SC college notes, Jan 26

January 26, 2014 

Francis Marion professor wins poetry fellowship

The S.C. Academy of Authors has named Francis Marion University English professor Jo Angela Edwins as the 2014 winner of the Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry. Edwins teaches composition, creative writing and American literature. Her poetry has been featured in “New South,” “Sojourn,” “Naugatuck River Review” and other publications.

The fellowship, now in its fifth year, is awarded to South Carolina poets whose work illustrates an awareness of the human condition.

Five trustees appointed to North Greenville University board

The S.C. Baptist Convention has appointed five members to the North Greenville University board of trustees. Each will serve a five-year term. Appointees are: Jimmy E. Cox, Dr. Arnold E. Emery, Dr. Gregory T. Mathis, Dr. J. Lee McCormick and Bill Tyler. Also joining the board is Edward Case, who will serve the final two years of David Kite’s term.

Charleston School of Law, Furman institute to host symposium

The Charleston School of Law and Furman University’s Riley Institute will team up to host “Social Media and the Law” Friday at the Charleston Music Hall.

The symposium will explore a variety of legal issues surrounding social media, including its potential impact on employment law, privacy and legal ethics.

Dell legal director Ryan Garcia will keynote the event.

Continuing Legal Education credits will be offered for a tuition fee of $150; attendance without credit is free. The conference is open to the public.

Furman to host singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie

Singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, son of folk musician Woody Guthrie, will perform at Furman University next month as part of Greenville’s Year of Altruism.

Guthrie’s songs include “Alice’s Restaurant” and “Coming Into Los Angeles.” The concert, “Here Come the Kids,” has toured since October and features his son, Abe Guthrie.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, $5 for youth and students, and free for children four and younger. Attendees are asked to bring jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Mission Backpack program.

The concert will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in Furman’s McAlister Auditorium.

Compiled by Rebekah Friedman

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