Press Room

February 2009

Possible Severe Weather (2/28/2009)

Weather forecasts for the Carroll County area call for the possibility of snow accumulation on Sunday, March 1, 2009.  All faculty, staff and students are urged to review the Emergency Closing Policy found at http://www.westga.edu/police/index_2277.php.

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Symposium for High Schools Hits a Chord (2/27/2009)

A Saxophone and Percussion Symposium will bring sweet melodic rhythm to campus on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28 with three free concerts that the community is invited to attend.

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Cards for Kyara (2/25/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host “Cards for Kyara,” a benefit show and sale in Gallery Two of the Humanities Building.

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UWG Receives Grant for Safety Initiatives (2/25/2009)

The Department of Health Services at the University of West Georgia received a $14,500 Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Collaborative Safety Initiatives grant this year. It is the fifth GOHS grant awarded to UWG.

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Drive-By Press Visits Campus (2/24/2009)

Drive-By Press artists will travel to the West Georgia campus on Thursday, Feb. 26, to present two exciting printmaking events.  The “Have Press, Will Travel” crew of two will show off their collection of the latest in contemporary printmaking gathered on their 100,000-mile journey across the country and present a tee shirt printing workshop on the Quad. The community is invited to bring a tee shirt and enjoy the exhibit.

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Bobick Gallery Features John Gall (2/23/2009)

The Department of Art will host artist John Gall’s exhibit, “Facts, Fables and Fantasy-The Realm of Knowledge Seekers,” at the Bruce Bobick Gallery through March 12.  Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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HOPE Scholars Honored (2/23/2009)

HOPE students at the University of West Georgia will get the VIP treatment on the Day of HOPE, Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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Comet Lulin to Make Rare Appearance (2/20/2009)

A comet is soaring through the sky and residents will be able to see it tonight at the West Georgia Observatory on the UWG campus.

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UWG Cheer on ESPN2 (2/20/2009)

The University of West Georgia is still celebrating the remarkable winning streak of the UWG Cheer coed team after the squad won its eighth consecutive national title.

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UWG Presents Choral Concert (2/18/2009)

The UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Hibbard, will present a winter choral concert on Thursday, February 19, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on the UWG campus. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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GCA Hosts Annual Conference (2/17/2009)

Faculty, staff and students from a dozen universities and colleges will be presenters of a variety of panel discussions and workshops. Sessions include “Student Text Messaging During Class Time: Exploring Communication Issues of Attitudes, Etiquette, Experience and Policy,” “Leadership Traits Unique to Entrepreneurs” and  “Media Diversity Panel Presentation: A Dollar and a Dream, Diversity in Broadcast Commercial Advertising.”

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Shortt Scholarship Established (2/16/2009)

Recognized statewide as an experienced authority on immigration rules and regulations of international students, Shortt now serves as the university's specialist on immigration issues with international undergraduate and graduate students, which number 127 this year at UWG.

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Eilis Crean Exhibit Opens (2/16/2009)

Eilis Crean, assistant professor of art at the University of West Georgia, opened “Presence,” an exhibit of two current series of paintings, Memorial Wall and Portraits, in the Arnold Gallery at Shorter College.

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A Gullah Geechee Gathering on Campus (2/13/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Office of Minority Affairs will present a Gullah Geechee Gathering on Monday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Fire and Ice Features Ten-Minute Plays (2/13/2009)

Life is chock-full of exciting, fiery moments as well as those that chill us to the bone. What happens if you become a ghost in your afterlife? What if you have a stalker who happens to be a neighbor? How would you feel if someone told you the chilling truth?

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Black History Month Celebrated (2/11/2009)

The University of West Georgia will observe Black History Month with exciting events on campus that include A Gullah Geechee Gathering, a dramatic one-man play telling the story of Frederick Douglass, and student presentation, “The Royalty of Africa.”

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UWG Debate Finishes in Top Ten (2/11/2009)

The UWG Debate team finished its season with a tremendous finish at Northwestern University in Illinois. The team of Georgia residents Vince Binder of Gainesville and Jim Schultz of Jupiter placed second out of 137 teams in the finals.

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Can We Talk Science? (2/10/2009)

The university will take a close look at two moments in science history that have changed society and the world forever as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first look through a telescope and Darwin’s 200th birthday and the publication of “On the Origins of Species.”

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Drama and History Come to UWG (2/6/2009)

The University of West Georgia will observe Black History Month with exciting events on campus that include A Gullah Geechee Gathering and a dramatic one-man play telling the story of Frederick Douglass.

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UWG Food Drive Begins (2/6/2009)

Faculty and staff at the University of West Georgia have launched a second food drive to fight hunger in the community. Participating departments in the College of Arts and Sciences include Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology.

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Stadium Progress Report (2/5/2009)

The Athletics Complex at the University of West Georgia continues to take shape as RA-LIN and Associates transforms a site that appears to be the surface of the moon into a football stadium and additional athletic facilities.

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Scholarship Named in Hovey's Honor (2/4/2009)

Thanks to the generous support of the community for the “Live Art at the Townsend Center” series, three University of West Georgia fine arts students will benefit from academic scholarships.

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Bobick Gallery Opened (2/2/2009)

Bruce Bobick, professor and chair emeritus of art, will present an exhibit of his works Feb. 2 - 9, at the University of West Georgia. A prolific painter, Bobick will be honored with a dedication and renaming of the Main Gallery to the Bruce Bobick Gallery.

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Paint It Blue (2/2/2009)

UWG University of West Georgia Wolves fans will show their colors at the Paint It Blue contest against Valdosta State University’s Blazers on Saturday, Feb. 7 in The Coliseum. First class basketball players and plenty of star power will be on display at this annual West Georgia-Valdosta State rivalry.

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