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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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  • Lander students inducted into Alpha Chi to recognize outstanding academic achievement

    Family and friends gathered at Lander University on April 22 to witness the spring induction of 40 Lander students into the university's Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
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  • Lander Students Achieve Impressive Results During Earth Week

    Members of Lander University's Environmental Science Student Organization (ESSO) wrapped up their observance of Earth Week on April 23 by providing an opportunity for students, faculty and staff, and members of the community to have old and unwanted paper shredded.
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  • Lander organizes new chapter of People to People International

    Lander University's new People to People International chapter recently inducted its charter members. Front row, from left are: Dr. James Colbert, faculty adviser; Beth Burnette; Mary Mufuka; Keeley Haysman; Chanity Walker; Ben Baugher; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, faculty adviser. Middle row, from left: Jonathan Smith, Osheanna Galloway, Shalom Chausarira and Brittnii Watts. Top row, from left: Ty Grogan and Andrew Willis.
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  • Lander students target trash on and off campus during Earth Week

    A group of students has launched Lander University's observance of Earth Week with the first of several clean-up activities. Members of the Environmental Sciences Students Organization (ESSO) recruited classmates to join them on Monday cleaning up trash in and along the banks of a creek that winds it way through the campus.
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  • Seven Lander University students earn Who's Who recognition

    The names of seven Lander University students will be included in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, recognizing their selection as outstanding campus leaders.
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  • Lander nursing program introduces high-tech learning laboratory

    A simulation laboratory designed to enhance nursing education will be dedicated in Lander University's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing on Wednesday, March 31.
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  • International peace focus of conference at Lander in March

    Lander University hosted a Peace Studies Conference sponsored by the Greenwood and Lander chapters of People to People International (PTPI), on Friday, March 19.
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  • Lander nursing graduates achieve 100 percent passing rate on licensing examination

    The students who graduated from Lander University's nursing program in December of 2009 and took their licensing examinations have all received passing grades.
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  • Lander creates lactation room for employees, students and visitors who are breastfeeding

    Lander University has added a new service to its Wellness Center: a lactation room that provides privacy and a relaxing environment for mothers to use a breast pump or to breastfeed their babies. The room is furnished with a couch, a rocking chair with footstool, a microwave oven to sterilize devices used in the process, and a refrigerator for storing pumped milk. There is also a changing table for occasions when caregivers bring babies to their mothers on campus to be breastfed. A privacy screen is available to allow two women to use the room at the same time.
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  • Lander scientist and student collaborate on NASA project

    Lander University faculty member Lisa Brodhacker is a scientist whose goal is to make the perfect plastic telescope mirror for visible light. She cannot define what makes a plastic mirror perfect because she has not seen one. In fact, the scientific community has yet to build one.
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  • Lander nursing instructor selected for doctoral financial assistance

    A second member of Lander University's nursing faculty has been selected to receive a yearly stipend to help pay the cost of obtaining a doctorate in nursing. Brian Conner, an instructor in Lander's William Preston Turner Department of Nursing, has received a $40,000 grant from the South Carolina Governor's State Workforce Investment Board (SCIB) whose mission is to oversee the state's efforts to develop a skilled, high-quality workforce.
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  • Lander students team up on mission trip to Cambodia

    Ellison Poston had her heart set on becoming a veterinarian because she said she is good with animals. But after spending a day shadowing her aunt Jan Sullivan as she performed her duties as a hospital trauma nurse in Columbia, she decided to follow in her footsteps. So Poston transferred from Clemson University where she was a pre-veterinarian major, to Lander University where she is a sophomore in the university's nursing program.
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  • Wilson receives book award

    In 1968, a young graduate student at Ohio University was asked to lend his expertise to write a section for a textbook titled "An Introduction to Physical Science." Little did he know that four decades later he would be receiving an award, as a co-author, commemorating the book's longevity. The student, Lander University physics professor emeritus Dr. Jerry Wilson, along with co-author Charles Higgins, was presented the 2009 McGuffey Longevity award for "An Introduction to Physical Science" at the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) conference in June in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • Lander receives emerald gemstone from local physician's collection

    Dr. Dan Robinson Jr., a Greenwood County physician, has made a contribution to Lander University from his collection of crystals and gemstones. Robinson has given Lander's Environmental Geology program an emerald specimen with an appraised value of $16,000. Jeff Eller, co-owner of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood who coordinated the transfer, described the specimen as volcanic mica schist containing dozens of large dark-colored emeralds. He said it is a very unusual and rare large-scale specimen from a Muzo mine in the region of Colombia, South America, which is recognized as a source of the world's highest quality emeralds.
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