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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.

Physics Degrees

Furman recognized for number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in physics

You don’t need to understand the dry friction equation to figure out why you don’t know many physics majors: There just aren’t very many to know. According to American Institute of Physics’ calculations, 7,526 people nationwide earned a physics bachelor’s degree in 2014. That’s a tiny percentage of the total number of diplomas handed out, […]

Supermoon

A ‘supermoon’ is coming to a sky near you this weekend

Late this Sunday evening and into early Monday, the U.S. and much of the world will get to see a moon much bigger and brighter than usual before it is engulfed by a total lunar eclipse.  Since this particular lunar alignment is happening for the first time in 30 years and won’t happen again until 2033, Furman physics professor David Moffett agreed to answer a few questions about what we can expect to see Sunday night. Dr. Moffett and the Furman Astronomy Club will also host a viewing opportunity for the lunar event Sunday night on campus.

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.

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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.

FUEL Furman brings student-driven projects to life

The average college student is full of “what ifs” and “I wish.” Part of the journey of exploration and self- discovery is fraught with these kinds of ultimate questions. While the world is full of obstacles to achieving the seemingly impossible or, at the very least, the highly difficult, occasionally an opportunity arises for a breakthrough.
That is the essence of a program called FUEL Furman, a crowdfunding platform created in partnership with the offices of development and student life.