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Sponsor Group:  International Center
Date:  04/03/2015
Contact Name:  Leigh Poole

Short-Term Study Abroad

Faculty members interested in proposing short-term faculty-led study abroad trips for the 2015-16 school year should submit their proposals by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Submissions can be e-mailed to poolela@winthrop.edu or dropped off in the International Center at 218 Dinkins.

Review the proposal process online.


Sponsor Group:  Kappa Rho Chapter of Belta Alpha Psi
Contact Name:  Jayne Maas

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Kappa Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi will once again offer the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) program for the 2014 income tax filing season. From Feb. 6-March 27 with the exception of Spring Break, volunteers will be available in the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information on what to bring and what documents volunteers can prepare, e-mail bap@winthrop.edu.


Sponsor Group:  Dining Services

Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Offer

Dining Services is offering a new meal plan just for faculty and staff. For $125, they can buy 20 meals and receive $20 in Cafe Cash. For questions, stop by 112 Thomson Hall or call 803/323-2119.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop University International Center
Contact Name:  Lindsey Hill

International Center 'Volunteers' for Students

Winthrop has 194 international students on campus this semester. Many faculty and staff members have asked the International Center how they can help welcome these students to campus, be it inviting them to their home for a meal or driving them to the airport. If you are interested in being a "volunteer," please e-mail Lindsey Hill at hilll@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2133.


Sponsor Group:  Campus Police
Price:  $25

2014-15 Parking Stickers Available

Faculty and staff can now purchase the 2014-15 parking stickers. The cost of the permit is $25 with a limit of two per person.

Permits can be purchased online and mailed to your home or picked up at Campus Police. All disabled permits must be purchased at Campus Police. Parking office hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For questions, e-mail Donna Snyder at snyderd@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2553.



Description:  For sale: a Nikon D3000 camera with additional zoom lens and Nikon camera bag. Asking price is $350. For photos, e-mail Kim Brazzell at brazzellk@winthrop.edu.
Name:  Kim Brazzell
Email:  brazzellk@winthrop.edu



Fowler, Julie03/26/2015
Julie Gore Fowler ’85, ’88 was recently appointed to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees to represent S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.

Fowler, a resident of Piedmont, South Carolina, is a deputy state superintendent at the S.C. State Department of Education. She graduated from Winthrop with a Bachelor of Science in special and elementary education, followed by a Master of Education. She went on to receive principal and superintendent certification and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Clemson University.



03/17/2015

Former Winthrop University post office worker Louise King died March 5. She was 93.

A graduate of Rock Hill High School, King studied cosmetology in Chester and styled hair from her home for several years. She joined the Winthrop post office, where she worked for 20 years before retiring. After retirement, she remained active at Winthrop events and social gatherings.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John's UMC, PO Box 149, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731-6149. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.




Lori Tuttle03/05/2015
Lori Tuttle is the new executive director for Alumni Relations and Annual Fund. She will assume her duties on March 16.

Tuttle will serve as the chief operating officer for the Winthrop Alumni Association and work closely with the executive board and the university’s more than 50,000 alumni, coordinating communications, affinity group activities, class reunions and annual events such as Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. She also will oversee the Annual Fund, which is a key revenue source for student scholarships, the alumni association, faculty awards and other university initiatives.



02/16/2015
Tammy Rashotte, a benefits administrator in the Office of Human Resources, passed away Feb. 14.

Colleagues described her as a caring and thoughtful member of the Winthrop family. She began her career at Winthrop in 2009.

A memorial service for Rashotte will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 in the Tillman Auditorium at Winthrop.

Cards and condolences for the family may be forwarded to Human Resources, who will make sure the family receives them.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Rashotte, and other family members.

For more information, check her obituary at the Bass Funeral Home website.



12/22/2014

Former Winthrop professor Ann Cain '78 has passed away. She was 81.

Cain earned a master's of education degree from Winthrop and a doctorate in education degree from the University of South Carolina. Throughout her career, she was instrumental in York County Juneteenth programs and served as past chair of York County First Steps. She most recently managed the early childhood education Head Start program for Carolinas Community Actions. She taught in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

“We at Winthrop often say that we want to leave the university a better place for our having been here,” said Debra Boyd, the university’s acting president in a statement to The Herald. “Ann Cain exemplified that ideal. While we mourn her passing, we are grateful for the legacy of love, learning and community service she has left us.”




