Archive for September, 2016

Flourishing campus ministry offers fellowship and more

Posted on September 30, 2016 by

A key component of campus ministry at Erskine is Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), led by the institution’s longtime chaplain Paul Patrick and husband-and-wife RUF interns Alden and Taylor Groves. Along with the Student Christian Association (SCA) and a number of faith-focused groups, including Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), RUF […]

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Bell trust to benefit established scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

Back in 1995, the Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr., a graduate of Erskine College as well as Erskine Theological Seminary, and his wife Lois Alexander Bell, a graduate of Erskine College, created a charitable remainder trust, generously designating Erskine College as trustee. Dr. James Bell served as an ordained ARP minister for more than […]

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Constitution Day speaker calls for courage

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

Former U.S. Rep. Robert Durden “Bob” Inglis urged students to lead “lives of courage” at the Erskine College Constitution Day convocation Sept. 15. Inglis cited John Adams, a patriot who succeeded George Washington as president of the United States, for his courage in defending British soldiers implicated in the Boston Massacre of 1770. Five colonists […]

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Leadership conference spurs senior ‘to do more’

Posted on September 13, 2016 by

Senior psychology major Angie Schoonover, who attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in early summer, has returned to Erskine this fall inspired to “do so much more for the world than just find a career.” The conference, held June 2-4 at the University of Maryland College Park, was sponsored by the […]

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‘Center for Environmental Stewardship’ makes strong start

Posted on September 6, 2016 by

Four faculty members and eight students spent seven weeks this summer engaged in scientific research, thanks to the “Erskine Center for Environmental Stewardship,” an initiative supported by the Bell Enrichment Fund. “The students will be presenting their work on and off campus at conferences, and there will be at least one paper submitted for potential […]

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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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