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Lander conducts opening convocation
Lander University held its opening convocation on Sept. 8, signaling the start of the new academic year. 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.
Lander Hosts Exhibition by Famed Artist Jim Shore
Renowned American folk artist and South Carolina native Jim Shore will appear at the grand opening of an exhibition featuring his works at the Monsanto Gallery at Lander University on Thursday evening, Sept. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ice Bucket Challenges answered at Lander
Lander University President Daniel accepted a dare from the members of the university’s volleyball team and underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge, the national fad whose goal is to raise funds for ALS research.
Interim accreditation report gives Lander "clean bill of health"
Lander University received good news recently when it was notified that it met the core requirements, comprehensive standards and federal requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as documented in its fifth-year interim accreditation report.
Presidential Search Committee Hires Executive Search Firm
Lander University’s Presidential Search Committee has hired the executive search firm of Coleman Lew + Associates, of Charlotte, N.C., to assist in the selection of the university’s next chief executive officer, succeeding President Daniel Ball.
Lander to host Greenwood Performing Arts 2014-15 Season
Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) will hold its 2014-15 season at Lander University, the longtime venue for its evening performances and Outreach events for schoolchildren from the Lakelands region.
Lander Baseball Players Honored with Scholarship in Their Names
This year, Jay Robinson and Tyler Wilson helped Lander University’s baseball team to the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles and the NCAA Division II Southeast regional championship. That qualified the team to play in the Division II College World Series in North Carolina in May for the first time in the program’s history. Their amazing stories have prompted an anonymous donor to create a scholarship at Lander in their names.
Lander University hosts 2014 M.A.T. Graduate Art Exhibit
Lander University will host the 2014 M.A.T. Graduate Art Exhibition in the Jackson Library from June 26 - July 3, with a closing reception on July 2 from 5-7 p.m.
Lander alumni group plans a festive Hawaiian luau
Lander University’s Cambridge Hall will take on the look and feel of a tropical paradise when the Lander Alumni Association and the Greenwood Tower Club host a Hawaiian luau on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will raise money for the club’s project fund and Lander’s Alumni Scholarship Fund.
STAR III Conference Called a Success
The Small Telescopes and Astronomical Research (STAR) Conference that Lander University recently hosted “went really well,” according to Lander Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lisa Brodhacker, who helped to organize the event.