Press Room

July 2011

UWG Foundation Launches Go West For A Day (7/29/2011)

The University of West Georgia Foundation returns to a longstanding tradition with the launch of Go West For A Day. The fundraising effort is designed to help students achieve their dream of a college education.

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Onabule Selected for Sylvia Shortt Scholarship (7/29/2011)

Adebayo Onabule has recently been selected as the first recipient of the Sylvia Shortt Scholarship.

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UWG’s commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (7/29/2011)

The University of West Georgia will hold its summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. in the Coliseum on the Carrollton campus. Both ceremonies can also be viewed live online

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Learning Season: The Passport to Puerto Rico and Possibilities (7/29/2011)

Imagine getting to travel to Puerto Rico to learn more about networking, resume-building, and personal branding. It’s the perfect example of business mixed with pleasure.

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High School Students Explore Chemistry at UWG (7/25/2011)

Two dozen teenagers and their high school chemistry teachers connected with UWG this summer in a program designed to spark an interest in chemistry.

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Pitzulo Discussed Book on WABE's "Between the Lines" (7/25/2011)

University of West Georgia’s own Carrie Ptizulo discussed her new book, “Bachelors and Bunnies,” on Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s “Between the Lines” (WABE FM 90.1) Friday, July 22.

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Sethna Concludes Term as ARCHE Chair (7/20/2011)

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna recently concluded his term as chair of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. For the coming year, he will still serve on the executive committee as the immediate past chair.

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UWG Gains Grant to Improve STEM Education (7/19/2011)

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that the University of West Georgia is among three universities in the state that will receive grants of up to $1.4 million to replicate the UTeach program, a highly successful math and science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas at Austin. Funds for these grants were included in Georgia's Race to the Top plan and the competition was open to universities across Georgia.

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Learning Season: Ross Reaches for Success (7/19/2011)

Along with school, work and an internship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, UWG senior Charmaine Ross is spending her summer starting up her own electronics company.

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Sethna Returns from Israel Visit (7/15/2011)

A group of university presidents from across the United States, including UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna and the leader of a major U.S. higher education association, traveled to Israel on an educational program sponsored by Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee.

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Host of the WOLF’s 7 Inch Atlanta Show to Sign Off (7/13/2011)

The host of one of the more popular shows on the WOLF Internet Radio will say goodbye July 14.

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UWG Psychology Professors Publish New Book (7/13/2011)

UWG’s Dr. Kareen R. Malone and Dr. Lisa Osbeck and two Georgia Tech professors studied the members of two biomedical engineering laboratories for their recently published book “Science as Psychology: Sense-making and Identity in Science Practice.”

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Learning Season: Watson's Pursuit of Success (7/12/2011)

Since Aleta Watson’s graduation in summer 2010, she has been steadily working in her chosen career of journalism. She recently reached a new peak in her career when she got the chance to meet a great source of inspiration: singer Jill Scott.

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Join the Wolves on the Links (7/7/2011)

On Friday, July 29, the UWG Athletics Department will host the 2nd Annual Wolves Kickoff Classic, a charity golf tournament to benefit UWG Athletics and kick-start the new season.

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Quality of Life in West Georgia Region High, Survey Respondents Say (7/7/2011)

The economic outlook for the country and the local area is not necessarily rosy, and there is certainly a considerable amount of partisan rancor on the national political scene, but residents of an area from western metro Atlanta to Georgia's western border seem pleased with their community and with their lives, based on the results of a recent social scientific survey by University of West Georgia researchers.

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Learning Season: Tidwell Rocks with the Pygmies (7/6/2011)

Every summer offers more opportunities for students to pause classes and focus on other things in their life. Whether it be study abroad, internships or entrepreneurial endeavors, students this summer have a lot going on.

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Sethna, Others Visiting Israel to Enhance Bilateral Academic Cooperation (7/5/2011)

A group of university presidents from across the United States, including UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna and the leader of a major U.S. higher education association, is traveling to and throughout Israel this week on an educational program sponsored by Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee.

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UWG Art Student Wins the AJC Peachtree T-shirt Design Contest (7/5/2011)

For the second year in a row, runners who finished the AJC Peachtree Road Race received a T-shirt designed by a University of West Georgia art student.

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Summer Commencement Speaker Announced (7/5/2011)

LTG Brown was Commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii from August 25, 2004 to February 1, 2008. He enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in 1969 and became an officer upon completion of Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1971 where he was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry.

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Wrigley Named University System Executive Vice Chancellor (7/1/2011)

Chancellor-designate Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Steve W. Wrigley as executive vice chancellor for administration for the University System of Georgia (USG), effective July 1, 2011. Wrigley will have responsibility for a number of departments that will be defined once Huckaby assumes the chancellorship.

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