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Tomorrow is Joseph Vaughn Day
Each year, Furman recognizes Joseph Vaughn ’68, the university’s first Black undergraduate student, on Jan. 29, the date he enrolled here in 1965. This year the university was planning to have a public celebration on that date with the unveiling of a statue in his honor. While this public celebration has been postponed, we will remember Joseph Vaughn and his enduring spirit through the stories of other Black alumni. Check your email and visit the news page tomorrow morning for messages and stories that celebrate Joe Vaughn and the impact he has had on helping us to make the university a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

February is Black History Month!

Join the Furman Community in a variety of events throughout the month of February to honor Black History Month. Remember to check syncDIN for the most up-to-date calendar of events and links to access virtual events. A few highlights for you (click the link for additional event information and to register):

Haben Girma: Meet the first Deafblind Person to Conquer Harvard Law (CLP)

Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and SOAR

Black History Month Kick-Off

Feb. 5 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Hill Courtyard, sponsored by SLBC, NAACP, and the Center for Inclusive Communities

James Forman, Jr.: Locking Up Our Own – Crime and Punishment in Black America (CLP)

Feb. 8 at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and the Cothran Center

The Politics of Black Twitter (CLP-pending)

Feb. 11 at 8 p.m., sponsored by SLBC, NAACP, Politics & International Affairs, and Communication Studies

Snatch-a-Snack Food Truck is back!

Keep an eye out in your residential area for tonight’s return of Bon Appetit’s Snatch-a-Snack food truck! No swipe needed!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leader applications are now available and due on February 3. Click here to complete your application!Interested in learning more before you apply? Attend tonight’s virtual information session at 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Yoga

Join us for yoga on Friday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. The zoom link will be posted on syncDIN tomorrow morning before the class.

Soups and Sammies on the Lawn!

FUSAB’s Wednesdays on the Lawn event returns on February 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., featuring soup and sandwiches to go!

Furman Career Connections

Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Network virtually with 40+ recruiters representing organizations from across the U.S. and learn more about their career-related opportunities. Students can register to attend 30-minute small group sessions to learn more about an organization or schedule a 10-minute virtual one-on-one meeting. Organizations from a variety of industries will be present including BMW, Nike, Blue Cross Clue Shield, U.S. State Department, Peace Corps, Americorps, Prisma Health, and many more. This event is open to all students – not just seniors! To learn more and to register, click here.

The Body Project Spring Workshops

The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help women resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance ideal standard of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies. The Body Project is offering four separate workshops throughout the semester, with virtual and in-person options. Each workshop is two hours and consists of two sessions. Click here for workshop dates, additional information, and to register. Questions? E-mail

AED Pre-Health Mentoring

AED is sponsoring a new mentoring program that pairs an underclass student with an upperclass student. AED will provide suggested topics of conversation and help facilitate activities. Interested? Complete this form to sign up by Feb. 3! 

Stay syncDIN!

Check out the syncDIN events calendar for the latest student org events and other happenings around campus!

Last updated January 28, 2021
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