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Graduate Education Week

February 18-22, 2019 

Graduate education week is an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of graduate education to the state of South Carolina. Colleges and universities around the state will hold events on campus to help our citizens understand the positive impact graduate education makes on our state and our nation.

Join us at Winthrop University for a week of events that will celebrate graduate education and its impact on careers and communities. Learn about what our faculty and students are doing, and how that work impacts the state of South Carolina, our country, and our world.

Follow the week's events on social media with #WUGradEdWeek

Monday, February 18, 2019 

Regalia Day

Winthrop faculty and staff who hold graduate degrees will wear their academic regalia to kick off graduate education week. See how many different robes and hoods you can spot on campus! 

3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m., Dina's Place

What's a 3-Minutes Thesis?
Winthrop University's first "3-Minute Thesis" competition that requires students to present their graduate research project to a general audience in an efficient and effective time frame (180 seconds). Each student will be allowed 1 PowerPoint slide to assist in the presentation. This exercise helps graduate students develop essential presentation, research, and communication skills. There will be cash prize awards for the winner, runner-up, and "people's choice" winner (submitted in real-time via phone). A reception immediately follows the competition while judges tabulate their final scoring
To be considered for this competition, please complete the application using the link provided:

Tuesday, February 19, 2018

Panel Discussion: Why Graduate Education Matters, 11:00 a.m., Dina's Place

Hear from Winthrop faculty and staff to learn about the importance of graduate education and how it can impact your life and your community. Cultural Event!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Open House and Academic Showcase, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Richardson Ballroom

Prospective graduate students can meet faculty and students, and explore the many graduate degrees offered at Winthrop. See examples of student work and learn about the admissions process and financial assistance. 

Learn more about Open House and registration

Friday, February 22, 2019

The World of Food Expo: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow", 1:30-4:30 p.m., 1st Floor Withers

Winthrop University, along with the North Carolina/South Carolina Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Consortium are pleased to present this conference that focuses on the growth, consumption, environmental impact, art, politics, marketing, history, and economics of food worldwide. It is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, activists, and community professionals. Vendors will display local products and services at individual tables. 

More details and registration about The World of Food Conference



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