News Releases

  • 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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  • Local garden club takes on a beautification project at Lander

    An area described as a neglected patch of ground on the Lander University campus will be transformed into an attractive shade garden by members of the Morning Glory Garden Club of Greenwood and the university's Arboretum Committee and building and grounds employees.
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  • Lander receives a significant bequest for its nursing program

    Lander University has received a sizeable gift from the estate of a longtime Greenwood resident whose generosity will benefit the university's nursing program and its students.
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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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  • St. Francis Hospital welcomes Lander student Ann Nugent into the Nursing Extern program

    Ann Nugent has a heart to help the cardiovascular patients at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Nugent, nursing student at Lander University, is solely representing her university at St. Francis nursing extern program. Nugent realizes how important the heart is physically and mentally.
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  • Lander graduate establishes scholarship to say thanks

    A recent Lander University nursing graduate has created a scholarship to express her gratitude to a nursing professor who, she said, made a difference in her life.
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  • Lander Department of Nursing honors top graduates

    Seven 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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  • Lander University students honored for academic excellence, extracurricular service

    Lander University recently honored its cocurricular standouts for the 2009-10 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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  • Lander students pack their bags for studies at foreign schools

    Nine Lander University students will spend the fall 2010 semester studying at foreign universities as part of Lander's Study Abroad Program.
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