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English professor honored by SCICU

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Christine Schott was one of 20 professors from member colleges honored at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 13th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner April 12. Each year SCICU recognizes outstanding faculty members from each of its 20 member schools. Recipients are honored at an annual award […]

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Triple major set to attend top-ranked graduate school

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

Like a number of other Erskine College seniors, Julie Butler of Bradley, S.C., has been considering where to go to graduate school. She recently decided to attend Michigan State University (MSU), where she will pursue a Ph.D. in nuclear physics. Michigan State is ranked first by U.S. News & World Report among graduate schools for […]

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Students and professors discuss vocation and calling

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

“Vocation and Calling,” a course listed as Vocation 101, is meeting weekly this spring. “This is a seminar format course that helps students consider what it means to live a good life and how to find a fulfilling vocation,” says Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Al Mina. The non-credit class, which began Feb. 21 and […]

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Students recall UK trip

Posted on April 9, 2018 by

After Assistant Professor of English Dr. Christine Schott led a group of Erskine College students on a literary tour of the United Kingdom in January, several members of the travel course reflected on the significance of the trip and what they gained from it. They cited stops on the tour that were most interesting to […]

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Erskine students honored with area high school students

Posted on March 22, 2018 by

The Due West Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) celebrated its 60th anniversary and recognized 35 young women from Erskine College and area high schools March 6 at the 59th Annual Student Recognition Dinner in the Bell Conference Room of Watkins Student Center on the Erskine campus. Dr. Faye Simpson Sprouse, Superintendent […]

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Haldemans’ pilgrimage begins with digital discussion, ends with real-life travel

Posted on March 19, 2018 by

Richard Haldeman, who served from 1961 to 1995 as public relations director at Erskine, and his wife, Professor Emerita of Biology Dr. Janice Haldeman, who has taught at Erskine since 1967, traveled to Germany in the summer of 2016. They visited three universities, spoke to a German university class, and met with university scholars, a […]

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Business major Alex Bass recognized at singing competition

Posted on March 8, 2018 by

Erskine sophomore Alex Bass, a business administration major from York, S.C., was the winner of a Student Auditions Award from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic Region in a competition hosted Feb. 24 at the College of Charleston. Bass is a voice student of Prof. Bill Diekhoff and was accompanied on the […]

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Psychology students get hands-on experience

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

Erskine College psychology major and Presidential Scholar Alexis Lyda, along with four other members of a psychological statistics class taught by Dr. Robert Elsner, spent last Saturday morning at the Renaissance, a retirement community in Due West.  “I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given to conduct my research project on ‘The Effectiveness […]

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Finding the sweet spot: graduate gains confidence, learns humility

Posted on March 5, 2018 by

Like many Erskine graduates, Jordan Joseph Kennington, a member of the Class of 2017, praises mentors on the Due West campus who helped make her college career a success. But before she ever became an Erskine College student, Jordan received a preview of small-school attention and guidance when she participated in a gap-year program just […]

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