Leadership conference spurs senior ‘to do more’

Posted on September 13, 2016

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

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

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

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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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016

This article has been updated.

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra.

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NetVUE renewal grant to assist Erskine examination of ‘calling’

Posted on August 25, 2016

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 women ‘Sign the Book’

Posted on August 23, 2016

Incoming freshman women participated in the 93rd annual Signing of the Book ceremony August 20 as they gathered in the Bowie Arts Center, recited the school’s honor pledge, and added their signatures to those of generations of Erskine women. This year’s speaker for the event, Mary Parkinson Connor ’82, wife of former Erskine Board of […]

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Graduate Tom Suiter featured in North Carolina magazine

Posted on August 22, 2016

Tom Suiter, who began a 45-year sports broadcasting career with WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., just after his Erskine College commencement in 1971, was interviewed by Thad Mumau for the August issue of OutreachNC magazine. In the interview, Suiter, known for making “Football Friday” and the “Extra Effort Award” part of high school athletics coverage, explains […]

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Class of 2020 comes to campus

Posted on August 19, 2016

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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