Archive for August, 2016

Discovery Garden: eight years of summer wonder on campus

Posted on August 30, 2016 by

What happens on the Erskine campus during the summer? “Discovery Garden,” also known as “DIG,” a nature program for children, is one example of activities that relieve the summer doldrums (but not the heat) in Due West. Discovery Garden marked its eighth consecutive summer at Erskine this year, with a session for children aged five […]

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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

This article has been updated.

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra.

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NetVUE renewal grant to assist Erskine examination of ‘calling’

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

Erskine College has received a $10,000 Vocation Exploration Grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). NetVUE is a special project of the Council of Independent Colleges. NetVUE previously funded a two- year project at Erskine, Flourishing and Vocational Excellence (FaVE). “This renewal grant builds upon some of the promising developments from Erskine’s […]

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Class of 2020 women ‘Sign the Book’

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

Incoming freshman women participated in the 93rd annual Signing of the Book ceremony August 20 as they gathered in the Bowie Arts Center, recited the school’s honor pledge, and added their signatures to those of generations of Erskine women. This year’s speaker for the event, Mary Parkinson Connor ’82, wife of former Erskine Board of […]

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Graduate Tom Suiter featured in North Carolina magazine

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

Tom Suiter, who began a 45-year sports broadcasting career with WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., just after his Erskine College commencement in 1971, was interviewed by Thad Mumau for the August issue of OutreachNC magazine. In the interview, Suiter, known for making “Football Friday” and the “Extra Effort Award” part of high school athletics coverage, explains […]

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Class of 2020 comes to campus

Posted on August 19, 2016 by

Erskine College welcomed some 246 new students this week with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and transfer students as they moved into residence halls. Students new to Erskine College this year represent 17 states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, […]

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Krysta Schaus ’16 is amateur golf champion in Canada

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

Krysta Lauren Schaus, a member of the Erskine College Class of 2016, was recently recognized for her performance as winner of the New Brunswick Ladies Provincial Championship July 10-12 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Schaus, whose hometown is Fredericton, graduated with a major in Sports Management and minors in Business Administration, Health, and Healthcare Management. […]

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Fueled by his Erskine experience, graduate moves forward

Posted on August 2, 2016 by

When Pete Savarese of Hilton Head Island marched in Erskine College Commencement exercises May 21, it was the end of one journey and the beginning of another, just as it was for all his classmates. But for Pete, a social studies major and soccer player who underwent seven surgeries during his undergraduate career, the college […]

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