Archive for February, 2014

Erskine trustees hold tuition steady for 2014-15, discuss financial challenges

Posted on February 28, 2014 by

The Erskine College & Theological Seminary Board of Trustees met Thursday and Friday, February 20-21 for its first meeting of 2014. The trustees focused on financial considerations which must precede the approval of a budget for fiscal year 2014-15, a task they anticipate taking up at the May meetings. Representatives from CapinCrouse LLP, the consulting […]

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Lend the archives a hand? A photo? A helmet?

Posted on February 28, 2014 by

As Erskine focuses its attention on celebrating 175 years of faithful liberal arts education, we’re diving into our archives to pull out fascinating photos, historical accounts, student writing from across the decades, and other gems of Erskiniana. But we need some help — we know Erskine alumni and friends have wonderful photos and artifacts out […]

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175 Years: Celebrate with us!

Posted on February 27, 2014 by

Can you say “dodransbicentennial”?  (That’s why we stuck with numbers) No matter how you say it, 175 years is a long time to do anything consistently. These days, labels like “small-batch,” “microbrewed,” or “artisanal” are used to describe everything from beer and baked goods to whiskey and women’s handbags. Marketers use it to distance their […]

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Community revitalization leader links faith with action

Posted on February 25, 2014 by

Genevieve Brown, a South Carolina native who became a community development leader in a blighted area of the Bronx, spoke to students, faculty and staff at Erskine College Feb. 25 as part of Erskine’s observance of Black History Month. Brown grew up on her parents’ Anderson farm in a devoutly Christian home and moved to […]

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Weekend events showcase students’ talents, enthusiasm

Posted on February 24, 2014 by

Erskine students examined serious issues in performances of a student-directed musical Friday night and Saturday afternoon, then gathered to raise funds for children’s hospitals in a family-friendly DanceMarathon celebration Saturday evening. Directed by senior Hannah Collins and junior Nathan Holben and presented by the Music Department, Next to Normal (music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian […]

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Connecting with digital generation essential for the church

Posted on February 20, 2014 by

Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. R.J. Gore has taught at Erskine Seminary since 1996. He served as vice president and dean from 1998-2003, and dean of the seminary from 2003-2006. His wealth of experience as a U.S. Army chaplain includes service as Group Chaplain, 172d Corps Support Group in Balad, Iraq, from December 2003 to […]

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Erskine welcomes ARP Moderator to campus

Posted on February 20, 2014 by

The Rev. Jeffrey Kingswood, Moderator of Synod for Erskine’s founding denomination, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church, and the first Canadian to be elected moderator, addressed the Erskine community at the opening chapel of the spring semester Feb. 18 in the Due West ARP Church. He began with a joking reference to his search for […]

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Thabiti Anyabwile to deliver Second Annual Girardeau Lectures Feb. 26

Posted on February 17, 2014 by

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., will present the Second Annual John L. Girardeau Lectures, with the Rev. Thabiti Anyabwile, Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Jackson Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The topic of this year’s lectures is “Bondage or Freedom? Questions in Early American Theology.” The first lecture, “Reformed Theology […]

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Physics professor discovers peace in the shadow of war

Posted on February 16, 2014 by

Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Ekaterina Michonova-Alexova, who has taught at Erskine College since 2007, traveled to Japan in August to attend a seminar for faculty, “Nuclear Weapons and Our Globalizing Century: A Multidisciplinary Challenge for the Christian Academy,” sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).  In the course of the 10-day […]

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