University of West Georgia will host a public astronomy talk entitled From the Ashes of Stars by Dr. Nick Sterling, assistant professor of physics and astronomy.

From the Ashes of Stars: Professor to Speak on the Universe's Transformation

University of West Georgia will host a public astronomy talk entitled From the Ashes of Stars by Dr. Nick Sterling, assistant professor of physics and astronomy.

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Last year, the University of West Georgia’s Dr. Phyllis Snipes led a committee who dedicated their efforts to creating the School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument (SLEI), a powerful tool for school library media evaluation and advocacy for media specialists. In recognition of her leadership and outstanding service to the library media profession, the Georgia Library Media Association (GMLA) recently awarded her the William E. Patterson Award.

Master of Information: UWG Professor Receives Recognition

Last year, the University of West Georgia's Dr. Phyllis Snipes led a committee who dedicated their efforts to creating the School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument (SLEI), a powerful tool for school library media evaluation and advocacy for media specialists. In recognition of her leadership and outstanding service to the library media profession, the Georgia Library Media Association (GMLA) recently awarded her the William E. Patterson Award.

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University of West Georgia commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation with an event, The Reformation at 500: Five Perspectives. It was sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Humanities as part of the annual Dean’s Signature Series, whose theme this year is truth. The event included five different speakers, who spoke on the Reformation and its profound influence on the world.

Five Perspectives: UWG Celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

University of West Georgia commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation with an event, The Reformation at 500: Five Perspectives. It was sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Humanities as part of the annual Dean's Signature Series, whose theme this year is truth. The event included five different speakers, who spoke on the Reformation and its profound influence on the world.

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Having firsthand experience with mentoring programs for state and regional agencies that do little to help new teachers or local schools, University of West Georgia College of Education doctoral student, Chris Fried, knew there had to be a better way.  As the division of education director at Sitting Bull College (SBC)—a tribal college located on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D.—he began to delve deeper and discovered the lack of programs hit even closer to home.

Helping Native American Educators: Student's Research Targets American Indian Teacher Mentoring

Having firsthand experience with mentoring programs for state and regional agencies that do little to help new teachers or local schools, University of West Georgia College of Education doctoral student, Chris Fried, knew there had to be a better way. As the division of education director at Sitting Bull College (SBC)--a tribal college located on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D.--he began to delve deeper and discovered the lack of programs hit even closer to home.

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Mentoring young girls to help them bloom into successful adults is close to her heart. Giving back to help others is her passion. To most, these two things sound might like a full-time job—but not for Bresha’ Baker, junior political science major at the University of West Georgia. These are just some of the things she does in addition to being a full-time student.

Advocate and Mentor: Student Wants to Give Back

Mentoring young girls to help them bloom into successful adults is close to her heart. Giving back to help others is her passion. To most, these two things sound might like a full-time job--but not for Bresha' Baker, junior political science major at the University of West Georgia. These are just some of the things she does in addition to being a full-time student.

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Each semester, Dr. Bob Powell learns all his students’ names before the first session ends. For large classes, he learns the names overnight. This determination isn’t merely the product of a sharp mind, but of a lifelong commitment to sharing the wonders of science at a personal level.

From Farm to Physics: Set to Retire, Physics and Astronomy Professor Reflects on 50 Years at UWG

Each semester, Dr. Bob Powell learns all his students' names before the first session ends. For large classes, he learns the names overnight. This determination isn't merely the product of a sharp mind, but of a lifelong commitment to sharing the wonders of science at a personal level.

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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at the University of West Georgia recently earned the Bronze Award for their outstanding achievements around scholarship, leadership and service.

UWG Stars: National Society of Collegiate Scholars Earns Star Status

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at the University of West Georgia recently earned the Bronze Award for their outstanding achievements around scholarship, leadership and service.

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University of West Georgia alumnus Eric Smith ’04 recently won the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His winning work—Black Hole Factory, which will be published in 2018 by the University of Tampa Press—is a unique collection of poems with many different recurring themes and ideas that return throughout.

Alum Wins Poetry Award: A Q&A with Award Winning Poet Eric Smith

University of West Georgia alumnus Eric Smith '04 recently won the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His winning work--Black Hole Factory, which will be published in 2018 by the University of Tampa Press--is a unique collection of poems with many different recurring themes and ideas that return throughout.

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When Roy Richards Jr. looks at his father’s 1931 graduating class photo from the Fourth District A&M School, he sees more than smiling faces and academic regalia. He sees hope—hope that remains as strong today at the University of West Georgia as it was when the camera shutter snapped on that photo.

Richards College of Business Celebrates Milestones

When Roy Richards Jr. looks at his father’s 1931 graduating class photo from the Fourth District A&M School, he sees more than smiling faces and academic regalia. He sees hope—hope that remains as strong today at the University of West Georgia as it was when the camera shutter snapped on that photo.

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When David Lloyd, faculty development coordinator and emerging technologies specialist at the University of West Georgia, received a distress call from his sister during Hurricane Harvey he immediately drove to Houston. Her friend Rosalinda and her family were in dire need of help. What began as a trip to assist one family turned into so much more.

