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Sponsor Group:  Computing & Information Technology
Contact Name:  James Hammond
Heartbleed computer vulnerability issue

Winthrop University e-mail services are not affected by Heartbleed, a vulnerability that has affected a number of sites that were running a specific set of version of open source software.

James Hammond, associate vice president and CIO in IT, offered this advice in an e-mail:

"First, if your private Winthrop password is the same as any password you use for non-Winthrop services, then you have potentially compromised your Winthrop password by using it elsewhere on an exploited system.  If this applies to you, please change your Winthrop password immediately.  Furthermore, change your non-Winthrop passwords to something DIFFERENT from your Winthrop password.  Please refrain from using your Winthrop password for non-Winthrop services.  This prevents a cross-over of vulnerabilities.

Second, please consider changing any non-Winthrop passwords you have in case they were exploited.  It is very difficult to tell what sites were affected.  Some sites (such as Yahoo) were identified as affected, but other sites were identified as “potentially” affected, but now clean (such as Facebook).  Unfortunately, that means that those sites could have been exploited and then “harvested” for password information before they were patched.  There are online tools to test websites, but it’s best to go ahead and change your password since many of the online tests come back with nebulous responses.

Thirdly, consider changing all of your passwords given the overall severity of the world-wide compromise of so many systems.   In the near future, Winthrop will be implementing mandatory password changes to comply with new state guidelines.  So, this is a good time to go ahead and change all of your passwords.  Make sure you keep your Winthrop password different from your other passwords.  We recommend passwords that are AT LEAST seven characters.  The longer the password, the harder it is to crack.  It is also best practice to mix numbers and letters.  Adding upper and lower case letters and special characters will further strengthen a password.  PLEASE, do not write down your password!"

For more information or questions, call the service desk at 803/323-2400 or e-mail helpdesk@winthrop.edu.


Date:  05/14/2014
Price:  $3,143; $3,293

Travel seminar to London, Normandy and Paris

Vice President for Student Life Frank Ardaiolo will conduct a travel seminar overseas in May 2014 and invites all who are interested to join.

The 9-day trip will involve: a walking tour of World War II London, including visits to St. Paul's Cathedral, Parliament and the London Bridge; a trip across the English Channel; a visit to Normandy; and visits to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

The trip begins May 14, 2014 with travelers returning May 22. The cost is $3,143 for adults with twin rooms (includes everything except travel insurance, tips, lunches and three dinners). Beginning Oct. 1 the cost will be $3,293.

A payment plan is available.

Students can register for the spring 3-hour credit course: INAS 425-Global Citizenship and Leadership. Find the trip online at and type in #1408309JS.



University College Introduces Initiative to Identify At-Risk Students

Winthrop provides a variety of resources to help students who are deemed academically at risk.

Faculty and staff members should use their own discretion, but if one of their students' attendance, class performance and/or classroom behavior is putting them at risk, they should e-mail atrisk@winthrop.edu. Their needs will then be assessed to determine the proper resources.

Any freshman who misses a couple of ACAD classes in their first three weeks should also be referred.



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



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 President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock'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.




 Winthrop Poll: S.C. on Graham, Obama, Retirement $, Alzheimer's (04/16/14)
 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)
 Family Trust Commissions Student Artwork for New Headquarters (01/15/14)
 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)
 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)

04/11/2014
Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley College of Education Caroline Everington was made a Fellow of the American Association for Intellectual Disabilities for her leadership and scholarship in the field during the last 25 years. She will be presented with the honor at the national conference in June.

04/08/2014
Assistant Professor of Physical Education Seth Jenny has co-published an article, "Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Motion-Based Video Gaming in Physical Education," in the International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning. You can read the article on the website.

