Alumnus Don North of Carrollton is currently working on a biographical book documenting the stories of African-American alumni's experiences at the University of West Georgia that have led to great success.

UWG Alumnus Highlights

Alumnus Don North of Carrollton is currently working on a biographical book documenting the stories of African-American alumni's experiences at the University of West Georgia that have led to great success.

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The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, Department of Criminology, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion presented “When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice.” This panel included members within the criminal justice community, ranging from a police officer over the uniformed division at UWG to public criminal defenders to a U.S. Secret Service agent.

UWG Criminal Justice Discussion Brings New Understanding to Social Justice

The University of West Georgia's Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society, Department of Criminology, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion presented "When Criminal Justice Meets Social Justice." This panel included members within the criminal justice community, ranging from a police officer over the uniformed division at UWG to public criminal defenders to a U.S. Secret Service agent.

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University of West Georgia President Dr. Kyle Marrero accepted the Leadership Development and Diversity Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities at the AASCU annual conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 25. The award was given in recognition of efforts made possible through Engage West! AASCU’s Excellence and Innovation Award program honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership that are mission focused.

UWG Accepts National Award for Commitment to Leadership Development and Diversity

University of West Georgia President Dr. Kyle Marrero accepted the Leadership Development and Diversity Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities at the AASCU annual conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 25. The award was given in recognition of efforts made possible through Engage West! AASCU's Excellence and Innovation Award program honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership that are mission focused.

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UWG Rises to No. 1 National Ranking in AFCA Poll

The University of West Georgia football team made history on Monday, Oct. 26, as the first Division II team at UWG to gain a No. 1 spot in the American Football Coaches Association poll. The team, under the direction of Head Coach Will Hall, remains one of only five undefeated teams in Division II football.

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The University of West Georgia and UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero were honored by Chancellor Hank Huckaby of the University System of Georgia at the Chancellor's Service Excellence Awards as Institution and President of the Year on Wednesday, October 21 during a ceremony at Georgia Perimeter College. The award is the highest honor given at the chancellor’s award ceremony.

UWG Wins Highest USG Honor, Institution of the Year for Service Excellence

The University of West Georgia and UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero were honored by Chancellor Hank Huckaby of the University System of Georgia with the Service Excellence Award as Institution and President of the Year on Wednesday, Oct. 21 during a ceremony at Georgia Perimeter College. The award is the highest honor given at the chancellor’s award ceremony.

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The University of West Georgia reached another record-breaking student enrollment with 12,834 students for Fall 2015. Enrollment for the university increased 5.1 percent from last year’s 12,206 students.

UWG Hits Another Record-Breaking Year for Student Enrollment

The University of West Georgia reached another record-breaking student enrollment with 12,834 students for Fall 2015. Enrollment for the university increased 5.1 percent from last year's 12,206 students.

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Green to Direct the Carrollton/Carroll County Education Collaborative

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Green as director of the Carrollton/Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC) effective November 1, 2015.

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This year marks the 12th year in a row for the University of West Georgia to receive a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant, totaling $12,000, goes towards lectures, interactive classes, and activities that promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol and driving.

UWG Receives $12,000 Grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety

This year marks the 12th year in a row for the University of West Georgia to receive a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant, totaling $12,000, goes towards lectures, interactive classes, and activities that promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol and driving.

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University of West Georgia students, faculty, staff, and the west Georgia community filled a sold-out, standing-room-only Townsend Center on October 19 to hear BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise speaker Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle share his tips for business success during the biannual talk hosted by UWG’s Richards College of Business.

Johnny "Cupcakes" Wows the Crowd at BB&T Lecture

University of West Georgia students, faculty, staff, and the west Georgia community filled a sold-out, standing-room-only Townsend Center on October 19 to hear BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise speaker Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle share his tips for business success during the biannual talk hosted by UWG's Richards College of Business.

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AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has released its third annual ranking for the 2015-2016 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs. The University of West Georgia has been ranked number eight in this prestigious ranking.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org Ranks UWG in Best Online Criminal Justice Programs

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has released its third annual ranking for the 2015-2016 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs. The University of West Georgia has been ranked number eight in this prestigious ranking.

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The University of West Georgia’s annual Luso-Hispanic Day celebration gives students and the community an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic life in Georgia and beyond. This year’s celebration included a multitude of various speakers throughout the day as well as films, presentations by Univision and many state officials in the Hispanic community, panel discussions, and a UWG concert choir performance.

Annual Luso-Hispanic Day Brings Hispanic Celebration to UWG

The University of West Georgia's annual Luso-Hispanic Day celebration gives students and the community an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic life in Georgia and beyond. This year's celebration included a multitude of various speakers throughout the day as well as films, presentations by Univision and many state officials in the Hispanic community, panel discussions, and a UWG concert choir performance.

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Annual Luso-Hispanic Day Brings Hispanic Celebration to UWG

The University of West Georgia's annual Luso-Hispanic Day celebration gives students and the community an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic life in Georgia and beyond. This year's celebration included a multitude of various speakers throughout the day as well as films, presentations by Univision and many state officials in the Hispanic community, panel discussions, and a UWG concert choir performance.

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Humanities Panel Discussion Reflects on "War, After War, and Possibilities of Literature"

On Thursday, October 8, the College of Arts and Humanities, the School of the Arts, and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures hosted the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Shape of Humanities in the Campus Center Ballroom. The theme for this year's panel discussion was "War, After War, and the Possibilities for Literature."

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UWG Alum Stanley McMichael's Dedication to Education Results in National Award

Since earning his master's degree in educational leadership from University of West Georgia in 2008, Stan McMichael has been doing big things. He is passionate about education, which has set him a step above the rest in his field. His commitment and enthusiasm has attributed to being selected as the 2015 National Association of Elementary Principals' National Outstanding Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year. Stan is currently an assistant principal at Western Elementary School in Coweta County.

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In June 2015, Associate Professor and Head of Instructional Services Anne Barnhart visited Singapore with three members of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion. The small team of ACRL Immersion Faculty trained 65 librarians from the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS College, Singapore Management University, and Nanyang Technological University.

Learning and Teaching Go Hand in Hand on Professor's Journey to Singapore

In June 2015, Associate Professor and Head of Instructional Services Anne Barnhart visited Singapore with three members of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion. The small team of ACRL Immersion Faculty trained 65 librarians from the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS College, Singapore Management University, and Nanyang Technological University.

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UWG Athletic Foundation Raises Record-Breaking $2.9 Million

The University of West Georgia Athletic Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce a record breaking $2.9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, an increase of 164 percent from least year’s $1.1 million raised. Donors nationwide expressed their generosity through gifts of various sizes. Two legacy gifts of $1 million each were given in addition to fundraising through individual donors, corporate partners, construction projects and naming opportunities contributing nearly $1 million to the grand total.

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SOTA Takes the Arts into the Community

The University of West Georgia's School of the Arts (SOTA) students recently took the stage at The Amp in Carrollton to "Amp Up the Arts" during the annual Imagine West! event.

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Over 60 educators converged on the University of West Georgia campus on October 2 to learn about the latest literacy research and teaching strategies at the Literacy and Beyond conference, sponsored by UWG’s Continuing Education and the Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP).

The Write Stuff: Conference Promotes Teacher Collaboration and More

Over 60 educators converged on the University of West Georgia campus on October 2 to learn about the latest literacy research and teaching strategies at the Literacy and Beyond conference, sponsored by UWG's Continuing Education and the Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP).

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University of West Georgia Richards College of Business Enactus team recently attended an annual fall training conference hosted by the international Enactus office to assist student leaders in creating sustainable projects for the school year. Walmart sponsored this year’s conference in Alpharetta, which led to five UWG students being offered either an internship or a job with the Walmart Corporation.

UWG Enactus Students Invited to Work with Walmart

University of West Georgia Richards College of Business Enactus team recently attended an annual fall training conference hosted by the international Enactus office to assist student leaders in creating sustainable projects for the school year. Walmart sponsored this year's conference in Alpharetta, which led to five UWG students being offered either an internship or a job with the Walmart Corporation.

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Dr. Mark Kunkel, department of psychology, and Dr. Kathie Barrett, department of political science, have been working on a project to provide affordable textbook alternatives for students in two major courses at the University of West Georgia. They have been awarded grants from Affordable Learning Georgia, a USG initiative that promotes student success. This is an opportunity to offer core courses that do not require textbooks or additional costs for students.

Two Professors Receive Textbook Transformation Grants Resulting in Saving an Estimated $89,000 for Students

Dr. Mark Kunkel, department of psychology, and Dr. Kathie Barrett, department of political science, have been working on a project to provide affordable textbook alternatives for students in two major courses at the University of West Georgia. They have been awarded grants from Affordable Learning Georgia, a USG initiative that promotes student success. This is an opportunity to offer core courses that do not require textbooks or additional costs for students.

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Earlier this year the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education completed a survey analysis of its stakeholders and the findings were recently presented to the board of GPEE by board member and University of West Georgia President Emeritus and Regents Professor of Business Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna.

