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Embracing Rural America: UWG Professor Brings the Smithsonian to Georgia

The world's largest museum has come to Georgia, thanks in part to a University of West Georgia professor and her students.

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The University of West Georgia’s School of the Arts (SOTA) will continue its fourth season of The Other Night School for Fall 2019. The season will include a series of evening lectures held by university professors and will cover a range of interesting topics such as literature, history, art and science.

UWG's School of the Arts presents Fall 2019 Schedule for The Other Night School

The University of West Georgia's School of the Arts will continue its fourth season of The Other Night School for Fall 2019. The season will include a series of evening lectures held by university professors and will cover a range of interesting topics such as literature, history, art and science.

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Although you can trace the historic preservation movement’s roots back to President Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century, a government policy didn’t exist until 1966. Around the same time, a young George Edwards enrolled at then-West Georgia College and was on his way to making his own history as a pioneer in officially safeguarding our nation’s past.

Golden Years: Alum Celebrates 50 Years of Giving, Teaching the Future about the Past

Although you can trace the historic preservation movement’s roots back to President Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century, a government policy didn’t exist until 1966. Around the same time, a young George Edwards enrolled at then-West Georgia College and was on his way to making his own history as a pioneer in officially safeguarding our nation’s past.

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How do you recreate an event that is ingrained in a nation’s collective consciousness? Ask UWG alumnus Jared LeClaire. The freelance video designer, programmer and engineer helped do just that as a crewmember on the major motion picture “First Man.” The Neil Armstrong biopic won the 91st Academy Award for Best Visual Effects 50 years after Armstrong achieved iconic status by walking on the moon.

Star Trek: UWG Alum Lends Technology Expertise to Oscar-Winning Film

How do you recreate an event that is ingrained in a nation's collective consciousness? Ask UWG alumnus Jared LeClaire. The freelance video designer, programmer and engineer helped do just that as a crewmember on the major motion picture "First Man." The Neil Armstrong biopic won the 91st Academy Award for Best Visual Effects 50 years after Armstrong achieved iconic status by walking on the moon.

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A famous musical onomatopoeia is “Flight of the Bumblebee.” In this interlude, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used stringed instruments to paint a picture of the insect’s frantic path. UWG student Katahj Copley’s “Sunshine” has a similar effect. The opening melody of the marimba reflects dawn’s first rays of light allowing its warmth to spread throughout the ensemble as it reaches a peak of energy then sets with a relaxed, colorful repose.

The Composer's Palette: Music Major Talks Inspiration, Creative Flow

A famous musical onomatopoeia is "Flight of the Bumblebee." In this interlude, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used stringed instruments to paint a picture of the insect's frantic path. UWG student Katahj Copley's "Sunshine" has a similar effect. The opening melody of the marimba reflects dawn's first rays of light allowing its warmth to spread throughout the ensemble as it reaches a peak of energy then sets with a relaxed, colorful repose.

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