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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
7:36 pm
[fidei_defensor_]
My name is Devon, I am 18, and from Florida. I was just got accepted to Furman on the 15th! I am so excited because it is my first choice. I have a bunch of questions but one is about the dorms. Can Freshmen get into Ramsey and Haynsworth because I think those are my first choices. What are the diffences between them? Are they nice? Any insider tips for upcoming Freshmen :)
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
9:43 pm
[dishrag1313]
Hello, all! I went to Furman this past summer for the orchestra camp and absolutely LOVED it there. I'm also in an academically rigorous high school program, which makes Furman even more of an appeal. Just wondering if the music program for the students is as wonderful as the summer camp, or even more so.
Monday, August 14th, 2006
10:59 am
[evilphoenix]
Oh just to mention, after a recent spamming of the community I made new membership moderator approved, but I'm happy to add anyone who seems to have a legit account.
Friday, September 23rd, 2005
2:31 pm
[elstereox]
katie

17

prospective student

what are the dorms like? in particular, suite-style dorms??

thanks :]
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
2:40 pm
[ferahgo]
Questions for bio people
So, I'm a freshman in the Genetics class with Dr. Liao, and I have some questions.

First off, there are only three freshmen in that class, and I'm worried. I took AP bio in 11th grade, and only got a 4, so obviously my biology is a bit (ok, a lot) rusty. I thought the 4 was generous, as I paid little attention in class and basically had a cram-fest the night before the exam. Anyway, can someone give me an idea of what kind of work I'll need to put into this class in order to get at least a B?

Do I need a lot of lab-knowledge for labs? (The labs in AP bio were rushed and rarely completed, so my lab knowledge is both rusty and incomplete)
Should I read the book every night?
Are tests more lecture-based or textbook-based?
Are tests insanely specific?
Would I be better off taking Bio 11 first, even though I had the option to skip it?

I hope someone on here has taken that class and can give me some insight, for I am afraid it may give me ulcers. Thanks guys.
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
8:19 pm
[elstereox]
wow, thanks to everyone who answered my questions in the last post. very informative of courseee. i do have another question though. I've heard that furman is "academically stressful" from a lot of sources, so I was wondering how bad it really is (will I be tearing my hair out, crying, etc etc over schoolwork). So I guess what I'm inquiring to is how much free time the average student has and if the five-day-a-week class system is more helpful than a hindrance. And just, you know, if school will be my entire life.

Thanks agaiiiiinn :]
-katie
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
5:21 pm
[elstereox]
Hey hey, I'm Katie and I'm considering applying to Furman early decision this fall. I live in Connecticut and I had pretty much all of my academics-oriented questions answered when I visited campus this past April, and now I just have some general questions.
1) One of the college review books in my guidance office (from 2002) has a quote from a student that says that "nobody dates." I was just wondering if this was true; I know a lot of time is spent on schoolwork, but I just found this comment curious.

2) I'll be frank-- I'm somewhat afraid I might not fit in at Furman, because I've been told it's a "preppy" school and so I'm not sure how many people would share my interests there if this was true. So I was just wondering how diverse the school is in the way of music taste, style, etc.

3) When (approximately)is spring break?

4) my aunt lives in greenville so I'm pretty familiar with the city, but I was just wondering how many concert venues are in the area and how many people frequent them.

I know I have more questions, but I just can't think of them right now. Anyone who knows me will say that I am the WORST at making decisions, so I am trying to find out as much as I can about the schools I am applying to (Furman and Winthrop are my top two choices). If anyone has anything they'd like to share I would appreciate it times three hundred thousand.

Thanks :]
Monday, September 5th, 2005
2:02 am
[squinting_kitty]
Furman's Katrina relief efforts (according to www.furman.edu)
http://www.furman.edu/press/pressarchive.cfm?ID=3627


Office of News and Media Relations   Vince Moore, Director
(864) 294-3107

Furman Accepting Students Displaced By Hurricane; Other Relief Efforts Underway

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Furman University announced today that it is enacting the following relief efforts in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina:

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Current Mood: sleepy

Monday, August 22nd, 2005
9:22 pm
[luthient]
Do any of you happen to have the 2-disc set of the Rent soundtrack? I can't find my first disc, and want to get some tracks off of it. If you've got it, and you're anywhere near the Greenville area, could I borrow it, burn a copy and give it back? Grazie.

Current Mood: calm
12:57 pm
[queenstevie]
any Harry Potter fans out there?
Oh yeah, does anyone in the area have Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that I can borrow? I'd only need it for a few days, I'm sure. I'm going to go crazy if I finish the Order of the Phoenix and can't start the 6th one for 247270898 years. And yeah, I'm 87th in line for it at the library, so I can write that off, and I'm not willing to pay $30 for a book.

EDIT: I've found a copy to borrow already!! I can pick it up tomorrow! *fangirliness*

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
4:34 pm
[mothermartha]
Hello, everyone! :-)
Hey ppl...Im new, so I just thought I'd say hey! :-D

I'm going to be a freshman, this year...and I'm in McGlothlin 110. I can't wait to meet you all! I hope you are having wonderful summers! :-D

EDIT--

:)

Upon request, let me further introduce myself, lol:

Here's me in a nutshell:

My name is Jenny, and I am from Miami, Florida. I'm tall (5'10), blonde, and have rather large feet, lol. I have no idea how I am going to survive the cold weather up in Greenville, Lol--the coldest we get down here is 40; and by that point, us Miamians rarely leave the house. :-P I play viola, and am double majoring in some aspect of music (prob music ed) and most likely business (because that's what I like to do).

