Archive for February, 2015

Context for Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality

Posted on February 27, 2015 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

“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 by

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 by

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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Fall 2014 Dean’s List announced

Posted on February 5, 2015 by

Sixty-eight students have been named to the Erskine College Fall 2014 Dean’s List announced by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brad Christie. The Erskine College dean’s list honors full-time students who earn a GPR of at least 3.80. Students named to the dean’s list were:   Omar AlQuzah, Summerville, S.C. Rachel Maurice Barham, […]

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Music Department presents ‘Ordinary Days’ Feb. 5-6

Posted on February 4, 2015 by

Ordinary Days, with music and lyrics by American composer Adam Gwon, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, and Friday, Feb. 6, in Lesesne Auditorium. Admission is free. Co-directed by senior music majors Edison Kang of Whitestone, N.Y. and Nathan Holben of Clover, the play stars freshman Lydia Clarke of Due West as […]

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