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Presbyterian College

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Motto Dum Vivimus Servimus
Established 1880
Type Private
Academic term Semester
President Dr. John V. Griffith
Provost Dr. Robert Holyer
Faculty 84 full-time
Students 1300
Location Clinton, South Carolina, USA
Colors Blue
Nickname Blue Hose
Affiliations Annapolis Group
Website www.presby.edu


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Presbyterian College has around 1300 students and runs on an endowment of around $75 million. PC was founded in 1880 by William Plumer Jacobs, a Presbyterian minister who also founded The Thornwell Home and School for Boys and Girls. Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The motto of PC is "Dum Vivimus Servimus" or "While We Live We Serve." Living into the motto of PC, students are encouraged to participate in Student Volunteer Services.


The PC mascot is the Blue Hose, represented by a Scotsman clad in a kilt with blue stockings. PC athletics are a part of the South Atlantic Conference of NCAA's Division II (but is now transitioning to Division I, mentioned below). PC currently has the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the world. He is named Cyrus. This article is about the country. ... Formal black tie Highland regalia, kilt and Prince Charlie jacket. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the southeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ...


Presbyterian's campus has six buildings on the National Historic Registry including, Doyle Hall, Laurens Hall, Jacobs Hall, President's House, Neville Hall, and the Bell Tower located between Neville Hall and Smyth Dormitory.

Contents

History

Neville Hall

"I have lived for three great institutions: the First Presbyterian Church (of Clinton), the Presbyterian College, and the Thornwell Orphanage. - William Plumer Jacobs" Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

PC was founded in 1880 by William Plumer Jacobs, a Presbyterian minister who also founded The Thornwell Home and School for Boys and Girls. The Rev. William Plumer Jacobs was born in Yorkville (now York), S. C., on March 15, 1842. He died in Clinton on September 10,1917. For these 75 years, his frail body was driven in unselfish service toward fulfillment of his motto: "I will strive and try not to gain great things for myself but to gain them for God." In addition to founding and/or supporting the church, college and orphanage, Dr. Jacobs served as author, reporter, publisher and took the lead in Clinton civic affairs. He helped secure the location of two railroads, led in the establishment of the Clinton High School Association and sponsored plans for founding a public library. He was fluent in Latin, Greek, French, German and Hebrew, and was an expert in metaphysics, history and astronomy. He was also proficient in shorthand. Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Following Jacob's death, PC went on to be highly influenced by the Progressive Movement of the early twentieth century. In fact, the college was so influenced by the movement's emphasis on service that the school's motto was changed to Dum Vivimus Servimus, or "While We Live, We Serve". Progressive Movement is the term used to refer collectively to several various movements around the world that adhere to progressivism. ...


Academics

Neville Hall

Presbyterian College has 84 full-time professors and offers 30 majors. The college has three Cooperative and Dual-Degree Programs in Engineering (with Auburn, Clemson, and Vanderbilt Universities), Forestry/Environmental Science (with Duke University) and Religion (with Union Theological Seminary). They also have eight pre-professional programs. The average class size is 13-15 students. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 3008 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 3008 pixel, file size: 2. ...


Majors and Departments

PC offers several different Majors, including Art, Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts, French, German, History, Interdisciplinary (Minor), Modern Language, Mathematics, Middle School Education, Music, Music Education, Physical Education (Minor), Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Religion/Christian Education, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, and Theatre. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... HIStory - Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double-disc album (one half greatest hits, one half studio album) by American musician Michael Jackson released in June of 1995 by the Epic Records division of Sony BMG. The first disc, (HIStory Begins) contains fifteen hit singles from the past... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... This is a discussion of a present category of science. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhÄ“, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...


