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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.