Alumnae set to speak at Women’s Leadership Gatherings

Posted on March 3, 2015

Mary Alex Senn Kopp ’11, who majored in Visual Art and now serves as Tourism and Events Coordinator for the City of Newberry, S.C., spoke today at the first of several Women’s Leadership Gatherings celebrating Women’s History Month. “Being a woman in leadership means being strong and capable,” she told her audience in the Living […]

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Third Annual Girardeau Lectures set for March 11-12

Posted on March 2, 2015

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., will welcome the Rev. Leon Brown as speaker for the Third Annual John L. Girardeau Lectures March 11-12. The Rev. Leon Brown is pastor of Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richmond, Virginia and recently published Words in Season: On Sharing the Hope that is […]

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Context for Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality

Posted on February 27, 2015

The recent coverage of Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality has generated considerable confusion based on an inaccurate understanding of the nature of the statement and its intent. This statement describes a position. It does not prescribe a policy and does not ‘ban’ any individual or class of individuals from attending Erskine. No students have been asked to leave […]

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Kooistra reports solid progress on financial plan to trustees

Posted on February 25, 2015

Erskine trustees heard an optimistic report of progress on the two-year financial stability plan from President Paul Kooistra when they convened last week for their first meeting of 2015. A record pace in Erskine Annual Fund giving and success in reclassifying permanently restricted net assets to unrestricted net assets within the endowment lead the list […]

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Erskine College announces top scholarship winners

Posted on February 24, 2015

The winners of two Presidential Scholarships and two Solomon Scholarships have been selected at Erskine College. The recipients of Erskine’s most prestigious scholarships, chosen from among 30 finalists interviewed on the Erskine campus Feb. 6-7, were notified during surprise visits to their schools Feb. 18 and 23. Yami Alebachew, an Ethiopian student who resides in […]

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Seniors try on ‘graduation’ for size

Posted on February 20, 2015

Erskine College seniors attended a graduation fair in the Bell Conference Room of Watkins Student Center Wednesday, checking out regalia and class rings as the countdown to commencement day begins for the Class of 2015. Representatives from a company supplying caps and gowns for rent or purchase were joined by staff members from several campus […]

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Historian suggests ‘Why History Matters’ at 2015 Stukes Lecture

Posted on February 18, 2015

“The alternative to historical understanding is a kind of sleepwalking through life,” award-winning author and historian Brad S. Gregory told his Erskine audience at the 29th Annual Joseph T. Stukes Lecture Feb. 12. Gregory, who serves as professor of history and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, spoke about “Why […]

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Erskine community gathers for Covenant Renewal Service

Posted on February 16, 2015

Erskine’s fourth annual Covenant Renewal Service, held in Bowie Chapel Feb. 11, was attended by members of the college and seminary faculty, staff, and student body as well as members of the Due West community. The Rev. Paul Patrick, who serves as campus chaplain, preached on “The Way of Covenant Renewal,” taking selections from Nehemiah […]

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Winter Term class examines poverty

Posted on February 12, 2015

In a Winter Term course on poverty this January, Erskine students explored a topic many people hope to avoid. The course was capped by a trip to the Triune Mercy Center—a non-denominational mission church that ministers alongside the homeless in Greenville and is directed by senior pastor and 2005 Erskine Seminary graduate Deb Richardson-Moore. What […]

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