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Winthrop recognizes employees for service, outstanding work (04/28/2015)
The following CAS faculty and staff retired this year:
     Bill Click, mass communication
     Susan Hyatt, sociology & anthropology
     Peter Phillips, biology
     Marilyn Sarow, mass communication
The following CAS faculty and staff reached a state service milestone:
     Leigh Armistead, psychology, 10 years
     Cassie Bell, biology, 10 years
     Christian Grattan, chemistry, physics, & geology, 10 years
     Marilyn Montgomery, English, 10 years
     Mark Nortz, mass communication, 10 years
     Merry Sleigh-Ritzer, psychology, 10 years
     Bonnye Stuart, mass communication, 10 years
     Takita Sumter, chemistry, physics, & geology, 10 years
     Iris Coleman, mathematics, 20 years
     Dwight Dimaculangan, biology, 20 years
     Karen Kedrowski, CAS, 20 years
     Jo Koster, English, 20 years
     Eddie Lee, history, 20 years
     Judy Thomas, human nutrition, 20 years
     Jason Silverman, history, 30 years 
In addition, Dr. Brad Tripp, associate professor of sociology, received the Faculty Student Life Award, and the following CAS faculty received presidential citations for service to the university:
     Eric Birgbauer, biology
     Beth Costner, CAS
     Heather Evans-Anderson, biology
     Jessie Hamm, mathematics

Student Life Awards highlight active year for Winthrop student body (04/27/2015)

Winthrop alumna Destinee Johnson '14 receives KSTF fellowship (04/23/2015)

Winthrop Poll: Walker and Bush early leaders among SC GOP likely voters (04/15/2015)

Mediterranean diet class eats well in America and soon in France and Italy (04/13/2015)

Winthrop alumna Hannah Swan '14 receives NSF graduate research fellowship (04/10/2015)

History professor will join in President Lincoln's Cottage celebration (04/07/2015)

Faculty Conference election results in John Bird's re-election (04/01/2015)

Nation's Ford High School team wins Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations (03/27/2015)

Math faculty member selected for regional association's beginning teacher award (03/25/2015)

High schools from the Carolinas arrive March 25 for Model United Nations (03/20/2015)

Chemistry major Michala Tesney explores crystallography research at St. Jude (03/18/2015)

Social and Behavioral Research Lab joins transparency initiative (03/12/2015)

Freshman Biology major selected for Project GO language training (03/09/2015)

Joe Prus named NASP 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (03/05/2015)

Winthrop Poll: S.C. residents give opinions on leaders, gas tax and other issues (03/04/2015)

Winthrop senior Ian Deas is one of four $2,000 Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship recipients (02/26/2015)

Alumna establishes endowed fund to support pre-physical therapy students (02/25/2015)

Alums and other professionals scheduled to talk at 26th annual Mass Communication Week (02/23/2015)

Science educators will be on campus this weekend discussing teaching strategies (02/20/2015)

Dorothy Perry Thompson colloquium marks 10-year Hurricane Katrina anniversary (02/05/2015)

Planning has started for Winthrop's first water conference in November (01/29/2015)

Strom Thurmond's granddaughter shares thoughts on her family's legacy (01/26/2015)

Four faculty members awarded sabbaticals for upcoming academic year (12/15/2014)

Silent Reading Party (My Carolina Town, Feb/Mar 2015)

Professor will join Levine's Dec. 10 TweetChat on police shootings (12/08/2014)

Winthrop praised for its integration of critical thinking throughout its curriculum (12/08/2014)

Hunger series begins with Dec. 2 program on food security (12/01/2014)

History Professor Jason Silverman talks about Lincoln and Immigration on the Academic Minute (11/26/2014)

Biology class studies different effects of Ebola outbreak (11/20/2014)

Winthrop Poll: S.C. residents surveyed about economy, women's issues, and sea-level change (11/19/2014)

English professors reflect on popularity of the Hunger Games series (11/14/2014)

Panel to address journalists as bargaining tools on Nov. 18 (11/12/2014)

English Department fundraiser gives opportunity to raise money while reading (10/31/2014)

English professor Jo Koster honored by Southeastern Medieval Association (10/30/2014)

English Department travels back in time at Victorians Institute Conference (10/21/2014)

Winthrop alumna awarded $30,000 Rotary Scholarship to study in Paris (10/13/2014)

S.C. education superintendent candidate debate set for Oct. 14 delayed (10/10/2014)

Latest Winthrop Poll captures likely voters' views on upcoming election (10/01/2014)

Sept. 30 reception to name Sims classroom after professor, donor Irene Boland (09/29/2014)

Winthrop IMC student earns award for internship excellence (09/26/2014)

Hornsby Lecture Series welcomes renowned social psychologist (09/17/2014)

Scanning electron microscope image claims photo prize for Biology professor (09/05/2014)

Alumna Yvrose Ismael to receive award for work with Haiti orphanage, school (09/04/2014)

Kareema J. Gray serves as Winthrop delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Biennial Convention (09/03/2014)

Inaugural Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series highlights faculty research (08/26/2014)

