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Ecological Footprints: Is Bigger Better? 

Reducing your ecological footprint can make a difference! Using this concept, Dr. Marsha Bollinger, Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies, will discuss the impact of consumer choices on the ecological health of our planet comparing lifestyles in several countries including Malawi, China, Costa Rica, and the United States on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11a.m., Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Student Center.  Positive steps that Winthrop students can take will be highlighted.




Father David Valtierra Scholarship

Father David Valtierra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Father David Valtierra Peace Studies Scholarship was established in 2010 to honor and remember the contributions of Father David Valtierra,Winthrop University’s Catholic campus minister and Oratory priest who served on the Peace Studies committee since its founding in 2006.  Father David taught peace studies classes, sponsored peace studies events, and supported the minor by setting an example of how to live a peaceful life. Helen Layton a political science major from Lake Wylie, SC was awarded the scholarship in 2010. The Peace Studies committee will award one scholarship each spring semester to a deserving minor with a grade point average of at least a 3.0 who desires to work for peace, justice, and or conflict resolution in the local community or in the global context.  Applications for the scholarship are located in the College of Arts and Sciences, 106 Kinard.