Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
All current UWG students who wish to take Summer and Fall 2012 classes.
Begins March 26, 2012 and runs until Open Registration begins on April 9th. On-Time Registration and Open Registration will close on April 25th.
You must see your Academic Advisor before you can register for courses in your secure Banweb account. Check your account after seeing your advisor for any HOLDS and resolve any issues before your registration time. Any issues you encounter after you begin the Banweb registration process can be directed to the UWG Enrollment Services Center in Parker Hall.
This is your opportunity to get your first choice of classes for Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 ahead of the crowd and to avoid the last minute rushing and stress. On-Time Registration is also beneficial because you avoid getting the LATE FEE.
On-Time Registration Dates for Currently Enrolled Students: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/index_11955.php#CurrentCurrent Seniors & all Graduate level students - Mar. 26
Current Juniors ss# ending in 50-99 – Mar. 27
Current Juniors ss# ending in 00-49 – Mar. 28
Current Sophomores ss# ending 50-99 – Mar. 29
Current Sophomores ss# ending 00-49 – Mar. 30
Current Freshmen ss# ending 25-49 – Apr. 2
Current Freshmen ss# ending 00-24 – Apr. 3
Current Freshmen ss# ending 75-99 – Apr. 4
Current Freshmen ss# ending 50-74 – Apr. 5
Open Registration** – Begins April 9 and Ends at Drop/Add (see below)
Drop/Add Periods:Summer Session I - May 7
Summer Session II - June 4 & 5
Summer Session III - June 4 & 5
Summer Session IV - July 2
Fall Semester - August 20-25
Morning 9:30 AM
College of Arts and Humanities
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College of Social Sciences
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Date: March 29, 2012
Location: TLC 1305
According to the Center of Disease Control there are over 1.2 million people living with HIV or AIDS in the United States. Each year over 55,000 Americans, half under the age of 25, are infected with HIV. It is estimated that one out of every five individuals of those living with HIV or AIDS, do not know they are infected.
DOES HIV LOOK LIKE ME? is encouraging young people to know their status and end stigma and discrimination against those living with the disease-all without using fear.
Sponsored by Rx Committee
Free and open to the public
It will feature live performances from five bands that appeared on The WOLF’s weekly show, “Waylin’s Pub.”
The event is free and open to the public.
UWG Online March Newsletter: http://uwgfdc.wiki.westga.edu/file/view/March_Newsletter.pdf
UWG Online Newsletter Wiki Archive: http://uwgfdc.wiki.westga.edu/Newsletter
Four University of West Georgia basketball performers were honored as members of the 2011-12 GSC Winter All-Academic Team. Women’s basketball standoutsKrystal Delph and Breonna Mosley received the honor, while Gavin Field andMarcus Cowan were chosen from the UWG men’s team.
The GSC All-Academic Team is chosen in joint vote of the Faculty Athletic Representatives and Sports Information Directors from throughout the conference. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have maintained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2, and must have been a significant contributor to his-or-her team’s success during the season. Also, community service and extra curricular activities are also considered as part of voting process.
Delph was one-of-three unanimous selections for the All-Academic Team. A senior from Winter Haven, Fla., she is a Sport Management major with a 3.72 GPA. On the court, she averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Mosley, a sophomore from Hampton, had numbers very similar to Delph: 8.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She is majoring in Biology and has a 3.34 GPA.
On the men’s side, Field is two-time All-Academic selection after making the squad a year ago. As a senior, he helped lead UWG to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 with an average of 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
A Sport Management major from South Lake, Australia, Field ended his career as a holder of four school records and ranks in the all-time top ten in a variety of categories in the UWG record book.
Cowan rounds out West Georgia’s All-Academic contingent. A junior from Lithonia, Cowan averaged 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in reserve roll last season. He is majoring in Biology, and carries a 3.62 GPA.
