Interns bring empathy, enthusiasm to campus ministry

Posted on September 28, 2015

You might not be able to pick them out among Erskine freshmen, transfer students, and returning upperclassmen, since they look a lot like college students themselves. But Alden and Taylor Groves—who were married in April, graduated from Wofford College in May, and arrived on campus in August—are already making themselves known to students as they […]

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Warfield Lectures to be offered on Columbia campus

Posted on September 25, 2015

The Fourth Annual B.B. Warfield Lectures are scheduled for Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, in Jackson Hall at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C. Presented by Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, this year’s lectures will be delivered by Dr. Peter Jones, associate pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church, Escondido, Califofrnia, scholar-in-residence at Westminster Seminary California, […]

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Campus and community organizations showcased for students

Posted on September 2, 2015

Just as classes were gearing up for fall semester, the “ENGAGE Campus and Community Fair” Aug. 25 gave Erskine students a good look at ministry and service opportunities on offer this year, with popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy as part of the festivities. Area churches, ministries, and community organizations manned tables and tents on […]

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Freshman women gather for Signing of the Book

Posted on August 31, 2015

Women of the Erskine College Class of 2019 met in the Bowie Arts Center August 24 for the 92nd annual Signing of the Book, reciting the school’s honor pledge and adding their signatures to those of generations of freshman women. This year’s speaker was Schadell L. Brooks, an admissions counselor and member of the Class […]

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Class of 2019 comes to campus

Posted on August 21, 2015

Erskine College welcomed one of the largest classes in its history Thursday, with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and their families as they arrived. Transfer students will move in this weekend. Students new to Erskine this year represent a dozen states—Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, […]

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Seminary sponsors roundtable on racial reconciliation

Posted on August 13, 2015

A roundtable discussion on “Racial Reconciliation and Christian Unity” at Erskine Seminary’s Columbia campus August 10 was so well attended that a larger venue than initially reserved was needed to accommodate the crowd. “The response in the Erskine family to the importance of practicing racial unity in the Christian community was remarkable and encouraging,” Erskine […]

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Alumni Board gives Kooistra vote of confidence

Posted on August 6, 2015

The Erskine Alumni Association Board of Directors gave Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra a unanimous vote of confidence Saturday, August 1, during a meeting marked by “positive information, honest discussion, and optimism for the future of Erskine,” Alumni Director Buddy Ferguson ’82 reported this week. Alumni Board members heard Kooistra’s presentation of plans for the […]

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Seminary receives gift to establish Emanuel AME Church scholarship

Posted on July 15, 2015

A gift of $10,000 to establish a scholarship for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) students in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church was presented to Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) July 7 by, the organization that sponsors a South Carolina DMV license plate of the same name. At a news conference in the rotunda of the […]

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Erskine community gathers for first convocation of 2015-16

Posted on September 4, 2015

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra spoke to assembled students, faculty, staff, staff, and community members at the Formal Opening Convocation in the Due West ARP Church Sept. 3. Kooistra’s convocation address, “Dumb Like Sheep,” was based on a passage of scripture from Isaiah 53, which was read by Senior Vice President for […]

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Jump-starting the Erskine experience: ‘Erskine Escape’

Posted on August 10, 2015

As Erskine College prepares to welcome one of the largest freshman classes in the school’s history, Coordinator for Student Transitions Trent Payne reports that 35 members of the Class of 2019 became better acquainted with Erskine and with each other during “Erskine Escape” July 12-14. During the first part of their “Escape,” students ate in […]

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