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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 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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  • Lander students bring talent to annual Keyboard Festival

    Lander University students rehearse for the Keyboard Festival Ensemble Recital scheduled for Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m., in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. From left, are: Kevin Baggett of Greenwood, Matt Miller of Greenwood, Joseph Chabek of Anderson and Kelly Hammond of Greenwood.
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  • Lander University Wind Ensemble Primed for First Show

    Trumpet virtuoso Dr. David Champouillon will be the featured performer when the Lander University Wind Ensemble takes the stage for its first performance of the semester on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
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  • Lander University to Stage "Valentine's Collage Concert"

    Lander University assistant professor of music Dr. Robert Kelley, left, and associate professor of music Dr. Chuck Neufeld, right, will play leading roles in Lander's "Valentine's Collage Concert," coming to the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 11.
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  • Lander showcases student soloists during honors recital

    Last November music students competed for a spot in Lander University's annual Student Honors Recital. Of those students, 10 were selected to perform in the upcoming recital Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
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  • Lander University Wind Ensemble Ready for Second Show

    To call the second performance of the season by Lander University's Wind Ensemble a holiday show would be a bit of an oversimplification. The Dec. 2 event will include favorites like Alfred Reed's arrangement of "Greensleeves" and a collage of traditional carols arranged by Jay Bocook, but it will also feature such diverse and musically challenging selections as "Toccata," by Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi; the "Russian Sailors' Dance," by Soviet composer Reinhold Gliere; and "In the Hall of the Mountain King," by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
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  • Lander University Senior Piano Recital to Feature Robertson

    It will be the Kelley McCravy Robertson show Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m., when Lander University's senior piano recital is slated to begin. Robertson, a music education major from Hodges, will play a challenging assortment of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Brahms, then join Dr. Anthony Lenti, professor emeritus of music, in a concerto by Kabalevsky.
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  • Prize-winning high school pianist to play at Lander

    Since 2003, Lander University's Department of Music has been featuring a young pianist each year as part of its Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital. Initiated by Drs. Anthony and Marianne Lenti, Lander professors emeritus of music, the recital has showcased performers such as Denis Plutalov of Russia, Thomas Chiron of France, Paul Gillies of the United States, Hsin'I Huang of Taiwan and Yoana Kyurkchieva of Bulgaria.
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  • Lander University Wind Ensemble Tuning up for First Performance of Season

    The Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium will come to life at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, when Lander University's Wind Ensemble takes the stage for its first concert of the season. It will be the 10th such concert for principal trumpet player Gregg Hinton, a junior music education major from Laurens, who also plays with Lander's Brass Ensemble and pep band.
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  • Kelley leads Piccolo Spoleto event

    Lander assistant professor of music Robert Kelley was a featured speaker at a Piccolo Spoleto event covered by The New York Times.
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  • Bix Beiderbecke Scholarship established at Lander

    A scholarship honoring jazz great Bix Beiderbecke has been established at Lander University.
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  • Lander scholarship honors retiring choral director

    Under Dr. Paul Criswell's direction Lander University choral students have performed throughout South Carolina and beyond, including Wesley Commons in Greenwood and the Biltmore House in North Carolina. He also helped music students charter a Lander chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national music fraternity, and he has shared the Lander stage with choral directors and students from high schools across the state, including Greenwood High School, Dorman High School and Strom Thurmond High School.
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  • Criswell directs farewell concert

    Lately when asked a simple question like " How are you," Lander University professor of music Dr. Paul Criswell responds, in his usual humor, with a countdown. For instance, a few weeks ago he might have responded "50 more days." But now that number is much smaller and each day his disposition grows more relaxed and serene. After all, he is retiring at the end of the semester. But Criswell is not moving on without one last chance to amuse and entertain with the power of song.
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  • Lander music graduate will return to perform in a recital honoring a retired Lander educator

    Lander University's Department of Music will present the first Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Recital on Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The recital will feature soprano Amanda Hurren Jones who received her music degree from Lander in 2001, and a master's in vocal performance from the University of Massachusetts in 2007.
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  • The Gospel Show: one Upstate artist, Greenwood community members, Lander University's president and students come together to turn an evening of art and music into scholarships

    On any given summer night in 1960s Simpsonville, S.C., the joyful sounds of music and the laughter of children as they danced across the kitchen floor could be heard seeping through the open windows and the screen door of the Standridge home. The 12-inch LPs on the turntable spun to life the unforgettable voices of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Brook Benton while the hot and humid atmosphere of the south faded into darkness.
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  • Upstate artist to host music-infused art production to raise funds for Lander University scholarship

    Upstate artist Ric Standridge will mesmerize the audience with his artistic talents as he paints to live, gospel-themed music in Lander University's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, March 20, at 6 p.m.
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