Recent Grad Talks Burgeoning Career
Recent University of West Georgia graduate Darryl Forges had the experience of a lifetime when he got to take a selfie with the queen of talk show herself, Oprah Winfrey. Darryl graduated from UWG in spring of 2014 with a B.S. in mass communications with a concentration in convergence journalism.
Counseling Center Wins Big at GCCA
The Georgia College Counseling Association recently held its annual award ceremony, and the University of West Georgia was well represented, to say the least. Acknowledged at the ceremony were Director of the UWG Counseling Center Dr. Lisa Adams Somerlot, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Dr. Alicia Caudill, and Outreach Coordinator Terri Ducker.
1906 Society Recognizes High Level Donors
The University of West Georgia recently honored the generosity of its highest level donors and welcomed them into the 1906 Society at a ceremony held in the Campus Center Ballroom. UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero recognized 50 members who attended the ceremony and presented them with bronze medallions.
Volunteers Needed to Help Stop Hunger
The University of West Georgia and the Carrollton community are facing a unique opportunity this coming weekend to help combat hunger, both internationally and locally. The Stop Hunger Now event will be in the UWG Coliseum on Saturday, February 21, followed by the Carroll County Empty Bowls Project on Sunday, February 22 at the Carroll County Ag Center. Both events promise to provide hours of community service and volunteer opportunities.
Best of the West Announced for Second Quarter
The University of West Georgia recently announced its second round of employees who can call themselves the Best of the West. The awards series was created in Fall 2014 to foster a culture of recognition and excellence across campus as part of the Engage West! initiative and to further the university's vision to become the best comprehensive university in America, sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed.
UWG Announces Third Annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail Conference
The Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia will host the third annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail conference on March 19 and 20, 2015 in historic Dalton, Ga., the “carpet capital of the world.” This year’s host will be the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, and the theme will be focused on using the arts to tell the textile stories.
UWG’s Online Graduate Education Program Ranked Among Best in Nation
The University of West Georgia placed 75th in the nation for online graduate education programs according to the 2015 ranking of online programs by U.S. News and World Report. The placement is based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity, and academic and career support services offered to students.
University of West Georgia’s Online Nursing Program Ranked Among Best In Nation
U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2015 rankings for online graduate nursing programs, and the University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing was ranked number 41 out of over 1200.. Programs that are offered mostly or entirely online at regionally accredited institutions are evaluated for the rankings.
University of West Georgia's Online MBA Ranked Among Best In Nation
U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Programs ranked UWG's Richards College of Business online MBA program 44th in the nation. The list evaluated over 1,200 online programs offered by nonprofit and for-profit institutions in the United States in categories of "bachelor's degrees" and graduate-level programs in business, Master of Business Administration, education, engineering, nursing, criminal justice and computer information technology, and ranked the top 145 in each category.
UWG Welcomes American Idol Winner Kris Allen
In promotion of his concert at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen on Friday, January 30, Kris Allen visited UWG for a CD signing. The American Idol winner walked into the university bookstore with a smile as his adoring fans warmly welcomed him, and he was more than happy to converse, sign autographs, give hugs, and take pictures.
UWG Presents an Afternoon with Award-Winning Author
The Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society will present “An Afternoon with Award-Winning Author Terry Kay” on Sunday, February 8, at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library. Terry Kay will speak at 3:30 p.m. There will be a reception prior to his program at 3:00. This event is free and open to the public.