President Anthony DiGiorgio and wife, Gale, (center
front) posed with freshmen gathered on the Byrnes lawn
for a keepsake photograph for the university's 125th
New students received a commemorative shirt to kick off
the anniversary year and wore them at Convocation and
Activities to celebrate the 125th continue throughout
the academic year, including the Athletics Hall of Fame
banquet remembering "Teams of Distinction" and the Medal
of Honor in the Arts ceremony in the spring.
Magnolia Tree Selected as 2010 Heritage Tree The
magnolia has stood as an idyllic icon in front of
Tillman Hall for decades. Although its exact age cannot
be determined, the tree appears on aerial photos from
the mid-1910s. The magnolia attracts
considerable attention during the holidays when it
serves as a Christmas tree.
Education Week Events Begin Nov. 15
The International Center has several activities planned
International Education Week Nov. 15-19. One key
event was the Nov. 16 Global Learning Games, the first
event planned to kick off Winthrop’s Global Learning
Initiative, said Dante Pelzer, chair of the publicity
As one of the youngest students
attending the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Oncology Education program, Zach Curry worked hard to
prove he could handle the program’s intensity. He spent
two months at the Memphis, Tenn., hospital last summer
on a structural biology research project with his
mentor, Jie Zheng.
WU Holiday Print to 2010 Recurring Gift Donors
New donors who sign up to make a recurring gift – a gift
which automatically draws from your checking account,
debit, or credit card each month – will receive a
holiday print of Winthrop once they make their gift –
good through January 31, 2011. Recurring gifts help
Winthrop to count on your support and can also make the
process of giving hassle-free and easy to plan for
Faculty Member Recognized for Contributions
Haney Howell, an associate professor of mass
communication, will receive the S.C. Broadcasters
Association’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award early
next year. He was surprised with the news during an Oct.
21 broadcast at WRHI studios and will formally receive
the award at the association conference on Jan. 13.
Out This Time-lapse Video of the DIGs
In less than a minute, this video covers the entire
construction of the new DiGiorgio Campus Center.
Look for snowfall, beautiful clouds and industrious work
crews who spent almost two years on the center.
Lacrosse Team to Be Fielded by 2012
Winthrop University Board of Trustee members voted Nov.
5 to add a women’s lacrosse team to its Division I
program. A new coach would be hired next spring and a
team assembled to play by spring 2012, according to Tom
Hickman, athletics director.