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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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  • 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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  • A spark that changed the course of Southern American history: New book sifts through the ashes of the Yamasee War

    Looking back at a time when South and North Carolina were one, when many Native Americans struggled to rid the land of their new neighbors from across the Atlantic and when a colony called Georgia was put in place as a line of defense for early Carolinians, the first lecture in Lander University's 2008-2009 Distinguished Speaker Series will reveal the events leading up to, surrounding and following the Yamasee War between southeastern Native American tribes and South Carolinians.
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  • Witherspoon's new book sheds light on 1968 Olympics

    At a plaza in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City on Oct. 2, 1968, Mexican students congregated in protest. Their goal, to draw attention to the lacking democratic processes of the Mexican government. But their voices were abruptly and violently silenced. In the afternoon, Mexican soldiers blocked the exits to the plaza and opened fire on the crowd killing around 300 protesters. It was ten days before the opening of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
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  • Willis gets practical - wins Lander's young scholar award

    With just two years at Lander University behind him, assistant professor of English Dr. Lloyd Willis has a lot to show for it. He was a featured lecturer in the College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series. He has continuously revamped his classes to make them pertinent to student interests, and he has also made great strides toward integrating technology into his curriculum.
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  • The shape of things: lecture highlights centuries-old American music tradition

    As another school year draws to a close at Lander University, so does the university's 2007-2008 Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities.
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  • Zimbabwe: a nation weeps at the hands of a dictator

    In 1985 the former Zimbabwean director of National Museums and Monuments wrote a letter to a Zimbabwean newspaper, the Sunday Mail, explaining the circumstances of his resignation a few months prior. The letter criticized unreasonable behavior on behalf of Zimbabwean government officials, to be more specific he referred to one official as a "barbarian." The publication of the letter resulted in the paper's editor being fired and led to the former director's decision to leave Zimbabwe to ensure his own safety.
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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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  • Lander professor assigns unusual subjects as writing assignments

    Students in Dr. Lloyd Willis' classes at Lander University have been learning about the ethics of food production but the topic is not part of a science curriculum. Willis is an assistant professor of English and he chose food ethics as a topic for his freshman writing course, which requires students to analyze, interpret and evaluate information and ideas and put into words their findings and impressions.
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