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Monday, March 30, 2015

Headlines

Publications and Printing Win National Award
Vote for UWG's Peachtree Road Race T-shirt
The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia
Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Honoring Community Talks
Honors Convocation Tomorrow
Counting the Moral Costs of Global Climate Change
RCOB Presents the BB&T Lecture in Free Enterprise
TI and B.o.B in Concert at UWG
ADP Manager Training
PeopleSoft Upgrade Training

Announcements:

• Congratulations Publications & Printing for winning a Bronze Award for print excellence from the International Print Management Association (IPMA.) This is a national award that they have competed for every year but have won only three times in 20 years.

Art major Cathryn Bozone was selected as one of five finalists for the 2015 Peachtree Road Race t-shirt design contest. Since online voting by the public determines the winner, please help Cathryn by voting for her submission “Diagonal Lines.” If she wins, Cathryn will receive $1000 and her design will be printed on 60,000 shirts for race participants. You can vote once a day, every day until April 15. The winning design will be revealed on race day-July 4th in Piedmont Park. The Peachtree Road Race is the nation's largest 10K road race. It is organized by the Atlanta Track Club and sponsored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The voting link can be found here.

Events:

Dr. Ben Steere will present the program, "The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia" on Wednesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Ingram Library.

The Muscogee Creek and Cherokee are famously known as two of the "five civilized tribes" of the early nineteenth-century Southeastern United States, and both played important and active roles in Georgia's history. These two societies share common cultural traditions that date back thousands of years, but by the eighteenth century, the Muscogee Creek and Cherokee were strikingly different in significant ways. Archaeological and historical research show that Creeks and Cherokees used very different strategies to adapt to the changing political and social landscape of early Georgia.

Dr. Ben Steere, UWG Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has published extensively on Native American societies in the Southeast. He is currently preparing a map and database of all the Woodland and Mississippian mounds and Cherokee towns in western North Carolina, as well as a large-scale study of domestic architecture in the prehistoric and early historic Southeast. Dr. Steere received his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 2003 and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2011.

This program is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. There is no admission fee and special public parking is being provided. For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or email Catherine Hendricks or call 9-5337.

• On March 30, the History Department will hold a roundtable discussion titled “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century,” in TLC 1301 at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature Ann Short Chirhart, associate professor of history at Indiana State University; Kathleen Clark, associate professor of history at the University of Georgia; and Steve Goodson, professor of history at the University of West Georgia. The panelists will discuss their contributions to the recently published Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times – Volume 2 (Georgia, 2014).
The event is made possible through the support of the College of Arts and Humanities. The project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Tim Schroer.

• During the morning of Tuesday, March 31—Honors Day—the College of Social Sciences will host the third annual Honoring Community Talks in the Ingram Library Nook. These talks are short, only 10-12 min each, and offer ways that we can honor community.

Community Leaders on Campus—Honoring Community By...
Tuesday, March 31, 9:30-11:45 (drop in/out) in Ingram Library Nook
9:30 “Mentoring in our Community” Derick Newton, Mentoring Village
9:50 "Shopping Local” Sidra McWhorter ‘93, Sweet Pea’s Boutique
10:10 “Understanding Mental Health” Wayne Senfeld ’84 ‘85, Tanner at Willowbrooke
10:30 "Respecting the Flag, University and Community” Don Levans ‘50, CC Veterans Memorial Park
11:00 “Being an Informed Voter” Robin Collins ’74 ’96 ’03 ‘04, League of Women Voters CCC
11:25 “Advocating in Emergencies” Karen Vance ‘88, Tanner Health System

Attendance sign-ins, cookies and coffee, too.

For more information, contact Amber Smallwood, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences, or call 678-839-5170.

• This year's Honors Convocation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 1-4 p.m. at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts. All classes are canceled from 1-4 p.m. that day so that faculty and students can attend this event.

• On Wednesday, April 1, Dr. John Nolt, professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee, will give a public lecture on “Counting the Moral Costs of Global Climate Change."

The media have much to say about the economic costs of climate change, but less about its moral costs. Yet these are unprecedented. Two measures of the moral costs are human casualties and biodiversity loss. Human fatality rates from climate change are already high, and they are accelerating. Biodiversity loss is increasing so quickly that many biologists now worry about a sixth mass extinction. The harms of climate change are not, moreover, a one-time event, but will continue over thousands of years. How can we grasp the moral significance of these harms?

The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Neva Lomason Memorial Public Library in Carrollton. It is open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Richards College of Business presents the BB&T Lecture in Free Enterprise: Ken Willis, Building a Bridge Through Diversity on April 1 at the Townsend Center. Admission is free but seating is limited. Tickets will be available on March 23 at the Townsend Center. Click here for more information on Ken Willis.

• Saturday, April 18, T.I. with Special Guest B.o.B. will be performing at the UWG Coliseum. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Townsend Center Box Office, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets for UWG students are $10 plus tax ($15 day of show); for UWG Faculty/Staff, tickets are $15 plus tax ($20 day of show). Please bring your UWG ID when purchasing your ticket to get the UWG discount price. Up to 6 tickets can be bought per transaction. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Tickets for the public can be purchased Townsend Center Box Office online or by calling 678-839-4722. Tickets for the public are $25 plus tax ($30 day of show).

Any questions, please email Emily Teitelbaum or call 678-839-6526.
Go West, Go Wolves!

Training:

• ADP Manager Training will be held on April 6 at 10 a.m. in Row Hall room 319. This course is for both bi-weekly and monthly employees (faculty and staff) who supervise and approve another employee's (full-time, student, casual labor, etc.) timecard. This course will instruct participants on how to enter their own hours worked or exception time into the ADP eTime system. It will also provide instruction on how to approve another employee's timecard. Participants of this course should be the supervisor of at least one other employee. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.

• Training sessions regarding the changes in the Travel & Expense and ePro modules related to the PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade have been scheduled. The training sessions being offered can be found here. Space is limited so please register prior to attending. The presentation highlighting the changes for the Travel & Expense module can be found here and the presentation highlighting the changes for the ePro module can be found here.