the Executive Event Center, located in the Wayne A. Reaud Building. A reception and book signing will follow. “The lecture will cover the life and career of Cleoma Breaux Falcon, who, along See MUSIC, page 2

Setzer Student Center rehab set for Feb. 26 completion The Setzer Student Center will be substantially completed Feb. 26, according to Brian Sattler, Lamar University director of public relations . This is when the contractor will be finished with construction. Furniture and other items will be moved itno the building upon completion, and the building is expected to reopen after spring break. Pictures of the Setzer Student Center now and earlier in the semster, right, show progress on the renovations.

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LU celebrates Native American heritage Olivia Malick UP staff writer

Out of the 12 months in a calendar year, seven are dedicated to different minority groups in the United States. In November 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the month as Native American Heritage month to recognize the culture of indigenous peoples of the U.S. John O. Bello-Ogunu, vice president of the office of global diversity, inclusion and intercultural affairs, said there should be year-long appreciation and education about minority groups. “I think it’s important to recognize that these underrepresented groups deserve to be seen all year long for their accomplishments,” he said. “These months are important because America is a multi-cultural society — Congress decided to take a step forward and recognize and appreciate the contributions that numerous ethnic, racial and cultural groups have made in the de-

velopment of this great nation.” To promote cultural diversity, Lamar University will host Delwin Fiddler, Jr., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, in 113 Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. Fiddler is a descendant of Native American leaders Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Elk Head, and has lineage in the Keepers of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, an important prophecy of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, of which he is a member. “This is the first time Lamar is hosting a program in recognition of Native American Heritage Month,” Bello-Ogunu said. “I hope we will be able to promote inclusion, education and awareness.” Fiddler’s talk will cover American History from a Native American point-of-view and will discuss his life growing up on a reservation in a family of medicine men and women, and about his six months spent conducting

even inspire students to start an organization for Native American students,” Bello-Ogunu said. The National Congress of American Indians website states, “Heritage Month is an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, raise a general awareness about the unique challenges native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.” Native American Heritage Month is relatively new and is not as publicized, meaning many people are not aware that it exists. “(This month) is a sense of pride for me,”Beaumont-based artist Teresa Baker said. “It’s a moment to stop and recognize the Kiowa native culture not only for nonTonkawa Tawakoni & Kitsai natives, but for natives. It’s a time to be extra prideful of our culture, Witchita and who we are as people with an UP graphic by Olivia Malick incredibly long and deep history we will be able to trigger a on this land.” broader discussion about Native American issues, and perhaps See NATIVE, page 2

Historical Distribution of Native American Tribes in Texas

Apache Bidai Coahuilteco & Carrizo Caddo Comanche Jumano & Eastern Pueblos Karankawa

ceremonies at Standing Rock, N.D., in 2016. “With this presentation, I hope



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Jail House Music,” which will be the focal point of the book signing. “She did her research at the Huntsville prison,” Scheer said. “She listened to some of the radio broadcasts, because evidently, in the early to mid 20th century they actually put these prison bands on the radio — and stage performances on occasion. So, her expertise is on prison music, and all this contributes to the history and culture focused on music. “This is a cultural history that is a part of our society. I think all students, not just history majors, should come and take part in this lecture. It is one of the main goals of college — to transform into a cultured, well-rounded individual.” For more information, visit

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Lamar Language Fair In front of Mary and John Gray Library 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Student Lecture - Kevin Fontenot & Caroline Gnagy, “Singing the Dream: Cajun and Prison Music of SETX and Louisiana” Galloway Business Building Landes Auditorium 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Caroline Gnagy

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brary’s open hours, to enhance the college life on campus. “This is a concern of students, if we have to pay a couple of hundred dollars in library fees, why not have longer hours like other universities around us, that are open 24 hours or until 2 a.m.,” Nichol-


son said. “It’s not a discussion of lowering the prices of fees, but stepping up the quality of student services through our fees.” SGA holds a joint session that is open to the public, with an open forum for students and faculty, at 2:30 p.m. on the

second Tuesday of each month. During the meetings, there are reports on what each branch is working on and votes on certain topics when needed. For more information, visit the SGA portal on and click “Contact the LU SGA.”

