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May 2020

Cothran Center Virtual Book Club

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection in reading The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, by Emily Esfahani Smith. Our book club will gather virtually during this time of being apart. A four-part mini-series will bring together the Furman community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as we discuss lives of depth and significance. Gatherings will occur via Zoom (private link to be provided upon registration, prior to the first meeting) and will include opportunities…

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June 2020

Furman Community Mindfulness Sessions

June 4 @ 7:30 am - July 30 @ 8:00 am

Free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome! Thursdays, 7:30-8:00 AM June 4-July 30 You can register for each session here.

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Upcountry History Museum – Clifford the Big Red Dog

June 9 - October 25
Upcountry History Museum-Furman, 540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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The Upcountry History Museum and America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match will invite visitors to board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford The Big Red Dog. Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, an interactive, bi-lingual (English and Spanish), exhibition featuring Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all the residents of Birdwell Island will delight Upstate fans when it makes a stop at the Upcountry History Museum in the summer of 2020. Inspired by…

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July 2020

Show Up + Show Out: Communication Habits to Make You Unforgettable

July 8 @ 12:00 pm

You see others showing up in life and owning who they are. They have a certain walk and a certain air about them and appear to be the most amazing and most confident people in the office—the most amazing and most confident people on the planet! How do they do it?! This webinar will show you how to take control of how you show up at work and in life every day. You will learn the four pillars of communication…

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Humanities Public Lecture Series – Brandon Inabinet

July 8 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 9 @ 7:30 am

To support us in taking care of ourselves in these challenging times, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is offering free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions that are open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome!…

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Humanities Public Lecture Series – Rob Friis

July 15 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 16 @ 7:30 am

To support us in taking care of ourselves in these challenging times, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is offering free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions that are open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome!…

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Maximize Your Seat at the Table: Increase Your Confidence, Communication Skills and Political Savvy

July 21 @ 12:00 pm

A wise woman once said, “What difference does it make if you have a seat at the table if you don’t effectively use it?” The literal and proverbial “seat at the table” represents your ability to have a voice in your organization and successfully influence others. Some women struggle to get to the table. Others experience challenges maximizing their seat when they get there. To expand your influence, make a bigger impact, and more effectively achieve your professional goals, you…

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Humanities Public Lecture Series – Savita Nair

July 22 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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