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Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Book Club
Contact Name:  Marilyn Smith
The Winthrop Faculty/Staff Book Club has released its line-up for the fall semester:September 14The Sound of Glass by Karen WhiteOctober 12Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis NuttNovember 9The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink December 8The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The club meets at 11:45 on the meeting day on the second floor of the DiGiorgio Campus Center. You may bring lunch or a snack.

Sponsor Group:  Campus Police
Contact Name:  Thelma Steele
2016-17 Parking Stickers Available Parking stickers for the 2016-17 school year are available for purchase through Campus Police. You can apply online or in person at the Good Building. Permits can be picked up in person or will be mailed out one business day after the application. Permits are $25 with a limit of two per person. It can be charged to your Winthrop account. More information here.


Description:  Looking for a house-sitter? Email Professor of Political Science Stephen Smith at smiths@winthrop.edu for a good recommendation.
Name:  Stephen Smith
Email:  smiths@winthrop.edu


Description:  If you are a Winthrop faculty, staff, or retiree and have an item you'd like to advertise on the Winthrop Update, please email chisarin@winthrop.edu with a description of your item, a photo if available and your affiliation with Winthrop.
Name:  Nicole Chisari



02/06/2017
John Dille, a long-time former professor of biology at Winthrop, has passed away. He was 76. He retired from Winthrop in 2006 after 34 years of service. He dedicated much of his career to research in the field of plant genetics and editor of the Rice Biotechnology Quarterly. He enjoyed taking classes of his students to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon. In his personal life, he was adventurous: sky-diving, spelunking, snow skiing, kayaking, running and hiking. After retirement, he volunteered as an S.C. State Constable.


Heath, Frederick01/30/2017
Frederick M. Heath, 85, passed away Jan. 25, 2017. He joined the Winthrop community in 1969 and was a professor of history for 30 years and the head of the history department for more than a decade, twice receiving the Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Teaching Award.. He was professor emeritus in 1995. During his career, Heath served on many commissions, including the S.C. Archives Commission, the Board of Review for History Places, and the S.C. Bicentennial Commission. He organized Historic Rock Hill and served as its first chairman.


John Robert Cooper11/29/2016
John Robert Cooper, 82, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. He was a professor of economics at Winthrop from 1964-97 when he retired with professor emeritus status.    According to his obituary, during his tenure at Winthrop, Cooper he touched the lives of many students. His goal was always to sharpen their minds and help them see the value and wisdom of conservative views while demonstrating the "proper way to dress." He met this challenge with distinction.In addition to his academic career, Cooper was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1955-61.Memorials may be sent to Humane Society of Rock Hill or the charity of one's choice.


Justin Christopher11/10/2016
Justin Christopher, a groundskeeper who worked at The Farm, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6. Christopher, who was 35 years old, died from a cardiac event at his home.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at GreeneFuneral Home Northwest Chapel from 6-7:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Holly United Methodist Church Sanctuary. A private burial will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10. Memorials may be made to Mount Holly United Methodist Church, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730. 


Lawrence Darby10/27/2016
Sir Lawrence Darby, a custodian who worked at the Winthrop Coliseum, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 53 years old. Darby, who joined the Winthrop staff in August 2000, was very active with the Samaritan’s Feet project involving Winthrop’s athletics teams and coaches. The project collected shoes for needy children. In his spare time, Darby was a DJ. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at the Winthrop Coliseum. 


10/06/2016
Renae Myles began her duties on Oct. 3 as senior associate athletic director for internal operations, chief operating officer, and senior woman administrator. Myles has over 19 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics. She previously served at the University of Connecticut, University of Pittsburgh, San Jose State, Delaware State, Southwest Baptist University and Alabama A&M University.


08/03/2016
Ed Guettler, retired Winthrop professor of mathematics, passed away on July 26. He was 79. Guettler served as a faculty member and department administrator for nearly 30 years at Winthrop. During that time, he won several of the university's prestigious awards, including the 1986 James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1990 Faculty/Student Life Award. He also served as Chief Faculty Marshal and as faculty representative to the Winthrop Board of Trustees. Outside of the classroom, he coached the cross country team for seven years. The Griffin-Guettler Endowed Scholarship was established in the names of the late Dr. Mary Roland Griffin and Dr. Guettler by Kathy and Larry Bigham to honor the two distinguished faculty members.


