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.
Service for Sports Pioneer Mary Roland Griffin on Jan.
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
DOJ Grant to Fund Training, Community Response for Women
Victims of Violence
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
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