Beyond the All-Academic distinction, UWG’s four student-athletes are also members of the GSC Academic Honor Roll. Joining them with that distinction are four additional UWG performers. Men’s basketball players Brett Seljak, Andy Olejackand Jordan Nelson qualified for the honor, while Angela Davis from the Wolves’ women’s team earned the distinction.
So far this academic year, six UWG student-athletes have been named Academic All-GSC. Football standout Randy Sides and cross country stalwart Robert Fenesterer claimed the honor in the fall. Also, UWG can boast of 52 academic honor roll honor roll members through the fall and winter sports seasons.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
That's the finding of the second annual West Georgia Area Survey conducted by the University of West Georgia's Survey Research Center.
At least 80 percent of those who answered each of these questions expressed “a lot” or “some” trust in each of these groups of people. There is also considerable trust in co-workers and local community leaders, though it is somewhat less strong than trust in the community members mentioned above.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Estes has spent 26 years in university development and alumni relations and 14 years in intercollegiate athletics, having worked for a number of institutions including Wayland Baptist University, Dallas Baptist University, North Texas State University, Grand Canyon University and Belmont College. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Texas State and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University.
"I am delighted to have, on the UWG team, a person of Dr. Bill Estes' caliber, and breadth and depth of experience," said UWG President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna. "I wish him every success at UWG."
Estes said leading UWG's Division of University Advancement, which includes development, alumni relations and athletics, presents a unique combination of responsibilities.
"I saw this role at UWG as a perfect fit for my background and work experience in development and athletics, and I'm thrilled to accept this great opportunity," Estes said. "I look forward to helping an institution that wants to move forward. Its recent growth has been impressive and its vision for the future looks even brighter."
Estes begins work April 2.
The ceremony will recognize 313 minority and multicultural students from UWG and 16 area high school students for their academic achievements. MAP will award the ACE Awards to the UWG junior and senior with the highest GPA, the Academic Achievement Awards to students with a 3.25 or higher and the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.75 or higher.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A University of West Georgia student has won a $5,000 scholarship from Arby’s Restaurant Group. Dana Towns, an aspiring journalist, competed against other Arby’s employees in the southeast for the college scholarship.
“This will put me ahead of my bills,” said Towns, who is scheduled to graduate in December. The 22-year-old juggles her studies and her Arby’s job with three others – at UWG’s Center for Student Involvement, UTV 13 and Atlanta Heights Charter School.
“I plan to give some of it to my mother. She’s the reason I am here,” said Towns, who lives across the street from campus and works at the Arby’s in Bremen. “I’ll pay some bills and put the rest in savings.”
For the scholarship, Towns wrote a 1,000-word essay about her goals. She wrote about wanting to be a reporter: when she was younger, she wrote and published the Family Tribune. She filled it with news and tidbits about her relatives for her family’s weekly gatherings.
“Dana is probably one of the most positive people I’ve ever met,” said Erin Mills, who was the general manager of the Bremen Arby’s and encouraged Towns to apply. “Whatever is going on in life, at school or at work, she can still come in to work with a smile. She has been the backbone of the store.
“She has that very rare and special quality – no one is a stranger to Dana. She will always talk to customers and employees, she’s very generous and caring,” said Mills, who is currently an area supervisor for Arby’s.
Towns was surprised with scholarship win during a recent annual meeting in Decatur. There was a festive atmosphere as awards were announced for various stores. But Towns didn’t know she had won the scholarship. She thought she was among the finalists. Mills and her general manager stood next to her as the vice president of operations described the winner.
“He said ‘This young lady joined us in 2009.’ I said, Ok, I’m still in it. Then he said ‘She’s a student at UWG.’ I broke down. I started crying immediately.”
Her mother and sister joined her onstage. “Everybody started cheering. I was crying and crying,” said Towns, who graduated from South Gwinnett High School in Snellville. “I was preparing myself to lose. It was very emotional for me. It was one of my proudest moments.”