Category Archives: Education

Swann pledges $3.3 million gift to Clemson athletics facilities

[caption id="attachment_1794" align="alignnone" width="1000"] President James P. Clements, Joe Swann, Brad Brownell. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson Class of 1963 alumnus Joe Swann has been a lifelong supporter of his alma mater, and recently he and his wife, Barbara Ann “Bobbi” Swann, provided a Cornerstone Gift of $3.3 million to athletics. Pushing his lifetime giving total near…
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Newberry College students offering free tax assistance

[caption id="attachment_1752" align="alignnone" width="604"] L-R: Newberry College student, Matthew Spears; Professor, Dr. Susan Shurden; Newberry College student, Ryan Janssen. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] NEWBERRY, S.C. – Hearing the word "taxes" may conjure negative thoughts for most people, but not for Newberry College Business students participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Offered by the Internal Revenue Service,…
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Halfacre appointed to role as part of Furman’s community engagement

[caption id="attachment_1675" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr. Angela Halfacre[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University President Elizabeth Davis has announced that Dr. Angela Halfacre has been named Special Advisor to the President for Community Engagement, strengthening a renewed emphasis on Furman’s role in Greenville and South Carolina. Halfacre, a Professor of Political Science and Earth and Environmental Sciences who has…
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Wofford listed by Princeton Review for affordability, academics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com). The education services company features Wofford in the 2016 edition of its just-published book “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools…
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New teaching site for Upstate’s only wilderness skills school

EarthSkills, LLC, a wilderness self-reliance school, recently opened its new teaching site on 500 acres in West Anderson, S.C. Their newly expanded program of study begins in February with Foraging For Food & Medicine, a single-day class. EarthSkills, LLC. was launched in the summer of 2013 by Alex Garcia, its principal instructor at historic Hagood…
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Columbia University professor to deliver Chapman Lecture in the Humanities at Wofford

[caption id="attachment_1538" align="alignnone" width="382"] Dr. Mark Mazower, a professor at Columbia University, will present the inaugural Chapman Lecture in the Humanities on Feb. 8. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Columbia University professor Dr. Mark Mazower will present the inaugural Chapman Lecture in theHumanities at Wofford College at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Leonard Auditorium in…
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Scholar to speak on link between hip-hop and classroom success

[caption id="attachment_1509" align="alignnone" width="604"] Gloria Ladson-Billings[/caption] CLEMSON — Gloria Ladson-Billings may not be the first to name-drop hip-hop superstars like Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj in the halls of higher education. However, the nationally known scholar is a pioneer when it comes to linking these names to an engaging educational experience for students…
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Deadline to apply for research program coming in March

[caption id="attachment_1511" align="alignnone" width="664"] Students have a chance to use electron microscopes as part of the Townes Fellows Optical Engineering and Science Program. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] Clemson University is looking to expand a summer program that allows students from other universities to get research experience and learn about how they can pay for graduate school. The Townes…
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