College notes, August 11

August 11, 2013 

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Furman University seeks local artists for permanent collection

Furman University is now accepting submissions from local artists for a juried exhibition to be displayed in the Herring Center for Education’s Baiden Gallery, Nov. 4-Dec. 16. Up to 12 works from the exhibition will be considered for purchase and will form the core of a permanent collection. The call is open to artists 18 and older who work in two-dimensional media. South Carolina artists must live in one of the following counties: Anderson, Laurens, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens or Spartanburg. North Carolina artists must live in Henderson, Polk or Transylvania counties. The deadline for electronic submissions is 5 p.m. Sept. 18. The entry fee is $10 per submission, with a maximum of three entries per artist. For more information, contact Michael Brodeur in Furman’s Art Department at

SMC president to lead national organization

Spartanburg Methodist College President Colleen Perry Keith has been selected to lead the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church. Keith, who has been president of SMC since July 2009, will serve in her new position for a one-year term. She previously served as the association’s second vice president.

Winthrop business dean appointed to international committee

Roger Weikle, dean of Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration, has been appointed to the initial accreditation committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The committee is made up of deans from around the world.

USC Upstate adds another graduate degree to growing list of programs

USC Upstate officials announced Monday they would add a master’s degree in nursing for the Fall 2014 semester. The master of science degree in nursing with a concentration for a clinical nurse leader is the fourth new program announced since June. The added program in the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing would be only the second of its kind in South Carolina, according to a release.

Contributing: Rebekah Friedman

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