Press Room

October 2012

“Freedom Rider” to Speak at Ingram Library (10/31/2012)

Freedom Rider and Georgia native Joan Browning will present a program entitled “Oh, Freedom” at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library on Monday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the UWG History Department, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ingram Library.

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Steely Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities (10/23/2012)

The University of West Georgia congratulates Dr. Melvin Steely, professor emeritus, on being one of 12 Georgians honored with the first Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities Oct. 16. Steely is also to be congratulated for winning the Charles E. Beard President's Award on Oct. 4 from the Southeastern Library Association. 

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UWG “Celebrates Abilities” for Sixth Annual DisABILITIES Awareness Day (10/22/2012)

Come “Celebrate Abilities” with the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, UWG hopes to raise awareness and have fun while appreciating the diversity brought to our campus by students who have various disabilities.

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Rivers to Present “The Civil Rights Struggle Before the Freedom Riders” at Ingram Library (10/19/2012)

Dr. Larry Rivers, UWG assistant professor of history, will present “The Civil Rights Struggle Before the Freedom Riders,” on Thursday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m. at Ingram Library.

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Go West for A Day Pushes UWG Fundraising to $2.81 Million (10/19/2012)

A victorious howl rang out in University Stadium Thursday evening as President Beheruz N. Sethna announced the University of West Georgia’s 2012 fundraising campaigns raised $2.81M with a little more than two months left in the calendar year.

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“Carve on the Quad” and “Safe Treat” Offer Fun for Boys and Ghouls of All Ages Oct. 25 (10/18/2012)

Halloween continues to be a real treat at the University of West Georgia. Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat offer a spooktacular good time on Thursday, Oct. 25. The events are a tradition at UWG, each year bringing more families on campus for an evening of fun and beauty. Both events will be held in the Coliseum. 

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Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Set to Rock the House (10/18/2012)

Wear your dancing shoes ’cause the Zydeco is going to get you this Saturday, Oct.20 at 7:30 p.m. as the University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center for the Performing Arts kicks-off its 2012-2013 season with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments in the lobby, door prizes and games. 

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Culverhouse Serves as Richards College’s Fall Semester Executive in Residence (10/16/2012)

Jeff Culverhouse shared insights from his personal path to success with faculty and students on Sept. 20 as the Richards College of Business Executive in Residence for fall semester 2012. 

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Winsaft to Speak on “The Power of Difference” Oct. 16 (10/15/2012)

UWG’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion invites the community to come hear Lily Z. Winsaft speak on “The Power of Difference” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, Room 108.2. It is co-sponsored by the Latino Cultural Society and SGA.

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UWG Garners the Gold at the Chancellor’s Customer Service Awards (10/14/2012)

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently recognized UWG at the annual Customer Service Awards where it won gold for Outstanding Customer Service Process Improvement Initiative and Customer Service President and Institution of the Year.

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Celebrate Luso-Hispanic Day Oct. 15 (Celebre el día luso-hispano, 15 octubre) (10/9/2012)

Different aspects of Hispanic culture as well as issues important to the Hispanic community will be highlighted.
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Putting the Squeeze on Stress and Screening for Depression Oct. 10 & 11 (10/9/2012)

The Counseling & Career Development Center at the University of West Georgia is excited about two events this week in support of Mental Health Awareness.

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UWG School of Nursing Receives $503,020 to Address Nursing Faculty Shortage (10/8/2012)

The School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia will be able to educate more nurses for faculty roles in colleges and universities thanks to a $503,020 award through the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Nursing Faculty Initiative which is funded for two years

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UWG to Host Economic Forecast Breakfast Oct. 30 (10/8/2012)

The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are hosting their annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the UWG Campus Center Ballroom.

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UWG Hosts Graduate and Professional School Fair Oct. 16 (10/4/2012)

UWG Career Services will host its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair in the Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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How to “Get Your Howl On”—The ABCs & 123s of UWG Tailgating (10/1/2012)

To make tailgating at sporting events more enjoyable and safer for all, the University of West Georgia updated its tailgating policies and procedures.

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1961 Freedom Riders Exhibit Coming to UWG (10/1/2012)

The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will host the national exhibit “Freedom Riders,” which highlights the period in 1961 when more than 400 courageous, interracial Americans risked their lives to challenge segregation in the South.

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