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Events of Note


Lecture Highlights Smithsonian Research

lecture highlights food cultureDr. Ann McCleary, director of the UWG Center for Public History, and history graduate students, will present, “Food at the Center of Everything: Traditional Food Culture in Georgia.” Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

In 2007, the Georgia Humanities Council selected McCleary to be the state scholar for the Georgia tour of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food.”

The prestigious GHC selection launched McCleary and history graduate students Kristina Hartmann of Asheville and Katherine Hicks of Danville, Il, on an extensive research project of Georgia food and its culture through archival research and interviews with Georgia residents.

As a result, a state catalog titled “Food, Family and Community: A Collection of Georgia Memories” will accompany the Smithsonian exhibit as it tours Georgia, which will arrive in Kingsland in May.

The catalog explores the connections between Georgians and the food they have traditionally produced, prepared, preserved and presented at meals.

For more information, call Catherine Hendricks at 678-839-5337 or e-mail

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art will host the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition through Friday, April 24, in the Bruce Bobick Gallery and Gallery Two in the Humanities Building.

Printmaking student Rachel Lee Guest readies for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit.

Printmaking student Rachel Lee Guest readies for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit.

An Exhibition Awards Ceremony and Artist Talk featuring popular Southern artist and Carrollton resident Stephen Penley will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in Room 312 in Humanities. An opening reception will follow the talk in the atriums.

Student artists submit their work and those pieces chosen for display are judged and awarded by the juror. Exhibited works are priced by the artists and available for purchase.

Faculty and staff may purchase the artist’s work by reserving an exhibit piece. Please call Stephanie Smith, gallery coordinator, at 94950, or Slyvia Cook at 96521 for more information.

Penley has recently published his images of American heroes, icons, and institutions in the book “The Reconstruction Of America.” Penley’s work is represented by Matre Gallery of Atlanta.

The Bobick Gallery and Gallery Two are open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-6521.

UWG Hosts Humanitarian Wilkens

In observance of Human Rights Awareness Month the University of West Georgia will host Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.


Carl Wilkens

Wilkens will talk about the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and his experience as the only American that remained in the country after the genocide began. Frontline's “Ghosts of Rwanda” and “The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide,” an American Radio Works documentary that aired on NPR, featured Wilkens.

The office of the Vice President for University Advancement, office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Honors College, the office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies are sponsoring the event.

For more information, call 678-321-5003 or visit


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