11/25/2014

Long-time former Winthrop University help desk manager Taylor Glass has passed away.

Glass joined Winthrop as the director of human resources in 1978. In the early 1990s, as desktop technology made its way into faculty and staff offices, he took on the new role of help desk manager. He interacted with almost every member of the Winthrop family until his retirement in 2006.

James Hammond, outgoing associate vice president of computing and information technology, said Glass will be remembered "with fondness as the welcoming and engaging person that he was, always willing to help."




11/12/2014

Donald Graham Alpin II, who taught mathematics at Winthrop for 35 years, passed away Nov. 1. He was 77.

Born in California, Aplin moved to South Carolina in 1961 on a National Defense Education Act Fellowship at the University of South Carolina, where he earned a master's in mathematics. He taught at Winthrop until 2000.

He is survived by his wife and various family members. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA, 01202 or to Compass Hospice of Dallas, 13747 Montfort Drive, Suite 107, Dallas, TX 75240.




Sparks, Patty11/11/2014

Patty Sparks is the teacher cadet college coordinator in the Richard W. Riley College of Education. She joined Winthrop in July.

She holds two degrees from Clemson University and worked as an elementary teacher for more than a decade, where she won Teacher of the Year twice. Later, she was a program coordinator, career counselor and ESOL instructor for Rock Hill schools.

Her hobbies include reading, cooking and playing bridge.




David Schary11/06/2014

David Schary joined Winthrop in August as assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance.

He previously served as a graduate assistant at Smith College and Oregon State University. He holds a master's from Smith and a Ph.D. from Oregon. 

 




Cinnamon Hairston11/06/2014
Cinnamon Hairston is an administrative specialist at the James and Susan Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership. The institute is housed in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.


10/21/2014

Obituary: Jerry Helton

Music Professor Jerry Helton, who excelled at performing and then brought those same high standards to Winthrop voice students for 36 years, passed away the weekend of Oct. 18.

Helton retired in 2006 with the title of professor emeritus of music. Winthrop honored him in 1987 with the Kinard teaching award and in 2013 with the Medal of Honor in the Arts, which is the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ highest tribute.

Helton started teaching voice performance at Winthrop in 1970 and groomed many students to sing in major opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and the Newberry Opera Company. Helton has had numerous students place or win in district and regional voice competitions including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera auditions.




Jessie Hamm09/10/2014

Jessie Hamm is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics.

She holds degrees from Berry College, Wake Forest University and Temple University. The Georgia native enjoys cooking, baking, playing with her dog, spending time with family and friends and being active in the messianic Judaism faith.




Owen, Perry09/04/2014

Perry Owen joins Winthrop as the associate field director in the Department of Social Work. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and the University of South Carolina.

The Charlotte resident and his wife have three children. One of his hobbies includes spending time with his family as well as running and swimming.

He was previously an instructor at UNC-C and a school social worker in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District.




Caldwell, Sammy09/04/2014

Sammy Caldwell is a new instructor in the Department of Social Work. He holds a master's in social work from the University of South Carolina.

Previously, he was staff development coordinator in mental health in the Columbia area as well as an adjunct faculty member at both Coker College and Johnson C. Smith University.

He enjoys reading and music.




Kimberly Howard08/28/2014

Kimberly Howard joins Winthrop as the assistant director of the Academic Success Center. She was former a graduate assistant for Capstone Scholars at the University of South Carolina.

She holds two degrees from the University of South Carolina as well.

She enjoys running, hiking and photography.




Glover, Crystal08/28/2014

Crystal Glover is a new assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Glover holds an elementary education degree and a master's degree from Winthrop. She also holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she also worked as a clinical assistant professor.

Past career experiences include seven years as a first grade teacher in Rock Hill. While teaching, Glover won the Rock Hill School District 3 Teacher of the Year Award. She is a member of the Early Childhood Assembly, part of NCTE.

In her spare time, she loves football, baking, scrap-booking and arts and crafts.




Gibson, Allison08/28/2014

Allison Gibson has joined Winthrop as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work.

