Press Room

February 2013

College of Education Hosts Hiring Simulation Fair (2/28/2013)

The College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Instruction will host its third annual Hiring Simulation Fair on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in the Coliseum. The Hiring Simulation Fair, which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., gives UWG’s graduating education students the chance to practice interviewing with school administrators.

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Southwire Makes Largest Donation in Richards College of Business History (2/28/2013)

As they prepare for careers in business, university students face a changing landscape where focus is shifting from current and recent earnings reports to long-term profitability. Looking farther into the future, companies seek leaders who understand sustained financial stability balanced with environmental and social responsibility.

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FDR Biographer Speaks at Exhibit (2/27/2013)

UWG’s Ingram Library sponsored a presentation by Allan M. Winkler on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive” exhibit. A large crowd listened as Winkler, professor of history at Miami University in Ohio and author of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America, detailed the life events of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The national exhibit highlights FDR’s leadership and achievements during his administration. It will be on display in the Ingram Library until March 8 and is free and open to the public.

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Associate Dean Wins eLearning Educator Award (2/27/2013)

Dr. Jason Huett, Associate Dean of Online Development, was awarded the Outstanding eLearning Faculty Distinguished Educator award by the Instructional Technology Council. Winners of this award received complimentary registration to the ITC’s 2013 eLearning conference and were invited to attend a special recognition luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas.

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National Spotlight Shines on UWG Theatre Technician (2/27/2013)

Although most theatre techs take pride in the invisibility of their work, one UWG theatre major is enjoying a few minutes of fame. Jared LeClaire, a senior graduating in May, is one of nine winners of the 2013 Awards for Young Designers and Technicians in the Performing Arts. The award will be presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Annual Conference and Stage Expo in Milwaukee, Wisc., March 20 – 23.

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UWG Advanced Academy Student Wins Computing Award (2/26/2013)

Advanced Academy student Sarah Saltiel has been selected to receive the Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women in Information Technology. The NCWIT’s Award for Aspirations in Computing is awarded to young women at the high school level who display leadership ability, academic achievement, and computing and information technology aptitude. Saltiel, who intends to double major in mathematics and engineering psychology, is one of only 25 young women in the state of Georgia to receive this award. Saltiel is a two-time recipient of this award.

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Georgia Refugee Advocate Speaks at UWG (2/26/2013)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s fourth Controversies of Culture series highlighted the plight of the estimated 15 million refugees worldwide. The event, titled “Refugees: Global Issues and Local Engagement,” was held at the Ingram Library on Wednesday, Feb. 20. It focused on the global importance of refugee situations worldwide and the efforts being made to combat these situations on both local and international levels.

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Transfer Preview Day Invites Students to Tour Campus (2/26/2013)

Prospective transfer students are invited to the University of West Georgia’s Transfer Preview Day on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transfer students do not have to be admitted to the university to attend this event.

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Anthropology Professor Brings Ice Age to UWG (2/25/2013)

Ted Goebel, professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, will lend his Ice-Age expertise to the Waring Distinguished Speaker series with a lecture titled “Ice Age Peopling of the Americas: Do Stones, Bones, and Genes Tell the Same Story?” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Kathy Cashen Hall in the humanities building. Goebel will provide an in-depth look at Ice Age humans, where they came from and how their tools affected settlement and adaptation.

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UWG Welcomes Congressional Gold Medal Recipient (2/21/2013)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host its first Living Legacy Series on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.2. The event, part of their Black History Month programming, features two retired Montfort Point Marines including James Pack, a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.

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UWG Recognized for Second Year by Tree Campus USA (2/20/2013)

The University of West Georgia celebrated Arbor Day with a tree-planting event at the softball field in the Athletic Complex. Arbor Day is a holiday that began in Nebraska in 1872 and is celebrated in Georgia on the third Friday of February. The Student Government Association in collaboration with the Facilities and Grounds department organized this year’s event.

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UWG Continues Controversies of Culture Series (2/19/2013)

University Of West Georgia’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host the fourth program in its Controversies of Culture Series at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, on the first floor of the Ingram Library.

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UWG Professors Honored with Teacher Quality Grants (2/19/2013)

Sixteen UWG professors from the College of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics collaborated to receive eight Teacher Quality grants from the University of Georgia. UGA administers these U.S. Department of Education funds for the professional development of teachers in disciplines including language arts, mathematics, reading, science and social studies.

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University President Makes a Visit to the Capitol (2/19/2013)

University of West Georgia President, Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, visited the state capitol for the annual UWG Day to gain university support and discuss priorities of the university. Sethna was joined by Bill Estes, vice president for university advancement; Michael Horvath, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Scot Lingrell, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management; James Sutherland, vice president for business and finance; and Javaris Hall, student government association president.

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UWG Student Among Elite Group Invited to New York (2/18/2013)

Brittany Thompson, the Enactus president at UWG and a senior student majoring in business management, was one of 30 students invited to the 2013 Enactus United States Partner Summit in New York City. Thompson was selected to attend the Summit, held at the Time-Life Building, from hundreds of applicants nationwide.

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Scholarship Established to Honor Longtime UWG Professor (2/18/2013)

The Esslinger family has provided a generous gift of $25,000 to fund the W. Glenn Esslinger Scholarship Endowment over the next five years. William “Bill” G. Esslinger, Jr., and his wife, Debbie Esslinger, created the scholarship to honor the memory and commitment to education of Bill’s father and late UWG professor, Dr. W. Glenn Esslinger, Sr.

