UWG Daily Report
• West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair
• D2L Training Session
• Saturday Studio for Children at the UWG Art Department
• UWG PreK Lottery Registration
• Valentine's Sale at the Bookstore
• Construction Advisory
• Tournées Film Festival
• College of Social Sciences Lecture Series
• Just Listening
• Catch Wolves Action this Weekend
• The West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair for area middle and high schools is being held today in the Student Recreation Center The fair is open for visitors from 3-4 pm. According to Bob Powell, Director of WGRSEF, about 100 students are competing in the fair.
• The Faculty Development Center will offer a training session on D2L on Monday February 10, 10:30 am-noon. During this 90-minute training session, participants will be introduced to our LMS, the Course Builder Tool, and the many ways to enhance and engage your students using CourseDen. For more details, see the FDC training calendar. Click on the calendar item for specifics.
• Registration is open for Spring 2014 Saturday Studio at the UWG Art Department, for children ages 5-9 and 10-14. (Register by Age Group) Classes meet on Saturdays.
February 15 Painting
March 1 Sculpture
March 15 Printmaking
April 5 Sculpture
April 19 Mixed Media
Time: 9 am-noon
Just $25 per session per participant or $120 (5% discount) for all 5 sessions.
Register online or by phone 678-839-6611.
• Registration for UWG Pre-K's lottery drawing for the 2014-2015 school year began on February 3 and will end on February 28. The lottery registration form and more details can be found on the Pre-K website.
• 14% OFF Valentine’s Sale at the UWG Bookstore all next week! Pick up a deal on selected sweatshirts, accessories and more for that sweetheart on your list. Snap a selfie in our free Valentine Photo Booth.
• On Monday, February 10, parallel parking places on West Georgia Drive across from The Oaks will be barricaded to allow Latimer & Hughes Construction to park a cement truck. Parking Services will place barricades to hold the places. The affected spaces will include those from the Old Bookstore to the bus shelter. The sidewalk on that side of the road will also be affected. Pedestrians are asked to avoid the area. The spaces will be blocked from 7 am to approximately noon. When the equipment is cleared from the area, the spaces will become available.
If you have any questions please contact AEC Project Services; Allen McManus at 678-839-6371.
• The Tournées Festival will present the second film in the series tonight at 7 pm in Callaway 145. The film will be “Les Contes de la Nuit.” It is a family-friendly film in French with English sub-titles. Fatimah Abdullah, Executive Director of the Atlanta chapter of ASIFA (Association Internationale du film d’animation), will be presenting some of her work.
The esteemed animator Michel Ocelot, best known for Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) and Azur and Asmar (2006), returns with Tales of the Night, his first film shot in 3D. This collection of six marvelous, visually bold fairy tales is rendered in a “shadow puppet style,” with silhouetted characters set against gorgeously colored, Day-Glo backgrounds. These stories span the globe and historical eras, taking place in the Caribbean, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, Africa, Tibet—and the Land of the Dead.
The showing of this film is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and beverages will be offered.
Dr. Chris Aanstoos, Professor of Psychology, will present “The Human Science’s Identity Crisis: Who are we really?"
Various social sciences emerged as independent disciplines in the 19th century, establishing their conceptual foundations by taking the model of "science" from the already existing natural sciences. In doing so, they overlooked what was distinctive about the "human" nature of their own unique subject matter, resulting in an "identity crisis" that continues to undermine progress to this day. During the late 20th century, much theoretical work was begun to revision the social sciences as specifically "human sciences" with their own distinctive approaches and methods. My professional life has been to advance this project, through my teaching and research, and my sabbatical was devoted to authoring a book on these developments. My presentation will overview that work and the promise it holds for us in the future.
Please see the attached flyer for further details. Coffee and snacks will be served. We look forward to your attendance.
• Tuesday, February 11, come participate in honoring the journey of our veterans. Through “Just Listening,” the presence of individual community members to the stories of our veterans is part of a process in bringing about the full return of those who have served--simply by listening. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm at Carrollton Presbyterian Church. Led by Bill Liggin, a licensed marriage and family therapist and Vietnam veteran, Veteran’s Heart Georgia has partnered with UWG’s College of Social Sciences to offer “Just Listening” to Carrollton. Veterans and community, we will meet you there as together, we listen and continue to heal the wounds of war. Information: 678-839-5170.
• Wolves fans, there is a great opportunity to see the Wolves in action on campus this weekend! The UWG Basketball winter games continues with the second bear toss at 2 pm and 4 pm as the Wolves host Christian Brothers on Saturday. Also on Saturday and Sunday UWG baseball takes on Georgia Regents at Cole Field, with the first pitch coming at 1 pm each day. Visit uwgsports.com for more details.