UWG Daily Report
Monday, March 10, 2014
• New Employee User Guide
• Cupcakes for Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy's Birthday
• National Science Foundation’s S-STEM Grant Program
• Spotlight on College vs. Alternatives
• Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s 3rd Multicultural Conversation Series
• Multimedia Astronomy Demonstration and Lecture
• Meeting of the Minds
• Are you a new UWG employee? Are you unsure of what services are available through the Business and Finance Division? If so, please take a moment to read through the New Employee User Guide for Business and Finance. This helpful guide will familiarize you with the various departments within the Business and Finance Division and will provide you with pertinent information when utilizing their services. The guide was produced by the Center for Business Excellence. If you need additional information regarding the guide, please contact Tricia Durrough at x96392.
• Today would have been the 90th birthday of former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy. Ingram Library will commemorate Speaker Murphy's birthday by serving 90 cupcakes adjacent to the bust of the Speaker, which stands in the library lobby. The library plans to make this an annual tradition.
• The ORSP will be holding an informational session on the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM grant program to faculty in the STEM fields. The program funds scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need in a STEM discipline. The results of the program would increase student’s financial access to UWG. Please join us if you are interested in this grant program.
Awards may be made up to $600,000 excluding indirect costs.
Please join us today at 12:30pm in Mandeville Hall’s second floor conference room. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend.
For more information on this program click HERE.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Speech Communication Advisory Committee of the Department of Mass Communications is sponsoring a third annual spring symposium: Spotlight on College vs. Alternatives. It will take place on tonight at 6:30 pm, in Bonner Lecture Hall. Panelists will be Mr. Pat Hannon, Interim President, West Georgia Technical College, Dr. Scot Lingrell, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at UWG, and Mr. Mike Waits, Retired NCO Master Sergeant. Four UWG students (Mr. Blake Duncan, Ms. Annette Watts, Ms. Kirstin Widi, and Ms. Krystle Wilburn) will act as respondents.
College students are trapped between escalating tuition costs and declining financial aid. Too many leave college with burdensome student loans only to face a stagnant job market. At the same time, an increasing number of employers require at least an undergraduate degree for even low-paying, unskilled jobs. Our goal in the symposium is to explore this situation and to consider potential alternatives. We will not offer a final solution—certainly not a solution to which we can all agree. But, as persons participating in higher education, we should be aware of the questions and problems currently facing students and the Academy.
• Faculty and staff are invited to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s 3rd Multicultural Conversation Series Program. It is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in Z-6, in the President's Dining Room. Ms. Keri Burns, Director of Career Services, will speak on the topic of Women and Careers: Skills, Education and Competitiveness in the 21st Century. For additional information, please contact our office at 678-839-5400 or visit this website.
• You and yours are cordially invited to a free multimedia astronomy demonstration/lecture on Friday, March 14, from 7-8:30 pm in the Math-Physics (Crider) Lecture Hall here at UWG. Topics will include historical meteor impacts, Halley's Comet, the Asteroid Belt, and the dwarf planet Ceres (formerly known as the largest asteroid). Actual meteorite fragments will be on display. Suitable for ages 6 years and up. Sponsored by the Georgia Space Grant Consortium-NASA and the Physics Department. For more information, contact Ben de Mayo or call 678-839-4087 or 678-839-4097
• The Philosophy Program is sponsoring the 14th annual Meeting of the Minds. This program is a conversation between students who are posing as famous philosophers. Philosophers represented this year are: Aquinas, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Ayer. This year's topic is “Are Humans Free?” Students involved are James Butler, Jessie Holloman, Cordero Schalk, Sarah McGee, Josue Pineiro, and Annthony Duffey.
The students have written a script and will perform the panel discussion on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 pm in Kathy Cashen Hall. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer period. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader Carrollton community.