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Baker is Mandan and Hidatsa, originating from the Fort Berthold Reservation in Mandaree, N.D.,. “The Mandans and Hidatsas were part of what was called the five villages (three Hidatsa and two Mandan) on the upper Missouri River, and were the hub for the trading network for the Northern Plains tribes long before the first white settlers came along,” she said. “We were also agricultural tribes growing corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. We traded our vegetables and knife-river flint, which is why you still find it throughout the country today. “After the smallpox epidemic of 1837 — which wiped out most of the Mandan tribe — the Mandans and Hidatsas assimilated in 1845, forming the current reservation along with the Arikara tribe. We lost most of our land and sacred sites in 1953, as a result of the Federal Government building the Garrison Dam which flooded out our bottom lands.” The tribes were moved to higher rocky plains where their tradition of farming was harder because of the soil. ‘The Garrison Dam was a big loss and is a deep scar in our history,” Baker said. “The population today, which includes all three tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara), is


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with her then fiancé Joe Falcon, recorded the first Cajun record,” Mary Scheer, the center’s director, said. The two speakers are husband and wife duo, Kevin Fontenot and Caroline Gnagy. “Mr. Fontenot writes about the history of American music, the South and this region,” Sheer said. “He lived in New Orleans for a while and taught at Tulane University. He’s contributed essays and entries to journals on different types of Gospel, Zydeco, and Cajun music. I think he is very well qualified to talk about music on this region. Caroline Gnagy, is a musician and independent scholar. She has played with many Rockabilly bands and Americana music festivals throughout the United States and Europe.” Gnagy is the author of “Texas


“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” — Elie Wiesel

about 15,000. It’s a bit sad that we have to make a month for these cultures that are not understood or celebrated everyday, but this is where we are. It’s important to educate, especially children, and this month of awareness provides that opportunity.” Bello-Ogunu said knowing more about other cultures promotes critical thinking. “Learning the cultures of those groups who have been underrepresented and underserved socio-economically is key to acceptance,” he said. “Take every opportunity to attend functions like (Fiddler’s talk) and ask questions. “Whether Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, etc., it is important to make a sincere effort to get to know someone from that culture and ask questions — don’t be shy — in order to become educated and, eventually, educate others about any culture without ignorance.” Baker said that learning local native history is integral to being able to understand the issues natives have nationwide. “Do research about your area and it’s native history,” she said. “Even if there isn’t a reservation close by, there is a native history. Starting locally allows for a connection

to the culture, because place is a commonality. From there, you can go on to read a broader native history.” Baker said that research and understanding also helps to eliminate stereotypes about different cultures. “We are people, not Hollywood portrayals, not mascots, but people who have endured a very rough history since colonization,” she said. “We have survived, and our cultures have a lot to offer.” With knowledge comes awareness, which can make a difference in the way people in the world communicate and operate, Bello-Ogunu said. “I’ve always believed all humans, beginning on this campus and spreading across the world, have an ethical and moral responsibility to make the world a better place,” he said. “The first step is to educate ourselves on the differences that make our cultures unique and special, as well as the similarities that bind us together as the human race. “We need to make sincere efforts to appreciate and celebrate those differences with the ultimate goal of co-creating a more peaceful, harmonious and united global society on our campus, in our neighborhoods, in our state, and in our nation as a whole.”

LU Winds Band in Concert University Theatre 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

November 17

18th Annual McNair Scholar Research Symposium Gray Library, 8th floor 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

November 18

4th Annual HASBSEB Conference Wayne A. Reaud Admin. Building 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Football vs. McNeese (Senior Night) Provost Umphrey Stadium 7 p.m.

