Press Room

November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from West Georgia (11/26/2008)

Edward Winslow, a passenger on the Mayflower at the age of 25 and one of the first pilgrims to step on shore, wrote about his 1621 Thanksgiving experience in "A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth."

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Pre-K Program Encourages Love of Reading (11/25/2008)

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna read to children in the University of West Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program as a part of a campus wide effort to get young children excited about reading.

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Magic Duo Presents Land of Illusion (11/25/2008)

Stay close to home and enjoy a spectacular holiday extravaganza with modern day Houdinis Kevin and Cindy Spencer at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The dazzling duo will present “The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion” on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on the University of West Georgia campus.

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Browse Vintage Carroll County Photos (11/24/2008)

History buffs can browse away the hours looking at vintage photographs of Carroll County that date back to the early 20th century. “Where Small Farms Produce Large Crops: Carroll County in Pictures” is a collection of 88 black and white photos on virtual exhibit from the Benjamin M. Long Collection. They are available for viewing in the Digital Library of Georgia at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/.

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Holiday Gift Drive Benefits Soldiers (11/24/2008)

The University of West Georgia campus community has begun a holiday gift drive for its alumni and student soldiers and other personnel serving overseas. Using the U.S. postal service's Priority Mail Flat-Rate boxes at a discounted price, packages can be mailed to military personnel for as little as $9.80. 

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Remembering Dr. Tracy Stallings (11/21/2008)

Dr. Tracy Stallings, former director of college relations, honorary lifetime member of the University of West Georgia Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees and campus administrator for 35 years, died on Nov. 18 following a brief illness.

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Veterans to be Saluted at Basketball Game (11/21/2008)

The Athletics Department at the University of West Georgia will spotlight area veterans at the Nov. 22 Wolves basketball game against Delta State with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

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Fall Enrollment Peaks (11/20/2008)

Enrollment at the University of West Georgia has broken another record with an official fall semester total of 11,252 undergraduate and graduate students, which is a 5.4 percent increase from last year.

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West Georgia Observes International Education Week (11/20/2008)

The University of West Georgia’s celebration of International Education Week continues to highlight the diversity of faculty, staff and students on campus and the study opportunities abroad.

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Ingram Library Hosts WWII Vet (11/19/2008)

The Ingram Library will host Edward LaPorta as a guest speaker for the photograph exhibit, “Images of Small Town Americans in World War II,” on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Art Auction to Benefit Emergency Shelter (11/19/2008)

Art lovers can help out the community and improve aesthetics by purchasing artwork created by University of West Georgia students.  Students in an advanced drawing class sketched and painted for a silent auction in response to Mike Gilroy's Buffalo Creek Community Garden Project.

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Peace Corps Reps to Visit Campus (11/18/2008)

Two Peace Corps representatives from Gambia and Atlanta will present an information session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Crider Lecture Hall in the Boyd Building. They will share what the organization is up to globally and how UWG students can take part in it.

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TCPA Features Autumn Percussion, Jazz (11/17/2008)

Get ready for a little autumn percussion and jazz as the Jazz Percussion Group, the Percussion Ensemble and UWG marimba soloists play their best at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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UWG Presents Annual Fall Choral Concert (11/14/2008)

The University of West Georgia will present the annual Fall Choral Concert featuring the UWG Concert Choir and UWG Chamber Singers on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Creative Writing Program Hosts Poets (11/14/2008)

International poets Andrew Zawacki and Donna Stonecipher will read their poems at the Kennedy Chapel on the University of West Georgia campus on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Faculty Voice Recital Features Frazier (11/13/2008)

Dr. Larry Frazier, professor of music and director of the the opera workshop and voice at the University of West Georgia, will perform a variety of songs accompanied by pianist Terry Lowry on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. 

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Bryant to Speak at MLK Lecture Series (11/10/2008)

The Center for African American Male Research, Success and Leadership (CAAMRSL) at the University of West Georgia will host the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Arboretum Tree Guide Published (11/10/2008)

Situated on a 645-acre campus, the University of West Georgia Arboretum is a treasure trove of specimen and ornamental trees that provide beauty, shade and habitat. Now community and campus members can enjoy the lush landscape even more with the just-released UWG Arboretum Tree Walk guide.

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West Georgia Theatre Company Presents Flyin' West (11/7/2008)

Is sisterhood strong enough to get through the most difficult situations? The gripping story of “Flyin’ West” by Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage explores the strong bond of sisterly love and finding a place to call home. Please join the West Georgia Theatre Company as they proudly present their second production of the 2008-09 season with a play about independence, loyalty and the strength to persevere.

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Lecture Series Features Samudzi (11/7/2008)

The Advanced Academy at the University of West Georgia will host the annual Julian C. Stanley Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Food Services Building (Z-6). The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Cleo Samudzi, dean of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Ingram Library Hosts WWII Exhibit (11/6/2008)

In observance of Veterans Day, the Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia will host a photograph exhibit, “Images of Small Town Americans in World War II,” from Tuesday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Dec. 12. The exhibit is free and the community is welcome to attend.

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Election Night Opera (11/4/2008)

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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Davis is New Trustee (11/4/2008)

The induction of the Advanced Academy of Georgia’s Board of Trustees’ new member, Elaine Davis, philanthropist and wife of the University System of Georgia’s Chancellor Erroll B. Davis, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7.

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Marching Band Performs Annual Varsity Show (11/3/2008)

The University of West Georgia Marching Band, “The Sound That Lights the South,” will perform its annual indoor Varsity Show on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8:15 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The community is invited to experience all of the pageantry, visual effects and routines of this spectacular event.

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Fall Preview Day Showcases Campus (11/3/2008)

Prospective students and their families are invited to Fall Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 102-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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