UWG humbly offers this holiday trifle as a reminder to onlookers that a festive occasion is a participatory sport, and even a small gesture of kindness can start a chain of good things. With thanks to UWG's saxophone quartet--David Jones, Spencer Singleton, Alexander Payne and Benjamin Lively--and to UWG student intern Gerri Marroquin for making this video possible! Happy Holidays to one and all!
UWG Granted STEM Funds: Spurs Minority Student Participation in Research
University of West Georgia’s Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti has received a $250,000 Georgia Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant from the National Science Foundation, providing 16 scholarships to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students in underrepresented minorities.
Combining Two Passions: Alumna Returns to UWG to Teach Next Generation of Nurses
Melissa Downs, MSN, RN, CNE, a clinical assistant professor, knew from a very young age she wanted to become a nurse. Coming from a long line of educators, and a father who taught high school for over 30 years, her path was essentially chosen. After working as a clinical nurse professional for 26 years, she made the decision to transition into an educator.
Students Make a Pact: Business College Encourages Professional Behavior with Wolf Pact
In an effort to introduce business students to the idea of ethical business standards as early as possible, the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business recently introduced students to the Wolf Pact: A commitment by the Richards College of Business family to honesty, integrity, professionalism and accountability for ethical behavior, and respect for the rights, differences and dignity of others.
Former Prof Gives Back: Dr. Carole E. Hill Signs Anthropology Award
It was more than 45 years ago that Dr. Carole Hill worked at West Georgia College as an assistant professor and was instrumental in building a legacy as one of the founders of the university's anthropology program. Today, her legacy and commitment to UWG students continues.
UWG Hosts Regional Debate Teams
The University of West Georgia recently hosted more than 20 debate teams representing six schools: UGA, Georgia State, Samford, Florida State University, University of Florida and UWG. Teams spent the day debating each other in four rounds. This season's resolutions is "The United States Federal Government should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States."
Homeruns Bring Home the Bacon: "Hometown Teams" Workshop Helps Teachers Link Sports and Economics
Everyone knows that students will pay attention to news about their favorite sports teams or favorite athletes. Teachers may wish they garnered that same level of attention from students in their classrooms. Well, local teachers had the opportunity to learn just how to do that with the help of the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE), Georgia Humanities, the University of West Georgia's Center for Economic Education (CEE) and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) during a workshop aimed at giving teachers the tools they need to educate students.
Prepped for Success: Alumna Continuously Impacts Students, Community
Orange Beach Elementary School in Alabama holds dear to Kelly Kemmerlin Cleere, a University of West Georgia College of Education alumna and current teacher. For 25 years, Cleere has been awarded Teacher of the Year in each of the three schools she’s taught, and continuously makes an impact for students and her community.
Mail Services Honored: UWG Team Recognized at 2016 Chancellor's Services Award
The University System of Georgia's Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently presented the University of West Georgia's Mail Services with the Chancellor's Service Excellence Program Award, Honorable Mention Team of the Year. Postal Supervisor Melba Haynes and Associate Director of Auxiliary Services Ely Elefante accepted the award on behalf of the team.
Congress Comes to UWG: UWG Honors Westmoreland for Donation of Congressional Papers
The University of West Georgia hosted a celebration Tuesday, Nov. 29, to officially accept U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland’s (R-Ga) congressional papers into Ingram Library’s special collections.