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Riley Institute selects Lowcountry DLI fellows

The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative has selected its 10th Class of Fellows from the Lowcountry and surrounding areas. The 44 incoming class members will join more than 1,500 Riley Fellows from across the state to participate in DLI. “DLI and the Riley Fellows have matured into a potent force to help move South Carolina forward,” says Dr. Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute.

Furman holds 2015 spring commencement

Furman awarded 649 undergraduate and master’s degrees and presented its top academic honors during graduation exercises Saturday evening. The weather cooperated perfectly as approximately 7,100 people attended the commencement activities in Paladin Stadium. Harold C. Warlick, Jr., a 1968 Furman graduate and former dean of the chapel and religion professor at High Point University, served as commencement speaker and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.

Furman hosts Carolinas Communication Association conference

Furman University recently hosted a two-day conference of the Carolinas Communication Association Oct. 3-4 at the Greenville Hilton with the theme, “Communicating Civic Responsibility and Reconciliation.” Five students, including Melissa Temple, Jack McNeill, Emilee O’Brien, Kayla Wiles and Jun Hyun Yoon ’17, presented papers from their First Year Writing seminars. Four others, Courtney German ’15, […]

Furman faculty to perform in Newberry Opera House March 24

Furman University music faculty will present a chamber music concert Monday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the historic Newberry Opera House, Newberry, S.C. A reception with the performers follows the concert. As part of the Furman Music Department’s Partners in the Arts outreach initiative, the event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. Among other works, the program includes a selection of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words” arranged for clarinet, cello and piano, “Mallorca” by Isaac Albeniz, and a rare performance of “Capriccio for Piano and Winds” by Leos Janacek.

Students bring TED(x) formula to Furman

Technology. Entertainment. Design. Ideas worth spreading. That’s what TED, a nonprofit organization known for its innovative conferences, stimulating dialogue and inspirational, 18-minute YouTube videos, has been about for the last 25 years: promoting ideas that can change the world. It’s also the source of several spin-offs, among them TEDx, which allows independent groups to use […]