Press Room

April 2008

UWG Student Chosen to Attend Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets (4/28/2008)

Nick McRae of LaGrange, a student from the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia, was accepted to attend the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets on the campus of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

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College of Education Offers New Degree (4/25/2008)

The University of West Georgia will begin offering a new doctoral degree next year after the Board of Regents granted the request from the UWG Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology this month.

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Department of Music Hosts Piano Concerts (4/24/2008)

The musical talent from the Department of Music at the University of West Georgia is known far and wide. Throughout the U.S., students from UWG have traveled and performed, proving their musical abilities and showing the academic excellence instilled into each student.

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Waring Open House a Gem for Community (4/23/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Anthropology will host its annual Waring Archaeological Laboratory Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Chef Takes Top Prize (4/23/2008)

Executive Chef Rodney Ridley at UWG won first place in the Aramark Higher Education ACE Competition held at Z-6. The Southern Regional Aramark Culinary Excellence Team awarded Ridley a gold medal in the Regional ACE Competition.

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Jazz Festival Features Trumpeter Danes (4/23/2008)

Jazz musicians and enthusiasts will come from far and near to the 23rd Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Special musical guest Roger Danes will wow the crowds with his trumpet and music lovers will not want to miss this night of entertainment and musical excellence.

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STAND Hosts Darfur Lecture (4/22/2008)

The University of West Georgia Student Anti-Genocide Coalition (STAND) will host Adam Sterling, a Darfur activist and executive director of the Sudan Divestment Taskforce, on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Food Services Building (Z-6.) The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Eat and Celebrate Earth Day (4/22/2008)

The University of West Georgia will observe Earth Day all week in its Food Services Building (Z-6) with a variety of activities coordinated by Aramark, the university’s dining and food service.

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Powell Named Honors Professor of the Year (4/21/2008)

Dr. Bobby Powell, professor and chair of physics and director of the West Georgia Observatory, was named Honors Professor of the Year. Powell’s service to the university spans 41 years and has amassed a lifetime of accomplishments and honors.

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Choral Concert Signals Spring (4/18/2008)

A Spring Choral Concert performance featuring the UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will celebrate the season on Tuesday, April 22, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Exhibition Highlights Student Art (4/18/2008)

The Department of Art will host the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition through April 24 in the Main Gallery of the Humanities Building. The exhibit is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Scrimmage Showcases Football Talent (4/18/2008)

Wolves Football Coach Darryl Dickey will start up the old tradition of an April scrimmage football game to introduce campus and community to the new UWG football team. The fun begins on Saturday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. on the Observatory Field. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG/ARA Chef Wins Award (4/17/2008)

The executive chef at the University of West Georgia won a first place Gold Medal Award in the Aramark Higher Education ACE Competition held on campus. The Southern Regional Aramark Culinary Excellence Team recognized Chef Rodney Ridley, as the winner of the UWG Regional ACE Competition.

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23rd Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival (4/16/2008)

Jazz musicians and enthusiasts will come from far and near to the 23rd Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Special musical guest Roger Danes will wow the crowds on his trumpet and music lovers will not want to miss this night of entertainment and musical excellence.

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Music Majors Perform Recitals (4/15/2008)

April is Music Month at UWG. Students majoring in music, whether it be instrumental or voice, perform recitals as part of their degree program.

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Student Hopes to Be Youngest DNC Delegate (4/15/2008)

It has been said that young people do not care about politics as much as past generations have cared. Ari Siesser has blown that misconception out of the water with a passion for politics and he is hoping others share that passion this Saturday.

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West Georgia Theatre Company Presents Scapin (4/14/2008)

A non-stop action comedy will thrill and entertain audiences in the West Georgia Theatre Company production of Moliere’s “Scapin.” Performances begin with a community preview on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee on Sunday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. will end the season. All performances will take place in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band to Perform (4/14/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host performances by the UWG Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band on Monday, April 28, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Student Employee of the Year (4/10/2008)

The University of West Georgia awarded Uriel Moorer of Forest Park the Student Employee of the Year award. The Office of Career Services sponsors the annual competition that highlights a student worker who demonstrates outstanding performance in their position.

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Commencement Tickets are Numbered (4/9/2008)

Spring commencement at UWG will be an all day affair on Saturday, May 10, beginning with a 9 a.m. ceremony and ending with a 6 p.m. ceremony in the Campus Center Gymnasium.

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Annual Juried Art Exhibition Opens (4/7/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art will host their Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition from April 7 – 24 in the Main Gallery of the Humanities Building. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. at the Main Gallery.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Waring Lab Open House (4/7/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Anthropology will host its annual Waring Archaeological Laboratory Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Newnan Nursing Program a Success (4/7/2008)

The University of West Georgia announced a perfect passing score in the National Council Licensure Examination for its 2007 nursing program graduates.

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Night of Percussion Showcases Musical Magic (4/7/2008)

Move over Stomp and Blue Man Group, there is a better show in town at the University of West Georgia at the fifth annual Night of Percussion on Wednesday, April 23, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Unforgettable music and visuals make this an exciting event not to be missed.

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Spring Concert Features Choir, Chamber Singers (4/7/2008)

The Department of Music at the University of West Georgia will host a Spring Choral Concert featuring the UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers on Tuesday, April 22, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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TCPA to End Season on High Note (4/7/2008)

After an exciting sellout season, fiddle and mandolin melodies will fill the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts for its last show of the academic year on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.  Internationally acclaimed music duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will delight audiences with their songs and legends on stage and at a free workshop for fans of the fiddle.

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Symposium Features Sax, Percussion Talent (4/4/2008)

A Saxophone and Percussion Symposium will bring sweet melodic rhythm to campus on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, with two free concerts open to the community.

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Globe Sax Quartet (4/3/2008)

The University of West Georgia will present a special concert performed by the Globe Saxophone Quartet and the UWG Saxophone Ensemble on Tuesday, April 15, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Journalist to Speak on Campus (4/3/2008)

The University of West Georgia will host National Geographic and NPR journalist and author Doug Lansky on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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WGTC Presents Season's Final Production (4/2/2008)

A non-stop action comedy will thrill and entertain audiences in the West Georgia Theatre Company production of Moliere’s “Scapin,. Performances begin with a community preview on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and l continue on Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee on Sunday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. will end the season. All performances will take place in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Kiwanis Gives to Stadium Campaign (4/1/2008)

University of West Georgia head football coach, Daryl Dickey, had lunch at the Kiwanis Club of Carrollton and received a check for $5,000 toward the new UWG stadium project.

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