2014 Garnet Circle members named

Posted on October 31, 2014

Erskine College has announced the names of the 2014 Garnet Circle members. The Garnet Circle at Erskine College consists of the 25 currently enrolled students who made the highest scholastic average during the previous academic year. The students named, in alphabetical order, are: Jordan Monroe Ball, Summerville, S.C. Rachel Maurice Barham, Black Mountain, N.C. Daniel […]

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Students take on hunger with ‘Empty Bowls’

Posted on October 27, 2014

This year, Erskine students participated in the Empty Bowls Project for the first time. The Visual Art Society of Erskine (VASE) led Erskine’s efforts, which benefitted the Greenwood Soup Kitchen. Jonathan Jacobs, a senior from Greenville, serves as president of VASE (formerly known as SOVA–Society of Visual Arts). “The projects we have planned are aimed […]

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Chamber Singers head to High Museum

Posted on October 27, 2014

The Erskine Chamber Singers will perform at the High Museum in Atlanta Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. as part of “Make a Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral, an exhibit that will include three marble panels created by sculptor Luca della Robbia (1400-1482) for the cantoria, or singing gallery, of the cathedral. The […]

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Trustees approve revised plan, reaffirm alumni seat on board

Posted on October 24, 2014

Erskine trustees approved a revised two-year plan to address financial concerns at their meetings Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17, which coincided with celebrations of Erskine’s 175th anniversary. The board had passed a three-year financial plan in August. That plan was then revised based on the recommendation of a committee from SACSCOC, the school’s […]

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Internships pave career paths for students

Posted on October 23, 2014

Erskine College senior Ford Blanchard interned this summer with one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeast. “I had an absolutely incredible experience working with Elliott Davis,” he said. The business administration major from Orangeburg, who serves as treasurer of SGA,  is one of many Erskine students who have gained experience through internships. “The […]

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Warfield Lectures now online

Posted on October 23, 2014

The Third Annual B.B. Warfield Lectures, presented Oct. 22 by Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., were well attended and well received, according to Vice President and Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Chris Wisdom. They are now available online. The lectures, named in memory of theologian Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield (1851-1921) were delivered […]

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Erskine’s 175th birthday party draws a crowd to Due West

Posted on October 22, 2014

Alumni, students, families, and friends came together “Under the Towers” of the Erskine Building Saturday, Oct. 18 for Erskine’s 175th anniversary celebration, with food, music, and fun beginning at noon and continuing into the evening. “Erskinefest” included traditional Homecoming and Family Day activities, special displays in Reid Hall by Archivist Edith Brawley ’58, and a […]

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Trip McGill looks back with gratitude

Posted on October 15, 2014

Norman F. “Trip” McGill III, a member of the Erskine College Class of 1982, has commissioned a setting of Psalm 89 in recognition of Erskine’s 175th anniversary. He attributes much of his success in music to the education and opportunities he gained during his four years in Due West. Here, he talks about why he […]

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Film celebrating Erskine’s 175th anniversary premieres Oct. 17

Posted on October 8, 2014

The first public screening of “Due West of Ordinary: 175 Years of Erskine College,” a documentary film by Erskine College alumnus Will Frampton, is set for Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Erskine College. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve a seat online. Two other showings of the film […]

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