Press Room

June 2009

Breaking New Ground (6/30/2009)

Even a decade ago, when someone was concerned about aging, hair coloring and anti-wrinkle cream were about the only answers. Now, thanks to more than 2,000 physicians nationwide who are taking anti-aging methods seriously, medical practices are offering advice and guidelines for a healthier, longer life.

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UWG at Maggiano’s Little Italy (6/26/2009)

Get the Blue on as the first Wolves Caravan rolls into Buckhead on Tuesday, June 30. The meet and greet includes University of West Georgia Athletic Director Daryl Dickey, UWG alumni athletes, head coaches and Associate Athletics Director Eddie Duffey.

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Samples' Mixed Media Exhibit on Display (6/26/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art will host the exciting "Kitsch Klocks: High Art and Low Art Collide," a mixed media collection of UWG art professor Clint Samples.

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The Doctors are In (6/25/2009)

Three women in the Evans family have the rare opportunity to boast about uniquely similar achievements. Georgia Evans ’87 ’06 and her daughters, Cari Evans Low ’01 and Leigh Evans Whitton ’05, are all UWG alumni who have earned their doctoral degrees.

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RCOB Offers Top-Notch International Programs (6/24/2009)

The Richards College of Business has an award winning study abroad program that has been recognized as one of the top three international programs in Georgia.

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Young Alumni Council: Securing the Future (6/22/2009)

The new Young Alumni Council is planning several events, including one to coincide with West Georgia Homecoming festivities. The YAC also offers a new 10 for 10 program, which invites recent graduates to give a minimum of $10 a year to UWG while they are establishing their careers.

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Gunnell Memorial Scholarship Established (6/19/2009)

In 1964, the city hospital in Villa Rica was a modest clinic that served the local area. But that year, it would benefit from the arrival of Ila Mae Gunnell, who would devote 32 years to helping build what is now Tanner Medical Center/ Villa Rica into a highly respected health care facility.

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Success Off and On the Court (6/19/2009)

Success on the floor and in the classroom has been the distinguishing trademark of Shaneka Bates throughout her basketball career at UWG.

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Bring the Beach Home (6/19/2009)

Play is too important to do only on vacation, writes Physical Education and Recreation Instructor Elizabeth Butts after a visit to the Gulf. Butts shares her insights in how her area of teaching is woven into everyday life.

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Puppets Offer a Summer Treat (6/15/2009)

For children who dream of working with one of America’s most celebrated puppeteers, the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts will host Inspiration Station, a three-day workshop showcasing the artistry and teaching skills of Hobey Ford, one of America’s premier puppeteers.

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Hiking to Higher Goals (6/15/2009)

In a university setting, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons to set new goals. UWG student Kevin Haynie took this advice to heart and completed a task few have been able to accomplish: hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Teaching and Learning Abroad (6/15/2009)

In retirement, Dr. Nancy Griffin Mims went shopping in a rickshaw and received salutes from officers as she walked along the avenues on the Fravashi International Academy campus.

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UWG Presents Centennial: 100 Years of Art (6/9/2009)

Few folks get to reach 100 and fewer still debut as an artist. The Department of Art will host a unique show in the Bobick Art Gallery this month.

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School of Nursing a Winner (6/8/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the School of Nursing will celebrate its one-year anniversary in the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year.

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Ware Nursing Scholarship Established (6/8/2009)

The University of West Georgia announces the creation of the Peter Woodhouse Ware Graduate Nursing Scholarship, established by Dr. Laurie Jowers Ware in memory of her husband, Peter Woodhouse Ware. The scholarship will benefit graduate students in the UWG School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program.

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From Pens to Pixels (6/8/2009)

Mark Lane ’81 is a modern day mapmaker. Using different types of digital information and data, Lane makes it possible for Hall County to keep its maps current without having to recreate the existing copies on paper.

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Administrators Named to Who's Who (6/4/2009)

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named three University of West Georgia administrators as part of the group of Atlanta’s top educational leaders in its second annual Education “Who’s Who.”

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UWG to Host Summer Research Program (6/4/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Mathematics will host an exciting National Science Foundation program this summer. Students participating in “Research Experience for Undergraduates” are chosen from a national pool of math majors and will live on the UWG campus for eight weeks.

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Fund Supports Athletics (6/4/2009)

A new era is underway for intercollegiate athletics at the University of West Georgia. With six UWG teams moving into new home venues this year, a new enthusiasm is taking over the entire athletic program.

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Educators Gather at Learning Festival (6/2/2009)

UWG and the College of Education hosts its annual Learning Festival for educators on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4 at the Education Center. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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