Press Room

December 2014

UWG Students Win First Place in National Rockonomix Video Contest (12/11/2014)

Rockonomix is a music video contest between universities across the country including UWG, University of Arizona, Northern Kentucky University, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, University of Tennessee-Martin, Florida Atlantic University and California Polytechnic State University. Kim Holder, economics lecturer in the Richards College of Business, started the contest in 2010 in an effort to stimulate interest by integrating pop culture, technology, and media with course content. 

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UWG Receives Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (12/11/2014)

The University of West Georgia’s Department of Health Services has successfully renewed a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for the 11th consecutive year. The goal of the $12,000 grant is to empower students to choose healthy, responsible lifestyles while creating safer and healthier campus environments. 

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UWG Receives Environmental Excellence Award (12/9/2014)

The University of West Georgia was recently presented with a 2014 Environmental Excellence Award from Keep Carroll Beautiful in the large business category. UWG President Kyle Marrero and Sustainability Council member Dr. Hannes Gerhardt accepted the award at the Burson Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2. 

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UWG Enrollment Notably Increases for Fall (12/3/2014)

Enrollment at the University of West Georgia is up 2.3 percent for the Fall 2014 semester, which is one of the best improvements in the state for a comprehensive university. Enrollment for the university increased from 11,929 to 12,206 from Fall 2013. 

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Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship Established (12/3/2014)

Mr. Dewey Everette Teal ‘51 and Dr. Ramona Pierce Teal ‘66 ‘73 ‘84 generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained. 

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Alex Macaulay Selected to Academic All-America Team (12/3/2014)

UWG Wolves football standout Alex Macaulay was honored Wednesday for his excellence on the field and in the classroom. Macaulay was named a first team member of 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

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UWG Scholarship Gala Raises $55,000 (12/2/2014)

Earlier this fall, the University of West Georgia held its first Scholarship Gala in the Campus Center Ballroom. The gala began with a champagne salute and dinner followed by cocktails, music, and dancing on the Campus Center patio. The Scholarship Gala raised a total of $55,000 for need-based scholarships. 

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