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."
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.
03/18/2015Professor 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Director of Dance Meg Schriffen has one of her originally choreographed pieces, "Co si Cominicia," performed by the Coker Repertory Dance Company.
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.
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.
Professor of English Matthew Fike published an article, "Hemingway's Frances Macomber in 'God's Country,'" in the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies.