Undefeated: Wolves Look Forward to Next Game, Community Day Saturday
An undeniable excitement buzzes through the air at the University of West Georgia. Wolves football is 9-0. It's a record only three other UWG teams have held heading into the 10th week of the season. The Wolves were undefeated at this point in the season in 2000, 1982 and 1981, with the program moving into the NCAA Division II playoffs at the conclusion of each of those seasons.
Pig Dig: Students Investigate Mock Crime Scene
Professors of crime scene investigation - forensic anthropology - and the study of insects - entomology - join forces each year for a major field project at the University of West Georgia. We'll warn you: this collaboration is not for the squeamish.
Rise of the Introverts: Kahnweiler Promotes Building on Quiet Strength in BB&T Lecture
Every office has several members of the team who don't speak up during meetings but often have the best ideas. They're good listeners and naturally patient. At best, they're labeled as shy, quiet or reserved. At worst, they're ostracized. Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler said the failure to tap into these introverted employees' strengths means organizations miss out on approximately half the talent and wisdom at their disposal.
Master of Puppets: Alumna Delves into World of Puppetry
Yanique Leonard is living every '80s baby's dream - not to mention the other generations of fans fascinated by Jim Henson's cult classic "The Dark Crystal." As collections manager at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Leonard, a University of West Georgia alumna, works closely with more than 50 items from the 1982 movie that includes sketches, prototypes and - of course - puppets.
Eggs and Economics: UWG to Host 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast
A decade ago, the bubble burst. Foreclosure notices in local newspapers spanned more pages than ever. Terms like "subprime mortgage" and "toxic assets" flooded the American lexicon. Understanding economics became an important part of life, and Dr. William "Joey" Smith, associate professor in and chair of the Department of Economics at the UWG, noticed a sharp increase in interest surrounding the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, then in its 12th year.
An Enchanted Evening: UWG Presidential Scholarship Gala Raises $122,000
Kim Holder was about to give up on her undergraduate degree for the fifth time when she received an email that changed her life. The email informed her she'd received a UWG Foundation scholarship. That meant the difference between her having to move on from pursuing her dreams for what would likely be the last time and finishing her degree in economics.
Going Medieval: UWG Honors Student Studies Abroad, Excavates Bodies
Julia Lenderman didn't have a typical study abroad experience. Her first time out of the country, she spent part of her trip excavating human bodies.
In Their Element: Program Offers Innovative Learning Opportunities for Students
This past summer, several University of West Georgia undergraduate chemistry students conducted advanced chemical research, from exploring explosive compounds to fighting cancer.
Circle of Leadership: Faculty Member Receives National Wellness Honor
UWG's Bridgette Stewart was recently named as a National Wellness Institute 2018 Circle of Leadership inductee. Stewart, senior lecturer in the Department of Sports Management, Wellness and Physical Education in the College of Education, was one of four individuals in the nation to receive the honor.
The Introverted Leader: Kahnweiler to Speak on 'Rise of Introverts' in Business
When Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler looked for a book on how her introverted clients could assume leadership positions, she found no such book existed. So she wrote the book herself. That was a decade ago, and now, with a second edition of "The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength" published earlier this year, Kahnweiler is set to speak during the next installment of the Richards College of Business' BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series.
UWG to Host 11 Alive for "Atlanta and Company" Segment Airing Friday
The University of West Georgia will host the Atlanta-based morning talk show "Atlanta and Company" to preview its Homecoming festivities in a series of segments to air Friday morning.
Transforming Lives: Newnan Residents Contribute to Major Renovation
New developments are ahead at University of West Georgia Newnan. Thanks to the generosity of individuals within the Coweta County community, UWG Newnan has made great strides in increasing educational opportunities for those who may not otherwise have access.
UWG Wins 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
The University of West Georgia has received top honors from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine with receipt of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
The Power of Relationships: UWG Alum Gives Back in Education
Going from mentee to mentor, Fredrick Bailey knows what it means to pay it forward. Graduating from the University of West Georgia as an early childhood education (ECED) major, Bailey has fostered long lasting relationships throughout his career as an author, motivational speaker and mentor.
Cap à l'ouest (Go West): UWG Foreign Language Graduate Starts French Translation Business
With more than 4 million words translated, Amanda N. Williams is a connection between international businesses. Williams, a 2004 graduate of the University of West Georgia, is an entrepreneurial linguist and the founder and CEO of Mirror Image Translations LLC.
UWG Theatre Rings in New Season with Mayhem
What better way to greet the holiday season than with monsters and mayhem? This is the clever, collective thought expressed by University of West Georgia theatre chair Shelly Elman and colleagues when determining the theme for the upcoming season. Each year, the UWG theatre department creates a fun and mystical theme for all of its shows, and this year is no different as UWG prepares to kick off its 2018-19 season on Oct. 9.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion Names Resident Scholars
The University of West Georgia strongly believes in the importance of inclusiveness for everyone. In fact, it is a core value of the institution. To further the commitment to providing a learning environment that celebrates diversity, UWG's Center for Diversity and Inclusion established the Resident Scholars program.
It's a Matter of Physics: UTeach Program Educator Honored
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently recognized University of West Georgia alumnus Adam Pullen as a Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year.
Ingo Swann Research Fellowship: Dr. Derek Lee Lectures on the Paranormal Mind in the 20th Century
Ingram Library's Special Collections at the University of West Georgia recently sponsored a lecture on the paranormal mind by Dr. Derek Lee, the inaugural Ingo Swann Research Fellow.