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Virtual Family Connect Schedule

Monday, September 21

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12:30–1:30 p.m.

Virtual Lunch and Learn Session
Diversity & Inclusion
Cultivating an environment of inclusion and belonging at Furman

Presented by Deborah Allen, Director, Center for Inclusive Communities

The Center for Inclusive Communities (CIC) serves as the preeminent center for the delivery of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Furman University within the Division of Student Life. It is not only a physical space, but a place that seeks to create an environment which fosters belonging, understanding, and education through high-impact programming and support. Staff collaborates with a variety of administrative units on campus to intentionally design a comprehensive, university-wide approach to diversity; facilitate equity, access, social justice, and inclusion; and, empower students to build a diverse and inclusive campus community. This session serves as an opportunity to share programmatic efforts and support services offered within the CIC, and to connect parents to current student experiences on Furman’s campus. Capacity: 500

Tuesday, September 22

12:30–1:30 p.m.

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Virtual Lunch and Learn Session
Internships & Careers
You want to do what?!? Supporting your student’s pathway to success.

Presented by Diane Iseminger, Internship Program Director & Lauren Payne, Director of Career Engagement 

The Furman Advantage prepares students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact.  Learn about the services and resources the Internship Office and Malone Center for Career Engagement provide that, together with your support, help your student discover their dreams and realize their full potential throughout their Four-Year Pathway at Furman. Capacity: 500

Wednesday, September 23

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12:30–1:30 p.m.

Virtual Lunch and Learn Session
Center for Engaged Learning
Research, Internships, Study Away

Presented by Beth Pontari, Associate Provost for Engaged Learning, Erik Ching, Director, Undergraduate Research, Nancy Georgiev, Director, Rinker Center for Study Away & International Education, & Diane Iseminger, Internship Program Director.

Faculty/student collaborative research, internships, and study away are three experience-based learning opportunities where students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and participate in real-world projects and cultures. Representatives from each area along with student interns, researchers, and study away participants will discuss the range of experiences available to Furman students, the process for obtaining them, and the opportunity for students to apply for funding. Capacity: 500

Thursday, September 24

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12:30–1:30 p.m.

Virtual Lunch and Learn Session
Fraternity & Sorority Life

Presented by Ashley Baudouin, Associate Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Is your student interested in fraternity or sorority life at Furman? Please join our information session to learn more about the experience. Capacity: 500

Friday, September 25

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12:30–1:30 p.m.

Virtual Lunch and Learn Session
Center for Academic Success

Presented by Kelsey Davis, Director, Academic Success; Jean Schwab, Director, Peer Assisted Learning; Dr. Kyle Longest and Tracy Carner, Academic Deans Office.

The advancement of your scholarly life at Furman is our primary objective, and we take care to ensure that you have the resources to strengthen your intellectual experience. From peer-assisted learning and refinement of your study skills to collaboration for written and multimedia assignments, the Center for Academic Success extends Furman’s commitment to you. Our professional staff provides academic support and coaching related to study skills, executive functioning, and other academic success strategies. Our peer learning and Writing & Media Lab consultants provide student-to-student support in many academic disciplines. The Center serves as a hub for professional support and peer collaboration where you can join another student to enhance your education. Capacity 500

 

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4 p.m.

State of the University
Presented by President Davis
Join President Davis as she gives an update on Furman’s Fall semester thus far.

Saturday, September 26

9 a.m.

Virtual 5K Fun Run/Walk
Sponsored by the Furman University Alumni Association.
While we can’t all enjoy the beauty of the Furman campus, we can all be together in spirit.  Choose your own scenic course, and your student can run their own scenic course around Furman’s campus. Registrants will receive a Fun Run gift. $15 to register, gifts will be mailed to your home. Register online.

 

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10-11 a.m.

Virtual Coffee Break
Pathways to a Successful Second-year Experience

Presented by Brad Harmon, Assistant Dean for the First-Year and Second-Year Experience and Jason Cassidy, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.
The second year presents its own challenges and questions for many students. This program is designed to guide second-year students and their families through the maze of concerns and assist in better defining students’ areas of interest, selection of a major, academic success, and personal/social well-being. Capacity:500