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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Headlines

• UWG Still in the Lead for Grant
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Controversies of Culture Series
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Friday Movie
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Author Terry Kay to Visit UWG
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Professional Development Opportunities

Announcements:

• UPDATE: UWG still leads! Keep voting everyday!

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.

Events:

• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to invite students, faculty and staff to the Third Controversies of Culture Series: Gun Policy and Culture in the United States, Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ingram Library Nook. Dr. Anthony Fleming,  lecturer in the department of political science and planning will be the guest speaker. Dr. Fleming has written extensively on National Gun Control. He will also speak on the gun law in Georgia. The program is free and open to the public. Professors, extra credit sheets will be available at the event. For additional information, please contact our office at 678-839-5400 or visit this website.

• 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 on Friday, January 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 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.

• 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 Ingram Library website or email Catherine Hendricks or call (678) 839-5337.

Training:

• 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., 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.