“Do I—as a Latina woman—have a place in the field of philosophy?” That was a question University of West Georgia student Maria Constanza “Cony” Garrido Sierralta asked herself for years. But thanks to Associate Professor and Director of Philosophy Dr. Walter Riker and the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), she knows for certain she does.

A Legacy of Inclusion: UWG Philosophy Student Attends Competitive Institute

"Do I--as a Latina woman--have a place in the field of philosophy?" That was a question University of West Georgia student Maria Constanza "Cony" Garrido Sierralta asked herself for years. But thanks to Associate Professor and Director of Philosophy Dr. Walter Riker and the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), she knows for certain she does.

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Passion and commitment is what you get when you Go West. Just ask Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year John Garner (‘08 ’13).

The Future of History: Alum Named Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year

Passion and commitment is what you get when you Go West. Just ask Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year John Garner ('08 '13). "I love what I do and have a true passion for teaching that was ingrained in me during my days at the University of West Georgia," said College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education alum Garner.

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Few millennials can fathom a time when it was dictated on campus what women could wear. But as University of West Georgia Center for Public History (CPH) graduate students discovered recently, that time wasn’t so long ago.

Love, War and Politics: West Georgia's Counterculture

Few millennials can fathom a time when it was dictated on campus what women could wear. But as University of West Georgia Center for Public History (CPH) graduate students discovered recently, that time wasn't so long ago.

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University of West Georgia commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation with an event, The Reformation at 500: Five Perspectives. It was sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Humanities as part of the annual Dean’s Signature Series, whose theme this year is truth. The event included five different speakers, who spoke on the Reformation and its profound influence on the world.

Five Perspectives: UWG Celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

University of West Georgia commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation with an event, The Reformation at 500: Five Perspectives. It was sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Humanities as part of the annual Dean's Signature Series, whose theme this year is truth. The event included five different speakers, who spoke on the Reformation and its profound influence on the world.

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University of West Georgia alumnus Eric Smith ’04 recently won the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His winning work—Black Hole Factory, which will be published in 2018 by the University of Tampa Press—is a unique collection of poems with many different recurring themes and ideas that return throughout.

Alum Wins Poetry Award: A Q&A with Award Winning Poet Eric Smith

University of West Georgia alumnus Eric Smith '04 recently won the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His winning work--Black Hole Factory, which will be published in 2018 by the University of Tampa Press--is a unique collection of poems with many different recurring themes and ideas that return throughout.

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