News Releases

  • Lander scientist provides information on cicada swarm in the Southeast

    The current cicada infestation in the Lakelands region was the topic when 25 to 30 Savannah Lakes Village residents gathered at the Activity Center on May 10 to hear a presentation by Dr. Mark Pilgrim, assistant professor of biology at Lander University. Pilgrim is a microbiologist and said his specialty is microbes, much smaller bugs such as bacteria and viruses. But his curiosity prompted him to learn more about cicadas, which have swarmed by the billions in parts of South Carolina and several other states.
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  • Lander hosts Fuji summer science programs for students in grades six through 12

    Lander University is accepting registrations for the annual Fuji Summer Science and Mathematics Enrichment program for junior high and high school students hosted by the university starting in June. The summer enrichment program is sponsored by a grant from Fuji Photo Film in Greenwood and offers talented students a challenging educational experience with opportunities for fun and a taste of life at Lander.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Five students were honored recently when Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's May graduation.
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  • University honors top Science & Mathematics 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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  • Meghan Hawley – Lander Nursing Department's Bright Light Shines On

    In 2008, then Lander nursing major Meghan Diane Hawley of Orangeburg was diagnosed with cancer and would have to undergo treatment. As medical expenses began to mount, Hawley's classmates and faculty members at Lander rallied to her aid, raising thousands of dollars and even supplying her with a hospital survival kit filled with snacks, drinks and other essentials for recovery.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 awards top academic honor to Greenville native

    Ann NugentDuring a private ceremony in the F. Mitchell Johnson Board Room, Lander University officials awarded the top academic honor, the university's Thayer Award, for fall 2010 graduates to Ann Nugent of Greenville.
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  • Speach crowned as Miss Lander 2011

    Seven Lander University students recently competed for the title of Miss Lander University 2011. During the pageant, sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference, contestants were judged on their performance in an interview session and competitions in talent, casual wear and formal wear.
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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 student copes with the stresses of combat in Iraq

    Matthew Scruggs is a Lander University student and a S.C. Army National Guardsman. He is also among the estimated 20 percent of American veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan who struggle each day with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But Scruggs, who has served two tours in Iraq, is determined to do what he must to keep the condition under control while he concentrates on his responsibilities as a husband, a full-time student in Lander's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, a caregiver and a soldier.
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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 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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