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  • Lander University political science student receives Alumni Departmental Scholarship

    Lander University political science major John McKenzie, left, of Simpsonville, has been awarded a scholarship by Lander's Department of Political and Social Sciences.
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  • Another Lander graduate joins the ranks of military generals

    Lander University graduate James Simpson, a U.S. Army veteran of nearly 28 years, has been promoted to brigadier general. He received the star symbolic of his new rank in November with his wife, Zelda, their two daughters and his parents taking part in the pinning ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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  • Lander students get a chance to emulate state lawmakers

    Students from 14 colleges, including Lander University, gathered in Columbia recently to participate in the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL), an exercise that mirrored the work of the General Assembly. The students actually occupied the House and Senate chambers where they took part in sometimes spirited debate on a range of proposed legislation.
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  • Eighth Lander student is chosen for a semester internship in Washington

    Another Lander University student has been accepted into the prestigious Washington, D.C., Semester Internship Program operated by the University of South Carolina Honors College.
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  • Lander students participate in mock presidential debate

    Political science students portraying Team Obama and Team Romney staged a mock presidential debate at Lander University on Tuesday, Oct. 9, an event that drew 500 spectators to Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
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  • Lander students get a taste of what goes into preparing for a national party convention

    Five Lander University political science students and two professors were in Charlotte, N.C., in the days leading up to the Democratic National Convention. It was part of a program organized by Winthrop University's John C. West Forum for Politics and Policy, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving civic engagement. The purpose of the three-day program was to enlighten students about government and politics. Lander was one of 10 institutions of higher education in South Carolina that participated in the event.
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  • Lander University sociology students receive Coleman scholarship

    Lander University sociology majors Breanna Galbally, left, of Anderson, and Alexandria Byrd, right, of Greenville, have been awarded the Maybelle Coleman Scholarship honoring Dr. Maybelle Coleman, professor emeritus and former professor and academic dean at Lander.
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  • Lander University student receives Bradford scholarship

    Lander University political science major Jamison Nicklaus, right, Simpsonville, has been selected to receive the Bill and Emily Bradford Scholarship, honoring the late J. William and Emily Bradford.
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  • Lander University student receives Barnes scholarship

    Lander University political science major Courtney Priester, of Saluda, is the recipient of the Robbie Barnes Political Science Scholarship. Established by the John C. Barnes family in honor of Roberta J. Barnes' 75th birthday, the scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior female student majoring in political science with an emphasis in public administration. Priester is pictured with Chad Kinsella, assistant professor of political science.
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  • Lander University students receive Greenwood Rehabilitation scholarship

    Lander University sociology majors Shakeyta Waller, left, of Greenwood, and Stacee Whittle, right, of Abbeville, have been selected to receive the Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship. Established in 2000 by The Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board, the scholarship is awarded to full-time juniors or seniors preparing for a career in the human services area.
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  • Lander graduate receives assignment to Air War College

    Lander University graduate Lt. Col. Warren Bacote was honored at a change of command ceremony on June 12 at Fort Devens, Mass., where he served as garrison commander for nearly five years. He has been reassigned to the Air War College (AWC) at Maxwell A.F.B., in Montgomery, Ala., where he will be one of 26 U.S. Army representatives in the college's class of 2013.
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  • Lander faculty members awarded endowed professorships

    Two Lander University faculty members have been selected to fill endowed professorships awarded by The Lander Foundation for 2012-2014.
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  • Second Lander student headed for semester of study in South Korea

    When Lander University student Courtney Priester, of Saluda, begins her senior year in September, she will be taking her fall semester classes in South Korea.
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  • Top Business and Public Affairs scholars honored at annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2011-2012 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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  • Two more Lander students chosen for Washington, D.C., Semester internship

    Lander University has extended its perfect record for placing students in the Washington, D.C. Semester Internship Program of the University of South Carolina Honors College. Another two Lander students have been accepted, bringing to seven the number who have applied and been selected.
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  • International law expert speaks at Lander

    Lander University's College of Business and Public Affairs recently began a new speaker series that aims to bring distinguished guests to campus who can address topics that link the academic disciplines covered by college faculty -- business, criminal justice, political science and sociology.
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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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  • Kappa Sigma 'Adopt-a-Highway' Cleanup

    A group of Lander University students who are members of Kappa Sigma Fraternity spent Fridays in January cleaning a stretch of Highway 72 in Greenwood, between Bojangles and Starbucks, as part of an Adopt-a-Highway community service project.
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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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  • Lander Alumni Association announces recipients of three prestigious awards

    The first female general officer in the history of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCANG); last year's winner of the state's Young Lawyer of the Year award; and the individual whose name adorns Lander University's new sports complex are this year's winners of the Lander Alumni Association's top awards.
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