Dr. Micheal Crafton believes in the transformative power of education. He should; he’s seen it firsthand. The son of an auto and diesel mechanic, a teenaged Crafton assumed he would follow in his father’s footsteps, studying auto mechanics in his vocational high school. However, a few key teachers nudged him in the direction of pursuing a college degree, and he hasn’t looked back. Now, Crafton has taken the reins of the University of West Georgia as interim president, after former UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero stepped down to become president of Georgia Southern University.

'A Perfect Fit': Crafton Begins Role as UWG's Interim President

Dr. Micheal Crafton believes in the transformative power of education. He should; he's seen it firsthand. The son of an auto and diesel mechanic, a teenaged Crafton assumed he would follow in his father's footsteps, studying auto mechanics in his vocational high school. However, a few key teachers nudged him in the direction of pursuing a college degree, and he hasn't looked back. Now, Crafton has taken the reins of the University of West Georgia as interim president, after former UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero stepped down to become president of Georgia Southern University.

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Three University of West Georgia students take classes about 20 minutes away from Bremen, Georgia. This summer, though, they’ll enrich their educational experience about 40 minutes away from another city called Bremen. Bremen, Germany, that is.

Opportunity of a Lifetime: Three UWG Students Chosen to Present Research at International Conference

Three University of West Georgia students take classes about 20 minutes away from Bremen, Georgia. This summer, though, they'll enrich their educational experience about 40 minutes away from another city called Bremen. Bremen, Germany, that is.

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The University of West Georgia once again teamed up with the Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Student Government Association (SGA), Auxiliary Services and the anthropology department to bring the 10th Annual World Festival back to campus. The event featured a variety of food, music and activities that highlighted cultures from all over the world. Students, volunteers and faculty all took part of the celebration.

A Decade of Collaboration: UWG Hosts 10th Annual World Festival

The University of West Georgia once again teamed up with the Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Student Government Association (SGA), Auxiliary Services and the anthropology department to bring the 10th Annual World Festival back to campus. The event featured a variety of food, music and activities that highlighted cultures from all over the world.

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Kim Holder doesn’t think every student should know how to balance a checkbook. Knowing why they should balance one, though – that’s a different story.

Rock On, Economics: UWG Center Advocates Economic Education, Financial Literacy

Kim Holder doesn't think every student should know how to balance a checkbook. Knowing why they should balance one, though - that's a different story.

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One at a time, a dozen people sit in a chair against a black background and just talk. With this simple act, they’re showing that even though they’re not here to save the world, they may save some lives along the way.

'You're Not Alone': UWG Video Campaign Aims to End Silence Surrounding Suicide

One at a time, a dozen people sit in a chair against a black background and just talk. With this simple act, they're showing that even though they're not here to save the world, they may save some lives along the way.

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University of West Georgia student Dali Davis has been named the university’s 2019 Academic Recognition Day honoree. The Academic Recognition Day program honors students from the University System of Georgia based on their academic success each year. All undergraduate students chosen are residents of Georgia and represent outstanding scholastic achievements by acquiring a 4.0 grade point average.

UWG Student Receives 2019 Academic Recognition Day Award

University of West Georgia student Dali Davis has been named the university's 2019 Academic Recognition Day honoree. The Academic Recognition Day program honors students from the University System of Georgia based on their academic success each year. All undergraduate students chosen are residents of Georgia and represent outstanding scholastic achievements by acquiring a 4.0 grade point average.

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When Katie Brewer was younger, an influential person in her life helped her find her voice – literally. Now, she wants to pass that gift on to future generations.

'Ready to Get Out There': UWG Senior Wants to Help Others Find Their Voices

When Katie Brewer was younger, an influential person in her life helped her find her voice - literally. Now, she wants to pass that gift on to future generations.

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Are you searching for your next career? Chances are good that the first “hiring manager” to see your resume won’t be a human at all, but rather an Applicant Tracking System or ATS. These tips will help you get through the system.

Your Recruiter is a Machine: Why You Need to Prepare Your Resume for ATS

Are you searching for your next career? Chances are good that the first "hiring manager" to see your resume won't be a human at all, but rather an Applicant Tracking System or ATS. These tips will help you get through the system.

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More than 100 University of West Georgia students had a Coke – and a smile – during a recent event in which representatives from the international company visited campus to share what they’re looking for in a future colleague.

It's the Real Thing: UWG Business College Hosts Coca-Cola Showcase

More than 100 University of West Georgia students had a Coke - and a smile - during a recent event in which representatives from the international company visited campus to share what they're looking for in a future colleague.

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Two UWG Alumni named semifinalists for the 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Two UWG Alumni Named Fulbright Semifinalists

UWG alumni Darrius Shaw and West Poindexter named semifinalists for the 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Middle and high school students from around the region gathered recently at the University of West Georgia’s new biology building for the university’s third annual Hackathon.

