Press Room

September 2009

West Georgia Theatre Company Goes Wilde (9/28/2009)

Are you ready to be charmed and tickled by delightful romance? The University of West Georgia and the West Georgia Theatre Company will open its fall semester with “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” a comic tale by Oscar Wilde that follows Lady Windermere as she prepares for her “Coming of Age” party.

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IMPACT Year 2: Science, Math and Fun (9/28/2009)

The second year of the successful University of West Georgia IMPACT program is set to begin this weekend on Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, with a science demonstration at the Technology-enhanced Learning Center, room 1305.

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Pulitzer Prize Poet Visits Campus (9/23/2009)

The University of West Georgia will host Yusef Komunyakaa, a Pulitzer Prize poet, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Run for UWG Almost Here (9/23/2009)

Registration for the 24th annual Run for UWG is ongoing for the October 1 race, which takes place on campus. All fees go toward the Annual Fund and student scholarship.

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Resources for Flood Recovery (9/23/2009)

Victims of this week’s flooding can turn to http://www.georgiadisaster.info/ for assistance in dealing with the emotional, mental and physical toll of the catastrophe.

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Campus Open on Tuesday (9/22/2009)

The University of West Georgia will be open today and classes will be held. Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna is asking faculty members to take into consideration individual circumstances due to localized flooding and closed roads.

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Monday Evening Classes Canceled (9/21/2009)

Due to flooding around campus and with up to five inches of additional rain expected tonight, the University of West Georgia has canceled evening classes for Monday at its main campus in Carrollton, effective 5 p.m.

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Professors Attend Theological Seminary (9/18/2009)

Dr. Marjorie Snipes, chair and professor of anthropology, and Dr. Mark Tietjen, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, will attend the Science for Ministry Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary through a grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation.

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Music Presents First Season Recital (9/18/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host its first recital of the season with violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall, Monday, September 21, at 8:15 pm.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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Douvanis Scholarship Established (9/18/2009)

The University of West Georgia announced the creation of the Dr. Costas (Gus) Douvanis Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student in strong academic standing within the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need.

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Art Department Spotlights Scarborough (9/14/2009)

The Department of Art will open “Chris Scarborough: Photographs and Drawings” on Thursday, September 17, and run through October 12 in the Bruce Bobick Gallery.

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Stimulus Promotes Energy Conservation (9/14/2009)

The University of West Georgia and Campus Planning and Facilities received $495,000 from the Board of Regents to fund several energy-conservation measures in buildings on campus. 

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UWG Celebrates Constitution Day (9/14/2009)

The University of West Georgia will present two events commemorating Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. A lecture and debate will highlight our academic and democratic freedoms students and citizens have in America. Both events are free and the community is invited to attend.

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9/11 Remembered (9/11/2009)

University of West Georgia alumnus and nurse practitioner Jim Martin will donate a historically significant American flag to UWG in memory of Sept. 11.

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Geosciences Assists in River Cleanup (9/10/2009)

UWG faculty, staff and students and community residents will participate in cleanup efforts for the 11th annual Little Tallapoosa River Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. A rain date of September 19 has been scheduled.

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Grant Benefits Arctic Study (9/10/2009)

A prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant was awarded to the University of West Georgia and Dr. Hannes Gerhardt, assistant professor of geography, to conduct a collaborative research project with colleagues at Florida State University and Towson University with the aim of exploring the political consequences of the rapidly warming Arctic.   

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UWG Taps Coach Dickey (9/10/2009)

West Georgia has named head football coach Daryl Dickey as athletics director. Dickey, who just began his second season at the helm of the football program and will continue in that role, has served as interim athletics director since January.

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Home at Last (9/8/2009)

A dream came true September 5 when University Stadium was dedicated and officially opened by President Beheruz N. Sethna. 

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Scholarship Applauded (9/8/2009)

The University of West Georgia and the College of Arts and Sciences awarded four outstanding professors for their work on campus and in the classroom.

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UWG to Offer Flu Vaccine (9/4/2009)

The University of West Georgia will provide seasonal flu vaccines for students, staff and faculty on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m.  – 7:00 p.m. at the main lobby of the Coliseum on the UWG campus.

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Go Wolves! (9/3/2009)

Saturday, September 5, will be UWG’s first home football game in the University Stadium.  This is a big event for the university and for the West Georgia community and whether a football fan or not, everyone can acknowledge that the opening of the new stadium is exciting and historic.

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A Historic Day for West Georgia (9/3/2009)

Saturday, September 5, is a day that all West Georgia Wolves fans will remember as one that began a new chapter in UWG football. UWG will finally have a place to call home in the 9,500-seat University Stadium, the largest sports venue between Birmingham and Atlanta.

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ZinG! Begins a New Tradition (9/2/2009)

ZinG! is a secret group of six UWG students charged with making UWG a better place by spreading school spirit. ZinG!’s first public appearance will be at a Wolves Pep Growly on Friday, Sept. 4, from 3-5 p.m. in The Coliseum one day before the football begins in the new University Stadium. 

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New Website Keeps Up with Flu (9/1/2009)

The University of West Georgia launched a new website devoted to updated information on the seasonal flu and the Type A Influenza (H1N1) viruses at http://www.westga.edu/flu/. The site offers information for students and their parents, faculty and staff, and advice on prevention and when and how to self-isolate.

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Donors Critical in Students’ Lives (9/1/2009)

Publisher of the Times-Georgian newspaper Leonard Woolsey has been an avid University of West Georgia supporter for many years – with significant contributions toward higher education and time and effort into bettering students’ lives. As chairman of the 2009 Annual Fund, he is once again demonstrating his support for the university.

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