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  • Lander MAT Students Make 'Soundsuits'

    Master of Arts in Teaching students at Lander University model the "soundsuits" they created for assistant professor of art Doug McAbee. The students were given the problem of creating a suit or an article of clothing that would create sound when worn.
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  • New Lander Review Hits the Streets

    The 2010-2011 Lander Review is out, the result of a decision to publish the magazine of student artwork and literature in the fall rather than the spring.
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  • Venezuelan Pianist to Perform at Lander

    Lander University's New Artist Piano Concert, an annual event since 2003, continues on Thursday, Oct. 20, with a performance by Venezuelan pianist Claudio Olivera.
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  • Frazer, Blackwood to be featured in Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital Series at Lander, Oct. 19

    Soprano Elizabeth Frazer and pianist Amy Blackwood will be the featured musicians in the upcoming Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital Series, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Lander University.
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  • Lander history honor society receives award for excellence

    The history honor society at Lander University has won Honorable Mention in competition for the Best Chapter Award among Division II colleges and universities.
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  • Lander Wind Ensemble Readies for First Show

    Expect "a lot of loud playing" when the Lander University Wind Ensemble takes the stage for its first concert of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
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  • Lander to present production of The Trojan Women, Oct. 5-9

    Lander University's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre will begin their production season with "The Trojan Women," by Euripides. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8, at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at 3 p.m. All performances will take place in Lander's Green Room Studio, Abney Cultural Center, Room 220.
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  • Lander schedules faculty music recital

    The Lander University Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Dr. Richard Thomas, cello, and Dr. Jun Matsuo, piano, on Monday, Oct. 3. The recital will be held in the Barksdale Recital Hall in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center, beginning at 8 p.m. Thomas and Matsuo will offer a program of rarely played works, both old and new, by Beethoven, Pärt, Halffter, Cilèa.
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  • Launch Party Set for Lander Review

    The public is invited to a launch party for the 2010-2011 Lander Review, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
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  • Lander media expert receives prestigious award

    Paul Crutcher, broadcast and emerging media specialist at Lander University, left, receives the Second Annual Mary Frances Poole Alston Award from university president Daniel Ball. Crutcher is also the manager of XLR, Lander’s radio station, and host of his own daily show on the station.
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  • 65th GLPA season to open with Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Residents "In the Mood" for some big band music can satisfy their craving on Tuesday, Sept. 27, when Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts' 65th season gets under way with an appearance by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.
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  • May Named Young Lawyer of the Year

    Amy Landers May, a 1998 graduate of Lander University, is this year's South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year.
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  • GLPA Primed for 65th season

    Dubbed "Horns to Slippers," Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts' 65th season begins with a Sept. 27 performance by the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a 19-member band that features five saxophones, four trumpets and four trombones. Playing carefully selected newer tunes as well as Miller's signature pieces, the orchestra specializes in the big band sound of the World War II era.
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  • Stern, Overly to perform at Lander

    Dr. David Stern, Lander University adjunct professor of low brass, and Daniel Overly, a student at Bob Jones University, will present a recital at Lander on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.
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  • Lander University Department of Music Honored at Summit

    The Lander University Department of Music was honored at the 2011 South Carolina Education and Business Summit, held recently in Greenville, for providing McCormick Middle School student Taylor Buckner with “an outstanding job- shadowing experience.” Buckner was supposed to shadow associate professor of music Dr. Robert Gardiner, but a traffic accident kept Gardiner from reporting to work that day. Instead, she sat in on a piano lab, taught by assistant professor of music Dr. Robert Kelley; a music theory class, taught by music department chair Dr. Lila Noonkester; and a music history class, taught by professor emeritus of music Dr. Anthony Lenti.
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  • Lander University graduates 247 at spring commencement ceremonies

    Lander University conferred degrees upon 247 graduates at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies in April. United States Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander’s Horne Arena.
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  • Gardiner Releases Debut Album

    Lander University associate professor of music Robert Gardiner describes his tenor saxophone, a Selmer Mark VI made in 1959, as “the envy of other saxophonists. The lacquer is worn off and it looks old but plays great.”
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  • McAbee Wins Award in National Art Show

    “Ethel’s Daughter,” a hollow, hand-formed, welded steel sculpture by Lander University assistant professor of art Doug McAbee, won an Honorable Mention award last month at the 6th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park.
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  • Greenwood Lander Performing Arts welcomes new executive director

    The new executive director of Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts has come to her job with performing arts experience both on stage and behind the scenes.
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  • Lander student wins Biggest Loser crown

    Lander University student Tim Thomas is known to his XLR Lander Radio audience as “Big Tuna,” but he might want to choose another nickname that reflects his new, trimmer self. Thomas, a senior mass communication major from Trenton, lost 66 pounds or 23 percent of his body weight in the university’s Biggest Loser competition. And as the biggest loser, he walked away the biggest winner, pocketing the $500 first prize.
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