November 20

David J. Beck Fellowship Ceremony & Reception Gray Library, 8th floor 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

November 21

Pie a Prof Lawn between Archer and Geology 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

November 23-24

Thanksgiving Holiday University Closed

December 1

“Fall and Recovery” Dance Concert University Theatre 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.


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What the feminism? Columnist argues for benefits of traditional gender roles

Everybody’s screaming and yelling “feminism.” But are we all supposed to be equal? Don’t get me wrong, I think we all should be living well, but striving for equality doesn’t necessarily mean we’re all equal, or even want to be equal. I am all for men playing their traditional roles — paying the bills, taking out the trash, and working on the cars. I am also happy for women to perform their traditional roles — bring up babies, washing dishes and cooking. Men and women are powerful in their own roles. Yes, some women can do most of what men can do, but why do it if it’s not truly needed. And yes, some men can take on certain roles women naturally do best but again, why if you don’t have to? Women and men were clearly made to do what the other can’t. Women are nurturers — not to say men can’t be, but women are just made to, it’s instinct. Men are more athletic when it comes to certain jobs and protecting their families. Both female and male are powerhouses in their communities, just in different areas. I’m not saying women go out and quit your good paying jobs,


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heavens no. Keep your job if it makes you happy and you can stash away some money just in case. And going on dates, men please continue to pay for the meals like it should be. Stop this feminism crap and pull out your wallet. Women should pay for a man’s meal if she feels like it, but even that shouldn’t happen often. Women, don’t be too quick to pull out your Michael Kors wallet to pay for that man. A female paying for a man’s meal is letting him think it’s all OK. Get out of here with all that. And the salary conversation is killing me. If you don’t like the pay you’re receiving for doing the same job a man is doing, stop talking and let the men fig-


Thankful for a break The holidays are almost here. This means two things — that we will be bombarded with obnoxious amounts of Christmas music for the next two months, and that the end of the semester is quickly approaching. As we prepare for final exams and term paper due dates, we should take advantage of the opportunity that Thanksgiving break presents to relax a little. Amidst the turkey and stuffing, we should try to unwind and mentally brace ourselves for those last few assignments. For different people, this means different things. In some families, this means stuffing one’s face with a good meal and enjoying one’s relatives, or decorating the Christmas tree. In others, it means not letting current events cause a massive argument at the dinner table, or trying to find the leak in the giant inflatable Frosty while armed with a roll of duct tape. The holidays should be peaceful and happy, and, for students, a breather after three months of chaos. Even as we go Black Friday shopping and help untangle massive strands of Christmas lights (and hope that we don’t have to check every bulb to find the one that’s burnt out), we should be aware that we still have a few weeks to go. But sometimes forgetting what we have to do in those few weeks is nice, too. Editor.............................................Caitlin McAlister Managing Editor........................Shelby Strickland Sports Editor ...................................Cassie Jenkins Staff ..................................................Noah Dawlearn .......................Keiosha Addison, Antonio Del Rio ..............Sierra Kondos, Olivia Malick, Matt Beadle .....................................Cade Smith, Karisa Norfleet ...............................Hannah LeTulle, Shane Proctor Business Manager..........................Taylor Phillips Advertising Assistants........................Jason Tran .......................................................Gabbie Smith Advisors Andy Coughlan and Stephan Malick Member of Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

ure it out. If the male wants to make all the dough, then have him pay for everything. Women get upset when men don’t talk to each other in a certain way — locker room talk, workplace banter, for example —but those used to exclusively be men’s spaces. Now women are in those spaces. You want to be equal but you don’t like what they say. And men please stop with the nurturing thing you think you’re doing. I’m sure there are a few ounces of nurturing God has given you, but I’m sure it’s not supposed to take over everything else he gave you. I know feminism is not just gender equality, but also race, multicultural, LGBT and more, but what is equality? If we all

became equal tomorrow, we wouldn’t know how to act. That would be called a “perfect world” and nobody is perfect. We see a good amount of the lesbian community wanting to be as strong as men, but why? It is OK to ask for help you know? Men hate to ask for help, so women ask for help and solve problems. If a female is as strong as a man, is it OK if a man and woman get in a physical altercation? Hell, no. That’s still a woman and its morally wrong. Why be equal to men? Men bring something to the table that females can’t and vice versa. If we’re bringing everything to the table, what do we need the opposite sex for? I wouldn’t mind being married and taking care of a home.

