Hearty congratulations to the Psychology Department! UWG has been granted approval to offer its first Ph.D. program. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recently approved the program, Psychology: Consciousness and Society. Currently, UWG offers a Psy.D. doctoral program in psychology (Individual, Organizational and Community Transformation), which will be phased out, and two Ed.D. doctoral programs in education (professional counseling and supervision; school improvement).
Kudos to Dr. John Randolph Fuller, professor of Sociology/Criminology, who has published a new book entitled, “Think Criminology.” This text is an introduction to Criminology classes. It was published by McGraw-Hill and released in January.
Also, congratulate Dr. Sunil Hazari, associate professor of Business Education, who recently had a journal article, "Framework for developing and assessing business education wikis," published in the International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies. The co-author of the article is Business Education graduate student Tiffany Penland.
Send your congratulations to Dr. Marjorie Snipes, professor and chair of the Anthropology Department. She was appointed "Profesor Extraordinario Visitante” (Special-Appointed Visiting Professor) at UCASAL, the Catholic University of Salta, in Salta, Argentina. Through this distinguished appointment, she can offer courses at the renowned university. Snipes will also work with one of their faculty, Dr. Constanza Ceruti. Ceruti is the world's only female high-altitude archaeologist and is quite famous for working on the team that found three virtually intact Inca child burials on Mount Llullaillaco in 1999.
Cheers to the Robotics team, sponsored by UWG's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. The team, computer science majors Brandon Shrewsbury, Aaron Schwan, Cody Stamps and Ryan Nunnally, competed at the Chattacon Robot Battles in Chattanooga in January. They spent the better part of the last two semesters designing, building and programming their robot. Lewis Baumstark, associate professor of computer science, said “they made an excellent showing, competing in three rounds (out of a possible total of four) for their weight class.”
A burned-out circuit board prevented the team from further competition. Damage in these competitions is a given. Although the team didn’t win, “completing a working robot and competing in the event is a major accomplishment,” Baumstark said. “They worked very hard, built an excellent robot, and, most importantly, they were a model of sportsmanship.” You can see video of the competition on YouTube. The team's robot, "Twisty," is the one with the orange wheels.
The Music Department had a hit on Feb. 10 with its multimedia presentation, “The Gothic Dream: The Horror of Silence.” The audience packed Kathy Cashen Recital Hall to see guest performers Aidaduo: the singer Giorgia Ragni and pianist Stefano Vagnini. For more Music Department events, visit their website.
Thanks to the Waring Archaeological Laboratory who is teaming with Carrollton City Schools to offer professional preparation for seniors at Carrollton High School through the Work Based Learning program. Students interested in archaeology and museum sciences can learn about those professions while participating at a nationally recognized archaeology laboratory and museum. Students will work with and learn how to process, analyze and care for artifacts and cultural specimens from Georgia. For more information about the Waring Laboratory, visit their website or contact the director, Dr. Thomas Foster at 678-839-6303.
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