UWG President Emeritus Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna Assists Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education in Stakeholder Survey

Earlier this year the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education completed a survey analysis of its stakeholders and the findings were recently presented to the board of GPEE by board member and University of West Georgia President Emeritus and Regents Professor of Business Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna.

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UWG History Welcomes Music Industry Titans for Special Event

In response to popular demand, and with the help of the University of West Georgia Department of Music, the Department of History invites students, faculty, and staff to attend 50 Years in the Music Industry, an event celebrating the past 50 years of music and American pop culture.

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UWG Alumni Return for Annual Panel Discussion

On September 17, the UWG Center for Diversity and Inclusion collaborated with the Alumni Relations and the Black Student Alliance to host the Annual Alumni Panel Discussion. UWG students, staff members, and alumni convened in the Campus Ballroom to listen to Reginald Moore '82, Mandy Smith '90, Rafael Booker '11, Cheryl Hill '94 '96, Ashley Copeland '14, and Eric Maxwell '83. Each panelist shared their UWG experience from their first year of college to their present day as an alum.

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Award Winning Educator, Activist Jonathan Kozol Visits UWG

The University of West Georgia’s College of Education will host esteemed education writer and activist Jonathan Kozol on Wednesday, October 14, as the featured guest speaker for 2015’s annual Dag Folger Critical Topics in Education Speaker Series.

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Students and community members interested in starting their own businesses could learn a thing or two from Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, owner and founder of Johnny Cupcakes T-shirt bakery. The enterprising entrepreneur started 16 businesses before he was 16 years old, and the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business is welcoming him to the Townsend Center for Performing Arts in less than two weeks.

UWG Welcomes Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle as He Talks Business Start-Ups

Students and community members interested in starting their own businesses could learn a thing or two from Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle, owner and founder of Johnny Cupcakes T-shirt bakery. The enterprising entrepreneur started 16 businesses before he was 16 years old, and the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business is welcoming him to the Townsend Center for Performing Arts in less than two weeks.

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Dr. Hazel Cole Featured in Lecture Series

The University of West Georgia Center for Diversity and Inclusion presented the first session of its two part Controversies of Culture Series on September 29 in the Ingram Library Nook. Featured guest Dr. Hazel Cole, mass communications assistant professor and public relations concentration head, discussed "Online Pitfalls and Your Social Brand."

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The University of West Georgia community includes over 60,000 alumni, 12,000 students and 1100 faculty and staff. On Thursday, October 15, join the global community of West Georgians for an exciting day of giving back, connecting, and live events during the annual A Day to Give West campaign.

A Day Is More Than A Day, It's A Movement

The University of West Georgia community includes over 60,000 alumni, 12,000 students and 1100 faculty and staff. On Thursday, October 15, join the global community of West Georgians for an exciting day of giving back, connecting, and live events during the annual A Day to Give West campaign.

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John Darnielle, a musician and novelist, recently read from his latest novel,

Musician and Novelist John Darnielle Visits UWG

John Darnielle, a musician and novelist, recently read from his latest novel, "Wolf in White Van," at the Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series. John is also the writer, composer, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist for his indie folk band, the Mountain Goats. "Wolf in White Van," his first novel, was nominated for the Fiction National Book Award in 2014 along with 10 other novels.

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The University of West Georgia held its second annual Presidential Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of over $75,000 was raised for need-based and gap scholarships for UWG students, an increase of $20,000 from last year’s gala proceeds.

Second Annual Presidential Scholarship Gala Raises Over $75,000

The University of West Georgia held its second annual Presidential Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of over $75,000 was raised for need-based and gap scholarships for UWG students, an increase of $20,000 from last year’s gala proceeds.

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The University of West Georgia debate team of Hakeem Muhammad, senior, and Khalid Sharif, junior, led UWG’s debate team to a tremendous start of the season at the national circuit opener at Georgia State University.

UWG Debate Has Strong Start at Season Opening Tournament

The University of West Georgia debate team of Hakeem Muhammad, senior, and Khalid Sharif, junior, led UWG's debate team to a tremendous start of the season at the national circuit opener at Georgia State University.

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Transition and Transformation

Much of my activity as I transitioned into the interim dean position involved meeting with various stakeholders in and outside the College of Arts and Humanities. I have been delighted to meet and interact with so many thoughtful and enthusiastic supporters of our COAH mission: to support student success and recognize "the transformative power of a liberal arts education."

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The fall season is upon us, and the UWG Department of Theatre is kicking it off with a new production.

Director Aims to Start a Conversation with Production of "Side Show"

The fall season is upon us, and the UWG Department of Theatre is kicking it off with a new production. "Side Show," with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is a poignant tale based on a true story of two conjoined twins growing up and performing in circus sideshows in the 1930s, which led to their stardom.

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