August 2011
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 A group of students and faculty members traveled in May to see the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial that honors  U.S. soldiers who died in Europe during World War II. The trip was part of a "Sacred Spaces" class taught by Peter Judge, now interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Frank Ardaiolo, vice president for student life. The students are, from left to right, Katherine Lindberg, Kesley Blackwell and Emily Taylor. The group also saw the "Spirit of American Youth" statue at the Omaha Beach Memorial.
University News
President's Opening Address
South Carolina’s public universities face two challenges as they welcome new and returning students to campus over the next few weeks, Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio said. State operating funds now provide less than 10 percent of most campuses’ revenues but expectations of higher education continue to grow greater.
Principal of Indian Land Middle School Will Share His Experiences at Convocation
Winthrop Selected as a Best in the Southeast by Princeton Review
Winthrop Update Website to Launch in September

Academics
Former Congressman Spratt to Become Visiting Lecturer for West Forum
Former U.S. Congressman John M. Spratt will join Winthrop University this fall as “Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Leadership” with the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy.
Spratt, a lawyer from York, S.C., served in the U.S. House of Representatives as South Carolina’s Fifth District Congressman from 1983 through 2010. He will draw on his experiences to develop lectures for Winthrop students, initially in political science.
Faculty Members Promoted and/or Granted Tenure in May
New Academic Leadership in Place for Start of Academic Year

Fall Arts and Entertainment
Opening Fall Galleries Exhibitions Explore Space and Form
Winthrop University Galleries will explore the mysteries of space and form with several exhibitions and artist talks in fall 2011. The exhibitions will offer a counterpoint to the Galleries own summer space renovations and lighting upgrade. "Either/Or," an exhibition of work by Chicago artist Cherith Lundin, will run Sept. 12-Oct. 28 in Rutledge Gallery.
DSU Kicks Off Fall Semester with Welcome Week in August
Hit Musicial "Chicago" to Open 2011-12 Theatre and Dance Season

My Winthrop Experience
Rebecca Toor
Senior chemistry major Becca Toor’s time at Winthrop has revolved around two things: academics and volleyball. Big South Conference head coaches chose Toor as the Conference’s Preseason Volleyball Player of the Year. She is the fourth Winthrop student to earn this honor. Her goal is clear: to close her career with a championship ring and a 4.0 GPA, even if it takes a lot of work to balance it out.
Kevin Ryan, alum in Costa Rica

Ginger Williams, history, in Nicaragua


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Alumni Updates
Greenville Event Planned for Alumni Association's New President on Aug. 28

The Winthrop University Alumni Association welcomed a new president, Kristen Gebhart Magee, on July 1. The Greenville, S.C., resident replaced Tim Hopkins who was recently appointed to the Winthrop Board of Trustees as a designee for S.C. Governor Nikki Haley.
Tell Us How We are Doing: Alumni Asked to Participate in New Attitude Survey
It's Not Too Late to Nominate an Alum for an Alumni Award
Mark the Dates (Nov. 11-12) for the Combined 2011 Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Celebration
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New Scholarships
Young Alum Establishes Fund for Winthrop's Golf Program
The Men’s Golf Team will receive discretionary support, thanks to a generous bequest from Rock Hill native Chris Chamberlin, Class of 2000, and his wife Jenny. The Chris B. Chamberlin Golf Fund will be used for scholarships, facility upgrades and operational expenses.

Scholarships Assist Students from Union County

Alumna's Stock Gift Supports Two Winthrop Scholarships
New Scholarship Aids Non-Traditional Students at Winthrop

WU Donors
Planned Giving Donors to be Honored with Wall 
Members of the D. B. Johnson Society, Winthrop’s circle of planned giving donors, will be honored with a donor recognition wall at the Little Chapel. The wall will be unveiled on Oct. 14,  in conjunction with the first D. B. Johnson Society induction and Winthrop’s celebration of its 125th anniversary.
Winthrop Receives More Than $1.3 Million from Anonymous Donors
See How Your Class Measures Up in the New Honor Roll

Athletics
Winthrop Student-Athletes Capture Kallander Cup for Third Straight Year
For a third consecutive year, Winthrop Athletics has been declared the winner of the Big South Conference Kallander Cup Challenge for its efforts in collecting more than 1,200 pounds of soap and personal care products towards the more than one-and-a-half tons received for Soap for Souls, a Conference-wide initiative.
Fans, Community Invited to Attend Annual "Kicks Against Cancer" Game Aug. 30 at Eagle Field
Winthrop Leads Big South Conference in Percentage of Student-Athletes on 2010-11 Presidential Honor Roll List

 
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