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NC Works Career Fair

15 March 2018, 8:51 am Written by

St. Andrews, in partnership with NCWorks Career Center-Scotland County, will host a GREAT CAREER FAIR on campus in the Belk Center on March 15, 2018. St. Andrews students/alumni only from 9-10 a.m.; general public and others from 10-2 p.m. Employer registrations have begun and continue through March 9.  

Contact Annette Reed at Career Services at 901.277.5549 or

Dogfish Head Poetry Prize winner announced:

Beth Copeland, of Gibson, North Carolina, has been named the winner of the 2017 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for her manuscript, “Blue Honey”. The prize was presented on December 9 at the Dogfish Inn, in Lewes, DE, by Andrew Greeley, innkeeper. Her award consisted of publication of her manuscript by Broadkill River Press, 10 copies of the published book, $500 in prize money, two cases of Dogfish Head beer, and two night’s stay at the Dogfish Inn.

The judges for this year’s contest were Christopher Salerno, of William Paterson University in New Jersey; Destiny O. Birdsong, of Vanderbilt University in Tennessee; and Michael Dwayne Smith, of Mojave River Press in California.

Copeland is the daughter of missionaries and was born in Japan. She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and teaches at St. Andrew’s University in North Carolina. Her two previous full-length books of poetry are “Traveling Through Glass”, which won the 1999 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award, and “Transcendental Telemarketer” (BlazeVOX, 2012).

Before the winner was announced Jamie Brown, editor and publisher of Broadkill River Press, gave a brief reading, as did Sherry Chappelle, 2011 DFH winner for “Salmagundi”, followed by Linda Blaskey, 2008 winner for “Farm”.

Finalists for this year’s contest are CL Bledsoe (VA) for “Driving Around, Looking in Other People’s Windows”; Ken Pobo (PA) for “Dindi Expecting Snow”; Adam Tamashasky (MD) for “Meteor”; Kathy Ackerman (NC) for “A Quarrel of Atoms”; and Nicole Heneveld (NY) for “The Fragility of Spines”.

The Dogfish Head Poetry Prize is in its 15th year and was created by Sam Calagione, CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distillery and a literature major in college, and by Jamie Brown, of Broadkill River Press. The contest is open to residents of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia. Publication of the winning manuscript is supported by The Cape Gazette.

To order copies of “Blue Honey”($17.95) go to

Content Courtesy of Linda Blaskey (Coordinato of Dogfish Head Poetry Prize)

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