News Releases

  • 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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  • Public Invited to Lander University Senior Art Exhibition

    The public is invited to a reception for the Senior Art Exhibition, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Monsanto Gallery, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center, on the campus of Lander University
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  • University honors top Arts & Humanities scholars at Academic Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 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 students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2010-11 academic year, presenting student life awards to the university's top students and student organizations. The awards were announced during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards Ceremony.
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  • Lander students prepare for study program in Korea

    Four Lander University students have been selected to attend a three-week international summer session at Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea. They will become the first Lander students to study in Korea under recent agreements Lander made with Dong-A and six other colleges and universities in Korea and China. The agreements will enable students from Lander and the other institutions to study on each other’s campuses starting this year.
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  • Lander honors film competition winners

    This Spring, Lander University hosted its second annual film festival and student short film competition. The competition challenged high school, college and open division entrants to submit a completed film between three and five minutes long. The filmmakers only had a week to complete their films and they were required to use a prop and a line provided by competition coordinators to ensure that films were not part of a previous project.
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  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University on April 20 to witness the spring induction of 44 students into Lander’s Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. Dr. John Moore, associate professor of philosophy and the chapter coordinator, said the inductees are juniors or seniors in the top 10 percent of their class
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  • Lander University Announces Art Show Winners

    Lander University’s 21st Annual Juried Student Exhibition ended with an awards ceremony at Monsanto Gallery. Pictured from left to right are: Cate Blackwell of Greer, first place in drawing/painting and people’s choice award; Melissa Humphries of Greenwood, first place in printmaking/photography; Justin Benjamin of Rock Hill, first place in 3-D art; Brandi Ouzts of Greenwood, Barbara Kinard Cornet Best in Show Award; and Latanya Brown of Lugoff, who shared first place in graphic design with Ellen Herring of Aiken (not shown). Emeritus associate professor of art Bob Poe, who served as judge, said he was impressed by the quality of the entries, which he called “inspired.”
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  • University Releases Spring Magazine

    The Lander Magazine is a publication distributed primarily to alumni, donors and friends of the university to inform them of recent Lander activities and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Started in 1972, the magazine is produced with diligent consideration by the Office of University Relations two times each year, with issues in spring and fall.
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  • SCSTA High School Festival Termed a Success

    Lander University recently hosted the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA) High School Festival for the second straight year. The festival provides a forum for high school students to compete in such categories as solo acting, duet acting, group acting, ensemble performance, storytelling, original monologue, impromptu speaking, literary interpretation, theatrical design and readers’ theatre.
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  • Student Scholarship Showcase Makes Debut at Lander University

    The Student Scholarship Showcase sponsored recently by Lander University’s College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) was a “tremendous success,” according to Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert, who said it garnered praise from students and faculty alike.
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  • Students Excel at SCSTA College Festival

    For the fifth straight year, a Lander University student has won the triathlon award, the top prize at the annual competition of the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA).
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  • Lander students bring talent to annual Keyboard Festival

    Lander University students rehearse for the Keyboard Festival Ensemble Recital scheduled for Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m., in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. From left, are: Kevin Baggett of Greenwood, Matt Miller of Greenwood, Joseph Chabek of Anderson and Kelly Hammond of Greenwood.
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  • "Mason's Bones" Exhibit to End with Reception

    Mason's BonesThe public is invited to a closing reception for the "Mason's Bones" exhibit, featuring work by Lander University assistant professors of art Doug McAbee and Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, at Lander's Monsanto Gallery, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.
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  • Local students train with Russian orchestra director

    While sharing their talent with Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts patrons was the primary focus of a Feb. 10 visit by members of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the group's founder and director, Misha Rachlevsky, passed along some musical knowledge to area strings students in the form of a master class on the Lander University stage.
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