Sociology professor Jennifer Solomon reflects on Women's Equality Day (08/25/2014)

State political experts gather Aug. 21 to discuss gubernatorial election (08/20/2014)

Alumna, Geology Professor establishes endowment to fund student research (08/19/2014)

English Professor John Bird named new Bryant Professor (08/19/2014)

Faculty member Judy Thomas selected for South Carolina Panel for Dietetics (08/15/2014)

Alumnus, zookeeper celebrates World Elephant Day at Memphis Zoo (08/12/2014)

Alumnus Matthew Neal awarded science teaching fellowship (07/29/2014)

New political science award honors alumna Jurée Capers '08 (07/09/2014)

Sabbatical projects announced for six faculty members (07/07/2014)

Biology faculty member given $360,000 grant to study the optic nerve (06/23/2014)

Associate Professor of Sociology Richard Chacon interviewed by CN2 about WESIPS conference

Winthrop's new custom-built study program attracts first group of students (Rock Hill Herald, 06/10/14)

Mark Twain Circle of America welcomes Winthrop professor as president (06/09/14) announces Winthrop in the Top 10 Nutrition Science graduate programs (06/06/14)

Biology chair recognized for contributions to Health Education (05/21/14)

Winthrop welcomes second class of NEW leadership participants (05/20/14)

Summer school offerings include courses on Watergate, History of Winthrop, and more (05/13/14)

Student-athlete and Biology major Hannah Hadaway receives Tillman Award (05/13/14)

Tenure, Promotions, and Emeritus status announced for faculty (05/09/14)
The following CAS faculty were granted emeritus status: Carlos Caballero, assistant professor of mathematics; J. William Click, professor of mass communication; Rory Cornish, professor of history; James Scott Ely, associate professor of English (posthumous); Heakyung Lee, professor of mathematics; Susan Lyman, associate professor of social work; Ameda Manetta, associate professor of social work; Mesgun Sebhatu, professor of physics; and  Pravda Stoeva-Popova, associate professor of biology.

The following CAS faculty were granted tenure: Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; and Jason Hulbert, chemistry.

The following CAS faculty were promoted to the rank of professor: Adolphus Belk, political science; Jack DeRochi, English; Jennifer Disney, political science; Robin Lammi, chemistry; Merry Sleigh-Ritzer, psychology; Takita Sumter, chemistry; and Kristi Westover, biology.

The following CAS faculty were promoted to the rank of associate professor: Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; Jason Hurlbert, chemistry; and Maria Clara Paulino, interdisciplinary studies.

China internship teaches new grads relationship-building, classroom confidence (05/08/14)

Hecimovich is part of second class of W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows (04/30/14)

Three faculty members cited for their excellence and dedication (04/30/14)
Nicholas Grossoehme, an assistant professor of Chemistry, is the 2014 Outstanding Junior Professor of the Year. Sue Lyman, associate professor of Social Work, received the 2014 Jane LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award.

Fifty-eight employees recognized with awards, citations during annual ceremony (04/29/14)
CAS employees who received a presidential citation for service to the university:
Linda Ashley, social work
Merry Sleigh, psychology

Twenty-six Winthrop retirees and 40 employees honored for service (04/29/14)
CAS retirees:
Linda Ashley, social work
Carlos Caballero, mathematics
Rory Cornish, history
Christa Kea, speech
Heakyung Lee, mathematics
Sue Lyman, social work
Ameda Manetta, social work
Marguerite Quintelli, English
Mesgun Sebhatu, chemistry, physics, geology
Pravda Stoeva-Popova, biology

CAS employees recognized for 10 years of service:
Adolphus Belk, political science
Gwen Daley, chemistry, physics, geology
Robin Lammi, chemistry, physics, geology
Mary Martin, English
Darren Ritzer, psychology
Kristi Westover, biology

CAS employees recognized for 20 years of service:
John Bird, English
Paula Mitchell, biology

Winthrop to host Advanced Placement summer institutes (04/28/14)

Chair of Winthrop University Department of Mass Communication hangs up saddle after 27 years (The Johnsonian, 04/23/14)

New major to launch in the fall semester (The Johnsonian, 04/23/14)

Professor to become new face of English department (04/23/14)

Student Life Awards highlight good work and community service by students and staff (04/21/14)
Integrated Marketing Communication major Austin McDonald won the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.
Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies major Sarah Cohen won an American Legion Award.
Psychology major Taylor Jernigan and Biology student Lisa Howard won the James C. and Kimberly Dickens Williamson Leadership Awards.
Social Work major Alexis Eaddy won the Newman Civic Fellows Award.
Psychology major Chandler Cox won the Multicultural Student Life Award.
Social Work graduate student Dedra Darby won the Intern of the Year award.
The Student Dietetic Association won the Student Organization with Exemplary Record of Service award. 

History comes to life as knights model medieval armor (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

Retiring Winthrop professor leaves legacy (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

Poetry reading to share fond memories (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

IMC student wins prestigious award for advertising skills, receives job offers at annual conference (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

Humanity's impact on the environment: Exactly how big is our ecological footprint? (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

English department honors student achievement (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)

Winthrop Poll: S.C. on Graham, Obama, Retirement $, Alzheimer's (04/16/14)

International student of the week (The Johnsonian, 04/16/14)
Fabian Broich is a psychology major from Germany.

