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Costume Contest to Be Held at Final UWG Football Game

CARROLLTON, GA -- Local youth are invited to participate in the second annual "Howl-o-ween" costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, when the University of West Georgia Wolves football team takes on Delta State University at 2:00 p.m. in University Stadium.

For area children, $25 cash prizes will be awarded at halftime for the best costumes in the "ages six and under" and the "ages seven to 12" categories. A $50 cash prize will go to the winner of the "teenagers" category. UWG students in costume will be admitted to the game free of charge.

There will also be categories for UWG students, UWG faculty and staff (including retirees) and Delta State University students.

To participate, check in at the judging table at the stadium site between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on game day.

Economic Forecast Breakfast at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are hosting an Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the UWG Campus Center Ballroom.

William "Joey" Smith, associate professor of economics at UWG, will give the forecast for the West Georgia region, and Martin A. Regalia, chief economist at the United States Chamber of Commerce, will give the forecast for the entire country.

Smith was a research associate at the Fiscal Research Center at Georgia State University, where he specialized in the study of growth patterns of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Regalia, senior vice-president for economic and tax policy, oversees the Chamber's Council on Small Business and the Corporate Leadership Advisory Council.

Business leaders in all fields, educators, government officials and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Carroll County Schools Congratulates Teachers of the Year

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Carroll County Board of Education hosted a reception on Thursday, Oct. 14 to honor the 2012 Teacher of the Year nominees.

Each school in the county was represented by its individual Teacher of the Year. They were introduced by Assistant Superintendent David Goldberg, who highlighted their dedication to the profession.

Michael Cleek of Mt. Zion High School was selected as the 2012 Carroll County Teacher of the Year. The first runner-up was Carolyn Turner of Central Middle School, and Sharon Morgan of Mt. Zion Middle School was second runner-up.

Carroll County Schools Superintendent Scott Cowart presented awards to all the honorees. Each Teacher of the Year nominee went home with a clock, given by his or her principal. Associated Credit Union also recognized each nominee with a $100 gift card.

The Teacher of the Year winner and finalists each received a plaque and monetary award from Bank of North Georgia. Mr.

Richards College of Business Honored by Princeton Review

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the 2011 edition of its book, The Best 300 Business Schools.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice-president of publishing, "We are pleased to recommend UWG's Richards College of Business to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools.

Faith and Science Discussion to be Held at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia are sponsoring an "Inter-Religious Panel on Faith and Science" on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall on the UWG campus.

The discussion will feature four UWG professors from the areas of chemistry, biology and physics who will talk about the relation of faith and science. One popular view suggests that one cannot affirm religious claims and scientific truths. Others disagree, believing that both can be taken seriously. The panel will explore how scientists of faith deal with issues that arise when the two subjects converge.

Panelists will include Dr. Megumi Fujita (chemistry), Dr. Javier Hasbun (physics), Dr. Farooq Khan (chemistry) and Dr. S. Swamy-Mruthinti (biology).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-839-6294.

Recording Star to Fund UWG Scholarship

CARROLLTON, GA -- Country music star Luke Bryan has announced that a portion of the proceeds from his concert on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Carrollton will fund an annual scholarship for a University of West Georgia student who comes from a farming family in Georgia.

Bryan is on a Farm Tour of concerts in his home state of Georgia that aims to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and uplifting the American farmer. Thursday's tour stop will be at VFW Post 7404 (1625 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton, 30116) at 7:30 p.m.

"I come from an area just like those we have chosen to perform in," said Bryan, a Capitol Records Nashville artist. "I grew up working on my father's peanut farm and know how hard these farmers work.

UWG to Host Atlanta Asian Film Festival

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia is hosting the 6th annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival on Oct. 12 and 19.

The AAFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating various communities about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific culture through films and movies. This is UWG's first time sponsoring the festival, joining other universities in the region to host the AAFF.

The two films that have been selected to screen at UWG are Artemisia from China and Cow from Taiwan. Artemisia is the story of a Chinese mother who struggles to deal with her children's contemporary problems and the pressures from her traditionally conservative and judgmental relatives. Cow, set during World War II, follows the story of a peasant who is charged with the task of looking after a special cow, even at the risk of his own life.

Artemisia will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.