Monday, November 30, 2009

Speak Your Mind

The sixth annual Gibson Public Speaking Competition will take place Dec. 1, at 7pm, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Come watch eight of UWG's best speakers compete to see who will be named 2009's Best Speaker of the Year. Judges for the event are Dr. Bruce Lyon, Jane Simpson and Gary Leftwich. Donations of canned goods are welcomed for those who are in need this holiday season.

Sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications and Theatre Arts, the contest is named in honor of Dr. Chester Gibson, professor emeritus, who served the department as professor and chair.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Cheer for Soldiers Gift Drive Begins

 A box of Moon Pies can make a soldier’s day. 

With that thought in mind, the University of West Georgia campus community has begun a Holiday Cheer for Soldiers gift drive to benefit military personnel serving overseas.

Using the U.S. Postal Service's Priority Mail Flat-Rate boxes at a discounted price, packages can be mailed to military personnel for as little as $4.95. 

             “If it fits, it ships” is the motto that reminds senders that weight does not affect the price. All U.S. post offices, including the Campus Mail provider at UWG, provide boxes free of charge.

The boxes range from a single VHS video mailer for $4.95, two medium boxes for $10.35 and a special military mail price of $11.95 for the largest box.

To guarantee delivery in time for the holidays, packages should be shipped by Dec. 11. The priority mailings can also be sent overseas throughout the year to men and women in the armed forces.

Contents can include inexpensive toiletries, non-perishable food items, batteries, books, disposable cameras and clothing. Anyone interested in sending a gift package can go to the Operation Military Pride Web site at  for a more detailed list of items that can be sent.

UWG faculty and staff have provided names and addresses of people serving overseas:

 Dr. Thomas Peterson, professor of Educational Foundation, has a son serving overseas:

2nd LT Nolan Peterson, 130th Engineer Brigade, Cos Marez, APO AE 09334

Paulette Ward, coordinator of Office Services for Learning Support and Testing, has a son-in-law who is a UWG alumnus serving as a chaplain for 3,000 soldiers in Kuwait:

CH (Captain) Derek Smith, 151 CBRN, BSB-N, APO, AE 09330

             Denise Kotajarvi, office of the Controller, has a nephew who is serving in Afghanistan:

2nd Lt Douglas S. Toulotte, 4th LAR BN, B CO, Unit 40650, FPO AP 96427-0650

             Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics David Boldt has a son serving in Germany:

CPT Philip Boldt, CMR 416 Box 1005, APO AE 09140

Music Professor Dawn McCord’s former student is serving in Afghanistan:

SSG Guy Serapion, RTC (Headquarters RPAC), APO AE 09354

Professor Diane Wise, School of Nursing, shared two names of young soldiers (Joshua has not received a package since deployment). Both have the same mailing address:

LCPL Jeffrey McDougall


LCPL Joshua Smith

 3/24 Weapons Company Map 1,  UNIT 43545, FPO/AP 96426-3545

Regina Mailloux, Office of the Registrar, said her niece is a supervising nurse in an immunization clinic on a base in Iraq. She would like holiday lollipops and band-aids to give out during the holidays. 

SGT Melissa DiMaggio, 248th ASMC, Phipps TMC, APO AE 09391

            For more information on Holiday Cheer, call 770-328-4768 or 678-839-6643.


Drive Carefully!!

The Georgia State Patrol is predicting 3,750traffic crashes with 1,398 injuries and 16 deaths this holiday period. The holiday extends from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday.

Thanksgiving is the most heavily traveled holiday of the year and that’s a recipe for disaster that doesn’t belong on anyone’s holiday menu,” said Bob Dallas, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

The majority of the crashes are preventable, Dallas said.

“The Georgia State Patrol reports alcohol and the lack of a properly buckled safety belt are involved in almost half of the fatal crashes they investigated during the Thanksgivingtravel period last year,” Dallas said in a statement.

During last year’s Thanksgiving holiday, Georgia state troopers responded to 3,815 crashes with 1,457 injuries and 19 deaths, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Drivers should expect safety checkpoints this holiday, police said.

Police will beef up patrols, but officers are asking drivers to help by slowing down, wearing their seat belts and not driving drunk.

