Press Room

September 2011

Pink Treadmills at Campus Center to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research (9/30/2011)

The pink treadmills in the Campus Center will raise raise funds for breast cancer research. Manufacturer Cybex International will pay 10 cents per mile for every mile logged on the new pink 770Ts in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month. More »

UWG Opera Workshop Presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (9/29/2011)

The UWG Opera Workshop presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Dr. Larry R. Frazier, music professor, directs the show, which runs on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The show will be at Kathy Cashen Hall Recital Hall in the Humanities Building.

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Register Now for the Annual Run for UWG (9/28/2011)

The Run for UWG, a 5K run on the University of West Georgia campus that benefits the school’s scholarship fund, will feature a new race course when runners of all ages converge at the UWG Athletics Complex, on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Katrina General Challenges Students to Solve Today’s Problems (9/21/2011)

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré brought to UWG a lifetime of wisdom and a sense of perspective as he challenged students to step up and solve the problems of the day. 

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UWG Theatre Co. Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (9/21/2011)

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will have you laughing out of your seat from Oct. 5th – 8th at 7:30 pm and Oct. 8th and 9th at 2:30 pm in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. There will also be a Community Preview Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm. Guest tickets are $10 and seniors are $7.

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BB & T Lecture with Ret. Lt. General Honore to stream live at 7p.m. EST. (9/20/2011)

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about leadership and preparedness in the 21st century at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. EST.

Honoré’s address is free and open to the public and is part of UWG’s Richards College of Business BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series. 

The event will also stream live at

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Science Workshops for Kids Offered at UWG (9/20/2011)

The IMPACT (Improving Motivation, Performance and Attitudes of Children and Teachers) program is pleased to sponsor Penny Sconzo’s presentation entitled “Color, Calories, and Current” for the community on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

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UWG Marks National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/14/2011)

Hola! Please join the Office of Institutional Diversity in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 –Oct. 15).

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Honoré, Leader of Post-Katrina Efforts, to Speak at UWG (9/12/2011)

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about leadership and preparedness in the 21st century at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

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UWG Receives $101,000 Gift for Academics (9/9/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s School of Nursing and Pre-K program have received a donation totaling $101,000 from Jim Naughton, executive director of the UWG Foundation.

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Award-winning Author to Visit UWG (9/8/2011)

Award-winning author Tim O'Brien visits the University of West Georgia on Sept. 21 and 22.

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9/11 Commemorative Pieces on Display at UWG-Newnan (9/7/2011)

Pieces of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, salvaged after the 9/11 attack and ceremoniously presented to country music singer Alan Jackson in appreciation of his song "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?" will be displayed at the University of West Georgia's Newnan Campus on Thursday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Friday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Visitors are welcome. 

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USG Slows Rate of Increase in Employee Healthcare Premiums (9/6/2011)

As the cost for healthcare in the U.S. continues to rise, individuals and families have become resigned to the annual hike in the premiums they pay. However, for the coming calendar year, University System of Georgia employees will see the smallest increase – 5.2 percent on average – in a number of years.

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UWG's Antoinette Diaz: A Summer Fighting Fires (9/6/2011)

UWG’s Antoinette Diaz – softball pitcher and math major – spent her summer fighting fires in Arizona. Not just any fire. She was among the firefighters who battled the Wallow Fire, the largest in the state’s history.

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Suicide Prevention Week Helps to Raise Awareness (9/2/2011)

Efforts to prevent suicide and help students with mental health issues begin on Sept. 5 at UWG.

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UWG Now Offering Classes in Douglasville (9/2/2011)

The University of West Georgia has started offering classes at its new location in Douglasville, bringing educational opportunities to one of the fastest-growing areas in metro Atlanta.

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