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Fall 2017

English Major Receives Winthrop's Highest Award for Academic Excellence (12/18/2017)

Psychology Professor Selected for Kinard Teaching Award (12/06/2017)

Dolores Vees Establishes Scholarship to Assist First-Generation Students (12/04/2017)

Families Participated in “Share the Color” Food Workshops To Learn About Nutrition (11/16/2017)

Eight Alumni to be Honored with Awards During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (11/13/2017)

Latest Winthrop Poll Surveys Southern States about Racism and the Economy (11/08/2017)

Four Alumni Running for Winthrop Board of Trustees Seat (11/06/2017)

Department of Mass Communication Will Co-Host Part of 20th annual Native American Film Festival (11/03/2017)

Winthrop Student Voter Turnout Last Fall Higher Than National Average (11/3/2017)

Friends, Former Students of Winthrop History Professor Establish Scholarship (10/20/2017)

West Forum Hosts Rock Hill City Election Debate on Oct. 24 (10/20/2017)

National Aquarium Senior VP Highlights 27th Annual Mass Communication Week (9/29/2017)

Fossils Collected This Summer Will Be Subject of Tests (9/26/2017)

UC Berkeley Biologist Tyrone Hayes to Deliver Oct. 9 M.L.A. Lecture (9/26/2017)

Change the World With Winthrop's New Civic and Public Engagement Minor (9/25/2017)

Winthrop Part of $20 Million Federal Grant to Research Complex Materials (9/20/2017)

Six Leadership and Social Change Series Events Slated for Academic Year (9/19/2017)

Winthrop’s McNair Scholars Program Receives Third Round of Funding to Prepare Students for Ph.D. Programs (9/14/2017)

Alumna Endows $100K New Scholarship for Johnsonian Staff Members (09/13/2017)

Rock Hill City Election Candidate Forum Set for Winthrop on Oct. 3 (09/13/2017)

Grants Will Expand Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Opportunities (08/23/2017)

Alumna Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Honor Late Mother (08/14/2017)

Patwardhan Given Second National Teaching Award This Year (08/07/2017)

Winthrop Alumnus Steven Patrick Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (08/01/2017)

 

Spring/Summer 2017

Planning for Next Year's NEW Leadership Is Underway (07/31/2017)

Winthrop's Cridland Shares Big South Woman of the Year Honors (07/31/2017)

Shakespeare Carolina Returns to Winthrop With Two Shows This Summer (07/24/2017)

Takita Sumter Appointed Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (07/18/2017)

Kedrowski to Lead New Center for Civic Learning; Sumter Appointed Interim Dean of College of Arts & Sciences (07/17/2017)

GenCyber Camps at Winthrop Bridge the Gaps in Cyber Security (07/10/2017)

Human Nutrition Program Celebrates Centennial Anniversary (07/10/2017)

English Professor Explores Jung, Africa in New Text (06/28/2017)

100% Online Graduate Programs to Be Offered at Winthrop (06/21/2017)

Rock Hill Legislator and Alumnus Added to West Forum Advisory Board (06/20/2017)

McNair Scholars Present Research at Summer Symposium (06/16/2017)

Chemistry Professor Elected to Serve on ASBMB Council (06/08/2017)

WISE Interns Spent Three Weeks Learning and Teaching About Water (06/02/2017)

Winthrop Senior Honored With Fulbright Award to Study in Thailand (05/16/2017)

Human Nutrition Student Wins State Award (5/02/2017) 

Math Faculty Member Recognized for Early Career Mentoring (05/01/2017)

CBA Dean, Wife Establish Endowment for International Learning Experiences (04/27/2017)

Spots Available for Mathematics Department's Sonia Kovalevsky Day (04/26/2017)

Two Donations to Environmental Programs Expand Opportunities for Students (04/25/2017)

Winthrop Honors Retirees and Award Winners At Close of Academic Year (04/25/2017)

Alumni Couple Establishes Scholarship to Benefit Student Veterans (04/21/2017)

Three Faculty Members Tapped for Awards for Outstanding Work (04/21/2017)

Mass Communication Professor Wins National Teaching Excellence Award (04/14/2017)

President Trump Has 43% Approval Rating in SC According to Latest Winthrop Poll(04/13/2017)

Tadean Page, Julian Holland Elected CSL President, Vice President for 2017-18 (04/12/2017)

Mass Communication Faculty Member Chosen as a Kopenhaver Fellow (04/11/2017)

Charlotte Mayor to Speak at Winthrop April 11 (04/05/2017)

