Jazz Percussion Group to Perform in Italy
The UWG Jazz Percussion Group, under the direction of Dr. Doug Overmier, associate professor and director of bands, was selected to perform at the prestigious Conference of the International Society for Music Educators in Bologna, Italy in July. The group was chosen from a pool of more than 100 applicants from around the world. The group is one of four university ensembles worldwide selected to perform with professional musicians from other countries. Anyone who is interested in helping to fund the endeavor, please let Doug Overmier know.
Boddie and Students Receive Grant
Geraldine Boddie, faculty advisor for the UWG chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and lecturer for special education and speech language pathology, and the chapter received a Nancy McKinley Regional Project Grant of $500.00 to fund their Community In-service Series. The UWG chapter will use the funds to educate local daycares (parents, daycare providers and daycare workers) in Carroll and Douglas County about speech and language development in their children. The grant is awarded to NSSLHA chapters each semester to fund community service projects in their communities.
The Department of English and Philosophy has had two students recognized for their poetry. Graduate student Amy Ellison and undergraduate student Nick McRae have been named as two of five finalists for the Writers’ Festival Contest at Agnes Scott College. Winners will be announced in the spring. McRae, currently studying abroad in the Czech Republic, has also been accepted into the prestigious Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets at Bucknell University.
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