Archive for November, 2011

Top students named to Garnet Circle

Posted on November 30, 2011 by

Erskine College has announced the names of the 2011 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. Because of ties in scholastic averages, this year’s list exceeds 25. The students named, in alphabetical order, are: Justin […]

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Erskine represented at American Physical Society meeting

Posted on November 29, 2011 by

Senior Michael Harmon of Taylors and junior Kevin Velasquez of Greenville traveled with Professor of Physics Dr. Richard Schelp 2011 to the meeting of the Southeast Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) in Roanoke, Va., Oct. 19-22, where they made a presentation in the form of a poster. “Michael was the official presenter of […]

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Erskine ranks among top 10 safest campuses in U.S.

Posted on November 22, 2011 by

StateUniversity.com, a website for college information, has released its 2011 ranking of the safest colleges and universities in the United States. Erskine College and Theological Seminary was listed among the top 10 safest campuses, ranking seventh in the country. “We always make a strong showing on this indicator,” Interim Vice President and Dean of the […]

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“Erskine Christmas” design contest winner announced

Posted on November 22, 2011 by

Erskine sophomore Sarah Pisano, a biology major from Hernando, Florida, has won the 2011 Erskine Christmas Poster Design Contest, Choral Activities Director Dr. Mark Nabholz has announced. Posters based on Pisano’s design, shown at left, will be used to promote this year’s “Erskine Christmas” and her design will be used on the cover of the […]

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Agnew receives SCCPA award

Posted on November 16, 2011 by

Vice President for Student Services Dr. Robyn Agnew has received the Clarice W. Johnson Outstanding Professional Award from the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA). The purpose of the award, according to the SCCPA, is “To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs by a ‘seasoned’ professional.” Nominees for the award […]

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Longtime Erskine professor Hans Engler dies at 84

Posted on November 15, 2011 by

Dr. Hans Gerhard Engler, Professor Emeritus of Bible as well as Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at Erskine College, died Friday at the age of 84. A native of Pottsdam, Germany, he was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received both a master’s degree in music and a […]

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Graduate works hard, plays hard, ‘all for the glory of God’

Posted on November 10, 2011 by

Sam James, with his winning smile and helpful manner, has always been a few giant steps ahead of the pack. Now, he has broken ground on a 9,000-square-foot funeral home on two acres of land. Long before he entered Erskine College, he worked at a funeral home in Huntersville, N.C., his hometown, and eventually discerned […]

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Homecoming and Fall Fest spark midterm fun at Erskine

Posted on November 9, 2011 by

Erskine’s Homecoming 2011 celebration offered entertainment and opportunities for fellowship Saturday, Oct. 22, as visiting alumni and friends mingled with students on a clear fall day in Due West. Students gathered for the traditional float-building contest, “Fleet-O-Rama,” Friday night on Robinson Field and the results of their creative labors were seen Saturday in the homecoming […]

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Talents, teamwork showcased in fall play

Posted on November 9, 2011 by

The Erskine Players’ production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest last week was a team effort. Directed by Professor of English Dr. Joan Little, the play featured 18 Erskine students as cast members, with 13 of that number also serving on the technical crew. Little commented on the play, first performed in 1611, in her program notes. […]

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