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University Presidential Candidates Visit UWG Campus (2/15/2013)

The UWG presidential search committee is pleased to announce the names of five presidential candidates and the schedule for their visits. Each of the five candidates will be making campus visits over the next week, starting on Monday, Feb. 18. The final visit will take place on Friday, March 1. Faculty, staff and students are invited to interview each candidate in various open meetings. The public is also invited to meet with the candidates during any of the open meetings listed in the itinerary. A procedure for feedback is established so that every voice will be heard.


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Multicultural Series Covers Immigration & the Dream Act (2/15/2013)

The University of West Georgia Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the third program in its Multicultural Conversation Series, “Immigration Reform and the Dream Act,” on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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UWG Professor Offers Guidance to the United Nations (2/14/2013)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has invited Dr. George Kieh, UWG political science professor and author, to write a monograph detailing a study in Africa’s development. From Feb. 18-19, 2013, Kieh will present his technical paper titled “The Roles of Institutions in the Development Process: Toward the Emergence and Functioning of a Developmental State in Africa” to the U.N. Economic Commission expert committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Mardi Gras Takes on New Meaning at UWG (2/14/2013)

Hundreds of students paid a visit to UWG’s TLC Atrium Wednesday for the 13th Annual Mardi Gras of Majors. The event, sponsored by The EXCEL Center, is an opportunity for undeclared students to gain insight about the various majors UWG has to offer.

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UWG Hosts Ruffin Reading Bowl for 30 Georgia Schools (2/12/2013)

Hundreds of students visited the University of West Georgia’s campus to compete in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Feb. 2, 2013. Teams from as far as Rome City, Muscogee County and Spaulding County traveled to Carrollton for the competition, which consisted of 80 elementary school students, 120 middle school students and 60 high school students.

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Mardi Gras of Majors Provides Guidance to Students (2/11/2013)

UWG’s 13th Annual Mardi Gras of Majors will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, from 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the TLC Atrium. This exciting and important event gives undeclared and exploratory students the chance to learn more about each major UWG offers.

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College of Science and Mathematics Announces New Dean (2/8/2013)

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce Dr. Farooq Khan as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. He will officially assume the position as dean on July 1, 2013.

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UWG Social Wellness Week Encourages Healthy Relationships (2/8/2013)

Students at the University of West Georgia will be thinking about more than just romantic love this February. The Counseling and Career Development Center will host a Social Wellness Week on Feb. 11-14. The events will encourage and celebrate friendship, generosity, mentorship and healthy romantic relationships.

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National FDR Exhibit Visits UWG (2/8/2013)

The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will host “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive,” a national exhibit highlighting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership and achievements during his administration. The exhibit will be on display in the Ingram Library from Feb. 11 to March 8. It is free and open to the public.

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Standing Room Only at Townsend Center (2/7/2013)

Upcoming productions at the Townsend Center include “Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray” on Feb. 9 and Cirque Zuma Zuma on March 21 & 22. Tickets continue to sell quickly at the Townsend Center, and these upcoming shows are no exception.

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International Speaker, Michael Simmons, Shares Stories of Failure and Success (2/7/2013)

Michael Simmons detailed his failures and successes in the Townsend Center on the University of West Georgia’s campus. The Thursday night seminar was a part of the Richards College of Business BB&T Lecture in Free Enterprise series.

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UWG Ranks Among the Best in U.S. News & World Report (2/7/2013)

The University of West Georgia is sixth in the nation for “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs” according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Another Great Success for UWG’s Annual International Night (2/6/2013)

UWG’s International Student Club (ISC) recently celebrated it 28th Annual International Night with food, fun and festivities.

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UWG to Host Debate on Christian Origins (2/5/2013)

On Feb. 12, the University of West Georgia will host a discussion between Christian history professor Daniel Williams and atheist educator Ed Buckner on the question of Christianity’s origins.

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President of Broadcast Education Association Visits UWG (2/5/2013)

Dr. Greg Newton, president of the Broadcast Education Association board of directors, will visit the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to share the latest on U.S. law and regulation affecting social media. BEA is the educational arm of the National Association of Broadcasters and brings the most current information, thinking and developments on electronic media to future professionals through education.

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New Harmonies Music Exhibit to be Sponsored by UWG (2/5/2013)

A traveling exhibition that explores the early traditions of American music opens in Bremen, Ga., at the Warren Sewell Library on Feb. 9. The exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” will remain through March 23 and is sponsored by the University of West Georgia. The exhibit has been touring in Georgia since 2012.

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Employers Search for Prospective Candidates at Expo (2/4/2013)

The University of West Georgia Department of Career Services will be hosting the annual Job Expo on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom. Employers that will be attendance include Greenway Medical, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, Peace Corps and Fox 5 Atlanta.


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UWG Students Offer Tutoring to Local Elementary Schools (2/1/2013)

The University of West Georgia College of Education is working to ensure that local elementary school students will have the math skills necessary to succeed. The College of Education Math Clinic offers help to students from ages 5-12 every Tuesday and Thursday. The clinic is open year-round from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. in the Education Center Annex.

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