What’s New(s)?

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What’s New(s)?

By: Chantay Brown

Lander students want to be informed about what is going on around them both on campus and in Greenwood. Relying on friends to get information causes some students to miss out on fun and important events. Instead of risking getting rumors or false or late information, Lander University has a reliable website that is provided for the students – The LU Forum.

The LU Forum is a student news and features website that informs students about upcoming entertainment, sports, features, and news.  The LU Forum includes an events calendar, crime calendar as well as videos and picture galleries. There is also the weekly student Q&A, Polls, Contests and opinion columns.

Dr. Robert StevensonDr. Robert Stevenson, Lander Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, advises the LU Forum. According to Stevenson, “The print edition of The Forum began at Lander College in the 70’s. The Forum’s predecessors, the Ivy Press and Rednal began in the 1950s.

Stevenson, who has served on the College Committee of the SC Press Association, became the advisor to the Forum in 1990 when he was named Director of Student Publications.  Stevenson stated that Lander stopped printing The Forum about 10 years ago.

Last year, Stevenson created the LU Forum online for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to read about Lander news and views. Stevenson states that they use flat screens around campus, send out emails, and use social media to tell students about the

Stevenson stated that there are about 9 student staff members on the LU Forum, but that any Lander student, faculty, and staff member can submit articles for publication at luforum@lander.edu. He said he would like to see the staff grow to 25 members.

To get the word out about the LU Forum, they use flat screens around campus, send out emails, post flyers, and use social media to tell students about the website. The LU Forum keeps students updated on things that are prevalent and gives actual facts. For more information about LU Forum, you can visit

Students can earn academic credit working as a LU Forum staff member by registering for MEDA 290. Students may also join the staff as volunteers. For more information about LU Forum, you can visit www.luforum.com or email Dr. Stevenson at rstevenson@lander.edu.

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