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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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  • Kappa Sigma 'Adopt-a-Highway' Cleanup

    A group of Lander University students who are members of Kappa Sigma Fraternity spent Fridays in January cleaning a stretch of Highway 72 in Greenwood, between Bojangles and Starbucks, as part of an Adopt-a-Highway community service project.
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  • Lander Panhellenic Women collect goods for troops

    Lander Panhellenic Women recently held a month-long drive to collect items for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Among the goods collected were toiletries, DVDs, books, snacks and other essentials, as well as Valentine's Day cards, photographs and sorority T-shirts.
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  • Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

    Lander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.
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  • Wind Ensemble Readying for February 23 Show

    February is Black History Month, and Lander University's Wind Ensemble will mark the occasion by including several tunes by African-American composers in its Thursday, Feb. 23 show.
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  • Miss Lander University 2012 crowned in Mardi Gras-theme pageant

    Talent, beauty and grace were abundant at the annual "Miss Lander University" pageant, held January 23 in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Seven students took to the stage to compete for the crown, and this year's pageant incorporated elements of Mardi Gras, drawing on the theme of Lander's 2012 Homecoming festivities.
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  • Lander University Stages Student-Directed One-Act Plays

    Four student-directed one-act plays -- Jonathan Denn's "Holier Ground," Louise Bryant's "The Game," Alice Gerstenberg's "Overtones" and Walter Wykes' "Family 2.0" -- premiere Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lander University, with matinee showings at 3 p.m. and evening performances at 8 p.m. Evening performances follow at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15.
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  • Lander University Hosts S.C. Scholastic Art Awards

    Middle and high school students and teachers from across South Carolina converged on Lander University Jan. 21 for the presentation of the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards, an event which Lander has hosted for more than 20 years. There were nearly a thousand entries, in categories such as painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography, and 204 were chosen for display in Lander's Monsanto Gallery, where they can be seen through Feb. 3.
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  • 'A Musical Mosaic of African-American Artistry' Coming to Lander

    Each semester, Lander University's best ensembles and soloists team up to put on what the music department calls its "collage concert."
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  • Lander observes 'Study Abroad Week'

    The week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 is Study Abroad Week at Lander University and throughout the week students will have opportunities to learn more about Lander's international programs and talk with others who have studied at foreign universities. Pictured, from left, Lander visual arts majors Kaitlyn Crawford, of Saluda and Jessica Brown, of Belton, speak with Mary Meadows, a program advisor with Academic Studies Abroad, an organization that works with universities to offer international programs and provide assistance for students studying abroad.
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  • Lander University Honors Recital Set for Jan. 26

    The public is invited to attend Lander University's 2012 Student Honors Recital, set to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The concert, which is free, will feature the talents of a dozen music students selected from auditions held in December, and works by composers from German composer J.S. Bach to American composer George Gershwin.
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  • New 'Art Corner' Comes to Town

    A vacant lot in downtown Greenwood has taken on a new look, with the addition of two painted steel sculptures created by a pair of Lander University students.
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  • Sacay-Bagwell Wins SCTA Teaching Award

    Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has been named this year's Outstanding Theatre Educator by the board of the South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA).
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  • Lander Chamber Strings to have concert Dec. 9

    The Lander University Chamber Strings will wrap up the fall semester with a concert Friday, Dec. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Creswell Avenue in Greenwood. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
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