Press Room

October 2008

180 Pumpkins Carved on the Quad (10/31/2008)

The University of West Georgia hosted a celebratory week of community service, art, pumpkin carving, costumes and children’s programs this week with Art Incend, Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat, all collaborative efforts between several departments at UWG.

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RCOB: A Best Business School in 2009 (10/31/2008)

The Princeton Review has selected the Richards College of Business as an outstanding business school for a third consecutive year and will include college in its “Best 296 Business Schools: 2009” publication. The national recognition is based on a survey regarding the college’s academic programs and student satisfaction, as well as the university’s student body and campus life.

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Five Schools Attend Mole Day (10/29/2008)

The Department of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Club at the University of West Georgia celebrated Mole Day with hours of exciting experiments and demonstrations.

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Expert to Speak on Financial Planning (10/28/2008)

As the budget news for the State looks bleak, the team at the University of West Georgia is focused on being part of the solution. UWG faculty members are presenting a two-part series for the campus and Carroll County community dealing with different aspects of the economic situation. The second series, “Tips on Financial Planning during Economic Downturns,”  presented by Dr. Charles Hodges, professor of finance, is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Bonner Lecture Hall.

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Kawai Pianos Used for Student Recitals (10/27/2008)

The University of West Georgia received the honor of being recognized as a Kawai EPIC Partner at a recent recognition on campus.

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Art Department Keeps Fires Going (10/27/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host a celebratory week of art, pumpkin carving, costumes and children’s programs from through Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Emily Thomasson Sealy Scholarship Established (10/27/2008)

Coweta County residents enrolling in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia can now apply for the Emily Thomasson Sealy Memorial Scholarship, which was created and awarded for the first time in 2008.

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2008 Hall of Fame Inductees (10/27/2008)

The University of West Georgia’s Athletic Hall of Fame added four new names to the list of all-time UWG sports legends. The inductees are Marquis Floyd and Tim McClain, two former UWG football players; Paul Snyder, a baseball All-America from the ‘60s; and Dr. Gary Holmes, a baseball athlete and president of the Georgia High School Association.

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Organization Keeps UWG Retirees Active (10/24/2008)

No need to stay at home after retirement. Retired faculty and staff at UWG can stay connected to the university and other retirees through the Association for Retired Faculty and Staff or ARFS. 

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Management Club Meets Truett Cathy (10/24/2008)

Student members of the Management Club in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia found a surprise guest as they took a tour of the Chick-fil-A headquarters in Atlanta.

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A Taste of Opera (10/24/2008)

Wonderful musical performances and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres await audience members at the fifth annual “A Taste of Opera” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills Country Club. The event is presented by the Department of Music at the University of West Georgia.

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Physical Education Presentation (10/23/2008)

The Carrollton League of Women Voters will host a presentation on the necessity of physical education in the elementary school by University of West Georgia Professor of Physical Education Brent Heidorn on Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. 

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BB&T Supports Athletic Complex (10/23/2008)

BB&T is kicking off their support for the University of West Georgia’s Athletic Complex with a $50,000 pledge.

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Not So Scary Fairy Tales Returns to TCPA (10/23/2008)

Come ready for fun when wonderful fairy tales come to life at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Tours are approximately 20 minutes long beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre.  Reservations of time slots have been brisk and early reservations are encouraged.

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UWG Kawai EPIC Partner (10/22/2008)

The University of West Georgia received a prestigious honor of being recognized as a Kawai EPIC Partner at a reception on campus.

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Homecoming King and Queen, 2008 (10/22/2008)

The University of West Georgia celebrated part of its two-day homecoming weekend with the crowning of the 2008 Homecoming Queen, Caitlen Clark of Thomasville, and Homecoming King Rob Kelly of Bridgeport, Ct.

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Art on the Quad (10/21/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host a celebratory week of art, pumpkin carving, costumes and children’s programs from Friday, Oct. 24, to Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Economic Forecast Breakfast Coming (10/21/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host the 2008 Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Individual seating is still available with registration ending on Friday, Oct. 24.

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Lunch and Learn Series Features Williams (10/21/2008)

The Ingram Library Lunch and Learn Series at the University of West Georgia will feature Dr. Daniel Williams, author and assistant professor of history, presenting “The 2008 Presidential Election in Historical Context: To What Extent Will It Change American Politics?” on Friday, Oct. 24, from 12 – 1 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Waring Lecture Series Features Reitz (10/21/2008)

The Antonio J. Waring Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series will present environmental archeologist Dr. Elizabeth Reitz on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of West Georgia.