I would learn to do other things in my spare time and enjoy the years with my kids and husband. I’m not saying I wouldn’t pursue a career if the opportunity presented itself, but I wouldn’t make it a priority unless it was a decision between me and my partner. So, men, do the dishes and keep your space as clean as you can while you’re single or mingling, but don’t make it a priority once you’ve found your partner. Women, stop trying to match up to men in their areas, it’s just going to continue to drive us crazy. A man who doesn’t work doesn’t eat. Go work, bring home the bacon, and politely ask her to cook it. If she says no, on to the next one.

‘If I could turn back time’

At a young age, I taught myself how to time travel. Reading, dreaming and listening to music all contributed into taking me back through time to a certain moment in my life. Music is a common to everyone, but unique to every individual. Different people can hear the same song, but think back to different memories. I use this form of time travel more now than ever, to go back to relive memories of people I have lost, and to remember how loved I was by them. I time travel most days to go back to see my brother, Zacheria. Since he died in 2015, I can’t bring myself to let him go. When I get into my car to go to work or class, I play Eminem and immediately I am jolted back to my old childhood home. I’d begin my vision by hearing the loud thrumming of the rapper’s beats


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through my walls — back then I would press my pillow over my head on both sides to drown out the noise. But that is how I knew it was time to wake up and get ready for school. No sooner did the music begin than my mom would walk into my room and hollers for me and my twin, Carolyn, to wake up — which really wasn’t necessary since the music made it impossible to go back to sleep. Every morning until my brother moved out, Eminem’s voice began our day. When the memory is done, I see that I have made it to my destination. I still have no idea how I dream and drive and not wreck. It seems more dangerous than using the phone. When I go out to the club and I hear the DJ play “Footloose,” I am jerked back to my early 20s. All five of us, my brother and sisters, Carolyn, Krystina and Holly would go out line dancing. I walk towards the old wood dance floor as the beat got quicker, and I see me and my family dancing and laughing as we attempt to line dance. Although I used to dance for a living, I just wasn’t as good as Zacheria and Carolyn. Holly, Krystina and I would stay right behind them and try to follow the best we could, laughing the whole time. We usually went out dancing together as friends. We were raised to know that one day our parents would die and we needed to get along. Back then, it

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did not occur to me that we would not always have each other. The song ends, and I find myself in the present, sitting on a stool staring at the floor. I get up, and shake the memory away. Most days, I listen to “Come on Eileen,” by the Dexy’s Midnight Runners. It was a song played at Carolyn’s wedding and a song that was played often by our mom throughout our childhood. The wedding memory was a moment in time where it was obvious how close my whole family was. Carolyn stood next to her new husband saying her vows, and Zacheria stood next to the best man, smiling at his little sister, pride shining in his eyes. Afterwards, naturally, we were on the dance floor. Carolyn “wore that dress,” while Zacheria took turns spinning all his sisters around. It is such a wonderful memory to go back to, one of the many ways I revisit my brother. Time travel through music is a way to hold onto people and to memories that mean a lot. Of the reading, dreaming and listening to music, the latter is the easiest way to create time travel loops. Not everyone can relive a memory of a person through a book, or have the type of dreams that they desire the moment they want it. But music brings forth the memory — sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always with love. The opinions that appear in editorials are the official views of the University Press student management as determined by the UP Student Editorial Board. Opinions expressed elsewhere on this page are the views of the writers only and are not necessarily those of the University Press student management. Student opinions are not necessarily those of the university administration. ©University Press 2017

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UP Trivia

The University Press staff has compiled a series of questions related to Thanksgiving. How much do you know? Answers are posted below.

