Lander Media

Few majors offer more opportunities for co-curricular involvement than Mass Communications and Media Studies. Students across campus and from all majors have the opportunity to be involved in Lander media through XLR Lander Radio, The Forum news magazine, and the Lander Film Festival and Short Film Competition. New opportunities for media learning, collaboration and production are being created through LUX Studio, a space capable of transforming into a newsroom, a green screen studio, a sound stage, and a photography studio.

Lander University Exchange: Welcome to LUX

LUX is the intersection of passion, creativity, information and technology.

The LUX is a media-rich environment where students exchange ideas and collaborate for classes, internships, XLR Lander Radio, The Forum newspaper, LUX TV (formerly WLGTV), and the Lander Film Festival and Short Film Competition.

LUX studio and website allows students to create and share relevant and engaging content: television news or magazine shows, promotional videos, short films, photography or multimedia projects, audio projects, and more.

Experience the vision at Landerlux.com.

Contact: Cory Carpenter, ccarpenter@lander.edu, 864-388-8583

XLR Lander Radio

XLR Lander University Radio is the award-winning student-run radio station of Lander University. XLR is heard on campus and around the world, playing an eclectic variety of independent music (old and new). XLR educates students, breaks ground in musical programming, and provides cutting-edge cultural coverage through specialty shows 24/7/365.

XLR has been on the air since 2009, providing broadcasting outlets to students from all majors. The station studios are located on the lower level of the Carnell Learning Center and feature a vast musical library and industry standard broadcasting equipment. XLR alumni can be heard in every major market in the United States and on Sirius/XM Radio.

The station can be heard online on XLR1.org.

Contact: Paul Crutcher, pcrutcher@lander.edu, 864-388-8206

The Forum

The Forum student news magazine covers the news, features, and opinions of the Lander University community. Its rich history spans more than 60 years. The Forum is reported, designed, and edited by Lander students for Lander students, faculty, and staff. Any currently enrolled Lander student is eligible to serve on staff.

Contact: Robert Stevenson, rstevenson@lander.edu, 864-388-8210

Lander Film Festival and Short Film Competition

Since its debut in 2010, the Lander Film Festival has drawn an enthusiastic following of those interested in writing, directing, producing or just watching films. The annual event features a popular Short Film Competition as well as events such as an introduction to classic silent films and discussions of documentary and feature films. Guest artist Craig Titley, screenwriter for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Scooby-Doo, has made annual appearances at the festival, bringing along fellow Hollywood screenwriters to share their knowledge and inspire a new generation.

Contact: Paul Crutcher, pcrutcher@lander.edu, 864-388-8206