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Friday, January 30, 2015


• February LDI Agenda Posted
UWG in the Lead for Security Grant
Movie Today
Huge Response to UWG Day at the Capitol
Spend an Afternoon with Terry Kay
Multicultural Book Discussion
UWG Baseball Opens Tomorrow
Professional Development Opportunities
Personal Enrichment Courses


• The agenda for the February LDI has been posted on the President's website.

• UWG still leads, keep voting everyday until February 13!

We’re asking for your assistance as we compete for the Stanley Security Grant. Stanley Security is offering a $150,000 First Place Prize and a $50,000 Second Place prize for the winner of this competition. Our intent if we win this prize is to create a pathway covered by CCTV from the TLC to Center Pointe and from East Commons to the UCC. This is the most heavily traveled section of the campus, especially at night.

To win the grant we must receive the most votes. Votes can be cast on-line, easy instructions are provided. You can also vote by text and on Twitter during the competition which runs from January 19 til February 13. Simply text westga to 334455 or tweet using the two hashtags #westga AND #STANLEYSecurity. We’ll keep the campus updated on how we are doing through the Discuss List. Please help us win this award by voting every day.


• In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites faculty, staff and students to the showing of Freedom Riders today at 11 a.m. in Row Hall East, room 212

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

• University of West Georgia Day at the State Capitol is Monday, February 2. We have received overwhelming response on Campus for participation in UWG Day at the Capitol - thank you! At this time, we are excited to announce that transportation from UWG to the Capitol is now full. Thank you for your interest and participation. We look forward to building upon this event each year under our Gold Dome with our legislators!

• Terry Kay, Georgia Writers Hall of Fame member and four time "Georgia Author of the Year," who was made internationally famous by his 1990 publication of the novel, "To Dance with the White Dog," will be at Ingram Library on Sunday, February 8. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. There will be a reception prior to his program at 3 p.m. Mr. Kay is a 1957 alum of the University of West Georgia.

Terry Kay is the author of twelve novels, as well as a children’s book and a collection of nonfiction prose. In 1993, "To Dance with the White Dog," his fourth novel, was dramatized in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production, for which it won an Emmy. Mr. Kay was the recipient in 1981, 2004, 2008, and 2011 of the "Georgia Author of the Year Award" and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2006. He has also received an Emmy for an original teleplay (1990), the Southeastern Library Association’s Outstanding Author of the Year Award (1991), and the Townsend Prize for Fiction (2004).

For further information, visit the Library website or email Catherine Hendricks or call (678) 839-5337.

• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion second Multicultural Book Discussion for the 2014-2015 academic year is scheduled for Friday, April 3 at noon in Row Hall room 212. The second book chosen by the CDI’s Multicultural Committee is Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford. 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. The multicultural book discussion has been open to the university community since 2009. CDI has a few paperback copies of the book are available if you'd like to come over and review it 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.


• The West Georgia baseball team will open for the first time ever in January on Saturday, taking on the Paine Lions at Cole Field. First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for noon. Tickets for the game are $5 for adults and free for UWG faculty and staff with a valid West Georgia ID.


• Continuing Education is offering onsite and online instructor-led Professional Development Training in February.

Professional Writing 1 with Instructor Maggie Worth on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. from February 10-March 31 in Carrollton. This is the first course in the Professional Writing Certificate Program. $129.

Introduction to Social Media Marketing Certificate Program starts in February with graduation in May. The 8-week online course is facilitated by practitioners and academicians experienced in social media, social media research, strategic planning, and marketing. $650

Customer Services Essentials with Instructor Dr. Susan Hall on Friday, February 13 in Newnan. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $109.

• Continuing Education is offering instructor-led Personal Enrichment courses in February. Register online or call 678-839-6611.

Guitar for Beginners with Instructor Harry Nelson from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evenings in February. Bring your own guitar. $79.

Jumpstart Your Writing Workshop with Drs. Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser. Join them for two Saturdays of lively discussion and hands-on training from 9 a.m.-noon on February 14 & 21. $79.