UWG Daily Report
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
• SAO Travel Policy Reminders
• Bookstore Holding "No More Snow" Sale
• Spring Courses with Continuing Education
• Baseball Today
• 2014 Graduation Fair
• Meeting of the Minds
• Honor Our Veterans Through "Just Listening"
• Multicultural Festival
• PeopleSoft Approver Training
• ePro Requester Training
• SAO Travel Policy Reminders - Mandated State Car Rental Contract Providers Effective 10/07/13.
As many of our UWG faculty and staff members prepare to attend conferences and other travel opportunities during the remainder of Spring semester, the Office of the Controller would like to provide the reminder notification below related to SAO travel policy revisions for In-State and Out-of-State Car Rentals which became effective for travel beginning October 7, 2013.
DOAS State Purchasing Division announced new mandatory contracts effective October 7, 2013 for car rentals originating both In-State and Out-of-State. Previous state contracts with National Car Rental and Enterprise expired September 30, 2013.
· Enterprise and Hertz will be co-suppliers (dual award) for car rental services originating In-State. The state contract number for Hertz is 99999-SPD-ES40199376IS-01 and travelers should provide CDP code “2018752” when making reservations. For Enterprise, the state contract number is 99999-SPD-ES40199376IS-02 and travelers should provide code “03WESTG” when making reservations.
· The Hertz Corporation will be the sole supplier for car rental services originating Out-of-State (Inter-State/Airport), and the state contract number is 99999-SPD-ES40199376CR-01. Travelers should provide CDP code “2018572” when making reservations.
· In addition, a new service has been added for 15 passenger buses and other bus types to be supplied by Auto Max d/b/a Bus Max. Contact Purchasing Services for information regarding buses.
· The State liability policy is only in effect while the employee is using the rented vehicle for official State business. Personal use of the vehicle, including allowing friends or family members to ride, is prohibited. Passengers being transported in a fleet vehicle or car rental under State contract must have an official State business relationship.
If questions regarding In-State and/or Out-of-State car rental, contact Randy Miller, Assistant Controller, at ext 95329.
• Continuing Education has several course offerings this spring at the Newnan Center. To take advantage of any of these courses, call Continuing Education at 9-6611 or register online.
1. Microsoft Office Courses
Excel 2010 Intermediate on Friday, April 11
PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate on Friday, April 25
Excel 2010 Advanced on Friday, May 9
2. Learn the Five Ingredients to Stronger Creative Writing in a series of two three-hour workshops with UWG English Professors Drs. Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser. Saturdays, April 6 & 12 from 9 am-noon. Just $79.
3. Conquer your fear of Public Speaking with UWG Assistant English Professor Dr. Kevin Casper on Saturdays, April 6 & 12 from 1-3 pm. Just $49.
• Cole Field is the place to be this evening at 5 pm, as the UWG baseball team plays host to in-state rival North Georgia. Come on out to the ballpark on a beautiful afternoon and enjoy Wolves’ Baseball against the Nighthawks!
-Purchase cap and gown
-Check graduation status
-Have graduation questions answered
-Sign up for Alumni Services
-Enter into drawing for great prizes
-Check out the graduate programs offered at UWG
-Purchase graduation items from the bookstore
-Sign up to have picture taken at commencement
-Have resume critiqued by Career Services
-Hang out with Wolfie, enjoy delicious refreshments and much more
• 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 tonight 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.
• Come participate in honoring the journey of our veterans. Through “Just Listening,” the presence of individual community members to the stories of our veterans is part of a process in bringing about the full return of those who have served--simply by listening. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, 7 to 9 pm at Carrollton Presbyterian Church. Led by Bill Liggin, a licensed marriage and family therapist and Vietnam veteran, Veteran’s Heart Georgia has partnered with UWG’s College of Social Sciences to offer “Just Listening” to Carrollton. Veterans and community: we will meet you there as, together, we listen and continue to heal the wounds of war. Fo more information, call 678-839-5170.
• The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), the Anthropology Department and the Student Government Association at the University of West Georgia are pleased to invite faculty, students, and staff to the Fifth Annual Multicultural Festival, to be held on Thursday, March 13, from noon - 5 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. The Multicultural Festival is one of CDI’s signature programs and is designed to provide knowledge of other cultures and build partnerships with various external multicultural communities. The Festival will consist of cultural displays, entertainment, and food. Performances and other activities will include music from the Caribbean Steel Drummers, bag pipe performances, and Chinese Bamboo Flute instrument, Native American dances, Bollywood dancers, Calligraphy workshop, African Head Tie Workshop, demonstration from the University of West Georgia Judo Club, UWG Wolf Internet Radio, Native American and Asian arts, and opportunities for Henna tattoos by Elegant Henna. Additionally, there will be speakers from various Consulate-General Offices in Atlanta. For additional information, please call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 678-839-5400. You may also visit our website. Professors, extra credit sheets will be available.
• PeopleSoft Approver training will be held on March 18, at 11 am in Row Hall 319. This training is required of any approver or department manager who will be approving transactions electronically through the PeopleSoft system. This includes transactions for the Travel and Expense module and the eProcurement module. 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.
• ePro Requester training will be held on March 18 & 19 at 9 am each day (TWO DAY class). Attendance is required on both days. This training is required of any employee who desires to have access to the eProcurement system as a requester. Requesters utilize the eProcurement system to enter purchase requisitions through the GeorgiaFirst Marketplace and for non-catalog special request items. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.