The S.C. Psychological Association presented Professor Merry Sleigh its Kendra Ogletree Cusaac Outstanding Psychology Teacher of the Year Award at its recent conference in Myrtle Beach.
Professor of Music Matthew Manwarren has released his new album, “Youthful Passion and Fantasy," on Americus Records. A CD signing party and brief concert has been planned at the Steinway Gallery of Charlotte on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4 pm.
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Three faculty members will be honored at Commencement on May 7 and 9:
* Distinguished Professor Award: Professor of English Jo Koster
* Outstanding Junior Professor: Assistant Professor of Computer Science Marguerite Doman
* Jane LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award: Associate Professor of Counseling and Development Jennifer Jordan
Charlotte Magazine has named Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy Best Artist in Charlotte. The magazine noted that while Cassidy is not a native of Charlotte, he has “become part of the city.” Cassidy has been living and creating art in the United States since 1991. He grew up and studied sculpture in England and in Canada.
Two faculty/staff members received honors at the 2015 Faculty/Staff/Retirees ceremony:
* Gloria Jones, dean of University College, won the Mary Spann Richardswon Award for "exceptional service, professional excellence and the ability to provide Winthrop with positive visibility through the region."
* Brad Tripp, associate professor of sociology, received the Faculty Student Life Award for his "broad and deep interactions with student life efforts and for his efforts that have had a positive impact on students' lives."
The National Art Education Association recently gave Associate Professor Seymour Simmons, III its 2015 South Carolina Art Educator of the Year Award.
This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. The award was presented March 27 at the association's national convention in New Orleans.
Associate Professor of Sport Management Kristi L. Schoepfer received the President’s Award in March during the 28th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The association, made up of more than 100 members, gives the annual award to the member who has given the greatest level of service to the organization. Schoepfer repeated as a recipient of the award; she also was given it in 2013.
History Professor Jason Silverman will serven on an April 10 panel during the President Lincoln’s Cottage commemoration of the 16th president’s last visit to the site.
This is the 150th anniversary of the April 13, 1865 visit to the cottage, the day before Lincoln was assassinated.
Highlights of this milestone anniversary include a retracing of Lincoln’s daily commute on horseback through the streets of Washington, D.C.; an exhibit examining presidential security; and a forum featuring innovating scholars and visionary leaders on the lasting influence of Lincoln’s brave ideas.
Silverman, a Lincoln scholar and author of a soon-to-be released book on “Lincoln and Immigration,” was among several experts participating in the Lincoln Ideas Forum. The symposium will be held in the room in the Cottage where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation.
The York County Choral Society, conducted by Dr. Katherine Kinsey, Director of Choral Activities at Winthrop University, will perform Mozart's Requiem in D minor (k. 626) on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the door the day of the concert or by going to www.yorkcountychoralsociety.org. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors age 62+, $5 for students with ID.