Letting Students Lead the Way: UWG Study Yields Amazing Results in Testing Inquiry Pedagogy at Local K-12 Schools
"I didn't know I could think like this!" Those were the words of one of Jessica Bohlen's students when he saw the changes in his test scores after spending nine weeks using Inquiry Based Learning in Temple High School's 10th grade World Literature class.
Local Sports Legends Speak at "Hometown Teams" Exhibit
Are you a lover of sports? How about a fan of local teams, like the Trojans, the Lions or the Wolves? If so, you don't want to miss the opportunity to hear from local sports legends as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America." In cooperation with Georgia Humanities, the University of West Georgia will be presenting two discussions as an addendum to the traveling exhibit. The first, set for 2 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), will discuss the role of women in sports.
Alumna's Divine Words: UWG Grad Publishes Book of Devotionals
You can find inspiration almost anywhere. Many turn to the vast network found on social media. And for Michelle Hanna Fuller's Facebook followers, that's where they went. Posting inspirational devotionals on social media soon led this University of West Georgia alumna to write a book.
Made of Diamonds: Dr. Benjamin DeMayo Receives 22nd Grant from Georgia Space Grant Consortium
The University of West Georgia’s Dr. Benjamin DeMayo, emeritus professor of physics, has received a grant of $9,969 from NASA via the Georgia Space Grant Consortium. This grant will fund DeMayo’s undergraduate research program, which is studying the physical properties of powdered nano-materials, in particular nano diamonds, and NASA’s application of these materials in the space program.
Long Swamp: Life in the Etowah River Valley
With support from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the University of West Georgia Department of Anthropology presents Long Swamp: Life in the Etowah River Valley. The exhibit will travel to Native American communities throughout the Southeastern United States to share artifacts and research from this Mississippian Age site discovered in Northwest Georgia. During the tour, communities will be invited to share some of their own artifacts for display, making this a truly dynamic, interactive and ever-evolving exhibit.
Breaking Up: The Ethics and Economics of Secession
The University of West Georgia's political science department presented the "Breaking Up: The Ethics and Economics of Secession" lecture where Dr. Jason Sorens, lecturer of the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, spoke to students about whether economical secession is rational or not.
Thanks to a recent community partnership, education majors at the University of West Georgia now have more access to real classroom situations and hands-on teaching experience. UWG's College of Education joined forces with Carroll County Schools and named Central Elementary and Sand Hill Elementary as premier learning sites for UWG students, dubbing the partnership the Professional Development School Partnership.
Feeling the Future: Dr. Daryl Bem Shares Mind Boggling Research in Annual Bill Roll Lecture
The University of West Georgia Department of Psychology recently hosted its annual Bill Roll Lecture in honor of the late renowned parapsychologist and psychology professor at UWG and his contributions to parapsychological research. This year's presentation, "Feeling the Future: Recent Experiments in Precognition," was given by Cornell University's Dr. Daryl Bem.
Alum's Gift to Help Others Who Need "New Start"
It wasn’t what Frank Pritchett learned in a University of West Georgia classroom that impacted him the most. While he certainly learned the mass communication trade and made valuable contacts that continue to inspire him today, Pritchett says the university became his window to an illimitable world full of differing viewpoints, experiences and people.
CBDNA Showcases Ensemble: UWG's Wind Ensemble to be Featured at the College Band Directors National Association Convention
The University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble has been selected to be showcased at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Convention in Kansas City. Chosen from over 40 submissions, the ensemble will be featured as the Small Band Showcase at the convention in March 2017.
Anthropologist Proves that Animals Grieve
The University of West Georgia Department of Anthropology recently hosted a lecture with renowned anthropologist Dr. Barbara King to discuss how animals grieve. King has focused on animal emotion and welfare as it relates to wildlife throughout her career.
Expert Talks JFK's Death
On a clear, breezy afternoon in late November 1963, the motorcade carrying John F. Kennedy wound through packed Dallas streets. Thousands crowded the route, waving frantically and trying to catch a glimpse of their president - the man who unified and energized the nation with the hope of a new era.
