Thursday, February 25, 2010

Could There Be A 77 Percent Tuition Hike At Public Colleges?

It would take a 77 percent tuition increase at Georgia’s colleges and universities to meet the demand for a $385 million cut in the state’s higher education system budget, said Chancellor Erroll Davis.

That was not what lawmakers wanted to hear. They did not want Davis to tell them that the system could not sustain many more cuts or find any real money outside of raising tuition through the roof. “We are in a budget crisis,” state Sen. Seth Harp (R-Midland) told him. “We have got to cut another $200 to $300 million out of your budget. Please, prioritize where those cuts will come or we will do it blindly.”


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CNN Anchor to Speak at UWG

The University of West Georgia’s International Student Club is hosting “An Evening with Betty Nguyen: From Saigon to CNN” on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Nguyen, a CNN anchor of the weekend edition of “CNN Newsroom” joined the network in 2004, and has experience in undercover reporting and international journalism. Nguyen’s portfolio includes Sierra Leone’s 2007 presidential elections, political and economic crises in Zimbabwe, South African apartheid-era prosecutions, and coverage of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike.

She has also anchored on numerous breaking news events including the death of Pope John Paul II and the London bombings in 2005.

The event is free and the community is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

University of West Georgia Professor David Bush Is Recognized For His Research

University of West Georgia geosciences professor David Bush is among six distinguished scientists from around the globe who have been appointed research fellows with Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.

Collectively, the group represents more than 100 years of experience conducting coastal research, have authored dozens of books, and have active research projects extending from the Black Sea to South Africa, said Rob Young, PSDS director.

Bush is joined by Andrew Cooper, professor of environmental sciences, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; Joseph Kelley, professor of earth sciences, University of Maine; William Neal, professor emeritus of geology, Grand Valley State University, Mich.; Benjamin Tanner, assistant professor of geosciences and natural resources, Western Carolina University; and Arthur Trembanis, assistant professor of earth, ocean and environment, University of Delaware.

“It is a great honor to be a part of this premier group of scientist who are studying coastal impacts from human activity around the world,” said Bush. “I have been a part of the program since it began in 1986, and it has been a significant part of my life for 24 years.”

“We are proud to announce our inaugural class of research fellows at the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines. This is a group of distinguished researchers from other institutions who regularly collaborate with us on research projects and publications,” said Young. “They all are world-class researchers, and their association with our program will only increase our ability to conduct internationally relevant coastal management research.”

Founded at Duke University in 1986 by Orrin H. Pilkey, the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of the Earth Sciences at Duke, PSDS relocated to WCU in 2006 under the guidance of Young, a former student of Pilkey.

The program has become an internationally known advocate for responsible coastal management policies that consider and balance economic and environmental interests. The program emphasizes research focusing on beach replenishment and other forms of shoreline stabilization, hazard risk mapping on barrier islands, sedimentary processes on shorefaces, and mitigation of hurricane property damage on barrier islands.

President Obama Wants To Raise School Standards

President Barack Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that he would like to make funding for districts under Title I—the flagship program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—contingent on states’ adoption of reading and math standards that prepare students for college or a career.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Does Place Still Matter?

Dr. Keith Hebert, assistant professor of history at the University of West Georgia and a former historian in the State of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Office, will present Does Place Still Matter? Historic Preservation in West Georgia on Thursday, March 4th, 11:00 a.m., at Ingram Library. His presentation is in celebration of the publication in early February of Carrollton by Arcadia Publishing, part of the “Then and Now” series.

In his presentation, Dr. Hebert will evaluate the status of historic preservation in the west Georgia region, explore how historic sites contribute to a region’s sense of place and identity, and provide a basic how-to guide that individuals can use to preserve places that matter to them.

Dr. Hebert is in a unique position to comment on historic preservation in the west Georgia region. As a historian in Georgia’s Historic Preservation Office, he travelled throughout the state assisting communities with preservation projects. He first arrived in Carrollton in 1995 as a West Georgia College freshman and later received a Ph.D. from Auburn University. In the Fall of 2009, Dr. Hebert joined the faculty of the University of West Georgia History Department and became assistant director of the Center for Public History. He specializes in Georgia history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and a wide variety of public history topics.

