Press Room

January 2008

Second Annual President's Day Scholarship Program (1/30/2008)

Providing prospective students with thousands of reasons to consider the University of West Georgia, UWG will host its second annual President’s Day Scholarship Program on Monday, Feb. 18.

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James Janis Joins UWG (1/29/2008)

The University of West Georgia has hired James Janis as the new associate director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Ingram Library.

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Record Enrollment for Spring Semester (1/28/2008)

The University of West Georgia recorded a record enrollment for its spring semester this week with 10,111 students, an increase of 620 students over the spring semester in 2007.

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Cheer Wins Again (1/28/2008)

The UWG Cheer co-ed and all-girl squads have done it again. For the seventh consecutive year, the co-ed Cheer squad came in first place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association 2008 Nationals in Orlando. To make the day even grander, the all-girls took first place for the fourth consecutive year. Go Wolves!

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International Night (1/28/2008)

Everyone is invited to travel without a passport to more than 40 countries at the UWG International Night on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Food Services Building (Z-6).

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Philosophy Professor Publishes Book (1/24/2008)

Dr. Jeremiah Alberg, associate professor of philosophy and interim chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of West Georgia, had a book published by Palgrave Macmillan titled “A Reinterpretation of Rousseau: A Religious System.”

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Ballet Memphis Rehearsal Open to Public (1/22/2008)

Ballet Memphis Rehearsal Open to Public The Ballet Memphis appearance at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 26, will include more than the spectacular evening performance.

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Mann Receives Teacher of the Year Award (1/22/2008)

George Mann, retired professor of music at the University of West Georgia and former Carrollton resident, was recently selected as Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Music Teachers Association.

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University Observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/18/2008)

The University of West Georgia will be closed in observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and holiday.  Offices will open and classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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Ferling to be Featured on NPR (1/17/2008)

Dr. John Ferling, author, historian and a University of West Georgia Professor Emeritus of History, will be featured on a one-hour National Public Radio program, “John Adams.”

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Classes Will be Held Tonight (1/16/2008)

Evening classes for Wednesday, Jan. 16, will be conducted as scheduled.  The weather forecast calls for the snow to turn to just rain by 6 p.m.  Please use caution as you drive home.

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Ruth Adams Presents Unremarkable (1/15/2008)

The Department of Art will open an exhibit by artist Ruth Adams titled Unremarkable with an artist talk and reception on Wednesday, Jan. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Main Gallery in the Humanities Building.

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Gala to Celebrate 40 Years of Greek Life (1/14/2008)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Greek life at the University of West Georgia and to celebrate the occasion, West Georgia and several Greek alumni will host a Greek Gala and Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

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Sethna Receives Cornerstone Award (1/9/2008)

UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna received the Cornerstone Award, one of the highest honors given by the University System of Georgia, for his determination, vision and success in pursuing the master plan of UWG.   Linda Daniels, architect and vice chancellor of facilities, presented the award to Sethna at a USG conference.

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Ballet Memphis Comes to Townsend Center (1/9/2008)

An air of cultural arts excitement continues to grow at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts as it prepares for 2008 and the spring semester. A special engagement, Ballet Memphis, scheduled in January, and the Broadway sensation, Seussical the Musical, opening in March, will continue the tradition of bringing high caliber productions to Carrollton.

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Library Celebrates Centennial (1/9/2008)

The Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library will celebrate its centennial with a 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Friday Game Postponed to Saturday (1/4/2008)

The beginning of the second half of West Georgia Wolves’ basketball season has been delayed a day, thanks to transportation issues.

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Alum Kay Wins Award (1/3/2008)

Terry Kay, a Georgia Hall of Fame writer and author of nine novels, was recently honored with the Stanley W. Lindberg Award by the Georgia Center for the Book. 

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Growing in Size and Stature (1/3/2008)

The fall 2007 semester marked the beginning of both the University of West Georgia’s second century and a time of unprecedented growth for the institution. On campus, signs of construction are everywhere, and multiple new facilities and renovations are planned for the next few years.

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SGA Says Yes to Complex (1/3/2008)

Tremendous community and alumni support for the new athletics complex, anchored by the 9,000-seat football stadium, has been strengthened by a bold vote by the Student Government Association for a student facility fee to augment private fundraising efforts.

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Student Art Exhibit (1/2/2008)

The exhibit is sponsored by Artists Unite! UWG Student Art League and will run through Feb. 1. A closing reception on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. is open to the community. The exhibit and reception is free and the community is invited to attend.

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