2025 NetVUE Regional Conference

The Cothran Center will host the NetVUE Regional Conference on February 20-22, 2025.  The theme of Vocation and the Common Good:  The Call of Belonging and Community will draw from the new NetVUE volume Called Beyond Our Selves:  Vocation and the Common Good.  Conference sessions will be held on the Furman University campus at the Younts Conference Center, with hotel accommodations provided by the Hyatt Place Greenville Downtown.

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Faculty Seminar

The faculty seminars, offered every other year, have been essential to the sustenance of vocational dialogue among faculty and between faculty and students. Though the faculty members teach and mentor the students that pass through the university each year, they also remain the focus for institutional memory and vision. Thus, we believe that cultivating faculty understanding of the Center’s mission and purpose is highly worthwhile. An institutional sense of community is also enhanced significantly through these seminars.

Faculty/Staff Workshops

Throughout the academic year, the Center facilitates workshops related to personality assessment, vocational reflection, and exploring ways to better engage and discern.  The Center is open to suggestions from faculty and staff regarding ideas for new sessions.

Phase III Seminar

The Center offers a one-year seminar to bring together faculty members who are in the last third of their career to identify what truly matters to them, individually and collectively, what they want their legacy to be, and to build supportive community.


James H. Smart Award for Fostering Vocational Exploration and Reflection

James H. Smart Award for Fostering Vocational Exploration and Reflection

The award is given each year to a Furman University faculty or staff member who exemplifies a deep commitment to students and who encourages them to reflect seriously on their life’s calling(s).