Press Room

November 2009

Dickey Makes Atlanta Appearance (11/30/2009)

The Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station was the stage for UWG head football coach Daryl Dickey speaking  at the Touchdown Club of Atlanta's weekly luncheon.

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Holiday Season Begins at Townsend (11/24/2009)

The holiday season is here and there is no better way to celebrate tradition than by attending the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts’ holiday extravaganzas in December.

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UWG Holiday Schedule (11/24/2009)

The University of West Georgia will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday and an observed Board of Regents furlough day. The campus will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.

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Holiday Cheer Sent Overseas (11/24/2009)

The UWG campus community has begun a Holiday Cheer for Soldiers gift drive for students, alumni, family and friends of faculty and staff serving overseas.

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Wolves Honor Veterans (11/19/2009)

UWG Department of Athletics will honor those who have served in the military in a “Salute to Veterans” on Tuesday, November 24, at the Wolves’ basketball games in the spectacular Coliseum.

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Alum Creates Movie Magic (11/19/2009)

For Dawn Dininger ’94, there is no such thing as a typical day on the job. That’s because her career is as far from ordinary as you can get. As a special makeup effects artist, she crafts many of the creatures, monsters and superheroes that pop up on movie screens all over the world.

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Newnan Center Set for Growth (11/19/2009)

One of the University of West Georgia’s best kept secrets is receiving its due recognition. This semester, the Newnan Center property transferred ownership from the Coweta County Commission to the University System of Georgia.

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Sole to Soul Project Launches (11/16/2009)

University of West Georgia Early Childhood Education student, Kalee Thompson of Douglasville, developed her Humane Education Project, Sole to Soul, this semester at the UWG Newnan Center.

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Innovative Program on the Drawing Board (11/16/2009)

The Department of Art plans to create a Sculpture on Campus Program, an annual national juried exhibition of sculptural works placed at sites throughout the 645-acre campus.

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Month of Music Begins (11/12/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present a November Month of Music beginning with jazz and ending with the big sound of brass. All of the events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Reaches Out to Students (11/12/2009)

For high school seniors considering college but who are unsure about how to apply, Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Nov. 9 through Nov. 13 Apply to College Week in Georgia.

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Art Hosts Printmaking, Gallery Exhibits (11/11/2009)

The Department of Art will host three days of printmaking and gallery exhibits beginning Thursday, November 12, and running through Saturday, November 14. All activities are free.

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World-Renowned Psychologist Visits (11/11/2009)

The Departments of Psychology and Anthropology at the University of West Georgia will host a lecture by Dr. Stanley Krippner on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center (TLC), room 1200. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Beat the Bug: Get Your H1N1 Flu Shot (11/10/2009)

The H1N1 flu continues to spread across the nation, hitting college campuses especially hard. But you can help protect yourself and those around you by getting the H1N1 shot.

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Taste of Opera Delights (11/9/2009)

Fine dining and beautiful music will come together as a perfect way to begin the holiday season when the UWG Opera Workshop and the Sunset Hills Country Club present the sixth annual “A Taste of Opera” on Tuesday, November 10.

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WGTC Presents In the Blood (11/9/2009)

The West Georgia Theatre Company will present Suzan-Lori Parks' play "In the Blood" beginning with a community preview performance on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. This event is WGTC's second dramatic production of the season and will be performed in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre.

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Native American Author Visits (11/9/2009)

The University of West Georgia will celebrate Native American Month with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Graham Jones on Monday, November 9. Jones will present a reading in the Bonner Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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BB&T Pledges $1 Million to RCOB (11/5/2009)

The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business has received a pledge of $1 million from BB&T Corp. to establish the Center for Ethics and Free Enterprise and the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise Series.

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de Mayo Hosts Mars Presentation (11/4/2009)

“Mars, Planet of Mystery,” a multimedia lecture, will be presented on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall at the University of West Georgia. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Political Science and Planning Hosts Lawler (11/3/2009)

Peter Augustine Lawler, executive editor of the quarterly journal Perspectives on Political Science, will present “Does Liberty Have a Future? Autonomy and Biotechnology,” on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the Ingram Library.

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Marching Band Performs Varsity Show (11/2/2009)

The University of West Georgia Marching Band, “The Sound That Lights the South,” is presenting their annual indoor spectacular concert on Wednesday, November 4, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is $5, $3 for senior citizens and free for students and faculty with a valid UWG ID.

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Fall Preview Day Approaches (11/2/2009)

Prospective students and their families are invited to Fall Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 100-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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