Category Archives: Education

Furman among top Fulbright Scholar producers

When it comes to sending its graduates around the world to teach and conduct research as prestigious Fulbright Scholars, Furman University is once again among the very best in the nation. Furman had four students named Fulbright Scholars in 2015-16, which puts the university among the nation’s top 40 “bachelor’s” institutions that produced Fulbright winners. …
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Will Spartanburg rock? Science Center lecturer to talk SC earthquakes

SPARTANBURG, SC - Spartanburg Science Center, located at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, will host the second lecture in its new Adult Lecture Series to inform the public about earthquakes in South Carolina on Tuesday, March 1, 7-8:15 p.m. The science community has often said the Palmetto state is long overdue for another big earthquake…
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GED graduates to celebrate graduation

Greenville, S.C. – United Ministries will hold a graduation ceremony for adult students who recently passed the GED test, earning their high school equivalency diplomas, on Thursday, March 3 at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.   A celebratory reception for students, families, and supporters begins at 6 p.m. with the ceremony following at 7 p.m. “We love…
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Newberry College to host High School Science Olympiad competition

[caption id="attachment_355" align="alignnone" width="800"] Newberry College[/caption] High schools from around the state of South Carolina are hard at work in preparation for the 32nd annual South Carolina Science Olympiad competitions to be held on the Newberry College campus on Saturday, Feb. 27. Approximately 350 participants are expected on campus each day as membership in the…
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Clemson rated in top 50 of public UX design graduate schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Value Colleges (www.valuecolleges.com), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its Top 50 Best Value UX Design Programs of 2016: http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-ux-design-graduate-programs-for-2016/ Value Colleges' Top 50 Best Value UX Design ranking brings attention to the residential master's degree programs in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction, and…
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Clemson University aims to shatter glass ceiling for women in engineering and science

[caption id="attachment_2110" align="alignnone" width="604"] Girl Scouts will participate in a program at Clemson University on Saturday that helps show them career paths in engineering and science. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] South Carolina’s primary elections this month are a reminder of how far women have come at the ballot box, but hurdles remain in other areas, including the paths…
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Wendland appointed Newberry College’s Title IX coordinator

[caption id="attachment_2052" align="alignnone" width="604"] Christina Wendland[/caption] NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College has appointed the Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland to serve as Title IX Coordinator effective Feb. 15, 2016. The Title IX Coordinator ensures Newberry College is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which “protects people from discrimination based on sex in…
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Mentors chosen for 12th class of Liberty Fellowship

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Offering a seasoned perspective to solving problems and getting results, the mentors for the newest Liberty Fellowship class will guide these Fellows to become better leaders. Accomplished and successful, the mentors represent diverse backgrounds and professions, and each one has taken a broader role in South Carolina to push for progress. “Proven…
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Consolidation decision in Pickens County delayed

EASLEY - After hearing input from the public about a proposal to consolidate schools in the Pickens attendance area, the School District of Pickens County has scheduled three meetings to further research and to discuss the proposal for the district’s long-term planning. The board of trustees’ Facilities Committee will hold workshop meetings with representatives from each school in…
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Furman professors contribute to new book

Furman University English professor Gretchen Braun, and education professors Michael Svec and Paul Thomas have contributed to a new book about social class and the academic profession. The book, Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work, is published by Rowman and Littlefield. Released February 2016, the volume addresses how social class…
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