1. What year did Congress offiicially declare Thanksgiving a national holiday? 2. What state produces the most turkeys?

3. True or false? There was once a pumpkin pie that weighed a ton.

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Miguel Chavez, right, hosts a panel discussion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Monday, in Landes Auditorium.

LU Diversity hosts DACA panel Hanah LeTulle UP contributor

The Office of Study Abroad held the panel discussion “DACA: Understanding and Protecting a Unique Compo-

nent of LU’s Diversity” at 7 p.m. Monday, in Landes Auditorium. The panel was led by Lamar history professor, Miguel Chavez, who specializes in Chicano studies, and

consisted of Lamar University Dreamers, alumni and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) supporters. Panelists shared their personal experiences before and after DACA was put in place,

challenges they face, and how the program affects Lamar as a whole as well as the students enrolled. The DACA panel was the second event in the International Education Week.

KVLU seeks support

4. What year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade take place?

1. 1941, although the first president to call for the last Thursday in November to be observed as the holiday we now know as Thanksgiving was actually Abraham Lincoln.

2. Minnesota. Most of the turkeys produced in the United States come from just six states — Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia and Indiana.

3. True. In 2005 the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers baked a pumpkin pie that weighed 2,020 pounds — a world record for the largest pumpkin pie ever.

KVLU 91.3 Jason Miller, the station’s production director, works the station’s pledge drive, Nov. 9. The Lamar University public radio station’s fall fundrasier continues through Friday. To become a member, visit

4. 1924. The first parade to feature the now-famous giant balloons was in 1927.

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LU soccer ends historic season

Lady Cards fall to Aggies, 1-0, in NCAA tourney Cassandra Jenkins UP sports editor

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LU’s Kelso Peskin steals the ball from an A&M defender during Friday’s NCAA defeat at College Station.

Lamar University soccer travelled to College Station for their first appearance in the NCAA tournament, to take on the No. 6-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, Friday at Ellis Field. The Lady Cardinals put up a big defensive fight the hour and a half they were on the field, but came up just short as the Aggies took an early 1-0 lead through an LU own goal. “My feelings right now are just extremely proud of the team and what they have accomplished this year,” head coach Steve Holeman said. “We came a long way in one season. When we drew Texas A&M we knew that it was

going to be an incredible challenge. I think our girls handled it extremely well. We knew we were going to have to defend and that’s exactly what we did.” Defense in front of the net was tremendous on both sides of the field as 22 shots by Texas A&M went unanswered with LU senior goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy having nine saves on the night, three in the first period and six in the second. “It’s a great feeling to go out on a game like this,” Lovejoy said. “If they have to score an own goal to win, then so be it. “I’m so proud of the team and how hard everybody worked. It’s an amazing feeling to come out of a game like that no matter the outcome.

Cards defeat HBU for first SLC win Cassandra Jenkins UP sports editor

Lamar University defeated Houston Baptist University, 2316, Saturday, at Husky stadium, to record their first conference victory of the year and end a seven-game losing streak. HBU jumped to an early lead in the first quarter, edging the Cardinals 13-2 before LU’s persistent offense quickly closed the gap in the next two quarters. LU scored their first touchdown with 40 seconds left in the second quarter when freshman Myles Wanza took a 4-yard run at the end of a 9-play, 99-yard stretch to close in on the Huskies 9-13. LU’s defense held the Huskies to only three points in the second half, which came from a 58-yard field goal by HBU’s kicker Alec Chadwick. The Cardinals went on the attack in the fourth quarter

