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  • Lander University graduate joins the ranks of general officers in the military

    Another Lander University graduate has been promoted to brigadier general, the third Lander alumnus to pin on the one star insignia of that rank in less than three years.
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  • Lander is cited for its tradition of planting trees on campus

    Lander University has received recognition as a "Tree Campus USA" for its commitment to incorporating tree plantings in its landscaping program. The designation by the national Arbor Day Foundation honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees, and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
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  • Lander honors top Science and Mathematics 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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  • Lake Greenwood studied by professionals from Lander and Upstate Forever

    A scientific and environmental examination of Lake Greenwood was undertaken recently by a team that included Dr. Austin Trousdale, assistant professor of biology at Lander University, and staff from Upstate Forever, the natural resource conservation group. The purpose of their study was to learn more about the lake.
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  • Hansknecht 'A Great Example of What Good Faculty Are All About'

    For Lander University assistant professor of biology Dr. Kerry Hansknecht, turning a lifelong fascination with nature into a career took some time.
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  • Day Camp Students Study Life in Local Streams

    Lander University assistant professor of biology Kerry Hansknecht helps Stevie Manley, a home-schooled ninth-grader from Greenwood, and Matt Smith, a seventh-grader at Northside Middle School, identify the insect larvae they collected from a local stream.
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  • Lander Day Camp a Success - Despite Yogurt

    Lander University student Shannon Slyman, a senior exercise science major from Gaston; assistant professor of biology Dr. Mark Pilgrim and Krysta Kennerly, a senior athletic training major from Gaston, serve crockpot yogurt and other snacks made with the help of microbes following the "Unseen World of Microbes" day camp held recently at Lander.
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  • Summer Campers Learn How to Solve Crimes

    Lander University associate professor of biology T.D. Maze points to DNA extracted from the cheek cells of Noah Rueda as the middle school student looks on. Rueda was a participant in Maze's forensics camp, one of the Fuji summer science and math enrichment programs that Lander offers each year for the benefit of students in grades four through 12.
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  • Top Science and Mathematics 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 Continuing Education offers course studying Lake Greenwood

    As part of its summer program, Lander University's Office of Continuing Education has scheduled a 10-day program focusing on Lake Greenwood, studying how the lake and its watershed are profoundly affected by natural processes and human-induced changes.
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  • Lander hosts Fuji summer science programs for students in grades 4 through 12

    Lander University is accepting applications for the annual Fuji Summer Science and Mathematics Enrichment program for students in grades four through high school hosted by the university. The program, which begins in June, is sponsored by a grant from Fuji Photo Film in Greenwood and offers talented students a challenging educational experience with opportunities for fun and a taste of university life at Lander.
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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 laboratory named in honor of longtime educator

    Dr. Richard Fox, of Greenwood, retired as professor of biology in 2008 ending his 31-year academic career at Lander University, but his name is permanently engraved, not just on the minds of his former students and former colleagues, but also on the laboratory where he did most of his teaching.
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  • Lander Observes Arbor Day

    Lander University marked Arbor Day Friday with the planting of a Franklinia alatamaha on the high ground between the amphitheatre and the rear of Laura Lander Hall.
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  • Lander University Scientist Publishes Article On Immune Responses of Salivary Gland

    Lander University assistant professor of biology Mark J. Pilgrim is the co-author of a research article that recently appeared in a prestigious scholarly journal.
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  • Lander scientist provides information on cicada swarm in the Southeast

    The current cicada infestation in the Lakelands region was the topic when 25 to 30 Savannah Lakes Village residents gathered at the Activity Center on May 10 to hear a presentation by Dr. Mark Pilgrim, assistant professor of biology at Lander University. Pilgrim is a microbiologist and said his specialty is microbes, much smaller bugs such as bacteria and viruses. But his curiosity prompted him to learn more about cicadas, which have swarmed by the billions in parts of South Carolina and several other states.
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  • Lander hosts Fuji summer science programs for students in grades six through 12

    Lander University is accepting registrations for the annual Fuji Summer Science and Mathematics Enrichment program for junior high and high school students hosted by the university starting in June. The summer enrichment program is sponsored by a grant from Fuji Photo Film in Greenwood and offers talented students a challenging educational experience with opportunities for fun and a taste of life at Lander.
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  • University honors top Science & Mathematics 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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