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McNair Lecture Focuses on Theology, Artificial Intelligence

“When we are creating our own images, we are replicating God’s creation,” Dr. Anne Foerst said at the John Calvin McNair Lecture at St. Andrews on Thursday evening. Students, faculty, staff, and community members from ages eighteen to eighty gathered to hear Foerst, Associate Professor of Computer Studies at St. Bonaventure University, discuss her research on the interplay between Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Theology. Foerst has served as director of MIT’s God and Computer Project, a dialogue between theologians at Harvard Divinity School and scientists at MIT. She advocates for

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John Calvin McNair Lecture – Dr. Anne Foerst

Science and Theology Lecture to be Held at St. Andrews LAURINBURG, N.C. – St. Andrews will be hosting the first John Calvin McNair Lecture Series on Science and Theology for the 2017-18 academic year on Thursday, October 19 at 6 p.m. in the Carol Grotnes Belk Main Room. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public with an RSVP to [email protected] or 910-277-3968. Seating is limited. Speaker Dr. Anne Foerst will be sharing her thoughts on “Loving Robots? Invite Yet Another Stranger In.”

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Western Team Wins IHSA Nationals – Again!

LEXINGTON, K.Y. – Western-themed rubber duckies fill the trough as hesitant riders reach to pick one floating by. Each duck is labeled with a horse – a horse the rider must find a way in which to instantly bond. Will the horse be social, aloof, challenging? The rider has to make a determination and build a relationship quickly. According to Carla Wennberg the Western Coach, she spends the majority of her time teaching riders how to form these relationships. “They are all good riders,” she says, “but I spend more time

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Graduates Encouraged to Work for Dreams

“Only two Commencement ceremonies have been rained out in the history of St. Andrews,” informed campus president Paul Baldasare, Jr. Despite the winds and rains on Saturday, 125 undergraduate and 20 graduate students received their diplomas on the DeTamble Library Terrace at St. Andrews University’s 120th Commencement ceremony. The graduates along with faculty and the executive committee were led in a processional by the St. Andrews Pipe Band from the residential side of campus to the academic side crossing Lake Ansley Moore. Each year, two students are chosen to address the

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Students Share Science with Fifth Graders

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Last week 20 undergraduates from St. Andrews participated in a day of science geared for fifth graders at Sycamore Lane Elementary school. During the spring semester, ecology students were tasked with taking a college-level idea and breaking it down into an interactive activity for 10 year olds. The broader purpose was to help undergraduate biology majors learn to communicate science to varied audiences. “I believe that you don’t truly understand something until you can effectively teach it,” said St. Andrews student Sam Garriques. “I felt this was a

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Best Equestrian Colleges in the US

We made the list as one of the best equestrian colleges in the US. We offer fields of study in Biology with a specialized Program of Study in Equine Science, Business Administration with a Specialized Program of Study in Equine Business Management or Therapeutic Horsemanship Management, and a B.A. in Therapeutic Horsemanship. Also we have an online Business major with a concentration in equine management and our MBA program allows students to pick their field of study for practicum classes. Check out all we have to offer! Read the article

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Phillipson Added to Rugby Board of Directors

NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Phillipson to its Board of Directors. As a Professor of Business with St Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, in Laurinburg, NC Kevin teaches business, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology. He also consults with business owners doing strategic business planning specializing in small companies that have made it to year 3, reach somewhat of a plateau, and now are looking to move up to the next level by focusing on strategic planning, differentiation and product

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Students Perform The Boys Next Door

Congratulations to our students for an outstanding job on The Boys Next Door. Cast: JACOB YOUNG as Arnold DASHAUN FERGUSON as Norman HIRO OGAHARA as Lucien TYLER DAVIS  as Barry MAINE TROTMAN as Jack  TREVOR McNEIL as Mr Klemper    SHAQUEENA KEMP as  Sheila  DELANEY POLLOCK as Johnsie Hedges, Mrs Warren and Sen. Photos by Rooney Coffman

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Alumni Weekend 2017

Hundreds of Alumni descended on campus Friday for Alumni Weekend. The weekend began with the Alumni Dinner where Abe VanWingerden ’91 was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award and Dr. Edna Ann Loftus was recognized as the first female recipient of the Distinguished Merit Award. The class of 1967 also presented SAU a check for over $50,000. Following was the Senior Art Show where our students were featured in the Vardell Gallery. Saturday began with several breakfasts around campus and the 47th Annual Laurinburg Confederation Softball Tournament. Milestone class reunions included 1967, 1977,

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Hage featured speaker at Baccalaureate

LAURINBURG, N.C. – The Rev. John Hage, pastor of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, will be the speaker at the St. Andrews Baccalaureate Ceremony on Friday, May 5. Hage will encourage graduates to “find courage in the midst of transitions.” His sermon will be delivered to members of the class of 2017, their families, faculty, staff and friends of the university on Harris Courts at 4 p.m. For the last two years, while serving as pastor at Brownson, Hage created a new global ministry team including a mission trip

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