Inside Furman is published monthly during the school year by the Furman University Department of Marketing and Public Relations. For story ideas, e-mail John Roberts, editor.
Whats new on the Furman Web
Unveiled in December, this site offers on-line shopping at the bookstore. The on-line catalog features Furman students modeling sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps and other items. Books, gift items, Furman jewelry and other novelties are also for sale on the site. Students will soon be able to use the on-line site to purchase textbooks.
The Chaplaincy Home Page
This comprehensive site includes information about the Charles Ezra Daniel Memorial Chapel, the university chaplains, campus ministers, on-campus religious organizations and more. The site also contains a congregational directory of the Greenville community.
Furman in the News
Updated several times during the week, this ever-changing page offers links to news stories included in national on-line newspapers and magazines. These stories feature information about Furman, its programs and personalities. The page also provides links to stories in which Furman professors are quoted. The site recently included links to the New Jersey Star Ledger, USA Today and ABCs "Nightline."
All three sites can be accessed through the "quick links" section on the Furman Home Page.
Martin "Marty" Carney, Jr., has joined Furman as director of financial aid. Carney holds degrees from John Carroll University and the University of Notre Dame. He has served on the financial aid staffs at Ursuline College, Borromeo College of Ohio and the University of Toledo and comes to Furman after 12 years at the University of Miami.
Carney and his wife, Cindy, have three children: Elizabeth, Marty and Mary.
Craig L. Waldon, a 1971 Furman graduate, assumed duties as associate director of major gifts on February 1.
After graduating from Furman, Waldon served in the United States Army for two years. A Furman class head agent and longtime volunteer, Waldon has spent more than 25 years working as a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service as a criminal investigator, group supervisor and chief of basic training. His most recent assignment was as a detailed instructor in the Behavioral Science Division of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Waldon and his wife, Charlotte Sue, have two children: Wayne, a rising Furman freshman, and Jill.
Furman ROTC ranked among the nations best
Furmans Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) has been ranked by the United States Army Cadet Command as the 12th best program in the country.
There are 270 Senior Army ROTC programs in the country. Furmans program was ranked 15th last year and 213th in 1997.
Cadet Commands ranking is determined by such factors as performance of cadets at officer training camps, recruiting and enrollment success, achievement of
directed commissioning missions, and the level of support provided by the university.
Did you know . . .
John Grishams new book, The Brethren, contains a reference to Furman.
On page 145, in describing the background of one of the characters, Grisham writes, "Hes 48, divorced at least twice, native of Pennsylvania, college at Furman, law school at Florida State, got his license suspended eleven years ago for commingling client funds, then got it back."