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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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  • Abbeville native raises her voice in concert with the Lander Singers

    The talent that fills Lander University's choirs and instrumental ensembles, comes from various types of performers. Most of these musicians are students, but others are Lander faculty and staff. Still others are community members. Of the students, some are music majors, but others are studying topics from across Lander's curriculum.
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  • Lander senior brings lifetime of musical experience to Wind Ensemble concert April 9

    Senior Lander University music major Ryan Davis is comfortable at play, not only on a basketball court or a baseball diamond, but also in the auditorium amongst the other musicians that make up the university's music ensembles and choirs. This is precisely where he will be Thursday, April 9, at 8 p.m., on stage for Lander's final Wind Ensemble concert until fall. The concert, in Lander's Cultural Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
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  • Join the chorus -- Educator endows music scholarships at Lander University

    Nationally recognized educator and psychotherapist Dr. Fay Maria Mitchell Hart of Greenville has endowed a second scholarship for music majors at her alma mater, Lander University.
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  • Lander history professor participates in international conference

    Dr. Robert C. Figueira, professor of history at Lander University, recently took part in an international colloquium in Paris that was dedicated to the history of papal legates from the 11th through 16th centuries. As a research scholar in medieval history, Figueira was invited to address the first session of the conference.
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  • Ramsey receives book award from South Carolina Historical Society

    Dr. William Ramsey, chair of Lander University's Department of History and Philosophy, has been selected as the winner of the 2008 George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award, sponsored by the South Carolina Historical Society.
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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 English students, Hampton natives receive scholarships

    Lander University English students Wendy Polk, left, and Paula Birch of Hampton have received scholarships to the state university. Polk is the recipient of the Alumni Departmental Scholarship. Each year the Lander University Alumni Association provides a scholarship for a student in each of the university's 14 academic departments.
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  • Lander student receives Pat Sease Scholarship

    Lander University English student Alayna Joseph of Greenwood is the recipient of the Pat Sease Scholarship, which was established in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Pat Sease, a member of the Class of 1965 and a former English teacher at Clinton High School.
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  • Lander English student receives Rast and Tolbert scholarships

    Lander University English student Rose Cox of Greenwood is the recipient of the Tolbert Family Humanities Scholarship and the Dr. John M. Rast Scholarship.
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  • Lander student receives Rast Scholarship 2

    Lander University English student Rebecca McKay of Graniteville is the recipient of the Dr. John M. Rast Scholarship, which was established in 1993 in memory of former Lander President, Dr. John M. Rast, by his son and daughter, Carlisle L. Rast and Sue Rast Foy.
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  • Lander student receives Rast scholarship

    Lander University English student Jesse Timmons of Greenwood is one of the recipients of the Dr. John M. Rast Scholarship, which was established in 1993 in memory of former Lander President, Dr. John M. Rast, by his son and daughter, Carlisle L. Rast and Sue Rast Foy.
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  • Lander student receives two English scholarships

    Lander University English student Sharon Gordon of Ware Shoals is the recipient of the Ann Hare Scholarship and the Seab Coates and Ruth Ball McEntire Scholarship.
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  • Lander English student receives Cumming scholarship

    Lander University English student Bryce Griffith of Anderson is the recipient of the Bob and Debra Cumming Scholarship. Griffith is interested in fiction writing and horror literature.
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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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  • Foundations of patriotism: students unearth the American Revolution at Ninety Six Historic Site

    The day was May 21, 1781, and Gen. Nathanael Greene had arrived in the small town of Ninety Six located in the backcountry of South Carolina. He traveled in the company of more than 1,000 patriot soldiers. The task before these men was difficult but it was clear - to fell the British loyalist forces securing the town.
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  • Lander Wind Ensemble takes off under new direction

    As a child he became interested in musical performance through a strong church music program. He started playing the trumpet in the fifth grade.
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  • Lander student drums up talent for Jazz Ensemble concert

    Durrell Jules, a Lander University music education major from Columbia, does not recall exactly when he was introduced to music, but he figures that his mother has been singing to him since his birth. He said his mother's talent was a direct influence in his decision to become a musician.
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  • Do you know the way to San Jose?

    On the evening of Oct. 16, 1968, two black U.S. athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, accepted medals for the 200 meter race at the Olympics in Mexico City. As they stepped on the riser to be recognized, Smith and Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists, staging a protest that drew attention to human rights issues in the United States and across the globe. October 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of this moment in history.
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