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  • What was a pool at Lander is now a first-class fitness center

    Lander University has converted a little-used indoor swimming pool into an ultramodern fitness center that should see a lot of traffic. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Jan. 4, to formally introduce the center, which became available for use with the start of the spring semester. The new facility is located in the Joe V. Chandler Center, home of the university's Department of Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES).
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  • Lander School of Nursing honors top graduates

    Four students were honored recently when Lander University's William Preston Turner School of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.
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  • Rare Book Appears in Lander's Jackson Library

    In the summer of 2007, newly hired Lander University assistant librarian Mike Berry was working in the archives of the Larry A. Jackson Library when a volume with a white vellum binding caught his eye.
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  • Another Lander graduate joins the ranks of military generals

    Lander University graduate James Simpson, a U.S. Army veteran of nearly 28 years, has been promoted to brigadier general. He received the star symbolic of his new rank in November with his wife, Zelda, their two daughters and his parents taking part in the pinning ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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  • A tuneful Christmas gift from Lander's Tommy Claus

    Christmas has come early for two Lander University music students thanks to Lander employee Tommy Tumblin, who has earned the nickname "Tommy Claus" for his generosity in making the holiday season brighter on campus and in the Greenwood community.
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  • Elsley Honored in Arbor Day Ceremony at Lander

    Lander University observed Arbor Day last week with the planting of a deodar cedar near the pedestrian bridge between Centennial Hall and the Grier Student Center.
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  • Lander golfer excels in South America amateur championship

    Valentina Bueno, a sophomore member of Lander University's women's golf team, was among 10 female and male golfers who represented Peru in an amateur championship, matching players from nine countries in South America.
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  • Lander student Andi Mills has every reason to believe in miracles

    Andi Mills, of Honea Path, has been a student at Lander University for two-and-a half years but, when she returned for classes in September, it was the first time that she could actually see the campus. "I saw flowers, the landscaping, the buildings. I saw my fellow students and professors for the first time."
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  • A Tribute to Marion P. Carnell 1928 - 2012

    Lander University has said goodbye to longtime friend and benefactor Marion Pinckney Carnell, the retired South Carolina legislator from Ware Shoals who is credited with playing a leading role in the university's growth and its enhanced statewide reputation. Carnell died on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at the age of 84.
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  • Lander students get a chance to emulate state lawmakers

    Students from 14 colleges, including Lander University, gathered in Columbia recently to participate in the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL), an exercise that mirrored the work of the General Assembly. The students actually occupied the House and Senate chambers where they took part in sometimes spirited debate on a range of proposed legislation.
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