All three of Gibson's degrees--including a doctorate--come from The Ohio State University. She previously worked as a social worker for the Alzheimer's Association and a researcher with the Community & Youth Collaborative Institute.




Aysa-Lastra, Maria08/28/2014

Maria Aysa-Lastra is a new assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Previously, she was an assistant professor for nearly a decade at Florida International University.

She holds degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Her special interests include diversity/multiculturalism, international migration, the labor market and social integration.




Bell, Gregory08/28/2014

Gregory Bell joins Winthrop as an assistant professor in the Department of History. He holds degrees from the College of Wooster, Duke University and a Ph.D from Duke as well.

He is a member of the American Historical Association, Medieval Academic of America and the Society for the Study of the Crusades and Latin East.

He enjoys swimming and poetry.




Karen Trunk08/15/2014

Karen Trunk returns to Winthrop as the Eagle Club membership coordinator in Athletics. Previously, she worked as administrative specialist for the Winthrop Foundation for five years. She received a presidential citation for service to the community from Winthrop.

Trunk holds a degree in biology from College of Charleston.

She is a member of the Northwestern Trojan Club Executive Board and auction chair and the Eagle Club Auction committee. Her hobbies include scrap-booking and college sports.




Sarah Pankratz08/15/2014

Sarah Pankratz is the assistant director of student activities for fraternity and sorority affairs on Student Life.

Sarah herself is a member of the Alpha Phi International Fraternity. She was a graduate assistant in Greek life and learning community programs at Ohio University, where she earned a master of education degree. She also holds a bachelor of science in education and human development from Bowling Green State University.

Her most recent position was in Greek Affairs and Patterson court adviser at Davidson College.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, movies, playing sports and volunteer work with her fraternity.




Pamela Wash 08/15/2014

Pamela Wash is the new chair for the Department of Counseling, Leadership & Educational Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Wash is a program reviewer for the CAEP/NSTA Board.

She held an assistant professorship at Lander University for four years and then an associate professorship at USC-Upstate from eight years.




Cindy Van Buren08/07/2014
Cindy Van Buren '88, '90 has been appointed by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais as his designee to the Winthrop Board of Trustees. She has worked at the S.C. State Department of Education since April 2013. She is currently the deputy superintendent for school effectiveness.

Previously, Van Buren was a tenured professor at Newberry College for seven years. Six of those years she served as chair of the Department of Education and spent one year as assistant dean for academic affairs. During her time at Newberry, Van Buren oversaw a teacher education program that increased from 60 teacher candidates to more than 325 students and also added three new majors leading to teacher licensure.

Van Buren has earlier ties to Rock Hill. She worked at Winthrop as director of teacher education and at Rock Hill High School as an assistant principal and teacher.



08/07/2014

Obituary: Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick

Winthrop University alum and avid supporter Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick passed away on Aug. 1. She was 78.

Elizabeth, a Rock Hill native, graduated from the then-Winthrop College in 1958, the same year she married husband Wayne Patrick. The couple spend their life together giving back to the Rock Hill community. Elizabeth volunteered for the York County Chapter of the American Red Cross as both a trainer and board member. In 1980, she was awarded the Clara Barton Volunteer Award. The family's endowment is present at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.

Elizabeth was also a big supporter of the arts through the Arts Council and was awarded Winthrop's Medal of Honor in 2001. An arts gallery in Rutledge Building is named in honor of her.

To read more about Elizabeth, visit the Legacy website. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731. Online condolences may be registered at www.basscares.com.




Tammie Phillips07/08/2014

Tammie Phillips is the new executive assistant for the Winthrop University Foundation. Originally from South Carolina, Phillips has lived in Rock Hill for more than 20 years .

Phillips holds a degree in English education with a business administration minor from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a certificate in nonprofit management from Winthrop. She has worked in administration and operations management for many years at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

She and her husband, Craig, have two grown daughters, Brittany and Allison, and a furry friend, a cat named Summer. Phillips enjoys and beach and taking long walks with the family dogs.




Ken Sheetz06/25/2014
Kenneth L. Sheetz will join Winthrop University on July 1 as associate vice president for institutional advancement.

