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Education professors collaborate on new book

Furman University Education Professors Michael Svec and Paul Thomas have collaborated on a new book, Democracy and Decency: What Does Education Have to Do With It? (Information Age Publishing). Svec was one of 20 international scholars selected to contribute a chapter to the book. Thomas co-edited the book with Paul Carr, Julie Gorlewski and Brad Porfilio, the latest volume in the series, Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society.


Moravian Christmas Lovefeast Dec. 6

Furman University will host its annual Moravian Christmas Lovefeast service Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Furman will provide special music for the service, and the university’s Chancel Choir, conducted by Furman senior Walter Godfrey of Asheville, N.C., will lead the singing of traditional Christmas carols. Senior Rachel Moore and junior Caroline Violante provide harp accompaniment.

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Furman hosts Church Music Conference Jan. 21-22

Furman University will host its 2016 Church Music Conference on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22. The conference is open to the public. Founded in 1971, the Furman University Church Music Conference is made possible through a grant from the Thomson Foundation. Drawing church musicians from all over the Southeast, the conference features nationally known clinicians who present lectures and conduct workshops relating to the practice of church music.

“What Really Matters?” President Davis Lecture

Furman President Elizabeth Davis “What Really Matters?” November 17, 2015 It is a privilege and honor to stand before you and deliver my thoughts about what really matters.  It’s also quite humbling as many presenters in this series have so rightly pointed out.  For 33 years, we have honored the legacy of LD Johnson through […]

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Judy Stuart wins new award named in memory of history professor Jim Smart

Furman University Education professor Judy Stuart, Ph.D., has been awarded the inaugural James H. Smart Award by Furman’s Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection. Presented annually to a Furman faculty or staff member, the Jim Smart Award is designed to promote encouragement of vocational exploration and reflection by Furman students, and to recognize those who exemplify this work in their teaching, advising, mentoring, service, public engagement, and other aspects of their roles at the university.

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Duke Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Marsh speaks October 27

Duke University Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Marsh will speak at 4:30 p.m. October 27 at Johns Hall 101 on the topic, “Believing that Humans Swallow Spiders in their Sleep: Understanding the Acquisition of Misconceptions.” Marsh will share current research on understanding learning and memory and the processes that make memory accurate in […]

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Women’s Leadership Institute accepting applications

Furman University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development is accepting applications for the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI), Class of 2016. Online applications are due by Nov. 13, 2015. Women who have demonstrated successful leadership, community involvement, and have a desire to help others are encouraged to apply. WLI begins Jan. 27, 2016 at Furman with an evening orientation and kickoff, and runs through April 27, 2016.

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Riley Institute announces winner of education award

A program aimed at attracting the best and brightest South Carolina students to teaching has won the 2015 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Furman University’s Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds presented the award Oct. 14 to the Teacher Cadet Program at the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) based in Rock Hill, S.C.

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Jazz Ensemble and Combos perform Oct. 30

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The CLP concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, and tickets are available at the door. The concert will be conducted by trombonist and Furman music professor Stephen Wilson. It features compositions by Wilson, Oliver Nelson, Don Menza, Count Basie, and others.

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Fall Festival of Choral Music presents concert Oct. 17

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a free concert Saturday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. For the festival, singers from 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. The choirs will be accompanied by Grace Odell ‘16 (Pelzer), and Furman Music Professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton, and will perform a mix of traditional hymns, folk songs and spirituals.