Breaking into Hollywood
UWG alumna Dawn Dininger, class of 1994, is living the Hollywood Dream - or, more precisely, the artistic version of the Hollywood Dream. Dawn has spent the last couple decades soaking up the sun in California and making some pretty memorable costumes as a special makeup effects fabricator. Her work includes the Pteranodon from "Jurassic Park III," the Minoboar in "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," The Blob from "Wolverine," and the Sam Flynn suit from "Tron: Legacy."
Polling Place: UWG, County Student Poll Worker Program Goes Statewide
A lot of people may only think of voting every two to four years, but Board of Elections and Registration officials think about it every day. And in Carroll County, which boasts 30 polling stations, there's a lot to think about.
Swamp Things: National Park Service Grant Sends Two Students to the Everglades
Thanks to a $61,000 grant from the National Park Service, two University of West Georgia Public History program students have an opportunity to work for the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) in the Everglades National Park this fall.
Log On for Success: Online Program Prepares Students for First-Year Writing
Freshmen often struggle in English 1101 and 1102. High school curriculums teach students how to write in summary, but some are a little slim on analytical assessment - which is required for most college-level writing assignments. Seeing a need to increase analytical thinking and writing in first-year students, a group of University of West Georgia faculty decided to create a program to address this issue head on.