Presbyterian College also offers several Pre-Professional Programs, namely Pre-Allied Health Sciences, Pre-Dental, Pre-Environmental Sciences, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Theological Studies, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Engineering Dual Degree, ROTC, and Teacher Education and Certification. The word dental could mean: Dental consonant, a linguistics term Dentistry, a medical profession Dental Auxillary Dental hygienist, a licensed practitioner Dental technician Any of a variety of other dental professions, such as Dental assistant, someone who works in a dentists office, but may not be a licensed medical... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ... Theology is literally rational discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, rational discourse). By extension, it also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... Veterinary medicine is the application of medical diagnostic and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


South Carolina Professor of the Year

PC has more South Carolina Professors of the Year (6) than any other South Carolina college or university. PC professors have won the award 3 out of the past 4 years.


Student Body

Makeup

Roughly 1300 students representing 27 states and 7 foreign countries are enrolled at Presbyterian College, 48% of which are male and 52% of which are female. For several years, the student body was maintained at roughly 1200, but in 2006, the incoming freshman class was enlarged from 300 to 400. 95% of the student body lives on campus, and the student body boasts over 70 student-run clubs and organizations.


Honor Code

Cyrus

In the academic and social atmosphere of Presbyterian College, the college's Honor Code often is mentioned and considered. PC has utilized the honor system since 1915. The current version includes prohibitions against dishonorable acts such as cheating, lying, vandalism, plagiarism, and theft. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 434 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Cyrus the bronze Scotsman of Presbyterian College. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 434 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Cyrus the bronze Scotsman of Presbyterian College. ...


At the annual Opening Convocation, each incoming student and new faculty member signs a pledge to adhere to these principles. Many community members recognize several resulting benefits. Some students do not lock their dorm rooms or their bicycles. Professors and students are allowed greater flexibility as all are considered by default to be trustworthy and not to be suspected of cheating. Such liberties are partly maintained by the seriousness with which the Honor Council manages cases of violations. The standard, but by no means required, punishment for violating the honor code is suspension for two semesters. Every year, despite the regularity with which attention is focused on the honor code, a small number of violations are reported to and sometimes tried by the Honor Council.


In 2006, Presbyterian College revised its Honor Code to its current version:

"On my honor, I will abstain from all deceit. I will neither give nor receive unacknowledged aid in my academic work, nor will I permit such action by any member of this community. I will respect the persons and property of the community, and will not condone discourteous or dishonest treatment of these by my peers. In my every act, I will seek to maintain a high standard of honesty and truthfulness for myself and for the College."

Further details can be found at the PC website.


Greek Life

PC has a thriving Greek life, with 43% of students choosing to go Greek. The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


PC has 6 national fraternities:

PC has 3 national sororities: Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ, commonly abbreviated to Alpha Sig) is a social fraternity with 68 active chapters, colonies, and interest groups. ... The Kappa Alpha Order (KA) is a secret collegiate Order of Christian Knights. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ...

Every fraternity has a house on campus. Fraternities are located at Fraternity Court, which is the center of the weekend social scene throughout the year. Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ), also known as Tri Sigma or Sigma, is a national American women’s sorority with membership of more than 92,000 members (as of August 1, 2006). ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ...


Rankings

Presbyterian College is a member of the Annapolis Group, an association of over 100 liberal arts colleges that has spoken out against rankings systems, particularly the system published annually by the U.S. News and World Report. Specifically, Presbyterian College and others of the group do not participate in the highly subjective "reputational survey" portion of the overall survey (this section accounts for 25% of the total rank). In the days following PC's formal denouncement of ranking systems, however, Presbyterian College was ranked no. 1 in the 2007 version of Washington Monthly's Top US Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings based on its production of research valuable to society and its commitment to national service.[1] Consequently, the issue of college rankings has become the subject of much debate on PC's campus, with students and faculty voicing strong opinions on both sides of the issue. The Annapolis Group is a nonprofit alliance of the nation’s leading independent liberal arts colleges. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Washington Monthly is a magazine based in Washington DC which covers American politics and government. ...


Campus

PC's Neville Hall

Founded in 1880, many of Presbyterian College's buildings are listed on the National Historic Registry, including Doyle Hall, Laurens Hall, Jacobs Hall, the President's House, and Neville Hall. In addition, both the Bell Tower and the bell it holds are also on the Registry, but the two entities were recently separated after the class of 2007 commissioned and erected a new Bell Tower between Neville Hall and Smyth Dormitory. The old tower is being relocated to the New Bailey Stadium, where it will be used during athletic events. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (820 × 609 pixel, file size: 287 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) PCs Neville Hall. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (820 × 609 pixel, file size: 287 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) PCs Neville Hall. ...