U.S. Legislators To Talk About S.C.’s Race Relations at April 18 Forum (04/05/2017)

Winthrop Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation (03/24/2017)

Three NSF Fellowships Awarded to Winthrop Student and Alumni Working in STEM Areas (03/22/2017)

Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Winthrop on April 10 (03/21/2017)

Political Science Professor Elected as Faculty Chair (03/10/2017)

41st Annual Model U.N. Celebrates Milestone (03/08/2017)

Latest Winthrop Poll Results Capture Opinions on President Trump and Others(02/23/2017)

Couple Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Political Science, Business Majors (02/22/2017)

Lincoln Expert in Demand for His Scholarship on Immigration (02/17/2017)

Presidential Candidate Forum at Winthrop Wins Regional Special Events Award (02/15/2017)

English Professor John Bird Discovers Never-Before-Published Mark Twain Children’s Story (1/30/2017)

Chemistry Professor Takita Felder Sumter Named First Provost’s Faculty Fellow (1/23/2017)

Jan. 30 Discussion to Focus on the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina (1/18/2017)

William Rogers, Winthrop University – Dolphins (1/13/2017)

Anthropology Faculty Member Serves as Co-Editor of Anthology Released This Month (1/9/2017)

Fall 2016

Decision 2016: Educating and Activating Student Voting Power (12/19/2016)

Winthrop Students Create Bilingual Books for Area Agencies to Display (12/11/2016)

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned Nov. 12 at Basketball Game (11/18/2016)

Winthrop to Host 19th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast (11/10/2016)

Nov. 15 Forum to Discuss Consequences of Act 388 on Education (11/10/2016)

Winthrop Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Leads Trump in Virginia (11/02/2016)

Nov. 1 Panel to Talk About Carolina Coverage of Upcoming Election (10/31/2016)

Winthrop Senior Awarded ANSWER Scholarship as a Levine Scholar (10/7/2016)

Jami Hodgins Selected as Inaugural Recipient of the Roddey, Johnson, Gladden, Meriwether Scholarship (10/04/2016)

Latest Winthrop Poll Surveys S.C. Residents on Presidential Candidates (9/29/2016)

Human Nutrition Faculty Explain the Pumpkin Spice Craze (9/22/2016)

Students Encouraged to Vote as Part of Winthrop Decision 2016 (9/14/2016)

English Department Chair Gregg Hecimovich to Speak on N.C. Slave Narrative at Winthrop (9/19/2016)

Winthrop Events Help Put a Face on Syrian Refugees (9/08/2016)

Students Participate in University-Reservation Partnership with Catawba Indian Nation (8/31/2016)

Students to Present Exciting Summer Research Findings on Sept. 16 (8/31/2016)

Cannibals, Harry Potter and Socrates, Oh My: Some of Winthrop's Craziest Fall Courses (8/26/2016)

Winthrop Alumna Travels to Vietnam to Help With Biology Olympiad (8/18/2016)

Social Work Department Chair Named to Accreditation Commission (8/13/2016)

Winthrop Joins Schools Nationwide in Pledge to be Voter Friendly (8/10/2016)

Winthrop's Biochemistry Program Receives Seven-Year Accreditation (08/01/2016)

Spring/Summer 2016

History Professor Asked to Co-edit Lincoln Journal and Speak on Immigration (07/28/2016)

Graduate Programs.com Announces Winthrop in the Top Social Work Graduate Programs (07/15/2016)

Fort Mill Eagle Scout Builds Rain Garden on Winthrop Campus (07/14/2016)

WISE Interns Tasked with Studying Water-Related Problems (07/05/2016)

Biology Graduate Selected for Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award (06/22/2016)

Faculty Members Recognized With Emeritus Status, Tenure or Promotion (06/10/2016)

IMC Grads Create Marketing Strategy for 'Beat Bobby Flay' Chef (05/24/2016)

Candidates for S.C. Senate District 15 Debate on May 19 at Winthrop (05/11/2016)

Four President's Award Recipients Honored at May 7 Undergraduate Commencement (05/09/2016)

Political Science Department Chair Jennifer Disney Honored By Her Alma Mater (05/06/2016)

Few Spots Available for Second Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day (05/03/2016)

Three Chemistry Majors Win ACS Outstanding Student Leadership Award (05/30/2016)

First Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming Class Called a Success (05/02/2016)

Latest Winthrop Poll Delves into S.C. Residents' Feelings on Race (4/28/2016)

Winthrop Recognizes Employees for Service, Outstanding Work at Annual Awards Ceremony (04/26/2016)

English Major Wins Winthrop's First Student Fulbright Scholarship (4/26/2016)

Adaeze Aninweze First Winthrop Student to Earn Prestigious Boren Scholarship (04/21/2016)

Three Faculty Awards To Be Given at May Graduation Ceremonies (04/21/2016)

Two Political Science Students to Represent SC at College Debate (04/20/2016)

South Carolina Academy of Science Chooses Winthrop for Annual Meeting Site (04/14/2016)

Lightning Strikes Twice for Faculty in Mass Communication (04/12/2016)

The Johnsonian Wins First-Place Student Newspaper in the State (04/11/2016)

Winthrop Benefactor Descendant Establishes Endowed Scholarship for History Majors (04/07/2016)

Sex Slave Survivor to Speak at Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium (04/06/2014)

Southeastern Women’s Association Will Meet March 31-April 2 at Winthrop (03/28/2016)

Summerville Schools Take Two Top Awards at Model United Nations XL (03/25/2016)

United Way of York County Calls on Social Work Faculty For Help (03/25/2016)

Model U.N. Celebrates 40th Anniversary March 23-25 (03/15/2016)

Darren McColl of SapientNitro to Give March 8 Lecture on Storyscaping (03/06/2016)

Two-Time Alumna Champions Disabilities Advocacy Work at The White House (03/02/2016)

S.C. General Alan Wilson Addresses Human Trafficking on March 1 (02/29/2016)

WFAE's Charlotte Talks Comes to Winthrop Feb. 16 to Discuss Politics (02/13/2016)

Carolina Values Summit to Host Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Rick Santorum (02/11/2016)

Syndicated Radio Personality Sheri Lynch '13 to Speak on Strength, Resilience (02/10/2016)

Winthrop Mass Comm Major Awarded Grant to Study in Germany (02/09/2016)

History Professor Shares Research About Lincoln and His Thoughts on Immigration (02/05/2016)

Two Diverse Local Authors to Visit Campus (02/05/2016)

David Meeler Tapped as Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies (02-04-2016)

Biology's Matt Heard Explains Worries Over Zika (02-03-2016)

English Faculty Member Selected as New M.L.A. Director (01-21-2016)

Two Upcoming Political Forums Will Cover Foreign Policy and Presidential Primaries (1-20-2016)

Biology Faculty Member Awarded Grant to Explore Stem Cell Growth (01-13-2016)

Third Phase of INBRE Grants Begins For Biomedical Research (01-13-2016)

Beloved Geology Professor, Irene Boland, Passed Away This Week (01-06-2016)

GOP Candidate Donald Trump Brings His Campaign to Winthrop Jan. 8 (01-05-2016)

Fall 2015

Milestone Reached as First Winthrop Student Graduates With New Individualized Studies Major (12-21-2015)

S.C. Association of Regional Councils Names Eddie Lee New President (12-14-2015)

Distinguished Professor Jo Koster to Deliver Dec. 19 Commencement Address (12-10-2015) 

Latest Winthrop Poll is Out: S.C. Favors Trump (12-10-2015)

Foreign Policy Magazine Includes Winthrop Alumna among Top 100 Global Thinkers (12-03-2015)

Three Winthrop Alumni Selected as 2016 James E. Clyburn Political Fellows (12-03-2015)

GOP Candidate Ben Carson to Appear at Winthrop Coliseum Dec. 2 (11-30-2015)

Political Science Professor Recognized For His Passion and Scholarship with Top Teaching Award (11-24-2015)

Five Alumni Honored During 2015 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Nov. 13-14 (11-11-2015)

Latest Winthrop Poll is Out: This is Hillary Country (11-04-2015)

Softball Player Morgan Lowers Appears on Nov. 3 The Ellen Show (11-03-2015)

Tim's Town Hall Features U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Nov. 6 (11-02-2015)

MSNBC Forum and Other Activities on Nov. 6 to Create a Political Hub (10-30-2015)

MSNBC Will Hold Nov. 6 Forum at Byrnes Auditorium for Democratic Presidential Candidates (10-15-2015)

Water Conference Discusses Most Pressing Issues in the World Today (10-12-2015)

Professor Jason Silverman's Lincoln and the Immigrant Book Released (10-08-15)

Mars Announcement Changes Professor's Lesson Plans (09-30-2015)

Winthrop Poll: S.C. Opinions on the Confederate Flag, Economy and Leaders (09-30-2015)

Mass Communication Major Flies to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' Visit (09-28-2015)

