Category Archives: Education

Research suggests task is as important as temperature in cold weather work

[caption id="attachment_19395" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Morris and Pilcher took advantage of Powell’s trip as a researcher and kayak tour guide and sent equipment with him to Antarctica to collect data on both physiological responses to cold and the perceptions of cold by the tour guides.Image Credit: Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management[/caption] CLEMSON — Bob…
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Author And Princeton University Professor Alexander Nehamas To Speak Jan. 24

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Author and Princeton University professor Alexander Nehamas will speak as part of Furman University’s Tocqueville Series Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on campus. His talk, “Metaphors in Life: ‘I Love You for Yourself’,’” is free and open to the public. The lecture is the first of the 2018 Tocqueville…
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Greenville Technical Charter High Students Serve Their Local Community

On Jan. 12th, all 435 Greenville Tech Charter High (GTCHS) students will fan out across the county to participate in their annual Serve Day event. Each year, GTCHS students fulfill 50 hours of service, and Serve Day opens up the opportunity for the students to help serve local businesses and organizations. Students will participate in…
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Dr. Jermaine Whirl promoted to vice president for learning and workforce development at Greenville Technical College

[caption id="attachment_19346" align="alignleft" width="214"] Jermaine Whirl[/caption] Dr. Jermaine Whirl has been named vice president for learning and workforce development at Greenville Technical College (GTC), bringing the college’s academic and continuing education offerings together under the same leadership. This move will further the college’s goal of providing more efficient and effective pathways for students to move…
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Furman Modern Languages Professor David Bost Receives 2017 Jim Smart Award

[caption id="attachment_19258" align="alignnone" width="1140"] David Bost, Professor of Spanish, Furman Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Chair of the Department of English[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Modern Languages professor and English department chair David Bost has been named winner of the James H. Smart Award by Furman’s Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection. Presented annually to…
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America’s Promise Alliance Announces New Healthy Schools Fund

Grant focuses on supporting school districts and community organizations working to create healthy school environments. Washington, D.C. –America’s Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, is extending the Healthy Schools Fund to communities working to create healthier school environments for all children. As part of Together for…
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New corporate certificate series to train safety leadership teams

[caption id="attachment_19239" align="alignleft" width="300"] David Lynn[/caption] As an aging workforce across many industries nears retirement age, many employers are facing the possibility of losing senior workers who are skilled at doing their jobs – safely. In response to this expected employment shift, Greenville Technical College’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Division created a new Certificate…
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Greenville Tech to offer new lifeguard certification course at Caine Halter YMCA

Greenville Technical College’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Division is partnering with the Caine Halter Family YMCA to offer a new course in Lifeguard Certification training beginning this month. “The YMCA estimates there is a current deficit of approximately 150 lifeguards for the upcoming season, and that they are finding that individuals are not able…
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Newberry College Welcomes 65 Graduates to the Ranks of Alumni

NEWBERRY, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Newberry College hosted its winter commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017, celebrating the accomplishments of 65 graduates on Thursday, Dec. 14, in Wiles Chapel. “Today is to recognize the achievements of our seniors seated before us in caps and gowns,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice Scherrens. “It is…
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