News Releases

  • Witherspoon Named Lander Distinguished Professor of the Year

    The study of history yields an understanding of people, places and events of the past, but Lander University Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin Witherspoon believes there’s another payoff, too.
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  • Lander Professor Featured on BBC Radio

    Lander University associate professor of history Dr. Kevin Witherspoon was recently featured in “The Pacifica Radio Archives,” a history segment on the BBC Radio show “Up All Night.”
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  • Lander honors top Arts and Humanities scholars at annual awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were recently honored for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2012-13 academic year, receiving the top academic discipline and special awards from the university's four colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic Awards ceremony, held at the conclusion of the spring semester.
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  • Civil War Expert Speaks at Lander

    Civil War historian Mac Wyckoff, left, recently addressed a packed house at Lander University on the subject of "South Carolinians in Love and War."
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  • Well-known Civil War historian to deliver presentation at Lander

    Mac Wyckoff grew up in Oregon where, he said, there is virtually no interest in or knowledge about the American Civil War. He told an interviewer that he was a history major at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore., but he recalls only one lecture on the Civil War.
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  • Lander dean receives new administrative position

    Two Lander University administrators, who are also faculty members, are preparing to take on new responsibilities. University president Dr. Daniel Ball announced the appointment of Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, as associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Renee Love will fill the position Taylor-Colbert is relinquishing and serve as interim dean of the college. The two appointments become effective Aug. 15.
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  • Floyd 'At The Forefront of Effective Teaching At Lander'

    Two years ago, future assistant professor of history Ryan Floyd was driving down the highway, bound for a job interview at Lander University, when a jackknifed tractor trailer in front of him slowed traffic to a crawl.
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  • Top Arts and Humanities scholars honored at annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2011-2012 academic year, receiving the top discipline and special awards from the university's four academic colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony.
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  • Two more Lander students chosen for Washington, D.C., Semester internship

    Lander University has extended its perfect record for placing students in the Washington, D.C. Semester Internship Program of the University of South Carolina Honors College. Another two Lander students have been accepted, bringing to seven the number who have applied and been selected.
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  • Kappa Sigma 'Adopt-a-Highway' Cleanup

    A group of Lander University students who are members of Kappa Sigma Fraternity spent Fridays in January cleaning a stretch of Highway 72 in Greenwood, between Bojangles and Starbucks, as part of an Adopt-a-Highway community service project.
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  • Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

    Lander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.
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  • Lander history honor society receives award for excellence

    The history honor society at Lander University has won Honorable Mention in competition for the Best Chapter Award among Division II colleges and universities.
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  • May Named Young Lawyer of the Year

    Amy Landers May, a 1998 graduate of Lander University, is this year's South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year.
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  • University honors top Arts & Humanities scholars at Academic Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 academic year, receiving the top discipline and special awards from the university's four academic colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards Ceremony.
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  • Lander University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2010-11 academic year, presenting student life awards to the university's top students and student organizations. The awards were announced during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards Ceremony.
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  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University on April 20 to witness the spring induction of 44 students into Lander’s Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. Dr. John Moore, associate professor of philosophy and the chapter coordinator, said the inductees are juniors or seniors in the top 10 percent of their class
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  • University Releases Spring Magazine

    The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander activities and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Started in 1972, the magazine is produced with diligent consideration by the Office of University Relations two times each year, with issues in spring and fall.
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  • Student Scholarship Showcase Makes Debut at Lander University

    The Student Scholarship Showcase sponsored recently by Lander University’s College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) was a “tremendous success,” according to Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert, who said it garnered praise from students and faculty alike.
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  • Lander chosen to host traveling Vietnam Memorial exhibit

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Lander University Sept. 8-11, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
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  • Lander Students Honor D-Day Survivor with Tree

    A chance meeting in May between a group of Lander University students and a survivor of the Invasion of Normandy recently resulted in the appearance of a new tree on Lander's front lawn. The students were in France with the "Battlefields/Battlefilms" tour led by Dr. Jean Paquette, professor emeritus of history, and Dr. Misty Jameson, assistant professor of English and film studies.
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