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Community invited to Greenwood Co. Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4
Lander University invites the community to the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, November 4. The program honors the service and sacrifice of our military veterans with 17 veterans to be inducted into the hall of heroes. Recipients of the award are asked to arrive by 1:30 p.m.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Lander's campus.  The event was originally scheduled in September but postponed due to weather conditions.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lander's 7th Annual Bearcat Monster Bash & Halloween Walk scheduled for Oct. 28

The Lander Athletic Department will host the Seventh Annual Bearcat Monster Bash and Halloween Walk from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Jeff May Complex.

The event is sponsored by the Lander Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. 

The Bearcat Monster Bash and Halloween Walk is designed for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to a costume contest at 6:30 p.m., the first 150 children will be given a commemorative T-shirt.

Children and their parents will get to meet Lander athletes and coaches from 16 varsity sports and the Spirit Team. There will also be lots of candy, prizes, good music and clean, safe fun.

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lander awarded S.C. Humanities grant for year-long civic engagement initiative

Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has received a grant from S.C. Humanities to host a series of events that will bring together scholars, journalists, civic leaders, students and citizens into an extended conversation aimed at cultivating an informed citizenry.

Entitled “Achieving the Promise: Democracy and the Informed Citizen,” the grant provides a distinct set of opportunities and experiences for its campus community and the citizens within the Lakelands region. “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” is a national initiative, spearheaded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, of which S.C. Humanities is a member.  The grant was co-authored Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, Chair of Lander’s Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dean of Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Family Day set for Saturday, Oct. 27 at Lander

With October color and cooler weather just around the corner, Lander University is preparing to host its 2018 Family Day from late-morning until almost midnight on October 27.

The annual Saturday event, now nearing its 30-year mark, will last approximately 12-13 hours and is open to all Lander students, faculty and staff, their families, and Lander alumni.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Piedmont Tech Seeks Thinkers, Tinkerers and Fixers for Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is seeking thinkers, tinkerers and fixers for its Workforce Pathways Scholarship program, which offers tuition assistance for individuals who desire training in the high-demand fields of information technology, advanced manufacturing or health care.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

John de la Howe alumni to gather Oct. 13 for biennial Homecoming
The John de la Howe School will hold its biennial Homecoming for alumni on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the historic campus, located in McCormick.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chamber to Host SC Student Leadership Conference
The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual SC Student Leadership Conference on November 5th at Lander University.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dual art exhibit debuts at Lander - Curious crowds attend opening reception
More than 160 people showed up at a reception on Oct. 4 to see local painters and crafters debut a brand new art concept exhibit at Lander University’s Monsanto Gallery.

The six-week public showing, entitled “Mirror Images,” runs through Nov. 13, and features 24 collaborative pieces by 12 local artists and 12 local writers, including four Lander students.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

D50 students aim to help schools effected by Hurrican Florence
The students and staff of Greenwood High School are currently running a campaign called AVID Helping AVID and Eagles Helping Eagles in order to help schools still suffering through the damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

The main purpose of this campaign is to gather up school supplies and donate them to schools in need. The materials desired are basic school supplies, book bags, and toiletries.

GHS will be collecting materials until October 17th and the supplies can be dropped off at the front office or at the JV game on October 11th from 6 to 8 pm. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Students and Families invited to College Night on October 24 at Lander University
High School students and their families can have all of their higher education questions answered during College Night, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Lander University’s Finis Horne Arena. 
Friday, October 5, 2018

Epic Bike Trek to Raise Scholarship Funds Stops at PTC Newberry Campus
Under nearly flawless blue skies, SC Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee cruised across the finish line at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry Campus on Oct. 1. Followed by his wife and riding companion, Tammy, Hardee completed the fifth section of a 16-leg, 800-mile journey to raise money for student scholarships as part of the System’s Tour de Tech initiative.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Lander and S.C. National Guard Announce Special Tuition Rates for Military Personnel
Lander University and the South Carolina National Guard today announced new special tuition rates for Guardsmen and their families who choose to enroll at Lander. Effective for incoming new students beginning Spring 2019, the military rates are unique among South Carolina’s public higher education institutions.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

D50's SCPASS/SC READY Max Scorers Recognized at September Board Meeting

Nineteen Greenwood School District 50 students were recognized for achieving a maximum score on the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test or South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) test at the September 17th Board of Trustees meeting.

Fourteen students in the district achieved a maximum score in one subject area of the SC READY test. These students were: Preston Cone, David Rausch, Aliya Abdelwahab, Riley Evans, Alexis Layland, Catherine Cason, Araceli Manuel, Amiya Young, Lydia Turner, Drew Geoly, Selah Hill, Henry Logan, Samantha Maez, Ryan Burrell and Patrick Torgerson.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hazing Expert Speaks at Lander
Hazing authority David Stollman, speaking at Lander University last week, advised students to resist the pressure to participate in initiation rituals associated with membership in a fraternity, sorority or other group — especially rituals that involve drinking. “Don’t ever drink because someone encouraged or forced you to,” said Stollman, who has spoken on campuses in Canada and 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Stollman appealed to those present not to subject others to hazing, either. “You carry the name of this institution, or your team, of your sorority or fraternity, all with you. Do that which is right,” he said.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lander faculty member honored by alma mater
MATTOON, IL—Lander University lecturer of media Paul Crutcher was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Society at Lake Land College during the school’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, September 29.

According to Lake Land, “the Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes alumni who have utilized the Lake Land experience to make an imprint on their profession or community.”