04/02/2014

Assistant Professor of English Amanda Hiner recently published:

  • A book review of Making Gender, Culture, and the Self in in the Fiction of Samuel Richardson: The Novel Individual by Bonnie Latimer.
  • Two consecutive articles in INQUIRY: Critical Thinking Across the Discplines, the premier international journal in the discipline of critical thinking, “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part I:  Making Critical Thinking Visible,” and “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part II:  Dickens’s Great Expectations and the Emergent Critical Thinker.”

04/02/2014

Assistant Professor of English Amanda Hiner has presented several papers recently:

  • "Critical Thinking and the Techno Brain: How Electronic Media Consumption Impacts Students' Critical Thinking Skills" at the first annual Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning.
  • "Satire and Distributive Justice in Fielding's The History of Tom Jones and Haywood's The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless" at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Williamsburg, Va.
  • "Passions, Puberty, and Pamela: Integrating Cognitive Literary Studies into the Eighteenth-Century British Literature Classroom" at the 40th anniversary meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Knoxville, Tenn.

03/27/2014
Assistant Professor of Social Work Kareema Gray has been approved for the publication of her article on the Power of Peace Project in the Journal of Law and Criminal Justice. Article is forthcoming.

02/10/2014

Mark Dewalt, co-author of "A Tour of Mr. Jefferson's University with Edgar the Squirrel," has been invited to participate in the 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19-23.

Dewalt will sign copies of his book and chat with readers at a March 22 session at 10 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble at 1035A Emma Street in Virginia.


02/03/2014

Meg Webber, assistant vice president for academic affairs, has been appointed as director of the Global Learning Initiative (GLI).

As the initiative director, Webber will provide primary responsibility for the coordinated implementation of global programs through collaboration with multiple stakeholders across campus.

The GLI is Winthrop University's Quality Enhancement Plan, a comprehensive initiative that is a requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation of accreditation processes. Started in 2011-12, the global initiative is a five-year project committed to intentionally integrating global learning across Winthrop's general education program.


01/24/2014
Dr. Kathryn Holten, vice president of Advancement and Enrollment, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the American Association of University Women to a 2-year term on the Career Development Grants Selection Panel. The national panel recommends fellowship and grant recipients in education and the social sciences, furthering AAUW's commitment to assist women to break through economic and educational barriers.

Dr. Holten is also serving a second term as Vice-Chair of the Communications and Public Affairs Advisory Council to AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) and a member of AASCU Public Purpose Readers Advisory Group.

01/22/2014
Library Dean Mark Herring has a new book for sale, "Are Libraries Obsolete?: An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age."It is printed by McFarland & Company, Inc.Herring noted that the digital age has transformed information access in ways that few ever dreamed, particularly libraries who are reeling as they are no longer able to serve as the chief contender in information delivery.

Herring gives both sides - the web aficionados, some of them unhinged, and the traditional librarians, some blinkered - a fair hearing but misconceptions abound. Internet be-all and end-all enthusiasts are no more useful than librarians who urge fellow professionals to be all things to all people.

01/14/2014
Associate Professor Janet Wojcik was granted the distinction of Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a prestigious recognition in her field of exercise science.



The fourth annual student body elections have closed. The new president and vice president of the Council of Student Leaders are Ian Deas and Jarvais Jackson. They will officially begin duties following May commencement.


Four Winthrop students in the university's chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda organization took home honors at the state conference:

  • Nick Cunningham (president of the state PBL): 1st in management analysis, decision-making and client service; Director Award for career membership
  • Adam Yarborough: 1st in computer concepts
  • Ryan Swistak: 1st in business law
  • Justin Groves (unable to attend): 1st in word processing

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate Division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. This is Winthrop's first year with a PBL chapter.


Date Awarded:  04/13/2014
Thirteen students were inducted into Winthrop's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society:

Scarlett Morgan Boyd
Leigh Olivia Fransen
Lauren Goodwin
Emily Crystal Hokett
Esabia Mackey
Andrew McIver,
Lex Henry Nordlinger
Steven Patrick
Bethany M. Robinson
Kathryn Victoria Steverson
Lauren Caroline Switzer
Courtney Elizabeth Wyatt
Wang Xi


The national organization recognizes superior scholarship in all disciplines. Undergraduate students are eligible for consideration who have senior status and are scholastically in the upper 10 percent of their class or have junior status and are scholastically in the upper 7.4 percent of their class.


