10/24/2014Dacus Library's Susan Silverman has published a report in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Libraries, the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association. "The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report" shares information from an earlier study with Winthrop students on their usage of e-books in the library. You can read more about the study online.
The Southeastern Medieval Association has awarded Professor of English Jo Koster the annual Teaching Excellence award. "Professor Koster is truly a gem, whose commitment to medieval studies and teaching excellence shines throughout her activities both on your campus and in our organization," said Professor of English Tison Pugh of the association.
Professor of English John Bird and Assistant Professor of English Amanda Hiner presented a session at the 34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform in Berkeley, California, entitled "Making Critical Thinking Visible: Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom."
Assistant Professor of English Amanda Hiner recently co-edited a special topics issue of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies: "New Approaches to Eliza Haywood: The Political Biography and Beyond." The issue includes Hiner's introduction, co-written with Gonzaga University's Patsy Fowler, as well as nine essays on Haywood from leading scholars in the 18th-century British literature field.
The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) has selected International Center Director Leigh Poole as one of its four 2014-15 class of Neal Presidential Fellows.
Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy was a featured speaker at Imagine2025, a conference by the Arts and Sciences Council of Charlotte. His topic included Disruption, Difficulties and Differences.
Ronnie W. Faulkner, head of Technical Services and professor at the Dacus Library of Winthrop University, was recognized as a major donor of The Rotary Foundation on Sept. 11.
The honor took place at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Rock Hill. Faulkner became the first Rotarian to be so designated in the history of the Rock Hill club, which was chartered in 1919.
09/17/2014Assistant Professor of Exercise Science David Schary has had a co-authored article accepted for publication in Comprehensive Psychology Magazine. The article is entitled "In Search of Kinesiology's Core Journals: An Elusive and Potentially Value-Laden Enterprise" and can be found in the newest edition.
Winthrop University Senior Analyst Jonathan Thomas led a technology team that has won recognition for creating software to find and correct errors in its duplicate institutional records.
Their efforts led the South Carolina Information Technology Directors Association to name the Winthrop team on Sept. 9 as the recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award. Accepting the award in Columbia were Thomas; James Hammond, associate vice president for information technology, and Warren Byrd, director of administrative programs and systems.
Associate Professor of Biology Julian Smith III has won an image contest through JEOL USA, a maker of scanning electron microscopes. Smith's image of a local insect is entitled "Shhh...Baby's Asleep."