Events of Note
Research Day Gives Students Time to Shine
Research Day 2008 is fast approaching and will show off the efforts of undergraduate students putting forth that extra energy into their studies. Their work will be displayed and demonstrated throughout the campus on Thursday, March 6, and everyone is invited to take a few minutes to take a look at the exhibits.
West Georgia students celebrate their recognition and cash prizes at last year's Big Night. Students will compete against each other on Research Day, Thursday, March 6, and the campus community is invited to attend. Winners of this event will present their prized research on Thursday, April 3, at Big Night at the Townsend Center.
Research Day offers an opportunity for students to compete with each other and win cash prizes for their work. An interdisciplinary panel of judges will select the winning projects from six academic areas: the arts, business, education, the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Winners will present their work on stage at the Townsend Center on Big Night on Thursday, April 3.
The schedule for Research Day is:
This year’s advisors for Research Day are Dr. Elizabeth Kramer, assistant professor of music; Dr. James Burton, professor of business administration; Mary Kay Rickard, lecturer in business administration; Dr. Kent Layton, professor of reading and dean of the College of Education; Dr. Amy Cuomo, assistant professor of theatre; Mark Tietjen, assistant professor of philosophy; Dr. James Mayer, associate professor of geology; Dr. Heidi Banford, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Neill Korobov, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Julie Wieczkowski, assistant professor of anthropology; and Dr. Sooho Lee, assistant professor of political science.
Artist Brings Sculpture to UWG
Cities and Memory, an exhibit by renowned artist Allen Peterson, is on view at the Main Gallery at the University of West Georgia through April 3.
The work of Allen Peterson will be featured at the Main Gallery through April 3.
An artist talk and reception, hosted by the Department of Art, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 203. The exhibit and talk are free and the community is invited to attend.
Peterson, a sculpture professor at the Savanna College of Art and Design in Atlanta, has taught at institutions around the country including universities in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan and Arkansas.
“My latest work investigates the way in which the subjectivity of human perceptions limits the individual’s world view,” Peterson said. “My hope is that the viewer may see the possibilities at play within the structure of the work and accompany me on a journey of inquiry.”
Peterson has also been exhibited extensively in the southeast at universities, museums and galleries and in states that include New York, California, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Jersey and Illinois.
Spanning the disciplines of sculpture, performance, printmaking and public art, Peterson unites themes of systems and interconnections at play all around us. His works are exhibited in venues that include the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and SCAD.
The Main Gallery is located in the Humanities building and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-6521.
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