Press Room

June 2010

Hoff Named Interim Provost (6/30/2010)

Dr. Peter Hoff has been named interim provost of the University of West Georgia, effective July 9. Hoff, who will not be a candidate for the permanent position, will serve until the job is filled.

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The Learning Season: Blair Hooper (6/24/2010)

A senior sports management major and mass communications minor, Blair Hooper already has first hand experience with the specific demands and challenges her field of study has to offer.

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Education Abroad / Expanding Horizons (6/24/2010)

Summer semester can often consist of stressed students, class work and little free time. But three lucky students from UWG’s College of Education were able to take a break from the rigors of campus classes to experience the diversities inherent in foreign education.

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Professor Wins Poetry Award (6/24/2010)

Dr. Greg Fraser, a UWG associate professor of English and creative writing, recently received the 46th Georgia Author of the Year Award for Poetry. The award honored Fraser’s book, Answering the Ruins.

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The Art of Language (6/21/2010)

Penley, who has written a few books and is also known for his artwork, confesses to not having intended to become a scribe. “Writing was never something I thought I would do,” said Penley.  “I stumbled my way through high school, and I stumbled my way through college.”

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Register for Kickoff Classic (6/21/2010)

The West Georgia Athletic Department recently announced that participants in the First Annual Wolves Kickoff Classic may now register online.

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Book Fair is a Success Story for School (6/21/2010)

Every year schools across the nation host book fairs that encourage students to increase their recreational reading.  The weeklong event presents books that meet the appetite of any reader. Schools dress up their libraries in brightly colored streamers and banners.  Some schools even incorporate themes into their decorating schemes.

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UWG to Relaunch Women's Tennis Program (6/11/2010)

Following a nearly 10-year absence, women’s tennis will return as an intercollegiate sport at the University of West Georgia.

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Author, Artist to Discuss New Book (6/7/2010)

The University of West Georgia will be hosting the presentation of Steve Penley’s newly released book, Vince Dooley’s Garden: The Historical Journey of a Football Coach, June 16 at 10 a.m.

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Loving What You Do (6/4/2010)

For six years, Dr. Alison Umminger, associate professor of English, has been helping UWG students understand the value of subjects like literature, creative writing and critical theory. A popular educator among students and peers alike, she has made the most of her time here at the university, teaching numerous classes, co-authoring two novels and mentoring future writers with tough but realistic guidance.

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Next Stop: Inspiration Station (6/3/2010)

The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts will present Inspiration Station, a weeklong workshop of mask-making and performance techniques taught by Doug Berky on June 21-25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Using the illusion of mime, the antics of clown, the transformation of the mask, the suspense of a good story and the excitement of improvisation, Berky will inspire laughter and reflection.

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