Bringing Home the Gold
Four University of West Georgia students returned home from India last week with a little something extra to place on the mantle above their stockings. Standing two and a half feet tall and shimmering in gold, it may just outshine any other present these students receive this year.
Flight to Success
Lance Paige Toland was a teenager when he first fell in love with flying. He scrubbed airplanes for $1.25 an hour at the airport in his hometown of Griffin, Georgia and saved his money for $25 an hour flight lessons. By the time he was 17, he had already soloed and was soon working as a mechanic apprentice overhauling Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
UWG Alumna Appointed to State Advisory Board by Governor Deal
Governor Nathan Deal has appointed University of West Georgia alumna Tina Bartleson '94 to the Department of Family and Children Services State Advisory Board. Tina was the executive director of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in Rome, Georgia from 1994-2001 and again in 2013. She has 26 years of experience working with children and families through child abuse prevention. Tina graduated UWG with a master's degree in public and social services.
UWG Staff Advisory Council Toy Drive Another Great Success
The University of West Georgia Staff Advisory Council held its annual toy drive on December 11 at the Alumni House, where UWG staff were invited to bring toys to donate to families struggling this time of year to provide a happy holiday for their families.
Grant Gives Students Study Abroad Opportunities
The Halle Foundation in Atlanta has recently awarded $75,000 to the UWG German program in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Every penny of this grant will go to students in the form of study abroad scholarships. The Board of Trustees voted to fund the grant in full. "The Trustees were impressed by the strength of the university's German program and are pleased to have an opportunity to support your work," said Marshall Sanders, Administrator of The Halle Foundation, in an official announcement.
Student Wins 2015 Poster Presentation of the Year at National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
The University of West Georgia's Amelia Bagwell has proven her hard work through her many accomplishments, the most recent being an award for her poster presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference this past November in Chicago. Her research titled, "The 'Me' She Cannot See: Objectification and the Existential Experience of Women" won the award in the Humanities/Diversity category.
Local Couple Gives Helping Hand to UWG Newnan Nursing Program
Phyllis and Jim Rogers of Newnan recently honored the University of West Georgia with the endowment of a scholarship for a UWG Newnan student as well as a monetary gift for the purchase of educational nursing equipment at the Coweta campus.
Students Catch a Break from Finals with Interactive Community Crossword Puzzle
As a study break during finals week, Ingram Library hosted Carrollton resident Sarah Boddy to set up an interactive community crossword puzzle. This event was part of Sarah's Participatory Democrossy Project. This project stemmed from the issue that the creators of crossword puzzles typically fall into the same demographic, and they're almost always made by one person at a time.
UWG or Bust
When Carita Wallgren-Lindholm signed up to study abroad in the United States, she knew she was going to experience life in a different country. She knew she would be in a strange place where she didn't know anyone and that she might even experience culture shock. But what she didn't expect was to be welcomed with open arms, forge friendships that would last a lifetime, and experience true Southern hospitality.
Fall Commencement Ceremonies Set for Saturday
The University of West Georgia's fall commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m. in UWG's Coliseum. For those unable to attend the ceremony in person, it will also be streamed online at www.westga.edu/commencement.php. Southwire CEO Stuart Thorn will be the keynote speaker.
"Wolf Pups" Show Support for Upcoming UWG Football Game
At Central Elementary School, students showed their support for the UWG football team during Red and Blue Day on Friday, December 4. The entire school wore red and blue to get geared up for the big game on Saturday, December 5. This idea stemmed from the fact that many students have parents and teachers with connections to UWG.
Lois Martin Endowed Scholarship Established for UWG Biology and Chemistry Students
The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the Lois Martin Endowed Scholarship. Lois' son, Dr. Frederick "Rick" Martin, established the fund in honor of his mother. Dr. Martin started this fund in 1988 as an annual scholarship, benefiting more than 50 students. The now endowed scholarship, totaling $70,000, will be awarded annually to students majoring in biology or chemistry, and with an interest in pursuing a medical degree. This year's recipients want to return to Carrollton and help those within the community.
Auxiliary Services Promotes Transportation Wellness with Department Bike
The University of West Georgia Auxiliary Services has a new department bike on campus. The department routinely makes trips around the campus to service vending machines, remote equipment, and change out signage. With the increased bike lane use, members of the office wanted to have transportation with storage while promoting wellness around campus.
SSBH Program Scholarship Renamed in Honor of Stu Thorn
Earlier this year, Southwire Company, the largest producer of electrical wire and cables in North America, gifted two four-year scholarships to two incoming University of West Georgia freshmen in the Richards College of Business. The Carrollton-based company awarded the students with what was previously known as the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors (SSBH) Program Scholarship. The recipients of the scholarship are Katlyn Bradshaw and Jacob Stanfill.