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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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  • Lander Dancers Fall 2011 Concert Dec. 5 and 6

    The stage is set for the Lander Dance Company's Fall 2011 Concert, which will feature several dance numbers, including one inspired by the much-loved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."
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  • Jazz Ensemble Readies for Show

    When it comes time to plan a concert for the Lander University Jazz Ensemble, associate professor of music Robert Gardiner has two goals: entertaining his audience and challenging his musicians. The group's Thursday, Dec. 8, show, he thinks, will do both.
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  • Karkowskas Teach Master Class at Brewer

    Virtuoso violinist Anna Karkowska instructs sixth-grader Uriah Edwards on how to grip the violin during a master class Monday at Brewer Middle School. Karkowska performed Monday night at Lander University with her sister, Kasha, a concert pianist, as part of the Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts series.
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  • Neufeld to conduct first concert as head of Lander's choral program

    Recently when asked how he got his start in music, Lander University associate professor of music Dr. Charles Neufeld quickly drew a deep breath and said, "I've been making music all of my life." With an exhale of relief and a glow of pride in contemplating this journey, he continued, "I started singing in church and school choirs when I was in the first grade. I started performing in the fourth grade. And by the time I was in the sixth grade I was doing the lead in my school's Christmas show."
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  • Lander Choirs Holiday Concert Nov. 29

    The Lander University Department of Music will present a holiday concert, "Christmas in Song and Ceremony," at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public; doors will open 30 minutes before curtain time.
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  • Selections from 'The Planets' Featured in Wind Ensemble Show

    The final performance of the semester by Lander University's Wind Ensemble will be out of this world.
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  • Hammond Receives Prestigious Award

    Ali Hammond, of Saluda, a student in the Lander University Master of Arts in Teaching art education program, was recently awarded the Liz Smith-Cox Scholarship -- which supports the development of aspiring art educators -- by the South Carolina Art Education Association.
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  • Lander students featured in the play, 'The Golden Samurai'

    The Lander University Department of Mass Communication and Theatre will present its second play of the season, "The Golden Samurai," by Geoffrey Case. Performances will be Nov. 16, 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., and Nov.19, at 3 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain time.
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  • Karkowska Sisters Duo to Perform at Lander University

    Greenwood Lander Performing Arts' 65th season continues on Monday, Nov. 21, with an appearance by the Karkowska Sisters Duo.
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  • Lander students to thank scholarship donors at annual Teal scholarship banquet

    On Thursday, Nov. 10, Lander University students who have received scholarships from The Lander Foundation will have the opportunity to meet the donors who made the scholarships possible, as the university and community gather for the annual Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet.
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