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September 17 - 30, 2014

  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Constitution Day
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Stan Caress, UWG Professor of Political Science, will present Why the Constitution Still Matters in celebration of Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library.  Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

In his program, Dr. Caress will discuss why we celebrate Constitution Day and why the United States Constitution is still important to all Americans even though it was written over two centuries ago.  For further information about Constitution Day, please visit http://libguides.westga.edu/constitution.   

This program is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Planning, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Ingram Library.  There is no admission fee.  For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Values: A Discussion in Leadership
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explore UWG's values through the lens of community and corporate leaders.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts

For more information on the speakers and topics, please visit www.westga.edu/president/1578.php.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Presidential Inauguration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us in officially welcoming Dr. Kyle Marrero to the UWG family at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony  at The Coliseum!
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Presidential Inauguration: Dr. Kyle Marrero
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Board of Regents and the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, along with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of University of West Georgia, request the honor of your presence at:

The Inauguration of Dr. Kyle Marrero
Seventh President of the University of West Georgia
Friday, September 19, 2014
10 a.m.
UWG Coliseum

Reception will follow.

For more information, please visit www.westga.edu/MarreroInauguration.
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Inaugural Presidential 5K
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Inaugural Presidential 5K: Connecting Campus to Community
Benefiting the Carrollton Greenbelt
6 p.m.

To register and see the 5K route, please visit www.westga.edu/president/1686.php.
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Homecoming Pep Rally/Wolves Capture the Square!
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

7:30pm Pep Rally at the Amp on the Square 8:00pm Groove Gypsies Perform 9:00pm The Lost Trailers Perform
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Wolves Capture the Square
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, September 19 - The AMP @ Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton

Join us for the university's largest gear-up celebration for Homecoming Day!
Community Pep Rally - 7:30 p.m.  |  Concert - 8:00 p.m.
Headliner - Lost Trailers, Opening Act - Groove Gypsies

Free parking is available in the city parking garage next to the Amp and in the parking lot across from City Hall. For more information, visit www.westga.edu/homecoming/645.php.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Homecoming Parade
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Line-up begins at 9am, Parade starts at 10am! Saturday, September 20th. New starting place on West Georgia Drive, by the Oaks parking lot, will turn right on Maple Street and then come back onto campus and end at Greek Village. All are invited to come watch the parade! Sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC)
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Football vs. Johnson C. Smith
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Homecoming culminates with your West Georgia Wolves taking on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls at University Stadium!

The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during the halftime show and make sure to stay through the game to hear the overall Homecoming Spirit Competition winners announced!  A full list of winners will be available on Center for Student Involvement website following Homecoming.

For more information about the game, including tickets and parking, visit the UWG Athletics website.
Scholarship Gala
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sustaining and enhancing our desired position as the institution of choice in West Georgia and the region requires the university to remain competitive in recruiting future generations of student scholars. The brightest young minds, destined to become the next generation of doctors, lawyers, statesmen, scientists and teachers, are sought by universities around the world. Additional enhancements to our existing financial aid program will enable the university to continue to attract and support highly qualified students from its traditional and nontraditional audiences – many of whom are first generation attendees from families of modest means, as well as talented students who may otherwise lack the financial ability to pursue a college education. With the rising costs of college tuition and fees, many students work 20, and even 40 hours per week to afford college expenses. It is evident from the student profile that private funding for need-based scholarships is a priority at UWG. Need-based scholarships will assist in eliminating financial barriers to a college education and help ensure that great student potential is not lost as a result of not being able to afford to attend college.

For more information, please visit www.westga.edu/president/1579.php.
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2014 Homecoming Step Show: As seen on TV
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

To cap off a fun filled Homecoming weekend, stop by The Coliseum after the Homecoming game to watch some great step performances by some of your very own UWG Wolves.  Tickets can be purchased through The Townsend Center for Performing Arts!

Monday, September 22, 2014

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UWG Wind Ensemble - Josh Byrd, conductor
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The fabulous Wind Ensemble, with Josh Byrd conducting, will perform a special concert at Carrollton High School.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONCERT TAKES PLACE AT CARROLLTON HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Leadership to Go- Getting Connected to UWG
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Looking to plug-in on campus? Find out about the different leadership and involvement opportunities available through the Center for Student Involvement! This workshop is part of Leadership To Go and the Emerging Leader Track. All students are welcome. For more information about our different tracks and workshops, please visit www.westga.edu/WeLead This workshop takes place in Campus Center Room 108.3

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Wolves Around the World Photo Contest Awards
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come see the winning photos from the study abroad photo contest, and hear students' stories about where they went and what they experienced abroad. The event will take place in Kathy Cashen Hall in the Humanities Building.
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Leadership to Go- Recruitment and Retention
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Recruit new members and keep them involved with the methods you’ll learn. This workshop is part of Leadership To Go and the Organizational and Greek Leadership Tracks. For more information about our tracks or workshops, please visit www.westga.edu/welead This workshop will be held in Campus Center Room 104

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Lead Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lead Lunch is an opportunity for student leaders to have lunch with the UWG President and engage in great conversation based on student leadership in higher education. FREE Lunch! Space is limited, so sign-up through OrgSync is required. Lunch will be held in the Z-6 Hubbard Dining Room.
Africa and the First World War
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

On September 25, the History Department will mark the Great War’s centenary by convening a panel of historians to examine the subject of Africa and the First World War. Four scholars will offer insights from their research on this important watershed in African and world history and participate in a discussion of the conflict in Africa and its legacy. We are very excited that a distinguished group will participate. The program will feature: “Home Front as Front Line: Campaign Communities at War in East Africa, 1914-1918,” Michelle R. Moyd, Associate Professor Indiana University Bloomington “Battleground Southwest: Rebellion and Opportunity in the Great War,” Molly McCullers, Assistant Professor University of West Georgia “Black Men in a White Man's War,” Melvin E. Page, Professor Emeritus East Tennessee State University “Africa, France, and the Great War, 100 Years On,” Richard S. Fogarty, Associate Professor University at Albany -- SUNY The event will take place in Campus Center Ballroom 108.3 on Thursday, September 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited and the event is free. Please contact Tim Schroer at tschroer@westga.edu if you have any questions.
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African American Alumni Panel Discussion
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Black Student Alliance and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invite faculty, students and staff to the Annual African American Panel Discussion.  The program is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.2.  The forum will provide students with the opportunity to have an honest conversation with African American Alumni from the 1970’s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s regarding education, life experiences, and career opportunities in the public and private sectors. If you need additional information, please call our office at 678-839-5400.  This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Faculty Recital: Dawn Neely and the Druid City Trio
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Humanities Building

The Druid City Trio was founded in 2012 by harpist Dr. Sarah K. Crocker, flutist Dr. Whitney O’Neal, and soprano Dr. Dawn Neely. The University of Alabama alumnae group can be seen performing as featured artists throughout the Southeast and beyond. Their performances showcase different instrumental combinations of the ensemble performing contemporary music as well as traditional classical works.

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Let's Talk About Sex
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

UWG annual tradition offering a moderated panel of invited guest experts addressing written audience questions regarding sexuality

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BB&T Lecture Series
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BB&T Lecture Series

Speaker:  John Moore

Location:  UWG Townsend Center
http://youtu.be/vMtlFeEq__I
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Controversies of Culture: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Program
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for Controversies of Culture: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act program scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Ingram Library Nook 7:00 pm. Extra credit forms available for students sign-in.  Professor Jeffery Van Detta from The John Marshall Law School in Atlanta is excited about the presentation and is  looking forward to an engaging audience.

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