Award-winning poet to visit Wofford
Adrian Matejka will be at Wofford College Tuesday as part of its writer series.
Matejka’s most recent book, “The Big Smoke,” was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. It also was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Matejka will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Franklin Olin Building.
Furman makes collection available
Furman University Special Collections and Archives has launched its Richard Furman and James Furman digital collection.
The collection features more than 700 letters and sermons from Richard Furman, for whom the university was named, and James Furman, the university’s first president.
The collection is online at Furman.edu.
Coastal Carolina looking at expansion
Coastal Carolina University is running out of room and the school is looking to expand with a graduate campus in Myrtle Beach within five years.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that university President David DeCenzo says there is no room to put more students on the school’s campus in Conway, about a dozen miles from the beach.
He says the university is planning for a student body of 12,500. DeCenzo says he would like to have 10,000 students on the present campus and expand with a 2,500-student graduate campus in Myrtle Beach.
Currently, the school has about 9,000 undergraduates and just over 600 graduate students.
Newberry College announces $35 million campaign
Newberry College announced the public launch of its $35 million campaign to fund new construction and facilities renovations.
The announcement marks the public phase of Scaling the Summit, the largest campaign in the school’s 158-year history.
The college already has raised $8.3 million in gifts and pledges during the campaign, which began in 2013.