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Furman Engaged is April 13! Here is what you need to know

Last updated March 29, 2021

By Furman News

The 13th annual Furman Engaged is upon us! Here is what to know to make the most of this exciting event.

What is Furman Engaged?
Furman Engaged, held virtually this year on April 13, will feature presentations across disciplines as we celebrate the immersive learning experiences available through The Furman Advantage. At the center of the day’s activities will be the public sharing of students’ work, representing the final step of these deep learning experiences, which include internships, research, service learning, study away, creative projects, first-year writing seminars and capstone experiences.

This year, more than 650 students will share their experiences. This Furman tradition is typically a day-long, in-person event. This year the presentations are virtual (both live and recorded). Classes are always suspended the day of Furman Engaged, so that the entire campus can participate in the event.

Who attends Furman Engaged?
Students – especially first-year students and sophomores – faculty, staff, parents, alumni and employers attend sessions. It shows students what is possible at Furman. They hear first-hand about the myriad opportunities available to them on their four-year pathway at Furman.

Why should I attend Furman Engaged if I am not presenting?
Furman Engaged is an opportunity to learn from your peers, support your friends, and apply what you are learning in your classes, as well as see what experiences are available to you at Furman. You can also enter the reflection contest to win $100 and participate in the Purple Shoes Gallery Walk.

To get access to the online program, you must register for Furman Engaged.

Students – consider participating in these activities and win great prizes!

  • After you attend and/or present at sessions, enter the reflection contest to win $100.
  • Participate in purple shoes gallery walk – a scavenger hunt to find and record posters hung throughout campus to win Furman Purple Nikes. Also vote on your favorite poster!
  • Win a milkshake night in the Clash of Classes! Seniors and first years are a team; Juniors and sophomores are a team. Whoever has more attendees wins a milkshake night!

April 12:  Furman Engaged opens at 4 p.m. with the Pitch Competition sponsored by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Furman Engaged April 13 LIVE schedule

There are 60 live or synchronous sessions that include oral presentations, posters, and performances.

8:45 – 9:00     Welcome from President Davis, Provost Peterson and Associate Provost for Engaged Learning Beth Pontari

9:00 – 10:15    Session 1 – Live presentations, 15 sessions to choose from including senior art projects, research and internship presentations, capstone project reviews and performances.

10:15-10:45      Student “Acai Bowl” snack break at the South Housing Quad tent, the Clark Murphy Patio tent, and NV Pavilion

Faculty/Staff Chick-fil-A biscuit break at library sponsored by Staff Advisory Council

10:45 – noon    Session 2 – Live presentations, 15 sessions to choose from including a session led by the Riley Advance Team

Noon – 1:30      Lunch break – Live music performed by The Singh Quintet in the Trone Student Center.

1:30 – 2:45        Session 3 – Live presentations, 15 sessions to choose from including the Communication Studies Media Festival and a session led by the Sophomore Shucker Leadership Fellows.

2:45 – 3:15        Student “Chips and Dips” snack break at the South Housing Quad tent, the Clark Murphy Patio tent, and NV Pavilion

3:15 – 4:30        Session 4 – Live presentations, 15 sessions to choose from ranging from a session presented by the Echo

4:30 – 5:30       Special session for student presenters: “Communicating the Value of Your Furman Engaged Experience to Employers and Graduate Schools” featuring employers and graduate school recruiters, sponsored by the Malone Center for Career Engagement

5 p.m.                  International food at the dining hall (featuring menu items from around the world) – Live music performed by Nick Curcio ’22

6 p.m.                  Purple Shoes Gallery Walk winners announced at the dining hall





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