Shoes. In developed countries such as the United States, they are considered accessories—even status symbols. But in third world countries, shoes can mean the difference between life and death. The University of West Georgia’s JoAnna Browning learned about this reality through Sole Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to combat foot-related diseases in impoverished countries. As a teacher in UWG’s pre-kindergarten program, her love of children compelled her to do what she could to help.
UWG Waiving Student Fees for Active Military, Reservists
A sophomore studying marketing at the University of West Georgia (UWG), he juggles classes, leisure time, and a job at a local retail store that covers the bills. However, Shadarius’ schedule also includes an obligation most students don’t have – one that soon will help with his expenses.
UWG Celebrates 40 Years of Nurses
The University of West Georgia has been producing excellent nurses for the last 40 years. Many of those nurses were welcomed back to campus recently when the Tanner Health System School of Nursing held a reunion celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Class of 1976.
UWG Newnan Wins 2016 Georgia Trust’s Preservation Award
The city of Newnan and UWG Newnan have been awarded the 2016 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The award was given due to outstanding efforts in redeveloping and rehabilitating the historic Newnan Hospital.
Young Minds Showcase STEM Skills
More than 100 students from surrounding area schools recently gathered for the second annual So You Think You Can STEM, an event hosted at the University of West Georgia by the College of Education's Fusion Center. The theme for this year's event was "STEM Goes to the Olympics."
BB&T Continues to Support UWG Free Enterprise Initiatives
The local branch of BB&T Corp. recently renewed its commitment to the University of West Georgia Center for Ethics and Free Enterprise and the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise Series with the presentation of a $100,000 check to the Richards College of Business to support these educational endeavors.
UWG Returns to China for Study Abroad
The University of West Georgia's College of Education recently sent four students to China for a unique, month-long study abroad opportunity in which they earned three credit hours while exploring a foreign country under the guidance of dedicated UWG professors.
UWG Students Donate $2,000 to WGTC Foundation
Three University of West Georgia students recently raised $2,000 and donated the money to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation, earmarked for student scholarships. The students are members of the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Program at UWG's Richards College of Business.
UWG Accounting Club Builds Networks with PrintPack
The University of West Georgia Accounting Club visited PrintPack, one of the largest packaging companies in the world, to learn how a career in accounting can contribute to the overall success of a company.
UWG Celebrates Lives Lost with Memorial Service
In the past year, the University of West Georgia lost 18 members of its family. Those lives were remembered recently in the annual Memorial Service held in the Alumni Garden. Family members, faculty and staff, and community members gathered at the service to remember the lives of six students and 12 faculty and staff members.
UWG’s Economic Impact on Region Rises to $518 Million
The University of West Georgia has a $518 million regional economic impact, according to an annual study released by the University of System of Georgia. The fiscal year 2015 economic impact study measures direct and indirect spending that contributes to the regions served 31 state universities and college.
New Housing Agreement Aims to Increase Retention, Progression, Graduation at UWG
The University of West Georgia Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce a new partnership with the Education Realty Trust (EDR), the second largest off-campus student housing company in the United States. Together, this partnership aims at increasing retention, progression, and graduation, as UWG’s support services are expanding outside of the traditional campus boundaries.
Guitar Hero: Turning a Hobby into a Future
At four years old, a young boy skipped school for the first time. Little did he know that in that moment, he would discover his life's passion. On that day, his father took him to his business shop where he specialized in creating custom furniture. Together they began constructing more than just materials - they began building his future.
Big Night Celebrates Undergraduate Research in a Big Way
On Thursday, April 13, the University of West Georgia held its annual Big Night, an evening of student scholarship. The event recognized and celebrated the dedicated students involved in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research. This was a record-breaking year for Big Night, with nearly 60 poster presentations. - See more at: http://www.uwgperspective.com/around/stories/bignight16.html#sthash.5spYYNzl.dpuf
UWG Students Win National Social Science Association Award
A group of University of West Georgia students from Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna's marketing class recently earned the top prize in the country for undergraduate research at the National Technology and Social Science Conference from the National Social Science Association.