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CHECK OUT THESE EXCITING INITIATIVES Exciting initiatives always are underway at Winthrop. Test your Winthrop knowledge to see how many of the following new and on-going initiatives and programs you may know about.

DID YOU KNOW?

BIKE SHARE PROGRAM OFFERS TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE

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ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST

Beginning in August, Winthrop will offer four 100% online graduate programs: Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Special Education Intervention, Master of Social Work and Master of Art in Arts Administration. The online programs are a response to research showing that those seeking advanced degrees want more options and flexibility when it comes to online learning. Learn more about these new programs.

ON-CAMPUS GREENHOUSES PROVIDE FLOWERS AND PLANTS FOR EVENTS

For more than six decades, Winthrop has maintained several greenhouses, now located near the Winthrop Golf Course, that grow a variety of flowering plants and greenery. Nearly 800 poinsettias in various colors are grown for December Commencement; geraniums are used as parting gifts at November’s Alumni Awards Luncheon and for decoration at the May Commencement ceremonies; ferns and other greenery are used throughout the year at events; and colorful hanging baskets filled with different flowering plants are placed on campus light poles each April. Kudos to the greenhouse employees for their efforts!

Winthrop is part of a new Bike Share program created to connect the downtown Rock Hill area. The project is funded by Comporium Communications and provides 25 bikes for people to use throughout the downtown area on a short-term basis. Winthrop has two hubs, for a total of 10 bikes, at the West Center and Richardson Hall. The program is designed to strengthen public wellness, increase traffic to downtown businesses and maximize a sense of community, all while reducing traffic and motor vehicle pollution. Learn more about this initiative.

CREATORSPACE SERVES AS A COLLABORATIVE HUB FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY

CreatorSpace, an arts technology lab in Rutledge Building, provides students and faculty with a central location to converge and create. The space offers a variety of different materials and equipment, including a state-of-the-art sound booth and lighting lab, as well as digital cameras, computer and software, keyboard, projector and a 3-D printer.

WINTHROP PARTNERS WITH SCOUTS ON SERVICE PROJECTS

Planting trees, creating a Shakespeare Garden and conducting a nighttime energy audit are just a few of the Winthrop projects that local Scouts have undertaken to receive their Eagle Award or Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. The Center for Civic Learning began the Scouts’ projects initiative to provide a win-win partnership so that Winthrop can assist these students in completing their requirements while also benefiting from their hard work. Learn more about these projects.

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