Press Room

October 2009

Trick or Treat (10/30/2009)

Friday night’s Safe Treat Trick or Treat will draw dozens of community children onto the Academic Quad for treats and prizes. To add drama and fire to the night, a final Iron Pour will take place at 7 p.m. near the Art Annex. The community is invited to celebrate the beginning of Autumn by visiting the campus today and tonight.

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Activist to Visit Campus (10/30/2009)

Kevin Powell, a community and political activist and Democratic candidate for Congress from New York will be a guest speaker at UWG on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Known for being a gifted public speaker, Powell is visiting higher education institutions in Georgia on his New Directions tour.

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Gallery Hosts Aussies' Work (10/30/2009)

The Bruce Bobick Gallery at the University of West Georgia is now showing an exhibit of Contemporary Prints from Australia through November 19. An artist reception is planned for Friday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Hosts Disabilities Awareness Day (10/28/2009)

The university will host its third annual UWG Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 29, with campus wide events scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The activities are free and the community is invited to attend.

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Go Wolves! (10/27/2009)

Fans can “Paint it Blue” or wear a “Howl-o-ween” costume to this Thursday night’s final home game against archrival Valdosta. The traditional wearing of blue whenever the Valdosta team comes to town shouts Wolves Spirit with blue-painted hair and faces, hats and shirts.   

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Economy Improving, but Expect Slow Progress (10/27/2009)

The economic recession that has gripped the nation appears to be ending, but that doesn’t mean that conditions will improve dramatically anytime soon, University of West Georgia economist William “Joey” Smith said Tuesday.

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Teaching Award Honors Professor (10/26/2009)

The Dr. Paul L. Phillips Exceptional Teacher Award has been established to recognize faculty who excel in teaching, are committed to the needs of students and are dedicated employees to the university.

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Annual Fund Campaign Wraps Up (10/26/2009)

The University of West Georgia concluded its Annual Fund Campaign on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a victory celebration to thank donors who made the fund-raising effort a success.

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Wolves Triumph at Homecoming (10/26/2009)

West Georgia snapped one of the nation's longest losing streaks Saturday on Homecoming, upending GSC rival West Alabama 10-9 at University Stadium on the back of a monstrous second-half defensive effort and a sophomore running back running wild.

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Take a Walk (10/22/2009)

The University of West Georgia Arboretum is a treasure trove of specimen and ornamental trees that provide beauty, shade and habitat. Nature lovers are invited to enjoy the lush landscape that now has plaques identifying the unique species of trees.

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October on the Quad Nears (10/22/2009)

The Department of Art's "Carve on the Quad" has partnered again with Residence Life's "Safe Treat Trick-or-Treating" for a great evening of Halloween fun.  The events will take place on Friday, October 30, on the Academic Quad and the community is invited to attend.

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Atlanta 5 Wind Quintet Performs (10/20/2009)

The Department of Music will present The Atlanta 5 Wind Quintet in an evening of engaging 20th century chamber music for the West Georgia community.

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UWG Celebrates Homecoming (10/20/2009)

A nostalgic weekend of homecoming activities is planned for University of West Georgia alumni who will come to campus to celebrate the many firsts recorded in the history of the university. The three-day event begins on Friday, October 23, and continues through Sunday.

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Graduate Nursing Scholarship Established (10/20/2009)

The University of West Georgia recently established the Raymond L. Abernathy Graduate Nursing Scholarship, created by his daughter, Dale Howard, who is a nurse, and his son-in-law, Teddy Howard, to “honor the memory of an exceptional and loving father who nurtured his children’s dreams.” The scholarship will benefit graduate students in UWG’s School of Nursing.

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Afghans Make Unique Housewarming Gift (10/19/2009)

In commemoration of the University of West Georgia’s new Greek Village, Dr. Madhavi Sethna, instructor of Media and Instructional Technology, recently presented the six Panhellenic sororities on campus with hand-made afghans, each knitted in the respective organization’s colors.

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Faculty to Serve on Forum (10/19/2009)

The Carrollton School Board Candidate Forum, scheduled Monday, Oct. 19, will feature three UWG faculty as moderator and panel members. The Forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters for community residents and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Commission Chambers on College Street.

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Campus Closed for Furlough Days (10/14/2009)

The University of West Georgia will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16, because of state-mandated furlough days. The campus will reopen on Monday, Oct. 19.

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myUWG Down During Fall Break (10/14/2009)

The myUWG Portal will be shut down over Fall Break 2009, beginning Oct. 15 at 8:00 a.m. so that upgrade work can be performed. This means access to student e-mail will be unavailable. Faculty and staff who normally access their e-mail via myUWG may use horde or webmail during the upgrade.

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West Georgia Hosts Global Warming Talk (10/13/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host The Climate Project: A Presentation on Global Warming on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in UWG’s Campus Center Ballroom in Carrollton. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Alum Honored by Publication (10/13/2009)

University of West Georgia alumna Jeanine Chambers Biron was recently recognized by the Georgia Trend magazine as one of Atlanta’s 40 Under 40 “Up and Comers” for her work as an executive director for Angel Flight.

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Exhibit Closes with Artist Talk (10/12/2009)

“Chris Scarborough: Photographs and Drawings” will close tonight after an artist talk and reception at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Building room 203. The event and exhibit are free and the community is invited to attend.

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Faculty Concert Supports Annual Fund (10/9/2009)

Musical talent will abound at the Faculty Concert in Support of the Annual Fund on Monday, October 12, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Music faculty will perform in recognition of patrons who support the university through their contributions to the Department of Music or to the Annual Fund.

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Economic Breakfast Coming to UWG (10/9/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host the 2009 Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at the Carrollton campus. Reservations are required in advance with a deadline of Friday, October 23.

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University Stadium to Make TV Debut (10/8/2009)

The 2009 season will be full of firsts in University Stadium and Thursday night will be no different as the West Georgia Wolves host Arkansas-Monticello in the GSC-TV Live Game of the Week.

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Books Are Us (10/7/2009)

Treasured objects and artifacts in the community and held by the Center for Public History will be preserved for future generations with help from the Institute of Museum and Library Services “Connecting to Collections Bookshelf,” a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the IMLS.

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Masked Marvels Opens TCPA Season (10/6/2009)

From babies and giants to fish and farm animals, Michael Cooper’s Masked Marvels and Wondertales is sure to astound and delight all ages when he opens the 2009-2010 season at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 10, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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RCOB Announces Exchange Program (10/5/2009)

The University of West Georgia and China’s Zhongnan University of Economics and Law have established an exchange program with the Richards College of Business that will allow students from ZUEL to attend UWG in their senior year.

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Calling All Parrotheads (10/5/2009)

The Supernight fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Food Services Building (Z-6) with live music and silent auctions, beachcomber appetizers and an open bar featuring Margaritas from Margaritaville.  The evening continues with a low country boil and seafood entrées and a Jimmy Buffett-inspired dessert of Key Lime Pie.

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Wolves Think Pink (10/2/2009)

West Georgia's volleyball squad will host four matches this month and fans who venture to The Coliseum will see a new color along with the Wolves' red, white and blue.

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West Georgia Hosts Integers Conference (10/2/2009)

The Integers Conference is scheduled on campus Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 14-17, in the Education Center. The event has been held biennially in Carrollton since 2003 and has had highly esteemed leaders in the field as guests and speakers.

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Fall Perspective is Now Online (10/1/2009)

Click here to receive a special online edition of Perspective, UWG’s twice-yearly alumni magazine. In the fall issue, you’ll find helpful Homecoming information, profiles of alumni working in fascinating fields, news of exciting accomplishments by university faculty members and much more.

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