Press Room

January 2012

Snow Day at UWG (1/27/2012)

The snow on West Georgia Drive was seven inches thick – 18 tons of it – despite the 56 degree weather, sunny sky and mild breezes. 

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UWG Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report for Online Programs (1/26/2012)

According to the first ever ranking of online programs by U.S. News and World Report, the University of West Georgia placed 26th in the nation for Online Student Services and Technology and 27th in the nation for Online Faculty Credentials and Training in the category of Online Bachelor’s Programs.

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UWG Professor: President Obama’s Reelection Odds are Better than Most Would Think (1/25/2012)

The State of the Union speech, the ultimate agenda-setting venue, serves as a launching pad for the 2012 reelection effort of an incumbent president facing a formidable challenge.

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UWG Mourns Student's Death (1/25/2012)

UWG mourns the loss of Paul John "PJ" Ehrman, a senior student in the Newnan nursing program who died suddenly Monday of unknown circumstances. Ehrman's family shared viewing and funeral arrangements.

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Best Picture Nod for Sept. 11 Drama Stuns Oscar Pundits (1/24/2012)

This year’s Oscar nominations revealed the usual snubs and surprises, but perhaps the biggest deviations from the pundits’ predictions were found in the Best Picture category.

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Free Concerts in February at UWG (1/23/2012)

The UWG Music Department will feature a series of recitals in February that are free and open to the public.

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"The Real Bones": Leading Anthropologist to Lecture at UWG (1/20/2012)

Leading anthropologist Dr. Michael Warren visits the University of West Georgia to speak about the reality of forensic anthropology.

His lecture, “The Real Bones: Forensic Anthropology Comes to Carrollton,” will be on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. The Department of Anthropology and the Antonio J. Waring Endowment are the sponsors.

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Sethna Honored as Distinguished Alumnus of IIMA (1/20/2012)

University of West Georgia President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was recently honored by the institution as it celebrated its 50th anniversary. IIMA, as part of marking its milestone, awarded the designation of distinguished alumnus to 40 alumni recipients, including Sethna.

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UWG Online Announces January Newsletter (1/19/2012)

The Department of Distance and Distributed Education and UWG Online produce a monthly newsletter referring to current news, training opportunities, faculty and departmental accomplishments, as well as resources and professional development opportunities regarding distance education and online instruction.  

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Black Inventors Exhibit Comes to UWG (1/19/2012)

The University of West Georgia presents the exhibit “What’s The Big Idea? How Black Inventors Past and Present Have Changed Your Life.” It opens on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Ingram Library. There will be a reception on opening day at 1 p.m., followed by a talk and tour by Dan Moore, curator of the exhibit and director of the Apex Museum in Atlanta. Refreshments will be served. 

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UWG Claims Another Cheerleading Championship (1/17/2012)

The UWG All-Girl cheerleading squad successfully defended its UCA Championship at the 2012 Nationals on Saturday afternoon, claiming a second-straight championship and fifth title since 2005. The Coed squad came close, falling to second after winning last year's title.

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Founder of Innovative Products Company to Speak at UWG (1/17/2012)

The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business will present an address by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The presentation, part of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series, is free and open to the public. 

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UWG Dominates Debate Contests (1/12/2012)

 Four UWG students represented the university in interscholastic competition at the Texas Two-Step, two debate tournaments held at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas-Dallas the first days of the semester.

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UWG Shines at International Economics Convention (1/11/2012)

The University of West Georgia was among 11 institutions that competed at the 19th International Economics Convention in Mumbai, India, last month. Among the institutions, nine were from India and two were from the United States (UWG and Kennesaw State).

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Global Warming and Climate Change: Fact versus Fiction (1/10/2012)

David Bush, professor of geology in the University of West Georgia’s Department of Geosciences, will present “Global Warming and Climate Change: Fact versus Fiction” on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at UWG’s Ingram Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. 

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Live Art at the Townsend Center with “Club Swing” (1/9/2012)

Put on your dancing shoes and step back in time. Live Art 2012 at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts takes you to the swing era on Jan. 21.

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Memphis Artist's Exhibit Opens at Bobick Gallery (1/9/2012)

The University of West Georgia Department of Art’s Bobick Gallery is pleased to present Memphis-based artist, Cynthia Thompson’s exhibit, Forlorn.

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UWG's Richards College of Business Praised by Accrediting Body (1/9/2012)

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

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Howl for UWG Design Submissions Are In (1/9/2012)

Community is the central theme of a new public art project that is underway at the University of West Georgia.

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Former Judge to Speak at MLK Event (1/9/2012)

UWG’s Office of Institutional Diversity hosts the 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Student Development Center Changes Name (1/5/2012)

UWG’s Student Development Center has changed its name to the Counseling and Career Development Center to better reflect the services it offers to enrolled students

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Men's Hoops Gains National Ranking; Big Home Games Coming Thursday and Saturday (1/4/2012)

The new year brings exciting things for the UWG men's basketball team, as the Wolves have returned to the national rankings for the first time since the 2007-08 season. 

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Georgia Trend Honors Bolling, a UWG Alumnus, and UWG President Sethna (1/2/2012)

The magazine selected Bolling as its 2012 Georgian of the Year and Sethna as a Most Influential Georgian.

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Charter Bank Fulfills Stadium Pledge (1/2/2012)

Charter Bank recently fulfilled its donation pledge to UWG's University Stadium. The university's athletics program is grateful for the support it has received from Charter.  

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