I love meeting new ppl, and hanging out at all hours of the day...so if ur ever up and bored one night in Greenville, call me and I'll wake up and hang with ya, lol. I am known to make a fool out of myself on many occaisions, but I dont mind it because I like to make other ppl laugh, lol. I love to talk to ppl...so if ya wanna get to know me more, just IM me at MayDay519. :-D

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
9:44 pm
[half_loud]
First Class/Bicycles
So glad to see that people are participating in stalking friending me on FaceBook. I can't wait to meet everyone in the fall, especially you guys and my band folks.

I got 153 Ramsay, a single room. Wow! It must have been the fact that I noted I'm completely intolerant of other people's messes in my housing application. ;)

Help!
1. I downloaded the First Class client to my desktop and whatnot, but it's not letting me log-in. I've tried changing my settings, checking them, etc., but nothing's working. I'm still having to access FC through my browser.

2. Also, does anyone know of a bike shop where I might find an old-fashioned bicycle (with a big seat, straight handlebars, and pedal brakes)? I know of a couple places around Furman, but I can't find what I'm looking for. I think it'd be to my benefit to take a bike to Furman. Any suggestions/opinions?
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
7:14 pm
[half_loud]
TheFaceBook.com
Everyone here should definitely go register at TheFaceBook because it's awesome.
Sunday, June 19th, 2005
7:59 pm
[half_loud]
TF
(Previously known on LJ as maegster)

For those who don't know or remember, I'm Mae, an incoming freshman and Music Ed major.

I recently went to the Teaching Fellows Orientation and met the coolest people who will begin Furman with me in September. (Music department people: You're being blessed with an Asian guy with big hair. It's the best.) I met John and Mark from the music dept., who are great.

Can't wait for O-Week and the chance to start marching, which could be scary for spectators during the first couple of days.

Angela, you still around here?
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
12:14 pm
[lkbgkvhs]
Hey guys--

I'm an incoming Furman freshman and can't wait to move in this fall. I'm glad I found this so I could have the chance to talk to a few people before I actually went down there. Also, I have a few quick questions for anyone out there willing to answer.

1. I'm kind of torn between what I want to major in. I'm thinking Political Science but I'm also kind of into English. Is it possible to double major at Furman? I haven't really heard of anyone who's done that. Is it just not widely done or what?

2. When do we get info on orientation/our Furman email addresses? All of my friends have already gotten all that info and all I've gotten is a survey.

Well, I guess that's it. If there are some Furman newbies out there, feel free to hit me up some time cause I'm definitely lacking in contact with any new freshmen.

Thanks!
11:14 am
[christy_p]
tenants needed!
Greenville, SC

3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhouse for rent. Pergo, ceramic tile and carpeted floors. Refridgerator and washer/dryer stay!

This home is one side of a duplex, but b/c each unit is sold seperately it is classed as a townhouse. Private driveway and mailbox - no apartment style living here! AND cul-de-sac street - no thru traffic.

Lot's of trees in this quiet residential neighborhood.

$795/mo

please reply if you are interested in receiving more information or to schedule a viewing.


If this is not allowed here, please let me know and I'll remove it!

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Saturday, May 14th, 2005
5:48 pm
[merlen_ysgariad]
Hey.
Oh, wow, I'm so excited that I found this!

But anyways, I'm a junior in high school in Ohio. I've been debating between majoring in music performance (flute) or music education... I'm leaning towards education at the moment. Furman is currently my #1 college choice, and I have a few questions.

1. I'll be visiting this July... are there any recommendations about what I should do/visit/see/etc to get a feel for the college?

2. How do the out-of-staters do at Furman? Specifically people from "up North" like me. I originally wasn't planning on going out of Ohio, but I fell in love with Furman. I'm just wondering how easily I'd fit in.

3. What's Greenville like?

4. Anything you want to tell me about the music department?

Thanks!
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
5:33 pm
[iceangeljt]
just wanted to thank everyone for all your help!! i learned so much about furman through you all. i have decided to attend duke university this fall, but furman is a great school and i hope everyone has a great year next year!
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
10:33 am
[jessiemia]
Hi! I was accepted into Furman and and making a tough decision between that school and one that is closer to my home. I'm from a small island off of massachusetts, and I'm some sort of nervous I guess about leaving my town and traveling far away... even though that sounds terribly exciting also. Is Furman diverse? I guess that's what I want to know, because I come from such a unique place with so many different people and I'm afraid that I'm going to be lost on my own out there in the world! EEK! :) So, if you have any ideas or comments that'd be wonderful!
Thank you all so much,
<3
Jessie Mia
Sunday, March 27th, 2005
5:49 pm
[rising_ashes]
Happy Easter!
I am new to livejournal, but this community looks friendly and I thought I'd post a hello. I am a freshman at Furman (presently I am distracting myself from a history paper due on Tuesday when we get back), and I just wanted to say Happy Easter! I hope everyone is having a restful weekend...next comes the long haul.
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