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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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  • Students describe Lander's Distinguished Professor Dr. Jonathan Bassett as an educator and motivator

    Dr. Jonathan Bassett brings statewide and national recognition to Lander University through his research, publications and honors. Earlier this year, Lander recognized Bassett's outstanding efforts by naming him the university's 2011 Distinguished Professor, the award given for exemplary performance as a classroom teacher and scholar, and for services to Lander and beyond.
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  • Lander and 10 other Teaching Fellows institutions cited for their program to train and retain teachers

    Lander University is one of 11 state colleges and universities in South Carolina participating in the state's Teaching Fellows program, which has won the first Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for highly effective initiatives in the state.
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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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  • Students refine their teaching skills in Greenwood District 50 classrooms

    Lander University and Greenwood County School District 50 have expanded a relationship that gives teacher candidates firsthand classroom teaching experience.
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  • Lander to offer a new master's degree for teachers and business and community professionals

    Lander University is preparing to introduce a new master's degree program that Dr. Michael Murphy, assistant professor of teacher education, said responds to the national push for "21st century learning initiatives."
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  • Glenas Green scholarship honors longtime Greenwood educator

    Family and friends of Glenas Deloris Green have created an endowed scholarship at Lander University honoring her 30 years as an educator and her compassionate, dedicated service to others. Green, who died in 2010 at age 60, graduated from Lander in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and went on to earn a master’s in elementary education in 1987.
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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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  • Lander University graduate receives Thayer Award

    Lander’s top academic honor for spring 2011 graduates went to Amber Nicole Scates, of Greenwood, who received the Thayer Award. The award is presented on behalf of the family of Dr. Henry K. Thayer to the graduating senior achieving the highest scholastic average, provided that the student has earned at least 60 credit hours in residence at Lander and that the student’s grade point average is at least 3.75.
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  • Exhibition Showcases Artwork of MAT Graduates

    Graduates of Lander University’s Master of Arts in Teaching in art education program pose outside Lander’s Monsanto Gallery during the opening reception of their graduate exhibition. The mosaics, drawings, sculptures, paintings, photography and other artwork created by the graduates will be on display through Thursday, July 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
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  • Lander faculty member wins prestigious teaching award

    Dr. Jonathan Bassett, associate professor of psychology at Lander University, was named recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Teacher of Psychology Award given by the South Carolina Psychological Association at its spring conference in Myrtle Beach earlier this month.
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  • University honors top College of Education 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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