iPods are a Hit
Nancy Mims, professor emerita of Leadership and Professional Studies at UWG, will begin a new career adventure as the Academic Head of Universal School Tardeo in India.
Many of the teachers in this YouTube video earned a certificate from UWG’s Department of Continuing Education in a joint program between West Georgia and Universal schools.
This is the second time Mims has directed a school in India, and she will be given her own apartment, driver and housekeeper, and of course, an iPod.
Dan Lewis, coordinator of business and finance development in Campus Planning, will be enjoying his 25th consecutive season working at the Masters on the 10th hole. Lewis got started in 1986, the year that Jack Nicklaus won his sixth green jacket. He and his father worked the Augusta course for 20 years together until his father stopped at the age of 80. “One of the rewards of working the tournament is being allowed to play the course, and we played it together at least a dozen times. At 85, he still misses it.”
Campus Planning Assistant Vice President Mike Renfrow accepted the Building and Operating Management magazine’s FMXcellence Award at the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference in Baltimore. The award honored the department for its continuous improvement using lean Six-Sigma methodologies that reduced fuel and BTU consumption, and increased work order efficiency.
The Antonio J. Waring Laboratory received more new grants and contracts totaling $80,250. The funds will be used for archaeological laboratory processing and curation of artifacts from a 2,000-year-old Native American village in North Georgia.
Last October Susan Smith semi-retired, traveled and then returned to work part time to finish a last task at Ingram Library: turning the West Georgia’s junior college collection of books and resources into a collection that benefits a university library. She’ll leave for good at the end of this academic year with 45 years of institutional knowledge, more plans to travel globally and a finished university collection.
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