Press Room

February 2012

Penley Collaborates with UWG Opera (2/28/2012)

Noted artist Steve Penley has created four paintings for the upcoming production of the opera “Carmen” at the University of West Georgia. 

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CMA and ACM Top New Artist of the Year The Band Perry to Perform (2/27/2012)

The Band Perry will perform live at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sunday, April 22 as part of its Purveyors of Performance Tour 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

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Tackling the Freshman Fifteen (2/24/2012)

“The Freshman Fifteen” has been a curse on college campuses for decades. Many students are able to fend off the extra pounds, but the majority fall victim. There are several reasons for this accelerated weight gain. Strict schedules that only allot for one or two meals a day, all-you-can-eat dining halls, lack of exercise and a lack of funds are but a few factors. 

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UWG Online Announces February Newsletter (2/24/2012)

The Department of Distance and Distributed Education and UWG Online produce a monthly newsletter referring to current news, training opportunities, faculty and departmental accomplishments, as well as resources and professional development opportunities regarding distance education and online instruction. 

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Dedication Ceremony Set for Thomas B. Murphy Replica Office (2/22/2012)

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that it will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Thomas B. Murphy State Capitol Office replica at Irvine S. Ingram Library on the UWG campus on Thursday, April 19. 

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Theatre Student Awarded at Festival (2/22/2012)

The UWG Theatre Company recently had 17 students participate in the Region IV American College Theatre Festival in Daytona, Fla. Theatre major Jared LeClaire competed in a Scenic Design competition based on his nomination for Meritorious Achievement in a production he designed last year. 

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Weekends at West Georgia (2/22/2012)

The University of West Georgia has been hard at work to dispel the notion that it’s a “suitcase school” by introducing all kinds of new events that encourage students to stay on the weekends. This effort is paying off, as a cultural shift promoting student involvement and unity has made waves at UWG.

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Mental Health Winners Named (2/17/2012)

Prevent@UWG has named the winners of its first Mental Health Hero Challenge. The challenge was designed to promote awareness of mental health issues and resources on the University of West Georgia campus.

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Original Freedom Rider to Visit (2/17/2012)

Charles Person, an original Freedom Rider, will speak at the University of West Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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WGTC Criminology Students Will Get a Break When They Transfer to UWG (2/16/2012)

Criminology students who transfer to the University of West Georgia from West Georgia Technical College will get full credit for five basic courses thanks to a recent agreement signed by officials from both schools.

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Prospective Students Explore Science and Math at UWG (2/16/2012)

The College of Science and Mathematics hosted its first College for a Day recently, offering some three dozen high school students a sampling of courses.

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GoUWG: There's an App for Wolves (2/15/2012)

UWG is excited to announce the launch today of brand new mobile apps, GoUWG, that will work on iPhone and iPad touch, BlackBerry, Android and just about everything else. 

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UWG Earns Tree Campus USA Designation (2/15/2012)

The University of West Georgia has earned Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation recognizes UWG’s dedication to campus tree care and protection and environmental stewardship and community outreach. 

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Carrollton High School Students Meet their College Counterparts (2/13/2012)

A group of Carrollton High School students crowded into a graphic design class at the University of West Georgia recently. The teenagers had at least one thing in common with their college counterparts: art.

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UWG Professor Plays Key Role in Afghanistan (2/13/2012)

A University of West Georgia professor has played a key role in helping Afghan farmers improve the way they get their produce to market. 

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Mardi Gras of Majors Returns to UWG (2/7/2012)

The Annual Mardi Gras of Majors returns to UWG for all undeclared and exploratory students on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the TLC Atrium.  The event gives students the chance to learn more about each major UWG offers. 

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One Man’s Tribute to MLK (2/3/2012)

The one-man show, “Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here,” take audiences through the civil rights era. It is told through the voices of the era’s prominent figures.

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A Workshop to Help the Hungry (2/2/2012)

While some students busied themselves reading or tapping out assignments on computers in the Ingram Library recently, others grabbed brushes and picked out bowls.

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'Rocky Horror Show' a Little Raunchy, but Terrific (2/2/2012)

Those who already have tickets for “The Rocky Horror Show,” the controversial musical being performed at UWG’s Townsend Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, are in for a wild, risqué romp. Anyone still on the fence about buying them should do it quickly. The show is terrific — funny, surprising and professionally staged with great local actors and musicians. Once word of mouth kicks in, seats will probably be tough to get.

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Don't Confuse Weather with Climate, UWG Scientist Says (2/2/2012)

With some folks wondering why Chicago is experiencing its warmest winter in decades, David Bush, a University of West Georgia geologist, likes to remind people "not to confuse weather with climate." 

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A Business Built on Garbage (2/1/2012)

A company that started with worm poop has turned into a global phenomenon that tackles some of the toughest stuff in the waste stream.

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