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Sponsor Group:  Human Resources
Date:  11/14/2014
Location:
Plowden Auditorium

Fall 2014 Regional Retirement Seminars

From the Office of Human Resources:

If you are one year or less away from retirement eligibility, the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) wants to help ensure you have the information you need to make the retirement decisions that are best for you. We offer a one-day retirement seminar designed to answer your questions and more. Presenters from PEBA Retirement and Insurance Benefits, the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, and the Social Security Administration will provide you with the information needed to successfully navigate the retirement process. For a list of the fall 2014 regional retirement seminars and to register for one that is near you, visit the website.


Sponsor Group:  Human Resources
Date:  07/01/2014
Payroll Update for Fiscal Year 2014-15

The final phase of the retirement contribution rate increase will occur in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Employees who are currently participating in one of the retirement system programs will see the rate increase in their first pay that occurs on or after July 1. Please see below for the rate increase amount for each retirement system program.
 
•Retirement contribution rate
-South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Optional Retirement Program (ORP) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) – Increase from 7.84% to 8.41%

Also, all regular faculty and staff will receive a 2% general increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The details of this pay change are available in Wingspan in the Job Summary/Detail section of the Employee tab.

The Winthrop University Retirement Webpage includes links to current information regarding retirement, or you can visit www.retirement.sc.gov for more information.

If you have questions, please email hrhelp@winthrop.edu.

Sponsor Group:  The Writing Center
Contact Name:  Jane Smith

Summer Writing Center Hours

Hours and dates for the Writing Center this summer are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. June 16-Aug. 14. Call 803/323-2138 or drop by 242 Bancroft to make an appointment.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Basketball
Contact Name:  Tony Rack

Basketball Camp Faculty/Staff Discount

Faculty and staff will receive a special discount when they sign children up for the Pat Kelsey Basketball Camp. Sessions will take place from June 13-July 31 for ages four through teenagers in the ninth grade. Prices (before the discount) range from $40 to $235.

For discount information, contact Anthony Rack at 803/412-1230 or e-mail him at racka@winthrop.edu.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Volleyball
Contact Name:  Kyle Cronk

Faculty/Staff Volleyball Camp Discount

The Eagles volleyball program is offering a special 10% discount for faculty and staff for its July 17-28 camp sessions. Sessions are designed for all ages and will teach basic to advanced skills.

Camp sessions cost between $50 for an elite positional session to $250 for an advanced skills camp.

For registration documents and more information, e-mail winthropvolleyballcamps2014@gmail.com or call 803/323-2129.



Description:  Lovely, clean, spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom condo for rent through the summer while owner is away. Ideal for visiting faculty and incoming faculty wishing to rent for a while. Contact: paulinoc@winthrop.edu or 803/979-0613.
Name:  Clara Paulino
Email:  paulinoc@winthrop.edu


Description:  For sale: 2003 Buick Century Custom in excellent condition. Low mileage. Taxes were paid in November. Recently serviced and a new battery. $5,300. E-mail Susan Gunderson at gundersons@winthrop.edu.
Name:  Susan Gunderson


entertainment centerDescription: 

For sale: T.V. entertainment center. Shows some signs of wear. Cost is $100. Seller can throw in a TV for $25 more.

For more information contact Kelly Scott at scottk@winthrop.edu.


Name:  Kelly Scott



Tammie Phillips07/08/2014

Tammie Phillips is the new executive assistant for the Winthrop University Foundation. Originally from South Carolina, Phillips has lived in Rock Hill for more than 20 years .

Phillips holds a degree in English education with a business administration minor from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a certificate in nonprofit management from Winthrop. She has worked in administration and operations management for many years at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

She and her husband, Craig, have two grown daughters, Brittany and Allison, and a furry friend, a cat named Summer. Phillips enjoys and beach and taking long walks with the family dogs.




Ken Sheetz06/25/2014
Kenneth L. Sheetz will join Winthrop University on July 1 as associate vice president for institutional advancement.

Sheetz will oversee all fundraising activities, including planned giving and annual giving operations as well as development operations. The Ohio native also will supervise management of employee relations for the Office of Development.

Sheetz’s career in fundraising in non-profit management spans 24 years in a variety of fields, including higher education, performing arts, K-12 schools, health care and community organizations. He comes to Winthrop from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he worked as associate vice president of development and reorganized and focused the university’s planned and major gift program.

