Wise Counsel: Association Honors Memory of Professor Emerita Linda Painter
If you asked friends and colleagues to describe the late Professor Emerita Dr. Linda Painter, they would be quick to answer. Compassionate. Open-minded. A counselor educator not only well known to UWG graduate students in the program, but to other counselors from around the region as well. To honor her memory and her passion for the counseling profession, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia announced a new annual award: the Linda Painter Service Award.
Improving the STEM: Dr. Scott Gordon Receives USG Board of Regents' Grant
Once or twice, we all were given this fun assignment in science class: the egg drop challenge. We had to keep the egg from breaking when it was thrown from ceiling-height by creating the right amount of security around it. We had to calculate the speed from the ceiling to the floor, engineer the perfect vessel with the right amount of padding, and think of different technologies and devices to slow it down.
The Culinary Artist: Alumna Goes from the Art Gallery to the Mobile Kitchen
When Carol McWhorter graduated from West Georgia in 1974 with an art education degree, she did the next logical thing--she taught high school art for several years. Eventually, she wanted something more, something of her own. So she opened her own art gallery on the square in downtown Carrollton. Clayworks Gallery was her first venture, bringing in art from all over the country, representing at least 150 different artists over a 10-year period.
Around the World and Back Again: Carrollton Native Discovers Multiple Learning Experiences Abroad, at Home
As thousands of students are getting ready to begin their school year, Carrollton native and Central High School graduate Emily Newborn is saying her final farewell to the University of West Georgia. In late July, she walked across the stage during summer commencement to collect her master's degree in management after finishing the one-year MBA program. Now, she is preparing to start her career at Meeting Expectations in Atlanta as a marketing specialist.
Building the Future: Donation Puts UWG on Track for New Building
In the very near future, Maple Street could have a brand new, state-of-the-art building to showcase thanks to a substantial donation from University of West Georgia alumnus David Johnson, co-founder of St. Croix-based company Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP.
Are You One in 1,000? UWG Professor Launches International Research Study on Cluster Headaches
“I had my first cluster headache when I was 22 years old. I burst out of the room while the professor was still talking. I ran into the quad, which was all beautiful concrete, laid down on my knees and slammed my head against the floor to knock myself out.”
On the Rise: UWG Newnan Expects Continued Increase in Enrollment
The first day of fall semester got off to a great start for University of West Georgia Newnan as student enrollment continues to increase. UWG Newnan experienced a 6.6 percent rise in enrollment, bringing a total of 772 students in fall of 2016.
The New Face of Economics: Creating Opportunities for Success
As Kim Holder walks around her classroom, she is doing something you don’t usually expect to find a teacher doing – she’s handing out raffle tickets. For the past 20 minutes, she has been giving her students instructions that require them to get out of their seats, move around the room and meet their classmates.
Swamp Things: National Park Service Grant Sends Two Students to the Everglades
Thanks to a $61,000 grant from the National Park Service, two University of West Georgia Public History program students have an opportunity to work for the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) in the Everglades National Park this fall.
The Pioneer Woman: Memorabilia Honoring Dot McNabb Unveiled at UWG
Former University of West Georgia coach and professor Dorothy McNabb left such an impression on the college and the community that when she retired from her 35-year career at UWG in 1988, the City of Carrollton declared August 14 Dot McNabb Day. For this year’s Dot McNabb Day, the College of Education’s Department of Sport Management, Wellness and Physical Education commissioned a memorial plaque in honor and remembrance of “Miss Mac.”
Grow West: UWG Enrollment Continues to Increase
The University of West Georgia announced on Tuesday that it expects to have another year of record enrollment after preliminary estimates show 13,400 students. The increase is 4 percent higher than last year’s enrollment and would mark the seventh consecutive year the university has seen record enrollment.
UWG Adds 33 New Positions for Fiscal Year 2017
The University of West Georgia continues to make strides in faculty and staff growth with 33 new positions for the 2017 fiscal year. Funding for each position was generated from new institutional finances. The new positions will support the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Advising Center, Career Services, the College of Science and Mathematics, eCore, Dine West, Information Technology, Library, Purchasing, Softball-Women, University Police and UREC Administration (E&G). In just three years, UWG has funded 80 positions.
Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon Appointed Dean of College of Science and Mathematics
The University of West Georgia announced Dr. Lok Lew Yan Voon as the new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM). He is an accomplished physicist who previously served as dean and Traubert Chair of the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel, a position he has held since 2012.
Log On for Success: Online Program Prepares Students for First-Year Writing
Freshmen often struggle in English 1101 and 1102. High school curriculums teach students how to write in summary, but some are a little slim on analytical assessment - which is required for most college-level writing assignments. Seeing a need to increase analytical thinking and writing in first-year students, a group of University of West Georgia faculty decided to create a program to address this issue head on.
Safety First: UWG Police Receive National Accreditation from CALEA
Chief Thomas Mackel of the University Police Department (UPD) has always considered an educated officer to be a better officer. The same can be said for his department, now that it has obtained national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Rep. Westmoreland's Papers to Call UWG Home this Fall
University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library has been selected as the new home for the papers of U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland. The items that will be preserved at Ingram Library will showcase Westmoreland’s service in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the Georgia State House and as vice chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Batty for Biology: Edelman Receives Additional USDA Forestry Service Grant to Continue Research on White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
Dr. Andrew Edelman is the University of West Georgia's version of Bruce Wayne. Instead of protecting Gotham City, he protects bats from white-nose syndrome (WNS). To aid in his efforts, he recently received $25,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forestry Service to continue field research on WNS in bats.