Syrian Scholar Addresses Her Country's Civil War During Sept. 23 Lecture (09-22-2015)

Dedication Ceremony on Sept. 22 for S.C. Broadcasters Hall of Fame Display (09-18-2015)

Winthrop Alumna Establishes Scholarship for First-Generation College Students (09-17-2015)

Talented Human Nutrition Student Wins $5,000 National Scholarship (09-16-2015)

Sociology Faculty Member Compares Latino Immigrant Employment Experiences (09-02-2015)

Winthrop Alumna Awarded American Society of Primatology Grant (09-01-2015)

Chemistry Professor Led National Committee to Open More Doors for Minority Scientists (08-30-2015)

Professor to Study Advertising Leadership with TAI Visiting Research Fellowship (08-25-2015)

National Endowments for the Humanities Awards Faculty Members 140K-Plus in Grants (08-04-2015)

 

Spring/Summer 2015

Professor Stephen Smith Will Collaborate on Research Team to Study School Segregation and Integration (07/29/2015)

Professor Dustin Hoffman Gives the Working Class 'A Voice' in New Award-Winning Book (07/15/2015)

Winthrop Class Visited Cuba This Summer As Countries Work to Rebuild Relationship (07/14/2015)

Human Nutrition and Social Work Graduate Programs Ranked on National Lists (06/24/2015)

Winthrop Formalizes Faculty/Student Exchange With University of Porto (06/23/2015)

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)

 

Fall 2014

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

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)

 

Spring/Summer 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)

Graduateprograms.com 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)

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. 

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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

Winthrop to celebrate contributions of women during March 24-29 inauguration activities (03/06/14)

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)

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)

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

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)

 

Fall 2013

Opening the Pipeline in Health Professions (Duke Endowment newsletter, Winter 2013)

Senior Biology major conducted stink bug research and shared her findings (12/12/13)

Chemistry Associate Professor Aaron Hartel to be recognized at Dec. 14 commencement (12/04/13)
Dr. Hartel will be presented with the 2013 Kinard Award for excellence in teaching, which is awarded annually to a faculty member who has shown dedication to teaching and who is highly regarded by other faculty members and by students.

Irene Boland honored by York County Chamber of Commerce (11/26/13)
Geology Professor Irene Boland was one of several educators honored for their hard work and dedication to teaching.

Winthrop graduate student with social studies aspirations passes away (11/25/13)

Calling all Doctor Who fans: Literary society celebrates show milestone (11/22/13)
The celebration was also covered on CNN's iReport.

Lt. Governor candidate Bakari Sellers visits Winthrop (11/19/13)
The candidate's visit was hosted by the College Democrats and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.

Student Dietetic Association organizes on-campus farmer's market (11/18/13)

Seniors crowned Homecoming king and queen on Nov. 9 (11/12/13)
Mass Communication major Daisy Burroughs was crowned Homecoming Queen during the men's basketball game.

Former SC Superintendent of Education Jim Rex visits campus to discuss political parties (11/11/13)

Announcement: The College of Arts and Sciences is happy to announce that the new BA in Individualized Studies has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This innovative program will allow students to pursue their interests in an interdisciplinary context. Interested students should contact Dr. Clara Paulino for more information.

Political fallout from the government shutdown (Charlotte Talks, WFAE, 10/28/13)
Dr. Scott Huffmon, Professor of Political Science at Winthrop and Director of the Social and Behavioral Research Lab, was a guest on the show to discuss the fallout from the government shutdown that we can expect in the next few months.

Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Heard discusses the threat diseases pose to endangered species on WAMC's Academic Minute (10/14/13)

Students in English professor Bryan Ghent's CRTW class traveled to Dallas last weekend to visit sites related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. More on the class: Critical thinking class dissects JFK assassination during this 50th anniversary (11/22/13)Off the guest list, Kennedy devotees still make the trip to Dallas (Dallas News, 11/19/13)

Fire-eaters: The search for the hottest chili (The New Yorker, 11/04/13)
A local chili farmer grows one of the hottest chili peppers in the world, and brought it to Winthrop Chemistry professor Cliff Calloway in 2010 for help in certifying the chili's heat. More here: Chemistry students play role in chili pepper war (11/16/13) and here: CBS This Morning (12/28/13)

Long-time English professor and writer Scott Ely passes away (11/01/13)

Junior Biology student remembered for her talents and love of dance (11/01/13)

Department of Mass Communication will host Fulbright Visiting Scholar from India (10/31/13)

Winthrop Poll shows approval ratings for President, Congress, Governor, and others (10/30/13)

Upcoming Event: Fulbright Fellow Triveni Goswami Mathur (pdf - 448 KB)
Dr. Mathur is a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. She will be at Winthrop on November 7 and 8, and will give lectures on media ethics and advertising in India.

