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Graduates honored at Erskine College and Seminary

Posted on May 24, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary celebrated the completion of the 2015-16 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday honoring college and seminary graduates. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra welcomed family members and guests gathered under the towers of the Erskine Building, and Chairman Ron Vigus brought greetings from the Erskine Board of Trustees. Dr. […]

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Professor spends sabbatical at Emory lab

Posted on May 3, 2016 by

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Blenda recently served for eight months as a visiting associate professor at Emory University, working full-time in Dr. Sean Stowell’s laboratory, which operates under the umbrella of Emory’s Antibiotic Resistance Center. In a departure from the typical process, in which professors direct their students toward graduate school or internship […]

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Spring play to be staged May 6-7

Posted on May 2, 2016 by

The Erskine Players will stage You Can’t Take it With You in a reader’s theater format Friday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. Both performances are in Lesesne Auditorium and admission is free. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in 1936 and released as a film directed […]

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Athletic victories add spark to Alumni Day 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016 by

Perfect weather and exciting athletic successes for the baseball, men’s volleyball, and women’s tennis teams marked Alumni Day 2016 at Erskine College, as several hundred alumni and family members gathered on the Due West campus Saturday, April 23, for class reunions and the renewal of friendships. Dr. Clifton Earl Linderman ’59 and Harriet Elizabeth Smith […]

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Alumni Day set for April 23

Posted on April 6, 2016 by

Alumni Weekend 2016 at Erskine College will offer alumni a chance to reconnect with friends and classmates on the Due West campus Saturday, April 23. “We’re looking for a fun-filled day for alumni and their families,” Director of Alumni Affairs Buddy Ferguson said. For the first time in recent years, alumni will be able to […]

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Bagpiper returns to Erskine campus to teach

Posted on January 6, 2016 by

Many alumni, students, and others who spend time on the Erskine College website have seen there an image of alumna Grace Washam playing the bagpipes. Now a visiting instructor of history at Erskine, Grace was a freshman when the photograph was taken from the towers of the Erskine Building, “the highest off the ground 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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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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