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Looking back at summer: Discovery Garden at Erskine

Posted on September 21, 2017 by

  Several summer programs were hosted on the Erskine campus this year, among them the ninth annual Discovery Garden in July, with one session geared for children aged 5-7 and a second session for children 8-11 years old. The sessions were led by Professor Emerita of Biology Dr. Janice Haldeman and Associate Professor of Biology […]

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Irma takes a tree in campus garden

Posted on September 15, 2017 by

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma, Professor Emerita of Biology Dr. Janice Haldeman reported the loss of a large slash pine on the Erskine campus. Nathan Guyette of Aramark Facilities said the tree, which was growing in Erskine’s Pressly Family Heritage Garden across from the science center, measures 95 feet in length and is […]

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President delivers address at Formal Opening

Posted on September 1, 2017 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Robert E. Gustafson spoke to students, faculty, staff, and community members Aug. 31 during a Formal Opening Convocation marking the 179th year of the college and the 181st year of the seminary. Gustafson was named president by the Erskine Board of Trustees in May, several months after becoming interim […]

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Trustees meet on move-in day

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees gathered on the campus Thursday, August 17, conducting committee meetings in the morning as students were moving into residence halls for the fall semester. The main board meeting began in the afternoon. “It was a very positive meeting. The board found much to be thankful for—above all, seeing nearly 200 […]

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Erskine’s ACS chapter wins two national awards

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

The Erskine College chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is serious about service, and its members engage in serious research. The students’ efforts were recognized this spring when the chapter received an Outstanding Chapter Award as well as a Green Chemistry Award at the ACS National Meeting and Exposition April 2-6 in San Francisco. […]

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Reception given for Erskine faculty and staff members

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

Erskine College and Seminary faculty and staff members were honored May 4 at a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Reception in the Bowie Arts Center. Assistant Professor of Education Dale Smith, who began her service at Erskine in 2005, was recognized on the occasion of her retirement. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Joanne Jumper offered a […]

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Students volunteer at Special Olympics

Posted on May 5, 2017 by

Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dan Corsi took his Adapted Physical Education class to the Furman University campus April 21 to volunteer with the 2017 Greenville County Special Olympics Spring Games. Corsi said his 24 students worked with two programs for people with disabilities: the YMCA’s R.E.C.E.S.S. (Recreation, Exercise, Community, Education, Social Service) program, focused […]

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Business students tackle tax returns at VITA center

Posted on May 4, 2017 by

Three Erskine College business majors—Tyler Burgess, a junior from Gainesville, Ga., and twin brothers Alex and Matt Preston, seniors from Greer, S.C.—shared their skills this tax season with the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, working at the Abbeville VITA center. Matt Preston says the students learned about the opportunity to work with VITA […]

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Erskine partners with foundation for business plan competition

Posted on May 3, 2017 by

Students from several area high schools came to the Erskine campus May 2 for the second annual Business Plan Competition hosted by Erskine College and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation (FCCF). Assistant Professor of Business Administration Tracy McCurry’s Business Strategy class participated in the planning and execution of the event, helping with timekeeping, greeting, monitoring […]

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