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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Headlines

• Observatory Open to View Eclipse Today
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October 7 PAC Notes Posted
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Payroll Schedules Updated
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Professional Development Training in Newnan
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Atlanta Asian Film Festival
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Lecture on Mobilizing the Arsenal of Democracy
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CDI Presents "Mix It Up" Challenge

Announcements:

• A partial solar eclipse will be visible today. If the sky is clear, Dr. Bob Powell, Mr. Ben Jenkins and student assistants will open the Observatory at 6 p.m. to view the eclipse. In this area, only the first part of the eclipse will be seen.

• The notes and associated presentations from the October 7  PAC meeting have been posted to the PAC area of the President's webpage.

• The biweekly and monthly payroll schedules have been updated. The payroll schedules can be located on the Human Resources website. Please contact the payroll team if you require any assistance.

• Continuing Education is offering a Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced course on Friday, October 24 and a Developing Your Leadership Potential course on Friday October 31 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $109 per course. CE will process internal transfers for UWG Faculty/Staff registrations with supervisor approval and account chart string. Register online or call Continuing Education at 678-839-6611.

Events:

• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Atlanta Asian Film Festival invite you to movie night at the University of West Georgia tonight in the Campus Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. The movie is titled “White Storm.” It is about three friends who meet and continue their friendship in the police academy, showing their shared passion for law and justice. Sit back with a bag of popcorn and enjoy the movie. If you need additional information, please call our office at 678-839-5400. This program is free and open to the public.

• Historian Charles Chamberlain, a specialist in Southern history and World War II, will speak on “Mobilizing the Arsenal of Democracy: How Georgia was Transformed Economically and Socially by World War II” on Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at Ingram Library.

Dr. Chamberlain will explore Georgia’s profound economic and social transformation by focusing on the impact of American mobilization for World War II. Prior to the war, Georgia was saddled with the decline of cotton agriculture, deep poverty, and poor educational opportunities for many of the state’s residents. As President Roosevelt dictated efforts for gearing up the U.S. military machine, he used this as an opportunity to raise the standard of living within the American South including Georgia. The war left a legacy of energy production, military training, manufacturing, and improved educational opportunities in the American South. Georgia emerged from World War II as one of the South’s most economically vibrant states, on the road to becoming a major corporate and manufacturing center.

This program is presented by Ingram Library's Melson Society. It is supported by the Carroll EMC Foundation, the Georgia Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

For further information, visit the Ingram Library website or contact Catherine Hendricks or call 9-5337.

• On Tuesday, October 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the University of West Georgia will participate in the annual “MIX IT UP AT LUNCH CHALLENGE!” This event was initiated in November 2002 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) through its activism center, Tolerance.org. It is dedicated to dismantling bigotry, valuing diversity and promoting understanding and acceptance.
GOALS:
1) Engage in dialogue with someone new (interactions with people outside your normal social circle)
2) Encourage people to be more comfortable in interacting with others.
3) Promote awareness and understanding between persons from different backgrounds
The “Mix It Up” challenge provides an opportunity for the UWG community to reach across the lines of style and appearance, the divisions of race, socioeconomic status, gender, generations/cohort groups and social boundaries to become acquainted with new people. Survey tables will be available for your input.  The UWG community is encouraged to Mix It Up!

Time: 11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Locations: East Commons, UCC and Z-6
Co-sponsored by the Center of Diversity and Inclusion, The College of Education Diversity Committee, SAC and UWG SGA. For additional information call: 678-839-5400.