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Students Sing Their Way to Broadway (10/20/2008)

“An Evening of Musical Theatre,” starring the UWG Opera Workshop opens tonight at 8:15 p.m. with an encore performance on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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A DAY Celebrates Another Successful Year (10/17/2008)

The University of West Georgia’s A DAY campaign raised $459,304 bringing the total amount of money and donations to date in 2008 to $2,209,925. UWG faculty and staff contributed more than $106,000 for the campaign breaking last year’s record of $104,000.

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Homecoming, Hollywood Style (10/16/2008)

Lights! Camera! Action! All the glitz, glamour and stardom of Hollywood will arrive on campus during the University of West Georgia homecoming on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18.

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West Georgia Talks Economics (10/16/2008)

As the budget news for the State looks bleak, the team at the University of West Georgia is focused on being part of the solution. UWG faculty members are presenting a two-part series for the campus and Carroll County community dealing with different aspects of the economic situation on Tuesdays, Oct. 21 and 28, at 7 p.m. in the Bonner Lecture Hall.

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A DAY is Today (10/15/2008)

The A DAY for West Georgia campaign culminates on A DAY, Thursday, Oct. 16, with more than two months of community support and service. An A DAY breakfast and an A DAY Victory Celebration is scheduled for donors and supporters of the longest running scholarship campaign at UWG.

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Debate Team Continues Success Streak (10/14/2008)

The University of West Georgia Debate Team earned a 17-1 record after competing in two tournaments at the Las Vegas Round Robin Invitational at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Holocaust Survivor to Speak on Campus (10/13/2008)

Holocaust survivor and author Tosia Szechter Schneider will tell her story on the University of West Georgia campus on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Ingram Library. A book signing will follow the presentation. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Events Commemorate Disabilities Awareness Day (10/13/2008)

Ironman Triathlete and double amputee Scott Rigsby will be one of many stars on campus when the University of West Georgia hosts its second annual UWG Disability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The Student Development Center, Disability Services, Achiever’s Organization and the Department of Physical Education are planning to go over the top to raise the awareness level on D-Day at West Georgia.

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Faculty Music Concert Celebrates A DAY (10/10/2008)

In the mood for a little music? The University of West Georgia will present its annual A DAY Music Faculty Concert on Monday, Oct. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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West Georgia Alumna's Star Shines (10/9/2008)

West Georgia alumna Andrea L. Washington (‘04) is starring in “Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” through Sunday, Oct. 12, at the 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre in Atlanta. All shows are free to veterans and active military personnel and the community is invited to attend this exciting premiere event.

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Evening of Musical Theatre (10/8/2008)

Famous tunes from ageless musicals will enthrall audiences as the Department of Music at the University of West Georgia presents “An Evening of Musical Theatre,” starring the UWG Opera Workshop.

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A DAY Continues to Help in Fulfilling the Vision (10/8/2008)

The A DAY for West Georgia theme, “Fulfilling the Vision,” proudly commemorates the 26th anniversary of the University of West Georgia’s community campaign.

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Discover Music at UWG (10/8/2008)

The Carroll Symphony Orchestra and the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia will present “Discover Music,” an exciting collaborative project of the CSO and the 2008 Young Composer Competition winners on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.

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New Vice President for University Advancement (10/7/2008)

Dr. Michael Ruffner, former vice chancellor of communications and university relations at Louisiana State University, has been appointed Vice President for University Advancement at the University of West Georgia. He began his new position Oct. 1.

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UWG to Celebrate Disabilities Awareness (10/7/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host its second annual UWG Disability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with campus wide events scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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Run for A DAY is Another Success (10/3/2008)

Hundreds of walkers and runners and a few friendly dogs enjoyed the 26th annual First National Bank of Georgia Run for A DAY on the University of West Georgia campus. 

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Groundbreaking for Greek Village (10/2/2008)

A dream comes true at the University of West Georgia this fall when the UWG Foundation, Inc. breaks ground to construct a Greek Village on the north end of campus.

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FNBG Sponsors Run for A DAY (10/2/2008)

Put on your running shoes and get ready, because the First National Bank of Georgia Run for A DAY will take place today beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the University of West Georgia campus.

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IMPACT Fair Makes Science Fun (10/1/2008)

A new science and mathematics outreach program will be launched at the University of West Georgia on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, for teachers, children and parents.

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