“Everyone’s best defense against careless and impaired drivers is a buckled seat belt and that’s a fact,” a police spokesman said.

More than 70 percent of motorists involved in crashes in the U.S. in 2008 survived because of seatbelts, the spokesman said.

Children's Book Fair

Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) is sponsoring

a Scholastic Book Fair between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM until Friday, Dec. 4, in the Education Center. You are welcome to stop by to shop for books

for your family and friends and support a needy Carrollton family with 5


All books are sold in their original price. 

For any questions

about this book fair, please contact SPAGE advisors Dr. Jill Drake at

678-839-6080 or Dr. Fenqjen Luo at 678-839-6059. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

UWG President Talks About His Experiences

Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna talks about his educational experiences in his native India and in the U.S., and reflects on his career in industry and higher education.


Legislator to Speak

Learn what higher education issues will be on the state legislators' agenda

in 2010 when state Rep. Mark Butler presents key legislation as a guest

speaker for the League of Women Voters Carrollton/Carroll County's Monthly

Meeting. The program will take place at the Tracy Stallings Center at 118 S.

White St. on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Butler will offer an update on the

upcoming legislative session and higher education issues that will be

addressed. The community is invited to attend. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

UWG Student Becomes a Citizen

Emma Hicks has lived in Rome for six years and is a senior education major at the University of West Georgia completing her classroom practicum at Garden Lakes Elementary. She recently added one more descriptor to the list: United States citizen.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dickey to Speak to Touchdown Club of Atlanta

 This is the time of year when Daryl Dickey is giving his best recruiting speech to talented recruits across the state and southeast. Next week, Dickey is set to deliver a different type of speech to a vastly different gathering.

            The University of West Georgia’s head football coach and athletics director is Monday’s scheduled guest speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. The event is set for 12 noon, at Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta.

            “I will be talking a little about football and a lot about West Georgia,” said Dickey of Monday’s appearance. “This will be an opportunity to talk about our university, its direction, and the leadership we have in place here.”

            The Touchdown Club appearance places Dickey on an exclusive list of guest speakers to address the club this season. Others to appear this season include coaches Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech, Mark Richt of Georgia, and Auburn’s Gene Chizik. Also, media personalities such as Tony Barnhart, Bob Rathbun, and Randy Cross have been the club’s guests this season.

            Dickey adds, “It is exciting to be a part of the group to address the Touchdown Club this season. I am thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to it.”




Budget Reductions Approved

As state tax collections continue to decline, the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents today approved plans to adjust the System’s budget from a six percent reduction ($135 million) to an eight percent reduction level, ($176 million) for the current fiscal year (FY2010). The Board’s actions call for new reductions to the System’s 35 public colleges and universities as well as implementing an additional mandatory student fee.

The increase in the mandatory fee for all USG students, which will be effective for the upcoming spring 2010 semester, has been set at $100 at research universities and six other universities, $75 at most comprehensive universities, and $50 at two-year and state colleges. The increase will be added to the current mandatory fee, which went into effect in January 2009. The total new mandatory fee thus will be $200/$150/$100.

In addition to the fee, the board approved a moratorium on student fee increases for FY 2011 and a sunset date of June 30, 2012 for the total mandatory student fee increase. The lone exception to the moratorium will be fees for public/private venture projects, such as residence halls, student-financed recreation centers and other facilities with a revenue stream or fees required under extraordinary circumstances and with significant student support.

Initially approved in concept and for planning purposes by the regents in August 2009, the eight percent reduction plan is designed to help preserve academic quality while having the least possible negative effect on students, Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs Usha Ramachandran advised the board. “We are striking that delicate balance between maintaining high academic quality and preserving affordability in these very tough economic times.”

While the additional student fee will generate $24 million in FY 2010, an additional $12 million in savings must also be realized in the budgets of the System’s 35 public colleges and universities, either through additional employee furlough days, the elimination of positions, employee layoffs or other program and structural changes. Including continuing cuts from FY2009 of $275 million as well as FY2010 reductions, USG officials are currently managing $410 million in state funding cuts, which were only partially offset by $148 million in formula funding received in FY 2010 as a result of significant increases in student enrollment.

