August 24, 2014

College Notes, week of Aug 24-30

Multiple media outlets reported that AnMed Health will begin taking third- and fourth-year medical students next year.

MUSC reaches agreement with Anderson hospital

AnMed Health in Anderson has reached an agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to help train medical students.

Multiple media outlets reported that AnMed Health will begin taking third- and fourth-year medical students next year.

AnMed Chief Executive John Miller said the agreement will expand medical education and help address the growing shortage of primary care doctors and specialists in the area.

Chief medical officer Dr. Mike Tillirson says the agreement should improve Anderson’s access to medical research.

Anderson is expected to get two dozen medical students by 2017.

The Associated Press

Noelle Allen exhibit opens at Furman

Works by Noelle Allen, an associate professor of art at Dominican University in Chicago, will be on display Aug. 25-Sept. 27 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building at Furman University.

Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27.

Allen’s exhibition of drawings and sculpture, “Trellis,” is free and open to the public. Allen describes her work as “experimental” and “interdisciplinary,” moving fluidly between varying media and processes.

For more information about Allen’s work, visit, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

From Staff Reports

USC-Aiken professor to receive Humanities award

Tom Mack, professor of English at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award in the Humanities Oct. 26.

The Governor's Award in the Humanities, established in 1991, recognizes achievement in humanities research, teaching and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities better understand South Carolina’s cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina's cultural life to the nation or world; and support for public humanities programs.

Sixty-five individuals and organizations have been honored with the award since it was established in 1991, including Walter Edgar, Pat Conroy, John Jakes, Ernest Hollings, James Dickey, and Joseph P. Riley.

A ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 26 in Columbia.

From Staff Reports

SC panhellenic councils receive awards

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), an advocacy organization for women and sororities, has awarded College Panhellenics at 32 universities with excellence and achievement awards, among them the University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the College of Charleston.

The seven areas of criteria are recruitment, panhellenic structure, communication with NPC area adviser, judicial procedures, panhellenic programming, academics, panhellenic community impact and relations.

The University of South Carolina received an Excellence Award. Other recipients include College of William and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana State University, Mississippi State University, Texas Christian University, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Oklahoma and University of Southern Mississippi.

Clemson University and the College of Charleston received Achievement Awards. Other recipients include Auburn University, Baldwin Wallace University, Ball State University, Butler University, Duke University, East Carolina University, George Washington University, Hanover College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Central Missouri, University of Georgia, University of Vermont and Western Kentucky University.

From Staff Reports

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