Additional career highlights include launching and managing the first comprehensive capital campaign for the University of Indianapolis. The campaign raised $75 million, surpassing the original $50 million goal. Sheetz also managed a $70 million comprehensive campaign that raised $74 million at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. During his time at Wittenberg, he also secured a gift totaling $10 million – then the largest gift in the university’s history.




Caroline Rust Ward06/25/2014

Caroline Rust Ward '97 is the new donor relations coordinator in the Office of Alumni Relations.

The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts from Winthrop. Her professional experience from the past 20 years includes adjunct professor of art and design at two universities, commercial art gallery manager and arts administrator as well as many other roles.

Her recent accolades include artist grants from both the Arts Council of York County and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council in addition to “Best in Show” by E. Shiner, director of the Warhol Museum, during the exhibit From A Different Point of View 2012 at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is also an active member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City.

 

 




04/28/2014

Obituary 

Mary Mintich, professor emerita of the Department of Art and Design, recently passed away. Mintich, who joined Winthrop in 1973 and retired in 1999, helped set the standards for the art and design programs of today. She was a fearless advocate for art and design, her students, and the resources that the art and design programs required.  A leader in the Charlotte art scene, she left a valuable mark on many cultural institutions. She left Winthrop a lasting legacy including an endowed Mary Mintich sculpture scholarship, which is awarded annually. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.




randy imler04/16/2014

The Board of Trustees welcomed a new trustee:

Randy Imler '87, '00: of Tega Cay, S.C., is the executive director of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. He still plays an active role at Winthrop, where he conducts the Winthrop University Collegiate Choir and the Winthrop University Jazz Voices. Imler earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Winthrop and is a past recipient (1999) of Winthrop’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. He earned M.B.A. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of South Carolina.




scott middleton04/16/2014

The Board of Trustees welcomed a new trustee:

Scott Middleton '81: Middleton, of West Columbia, S.C., is the founding equity owner and CEO/president of Agapé Senior Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Winthrop and is an active member of the College of Business Administration's Health Care Management Program Advisory Board.




Eduardo Prieto01/13/2014

Eduardo Prieto brings 21 years of enrollment management experience to his new position at Winthrop: vice president for access and enrollment management. He begins his duties on Jan. 27.

He will oversee the recruitment and retention of traditional, post-traditional, and graduate students to Winthrop. Prieto has experience working in recruitment, competitive admission efforts, budget management, team-building, territory management and financial aid at public and private higher education institutions.

Most recently, Prieto worked as an associate vice president for enrollment management for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While at Embry-Riddle, international enrollment increased, SAT and GPA scores climbed, more females enrolled, a new recruitment office opened in Dallas, and a new customer relationship management recruitment database was implemented.

Read more about Prieto in this university release.




Jeff Perez01/13/2014

Jeff Perez will serve as the president's senior counsel for public affairs beginning Feb. 1.

Perez, vice president for external affairs at The Citadel, was chosen as Winthrop’s public affairs strategist and communications adviser to the president as well as the president’s advisory council. He will be the principal institutional spokesperson on matters involving public policy and will lead Winthrop’s work with local, state and federal officials.

To learn more about Perez, read the press release about his appointment.




Veronica Orange12/05/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

Veronica Orange is a new concurrent planning specialist in the Department of Social Work. She was previously a human service specialist at the Department of Social Services and holds degrees from Limestone College and Webster University.

In her spare time she enjoys drawing and puzzles.




LaTasha Kennedy12/05/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

LaTasha Kennedy is now a contract monitor in the Department of Social Work. She holds degrees from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, one of which is an educational specialist degree in individual and family counseling. At USC, she was president of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society.

She previously worked for the Bair Foundation and the Department of Social Services.

Her hobbies include reading and play therapy with children.




Denise ONeal12/05/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

Denise O'Neal '88 joins Winthrop as a concurrent planning specialist in the Department of Social Work. She held the position of human services specialist at both the Darlington and Dillon County Departments of Social Services.

She is a graduate of Winthrop.

She is active in her church -- Gresham Chapel FWB Church -- and serves as an usher president and member of the Missionary Department. She enjoys floral arrangements in her spare time.




Vanessa Oliver11/15/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

Vanessa Oliver is also a parent locator in the Department of Social Work. She comes to Winthrop from SMX Staffing and the Palmetto Health Cancer Initiative.

