SC Tech System unveils Centralized Online Course Database (COCD)

 

New web site allows public to search the online courses at all 16 technical collegesCOLUMBIA, SC – July 16, 2008 – The South Carolina Technical College System announces the launch…

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Close to 200 Students to Attend South Carolina Business Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 10, 2008 – Close to 200 of South Carolina’s brightest high school students will descend upon Presbyterian College in Clinton, July 13-18, for South Carolina Business…

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SC Technical College System Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 9,2008 – The State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education (SBTCE) has elected Montez C. Martin, Jr. and Robert Barnett as its new Chair and Vice-Chair,…

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State Board of Education Reprimands Two Local Boards for Failing to Support Schools

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 9, 2008 – Acting on a recommendation from State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, the South Carolina State Board of Education today issued public reprimands to two local school…

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South Carolina awarded $45,000 reform grant from KnowledgeWorks Foundation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 8, 2008 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) has awarded South Carolina a planning grant to help develop initiatives that transform teaching…

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August 2008 Calendar of Events

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 2008 Calendar of Events EXHIBITS AirPlay at EdVenture Children’s Museum.  New exhibit explores how air moves and influences the environment. Woosh! – hands-on science experiments inside…

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Bill Berg Named Interim Vice President for Enrollment at Furman University

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 26, 2008 – Bill Berg, who has served Furman University for the past nine years as Director of Planning and Institutional Research, has been named Interim…

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National Study Names Midlands Technical College in the Top 50 Colleges Awarding Two-year Degrees to African Americans

 

COLUMBIA, SC – June 24, 2008 – Midlands Technical College (MTC) is one of nation’s top 50 associate degree providers for African Americans, according to a recent national study published…

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GSSM Graduates Celebrate $10.9 Million in Scholarship Dollars

 

HARTSVILLE, SC – June 23, 2008 -This year, 61 seniors from across the state graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, earning in excess of…

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GSSM Receives Grant from Verizon Foundation

 

HARTSVILLE, SC – June 23, 2008 – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics recently received a $1,700 grant from the Verizon Foundation to fund an upgrade to…

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Furman University Library Receives LEED Gold Certification

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 12, 2008 – The James B. Duke Library at Furman University has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification by the U.S.…

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SWU Relocates Columbia Learning Center

 

Southern Wesleyan University is on the move – to a new location in Columbia. COLUMBIA, SC – June 10, 2008 – The university’s Columbia Learning Center is moving to the…

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Midlands Technical College Administrator Receives National Award

 

COLUMBIC, SC – June 2, 2008 – Dr. Ronald Drayton, Midlands Technical College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, received the 2008 National Council for Learning Resources Administrative Leadership Award. The…

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Two Furman University Staff Members Assume New Positions at School

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 14, 2008 – Boyd Yarborough, current director of University Housing, has been named assistant vice president for Administrative Services.  Jason Cassidy, who currently serves as assistant…

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Furman University Receives Award in Recognition of Sustainability Efforts

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 7, 2008 – Furman University has received the Sam Johnson Leadership in Sustainability Award for its outstanding dedication and achievement in sustainability. The university received the…

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Columbia Conference Center Awards Art Students

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 6, 2008—Columbia Conference Center will award $10,000 in scholarships to twenty art students from Richland-Lexington School District Five. The awards ceremony to announce the winners will be…

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Two Furman University Seniors Receive Compton Fellowships

 

GREENVILLE, SC – April 30, 2008 – Two Furman University seniors have been awarded Mentor Fellowships from the Compton Foundation of California that will allow them to pursue yearlong projects related…

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SWU Honors Students Address Southern Sociological Society

 

CENTRAL, SC – April 18, 2008 – Three Southern Wesleyan University honors students gave presentations at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society held in Richmond, Va., April 9-12. …

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Wal-Mart supports Southern Wesleyan University

 