Winthrop students win more awards than any other delegation at collegiate Model UN competition at UNCC.
Winthrop students won the following awards:
JC Dougherty - Distinguished Delegate, League of Arab States, Iraq
Leo Gonzalez - Honorable Mention, SC, South Africa
Brandi Guerkink - Distinguished Delegate, Organization of American States, Venezuela
Sarah Cohen - Distinguished Delegate, Organization of American States, Venezuela 
Anthony Jablonecki -  Distinguished Delegate, General Assembly (GA), Syria
Brianna Bagwell - Distinguished Delegate, GA, Syria
Steven Benitez - Distinguished Delegate, GA, Peru
Elizabeth Yost - Distinguished Delegate, GA, Peru
Winthrop University - Best position papers award for entire delegation

Breast Cancer: Awareness, Activism, & "Pinkwashing" (Charlotte Talks, WFAE, 10/24/13)
Mass Communication Professor Marilyn Sarow is a co-author of the book Cancer Activism: Gender, Media, and Public Policy, which compares the breast cancer and prostate cancer activism movements. Sarow was one of four guests on a segment of the WFAE show Charlotte Talks discussing breast cancer awareness campaigns.

Psychology faculty member links chronic pain to depression on TV show America Now (10/22/13)

Upcoming event: Same-sex Relations in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 09/30/13 (pdf - 355 KB)
The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies will host Dr. David T. Stewart, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach, at 7 p.m. in Dina's Place. Dr. Stewart will discuss the interpretation of several key biblical passages that relate to the contemporary GLTB/Q rights controversy.

Upcoming events: The Fall Reading Series, 09/25/13 and 10/23/13
On Wednesday, September 25, from 7-8 p.m. in The Little Chapel, Morri Creech will read from his poetry and Sarah Creech will read from her fiction. On Wednesday, October 23, from 7-8 p.m. in The Little Chapel, Scott Ely will read from his novels. These readings are organized by the Department of English and The Anthology: Art and Literary Magazine, and are approved cultural events.

N.Y. Times details English Chair Gregg Hecimovich's work on Identifying slave author (09/19/13)
English Department Chair Gregg Hecimovich's groundbreaking research identifying the true author of The Bondwoman's Narrative, the first novel written by an African-American woman, was covered by the New York Times and MSNBC.

Upcoming event: Congressman Joe Kennedy's Campus Tour, 09/25/13 (pdf - 233 KB)
Winthrop's College Democrats and Pi Sigma Alpha are hosting Congressman Joe Kennedy on September 25, 2013, from 4:30-5:30 at Dina's Place. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming event: Chasing Ice documentary film screening, 09/04/13 (pdf - 301 KB)
The award-winning documentary Chasing Ice, which follows one man's mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change, will be shown Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Dina's Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. The film screening will be followed by a discussion led by Geology Professor Scott Wert and Photography Professor Phil Moody. The event is free and open to the public.

(08/21/13) Winthrop's chapter of Psi Chi, the international Psychology honors society, received the model chapter award for the 2012-13 year. According to the Psi Chi website, this award recognizes "chapters that consistently maintain outstanding records of membership inductions, chapter correspondence, service projects, and other criteria associated with being an outstanding chapter." Earlier this year, the chapter also won the Southeastern Regional Chapter Award.

(08/21/13) Dr. Amy Gerald, Associate Professor of English, has collaborated with The Charleston Museum to develop a display about Sarah and Angelina Grimké in their childhood home, the Heyward-Washington House on Church Street in Charleston.  Members of a wealthy, slave-owning family, the Grimké sisters left Charleston for Philadelphia, where they became members of the Society of Friends, the first female abolitionist agents in the U.S., and early women's rights activists.

Publication: The One Mind: C.G. Jung and the future of literary criticism 
English professor Matthew A. Fike's new book explores Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung's concept of an underlying unified reality by applying Jung's writings to the works of literary authors such as Hawthorne, Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and others. Fike's book will be available starting in September 2013.

Back to school means security cameras, armed guards (MSN News, 08/13/13)
Dr. Melissa Reeves, a lecturer in the Psychology department and School Psychology program, was interviewed and quoted in this article about keeping kids safe in the classroom.