She enjoys reading, shopping, friends, traveling and spending time with family in her spare time.




Melissa Johnson11/15/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

Melissa Johnson is now a parent locator in the Department of Social Work. She holds an associate degree in business management from Midland Technical College. She was formerly an agent with Direct Auto Insurance and TD Banks.

Johnson enjoys traveling, shopping, going to the movies and reading.




Clarissa Elmore 11/06/2013

Welcome to Winthrop

Clarissa Elmore is the new residential learning coordinator and academic associate in the Department of Residence Life. She was formerly a community director at Saint Augustine's University and an area coordinator for student leadership and new student orientation at Louisburg College.

She holds two degrees from Winthrop in social work.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and playing acoustic guitar.




 Charlotte's Society for Human Resource Management Awards Four Winthrop Students Scholarships (07/11/14)
 Society for Case Research Meeting on Winthrop Campus (07/10/14)
 New Political Science Award Honors Alumna Jurée Capers '08 (07/09/14)
 Sabbatical Projects Announced for Six Faculty Members (07/07/14)
 Winthrop Will Begin Call Me MISTER Program In August With First Freshman Cohort (07/01/14)
 Ken Sheetz Chosen as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement (06/24/14)
 Biology Faculty Member Given $360,000 Grant to Study the Optic Nerve (06/23/14)
 Music Major Headed for Boston in July for National Voice Competition (06/20/14)
 Board of Trustees Suspends President Jamie Comstock Williamson (06/13/14)
 Graduate, Dean's and President's Lists Now Available Online (06/12/14)
 CBA Students Earn Two Notable Awards (06/11/14)
 Winthrop Joins Generation Study Abroad Initiative to Increase Students’ Global Experiences (06/11/14)
 Mark Twain Circle of America Welcomes Winthrop Professor as President (06/09/14)
 Graduateprograms.com announces Winthrop in the Top 10 Nutrition Science Graduate Programs (06/06/14)
 Summer Camps Appeal to Those Interested in Music, Jewelry or Robotics (06/03/14)
 Biology Chair Recognized for Contributions to Health Education (05/21/14)
 Winthrop Welcomes Second Class of NEW Leadership Participants (05/20/14)
 Kurdish Banner Proudly Displayed at Winthrop For Grad (05/13/14)
 Student-Athlete and Biology Major Hannah Hadaway Receives Tillman Award (05/13/14)
 Summer School Offerings Include Courses on Watergate, History of Winthrop and More (05/13/14)
 Tenure, Promotions and Emeritus Status Announced for Faculty (05/09/14)
 Trustees Approve Faculty Recommendation to Streamline Graduation Requirement, Improve Affordability (05/09/14)
 Commencements Take Center Stage This Week at Winthrop Coliseum (05/08/14)
 Hecimovich is Part of Second Class of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows (04/30/14)
 Three Faculty Members Cited for Their Excellence and Dedication (04/30/14)
 Tomoko Deguchi of Music Named Thompson Scholar (04/30/14)
 Winthrop to Host Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (04/28/14)
 Winthrop Included in International Sustainability Rankings (04/22/14)
 Common Book For Fall Covers Food and How It Arrives at Our Plates (04/21/14)
 Student Life Awards Highlight Good Work and Community Service By Students and Staff (04/21/14)
 Winthrop Poll: S.C. on Graham, Obama, Retirement $, Alzheimer's (04/16/14)
 Family Trust Commissions Student Artwork for New Headquarters (04/15/14)
 Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Recognizes Contributions of Retiring Faculty Member Sue Lyman (04/14/14)
 College of Business Administration, International Students Present President Comstock Special Plaque (04/10/14)
 2014 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Opens in McLaurin Hall (04/09/14)
