A Giant LEAP: Initiative Emphasizes Critical Thinking, Collaboration
With heightened emphasis on student test scores, many researchers, educators and employers have seen a need to place greater focus on skills that likely won't show up on a multiple-choice test. Liberal arts and humanities - part of the classic core of education - are gaining wider attention thanks to a national initiative called Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).
World Tour: UWG hosts annual International Night
University of West Georgia students and Carrollton community members went on a world tour last Friday when they attended UWG's 33rd Annual International Night. Sponsored by the International Student Club and International Student Admissions and Programs, visitors got to sample the cuisines, cultures and traditions from more than 20 countries around the globe.
Walmart Foundation Donates $25K to UWG Financial Literacy Program
More University of West Georgia students will be better able to balance a checkbook and pay off student loans, thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation.
Safety First: Recent Grad Focused Undergraduate Thesis on Campus Safety
Amanda Baptie came to the University of West Georgia intending to become a police officer. Although that career goal changed, Baptie still wants to help her community.
Best of Both Worlds: Local STAR student gets taste of college life
Katie Rubino loves math. Need proof? She keeps a graphing calculator in her purse. The Carrollton High School (CHS) senior is dual enrolled at the University of West Georgia for the last semester of her high school career, and she's recently been named STAR student at her school, meaning she posted the highest SAT score in the class of 2018.
UWG, Tanner Break Ground on Student Health Center: Innovative Project is First in University System of Georgia
The University of West Georgia broke ground Thursday on a new student health center -- the first of its kind to receive approval from the University System of Georgia.
Green for 2018: West Georgia Geography Professor Develops Plan for Sustainability
When you think of sustainability, you probably think of sustainable energy sources such as wind or solar. You might not think of the food you eat at Dine West, the lights installed in the new biology building or social sustainability as promoted by various programs and offices, such as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Actions Really can Speak Louder than Words: UWG Hosts Stephen Young
For Stephen Young, it's both what you say and how you say it. Young was the latest speaker in the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series, a partnership between the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business and the BB&T Foundation. Created eight years ago, the series generates a dialog about the ethical foundation of capitalism and free enterprise.
From Story Mountain to Story Circle: Award-Winning Author Kate Klise Speaks at Conference
The University of West Georgia's Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP) recently hosted the third annual Literacy and Beyond Conference where educators gathered to explore the newest literacies.
Assistance Granted: Tanner Health System School of Nursing Receives Grant from Kaiser Permanente
Not only are Georgia colleges and universities operating at full capacity to meet the growing demand for nurses, they are working just as busily to train the educators who teach those nurses. Thanks to an $80,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, the Tanner Health System School of Nursing at UWG can help meet that need.
Magical History Tour: UWG alum helps Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama come to life
You never know where a University of West Georgia degree can take you. Jesse Garbowski ended up in the middle of the Battle of Atlanta . . . sort of.
UWG to Host Two-Time Olympic Gold Champion: Dag Folger Speaker Series to Feature Edwin Moses
The University of West Georgia's College of Education (COE) will host two-time Olympic gold medalist, Edwin Moses, for its fourth annual Dag Folger Speaker Series: Critical Topics in Education. The keynote speech, themed The Power of Quantum Performance, will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum, with an autograph session to follow.
Poetry and Medicine Collide: UWG hosts the 2018 Georgia Arts Award winner Dr. Charles Bardes
The University of West Georgia will host physician and poet Dr. Charles Bardes as the winner of the 2018 New Georgia Arts Literary Achievement Award. The award is given by The New Georgia Arts Collaborative (NGAC,) a coalition of writers, educators and patrons sponsoring cultural events and community outreach in greater Atlanta.
Women Just Know: Interim associate dean publishes book on Women's Spirituality
Call it intuition, but women always have had a special sense of knowing things. That is the focus of a book recently published by Dr. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, interim associate dean of the University of West Georgia's College of Social Sciences and an associate professor of psychology. The book is called "Feminist Spirituality Under Capitalism: Witches, Fairies, and Nomads" through Routledge Press.
The WOLF Wins: WOLF Internet Radio wins Broadcast Education Association Award
For the first time ever, The WOLF Internet Radio at the University of West Georgia will receive two recognitions in the Student Audio Competition of the Broadcast Education Awards Festival of Media Arts.
National Endowment for the Humanities Expands UWG Undergrad Research
The University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently received a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH will match every dollar raised, up to $25,000, for each of the next two consecutive years. The grant benefits English students participating in the department's publication, "Literary Undergraduate Research in English" (LURe), and helps expand student resources.
Revisiting 'invisible colleges': UWG staff member's research published in Journal of Higher Education
While Dr. Melissa Tarrant was earning her doctorate at the University of Alabama, she was employed by an "invisible college," a private institution with relatively open admissions policies and a relatively small enrollment.
Helping Dollars Make Sense - Holder Serves Students Through Economics
Holder, an economics professor and director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy housed in UWG's Richards College of Business, serves students by helping them build solid financial foundations.
The Published Nurse: Nurse Alum's Paper Accepted by American Nurse Today
Jimmy Hall was a nurse looking to further his career by pursuing a doctorate degree when the University of West Georgia got his attention. Hall was working in the area of clinical staff education, where he was tasked with onboarding new nurses and other clinical staff, as well as educating and ensuring competencies of all individuals in the hospital setting.
'Unapologetic': America's toughest principal shines light on UWG students at MLK celebration
Students and faculty members at the University of West Georgia kicked off Black History Month with a compelling and well-attended Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Marco Clark, CEO of Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., was the guest speaker for the event. Clark - known as "America's toughest principal" - encouraged students to be "unapologetic" when it comes to their passions in life.
From home-school mom to master's degree: UWG student part of ambitious Southwire program
Carrie Tarpley is a non-traditional student in more ways than one. The University of West Georgia student - the mother of two daughters, one 21 years old and the other 16 years old - is one of six students in the fifth cohort of the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Program (SSBHP) in the Richards College of Business. Tarpley's the program's first non-traditional student, meaning she did not immediately enroll in post-secondary education immediately following high school.
UWG Alumna, Jan Wilson, Awarded Hero of Her Profession
Jan Wilson's goal has always been student success, and her commitment to collaboration and love for her profession shines throughout her work. That is one of the reasons the University of West Georgia College of Education (COE) 2016 alumna was named in the inaugural class of Scholastic Library Publishing's School Librarian of the Year Heroes.
Modern Rhapsody: Sophomore's Composition Selected among Nation
The sophomore music education major recently was selected by Vox Novus to have his one-minute piece, "Willow," performed at Fifteen Minutes of Fame. As the name suggests, the event is a collection of 15 varied, one-minute works by different composers from around the country written for a specific performer or ensemble.
CCEC, community partners awarded $74K grant
Three west Georgia entities - including the University of West Georgia - have been awarded a nearly $74,000 grant for early language and literacy from the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy.