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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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Men’s volleyball team and coach make history

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

Just as the men’s volleyball team created an exciting chapter in Erskine athletic history by heading to the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Tournament for the second time in three years, Head Men’s Volleyball Coach Heather Vahjen made history as the first woman coach of a men’s volleyball team in the history of the NCAA tournament. […]

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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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Spring play to be staged May 6-7

Posted on May 2, 2016 by

The Erskine Players will stage You Can’t Take it With You in a reader’s theater format Friday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. Both performances are in Lesesne Auditorium and admission is free. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in 1936 and released as a film directed […]

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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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Women students recognized at AAUW dinner

Posted on March 10, 2016 by

This article was contributed by Honorary Alumnus Richard Haldeman of Due West, who was Erskine’s public relations director for many years.   “Go as far as you can. Keep going, keep learning. Open your eyes to any educational opportunity.” That was the advice given to outstanding women students at Erskine College and Abbeville County high […]

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