Category Archives: Government

Furman Business Professor Tom Smythe Invited To Speak At SEC Evidence Summit

[caption id="attachment_12468" align="alignleft" width="400"] Tom Smythe's 2009 study on mutual funds looked at how consumers tend to focus on past performance and ignore cost information.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Business and Accounting Professor Tom Smythe has spent his academic career researching how consumers make decisions about investing in mutual funds. And Smythe will share that research…
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Local Representative, Rita Allison, receives Common Good Award

[caption id="attachment_11843" align="alignleft" width="4898"] Representative Rita Allison (left) pictured with United Way of the Piedmont CEO, Paige Stephenson (right)[/caption] Spartanburg, S.C. (February 15, 2017) – South Carolina House Representative, Rita Allison received the 2017 South Carolina Common Good Award for Education. Each year, South Carolina United Ways come together to recognize individuals who work to…
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Mayor Knox White Speaks About Reimagining Greenville Feb. 22

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Knox White, mayor of the City of Greenville since 1995, will speak on the Furman University campus Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. The talk, “Reimagining Greenville: A Discussion with Mayor Knox White,” is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Furman’s Community…
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CPW Finance Department Receives High Remarks for Financial Reporting

GREER – The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) for the 2015 fiscal year from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). “Excellence in financial reporting is the hallmark of any professional organization and this prestigious award…
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American Enterprise Institute Scholar Michael Rubin to Speak About Trump and Israel

[caption id="attachment_11607" align="alignleft" width="214"] Michael Rubin[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Michael Rubin will speak about the Trump presidency’s impact on the Israel-Palestine conflict Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion (connected to Daniel Dining Hall) on the Furman University campus. His talk, “Make Israel Unstable Again? How the Trump Presidency will…
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Greenville Area Development Corporation Adds Kim Williams to Its Team

GREENVILLE, S.C. - February 1, 2017 - The Greenville Area Development Corporation welcomes Kim Williams to its team. Kim will be serving in the organization's newly-created position of Existing Industry Manager. In this new position at GADC, Kim will be a liaison to existing companies in Greenville County and will encourage retention and expansion projects.…
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Jean Yarbrough of Bowdoin College Opens Tocqueville Series Feb. 1

[caption id="attachment_11150" align="alignleft" width="960"] Bowdoin College Professor of Government and Social Sciences Jean Yarbrough[/caption] First of three lectures takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 GREENVILLE, S.C.—Bowdoin College government and social sciences professor Jean Yarbrough will open the Tocqueville Program lecture series Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in Johns…
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Clemson University Fire Department acquires new 100-foot ladder truck

[caption id="attachment_11202" align="alignleft" width="853"] The new truck can reach a 10-story building.Image Credit: Ken Scar / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON – The newest addition to the Clemson University Fire Department, a fire truck with a 100-foot ladder, is gearing up for action. The truck is equipped with a ladder topped by a large bucket to access…
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Riley Institute Co-Sponsors Symposium on Immigration

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Immigration attorneys, practitioners and scholars will examine major issues related to immigration policy at a day-long symposium hosted by the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law and the Riley Institute at Furman University. The symposium will be held Friday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is being held…
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USC President Harris Pastides Elected Board Chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has been elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. Pastides began his one-year term on January 1, 2017. [caption id="attachment_11004" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Harris Pastides, photo courtesy of University of South Carolina[/caption] “I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with Executive Director Rick…
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