UWG Presents Things that Go Bump in the Night … (and Day): Sleep and Paranormal Experiences
Fascinated by all aspects of human spiritism, University of West Georgia Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore used Edgar Cayce as an example of exceptional experiences (ExE) during her lecture, “Things that Go Bump in the Night (And Day).” If real, Dr. Simmonds-Moore stated, ExEs could challenge the way society views the mind and the capacity of consciousness.
Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace
The University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities recently hosted the first lecture in its 2015 Ethics and Society Speaker Series. "Interspecies Ethics: Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace" featured Dr. Cynthia Willett, author of Interspecies Ethics and a philosophy professor from Emory University.
Get Caught #GreenHanded with UWG
The University of West Georgia's commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability is easy to see. In its latest efforts in the "green" vein, UWG is participating in the RecycleMania 2015 tournament, a national initiative that sees colleges all over the country try to collect the largest amount of recyclable waste in different categories.
Local Television Station Increases Coverage of Carroll County through Original Productions
Charter subscribers in Carroll County are seeing a lot more of their local communities on television. In February 2015, WUTV—channel 180 throughout most of Carroll County—produced and aired two new shows that showcase people, businesses, and places of interest across Carroll County.
The WOLF Internet Radio Wins Big at 2015 IBS Awards
The WOLF Internet Radio won a golden microphone award for the best use of social media at the 2015 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Golden and Silver Microphone Awards of Excellence in radio, television, and webcasting. The station was a finalist in the following categories: best promo series, best celebrity/artist interview, best blog, best use of social media, and best online college station.
UWG’s Regional Economic Impact Exceeds $455 Million
The University of West Georgia contributed over $455,593,962 million to the west Georgia regional economy in fiscal year 2013. Marking the sixth year of consecutive growth, this amount is a significant increase from the previous year’s $442 million. The report, commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia through University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, reported a $14.1 billion economic boost from institutions of higher learning across the state.
Walmart Donation Funds UWG Economic Education Workshop
A recent $25,000 donation from Walmart is supporting a new program to reach out to high school and middle school educators hosted by the Center for Economic Education (CEE) – a cooperative venture of the Richards College of Business and the College of Education at the University of West Georgia (UWG).
Duo Wins Novice National Debate Championship
The University of West Georgia’s debate team of Monique Hyman, a senior from Stockbridge, and Saleema Lee, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, became the first UWG team to win the Novice National Debate Championship. UWG Duo Wins Novice National Debate Championship “This is an amazing accomplishment, something our entire university can take great pride in,” said Dr. Michael Hester, director of UWG Debate and dean of the Honors College and Trans-disciplinary Programs.
Site Ranks Online Graduate Reading Instruction Program Top 13 in Nation
The University of West Georgia placed 13th in the nation for online graduate education in reading instruction according to the 2015 ranking of online programs by TheBestSchools.org. The placement is based on factors such as academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.
UWG Debate Team Named Finalist at Southeastern CEDA Debate Tournament
The University of West Georgia debate team of Saleema Lee and Monique Hyman qualified as finalists in the novice division at the Southeastern Cross Examination Debate Association Regional District 6 Collegiate Policy Debate Tournament. The tournament, held at the University of West Georgia, included 11 universities and over 100 debaters.
UWG Lands $150,000 Stanley Security Grant
The University of West Georgia has been named the recipient of the $150,000 TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant thanks to thousands of Wolf fans who voted in a nationwide contest sponsored by STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. STANLEY Security presented UWG with the official award at the university’s annual Police Awards Banquet on the evening of March 16.
UWG Among Most Promising Places to Work in America
The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the top 15 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) in partnership with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Schools were chosen based on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment at colleges and universities throughout the country.
Matt Dyas Memorial Scholarship Fund Established
In memory of Mr. Matthew Benjamin Dyas, the University of West Georgia Athletic Foundation has announced the establishment of the Matt Dyas Memorial Scholarship Fund. Matt Dyas Memorial Scholarship Fund Established In recognition of their son’s passion and commitment to the success of the UWG Golf program, parents Cathy Mintz and Ashli and David Dyas established the scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a recruited or current member of the UWG intercollegiate Men’s Golf team.
Alumnus David Johnson Bequeaths Substantial Endowment to UWG
Cane Bay Partners founder David Johnson attended the University of West Georgia at a very formative time in his life, and his experience at the Richards College of Business was so important to him that he wanted to give something back.
UWG Receives 4th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Award
For the fourth year in a row, the University of West Georgia has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. The national program was launched in 2008 to promote healthy trees on college campuses and engage students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
UWG's Online MBA Ranked Among Best in Nation for 2016
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Online Programs ranked the 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.
New Website Helps UWG Employees Grow in the Workplace
DevelopWest is a brand new training tool designed specifically for University of West Georgia employees by Skillsoft on behalf of the Center for Business Excellence (CBE). The project began to take shape once the CBE received the results of their Engage West surveys from 2014.
26 UWG Students Accepted to Present at National Research Conference
Twenty-six University of West Georgia students' research abstracts were recently accepted by the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Seventeen of the 26 students will travel with the Honors College to present their research at the conference, held on April 15-19 in Cherry, Washington.
SAS Program Gives Students the Tools to Succeed
The economics department in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia is one of only two institutions in the nation that offer Statistical Analytic Software (SAS) certification to undergraduate students. While you may be unfamiliar with SAS, it is a software program used by almost every Fortune 500 Company and has a daily impact on your life.
Athletic Foundation Announces the Creation of The Champions Council
The University of West Georgia athletics program has formed the Champions Council, an elite group of athletics supporters whose generosity will be key in shaping the program into a consistent contender on the national level.
UWG Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting at Stadium
On March 5, the University of West Georgia will be celebrating Arbor Day with a tree planting at University Stadium– albeit a little late due to inclement weather.
Southwire Donates $40,000 Scholarship Gift to the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Program
With college education becoming more essential to a promising career, scholarships are becoming an even more important source of funding. In a commitment that is sure to go a long way in alleviating the financial burden of two incoming University of West Georgia students, the Carrollton, Georgia-based wire manufacturer Southwire recently pledged a $40,000 gift that will fund two four-year scholarships.
From Internationals, A "Super" Night
International Night at the University of West Georgia has become something of a tradition for the campus and community. This year, that tradition marked its 30th year as UWG's International Student Club (ISC) hosted the 2015 edition of the annual culture fest.
Wolves Abroad Grant Allows Students to Gain Global Perspective
The University of West Georgia has introduced a new study abroad program called Wolves Abroad Grant or WAG for short. Grants range from $1,500-5,000, depending on the length of the program the student is participating in.