The National Art Education Association recently gave Associate Professor Seymour Simmons, III its 2015 South Carolina Art Educator of the Year Award.
This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. The award was presented March 27 at the association's national convention in New Orleans.
Associate Professor of Sport Management Kristi L. Schoepfer received the President’s Award in March during the 28th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The association, made up of more than 100 members, gives the annual award to the member who has given the greatest level of service to the organization. Schoepfer repeated as a recipient of the award; she also was given it in 2013.
History Professor Jason Silverman will serven on an April 10 panel during the President Lincoln’s Cottage commemoration of the 16th president’s last visit to the site.
This is the 150th anniversary of the April 13, 1865 visit to the cottage, the day before Lincoln was assassinated.
Highlights of this milestone anniversary include a retracing of Lincoln’s daily commute on horseback through the streets of Washington, D.C.; an exhibit examining presidential security; and a forum featuring innovating scholars and visionary leaders on the lasting influence of Lincoln’s brave ideas.
Silverman, a Lincoln scholar and author of a soon-to-be released book on “Lincoln and Immigration,” was among several experts participating in the Lincoln Ideas Forum. The symposium will be held in the room in the Cottage where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation.
The York County Choral Society, conducted by Dr. Katherine Kinsey, Director of Choral Activities at Winthrop University, will perform Mozart's Requiem in D minor (k. 626) on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the door the day of the concert or by going to www.yorkcountychoralsociety.org. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors age 62+, $5 for students with ID.
Trips to England and Wales inspired a new exhibit for Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy.
“The Sound of Everything” is currently on exhibit through July 16 in the Ross Gallery at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. A lecture by Cassidy is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in Tate Hall.
Professor John Bird has been re-elected as chair of the Faculty Conference and will remain on the Winthrop University Board of Trustees.
04/02/2015Dance Program Director Meg Schriffen was interviewed by BDancewear about Winthrop's dance program. Read what she had to say on the blog.
Antje Mays, head of acquisitions in Dacus Library, passed her doctoral defense and has officially earned her Ph.D. Her dissertation is "Toward the Application of Constructivism and Constructionism to Work-Related Training in Service of the Enhancement of Human Capital Development in Postsecondary Education in the United States."
Kristen Abernathy, a Winthrop University assistant professor of mathematics, was presented this month the 2015 regional Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.
The award is given annually by the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America to a faculty member who meets the following three criteria: recognized as extraordinarily successful in their teaching, has documented effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics and has had influence in their teaching beyond their own classrooms.
03/18/2015Professor of Photography Mark Hamilton has been invited to submit work to two European photography websites: Monovisions and Pentaprism. Check out his work: here and here.