SC college notes, Jan 19: USC, Walter Edgar to host Civil War talks

January 18, 2014 

Walter Edgar

USC, Walter Edgar to host Civil War talks

The University of South Carolina and historian Walter Edgar are launching a series of lectures about the Civil War.

University spokeswoman Peggy Binette says the series runs each Tuesday evening through Feb. 11. The talks will be at the Capstone House on campus from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Attendance requires registration at the Institute of Southern Studies at (803) 777-2340.

The Associated Press

Furman’s Riley Institute wins Duke grant

The Duke Endowment has awarded Furman University a $1 million grant to support the work of the Riley Institute at Furman, a public policy organization devoted to driving significant social and economic progress in South Carolina.

The funds will go toward establishing a permanent endowment for the Riley Institute, whose public policy programs benefit Furman students, faculty and residents across the state and region, university officials said.

The institute, in its 15th year, works in the areas of public education, economic development, leadership, diversity and others.

Greenville News

Dean appointed for USC Sumter

The University of South Carolina has named Michael Sonntag as dean of the Sumter campus.

Sonntag’s selection came after a yearlong search. He will start Feb. 1.

Sonntag, 46, a Texas native, previously taught at Lander University in Greenwood and has been chief academic officer at the University of Maine at Presque Isle since 2007.

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