Outdoor Classroom at Winthrop Lake
Winthrop’s newest classroom is located
adjoining the Winthrop Lake.
University officials developed the
1.1-acre project because it will give students of all ages a glimpse
of the fast disappearing Piedmont wetlands. In addition, the project
will offer a place for research and will enrich the health of the
lake, according to Jim Johnston, chair of the Department of Biology.
When workers cleared the site this summer, they used leftover dirt to
form a boardwalk and a small island which serves as a bird-nesting
habitat. The island has already attracted many of the area’s birds,
including great blue heron, little blue heron, green heron, Canada
geese and song sparrows.
Marshall Jones Selected
as Bank of America Endowed Professor
Winthrop recently honored Marshall G.
Jones as the first recipient of the Bank of America Endowed
Professorship for its Richard W. Riley College of Education.
He will use the three-year endowed professorship to study how those
familiar and those unfamiliar with digital technology learn
differently. The goal is to develop more effective classroom
“Technology in education is important not because technology is
inherently good,” Jones said. “Technology in education is important
because it helps to support active, participatory learning
environments that can help reach every student.”
Volleyball Team Wins
Last 17 Games of Season
Winthrop’s volleyball team became only
the second one in Big South Conference history to complete the regular
season with a 14-0 record as the Eagles defeated High Point 3-0 on
The Eagles improved to 28-2 overall with their 17th straight victory
as they defeated High Point in games of 30-21, 30-12, 30-20.
Winthrop’s offensive attack was in full gear as the Eagles finished
the night by setting a new school record for single match hitting
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Save the date!
Homecoming is Feb. 18-19, 2005