UWG Celebrates Community at Honors Day

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Students can learn how to be important members of their community as part of this year’s Honors Day. “Community Leaders on Campus—Honoring the Community” will feature several 15-minute talks from influential community leaders. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Ingram Library Nook.Community Leaders on Campus The talks will begin every half hour.

Dr. Charlie Rouse, a cardiologist, will open the event with his talk “Staying Active, Staying Healthy.” At 9:30 a.m., Carroll County Commissioner Vicki Anderson will address students about being informed voters. Chad Houck, UWG alumnus and owner of Irish Bred Pub, will discuss “Shopping Local” at 10 a.m., and the Carroll County NAACP President James Stocks will follow with information on supporting equality in the community. During the last hour of talks, Kim Jones, the president of the Community Foundation of West Georgia, will talk about “Rethinking Volunteerism,” and 1962 UWG alumnus Doyle Akins will close the event with “Taking Off Your Camouflage.”

Sign-in sheets will be available at the event. These talks are a new addition to the university’s annual Honors Day. Honors Convocation, the highlight of Honors Day, will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Townsend Center. This series of talks also kicks off the college’s new annual Community Leaders on Campus series, in which the faculty invites community leaders to speak in their classrooms on April 10 and 11.