News Releases

  • 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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  • Political symposium continues at Lander University

    Lander University's special six-part lecture series, "The Politics of Democracy: A Political Symposium," continues next month with sessions exploring topics relevant to our current national political scene. The sessions are led by members of Lander's faculty as well as speakers from a variety of educational-, political- and business-related fields.
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  • Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

    Lander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.
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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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  • Greenwood Woman's Club to hold scholarship luncheon

    Tickets are on sale for the annual Greenwood Woman's Club Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 11:30 a.m., with proceeds directed to the club's scholarship fund at Lander University. The event will be held in the Johnston Commons in Lander's Student Center and tickets are $25 each.
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  • Lander nursing instructor appointed NLN ambassador

    Erica Sisiam, an instructor in Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to serve as one of it ambassadors. In that position, she will keep Lander's nursing faculty and administration informed about NLN initiatives including opportunities for research grants, conferences, publications, workshops, and other benefits available to its members.
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  • Lander nursing graduates greeted by top female officer in S.C. National Guard

    For Capt. Thomas Funderburk and Staff Sgt. Matthew Scruggs Dec. 17 had a special meaning in their lives. It was the day they received their nursing degrees from Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing and met face-to-face with Brigadier General Darlene M. Goff, of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG), who is also a Lander graduate.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Five students were honored recently when Lander University's Department of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.
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  • Lander laboratory named in honor of longtime educator

    Dr. Richard Fox, of Greenwood, retired as professor of biology in 2008 ending his 31-year academic career at Lander University, but his name is permanently engraved, not just on the minds of his former students and former colleagues, but also on the laboratory where he did most of his teaching.
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  • Lander Observes Arbor Day

    Lander University marked Arbor Day Friday with the planting of a Franklinia alatamaha on the high ground between the amphitheatre and the rear of Laura Lander Hall.
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  • New members appointed to Lander Foundation Board of Trustees

    Lander University has announced 10 appointments to the Board of Trustees of The Lander Foundation, which receives, manages and invests gifts for the welfare of the university. Two of the members are faculty appointees: Dr. Paige Ouzts, who was appointed to a second term, and Dr. David Mash, dean of Library Services, who is new to the board.
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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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  • Lander's nursing program receives accreditation and new leadership

    Dr. Robbie South has been appointed chair of Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, succeeding Bernice Daugherty who held the position for more than three years. Daugherty has returned to the classroom full time to continue teaching enhanced physical assessment and other subjects. She was also appointed director of the online R.N. to B.S.N. completion option, which South had directed since 2007.
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  • Astronomer to speak at Lander University

    The public is invited to attend a Thursday, Oct. 6, presentation at Lander University by Dr. Russell M. Genet, an astronomer who is leading efforts to develop the world's largest portable telescope.
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  • Origami cranes take flight inside Lander library

    Faculty member Dr. Josie Ryan has kicked off Lander University's upcoming Focus on Japan celebration with a display of 1,000 origami cranes above the lobby of Lander's Jackson Library.
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  • Graduate Sue Clark wins Obama administration appointment

    President Barack Obama has appointed Greenwood native and Lander University graduate Dr. Sue B. Clark to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. The board provides scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. Department of Energy's management and disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
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  • Lander Mission Trip a Success

    The medical mission trip to Honduras recently completed by Lander University Department of Nursing faculty members and students was so successful that a return trip has already been planned.
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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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  • Equestrian team member finishes among the top riders nationally

    Lander University student Ellison Poston won a national ranking at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in Lexington, Ky., earlier this month.
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  • Lander University Scientist Publishes Article On Immune Responses of Salivary Gland

    Lander University assistant professor of biology Mark J. Pilgrim is the co-author of a research article that recently appeared in a prestigious scholarly journal.
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