Enhancing Student Success: Education Plan Successful After First Year
With the completion of its first year, it looks like the University of West Georgia's STEM Education Enhancement Plan (SEEP) will be around for a while. The University System of Georgia STEM Initiative Grantee Meeting was held in May, where the results from the first year of SEEP were discussed and new strategies were introduced.
Making Additions to Safety: UWG Hires Additional Police Officers
With the University of West Georgia set to welcome the annual migration of students back to the campus this fall, the university is doing all in its power to protect its students and faculty. This year, that promise for security starts with the hiring of four new university police officers.
Practice Makes Perfect: Piano Students Bring Home State Win
One of the many lessons taught here at the University of West Georgia is that practice and perseverance are keys to success. Just ask the three UWG music students who recently claimed victory in the Georgia Music Teachers Association State competition.
Chemistry Professor Earns Teacher Quality Grant
Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, chair and professor of chemistry at the University of West Georgia, has received a grant of $40,425. The University of Georgia awarded Basu-Dutt the Teacher Quality grant, and the money is intended to be used on a 50 hour, 5 PLU workshop for 24 teachers from Fulton, Coweta and Douglas counties.
Nursing students depict their work through art
It has been said that nursing is a form of art. Nursing students in the May 2018 cohort recently put their nursing skills on display in the form of an aesthetic art exhibit at UWG's Tanner Health System School of Nursing. Their assignment was to create something--a painting, a poem, a story, or literally anything they desired--to depict how they view themselves as professional nurses.
Alumna Earns Leadership Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta President & CEO Missy P. Dugan, a UWG alumna, has been awarded the 2017 Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Business Students Inducted into Honors Society
At the Richards College of Business, spring semester wrapped up as 61 junior, senior and graduate students were recognized and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society. The ceremony was held at the University of West Georgia Campus Center Ballroom.
WGTC, UWG Sign Transfer Agreement for Psychology Degree
West Georgia Technical College and the University of West Georgia have signed a new articulation agreement that will allow students to transfer credits from one institution to the other in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in psychology from UWG.
From Council Chamber to Classroom: Student returns to finish bachelor's, MBA
As an involved member of his local community and someone who at the age of 24 had already achieved the honor of being the youngest person ever elected to the City Council in his hometown, University of West Georgia alumnus Jonathan James had already accomplished quite a lot. But there was an item of unfinished business on his list--a college degree.
An Untold Story: Alum's Film Highlights Secret Front on Georgia’s Coast
University of West Georgia alumnus and entrepreneur Lance Toland, owner of Lance Toland Associates, is an avid supporter of his local community on Sea Island, Ga. As a pilot, he also advocates for pilots and aviation history. Now, all those interests have come together in a new project that has added the title of producer to his resume.