Monday, October 1, 2018

Health Care Recruiters Meet With Lander Nursing Students During Career Fair

Representatives from 15 hospitals and other organizations visited the Lander University campus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to woo nursing majors for post-collegiate careers. Organized by Lander’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing and the Department of Career Services, the Nursing Recruitment Fair was held in the commons area of the Grier Student Center.

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Foundation Endowment Benefits PTC Nursing Program

Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood has provided an infusion of capital to the Nursing Department at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) to further strengthen the region’s nursing workforce. At a ceremony on September 27, Ken Coffey, executive director of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, presented a check for $170,000 to PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks and Health Care Dean Tara Harris. The funds will be used to help support the nursing curriculum at PTC and to address the immediate need for additional faculty to serve students majoring in the college’s nursing programs.

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

D50 Goes Virtual with Eaton Charitable Contribution Grant

During the spring of 2018, Greenwood School District 50 was once again given the opportunity to apply for the Eaton Charitable Contribution Grant. Eaton and District 50 began a collaborative partnership in 2009. Since that time, District 50 has received more than $170,000 in grants to support STEM initiatives.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lander host "Cliff Notes" social
Students at Lander University mingle with professors from the Department of English and Foreign Languages during the department’s “Cliff Notes” social for students and faculty. The meet and greet, held on Tuesday, September 25, gave undergrads a chance to get to know one another, and to talk with their instructors in a friendly, casual setting. 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Piedmont Tech Opens Specialized Advising Center to Help Those Interested in Health Careers Decide on Best Concentration for Them

The options available to health science and nursing students at PTC are vast. While that’s a good thing, many students enroll with only a generalized notion of what they want to pursue, which may be something health-related, but they aren’t sure exactly where along the spectrum to focus. That’s why customized advising on health science and nursing careers is so critical to properly grounding the initial steps in their journey.

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Piedmont Tech Graduate Earns National Apprentice Toolmaker Certification

After just his first semester studying at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood, Austin Morris began working as an apprentice at Burnstein von Seelen Precision Castings in Abbeville while continuing to work toward his machine tool technology degree at PTC. It was a bit of a risk in the beginning, but Chris Ramey, Morris’s supervisor at Burnstein von Seelen, is pleased with the outcome.

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lander Athletics, Knights of Columbus partner to reach Connie Maxwell goal

Lander Athletics, thanks in part to a contribution from the Knights of Columbus council of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood, has reached its $2,500 fundraising goal for the Connie Maxwell Children's Home. 

Knights of Columbus, a long-time partner of the athletic department, met with Lander athletic director Brian Reese and representatives of Connie Maxwell to present a check for $1,220 to help Lander reach its fundraising goal. Bearcat student-athletes, coaches and administrators participated in a two-day service initiative at the children's home in August. 


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lander readying for first collaborative exhibit - Public invited to reception on Oct. 4

Greenwood artists of all kinds will join forces with Lander University this autumn for the school’s first collaborative arts exhibit.

The new exhibit, known as Mirror Images, will be on display October 4 through November 13 in Lander’s Monsanto Art Gallery, and showcase the creations of 24 area artists and four Lander students.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lander 'A Great Institution,' Cosentino Says in State of the University Address

Last year, freshman enrollment at Lander University broke records. This year, it broke them again, Lander President Richard Cosentino said this week in his State of the University address.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Piedmont Tech 'Ready to Roll' in Workforce Partnership to Fix SC Roads
The SC Workforce Development Board has named PTC the lead agency and training provider for a $355,363 grant project, titled “Ready to Roll,” designed to increase the state’s workforce for highway construction and related sectors.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Students focus on emergency management skills as Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast

As forecasters and emergency preparedness experts keep their eyes on a hurricane heading towards the U.S. East Coast and two tropical storms developing behind it in the Atlantic Ocean, a group of 23 undergraduates are focused on learning the skills needed when responding to a disaster.

Led by Dr. Matthew Malone, assistant professor of Political Science and Homeland Security at Lander University, the emergency management course teaches students about the roles that local, state, and federal agencies play during catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, wildfires, earthquakes, and acts of terrorism.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lander University Alumni Association welcomes four new board members

The Lander University Alumni Association announces the recent addition of four former graduates.

With graduation dates spanning 28 years, the newest board members occupy different professions and reside in both Georgia and S.C.

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome these new board members,” said Debrah Miller, Class of ’76 and the 2017-18 Alumni Association president.  “We look forward to their service and leadership.”


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Community invited to Greenwood Co. Hall of Heroes program at Lander University on Sunday, Sept. 16
Lander University invites the community to a special program on Sunday, September 16 to honor the service and sacrifice of our military veterans. 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Piedmont Tech Graduates Share Messages of Gratitude, Faith

They came from diverse origins in geography, age, race and gender. Yet all four commencement speakers at the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) summer graduation ceremonies on August 2 in Greenwood shared common, overarching messages of gratitude and faith.

“I didn’t come from a family with a lot of money or education, so I have been working since I was 15 years old,” said graduation speaker Joan Pittman, who earned an associate degree in administrative office technology. At age 60.

The Union native once believed she would work for one company her entire life. My how times have changed. “You could’ve been at a job for a long time, been the best at what you do, but because you didn’t have a diploma or degree, you couldn’t get a higher position. They would hire someone else that you might have to train to do the job,” Pittman said, “but you just couldn’t have the position because you didn’t have the degree. That’s when I realized that a degree was so important.”


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Two Greenwood-Area Students Receive Countywide Awards at PTC Summer Graduation
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Two graduates from Greenwood County were among those honored. 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018


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