What's new on the Web?
Public Safety has unveiled its new Web site, which can be accessed through the quick link section on the Furman home page.
The site, which took months to develop, includes a weekly crime report and construction traffic detour updates. The site also has an area where visitors may appeal a parking ticket and register their vehicle. Crime prevention tips, campus crime statistics dating back to 1997, and links to safety and crime-related sites are also featured.
Bocook back at Furman
For many, there was one notably familiar face among this year's crop of new faculty - Jay Bocook.
A native of Florida, Bocook served as director of bands from 1982-89. A Furman graduate he has spent the last 10 years as a writer, guest conductor and lecturer. He has also served as the assistant conductor of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Bocook has published more than 300 pieces including works for orchestra, symphonic band, marching band and jazz ensemble. Bocook will serve as interim director of the marching band while Les Hicken is on sabbatical. He will also be the interim orchestra director during winter and spring terms as Thomas Joiner enjoys his sabbatical.
Mark it on your calendar!
The Staff Advisory Council will host a second staff-wide gathering on Monday, December 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Watkins Room in the University Center. Refreshments will be served from 9:30-10 a.m.
Personnel Director Susan Zeiger will field questions from the audience in the open forum meeting. More than 200 staff members attended the first meeting October 10. In that meeting's format President David Shi and university vice presidents answered pre-submitted questions. Most those questions addressed the university's mission, priorities and future plans.
The December 4 forum will focus more on personnel issues such as salaries and benefits and insurance.
"That October meeting was a really good start," says Wade Shepherd, chairman of the Staff Advisory Council. "Some people were nervous about asking questions (at the end of the meeting during an open-question session). This meeting with Susan will be more cozy, less formal and hopefully will encourage more interaction."
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