The Road Less Traveled: The Intersection of Religion with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
"If you arrived here at UWG finished, there was no need for you to come," Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington began. "Let's allow ourselves not to be finished but to be explorist--take risks, say the unsaid, trust intent and name impact, prepare and engage in conflict and discomfort. There may be some challenges. But honest dialogue will take us to deeper levels of understanding and acceptance."
Ranger, Author, Student: Ranger Blazes Own Trail in Uncharted Territory
Akiebia Hicks works as a park ranger. She's an author, publishing her first book. In her spare time, she's a student at the University of West Georgia, having recently been accepted in the Master of Public Administration program in the school's political science department. Oh yeah, she also works as a department grad assistant.
UWG Hosts International Bestselling Author
With genres spanning from middle grade adventure fantasy to young adult mysteries to adult science fiction, it's no wonder that bestselling author A.J. Hartley has been called a literary shapeshifter. The English department and the College of Arts and Humanities recently welcomed the internationally known writer back to the University of West Georgia.
We Have Met the Political Enemy: Us
"The government is like a relationship," said Chapman Rackaway, chair of the political science department at the University of West Georgia. "We get out of it what we put into it. What we don't do is engage, and there is a threat in this lack of engagement."