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Leadership conference spurs senior ‘to do more’

Posted on September 13, 2016 by

Senior psychology major Angie Schoonover, who attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in early summer, has returned to Erskine this fall inspired to “do so much more for the world than just find a career.” The conference, held June 2-4 at the University of Maryland College Park, was sponsored by the […]

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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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Class of 2020 comes to campus

Posted on August 19, 2016 by

Erskine College welcomed some 246 new students to campus this week with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and transfer students as they moved into residence halls. Students new to Erskine College this year represent 17 states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, […]

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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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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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