Sheetz will oversee all fundraising activities, including planned giving and annual giving operations as well as development operations. The Ohio native also will supervise management of employee relations for the Office of Development.

Sheetz’s career in fundraising in non-profit management spans 24 years in a variety of fields, including higher education, performing arts, K-12 schools, health care and community organizations. He comes to Winthrop from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he worked as associate vice president of development and reorganized and focused the university’s planned and major gift program.

Additional career highlights include launching and managing the first comprehensive capital campaign for the University of Indianapolis. The campaign raised $75 million, surpassing the original $50 million goal. Sheetz also managed a $70 million comprehensive campaign that raised $74 million at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. During his time at Wittenberg, he also secured a gift totaling $10 million – then the largest gift in the university’s history.




Caroline Rust Ward06/25/2014

Caroline Rust Ward '97 is the new donor relations coordinator in the Office of Alumni Relations.

The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts from Winthrop. Her professional experience from the past 20 years includes adjunct professor of art and design at two universities, commercial art gallery manager and arts administrator as well as many other roles.

Her recent accolades include artist grants from both the Arts Council of York County and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council in addition to “Best in Show” by E. Shiner, director of the Warhol Museum, during the exhibit From A Different Point of View 2012 at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is also an active member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City.

 

 




04/28/2014

Obituary 

Mary Mintich, professor emerita of the Department of Art and Design, recently passed away. Mintich, who joined Winthrop in 1973 and retired in 1999, helped set the standards for the art and design programs of today. She was a fearless advocate for art and design, her students, and the resources that the art and design programs required.  A leader in the Charlotte art scene, she left a valuable mark on many cultural institutions. She left Winthrop a lasting legacy including an endowed Mary Mintich sculpture scholarship, which is awarded annually. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.




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.












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 Math Faculty Member Selected for Regional Association's Beginning Teacher Award (03/25/15)
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 High Schools From the Carolinas Arrive March 25 for Model United Nations (03/20/15)
 Chemistry Major Michala Tesney Explores Crystallography Research at St. Jude (03/18/15)
 Academic Champions Will Compete March 19 on Winthrop Campus (03/17/15)
 Dr. Daniel F. Mahony Selected as President of Winthrop University (03/13/15)
 Social & Behavioral Research Lab Joins Transparency Initiative (03/12/15)
 Freshman Biology Major Selected for Project GO Language Training (03/09/15)
 Joe Prus Named NASP 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (03/05/15)
 Winthrop Poll: S.C. Residents Give Opinions on Leaders, Gas Tax and Other Issues (03/04/15)
 Bank of America Professor Will Push Health-Related Initiatives (02/27/15)
 Winthrop Senior Ian Deas Is One Of Four $2,000 Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Recipients (02/26/15)
 Reading Professor Tapped as New Thompson Scholar (02/25/15)
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 President Search Committee Names Finalists for Eleventh President (02/18/15)
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 Entrepreneurship Competition Invites Innovative Business Ideas (02/13/15)
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 Market Outlook on Economic Trends Set For Feb. 24 (02/11/15)
 February Provost Lecture Recounts Irish Storytelling, Song (02/03/15)
 International Teachers Sharpen Skills at Winthrop For Fourth Year (02/03/15)
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 South Carolina EPSCoR Division Awards Faculty Competitive Research Grants (12/18/14)
 Fine Arts Professor Will Deliver Commencement Address on Dec. 20 (12/16/14)
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 Alums Return to Celebrate Pottery Sale's 25th Anniversary on Dec. 5 (11/06/14)
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 New ICE Initiative Sparks Conversations About Innovation, Creativity (10/29/14)
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 English Department Travels Back in Time At Victorians Institute Conference (10/21/14)
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 Former Members of the Association of Ebonites Gather for Oct. 12 Reunion (10/10/14)
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 Third Annual Major/Minor Fair Offers New Opportunity to Students (10/10/14)
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 Acting President Debra Boyd Begins a Budget Review and Freeze (09/16/14)
 October Provost Series Session to Explore For-Profit, Not-For-Profit Higher Ed (09/16/14)
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 Inaugural Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series Highlights Faculty Research (08/26/14)
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 English Professor John Bird Named New Bryant Professor (08/19/14)
 Chemistry Professor Robin Lammi to Direct University's Undergraduate Research (08/15/14)
 Faculty Member Judy Thomas Selected for South Carolina Panel for Dietetics (08/15/14)
 Non-Profit Management Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications (08/07/14)
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 New Assistant Dean Announced for University College (05/10/11)
 Debra Boyd Appointed as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (05/04/11)
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 Fine Arts Alumni Presentations to Spotlight 10 Artists in 2014-15 (08/20/14)
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 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)
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03/27/2015
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."

