Dr. Stan Caress to present “Why the Constitution Still Matters” on September 17 in celebration of Constitution Day

Constitution Day Poster  September 17, 2009Dr. Stan Caress, UWG Professor of Political Science, will present “Why the Constitution Still Matters” on Wednesday, September 17, in celebration of Constitution Day. The program will be at 11:00 a.m. in 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 http://www.westga.edu/library or contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Exhibit Reception July 24, 7pm, Murphy Reading Room

The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library and the Bowdon Area Historical Society are pleased to present Bowdon College: The Athens of the West, an exhibit celebrating the history of Bowdon College on view in Ingram Library, May 9 through August 4. A reception relating to the exhibit will be held Thursday, July 24 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room, Ground Floor of Ingram Library. All are welcome!


Printing restored

*Edit – The system upgrade was completed ahead of schedule, and printing is once again available at the computers in the library.

Due to a system upgrade, printing from library computers will be down today through Thursday, July 3. Other services that rely on WolfBucks across campus are also affected. Printing is available at the Publications & Printing office, though you will not be able to use your WolfBucks account there until this upgrade is complete.

From the UWG Daily Report:

Beginning at 7 a.m. on July 1, Blackboard Services will be down for a system upgrade. Services unavailable include: Laundry, Lab printers, paid copy machines, Wolf Bucks Deposit Stations and Wolf Bucks on vending machines. Also Publications & Printing, the Bookstore, Wolves Card Office and Papa Johns will be unable to accept Wolf Bucks or Dining Dollar transactions. Services should be restored by 5 p.m. on July 3.

Sloan Consortium International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

The Library is hosting the 7th Annual Sloan Consortium International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, April 9-11, 2014.  The following sessions will be streamed live in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, and all are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, April 9th
Thursday, April 10th
Friday, April 11th

9:00am: Plenary Session Mess in Online Education: How it is, How it Should Be

10:25am: STRIKING GOLD: Finding Great Content in a Mountain of OER

11:40am:  Sustaining Adoption of Academic Technologies: Faculty Communities Building MERLOT Teaching Commons

Spring 2014 – Psychology Drop-in Research Workshops

Are you working on a psychology paper or project?  Do you need help finding a topic? Locating books or scholarly articles?  Accessing the source you found but can’t get in full-text?

There’s help!  Plan to attend a workshop with the Ingram Library’s Psychology Liaison, Andrea Stanfield.

February 27, 4:00-5:15 pm- Main Classroom, 1st floor

March 5, 2:00-5:00 pm – Main Classroom, 1st floor

March 6, 1:00-3:00 pm – Main Classroom, 1st floor

April 10, 12:30-2:00 pm - Glassroom, 3rd floor

April 15, 3:30-5:00 pm – Glassroom, 3rd floor

If you can’t attend a workshop, you can schedule a research appointment at http://www.westga.edu/library/myresearch

A Place At The Table – movie showing & panel discussion

A Place At The TableIngram Library is planning a showing of the film A Place At The Table, with a panel discussion to follow on Wednesday, Feb. 19, starting at 5:30 pm. The film is about the issue of food insecurity in the US, featuring three families that are currently experiencing food insecurity. A trailer is posted at http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/.

The panel discussants will be: Kathy Skott-Myhre from UWG – Psychology, Tiffany Parsons from UWG – Sociology, Carol Boyd from Carroll County Empty Bowls, and Sue McBrayer from the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.

This will be held on the main floor of Ingram Library.

About the movie:

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

(from http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table/film)