 Winthrop Honored with the Top Award From Carolina Recycling Association (04/09/14)
 WISE Summer Interns Selected for Three-Week Program (04/09/14)
 Fort Mill High School Awarded Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations (04/03/14)
 Basketball Standout Dequesha McClanahan Joins Athletics Directors Scholar-Athlete Team (04/02/14)
 Roger Baumgarte to Speak April 7 on International Friendships (03/31/14)
 President Comstock Announces Dare to Rise Fund Tops $1.1 Million Mark (03/28/14)
 President Comstock Summarizes Six Priorities for University's Direction (03/28/14)
 Winthrop Selected as One of Nine Nationally to Participate in ACE Change and Innovation Lab (03/28/14)
 Second Annual NEW Leadership Summer Institute Set for May 17-21 (03/26/14)
 Inauguration Events Culminate with March 28 Investiture Ceremony (03/21/14)
 Graduate Students Use Psychology Statistics Training to Aid School District (03/20/14)
 Book-a-Rama Initiative Planned in Honor of President Comstock’s Inauguration (03/12/14)
 Scholarship Announced to Honor History Professor and Lincoln Scholar Jason Silverman (03/12/14)
 South African Activist Will Deliver Keynote Address at Model United Nations (03/11/14)
 Faculty-Led Initiatives to Showcase Scholarly Work During Inauguration Week (03/10/14)
 Winthrop to Celebrate Contributions of Women During March 24-29 Inauguration Activities (03/06/14)
 English Department to Hold Ninth Annual Research Conference (03/05/14)
 Winthrop English Majors Recognized at International Conference (03/03/14)
 Winthrop Poll: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham Has Support of 45% of Likely Republican Primary Voters (02/26/14)
 Fourth Annual York County Green Business Conference Scheduled on March 6 (02/24/14)
 First Conference on Teaching and Learning Set for Faculty on Feb. 21 (02/20/14)
 24th Annual Mass Communication Week Gives Students a “Passport to Their Future” (02/18/14)
 Winthrop Students Partner with Wounded Warrior Project for Charity Event (02/17/14)
 Winthrop’s Comstock Says ‘Zipstream’ to help Attract, Engage Students and Faculty (02/11/14)
 March 28 Inauguration of President Comstock Signals New Era in Winthrop History (02/07/14)
 International Teachers on Campus To Learn about Math, Science and English (02/05/14)
 Meg Webber Selected for Global Learning Initiative Duties (01/30/14)
 Common Book Author Visit Highlights Spring Programming (01/28/14)
 Graduate, President's and Dean's Lists Released from Fall 2013 (01/21/14)
 Library Dean Explores the Role of Libraries in the Digital Age (01/21/14)
 Lecture on Lincoln by Professor Jason Silverman Promises to be Entertaining (01/17/14)
 MUN Students Compete in Fall and Prepare in Spring for Own Conference (01/15/14)
 Jeff Perez Will Join Winthrop as Senior Counsel to the President for Public Affairs (01/09/14)
 Archives Turns to Alison Boulton '11 for Special Uniforms Exhibit (01/06/14)
 Dance Major from Lugoff, S.C., Earned Tillman Award (12/16/13)
 New Scholarship Will Encourage Recipients to See the World, Think Globally (12/13/13)
 Both Commencement Ceremonies Will Be Available by Live Stream Video (12/12/13)
 Senior Biology Major Conducted Stink Bug Research and Shared Her Findings (12/12/13)
 Winthrop Honored for Its Teacher Education by the College Database (12/12/13)
 Chemistry Associate Professor Aaron Hartel to be Recognized at Dec. 14 Commencement (12/04/13)
 Distinguished Professor Marilyn Smith Will Deliver Commencement Address (12/04/13)
 Irene Boland Honored by York County Chamber of Commerce (11/26/13)
 Professors Watch Shoppers Reaction to Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping (11/26/13)
 Critical Thinking Class Dissects JFK Assassination During This 50th Anniversary (11/22/13)
