Press Room

August 2009

Daryl Dickey Show Live Tonight (8/31/2009)

Just five days before the historic home opener in University Stadium, West Georgia Wolves fans are invited to tune in to the 2009 debut of the weekly Daryl Dickey Show tonight at 7 - 8 p.m. on WCKS 102.7 FM.

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Wal-Mart Grant Benefits COE Programs (8/31/2009)

The College of Education received an $80,000 grant from Wal-Mart that will benefit the Learning Festival; Improving Motivation, Performance, and Attitudes of Children and Teachers (IMPACT); and the Cherokee Rose Writing Program.

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UWG Sports Live on WCKS 102.7 FM (8/28/2009)

The West Georgia Wolves Sports Network will bring Wolves football to UWG followers across the country. The West Georgia Wolves Sports Network (WGWSN) is anchored by flagship station WCKS Kiss-102.7 FM in Carrollton.

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H1N1/Seasonal Flu Update (8/28/2009)

The University of West Georgia reports that two students have tested positive for flu as of Friday afternoon, one with seasonal flu and one with Type A influenza, according to Health Services officials.

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Art Dept. Hosts Drawing Marathon (8/28/2009)

Faculty and students in the Department of Art will host the first Drawing Marathon beginning 9 a.m. on Friday, August 28, and continuing through to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 29.

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UWG Launches Wolves Pup Club (8/27/2009)

The University of West Georgia is proud of its new football stadium and basketball coliseum, a pair of top-notch venues for its athletics programs.

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Penley's Greek Village a Hit (8/25/2009)

Known for his vibrant colors and strong strokes of the brush, internationally renowned artist Steve Penley presented a recently commissioned work depicting the new UWG Greek Village to the University of West Georgia Foundation. 

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Greek Village Hosts Open House (8/24/2009)

The dream of Greek housing on campus became a reality this month with a celebration that brought hundreds of visitors to campus for the ribbon cutting.

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Wolves’ 2009 Campaign Continues (8/21/2009)

With two weeks remaining before the opening of University Stadium, UWG Athletics officials said season ticket sales for the Wolves’ 2009 season are going strong and that there are good seats still available.

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Art Alum Exhibit Opens (8/20/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art is hosting the First Biennial Art Alumni Exhibition through Thursday, September 10, in the Bruce Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 in the Humanities Building. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Greek Village Ribbon Cutting (8/17/2009)

The dream of Greek housing on campus has become a reality this month and to celebrate the newest addition to the UWG campus, the community gathered for an open house on Saturday, August 22.

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We're Blogging (8/14/2009)

UWG's University Communications and Marketing office has established a new blog, uwgmedia.blogspot.com, to communicate with students, faculty, staff, the public and the media.

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Lighting the Flame Welcomes Freshmen (8/14/2009)

The UWG Marching Band led the Class of 2013 from Love Valley to the main campus entrance on Maple Street where UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna welcomed the hundreds of freshman who watched the traditional lighting of the flame.

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School of Nursing Building Gets Approval (8/13/2009)

Funding for the construction of a building for the School of Nursing at UWG has been included in the University System of Georgia's 2011 budget request to the Governor, approved by the Board of Regents at its August meeting.

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UWG Launches Annual Fund Campaign (8/12/2009)

As another academic year begins, the University of West Georgia is experiencing the benefits and challenges of its steady growth.

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The Learning Season: Intramurals at UWG (8/10/2009)

It was an exciting summer where several dozen students, faculty and staff rafted and kayaked on the white waters of the Ocoee, Hiawassee and the Nantahala.

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Unlocking Alzheimer's (8/7/2009)

As baby boomers and their parents get older, they discover that forgetfulness becomes a natural part of aging. But when do simple lapses in memory become more than just senior moments? One UWG alumna is working to uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Wolves Football Coming Soon (8/7/2009)

The long off-season is over for the West Georgia Wolves football team and the serious work has begun. Preseason camp started this week with a welcome from Coach Daryl Dickey and his staff to more than 100 players. The team will play their first game on August 29 at Wingate University against the Bulldogs.

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UWG Students Set to Move on Campus (8/5/2009)

Fall semester is about to begin and new and returning students will be moving on to the UWG campus and into their residence halls.  Once settled, students will have the opportunity to spend time getting acquainted and reacquainted with each other and faculty and staff during UWG Welcome Week.

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Federal Grant Workshop (8/5/2009)

A Federal Grants Supermarket will be hosted by the University of West Georgia in the Education Center on Friday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for organizations and businesses interested in applying for federal grants.

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Liberal Arts Leads to Success (8/3/2009)

Atlanta entrepreneur and alumnus W. Cliff Oxford ’85 once loaded UPS trucks to pay tuition while earning a political science degree at UWG. A dedicated student worker, the company hired Oxford after graduation as a district manager. At the age of 23, he was the youngest employee to hold that rank and quickly proved his worth when he saved the company $250 million by redesigning the company’s help desk system in his first year.

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The Learning Season: Mike Overmier (8/3/2009)

Mike Overmier, a senior majoring in public relations with a minor in journalism at Georgia Southern University, spent his summer vacation as an intern at the UWG office of University Communications and Marketing.

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Getting Ready for Music Majors (8/3/2009)

Kawai Master Piano Artisan Hidemi Okubo spent three days at West Georgia fine tuning five Shigeru Kawai grand pianos used for studies and performances by students and faculty in the Department of Music.

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