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Service learning and community service have been mainstays of the Winthrop Experience, but this year’s projects took the university to a new level.
Winthrop earned the S.C. Commission on Higher Education’s service learning award in March for its York County Hunger Outreach Project. The entire freshman class participated in one of three fall projects as part of their freshman experience ACAD class. They could collect cans of food and build a design as part of Canstruction, walk in CROP Walk or participate in feeding projects for seniors and children. When it was all over, the students served more than 700 meals, raised $6,000 and collected 11,000 cans of food.
“We are really developing students who are civically engaged,” said Ellin McDonough, program director for service learning in the Center for Career and Civic Engagement. “Our students are interested in service and work with faculty and staff members who are equally engaged. It makes us different and sets us apart.”
Other efforts by the student body that stand out for their creativity and compassion include:
Winthrop joined an elite list, as it was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. This was the first time Winthrop earned the distinction designation, and it was one of only three higher education institutions in South Carolina to do so.
5/28-5/29 - Athletics: Track and Field NCAA East Region
Through 5/29 - Athletics: Big South Conference Baseball Championship
6/3 - Alumni: WU at the Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio, 6-10 p.m.
Through 6/4 - Maymester
6/12 - Alumni: Winthrop Goes to Piccolo Spoleto, Brittlebank Park in Charleston, S.C., 2-6 p.m.
6/14 - Admissions: Student Orientation 2010 (summer) - Four sessions begin June 14
6/14 -Admissions: Family Orientation 2010 (summer) - Four sessions begin June 14
Through 6/18 - Winthrop Galleries: “Preparing for Ed: The Art and Artifacts of Edmund Lewandowski – Precisionist”
8/18 - Admissions: Orientation 2010 (fall) - Session V begins Aug. 18
8/23 - Convocation, 4 p.m., Byrnes Auditorium
8/24 - Classes begin
8/27 - DiGiorgio Campus Center Open House, 2-5 p.m.