After the Storm: UWG Employees Aid Harvey Victims

When David Lloyd, faculty development coordinator and emerging technologies specialist at the University of West Georgia, received a distress call from his sister during Hurricane Harvey he immediately drove to Houston. Her friend Rosalinda and her family were in dire need of help. What began as a trip to assist one family turned into so much more.

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A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

Piedmont Provides $75,000 Support for UWG Newnan

A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

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The University of West Georgia’s College of Education (COE) recently announced its Ed.D. in School Improvement program was selected as member of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

Program Named to Prestigious Consortium: Ed.D. in School Improvement Selected as Member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

The University of West Georgia's College of Education (COE) recently announced its Ed.D. in School Improvement program was selected as member of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

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Dr. Martin McPhail, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit organizations. It provides chemists with the opportunity to initiate new research direction. McPhail intends to use this grant to enhance the understanding of a bigger picture.

It's Fundamental: UWG Professor Receives Research Grant

Dr. Martin McPhail, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit organizations. It provides chemists with the opportunity to initiate new research direction. McPhail intends to use this grant to enhance the understanding of a bigger picture.

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“If you arrived here at UWG finished, there was no need for you to come,” Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington began. “Let’s allow ourselves not to be finished but to be explorists—take risks, say the unsaid, trust intent and name impact, prepare and engage in conflict and discomfort. There may be some challenges. But honest dialogue will take us to deeper levels of understanding and acceptance.”  

The Road Less Traveled: The Intersection of Religion with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

"If you arrived here at UWG finished, there was no need for you to come," Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington began. "Let's allow ourselves not to be finished but to be explorist--take risks, say the unsaid, trust intent and name impact, prepare and engage in conflict and discomfort. There may be some challenges. But honest dialogue will take us to deeper levels of understanding and acceptance."  

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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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Chinese literature, yoga and meditation, geography of Asia or Buddhism—do any of these interest you? These are some topics to be covered in a few of the classes offered under the new, multidisciplinary Asian Studies minor at the University of West Georgia.

UWG Adds Asian Studies Minor

Chinese literature, yoga and meditation, geography of Asia or Buddhism--do any of these interest you? These are some topics to be covered in a few of the classes offered under the new, multidisciplinary Asian Studies minor at the University of West Georgia.

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With genres spanning from middle grade adventure fantasy to young adult mysteries to adult science fiction, it’s no wonder that bestselling author A.J. Hartley has been called a literary shapeshifter. The English department and the College of Arts and Humanities recently welcomed the internationally known writer back to the University of West Georgia.

UWG Hosts International Bestselling Author

With genres spanning from middle grade adventure fantasy to young adult mysteries to adult science fiction, it's no wonder that bestselling author A.J. Hartley has been called a literary shapeshifter. The English department and the College of Arts and Humanities recently welcomed the internationally known writer back to the University of West Georgia.

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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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The University of West Georgia’s Department of Publications and Printing once again bested hundreds of its peers at the annual Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia’s (PIAG) ImPRESS 2017 Showcase and Print Celebration. The office walked away with six print excellence awards, including the overall Top Notch Award for having the most winning entries in its size division.

Fine Print: UWG wins Six Print Excellence Awards in Statewide Competition

The University of West Georgia's Department of Publications and Printing once again bested hundreds of its peers at the annual Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia's (PIAG) ImPRESS 2017 Showcase and Print Celebration. The office walked away with six print excellence awards, including the overall Top Notch Award for having the most winning entries in its size division.

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For Blake Ricaud, receiving a presidential scholarship from the University of West Georgia signified a strong bond between him and the university - one that stirred him to work harder.

UWG Presidential Scholarship Gala raises $183,000

For Blake Ricaud, receiving a presidential scholarship from the University of West Georgia signified a strong bond between him and the university - one that stirred him to work harder.

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Women from Carroll County gathered at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton to learn the importance of why money matters at the fourth annual Women Empowering Women event.

Your Money Matters: Richards College of Business Hosts Annual Women Empowering Women

Women from Carroll County gathered at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton to learn the importance of why money matters at the fourth annual Women Empowering Women event.

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The University of West Georgia has been recognized among the nation’s top universities in meeting student needs, and its business, nursing and education programs have been included among the country’s most effective in a new publication from Colleges of Distinction.

UWG Recognized as a National College of Distinction

The University of West Georgia has been recognized among the nation's top universities in meeting student needs, and its business, nursing and education programs have been included among the country's most effective in a new publication from Colleges of Distinction.

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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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The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business has two reasons to celebrate this year: a creation and a naming. The college will commemorate the double anniversary with a special celebration on Oct. 17 in the University Campus Center Ballroom.

Richards College of Business Celebrates Double Anniversary

The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business has two reasons to celebrate this year: a creation and a naming. The College will commemorate the double anniversary with a special celebration on Oct. 17 in the University Campus Center Ballroom.

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The University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) provided nursing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve overseas on a 10-day study abroad medical mission trip, all while earning three credit hours. That trip in May changed their lives forever.

Ecuador Medical Trip: 10 Days Equals the Ultimate Trip of a Lifetime

The University of West Georgia's Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) provided nursing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve overseas on a 10-day study abroad medical mission trip, all while earning three credit hours. That trip in May changed their lives forever.

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