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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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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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Discovery Garden: eight years of summer wonder on campus

Posted on August 30, 2016 by

What happens on the Erskine campus during the summer? “Discovery Garden,” also known as “DIG,” a nature program for children, is one example of activities that relieve the summer doldrums (but not the heat) in Due West. Discovery Garden marked its eighth consecutive summer at Erskine this year, with a session for children aged five […]

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NetVUE renewal grant to assist Erskine examination of ‘calling’

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

Erskine College has received a $10,000 Vocation Exploration Grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). NetVUE is a special project of the Council of Independent Colleges. NetVUE previously funded a two- year project at Erskine, Flourishing and Vocational Excellence (FaVE). “This renewal grant builds upon some of the promising developments from Erskine’s […]

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Erskine hosts Emory professors

Posted on June 13, 2016 by

Two professors from Emory University visited the Erskine campus during the spring semester at the invitation of Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Blenda, who spent her recent sabbatical doing research in an Emory laboratory. Both professors were well received and hope to come back to the Due West campus. Dr. Sean Stowell, an assistant […]

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Memorial service for Hughes Oliphant Old set for May 31

Posted on May 25, 2016 by

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, 83, who formerly served as John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCaw Old, and his children, Hannah and Issac. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, […]

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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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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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