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  • What was a pool at Lander is now a first-class fitness center

    Lander University has converted a little-used indoor swimming pool into an ultramodern fitness center that should see a lot of traffic. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Jan. 4, to formally introduce the center, which became available for use with the start of the spring semester. The new facility is located in the Joe V. Chandler Center, home of the university's Department of Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES).
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  • Another Lander graduate joins the ranks of military generals

    Lander University graduate James Simpson, a U.S. Army veteran of nearly 28 years, has been promoted to brigadier general. He received the star symbolic of his new rank in November with his wife, Zelda, their two daughters and his parents taking part in the pinning ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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  • Lander students take third place in state psychology bowl

    A team of psychology majors at Lander University recently won third place in the quiz bowl competition sponsored by the South Carolina Psychological Association as part of its annual Academic Day activities.
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  • Alpha Art Teachers Meet Public

    At a Thursday, Nov. 1 closing reception for Lander University's Alpha Art Teacher Exhibit, six of the MAT students whose work has been on display met members of the public and answered questions about their work.
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  • Bearcat Breakout 5K proceeds donated to Connie Maxwell

    In the spring, Lander University's Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES) Club, hosted its first Bearcat Breakout 5K. The race is intended to be an annual event that promotes the health and fitness of the community by adopting an active lifestyle.
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  • Lander names new interim vice president for academic affairs

    A change in Lander University's senior administrative ranks will go into effect on July 1 when Dr. Danny McKenzie relinquishes his position as vice president for academic affairs and provost so that he can return to his former faculty position in the university's College of Education.
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  • Lander faculty members awarded endowed professorships

    Two Lander University faculty members have been selected to fill endowed professorships awarded by The Lander Foundation for 2012-2014.
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  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University recently to witness the spring induction of 64 students into Lander's chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
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  • Top Education scholars honored at annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2011-2012 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 Teacher Education students hear words of wisdom from a teaching veteran

    She walked into the classroom, placed her hands on her hips, and told students in a Lander University teacher education class, "Sit up, and get ready to work."
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  • Lander University graduate receives Thayer Award

    Christin Moss, of Williamston, finished at the top of her graduating class in December, qualifying her for Lander's prestigious Thayer Award, presented on behalf of the family of Dr. Henry K. Thayer to the graduating senior achieving the highest scholastic average.
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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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  • Teachers attend 'mini-economy' session at Lander

    About 30 teachers from school districts in the Upstate and Midlands regions convened at Lander University on Monday, Feb. 13, for a "mini-economy" program, conducted by Dr. Mona El Shazly of Columbia College, pictured standing left, and Constance Dyson, program director with S.C. Economics, a nonprofit organization designed to promote greater economics and financial literacy among elementary, middle and high school students.
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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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  • Lander University Graduate Publishes First Novel

    In the waning days of the Confederacy, President Jefferson Davis issued an order that the South's gold reserve be moved to a new, safe location, to keep it from falling into Yankee hands. Instead, somewhere between Abbeville, SC and Washington, Ga., it disappeared.
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  • Lander Alumni Association announces recipients of three prestigious awards

    The first female general officer in the history of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG); last year's winner of the state's Young Lawyer of the Year award; and the individual whose name adorns Lander University's new sports complex are this year's winners of the Lander Alumni Association's top awards.
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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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  • Interested parties invited to submit comments to visiting NCATE team

    Lander University's Teacher Preparation Unit is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in September 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
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  • Lander Young Faculty Teaching Award recipient helps student-teachers engage youth in science classrooms

    "Seeing is believing" for Lander University's 2011 Young Faculty Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Cynthia Gardner, as she witnesses her former students teaching in classrooms throughout the region. She points to that as one of her best experiences as an assistant professor of education at Lander.
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