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Erskine talents on display at ‘Empty Bowls’  

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Erskine students and faculty members, with Erskine Art Department Chair Kerri Boyd, created and donated 40 bowls to “Empty Bowls,” the major fund-raising event for the Greenwood Soup Kitchen. So far this year’s event has raised more than $30,000 to assist the organization in feeding the hungry. In addition to the fund-raising dinner Oct. 13—in […]

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Garnet Circle members announced

Posted on October 20, 2016 by

Erskine College has released the names of the 2016 Garnet Circle members. The Garnet Circle consists of the 25 currently enrolled students who achieved the highest scholastic average during the previous academic year. The students named, in alphabetical order, are: Sarah Renee Ashbrook, Bloomingdale, Ga. Macarena Basagoiti, Madrid, Spain Rachel Gayle Berkey, Myrtle Beach, S.C. […]

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Brown, Mull crowned at homecoming court

Posted on October 18, 2016 by

Seniors Aaron Brown and Ashley Mull were crowned homecoming king and queen Oct. 15 during halftime of the men’s soccer match against Barton College. The Fleet Men defeated the Barton Bulldogs, scoring two goals in the second half for a 2-0 win, while the Fleet Women fell to Barton earlier in the afternoon. Brown, an […]

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Flourishing campus ministry offers fellowship and more

Posted on September 30, 2016 by

A key component of campus ministry at Erskine is Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), led by the institution’s longtime chaplain Paul Patrick and husband-and-wife RUF interns Alden and Taylor Groves. Along with the Student Christian Association (SCA) and a number of faith-focused groups, including Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), RUF […]

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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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