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Campus A DAY Campaign Breaks Another Record

Despite a tanking economy, faculty and staff came through for the students and broke another record in the A DAY campaign.

Kudos to Police Chief Tom Mackel, Dr. Mary Hooper and faculty and staff who contributed more than $106,000 for the A DAY campus campaign, breaking last year’s record of more than $104,000.  Altogether, the A DAY for West Georgia campaign raised $459,304 bringing the total amount of money and donations to date in 2008 to $2,209,925.  

Groundbreaking Begins at Greek Village

Presidents of UWG sororities and fraternities join (center) Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, UWG president, and Lucille Whiten, coordinator of student leadership programs and Greek advisor, as they break ground for the Greek Village. Approximately 850 students are part of the Greek system at UWG. Seven fraternities and six sororities have committed to houses that will be ready for occupancy in fall 2009.


kudosflandersLorene Flanders, professor and director of University Libraries, has been elected Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the Academic Library Division of Georgia Library Association. She is completing a two-year term as Chair of the Association's Awards Committee. The Division serves as the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Colleges & Research Libraries division of the American Library Association.

kudosBetsy (Sara E.) Griffies, librarian emeritus, who retired as Ingram Library's Head of Cataloging in 2007, has been made an Honorary Member of Georgia Library Association. Griffies will accept the honor at the GLA Awards banquet during the Council of Media Organizations conference in Athens in October. Honorary Memberships are granted by the Executive Board of the organization based on nominations from current members and are given to individuals who have retired from the profession and who have contributed significantly to the association during their careers. Griffies served on a number of committees, as Chair of the Resources and Technical Services Interest Group, and as Vice President of the Association during her 30-year membership in GLA.

kudosMark A. Tietjen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has two forthcoming articles: "What The Book on Adler Can Teach about the Author and the Authorship" in International Kierkegaard Commentary: The Book on Adler, ed. Robert L. Perkins (Mercer University Press); and "Indirect Communication and the Special Case of Christian Communication" in Kierkegaard and Christianity (Acta Kierkegaardiana Vol.3) eds. A. Burgess, R. Králik, P. Šajda, and J. Turnbull.

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