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Toastmasters International logo
Toastmasters International logo

Toastmasters International has approved Lander's application to establish a campus Toastmasters Club whose membership would be open to students, faculty and staff. Toastmasters requires that each club have at least 20 members to receive a charter and club number.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Beth Summer-Strait
Beth Summer-Strait

Lander University graduate Beth Summer-Strait of Jonesville found her calling in behavioral health when she began working as a volunteer in the Union County Mental Health Association in 1995. Because of her achievements in that field, she has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Ralph Patterson
Ralph Patterson

Ralph Patterson, who worked for 13 years in athletics and administration at Erskine College in Due West, has joined Lander University as Director of Development.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
student directing one-act plays
student directing one-act plays

With a very clear nod toward the theatrical nerve center of the United States, Lander University's annual Student-Directed One-Act Plays will take audience members on a journey across the New York City landscape, with stops in a subway train, a prominent Hotel and two city residences.

Monday, February 15, 2010
Ric Standridge
Ric Standridge

Upstate artist Ric Standridge will mesmerize the audience with his artistic talents as he paints to live, gospel-themed music in Lander University's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, March 20, at 6 p.m.

Monday, February 15, 2010
Thayer award winner with university officials
Thayer award winner with university officials

Lander University conferred degrees upon 219 graduates at the university's fall commencement ceremonies in December. Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander's Horne Arena.

Friday, February 12, 2010
Dava O'Connor
Dava O'Connor

Dr. Dava O'Connor, chair of Lander University's Department of Teacher Education, will travel to England this spring and spend a month at the University of Winchester as a guest lecturer on special education. She will also take part in ongoing research and public presentations.

Friday, February 12, 2010
BCM students in Vancouver
BCM students in Vancouver

When they watch the Olympics on television next month, several Lander University students and alumni will recognize many of the sports venues as places they visited during their recent Canadian mission trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, which is hosting the winter games.

Friday, February 12, 2010
David Wilkins
David Wilkins

David H. Wilkins, former United States Ambassador to Canada and a native of Greenville, will deliver a motivational address to about 224 degree candidates at Lander University's December commencement ceremonies, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the university's Horne Arena.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Paul Criswell
Paul Criswell

With 37 years of teaching behind him, Lander University professor of music Dr. Paul Criswell is retiring. "Through the years I've taught kindergarten through graduate school. I wouldn't give any of it back, but it's time to move on," he said.

Monday, December 7, 2009

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