Category Archives: Education

$100,000 donated to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute

[caption id="attachment_15092" align="alignleft" width="300"] Researchers at the Clemson Wood Utilization + Design Institute are testing cross laminated timber to determine burn rates, wind resistance and structural load.Image Credit: Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — The list of founding partners for Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute continues to grow as two more companies have made donations…
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Clemson student helps fight Hartwell Lake water taste and odor issues

[caption id="attachment_15076" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Tyler Geer works to determine what is creating taste and odor issues in water coming out of the Six and Twenty Cove of Hartwell Lake.Image Credit: Denise Attaway / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — A Clemson University graduate student helped determine what was causing taste and odor problems with drinking water drawn from Hartwell…
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SMC’s Bowles named Rotarian of the Year

[caption id="attachment_15063" align="alignleft" width="240"] Dr. Ann Bowles[/caption] Spartanburg, South Carolina – Spartan West Rotary has named Dr. Ann Bowles, executive vice president for academic affairs and student development at Spartanburg Methodist College, as the 2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year. Bowles serves Spartan West as literacy chair and in that capacity leads club members in reading…
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Three Faculty Awarded Furman Standard Research Grants

[caption id="attachment_15020" align="alignnone" width="1140"] From right: Psychology Professor Kerstin Blomquist, Spanish Professor Ron Friis and Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Suresh Muthukrishnan[/caption] Three Furman professors have been selected to receive 2017-2018 Furman Standard Faculty Research Grants, the university recently announced. The Furman Standard is considered the top award for faculty scholarship at Furman. The grants…
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Baez Joins Furman As Director Of Counseling Center

[caption id="attachment_15016" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thomas Baez is a Senior Field Visitor with the International Association of Counseling Services.[/caption] Thomas Baez, who has served as director of counseling services at the University of Texas at San Antonio for the past 11 years, has joined Furman University as director of the counseling center. He began his new…
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Furman University Names Baez Director Of Counseling Center

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Thomas Baez, who has served as director of counseling services at the University of Texas at San Antonio for the past 11 years, has joined Furman University as director of the counseling center. He began his new duties on June 12. “Dr. Baez is an experienced therapeutic practitioner who also has a mind for…
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Alum Mary Frances Edwards Garrett Bequests $2.2 Million Gift To Furman

[caption id="attachment_14963" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman Alum Mary Frances Garrett[/caption] Furman University has received a $2.2 million bequest from the estate of the late Mary Frances Edwards Garrett to create an endowed scholarship fund for students who are interested in entering teaching and ministerial professions. The Mary Frances Edwards Garrett and T. Lloyd Garrett Scholarship is…
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