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Furman Celebrates Commencement May 7

The university awarded 598 undergraduate and master’s degrees and presented its top academic honors during graduation exercises Saturday, May 7. Approximately 7,100 people were in attendance.

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.

Furman Baseball

Furman hosts sports analytics meeting April 9

Peter Keating, writer for ESPN The Magazine and, and David Kaplan, analyst for the Charlotte Hornets, will serve as keynote speakers at Furman's sports analytics conference.

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.

Landing a Dream Job in the National Football League

Through a combination of determination and luck, Furman alum Kelly Schutz ’10 landed her dream job as Public Relations Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And after five seasons with the team, the Wisconsin native has learned to set aside her native loyalty to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for life as a Buccaneer. It all started with an internship with Furman's Sports Information offfice and, later, with the Tampa Bay franchise. It was also a bit of a detour for a math major who planned on teaching after graduation.

What a Coincidence!

What are the odds of two people in a room of 23 having the same birthday?  You may say not likely, but the math says it’s better than 50 percent. Furman math professor John Harris will explain why that is so and talk about other amazing coincidences that may not be so coincidental when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 7 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “What a Coincidence!,” is free and open to the public.