Press Room

January 2010

Scholarship Rewards Business Students (1/28/2010)

The Evelyn Taylor Greer Memorial Scholarship, created by Dr. Pam Tucker in memory of her mother, has been established to recognize and reward outstanding UWG students in business education.

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UWG Establishes Earthquake Relief Fund (1/28/2010)

In the wake of the devastation suffered by Haiti from the recent earthquakes, the University of West Georgia has created a special UWG Haiti Relief Fund that will give the public an opportunity to support emergency relief and recovery efforts for those in need.

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UWG Preview Day Set For Sunday (1/26/2010)

Prospective students and their families are invited to Winter Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, January 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 100-year-old institution boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,000, a beautiful 645-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Concert to Benefit Haiti (1/26/2010)

A coordinated effort between faculty, staff and students is underway on the UWG campus to help victims of the earthquake through a benefit concert on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center.

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Beard Lecture Presents Civil Rights Library (1/25/2010)

Dr. Toby Graham, director of the Digital Library of Georgia, will present “The Civil Rights Digital Library: Documenting America’s Struggle for Racial Equality” on Tuesday, February 9, at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Library. Graham’s presentation is the first of the Charles Beard Lectures in 2010.

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Time is Running Out (1/22/2010)

The Smithsonian's "Key Ingredients: America by Food" exhibit at the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan will be on view until February 14. For a virtual peek, go to http://www.georgiafoodtour.org/tour/buchanan.html.

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Cultures Shine at International Night (1/22/2010)

Everyone is invited to travel without a passport to more than 40 countries at the University of West Georgia International Night on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Food Services Building (Z-6).

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Professor Receives Honorary Fellowship (1/20/2010)

University of West Georgia Biology received an Honorary Fellowship from the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy for distinguished and dedicated service in his field of study.

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Operation Haiti Begins at UWG (1/19/2010)

A coordinated effort between faculty, staff and students is underway on the UWG campus to help victims of the earthquake. Dubbed Operation Haiti, the ongoing relief effort will be updated throughout the week with a list of online resources, fundraising events and collection sites of Health Kits on the West Georgia campus.

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BeauSoleil Comes to Campus (1/19/2010)

Every genre has its defining figureheads. Folk has its Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan; rock has its Elvis, Chuck Berry and the Beatles. When it comes to contemporary traditional Cajun music, there is the Grammy award - winning BeauSoleil.

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Acclaimed Cellist to Perform at UWG (1/15/2010)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host its first concert with cellist Stephen Framil on Thursday, January 21, at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Hall. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend. 

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A Day On, Not a Day Off (1/15/2010)

The University of West Georgia will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 19. Faculty and staff wish everyone a safe and productive holiday.

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Sethna Remains Most Influential (1/14/2010)

The annual list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians published each January by Georgia Trend magazine once again included Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of the University of West Georgia.

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Earthquake Hits Home (1/14/2010)

The earthquake in Haiti hit close to home with Professor of Psychology Jeannette Diaz – LaPlante. A frequent visitor and researcher in Haiti, she returned from the small nation days before the quake.

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Wolves Basketball Comes Home (1/13/2010)

For the first time in nearly a month, the West Georgia Wolves will play at The Coliseum Thursday night with the men taking on Allen University’s Yellow Jackets at 5:30 p.m., followed by the women against North Greenville at 7:30 p.m.

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UWG to Hold MLK Day Celebration (1/11/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s Office of Institutional Diversity will present a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Tues., Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at UWG’s Campus Center Ballroom in Carrollton. The event, which is free and open to the public, will have the theme, “No Time to Sit Down Now.”

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New Sculpture Exhibit Opens (1/11/2010)

The Department of Art opened its first artist exhibit of the year in the Bruce Bobick Gallery featuring work by Atlanta resident Corrina Sephora Mensoff.

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Happy 100th Birthday! (1/11/2010)

Opal Farmer Nicholson (Class of 1927) is the oldest known living alum of the University of West Georgia, and she celebrated her 100th birthday January 11.  Last year, representatives from the university's Office of Development and Alumni Relations Dotti Green and Frank Pritchett visited with Opal and presented her with a West Georgia afghan. She graduated from the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, West Georgia's predecessor.

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Saturday Classes Continue as Scheduled (1/9/2010)

Saturday classes will be conducted as scheduled at the University or West Georgia today. Students, faculty and staff who are scheduled to attend classes or other activities on campus on Saturday should report at their normal times.

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Winter Weather Closes Campus, Cancels Classes (1/8/2010)

The University of West Georgia will be closed today, including all classes,  because of inclement weather conditions. Please stay off of the roads if you can until conditions improve.

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Evening Classes Continue as Scheduled (1/7/2010)

Evening classes at the University of West Georgia will be conducted as scheduled tonight. If, at a later time, it becomes necessary to close or cancel any scheduled activities, updates will be reported on this Web site as well as on local TV and radio stations.

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Emergency Closing Policy (1/7/2010)

Because of the difficulty of making up lost time, classes or examinations are cancelled only in extreme circumstances.  In the event of emergency University closing, announcements will be made on the main University web site, and over the campus radio station as well as radio stations in Carrollton, Newnan, Bremen, and Douglasville, and radio and television stations in Atlanta.

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Volunteer Resources Now Online (1/6/2010)

Faculty, staff and students have worked together on a Civic Engagement Website that is now operational for 2010. The website is a collaborative initiative between the Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Department of Political Science and Planning, and the EXCEL Center. To view the website, go to http://www.westga.edu/civicengagement.

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Cajun Masters Coming to UWG (1/4/2010)

In the spirit of Ballet Memphis and Jon Faddis and The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the third annual Live Art at the Townsend Center event will feature yet another unique entertainment opportunity, the Grammy-winning BeauSoleil, one of the country's foremost Cajun bands. The group will perform Saturday, Jan. 23, on the Townsend Center Mainstage with the traditional cast party to follow in the Dangle Theatre.

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New International Studies Programs Begin (1/4/2010)

The Richards College of Business has established two new international programs for students studying at West Georgia and students enrolled at universities abroad.

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Phonathon Achieves a Decade of Calls (1/4/2010)

Since its inception in 2000, Phonathon has helped raise funds for scholarships and research at UWG and has attracted students from places as far away as Germany and Africa and as close as Atlanta and Carrollton.

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