Victor and a fan. (photo by Jordan Allums '18)

Homecoming 2014: It’s a wrap

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.


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.


Counselor Travel

Every fall, our admission counselors hit the road to meet with prospective students and their families. Our counselors attend college fairs, host admission receptions, and have one-on-one conversations with you. To find out when we’ll be in your area, visit our counselor travel page.

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The best seat in the house

The task seemed simple. Create the perfect chair. But when you’re interning for a company that has designed chairs for Royal Albert Hall and other majestic performance venues around the world, the pressure is on. Yuqi Wei ’15 and Akari Ogawa ’16 spent their summer in Tokyo, living among 35 million neighbors in the greater […]

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Listen to an interview with President Elizabeth Davis

Furman University president Elizabeth Davis spoke about her hopes for higher education in general and Furman in particular during a 15-minute interview on the “Your Day” radio program Monday, Oct. 6. The interview was part of a one-hour program that aired statewide on the South Carolina ETV Radio network from noon to 1 p.m. The interview with Dr. Davis was 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 new Furman trustees began their terms on July 1. From left to right, they are Rick Timmons, Susan Shi, Chris Borch, Don Anderson, Baxter Wynn and Sean Hartness.

Furman Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Furman Board of Trustees welcomed six new members to the board during its fall meeting Saturday. The new trustees are John Donald Anderson of Charlotte, N.C., Christopher R. Borch of Saratoga, Calif., Sean P. Hartness of Greenville, Susan T. Shi of Greenville, William R. Timmons, III of Greenville, and Baxter M. Wynn of Greenville. They began their terms July 1, and Hartness, Timmons and Wynn have served previous terms on the board.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

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

An interview with Furman 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.


Furman’s drone wins top prize in national competition

A Furman team led by physics professor John Conrad won first place in the Drone Prize 2014 competition which was held Aug. 22-24 in Oregon. Carried out by three finalists, the competition consisted of five parts—an oral presentation and four rigorous piloting exercises. The subject of Furman’s oral presentation was the university’s drone overflights in underserved Greenville County communities, Poe Mill and New Washington Heights. The investigators for the project used drone technology to assess street lighting in an effort to help stem crime in the neighborhoods.


Campus gets vote of approval from Travel + Leisure

What makes a college campus beautiful? According to Travel + Leisure magazine, it’s the “varying combinations of awe-inspiring architecture, landscaping, and surroundings.”  When it came time to choose the 30 “Most Beautiful College Campuses” from among more than 2,600 four-year American colleges, the magazine considered those three key factors as well as architects’ expert opinions. Furman made the list once in the October 2014 issue.


Gradual changes for lasting victories

Test tubes, Bunsen burners, petri dishes, centrifuges, microscopes, safety goggles . . . the stuff of labs for students immersed in summertime undergraduate research or internships in the sciences, right? Not always. Biology major Sonya Joseph chose a different lab—one involving relationships with under resourced children in her hometown of Greenville. Two years into a […]