Press Room

March 2011

Help Japan Disaster Victims Through the American Red Cross (3/31/2011)

The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan devastated the region, killing thousands of people and leaving countless others missing, injured and homeless. 

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Scholarship to Honor UWG Graduate and Son (3/29/2011)

An endowed scholarship has been established at UWG to honor an Alabama mother and son who died in July 2010.

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Horvath Named Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs (3/29/2011)

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Horvath will become its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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One-Man Show, “Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal,” at UWG (3/24/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center for the Performing Arts will present Tom Dugan’s “Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal,” a one-man theatrical journey about the Austrian-Jewish Holocaust survivor. 

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Media Day 2011 Offers Sound Advice to Students (3/24/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s Mass Communications Department gave veteran journalist Shaunya Chavis-Rucker its Distinguished Alumni Award at its 30th annual Media Day program.

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Alumna's Recent Accomplishment (3/23/2011)

Recent University of West Georgia graduate Brittany Reid has published her first children’s book, Quack-a-Doodle-Doo: Do it Like Dave. Reid says it is the first in what will be a series of books focused on self worth, positive self-esteem and education.

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BB&T Lecture Series Continues (3/23/2011)

Paul von Zielbauer will be the second guest speaker in the BB&T Lecture Series in Free Enterprise on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lower Level of the Z-6 Food Services Building. 

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Artificial On-Campus Nests offer Home to Eastern Bluebirds (3/21/2011)

Spring is here and the changing of the season means more feathery friends on the UWG campus.

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Scholarship Supports Women's Studies Program (3/17/2011)

Michael Menkes, a UWG criminology and women’s studies student, on behalf of the Menkes family and in celebration of Women’s History Month, is pleased to announce the creation of the Menkes Family Women’s Studies Scholarship. This scholarship will give generous support to students who are planning to minor in the Women’s Studies Program.

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Three UWG Art Students Finalists in the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest (3/16/2011)

For the third consecutive year art students from the University of West Georgia are finalists in the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest.

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Episodes in Sexuality (3/15/2011)

The University of West Georgia Theatre Company and the Responsible Sexuality Committee are proud to present the 20th anniversary collaborative production of Episodes in Sexuality: Embrace Your Sexuality.

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UWG Faculty Awarded Internal 2011 Seed Research Grants (3/14/2011)

Dr. Arlene Horne, Director of Research and Sponsored Operations, announced today that nine University of West Georgia professors have been awarded Seed Grants to further their research.  The grants were funded by UWG Provost Peter Hoff, in an effort to support professors in the early stages of their careers as they pursue important new knowledge.  The following professors were awarded the grants.

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UWG Wins Prestigious Telly Award for its TV Commercials (3/11/2011)

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious Telly Award for its “Go West” branded television commercials.

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Multicultural Achievement Program Awards (3/10/2011)

The Multicultural Achievement Program at the University of West Georgia will host the 27th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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Alpha Lambda Delta Initiates at the University of West Georgia (3/10/2011)

The National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students will welcome 120 first year UWG students as members on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center ballroom.

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UWG Day at Six Flags (3/10/2011)

The University of West Georgia National Alumni Association is hosting UWG Day at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, April 30, 2011. UWG alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend

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Women's History Month Speaker Dr. Layli Maparyan (3/8/2011)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of West Georgia Office of Institutional Diversity and the College of Social Sciences are pleased to welcome Dr. Layli Maparyan, Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Dr. Maparyan will speak on Gender, Race and beyond: New Approaches to Diversity, identity, inclusion and social transformation.

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A Gift to Save Lives (3/8/2011)

A UWG student has given the campus police a $10,000 gift to help the department enhance its alcohol awareness efforts.

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Alumni Poets Participate in Soup Kitchen Reading (3/7/2011)

On Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m., join Sigma Tau Delta (English honors society) for its Soup Kitchen Reading, a literary event to benefit the Carroll County Soup Kitchen. The event will be held in TLC 1303 - please bring non-perishable food or money as a donation for admission.

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Meeting of the Minds Asks What is Love? (3/7/2011)

The University of West Georgia philosophy program is sponsoring its 11th annual Meeting of the Minds program on April 6 at 7 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall.

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UWG Senior Embarks on Trip of a Lifetime (3/7/2011)

Lara Straub, a senior at the University of West Georgia, is a true adventure enthusiast. In her lifetime she has traveled to numerous countries, including Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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UWG to Host African American Shape Note Singing Workshops (3/7/2011)

The Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia will host two programs on African American shape note singing on Saturday, March 19.

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Acoustic Trio, The Kruger Brothers, to Perform at the Townsend (3/4/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center for the Performing Arts presents the Swiss-born acoustic trio, the Kruger Brothers.

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Dr. Joseph Silver to Host Diversity Workshop (3/3/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a Diversity Training Workshop on Monday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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GHSA Basketball Tournament Held in UWG's Coliseum (3/2/2011)

The Coliseum will be hosting the Georgia High School Association's 4A/5A basketball quarterfinals on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.

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Come Test Your Math Skills (3/1/2011)

The Department of Mathematics has organized a math competition for UWG undergrads. All UWG undergraduate students are invited to participate in the competition, which will be held as part of Math Day, March 18.

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