UWG Daily Report
• The Run for UWG – a 5K fundraiser for student scholarships – will be held on Thursday, April 10, as a lead-in to Alumni Weekend. We are looking for volunteer committee members from campus or community to work with staff in the Alumni House to plan and execute this event. If you are interested, please contact Frank Pritchett at 94107 or email@example.com.
• Please join the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) on Tuesday, January 14, at 4:30 pm in the 2nd floor conference room in Historic Mandeville Hall. AVP for Research Charles Maris will be leading a discussion on a National Institutes for Health (NIH) grant for using social media to understand and address substance use and addiction. Any faculty or staff interested in learning more about this specific grant opportunity should plan on attending.
Learn more about the NIH grant for “Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction” here. The grant is due at the end of March. We’re especially interested in faculty whose research interests include social media, interventions for healthy behavior, addiction, and tobacco cessation.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
• The University of West Georgia’s College of Social Sciences is partnering with Veterans Heart Georgia, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization, to introduce a veteran-focused “Just Listening” circle to Carrollton. The community-based initiative brings local veterans and community members together to “just listen” to veterans share their stories.
Tuesday, January 14, from 7-9 pm, be part of an evening of deep listening and presence as we explore healing from the wounds of war. Veterans and their families need to tell their stories, and the community benefits from listening.
The practice of deep listening allows us to sit in the presence of suffering, our own and others'. Together, we heal from the wounds of war. Some of this work can be emotionally intense. A significant part of the meeting experience includes mindful means for taking care of yourself and staying present as you travel the Warriors Journey.
• Don’t miss talented alum, Robby Vizurraga, in a special piano recital on Tuesday, January 14, at 8:15 pm in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. Robby will perform selections from Beethoven, Liszt, and Mozart together with many others. This promises to be an exciting evening of beautiful music. Admission is free.
Dr. Lisa Osbeck, Professor and Interim Chair of Psychology, will present "Rational Intuition."
Dr. Osbeck with discuss her sabbatical project, Rational Intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations (Osbeck and Held, in press), an edited volume that explores how intuition is understood to be involved in various forms of rational processes. Covering a broad range of scholarly and research contexts, prominent philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists examine differing senses of “rational intuition,” historical and contemporary. By bringing the vast philosophical history of intuition into new dialogue with contemporary philosophy, cognitive science, and psychology, we hope to invite new comparisons and stimulate dialogue to promote greater understanding of an ambiguous and difficult concept.
This program is free and open to the public. Coffee and snacks will be served. Professors, extra credit opportunity is available for your students.
• Change has come: What are you doing about it? The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to invite all to the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Program. The program is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, in the Campus Center Ballroom at 7 pm. Dr. Calvin Mackie, President & CEO of Channel ZerO Group, LLC will be the guest speaker. He is the Executive Vice President of Golden Leaf Energy, an author, recipient of the 2003 Presidential award for science, mathematics, and engineering; recipient of Morehouse College A Candle in the Dark “Benny Award,” a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and a successful entrepreneur. The program is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact our office at 678-839-5400 or visit our website.
• PeopleSoft Approver training will be held on January 17 at 2 pm in Row Hall 319. This training is required of any approver or department manager who will be approving transactions electronically through the PeopleSoft system. This includes transactions for the Travel and Expense module and the eProcurement module. Pre-registration and completion of a Security Request Form is required prior to training. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.