Alumnus and Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan Named Legislator of the Year
It has been year of accomplishments for two-time University of West Georgia alumnus and Georgia State Senator Mike Dugan. Not only was Dugan recently reelected for a fourth term and subsequently elected majority leader of the Georgia State Senate, he has also received recognition as Legislator of the Year by multiple statewide associations. Each honor highlights issues the statesman holds critical to his mission as a legislator.
Touring Government: Political Science Students Visit the Capitol
Ten of the University of West Georgia's top-ranked political science students had the opportunity recently to visit the Georgia Capitol and meet with Gov. Nathan Deal and Associate Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell.
Stranded in STEM: UWG's COE Hosts Fifth Annual STEM Competition
More than 100 students from area middle and high schools gathered recently for the fifth annual So You Think You Can STEM competition. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia College of Education (COE), was themed "Stranded in STEM."
An American in Paris: UWG Grad Secures Scholarship to Continue Studying in France
Every week, Ethan Brown rides a bullet train from his apartment in Paris, France, to a city approximately 144 miles northeast of the Eiffel Tower. It's in that city - Roubaix, six miles from the Belgian border - that Brown is studying to become a better businessman, having laid a solid foundation in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.
UWG Faculty Give Back: Dutt Family Creates Endowment Supporting Student Presentations
Generous faculty members, husband and wife Dr. Swarna Dutt - Professor of Economics in the Richards College of Business - and Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt - Chair and Professor of Chemistry at the College of Science and Mathematics - have jointly established the Dutt Endowed Awards.
'He'd Be Proud': Bowdon Couple Establishes Scholarship in Son's Memory
Charles Huey loved the families who lived along his postal route. To Chuck, as he was called, these residents of Carroll County were more than just the people to whom he delivered the annual birthday cards from grandma or items bought online. They were members of his extended family. Huey loved the residents on his route so much so that when his parents, Johnnie and Edna Huey, established an endowed scholarship in his memory at the University of West Georgia, they asked to include a clause that preference would be given to students who lived along their late son's route.
Giving Students a Voice: UWG Hosts College Radio Day
The WOLF Internet Radio at the University of West Georgia recently hosted College Radio Day with another successful turnout of student participation. College Radio Day, a globally organized event, has been hosted at universities, including UWG, for the past eight years. Since its inception, College Radio Day has been a huge success among students, allowing them to express themselves through creative radio programming.
UWG Hosts Record-Breaking Flu Vaccination Clinic
The University of West Georgia recently hosted a record-breaking flu vaccination clinic, vaccinating more than 375 students, faculty and staff. UWG's Health Services annually provides flu shots for students, faculty and staff in the hopes of keeping the campus safe and healthy during flu season.
Growing Our Own: Dual Certification Program Addresses Teacher Shortage
Schools across the nation are challenged to find enough qualified teachers. Coweta County and the surrounding region are no exception. Many paraprofessionals - or teacher aides - already working in our schools are highly committed to their students and the educational system. Yet work schedules and related factors hinder them from obtaining education degrees required to become state certified teachers.
Lending Aid: UWG Facilities Assists ASU with Cleanup after Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael tore through Florida and South Georgia, leaving miles and miles of destruction and lives turned upside down. Thanks to Michael, Albany State University lost hundreds of trees, leaving the campus in terrible condition. When Lee Howell, ASU's director of Facilities Management, sent out a call for help on Friday, Oct. 12, the University of West Georgia was soon to respond.
UWG Earns No. 2 Seeding in NCAA Division II Football Playoffs
Head coach David Dean and the West Georgia football program will return to the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs in 2018, and the Wolves will be the No. 2 seed in this year's bracket, playing host to the 7th-seed Wingate Bulldogs in the first round on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Americans in World War I Series
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, the University of West Georgia Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society is hosting an Americans in World War I exhibit through Nov. 16. Jennifer Keene, professor of history at Chapman University, recently presented the featured talk, Americans in the Great War.
UWG Hosts 350 Students for Fall Preview Day
The University of West Georgia hosted nearly 350 prospective students during fall Preview Day, which serves as an open house to show interested parties the unique opportunities offered at the university. Evan Jaynes, associate director of admissions for campus visits and communications, said Preview Days are "much more than an open house."
Staying West: UWG Student Becomes A Tour Guide One Year After Her Tour
Caycay Kelly vividly remembers her first visit to UWG. The campus was dewy as it had rained the night before, and her nerves about leaving home left her with a feeling that mirrored the dreary day. Before she stepped out of the car, the anxious high school senior looked over to her dad and insisted on going back home. Today, Kelly is a sophomore majoring in early childhood education at UWG.
Introvert Finds Voice: UWG Alum Credits Involvement for Coming Out of His Shell
Sweaty palms. Racing heart. Shortness of breath. All those symptoms would plague Kyle Broome '15 '16 whenever he talked to a large group of people. That is, until he came to the University of West Georgia.
(Still) Undefeated: UWG Wolves Vying for Peach Basket - and More - in VSU Game Saturday
It's an unassuming wooden basket, but this vessel carries more than peaches. It carries years of tradition, athletic excellence and excitement for more than three decades of University of West Georgia football fans.
UWG Enrollment Reaches Record High for Eighth Straight Year
The University of West Georgia reached another record-breaking student enrollment with 13,733 students for fall 2018. Enrollment for the university increased 1.6 percent from last year's 13,520 students.
Ghosts in the Ice: Physics Professor to Host Astronomy Lecture
On Friday, Nov. 9, University of West Georgia physics professor Dr. Nicholas Sterling will give a free lecture titled "Ghosts in the Ice: The Detection of Neutrinos from a Supermassive Black Hole." This community event is appropriate for ages 12 and up and will be held in UWG's Boyd Building, room 230, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Winning the Silver: UWG Earns National Recognition for Sustainability Efforts
The red and blue went green, and it won them silver. The University of West Georgia recently received a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program, which measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities.
Healthy Constitution: UWG Student Named Alternate for Madison Fellowship
A local high school history teacher and graduate student at the University of West Georgia has been named the state's alternate for a prestigious national fellowship whose mission is to encourage the study of the U.S. Constitution.
'A Lot of Good News': UWG Hosts 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast
The economy in the West Georgia region is like a healthy tortoise, rather than an unhealthy hare. That's how Dr. William "Joey" Smith put it during the 22nd annual Economic Forecast Breakfast held Tuesday morning at University of West Georgia by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), a research center in the Richards College of Business.