To move from the six percent to the eight percent reduction level, the original August budget reduction plan called for no additional cuts to institutional budgets and a somewhat higher student fee, of $150 at the research universities and six comprehensive universities, $100 at most comprehensive universities, and $75 at two-year and state colleges.

“When the board approved the initial concept, we were working from data we had at the time on the economy and the state budget,” said Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. “Since August, the situation has evolved. While the state’s budget situation has continued to decline, we were able to revise our eight percent reductions in a way that minimizes the financial burden on students as much as possible.”

Ramachandran noted that the overall Fiscal Year 2010 reductions spread the impact among faculty and staff, campus operations and students in a very balanced manner. “Approximately 86 percent, or $152 million of the reductions are being borne by our institutions and employees,” she said. “The student share of the cuts with the additional fee is 14 percent, or $24 million.”

For more information, see the Spring 2010 Mandatory Fee Frequently Asked Questions

The State Board of Regents Raises Student Fees

The State Board of Regents voted this afternoon to double a mandatory student fee that, starting in January, will cost students up to an extra $100 per semester depending on which campus they attend. Students at Georgia's research universities as well as Georgia Southern, Valdosta State, Georgia College and State, Kennesaw State, Southern Polytechnic and the University of West Georgia will now be charged $200 each semester.


Number of Middle Eastern Students in U.S. Rises

A report released Monday by the Institute of International Education has indicated that the number of Middle Eastern students studying in the US increased significantly over the last academic year.

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is published annually to review the number of international students studying in the US and the number of American students studying abroad.

The report's data is based on surveys conducted at 2,800 universities and colleges.

"The reason that the number of Middle Eastern students has risen has to do with the fact that demand for US education has never gone down," Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra, the founding president of the American University of Kuwait, told The Media Line.


Something to Think About

Are you interested in becoming a nurse? When weighing the pros and cons of the different nursing programs offered state wide, it is always a benefit to hear people's perspectives that are already in a nursing program. UWG nursing students at the Newnan campus give their opinion on what makes the UWG nursing program better than the others.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Carroll County NAACP Works to Make a Difference

Four years ago the Carroll County NAACP conceived a program that would help parolees live a successful life outside of prison. With hundreds of success stories on record, the little-known program is now ready to unveil itself to the community. Nov. 14, will be the first annual “Another Chance” gala at the University of West Georgia Campus Center Ballroom. The evening will feature fine dining, a silent auction and the stories of rehabilitated inmates.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dropping Out of 529s

Concerns about a risky investment market are leading some investors to come up with new plans for college savings, and some are pulling away from the popular 529 plans altogether.


UWG Art Department in Action

Check out an iron pour, done by the University of West Georgia's art department.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

UWG Faculty Members: Share Your Views

Are you a UWG faculty member who can provide commentary on prominent news items of the day, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, health care, the economy or pop culture? If so, please contact the University Communications and Marketing department at ext. 9-6464.

UWG Reaches Out to Students During Apply to College Week

For high school seniors considering college but who are unsure about how to apply, Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Nov. 9 through Nov. 13 Apply to College Week in Georgia.
           “We have made the application process easier than ever by launching the GAcollege411 website and encouraging high schools seniors to make it their first stop in deciding how, when and where to apply to a Georgia college,” Perdue said.
           Georgia Apply to College Week will be held at 44 participating Georgia high schools. While open to all seniors at those schools, the program will provide college application information designed to encourage and aid those who would be the first in their family to attend college, minorities and non-traditional age students.
           During each local Apply to College event, seniors can apply to college using  . This online resource helps students and their families select a college, apply for admission and plan to finance higher education. The GAcollege411 website offers access to information about colleges, universities, and technical colleges throughout Georgia. Volunteers from Georgia colleges and universities will be on hand to assist students as they complete their applications.

Students interested in applying to the University of West Georgia can also access the university’s home page, click on the “apply now” link, choose the undergraduate admission application, and complete the entire application process online.

UWG hopes to stand out among the list of colleges that prospective students will consider. “ Our main goal is to serve our students,” said Dr. Bobby Johnson from the university’s admissions office. “We focus on academic excellence, strong campus support to help students through the transition from high school to college and creating a beautiful campus for students to be proud of.”