03/26/2015
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.

03/18/2015
Professor 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.

03/05/2015
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) recently honored Winthrop University Psychology Professor Joe Prus as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.

The association, which represents 25,000 school psychologists throughout the United States and abroad, established the award in 1999 to recognize those who have contributed to the profession of school psychology in a significant and lasting manner. Prus is the 16th recipient of this award, and his contributions have been called “prodigious, outstanding and enduring.”

03/03/2015
Winthrop University recently selected Associate Professor Janet Wojcik as recipient of the Bank of America Endowed Professorship for the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

Wojcik will use the endowed professorship to continue her work to sustain health-related initiatives. She listed three areas to work on:

• Partnering with the town of Clover to help improve its residents’ health. Within the past year, the town has started a community coalition named LiveWell Clover. Already the town offers a Tuesday night farmer’s market and stage morning walks, Zumba-thons, and group yoga. Wojcik wants to help make the initiative less focused on programs and work more to improve sustainability and structure.
• Promoting adoption of joint-use agreements at local schools to increase community physical activity. This would allow groups to use a public facility, such as a running track. She hopes to continue work from the Healthy South Carolina Initiative to partner with schools for outdoor classroom/active learning environments for schools to share.
• Developing a regional food policy network through the Catawba Farm and Food Coalition.This will improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of the food delivery systems for York and Chester county residents through online sales.

02/27/2015
Winthrop University’s newly appointed Thompson Scholar Shawnna Helf of the Richard W. Riley College of Education will spend the next few months preparing the campus to enact the new Read to Succeed Act for literacy reform.

Helf, an assistant professor of reading in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, has participated in the statewide literacy reform discussions for the past three years and followed the passage last summer of the Read to Succeed legislation. In her Thompson Scholar application, Helf focused on how the new legislation will impact Winthrop’s pre-service teacher education program and how to reinforce with teacher candidates the important roles they will be playing as they teach P-12 students reading and writing.

02/26/2015
Director of Dance Meg Schriffen has one of her originally choreographed pieces, "Co si Cominicia," performed by the Coker Repertory Dance Company.

02/03/2015
Fine Arts Professor Shaun Cassidy’s latest large-scale sculpture entitled “The Sound of Everything” was recently installed in front of the Bragg Financial Advisors building at 1031 South Caldwell Street, located one block off Morehead Street near the Dowd YMCA.

01/26/2015
Professor of English Gregg Hecimovich will present a lecture--“Introducing The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative”--on Feb. in Owens Auditorium at the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst. Hecimovich will detail his quest to find the true author and identity in the N.C. slave narrative. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information call 910/245-3132.

01/20/2015
Professor of English Matthew Fike published an article, "Hemingway's Frances Macomber in 'God's Country,'" in the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies.


Name:  Michala Tesney, Chemistry
From:  Summerville,  South Carolina 

Chemistry student Michala Tesney will spend the summer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she has been accepted into the nationally competitive Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. For 11 weeks, she will work with St. Jude’s Dr. Tudor Moldoveanu researching protein crystallography.

Name:  Tung Nguyen, Interior design

Student Tung Nguyen has won second place in the national 2015 Bernice Bienenstock Interior Design Competition.

Name:  Olivia Livingston, Biology
From:  Columbia,  South Carolina 

Freshman Olivia Livingston will spend two months at the University of Kansas this summer learning her mother’s native tongue, Korean.

She is going courtesy of Project GlobalOfficer, a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Cadet Livingston was nominated by Captain Jeff Krohn, the Army ROTC officer in charge at Winthrop.

Name:  Ian Deas, Biology
From:  Charleston,  South Carolina 

Ian Deas, a senior biology major from Charleston, is one of four recipients of the Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.