Upcoming event: Banned Books Reading, 09/24/13 (pdf - 156 KB)
Winthrop's 5th annual Banned Books Reading will be held on September 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Owens G01. There will be dramatic readings from The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey; The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison; and Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan.

Upcoming event: Constitution Day, 09/19/13 (pdf - 416 KB)
Attorney Stephen Cox will hold a discussion about the limits of free speech at this year's Constitution Day, to be held on September 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. until noon at Dina's Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.

 

Spring/Summer 2013

Summer Experience Gives Students a Chance to Research Along With Faculty (08/02/13)

Five Grants Helped Fund Research for Biology and Chemistry (08/01/13)

Summer Research at Winthrop (CN2 News video, 07/23/13) 
Student Ashley Williams and chemistry professor Nick Grossoehme were profiled in a video about their work investigating a disease-causing organism.

Professor and Columbia Judge/Alumna Selected as Liberty Fellows (07/16/13)

Winthrop Alums Among Top U.S. Graduate Students Meeting Nobel Laureates (06/29/13)

National Science Foundation Notes Winthrop's Success at Increasing Science Literacy (06/26/13)

Biology Faculty Member Will Track Ranaviruses at Georgetown Refuge (06/18/13)

Winthrop and Rock Hill Educators Head to China to Teach Classroom Technology (06/11/13)

Publication: Academic Forgiveness: The Price of Pardon (06/10/13)
CAS professors Jonathan Marx and David Meeler wrote this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education about the role of academic policies in grade inflation. They based the article on case study research that they also published in a longer paper in the Quality Assurance in Education journal: Strike four! Do-over policies institutionalize GPA distortion.

Tenure, Promotions and Emeritus Status Announced for Faculty (06/10/13)
The following retiring CAS faculty members were approved for emeritus status: Kenneth Gordon, professor of Spanish and department chair; Ron Green, professor and former chair of social work; Barbara Heinemann, associate professor of Spanish; Cecile Leung, professor of French; and Marguerite Quintelli-Neary, professor of English.
The following CAS faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor: Matthew Hayes, psychology; Robert Prickett, English; Joseph Rusinko, mathematics; and Scott Werts, geology.
The following CAS faculty member was promoted to professor: Leigh Armistead, psychology.

Sue Lyman Recognized by City of Rock Hill at Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (05/24/13)

Professor, Graduates Study How Facebook Profiles Affect Student Perceptions of Faculty (05/16/13)

NEW Leadership Conference at Winthrop Prepares Future Female Leaders (05/14/13)

Former Men's Soccer Team Captain Wins NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship (05/10/13)

Seventeen Students Selected as Summer WISE Interns (05/10/13)

Three Outstanding Faculty Members to be Honored at Commencement (04/26/13)
CAS faculty member Joseph Rusinko, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, will be recognized at Commencement as the 2013 Outstanding Junior Professor. This award is given for inspired teaching, research excellence, and dedication to the welfare of students. 

Twenty Winthrop Retirees and 54 Employees Recognized for Service (04/23/13)

CAS retirees:
Kenneth Gordon, world languages and cultures
Ron Green, social work
Lynn Harand, College of Arts and Sciences
Barbara Heinemann, world languages and cultures
Cecile Leung, world languages and cultures
10 years of state service:
Rick Chacon, sociology and anthropology 
Rory Cornish, history
Jennifer Disney, political science
Linda Mason, psychology
Guy Reel, mass communication
20 years of state service:
Gary Alderman, psychology
Irene Boland, chemistry, physics and geology
Janice Chism, biology
Norma McDuffie, English
Pedro Munoz, world languages and cultures

Winthrop Recognizes Exceptional Employees During Annual Ceremony (04/23/13)
The following CAS employees received presidential citations for service to the university: Clifton Calloway, chemistry, physics and geology; Nick Grossoehme, chemistry, physics and geology; Wendi Hevelow, biology; Norma McDuffie, English; Pat Owens, chemistry, physics and geology; Scott Huffmon, political science; Adolphus Belk, political science; Karen Kedrowski, political science; Katarina Moyon, political science; Elizabeth Oswald-Sease, political science; and Judy Longshaw, university relations.
The following CAS employee received a presidential citation for service to the community: Barbara Heinemann, world languages and cultures.
Lynn Harand, an instructor and director of student services who retired in June 2012, was one of two co-recipients of the Mary Spann Richardson Award.

Chemistry Department Will Sponsor Its First Project Seed Program This Summer (04/22/13)

Student Captures First Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship (04/19/13)

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