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  • Lander makes its television debut

    It was a little more than a month ago that Lander University put its campus radio station on the air. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the university's new television program, Lander Today, made its debut on Northland Cable's government access channel. A group of students, faculty and staff, including President Daniel Ball, gathered in the university Dining Hall to watch the 30-minute production, which airs on Channel 9 at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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  • Lander University welcomes back descendants of founder for movie premiere

    The new film "S. Lander - His Life and Legacy," which chronicles the life of Lander University founder the Rev. Samuel Lander, premiered Saturday, Oct. 24, in the university's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. From as far north as Toronto, Canada, and as far west as San Carlos, Calif., nearly 100 descendents of the Rev. Lander were on hand for the event. They came back to Lander with a sense of pride in their heritage and they left the auditorium with a renewed commitment to carrying on the Rev. Lander's legacy for generations to come.
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  • Lander puts new radio station on the air

    The announcement that Lander University was introducing a new campus radio station has given substance to the observation, "If you build it they will come." In late September, Dr. Robert Stevenson, chair of Lander's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, sent an e-mail to students, faculty and staff inviting those interested in volunteer positions with the radio station to submit applications. "I was flooded with responses," Stevenson said, adding, "I heard from 20 to 25 people within minutes after my message appeared."
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  • Samuel Lander exhibit opens in Monsanto Gallery Oct. 19

    As the Lander University community prepares to welcome the premiere of "S. Lander - His Life and Legacy," a new film chronicling the life of the university's founder, the Rev. Samuel Lander, an exhibit in Lander's Monsanto Gallery will offer early glimpses of the state educator whose actions shaped the lives of many South Carolinians.
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  • The Life and Legacy of the Rev. Samuel Lander: Local filmmaker documents the life of university founder

    A mist hangs over a nondescript train station in turn-of-the-century anywhere, South Carolina. A young woman waits on a bench, nervous and unsure about where the tracks will take her. She is preparing to start school at Williamston Female College, and she waits at the station for a school representative who will escort her to Williamston. The Rev. Samuel Lander, president of the college, emerges and takes the young woman's hand. With his presence, the woman's fears and reservations subside, and she readily boards the train, beginning her college days at the institution that will one day be Lander University.
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  • Lander receives a gift of broadcasting equipment for its Mass Communication curriculum

    After Don LaDuke and wife, Peggy, moved to Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick in 2002, he purchased an impressive assortment of electronic equipment related to his former career as a radio broadcaster. He planned to turn a third bedroom in their new home into a recording studio and produce commercials and public service programming.
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  • Samuel Lander documentary trailer to be shown at festival

    Production on a documentary highlighting the life and times of Lander University's founder, the Rev. Samuel Lander, is nearly complete, and filmmakers plan to show the movie's trailer and a short clip at the 2009 Spring Water Festival, Sat., Aug. 22, in Williamston. The 55-minute film, titled "S. Lander - His Life and Legacy," paints a vivid portrait of the Rev. Samuel Lander and his determination to build an institution known for quality education. Lander locksmith Paul Crutcher is using his own company, Prestantia Pictures, to coproduce the film with Robert Stevenson, chair of Lander's Department of Mass Communications and Theatre.
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  • Lander students receive top honors at speech and theatre festival

    This spring, a group of eight Lander University Mass Communication and Theatre majors traveled to Newberry, along with Monique Sacay-Bagwell, Lander associate professor of theater, to compete in the annual South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association College Festival and Competition at Newberry College.
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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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  • Where fairytales come true: Lander students make magic happen at Disney

    It is one of the world's most visited attractions, drawing in millions who want to experience the "most magical place on Earth." But for some Lander University students, the Disney World experience is more than a fairytale vacation - it's an educational adventure.
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