Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Speaks for the Tanner Health System School of Nursing's Healthcare Speaker Series

Nationally renowned physician, healthcare speaker, and author Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel was the speaker at the University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing’s Inaugural Healthcare Speaker Series held last week. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Speak for the Tanner Health System School of Nursing’s Healthcare Speaker SeriesAfter an introduction by UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero Dr. Ezekiel spoke to a standing-room only crowd in the nursing building.

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Students Stand Out on Research Day

Every spring, each college at the University of West Georgia invites its best and brightest undergraduates to present their research to a panel of judges. The winner from each college then moves on to Big Night, where they represent their colleges in a university-wide competition. This year's Big Night will be held April 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the UWG Campus Center Ballroom. The following students' presentations placed in their respective colleges' competitions last week:

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UWG Chemistry Grad Aims to Knock out Sickle Cells

If you were to ask a random group of people to name five famous female scientists, their list may begin and end with Marie Curie. Historically, science has been considered a "man's field," and today's up-and-coming female scientists often find themselves lacking female mentors. For this very reason, UWG senior chemistry major Edidiong Umoren says more women should be driven to chase their scientific dreams - not give up on them.

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Buddhist Lama Teaches Community to Reduce Stress

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, professor of Buddhist philosophy in Nepal, visited the University of West Georgia to present a talk on ways students and the community can better cope with the stressors of life. At a young age, Rinpoche received the classical Tibetan Buddhist education reserved for incarnate lamas, comprising both intensive apprenticeship and formal academic study. As a spiritual leader, he is a throne-holder of the Taklung Kagyu lineage and heads several monasteries and centers in Asia and North America. Rinpoche travels to spread his teachings around the world on "The Rhythm of Happiness."

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Students Respond Positively to the Seventh Annual Multicultural Festival

The University of West Georgia's Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) recently partnered with the Anthropology department as well as the Student Government Association for the Seventh Annual Multicultural Festival. The event took place in UWG's Campus Center Ballroom, welcoming hundreds of curious students, faculty, and staff members.

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Mass Communications Awarded Teaching Excellence Award by Board of Regents

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia has won the 2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award in the Department/Program category. The University System of Georgia Regents’ award recognizes excellence in a department that displays strong commitment to teaching and student success. The award will be formally presented in May at the Board of Regents meeting.

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Jett Receives Distinguished NSF Career Grant to Further STEM Research

Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Jett of the Department of Mathematics at the University of West Georgia has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Grant for his CAREER: Broadening Participation in STEM: A Qualitative Analysis of African-American Male STEM Majors' Mathematics Experiences and Career Decisions. The recognition is one of the government agency's most prestigious for junior faculty members and is presented to those who incorporate education and research into the missions of their institutions.

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UWG Welcomes Award Winning Poet B. H. Fairchild

The Artist in Residence program at the University of West Georgia is known for hosting exciting events that allow musicians, authors, and other artists to perform. Award winning poet Dr. B. H. Fairchild recently visited and read from his latest publication, "The Blue Buick." BH Fairchild

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Ceremony Honors Minority Students' Success

On March 21, the University of West Georgia's Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) will host its 32nd academic awards ceremony honoring the scholastic excellence of minority students at UWG. The event will take place in the Campus Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. Ashley Lewis, associate director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, is coordinating the event.

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UWG Official Response to 2012 Debate Video UWG Official Response to 2012 Debate Video

We understand the concern surrounding a video posted this week that includes comments made by two former University of West Georgia debate students. While these students participated in a nationally sanctioned debate event in 2012 representing UWG, their comments, or the comments made in any debate, do not reflect the University’s views or values.

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What started out as a father-son bonding project has turned into a lifelong passion for Josh Rachel ’08, co-owner and award-winning brewmaster of Jekyll Brewing. As a strapped-for-cash University of West Georgia senior majoring in marketing, Josh and his dad spent Father’s Day brewing beer in his parents’ garage. His love of the craft only intensified when, after graduation, he got a part-time job at Brew-Depot in Alpharetta—a “temporary” gig that lasted more than four years—and started brewing at home and entering competitions. While at the Brew-Depot, he met Michael Lundmark, who suggested they start a business together.