 Lt. Governor Candidate Bakari Sellers Visits Winthrop (11/19/13)
 Chemistry Students Play Role in Chili Pepper War (11/16/13)
 Humanities Council Grant Will Focus on Construction of Tillman Hall (11/15/13)
 Health Advocate, Professor Wins Scholar Award from S.C. Alliance (11/14/13)
 College of Education Shares in Riley Award of Excellence with Chester School (11/13/13)
 International Education Week Will Feature Documentaries, Discussion and Food (11/08/13)
 Education Faculty Members Hold Book Signing on Thursday (11/05/13)
 Photography Students' Work Displayed At Annie Leibovitz Exhibit at Columbia Museum (11/04/13)
 Department of Mass Communication will host Fulbright Visiting Scholar from India (10/31/13)
 Winthrop Poll Shows Approval Ratings for President, Congress, Governor and Others (10/30/13)
 Honors Program's Student Newsletter Ties for First Place in National Competition (10/25/13)
 Psychology Faculty Member Links Chronic Pain to Depression on TV Show America Now (10/22/13)
 Bechtler Ensemble and Out of Bounds Ensemble Join Forces for Charlotte Composers Forum Concerts (10/16/13)
 Fourth Annual Major/Minor Fair Set for Oct. 17 at DiGiorgio Campus Center (10/16/13)
 Senior Awarded Waldemar J. Trjitzinksy Scholarship From Mathematical Society (10/14/13)
 Director of Winthrop's Center for Economic Education Receives National Recognition for Outstanding Performance (10/10/13)
 National Education Officials Hear about Winthrop's Voter Registration Efforts (10/08/13)
 Early Chester County Newspapers Now Available Digitally (10/05/13)
 Education Professor Will Teach Eastern European Teachers About Online Learning (09/30/13)
 Storyteller Kitty Wilson-Evans to Present to Friends of Dacus Library (09/30/13)
 Economics Faculty Member To Teach in Kosovo as Fulbright Scholar (09/24/13)
 N.Y. Times Details English Chair Gregg Hecimovich's Work on Identifying Slave Author (09/19/13)
 Senior Biology Major Earns Undergraduate Microbiology Award (09/17/13)
 Constitution Day Speaker Will Discuss What is Free Speech on Sept. 19 (09/16/13)
 Winthrop and York Tech Welcomed Bridge Program Students at Sept. 13 Reception (09/13/13)
 Wells Fargo and Business College Will Host Economic Forecast Breakfast (09/10/13)
 Winthrop Listed In U.S. News Among Top 10 Southern Public Universities (09/10/13)
 Graduate School Advisory Board Holds First Meeting on Campus (09/06/13)
 Winthrop’s Common Book Inspires Global Programming This Fall (09/03/13)
 Winthrop Named 1 of 9 Consulting Institutions for Civic Engagement (08/30/13)
 Winthrop Listed by College Database Among Top S.C. Schools for Future Service Members (08/26/13)
 Softball Star Brings Message about Growing Up at Winthrop to Convocation (08/14/13)
 President Jayne Marie Comstock Charts Winthrop’s Future (08/13/13)
 Debra Boyd Adds Title of University Provost (08/07/13)
 Winthrop Included Among Princeton Review's Best in the Southeast (08/07/13)
 Winthrop Selected as a Best in the Southeast by Princeton Review (08/02/11)
 Winthrop's Psi Chi Advisor Wins 2010-11 Denmark Award (07/18/11)
 Economics Professor Gary Stone Chosen as William H. Grier Professor (07/01/11)
 Faculty Members Promoted and/or Granted Tenure in May (05/30/11)
 Chemistry Professor Nick Grossoehme Receives Grant for Emerging Scientists (05/23/11)
 Winthrop Part of Math-Science Partnership Grant with Area Schools and Agencies (05/11/11)
 New Assistant Dean Announced for University College (05/10/11)
 Debra Boyd Appointed as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (05/04/11)
 All the World's a Stage in Shakespeare Carolina's Newest Production (07/14/14)
 Charlotte New Music Festival Counts On Composer Ron Parks (06/19/14)
 Painter Explores New Technique in Charlotte Artist Residency (06/10/14)
 Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival to Feature Work of Winthrop Professor (05/21/14)
