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  • Sixth Lander Film Festival Called ‘Extraordinary’

    The sixth annual Lander Film Festival was “extraordinary,” according to Festival Director Paul Crutcher, who called it “the best one we’ve ever had.”
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  • Lander Dance Company to Perform on April 20

    “Freedom and Empowerment” is the theme of the Lander University Dance Company’s performance on Monday, April 20, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m.
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  • Lander University hosts 'A MARVEL-ous Film Festival'

    On April 11, the Sixth Annual Lander University Film Festival features a special guest: writer/producer Craig Titley of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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  • Aspiring filmmakers apply now!

    The deadline to enter Lander University’s Short Film Competition is March 20. Part of the Sixth Annual Lander Film Festival, the event will feature lines written by writers from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. specifically for the competition.
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  • Lander Dance Company Performs Nov. 17-18

    “Speaking Bodies” will be the theme when Lander University’s Dance Company performs in concert on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. Performances both nights will be in Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
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  • Brewer school students to join Lander Dance Company in upcoming performance

    When the Lander University Dance Company takes the stage on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 24 and 25, it will be joined by students from the ACTS Magnet School at Brewer Middle School in Greenwood.
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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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  • Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

    The names of 14 Lander University students will be included in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation.
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  • Lander theatre students to stage production of a play described as inspiring and transforming

    Students and faculty in Lander University's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre are collaborating on a production of the play "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuff," a stark portrayal of the struggles and obstacles faced by women in general and black women in particular.
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  • Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

    The names of 10 Lander University students will be included in the 2011-12 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, recognizing their selection as outstanding campus leaders. The 10 were honored recently at Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony.
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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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  • Lander Spring Dance Concert to Honor Carol Neubner

    Lander University's spring dance concert will honor former assistant professor of dance Carol Neubner with a performance of her dance, "The Runners."
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  • Lander Bring Your Own Play Event Returns for Second Season

    Lander University assistant professor of theatre Jennifer Sansfacon makes a point about the character of Jet Reynolds, a character in "When You're Already Broken," a play written by Lander student Leigh Coates, of Laurens. Listening to Sansfacon is Taylor Wilcox of Blythewood, who plays Reynolds in Coates' play.
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  • Lander Panhellenic Women collect goods for troops

    Lander Panhellenic Women recently held a month-long drive to collect items for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Among the goods collected were toiletries, DVDs, books, snacks and other essentials, as well as Valentine's Day cards, photographs and sorority T-shirts.
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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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  • Miss Lander University 2012 crowned in Mardi Gras-theme pageant

    Talent, beauty and grace were abundant at the annual "Miss Lander University" pageant, held January 23 in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Seven students took to the stage to compete for the crown, and this year's pageant incorporated elements of Mardi Gras, drawing on the theme of Lander's 2012 Homecoming festivities.
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  • Lander University Stages Student-Directed One-Act Plays

    Four student-directed one-act plays -- Jonathan Denn's "Holier Ground," Louise Bryant's "The Game," Alice Gerstenberg's "Overtones" and Walter Wykes' "Family 2.0" -- premiere Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lander University, with matinee showings at 3 p.m. and evening performances at 8 p.m. Evening performances follow at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15.
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  • Sacay-Bagwell Wins SCTA Teaching Award

    Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has been named this year's Outstanding Theatre Educator by the board of the South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA).
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  • Lander Dancers Fall 2011 Concert Dec. 5 and 6

    The stage is set for the Lander Dance Company's Fall 2011 Concert, which will feature several dance numbers, including one inspired by the much-loved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."
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  • Lander students featured in the play, 'The Golden Samurai'

    The Lander University Department of Mass Communication and Theatre will present its second play of the season, "The Golden Samurai," by Geoffrey Case. Performances will be Nov. 16, 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., and Nov.19, at 3 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain time.
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