Press Room

July 2009

Crafton Heads to Clayton State (7/30/2009)

Dr. Micheal Crafton, professor of English at the University of West Georgia, has accepted the position of interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Clayton State University beginning August 3.

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Davis to Speak at Summer Commencement (7/30/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host its summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m. in The Coliseum.  The ceremony's guest speaker will be Chancellor of the University System of Georgia Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

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Kitsch Klocks Closing Reception (7/28/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art will host a closing reception for the exciting "Kitsch Klocks: High Art and Low Art Collide" on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bruce Bobick Gallery.

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Science Scholarship Established (7/28/2009)

UWG celebrated the creation of the Brooks O. Pittman Science Scholarship, established in Pittman’s memory by daughter Dorothy E. Pittman and grandchildren Dorothy Ann Miller, William Pittman Miller, Margaret Bain Pittman Adams and Kenneth Brooks Pittman Adams. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in chemistry, mathematics or physics.

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The Learning Season: Field School (7/27/2009)

The Apalachicola Ecosystems Project is a summer dig. Wearing 100 percent Deet spray and leather work boots, students in Dr. Thomas Foster’s Archeology Field School are spending four weeks literally digging their way through summer with shovels, trowels and hatchets. They’ll receive four credit hours and a valuable experience no classroom can give.

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The Learning Season: Donald Shepherd (7/24/2009)

Donald Shepherd, Business Management major, and nine fellow students went to London to study businesses, visiting an array of companies.

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Summer Fun with Rainbow Bridge and Other Tales (7/24/2009)

It may be time to start thinking about school again but not before one more weekend of outrageous fun. The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts’ grand finale for kids this summer features puppets, puppets and more puppets beginning with a three-day workshop and finishing up with a theatre trip around the world.

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Ticket Blitz Begins (7/24/2009)

The scoreboard is up, the sound booth is built and the seats are in. The new University Stadium  is getting closer to its grand home game opening on September 5, and to prepare for the momentous event and make certain no fan will miss out, the University of West Georgia will kick off its 2009 West Georgia Wolves Football Season Ticket Blitz beginning on Monday, July 27.

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Wolves Basketball Adds Talent (7/22/2009)

The new look for the West Georgia Wolves men’s basketball team added another piece to the puzzle: its fifth member signing for the 2009-10 recruiting season.

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Haynes Named Associate Dean in College of Education (7/22/2009)

Dr. Linda Haynes, associate professor of Media and Instructional Technology, has been named associate dean for assessment and sponsored projects in UWG’s College of Education.

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The Learning Season: Mariam Abuhaideri (7/21/2009)

Mariam Abuhaideri, mass communications and global studies major, served as an intern with two organizations in Washington: Nonviolence International and Human Rights Action Center.

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The Learning Season: Cheryl Nye (7/20/2009)

Cheryl Nye, geography major, traveled to the Balkan region of southeastern Europe, including Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

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Diligence Urged for Flu Prep (7/17/2009)

Health experts advise that vigilance, not panic, guide plans for dealing with an H1N1 flu outbreak. A recent workshop sponsored by the University System of Georgia updated university and college officials on recommendations for preparing institutions for the virus outbreak expected in the fall.

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UWG Wins Award (7/17/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Campus Planning and Facilities received the prestigious APPA Award for Excellence, which recognizes excellence in the field of educational facilities.

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Dreams Do Come True (7/16/2009)

A childhood passion and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of West Georgia landed a dream job at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre for Emily Fisher ‘06. The UWG alumna helps keep treasures at the Fox restored, repaired and beautiful. 

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Greek Village Shines (7/13/2009)

For as long as there have been sororities and fraternities at the University of West Georgia, there has been a dream for Greek housing and that dream will become a reality this fall semester.

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Wolves Caravan Continues (7/10/2009)

Following its successful launch in Buckhead and Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, the University of West Georgia Wolves 2009 Summer Caravan returns this week for a promotional tour for the upcoming athletic season July 13 - 16.

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Friends in High Places (7/10/2009)

Two UWG alumni who graduated the same year have developed some interesting political connections.

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UWG Author Chats with C-Span (7/7/2009)

Professor  Emeritus  of  History  John Ferling, prolific author and historian, will be interviewed on “In Depth,” a program on C-SPAN’s  Book TV on the  C-Span2 channel.

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All Aboard (7/6/2009)

Students will ride in style this fall semester when they board new shuttle buses at the University of West Georgia.

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Coliseum Opens Hotline (7/6/2009)

A new hotline is open to callers in search of information about events scheduled at The Coliseum.

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Fite Joins Wolves (7/2/2009)

The University of West Georgia welcomed a new head coach for its Wolves baseball team this week.

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Sethna Elected as ARCHE Chair (7/2/2009)

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna began serving as chair for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education this month after being elected by the ARCHE board of trustees.

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Happy 4th of July! (7/1/2009)

The University of West Georgia will observe Independence Day on Friday, July 3, and will be closed. The university will reopen on Monday, July 6, at 8 a.m. Administrators, faculty and staff wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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