'Better than I used to be': UWG's SPARK program connects future educators, at-risk youth
Tony has spent his life running. The 16-year-old - whose name has been changed - is on his high school's track and football teams. Unfortunately, Tony got into some trouble last year and found himself in front of a judge instead of an offensive line. But now, thanks to a transformative mentoring program at the University of West Georgia, Tony's not running away from anything, but rather running toward something.
Strike a Pose: Student researchers use photography to examine animal coexistence
Anyone with a social media account sees a dozen animal pictures each day. But that doesn't come close to the nearly 10,000 critter photos that University of West Georgia biology majors Joanne Wasdin and Thalia Young examined during spring semester.
Project WOLVES: Program offers New Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
When Katy Ann Killingsworth's older sister started visiting colleges more than five years ago, the younger sibling expressed her excitement for her future in higher education as well. It quickly became apparent to Katy Ann's mother, Juanita, that she had to figure out a way to make that dream a reality for Katy Ann.
It Takes a Village: UWG Pre-K Provides Unique Early Learning Opportunity
The University of West Georgia's pre-kindergarten program isn't your average child care center. It is a unique early education opportunity that combines faculty, student and community life.
Early Childhood Education Awarded Teaching Excellence Award by Board of Regents
The Department of Early Childhood Education (ECED) at the University of West Georgia has won the 2018 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents award recognizes excellence in a department that displays strong commitment to teaching and student success.