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What started out as a father-son bonding project has turned into a lifelong passion for Josh Rachel ’08, co-owner and award-winning brewmaster of Jekyll Brewing. As a strapped-for-cash University of West Georgia senior majoring in marketing, Josh and his dad spent Father’s Day brewing beer in his parents’ garage. His love of the craft only intensified when, after graduation, he got a part-time job at Brew-Depot in Alpharetta—a “temporary” gig that lasted more than four years—and started brewing at home and entering competitions. While at the Brew-Depot, he met Michael Lundmark, who suggested they start a business together.

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UWG Alum Challenges Idea of Limitation

When Eric Graise ’15 performed as a Blanche and Irving Laurie Musical Theatre Fellowship winner at the national 2015 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C., he made quite an impression. Based on that performance, he was nominated and invited to the White House to participate on a panel discussion celebrating Americans with disabilities and the arts.

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Student Racks Up More Funds for Business Venture at National Competition

Sometimes, it can take years to get a small business off the ground, but University of West Georgia student and local entrepreneur William Cross has put himself on the fast track to success. He’s already got his product on select shelves and is seeking funding to expand his business while he’s getting his degree in business management. And as if that wasn’t enough, his product also has the potential to change thousands of lives across the United States.

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Two-Time Georgia Author of the Year

Jim Grimsley, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and two-time Georgia Author of the Year will be speaking about his memoir, How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the University of West Georgia's Campus Center Ballroom. There will be a question and answer session at the conclusion of the talk followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the author. This talk is presented as a part of the UWG Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Multicultural Book Selection for Spring 2016. The public is invited and there is no admission fee.

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ESPN's Todd Grisham, UWG Alum, Gives Keynote Speech at Media Day

"When I grew up I was fascinated by radio. I wanted to b a DJ," said Todd Grisham, ESPN SportsCenter anchor and keynote speaker at the University of West Georgia's 2016 Media Day. Todd, a 1998 graduate of UWG and former resident of Carrollton, was also the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Department of Mass Communications.

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Setting Kids in Motion

In his iconic early 20th Century paintings, Norman Rockwell regularly depicted children as sinewy, springy, slightly mischievous, and boundlessly energetic urchins. They played leapfrog, plunged into swimming holes, walked on stilts, climbed weathervanes, and traipsed through quaint old neighborhoods alongside of their trusted beagles. An afternoon snack consisted of a shiny apple fresh-plucked from a tree. How foreign these idyllic images must seem to most of today's kids.

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UWG Named One of the Most Promising Places to Work 2016

The University of West Georgia was recently named one the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2016. This marks the third consecutive year that UWG received the recognition from The Center for Higher Education Enterprise. This year, UWG joins only 18 other universities that also made the list.

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Professor Emeritus Establishes Endowment for Math Majors

If you have ever received or applied for a scholarship to pay for school then you can relate to University of West Georgia Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Dr. Earl Perry. Born into a financially poor family, he made his way through college with the help of charitable scholarships. Just like someone else had the confidence in him, today he continues to do the same for other scholars like him, no matter their background. He recently established an endowment in the sum of $50,000 for the mathematics department at UWG.

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University of West Georgia Newnan was recently named the 2015 Prosperity Award recipient by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce for its outstanding impact on economic growth and development in the county. UWG Newnan has been in operation since 1988 and has seen its undergraduate enrollment quadruple in the past 10 years, with Coweta County students making up 40 percent of enrollment.

UWG Newnan Earns Chamber Award

University of West Georgia Newnan was recently named the 2015 Prosperity Award recipient by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce for its outstanding impact on economic growth and development in the county. UWG Newnan has been in operation since 1988 and has seen its undergraduate enrollment quadruple in the past 10 years, with Coweta County students making up 40 percent of enrollment.

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A Look Within--UWG Hosts State of Community: Carroll

It is a great opportunity to gather and collaborate with others on the very issues that influence the community everyone shares. On February 25 the University of West Georgia raised awareness of the state of the community, focusing on Carroll County. The event brought the community and university together to take a closer look at the places we call "home."

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