Press Room

February 2010

Three-Day Sax Symposium Begins (2/26/2010)

The UWG Department of Music will host a three-concert Saxophone Symposium from Friday, Feb. 26 to Tuesday, March 2, in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building and the Campus Center. The concerts are free and the community is invited to attend.

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New Board of Trustees Members (2/26/2010)

The University of West Georgia Foundation has four new Board of Trustees members. The board is a 501 (c)(3) organization that was created to raise and manage private donations for the benefit of UWG.

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Kappa Sigma Endowment Formed (2/25/2010)

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Lambda-Delta Alumni Chapter has partnered with the University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. to create the Kappa Sigma Lambda-Delta Alumni Chapter Endowment.

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Great Decisions Series Hosts Goldstein (2/24/2010)

The 2010 Great Decisions Series continues on Thursday, February 25, at 7 p.m. with guest moderator Dr. Jonathan Goldstein in the Tracy Stallings Community Center. The League of Women Voters-Carroll County/Carrollton and the Carrollton Rotary Club co-sponsor the Decision Series.

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Discussion Series Kicks Off (2/24/2010)

The Department of Sociology and Criminology presented the first in a series of Brown Bag Luncheons on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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NEXT: Job Search Strategies 2010 (2/23/2010)

UWG is offering students and the community help transitioning into the workplace. UWG will be hosting NEXT: Job Search Strategies 2010, on Wednesday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Event Fuels Classroom Innovation (2/22/2010)

Nearly 100 faculty members from 13 USG institutions gathered at the University of West Georgia for the USG Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute this past weekend.

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Illustrator Opens Show (2/22/2010)

The Department of Art is hosting a new exhibition in the Bruce Bobick Gallery featuring paintings and drawings by Tennessee artist Jason Stout. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Heidorn to Speak on Physical Education (2/19/2010)

The League of Women Voters-Carroll County/Carrollton will host University of West Georgia Professor of Physical Education and Recreation Brent Heidorn for a presentation of “Physical Education: Beyond Exercise” on Monday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in the Tracy Stallings Community Center.

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2010 Great Decisions Series Hosts UWG Professor (2/18/2010)

The 2010 Great Decisions Series continues on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. with guest moderator Dr. John Fuller in the Tracy Stallings Community Center. The League of Women Voters-Carroll County/Carrollton and the Carrollton Rotary Club co-sponsor the Decision Series.

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WGTC Presents Plumfield, Iraq (2/18/2010)

Are you ready to be moved by jaw-dropping acting, dynamic design and a play that deals with close to home personal issues? The West Georgia Theatre Company has the perfect venue with the Southeastern premiere of Barbara Lebow’s action-packed play “Plumfield, Iraq.”

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Science Event to Wow Audience (2/17/2010)

“The Blue Planet,” a multimedia science event, will be presented on Friday, February 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of West Georgia.

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Chase the Chill with Music (2/16/2010)

The UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Hibbard, will present a Winter Choral Concert on Thursday, February 18, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend. 

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Gingrey to Visit UWG (2/12/2010)

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-GA, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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Classes Canceled Friday Evening and Saturday (2/12/2010)

The University of West Georgia will close on Friday at 3:00 p.m., including all classes,  because of inclement weather conditions. All Saturday classes are also canceled. Please stay off of the roads if you can until conditions improve.

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Nobel Prize Scientist Visits Campus (2/12/2010)

Sir Harold Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will present “Science, Society and Sustainability,” an inspirational lecture on all aspects of science, on Friday, February 19, at 7 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on the University of West Georgia campus.

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Ingram Library Initiates $8 Million Renovation (2/12/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library will begin an $8 million construction project the first week of March. It is the library’s first renovation since its opening in 1968.

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Perfect Gentlemen Postponed (2/12/2010)

Event Postponed: The Saturday, February 13 performance by The Perfect Gentlemen at the University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center has been postponed because of the weather system moving into the region.  The show will be rescheduled for later in the spring.  For more information, call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678-839-4722 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Wolves Recruitment a Thumbs Up (2/10/2010)

UWG Head Football Coach Daryl Dickey and his staff signed 29 players to be a part of the 2010 West Georgia football squad.

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UWG Dean Speaks on R2P (2/10/2010)

The 2010 Hoskins Great Decisions Series continues with its second presentation on Thursday, February 11, at 7 p.m. with guest moderator Dr. George Kieh.

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Grant Provides Local History Resources (2/8/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s Center for Public History and the City of Bremen have developed online resources for educators to incorporate local history into their classrooms. 

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TCPA Hosts the Perfect Gentlemen (2/8/2010)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Perfect Gentlemen on Saturday, February 13,  at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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Chinese Exchange Program Begins (2/5/2010)

Chinese students enrolled at UWG this semester are part of the newly established exchange program with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Richards College of Business. When the recent arrivals complete their studies, they will have dual degrees in business from UWG and ZUEL.

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Maine Writers Series Hosts Davidson (2/5/2010)

Bringing some of America's most important writers to campus, the University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series will host award-winning poet and UWG Professor Chad Davidson this month. Davidson teaches literature and creative writing at the University of West Georgia.

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Last Week for Mensoff Exhibit (2/5/2010)

Atlanta resident and sculptor Corrina Sephora Mensoff’s exhibit at the Bruce Bobick Gallery is open for its final week, closing on Thursday, February 11.

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International Night Spotlights Diversity (2/4/2010)

The 25th annual International Night will present hundreds of guests with cuisine from around the world, cultural entertainment from 40 countries and a celebration of the embraced diversity on the university campus. Tickets are still available on campus and will be sold at the door. The celebration takes place on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Food Services Building (Z-6).

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2010 Hoskins Great Decisions Series (2/3/2010)

The 2010 Great Decisions Series begins on Thursday, Feb. 4, with “Special Envoys” moderated by Dr. Y. Lynn Holmes. Great Decisions is a program of the Foreign Policy Association and is sponsored locally by the League of Women Voters – Carrollton/Carroll County and co-sponsored by the Carrollton Rotary Club.

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Academy Alum Donates to Program (2/1/2010)

When the Advanced Academy first opened its doors, Susan Colgate was just finishing up her master’s degree in psychology and worked as a graduate research assistant there. Although her ambitions were to open her own business as a therapist, she was so taken with the Academy’s mission, she accepted a full time position as a student development specialist after receiving her degree in 1997.

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Horvath Nursing Scholarship Established (2/1/2010)

The University of West Georgia recently announced the creation of the Carl C. and Judith F. Horvath Memorial Scholarship. The endowed award was established by Pamela J. Horvath, assistant professor of nursing. 

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Putting UWG on the Map (2/1/2010)

Suzanne Durham, head of Special Collections at the Ingram Library, and UWG alum Emma Elaine Dobbs, have produced a new book on Carrollton scheduled to be released on February 8 by Arcadia Publishing. “Carrollton” features a photo essay of the city as part of a “Then and Now” series. Durham is donating her share of the proceeds to benefit the library.

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