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October 2020

First Gen Friday

October 2

This year Furman enrolled 64 students seeking to become the first in their immediate family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. You can help welcome them by participating in the First-Gen First Friday program. On the first Friday of classes as well as each month this fall, we’re encouraging faculty and staff to wear t-shirts in support of first-generation students. The Center for Inclusive Communities is providing shirts to faculty and staff who are first-generation college graduates themselves (commonly defined…

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Lunch & Learn – Dakota Dozier ’14

October 6 @ 12:00 pm

The Furman Paladins "Lunch & Learn" series presented by Sharonview Federal Credit Union continues on Tuesday, October 6, at noon and will feature former Furman great and current Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Dakota Dozier '14. Dozier, a seven-year NFL veteran, was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 National Football League Draft by the New York Jets, with whom he spent five seasons before signing with the Minnesota Vikings in April of 2019.  Over his seven seasons he has…

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“To Make Their Own Way in the World”

October 6 @ 4:00 pm

To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (panel discussion) Oct 6, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   Captured under mysterious circumstances in Columbia, South Carolina in 1850, seven enslaved men and women were photographed mostly naked in the studio of South Carolina artist Joseph T. Zealy. The photographs were only publicly exhibited once, in September 1852, and then they disappeared from the historical record. In the summer of 1976,…

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Paladin Pivots – Embracing Disruption: Investing in the Next Generation of Startups

October 7 @ 4:30 pm

Paladin Pivots – Embracing Disruption: Investing in the Next Generation of Startups In this installment of Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship's six-part virtual speaker series "Paladin Pivots: Stories from the Furman Network," Ginger Rothrock ’00, Senior Director at HG Ventures, shares her take on what investors are looking for in the next generation of startups beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Register by visiting this website. Paladin Pivots is sponsored by the Class E Podcast team and features guests sharing…

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An Unmasterable Past? Monuments, Memory and the Confederate Legacy in American Memory

October 7 @ 7:00 pm

Before she entered Furman, Asha Marie ’22 had already carved out a niche for racial equality and activism. Marie, who has lived most of her life in Greenville, South Carolina, was behind the petition to change the moniker of her high school named in honor of slave owner and Confederate general Wade Hampton. Due to a longstanding law that protects names and monuments in South Carolina, her efforts all but evaporated. But that didn’t discourage her from sharing her experience and underscoring…

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Lunch and Learn: Robert And Rita Gary

October 13 @ 12:00 pm

The Furman Paladins “Lunch & Learn” series presented by Sharonview Federal Credit Union continues on Tuesday, October 13, at noon and will feature Furman cross country/track and field coaches Robert and Rita Gary, who are in their ninth year with the Paladins. A two-time Olympian in the Steeplechase in 1996 and 2004, Robert Gary has led the Furman cross country teams to seven-consecutive Southern Conference titles on both the men’s and women’s sides.  Under his direction, the Paladin men have…

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Visitation, condolences for Ava DeVine

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The DeVine family has arranged a visitation for friends to express their love, admiration, and grief for the passing of their daughter, senior Ava DeVine. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. until noon, at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., in Charlotte. They are also inviting the Furman community to read her obituary and leave condolences on a “tribute wall.” The DeVine family will hold a private memorial service on Sunday. If…

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Lunch & Learn: Andrew Burr

October 20 @ 12:00 pm

The Furman Paladins "Lunch & Learn" series presented by Sharonview Federal Credit Union continues on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at noon and will feature an interview with Paladin women’s soccer head coach Andrew Burr. Now in his 16th season as head coach at Furman, Burr ranks as the winningest coach in Southern Conference history with a 201-89-23 all-time record and 95-37-17 league mark. The Atlanta, Ga., native and Furman graduate has guided the Paladins to three SoCon regular season titles, including…

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Paladin Pivots – Impact Investing: Seeking Profit and Community Good

October 21 @ 4:30 pm

Paladin Pivots – Impact Investing: Seeking Profit and Community Good In this installment of Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s six-part virtual speaker series “Paladin Pivots: Stories from the Furman Network,” the brother-and-sister team of Libby Phillips ’11 and Andrew Phillips ’14, managing partners of Phillips Family Office, talk about how quality investments have both considerable profit potential and strong community impact beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Register by visiting this website. Paladin Pivots is sponsored by the Class E Podcast team…

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Community Health Champions: Conversations with our Community Partners

October 23 @ 12:30 pm

Brittany Austin ‘21 interviews Dr. Jeremy Warren, associate professor of surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and director of research for the surgery department Prisma Health – Upstate. Registration Link: https://furman.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4OYKaGpcQjCuzUYmjWR8Ug

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