This year UWG has added new facilities to the campus such as the Coliseum, football stadium and Greek Village, with more additions still to come.

“We encourage students to come visit our campus to see first hand all the advantages that UWG has to offer,” said Johnson.

UWG has two remaining preview days left, one on Jan. 31 and the other on April 11. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to take a tour of the campus and get details on the university.

Students have confirmed that placing a specific focus on Apply to College Week helps to grab their attention and encourages them to start the application process early.
             At the first Georgia Apply to College Week in 2008, more than 50 volunteers assisted almost 900 students with completing admission applications at eight pilot high schools. Seven of the eight 2008 pilot high schools reapplied to participate in 2009.
             This week of events is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Communities in Schools, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia (USG), and endorsed by the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The event is receiving funding from the College Access Challenge Grant, a federal program that fosters partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations through matching challenge grants that are aimed at increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
            For more information, please visit , or contact UWG’s admissions office at 678-839-4000.

Gospel Choir Fall Concert

United Voices Gospel Choir Fall Concert

 Dec. 2 --  7:30 pm

 Dec. 5 -- 5:30 pm

Campus Center Ballroom 

Admission is free but people are encouraged to bring a

canned good for donations.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wolfie Got the Shot!

UWG encourages students to get the H1N1 vaccine. The health center is offering many opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and dependents of faculty and staff to come receive the shot free of charge. The next day that the clinic will be offering the vaccine will be Wed., Nov. 11 from 6pm-9pm at the Z-6 building.

Sociology Newsletter

UWG Sociology graduates, check out the latest edition of the sociology program's newsletter. It features information about community leaders day, the Hope Center, advice about graduate school, introductions to new instructors and much more.


Congratulations to Alumni Winners

Kelly Lee ’97 (BBA finance) and Jennifer Lockwood ’04 (BSED early childhood), both of Atlanta, were the winners of the iPod Nano giveaway from among registered users of the new alumni online community, which features a searchable online directory, ClassNotes, personal profile pages and career depot. 

To register, you need your personal ID number, which is printed above your name on mail pieces from the Alumni House. 

If you need assistance, contact us at or phone 678-839-6582 to request your ID number.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Is the Swine Flu Shot Safe?

  Many people have expressed concerns about the H1N1 vaccine, with questions on how safe it is to how effective it might be. 
In this article, a doctor clears up many of the misconceptions about the vaccine.


Learn More About the Peace Corps

What is the Peace Corps? What do volunteers do? Who volunteers? Where do volunteers go? What’s in it for you? What about safety? Come learn more when the university representative visits campus Tuesday, Nov. 10.

GlobeTalk Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Crider Lecture Hall - Boyd
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Information Table
UCC-University Community Center
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There are plenty of resources for students and faculty! For more information contact Karen Lingrell, UWG Department of Career Services.

A Taste of Opera

Fine Dining and beautiful music come together in the ballroom of Sunset Hills Country Club as The University of West Georgia Department of Music and Sunset Hills Country Club present the UWG Opera Workshop in the sixth annual A Taste of Opera on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by concert performances of popular lyric theatre numbers by student performers directed by Dr. Larry Frazier. Dessert will be served at intermission, and the evening will conclude with music that has achieved world-wide popularity.

This event is open to all. Admission, which includes dinner, dessert, coffee, tea and water and the musical performance, is $16.63, all inclusive. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Sunset Hills at 770-834-6656.

Friday, November 6, 2009

BEAT THE BUG! Get Your H1N1 Flu Shot

The H1N1 flu continues to spread across the nation, hitting college campuses especially hard. But you can help protect yourself and those around you by getting the H1N1 shot.



“It’s really nothing to be afraid of … it’s going to help. Students are always in contact with each other. There’re possibilities for transmitting viruses and stuff like that. It’s better to be safe than sorry.”  

--Sean Gray, junior, UWG Wolves football


“My thing would be to do research … I mean, you’re coming into contact with a lot of students every day.”

--Brandon Behenna, junior, UWG Wolves football

Lessons from Failure

For some people, failure is spectacular and public. For others, it's just falling short of expectations — in their careers or personal lives.

