Alumni Association Celebrates Greek Founders: UWG Hosts 50th Anniversary Event
In the late 1960s, Greek organizations did not thrive on campus as they do today. In fact, no official fraternities or sororities existed at the University of West Georgia - then called West Georgia College - until 1968. When the administration turned down student requests to form official chapters, ambitious young people took matters into their own hands. They formed 12 unofficial chapters from the ground up, creating their own charters and bylaws and even developing original names, crests and insignia.
Covered by Ink: Success continues for art alumna after graduation
As an art major at the University of West Georgia, Jasmine Williams strived to create work that signified political importance and substance.
Know Your Place: UWG Hosts Speaker on Understanding Crime in the Context of Neighborhoods
When planning for personal safety, knowing where crimes happen is just as important as knowing who commits them. That's a theory voiced by Jeffery T. Walker, a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Walker recently spoke to the University of West Georgia's criminology students.
8th Graders Explore Careers: Expo Gives Students First-Hand View of Careers
Explore. Discover. Know. These are the opportunities University of West Georgia President Kyle Marrero issued to students at the Carroll County Eighth Grade Career Expo hosted by UWG, West Georgia Technical College and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Friday.
Science Under Pressure: First-Year Student Measures Conductivity of Nanoparticles
When asked what college year he is, Trevor Banks says he's an untraditional freshman. The question isn't as simple as it used to be. Banks graduated from Bremen High School in spring of 2017, but he already has the credit hours of a traditional sophomore. Having benefited from the dual-enrollment program at UWG, Banks arrived his first year at the College of Science and Mathematics with college credits under his belt.
Power of Faith: UWG Student Overcomes Adversity to Continue Diversity Research
As senior year was winding down, graduate school was one of the furthest things from University of West Georgia student Isiah Aranda's mind. He was trying to learn how to walk again.
UWG students gain connections, helpful hints at Supply.com Showcase
Danielle Dillinger didn't expect to undergo an impromptu job interview when she put her résumé in the hands of Will Dillard, recruitment specialist for Supply.com. But, that's exactly what happened. Since then, the MBA student at the University of West Georgia has had a "real" interview with the online plumbing supply company and is waiting to hear about her future with the company.
Marshaling a Career: Student chooses path after U.S. Marshals internship
Tyler McArthur was looking for a school to attend after finishing two years at Georgia Highlands College. After visiting UWG and several other Georgia schools, the Rome, Ga., native found the right fit at UWG.
An Extraordinary World: UWG Hosts 9th Annual World Festival
The University of West Georgia's Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), with support from the Department of Anthropology and the Student Government Association, recently hosted the 9th Annual World Festival.
UWG to Host More than 200 Scholars of Africa
More than 200 Africanist scholars will meet at the University of West Georgia for the 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF) during March 29-31, 2018. This year's conference theme is "Toward the Building of a New Africa: Weaving the Past, the Present and the Future."
Fifth Year in a Row: UWG named one of most promising places to work in nation
The University of West Georgia recently was named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2018.
The Value of Inclusiveness: COAH Graduate Programs Form Fellowship for Minority Students
Three graduate programs from the University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) united recently to form the COAH Graduate Studies Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Students. The inaugural recipients are Isiah Aranda, history; Emani Collins, English; and Maria Menendez, music.
Experience via Avatars: COE lab uses new tech to train future teachers
Along with their friends Savannah, Ava and Jasmine, Ethan and Dev hold their classes in a simulation lab via UWGLive. They interact with budding educators at the University of West Georgia's College of Education. But they are not your average middle schoolers. They're avatars.
Balancing Act: UWG student juggles football, school and community service
Football made Will Bearden look at the University of West Georgia. Being able to get his bachelor's and master's degrees in four years made him attend.
The Ecology of Success: Biologist Identifies Need, Builds Relationships
Dr. Gregory Payne serves as professor and associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at University of West Georgia. Recent grant awards for nearly $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Cotton Commission and Cotton Incorporated allow him to deliver data important for regional agriculture, while providing crucial, hands-on learning opportunities for UWG undergraduate students.
Four UWG students, alumni serving at state Capitol
Two current University of West Georgia students, as well as two recent alumni, are serving as interns in the state government during the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Bailey Bryant and Xavier Jennings are enrolled at UWG. Bryant, an undergraduate majoring in political science, works for Sens. Ellis Black (Valdosta) and Brandon Beech (Alpharetta) as an aide. Jennings, who's working to earn his master's degree in public administration after graduating from UWG last May, is a policy and legislative intern in Gov. Nathan Deal's office.
Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers: West Georgia Hosts Regional Hackathon for Students
University of West Georgia's second annual Hackathon event, held in collaboration by the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) and the College of Education (COE), hosted 38 students from area middle and high schools. Divided into groups of just a few students each, many without any coding or design experience, students faced a single, day-long challenge. That challenge was to develop a graphics-based animation designed to address issues of bullying.
The Power of Quantum Performance: Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Shares His Formula for Success
Dr. Edwin Moses' life can be summarized in numbers -- two gold medals, four world records, 13 steps, 400 meters, 1,500 miles a year ...
Forever West: Annual Awards Honor UWG Alumni
For Doyle and Rebecca Akins, the University of West Georgia is more than an alma mater that launched careers. Somewhere among the books, classes, service on committees and other college activities, the two found each other, and UWG provided the backdrop for a courtship that led to a marriage that has stood the test of time.
UWG Alum Looks Forward to Year as Digital Nomad
Taylor Enfinger stood on a small metal platform and looked at the Nevis River more than 400 feet below her. Her feet tied to a bungee cord, she felt the New Zealand wind against her face. She stretched out her arms and heard the technician count backwards from three. "I was thinking to myself, 'This is exactly how my life has played out,'" Enfinger said, recalling the experience. "Find the highest cliff and jump. See where it takes you. You never know."
Nurse Legacy: Nursing student is keeping to the family tradition
Kyle Kenerly chose to find his path at the University of West Georgia for several reasons. As a big history fan, Kenerly planned to get a history degree and coach football. His research showed him that UWG had an excellent College of Education. He also hoped to play college football. And, his grandparents lived in Carrollton, so he was very familiar with the area. With all those factors in place, he thought his career path was set.
From Water Treatment to "Auto-Aquarium": UWG Hosts Middle and High School Science Fair
Chapel Hill Middle School students shined at this year's West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair, earning both grand and reserve grand prizes. Hosted by the University of West Georgia, the 19th annual fair brought nearly 60 student presentations from 15 regional schools to compete. Judged by volunteers, the highest scoring projects compete at state finals before potentially competing internationally in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.