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Biology professor receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Posted on April 21, 2016 by

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Naoma Nelsen was one of 20 professors from member colleges honored at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 11th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner April 12. Each year, a member of the faculty from each SCICU institution is nominated for the teaching award according to rigorous SCICU […]

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Senior wins Ruth Kelly Scholarship

Posted on April 19, 2016 by

Erskine College senior psychology major Sarah Baroody was awarded the Ruth Kelly Scholarship at the Mental Health America-Abbeville County (MHAAC) banquet March 18. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Erskine student majoring in a field leading to a career in mental health service and is given in memory of a leader in mental […]

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Sophomore makes his mark in Scouting

Posted on April 12, 2016 by

Erskine College sophomore and Eagle Scout Sam Elsner was honored April 6 during a Court of Honor held in the fellowship hall of the Due West ARP Church. Elsner recently completed his 66th merit badge, along with the ninth Palm on his Eagle. Professor of Psychology Dr. Robert Elsner spoke with pride of his son’s […]

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Seminary to add Chaplain Ministries emphasis

Posted on February 26, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra has announced that the Erskine Seminary faculty recently voted to add a new Chaplain Ministries emphasis for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree beginning in Fall 2016. “This professional degree will prepare ministers of all denominations for ordination and service in the Armed Forces and in […]

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Winter Term class hosts social entrepreneurship games

Posted on February 10, 2016 by

Assistant Professor of Business Administration Karen Mattison’s Winter Term class, “Planning to Make a Difference,” planned and hosted an interactive learning experience focused on social entrepreneurship Jan. 19. The event in Watkins Student Center attracted more than 100 students and faculty members, providing education about what is for some an unfamiliar topic through a variety […]

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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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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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Student-athlete’s senior thesis published

Posted on January 5, 2016 by

Erskine College senior Leandro Bolaños Melgar of Peru, a member of the men’s soccer team who is completing a double major in psychology and business administration, has had his senior psychology thesis published in the November 2015 issue of the European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, an internationally refereed scholarly journal published monthly online […]

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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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