Calendar of Events & Activities
A week with Tim Miller Workshop, Lecture, and Performance, co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance:
Mr. Miller is a Los Angles-based, internationally-acclaimed performance artist. He is known as a member of the "NEA 4" who won a Supreme Court case against the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Miller will be on the Winthrop campus January 7-13, 2013. His schedule includes:
"The NEA 4: The National Endowment for the Arts, the Supreme Court and My Story of Censorship."
Thursday, January 10, 2013
11:00 a.m. Johnson Studio Theatre
Mr. Miller will deliver a public lecture in which he recounts his experience with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Supreme Court case that ensued. Free. Open to the Public. Approved Cultural Event
"Glory Box" Solo Performance
Thursday, January 10, 2013
8:00 p.m. Johnson Theatre
Reception Following, Johnson Lobby
Mr. Miller will perform his solo piece "Glory Box," which focuses on issues of immigration, identity and citizenship. Free. Open to the Public. Approved Cultural Event.
Tim Miller Residency Student Performance
Saturday, January 12, 2013
8:00 p.m. Johnson Theatre
Winthrop University students will perform a piece they developed under Mr. Miller's tutelage during the week of January 7-12, 2015. Free. Open to the Public. Approved Cultural Event.
"Gender, Militarism and US-Latin American Relations."
January 14, 2013
7:00 p.m. Plowden Auditorium, Withers Building
Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch, will give this public lecture to the Winthrop community. Organized by the Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Winthrop University, the West Forum is happy to cosponsor this visit by a prominent peace activist. Free. Open to the Public. Approved Global Learning Cultural Event.
The Republican National Committee Winter Quarter Meetings
January 25, 2013
Westin Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, North Carolina
Winthrop University students will have the opportunity to observe the Winter Quarter meeting of the Republican National Committee on Friday, January 25, 2013. Advanced sign up required. Transportation is free. Participants must purchase or provide their own meals.
Partisanship, Structure and the Quality of Representation: The Puzzle of African-American Education Politics
February 12, 2013
Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Dr. Ken J. Meier, Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, will speak on the topic of race and American public education. Co-sponsored with the African American Studies Program and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Free. Open to the public. Approved Global Learning Cultural Event.
February 2013 Winthrop Poll Release.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Watch your local media for coverage.
"Syria: Hope amid Hopelessness" A public lecture by Dr. Mary Mikhael
February 25, 2013
4th Floor, Withers Building
Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, is the past president of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon. She is currently working with the global Presbyterian church to develop a response to the crisis in Syria. This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science and History, the Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program, and the Global Learning Initiative. Free and open to the public. Approved Global Learning Cultural Event.
South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Town Hall
February 26, 2013
Tillman Auditorium, Tillman Hall
The West Forum welcomes members of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (SCBLC) to the Winthrop University campus. These legislators will conduct an town hall meeting, open to all, but especially targeted to residents of York, Chester and Lancaster Counties. Come meet with the Caucus members to express your concerns and to hear about the upcoming state legislative agenda. Free. Open to the public.
"Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate."
February 28, 2013
Richardson Ballroom, Digiorgio Campus Center
Dr. Francis Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at City University of New York is a prolific author and her work focuses on class and poverty in the United States. Dr. Piven will present a lecture and discussion on American politics, commenting on the relationship between social movements and electoral politics, referencing the writings that gained her such noteriety in such circles that conservative commentator Glenn Beck placed her name on his "tree of revolution." Organized by the Women's Studies Program, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the South Carolina Political Science Association, the West Forum is a proud cosponsor for this event. Free and open to the public. Approved Global Learning Cultural Event.
An interview with Dr Piven is now on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSK9QiKrSs
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association
March 2, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DiGiorgio Campus Center
Winthrop University and the West Forum welcome faculty, staff and students from colleges and universities across South Carolina who will share their insights on politics, political science, and teaching and learning. Advanced registration required. For details and registration information, please see the SCPSA web site or contact Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, Associate Professor of Political Science, Winthrop University.
"In Search of A Grand Unified Theory: Thirty Years with the Endorsement Test"
5th Annual Law and Society Forum at Charleston Law School featuring US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.)
April 15, 2013. Times TBA
Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
The West Forum will take interested Winthrop University students to attend the 5th Annual Law and Society Forum, which will feature Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as the keynote speaker. Interested students should contact Karen Kedrowski or Katarina Moyon by March 22, 2013 if they wish to attend. The cost of attending the Forum is subsidized by West Forum; Winthrop students' cost is $10 per person. If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out this form and return it to the Political Science Department Office (346 Bancroft Hall).
Recruiting applicants for City of Rock Hill Boards and Commissions
The City of Rock Hill invites students to apply for positions on the City's nonpartisan boards and commissions. The West Forum is honored to help recruit students to serve on these important bodies. All members of these bodies serve in a voluntary capacity; typically boards and commissions meet monthly. Vacancies, eligibility criteria, and terms of service vary. For more information about the application process and current vacancies, consult the City of Rock Hill web site. For assistance in completing an application, please contact Katarina Moyon, Assistant Director of the West Forum.
NEW Leadership South Carolina
Inaugural Summer Institute
May 19-22, 2013
Winthrop University Campus
The John C. West Forum and Winthrop University will partner with the College of Charleston to host the first NEW Leadership-South Carolina Summer Institute. The NEW Leadership - South Carolina program is a member of the NEW Leadership Network, led by the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University. Approximately 20-30 college students will come to the Winthrop campus to learn about women's leadership and careers in public affairs. Applications are now being accepted. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.