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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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  • Floyd 'At The Forefront of Effective Teaching At Lander'

    Two years ago, future assistant professor of history Ryan Floyd was driving down the highway, bound for a job interview at Lander University, when a jackknifed tractor trailer in front of him slowed traffic to a crawl.
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  • Lander hosts art exhibit by master of art in teaching graduates

    The Monsanto Gallery at Lander University is featuring an exhibit by four 2012 graduates of the university's Master in Arts Teaching program.
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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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  • Student designs new logo for Greenwood Lander Performing Arts

    Cas Caulder is a graphic design major at Lander University who has used his talents and the concepts he has learned in the classroom to come out on top in several design competition events.
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  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University recently to witness the spring induction of 64 students into Lander's chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
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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 "Art Corner" Gets New Look

    Lander University visual arts students pose with "Mommy's Little Peapod," by Adri Diaz, of Saluda (far right). Diaz's sculpture is one of numerous "anthropomorphic flowers" just installed at Lander's "Art Corner," at the intersection of Maxwell Avenue and Edgefield Street, in Uptown Greenwood.
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  • Two more Lander students chosen for Washington, D.C., Semester internship

    Lander University has extended its perfect record for placing students in the Washington, D.C. Semester Internship Program of the University of South Carolina Honors College. Another two Lander students have been accepted, bringing to seven the number who have applied and been selected.
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  • Keaton-Lima Publishes 'War Is Not Just for Heroes'

    U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent Claude R. "Red" Canup wasn't required to keep personal copies of the dispatches he sent out while covering the war in the Pacific, during World War II. He did so, however, and "War Is Not Just for Heroes," edited by his daughter, 1970 Lander College graduate Dr. Linda M. Canup Keaton-Lima, is the result.
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  • Lander graphic design students obtain real world experiences as part of their learning process

    Students in Jim Slagle's upper-level graphic design classes at Lander University get to put their classroom training into practice by working on projects for clients beyond the campus. Slagle is an assistant professor of art at Lander.
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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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  • Jazz Ensemble Primed for Spring Show

    Lander University associate professor of music Dr. Robert Gardiner, who leads the Lander University Jazz Ensemble, makes no secret of his admiration for jazz great Duke Ellington, and Ellington's signature tune, "Take the 'A' Train," will be among the highlights of the jazz ensemble's spring show.
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  • Wind Ensemble Readies for Show

    The Thursday, April 12, concert by Lander University's Wind Ensemble, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, will feature English folk songs.
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  • Lander to present a seriously nonsensical choral performance

    Dr. Chuck Neufeld said there might be a surprise or two when Lander University's two major choral ensembles stage a concert titled "Serious Nonsense," on Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m., in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
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  • Lander Spring Dance Concert to Honor Carol Neubner

    Lander University's spring dance concert will honor former assistant professor of dance Carol Neubner with a performance of her dance, "The Runners."
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  • Fourth Annual Peace Studies Conference Coming to Lander

    The fourth annual Peace Studies Conference gets under way at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, with a "hunger banquet" and presentation by Lander University assistant professor of economics Alan Green, who will share his thoughts on the subject of "World Poverty and Inequality."
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  • 'Opera Scenes' ready to take stage at Lander

    The Lander University Department of Music will present "Operatic Life or Death" on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Lila Noonkester, department chair, and accompanied by Amy Blackwood on piano, opera workshop students will perform works by Gian Carlo Menotti, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
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  • Lander Bring Your Own Play Event Returns for Second Season

    Lander University assistant professor of theatre Jennifer Sansfacon makes a point about the character of Jet Reynolds, a character in "When You're Already Broken," a play written by Lander student Leigh Coates, of Laurens. Listening to Sansfacon is Taylor Wilcox of Blythewood, who plays Reynolds in Coates' play.
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  • Piano Ensemble Concert Set for March 15

    Lander University professor emeritus of music Dr. Anthony Lenti and associate professor of music Dr. Robert Kelley invite the public to Lander's 2012 Piano Ensemble Concert, at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The event is an annual presentation of the piano ensemble class taught by Lenti and Kelley.
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