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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


• Essential Communication in the Workplace
Carroll County PROBE Fair
USG Calling for Your Input Via Free Online Course
Excel Courses Offered
Townsend Center Reservation Forms
Constitution Day Program
iApollo: Groups
Online Departmental Training


• Continuing Education is offering the “Essential Communication in the Workplace” course with Instructor Dr. Susan Hall on Thursday, September 18 in Carrollton. Continuing Education will process internal transfers for UWG Faculty/Staff registrations with supervisor approval and account chart string. Register online or phone Continuing Education at 678-839-6611.

• The Undergraduate Admissions Office will again host the annual Carroll County PROBE Fair on Wednesday, September 24 from 9-11 a.m. in the UWG Coliseum. This event will welcome an average of 1,000 local high school juniors and seniors to our UWG campus to browse over 90 higher educational institutions in the UWG Coliseum. The PROBE Circuit runs throughout the state of Georgia from September-November and allows high school juniors and seniors the chance to learn about with a wide variety of post-secondary opportunities including the USG, Technical College System of Georgia, and out-of-state institutions. Parking may be affected on the morning of the 24, but all parking will be available directly following the event. For anyone in contact with high school juniors & seniors, please encourage them to attend (and visit the UWG table.) For any questions about this event, please contact Allyson Bretch in the Undergraduate Admissions Office or call 678-839-5600.
Thanks in advance for your support of this important event for our local service area.

• On September 14 the University System of Georgia launched the “Crowdsourcing the Future of Learning in 2030,” a Multi-stakeholder Open Online Collaboration designed to develop future scenarios and to explore and describe the factors critical to the success of student, faculty and postsecondary institutions in 2030. The initiative is part of the System’s New Learning Models 2030 (NLM 2030) program. Registration is open now through November 30.

The free two-part, seven-session process targeted at Higher Education Stakeholders, will also be open to other interested individuals.

Please join if you want to take part in shaping the dialog answering the question: “What are the factors that will be critical to the success of the University System over the next 15 years?”

REGISTER NOW! [It won’t be a smart crowd without YOU!]

• Continuing Education is offering MS Excel 2010 Courses in Newnan. Excel Intermediate on Friday, September 26 and Excel Advanced on Friday October 24, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $109 per course. CE will process internal transfers for UWG Faculty/Staff registrations with supervisor approval and account chart string. Register online or call Continuing Education at 678-839-6611.

• The Townsend Center is available for FY15 events for all UWG departments, units, programs, and approved student organizations. The scheduling process is underway and continues throughout the year. Please use these PDF forms to reserve your event:

Information Memo for Departments, Programs and Student Organizations
Priority 2 Reservation Form - Performances only
Priority 3 Reservation Form - Non-performances

If you wish to tour the facility or discuss your event with the staff, please contact Misty Parham for an appointment at 9-4722.


• Dr. Stan Caress will present "Why the Constitution Still Matters" in celebration of Constitution Day today 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 this site 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 9-5337.


• Join the UWG|Online Faculty Development Center Thursday, September 18 at 11 a.m. for iApollo's bimonthly webinar. The topic is “iApollo: Groups," and we will be discussing the Groups tool in CourseDen. A link to join this Google Hangouts on Air event will be posted Thursday at 10:45 a.m. on the iApollo Community page and the iApollo listserv.

To learn more about iApollo, contact the UWG|Online Faculty Development Center or call 678-839-5289.

• 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.