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In praise of Olson’s ‘789 Miles’

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Furman Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies Matt Olson

Matt Olson’s latest CD project “789 Miles” wins praise from Mark Gilbert of Jazz Journal. For the trio project, the Furman professor of saxophone and jazz studies director enlisted the artistry of his current and former jazz students. “Five of the pieces are by Furman students or alumni and the real-world talent of the leader evidently extends to his charges, their pieces impressive modern mainstream structures,” writes Gilbert. Read the full review of “789 Miles” here.

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A Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday

The Furman family celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday with a record number of dollars raised during the event.

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FSO and Oratorio Chorus present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$20.

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Furman professor elected fellow of AAAS

Chemist George Shields is the 11th faculty member at Furman to become a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Furman plays role in NSF grant to advance women in STEM

Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development involves six partner institutions and up to 75 participants from colleges and universities across three regions.