Press Room

April 2010

2010-11 Cheerleader Tryouts Begin (4/30/2010)

UWG head cheerleading coach Scott Brown has announced that 2010-11 cheer tryouts for both all-girl and coed teams will be conducted May 2 in the Campus Center gym. Tryouts for both teams will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m., with the announcement of the 2010-11 squads taking place at 6 p.m. Cheerleaders selected to next year’s teams will be asked to stay for a meeting that will last until 9 p.m.

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TCPA Welcomes Blues Guitarist Ainslie (4/30/2010)

The Townsend Center proudly presents renowned Blues guitarist Scott Ainslie on Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Ainslie performs a mesmerizing journey of acoustic blues, slide and ragtime guitar, and weaves a tapestry of historical songs and stories. Blues aficionados and guitarists can experience a free acoustic and slide guitar workshop at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Globetrotters Play Charity Game at Coliseum (4/29/2010)

The University of West Georgia is hosting a charity basketball game between the Harlem Globetrotters and Carroll County community leaders on Tuesday, May 4 at The Coliseum at 7 p.m.

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Donation Made To Raper Memorial Scholarship (4/29/2010)

The University of West Georgia recently held a reception to honor the family of Dr. Michael Raper, former professor of economics, and their contribution to the Dr. Michael D. Raper Memorial Scholarship.

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Library Celebrates Poetry Month (4/28/2010)

April is National Poetry Month and thousands will carry a poem in their pocket on Thursday, April 29, for Poem in Your Pocket Day. The Ingram Library has celebrated Poetry Month by inviting the campus community and community residents to write a poem on walls throughout the building.

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Golf is Golden (4/26/2010)

Sarah Ross is one year away from putting her name in a very select group of West Georgia athletes after Wednesday's announcement from the Gulf South Conference, naming her and freshman Lauren Giambastiani to the 2010 All-Gulf South Conference team.

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Candidates' Forum a Success (4/26/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum addressed the state’s water issues, highlighted by a debate among the candidates for Georgia governor from both major parties.

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Huge Weekend for Women's Sports (4/23/2010)

Women's athletics will have a full weekend of games and doubleheaders as well as a dedication of a new women's athletic facility on Saturday and a visit by Olympic hero Elana Meyers on Sunday.

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Candidates' Forum Set for Friday (4/23/2010)

The University of West Georgia will hold a forum on Friday, April 23, to discuss the state’s water issues, highlighted by a debate among the candidates for Georgia governor from both major parties.

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Sunbelt Jazz Festival Hosts Berroa (4/21/2010)

The University of West Georgia will reach a new milestone on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the 25th annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival starring internationally renowned Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa.  Headlining the Festival at the Townsend Center, Berroa serves as guest artist and master clinician for jazz bands attending from high schools across North Georgia.

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40th Earth Day Birthday Begins (4/20/2010)

The University of West Georgia will host Earth Day activities throughout the day on Thursday, April 22. Faculty, staff and students have scheduled several clean ups, tree plantings, an ecological beauty contest and other earth-friendly activities. The events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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Activist to Speak on Human Rights Issues (4/19/2010)

The Student Anti-Genocide Coalition (STAND) at UWG and Amnesty International will host Omékongo Dibinga, a first generation Congolese-American, motivational speaker and activist on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Bonner Lecture Hall.

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Director Visits Campus for Discussion (4/19/2010)

UWG Office of Institutional Diversity will screen the award winning film, Sringaram: A Dance of Love, directed by Sharada Ramanathan on Monday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Technology Learning Center (TLC), Room 1305. The director will be available for discussion and questions.

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Spring Concert Celebrates the Season (4/14/2010)

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 20, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, and the community is invited to attend.

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Four Authors, Three Books, One Book Signing (4/14/2010)

The Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society will sponsor a reception and book signing at the University of West Georgia’s Alumni House on Friday, April 23, 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Handel Visits RCOB Executive Roundtable (4/14/2010)

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel visited the University of West Georgia on Thursday to participate in an executive roundtable at the Richards College of Business.

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Waring Lab Hosts Open House (4/14/2010)

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 24, 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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Bob Barr to Speak at UWG (4/14/2010)

Former presidential candidate Bob Barr will be speaking on "Reacquainting America with Our Constitution," on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the University of West Georgia's Campus Center Ballroom.

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Graduate School Celebrates Research (4/12/2010)

The Graduate School at the University of West Georgia will host its annual presentation of graduate research on Tuesday, April 13, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Z-6 Food Services Building. Refreshments will be served and the community is invited to attend.

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Be the First to See Bat Boy Alive (4/12/2010)

Don’t miss the first public appearance of the Bat Monster in this dark comic musical presented by the West Georgia Theatre Company. The production will run Wednesday through Thursday, April 14 -17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 pm.

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Lone Survivor of Enola Gay Visits UWG (4/9/2010)

The University of West Georgia will host Theodore Van Kirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:45 p.m. in the Biology Building Lecture Hall, Room 151. He is the last surviving member of the crew that dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima.

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Exhibit Showcases Student Art (4/8/2010)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art will host a reception for its Student Juried Exhibition on Friday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Center Chronicles 20th Century Midwives (4/7/2010)

The award-winning Center for Public History at UWG is collecting items and artifacts to document the history of 20th century midwife folk traditions and culture for a groundbreaking research project.

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Spring Preview Day Spotlights Campus (4/7/2010)

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 20, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, and the community is invited to attend.

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Hatchett Holds Court at UWG (4/5/2010)

The Sophomore Experience, a collaborative effort by UWG academic departments, will host A Day of Civic Engagement volunteer fair on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center. A keynote address by television personality and local juvenile Judge Glenda A. Hatchett will follow at 7 p.m.

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Sax Ensemble Closes Season (4/5/2010)

The UWG Saxophone Ensemble will perform its final concert of the season on Tuesday, April 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Film Society Presents 2nd Annual Festival (4/5/2010)

The University of West Georgia Film Society will present its second annual Student Film Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 – 7, in the Campus Center and the Technology-enhanced Learning Center. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Awarded for Efficiency (4/2/2010)

Not willing to rest on their laurels for the 2009 APPA Award for Excellence, UWG’s Department of Campus Planning and Facilities has captured yet another best practice award from Building Operating Management magazine for their efforts on use of Lean Six Sigma methodologies in higher education.

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Sociology Major Named Ms. Wheelchair GA (4/1/2010)

Ms. Wheelchair Georgia 2010 and University of West Georgia sociology major Ashley Woll plans on using her title to bring more attention to the disabled. Woll was born without the ability to walk and has used a wheelchair all her life. Crowned by the Ms. Wheelchair USA organization, Woll said she’ll use the position to raise awareness of the needs of the disabled and help those individuals whose needs have been unfulfilled on state, national and political levels. 

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