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Microsoft Office 2007: Not Your Average Upgrade

A new IT project is underway that will change the technical landscape at West Georgia. A new Microsoft Office 2007 program will be installed in every computer on campus and replace older versions of the MS Office Suite. 

Microsoft Office 2007: Not Your Average Upgrade

Computer systems on campus have been stuck in a time warp that would make Spock raise an eyebrow. Most machines are still running Microsoft Office 2003 and some go back to Office XP, but that is about to change with a warp speed ahead to Microsoft Office 2007

To guarantee that West Georgia computers have the most up-to-date and innovative programs, the Technology Coordinators Council recently appointed a team of techies and computer savvy staff to create an implementation plan that will lead UWG where no faculty and staff on campus have gone before and convert the entire UWG community to the MS Office 2007 system. There are more than 2,500 personal computers on the Carrollton and Newnan campuses that will undergo the transformation. MORE

Metcalf Named Dean of COE

Dr. Metcalf Named Dean of COEDr. Kim K. Metcalf, who began his career as a high school music teacher, has accepted the position of dean of the College of Education effective July 1, 2008. Metcalf has been employed at West Georgia as director of The Evaluation Center in the COE since July 2006 and will serve as dean of the college after Dean Kent Layton completes his service on June 30. 


Voices From the Front: No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor

voices from the frontThis is the second in a series that features letters from soldiers with a UWG connection who are serving overseas. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bo Causey graduated from West Georgia College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and is now serving in Iraq. This is his third deployment to Iraq since 2003. Here are his thoughts.


Vol. 41 • No. 5
March 21, 2008

Today's Weather


When Dr. Judy Butler was asked to head up the search committee for a new dean of the College of Education last November, she wasted no time. more

Web Watch

There’s a saying that well behaved women seldom make history and it is particularly true when applied to the Civil War where approximately 400 women fought on both sides disguised as men. Read all about it in The National Archives’ Prologue's "Women Soldiers of the Civil War," by DeAnne Blanton.


The Department of Mass Communications and Theatre and Career Services coordinated and hosted the annual event Media Day, which is in its 27th year.


Events of Note

Minority and international 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.

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.



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