Press Room

May 2010

Volleyball Player Serves Success (5/26/2010)

Success can take many forms at the collegiate level, but one thing is for sure: a student-athlete must find a good fit to ensure success. For sophomore libero Ellie Murphy, West Georgia fits just fine. Attending a college far away from home can be a hardship, especially for an incoming freshman. Coming out of high school, Murphy had some looks from the Division I level, but wanted to attend a Division II school because they are often smaller and more academically oriented. That fit came to her with University of West Georgia.

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Spring Perspective Hits the Web (5/26/2010)

The Spring 2010 issue of Perspective is now available at UWGPerspective.com, the online home for the University of West Georgia’s alumni magazine.

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Report Shows Mixed Results on Economy (5/25/2010)

The most recent U.S. jobs report showed that the nation’s economy added its highest number of jobs in four years, but the national unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. For the West Georgia region, the jobless rate lingers above the state and national averages, suggesting that the region faces a greater challenge in exiting the recession, according to UWG’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

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Concert to Benefit CampusCATS (5/25/2010)

The Maple Street Mansion Tavern presents local artist and singer Bubba Kassars in concert to benefit the CampusCATS, a non-profit trap, neuter/spay and release program, on Wednesday, May 26 at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

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Perfect Gentlemen Bring Music, Humor to UWG (5/20/2010)

The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts invites the community to kick off Memorial Day weekend with an evening of comedy and song starring The Perfect Gentlemen on Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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Terry Receives Threadgill Scholarship (5/19/2010)

Jocelyn Deanne Terry is the inaugural recipient of the Jack E. Threadgill, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to reward outstanding and deserving students in the field of accounting.

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Sethna Honored at Symposium (5/17/2010)

The Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region (FNAS) and partners honored Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, UWG president, with the Distinguished Asian Pacific American Legacy Award at the 2010 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month symposium at the National Archives of Atlanta earlier this month.

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Hollabaugh to Speak on Water Wars (5/14/2010)

West Georgia Regional Library will host a lecture by UWG geologist Dr. Curtis Hollabaugh on Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. on "Eastern Water Wars with Georgia versus Florida and Alabama: Environmental versus Political Solutions."

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Empowering Those in Need (5/12/2010)

Bill Bolling ’76 has worked to feed the hungry in north Georgia since 1979 by establishing the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Once working out of the basement of an Episcopal church, Bolling now manages a 129,000 square foot-facility in downtown Atlanta. Since founding the food bank, Bolling has helped distribute over 20 million pounds of food to 800 local and regional nonprofit organizations that work to provide for the hungry in 38 Georgia counties. 

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DeMayo Sheds Light on Outer Space (5/10/2010)

A demonstration/lecture featuring constellations, a tour of the outer planets and cryogenics will be held at the University of West Georgia on Friday, May 14 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Crider Math-Physics Lecture Hall.

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Key Job Tips for New Grads (5/10/2010)

The graduating class of 2010 will face a job market that is challenging, to say the least, although it has shown some recent signs of improvement. But as grads enter the competitive employment field, they’ll be wise to heed a few tips that could enhance their efforts in finding work, career experts say.

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Caravan Rolls Through Metro Atlanta (5/7/2010)

The University of West Georgia Wolves Caravan continues its popular promotional tour next week with two stops in the metro Atlanta area. On Tuesday, May 11, it rolls into the 1818 Club in Duluth from 6-8 p.m.

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UWG Set for Sizable Spring Commencement (5/6/2010)

The University of West Georgia will host its spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Coliseum. The ceremony’s guest speaker will be former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

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Shortstop Makes All-Conference Team (5/6/2010)

One of the bright spots of the 2010 season for the West Georgia baseball team was senior shortstop Justin Smith, who was named to the 2010 All-Gulf South Conference First Team in a release from conference officials.

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Franklin to Speak at Commencement (5/5/2010)

The University of West Georgia will host former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin as keynote speaker at the university’s spring 2010 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. UWG will hold ceremonies at 9 a.m. for College of Arts and Sciences and Richards College of Business undergraduates and at 2 p.m. for College of Education and School of Nursing undergraduates and Graduate School degree recipients. Ceremonies will take place in The Coliseum.

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Reception Set for New Hoops Coach (5/4/2010)

On Wednesday, May 5 there will be a meet and greet with Scott Groninger, the Wolves’ new head women’s basketball coach, at the Coliseum from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Groninger comes to West Georgia following a successful, six-year stint as the head coach at Gulf South Conference West Division rival Christian Brothers. He fills the vacancy created last month when Craig Roden resigned to accept a similar position at West Alabama.

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Scientist Discusses Impact of Gulf Oil Spill (5/2/2010)

An oil spill off the coast of Louisiana caused by a  blown-out well could turn into one of the most severe environmental catastrophes in the nation’s history, experts say, and it occurred at an especially bad time given the offshore activity of the spring season, according to David Bush, a coastal geologist at the University of West Georgia.

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