Press Room

June 2011

College of Science and Mathematics, College of Education Receive Major Grant (6/29/2011)

A group of faculty members from the University of West Georgia's College of Science and Mathematics and College of Education received a major grant entitled “University of West Georgia Institutional STEM Excellence (UWise)” from the University System of Georgia's  Board of Regents. The award is for more than $344,000 and takes effect for a year, beginning July 1, with a potential to renew multiple years.

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Sethna Honored at USA India Business Summit (6/27/2011)

Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, President of the University of West Georgia, recently received the Community Builder Award at the 2011 USA India Business Summit. Sethna was honored for his community service works.

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Online Master’s in Computer Science to Start in the Fall (6/27/2011)

Starting in the fall, people interested in pursuing an online master’s degree in computer science will be able to do so through the University of West Georgia.

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Professor Emeritus of History to Discuss His Latest Book (6/23/2011)

UWG Professor Emeritus of History John Ferling will discuss his latest book, “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free," on Monday, June 27, at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library, 710 Rome Street, in Carrollton.

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Lingrell Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs (6/21/2011)

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Scot Lingrell has been named as the interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, effective Oct. 1, replacing Melanie McClellan, who is retiring.

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UWG Professor Deployed to Afghanistan (6/13/2011)

UWG Assistant Professor of Management Erich B. Bergiel has been deployed to Afghanistan.

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Hardin Elected President of GACE (6/13/2011)

Congratulations to Vicki Hardin, Assistant Director of Career Services, who has been elected President of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) during their recent annual conference at Callaway Gardens. 

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Taylor Elected to National College Testing Association Board (6/13/2011)

UWG staff member Francesca Taylor, director of Learning Support and Testing, has recently been elected to a four-year term on the governing board of the National College Testing Association.

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Regents Take Action To Help Students Transfer College Credits (6/8/2011)

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved a policy change designed to further enhance postsecondary completion in Georgia. The change will allow additional courses from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to transfer to all of the USG’s 35 degree-granting institutions.

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UWG Joins Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (6/8/2011)

Through a joint effort between the Ingram Library and the College of Social Sciences, the University of West Georgia has recently joined The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research for the 2011-2012 academic school year. The ICPSR will grant all faculty, staff, and students full access via any campus computer to this research data archive that contains more than 7,500 research studies.  

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Runners Training for the Peachtree Wear UWG Art Student's Design (6/8/2011)

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a few weeks away and several hundred people training for it throughout metro Atlanta are wearing T-shirts bearing a UWG’s student design.

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Tarbutton Named Chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (6/8/2011)

The Board of Regents, the 18-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, has elected Regent Benjamin “Ben” J. Tarbutton III to  a six-month term as the Board’s Chair. Tarbutton, who was appointed in January 2006 to the Board of Regents by Gov. Sonny Perdue representing the Twelfth Congressional District, will serve as Board Chair from July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.

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NeSmith Named Vice Chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (6/8/2011)

The Board of Regents, the 18-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, has elected Regent William “Dink” H. NeSmith Jr. to a six-month term as the Board’s Vice Chair

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UWG Contributed $410 million to the Region's Economy in FY10 (6/7/2011)

The economy may still be running slow, but the University of West Georgia continues to be a powerful engine. UWG contributed $410 million to the region’s economy during the 2010 fiscal year, according to a newly released report. In 2009 UWG contributed $364 million to the region’s economy.

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UWG Wins 16 Print Quality Awards in State, International Competitions (6/2/2011)

UWG’s Department of Publications and Printing took home a slew of awards during a recent competition of the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia.

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Student’s T-shirt Design to be Used in the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo (6/1/2011)

 A T-shirt created by a UWG art student has been selected for the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo.

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