But you won't find many examples of either type among the guest speaker announcements of college bulletins. Instead, you'll find a parade of winners — titans of the arts and commerce and politics, many of them alumni, returned triumphantly to campus to inspire the next generation (and, implicitly, to demonstrate to customers the college is worth up to $50,000 a year).

They may well talk about past failures on their eventual path to success.

But rarely is the podium held by someone who just failed.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty

C. A. P. E. (Crime Awareness and Prevention Education) presents "The Death Penalty: A Necessary Evil?" on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in TLC 1-305. Expert panel members and other guests will expose the facts and statistics of the nation's most controversial punishment: The Death Penalty. Come prepared to hear and share facts and opinions on the hot topic, as well as explore factors that include race, gender and cost that influence capital punishment. According to, Georgia reverses 80% of its death sentences due to serious errors. Is this reason enough to abolish the death sentence? If not, what should the nation do about the innocent being executed? If so, what punishment should serious criminal offenders receive? These are questions and issues that panel members will address so come and share your opinions. Capital crimes in Georgia include murder; kidnapping with bodily injury or ransom when the victim dies, aircraft hijacking and treason. Be informed! Get involved! Make a difference! For more information, please contact the C. A. P. E. Faculty Advisor, Angela Rudibaugh.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Restructuring as an Alternative to Raising Tuition?

CONSUMER PRICES fell 2.1 percent between July 2008 and July 2009, but college tuition kept going up. Students entering public four-year institutions this fall confront published tuition rates more than 6 percent higher than they were a year ago. Private colleges and universities ticked up 4.4 percent. To be sure, these figures apply to the "sticker price" of college only: grants and loans (many of them subsidized) cover much of the tab. But the contrast between the country's belt-tightening and higher ed's price hikes is striking nonetheless.


Rankings Unfair to U.S. Higher Ed?

The United States spends more money than any other country, and its elite institutions are the world's best. But overall the system is wasteful, fails too many — and is falling behind other countries.

No, the topic isn't health care — it's higher education.

The latest stinging report came last week from a state colleges group arguing the United States isn't producing enough college graduates, especially in science. Similar gloominess emanates from business groups and even the Obama administration, whose top education goals include again leading the world in proportion of college graduates.

But is it really fair to try to rank American higher education against the rest of the world?

And if you do, is the once-vaunted U.S. system really losing its edge?

A few contrarian experts say no. The most vocal is Cliff Adelman, a sharp-tongued data hound who after a long and influential career in government now works at the independent Institute for Higher Education Policy, where he feels freer to rock the boat.

"We've got a country full of masochists, people who love to be flagellated, they want to hear a bad story," Adelman said in an interview. "We hesitate to call it propaganda, but it is."

For years, Adelman has railed against tables showing other developed countries bounding ahead in college achievement. In a new paper Wednesday, he lays out his case against the most commonly cited international higher education comparisons, which typically cite annual reports from the Organization of Economic and Comparative Development, a consortium of the world's leading industrialized countries.

It's not that Adelman and like-minded experts, including Art Hauptman, a prominent independent education consultant, think American higher education is perfect.

It's just doing a better job than you might believe from the spin put on the annual OECD benchmarks.

Adelman's beef falls into three main categories.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Documentary on Artist

UWG will screen the documentary film, Proceed and Be Bold! about the internationally recognized artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr on Thursday Nov. 12 at 7:30pm in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.1.

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is an internationally recognized printing press artist, though he would rather be referred to as a “humble negro printer.” He tossed aside his corporate 9-to-5 job at AT&T with its steady income, chooses to live in extremely rural Alabama towns and goes wherever his art takes him. He found his calling making chipboard posters he sells inexpensively, so people can afford his art. His posters are socially, politically, and racially charged: with quotes from Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and phrases like “coffee makes you black.” The documentary film Proceed and Be Bold! probes Kennedy, his friends, family, and colleagues in an attempt to unravel the artist’s meaning. 

The result is a discussion on the monetary and intrinsic values of art, the goals of an artist, the workings of race and culture, and what “the American Dream” really means.


