Press Room

April 2009

P&P Receives Print Excellence Awards (4/30/2009)

The Department of Publications and Printing at the University of West Georgia has been recognized by the Printing Industry Association of Georgia with seven Print Excellence Awards in the state’s annual printing quality competition.

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School of Nursing Hosts Open House (4/28/2009)

The School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia will host its first open house for the community on Thursday, April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the community is invited to attend.

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Dillehay to Speak at Waring Lecture (4/27/2009)

The 2009 Waring Distinguished Lecture Series will present a Vanderbilt University archeologist as guest speaker on Thursday, April 30, on the University of West Georgia campus.

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Local High Schools Jazz it Up with UWG (4/24/2009)

Move over “STOMP” and “Blue Man Group,” there’s a better show in town. The University of West Georgia’s Sixth Annual Night of Percussion is back at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

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Wind Symphony Honors Legends (4/24/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present a concert titled “American Heroes of Music and Might” on Tuesday, 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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UWG Receives Grant Funds to Train Teachers (4/23/2009)

The University of West Georgia received $100,000 in Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality grants to offer three professional development workshops for elementary, middle and high school teachers.

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Trimmins Performs at Sunbelt Jazz Festival (4/22/2009)

Jazz musicians and jazz enthusiasts will gather at the   24th annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts to hear jazz legend Ken Trimmins perform on stage.

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Human Rights Event Features Wilkens (4/21/2009)

In observance of Human Rights Awareness Month the University of West Georgia will host Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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West Georgia Celebrates Earth Day 2009 (4/20/2009)

The University of West Georgia will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, with something for everyone that includes cotton candy, Wolfie and recycling. The free event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. near the Campus Center and the community is welcome to attend.

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Fixed Tuition Ends for New Students (4/17/2009)

To help handle budget reductions at USG institutions, the Board of Regents ended the guaranteed “Fixed for Four” tuition for incoming freshmen but agreed to honor guaranteed tuition for current students.

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Spring Concert Choir to Perform (4/17/2009)

Celebrate spring with the University of West Georgia Concert Choir and the Carroll Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Director of Choirs Dr. Kevin Hibbard. The performance is scheduled on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts and the community is invited to attend.

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Psychobiologist to Speak on Addiction (4/15/2009)

The Office of Minority Affairs will host Dr. Edward Castaneda, a psychologist, on Thursday, April 16, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Richards College of Business lecture hall.

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Professor Emeritus Receives NYC Prize (4/13/2009)

A prolific writer, avid swimmer and a passionate historian, John Ferling is no average professor emeritus. After 33 years in the classroom at the University of West Georgia and retirement in 2004, Ferling is still earning a reputation as a premier authority of American history.

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Photojournalist Presentation at West Georgia (4/13/2009)

The Office of Minority Affairs at the University of West Georgia will feature photojournalist Shannon McCollum on Monday, April 20, in the Campus Center Ballroom at 7 p.m.

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Waring Lab Hosts Open House (4/13/2009)

Have you ever wondered how to make an arrowhead or what an ancient spear thrower or atlatl looks like? The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory’s Annual Open House will reveal secrets of museums and how archaeologists make their remarkable discoveries on Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The fun family event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Kieh Named New A&S Dean (4/13/2009)

The University of West Georgia will welcome a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1. Dr. George Klay Kieh, Jr. accepted the offer of the dean position this week and will replace Dr. Don Rice, professor of psychology, who served as interim dean for two years.

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UWG Pumps $346 Million into Local Economy (4/9/2009)

Despite a recession that has buffeted the state’s economy, Georgia continues to reap benefits from its public colleges and universities, including the University of West Georgia.

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Exhibition Showcases Student Art (4/9/2009)

The Department of Art will present an Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards Ceremony and Artist Talk featuring popular Southern artist and Carrollton resident Stephen Penley will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in Room 312 in Humanities. An opening reception will follow the talk in the atriums.

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Lecture Highlights Food Culture (4/9/2009)

Dr. Ann McCleary, director of the UWG Center for Public History, and history graduate students, will present, “Food at the Center of Everything:  Traditional Food Culture in Georgia.” Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Music Dept. Hosts Guitar Night (4/7/2009)

The UWG Department of Music will host its annual Guitar Night in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall, Friday, April 10, at 8:15 pm.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Film Festival (4/7/2009)

The University of West Georgia will hosts its first annual “UWG Film Festival” on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The festival is a collaborative effort between the Film Studies program and the UWG Film Society. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Globe Saxophone Quartet Does Encore (4/7/2009)

The Globe Saxophone Quartet will make an encore appearance at the University of West Georgia on Wednesday, April 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Piano Duo Comes to TCPA (4/6/2009)

The community is invited to the Richard Dangle Theatre at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of sacred and classical music by Amy and Sara Hamann.

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From Homeless to Harvard (4/3/2009)

The College of Education at the University of West Georgia will celebrate its scholars this spring with keynote speaker Liz Murray, author and subject of the Lifetime Television movie, “From Homeless to Harvard.”

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Stone Named Acting VPAA (4/3/2009)

The acting vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of West Georgia will be Dr. Sandra Stone, currently the interim director of the Applied Research Center at Southern Polytechnic State University.

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Big Night 2009 is Tonight (4/2/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host the 11th annual Big Night in the TLC, Room 1-305, where undergraduate research will be highlighted in the field of fine arts, business, education, humanities, the sciences and social sciences.

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Guest Recital Features Pianist Lowry (4/1/2009)

The Department of Music will host a guest recital on Thursday, April 2, featuring pianist Terry Lowry. The recital begins at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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