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Islam Awareness Week

A meet-and-greet at the library, lectures, and panel discussions are all planned during Islam Awareness Week. The first event is an opportunity to meet your Muslim classmates while enjoying donuts and coffee on the front porch of the Library. October 22 ⋅ 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Muslim Life on American College Campuses” will be the […]

CLP: Desegregation of Greenville Public Library

CLP – Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, historian and co-author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism will visit Furman University on October 3rd. Dr. Wiegand will speak about the integration of public libraries in the South during the civil […]

Southern Civil Rights and Library History

On June 24, the governing Council of American Library Association (ALA) passed a historic resolution that “apologizes to African Americans for wrongs committed against them in segregated public libraries” and commends those “who risked their lives to integrate public libraries for their bravery and courage in challenging segregation in public libraries and in forcing public libraries […]

American Hookup

American Hookup – CLP WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 – 8pm WHERE: Blackwell Field Lawn Area, Trone Student Center Watkins Room This event will be a lecture by Lisa Wade (PhD, Occidental College). Wade will discuss her recent book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Norton). American Hookup examines contemporary sexual […]

Furman Interfaith Better Together Week Exhibit

The James B. Duke Library is the site of a Better Together Week exhibit sponsored by Furman Interfaith. What is Furman Interfaith? Furman Interfaith is a student group on campus that is made up of people from different religious backgrounds. Members discuss their faiths, learn about one another’s religion, and most importantly, get to know […]

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Lesléa Newman

Furman University is honored to celebrate World Read Aloud Day with a special guest. Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, editor, and advocate, will visit three Education classes today. Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including Heather Has Two Mommies; A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry […]

Dr. Johnny Hill’s Publications

The Student Diversity Council (SDC), Mere Christianity Forum (MCF), and the Furman NAACP would like to invite you to an upcoming CLP. Furman will be hosting Dean Johnny Hill. He will address current events of injustice facing our world today including significant moments charged with racial and religious complexity like the riots in Charlottesville, VA and the assassination of 9 […]

I Love You for Yourself: CLP

CLP: Princeton’s Alexander Nehamas on Love and Friendship Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5 – 6:30pm Johns Hall 101 This lecture, entitled “Metaphors in Life: ‘I Love You for Yourself,’” will be part of the Tocqueville Program’s lecture series on “Love, Friendship, and Politics.” In it, one of the nation’s most distinguished philosophers will examine what […]

He Continues to Make a Difference CLP

Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, editor, and advocate, will visit the campus of Furman University on February 1st. Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, The Cat Who […]

“Call My Name”

CLP:  Call My Name: Documenting African American Life and Labor in Early Clemson University History Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4-5:30pm McEachern Lecture Hall ⋅ Sponsored by the Furman Debate Society Over the last several years, Dr. Rhondda Thomas has devoted herself to collaborative research effort examining a six-generational history of African Americans at Clemson University, a […]