Sponsor Group:  International Center
Date:  04/03/2015
Contact Name:  Leigh Poole

Short-Term Study Abroad

Faculty members interested in proposing short-term faculty-led study abroad trips for the 2015-16 school year should submit their proposals by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Submissions can be e-mailed to poolela@winthrop.edu or dropped off in the International Center at 218 Dinkins.

Review the proposal process online.


Sponsor Group:  Kappa Rho Chapter of Belta Alpha Psi
Contact Name:  Jayne Maas

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Kappa Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi will once again offer the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) program for the 2014 income tax filing season. From Feb. 6-March 27 with the exception of Spring Break, volunteers will be available in the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information on what to bring and what documents volunteers can prepare, e-mail bap@winthrop.edu.


Sponsor Group:  Dining Services

Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Offer

Dining Services is offering a new meal plan just for faculty and staff. For $125, they can buy 20 meals and receive $20 in Cafe Cash. For questions, stop by 112 Thomson Hall or call 803/323-2119.


Sponsor Group:  Winthrop University International Center
Contact Name:  Lindsey Hill

International Center 'Volunteers' for Students

Winthrop has 194 international students on campus this semester. Many faculty and staff members have asked the International Center how they can help welcome these students to campus, be it inviting them to their home for a meal or driving them to the airport. If you are interested in being a "volunteer," please e-mail Lindsey Hill at hilll@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2133.


Sponsor Group:  Campus Police
Price:  $25

2014-15 Parking Stickers Available

Faculty and staff can now purchase the 2014-15 parking stickers. The cost of the permit is $25 with a limit of two per person.

Permits can be purchased online and mailed to your home or picked up at Campus Police. All disabled permits must be purchased at Campus Police. Parking office hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For questions, e-mail Donna Snyder at snyderd@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2553.