Three English majors are the recipients of the Geraldine Trammel Hurley Fellowship, which entails an international study experience:

  • Chelsea Bergmann will attend the International Summer School program, Education in Ireland, at NUI Galway;
  • Marie Tumaniec will attend the Yeats Summer School Sligo, Ireland;
  • Brierly Willis will backpack a section of the North Downs Way to recreate a portion of the Canterbury Tales in England.

 

 



Sponsor Group:  Computing & Information Technology
Contact Name:  James Hammond
Heartbleed computer vulnerability issue

Winthrop University e-mail services are not affected by Heartbleed, a vulnerability that has affected a number of sites that were running a specific set of version of open source software.

James Hammond, associate vice president and CIO in IT, offered this advice in an e-mail:

"First, if your private Winthrop password is the same as any password you use for non-Winthrop services, then you have potentially compromised your Winthrop password by using it elsewhere on an exploited system.  If this applies to you, please change your Winthrop password immediately.  Furthermore, change your non-Winthrop passwords to something DIFFERENT from your Winthrop password.  Please refrain from using your Winthrop password for non-Winthrop services.  This prevents a cross-over of vulnerabilities.

Second, please consider changing any non-Winthrop passwords you have in case they were exploited.  It is very difficult to tell what sites were affected.  Some sites (such as Yahoo) were identified as affected, but other sites were identified as “potentially” affected, but now clean (such as Facebook).  Unfortunately, that means that those sites could have been exploited and then “harvested” for password information before they were patched.  There are online tools to test websites, but it’s best to go ahead and change your password since many of the online tests come back with nebulous responses.

Thirdly, consider changing all of your passwords given the overall severity of the world-wide compromise of so many systems.   In the near future, Winthrop will be implementing mandatory password changes to comply with new state guidelines.  So, this is a good time to go ahead and change all of your passwords.  Make sure you keep your Winthrop password different from your other passwords.  We recommend passwords that are AT LEAST seven characters.  The longer the password, the harder it is to crack.  It is also best practice to mix numbers and letters.  Adding upper and lower case letters and special characters will further strengthen a password.  PLEASE, do not write down your password!"

For more information or questions, call the service desk at 803/323-2400 or e-mail helpdesk@winthrop.edu.


Date:  05/14/2014
Price:  $3,143; $3,293

Travel seminar to London, Normandy and Paris

Vice President for Student Life Frank Ardaiolo will conduct a travel seminar overseas in May 2014 and invites all who are interested to join.

The 9-day trip will involve: a walking tour of World War II London, including visits to St. Paul's Cathedral, Parliament and the London Bridge; a trip across the English Channel; a visit to Normandy; and visits to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

The trip begins May 14, 2014 with travelers returning May 22. The cost is $3,143 for adults with twin rooms (includes everything except travel insurance, tips, lunches and three dinners). Beginning Oct. 1 the cost will be $3,293.

A payment plan is available.

Students can register for the spring 3-hour credit course: INAS 425-Global Citizenship and Leadership. Find the trip online at and type in #1408309JS.



University College Introduces Initiative to Identify At-Risk Students

Winthrop provides a variety of resources to help students who are deemed academically at risk.

Faculty and staff members should use their own discretion, but if one of their students' attendance, class performance and/or classroom behavior is putting them at risk, they should e-mail atrisk@winthrop.edu. Their needs will then be assessed to determine the proper resources.

Any freshman who misses a couple of ACAD classes in their first three weeks should also be referred.


 Winthrop Poll: S.C. on Graham, Obama, Retirement $, Alzheimer's (04/16/14)
 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)
 Family Trust Commissions Student Artwork for New Headquarters (01/15/14)
 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)
 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)
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