Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Dr. Caroline Perjessy was recently awarded a Campus Action Project (CAP) grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The theme for this year’s grant was the underrepresentation of women in STEM disciplines. Using the grant monies awarded, Dr. Perjessy will team up with College Girls Rock (CGR), a student organization whose mission is to motivate and inspire young girls to pursue a post-secondary education, to host A STEM Day at UWG on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
“There is a need in this rural community to educate and empower young college-bound females with information related to obtaining a Ph.D. in computing and engineering,” Dr. Perjessy said. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia Center for Diversity and Inclusion celebrates Black History Month on Wednesday, February 10, with a Gullah Geechee Gathering. The Smithsonian quality exhibit opens at 4:30 p.m. for viewing. A time of gathering, teaching, and remembering begins a 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom (108.2). This event is free and open to the public.
The public is invited to see the vanishing Gullah Geechee culture brought to life through an engaging and riveting performance of the Gullah Geechee culture, dialect, and traditions by Jim and Pat Bacote, founders and preservationists; the Darien Geechee Rain Shouters; Dr. Amir Jamal Toure, Geechee Kunda resident/living historian; and Greg Grant, Geechee herbalist and genealogist. Read more ...
Private Presidential Pathways, a collection of candid presidential photographs by the late New York Times photographer George Tames, will be on exhibit at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library from February 8 through March 4. As part of the gallery, Dr. Bruce Schulman, William Huntington Professor of History at Boston University, will present Three Elections that Reshaped the Presidency and the Nation – 1964, 1968, 1972, on Tuesday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ingram Library. The exhibit and project are sponsored by the Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.
Tames, the New York Times White House photographer from 1945 to 1985, had a career spanning the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. Read more ...
In an effort to raise awareness about safe driving, the Georgia DOT launched DriveAlert ArriveAlive (DAAA). The campaign is aimed to decrease fatalities on Georgia roadways by educating drivers on safe driving behavior.
Talking on the phone, texting, eating, putting on makeup, adjusting the radio, using the GPS, daydreaming ... Do any of these sound like you? The DAAA campaign wants you to become aware of your dangerous driving habits in an effort to protect yourself, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
On average, there are over 100 traffic deaths per month in Georgia. 74% of fatalities on the road result from the driver’s behavior. It is time we all do our part to help decrease that percentage in the future. Driving responsibly is as easy as 1, 2, 3! The DAAA encourages Georgians to buckle up, don’t text and drive, and always drive alert.
The Responsible Sexuality Committee presents The Vagina Monologues February 11-13 at 7 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Hall. Tickets can be purchased from cast members and in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Office (Cobb 107).
The ticket sales ($5 for all UWG folks in advance, $7 for community members and for everyone the day of the show) will benefit our local Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center (formerly the West Georgia Rape Crisis Center).