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Furman’s Fulbright Four

Four Furman graduates will research or teach in the Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan and Laos through the State Department's Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


Welcome to Phi Beta Kappa

Sixty-one students joined the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society during a special initiation ceremony this spring.


Duke Endowment awards grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.


Making the spring term Dean’s List

Among the more prestigious honors that Furman students can earn during their time at the university is being named to the Dean's List. Those making the grade for the 2015 spring term represent 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 20 foreign countries. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the university’s fall and spring semesters.


Trustees approve faculty promotions, tenure

During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 12 faculty members and granted emeritus status to six professors who are retiring this summer. The trustees also recognized the contributions of four board members whose terms will expire June 30. All faculty promotions, tenure and emeritus status become effective Aug. 1.

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University welcomes newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

Forty-nine Furman students have been elected to the school’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society. The newest members were inducted during a special initiation ceremony and dinner on campus earlier this spring. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters induct the most outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities, and only about 10 percent of the nation's institutions of higher education have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

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Furman professors awarded research grants

Furman University professors Christopher W. Blackwell, Ph.D., (Classics) and Jeanine Stratton, Ph.D., (Business & Accounting) have been awarded Faculty Research Grants through The Furman Standard program. The grants are valued at $3,000 annually over three years and are designed to support faculty in their ongoing quest to remain leaders in their fields. The Furman Standard is a program whereby donors may honor one or more faculty members by pledging $25,000 (payable over five years) or by establishing a $100,000 planned gift. Contributions to The Furman Standard are pooled to assist professors in procuring the materials, training, development and other needs associated with their research endeavors.