Between Pep Growleys and home games, the UWG Marching Band is getting a workout this semester. Music instructor and associate band director Cale Self and Band Director Doug Overmier rallied the red and blue crowd on opening day. Fans may have noticed something new in the pre-game show. Just before the team takes the field, the band and cheerleaders line up in a tunnel formation with the band playing music from the classic Robert Redford movie “The Natural.”
Dr. Scot Lingrell, associate vice president for enrollment management, has been awarded the Strategic Enrollment Management Award of Excellence for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions. Lingrell took top honors in the four-year college category and is the first recipient for this newly established recognition. “There are a lot of people that have contributed to this honor, but I truly appreciate President Sethna, Dr. Melanie McClellan and the environment they have created to make the task of starting and maintaining a Strategic Enrollment culture much easier.”
The Waring Archaeology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Thomas Foster, recently received $53,353 in research and service contracts from the Georgia DOT. The funds will support five undergraduate research assistants who will learn about archaeological curation and research at a middle Woodland period archaeological site in northwest Georgia. The project will involve specialized botanical research of Native American inhabitants of Georgia between 300 B.C. and 650 A.D.
Dr. Ann McCleary, professor of history and director of the Center for Public History, received “The Connecting to Collections Bookshelf” donation by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The gift of books and online resources will enhance the center’s mission of conservation and preservation of valuable collections throughout the region. The materials are available to the community to preserve artifacts, photographs and other valuable collections. The center’s site has links to several online exhibits researched and produced by graduate students.
Campus Planning and Facilities Mechanical Engineer Carlos Ruiz and colleagues worked for several months on proposals that netted the university almost a half million dollars in stimulus funds this month. The proposals asked for monies to upgrade energy-wasting lighting in the Ingram Library, and the academic buildings in the Quad, and to install more efficient heating and cooling mechanisms in The Coliseum, and Cobb and Row Hall.
Dr. Lisa Gezon, cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the anthropology of the environment, lectured at the West Georgia Public Library on "Double Trouble: Drugs (Khat), Conservation, and Livelihood Alternatives in Northern Madagascar." Gezon spoke about the cultural politics of drugs, the impact of cultivation on forests and survival for the poor and marginal in an era of globalization.
Dr. Bruce Landman, chair of the department of mathematics, is one of several organizers of the Integers Conference 2009 that will take place on campus October 14-17. The Center for Applied Mathematics and Science at UWG will host the international research conference, which will feature six plenary speakers, about 70 other speakers from 18 countries and student research presentations. Conference organizers Melvyn Nathanson of the City University of New York and Carl Pomerance of Dartmouth College will celebrate their birthdays at the conference. The integers conferences have been held biennially on campus since 2003 and have had highly esteemed leaders in the field as guests and speakers. Landman is also managing editor of Integers, an Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory.
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