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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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Prizes awarded at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted on May 16, 2016 by

Erskine’s 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium included student poster presentations in the areas of athletic training, biology, business, chemistry and physics, and social sciences. Student researchers were on hand to answer questions about their work during scheduled sessions in Bowie Arts Center and the Daniel•Moultrie Science Center. “I am very pleased about having the Undergraduate Research […]

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English majors represent Erskine at conferences

Posted on May 10, 2016 by

Several English majors recently presented papers at scholarly meetings, according to Professor of English Dr. Joan Little. Seniors Autumn Horne and Sarah Hoyt as well as junior Blake Little presented papers written for Little’s English 407 class at a Shakespeare symposium in Columbia in April. Senior Jennifer Jennings attended both the Sigma Tau Delta International […]

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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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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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