CENTRAL, SC – April 18, 2008 – Wal-Mart associates at the store’s Central, S.C., location applauded as Southern Wesleyan University received a $2,000 check from the company. Central Wal-Mart associates…

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Furman Professor Brannon Andersen Receives 2008 SCICU Teaching Award

 

GREENVILLE, SC – April 18, 2008 – Dr. Brannon Andersen, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Furman University, has been awarded a 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award from the…

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President George W. Bush to Speak at Furman University Commencement, May 31

 

GREENVILLE, SC — April 10, 2008 – President George W. Bush will serve as commencement speaker when Furman University holds its graduation exercises Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in…

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Furman University Sophomore Receives Goldwater Scholarship

 

Another Furman student named Honorable Mention GREENVILLE, SC – April 8, 2008 –  Jennifer Myers, a Furman University sophomore from Orangeburg, has been awarded the 2008-09 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship,…

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Furman Hosts Live Oral History of the Orangeburg Massacre

 

GREENVILLE, SC – March 12, 2008 – Furman University will host the presentation “The Orangeburg Massacre: A Retrospective Conversation with Cleveland Sellers and Jack Bass” in the Younts Conference Center Monday,…

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Jason Darby appointed Director of Public Relations at Claflin University

 

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – February 28, 2008 – Claflin University is embarking on a new Communications and Marketing initiative to promote the University to a global audience and position the University…

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Furman University Receives $250,000 Grant From Bank of America Charitable Foundation

 

GREENVILLE, SC – February 15, 2008 – Furman University today announced a $250,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support environmental sustainability initiatives and stewardship through education. …

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John Beckford Named Dean of Faculty at Furman University

 

GREENVILLE, SC – February 15, 2008 – Dr. John S. Beckford, a member of the Furman University music faculty since 1976, has been named dean of the faculty at the…

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Furman Ranks Among Top Schools in Number of Merit Scholars

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. – February 4, 2008 – Once again, Furman University ranks among the nation’s top colleges for the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled in its freshman class. According…

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Furman Physics Department Ranks Among Top Schools in Number of Bachelor's Degrees

 

GREENVILLE, S.C.— January 15, 2008 – With an average of 10 graduates per year over a three-year period, Furman University’s Department of Physics ranks among the nation’s top colleges and…

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FairTax versus Flat Tax Debate at Furman

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January, 2008 — Furman University’s Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow will sponsor a debate on “FairTax vs. Flat Tax” Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in…

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SCE&G Homework Center Provides Safe, Supervised Study Environment

 

GEORGETOWN, SC – Students at McDonald Elementary have a lot to smile about when it comes to homework, and so do their parents and teachers. That’s because the school is…

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S.C. Council On Economic Education And Merrill Lynch Seek Nominations For The Young Entrepreneur Award

 

Columbia, SC – August 15, 2007 – The South Carolina Council on Economic Education (SCCEE) and Merrill Lynch are currently seeking nominations for the 2007-2008 Merrill Lynch Young Entrepreneur Award…

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GSSM Students Place Among Top Three in the State for National Spanish Exam

 

Two South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) students recently placed among the Top Three statewide for the National Spanish Exam. Marielle Abalo, a junior from Due West,…

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GSSM – 83 Percent of GSSM Seniors Qualify as Palmetto Fellows

 

On Saturday, June 2, 59 seniors from across the state will graduate from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville. Of those 59 students, 83…

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GSSM Students Honored at South Carolina Scholars Day

 

Eleven students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) were recognized at the 4th Annual Scholars Day celebration at the Statehouse, hosted by the South Carolina…

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Teegen named as new dean of Moore School

 

As director of The George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) inWashington,D.C., for the past year, Professor Hildy Teegen has focused on brokering relationships and forging…

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GSSM Foundation Receives $12,500 Grant from Lipscomb Family Foundation

 

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation recently received a $12,500 grant from the Lipscomb Family Foundation. This generous contribution will benefit the School’s Summer Program…

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