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Senior Recital to Feature Markela Dandy
The public is invited to attend a senior recital featuring vocalist Markela Dandy on Friday, Nov. 21.  The event gets under way at 8 p.m. inLanderUniversity’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free.  
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Former CIA Agent & Lander Graduate returns to speak
Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Case Officer and Lander University English major Patrick Skinner returned to theGreenwoodcampus Nov. 17 to speak with students in Dr. Renee Love’s English class. Skinner, an avid reader and writer, explained that his success in the field is based largely upon being an English undergraduate student. 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Public invited to attend Arbor Day Ceremony at Lander University

Lander University will continue its longstanding tradition of celebrating South Carolina’s Arbor Day, which occurs this year on Friday, Dec. 5, with a tree-planting ceremony on campus.

The annual ceremony will take place that morning at 11 a.m., with events beginning in front of the university’s Laura Lander Hall, also known as Old Main.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roberts Crowned Miss GHS 2015

The Miss GHS pageant was held on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Greenwood High School.  This year’s pageant theme was "A Salute to America" in honor and memory of our veterans. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

National Program Developer Comes to Piedmont Tech

Piedmont Technical College recently hosted a training for local educators entitled “TypeFocus Workshop: Personality Type Theory and Application” based on the nationally recognized online personality type career exploration resource. Dave Wood, president of TypeFocus Internet Inc. from Victoria, Canada, presented to the more than 45 participants who attended the two-day event.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan to Hold Congressional Hearing on Emergency Preparedness at Clemson University

WASHINGTON, DC - South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan will hold a Congressional Hearing at Clemson University at 1:00pm on Friday, November 21st on emergency preparedness. The hearing will focus on the importance of local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crisis situations, and preparing for threats like natural disasters, public health emergencies like Ebola, cyber-attacks, energy infrastructure issues, among other concerns.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Criminal Justice Program Offers Solid Foundation

Legal, law enforcement and corrections jobs are hot commodities in today's job market. The criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College provides students with the training they need to get started in these exciting careers.

“We try to make the curriculum as hands-on as we can, because most of the time, students really grasp the concepts when they put them into practice,” said Josh Lindsay, program director.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lander graduate and Army veteran Daron Long promoted to colonel
Lander University graduate and Greenwood County native Daron Long, a veteran of nearly 23 years in the U.S. Army, has been promoted to the rank of colonel.
Monday, November 17, 2014

Piedmont Tech Students Present in Washington

Two Piedmont Technical College students recently made the trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) conference. The trip allowed students to make presentations at the Capital on the importance of undergraduate research.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Employees from across SC converge on John de la Howe School

More than 70 state and municipal employees from across South Carolina converged on the John de la Howe School campus Thursday for training in the Certified Public Managers program.

Stephanie Duncan of Columbia, Training Director in the South Carolina Office of Human Resources, said the state has been holding training at John de la Howe on an annual basis for the past dozen years.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jazz Ensemble Show to Feature Zach Bingham

Virtuoso guitarist Zach Bingham will join the Lander University Jazz Ensemble for its Thursday, Nov. 20, show.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lander students win first place in psychology quiz bowl
On Saturday, Nov. 8, eight students from Lander University’s Department of Psychological Science participated in the South Carolina Psychological Association’s annual Academic Day event in Columbia.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lander Dance Company members rehearse for their fall concert

“Speaking Bodies” will be the theme when Lander University’s Dance Company performs in concert on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. Performances both nights will be in Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lander announces faculty promotion and tenure awards

Several Lander University faculty members have been awarded tenure and promoted in academic rank. The awards and promotions were announced by Dr. David Mash, Lander’s vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Alumni Association Representative to serve on Presbyterian College's Board of Trustees

Presbyterian College is proud to announce that Brittany Reese, a 2007 PC graduate, has joined the College’s Board of Trustees and will serve as the new Alumni Association Representative, effective November 7, 2014.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Senators visit John de la Howe School

McCORMICK—Three state senators recently made a visit to the campus of John de la Howe School, which serves at-risk children from across South Carolina.