Georgia is one of the nation’s leaders in historic preservation, this past year listing its two thousandth historic property in the National Register of Historic Places. This is in addition to the historic preservation efforts being made by cities, counties, and private citizens around the state. Presently, Carroll County has sixteen National Register listings, and Dr. Hebert has identified hundreds of additional sites throughout the county and region that meet the criteria for federal protection.

Dr. Hebert’s program is free and open to the public. For further information on this program, and for assistance with parking, please contact Catherine Hendricks at or (678) 839-5337.

Multicultural Achievement Awards Program

Minority and international students at the University of West Georgia and local high school students will be recognized for their academic achievements at the 26th annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. This year has a total of 780 students that qualified for the program based on academic performance. Fred E. O’Neal, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, will be the keynote speaker.

MAP will present three awards to UWG students: the Academic Achievement Awards to students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher; and the ACE Awards to juniors and seniors with the highest grade point average in their field of study.

A Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award will recognize an international student-athlete possessing the best combination of athletic performance, academic achievement, team spirit and community involvement.

Kappa Sigma Endowment Formed

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Lambda-Delta Alumni Chapter has partnered with the University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. to create the Kappa Sigma Lambda-Delta Alumni Chapter Endowment.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity is currently the leader of American fraternities in terms of its pledges and new initiates each year, along with service hours, and philanthropic contributions. Kappa Sigma was the first chartered national social fraternity at UWG.

The Kappa Sigma Lambda-Delta Alumni Chapter Endowment will be awarded to an undergraduate member of Kappa Sigma who attends UWG. The goal of the alumni chapter is to create five scholarships for which members can apply.

This year the alumni chapter is offering the Memorial Scholarship, which is in remembrance of Kappa Sigma members who are deceased.

Tyler Mashburn who is the local chapter president at UWG, had good things to say about the scholarship. “We are very fortunate to have alumni support, this is a great cornerstone for our fraternity as well as a wonderful opportunity for our undergraduate brothers.”

The scholarships vary in the monetary amount awarded to the recipient, and are donated by alumni members of the fraternity.

“We are very excited to be establishing these endowment scholarships for our chapter,” said Alumni Chapter President Mark Stone.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

UWG Alumna Remembers The Civil Rights Era

Lillie Green grew up in the time of Jim Crow, and she knew the rules. Black people waited for white customers to complete their purchases in Senoia's stores, no matter how long they had to wait. Buying food from a restaurant meant going to the back door.


UWG Preparing For Major Growth

The newly established Campus Master Plan Update Committee had its third meeting Tuesday to evaluate the goals of the University of West Georgia and how to accommodate the huge growth it is expecting – up to 18,000 students by the year 2020.


Fashion For A Cause

The University of West Georgia’s division of NAACP held its eighth annual fashion show Thursday Night, February 11, 2010. A long line of students waited outside of the Campus Center for entry to the show, L’eternal Neofantasme. All ticket fees and proceeds were donated to the Haiti relief effort and to the Mac AIDS organization.


What Gingrey Had To Say

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, told a crowd at the University of West Georgia on Tuesday that creating jobs should be a higher priority than any fundamental changes to health care.
Speaking at a town-hall style meeting at the university’s Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, Gingrey said that with national unemployment teetering around the 10 percent mark and many Americans unable to pay for groceries much less health care, it’s time Congress started focusing on creating jobs in the country and putting Americans back to work.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Adams on Washington: "Charming" and "Noble"

John Ferling is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of West Georgia and a leading authority on American Revolutionary history. His book, John Adams: A Life, offers a compelling portrait 9780195398663of a reluctant revolutionary, a leader who was deeply troubled by the warfare that he helped to make, and a fiercely independent statesman. In honor of Presidents’ Day, we present the following excerpt, in which Ferling details John Adams’ first impressions of George Washington, and what ultimately led to Washington’s nomination for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Read other posts by Ferling here.


The Vagina Monologues to be Performed at UWG

The University of West Georgia’s Responsible Sexuality Committee will present a series of three benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues.” The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Tuesday, February 23rd at the Campus Center Ballroom and on Wednesday February 24th at the Bonner Lecture Hall. Tickets are $5 for UWG students and $10 for the general public. Vagina Pops are also available for a $1!

