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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 or 910-277-3968. Seating is limited.

Speaker Dr. Anne Foerst will be sharing her thoughts on “Loving Robots? Invite Yet Another Stranger In.”

Dr. Foerst has a Ph.D. in theology and is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at St. Bonaventure University, previously serving as director of MIT’s God and Computers Project. She is widely known for her work on the interplay between Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Theology. Dr. Foerst has given lectures all over the world and her work has appeared in many international academic and popular publications. Her book “Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God” was published in 2004.

Dr. Foerst’s lecture will be the twelfth lecture hosted by St. Andrews as part of the John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology series. Previous lectures have been provided by such notables as Dr. Raymond Barfield, Dr. Owen Gingerich, Dr. Marcelo Gleiser and Dr. Jennifer Wiseman.

The McNair lecture was established by the 1857 will of John Calvin McNair who asked that “the object of which lecture(s) shall be to show the mutual bearing of Science and Theology upon each other…” The series was previously hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

LAURINBURG, N.C. – “Only two Commencement ceremonies have been rained out in the history of St. Andrews,” informed campus president Paul Baldasare, Jr.

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.

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Alumni Weekend 2017

24 April 2017, 9:23 am Written by

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, and 1992. In honor of Earth Day, a March for Science commenced at the DeTamble Library and ended at the Wall (which was freshley painted by alumni Adam Breakey '94.  After lunch, the Recycle Regatta was resurrected and homemade boats raced across the lake from Buttercup Beach. (Check out videos on our facebook pages.) Other events included: The Boys Next Door production, Science Homecoming, Alumni Soccer Game & Reunion, Travel Reunion with Dr. Neal Bushoven, Alumni Writers' Forum, an informal Pipe Band Concert and an Alumni Party.

Students Perform The Boys Next Door

24 April 2017, 9:18 am Written by

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

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 development. 

Kevin immigrated to the US in 1992 from South Africa. He has been a rugby player since the age of 6, and as a coach and administrator since 1993.

Kevin is currently president of the Southern Pines Rugby Club that has U19 boys, women's and men's teams, in both 7's and 15's.

NSCRO President, Steve Cohen, remarked that “Kevin’s professional and rugby background and experience will be a valuable asset to NSCRO in various ways, including the areas of business planning and development, marketing, and player advancement, coach development and rugby ethos.”

LAURINBURG, N.C. – The Rev. Wayne Meisel has accepted the invitation to be the commencement speaker at St. Andrews and will address more than 100 graduates during the 120th commencement ceremony on May 6.

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.