To house it's students, Presbyterian College features 11 residence halls, 9 apartments, and 15 townhouses that together provide lodging for over 90% of the students at the college. Most of the residence halls are named for friends of the college. Men's residence halls include Bailey Hall, Georgia Hall, and Reynolds Hall. Women's residence halls include Belk Hall, Clinton Hall, Laurens Hall, Grotnes Hall and Smyth Hall. Three residence halls, Carol International House, Senior Hall, and Barron Hall, are co-educational. The college also uses 15 townhouse units to house 72 senior students and 9 Scottish Arms apartments to house an additional 18 students.


Athletics

PC Athletic Logo

Presbyterian College is a NCAA Division II school and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference (Advancing to Division I), and includes 16 varsity sports teams. Men's sports include: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...

Women's athletics include: This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Cross-country running Cross-country skiing Cross-country equestrianism Cross-country or XC mountain biking Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

  • basketball
  • cross-country
  • golf
  • lacrosse
  • soccer
  • softball
  • tennis
  • volleyball

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The Bronze Derby

The Bronze Derby

Traditionally, the one of the athletic highlights on PC's campus is the Bronze Derby[2] football game. Played annually against nearby Newberry College, the game is the subject of a long-standing rivalry between the two schools. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Newberry College is a liberal-arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located on an ninety acre (324,000 m²) campus in Newberry, South Carolina. ...


The rivalry dates back to the a particularly heated game played during 1946-47 basketball season. Before the game commenced, a set of PC students unfurled a large banner inscribed with “Beat H ... Out of Newberry!” on the wall of the gymnasium behind the PC student section. While the crowd was distracted, however, a group of Newberry students climbed the outside of the gym wall, crawled through a window, and ripped the banner off the wall before fleeing into the night. After the game ended (PC won 51-47), PC students demanded that the banner be returned. The Newberry students refused, and a fight ensued. In the midst of the epic struggle, a Newberry student snatched a derby from the head of a PC student.

A triumphant PC player with the Bronze Derby

In the days following the derby theft, Frank E. Kinard - a senior at Newberry and editor of the school paper - received a letter from Charles MacDonald, then assistant athletic publicity director at PC. MacDonald suggested that the derby be recovered so that it could be made to be a symbol of athletic rivalry between the two schools. Kinard and the Newberry student body agreed, and thus the derby was then unearthed (but the identity of the abductor was kept secret), and the hat was immortalized in bronze, forever a symbol of the rivalry between the two teams. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


During the early years of the Bronze Derby rivalry, the hat was exchanged between Newberry and PC at every athletic event (The first changing of hands occurred at a basketball game on February 28, 1947 - PC won 44-42). Eventually, however, it was decided that the derby would be awarded only to the winner of the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Day Bronze Derby Game, rather than at every athletic event. The game was then rescheduled in 1992 season after the teams and the conference moved to NCAA Division II (the game date conflicted with the playoff schedule).


Currently, the annual Bronze Derby game has been temporarily suspended, given PC's move out of Division II athletics and into Division I. The game, however, is still intended to be played once PC's transitional phase is completed.


Division I

In 2006, PC announced that it will move to the Big South Conference of the NCAA's Division I. The Presbyterian College football team will compete in Division I-AA. The 2007-2008 season is the first year of the four-year transition period for Presbyterian. The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


References

  1. ^ "Our Third Annual College Rankings". Washington Monthly. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.
  2. ^ History of the Bronze Derby. Presbyterian College. Retrieved on 2007-08-09.

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External links

  • Presbyterian College official website
  • Presbyterian College Admissions
  • Presbyterian College Athletics
  • Digital Tour of Presbyterian College
  • Quick Facts sheet from Presbyterian Website
  • Aerial Photograph from Microsoft Terraserver

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