Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rod Smolla will leave the position as of June 30 for personal reasons, according to news reports.
Furman University President Rod Smolla will step down June 30. According to several media reports, Smolla, the university's 11th president, is stepping aside for personal reasons. According to the University's website, Carl F. Kohrt, Ph.D., has been selected as the Interim President effective July 1, 2013. A native of Tuscola, Illinois, Dr. Kohrt is a successful business executive. He was graduated magna cum laude from Furman in 1965 with a B.S. degree in chemistry, and earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kohrt is the lead director of Scotts Miracle Gro Company and is a director of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fleet Feet is asking runners and walkers to meet at Furman's Timmons Arena for a 2.62 mile run/walk to show support for those affected by the attacks in Boston and during the Boston Marathon.
Want to do something to show your support for Boston. Tuesday night Fleet Feet is encouraging walkers and runners to meet at Furman University's Timmons Arena for a 2.62 mile run/walk to show support for those affected by the attacks in Boston. It is free to walk/run in the event, but donations are being collected for OneFundBoston.org. Organizers ask that you pre-register for the event and make donations here. Donations $20 and above will receive a T-shirt. A moment of silence will be observed before the run begins. Runners are encouraged to wear blue or yellow as a show of support and the colors of the Boston Marathon. For more information, call 235-4800.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The popular rock band headed by 2003 Furman University graduate Bear Rinehart will perform at 9 p.m. at Timmons Arena.
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Friday, April 5
A Furman alum is coming home to entertain. Needtobreathe, the popular rock band headed by 2003 Furman University graduate Bear Rinehart, will perform at Furman’s Timmons Arena Saturday. The concert begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 for the general public, and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations (1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone) or the Timmons Box Office. Furman faculty, staff and students can purchase two tickets for $20 at the Timmons Arena Box Office. Needtobreath started on the Furman campus by Rhinehart, the band's guitarist and lead vocalist, and fellow 2003 Furman graduate and drummer Joe Stillwell. Other members of the band are Rinehart’s brother, Bo (backing vocals, guitar) and Seth Bolt (backing vocals, bass). …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Play, basis for award-winning film starring Meryl Streep, opens Thursday, Feb. 7
Furman University Theatre will present “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley Thursday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.; and again Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Furman Playhouse. The production is open to the public. Tickets are $16 general admission, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia), America’s oldest theatre, offers this synopsis: Did he or didn’t he? Where’s the proof? A seed of doubt is sown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play and filmed in 2008 with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt” is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Students will work to clear a cemetery.
A group of Furman University students will be working to clear the Brutontown cemetery Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. All six of Furman’s fraternities, as well as other members of the student body, will be involved in the work. The event is sponsored by Furman’s Heller Service Corps. The group will meet on campus outside the Burgess Theater in the Trone Student Center from 8-8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast. At 8:30 everyone will meet in the theater to hear about the history of Brutontown and why it was chosen as a community service project. The group will depart at 9 a.m. and work at the cemetery until noon.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Local students earn a 3.4 or better GPA.
Local students were among the Furman University students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2012 term. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the university’s fall and spring semesters. From Taylors: Robert Bradford Lauren E Vaughn From Greer: Carole Z Abumoussa Brent W Anderson David B Barton Jared Matthew Crowetipton Jessica J Crumley Sarah Maria Eikenbusch Sawin P Gunasekera Reese Gentry Hannon Natalie Dianne Lackey Mary K Lewis William James Lewis Bryce R McClendon Ian Christopher Miller Kajsa M Nyblom Graham Scott Rogers Kateland A Satterfield Savannah L Taylor Aaron L Towery Zachary S Treu Alexa E Wilton
Monday, January 7, 2013
"Songs and Dances" part of Furman's chamber music series.
Fourteen members of the Furman music faculty will present a concert Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus. A meet-and-greet reception in the Herring Music Pavilion on campus follows the performance. “Songs and Dances” is part of the Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series and is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Hosting the event will be Christopher Hutton, associate violoncello professor and coordinator of chamber music at Furman. He leads performers in a program of songs by John Dowland and Franz Schubert, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Quintet” based on ballet music, a piece for bass clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion by David Lang, and a rousing piano duo by William …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cashiers, cooks and other positions available.
Furman University is holding a job fair Friday afternoon, WSPA reports. The event, held at Furman's dining hall from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., will focus on dining hall workers. The fair is sponsored by Aramark Corporation, which will be hiring cashiers, supervisors, dishroom workers, cooks and other positions for the university's dining hall. Some 10 to 15 positions are available. Those with questions can call (864) 294-2136.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Exhibit will be at Furman's Thomas Roe Art Building through Dec. 21
“Los Caprichos,” a series of etchings by renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, will be on exhibit from Nov. 1-Dec. 21 in the Thomas Roe Art Building at Furman University. The exhibit marks the first time Furman’s entire collection of Los Caprichos etchings has been on display. The Goya exhibit will be on display in the Thompson Gallery Nov. 1-Dec. 21. “Los Caprichos is widely recognized as Goya’s most important series of prints, particularly for its poignant social and political commentary,” said Elizabeth Hamlett, Furman’s university collections manager. The exhibit, sponsored by the Art Department and the Furman University Decorative Fine Arts Committee, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Hundreds of students packed the Daniel Recital Hall at Furman University to watch the Denver debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney's aggressiveness won over many students taking part in a presidential debate viewing party at Furman University Thursday. The event — which was attended by students independent of any political affiliation, as well as members of the Furman College Democrats, Furman College Republicans and the Cicero Debate Society — provided 90 of the students with the opportunity to vote on a series of questions about each candidate's performance. A common theme among many respondents was Romney's aggressive, unyielding posture toward the president, who seemed to some a bit subdued. "It seems like Romney is attacking a lot more, while the president is avoiding the questions," said Brad Conway, an independent voter and one of the respondents…