 Nation's Ford High School Team Wins Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations (03/27/15)
 Math Faculty Member Selected for Regional Association's Beginning Teacher Award (03/25/15)
 Winthrop Alumna Will Represent Education Superintendent on Board of Trustees (03/25/15)
 High Schools From the Carolinas Arrive March 25 for Model United Nations (03/20/15)
 Chemistry Major Michala Tesney Explores Crystallography Research at St. Jude (03/18/15)
 Academic Champions Will Compete March 19 on Winthrop Campus (03/17/15)
 Dr. Daniel F. Mahony Selected as President of Winthrop University (03/13/15)
 Social & Behavioral Research Lab Joins Transparency Initiative (03/12/15)
 Freshman Biology Major Selected for Project GO Language Training (03/09/15)
 Joe Prus Named NASP 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (03/05/15)
 Winthrop Poll: S.C. Residents Give Opinions on Leaders, Gas Tax and Other Issues (03/04/15)
 Bank of America Professor Will Push Health-Related Initiatives (02/27/15)
 Winthrop Senior Ian Deas Is One Of Four $2,000 Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Recipients (02/26/15)
 Reading Professor Tapped as New Thompson Scholar (02/25/15)
 Alums and Other Professionals Scheduled to Talk at 26th Annual Mass Communication Week (02/23/15)
 Science Educators Will Be on Campus This Weekend Discussing Teaching Strategies (02/20/15)
 President Search Committee Names Finalists for Eleventh President (02/18/15)
 Business Majors Participate in TD Ameritrade Institutional's Annual Conference (02/13/15)
 Entrepreneurship Competition Invites Innovative Business Ideas (02/13/15)
 Mini Camp Planned for High School Students at Winthrop on March 7 (02/13/15)
 Market Outlook on Economic Trends Set For Feb. 24 (02/11/15)
 February Provost Lecture Recounts Irish Storytelling, Song (02/03/15)
 International Teachers Sharpen Skills at Winthrop For Fourth Year (02/03/15)
 Graduate, Dean and Presidents' Lists Now Available (01/30/15)
 Planning Has Started for Winthrop's First Water Conference in November (01/29/15)
 Winthrop Faculty, Staff and Students Turn Out to See Friendship Nine Vindicated (01/29/15)
 Strom Thurmond's Granddaughter Shares Thoughts on Her Family's Legacy (01/26/15)
 The Music Festival, Alternative Impulse IV, Features Feb. 1 Concert (01/26/15)
 MLK Day of Service Benefits Students and Service Sites (01/25/15)
 Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School Earns Accreditation from NAEYC (01/23/15)
 Physical Education Majors Club Takes Top Marks at State Conference (01/22/15)
 College of Education Holds Week of Activities on Educational Trends (01/21/15)
 Winthrop Cited for Weaving Community Engagement in Its College Fabric (01/16/15)
 Student-Athletes Earn Highest GPA for a Semester (01/14/15)
 College Students Will Put MLK's Words to Action on Jan. 19 (01/13/15)
 Dacus Library Launches New Online Research Hub (01/13/15)
 Business Major Tapped as Tillman Award Recipient (12/22/14)
 Winthrop Named to Presidential Community Service Honor Roll for Ninth Time (12/22/14)
 South Carolina EPSCoR Division Awards Faculty Competitive Research Grants (12/18/14)
 Fine Arts Professor Will Deliver Commencement Address on Dec. 20 (12/16/14)
 Black Friday Shopping Expertise Garners Attention for Marketing Professor (12/15/14)
 Four Faculty Members Awarded Sabbaticals for Upcoming Academic Year (12/15/14)
 Professor Will Join Levine's Dec. 10 TweetChat on Police Shootings (12/08/14)
 Winthrop Praised for Its Integration of Critical Thinking Throughout Its Curriculum (12/08/14)
 Economics Faculty Member Chosen for Winthrop's Top Teaching Award (12/04/14)
 Retired Education Professor Authors Book About Cherokee Myths and Legends (12/04/14)
 Hunger Series Begins With Dec. 2 Program on Food Security (12/01/14)
 NSSE Survey Shows Winthrop Students Value Their College Experience (11/24/14)
 Leaders for Tomorrow Program Earns National Recognition for Positive Student Impact (11/21/14)
 THANKSgiving Challenge Exceeds Goal, Collects 517 Gifts in 48 Hours (11/21/14)
 Biology Class Studies Different Effects of Ebola Outbreak (11/20/14)
 Winthrop Poll: S.C. Residents Surveyed About Economy, Women's Issues and Sea-Level Change (11/19/14)
 Winthrop Kicks Off 48-Hour THANKSgiving Fundraising Challenge Nov. 18 (11/18/14)
 English Professors Reflect on Popularity of The Hunger Games Series (11/14/14)
 November Provost Series Explores Albanian Traditional Music (11/13/14)
 Panel to Address Journalists As Bargaining Tools on Nov. 18 (11/12/14)
 Alums Return to Celebrate Pottery Sale's 25th Anniversary on Dec. 5 (11/06/14)
 Steven Agee to Deliver Fall M.B.A. Lecture on Nov. 12 (11/03/14)
 English Professor Jo Koster Honored by Southeastern Medieval Association (10/30/14)
 New ICE Initiative Sparks Conversations About Innovation, Creativity (10/29/14)
 McNair Scholar Studies Student Truck Drivers' Health to Improve Performance (10/24/14)
