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Furman Chorale and Singers to perform Oct. 28

The Furman University Chorale and Furman Singers will present their fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The concert is free and open to the public and is a CLP. Conducted by Furman music professors Dr. Vivian Hamilton and Dr. Hugh Floyd, the program includes a mix of sacred and traditional hymns and spirituals.

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Want to attend the South Carolina Gubernatorial Debate on campus?

Tickets are available to Furman students, faculty and staff who want to attend the South Carolina gubernatorial debate that will take place on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The event is CLP, and the tickets are free. The one-hour debate, which will be televised live statewide, will focus on education and health care. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis Monday, Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the Trone Student Center near the bookstore. The limit is two tickets per person. Any remaining tickets will be available from 2-4 p.m. on Monday in the same location.

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Wilson named Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Mike Wilson, a 1988 Furman University graduate who earned six varsity letters as a member of the football and track teams, has been named Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at the university. A native of Iva who resides with his family in the Wren community of Anderson County, Wilson attended Furman on a football scholarship and graduated with a B.A. degree in political science. He also holds an MBA from Winthrop University, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Anderson School District One.

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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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A Republican Rout at the Midterm Elections?

With the 2014 midterm elections less than a month away, what is likely to happen? The conventional wisdom says the Republicans will remain in control of the House of Representatives and the Democrats could well lose control of the Senate. Furman political science professor Danielle Vinson will discuss what is expected to transpire during next month’s elections and what it could mean for the political future of America when she speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. Her lecture—““How Big Will the GOP Victory Be?”—begins at noon.

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Lillian Brock Flemming to speak Oct. 20

Councilwoman, educator and activist Lillian Brock Flemming will deliver the L.D. Johnson lecture, “What Really Matters?” Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. Flemming’s talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains. A CLP, the event is part of a series of programs commemorating 50 Years of Desegregation at Furman.

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Furman hosts foreign language conference this weekend

Nearly 200 college professors and other educators and scholars will converge on the Furman campus when the university hosts the 64th annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference Oct. 16-18. The MIFLC is an annual forum of university, college, and high school scholars and teachers for exchanging ideas and advancing the cause of scholarship in foreign language studies. Organizing the conference this year are Furman Modern Languages and Literatures professors Dr. Jeremy Cass (Spanish) and Dr. Marianne Bessy (French).

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Royal Shakespeare Company coming to Furman via Blu-ray

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman is partnering with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in England to present encore screenings of five of Shakespeare’s plays that were produced this season at the RSC Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. All screenings will take place on the Furman campus in Burgiss Theater of the Trone Student Center. The program begins with The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $16 for OLLI members, and $10 for students.

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We Can’t All be Mark Zuckerberg

Why do some new businesses fail and others succeed? Is there a formula for success that could benefit the more than 12 million entrepreneurs who start businesses every year? Furman sociology professor Kyle Longest will examine how the backgrounds and social environments of everyday entrepreneurs shape their businesses and their ultimate success when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. His lecture—“We Can’t All be Mark Zuckerberg: The Social Determinants of Success Among Everyday Entrepreneurs”—begins at noon.

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FSO presents concert Oct. 17

The Furman Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Part of the Furman Music Department’s Sound Quality Concert Series, the performance is conducted by Furman Professor of Violin Dr. Thomas Joiner. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The concert is a CLP. Dr. Joiner will lead nearly 70 Furman students in works by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn and Gounod.