Press Room

March 2009

Honors Day Celebrates Students (3/31/2009)

Honors Day at the University of West Georgia will celebrate the academic achievement of its students throughout the day on Wednesday, April 1. An Honors Convocation ceremony will begin the celebration of educational excellence at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at 1:30 p.m.

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Meeting of the Minds (3/31/2009)

The Department of English and Philosophy will sponsor the ninth annual Meeting of the Minds, an event that will pit popular philosophers against each other discussing “What are we doing: technology and the human community.”

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Japanese Students Visit UWG (3/27/2009)

Ryousuke Matsuzaki, Chie Matsumoto and Kohei Okadome, English education majors and sophomores at Kagoshima University, are attending classes and living in a residence hall on campus.

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Exhibit Features Young Artists (3/27/2009)

The seventh annual Young Artists exhibit at UWG features original works by school children and teens on display in the Education Center.

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Spring Preview Day Showcases Campus (3/26/2009)

Prospective students and their families are invited to Spring Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, April 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 100-year-old institution boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,000, a beautiful 645-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Honors Day Recital (3/26/2009)

The annual Honors Day Recital will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities building. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Klee Forum Honors Research (3/25/2009)

The Department of Psychology will host a Jim Klee Forum on psychedelic research on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium.

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25 Years of MAP Tonight (3/25/2009)

The Multicultural Achievement Program at the UWG will host its 25th annual Academic Awards Ceremony tonight at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Jacqueline Michael, the first coordinator for the MAP program at UWG. Michael, who retired from the University System of Georgia as an administrator, will provide a historical perspective of the program.

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Play Ball! (3/24/2009)

Play ball! That was the mantra for four-year-olds in the University of West Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program as they cheered the Wolves at Cole Field on campus.

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Foster to Speak on Native Americans (3/20/2009)

Dr. Thomas Foster, director of the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, will present a Lunch and Learn program titled, “Spanish Soldiers, English Traders and the Formation of the Creek Confederacy,” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Ingram Library. The monthly series begins at noon and the community is invited to attend.

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Jazz Ensemble Presents Spring Concert (3/20/2009)

Jazz fans will not want to miss the UWG Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert on Thursday, March 26, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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FAFSA Night Helps Prospective Students (3/18/2009)

High school students and their families are invited to a Free Application for Financial Student Aid Night on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the University of West Georgia.

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UWG Offers Helping Hand (3/17/2009)

CampusCATS is making it safe for cats, kittens and people on the University of West Georgia campus. A relatively new nonprofit and all-volunteer organization, the group is dedicated to the management of homeless cats residing on the UWG campus.

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Football Player Killed in Car Accident (3/16/2009)

One University of West Georgia student-athlete was killed and another seriously injured in a car accident that occurred late Saturday, March 14, on Interstate 85 in Lee County near Opelika, Ala. Willie Pitts, 21, was killed and Calvin Dennis, 18, and his father, Hillary Dennis, 58, driver of the vehicle, are in intensive care in the East Alabama Medical Center.

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Sethna Withdraws from Presidential Search (3/16/2009)

Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of the University of West Georgia, has withdrawn from the presidential search at the University at Albany.

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Goldilocks, Three Bears Visit TCPA (3/13/2009)

Join Baby Bear, Mama Bear and Papa Bear on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. as Goldilocks turns their world upside down at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. In a new twist to this timeless classic, Goldilocks is caught on tape and taught a lesson by the bears and the audience.

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Don't Forget to Vote (3/13/2009)

Three of the five finalists chosen for the AJC Peachtree Road Race tee shirt design contest are from the University of West Georgia’s Department of Art.

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Media Day Hosts Pros in Field (3/11/2009)

Media professionals spent the day at UWG for the 28th annual UWG Media Day, an event  that honors and instructs students earning a mass communications degree.

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Alternative Spring Break is a Hit (3/11/2009)

Some University of West Georgia students will be in the sun and surf during spring break, but it won't be all fun and games. Students signed up for the Alternative Spring Break program will spend a week on the Cumberland Island National Seashore working side by side with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain the island's natural beauty.

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Wind Symphony, Percussion Group Hold Concert (3/9/2009)

The University of West Georgia Wind Symphony and the UWG Jazz Percussion Group will be in concert on Tuesday, March 10, 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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Spring Brings Animalia to UWG (3/6/2009)

An alligator, eagle and whales… frogs, fish and butterflies…even a dolphin, blue heron and river otter … all are coming to the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts to bring spring to all of West Georgia. 

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Coliseum Open House is Today (3/5/2009)

Open House of The Coliseum begins at 4 p.m. and will include tours of the state-of-the-art academic facilities and the new gymnasium. The 123,000 square foot Coliseum is built in two sections connected by a two-story glass atrium.

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Transfer Preview Day (3/4/2009)

Prospective Transfer students and their families are invited to a Transfer Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Friday, March 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 103-year-old institution boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,000, a beautiful 645-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Opera Features the Magic Flute (3/4/2009)

The production will be presented in an English translation featuring a narration read by Blair Trewhitt, a Carrollton businessman with professional speaking credits in Atlanta.

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Classes to be Offered in Douglasville (3/4/2009)

Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to attend college in Douglasville this fall when two institutions of the University System of Georgia begin offering classes there. Working with officials from the City of Douglasville and Douglas County, the University of West Georgia and Georgia Highlands College are finalizing plans to open in the fall.

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Lunch and Learn at Ingram Library (3/3/2009)

Dr. Thomas Foster, director of the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, will present a Lunch and Learn program titled, “Spanish Soldiers, English Traders and the Formation of the Creek Confederacy,” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Ingram Library. The monthly series begins at noon and the community is invited to attend.

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Honor Society to Initiate Freshmen (3/2/2009)

More than 145 freshmen will accept membership into the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first year students on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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