UWG, Alum Share Lasting Chemistry
When University of West Georgia chemistry graduate Chris Crittenden ‘12, decided to “go west,” he did not realize the impact it would have on his life. Meeting the love of his life, finding his passion and taking advantage of opportunities, Crittenden spent his time at UWG making the most of his experience by creating lasting connections and impressions.
UWG Salutes Veterans
In honor of Veteran's Day, we focus on UWG student and U.S. Marine veteran Sgt. Jacob Harper. Recognizing his considerable musicianship, the Marines enlisted him as a tuba player. He is now studying Music Education at UWG and intends to teach music in Georgia after he graduates. Today, we salute Harper and all the veterans who have proudly served our country.
Integers Conference 2016: Spanning the Generations
Mathematical minds from around the globe recently congregated at the University of West Georgia to attend the math department's seventh Integers Conference. In keeping with this year's theme, Spanning the Generations, the four-day symposium focused on student research.
CakeLove CEO Shares Sweet Secrets at UWG
Warren Brown, founder and CEO of CakeLove, a Washington, D.C.,-based bakery, was welcomed by University of West Georgia faculty, staff and students as well as community members to the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night as he shared his insight into the business world and his journey through entrepreneurship.
Commitment to Excellence Pays Off: UWG's Dr. George Kieh Wins 2016 Warren Akin IV Award
To be acknowledged through formal recognition from your colleagues or peers is a great honor, rarely seen. It's even more rare that one is able to leave such a lasting impression to be recognized for work accomplished more than five years ago, but University of West Georgia's Dr. George Kieh has made it happen. He recently received the Georgia Conference of the American Association of University Professors' Warren Akin IV Award for 2016.
Gala Raises Record Amount: UWG Scholarship Gala Raises Record $104,000
Destinee Berry spent nearly three years living with her single-parent mother and siblings, shuffling from motel to motel. Very little money existed for things beyond basic living expenses. So, when she fell short trying to pay tuition at the University of West Georgia, Berry figured her dream of earning a college degree was over.
McClellan Named Woman of the Year
Dr. Melanie McClellan was named the 2016 Woman of the Year by the Carroll Chamber Women’s Business Alliance at their recent luncheon at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Paula Gillispie, the 2015 WBA Woman of the Year, introduced McClellan to the record crowd.
UWG Wins Campus Tree Award
The natural beauty of the University of West Georgia is not just because of the beautiful flowers, it's also because of the beautiful trees on our campus. This year, UWG received its fifth consecutive recognition from Tree Campus USA for its commitment to encouraging students and university personnel to care for our planet's tree resources.
Archival Accolades: UWG Staff, Alumna Bring Home State Historical Records Awards
Chancellor Henry M. Huckaby and Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) Chair P. Toby Graham presented the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia and UWG alumna Tonya McNealey with awards during the 14th annual GHRAC Archives Awards ceremony at the Georgia Archives on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The GHRAC Awards recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia.
UWG Presents "The Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts"
"The Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts" tells the classic story of Sophocles' Antigone and adapts it into modern scenarios that discuss social injustice. "The Antigone Project" was conceived by Chiori Miyagawa and Savrina Peck and written by Karen Hartman, Tanya Bartfield, Caridad Svich, Lynn Nottage, and Chiori Miyagawa. The UWG Theatre Company's production of "The Antigone Project" will begin on Nov. 9 at the Townsend Center.
A Global Education: Emilie Martinez-Palacio Speaks on Multiculturalism
When educator and humanitarian Emilie Martinez-Palacio took the stage for the University of West Georgia College of Education's third annual Dag Folger Critical Topics in Education Speaker Series, she began with a dance. With that, dressed in traditional Garifuna attire, the Belize native glided into her lecture on multiculturalism and its importance in education.
Honoring Orlando Victims: Portrait Project Aims to 'Send Love into the World'
University of West Georgia Art Professor Erin Dixon and UWG alumna Justine Aldridge are two of 49 artists who were selected to participate in a project honoring the Orlando Pulse night club shooting victims who lost their lives on June 12.