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Christie prepares to step back into the classroom

Posted on November 17, 2016 by

Dr. Brad Christie, who has served in Erskine’s senior academic role since 2010, announced to the Erskine faculty today that he plans to step out of the Academic Office and back into the classroom after a semester sabbatical. In a letter to the Erskine community, Christie revealed that this move had been on his mind […]

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Trustees prepare for leadership transition

Posted on October 7, 2016 by

The Trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary met earlier this week to address several transitional issues facing the institution. Dr. Tom Hellams, who became acting chairman in August upon the resignation of the previous chair, presided over the meeting. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra, who retires at the end of October, briefly addressed the […]

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Music department concert features guest artists Emerald Road

Posted on May 6, 2016 by

This Friday, Erskine’s Sinfonia presents guest artists EMERALD ROAD, a Celtic folk ensemble from Upstate South Carolina, followed by the Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Free    

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Erskine trustees discuss need for growth

Posted on February 10, 2016 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees met Thursday, February 4 for the first meeting of the 2016 calendar year, their third of the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board’s deliberations were summarized in a statement provided by Chairman Ron Vigus: Since our last meeting we have celebrated the reaffirmation of our accreditation. God has […]

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Beloved former professor and vice president dies

Posted on January 15, 2016 by

Dr. Joseph T. Stukes, who served as professor of history at Erskine from 1966-74 and vice president for academic affairs from 1966-71, died Tuesday, Jan. 12. A fund establishing the Joseph T. Stukes Lecture Series was established in his honor by students and colleagues, bringing many distinguished historians to speak at Erskine College. Visitation is […]

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Erskine’s accreditation reaffirmed by SACSCOC

Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra announced this morning that Erskine College and Seminary has received full reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). “This is very good news,” Kooistra said. “We demonstrated our commitment to ensuring Erskine’s long-term financial stability and sustainability, and SACSCOC recognized that.” […]

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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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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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Erskine Annual Fund giving exceeds goal, tops $1.7 million

Posted on July 1, 2015 by

Alumni and friend generosity exceeded expectations The Erskine Advancement Office announced today that giving to the Erskine Annual Fund in 2014-15 exceeded the goal by more than $100,000. The final number will not be determined until July 6th, but as of June 30 (the last day of the fiscal year) the Erskine Annual Fund stood […]

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