Chemistry Students Accepted into Georgia Medical Schools
Two University of West Georgia students get the chance to fulfill lifelong ambitions to become the men they have always admired. Michael Stevens and Taylor Payne graduated in December and have been accepted to medical school for start in the fall. Michael will attend Mercer University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and Taylor will be attending the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Annual Juried Art Exhibit Spotlights Student Talent
Students at the University of West Georgia had the opportunity to display their art work in the annual Juried Student Exhibit, hosted by the Department of Art. Students were allowed to submit up to five pieces of their original artwork for consideration. More than 200 art pieces were submitted by over 50 students while only 70 were selected for display in the Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 in the Humanities Building on the UWG campus.
UWG Professor Gives Lecture on Diabetes in India
Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy Mruthinti, a professor of biology at the University of West Georgia, was recently invited to give a lecture on the "Possible Link Between Diabetes and Neurodegenerative Diseases" at Kakatiya University in Warangal, India. In his lecture, Dr. Mruthinti talked about the prevalence of diabetes and how it is reaching an epidemic proportion with over 265 million individuals who possibly suffer from it worldwide.
UWG's Online Nursing Program Ranks Higher Than Last Year
U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016 rankings for online graduate nursing programs. The Tanner Health System School of Nursing's online graduate program at the University of West Georgia was ranked this year at 31, after being ranked at 41 in 2015.
Crutchfield Named UWG Government and External Relations, Special Assistant
The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Crutchfield as government and external relations, special assistant to the president. As UWG's chief liaison to local, state, and federal government officials, he is responsible for promoting and supporting university initiatives and programs and strengthening relationships with key policymakers while serving as an advocate for the university to advance the priorities of the president, the institution, and the University System of Georgia as a whole.
UWG Among Highly Ranked in Nation for Online Programs
U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Online Rankings placed the University of West Georgia among the top in the nation. UWG has continually been among the highest performing in many of the assessed online areas.
The Responsible Sexuality Committee Hosts a Screening of The Hunting Ground
University of West Georgia students will have the opportunity to learn about their rights in regards to sexual abuse and misconduct on campus. The Responsible Sexuality Committee (RXCOM) will have a screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground on Monday, January 25 in the UWG Bonner Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The screening is intended to raise awareness of potential sexual threats and inform students what UWG is doing to prevent these occurrences. The program is free and open to all students.
Seventh Annual MLK Event Features Judge Steven L. Reed
On Thursday, January 14, the UWG Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King program themed, "Justice Rolling like Mighty Water." The event was organized to celebrate MLK's legacy and reiterate our duty to carry on his progress. The keynote speaker was Judge Steven L. Reed.
Dr. Judy Butler's Perseverance Leads to Scholarships for UWG
Dr. Judy Butler, professor in the Department of Leadership and Instruction, has been a lifelong learner, despite numerous difficulties and setbacks throughout her life. Yet her passion to persevere and rise above it has led her to an outstanding professional career.
UWG Student Gains Priceless Research Experience Beginning in the Classroom
Sam McCracken recently attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in Chicago. Last semester in his course Research and Methodology, Sam wrote a research exposition titled, “Partitions: Escapism and Calculated Sexuality in Min’s Red Azalea.” In his paper, Sam attempts to read Anchee Min’s 1992 memoir Red Azalea from the model of gender performativity outlined in Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble.
Dr. Madhavi Sethna Goes for a Spin on Wheel of Fortune
After 30 years of trying, UWG lecturer Dr. Madhavi Sethna was invited to be a contestant on America's beloved game show, Wheel of Fortune. Dr. Sethna said that being on the show was "on my bucket list before I knew of the term bucket list."
Seventh Annual MLK Jr. Program to Feature Montgomery Judge
The University of West Georgia's seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program will feature Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Steven L. Reed. The program, hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. This year's theme is Justice Rolling Like Mighty Water.
Music Events Bring Community Together
I was born in and grew up near Montgomery, Alabama, which Hank Williams considered his hometown. I was born six-and-a-half years after Hank died, but I became interested in him as a child, in part because of a stack of 78rpm records my dad would sometimes play for my brother and me and in part because of a (not terribly accurate!) movie made about Hank's life in the mid '60s. So I am a lifelong fan, but it was only in graduate school at Emory University that I learned that scholars take popular culture seriously. My first book was on public entertainment in Atlanta between 1880 and 1930.
UWG's Marrero Named One of the Most Influential Georgians
For the second consecutive year, University of West Georgia President Dr. Kyle Marrero has been named one of the top 100 Most Influential Georgians in 2016 by Georgia Trend, a magazine of Georgia business, politics, and economic development.