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Five must-see events during Winthrop’s Welcome Week in Rock Hill. It kicks off Saturday

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Winthrop University president Dan Mahony welcomed staff and faculty members in Rock Hill Monday, kicking off the 2019-2020 school year.
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Winthrop University president Dan Mahony welcomed staff and faculty members in Rock Hill Monday, kicking off the 2019-2020 school year.

Winthrop University’s week of shows and parties kicks off Saturday.

Welcome Week, Aug. 17-24, is an opportunity for students, staff and the community to enjoy a variety of events on the Rock Hill campus.

Events are $5 for students, $7 for the public or free with the purchase of a DSU Welcome Week pass.

Here are five must-see events:

  • Bollywood Fever: 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Tillman Auditorium - The Bollywood Touch troupe will entertain the crowd with various South Asian dances, including Raas, Garba and Bhangra.
  • Paint U: 8-11 p.m. Aug. 18 in the President’s Circle - The paint dance party will feature music and non-toxic paint. Participants are asked to bring a white T-shirt.
  • Hypnotist Chris Jones: The interactive hypnosis show is 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Tillman Auditorium.
  • Levi Stephens Live: Singer/songwriter Levi Stephens will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Amphitheater.
  • West Fest: Games, yoga classes and other activities will be offered at 9 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the West Center.

Winthrop’s convocation is 11 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Winthrop Coliseum. The guest speaker is Jay Karen, class of 1996. A picnic will follow.

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Amanda Harris covers issues related to children and families in York, Chester and Lancaster County for The Herald. Amanda works with local schools, parents and community members to address important topics such as school security, mental health and the opioid epidemic. She graduated from Winthrop University.
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