Courier moving to new page size in January 2016

In an effort to improve quality while maximizing its financial resources, The Courier will move to a glossy format for its printed edition beginning in January 2016. The new publication will be approximately 8½ by 11 inches, down from the current page size of 9½ by 12 inches. Courier editor Rudy Gray said the smaller […]

‘Capital to the Coast Walk’ to end at CSU Sept. 29

Ron Jackson, founder of Parson’s Pantry, Inc., will finish his fourth annual Parson’s Pantry Walk at Charleston Southern University Sept. 29. Jackson, a retired minister and 1970 graduate of Charleston Southern, plans to begin his walk Sept. 21 at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia and complete his Capital to the Coast Walk Sept. 29 […]

Javis Howard reflects on time in Philippines with Athletes in Action

Writer: Kevin O’Rourke, Assistant Sports Information Director, CSU Charleston Southern sophomore forward Javis Howard is preparing for the 2015-16 season with an added sense of perspective. Howard spent 12 days in the Philippines this summer with Athletes in Action, and the experience impacted him both on and off the basketball court. Howard and nine teammates from Division […]

SCBC seeks ‘explanation of actions taken’ by North Greenville University trustees

*Updated Sept. 9 to provide correct date for Oct. 13 meeting of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. North Greenville University officials have been asked to appear before the South Carolina Baptist Convention Executive Board Oct. 13 to explain the university’s actions surrounding the departure of former president Jimmy Epting in January 2015. Dwight […]

North Greenville University ‘Ignites’ new academic year

The third annual Ignite Conference on the North Greenville University campus helped launch the first three days of classes, Aug. 19-21. The Ignite experience begins the academic year with a time of collective worship for the NGU community. An expected enrollment of more than 2,500 students began classes Aug. 19. More than 700 new students arrived […]

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 […]