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NGU's Sparks getting world-wide play with his music
SEP 19, 2017

NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.

North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.

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Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare
SEP 19, 2017

Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare

By DARIUS WILKINS

For GreerToday.com 

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Thursday Afternoon Acting Group hosts after-school class
SEP 19, 2017

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at USC Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
 

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The first class is Thursday.

Registration is for students ages eight to 18. The cost is $75 for the semester-long program.

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USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South
SEP 13, 2017

USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South

The University of South Carolina Upstate maintained its rankings as No. 2 Top Public Regional Colleges in the South and No. 4 for Best College in the South for Veterans, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

USC Upstate is tied for No. 11 in Ethnic and Racial Diversity among Regional Colleges in the South.

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Flynn promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the USC Upstate.
SEP 13, 2017

Dr. Clif Flynn has been promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

“For nearly three decades, Dr. Flynn has demonstrated servant leadership and gained respect at USC Upstate, across the state and throughout the country,” said Dr. Brendan B. Kelly, chancellor of USC Upstate. “Dr. Flynn is the chief academic officer of this institution and he offers precisely the strong leadership skills that academic affairs needs to innovate and move forward.”

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Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday
SEP 10, 2017

Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday

All Greenville and Spartanburg public schools have cancelled school and all its activities Monday due to the statewide forecast associated with Hurricane Irma. All district offices will also be closed.

USC Upstate has announced it cancelled classes Monday, while Spartanburg Methodist College and Converse College reported it is still monitoring Hurricane Irma’s movement and forecast.

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Powerlifter smashes three state records
SEP 5, 2017

Powerlifter smashes three state records

A Greer teen broke three state records in the USA Powerlifting Palmetto Classic.

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4 greater Greer students are finalists for cook-off Throwdown at Euphoria
AUG 30, 2017

Fiona Baulo won the 2016 Euphoria Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.
 
 
 

Four students from greater Greer schools are finalists for Euphoria’s Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.

The finalists, age, school and their recipes:

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Hudson Hopper, 9, makes cash donation to feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients
AUG 23, 2017

Hudson Hopper, 9, makes a cash donation to Stephen Smith, Greer Community Ministries Executive Director. Mark Hopper is on the right.
 
 

By Krista Gibson
Greer Community Ministries

Hudson Hopper, a nine-year-old, delivered $205 in cash to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) so that he could help feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients. Hopper just started the fourth grade at Lyman Elementary School.

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Total eclipse was a stunning phenomenon
AUG 21, 2017

The prized diamond ring photo during an eclipse is at a point when the moon almost completely covers the body of the sun. This is what it looked like HereInGreer.
 
 
 
 

There’s no telling how many people assembled in the Upstate to observe the solar eclipse.

Greer City Park, Fluor Field and Liberty Park in Greenville, Clemson, Furman, North Greenville University and USC Upstate were among large venues that hosted events. The Greenville Drive paused its game at 2:25 p.m. to allow spectators and players to observe the eclipse.

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NGU gets awesome view of solar eclipse totality
AUG 21, 2017

The most magical image photographers wait their lifetime during an eclipse is the diamond ring atop the eclipse. Look closer and notice the shape of the clouds may be interpreted as a heart.
 

• View gallery

North Greenville College solar eclipse viewers got an ethereal view Monday.

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Here's a salute to our education partners
AUG 18, 2017

Pictured is Dr. Brandan Kelly, Chancellor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, and some staff members of the newly designed newspaper – The Carolinian. Left to right are Zandra Shafer, Stephanie Sawaked, Editor Lucy McElroy, and Asia Suber.
 
 

I am taking a little extra liberty with this space and giving a shout out to our education partners.

Dr. Brendan Kelly, Chancellor at the University of South Carolina Upstate met with staff members of the newly designed newspaper – The Carolinian. Zandra Shafer, Stephanie Sawaked, Editor Lucy McElroy, and Asia Suber joined Kelly. As usual the case with photographers, Brandon Pack produced this photo. Pack has captured an iconic photo of the administration building bathed in green for the Upstate’s new branding initiative.

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Eclipse: Think snow, that's how emergency planners view historic event
AUG 4, 2017

Starting at 2:39 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 viewers in the Upstate will experience the longest period of 100 percent total eclipse  ranging from two minutes and 30 seconds to two minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.
 

Think a snow event and that is how the South Carolina Emergency Management Department (SCEMD) is planning for the eclipse as it crosses the Upstate and South Carolina.

Grocery stores, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, transportation services, coffee shops, retail stores, urgent care clinics and many other establishments will experience a jump in business, according to the SCEMD.

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Thompson is first NGU employee to participate in Leadership Greenville
JUL 26, 2017

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, will participate in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville. 
 

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, is one of 57 participants selected for the 44th class of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville (LG) program. 

“I am continuously seeking ways to refine my leadership skills. I know several (Leadership Greenville) graduates who speak very highly of the program,” Thompson said.

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Busha is first runner-up in Young Miss South Carolina
JUL 18, 2017

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition in Hartsville.

Busha also received the Gold Presidential Community Service Award, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Helping Hands award, Sweetheart Award, 4th runner-up color photogenic award, and top 12 Young Miss finalist. 

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Brashiers gift $1 million to NGU for grad school scholarships
JUL 18, 2017

Dr. and Mrs. T. Walter Brashier of Travelers Rest have gifted $1 million to North Greenville University to support scholarships for the graduate school.
 

Dr. and Mrs. T. Walter Brashier of Travelers Rest have gifted $1 million to North Greenville University to support scholarships for the graduate school. 

The Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars program will provide scholarships to residents of Greenville County or previous graduates of NGU pursuing post-baccalaureate programs in business, education, and ministry.  

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Greer port sets record monthly and annual rail moves
JUL 12, 2017

Little did Abigail Stefanacci know when she named one of the Greer Inland Port cranes

Greer’s inland port continues to set standards for monthly and annual rail lifts.

The port’s rail lifts reached an all-time high in June, with 13,060 lifts last month.

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3 area students place second in prestigious national 3D Animation competition
JUL 10, 2017

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart finished second in the prestigious Future Business Leaders of America 3D Animation competition in Anaheim, Calif.
 

Three Blue Ridge High School students have earned second place in a prestigious 3D Animation presentation in Anaheim, Calif.

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart, competing in the Future Business Leaders of America competition, finished behind first place Timber Creek High School from Texas.

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Armstrong's camp may be developing future cheerleaders
JUL 5, 2017

The turnout for the Riverside Cheerleader Kiddie Camp was a record.
 
 
 

Talk about a record turnout.

More than 100 campers attended the week-long Riverside High School Cheerleader Camp. It was a record turnout with the 2017-2018 cheerleaders helping possibly some campers become future cheerleaders.

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Freedom Blast sparks celebration of music, military and fireworks
JUN 23, 2017

Uncle Sam Wants You ... to come to Freedom Blast at City Park Saturday.
 

“At the end of the day, all a veteran really wants is to hear is thank you.”
The late Preston Johnson, former S.C. Disabled American Veterans Commander

This is the 9th year Greer has celebrated Freedom Blast, coinciding with the opening of the new City Hall and its expansive park in 2008.

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