Archive for October, 2015

ACS marks National Chemistry Week

Posted on October 29, 2015 by

National Chemistry Week was Oct. 18-24, and the Erskine College student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) invited the entire campus to take part in their celebration. The theme for National Chemistry Week was “Chemistry Colors Our World,” focusing on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more. […]

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Music Department presents ‘Hallowe’en Extravaganza’ Oct. 31

Posted on October 27, 2015 by

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to “The Perennially Anticipated Hallowe’en Extravaganza” set for Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Admission is free and convocation credit will be offered. The program includes Sinfonia performing “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens and excerpts from “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky; organist Anna McIlwain […]

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Trustees briefed on progress of two-year financial plan

Posted on October 26, 2015 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees met last Thursday for their second meeting of the 2015-16 fiscal year. The agenda for this meeting had two primary items according to Board Chairman Ron Vigus. First, trustees heard a report and reviewed the 2014-15 financial audit, which was completed in late August after the […]

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Jeremy Cassella to lead Annual Hymn Sing Nov. 1

Posted on October 21, 2015 by

The Erskine community is invited to attend the 8th Annual Hymn Sing at “The Barn” on the Patricks’ property outside Due West Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning with a barbecue supper at 5 p.m. Music will be led by Jeremy Cassella and friends of Indelible Grace starting at 6 p.m. The supper is free for Erskine […]

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Erskine hosts Homecoming and Family Day

Posted on October 20, 2015 by

Seniors Foster Krebs of Columbia and Elinor Griffin of Greenville were crowned king and queen at Erskine College Oct. 17 as students, families, alumni, and friends gathered on the Due West campus for Homecoming 2015 and Family Day. Preparations for homecoming included “Fleet-O-Rama,” Erskine’s traditional Friday evening of float-building behind Robinson Hall, with popcorn, cotton […]

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Aviatrix, biologist: alumna brings it to the classroom

Posted on October 14, 2015 by

“So, I just gave unexpected chalk talks (on a real chalkboard – they exist, at least at Erskine College!) for both my freshmen and upperclass majors in Cell Biology because I was impatient with the AV aids and got so much positive feedback from my students.” This comment on Facebook—ending with “#killedit#oldschool”—captured a recent day […]

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Legacy graduate says giving is about today’s students

Posted on October 5, 2015 by

Supporting “Our Erskine” might mean introducing prospective students to Erskine, serving as a volunteer on Erskine boards and committees, or contributing to the Annual Fund. Scott Mitchell ’99 has experienced all three as giver, receiver, or both. For Scott Mitchell of Alabama—whose family history includes a great-great-grandmother in the first graduating class of the Due […]

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New take on convo adds opportunities for students

Posted on October 5, 2015 by

College students listen to many lectures, and good lectures are given at Erskine every day. Convocation credit, which Erskine students are required to earn, is most often given for guest lecture programs in an auditorium setting. This semester, Erskine has rolled out a new model for convocation that is being offered in addition to the […]

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