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Furman Singers alumni prepare for 18th reunion

In the past 67 years the Furman Singers have seen many students pass through their ranks.  Throughout all these years, there are two songs that will always be in their repertoire: “Brown Eyes” and “The...

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Like a Rolling Stone

When the Rolling Stones performed in concert at the TD Garden in Boston on June 12 as part of their “50 & Counting” tour, two Furman graduates were there to help Mick Jagger and the...

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Heart of a Warrior

by Ron Wagner Where to start with Martin Rooney ’93? He’s the author of nine books, the chief operating officer of two companies, and an internationally renowned athletic trainer and motivational speaker. He was a...

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Bookmarks: Recent publications from Furman writers

CATHERINE CLAIRE LARSON ’98, Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting (Thomas Nelson, 2012). The publisher says, “With Waiting in Wonder, readers are guided through the weeks of pregnancy with devotions for reflection and guided questions...

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Alumni receive honors at awards dinner

Four alumni — Frank Blackwell ’90 (back row, far right), Lillian Brock Flemming ’71 (next to Blackwell), Rodney Johnson ’03 (next to Flemming) and the late C. Dan Joyner ’59 — took home major honors...

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Young Alumni Day builds community

by Leo Fackler A glance at the campus calendar reveals that almost every day is full of activity at Furman. All kinds of events are scheduled, but rarely does Furman’s outreach touch multiple cities on the...

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Seth G.: Classical skills, contemporary flair

by Stacy Schorr Chandler As a violin performance major at Furman, Seth Gilliard spent lots of time with Bach, Mozart and all those powdered-wig types. But there were times when he really just wanted to...

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Duke McCall was influential Baptist leader

Duke Kimbrough McCall, a 1935 Furman graduate who became one of the most influential leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), died April 2 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 98. From 1951-82, McCall was...

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Of Ben Bernanke and the timeless connection

by Brenda Fowler Wensil In a small Southern town he sits in a local café, both leaning forward and over a bowl of soup. He can be found there most any day. So when the café...

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Biking and building community

by John Greenfield “Parts of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, and the South Side of Chicago are actually eerily similar,” says Dustin Gourdin ’10, a Ph.D. student in the University of Chicago’s sociology department. “You see a...

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John Durst to the rescue

Fifteen months after a major scandal, the former S.C. Hospitality Association has distanced itself from the fallout by changing its name, bringing in the former head of the state’s top tourist agency to rebuild it...

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Benedict’s last papal kiss for Furman alumnus’ baby

In the midst of early spring’s talk of white smoke versus gray smoke, predictions and predilections, Jonathan Arrington ‘04 was focused on something else. A kiss. One that would be the last infant blessing given...

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