News Releases

  • Two Lander students receive Capitol Hill work assignments

    Lander University political science majors Conner Lewis and Christopher Ty Grogan, both from Greenwood, will be working in the offices of two members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation this fall. They were selected for Washington Semester Internships sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia.
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  • Watts Headed to STARS College

    Lander University student Demario Watts was recently invited to attend this year’s Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) STARS College in New Orleans, La.
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  • Cassie Biron chooses a Peace Corps assignment in Africa

    Lander University graduate Cassie Biron of Greenwood did a lot of traveling as a member of a military family, and she will soon be on the road again to a new destination as a Peace Corps volunteer. Biron is headed for the Kingdom of Lesotho, a landlocked enclave tucked within the borders of South Africa. It is a poor nation whose per capita income is below the international poverty level. Its inhabitants have a life expectancy of 40 years with an HIV/AIDS rate of more than 23 percent.
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  • Lander honors top Business & Public Affairs 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Lander students create website to assist local agency

    When retired Lander University professor Beth Bethel wanted to create a web site for Community Initiatives (CI), the Greenwood social services agency she heads, she turned to Lander’s computing faculty and students for help and advice. Five students in the project implementation and management course taught by computer science instructor Farha Ali have been meeting three days a week since January to work on the project for academic credit. The course requires students, working as a team, to design and implement a significant information system.
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  • Duncan to address graduates at Lander spring commencement

    Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) will deliver the main address to approximately 280 degree candidates at Lander University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 30, in the university’s Finis Horne Arena. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Duncan was elected from the Third District last November becoming the first South Carolinian elected to Congress from Laurens County since George Washington Shell 114 years ago.
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  • Students will head to Washington for fall internships

    Two Lander University political science majors from Greenwood will spend the fall 2011 semester working and studying in Washington, D.C. Conner Lewis and Christopher Ty Grogan were selected for Washington Semester Internships sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia. Lewis and Grogan are among 17 students who were chosen from the 25 who applied.
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  • Lander University to Host 3rd Annual Peace Studies Conference

    The 3rd annual Peace Studies Conference gets underway at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, with an artists' reception at Lander University's Monsanto Gallery.
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  • Lander crowns 2011 Homecoming King and Queen

    Students and alumni showed a bit of their wild side when the university hosted reunions, student competitions and family fun for the "Welcome to the Jungle" -themed Homecoming festivities this semester.
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  • Lander to host statewide political science conference

    Dr. Kimberly Richburg, left, and Dr. Lucas McMillan, right, assistant professors of political science at Lander University, flank sophomore Ty Grogan of Greenwood, one of two Lander students who will present papers at the S.C. Political Science Association annual meeting at Lander on March 11 and 12. Richburg is the assistant program chair and McMillan is program chair of the event.
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  • Lander chosen to host traveling Vietnam Memorial exhibit

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Lander University Sept. 8-11, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
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  • Lander Graduate Jumps Into Political Arena With Both Feet

    Lander University political science graduate Zeb Gantt, left, is shown with U.S. Third District Congressional candidate Jeff Duncan.
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  • Lander University political science student receives Alumni Departmental Scholarship

    Lander University political science major Ryan E. McNulty of Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a scholarship by Lander's Department of Political and Social Sciences. McNulty, pictured center, received an Alumni Departmental Scholarship, one of 14 provided annually to each of the university's academic departments by the Lander University Alumni Association.
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  • Lander student selected for an internship in the nation's capital

    Lander University political science major Andrew Willis of Williston will spend the fall semester in an office in the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., rather than in the classroom. Willis was selected for the prestigious Washington Semester Program and will be working as an intern for U.S. Rep. John Spratt Jr. (D-S.C.)
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  • Lander University sociology students receive Coleman scholarship

    Lander University sociology majors Brian Mattison of Greenville and Mallory Wasik of Melrose, Fla., have been awarded the Maybelle Coleman Scholarship, honoring Dr. Maybelle Coleman, professor emeritus and former professor and academic dean at Lander.
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  • Lander University student receives Bradford scholarship

    Lander University political science major Christopher Ty Grogan of Greenwood has been selected to receive the Bill and Emily Bradford Scholarship, honoring the late J. William and Emily Bradford.
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