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Alumna visits writing class, offers reading

Posted on March 8, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary and the author of two published books—with a third coming out this summer—read selections from her work March 2 in the Hangar, a small gathering place on the lower level of the Erskine Building. She was also a guest speaker in Assistant Professor of English Dr. […]

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Seminary names second Emanuel AME Scholarship recipient

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) student Rhonda Heyward has been chosen as the second recipient of the Emanuel AME Church Scholarship, established in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. “My first reaction was ‘Thank you, Lord!’—I was overwhelmed, elated, and filled with joy as I shared the news with my husband and family,” Heyward said. “It […]

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Greenville author to offer reading in Hangar

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary who is pastor of Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the author of two books (with a third in progress) will visit the Erskine campus Thursday, March 2. She will read passages from her work at 7 p.m. in the Hangar. Convocation credit is offered for […]

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Erskine board gets report from Gustafson

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees met on Thursday, Feb. 2 for their first session of the calendar year. This was also their first meeting since Interim President Dr. Robert Gustafson took office Nov. 1, 2016. The mostly informational meeting provided a time for the president to review his first three months on the job and […]

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Moderator stresses God’s sovereign purpose: ‘not…the accomplishment, but the journey’

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

Phil Williams, Moderator of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, spoke to Erskine faculty, staff, and students Feb. 7 at the first convocation of the spring semester, focusing on providence, praise, and trust in an address entitled “A New Song.” Williams, whose career with Sara Lee Knit Products has taken him all […]

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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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Interim president explains his perspective on leadership

Posted on December 7, 2016 by

Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. began his service as interim president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary Oct. 31, 2016. He lives in Greenville with his wife Marjorie Graham Gustafson and is the father of two adult children. He and his wife attend Greenville ARP Church. Educated at the University of Virginia, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, […]

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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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Interim president selected by Erskine Board of Trustees

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. as interim president. Gustafson will begin his service Nov. 1, immediately following the retirement of Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra Oct. 31. Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Tom Hellams of Prospect, Ky., chair of the search committee, describes Gustafson […]

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