When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice

Social Media (Events Calendar)“When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice,” a panel discussion focused on current national tensions, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the University of West Georgia’s Campus Center Ballroom. Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, the Department of Criminology, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring the program.

In the wake of Ferguson and numerous other incidents that have received widespread media attention, panelists will focus on problems inherent in the U.S. criminal justice system which operates under the authority granted by the people that it serves. The discussion will center on reconciling the two concepts of criminal justice and social justice as questions about the fairness of the criminal justice system constantly arise.

Dr. David Jenks, Chair of UWG’s Department of Criminology, will moderate the panel. Panelists include: Laura Bennett, UWG Police; Jason Swindle, Public Defender; Ray Moore, U.S. Secret Service; Nathaniel L. Smith, Prosecutor and former Judge; and Deborah Crawford, UWG student and one of the organizers of the 2014 “kNow Justice, kNow Peace” event on campus.

This program is free and open to the public and special public parking is being provided. For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/diversity or contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at (678) 839-5400 or Ingram Library at 839-5337.

Controversies of Culture Series: We are the Media Sept 29th, 2015 in the Nook

Controversies of Culture Sept 2015

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Join us on September 29th at 7:00 pm in the Nook for a continuation of the Controversies of Culture series entitled “We are the Media: Online Pitfalls and Your Social Brand” featuring Assistant Professor Dr. Hazel Cole . This event is free to the public.

Center for Academic Success: Kick off the Year with Success in the Nook


The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is here to help. Join CAS in the Nook for their “Planning for a 4.0: Goal setting & Staying Organized” Workshop on Sept 3rd, 2015 at 1pm and “Taking Control of your Academic Success” Workshop on Sept 9th, 2015 at 4pm. Make sure you bring your syllabus for all of your courses.

Library Parking This Summer

Access to the Library will be a bit challenging this summer (beginning May 5th), as the University begins a project to make the area in front of our building safer and more pedestrian-friendly. The parking on Back Campus Drive (our “Main Street”) will be temporarily eliminated during the construction. For faculty and staff, the recommended parking area is the Humanities lot.

For handicapped visitors, there will be 3 spaces designated for handicapped parking in front of the Callaway Building (across from the Pub & Print driveway). As always, there are also some handicapped spaces available in the Visitors Lot adjacent to Humanities.

If you have any problems getting to us this summer, please call the Library Circulation Desk for assistance: 678-839-6502.

Want to Get Personalized Research Help From a Librarian?

Are you having trouble navigating GALILEO and all of our online databases? Not sure where to start for your research paper?

With Go PRO (the Personalized Research Option), a UWG Librarian will meet with you one-on-one to assist you in your research.

We can help you narrow your topic, choose the right databases, search more effectively and track down useful materials of all types at Ingram Library and beyond.

A librarian can meet with you any time from 11:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, and you can reserve your spot online.

Click here to sign up for an open time slot

At the time of your consultation, meet us at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Ingram Library.

If your question requires specific expertise in your major or field you are studying, you can meet with the librarian who is a subject specialist in that area. Fill out the following form and we will get back to you within 1 business day and set up a time for the consultation.

Click here to meet with the subject librarian in your major (You can also view our list of subject librarians.)

Finally, to get to the page where you can sign up for a GoPro Consultation from the Ingram Library website homepage (not just this blog post), go to Instructional Services:


And click Students: Request a consultation with a librarian


Or you can go directly to Westga.edu/Library/GoPro

Better papers start with better research strategies. Let a librarian give you personalized help today!