with help from spe26 pass attempts, cial teams. Junior throwing for 193 Brandon Dabney yards and one blocked a punt to touchdown. LU had allow linebacker a total of 306 rushDesmond Veal to ing yards compared pick up the ball and to HBU’s 173. Desail into the end fensively Lamar was zone to tie the led by senior Jaylon score at 16-16 with Bowden with seven 12:29 to go. solo tackles folBrandon Dabney “Dabney did a lowed by Rodney great job,” head coach Mike Randle Jr with four. Schultz said. “He did exactly like The Cardinals will play their we did it in practice. He shot his final game against rival Mchands low off the punters foot. Neese State, Saturday, at 7 p.m., Desmond Veal from Westbrook in Provost Umphrey Stadium. was the man on the spot to “They are tough,” Schultz scoop up into the end zone. I said. “Make no joke about it. I’ve like special teams scores and de- watched them on defense, they fense scores — those are good are extremely athletic, very fast scores.” and very aggressive — they take Six minutes later, LU quar- chances.” terback Blake McKenzie threw a Lamar will attempt to thwart 35-yard pass to wide receiver McNeese’s 25-9-1 all-time reIsaiah Howard to give Lamar the cord against the Cowboys and lead and the victory, 23-16. end their season on a high note McKenzie completed 12-of- with two consecutive wins.

Everyone did a really good job and I couldn’t be anymore proud of this team.” LU was outshot 20-5, with only two of the five being on-goal kicks. Lamar had three corner kicks, 12 fouls and one yellow card. On goal shots were kicked by freshmen forward Lucy Ashworth and midfielder Juli Rocha. “It’s obviously tough, but we played our hearts out,” Rocha said. “It was a hell of a season — it really was. “We’ve achieved everything we wanted to achieve. Coming here is a big achievement, it’s only one step closer to the next season and what we’re going to do and what we’re going to achieve. I’m really proud of these girls

and I’m glad I got to play with the seniors.” Lamar will say goodbye to senior goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy, along with midfielders Samantha Moreno, Tori Alaniz, M.J. Eckart and defenders Marie Lund and Laura Parra. LU finished the season 18-4-1, winning the Southland Conference title for the first time in franchise history and received the team’s only automatic admission into the NCAA tournament in the last 11 years of the program. “If our season had to end, this was not a bad way to end it,” Holeman said. “I think our staff and our players will look back at this season as one of our bests ever.”

UPsports briefs WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The Lady Cardinals rolled to a 93-62 win over visiting Louisiana College in a non-conference women's basketball game, Monday in the Montagne Center. Barrs finished with 14 points, 10 assists, 11 steals and nine rebounds for the Cardinals. LU scored the first six points of the contest and never looked back, building a 34-11 lead after one quarter and a 59-20 cushion at halftime. The Cardinals had four players score in double figures, led by Briana Laidler, who scored a careerhigh 16 points. Kiandra Bowers had 14 points, while Baleigh O'Dell finished with 10 points. The Cardinals shot 48.8 percent from the field for the game and 83.3 percent from the foul line. The Lady Cards return to action today at 5 p.m. when they host Southwestern Assemblies of God in the opening game of a doubleheader with the men’s team.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Senior James Harrison scored a game-high 17 points and Joey Frenchwood hit a step-back jumper with 13 seconds left to put the wraps on a thrilling secondhalf rally to defeat Coastal Carolina, 66-60, Tuesday, in the Montagne Center. The Cardinals didn't score their first basket until the 15:35 mark on a layup from Josh Nzeakor. CCU went on a run to push the lead to 12. The Cardinals closed the half on a 16-8 run to cut the deficit to seven points heading into the locker room. With LU trailing by six, Harrison drilled a three-pointer to pull the Cardinals within three, 48-45. The Chanticleers led with 2:12 remaining. The Cardinals reclaimed the lead with two freethrows, before Frenchwood’s winner. The Cardinals host Jarvis Christian today at 7:30 p.m.

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CICE to host entrepreneurial bootcamp, Dec. 1-2 Ricky Adams UP contributor

Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship will host a two-day “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: Bootcamp For Innovators,” 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to noon, Dec.

