Events of Note
MAP Hosts 24th Annual Awards Ceremony
Minority and international students at the University of West Georgia and local high school students will be recognized for their academic achievements at the 24th annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Jeffrey Turner, chief of police in Clayton County, will be the keynote speaker. The Multicultural Achievement Program will host the free event and the community is invited to attend.
MAP will present three awards to UWG students: the Academic Achievement Awards to students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher; and the ACE Awards to juniors and seniors with the highest grade point average in their field of study.
Everyone is invited to the Big Night 2008 event on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. A lavish reception and exhibit will follow in the atrium of the TLC at 8 p.m.
Heavy hors douevres and lots of student exhibits are a big hit at Big Night in the TLC.
Big Night 2008 is celebrating its tenth year highlighting UWG undergraduate research in the field of fine arts, business, education, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Students work with faculty advisors on research projects for several months or longer and are chosen by an interdisciplinary panel of judges. Å cash prize of $250 is awarded to each student presenting at Big Night.
Dr. Andrew Leavitt, associate vice president for Development and Alumni Relations and professor of chemistry, coordinates the event. He said that Big Night provides and opportunity for undergraduate students to present original work to the UWG faculty, staff and students, as well as the community.
“Big Night continues to serve as the centerpiece of our efforts to highlight undergraduate research,” said Leavitt. “The projects presented are first rate and the students are very deserving of recognition.”
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