 Interior Design Project Introduces Students to Latin Cultures (05/19/14)
 Arts Council of York County Presents Winthrop Jazz Guitar Ensemble on April 24 (04/21/14)
 Lively Entertainment on Tap for Spring One-Act Play Festival (04/16/14)
 Opera Theatre Presents Special Production of The Pirates of Penzance (04/03/14)
 Opposites Attract in April Theatre and Dance Productions (04/01/14)
 Visual Communication Design Majors, Alumni Sweep Up Advertising Awards (03/19/14)
 Stage Combat, Musical Theatre and More Performances Showcase the Arts During Inauguration (03/12/14)
 Friends of Dacus Library Welcome Lauded Poet Dr. Richard Tillinghast (02/27/14)
 Friends of Conservatory Series Presents Classical/Latin-American Group Dali Quartet (02/24/14)
 Hush, Little Baby Tests The Bonds of Mother-Daughter Relationships (02/20/14)
 Winthrop Students Partner with Wounded Warrior Project for Charity Event (02/17/14)
 Dedicated Students Bring Life to Tennessee Williams' Drama The Glass Menagerie (02/05/14)
 Classical Guitarist Paul Bowman to Present Solo Recital, Workshop (02/03/14)
 Exhibition Designed to Inspire New Ways of Thinking Opens in Galleries (02/03/14)
 Museum of York County Features Winthrop Student Work (01/22/14)
 Master of Arts in Administration Program Creates Advisory Board (12/16/13)
 Catawba River Baroque to Perform at Winthrop (11/15/13)
 Department of Music Hosts Special Guitar Ensemble Festival and Benedetto Guitar Day (11/15/13)
 Fall One-Acts Tackle Issues Involving Ethnicity, Love and Family (11/13/13)
 Student Talent Takes Center Stage in Senior Choreography Showcase (11/13/13)
 Faculty Works, Performative Installation Open Next Week in Winthrop Galleries (11/08/13)
 International Education Week Will Feature Documentaries, Discussion and Food (11/08/13)
 World-Class Pianist to Perform Special Recital On Sunday, Nov. 10 (11/07/13)
 Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert Caters to All Types of Dance (11/04/13)
 Fine Arts Faculty Take Home Teaching Awards at Arts Conferences (10/25/13)
 Pipes, Pedals and Pumpkins Event to Feature Halloween-Inspired Organ Performances (10/24/13)
 CVPA Faculty, Students Garner Most MTA Nominations in School History (10/16/13)
 Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra Helps Sick Girl Fight Cancer (10/15/13)
 Trick Or Treat: Halloween Events Sure to Terrify the Campus (10/14/13)
 Newest Theatre and Dance Production Spoofs Musical Theatre, Comments on Social Issues (09/30/13)
 Fine Arts Chair Draws on High School Class for Inspiration in New Exhibit (09/24/13)
 Percussion Student Wins Internationally Competitive Music Scholarship (09/23/13)
 Jewelry Student Invited to Speak at Charlotte Conference (09/11/13)
 Goddess of War Feature Film Extras Needed for Winthrop University Filming (09/05/13)
 Music Workshop, Concert Teach Public About Ancient Zimbabwean Instrument (08/30/13)
 Professor Helps Homeless Through Retrospective Look at Career (08/29/13)
 Take a Trip Around the World with the Foreign Film Series (08/27/13)
 New Galleries Season Focuses on Narrative and Story (08/20/13)
 Drums, Dating and Comedy Highlight Welcome Week 2013 (08/14/13)
 Art of Thinking Exhibit Bonds Winthrop, High School Students (08/09/13)
 Shakespeare Carolina at Winthrop Revamps ''The Tempest'' Aug. 3-7 (07/25/11)
 Shakespeare Carolina at Winthrop to Present Two Productions This Summer (07/01/11)
 John O'Conor to Host Second Piano Master Class Series at Winthrop (06/15/11)
 Winthrop's 23rd Summer ST-ARTS Program Continues to June 24 (06/13/11)
 Princeton University Organist to Perform June 18 Concert in Byrnes Auditorium (06/07/11)
 Faculty and Student Artwork Now for Sale in the Campus Bookstore (05/23/11)
 City to Unveil Student-Created Bike Racks at May 7 Mayor's Ride (05/06/11)

