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  • Lander conducts a convocation signaling the start of a new school year

    Lander University revived its tradition of beginning a new school year with an Opening Convocation on Monday, Sept. 9. Members of the faculty, garbed in academic regalia, paraded to seats in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium for the formal assembly that was also attended by students.
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  • Lander offers a new academic program

    Lander University has introduced a new degree program that will give students the flexibility to take courses from two or more fields of study to meet their career goals. The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) will enable Lander to provide an academic experience for students whose career interests fall outside of Lander's existing discipline-based programs.
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  • Forever Lander to emphasize support for scholarship assistance

    Lander University is preparing to actively promote its annual fund, emphasizing the importance of contributions to help the university deal with challenges stemming largely from steadily shrinking state financial support. The initiative will also enable Lander to increase scholarship assistance and spare graduates from having to face years of paying off student loans.
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  • Lander food service employees learn their way around campus

    Employees in Lander University's Dining Services took part in a scavenger hunt on Aug. 21 as a way of learning more about the university and finding their way around the campus.
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  • Dr. Ernest McPherson (Whitey) Lander Jr., 1915-2013

    Dr. Ernest McPherson (Whitey) Lander Jr., 97, of Clemson, husband of the late Sarah (Tish) Shirley Lander, died Saturday, August 17, 2013.
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  • Lander University Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

    Dr. Michael H. Murphy, assistant professor within the Department of Teacher Education at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Phitsanulok, Thailand, at Naresuan University during October 2013, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
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  • Rare Map Given to Lander

    Retired chemist and friend of Lander John Barnes recently presented the university with a rare land use map created by his father during the Great Depression.
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  • Home Builders establish scholarship for engineering students at Lander

    Students in Lander University's dual engineering degree program will benefit from a scholarship established by the Lakelands Home Builders Association. Nick Nicholson, executive officer of the Association, said the scholarship is designed to provide financial help to students who would support the construction industry in South Carolina after graduation.
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  • Lander group in Thailand for international academic conference

    A delegation of Lander University faculty members and administrators are in Thailand for an international conference on Technology and Innovation Development for Sustainability. The conference is sponsored by Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nkhon in Bangkok, which is one of Lander's 11 sister institutions of higher education in Thailand, South Korea and China. Lander is also co-sponsoring the event.
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  • Greenwood-area students learn about forensics at Lander camp

    Local students who are attending a forensics camp at Lander University this week are hearing from an expert on a key portion of the subject. Dr. Jeff Burkes, of Greenwood, a retired dentist and former professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and School of Medicine, shared his knowledge of forensic odontology, the science of using dental structures and other characteristics in the identification of unknown human remains and bite marks.
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