Archive for August, 2015

Freshman women gather for Signing of the Book

Posted on August 31, 2015 by

Women of the Erskine College Class of 2019 met in the Bowie Arts Center August 24 for the 92nd annual Signing of the Book, reciting the school’s honor pledge and adding their signatures to those of generations of freshman women. This year’s speaker was Schadell L. Brooks, an admissions counselor and member of the Class […]

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Class of 2019 comes to campus

Posted on August 21, 2015 by

Erskine College welcomed one of the largest classes in its history Thursday, with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and their families as they arrived. Transfer students will move in this weekend. Students new to Erskine this year represent a dozen states—Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, […]

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Seminary sponsors roundtable on racial reconciliation

Posted on August 13, 2015 by

A roundtable discussion on “Racial Reconciliation and Christian Unity” at Erskine Seminary’s Columbia campus August 10 was so well attended that a larger venue than initially reserved was needed to accommodate the crowd. “The response in the Erskine family to the importance of practicing racial unity in the Christian community was remarkable and encouraging,” Erskine […]

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Jump-starting the Erskine experience: ‘Erskine Escape’

Posted on August 10, 2015 by

As Erskine College prepares to welcome one of the largest freshman classes in the school’s history, Coordinator for Student Transitions Trent Payne reports that 35 members of the Class of 2019 became better acquainted with Erskine and with each other during “Erskine Escape” July 12-14. During the first part of their “Escape,” students ate in […]

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Alumni Board gives Kooistra vote of confidence

Posted on August 6, 2015 by

The Erskine Alumni Association Board of Directors gave Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra a unanimous vote of confidence Saturday, August 1, during a meeting marked by “positive information, honest discussion, and optimism for the future of Erskine,” Alumni Director Buddy Ferguson ’82 reported this week. Alumni Board members heard Kooistra’s presentation of plans for the […]

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Meaning matters: The highest value of liberal learning

Posted on August 1, 2015 by

Dr. N. Bradley Christie, senior vice president for academic affairs at Erskine College, delivered the following address at the Dean’s Convocation on April 23, 2015. An abridged version was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Inside Erskine.  For several years I have collected articles, mostly from The Chronicle of Higher Education, on the plight of the liberal […]

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