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• The September Points of Pride document has been posted to the president's website.
• The Pre-Kindergarten will be holding a bake/craft sale and raffle on Thursday, October 15. The sale is open to all faculty and staff at the University. One hundred percent of all funds will go to the Pre-K foundation account so that we can take these precious children on a few much deserved field trips! Please stop by and support our cause by purchasing either a yummy, home-made dessert or a beautiful home-made craft! We will also by holding a raffle for some very special items. Raffle tickets are $1 each. We will be sending out an email for you to order these in case you can't make it over to the sale. Thanks for all your support!
• In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month , the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites faculty, staff, and students to the showing of the movie Viva La Causa on Friday, October 9, at 11 a.m. in 210 Row Hall East.
On a warm evening in 1965, hundreds of Mexican farm-workers packed into a church hall in the small farming town of Delano, California. A momentous decision lay before them – should they join a strike against California grape growers started 11 days prior by their Filipino counterparts? Would this improve their appalling working conditions in the fields and help them earn enough to feed their families? Viva La Causa tells the story of how the powerless stood up to the powerful and gained their victory, not by violence and weapons, but by their strong will. It also tells the story of Cesar Chavez and a great movement for social change.
• "When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice," a panel discussion focused on current national tensions, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, the Department of Criminology, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring the program.
In the wake of Ferguson and numerous other incidents that have received widespread media attention, panelists will focus on issues inherent in the U.S. criminal justice system. The discussion will center on reconciling the two concepts of criminal justice and social justice as questions about the fairness of the criminal justice system constantly arise. Audience participation will be encouraged.
Dr. David Jenks, Chair of UWG’s Department of Criminology, will moderate the panel. Panelists include: Laura Bennett, UWG Police; Jason Swindle, Public Defender; Ray Moore, U.S. Secret Service; Nathaniel L. Smith, Prosecutor and former Judge; and Deborah Crawford, UWG student and one of the organizers of the 2014 “kNow Justice, kNow Peace” event on campus.
This event is free and open to the public. Special public parking is being provided in the Townsend Center Gated Lot, beginning at 6 p.m. For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or www.westga.edu/diversity or contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at (678) 839-5400 or Ingram Library at (678) 839-5337.
• The #2 ranked West Georgia football team is 5-0 and this week is one of the biggest games of the year, as the Wolves are ready to take on #21 Valdosta State in University Stadium this Saturday at 2 p.m. It's gonna be All Blue, All Week as we get ready to take back the Peach Basket. UWG Athletics wants to challenge all Wolves fans to arrive early this week for the team runout and kickoff, as we show those Blazers and ESPN what the Wolves Nation truly is all about. Come on out to the Wolf Walk at 12:30 p.m. and then get into your seats for the Wolves vs. the Blazers.
9 a.m. - UWG Athletic Complex Opens
Noon - The Hill Opens (Student Zone Tailgate)
12:30 p.m. - Wolf Walk at Wolf Plaza
After the Wolf Walk - Gates Open
2 p.m. - #2 West Georgia vs. #21 Valdosta State