August 2010
Archived Issues
Graduate student Leslie Burch and biology professor Bill Rogers perform research on the Tahuayo River in Peru.  Over the summer they mapped some of the river with the help of the GPS unit in Rogers’ hand. 

The pair  observed the Pink dolphin, one of the two river dolphins found in the Amazon drainage, by looking at its distribution in the river and at the behavior of mother-calf pairs.  They also recorded ultrasound communications to correlate certain sounds with particular behaviors.
University News
Winthrop Opens 125th Year By Planning for Next 125
As the university starts its 125th anniversary year, DiGiorgio challenged faculty and staff to address circumstances of plummeting state funding and changes in public expectations of higher education “from a position of strength rooted in Winthrop’s history.”
Education Trust Credits Winthrop in Retaining African-American Students
Winthrop Awarded $1.2 Million Grant to Help Train Math and Science Teachers
Former Board Chair Mary Sue McElveen Passes Away

Upcoming Events
History Faculty Member to Reflect on Winthrop's 125 Years During Convocation
The speech will note Winthrop’s 125th anniversary as a higher education institution. Various activities are planned throughout the academic year.
Winthrop’s DSU Celebrates New Semester with Welcome Week

My Winthrop Experience
AARP Scholarship Winner Wendy Adams
Adams, an Air Force veteran and a single mother, is one of 125 women given scholarships from the foundation out of more than 3,600 applicants nationwide.
Sydney Evans, Council of Student Leaders chair
Faculty members Bobbie Fuller/David Bradbard

Photo Gallery
Arts Happenings
Ceramics Professor's Work Shown in Columbia Museum of Art Exhibition
Jim Connell, professor of ceramics, is a featured artist in the Columbia Museum of Art's "SC6: Six South Carolina Innovators in Clay" exhibition.
First-Ever Retrospective of Edmund Lewandowski’s Artwork Opens Sept. 6
Department of Theatre and Dance Announces 2010-11 Schedule
New Winthrop/Carolina Shakespeare Partnership Started This Summer

Education Grants
Professional Development, Partner Schools Chosen for NetSCOPE Education Grant
The program is designed to improve student academic achievement from kindergarten through 12th grade in area districts by strengthening teacher candidates’ training in the schools.
Second U.S. Education Grant Awarded to Winthrop to Help S.C. Schools

Athletics
Tom Riginos Promises to Build Program as Winthrop's New Baseball Coach
Tom Riginos was formally introduced Wednesday afternoon as Winthrop University’s new head baseball coach before a large group of Eagle fans and media members, and he promised that he would build a program that everyone will be proud to support.
Winthrop Tennis Teams, Players Receive Academic Honors from ITA
Student-Athlete Advisory Council Wins Kallander Cup for Collecting Nearly 2,400 Pairs of Shoes Toward Samaritan's Feet Project

2010 Family Weekend

Preview Day
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