Interview with President Davis to air Oct. 6 on statewide radio program

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

An interview with Furman University president Elizabeth Davis will air statewide on the “Your Day” radio program Monday, Oct. 6.  The one-hour program airs on the South Carolina ETV Radio network from noon to 1 p.m.

The interview with Dr. Davis is conducted by Angela Halfacre, Professor of Political Science and Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman and director of the university’s Shi Center for Sustainability.

The “Your Day” program is produced by Clemson Broadcast Productions and is broadcast statewide on South Carolina ETV Radio from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Davis became Furman’s 12th President on July 1.  She came to Furman from Baylor University in Texas, where she was Executive Vice President and Provost.

Her other administrative roles over a 22-year career at Baylor included serving as Vice Provost for Financial and Academic Administration, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs.  As an accounting professor, she received the Hankamer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award and the Mortar Board Circle of Achievement Award.

Davis received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor in 1984 and earned her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1992.

For more information about the “Your Day” program, visit  Here is a list of ETV Radio stations in South Carolina:

WRJA-FM/88.1 Sumter

WNSC-FM/88.9 Rock Hill

WLJK-FM/89.1 Aiken

WJWJ-FM/89.9 Beaufort

WHMC-FM/90.1 Conway

WSCI-FM/89.3 Charleston

WEPR-FM/90.1 Greenville

WLTR-FM/91.3 Columbia

“Book of Days” continues through Oct. 4

Image © Luke Ratray photography 2009

Lanford Wilson image © Luke Ratray photography 2009

Furman University Theatre will present Lanford Wilson’s “Book of Days” Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-4 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Theatre Playhouse on campus.

The play is open to the public. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. Season tickets are available for the four plays to be staged by the Furman Theatre Department. “Book of Days” is intended for mature audiences. It is a Furman Cultural Life Program event.

“Book of Days” is an “Our Town” for the 21st century. In a small Missouri town where the local community theatre is staging “St. Joan,” the lead actress becomes convinced that the accidental death of the town’s leading citizen was actually a murder. As the play unfolds, the true nature of the townspeople is revealed. “Book of Days” inspires food for thought about personal honesty, religion, a sustainable food industry, and the connection between theatre and life.

Variety reviews Wilson’s “Book of Days”:

A significant addition to Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson’s canon . . . his best work since Fifth of July . . . Book of Days manages to combine Wilson’s signature character-based whimsy with an atypically strong narrative book and politically charged underpinnings.

-Chris Jones, Variety

Furman Theatre Professor and Department Chair Jay Oney directs the play. Stage Manager is Caitlin Cain. Rhett Bryson designs sets and lights, and Scott Simon designs sound. Will Lowry designs costumes and makeup.

Student cast members for “Book of Days” include:

BookOfDays_014sizedRuth Hoch: Jess Pinaire
Len Hoch: Thomas Stubbs
Boyd Middleton: Connor Courtney
Ginger Reed: Sarah Cushman
Martha Hoch: Kailie Melchior
Walt Bates: Sal Donzella
Sharon Bates: Hollins Worsley
James Bates: Drake Shadwell
Lou Ann Bates: Erin Barnett
Earl Hill: Chris Sessoms
Reverend Bobby Groves: Dakota Adams
Sheriff Conroy Atkins: Clark Spillane

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at (864) 294-2125.

Roman Catholic Mass

6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5. Chaplain’s Office presents.

Sunday: Women’s Soccer: vs. Mercer

2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, Stone Soccer Stadium. $1-$3.

Saturday: Music Festival with Bent Strings

5:30-8:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, Vista House (751 Old Buncombe Rd, TR). Mere Christianity Forum, Vista House, hosts event. Bring dish!

Saturday: Documentary: “Sign Painters”

 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, Burgiss Theater. Art Dept. partners with Indie Craft Parade to present film screening.