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Drawings and paintings by Kathleen Thum, Assistant Professor of Art at Clemson University, will be on display Nov. 10-Dec. 12 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception for the artist is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a gallery talk by Thum at 7 p.m., in the Roe Art Building. The exhibition, Residuum, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the art department.
Furman compiled a series of triumphs on Friday when men’s soccer crushed ETSU 3–0, women’s soccer defeated UNCG 4–1, and volleyball beat Mercer 3–1. On Saturday, the volleyball team was again victorious with a 3–0 win against The Citadel. The rugby team hosted its annual alumni game in which the alumni team, including a few Furman upperclassmen, trounced the current team 65-17. Sadly, the football squad fell to the Samford Bulldogs 45–0 during a heartbreaking homecoming football game. With this loss, the Paladins drop to a record of 2-6 overall and 1–2 in the SoCon.
Students in Dr. Wes Dripps’ ECOS (Environmental Community of Students) Engaged Living classes snag first place in two sustainability video contests. The first contest was sponsored by Green Living Project, the second by the Associated Colleges of the South. Sweetening the deal was the runner up spot for the ACS competition–yet another video by a Furman student.
The Republican Party will emerge as the winner in next month’s midterm elections, Furman University Political Science Professor and Chair Danielle Vinson told a crowd of about 100 people Wednesday at the Upcountry History Museum. The question is, she said, how big will the victory be? Vinson offered her predictions about the outcomes of Congressional races and what those results will mean for the political future of America. Her talk was the fifth of eight consecutive events in the university’s High noon lecture series this fall.
Fifty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which opened the door for America’s involvement in Vietnam. Among the two dissenting voices in Congress was Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, who gave an impassioned and historic speech against the resolution’s passage. Furman communication studies professor Sean O’Rourke will examine the speech and Morse’s prescient arguments against what would become the most controversial war in U.S. history when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. His lecture—“50 Years Later: Senator Wayne Morse, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the Vietnam War”—begins at noon.
Furman University Special Collections & Archives has launched its Richard Furman and James C. Furman digital collection. The collection features more than 700 letters and sermons from Richard Furman (the University’s namesake) and James C. Furman (the University’s first president). The collection may be viewed at this link.
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.
Bridges to a Brighter Future Furman University will present a program for students and families who want a better understanding of the selective college admission and scholarship process Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m., in the Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield Street in downtown Greenville. Free and open to the public, “Admission Unveiled: Understanding Selective College Admission & Scholarship Programs,” features guest speaker Mr. Kevin C. Hudson, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Education Access Granted.
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.
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.