headline arrow S.C. Historian Walter Edgar Entertains and Informs Large Crowd at Winthrop on March 22 (03/24/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation (03/24/17)
headline arrow Indiana University Associate Dean Chosen as Winthrop's New Business Dean (03/23/17)
headline arrow Three NSF Fellowships Awarded to Winthrop Student and Alumni Working in STEM Areas (03/22/17)
headline arrow College of Education's David Vawter Recognized for Teaching Excellence (03/16/17)
headline arrow CVPA Dean Candidates Announced By Search Committee (03/15/17)
headline arrow Political Science Professor Elected as Faculty Chair (03/10/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Cited as a National Leader in Graduating Minority Students (03/10/17)
headline arrow 41st Annual Model U.N. Celebrates Milestone (03/08/17)
headline arrow Drone Craze Takes First Place at Student Innovation Competition (03/08/17)
headline arrow Noted S.C. Historian Walter Edgar to Speak March 22 on Revolutionary War (03/02/17)
headline arrow Three Dean Finalists Named for Winthrop's College of Business Administration (02/22/17)
headline arrow CBA Promotes 'Working Well With Others' in Professional Development Conference (02/20/17)
headline arrow Lincoln Expert in Demand for His Scholarship on Immigration (02/17/17)
headline arrow Business Faculty Professors Push Hospice Care Industry to Market Itself Better (02/16/17)
headline arrow Playing the Hypothetical Stock Market Means Gold for Winthrop Grad (02/16/17)
headline arrow Presidential Candidate Forum at Winthrop Wins Regional Special Events Award (02/15/17)
headline arrow VP Frank Ardaiolo to receive National Award from NASPA (02/15/17)
headline arrow Second Annual Graduate Education Week Set for Feb. 13-17 (02/01/17)
headline arrow English Professor John Bird Discovers Never-Before-Published Mark Twain Children’s Story (01/30/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Students Perform More Than 1,500 Hours of Service on MLK Day (01/24/17)
headline arrow Chemistry Professor Takita Felder Sumter Named First Provost’s Faculty Fellow (01/23/17)
headline arrow College of Education Mentor Lands Highest U.S. Math/Science Teaching Award (01/20/17)
headline arrow Larry Carroll to Present His 2017 Market Outlook on Feb. 23 (01/19/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Professor, Student Team Up to Research Effectiveness of State Whistleblower Laws (01/19/17)
headline arrow Jan. 30 Discussion to Focus on the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina (01/18/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Students Give University High Marks on National Survey of Student Engagement (01/17/17)
headline arrow MLK Day of Service Will Draw Hundreds of Students (01/11/17)
headline arrow Anthropology Faculty Member Serves as Co-Editor of Anthology Released This Month (01/09/17)
headline arrow Winthrop President, Athletic Director Will Team Teach Course This Spring (01/06/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Student-Athletes Equal Best Semester GPA (01/03/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Selected as a Best in the Southeast by Princeton Review (08/02/11)
headline arrow Winthrop's Psi Chi Advisor Wins 2010-11 Denmark Award (07/18/11)
headline arrow Economics Professor Gary Stone Chosen as William H. Grier Professor (07/01/11)
headline arrow Faculty Members Promoted and/or Granted Tenure in May (05/30/11)
headline arrow Chemistry Professor Nick Grossoehme Receives Grant for Emerging Scientists (05/23/11)
headline arrow Winthrop Part of Math-Science Partnership Grant with Area Schools and Agencies (05/11/11)
headline arrow New Assistant Dean Announced for University College (05/10/11)
headline arrow Debra Boyd Appointed as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (05/04/11)

03/16/2017
The South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (SC-AMLE) recognized David Vawter with one of its distinguished teaching awards at its annual conference this month.Vawter, an associate professor and secondary social studies education coordinator in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, received the Dr. Jennifer Wilson Teaching Excellence Award, which acknowledges the significant contributions of a classroom teacher, literacy leader or teacher educator who has positively impacted middle-level teaching excellence in the state.

03/02/2017
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education recognizes members who are doing outstanding work in the student affairs profession. Frank P. Ardaiolo, vice president for student life at Winthrop University, was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean.The Scott Goodnight Award, named for NASPA’s founding chair of the Board of Directors (1919-20) and former dean of men at the University of Wisconsin, is presented to a dean or senior student affairs officer who has demonstrated sustained professional achievement in student affairs work, innovative response in meeting students' varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing staff, and leadership in community and college or university affairs.

