A Busy, Yet Fulfilling February

Hello, Furman Family!

My name is Ashlynne Culpepper and I am a sophomore Business Administration and Communication Studies double major from Atlanta. Along with being a Social Media Intern with the Admissions Office this spring, I am involved with the Shucker Leadership Institute, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, and Greek Life at Furman. I also work part-time at the circulation desk at the academic libraries on campus. I am looking forward to sharing about my Furman experience with you all this spring!

February means Valentine’s Day, but February also means numerous exciting events are happening in the land of the ‘Dins! As we rapidly approach midterms, many organizations are hosting fun events for students to partake in before students hunker down for intense studying and research.

Community Day

Last Wednesday, Student Government Association (SGA), hosted a campus-wide Community Day. This day was the product of the hard work of Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin ’22, the current Student Body President. Asha envisioned one day once a month where students and professors alike would come together to intentionally slow down, take a breath, and spend extra time with each other. I spent my Community Day enjoying an extra long lunch with my friends at the DH and going on a lake walk outside before I began my homework. It felt like a breath of fresh air in the middle of a busy week. There were a handful of pop-up stations around campus in the DH, JBD Library, and Trone Student Center that prompted students to reflect and connect with one another. Community Day was a wonderful reminder to be intentional with our time in every moment of every day. I look forward to our next Community Day in March!

Standing with Survivors of Sexual Assault

Students also united in wearing red on Valentine’s Day not to celebrate the love in the air, but to support survivors of sexual assault. Walking around campus and seeing my peers wearing red made my proud to call myself a ‘Din. I cherish that I get to call a school like Furman home because our community is endlessly supportive, uplifting, and encouraging to one another. This year, Valentine’s Day felt extra meaningful and special because the Furman community came together to promote a noble and important cause.

FUSAB Winter Ball

This Friday, the Furman University Student Activities Board (lovingly referred to as FUSAB) is hosting its annual Winter Ball at the Westin Poinsett Hotel Ballroom in downtown Greenville. This year it is Bridgerton-themed (anybody else as excited for Season 2 as I am?!). This formal ball is available to any student who wishes to join for free. That’s right – no tickets are required! Most students are unable to attend such a sophisticated, formal dance in their everyday without having to fund for it themselves. The event includes catered food, elaborate and beautiful decorations, and extensive theming. I look forward to a memorable evening with my friends in our ball attire and dancing our worries and stresses about midterms away.

That’s all for this week future Paladins!

Cheers,

Ashlynne Culpepper

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