News Releases

  • 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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  • Lander University Stages Student-Directed One-Act Plays

    Four student-directed one-act plays -- Jonathan Denn's "Holier Ground," Louise Bryant's "The Game," Alice Gerstenberg's "Overtones" and Walter Wykes' "Family 2.0" -- premiere Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lander University, with matinee showings at 3 p.m. and evening performances at 8 p.m. Evening performances follow at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15.
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  • Sacay-Bagwell Wins SCTA Teaching Award

    Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has been named this year's Outstanding Theatre Educator by the board of the South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA).
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  • Lander Dancers Fall 2011 Concert Dec. 5 and 6

    The stage is set for the Lander Dance Company's Fall 2011 Concert, which will feature several dance numbers, including one inspired by the much-loved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."
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  • Lander students featured in the play, 'The Golden Samurai'

    The Lander University Department of Mass Communication and Theatre will present its second play of the season, "The Golden Samurai," by Geoffrey Case. Performances will be Nov. 16, 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., and Nov.19, at 3 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain time.
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  • Lander to present production of The Trojan Women, Oct. 5-9

    Lander University's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre will begin their production season with "The Trojan Women," by Euripides. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8, at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at 3 p.m. All performances will take place in Lander's Green Room Studio, Abney Cultural Center, Room 220.
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  • Lander media expert receives prestigious award

    Paul Crutcher, broadcast and emerging media specialist at Lander University, left, receives the Second Annual Mary Frances Poole Alston Award from university president Daniel Ball. Crutcher is also the manager of XLR, Lander’s radio station, and host of his own daily show on the station.
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  • Lander student wins Biggest Loser crown

    Lander University student Tim Thomas is known to his XLR Lander Radio audience as “Big Tuna,” but he might want to choose another nickname that reflects his new, trimmer self. Thomas, a senior mass communication major from Trenton, lost 66 pounds or 23 percent of his body weight in the university’s Biggest Loser competition. And as the biggest loser, he walked away the biggest winner, pocketing the $500 first prize.
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  • University honors top Arts & Humanities 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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  • Lander students prepare for study program in Korea

    Four Lander University students have been selected to attend a three-week international summer session at Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea. They will become the first Lander students to study in Korea under recent agreements Lander made with Dong-A and six other colleges and universities in Korea and China. The agreements will enable students from Lander and the other institutions to study on each other’s campuses starting this year.
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  • Lander honors film competition winners

    This Spring, Lander University hosted its second annual film festival and student short film competition. The competition challenged high school, college and open division entrants to submit a completed film between three and five minutes long. The filmmakers only had a week to complete their films and they were required to use a prop and a line provided by competition coordinators to ensure that films were not part of a previous project.
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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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  • 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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  • SCSTA High School Festival Termed a Success

    Lander University recently hosted the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA) High School Festival for the second straight year. The festival provides a forum for high school students to compete in such categories as solo acting, duet acting, group acting, ensemble performance, storytelling, original monologue, impromptu speaking, literary interpretation, theatrical design and readers’ theatre.
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  • Student Scholarship Showcase Makes Debut at Lander University

    The Student Scholarship Showcase sponsored recently by Lander University’s College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) was a “tremendous success,” according to Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert, who said it garnered praise from students and faculty alike.
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  • Students Excel at SCSTA College Festival

    For the fifth straight year, a Lander University student has won the triathlon award, the top prize at the annual competition of the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA).
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  • Students bring directing talent to the stage

    Four Lander University seniors will bring their directing talent to the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Greenroom Theatre during the university's annual Student-Directed One-Act Plays. Pictured, from left, are: Ashley Ulmer of Covington, Ga., Dustin Kelly of Enoree, Rachel Perry of Saluda and Madison Bull of Columbia.
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  • Lander dance concert to honor program alumni

    The Lander Dance Company will grace the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center stage for their first concert of the 2010-11 Fine Arts Performance season Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 16-17, at 8 p.m. Under the direction of 1990 Lander graduate and adjunct instructor of dance Joey Giles, the Lander Dance Company is working hard to prepare for their exciting season debut.
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