The American Association of University Administrators awarded President Dan Mahony the 2015 McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership.
Jerome L. Neuner, the association’s award chair, said Mahony is a successful leader of a large and complex academic unit at a major university. Other nominees had that same experience, he noted but several unique characteristics separated Mahony from others.
“One is the great rapidity of his rise to a presidency. Another is his specific scholarly interest in issues of justice and ethics in college, high school and professional sport such as codes of ethics, athlete gambling, sports funding, and fan behavior,” said Neuner, a retired administrator from Canisius College.
Yet another was Mahony’s interest in the international dimensions of the profession, including many joint publications with international scholars and presentations at international events.
06/24/2015Professor of English Matthew Fike had two articles published:
* "Encountering the Anima in H. Rider Haggard's She" in the 2015 edition of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies.
* "Gregory Nazianzen Rose and the Maternal Anima in Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm" in the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies.
Roger Weikle, dean of the College of Business Administration, received the Partner of Distinction Award from the South Carolina Small Business Development Center.
The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation recognized Associate Professor of History Edward Lee on June 5 for his work in helping preserve the historic York County Courthouse.
Lee, a 1983 Winthrop graduate who serves as mayor of York and has been a Winthrop history faculty member since 1994, will receive the Elected Official Award.
Lee was selected for his outstanding achievements in support of historic preservation in South Carolina. Not only was he significantly instrumental in forming a coalition of city leaders to address the critical preservation needs of the York County Courthouse, but Lee has taught history on the college level, has authored history books, and has remained involved with historical associations and preservation organizations.
The Charlotte Civic Orchestra performed composer Gustav Holst’s epic suite "The Planets" on June 7 “with a twist”: two new suites by Associate Professor of Music Ron Parks.
05/26/2015Associate Professor of Fine Arts Karen Stock helped the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art find its new curator. She is quoted in The Charlotte Observer talking about the change.
Professor of English Gregg Hecimovich has been selected as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year. He will join 36 other distinguished scholars from 32 institutions across the United States and eight foreign countries working on a wide array of projects. Hecimovich is the first member of Winthrop's faculty to be selected as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center.
05/06/2015Assistant Director of Residence Life John Timmons and his brother participated in the JohnTalkRadio weekly show this semester. The Timmons Brothers serve as the show’s rock ‘n roll historians.
The shows were:
"Reflection on Buddy Holly and February 3, 1959" (Feb. 7)
"Paul Revere and the Raiders: An American Musical Revolution - Part 1" (April 25)
Both podcasts can be found on the Timmons brothers' website.