Press Room

March 2010

Lecturer Speaks on African-American Culture (3/31/2010)

Dr. Neal Lester, a professor of English at Arizona State University, will offer a presentation at the University of West Georgia titled, “Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: African Americans and the Politics of Hair,” on Thursday, April 1 at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Students Honored Today (3/31/2010)

Honors Day at the University of West Georgia will celebrate the academic achievement of its students throughout the day on Wednesday, March 31. 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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Jami Bower Named Assistant VP (3/31/2010)

The University of West Georgia has named Jami Bower assistant vice president for university communications and marketing. Bower has wide-ranging experience in marketing communications, brand building and media planning. Most recently, she was employed with Grey Atlanta, where she worked with a diverse group of clients that included Southern Co., Cousins Properties, Wyndham Worldwide and Gatti’s Pizza.

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Shadow and Light Shines (3/29/2010)

UWG alumnus Dr. Fred Richards opened his first-ever art exhibit, Shadow and Light, at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Shadow and Light will run through April 22 and the community is invited to attend.

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Professor Emerita Heads to India (3/29/2010)

Nancy Mims, professor emerita of Leadership and Professional Studies at UWG, will begin a new career as the Academic Head of Universal School Tardeo in India. The first female Fulbright Scholar from West Georgia and one of the first female professors in the Education Leadership program, her vitae in and out of the classroom is a long list of accolades that includes two doctorates in education, honorary faculty status in St. Petersburg and Mumbai, and the prestigious Jack Greer Lifetime Achievement Award in Educational Administration.

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Spring Brass Blooms (3/29/2010)

The University of West Georgia Brass Ensemble will present a spring concert finale on Thursday, April 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. The ensemble, comprised of trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums and tubas, has grown from 14 members last fall to 26 players this spring.  The Brass Ensemble’s program will feature a variety of music that spans hundreds of years of history and virtually every stylistic period. 

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Scholarship Honors Respected Community Leader (3/24/2010)

The University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. and the family of Jack E. Threadgill Sr. are partnering to create the Jack E. Threadgill Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was created to honor the life and work of Threadgill and will be awarded to a UWG student pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting.

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Students in the Running for Design (3/19/2010)

University of West Georgia is a competitor for the winning Peachtree Road Race tee shirt design for the second year in a row. Four out of five designs chosen as finalists this year are original designs from UWG students studying in a Digital Media for Artist class.

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UWG Celebrates Spring with Break (3/19/2010)

University of West Georgia students and faculty will be off campus for the 2010 spring semester break from Monday, March 22, through Sunday, March 28.

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Students Fight Budget Cuts (3/16/2010)

Hundreds of university and college students gathered at the state capitol to protest budget cuts for the University System of Georgia. Student Government Associations and the new grassroots organization, Georgia Students for Public Higher Education, coordinated transportation to Atlanta for students from around the state. This is the second rally for West Georgia students who marched on Maple Street last week.

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Library Closed during Semester Break (3/16/2010)

The Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia will be closed on Friday, March 19, at 6 p.m., and reopen at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. The closing coincides with the spring semester break and the demolition work scheduled for the ongoing renovation project. 

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Alternative Spring Break is Fun Work (3/16/2010)

Some UWG students will be hiking mountainous trails and fishing off barrier islands during spring break, but it won't be all fun and games. Students can sign up for Campus Recreation’s Alternative Spring Break program and spend a week on the Cumberland Island National Seashore or in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Beyond Stomp the Yard (3/12/2010)

Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, will be a guest lecturer at the University of West Georgia on Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Students Ready to Rally Against Cuts (3/12/2010)

The Student Government Association at UWG is coordinating transportation for a statewide student rally in Atlanta on Monday, March 15, to protest the proposed budget cuts to the University System of Georgia.

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UWG Hosts FAFSA Night (3/11/2010)

High school seniors, parents and currently enrolled students are invited to attend the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA Night at the University of West Georgia on Tuesday, March 30, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center, Room 1116.

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2010 Great Decisions Series Hosts MacKinnon (3/10/2010)

The 2010 Floyd Hoskins Great Decisions Series continues on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. with guest moderator Dr. Elaine MacKinnon in the Tracy Stallings Community Center. The League of Women Voters-Carroll County/Carrollton sponsors the Decision Series.

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Jim Klee Forum Features Singer (3/9/2010)

Former Athens, now Atlanta singer/songwriter Ralph Roddenbery isn’t a paid motivational speaker, but he very well could be one. He’ll star on the University of West Georgia stage as keynote speaker and performer for the annual Jim Klee Forum on Thursday, March 18, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall.

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Get Jazzed with Sophie (3/7/2010)

Sophie Milman, a Toronto-based jazz singer, will set West Georgia ablaze with her sizzling quartet on Monday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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CNN Anchor to Speak at UWG (3/5/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s International Student Club is hosting “An Evening with Betty Nguyen: From Saigon to CNN” on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Panel Discusses Sexual Assault on Campuses (3/4/2010)

The University of West Georgia will host a “Sexual Assault Alert” forum on Thursday, March 4, at 8 p.m. in the Bonner Lecture Hall. The UWG Crime Awareness and Prevention Education or C.A.P.E., UWG chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Carroll County Rape Crises Center will join forces to bring awareness of sexual assaults on academic campuses to the community. 

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Opera Workshop Sings Spring (3/4/2010)

The University of West Georgia Opera Workshop will present a comic masterpiece of lyric theatre by the “waltz king” Johann Strauss. The popular operetta, Die Fledermaus, or “The Bat,” will delightfully entertain audiences on Thursday, March 4, and Saturday, March 6, at 8:15 p.m., in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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2010 Great Decisions Series Hosts Boldt (3/3/2010)

The 2010 Floyd Hoskins Great Decisions Series continues on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. with guest moderator Dr. David Boldt 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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Budget Update: UWG Faces Potential Cuts (3/2/2010)

The University of West Georgia recently had to develop and submit a budget reduction plan for $8.1 million. This request came after Georgia state legislators asked the University System of Georgia to draft a plan for an additional $300 million in cuts.

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Does Place Matter? (3/1/2010)

UWG History Professor Keith Hebert will present “Does Place Still Matter? Historic Preservation in West Georgia” on Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in the Ingram Library. The presentation will celebrate the history of Carrollton and the status of historic preservation in the West Georgia region. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Reading Clinic Observes 10th Year (3/1/2010)

Ron Reigner loves reading and books. As director of the UWG Reading Clinic, he, colleagues and university students are helping to improve reading comprehension one sentence at a time.

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Get Saxed (3/1/2010)

The last performance of the Saxophone Symposium 2010 will wow audiences on Tuesday, March 2, at 8:15 p.m. in the Campus Center. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend.

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