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Jazz Ensemble and Combos to perform Oct. 24

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos, with guest clinician/composer Don Owens, will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. A CLP event, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door. The concert will be conducted by Furman music professor Dr. Matt Olson, and will feature music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Wayne Shorter, Woody Herman, and Don Owens.

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Meet Mike Wilson ’88

After an hour spent with Mike Wilson, newly appointed executive director of alumni and parent engagement, one can quickly identify the common threads that unite all who have experienced Furman.

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Helping out South Carolina Women in Higher Education

Elizabeth Crews, director of Furman University’s Undergraduate Evening Studies program, has been selected as the university’s institutional representative for South Carolina Women in Higher Education (SCHWE). The representatives are volunteers at educational institutions across the state who actively promote the mission and goals of SCHWE among their schools. Crews oversees the Undergraduate Evening Studies program at Furman, a division of Continuing Education. Prior to that, she served as director of Furman’s Learning for You.

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Former presidential staffer Levin to speak Oct. 9

Former presidential and congressional staffer Dr. Yuval Levin will speak on the Furman University campus Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. Dr. Levin’s talk, “Like the Leaves of Sybil: Burke and Tocqueville on Tradition in the Democratic Age,” is free and open to the public. Part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program, Dr. Levin’s lecture is presented by Furman’s College Republicans and by the Tocqueville Program.

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Fall Festival of Choral Music features concert Oct. 18

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For the festival, singers from selected high school programs in the region are invited to participate with mixed quartets of their finest singers. These groups practice and perform under the baton of Furman Singers director Dr. Hugh Ferguson Floyd who leads Saturday’s culminating concert with the Singers.

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Furman names new alumni board members

The Furman University Alumni Office has named five new members to its board. The members are Joe Brewer, Deborah Carico, David Feild, Scott Graves, and Becky Sigmund. The purpose of the Alumni Board is to provide support, guidance and leadership to the University; serve as a liaison group to represent the opinions, needs and interests of the entire alumni constituency; serve as guardians of Furman’s heritage, tradition and identity; promote involvement of alumni in the life of the University; serve as a model of participation in alumni activities and support of the fundraising efforts of the University; and serve as ambassadors for Furman by promoting the Furman message whenever possible.

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Staggers joins Bridges program as assistant director

Danielle Staggers has been named assistant director of Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future program. She has already begun her new duties. As assistant director, Staggers will work with the Crossing the Bridge program, a college transition and retention program designed to help students enroll and graduate from college, as well as assist with Bridges Saturday College and the four-week summer residential program Bridges hosts on the Furman campus each summer.

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Band Extravaganza concert set for Sept. 26

Furman University’s Marching Band, the Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert, a part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program, is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Family Weekend at the university. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Furman’s Jay Bocook will lead The Paladin Regiment in selections from its 2014 Exhibition Show “Back to the Future.”

Bamboo festival comes to Furman

The Southeast Chapter of the American Bamboo Society will hold its 8th annual Fall Bamboo Festival on the campus of Furman University Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Trone Student Center and the Asian Garden on campus. The festival is free and open to the public. Part of the festival is a tour of Furman’s Asian Garden where many species of bamboo are represented in addition to other Asian inspired plantings.

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Crews selected as member of Leadership Greenville

Furman University’s Director of Undergraduate Evening Studies Beth Crews has been selected as part of the Chamber’s 41st class of Leadership Greenville. Leadership Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County.