03/02/2017
Associate Professor of Healthcare Management Michael Matthews, Professor of Marketing Cara Peters and Assistant Professor of Marketing Stephanie Lawson had a paper, “An Exploratory Investigation of Hospice Marketing: How Are Palliative Care Providers Marketing Their Services?”, published in the latest issue of Health Marketing Quarterly.

01/23/2017
Winthrop has selected Chemistry Professor Takita Felder Sumter as its first Provost’s Faculty Fellow.The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program provides emerging and current faculty leaders with opportunities to develop and demonstrate administrative leadership. At the same time, fellows contribute full-time faculty perspectives to the work of the Office of the Provost, expanding the collaboration among faculty and administrators.Fellows’ work includes representing the Office of the Provost on special projects, such as The Winthrop Plan, Winthrop’s strategic plan for 2025, as well as supporting routine office operations.

01/12/2017
Associate Professor of Anthropology Richard Chacon co-edited a new anthology that challenges many existing theories on the origins of social complexity by providing revolutionary new understandings of the rise of social inequality and socio-political evolution.The 481-page book, titled “Feast, Famine Or Fighting?: Multiple Pathways to Social Complexity,” was published this month by Springer Press.

01/04/2017
Associate Professor Michael Matthews received the university's top teaching award: the James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching.The Kinard Award is given annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated a dedication to teaching and is highly regarded on campus by faculty and students. Established by the Kinard family, it honors former Winthrop President James P. Kinard and his wife, Lee Wicker Kinard.Matthews joined the Winthrop faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor of management and was promoted in 2009 to associate professor. He teaches healthcare management and management courses for the College of Business Administration and Human Experience courses for Winthrop’s general education program. He also develops and supervises student internships in the healthcare management field.

10/27/2016
Jennifer Disney received the 2016 Professional Achievement Award from her undergraduate alma mater, formerly Western Maryland now McDaniel College. This award is presented to graduates who have gained national/international distinction in his/her chosen field or profession and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on the college.

10/06/2016
Work by Professor of Political Science Stephen Smith was recently highlighted in a New Yorker article regarding the Charlotte protests.

09/06/2016
Associate Professor of Management Barbara Burgess-Wilkerson was named the new Thompson Scholar on Aug. 16. She will spend the next year developing an emotional intelligence project to help prepare students for the workforce.Burgess-Wilkerson said her research will help millennials identify their areas of strength and weakness as they prepare for their professional lives.

08/17/2016
Deana F. Morrow, chair and professor in social work, has been appointed to the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.Morrow is one of only 11 social work educators from across the nation selected for a three-year appointment to the Commission in 2016.


Name:  Jordan Lewis , Biology
From:  Orangeburg,  South Carolina 
Date Awarded:  03/17/2017
Senior Jordan Lewis received one of the 2017 National Research Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowships.Lewis, a biology and environmental science major and Eagle STEM Scholar and Orangeburg Wilkinson High School graduate from Orangeburg, South Carolina, will receive a fellowship in the area of disease ecology. The May graduate plans to study at Emory University with the goal of working for a federal agency such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Name:  Austin Parker, Business Administration
From:  Lancaster,  South Carolina 
Date Awarded:  12/17/2016
Winthrop senior Austin Parker received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence at the Dec. 17 Commencement at Winthrop Coliseum.President Dan Mahony announced that Parker, a Lancaster, South Carolina, resident who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting, finished with the highest cumulative GPA.Parker will return to Winthrop to earn his M.B.A. degree while he begins studying to take the CPA exams.

Name:  Aniysa Raiford and Rachel Lyon, Family and consumer sciences
From:  Blythewood and Rock Hill,  South Carolina 

The National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)—Phi Upsilon Omicron—awarded two Winthrop students scholarships: *Aniysa Raiford ’16, of Blythewood, received the $750 Candle Fellowship for Graduate Studies; and*Senior Rachel Lyon of Rock Hill received a $600 scholarship for undergraduate studies.

Name:  Iota Kappa Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma,
Date Awarded:  05/27/2016
Three Winthrop University senior chemistry majors were recently honored with the Carolina-Piedmont Section of the American Chemistry Society’s 2016 Outstanding Student Leadership Award.Katja Hall of Vienna, Virginia; Danielle Thibault of Lexington, South Carolina; and Jessica Zinna of Lexington, South Carolina, were recognized on April 27 with the award at the ACS local section meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.The trio established the on-campus Iota Kappa Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma in order to promote the understanding and interest of chemistry and its related fields through education, philanthropy and professional advancement.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop Book Club
Contact Name:  Marilyn Smith
The Winthrop Faculty/Staff Book Club has released its line-up for the fall semester:September 14The Sound of Glass by Karen WhiteOctober 12Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis NuttNovember 9The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink December 8The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The club meets at 11:45 on the meeting day on the second floor of the DiGiorgio Campus Center. You may bring lunch or a snack.

