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10/17/13

UWG Daily Report 

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Construction Advisory: Aycock Drive
Creative Writing Course Offered
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Tip
Thank You For Attending SAC Meeting Yesterday
Volley Pink Tonight
Asian Film Tonight: Crocodile in the Yangtze
UWG Faculty Concert
Ribbon Cutting for The Oaks, East Commons and Bowdon Hall Renovation
Contract Compliance Training
PAR Training

Announcements:

Monday, October 21, from noon until 7 pm, the north lane of Aycock Drive will be closed to traffic. Contractors will be pulling cable through the manhole. Barricades will be in place, and flagmen will direct traffic around the construction. If possible, avoid the area all together between noon and 7 pm. If you must travel the area, please pay attention to the flagmen and travel with caution. The bus routes are scheduled to detour around the construction during the designated times.

If you have any questions please contact Allen McManus in AEC, 678-839-6371.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work to improve our campus, and make it a Destination University.

Continuing Education is offering a creative writing course at UWG Newnan on
Tuesdays from 7-9 pm on October 29 & November 5, 12, 19

Call Continuing Education at 9-6611 or register online.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. ITS uses this month as an opportunity to engage our campus in discussions about creating a safe cyber environment and maintaining best practice approaches to our day to day lives in the cyber environment. Throughout this month we will be sending important cyber security tips to the daily report to help you stay safe online. Check out our eighth tip: Your Digital Fingerprint.

Thank you to those who were able to attend the all-staff meeting on Wednesday. For those who could not attend, you may view the presentation online by clicking on minutes on the left hand side. If you have questions, please contact SAC or Erin Brannon.

Events:

Come out to support Volley Pink tonight at 6 pm in the Coliseum. This is the 5th year for this event! Free T-shirts with Donation (while t-shirts last)

UWG Women's Volleyball takes on GSC opponent West Alabama.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents the Asian Film, Crocodile in the Yangtze, tonight at 7 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Come and enjoy.

This documentary follows China’s first internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant, “eBay” on the way to building China’s first global internet company Alibaba Group, an independent memoir written, directed and produced by an American who worked in Ma’s company for eight years. Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ins and outs of the fascinating journey of this Chinese internet startup at a time when the internet brought China face-to-face with the West.

The annual UWG Faculty Concert will be Monday, October 21, at 8:15 pm in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The immensely talented members of the music faculty will perform a wide variety of selections, including Grand Duo sur des motifs de Guillaume Tell de G. Rossini with Cale Self on euphonium and Daniel Bakos on piano; Clair de lune with Dawn Neely, soprano and Carol Gingerich on piano;, Vals Venezolano with Harry Nelson on guitar; Chi il bel sogno di Doretta with Julie Lowry, soprano and Wayne Gilreath on piano; Pequena Czarda from The Bleuel Duo with John Bleuel on saxophone and Linda Li-Bleuel on piano; Recital Duo and Josh and Katie Byrd, percussion; and a trio of jazz favorites: Round Midnight, Caravan, All the Things You Are with Daniel Bakos on piano together with members of the UWG Jazz Ensemble. The evening promises to be filled with beautiful music and exciting performances from everyone. Admission is free.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of East Commons dining hall, The Oaks residence hall, renovation of Bowdon Hall, and outdoor amp. The ceremony will take place Friday, November 1, at 10:30 am. Light refreshments and tours will follow the program.

The new 24 hour East Commons dining hall will include a variety of stations such as a Mongolian Grill and a brick oven pizza station. The Oaks overlooks the new east campus commons with a “lodge-like” design utilizing exposed wood structures, and spacious windows, comprised of 128,783 square feet of living, meeting and warehouse space. It also features comfortable single and double rooms with private and semi-private bathrooms for 473 residents. There are also three two bedroom apartments, an outdoor patio, TV lounges on each floor, accessible rooms for those with special needs and much more. The newly renovated Bowdon Hall is comprised of 60,780 square feet of living, meeting and study space. There are comfortable double rooms for 276 residents with two music practice rooms and enclosed study rooms for private study time. Both residence halls include oversized wardrobes, moveable furniture, Wi-Fi, free extended basic cable service, ethernet ports in resident’s rooms, convenient laundry and access to the new East Commons dining hall and C-Store.

Kindly let us know via email if you plan to stop by. We need a count to plan for tours.

Training:

Contract Compliance Training will be held on October 23 at 9 am in Row Hall room 319. This course is designed to instruct department heads and administrative assistants with information on how to read, understand and identify prohibited legal language in contracts. It will also provide information on the process to submit a contract to Purchasing Services.

Budget Services has developed a hands-on training course for those employees at UWG who handle the task of preparing Personnel Action Requests (PAR’s) for their departments. We will talk about the fields that need to be filled out, where to find the data elements to complete the form, and review the routing process/signature authority for completion. Departmental Assistants and Budget Managers are invited to participate.

The next session will be held on Wednesday, November 6, from 10-11 am.

Sessions are limited to 10 people and will be held in Row Hall, room 319. Please register to reserve your seat. Please note: this training is for the current paper PAR form only.