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.
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.
Chris Johnson ‘99, Winthrop University's sustainability coordinator, recently received the Clean & Green Board Member of the Year Award.Rock Hill Clean & Green is a city-sponsored organization consisting of an 15-member all-volunteer board appointed by City Council.
Two Winthrop University fine arts professors--Laura Gardner and Laura Dufresne-- received $93,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead 16 university educators in the exploration of the commonplace book, scrapbook, friendship album, and travel books in Asheville, North Carolina.During two weeks in July the scholars from across the country will research “Commonplace Books and Scrapbooks” as part of the grant. They will explore how commonplace books - early attempts to manage and make sense of information - helped record lives, ideas, notes and bits over time.
The Carowinds theme park named its new warm-up building the Bill Malambri Performing Arts Center due to his involvement in the park's popular Festival of Music program over the years.
Malambri is emeritus professor of music and emeritus director of bands at Winthrop.
Winthrop University Associate Professors of Management Malayka Klimchak and Melissa Carsten published a study on the effects of employee entitlement. The study, “Employee Entitlement and Proactive Work Behaviors: The Moderating Effects of Narcissism and Organizational Identification,” appears in the "Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies."
In 2004, Winthrop University Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance Seth Jenny spent four months and two days hiking the Appalachian Trail. From a bear encounter to picking a “trail name,” Jenny shares his once-in-a-lifetime adventure in his new book, “Marathon’s Walk in the Woods: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike,” now available on Amazon as in eBook ($2.99) and paperback ($11.78) form.
Caroline Rust Ward ’97 won Best of Show for her painting “Billie Holiday Wears a Veil Gifted by John Rawls,” part of a juried exhibition titled “In-VISIBLE” at Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery in Pittsburgh.
Professor of English Matthew Fike presented his paper, "C.G. Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections as a Model for Doris Lessing's Briefing for a Descent Into Hell" at the Philological Association of the Carolinas at UNC-Charlotte March 18-19.
He also had another article, "Time Is Not an Arrow: Anima and History in H. Rider Haggard's She" in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews in a 2015 edition.
Kristi Schoepfer, associate professor of sport management, won the 2016 Herb Appenzeller Honor Award during the 29th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Feb. 24-27.The award is given to the association member who has given outstanding service to the organization. Schoepfer served as the conference host.