Sponsor Group:  Campus Police
Contact Name:  Thelma Steele
2016-17 Parking Stickers Available Parking stickers for the 2016-17 school year are available for purchase through Campus Police. You can apply online or in person at the Good Building. Permits can be picked up in person or will be mailed out one business day after the application. Permits are $25 with a limit of two per person. It can be charged to your Winthrop account. More information here.

headline arrow S.C. Historian Walter Edgar Entertains and Informs Large Crowd at Winthrop on March 22 (03/24/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation (03/24/17)
headline arrow Indiana University Associate Dean Chosen as Winthrop's New Business Dean (03/23/17)
headline arrow Three NSF Fellowships Awarded to Winthrop Student and Alumni Working in STEM Areas (03/22/17)
headline arrow College of Education's David Vawter Recognized for Teaching Excellence (03/16/17)
headline arrow CVPA Dean Candidates Announced By Search Committee (03/15/17)
headline arrow Political Science Professor Elected as Faculty Chair (03/10/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Cited as a National Leader in Graduating Minority Students (03/10/17)
headline arrow 41st Annual Model U.N. Celebrates Milestone (03/08/17)
headline arrow Drone Craze Takes First Place at Student Innovation Competition (03/08/17)
headline arrow Noted S.C. Historian Walter Edgar to Speak March 22 on Revolutionary War (03/02/17)
headline arrow Three Dean Finalists Named for Winthrop's College of Business Administration (02/22/17)
headline arrow CBA Promotes 'Working Well With Others' in Professional Development Conference (02/20/17)
headline arrow Lincoln Expert in Demand for His Scholarship on Immigration (02/17/17)
headline arrow Business Faculty Professors Push Hospice Care Industry to Market Itself Better (02/16/17)
headline arrow Playing the Hypothetical Stock Market Means Gold for Winthrop Grad (02/16/17)
headline arrow Presidential Candidate Forum at Winthrop Wins Regional Special Events Award (02/15/17)
headline arrow VP Frank Ardaiolo to receive National Award from NASPA (02/15/17)
headline arrow Second Annual Graduate Education Week Set for Feb. 13-17 (02/01/17)
headline arrow English Professor John Bird Discovers Never-Before-Published Mark Twain Children’s Story (01/30/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Students Perform More Than 1,500 Hours of Service on MLK Day (01/24/17)
headline arrow Chemistry Professor Takita Felder Sumter Named First Provost’s Faculty Fellow (01/23/17)
headline arrow College of Education Mentor Lands Highest U.S. Math/Science Teaching Award (01/20/17)
headline arrow Larry Carroll to Present His 2017 Market Outlook on Feb. 23 (01/19/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Professor, Student Team Up to Research Effectiveness of State Whistleblower Laws (01/19/17)
headline arrow Jan. 30 Discussion to Focus on the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina (01/18/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Students Give University High Marks on National Survey of Student Engagement (01/17/17)
headline arrow MLK Day of Service Will Draw Hundreds of Students (01/11/17)
headline arrow Anthropology Faculty Member Serves as Co-Editor of Anthology Released This Month (01/09/17)
headline arrow Winthrop President, Athletic Director Will Team Teach Course This Spring (01/06/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Student-Athletes Equal Best Semester GPA (01/03/17)
headline arrow Winthrop Selected as a Best in the Southeast by Princeton Review (08/02/11)
headline arrow Winthrop's Psi Chi Advisor Wins 2010-11 Denmark Award (07/18/11)
headline arrow Economics Professor Gary Stone Chosen as William H. Grier Professor (07/01/11)
headline arrow Faculty Members Promoted and/or Granted Tenure in May (05/30/11)
headline arrow Chemistry Professor Nick Grossoehme Receives Grant for Emerging Scientists (05/23/11)
headline arrow Winthrop Part of Math-Science Partnership Grant with Area Schools and Agencies (05/11/11)
headline arrow New Assistant Dean Announced for University College (05/10/11)
headline arrow Debra Boyd Appointed as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (05/04/11)
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