Press Room

September 2010

Faith and Science Discussion to be Held (9/30/2010)

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia are sponsoring an “Inter-religious Panel on Faith and Science” on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall on the UWG campus.

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25th Annual Run for UWG Approaches (9/30/2010)

The recent crisp, cool weather is perfect for runners and they have an opportunity to participate in the University of West Georgia’s 25th Annual Run for UWG next Thursday evening, Oct. 7, on the Carrollton campus. The event, sponsored by Community and Southern Bank, includes a 5K race, a one-mile fun run/walk, and a tot trot for small children.

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Recording Star Bryan to Fund Scholarship (9/27/2010)

Country music star Luke Bryan has announced that a portion of the proceeds from his concert on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Carrollton will fund an annual scholarship for a University of West Georgia student who comes from a farming family in Georgia.

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Look Out for Zing! (9/27/2010)

University of West Georgia has an anonymous spirited group of students called Zing. This group made its debut last year, and hopes to raise school spirit among their peers.

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UWG NSCS Chapter Receives Gold Award (9/24/2010)

University of West Georgia’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) chapter has achieved the gold award.

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Alvarez Speaks on Writing (9/22/2010)

Award-winning poet, novelist and essayist Julia Alvarez came to West Georgia on Sept. 22 to speak about her work and the craft of writing.

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Women's Studies Expert to Speak (9/22/2010)

Dr. Frances Smith Foster, a Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Emory University, will discuss: “Love, Lies, History and Happiness” on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at 3:30pm in TLC 1200.

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Endowment to Aid Visually Impaired Students (9/21/2010)

The University of West Georgia Foundation announces the creation of the William Perry and Berna Teal Burson Memorial Endowment, established by Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Everett Teal. The endowment was created to assist visually impaired students or students planning a career working with the visually impaired.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (9/21/2010)

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, with a local collection site at the University of West Georgia, on University Drive in front of Row Hall on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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New York Times Bestselling Author to Speak at UWG (9/20/2010)

Dr. Mark Mathabane, who is a New York Times bestselling author and South African native, will be coming to the University of West Georgia to discuss his life story. Mathabane will be speaking in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.2 on Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m.

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UWG - Newnan Receives $2 Million Gift from Newnan Hospital (9/17/2010)

Newnan Hospital Inc. announced that it has donated $2 million, the largest one-time gift in University of West Georgia history, to benefit the School of Nursing at UWG - Newnan.

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Music Dept. Presents Guest Artist Megumi Masaki (9/16/2010)

Pianist Megumi Masaki will perform as a guest artist on Monday, September 20 in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall at 8:15 p.m. The concert entitled Music 4 Eyes and Ears will be sponsored by the University of West Georgia’s Department of Music. 

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Ingram Library to Initiate Phase Two of Renovation (9/14/2010)

The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will initiate Phase Two of its $8 million renovation in late September as the main floor closes for its demolition and construction.

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UWG, Carrollton Main Street to Celebrate Homecoming On The Square (9/13/2010)

The University of West Georgia and Carrollton Main Street are proud to present Homecoming On The Square on Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton.

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Army Band to Kick Off UWG’s Townsend Center Season (9/13/2010)

The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia kicks off its 2010-2011 season on Thursday, Sept. 16 with one of the nation's premier service ensembles, the Army Ground Forces Band, based at Fort McPherson, Ga.

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Author, Poet Alvarez to Present Reading at UWG (9/13/2010)

Julia Alvarez, a prize-winning poet, essayist, and novelist, will give a public reading at the University of West Georgia’s Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.

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UWG to Hold State School Superintendent Forum (9/10/2010)

The University of West Georgia and the League of Women Voters Carrollton/Carroll County will present a forum for candidates for state school superintendent on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on the UWG campus.

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Allison, CEO of BB&T, to Open Lecture Series (9/9/2010)

John Allison, former chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp., will be the inaugural guest speaker at the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise Series, a program established by the bank and the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business.

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UWG to Present Broadway Hit "Rent" (9/9/2010)

Rent, the modern Broadway tour de force, is coming to the University of West Georgia.

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Constitution Day at UWG (9/9/2010)

Dr. Thomas Hunter, professor of political science at the University of West Georgia, will present “A Few Things You May Not Know About the Constitution,” on Friday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. in Bonner Lecture Hall on the UWG campus. The program is being presented as part of the national observance of Constitution Day and is free and open to the public.

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School of Nursing Boasts Perfect Pass Rate (9/2/2010)

UWG School of Nursing recently accomplished a 100 percent passing rate on the 2010 CNL exam.

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Business can Be a Force for Change, Nobel Winner Says (9/2/2010)

Business, when not solely focused on profits, can be a driving force behind addressing some of society’s most daunting challenges, a Nobel Peace Prize winning banker and economist says.

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