Proceeds from the performances will benefit the Carroll Rape Crisis Center and the Carrollton Emergency Shelter. The V-Day Committee will have a table outside of the University Community Center (UCC) from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, through Tuesday, Feb 23rd.

During this time, advance tickets and Vagina Pops can be purchased. Donations will also be accepted. Tickets will also be on sale at the Student Development Center at 121 Row Hall. Tickets will be available the night of the performance; however, seating may be limited.

Written by Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues” is a play drawn from over 200 interviews conducted with women from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. While the play can be lighthearted, celebrating all aspects of female sexuality, it also contains graphic language and references instances of oppression and violence against women.

In response to the overwhelming feedback from audiences, Ensler founded V-Day, a foundation that, according to the V-Day website, “is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.

V-day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sexual slavery.” According to a 2005 letter of welcome from Ensler on the V-Day website, “V-Day is an outrageous, global, personal, anarchic unstoppable movement. There are thousands, if not millions of us. We are everywhere. We have humor, intensity, sorrow, grace, and perseverance. We are having an impact.”

For more information on “The Vagina Monologues,” contact Maritza Pitelli at (678) 839-6428.

To learn more about V-Day, visit its web site at

UWG Graduate's Dream Coming True

While some teens in her Marietta housing project were cruising for drugs or kicks, Jazma Parker would be driving slowly through some rich neighborhood, marveling at the way those people lived.

She was among the young people in Lyman Homes who did their homework, who stayed off the troubled corners. She liked watching TV cop shows like "Law and Order" and "CSI," and she dreamed of becoming an investigator.

In a few weeks, Jazma expects her dream will start coming true, as she begins a job screening the backgrounds of prospective federal employees for a company that works with a federal personnel agency. It's not the FBI, but it's a start.

Jazma is a graduate of UWG, and truly an inspiring story.


Step at a Time Road Race - Seeking to Conquer Domestic Violence

Eighth Annual Step at a Time Road Race - Seeking to Conquer Domestic Violence. . .a step at a time. The Board of Directors of the Carroll County Emergency Shelter cordially invites you to participate in the Step at a Time Road Race on Sunday, Feb. 28. The event features a 1-mile fun fun/walk, a runner's choice 5K/10K road race and a tot trot for the little tykes. 5K and 10K events are USATF certified. 10K race is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. All races begin and end at East Carrollton Recreation Center, 410 North Lake Drive, Carrollton. Pre-registration is $15 and guarantees a commemorative race tee shirt, if received before Feb. 19, 2010.

Registration fee after Feb.19 is $20. Race day registration begins at 1 p.m. Race events begin at 2 p.m. A limited number of tee shirts will be available for those registering after Feb. 19.

All proceeds benefit the Carroll County Emergency Shelter, specifically the Good Samaritan House transitional living facility. Registration forms available at or register online at Registration forms also available on campus at the Campus Center, Row Hall and Health Services.

Wright Scholars Concert

The Department of Music will present the annual Wright Scholars Concert tonight, Feb. 15 at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. This year’s concert will include Deh vieni non tardar from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro performed by Joy Anderson, soprano; Ballade by Frank Martin performed by Chad Sims, tenor saxophone; Johannes Brahms’ Dein blaues Auge performed by Joshua Loftin, baritone; and Claude Debussy’s The Sunken Cathedral performed by Robby Vizurraga, piano. It will also include Donde lieta from Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohéme performed by Chelsea Rhoades, soprano; the Mazurka Choro from the Suite Populaire Brésilienne by Heitor Villa-Lobos performed by Joel Jackson, guitar; and The Trees on the Mountains by Carlisle Floyd performed by Rose Blanchard, soprano. The finale, Brillance by Ida Gotkovsky will be performed by Michael Turner, alto saxophone. Accompanists for Monday night’s concert are Jan Adams, Rita Loftin and Peter Mueller. For more information, call 678-839-6516.

Inquisitive about Black History Month?

The Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to view a Black History Display Feb. 8 – 19 from 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. in Row Hall, 217. View numerous books, listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches, test your black history knowledge, view DVDs and pick up a black history fact card. Stop by and empower yourself. If you have any questions, please call 678-839-5400.

Georgia Schools Inquiry Finds Signs of Cheating

Georgia education officials ordered investigations on Thursday at 191 schools across the state where they had found evidence of tampering on answer sheets for the state’s standardized achievement test.....Experts said it could become one of the largest cheating scandals in the era of widespread standardized testing.


Check Out Snow at UWG


Friday, February 12, 2010

Townsend Center Show Postponed

>The Saturday, February 13, performance by “The Perfect Gentlemen” at the Townsend Center has been postponed because of the weather system moving into the region. The show will be rescheduled for later in the spring. For more information, call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678-839-4722 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

UWG Campus Closing at 3 p.m. Friday

In view of deteorating weather, the University of West Georgia will close the campus at 3 pm Friday, Feb. 12.

Essential services and meetings are at the discretion of those in charge of the activities.

Please drive carefully and be safe.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Senate Bill Would Make It Easier For Veterans To Enroll In College

A new Senate bill introduced today would make it easier for guys like Josh Moore – a 26-year-old Army veteran, who fought in Afghanistan – go to college in Georgia. The bill, sponsored by Sen. J.B. Powell (D-Blythe) would allow veterans who have enrolled into a Georgia college to attend classes until their G.I. Bill arrives.


Congressman Phil Gingrey Will Speak In The Townsend Center

U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Townsend Center on campus. He will make a 30 minute presentation on current topics and then take questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend.

Renovation Tour Of The Library

Tours of the Library Renovation: Come learn about the upcoming renovation of Ingram Library. The tour will begin in the Reference Area by the renovation display and then walk through parts of the building where the renovation will take place. This could be the last chance to see the ground floor as is and to ride the old staff elevator. Please come on Thursdays in February at 10:15 a.m. for a 20-30 minute guided tour.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

UWG France Study Abroad Programs Still Available

Space still available for Study Abroad programs in France! Join us from May 26 - July 1 for an outstanding immersion experience in French language and culture. Students may earn six credit hours of intermediate or advanced French.

Information and applications are available at:

See new videos on the Study Abroad experience at our Facebook page:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SGA Asks Students to Name System, $200 prize

From Feb. 1 to 14, the Student Government Association is asking students to help choose the name of the university’s new Advising Tracking and Degree Audit System. The new and improved system will make the advising process easier for both students and advisors and will be available in time for fall and summer registration.

After the deadline, the SGA will narrow the entries down to the top five and those final submissions will then be voted on by a university committee.


International Night Draws Crowd

The International Student Club hosted its 25th annual International Night at the Z-6 on Thursday, Feb. 4.

The club, founded 29 years ago, invited those attending to try the club’s “Flavors of the World.” The planning for this year’s event started as early as September 2009.

The event started at 7 p.m., but a line had already formed at the doors of the Z-6 by 6:45. Attendees were eager to sample food offered from over 50 countries – each country present had a table offering samples of food from that region.


Job Fair Today at Campus Center

Job Expo sponsored by the Department of Career Services will be held today, February 9 in the Campus Center Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Regional recruiters will be present. Interested students can find more details about the employers attending. Candidates can explore opportunities for potential part time, internship and full time professional positions. Professional dress is required. Call 678-839-6431 for more info.

iPads Could Be The New Textbooks

On Tuesday, the Georgia Senate voted 45-5 to expand the definition of “textbook” to include computer hardware and technical equipment to support the use of digital content.

“I know how kids learn today, and it is not the way it was when I was a kid,” said the bill’s author, Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon). “It is not about telling them to go read a textbook that was written six years ago. It is classrooms that allow our children to learn through whatever means are available.”


Tuition-Grant Cuts Will Cost Georgia More

For more than three decades, the Tuition Equalization Grant has been a vital source of financial aid for Georgia residents choosing to attend one of the state’s private colleges or universities. In 2008, this program provided $1,200 in annual assistance for Georgians attending these institutions. In 2009, the grant was reduced by nearly 20 percent, to $975. In the administration’s proposed budget for next year, this important source of financial aid is eliminated entirely.


