UWG Daily Report
• The UWG Young Alumni Council is selling $1.00 Raffle Tickets and the winner could potentially win up to $1,500!! You may purchase your tickets at the Alumni House by calling Kevin Hemphill at 678-839-4103.
A drawing will be during halftime of the men?s basketball game against Valdosta State on Thursday, January 16, at 7:30 pm at The Coliseum. The winner does not need to be present to win.
The members of The Young Alumni Council are proud West Georgia alumni who foster involvement, giving and outreach through connections shared by a common bond.
• The Online Faculty Development Center has begun a new series of quick Pro Tip videos, each less than two minutes long. The first, “Grading Discussions from Inside the Grade Book” is available here.
• The Director of Purchasing Search Committee would like to invite you to the presentation by candidate, Deborah Gardner today at 2 pm in Campus Center 303 on the topic of “Challenges and opportunities for moving the Public Procurement function from a transactional focus to a strategic partner in the organization.”
• Did you know that men are approximately four times as likely to die by suicide, but women are approximately three times more likely than men to report a suicide attempt? If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please seek mental health assistance.
This suicide prevention FAQ is brought to you by PREVENT@UWG, a campus-wide mental health wellness and suicide prevention program. PREVENT@UWG is housed within the UWG Counseling Center, in collaboration with the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies. Actively enrolled UWG students can obtain free and confidential counseling services through the Counseling Center. For mental health assistance, please contact the Counseling Center (678-839-6428; 123 Row Hall) or UWG Health Services (678-839-6452) during normal business hours. For after-hours emergencies, please contact University Police (678-839-6000). Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 via webchat and by phone 1-800-273-8255.
If you are interested in hosting a mental health awareness or suicide prevention training program, please complete this online form.
For additional mental health awareness and suicide prevention information and resources, please visit the PREVENT@UWG website.
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.
• Please join us for open house of our newly renovated building and a retirement celebration for Donna Martin, Thursday, January 16, from 2-4 pm at Publications and Printing (across from East Commons).
• 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.
• The University of West Georgia will be participating in the 18th Annual Carrollton MLK Jr. Parade. Join us Monday, January 20, at 10:45 am at Dairy Queen and wear UWG colors. GO Wolves!
Starting Time: 11 am
Starting Point: Dairy Queen on Hwy 27 at Maple Street
Ending Point: White Street at Stalling Community Center
EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN or SHINE.