2, on the Eighth Floor of Gray Library. Guest speakers will include Larry Lawson, Anthony George and Jack Gill. Astronaut and author Scott Parazynski who will speak on Dec. 1 followed by a banquet. “We are very excited to have Dr. Scott Parazynski at our Boot-

camp,” Melissa Calloway, outreach coordinator for CICE, said. “He is a medical doctor, NASA astronaut, founder of Fluidity, pilot, entrepreneur, bestselling author and climbed Mount Everest twice. “We will also have serial entrepreneur presenters who will explain skill sets and tactics to be

a successful entrepreneur in different fields, including healthcare, biotech, space exploration, education, genetics and more.” Calloway said the fast-paced Bootcamp focuses on the dynamics of high-tech entrepreneurship. Similar models have been very popular at Harvard, MIT, Rice, Indiana University,

Purdue, Stanford, the University of Texas and University College, London. The two-day event is a partnership between the Colleges of Business and Engineering, and the Southeast Texas business community. Registration is free at

LU band, wind ensemble to perform today Vy Nguyen UP contributor

Lamar University’s band program will perform their second fall concert, Nov. 16, in the University Theatre. The Concert Band, under the direction of Eric Shannon, assistant professor of music and director of athletic bands, will kick off the show with three pieces, starting with “Gavorkna Fanfare,” by Jack Stamp, followed by “Scenes from The Louvre,” by Norman Dello Joio, and “Arcana,” by Kevin Houben. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan, associate professor and director of bands, will then perform five pieces; “Magnolia Star” by Steve Danyew, “Butterflies and Bees!” by Thomas Duffy, “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey, and “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore. “It’s a concert for people to enjoy,” Shannon said. “In a different angle, it’s also a way for us to show off what our students are capable of and what they can do as a team in the ensembles.” There are 64 performers in the Concert Band and 53 in the Wind Ensemble. Shannon said he chooses pieces that the musicians will enjoy playing. He chose “Arcana” because of its coolness,

The Lamar Concert Band perform during their spring concert. high energy and beautiful sound, he said. Clarinetist Paola Brinkley said “Arcana” is an exciting piece to play. “The moods changes from slow to fast and intense,” she said. “It’s also very enjoyable to listen to.” Shannon said he also looks for diversity in his choices. “I didn’t want to pick music that’s too similar to ‘Arcana,’ and ‘Scenes from The Louvre’ is really diverse, because it’s five little miniature pieces within the one, so it had five very different movements,” he said.

“And, it’s kind of based a little bit on Renaissance music. “Then, I just thought that I needed another energy piece, a fanfare, to start the concert so that’s why I picked the ‘Gavorkna Fanfare.’” Shannon said that the band and each player is good enough that he doesn’t have to do much. “The band has really improved in the past years, with this semester being the first semester that the second band was also auditioned, so the quality level of player to player is higher,” he said. “Good feed-

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back, going through the content, and giving quality repetitions to the students is what they need as performers, but also to grow as musicians.” The Wind Ensemble will comprise the second half of the concert beginning with “Magnolia Star.” “It’s an exciting piece for an opener that’s sort of based on the blues scale with a little bit of jazzy element to it,” McMahan said. “Magnolia was a train, so it’s programmatic to relate the excitement to that of a train. “I chose ‘Butterflies and Bees!’ for the next piece because

it has 20th-century music elements to it. It’s also unique, and it has sound effects, such as the flapping of keys to sound like the flapping of butterfly wings.” McMahan said that “Aurora Awakes” is his favorite piece because there are varieties of things going on. “It is different — it’s the longest and most extensive piece, yet it never feels like it’s getting tedious,” he said. “There are a lot of emotions and energy that keeps both the audience and performers’ minds engaged in thinking about the music, and ears moving to the music.” “Rolling Thunder” will be a fast, furious and exciting circus march to end the concert, McMahan said, adding that he, the musicians and the audience have a three-way communication. “My goal is that when we finish up and they all smile, I want my students to feel successful, that the music worked, the audience appreciated it, and they feel uplifted by it,” he said. The pieces are difficult, but McMahan said everything is progressing nicely. “We have fantastic students here, they rehearse hard and they learn quickly,” he said. “We are exactly where we need to be to have a really fantastic concert.” The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 8808148, or visit

University Press November 16, 2017  
University Press November 16, 2017  

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