Dr. Elizabeth Davis

President Davis on Leadership, Communication and Academic Organizations

This academic year marked a new era in the 188-year history of Furman University when Dr. Elizabeth Davis became the school’s first female president. In December, the Upstate Business Journal sat down with Davis to discuss various aspects of management and leadership—from being a female in such a prominent career position, to differences in academic versus industry organizations, and how her studies in accounting have prepared her to lead a university. You can read the in-depth interview with Dr. Davis in Part I and Part II of the Upstate Business Journal.

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Student-organized Shamrock Run rallies support for abuse prevention

Nearly 100 members of the Zeta Pi Chapter of Furman’s Kappa Delta sorority recently came together to raise more than $16,000 for Greenville’s Julie Valentine Center and Prevent Child Abuse America. While the sorority has sponsored an annual 5K Shamrock run for the past nine years, members wanted to make the 10th anniversary event even […]


Teatro, danza, musica

The night before Kenzie Wynne ’17 boarded the plane for her summer experience in Italy, she began plaguing herself with questions. “What if it isn’t everything I imagined? What if I hate traveling? What if the movies really do set unrealistic expectations? What then?” she said. After being catapulted out of her comfort zone into […]


Furman to host 2016 Mock Trial national championship

Furman has been selected to host the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship tournament that will take place in April 2016. The event, which features the country’s top college mock trial teams vying for a national championship, will mark the first time Furman will have hosted AMTA’s premier event. Furman’s mock trial program has been a longtime supporter of regional and super regional mock trial tournaments, and the university has received a bid to the national championship tournament for 18 consecutive years.


A moment to savor

Students from the First Year Writing seminar Sugar and Spice recently visited the Biology Department’s Food Lab to share a holiday tradition with James B. Duke Associate Professor of Asian Studies and History Savita Nair. Since her college days, spicy coconut shrimp from Nair’s native region of Kerala, India, has been a staple of her […]


Game on

If you want to buy stock that rests on the future of a soccer team—or any other type of sports team—Furman junior Andrew Kaonga soon will have a game available for you. Although Kaonga , a mathematics and economics major, and his summer research advisor, Dr. Tom Smythe, associate professor of business and accounting at […]


Furman has built one of the nation’s top mock trial programs

So far this fall, the Furman mock trial team has participated in tournaments in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Durham, Elon, Irvine, and Philadelphia. The extensive travel and countless hours of participation pay off for Furman Mock Trial, an extraordinarily popular program. With 18 straight bids to the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament, Furman Mock Trial has […]


Scholarship creates new opportunities for philosophy students

Sarah Worth ’92 can give a lot of concrete reasons why you should major in philosophy. Philosophy majors score the highest on the verbal and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Only biology majors beat them on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). No humanities major tops philosophy graduates in starting salary […]


The Washington Experience

For Carson Priest ’15, his summer as an intern in Washington, D.C., was anything but boring as he learned everything from how to navigate the Metro to how to properly interact with United States senators. Priest was one of 21 Furman students who spent their summers in the nation’s capital as part of the university’s […]

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.