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July 2020

Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 23 @ 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 – Margaret Oakes

July 29 @ 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 30 @ 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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What’s the Secret to Being Indispensable in Today’s Workplace?

July 30 @ 12:00 pm

In today’s high collaboration workplace, where you must deal with people up, down, sideways, and diagonal, the Go-to Person is the closest thing to indispensable. Join talent guru and bestselling author Bruce Tulgan for a talk where he shares his guidelines on how to succeed in today’s high collaboration workplace in which lines of authority are often unclear and his insights into how to be the indispensable go-to person. Bruce will cover how to: • Lead from wherever you are—align…

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August 2020

Humanities Public Lecture Series – Bryan Bibb

August 5 @ 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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The Gift of Adversity: Turning Adversity into Opportunity

August 26 @ 12:00 pm

While preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed. After dying on the operating table twice, the surgeons saved his life but told him he'd never walk again. Having no other option, Marcus started doing some brutally honest soul searching, looking for the lesson to be learned from his injury. Once he started seeing his adversity as a gift instead of a curse, something miraculous began to happen. Marcus will talk…

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September 2020

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

September 10 @ 12:00 pm

So often in our organizations and communities, we fall into a cycle of reaction. A problem happens, and we respond. We fight fires. We contend with emergencies. Researchers call this "tunneling:" We don't see the big picture, and we don't think about the future. We just keep pushing forward from one crisis to the next. What if instead, we could shift our energies upstream - uncovering and addressing the source of those problems? In this webinar, Dan Heath will reveal…

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