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• College Town Action Plan moving ahead. A diverse group of 16 area citizens started this month developing a “College Town Action Plan” that supporters say can be an economic development boon to the community. Group members are drawn from Rock Hill’s business and financial community, real estate and development community, the campus neighborhood, Winthrop student leadership, the faith community, sports tourism advocates and other related perspectives. They hope to unveil a plan this summer.
• Acclaimed wood artist to bring talents to downtown Rock Hill. North Carolina-born artist Patrick Dougherty, known for weaving tree saplings into impressive sculptural installations, will visit Rock Hill beginning March 8 and spend three weeks constructing a large-scale installation with the help of Winthrop sculpture students. The project is a partnership among the Arts Council of York County, the Rock Hill Old Town Association, Rock Hill’s Gallery Up, Winthrop and ACE Projects. Learn more about the project.
• Winthrop Poll surveys S.C. residents. Results came out this week with the latest Winthrop Poll to see what residents think about the economy and our nation’s politicians. Check out poll results.
• A day in the life of … Melissa Pluchos. The director of academic and student-athlete services at Winthrop is featured in the latest edition of the National Association of the Women’s Athletics Administrators. Read about her here.
• Alumni return for Mass Communication Week. The vice provost for globalization at the University of Southern California, Adam Clayton Powell III, will headline the 21st annual Mass Communication Week, March 1-4. The series of events will feature experts from a variety of organizations and will emphasize current issues affecting mass communication including globalization, new media and the future of traditional media. The week also will bring to campus outstanding alumni working in new technology, newspaper management, and television news. Learn more here.
2/26-28 - Theatre: "Butterflies Are Free," Johnson Studio Theatre
2/27 - Music: Friends of the Conservatory Series, Walter Hautzig, piano
3/2 - "Women in the Military – Afghanistan and Iraq," Kinard Auditorium
3/3 - Wednesday at the Wall, Leitner Wall
3/5-7 - Opera: "The Magic Flute,"
3/6 - Chalk Art Drawing Competition, Byrnes Auditorium sidewalk
3/11 - "Women in the Military," Kinard Auditorium
3/15-19 - Spring Break, offices closed March 18-19
3/24-26 - Model United Nations XXXIV, Tillman Hall