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.

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.

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“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.”

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."

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Minutes after the Constitution was ratified in 1787, Founding Father Ben Franklin went to the nearby tavern. The joke of that time was that the women who worked there knew more about politics than anyone. One of the women asked him, “So what do we have—a monarchy or a republic?” Franklin responded with, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

A Constitution, If You Can Keep It

Minutes after the Constitution was ratified in 1787, Founding Father Ben Franklin went to the nearby tavern. The joke of that time was that the women who worked there knew more about politics than anyone. One of the women asked him, "So what do we have--a monarchy or a republic?" Franklin responded with, "A republic, if you can keep it."

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Before 1967, then-West Georgia College did not have a psychology department, but the dream was there—a dream for a psychology department that would focus on student lives and would take a humanistic approach to psychology.

A Department was Born: Psychology Department to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Before 1967, then-West Georgia College did not have a psychology department, but the dream was there--a dream for a psychology department that would focus on student lives and would take a humanistic approach to psychology.

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A ladder with broken rungs. Walls looming above you. People standing at the top who say they can help. They hold out their arms to you, but you can’t reach. That’s the image University of West Georgia student Jeri Shaffer uses to illustrate the trap of poverty.

A Voice of Hope: One UWG Student's Journey with Circles of West Georgia

A ladder with broken rungs. Walls looming above you. People standing at the top who say they can help. They hold out their arms to you, but you can't reach. That's the image University of West Georgia student Jeri Shaffer uses to illustrate the trap of poverty.

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