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50th anniversary of UWG's Psychology department

October 5-7 2017
Carrollton, Georgia

 

 

 

Anniversary Weekend Program  

Psyc 50 Program

 

Old Psychology Logo Conference Information

 - Conference Program
 - Presentation Session Descriptions
 - Presentation Times and Topics

Register NowRegister now!

Conference only - $30 ($15 for current UWG students with a valid 917 number)
Recognition Dinner (Friday evening) - $30
Exhibitor- $55

50th Exhibit50 Years of Psychology at UWG

Artifacts detailing the history of the Department of Psychology at the University of West Georgia will be exhibited in Ingram Library, ground floor, from October 2 - December 22. Special Collections and the Center for Public History will host a reception in the Thomas Murphy Reading Room on Saturday, October 7, 12-2 p.m, following the conclusion of the conference. 

CEUsContinuning Education Units

The conference agenda offers 6 contact hours or .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Certificates of attendence are available upon request to Erika McClain, emcclain@westga.edu or 678-839-6611, and will be mailed post-conference.


 Event Information:

  • Registration
    Registration

    Online registration will close at noon on Thursday, October 5th. You may register on site as space permits. 

    Register online now. Registration includes a welcome reception, two continental breakfasts and t-shirt. Registration is $30 and a special rate of $15 is available for current UWG Students with a valid 917 number. The Recognition Dinner on Friday evening is an additional $30 per person.  

  • Schedule
    Schedule-at-a-glance (printable schedule)
    Thursday, October 5th:

    5:30pm: Registration Check-in and Welcome Reception
              Irish Bred Pub, The Carrollton Square

    7pm: Dinner on your own

    Friday, October 6th:

    8am: Continental Breakfast and Resigration Check-in

    9am - 12pm: Concurrent Symposium Talks

    12pm: Lunch on your own

    1:30pm - 4:30pm: Concurrent Symposium Talks

    4:30pm - 5:30pm: Drum Circle

    6pm - 8pm: Recognition Dinner (ticket required and can be purchased during the registration process)

    • Musical Performance by Ten Blocks Away
    • Keynote Speaker: Aimee Copeland
    • Awards and Honors
    Saturday, October 7th:

    8am: Continental Breakfast

    8:40am: Gentle Flow Yoga with Lisa

    9:40am - 12pm: Talks

    Individual alumni gatherings to follow

    Library ExhibitUWG Special Collections and the Center for Public History will host a reception in the Thomas Murphy Reading Room from 12-2 p.m. Stop by and view the exhibition titled, 50 Years of Psychology at UWG, featuring faculty correspondence, catalogs, newspaper clippings, textbooks, and original copies Phenomenanda, a departmental publication started in 1985.  

     

  • Lodging
    Lodging

    Marriott Courtyard Carrollton
    180 Barnes Avenue
    Carrollton GA 30117
    Rate: $109.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees)
    Reservations must be made by September 5, 2017
    Courtyard Carrollton
    Hampton Inn Carrollton
    102 South Cottage Hill Road
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Rate: $99 USD per night (plus taxes and fees)
    Reservations must be made by September 5, 2017
    Hampton Inn Carrollton

  • Directions and Parking Information
    Directions to Carrollton Campus

    From Atlanta, GA: Travel I-20 West to Villa Rica/UWG Exit 24 and turn left (west) onto Hwy. 61. Travel about 12 miles to Hwy. 166 (Carrollton South Bypass) and turn left onto the 166 Bypass where Grace Lutheran Church will be on the right. (Other landmarks to watch for before you reach the light at Hwy. 166 includes Pugmire Ford and Grace Lutheran Church on the right and McDonald’s, Zaxby’s and Longhorn Steak House on the left.) On the 166 Bypass, travel to the 6th traffic light. A CVS will be on the corner. At that light, turn right onto Maple Street (also Hwy. 166). UWG will be on the left about 6/10 of a mile along Maple Street.

    From Birmingham, AL: Travel I-20 East to Bremen/UWG Exit 11 (Old exit 3), turn right (South) and follow Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles.

    From Rome, GA: Travel Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles.

    From Columbus, GA: Travel I-185 North to Newnan, take Hwy. Alt. 27 North to Carrollton. Turn left (south) onto By-Pass 166. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) and UWG will be on the left approximately 6/10 of a mile.

    Parking


    We have secured a private lot across the street from Kennedy Chapel for conference parking. Look for signs directing you to the lot. The street address for the parking lots are 1408 Maple Street and 1414 Maple Street.  There is also visitor parking available in several parts of campus. Please see parking map for more information. 

      Parking Map

  • Things to do in Carrollton
    Things to do in Carrollton:

    Carrollton is a flourishing community with much to do. Go fly fishing on Snake Creek, camping or horseback riding at McIntosh Reserve. Take home a memory when you experience the “Screaming Eagle” half-mile zip line at Historic Banning Mills. Cool off with a swim at John Tanner State Park, the largest Georgia State Park sand beach. Take a stroll on the Carrollton Greenbelt, a 16-mile, physician closed loop (the largest in GA) paved bike and walking path encircling the City of Carrollton.

    See the Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information! 

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    FAQs

    Where can I find the schedule of events?
    See above "schedule" tab for details. 

    Are Continuning Education Units available?
    The conference agenda offers 6 contact hours or .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Certificates of attendence are available upon request to Erika McClain emcclain@westga.edu or 678.839.6611 and will be mailed post-conference.

    Where can I park for the events? 
    We have secured a private lot across the street from Kennedy Chapel for conference parking. Look for signs directing you to the lot.  There is also visitor parking available in several parts of campus. Please see parking map for more information. 

     Campus Map

    Is there a dress code for the event?
    We encourage you to dress casual for the conference and recognition dinner. 

    Where do I check in on Thursday?
    Check-in will be at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 5th at the Irish Bred Pub in Carrollton. Registration and check-in will also be available Friday morning prior to the conference in Melson hall lobby.  

    Is there wheelchair access to the buildings and rooms that will be used this weekend?
    Yes, each building used during the 50th Anniversary Celebration event (and each room used for the Symposium talks) is wheelchair accessible. 

    I have a question that was not answered on this page. Who can answer my question?
    Please email uwgpsyc50@gmail.com with your question.

  • Alumni Relations
    Alumni Relations

    Update your record, search for and contact other alumni, view alumni discount information, post class notes, blogs, classifieds, and discuss message board topics. You can do all of this in the AlumniDen!

    WentWest

    Visit the Alumni website.

  • Contact Information
    Contact Information
    College of Social Sciences Dean's Office

    N. Jane McCandless, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Sociology
    Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Psychology
    Erin Brannon, MBA, Assistant Dean

    Psychology Department

    Jeffrey Reber, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

    Conference Questions

    uwgpsyc50@gmail.com