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.
The S.C. Psychological Association presented Professor Merry Sleigh its Kendra Ogletree Cusaac Outstanding Psychology Teacher of the Year Award at its recent conference in Myrtle Beach.
Professor of Music Matthew Manwarren has released his new album, “Youthful Passion and Fantasy," on Americus Records. A CD signing party and brief concert has been planned at the Steinway Gallery of Charlotte on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4 pm.
05/04/2015Fine Arts Professor Mike Lavine discusses his recent installation at ARTFIELDS in Lake City: https://vimeo.com/125794985 04/30/2015
Three faculty members will be honored at Commencement on May 7 and 9:
* Distinguished Professor Award: Professor of English Jo Koster
* Outstanding Junior Professor: Assistant Professor of Computer Science Marguerite Doman
* Jane LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award: Associate Professor of Counseling and Development Jennifer Jordan
Charlotte Magazine has named Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy Best Artist in Charlotte. The magazine noted that while Cassidy is not a native of Charlotte, he has “become part of the city.” Cassidy has been living and creating art in the United States since 1991. He grew up and studied sculpture in England and in Canada.
Two faculty/staff members received honors at the 2015 Faculty/Staff/Retirees ceremony:
* Gloria Jones, dean of University College, won the Mary Spann Richardswon Award for "exceptional service, professional excellence and the ability to provide Winthrop with positive visibility through the region."
* Brad Tripp, associate professor of sociology, received the Faculty Student Life Award for his "broad and deep interactions with student life efforts and for his efforts that have had a positive impact on students' lives."
The National Art Education Association recently gave Associate Professor Seymour Simmons, III its 2015 South Carolina Art Educator of the Year Award.
This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. The award was presented March 27 at the association's national convention in New Orleans.
Associate Professor of Sport Management Kristi L. Schoepfer received the President’s Award in March during the 28th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The association, made up of more than 100 members, gives the annual award to the member who has given the greatest level of service to the organization. Schoepfer repeated as a recipient of the award; she also was given it in 2013.