UWG Ignite Service Project Benefits Carroll County Ferst Foundation
As part of a service project for literacy, University of West Georgia Ignite students have painted two playhouses that will be raffled this weekend to benefit the Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy.
Chi Sigma Iota's Gamma Zeta Chapter Inducts New Members
The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) hosted an initiation ceremony at the University of West Georgia for its newest members. Eligibility for membership is exclusive and is only extended to those students who meet minimum requirements.
Alumni Debaters Return to Celebrate 80th Anniversary of UWG Intercollegiate Debate
Faculty, staff, students, and community members convened on Saturday, April 11, at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the 80th anniversary of UWG intercollegiate debate. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia debate team, was an exhibition debate of UWG alumni debaters versus current UWG debaters on the topic, "Resolved: The United States should legalize marijuana."
For Love of the Game ... and the Healing Arts
Nicole Fasick didn't think she wanted to come to the University of West Georgia when she was growing up, but when she graduated from Douglasville's Alexander High School, it just seemed like the perfect fit. Now, four years later, she's due to graduate in the spring 2015 ceremony with a nursing degree. Nothing unusual in that, until one looks at everything else she has done in the last four years.
Circles of West Georgia Poverty Simulation
On March 26 the nonprofit organization Circles of West Georgia held its very first poverty simulation at the University of West Georgia. Circles of West Georgia is a nonprofit organization in Carrollton with a stated mission to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and end poverty. While many people think of poverty as an isolated problem, it affects over 20,000 families in Carroll County alone.
Spring Commencement Ceremonies Set for Saturday
The University of West Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in UWG's Coliseum. The morning ceremony will feature graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts & Humanities, and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing. Gregory A. Adams will be the keynote speaker. The afternoon ceremony will feature graduates from the Richards College of Business, College of Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics, at which Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the speaker.
Publications and Printing Receives National Recognition
The University of West Georgia's Publications and Printing recently earned a bronze award for print excellence from the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). The award was for the Spring 2014 issue of Perspective magazine. UWG previously received awards in print excellence from IPMA in 2012, 2009, and 2005.
Ken Willis Encourages Students to Build Bridges
On April 1, UWG welcomed Ken Willis as this semester's speaker in the BB&T Lecture in Free Enterprise Series, hosted by the Richards College of Business. A crowd of students, faculty and community members packed the Townsend Center to learn how they can "Bridge the Gap" of diversity and become bridge builders in their community and workplaces.
Star Students Shine on Big Night
Since 1999, the colleges and disciplines of the University of West Georgia have spotlighted undergraduate research on what is known as Research Day. That celebration of scholarship and creativity culminates on Big Night, when the winners from each college or school are awarded for their stellar work before an audience of students, faculty, family, and community members.
Authors Reveal How "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History"
On Monday, March 30, the University of West Georgia played host to authors Dr. Ann Short Chirhart, associate professor of history at Indiana State University; Dr. Kathleen Clark, associate professor of history at the University of Georgia; and UWG's Dr. Steve Goodson, history department chair, as the trio discussed their contributions to the newly released "Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times - Volume 2."
Vote Today for UWG Finalist in Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest
The University of West Georgia's Cathryn Bozone has been named as a finalist for this year's Peachtree Road Race t-shirt contest. Cathryn is a senior majoring in art with a concentration in graphic design.
Academic Excellence Celebrated at 2015 Honors Convocation
Academic Excellence Celebrated at 2015 Honors Convocation by Joy Esiemokhai Every spring semester since 1964, the University of West Georgia has honored the achievements of students who strive for and achieve scholastic distinction. Known as the Academic Honors Convocation, this 51-year-old tradition takes place on what has come to be designated as Honors Day.
Undergraduate Research Spotlighted for Research Day
On March 25, students from all UWG colleges participated in Research Day, which gave undergraduates a chance to showcase their recent research and have it judged within their own college. First-place winners from last month's Research Day will be presenting during Big Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Campus Center Ballroom.
UWG Professor Lends Skills to NFL Expo
While the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks were practicing for Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, student athletes were attending NFL Prep's Sports Career Expo for a full day of workshops to learn about career building and life skills. UWG's Dr. Markesha Henderson, assistant professor of sport management, was there to lend a hand as a research and assessment advisor.
Newspaper Run by UWG Alum Receives National Recognition
In a media environment that seemingly thrives on scandal and sensation, the McDuffie Progress goes against the grain by focusing on community development and childhood reading. The newspaper's dedication to civic journalism has paid off, as it was recently named one of the "10 Newspapers That Do It Right" by Editor & Publisher Magazine, a 114-year old publication based in Irvine, California.
UWG Marks Earth Week 2015 With Full Calendar of Events
Sustainability is an increasingly important social, corporate, political and scientific issue. It is also one of the key focus points of the University of West Georgia's strategic plan for campus and community development. The university participates in eco-friendly causes such as Arbor Day, Tree Campus USA, and Recycle Mania. In accordance with its green commitment, UWG is currently celebrating its second annual Earth Week through April 16.
UWG Students Get Young Racing Fans Revved Up about STEM
What do NASA and NASCAR have in common? Plenty. Just ask Audrey Quartey-Lynch and Martina Smith, two students from the University of West Georgia’s UTeach program who recently led workshops at NASA’s Rockets 2 Racecars (R2R) event at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. R2R is an event in collaboration with Jimmie Johnson Racing where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) converge to teach the parallels between aerospace and racing science.
Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Unveiled
The University of West Georgia's very first vehicle charging station is now fully operational. The station is a charge point dual port unit that will charge two vehicles simultaneously and independently from one another. The two spaces are located in the Pafford parking lot next to the TLC. This move is the latest of UWG's efforts to create a more environmentally friendly campus.
Those Who Went West Return Home for Annual Alumni Event
The University of West Georgia will spend the weekend of April 9 through 11 welcoming home its alumni with the annual Alumni Weekend festivities. The highlight of the weekend will be the annual Evening with the Stars, an awards gala honoring UWG alumni who have achieved marked success in their fields.