Phi Kappa Phi initiation recognizes contributions of retiring faculty member Sue Lyman (04/14/14)

2014 Newman Civic Fellow class includes Winthrop student (04/10/14)

WISE summer interns selected for three-week program (04/09/14)

Students learn truth behind the Pink Ribbon (The Johnsonian, 04/09/14)

Fort Mill High School awarded Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations (04/03/14)

Students debate in Model United Nations (the Johnsonian, 04/02/14)

Winthrop University’s Psychology department aids Rock Hill’s school district in evaluating its pre-kindergarten programs (The Johnsonian, 04/02/14)

Mass Communication department to host 25th annual dinner next week (The Johnsonian, 04/02/14)

International student of the week (The Johnsonian, 04/02/14)
Ivan Valentin Hugo Ferret is a junior integrated marketing communication major from France.

Students and faculty celebrate inauguration with poetry together (The Johnsonian, 04/02/14)

Roger Baumgarte to speak April 7 on international friendships (03/31/14)

Let there be peace at WU (The Johnsonian, 03/27/14)

“My one-night stand with cancer: A memoir” (The Johnsonian, 03/27/14)

Second annual NEW Leadership Summer Institute set for May 17-21 (03/26/14)

Desmond Tutu's activist daughter speaks at Winthrop's Model UN conference (Rock Hill Herald, 03/26/14)

Winthrop exhibit honors SC Mother of the Year recipients (Rock Hill Herald, 03/25/14)

Winthrop marker honors late priest who worked for peace (Rock Hill Herald, 03/24/14)

Graduate students use psychology statistics training to aid school district (03/20/14)

Winthrop professor honored with $25K endowed scholarship in his name (Rock Hill Herald, 03/20/14)

Campus will celebrate peace pole dedication during inauguration week (03/18/14)

Winthrop offers new individualized studies major for students with broad interests (The Johnsonian, 03/13/14)

Professor of the week: Dr. Kristin Kiblinger (The Johnsonian, 03/13/14)

The Confused Breast: A hypothesis “intersection between the maternal and the sexual” (The Johnsonian, 03/13/14)

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)

Tutu's daughter to headline Winthrop's Model UN conference (The State, 03/11/14)

Faculty-led initiatives to showcase scholarly work during inauguration week (03/10/14)

Professor talks genetics, political views (The Johnsonian,03/06/14)

Winthrop Poll releases new research (The Johnsonian,03/06/14)

Art, text, performance and faith from medieval Bible study until now (The Johnsonian, 03/06/14)

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)

March 11 lecture on Lincoln by Professor Jason Silverman promises to be entertaining (03/05/14)

English department to hold ninth annual research conference (03/05/14)

Winthrop English majors recognized at international conference (03/03/14)

Professor of the week (The Johnsonian, 02/27/14)
Dr. Scott Shinabargar is a professor of French and the chair of the World Languages & Cultures department.

Senator Graham visits campus to talk about attacks at Benghazi (The Johnsonian, 02/26/14)

Winthrop Poll: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has support of 45% of likely Republican primary voters (02/26/14)

Creating equitable schools focus of Dorothy Perry Thompson colloquium (02/25/14)

24th Annual Mass Communication Week gives students a "passport to their future"(02/18/14)

International student of the week (The Johnsonian, 02/12/14)
Caitlin Cridland is a sophomore biochemistry major from Australia.

Professor of the week (The Johnsonian, 02/12/14)
Dr. Wendy Campbell is a professor of social work.

Military speaker visits Winthrop, talks about her experience in Coast Guard (The Johnsonian, 02/12/14)

Sign language club breaks barriers for hearing impaired (The Johnsonian, 02/12/14)

English department tries new curriculum (The Johnsonian, 02/05/14)

It happened on the way to war: A marine's path to peace (The Johnsonian, 02/05/14)

The American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) released Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight, in January 2014. This report finds that liberal arts majors are successful in the workplace.

Professor of the week (The Johnsonian, 01/29/14)
Dr. Adolphus Belk is an associate professor of political science and the coordinator of the African American Studies minor.

International student of the week (The Johnsonian, 01/29/14)
Elizabeth Williamson is a freshman environmental studies major from New Zealand.

Biology major seeks to end cancer (The Johnsonian, 01/29/14)

First woman to lead a U.S. military academy will visit Winthrop Feb. 6 (01/27/14)

Holocaust lives on through literature class (The Johnsonian, 01/22/14)

Winthrop biology students will travel to Peru to study conservation of the Amazon rainforest (The Johnsonian, 01/22/14)

Professor of the week (The Johnsonian, 01/22/14)
Dr. John Holder is a professor of political science.

MUN students compete in fall and prepare in spring for own conference (01/15/14)

Archives turns to Alison Boulton '11 for Special Uniforms Exhibit (01/06/14)


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