Press Room

September 2008

Mayor Garner to Open Murphy Exhibit (9/30/2008)

Guest speaker Carrollton Mayor Wayne Garner will open the exhibit, “Speaker Tom Murphy: Steady Leadership in Changing Times,” with a reception at the Douglas County Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

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UWG Celebrates Poetry (9/30/2008)

The Creative Writing Program at the University of West Georgia will begin its 2008-09 Reading Series with poetry readings by acclaimed poets Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall of the Humanities Building. A book signing will immediately follow the event. The reading is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Faculty, Students Present Research at Geological Conference (9/29/2008)

Faculty and students in the Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia will present their research in Houston Oct. 5 – 9. Approximately 10,000 scientists will attend this first-ever joint annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies.

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West Georgia Announces School of Nursing (9/29/2008)

The University of West Georgia announces the establishment of a School of Nursing, effective September 2008. Since it became a program of study in 1974, nursing has been a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. With its dramatic growth in offerings and enrollment in the past few years, nursing can better serve its students, faculty and the community by its designation as an autonomous unit and separate school at UWG.

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Public Safety Fair (9/29/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the UWG Police Department will host a community Public Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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WGTC Opens with Twelfth Night (9/26/2008)

Laugh-out-loud comedy and unusual relationships are certain to entertain and please audiences as the West Georgia Theatre Company opens its 2008-09 season.

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International Student Club Hosts Dr. David Walton (9/25/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the International Student Club will host global health expert Dr. David Walton as a guest speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Run for A DAY (9/24/2008)

The much-anticipated First National Bank of Georgia Run for A DAY will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, with the race lineup located at the University Community Center.

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Carroll-Haralson Medical Alliance Establishes Scholarship (9/23/2008)

Members of the Carroll-Haralson Medical Alliance established a scholarship for students in the University of West Georgia School of Nursing that will assist non-traditional nursing students from Carroll and Haralson Counties.

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State Rep. to be Murphy Center Guest of Honor (9/23/2008)

State Representative Mark Butler (R-Carrollton) will be a guest of honor of the Murphy Center for Public Service and the University of West Georgia American Democracy Project on Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the UWG campus.

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Kagoshima University Students, Faculty Visit (9/22/2008)

Faculty and students from Kagoshima University will spend five days with the University of West Georgia community as part of the International Study Abroad program at UWG. The visit will be the first official student exchange with West Georgia and Kagoshima University, which is located in Japan.

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MBA Enrollment Doubles (9/18/2008)

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia doubled enrollment in their Master of Business Administration program this year with a total of 140 registered students.

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Art Department Hosts Mariana Depetris (9/18/2008)

The Department of Art will host international artist Mariana Depetris and her Prominences II exhibit through Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Main Gallery of the Humanities Building. An Artist Talk given by Depetris and a reception will open the exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. The exhibit and opening events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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West Georgia Appoints Ombuds (9/17/2008)

Conflict is a fact of life but it doesn’t have to affect a great work environment and that is the incentive for a new University of West Georgia Ombuds Office, which opened this month to help faculty, staff and students resolve issues of conflict.

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A DAY Faculty/Staff Chairs (9/16/2008)

The 2008 A DAY for West Georgia campaign is commemorating the 26th anniversary of the event on campus with two familiar faces as crusaders, UWG Police Chief Tom Mackel and Dr. Mary A. Hooper, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies.

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Constitution Day at UWG (9/16/2008)

The University of West Georgia and the Ingram Library will honor Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a reception and intriguing dialogue about government, democracy and the Constitution.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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UWG Assists in River Cleanup Efforts (9/15/2008)

Faculty, staff and students from the University of West Georgia joined cleanup efforts in the tenth annual Little Tallapoosa River Cleanup. Sponsored by the UWG Department of Geosciences, the Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Group and Rivers Alive, the cleanup brought 62 volunteers to the Little Tallapoosa in Carrollton and Indian Creek in Bowdon.

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I Saw the Walking Dead (9/12/2008)

In partnership with the ongoing “Anne Frank: A History for Today” exhibit, the Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia will host Dr. Leon Bass, a veteran who helped liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. “I Saw the Walking Dead” will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event is free and the community is invited to hear this remarkable story.

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The Art of the Piano is EPIC (9/10/2008)

A grand piano is made up of more than 9,000 precision parts of wood, metal and fiber,  and when fitted together, creates a beautiful instrument. A Shigeru Kawai Grand uses Japanese Ezo Spruce grown in the mountains of Hokkaido, Japan. The extreme climate and high altitude of Hokkaido produce a wood that is prized for its close, even grain.

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Art Show Features Beauty in Graffiti (9/10/2008)

The Department of Art will host an alumni, faculty and student photography exhibit titled “the grey area” through September 23 in the second floor gallery of the Humanities Building.

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Woolsey Volunteers as A DAY Co-Chair (9/8/2008)

Leonard Woolsey, publisher of the Times-Georgian, will volunteer his time fulfilling the vision as the co-chair of the 2008 campaign of A DAY for West Georgia.

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Alley Cats Kick Off TCPA Season (9/8/2008)

Start marking those calendars and make plans for the most exciting season ever at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Stay close to home and still enjoy high quality entertainment as the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with an unprecedented 12 shows.

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Campaigning for Students (9/5/2008)

A successful businessman, Jay Gill has been active in the community as a leader and a volunteer investing in the lives of University of West Georgia students. As chairperson of the 2008 A DAY for West Georgia campaign, he is once again demonstrating his support for the university.

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Go Wolves! (9/5/2008)

A new website, a new coach and a first home game at Central High School on September 6 are propelling Wolves fans into a new season of football.

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Stadium Groundbreaking Plans Underway (9/5/2008)

The Board of Regents gave a thumbs up to the University of West Georgia’s plans for an Athletic Complex after approving a lease agreement between the University System of Georgia and the University of West Georgia Real Estate Foundation.

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Mentoring Program for Freshmen (9/4/2008)

At the University of West Georgia, the EXCEL Center for Academic Success and the Department of Political Science and Planning have begun a progressive new mentor program for freshmen that combines politics with their first year success.

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New Online Master's Degree to Benefit Education (9/3/2008)

A new online master’s degree in teaching at the University of West Georgia will be available to students who wish to pursue a new career in math and science education.

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Melson Society Opens Anne Frank Exhibit (9/2/2008)

The Penelope Melson Society and the Ingram Library will open the exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” on Sunday, Sept. 7. The exhibit is free and the community is welcome to attend during library hours.

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West Georgia Enrollment Peaks Again (9/2/2008)

Student enrollment at the University of West Georgia reached an all time high of 11,231 as of Friday, August 29, the second week of fall semester classes.

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