News Releases

  • Students, Faculty Join Forces for Earth Week

    Victoria Parsells, an environmental science major from Laurens, hands a bag filled with plastic bottles to associate professor of environmental geology Daniel Pardieck, in conjunction with Lander University’s observance of Earth Week. The recycling drive was “very successful,” according to Parsells, who said that a Greenwood County Recycling Center truck was filled to the brim. A shred truck was also provided, and Parsells said that the 2-1/2 tons of paper processed were more than double what was shredded during Earth Week last year.
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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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  • New Asia Initiative

    Dr. Sung-Jae Park, recently retired from an international program leadership position at Ball State University, is now leading an Asia initiative for Lander University. He will develop strategies that will encourage students from Japan, Korea, China, and India to study at Lander for one or two years as a part of their degree programs. Dr. Park will also create some additional study abroad opportunities in Asia for Lander students.
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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 scientific business brainstorming generates a prize for entrepreneurship

    A project that Lander University scientist Lisa Brodhacker has been working on for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has won a prize for its potential marketability outside of the space industry.
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  • Lander University Professor, Student Make Telescope Mirrors for NASA

    Kevin Babson of Gray Court, a senior biology major at Lander University, has been awarded a $5,000 NASA grant through the S.C. Space Grant Consortium. Babson is working with Dr. Lisa Brodhacker, assistant professor of chemistry at Lander, to develop epoxy telescope mirrors for use in space communications at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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  • Award established to honor outstanding professionals at Lander University

    The host of one of South Carolina ETV's most popular programs has established an award at Lander University to honor his grandmother who graduated from Lander nearly a century ago. Rowland P. Alston, host of the Emmy-award-winning horticulture and gardening show "Making It Grow," created the prize in the name of Mary Frances Poole Alston, a member of Lander's 1914 graduating class.
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  • Lander experiential learning program cited as best in the nation

    A program that Lander University introduced less than two years ago to help students apply their classroom learning to real world settings has won a national award. The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) has selected Lander's Experience Your Education program (EYE) as the Experiential Education Program of the Year. An organization of educators, businesses and community leaders, NSEE serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of such experiential learning.
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  • Dr. Paige Ouzts: Lander's Distinguished Professor

    Dr. Paige Ouzts teaches physics at Lander University and she knows the subject intimidates many of her students who are not comfortable with the mathematics associated with it. But she tries to boost their confidence by telling them not to make things harder than they are, the same advice she received when she was a student.
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  • Lander Students Achieve Impressive Results During Earth Week

    Members of Lander University's Environmental Science Student Organization (ESSO) wrapped up their observance of Earth Week on April 23 by providing an opportunity for students, faculty and staff, and members of the community to have old and unwanted paper shredded.
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  • Lander organizes new chapter of People to People International

    Lander University's new People to People International chapter recently inducted its charter members. Front row, from left are: Dr. James Colbert, faculty adviser; Beth Burnette; Mary Mufuka; Keeley Haysman; Chanity Walker; Ben Baugher; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, faculty adviser. Middle row, from left: Jonathan Smith, Osheanna Galloway, Shalom Chausarira and Brittnii Watts. Top row, from left: Ty Grogan and Andrew Willis.
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  • Lander students target trash on and off campus during Earth Week

    A group of students has launched Lander University's observance of Earth Week with the first of several clean-up activities. Members of the Environmental Sciences Students Organization (ESSO) recruited classmates to join them on Monday cleaning up trash in and along the banks of a creek that winds it way through the campus.
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  • International peace focus of conference at Lander in March

    Lander University hosted a Peace Studies Conference sponsored by the Greenwood and Lander chapters of People to People International (PTPI), on Friday, March 19.
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  • Lander scientist and student collaborate on NASA project

    Lander University faculty member Lisa Brodhacker is a scientist whose goal is to make the perfect plastic telescope mirror for visible light. She cannot define what makes a plastic mirror perfect because she has not seen one. In fact, the scientific community has yet to build one.
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  • Wilson receives book award

    In 1968, a young graduate student at Ohio University was asked to lend his expertise to write a section for a textbook titled "An Introduction to Physical Science." Little did he know that four decades later he would be receiving an award, as a co-author, commemorating the book's longevity. The student, Lander University physics professor emeritus Dr. Jerry Wilson, along with co-author Charles Higgins, was presented the 2009 McGuffey Longevity award for "An Introduction to Physical Science" at the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) conference in June in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • Lander receives emerald gemstone from local physician's collection

    Dr. Dan Robinson Jr., a Greenwood County physician, has made a contribution to Lander University from his collection of crystals and gemstones. Robinson has given Lander's Environmental Geology program an emerald specimen with an appraised value of $16,000. Jeff Eller, co-owner of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood who coordinated the transfer, described the specimen as volcanic mica schist containing dozens of large dark-colored emeralds. He said it is a very unusual and rare large-scale specimen from a Muzo mine in the region of Colombia, South America, which is recognized as a source of the world's highest quality emeralds.
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  • Lander science graduate wins prestigious federal fellowship

    Lander University graduate Alexandra Foguth has found herself in select company as she pursues a doctoral degree in material science and engineering at Clemson University.
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  • Lander chemical society chapter celebrates a 25-year winning streak

    Lander University's student affiliated American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter is celebrating its 25 th anniversary, and each year since its founding a quarter century ago, the chapter has won recognition from the national ACS for its performance across a wide range of activities.
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  • EYE on Education: Experience Your Education program will expand tradition at Lander

    How effective would an education be if it relied solely on textbooks and lectures? Imagine a doctor graduating from medical school without working with actual patients; a teacher earning a degree without spending time with real students; a business graduate entering the workforce without interacting with real clients.
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  • Lander joins statewide space grant group

    Research being performed this summer at Lander University could eventually make it easier for professional astronomers -- and backyard stargazers -- to peer out into the universe.
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