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Archives: Spring 2015

Authors Reveal How “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”

Authors Reveal How “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”On Monday, March 30, the University of West Georgia played host to authors Dr. Ann Short Chirhart, associate professor of history at Indiana State University; Dr. Kathleen Clark, associate professor of history at the University of Georgia; and UWG’s Dr. Steve Goodson, history department chair, as the trio discussed their contributions to the newly released “Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times – Volume 2.”

The three authors highlighted three of the women they discuss in the book during Monday’s talk, which they dubbed “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History,” in celebration of Women’s History Month. Read more ...

The Chamber Meets the Historical Society

The Chamber Meets the Historical SocietyDr. Ann McCleary and her students in the Center for Public History were instrumental to the success of the third annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail Conference, held March 19-20 in Dalton. The center administers the trail’s operations, and UWG students coordinated conference planning and led the way in marketing.

The conference provides an excellent example of UWG’s partnering with state and community organizations and industries, in this instance with the Georgia Humanities Council, Shaw Floors, the Dalton Little Theatre, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation, the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, which hosted the event at Crown Gardens and Archives. Read more ...

UWG Finalist in Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest

Meditations on Cosmopolitan PeaceSince 1970, Atlanta has been hosting the Peachtree Road Race and has since introduced a T-shirt design contest offering students, amateur designers, and professional designers a chance to have their graphic designs seen by thousands of people at the annual race. For the past seven years in a row, University of West Georgia students have been selected as finalists in the contest. In 2013, four of the five contestants were UWG students – including the winner.

Now, following in the steps of her predecessors, Cathryn Bozone has also been named as a finalist for this year’s contest. Cathryn is a senior majoring in art with a concentration in graphic design. Read more ...

Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace

Meditations on Cosmopolitan PeaceThe University of West Georgia’s College of Arts and Humanities recently hosted the first lecture in its 2015 Ethics and Society Speaker Series. “Interspecies Ethics: Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace” featured Dr. Cynthia Willett, author of Interspecies Ethics and a philosophy professor from Emory University.

Dr. Willett argued that ethics can exist among multiple species and can be grounded in ways other than through rationality. She drew upon the work of primatologists and anthropologists in addition to other animal theorists to make a compelling case for “communitarian cohabitation.” Read more ...

UWG Announces Third Annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail Conference

UWG Announces Third Annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail ConferenceThe Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia will host the third annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail conference on March 19 and 20, 2015 in historic Dalton, Georgia, the “carpet capital of the world.” This year’s host will be the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, and the theme will be focused on using the arts to tell the textile stories.

The conference will include ideas for how to use theatre, music, and the visual arts in the community as well as how to collaborate with local art agencies and organizations. It will also provide sessions on fundraising, historic preservation, and developing heritage tourism products. All sessions will be led by arts and industry professionals, and conference participants will have plenty of opportunity to network with these experts and representatives from other communities along the trail. Read more ...

UWG Receives $50,000 for Arts Program

UWG Receives $50,000 for Arts ProgramA visiting artist series is now a reality at the University of West Georgia thanks to the gracious gift of $50,000 from Michael and Andrea Stone.

The Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series will bring artists from around the world to visit UWG and share their art and talents with students and the community through special master classes and performances. Michael Stone, who is the CEO of Milestone Investment Management, said that he believes the arts is critical to the area. Read more ...

Day One of Creative Time Summit Screened at UWG

Day One of Creative Time Summit Screened at UWGArt can take many forms: release of emotion, contemplation, or even a method to create controversy and debate. The University of West Georgia hosted a screening of the first day of the Creative Time Summit on November 14 in the Tanner Health Center Nursing Building to examine the methodology.

The summit itself took place in Kulturhuset, Sweden and was a collaboration between New York City’s Creative Time and Public Art Agency Sweden. For the portion of the summit that took place at UWG, Erin Johnson and Rachel Reese coordinated the event with the support of UWG's art department and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Read more ...

COAH Students Win Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarships

COAH Students Win Prestigious Study Abroad ScholarshipsThe College of Arts and Humanities applauds two of its students for receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a prestigious national award sponsored by the State Department for undergraduates embarking on an immersive study abroad experience. This past year, three University of West Georgia students were awarded this honor, two of them from COAH: Taylor McAnally, an English major, immersed herself in the French language in Tours, France, during the Maymester; and LaFaydra Ellison, a Spanish minor, traveled to Heredia, Costa Rica, with the Spanish Immersion Program. Both study abroad trips are long-running programs organized and led by COAH’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Read more ...

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