Over 1,000 hand-printed posters by Kennedy will be on display in the Department of Art, Humanities Building  on the second and third floor. Kennedy will be present on Nov. 12, during the film screening of Proceed and Be Bold! in the Campus Center at 7:30pm. There will be a Q&A session after the screening and he will discuss his choices as an artist and the journey he has taken for his art. Directly outside the auditorium there will be a Cash-and-Carry Poster Sale and Kennedy will be available to sign posters.


This event is free to students, faculty, staff, and the public, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Art Gallery program and the Office of Institutional Diversity.


As part of the Print Dialogue Day symposium hosted by the Department of Art and the American Print Alliance, Kennedy will work with students on Friday, Nov. 13 in the Cobb Hall Printshop during a daylong letterpress poster printmaking workshop. This workshop is open to all UWG students. To reserve your place in the workshop please email Stephanie Smith at


For more information, contact:

Stephanie Smith

Lecturer & Gallery Coordinator

Department of Art

Office Phone 678-839-4950

Native American Celebration

Please join the Office of Institutional Diversity in celebrating Native American Month (Nov. 1-30). Stop by the Office of Institutional Diversity (Row Hall 217), the week of Nov. 9-13 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and view the display room. Listen to peaceful Native flute melodies of Mohawk artist, David R. Maracle  For additional information, please call 678-839-5400.

Monday, November 2, 2009

BB&T Donation to Create Center at Richards College of Business

 The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business has received a pledge of $1 million from BB&T Corp. to establish the Center for Ethics and Free Enterprise and the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise Series.

BB&T’s donation, the largest in the history of the Richards College, will create a center that will foster a comprehensive and ongoing discussion of the foundations of capitalism and free enterprise.

“This program will emphasize our shared interest with the University of West Georgia in giving students a hands-on perspective on capitalism and free markets, a better understanding of our economy and an enhanced ability to make meaningful contributions to the world,” said BB&T West Georgia Area executive Tammy Hughes.

The center will generate faculty and student research and new business courses.

The center will also fund the business college’s award-winning Students in Free Enterprise team for campus and community projects on ethics, investment basics, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

The lecture series, which will be open to the public, will focus on core values and ethical foundations of free enterprise and issues facing business management and policy makers.

“This gift will further the mission of the Richards College of Business to educate and prepare students for positions of responsibility and ethical leadership in society,” said Dr. Faye S. McIntyre, dean of the Richards College. “This is truly wonderful news, and this is an exciting time to be in the RCOB and UWG. Our dedicated faculty and staff have done outstanding work in making the college worthy of this generous donation from BB&T.”

BB&T has provided extraordinary support to UWG for many years, including contributions to the university’s new athletics complex and the endowment of a presidential scholarship.

“BB&T has been and continues to be a wonderful benefactor and friend to the university,” said Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG. “BB&T’s generosity has enabled us to accomplish much good work over the years. This tremendous gift is yet another example of BB&T’s continuing support and interest.”


The Office of Institutional Diversity will sponsor a presentation by the Native American Preservation Association of Georgia, Inc. “NAPA” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Row Hall, 2nd Floor, East Wing, room 212 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. NAPA is a nonprofit Indian educational organization promoting public interest in and understanding of Native American history, culture and traditions. NAPA also supports and assists today’s Native Americans in preserving their heritage.

Speakers will be Trudy Dobson, Chair, History and Education, John Dobson, Chair, Archaeology, and Joey Pierce, Craft and Cultural Arts. There will be display of artifacts and cultural dance. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend.

Professor Jones Reading

The English Department will host a reading by Professor Jones on campus in the Bonner Lecture Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. The UWG Bookstore will have copies of his works available at the reading. This event is being sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at UWG.

Walking a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes

Disability Awareness Day was originally created by Elizabeth Butts, an instructor for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies, and Sharon Nunnally, assistant coordinator of Disability Services, to serve as an educational event three years ago. The event allows students who are able-bodied, see a glimpse of what their disabled peers go through. This year's event was successful in educating students to be more sensitive to others that are different from themselves.


UWG Made Top Priority

There was only two educational institutions to receive the H1N1 vaccine this past week and UWG was one of them. The vaccine was administered Oct. 28, and the turn out was high. The event served as an opportunity for UWG nursing students to get a hands on experience by giving out shots to those who came out.