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  • Lander conducts a convocation signaling the start of a new school year

    Lander University revived its tradition of beginning a new school year with an Opening Convocation on Monday, Sept. 9. 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.
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  • Craton Named 'Distinguished Professor' at Lander

    When a would-be teacher walks into a classroom for the first time, according to Lander University associate professor of English Dr. Lillian Craton, it's a make or break moment.
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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 honor society welcomes a canine among its new inductees

    Lander University has inducted four graduating seniors and a service dog into Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. From left, Amy Strickland, of Gaston; Andi Mills, of Honea Path, and her service dog, Mr. Tibbs; Rose Cox, of Greenwood; and Andrew Dosher, of Pelzer. To be eligible, students must be English majors or minors and maintain an average of B or higher.
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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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  • Donors and recipients attend Lander scholarship banquet

    Nearly 400 people attended Lander University's annual Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Finis Horne Arena in the university's Athletics Center.
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  • Lander schedules scholarship banquet to introduce recipients to donors

    Lander University will hold its annual Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Finis Horne Arena in the university's Athletics Center.
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  • New date for Lander's Chinese language course

    Lander University's Continuing Education Office has changed the starting date for the conversational Chinese language program being offered as part of its fall program.
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  • Lander dean receives new administrative position

    Two Lander University administrators, who are also faculty members, are preparing to take on new responsibilities. University president Dr. Daniel Ball announced the appointment of Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, as associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Renee Love will fill the position Taylor-Colbert is relinquishing and serve as interim dean of the college. The two appointments become effective Aug. 15.
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  • Increasing number of Lander students are taking advantage of opportunities for international study

    Lander University's Study Abroad Program passed a milestone early in May when four students traveled to Spain to begin a special study program for education majors. Their participation in the trip raises to more than 100 the number of Lander students to have enrolled in a college or university abroad for a semester or a summer study term since the current program began in the spring of 2005.
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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 University graduate receives Thayer Award

    Christin Moss, of Williamston, finished at the top of her graduating class in December, qualifying her for Lander's prestigious Thayer Award, presented on behalf of the family of Dr. Henry K. Thayer to the graduating senior achieving the highest scholastic average.
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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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  • University honors top Arts & Humanities 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 prepare for study program in Korea

    Four Lander University students have been selected to attend a three-week international summer session at Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea. They will become the first Lander students to study in Korea under recent agreements Lander made with Dong-A and six other colleges and universities in Korea and China. The agreements will enable students from Lander and the other institutions to study on each other’s campuses starting this year.
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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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  • University Releases Spring Magazine

    The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander activities and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Started in 1972, the magazine is produced with diligent consideration by the Office of University Relations two times each year, with issues in spring and fall.
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  • Student Scholarship Showcase Makes Debut at Lander University

    The Student Scholarship Showcase sponsored recently by Lander University’s College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) was a “tremendous success,” according to Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert, who said it garnered praise from students and faculty alike.
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