Category Archives: Education

Anderson University Student Film Wins at International Film Festival

[caption id="attachment_23887" align="alignleft" width="200"] Garrett Black, Ashlyn Boudolf, Parker Roberts, Ashley Smith, Mary Hunter Smittkamp and Professor Gorman Woodfin, supervising producer, took a Bronze Remi at WorldFest Houston, the nation's largest and oldest international film festival.[/caption] The nation’s largest and oldest international film festival gave top marks to a team of five student filmmakers from…
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High Tech Meets Low Tech At Furman University Solar Farm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—When Furman’s six-acre, $1.7 million solar farm was installed off Poinsett Highway last year, the project turned heads. But it’s likely to get even more attention now that 12 St. Croix sheep have moved in and will be calling the solar farm home for the foreseeable future. In an effort to…
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Sherman College to Host Symposium Focused on Human-Animal Bond

[caption id="attachment_23835" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Jay Komarek[/caption] In anticipation of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in nearby Tryon, NC, Sherman College will host its first annual Spinal Health Symposium on Thursday, September 20, with a special focus on the human-animal bond. The Symposium will feature a social event open to the public as well…
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Katie Hildebrand to lead Erwin Center for Brand Communications

[caption id="attachment_23805" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Katie Hildebrand (center), the Erwin Center for Brand Communication’s new executive director on her first day with (L to R) Chip Tonkin, Ph.D., Graphic Communications department chair; Lee Gill, J.D. chief diversity officer; President Jim Clements; and Lori Pindar, Ph.D., assistant director of the Erwin Center for Brand Communications.[/caption] CLEMSON, South…
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Furman University awarded grants to support biomedical research

[caption id="attachment_23773" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Faculty mentors and undergraduate students will benefit from the new round of funding from NIH-supported SC INBRE. Pictured: Biology professor Alison Roark with student Parker Murphy.[/caption] Release is online: http://bit.ly/2KVQyxa GREENVILLE, S.C.—Three Furman University Department of Biology faculty have each received research grants of $72,000 from the South Carolina IDeA Networks…
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Thomas F. Chapman Distinguished Professorship goes to Mary Anne Raymond

[caption id="attachment_23790" align="alignleft" width="181"] Mary Anne RaymondImage Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON, South Carolina – Mary Anne Raymond has been named the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professor in Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business. The endowed professorship was created by long-time Clemson benefactors Tom and Karen Chapman as part of their inaugural…
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CDS Announces Outshine Summer Reading Program

Greenville, S.C. (June 18, 2018): The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) would like to invite Upstate families to participate in their Outshine Summer Reading Program. CDS staff and volunteers will read with children to keep them academically engaged and staying on track for the summer. The reading program meets at CDS on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2:00pm…
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Furman University’s Literacy Corner takes aim at declining SC literacy, rising retention rates

[caption id="attachment_23726" align="alignnone" width="1140"] "Through activities based on students’ interests and needs, I’m able to help children improve their reading and writing skills, attitudes and confidence.” – Julianna Hooks, Furman master’s candidate.[/caption] Furman’s custom approach to literacy training boosts student engagement, confidence Release is online: http://bit.ly/2IVvi5I Furman Associate Professor of Education Katie Kelly wants to…
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