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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


• UWC Open for Fall 2014 Semester/Class Visits
Counseling Center Open House
Women Empowering Women
Constitution Day Program
Travel Tips and Tricks
ADP Manager Training
Dedicated/Departmental Training


• The University Writing Center (UWC) is now open for the Fall 2014 semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of our services. Our hours of operation for the Fall are:

*Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
*Thursday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Also, the UWC conducts class visits throughout each semester. These visits consist of both informing faculty and students of our services and teaching specialized workshops on various writing-related topics. If you would like a staff member to come to your class, please contact Duane Theobald, Coordinator of the UWC, or call x9-5312.


• Counseling Center Open House, Thursday September 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., First Floor Row Hall Room 123.
Open to faculty, staff and students.
Come by to see our renovated lobby! The first 50 to attend will receive a gift!

• Register for Women Empowering Women, September 12 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Burson Center. Seats are filling up quickly. Cost is $10 and includes a boxed lunch. Speakers include: Dr. Jane Marrero, Dr. Faye McIntyre, Ms. Kim Bergonzi, Ms. Kim Flowers, Ms. Gail Evans, and Ms. Christa Pitts.
Come to Connect. Inspire. Lead.
Click here or here to register for this event.

• Dr. Stan Caress will present "Why the Constitution Still Matters" in celebration of Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17 at 11 a.m., at Ingram Library. Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

In his program, Dr. Caress will discuss why we celebrate Constitution Day and why the United States Constitution is still important to all Americans even though it was written over two centuries ago. Please visit http://libguides.westga.edu/constitution for further details about Constitution Day.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Planning, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Ingram Library. For further information contact Catherine Hendricks or call x9-5337


• Need some Travel Tips & Tricks? Training will be held on September 9 at 9 a.m. in Row Hall 319. Bring your cup of coffee and join Tricia Durrough and the Center for Business Excellence for “The Training Coffee Hour.” This short session will focus on tips and tricks when using the PeopleSoft Travel Expense system. This session is targeted towards individuals who already know how to use PeopleSoft for data entry of travel expense reports but need some advanced training on all it has to offer. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register

• ADP Manager Training will be held on September 9 at 2 p.m. in Row Hall room 319. This course is for both bi-weekly and monthly employees (faculty and staff) who supervise and approve another employee's (full-time, student, casual labor, etc.) timecard. This course will instruct participants on how to enter their own hours worked or exception time into the ADP eTime system. It will also provide instruction on how to approve another employee's timecard. Participants of this course should be the supervisor of at least one other employee. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.

• Schedule a group training for your department today! Individualized to meet your your department needs, choose from anyone of the following topics:
-Getting to Know Desire2Learn
-Course Administration/Course Builder
-Discussion Boards
-Virtual Classrooms
-Google Apps
-Other (What other instructional feature do you want to learn more about!)

Contact our offices at online@westga.edu or call the Faculty Development Center 678-839-5289 to schedule a training today.