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• Flu Vaccines Available
• Student Employee Orientation Today
• President's October Letter
• Pre-K Bake Sale
• Cultural Heritage Month Movie
• BB&T Lecture in Free Enterprise
• When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice
• Multicultural Book Discussion
• Excel 2013 Training
• ePro Requester Training
• Professional Writing Course
• Adobe Photoshop CS6 Course
• Engage West! Faculty Edition-CourseDen Training: Instructional Tools
• Flu vaccines will be available Thursday, October 8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the UWG Coliseum. They will be provided on the Newnan campus on Tuesday, October 13 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The vaccine is FREE for UWG students and $20 for faculty & staff with UWG ID.
• The next Student Employee Orientation will be held today in the Center Point Suites Multi-Purpose Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Supervisors can have student employees register here.
• The October Letter from the President has been posted and is available here. Enjoy!
• 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. 100% 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.
• Join Richards College of Business at the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise event on Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Townsend Center.
Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Tickets may be picked up directly at the Townsend Center.
You may find Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle's bio here.
• "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 Center for Diversity and Inclusion first Multicultural Book Discussion for the 2015-2016 academic year is scheduled for Friday, December 4, at noon in room 212 Row Hall. The first book chosen by the Center is “The Moor’s Account” by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Laila Lalami. The Multicultural Book discussion is designed to promote intercultural communication, education and awareness through the reading of various books that shed knowledge about disparate cultures. Since 2009 the multicultural book discussion has been opened to the university community. A few paperback copies of the book are available at the CDI office. You may come over and review the book in the Multicultural Center or check out a copy to be read at a more leisurely pace. Should you need more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 678-839-5400.
• Excel 2013 Basic Training on Friday, October 9, with Instructor Lauri Thompson at UWG Newnan. Class meets from from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and is $89 per participant. Continuing Education will process internal transfers for UWG faculty/staff registrations for professional development courses/training with supervisor approval and account chart string or use your P-Card. View On-Site Courses or call 678-839-6612.
• ePro Requester training will be held on October 14 & 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. each day (TWO DAY class). Attendance is required on both days. This training is required of any employee who desires to have access to the eProcurement system as a requester. Requesters utilize the eProcurement system to enter purchase requisitions through the GeorgiaFirst Marketplace and for non-catalog special request items. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.
• Looking for two more writers to join the Professional Writing One cohort starting October 13. Gain a solid foundation in business and professional writing topics in this online Professional Writing course with Instructor Maggie Worth. Professional Writing One addresses the basics of writing including a grammar and sentence structure refresher, the purposes and strategies behind professional writing, and commonly used style guides. The 12-hour course is instructed 100% asynchronously online over a 6-week period. The cost for this course is $159. Continuing Education will process internal transfers for UWG faculty/staff registrations for professional development courses/training with supervisor approval and account chart string or use your P-Card. Click here for program information and registration.
• Learn basic photo editing skills with Instructor Steven Broome. Adobe Photoshop CS6 class meets 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays, October 19 & 26, and November 2 & 9 in Carrollton. The cost for this class is $79. View Photography Courses online or call 678-839-6611.
• Join UWG|Online in the Old Auditorium or online on October 21 at 2 p.m. for CourseDen: Instructional Tools. This session covers techniques and strategies for creating and using: discussions, dropboxes, and groups to conduct effective online activities and assignments. Click here to register.