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Closing of famed circus inspires tribute to professor

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

In a reflection occasioned by the planned closing of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, David Lauderdale, a 1975 graduate of Erskine College, has written movingly in the Island Packet about his uncle, Dr. Jack Heinsohn, a circus performer who became a minister and taught at Erskine Theological Seminary for many years. Heinsohn, […]

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‘Erskine Christmas’ offered cheer and a chance to help

Posted on December 7, 2016 by

Students, faculty, staff, and community members enjoyed “An Erskine Christmas” in Memorial Hall Dec. 2-3. Directed by Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities Dr. Keith Timms and accompanied by Prof. Tobi Otekayi, the Choraleers, Chamber Singers, and women’s ensemble Bella Voce performed traditional American, Basque, English, French, Scottish, and Ukranian carols, […]

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Vocation course planned for spring semester

Posted on November 29, 2016 by

Erskine College students are invited to sign up for a non-credit course on vocation and calling, VO 101, consisting of a series of evening meetings and incorporating “perspectives from faculty with an amazing variety of backgrounds,” according to Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Al Mina. Mina recently sent a message to students asking whether they […]

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‘An Erskine Christmas’ offered Dec. 2-3 in Memorial Hall

Posted on November 22, 2016 by

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to “An Erskine Christmas,” a Christmas concert in Memorial Hall on the Erskine College campus. The concert will be offered Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. as well as on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to help fund […]

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‘Lines of Light’ exhibit opens with reception Tuesday

Posted on November 14, 2016 by

Bowie Arts Center Director Ruth Burton has announced that Professor of Psychology Dr. Robert Elsner is curating a show called “Lines of Light” which will be on display for the remainder of the fall semester. The exhibit opens with a reception Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bowie Arts Center. Elsner […]

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Kooistras surprised at farewell gathering

Posted on October 31, 2016 by

Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra and his wife Sandi hosted a farewell party Thursday in Moffatt Dining Hall, welcoming students and providing lunch for faculty and staff members. During the gathering, which the Kooistras had planned as an expression of their appreciation to the Erskine community, they were surprised by three presentations. Mike LeFever, president […]

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Erskine talents on display at ‘Empty Bowls’  

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Erskine students and faculty members, with Erskine Art Department Chair Kerri Boyd, created and donated 40 bowls to “Empty Bowls,” the major fund-raising event for the Greenwood Soup Kitchen. So far this year’s event has raised more than $30,000 to assist the organization in feeding the hungry. In addition to the fund-raising dinner Oct. 13—in […]

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History professors recount year in China

Posted on October 13, 2016 by

Longtime Erskine history professors Dr. Sandra Chaney and Dr. David Grier narrated a presentation of images from their teaching experience in Central China at a convocation in Lesesne Auditorium Oct. 6. Chaney and Grier, who are married and the parents of a daughter whom they adopted from China, taught British and United States History in […]

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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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