Has The Seed Been Planted To Merge Historically Black Colleges

In November 2008, Georgia state Sen. Seth Harp, a republican, proposed the merger of two of the state's historically black public universities with two predominantly white colleges. As chairman of the powerful Senate Higher Education Commission, Harp argued that the merger of black Savannah State University with Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah and that of black Albany State with two-year Darton College in Albany would help the state reduce a looming deficit in the university system.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Higher Education Funding Backed

As the President, policymakers, and pundits air their ideas about creating jobs and supporting middle America, here is an undeniable fact that should be top of mind. Public investments in higher education have been - and will continue to be - invaluable in job generation and supporting a strong middle class.  


Friday, February 5, 2010

UWG Professor's Take on Climate Change

Our very young new year certainly has gotten off to a frigid start. Atlanta experienced below-freezing temperatures every night of 2010 through Jan. 12. Snow and ice made a mess of the roads, forced businesses and schools to close, and strained state, county and municipal budgets. It sure seems that we could use a little global warming right now, huh?

So says David Bush, professor of geosciences at UWG.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

UWG's Economist Joey Smith Reports On Foreclosure Rate Increase

"Inventories of foreclosures continue to negatively impact the region," said University of West Georgia economist William "Joey" Smith in a recent report. "In the two-year period between December 2007 and December 2009, the number of foreclosures increased in all five west Georgia counties."


New UWG Football Recruits

University of West Georgia football coach Daryl Dickey announced his 2010 signing class on Wednesday, which was National Signing Day for college football programs across the country, and the Wolves’ third-year coach was quite pleased with the 29 players he and his coaching staff added to the roster.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Marketing Event for Students

24th Annual Collegiate Conference & Career Fair for Marketing Students

The southeast's premier recruiting and learning event specifically for up-and-coming Marketers.


The AMA Collegiate Conference & Career Fair is the southeast's premier recruiting and learning event specifically for up-and-coming Marketers.

Join us for this day-long event on Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Biltmore, Atlanta, to learn from the biggest & brightest names in Marketing, to hear from speakers & participate in interactive presentations, to network and to attend the largest job & internship fair specifically for college marketing students.

To kick off the event, we’re also hosting a fun networking mixer. This can’t-miss mixer will bring together Atlanta’s top marketing professionals, young professionals and up-and-coming marketing students. Registration includes light hors d' oeuvres and a cocktail (21+ to drink; all may attend).

Register Now 

For more Conference information including speakers, agenda & companies participating, please visit 

Event Information:
Friday, Feb 19, 2010
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The Biltmore
817 West Peachtree Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30308

Members (AMA Atlanta or other AMA Chapters): $40.00
Student Members (AMA Atlanta or other AMA Chapters): $40.00
Non-Members: $45.00

Member & Non-Member Walk-in Registration (any registration after February 17th): $55.00 

Young Professionals Mixer
Members (AMA Atlanta and other AMA Chapters): $20.00
Student Members(AMA Atlanta and other AMA Chapters): $15.00
Non-Members: 30.00

Register Now 

Students, this is a "can't miss" event for anyone hoping to get a job or internship in marketing!

Cultural Events Mark Black History Month

With its melting pot demographics, Civil Rights credentials and its place as home to major historically black colleges, Atlanta always offers up an abundance of interesting cultural choices during Black History Month.
This February is no different, though of special note this year are several programs that take inspiration from the Harlem Renaissance, that blossoming of African-American arts and intellectualism that began in the 1920s.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Where Will Lottery Money Go???

People who buy a lottery ticket might assume that their money is going to education. The truth is more complicated. There are a bunch of destinations for that $1 ticket, and legislators last year made it more complicated by redirecting lottery proceeds to the general fund. Now Washington state Sen. Jim Kastama wants to earmark almost all lottery money for that state's colleges and universities....


A New Way To Get To Downtown

The Carrollton City Council on Monday discussed the possibility of creating a bike lane to run from the University of West Georgia to Adamson Square.The proposal, made by City Manager Casey Coleman, is for a 5-foot lane to begin at the intersection of West Georgia Drive and South Street, continuing east on South Street to Burson Avenue. From there, the lane would follow South Street as it crosses Maple Street, ultimately ending at the square after South Street becomes Bradley Street....