07/14/2014
Professor of English Matthew Fike presented his paper, "Anima in Africa: H. Rider Haggard's She," at the International Association of Jungian Studies on June 29 in Phoenix, Arizona.

07/09/2014
Professor of Fine Arts Marge Moody has a show opening Saturday, July 12, at the Progressive Eye gallery at UNC-Charlotte's City Center. A free opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday. The show, "Chroma: Lyrical Lines and Compulsive Color," will be on display during July.

06/24/2014
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $360,000 grant to Winthrop University biology faculty member Eric Birgbauer to continue his studies on how the optic nerve grows and can possibly be regenerated.

06/23/2014
Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy is one of the people presenting in the McColl Center's Innovation Institute. The two-day program teaches business leaders how to evolve and bring new mentality to their work. You can read more about it in The Charlotte Observer.

06/23/2014
Winthrop Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Jack Frost and Director of New Media Everett Hutto presented an informative session on video streaming live athletic events during the 2014 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Convention that was held this week at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida.

06/10/2014
Associate Professor of Music Ron Parks had his personal piece "Click..." selected for the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, which ran June 2-8.

05/28/2014
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Stacey Davidson is an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte through Aug. 15. Open studio Saturdays are 11 a.m..-4 p.m. June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.

05/28/2014
Professor of English John Bird has been appointed the president of the Mark Twain Circle of America.

05/28/2014
Amanda Hiner, assistant professor of English and coordinator of Winthrop's Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing Program, along with John Bird, professor of English and director of the Teaching and Learning Center, have been selected to present a session titled "Making Critical Thinking Visible: Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom" at the prestigious 34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform in Berkeley, California, in July.

05/21/2014
The S.C. Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) presented Biology Professor Dwight Dimaculangan its 2014 Gateway Award for his promotion of the Bench to Bedside (B2B) initiative.

The award also recognized Dimaculangan’s commitment to the successful matriculation of undergraduate students into health professions education programs. Dimaculangan, who is chair of the Department of Biology and director of undergraduate research at Winthrop, was given the award on April 4 at the AHEC luncheon in Columbia, South Carolina.


Name:  Joshua Wald, Music
From:  Anderson,  South Carolina 

Music major Joshua Wald has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the division of Junior/Senior College Men for the first National Association of Teachers of Singing voice competition to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the 53rd NATS National Convention. The competition is set for July 6-7.

Name:  Society for Human Resource Management,

Winthrop's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has won the organization's Superior Merit Award for excellence and achievement.

Name:  Cissie Xi, Accounting
From:  Nantong,    China

Accounting major Cissie Xi of Nantong, China has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Charlotte Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Name:  Jeanne Stroud '14, English
From:  Charleston,  South Carolina 
Date Awarded:  05/29/2014
Winthrop track and cross country athlete Jeanne Stroud was named the Big South Conference's Woman of the Year for 2013-14 season at the conference's Spring Meetings Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner in Hilton Head.


Sponsor Group:  Human Resources
Date:  11/14/2014
Location:
Plowden Auditorium

Fall 2014 Regional Retirement Seminars

From the Office of Human Resources:

If you are one year or less away from retirement eligibility, the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) wants to help ensure you have the information you need to make the retirement decisions that are best for you. We offer a one-day retirement seminar designed to answer your questions and more. Presenters from PEBA Retirement and Insurance Benefits, the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, and the Social Security Administration will provide you with the information needed to successfully navigate the retirement process. For a list of the fall 2014 regional retirement seminars and to register for one that is near you, visit the website.


Sponsor Group:  Human Resources
Date:  07/01/2014
Payroll Update for Fiscal Year 2014-15

The final phase of the retirement contribution rate increase will occur in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Employees who are currently participating in one of the retirement system programs will see the rate increase in their first pay that occurs on or after July 1. Please see below for the rate increase amount for each retirement system program.
 
•Retirement contribution rate
-South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Optional Retirement Program (ORP) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) – Increase from 7.84% to 8.41%

Also, all regular faculty and staff will receive a 2% general increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The details of this pay change are available in Wingspan in the Job Summary/Detail section of the Employee tab.

The Winthrop University Retirement Webpage includes links to current information regarding retirement, or you can visit www.retirement.sc.gov for more information.

If you have questions, please email hrhelp@winthrop.edu.

Sponsor Group:  The Writing Center
Contact Name:  Jane Smith

Summer Writing Center Hours

Hours and dates for the Writing Center this summer are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. June 16-Aug. 14. Call 803/323-2138 or drop by 242 Bancroft to make an appointment.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Basketball
Contact Name:  Tony Rack

Basketball Camp Faculty/Staff Discount

Faculty and staff will receive a special discount when they sign children up for the Pat Kelsey Basketball Camp. Sessions will take place from June 13-July 31 for ages four through teenagers in the ninth grade. Prices (before the discount) range from $40 to $235.

For discount information, contact Anthony Rack at 803/412-1230 or e-mail him at racka@winthrop.edu.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Volleyball
Contact Name:  Kyle Cronk

Faculty/Staff Volleyball Camp Discount

The Eagles volleyball program is offering a special 10% discount for faculty and staff for its July 17-28 camp sessions. Sessions are designed for all ages and will teach basic to advanced skills.

Camp sessions cost between $50 for an elite positional session to $250 for an advanced skills camp.

For registration documents and more information, e-mail winthropvolleyballcamps2014@gmail.com or call 803/323-2129.


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