 English Department Travels Back in Time At Victorians Institute Conference (10/21/14)
 Music Professor Jerry Helton Remembered for His Voice and Teaching Legacy (10/20/14)
 Winthrop Alumna Awarded $30,000 Rotary Scholarship to Study in Paris (10/13/14)
 Former Members of the Association of Ebonites Gather for Oct. 12 Reunion (10/10/14)
 S.C. Education Superintendent Candidate Debate Set for Oct. 14 Delayed (10/10/14)
 Third Annual Major/Minor Fair Offers New Opportunity to Students (10/10/14)
 Winthrop University Announces President Search Committee Membership (10/10/14)
 Latest Winthrop Poll Captures Likely Voters' Views on Upcoming Election (10/01/14)
 American Party Event on Sept. 30 Features Co-Founder and U.S. Senate Candidate (09/29/14)
 Lunch and Learn Sessions to Cover Integration Issues (09/25/14)
 Charlotte Author Will Speak on Midlife Reinventions on Oct. 6 (09/24/14)
 College of Education Undergoes Major Renovations to Update Classrooms (09/18/14)
 Acting President Debra Boyd Begins a Budget Review and Freeze (09/16/14)
 October Provost Series Session to Explore For-Profit, Not-For-Profit Higher Ed (09/16/14)
 50th Anniversary of Integration to be Commemorated Oct. 6-12 (09/11/14)
 John Kenneth Adams Presents His Piano Portraits on Sept. 14 at Winthrop (09/09/14)
 U.S News Includes Winthrop as Top 10 Southern Public University (09/09/14)
 Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Available This Semester (08/29/14)
 Inaugural Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series Highlights Faculty Research (08/26/14)
 Sociology Professor Jennifer Solomon Reflects on Women's Equality Day (08/25/14)
 Alumnus, S.C. Rep. Gary Simrill '91 Will Give Keynote Convocation Speech (08/20/14)
 State Political Experts Gather Aug. 21 to Discuss Gubernatorial Election (08/20/14)
 English Professor John Bird Named New Bryant Professor (08/19/14)
 Chemistry Professor Robin Lammi to Direct University's Undergraduate Research (08/15/14)
 Faculty Member Judy Thomas Selected for South Carolina Panel for Dietetics (08/15/14)
 Non-Profit Management Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications (08/07/14)
 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)
 Charlotte Dance Festival Welcomes Winthrop Students' Original Choreography (03/20/15)
 Interior Design Student Places Second in National Competition (03/17/15)
 'Vocabulary of Images' Inspires Newest Exhibit from Fine Arts Chair Tom Stanley (02/27/15)
 Be Careful What You Wish For 'Into the Woods' (02/10/15)
 Extend Your Valentine's Day Celebration With Special Piano Recital (02/09/15)
 Winthrop Community Well Represented in Upcoming Lake City Arts Festival (02/06/15)
 Music Department Welcomes 'Lush and Fragile' Piano Works, Percussion (02/04/15)
 Fine Arts Professor's Latest Sculpture Stands Tall at Bragg Financial Advisors (02/02/15)
 Rwandan Travels Influence Poet's Work in Special Presentation (01/28/15)
 Alumna Featured in Downtown Rock Hill Art Exhibition Through Feb. 15 (01/22/15)
 Internationally Acclaimed Percussionist Group NEXUS to Perform at Winthrop (01/16/15)
 Winthrop Galleries Pay Tribute to Late Painting Professor (01/14/15)
 ASC Grants Prompt Artistic Exploration for Faculty, Staff, Alumni (12/10/14)
 New York Choreographer Adds His Talents to Winthrop Dance Theatre (11/11/14)
 Winthrop Bookstore to Host Nov. 15 Book Signing for Three Authors (11/11/14)
 Alumna Jane Spratt's Artwork Spotlighted in November Winthrop Exhibition (11/10/14)
 Holiday Art Sale Set for Nov. 14 (11/05/14)
 Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Emotionally Charged 'Bare' (11/05/14)
 Jazz & Jambalaya Gala to Raise Money for Student Scholarships (11/04/14)
 Nov. 1 Concert Marks Walter Hautzig's Return to Winthrop for a Steinway Spotlight (10/30/14)
 'Reasons to Be Pretty' Tackles Society's Obsession with Beauty (10/17/14)
 2014 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Offers Fun for Alumni, Winthrop Community (10/16/14)
 Theatre & Dance Opens 2014-15 Season with Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull' (10/06/14)
 Families Welcomed on Campus for Family Day (10/03/14)
 Love of Traveling Sets the Tone for Special Recital Oct. 6 (10/03/14)
 Roundtable Event to Address Social Issues During 'Fulfilling the Promise' (10/02/14)
 Galleries Continues Integration Conversation in New Exhibits (09/15/14)
 50th Anniversary of Integration to be Commemorated Oct. 6-12 (09/11/14)
 Art History Association 3rd Annual Foreign Film Series Begins Aug. 26 (08/25/14)
 Fine Arts Alumni Presentations to Spotlight 10 Artists in 2014-15 (08/20/14)
 Shakespeare Carolina's Romeo & Juliet Comes to Life Under the Stars (08/20/14)
 Welcome Week 2014 Features Never-Before-Seen Acts at Winthrop (08/18/14)
 Winthrop to Host First SC Screening of Everybody Street Documentary (08/14/14)
 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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