Monday, February 1, 2010

Key Ingredients on Display

 The Smithsonian Institutes’s “Key Ingredients: America by Food” exhibit at the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan will be on view until February 14.

The Key Ingredients exhibit is the award-winning partnership of UWG’s Center for Public History, the Georgia Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute. Buchanan is the last location of the traveling exhibit before it is shipped to Washington, DC.

Highlighting the success of the partnership, the Center and the GHC will receive its second statewide award for its work on the Smithsonian exhibit this week.

The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries will award the Center and the Humanities Council for "Special Projects" in recognition of the work on the two-year tour of this exhibit.

The exhibit documents through oral histories, photographs and archival research the history and meaning of food in Georgia and the South. The project is part of the Museum on Main Street program, which brings Smithsonian exhibits to small towns throughout the country.

Podcasts are available on the Smithsonian website at To add a recipe to the American Cookbook, go to For a virtual peek, go to

The Center contributed to this project under the direction of state scholar, Dr. Ann McCleary, Director of the Public History Center and UWG professor of history.

Working with history graduate students Kristina Hartmann Ferguson and Katherine Hicks, McCleary traveled throughout the state to conduct oral histories with more than 100 hundred Georgia residents and compiled an extensive catalog of Georgia foodways.

This catalog, “Food, Family and Community: A Collection of Georgia Memories,” is available at the CPH, the Humanities Council and at the Buchanan exhibit.

In October 2009 the Center and the GHC received its first award, “Award for Excellence in Archival Development,” from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board.

For more information on the Center for Public History, go to or call at 678-839-6141. 

Apply for Journalism Scholarships


The Atlanta Press Club Scholarship Committee invites students to apply for four $1500 scholarship awards, to be presented to outstanding Georgia college or university sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in journalism. Multimedia submissions are encouraged. All materials must be submitted to the Atlanta Press Club by February 26, 2010. Click here for more information.

State Charitable Contributions Program Wants Your Old Cell Phones

For those who have a new cell phone and are wondering what you can do with the old one (pagers and PDAs also), here is an idea! State and university system employees now have the opportunity to donate these items and have a portion of the proceeds benefit Earth Share of Georgia and its environmental member groups. These devices will be properly recycled, refitted and made available to developing nations for use, or sold domestically. Be sure to include the battery and charger with the devices, and to erase all information stored prior to submitting for recycling.

There is no charge to the donor for this recycling service.

If you wish to receive a receipt for your donation, go to
1. Click on Donate tab
2. Click on Environmental link on left side menu
3. Click on Earth Share of Georgia (there is also a national Earth Share link) or other environmental group. All participating Earth Share of Georgia member groups have their own links
4. Fill out the form
5. Print the confirmation page and rubber band it to the phone/PDA/pager

This enters the donor information into the Collective Good database so that the charity you select will receive your name to send an acknowledgement letter.

Cell phone, pagers and PDAs can be dropped off in Room 1920 West Tower (State Personnel Administration) or sent via interoffice mail. If you have a large quantity of these items and would like to send them directly to the recycling group, please notify Karen Davis-Keene and you will be sent a postage-paid FedEx Ground label. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email>

Also, remember to recycle or properly dispose of trash from your car. The Department of Transportation spends millions of dollars each year cleaning up litter from roadways in Georgia. If we all work together, we can make Georgia a better place to live and work.

Book Pairs Carrollton's Present With Its Past

Suzanne Durham, a professor at the University of West Georgia, and Emma Dobbs, a former UWG student, collaborated to create ‘Then and Now Carrollton.’
Over the past 50 years, generations of Carrollton residents have come and gone, Adamson Square has lost its park and buildings have been refurbished and repurposed, but the historic aspects of the city haven’t changed all that much, according to a photohistory created by Suzanned Durham and Emma Elaine Dobbs that will be released Feb. 8.


West Georgia Can Play In Postseason

The University of West Georgia Sports Information Department released a statement saying there was an apparent “crossing of the wires with the announcement of our NCAA penalties and those of Georgia Southern.”