Expanding their Minds: West Georgia Physics Professor Earns Top Honor
The universe is constantly expanding, and so are the minds of physics students across the country thanks to educators like UWGs Dr. Bob Powell who has dedicated the past 50 years to ensuring that students are continually learning about the field. A member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, he was recently honored by the association for contributing to its mission of enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physical sciences.
It's Not Just Black and White
Within seven seconds of meeting someone, first impressions are already being formed. These first impressions--based on how one looks, sounds and acts in that current situation--are often never changed. That is why Deirdre Haywood-Rouse, director for the University of West Georgia's Center for Diversity and Inclusion, was inspired to bring powerful images forward so viewers can see and interpret their own meanings, raising awareness of diversity and inclusion.
Blue Coats Revealed for 2017-18
The University of West Georgia's Blue Coats serve as one of the most prestigious groups of students on campus. This diverse organization is comprised of students who represent various educational areas and provide student perspectives during events and meetings with alumni, donors and friends of the university.
Passing the Test: UWG's Academic Testing Services Achieves National Recognition
Talk about a role reversal. Francesca Taylor and Curry Prothro of the University of West Georgia's Academic Testing Services (ATS) are used to administering tests, not having their office evaluated. However, after completing an extensive, yearlong process, ATS recently received test center certification status from the National College Testing Association (NCTA).
UWG to Host Two-Time Olympic Gold Champion: Dag Folger Speaker Series to Feature Edwin Moses
The University of West Georgia's College of Education will host two-time Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses for its fourth annual Dag Folger Critical Topics in Education Speaker Series. The keynote speech, themed the Power of Quantum Performance, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum. An autograph session will follow.
CCEC Expanding Resource Network to Coweta, Heard
Thanks to a grant from AT&T, the Carrollton-Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC) is one step closer to reaching its goal of becoming a regional educational resource network that provides educational opportunities to K-16 students in multiple counties.
UWG, Stanley Black and Decker Planning Safety Summit
With personal and campus security emerging as a topic of conversation among students and residents in college towns across the country, the University of West Georgia and Stanley Black and Decker are joining forces for their second safety summit and career event Sept. 8-9.
The Great American Eclipse
Children excitedly jogged up a large hill. Parents followed behind carrying lawn chairs and blankets. University of West Georgia students carried their backpacks and textbooks as they kept their highly coveted plastic safety glasses clutched to their chests. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year was about to unfold.
For the Love of Books: UWG Alumna Finds Success in Doing What She Loves
University of West Georgia alumna Megan Bell has a love for books that has continued to grow and flourish over the years. As a result, she is now the co-owner of two independent bookstores.
Marketing Major Turned Academic Advisor
As a freshman entering college, University of West Georgia alumna Rebecca Whitley still wasn't sure what she wanted to be when she "grew up." However, she was certain of a few things: she was social, creative and didn't want a job where she did the same thing every day. This is what ultimately led to her new job as the coordinator of honors year one and involvement within the Honors College at the University of Alabama.
Service is a Way of Life for New UWG Police Chief
You can say police work runs deep in Tom Saccenti's blood. The University of West Georgia's new police chief took the oath to serve on his 18th birthday, after a childhood of counting officers among his heroes. Saccenti, who previously served as chief of police at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., starts in his new role Sept. 1.
CCEC Summit Focuses on Attainment, Affordability
High school student Carolina Butler offered what was perhaps the strongest validation of the Carrollton-Carroll County Education Collaborative as she addressed its members during a recent summit sponsored by the group. A senior at Central High School in the county system, Butler enrolled in Georgia's Move on When Ready program as one of the first sophomores. Getting college credit free as a high school student has been a life changer, she said.
West Georgia Regional Update Shows Decrease in Unemployment Rates
The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business has released the latest West Georgia regional update, and data shows that the U.S. economy continues to grow at a steady pace.
College at 13: Teen is Youngest at UWG for Fall 2017
Just like her friends, 13-year-old Kimora Hudson will be purchasing school supplies to prepare for the upcoming school year. However, it won't be high school that she is looking forward to attending. Instead, Kimora will be the youngest student enrolled for the fall 2017 semester at the University of West Georgia.
Dollars Making Sense: New Program Promotes Smart Money Management
A key to helping students understand financial wellness and embrace fiscal responsibility is highlighting the freedom that money provides. That's the basic premise of Dollars Making Sense, a new program being developed by Kim Holder, director of the University of West Georgia Center for Economic Education (CEE).
Getting Connected: UWG Launches New and Improved Wi-Fi Network
In the technology-centered world of 2017, Internet and wireless networks play a crucial role in communications and education. Because of this importance, the University of West Georgia has recently made huge improvements to the campus Wi-Fi network. This fall, the university's ITS department is proud to unveil WelcomeWest, a new, campus-wide wireless network.
Weaving the Road to History: West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail Receives Grant
The Fuller E. Callaway Foundation is once again showing its support for the University of West Georgia, this time with a gift of $30,000 to the UWG Center for Public History, which will support the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail.
Students Present at Two National Conferences
Earlier this year, six College of Science and Mathematics students from the University of West Georgia attended two national conferences for the opportunity of presenting their research. Their research focused on their majors of physics or engineering, and presenting at these conferences meant showcasing their work to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff from around the world.
Alumni Travel Takes Off: Following another successful trip, program seeks to spread the word
Ever wanted to stare out over the sheep-pocked hills of Ireland? Does watching The Sound of Music make you pine for the mountains of Austria? Are you craving an adventure--a new city to explore or just camaraderie in shared wonder? UWG's Alumni Travel Program combines the best of both worlds: the comfort of people who share common roots and the thrilling unfamiliarity of foreign places.
From Asia to Europe: Alumna Continues Making Her Mark on the World
Another alumna proves that research opportunities provided here at the University of West Georgia can lead to greater outcomes. Emilia Truluck, a graduate of the Advanced Academy of Georgia, is headed to the United Kingdom as the winner of the 2017 Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship, funded by the British government, covers all expenses for up to two years of postgraduate studies in the U.K. program of her choice.
Graduation is Twin Joy for Couple
For most people, graduation is a family affair. For one married couple graduating from the University of West Georgia, even a future generation joined the celebration. Ben and Eva Morgan graduated from UWG on July 25, each with a master's degree in psychology. Their young son James, who is 8 years old, attended the ceremony. Also in attendance were the couples' twins, due almost at any moment to make their entrance into the world.
Kellison at Kroc: UWG Philosophy Professor Chosen for Research Fellowship
Faculty members at the University of West Georgia are proud recipients of many grants, awards and reputable recognitions. Dr. Rosemary Kellison, assistant professor of philosophy and religion at UWG, was recently selected for a research fellowship with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Kellison spent last fall semester at the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame researching and writing for her upcoming book project.
A Place of Their Own: Center for Adult Learners and Veterans Creates Community for Students
The University of West Georgia strives to create a friendly and comfortable environment for every student. With many students entering the university straight out of high school, older generations of students often seek a place to call their own. For this reason, the Center for Adult Learners and Veterans (CALV) plays a crucial role for non-traditional students on campus.