Coding for a Better Community: UWG Third Annual Hackathon Focuses on Assistive Technology

Middle and high school students from around the region gathered recently at the University of West Georgia's new biology building for the university's third annual Hackathon.

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The University of West Georgia’s College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced this academic year’s recipients of the COAH Graduate Studies Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Students.

Inclusion Effect: COAH Graduate Programs Award Minority Students with Fellowships

The University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced this academic year's recipients of the COAH Graduate Studies Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Students.

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The University of West Georgia’s 2019 Spring Book Discussion will feature award-winning writer Soniah Kamal. Kamal, the author of “Unmarriageable: A Novel,” will speak on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in UWG’s Campus Center Ballroom. This event, which will include a reception and book signing, is free and open to the public.

UWG Hosting Book Talk with Soniah Kamal

The University of West Georgia's 2019 Spring Book Discussion will feature award-winning writer Soniah Kamal. Kamal, the author of "Unmarriageable: A Novel," will speak on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in UWG's Campus Center Ballroom. This event, which will include a reception and book signing, is free and open to the public.

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While the saying goes that numbers never lie, in the case of the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) at the University of West Georgia, they also tell an amazing story.

UWG Takes Minority Graduation Rates to New Heights

While the saying goes that numbers never lie, in the case of the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) at the University of West Georgia, they also tell an amazing story.

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Community stakeholders recently converged on the University of West Georgia campus for the annual State of Community event to discuss barriers that block residents from having access to basic needs – and ways to provide access to them.

State of Community Examines Lack of Basic Needs in West Georgia

Community stakeholders recently converged on the University of West Georgia campus for the annual State of Community event to discuss barriers that block residents from having access to basic needs - and ways to provide access to them.

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March 8 is International Women's Day. Did you know that over 66 percent of the University of West Georgia’s student body are women? In celebration of this day, we're highlighting women leaders of West Georgia.

UWG Celebrates International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day. Did you know that over 66 percent of the University of West Georgia's student body are women? In celebration of this day, we're highlighting women leaders of West Georgia.

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A University of West Georgia graduate with more than three decades of experience in community and economic development will return to the university to serve as its director of community engagement.

Lackey Named UWG's Director of Community Engagement

A University of West Georgia graduate with more than three decades of experience in community and economic development will return to the university to serve as its director of community engagement.

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A group of more than 100 students shared honest conversations with local law enforcement at the University of West Georgia recently during an event hosted by the UWG Police Department (UPD) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).

'A Sense of Peace': UWG Police, CDI Host Blue Mocktail Townhall Event

A group of more than 100 students shared honest conversations with local law enforcement at the University of West Georgia recently during an event hosted by the UWG Police Department (UPD) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).

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Afiya Hinkson is living out her childhood dream after finding her path to success as an attorney. Hinkson graduated cum laude from University of West Georgia in 2005. After completing her education at Mercer University School of Law, she now is the owner and senior manager of her own law firm, The Hinkson Firm.

Representing UWG: Alumna Making Her Mark as an Attorney

Afiya Hinkson is living out her childhood dream after finding her path to success as an attorney. Hinkson graduated cum laude from University of West Georgia in 2005. After completing her education at Mercer University School of Law, she now is the owner and senior manager of her own law firm, The Hinkson Firm.

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Eighty high school and middle school students from Carroll and neighboring counties converged upon University of West Georgia to compete in the 20th annual West Georgia Regional Science Fair – WGRSEF.

From Solar Computing to Iron Man: UWG Hosts Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Eighty high school and middle school students from Carroll and neighboring counties converged upon University of West Georgia to compete in the 20th annual West Georgia Regional Science Fair - WGRSEF.

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Agnes Hina, a junior studying mass communications at the University of West Georgia, shares her story of participating in the Super Bowl halftime show.

Get Hyped: UWG Student Participates in Super Bowl Halftime Show

Agnes Hina, a junior studying mass communications at the University of West Georgia, shares her story of participating in the Super Bowl halftime show.

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Monica Grimaldo, a 2012 BSN graduate of the University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing, was recently recognized by the UWG Alumni Association’s Thriving Under Thirty program. Honoring young alumni under the age of 30 who have made significant impacts in their career industry, the program also acknowledges their dedication to and representation of the university.

Thriving Under Thirty: Monica Grimaldo thrives in the healthcare profession

Monica Grimaldo, a 2012 BSN graduate of the University of West Georgia's Tanner Health System School of Nursing, was recently recognized by the UWG Alumni Association's Thriving Under Thirty program. Honoring young alumni under the age of 30 who have made significant impacts in their career industry, the program also acknowledges their dedication to and representation of the university.

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