William Grady Hamrick III Campaign Legacy Endowment Announced
The University of West Georgia Foundation is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift to the University of West Georgia from William "Bill" Grady Hamrick III, judge on the Superior Court of Georgia in the Coweta Circuit.
UWG Athletic Foundation Raises Funds Through Amazon Program
The University of West Georgia Athletic Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with Amazon to raise funds through Amazon’s new philanthropic program, AmazonSmile. The program is an exciting new initiative in which the major online retailer will donate a percentage of its sales from UWG’s many alumni, students, friends and others to the UWG Athletic Foundation.
Richards College of Business Names David H. Hovey Distinguished Scholar
The University of West Georgia Richards College of Business named Dr. Tom Gainey, UWG professor and chair of the department of management, as the first David H. Hovey Distinguished Scholar, funded by the Hardy and Merryl McCalman Foundation.
Richards College of Business Hosts Annual Economic Breakfast
At the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast recently hosted by the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business, business and community leaders received some good news: things are looking up for west Georgia. According to Department of Economics Chair Dr. Joey Smith, west Georgia is seeing a rise in the labor market as well as a reduction in unemployment claims.
Parapsychological Research Uncovered: Dr. Edwin May gives Presentation on Involvement with Government Funded Spy Program
On November 5 the University of West Georgia Psychology Department hosted their annual lecture series in honor of the late Dr. Bill Roll and his contributions to parapsychological research. Dr. Edwin May gave a presentation on his work with the psychic spy program funded by the United States government for over 20 years, commonly known as "Stargate." Psychic spy Joe McMoneagle also presented, who worked alongside Dr. May.
UWG’s Regional Economic Impact Exceeds $463 Million
The University of West Georgia contributed more than $463.15 million to the west Georgia regional economy for the fiscal year 2014, according to a recently released report from the University of Georgia. Marking the eighth year of consecutive growth, this amount is a significant increase from the 2013 amount of $442 million.
UWG Welcomes All to Romeo and Juliet
The year at the University of West Georgia is filled with theatre productions you don't want to miss, including the upcoming production of "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet." Presented in the Dangle Black Box Theatre, audiences will literally have a front-row seat the action-packed story of two doomed lovers.
UWG Celebrates Veterans Day with a Breakfast of Appreciation
To celebrate those who have served our country and protected the United States as a free nation, the University of West Georgia's Center for Adult Learners and Veterans held a Veterans Day breakfast on November 11. During the breakfast, veteran students were served an array of French toast, hash browns, sausage, and more as a humble appreciation to the men and women who serve in our nation's military.
The Rock 'n' Roll Economist
University of West Georgia Richards College of Business economics professor Kim Holder knows that students don't necessarily get excited about an economics class. However, she is being recognized for her innovative techniques in the classroom because she has found a way to help them learn the principles of economics while simultaneously fostering creative expression.
Hugh and Doris Brock Student Endowed Scholarship Fund Established
The University of West Georgia is proud to announce the establishment of two endowed scholarships from the estate of Hugh L. and Doris H. Brock. The Hugh L. Brock, Jr. and the Doris Hollingsworth Brock Scholarship for Education and the Hugh L. Brock, Jr. and Doris Hollingsworth Brock Scholarship for Nursing Education will be awarded annually to UWG students in the College of Education and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing.
Author Maggie Mitchell Discusses New Novel in Recent Art Talk
Last week, art supporters from the University of West Georgia community gathered for a literature reading by Maggie Mitchell, author of recently published novel Pretty Is. It was an evening of insight and discussion over Maggie's writing and recent global success with the novel.
UWG Debate Ranked Among Top 25 Teams in the Nation
The first poll of intercollegiate debate season has been released and University of West Georgia Debate is the top ranked Division II team within its field of competition. The UWG team of senior Hakeem Muhammad and junior Khalid Sharif are currently ranked #11 in the country. UWG is the only regional comprehensive university ranked in the top 25, and with Emory University the only other school in the state ranked in the poll, UWG is also the highest ranked public institution in Georgia.
UWG Hosts 50 Years in the Music Industry
The music and history departments partnered to celebrate 50 Years in the Music Industry. UWG students, faculty, and staff members gathered to listen to music industry legends Harold Shedd and Stuart Yahm. Shedd was the head of Mercury Records and produced records for Alabama, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others. Yahm served as head of Artists and Repertoire for Capitol Records and worked with top headliners, including B.B. King, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, and Marilyn Monroe. During the talk Yahm and Shedd shared their experiences in the music industry.
Dr. Soo Moon Completes Youth-Focused Research Study in Asia
The University of West Georgia's College of Social Sciences recently welcomed Associate Professor of Mass Communications Dr. Soo Moon to share her research findings for a comparative analysis that she conducted on the Internet and social capital among youth in China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.
UWG Alumni Association Announces Third 30 Under 30 Class
The University of West Georgia Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2015 class of 30 Under 30. From pharmacists and counselors to international business owners and educators, this list represents the brightest and most ambitious UWG graduates under the age of 30.
Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat Offer Fun for Boys and Ghouls of All Ages
Halloween continues to be a real treat at the University of West Georgia. Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat kept the annual tradition alive and offered a spooktacular good time on Thursday, October 29. According to Department of Art Associate Professor and Assistant Chair Clint Samples, approximately 200 pumpkins from Carve on the Quad were on display for Safe Treat that evening. Safe Treat, organized by Housing and Residence Life, was attended by 600 children and 59 student organizations gave out candy and manned tables.
UWG Nursing Studies Abroad in Budapest
In an effort to increase cultural awareness as well as their nursing skills, two students and an assistant professor from the Tanner Health System School of Nursing recently studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Rita Mahmoud, Donata Giamboy, and Chelsea Mobley spent most of the month of May in Budapest.
Two UWG Professors Become Governor's Teaching Fellows Program Selects
Associate Professor of Business Education Dr. Susan Hall Webb and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Gregory Dixon were selected as a 2015-16 Governor's Teaching Fellows. As one of 12 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, Drs. Webb and Dixon were selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.