Back to the Garden: Instructor Incorporates Sustainability Component into Course
University of West Georgia English instructor Ashley Dycus has always been interested in community service. When she discovered the community garden on campus, a hidden gem tucked away behind the UWG Observatory and Arbor View Apartments that grows food for local families while educating young people, she found a way to tie that interest into her coursework.
The Night Howl: WOLF Internet Radio Recognized at College Broadcasters Inc. Awards
The WOLF Internet Radio howls at night to entertain students. Now, they have been rewarded for their efforts. The College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) 2017 National Student Production Awards gave the spring season of the Night Howl third place in the category of Best Audio Regularly Scheduled Programs.
Soccer Nurse: Soccer Playing Nursing Student Finds Right Fit at UWG
Move over soccer moms! The University of West Georgia would like to introduce Kelly Geary - soccer nurse. Geary, a senior in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) will graduate in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. During her four years at UWG, she also played soccer for the Wolves.
Ecosystem of Care: UWG College of Education Receives Grant from Alice Huffard Richards Foundation in Collaboration with Marcus Autism Center
The University of West Georgia recently received a $204,000 grant from the Alice Huffard Richards Foundation that will enable the College of Education (COE) to further support the community in learning and language development of children from birth to age 5. The grant is in collaboration with the Marcus Autism Center (MAC) and the Carroll-Carrollton Education Collaborative (CCEC), which will provide extensive training to help early childhood intervention specialists, childcare providers, parents and healthcare professionals to identify developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A Passion for Marketing
Few people can say that by the time they were in high school they knew what they wanted to do for the rest of their life. University of West Georgia alumnus Adam Waid '04 can say that. In fact, by the time he was a senior, he was already enthusiastic about marketing.
Mapping Your Future: Drone Workshop Provides Insight into Geospatial Modeling
After an introductory lesson by Dr. Jeong Seong, professor of geospatial technologies in the University of West Georgia's geosciences department, he led the Saturday workshop group outside. Most of us brought jackets and umbrellas because it had rained all morning.
Student and Teacher: Faculty Member Presents Research at International Conference
Kelly Dyar, Ed.D, RN,CCN,CN, is a clinical assistant professor in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) at the University of West Georgia. As a student at UWG, she just made her mark by adding Ed.D. to her list of credentials.
A Legacy of Inclusion: UWG Philosophy Student Attends Competitive Institute
"Do I--as a Latina woman--have a place in the field of philosophy?" That was a question University of West Georgia student Maria Constanza "Cony" Garrido Sierralta asked herself for years. But thanks to Associate Professor and Director of Philosophy Dr. Walter Riker and the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), she knows for certain she does.
The Future of History: Alum Named Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year
Passion and commitment is what you get when you Go West. Just ask Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year John Garner ('08 '13). "I love what I do and have a true passion for teaching that was ingrained in me during my days at the University of West Georgia," said College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education alum Garner.
Keeping Data Safe: Roundtable brings UWG students new insights
Every 20 seconds, an individual in the United States becomes the victim of a cyberattack. It happens to an American business every two minutes. Bill Esslinger, CEO of the Carrollton-based Fogo Data Centers and the keynote speaker of this semester's McCalman Executive Roundtable at the University of West Georgia, works every day to change that statistic.
When Pigs Fly: UWG Celebrates 50 Years of Geosciences with Pig Roast
How often do you chow down on pork burgers one moment, marvel at ancient fossils the next and maybe bid on a silent auction or attend a drone flight workshop while you're there? This year's annual geosciences pig roast at the University of West Georgia tied all these things together and more.
Scholarly Achievement: Students Present Research at Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference
The University of West Georgia was well represented recently at the annual conference of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA), held in New Orleans, La., where several graduate students showcased their unlimited potential by presenting their research.
Dine West generates $16.6M Local Economic Impact: FY17 figure doubles local spending from the previous year
Dine West, the University of West Georgia's internal food service program, contributed $16.6 million to the local economy in its first year, more than double the university's impact for the previous year with a private vendor.
Service to Humanity: Nursing Alum's Experience Leads to Decision to Become a Nurse
Born in Guyana and then moving to New York to work in the business sector, Nadia Prince-Williams found herself in need of medical attention. While reflecting on the need for compassion in healthcare, Prince-Williams met a wonderful nurse.
A Spark in the Dark: Education Major Helps At-Risk Youth
Mileigh Rabun never imagined she'd work with at-risk youth. Homeschooled in her elementary years, she was taught to avoid them. Then she took Dr. Tom Peterson's Critical Thinking in Teaching at the University of West Georgia Newnan and a spark was lit that turned into a mighty flame.
Returning West: UWG Chemistry Alum Researches Learning
A distinct pride resonates though campus when an alum "Returns West" to pursue his or her career. In the case of UWG alum Dr. Logan Leslie--assistant professor in chemistry since fall of 2017, following two years as limited term instructor--this sense of homecoming is not limited to his decision to instruct here. His voyage full circle has an even deeper meaning once you know his history.
UWG Named a Bike Friendly University: University recognized for helping students find their own paths
With fresh bike lanes and a role in Carrollton's bike share program, the University of West Georgia has been named a bike-friendly university by the League of American Bicyclists.
Love, War and Politics: West Georgia's Counterculture
Few millennials can fathom a time when it was dictated on campus what women could wear. But as University of West Georgia Center for Public History (CPH) graduate students discovered recently, that time wasn't so long ago.
The Right Combination: Faculty Expertise Attracts International Math Conference
If you draw a map of the world on a flat surface or plane, painting in countries as you go, what is the least number of colors needed so that no two nations of the same color share a border? The puzzle is deceptively simple. "Four color theorem" - the riddle's answer lies in the name - was not proven until the 1970s and, then, with the assistance of a computer. Welcome to combinatorics as introduced by Dr. Abdollah Khodkar, professor and assistant chair of mathematics at UWG.
Making Capitol Gains: Student Moves from UWG to Politics
Xavier Jennings found his passion at the University of West Georgia. After getting his undergraduate degree in political science, the Lithonia native is now in UWG's Master of Public Administration program, blazing his trail to the capitol.
Success is in His Genes: The true story of a first-year biology student awarded funding for genetic research
The title "Molecular characterization of two high light sensitive Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutants..." might not mean much to non-biologists. But, what if the groundbreaking research behind this paper could lead to better vitamins or more cost-effective, green energy biofuels?
UWG Hosts Economic Forecast Breakfast: Regional Growth Marks Stronger Employment, Highlights Housing Challenges
Continued growth in wages and overall labor force are forecast for west Georgia, while finding affordable housing to accommodate that growth has become more difficult. That combination of opportunity and challenge was the recurring theme of the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast held at University of West Georgia by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), a research center at the Richards College of Business.