North Greenville University issues statement on ‘legal, moral and ethical expectations’ of administration, faculty

The chairperson of North Greenville University’s board of trustees said Aug. 27 that school leaders “are expected to lead Christ-centered lives” and that current administrative staff and faculty members reflect the Baptist university’s “legal, moral and ethical expectations” and are held to “the highest of standards.” The written statement, which the university sent to The Courier by email, […]

820 new Anderson University students launch academic year

The largest freshman class in Anderson University history began its college experience with a worship service and a march through the storied arch of the university per Anderson tradition as the new school year officially began on Sunday, Aug. 23. Anderson students march through the arch twice in their college careers — once as freshmen […]

CSU welcomes record number of students

As the new academic year begins at Charleston Southern University, faculty and staff are welcoming a record number of students — an 18 percent increase in new freshmen and a 5 percent increase in overall enrollment over fall 2014. “We are excited to welcome approximately 3,580 students to campus this fall,” said Debbie Williamson, vice […]

In Your Interest: What motivates you to give?

What motivates you to give? Let’s say that you are watching TV one evening and you see a commercial that shows a hungry child. You are drawn into that scene, and cannot easily forget it. You are moved into action, and make a contribution to the sponsoring organization. You can reasonably assume that you are […]

Viewpoint: Parents’ Rules for Back to School

As teachers set up their classrooms for a positive new academic year, they carefully post the “rules” for classroom behavior. But research suggests that it is parentswho actually have the greatest impact on a child’s school success. Perhaps parents need rules too! There are seven strategies or rules that parents might consider before school begins, to […]

For AU prof, it’s all about advancing the kingdom

Tim McKnight, an Anderson University professor, brings a unique mixture of training, experience and passion to his ministry. His dad was in the Army, and the family moved often, allowing him to grow up in places like Germany and Japan. He says, “The military is so diverse. I have been around so many people of […]

South Carolina Baptist Convention leaders agree it’s time to remove the flag

Tommy Kelly, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Richard Harris, interim executive director-treasurer, have released a statement supporting Gov. Nikki Haley’s request to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds: “Believing God created all men and women in His image, racism of any form is repulsive and contrary to our Christian […]

Charleston Southern creates Singleton Memorial Fund

Charleston Southern University has created the Singleton Memorial Fund in memory of Chris Singleton’s mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Ms. Singleton was one of the nine individuals killed June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Chris is a rising sophomore at Charleston Southern and a member of the Buccaneer Baseball team. Funds will be used to […]

NASA chief challenges, inspires commencement crowd at Anderson University

Before a crowd in excess of 6,000 on a picture-perfect morning, NASA administrator, South Carolina native, and veteran astronaut Major Gen. Charles Bolden challenged a record number of Anderson University graduates at May 2 commencement exercises to dream bold. Bolden recalled his days growing up in a segregated South Carolina and how limited opportunities were for African […]