Treading New Opportunities: Business Students Gain Experience, Job from Assignment
Projects assigned to University of West Georgia students within the Richards College of Business are often tied to the real world, but one project recently completed by three students originated straight from the corporate boardroom.
Strike a Pose: Student researchers use photography to examine animal coexistence
Anyone with a social media account sees a dozen animal pictures each day. But that doesn't come close to the nearly 10,000 critter photos that University of West Georgia biology majors Joanne Wasdin and Thalia Young examined during spring semester.
Nurses Reunite: Tanner Health System School of Nursing hosts reunion
To celebrate Nurses Week, the University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) recently hosted a nursing alumni event for all nurses employed by Tanner Health System. Advancement representatives and nursing development council members also attended the event.
The Interpreter: UWG grad translates military experience to academic success
Krystallyn Keith just wants to save the world. A former U.S. Marine and recent University of West Georgia graduate with degrees in anthropology and Spanish, Keith knows she can't do that on her own, but that doesn't stop her from trying.
Hughes Receives Fulbright Award to Visit Ireland
University of West Georgia graduate student Hailey Hughes has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Ireland in creative writing from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hughes will study creative writing at University College Cork as part of a project to study creative nonfiction and create a transatlantic storytelling group for able-bodied and disabled communities.
The Chemistry of Serving: Alumna Heads to Medical School to Continue Passion
Calleigh Hitt didn't see herself entering the medical field. Arts and literature attracted her the most while she attended high school at Holy Ground Baptist Academy in Carrollton. That's before she found the right fit at UWG, enrolling in the College of Science and Mathematics. That's where she discovered her unlimited potential with an eye toward medicine.
Poetry in Nursing: Nursing Students Incorporate Bardes Poetry in Aesthetic Project
University of West Georgia nursing students in Dr. Kelly Dyar's course on professional concepts incorporated the poetry of Dr. Charles Bardes into their aesthetic projects that were recently exhibited in UWG's Tanner Health System School of Nursing.
Project WOLVES: Program offers New Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
When Katy Ann Killingsworth's older sister started visiting colleges more than five years ago, the younger sibling expressed her excitement for her future in higher education as well. It quickly became apparent to Katy Ann's mother, Juanita, that she had to figure out a way to make that dream a reality for Katy Ann.
Prominent Historian, Professor Emeritus Establishes Lecture Series
The University of West Georgia College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced the establishment of the John Ferling Distinguished Lecture Series in United States History. It is the first endowed speaker series for the college and is named for one of the country's most prominent and celebrated American Revolution historians.
Community Valuing Community: UWG's CDI Earns $10K Walmart Grant
The University of West Georgia will launch an initiative aimed to make the campus and community at large even more welcoming and inclusive, thanks to a recent $10,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation.
The Ecology of Controlled Burns: Biology Course Meets Demand for Experts
Controlled burns - the safe and systematic setting of fires in habitats such as wetlands, grasslands or forests - serve a critical ecologic purpose. Carefully managed by experts in suitable weather conditions, controlled burns assist the regenerative process of maintaining a healthy ecosystem.