January 2011
Archived Issues
2011 Snow
Fives inches of snow and ice prevented Winthrop students from attending the first three days of spring semester classes. Classes finally began on Jan. 13. Students enjoyed the extended break by sledding on the Campus Green, engaging in snowball fights and making snowmen. The West Center and the DiGiorgio Campus Center remained open so students could work out or enjoy leisure activities. The last time classes were cancelled due to snow on the first day back from winter break was 1982.
University News
Memorial Service for Sports Pioneer Mary Roland Griffin on Jan. 21
Mary Roland Griffin – Winthrop alumna, professor emerita, athletic director emerita and a pioneer in women’s sports – passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, in the West Center. It will be followed immediately by the dedication of the Mary Roland Griffin Human Performance Lab, also in the West Center.
Lisa Patel Earns Tillman Award and Other Graduation Stories
DOJ Grant to Fund Training, Community Response for Women Victims of Violence

Academics
Dwight Dimaculangan Appointed Director of Office of Undergraduate Research
Biology Professor Dwight Dimaculangan assumed new duties this month when his job as director of undergraduate research for the College of Arts and Sciences expanded to serve the whole university. He now leads an Office of Undergraduate Research for student researchers and their mentors.
INBRE II Grant Will Offer Faculty and Students Many Opportunities for Biomedical Research
S.C. Schools Photography Competition Opens Galleries' Spring Season

My Winthrop Experience
Henry Kalungi
Henry Kalungi `09, a member of the Richmond Kickers since the 2009 championship season, has worked in his home country of Uganda during the off-season in an effort to improve the lives of children through soccer. Kalungi is director and co-founder of the Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA), which is a community-based soccer academy established to offer opportunities to the disadvantaged youth of Uganda through soccer and education.
Bonnye Stuart Set to Write Book on New Orleans' Ghosts

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Alumni Updates
Homecoming and ARC Coming Together in 2011

The Winthrop University Alumni Association executive board voted at its fall meeting to combine the university’s signature alumni events – Alumni Reunion Celebration and Homecoming – in 2011. The vote came on the heels of the university’s “Readiness Winthrop” initiative in which leaders are tasked to reduce spending levels while retaining a commitment to quality. Debbie Garrick, executive director of alumni relations, believes alumni will embrace the change. “It comes down to doing everything as efficiently as possible, while keeping our traditions,” she said.
Spaces Still Available for Alumni to Join West Center
Upcoming Alumni Events Scheduled
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Development Activities
Estate Gift to Provide Scholarships for Winthrop Students
A new gift from the estate of Anne Moss Biggs, class of 1935, will establish the Anne Moss Biggs Endowed Scholarship. The newly created scholarship, with total estate gifts expected to be more than $600,000, will provide scholarship support for Winthrop students, with first preference to non-traditional students.
Free Holiday Print Offered to Recurring Donors
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Spring Phonathon Begins Next Week

Athletics
NCAA President Will Give Keynote Speech for Jan. 21 Teams of Distinction Dinner
NCAA President Mark Emmert will be the keynote speaker on Jan. 21 as Winthrop Athletics celebrates the university's 125th anniversary by honoring 15 Teams of Distinction at the DiGiorgio Campus Center Ballroom.
Winthrop Athletes Compile Second Highest Semester GPA on Record During Fall Semester
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