Press Room

February 2008

Dickey Signs New Recruits (2/29/2008)

Few states, if any, can match the quality of high school football in Georgia. With that in mind, new head football coach Daryl Dickey put his focus on home state talent for his first University of West Georgia Wolves signing class.

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New Graduate Degrees Approved (2/29/2008)

The University of West Georgia received the Board of Regents approval for two new graduate degree programs.

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Phi Kappa Phi Hosts GRE Strategy Session (2/29/2008)

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the University of West Georgia will host a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) strategy session on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Center, Rooms 3 and 4. The cost for the event is $5 for non-PKP members and the community is invited to attend.

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Storm Hits UWG Hard (2/27/2008)

More than 60,000 residents and businesses lost power after an early morning storm ripped through Carroll County. The university was one of the few locations that stayed lit thanks to its own power source. Classes went on as usual and the kiosks and cafeterias on campus were the only places on Maple Street to eat a hot breakfast.

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FAFSA Night at UWG (2/26/2008)

High school students and their families are invited to a Free Application for Financial Student Aid Night on Monday, March 24, from 5– 7:30 p.m. at the University of West Georgia. The workshop will take place in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center, Room 1116, and is designed for high school seniors, UWG students and any citizen with a social security card.

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Campus Open (2/26/2008)

Classes for Tuesday, Feb. 26, will be conducted as scheduled.

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International Film Series Begins This Week (2/25/2008)

If the Academy Awards have worn you out, then take a walk on the wilder side of film at the UWG Spring International Film Series beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center.

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Exhibit Showcases Talented Youth (2/25/2008)

The Department of Art and the College of Education at the University of West Georgia will host an opening reception for the Sixth Annual West Georgia Young Artists’ Exhibition on Sunday, March 2, from 3 – 4 p.m. in the Education Center. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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GRE Strategy Session (2/25/2008)

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the University of West Georgia will host a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) strategy session on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Center, Rooms 3 and 4. The cost for the event is $5 for non-PKP members and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Opera (2/25/2008)

Opera fans won’t want to miss the spring production of the UWG Opera Workshop’s presentation of  “Cosi fan tutte” on Thursday, March 6, and Saturday, March 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia.

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Dr. Mike Arons Remembered (2/22/2008)

Dr. Myron “Mike” Arons, professor of psychology emeritus and founder of the University of West Georgia humanistic psychology program, passed away Feb. 18 in Carrollton.

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Artist Brings Sculpture to UWG (2/21/2008)

Allen Peterson, a sculpture professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, has taught at institutions around the country including universities in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan and Arkansas

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West Georgia Mourns Two Faculty Members (2/19/2008)

Two faculty members at the University of West Georgia passed away recently.  Dr. Myron “Mike” Arons, professor of psychology emeritus, died Feb. 18 and Dr. Ron Love, professor of history, died Feb. 7, both in Carrollton.

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UWG Hosts President's Day Scholarship Program (2/18/2008)

Providing prospective students with thousands of reasons to consider the University of West Georgia, UWG will host its second annual President’s Day Scholarship Program on Monday, Feb. 18.

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WGTC Opens Spring Semester (2/15/2008)

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, “Exonerated” has been called “the number one play of the year” by The New York Times and premiered Off-Broadway in 2002. It is also the recipient of the prestigious Drama Desk Award for Best Play.

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Spring Semester Offers Musical Gems (2/13/2008)

Music, and lots of it, will be wafting through campus as the Department of Music continues its spring season of musical excellence with spectacular performances this month starting with a Choral Orchestral Concert performance by the UWG Concert Choir on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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Bed of Nails Promises Physics Fun (2/11/2008)

After a three-year hiatus, the University of West Georgia will host a Physics Demonstration Night: Smash Physics for students and adults in the community on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall. The family event is free and designed to engage students in the sciences.

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Make a Date with Success at Job Expo (2/8/2008)

UWG alumni and students are invited to an exciting Job Expo hosted by the Department of Career Services on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Concert Features American Music (2/7/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present an evening concert, “American Music,” performed by the UWG Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band on Thursday, Feb. 21, 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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V-Day Celebrates 10th Anniversary (2/7/2008)

The Responsible Sexuality Committee will observe V-Day’s 10th anniversary with performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Series Features Faculty Experts (2/5/2008)

The 2008 Floyd Hoskins Great Decisions series will be held Thursdays, Feb. 7 – March 27, and will feature UWG faculty members who experts in their fields. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Winter Preview Day is on Sunday (2/1/2008)

Have you found what you are looking for in a university? If you want individualized attention, educational opportunities in a wide-range of academics and a safe, supportive learning environment, then look no more.  The University of West Georgia offers all that and more.

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Course Receives National Recognition (2/1/2008)

Dr. Muriel Cormican, associate professor of German at the University of West Georgia, received national recognition from the College Board and the Educational Policy Improvement Center.

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Second Annual Water Conference to be Held (2/1/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host its Second Annual UWG Water Resources Conference on Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22, at the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Top Student Singers Perform (2/1/2008)

Talented University of West Georgia voice students will perform at the University of West Georgia’s Concert Choir performance on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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February is Black History Month (2/1/2008)

The Office of Minority Affairs at the University of West Georgia has scheduled a dynamic list of events for Black History month that can be viewed at http://www.westga.edu/minority/. The events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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