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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


• Human Resources Limited Staff
Benefits Fair Door Prize Winners
Mail Services Delivery Schedule
AAMI Leadership Workshop Tonight
Saxophone Recital Tonight
Asian Film Festival
Scott Wade: Dirty Car Artist
Mobilizing the Arsenal of Democracy
Budget Report Training


• The Human Resources Office will have limited staff from noon until 5 p.m. today in order for the payroll, benefits and full time Human Resources staff to participate in a planning meeting. The main office will be open, and phone calls will be answered. Regular business hours with full staff will resume on Wednesday October 22.

• Congratulations to the following employees who won door prizes at last week's Benefits Fair! Prizes will be sent out via interoffice mail.

Malissa Lowe, Bursar's Office, Starbucks Gift Card

Adrienne DuBose, Parking & Transportation, Starbucks Gift Card

Ned Watson, University Police, Home Depot Gift Card

Jessica Bucholz, Learning & Teaching, Longhorn Gift Card

Chelsea Duncan, Registrar, Publix Gift Card

Dave Higgins, Housing & Residence Life, Ruby Tuesday Gift Card

Karen Hulsey, Budget Services, Snoopy Doll from Met Life

Michael McCurdy, HVAC/Maintenance, Fleece Throw from Delta Dental

Rodney Byrd, Human Resources, Oakley Sunglasses from EyeMed

Suzanne Horton, ITS, Gift Basket from United Community Bank

• To better serve our customers’ needs, Mail Services wants to clarify their on campus pickup/delivery schedule:
On Campus Mail:
1. Does not need a mail authorization.
2. Any on campus mail picked up from the morning route will be delivered on that afternoon's route, and mail picked up from the afternoon route will be delivered on the following morning's route. If you miss your office's pickup, this mail will not be picked up until the following morning or afternoon route. In this case, you would need to walk over any mail having a deadline for that day. If you need clarification, feel free to call Mail Services at (678) 839-6522.
3. Must be addressed with name and department or name and PO Box number.

For more information visit Mail Services web page


• The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) Program and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) are happy to announce that Mr. Mike Howard, Professional Speaker and Author, will visit our campus tonight to present: "Success Begins Within: Becoming An Effective Leader" Leadership Workshop. Attendees can expect to:

• Learn leadership habits that will attract more success.
• Learn how to stand out and become an effective leader.
• Discover how to raise your level of achievement.
• Learn habits and principles that will help increase your income.
• Discover how to be a person of influence.

Please encourage your students to attend. Students must bring their UWG ID. This program is free and open to the public. If you want to offer extra credit to your students, contact Ms. Cheryl Thomas Hill, Coordinator, AAMI.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Ballroom 108.2

For more information, contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at 678-839-5400.

• Talented saxophonist and composer, Matt Marshall, will perform his senior composition recital tonight at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. Dr. Daniel Bakos, piano, and the UWG Saxophone Ensemble will accompany Mr. Marshall. Don't miss this outstanding evening of original pieces. Admission is free.

• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Atlanta Asian Film Festival invite you to movie night at the University of West Georgia on Thursday, October 23 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.

• Scott Wade, the Dirty Car Artist, will be in Carrollton Friday October 24 - Tuesday October 28. Ingram Library, Phi Kappa Phi and the School of the Arts are proud to sponsor this artist who creates amazingly detailed and shaded images rendered on dirty car windows. Known internationally as “The Dirty Car Artist,” Scott's work has been seen on television in over 20 countries, on blogs and in print media throughout the world. Considered a form of “reverse graffiti,” his ephemeral art has been seen in galleries, at fairs and festivals, and utilized for green advertising campaigns and corporate events in the US and several other countries since he first developed this unusual art form ten years ago. Scott will do one art piece at the Carrollton High School Homecoming game (setting up near the concessions area) on Friday October 24 starting at 6 p.m. On Monday October 27 starting around noon, Scott will do another piece on campus
on a Nissan Leaf provided by Scott Evans. On Tuesday October 28 at 1 p.m. Scott will do an Artist Talk at Ingram Library on UWG's campus for any who wish to learn more about his unique art, his philosophy on art, and how we can promote environmentally sustainable art. Scott's visit kicks off UWG's Environmental Awareness Week. For more information about Scott Wade please see this video. For information about UWG's Environmental Awareness Week please see the UWG School of Arts site and click on Environmental Awareness Week Calendar.

• 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, this site or contact Catherine Hendricks or call x9-5337.


• Budget Report training will be held on October 28 at 2 p.m. in Row Hall 319. This course provides budget managers and departmental assistants with instruction on using PeopleSoft Financials to run a variety of budget reports. These reports can be used for reconciling departmental budgets. Pre-registration and completion of a Security Request Form is required prior to training. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.