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  • Lander University welcomes scholarship recipients, donors at annual banquet

    A college education would be out of reach for many students without the aid of scholarships. These funds - which help students afford tuition, books, housing and, in some cases, study abroad - are available because of generous donors who are driven to help provide students with an education and the valuable tools needed for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
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  • Lander MAT students receive lesson from fiber artist Susan Lenz

    During their first week of summer classes, candidates for Lander University's Master of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in teaching art degree received instruction from South Carolina artist Susan Lenz regarding working with fabric in the classroom. Lenz also demonstrated a model for fostering creativity, extending a topic presented by the MAT students at this year's South Carolina Art Association conference in Greenville. Pictured clockwise, from left, are: Susan Lenz, Meredith Cromley of Saluda, Eric Markievich of Greenville, Shannon Tarlton of Jackson, Rebekah Hinson of Heath Springs, Tinashe Gwata of Harare, Zimbabwe, and Dr. Linda Neely, Lander's coordinator of art education programs. Neely said a new MAT cohort is now forming. For information on the program, contact Neely at 864-388-8225 or lneely@lander.edu.
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  • It takes a university to build a great publication: Students reimagine Lander's art and literary magazine

    A poster soliciting submissions for the Review, Lander University's art and literature magazine reads "Submit now or the Man-o-Lisa gets published." A graphic to the left shows the face of da Vinci's Mona Lisa replaced by that of the Review's assistant editor - who, it so happens, is a guy. But perhaps more noticeable is the large red "R" resting in the hands of the subject. This "R" has been at the core of a months-long effort, involving Lander faculty, staff and students from across campus and curricula. The process has culminated in the "new" Review.
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  • Art means the world to them: young South Carolina artists recognized at annual awards ceremony

    "Art means the world to me" was a phrase that could be heard rolling off many tongues when young artists and their parents and teachers congregated on the Lander University campus for the 2009 South Carolina Scholastic Art Awards ceremony Jan. 31. This year 123 middle and high school students from across the state were honored for their submissions to the competition.
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  • Lander students get hands-on experience through Abbeville Opera House project

    Lander University students in Jim Slagle's Advanced Commercial Art course received recognition from the Abbeville Opera House for their work on the opera house's centennial season program cover. With just days into the fall semester, Lander students Vitaly Odemchuk of Anderson and Michelle Amerine of Charleston were given the design project with just a few weeks to complete it.
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  • Beyond Convention: Lander faculty artists display nontraditional media in Monsanto Gallery

    An exhibitor in the current Lander University faculty exhibition wrote, "Traditional art forms such as painting on canvas once dominated art departments on university campuses. Currently nontraditional art forms including photography, ceramics and graphic design are appearing as areas of strong student interest and faculty performance within arts in academia."
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  • An Egg-ceptional Opportunity: Alumna chosen to decorate state Easter egg for White House collection

    While decorating eggs is usually an activity that takes place near the Easter holiday, Jill Burriss spent most of the Christmas season preparing an Easter egg for this year.
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