Sen. Wes Hayes (R-York), Sen. Shane Massey (R-Edgefield/Aiken/Saluda/McCormick/Lexington) and Sen. Billy O’Dell (R-Anderson/Abbeville/Greenwood) spent several hours touring the 217-year-old institution, inspecting facilities and speaking with students, staff and trustees. Grant Gibson, a member of the Senate Finance Committee staff, also participated in the tour.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Storyteller Tim Lowry visits NS High School

Storyteller Tim Lowry visits Ninety Six High School as a part of Greenwood Reads project. Lowry wowed the students at Ninety Six High School with his colorful stories about Getting on the Road, his childhood and the Gullah lifestyle.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NS High Honor Roll Students of First Quarter
Here is a list of all the A & A/B Honor Roll students of Ninety Six High School during the 2014-2015 First Quarter.  Click on the title to see a full list of students…
Friday, November 7, 2014

Ninety Six Elementary Honor Roll of First Nine Weeks

Here is a list of all the students from Ninety Six Elementary School who have made the First Nine Weeks 2014-2015 Honor Roll.  Congratulations to all of the following students for doing a great job!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lander University's Education Department Holds Pinning Ceremony

Students and members of Lander University’s College of Education welcomed 39 students to the Teacher Education Program during a pinning ceremony October 7.

Friday, October 31, 2014

NS Elementary Student's food drive helps local food pantry

Ninety Six Elementary School recently held a food drive for the Ninety Six Food Pantry as a part of their community outreach initiative.  Each of the third, fourth, and fifth grade classes participated in collecting over 750 items.  Representatives from the student council delivered and stocked the food at the pantry.  Volunteers from the pantry met the student council and showed each student how to date, organize, and shelve the food. 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Lander offers course to prepare high school students for SAT

Registrations are being accepted for a course sponsored by Lander University’s Continuing Education office to prepare high school students to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Classes will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lander's Jamison Nicklaus gets a close-up view of the White House while engaged in a Washington internship

Jamison Nicklaus, of Simpsonville, a senior political science major at Lander University, took advantage of an opportunity to attend a social event on the South Lawn of the White House in September. Nicklaus is spending the fall semester working and studying in the nation’s capital as an intern in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs of the U.S. Commerce Department. He is the 11th Lander student accepted into the Washington Semester program sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wilson visits Brewer's Bullying Prevention Kickoff to share The Bully and Me

On Thursday, October 23rd, Brewer welcomed a special guest author for their Bullying Prevention Week Kickoff.  Isaac Wilson, author of the book The Bully and Me, visited the school to share some of his experiences with bullying.  Wilson spoke during a pep raly highlighted by cheers from the Brewer Cheerleading squad and dances by the Brewer Step Team.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Martin follows his destiny to Funeral Service

As a young high school student, David Martin had his goals set. He knew what he wanted to do and had the plan on how to pursue it.

Turns out, he was a bit off on the path he would take toward his destiny.

When Martin was in school, he wanted to go into advertising, but he took a part-time job at a local funeral home in Pineville, W. Va. during the summer before his senior year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Environmental Science 'An Important Field of Study'

How can we continue to feed a world that adds the number of people living in Germany every year?

How can we reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which have accelerated climate change and made weather more extreme?

How can we stem the loss of biodiversity, which could wipe out half the species on earth by the end of the century?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lander conducts awareness events during national Domestic Violence Month
Lander University students, faculty and staff joined forces last week to support a three-day campaign to focus attention on the widespread national problem of violence against women.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cars of the future to be demonstrated in Greenville

GREENVILLE — Cars that drive themselves, electric vehicles that charge wirelessly and other automotive technology that once seemed straight out of science fiction will be put in the spotlight this week as automotive experts from throughout the Southeast gather in Greenville this Thursday Oct 30 and Friday Oct 31.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New director appointed for Lander's Study Abroad program

Lander University’s Study Abroad program has undergone a change in leadership with the retirement of director Dr. DeWitt Stone Jr. The great-grandson of Lander founder, The Rev. Samuel Lander, Stone recently became a member of Lander’s Board of Trustees.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cambridge pinks out to honor those with cancer

Cambridge Academy Middle School and Varsity Volleyball Teams presented Self Regional Foundation with a check for $520.00 for their Cancer Fund. The teams sponsored a school-wide "Pink Out" day and Volleyball games. They raised the money through a bake sale and "Paws for a Cause" a paw purchased
in memory or honor of someone with breast cancer.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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