From Campus to the Capitol
In the midst of tourists, lobbyists and political leaders, University of West Georgia senior Amara McNeish proudly reports to work each day at Georgia's Capitol. As a legislative intern for the General Assembly of the Georgia House of Representatives, McNeish has found a place where her education, goals and future merge to allow her to explore her passion in politics.
Crossing Cultures, Breaking Barriers
Her passion for language, defying cultural boundaries and her advocacy for studies in foreign language and the advancement in library studies has led Anne Barnhart to many countries in Central and South America. Each time she travels, she shares her knowledge with Spanish-speaking librarians.
UWG Welcomes Allison Joseph
West Georgia recently welcomed Allison Joseph to the area as the first artist in residence in conjunction with the New Georgia Arts Collaborative. Joseph is the author of seven collections of poetry and winner of numerous accolades. She is also well known for her work as an advocate for young writers.
Carrollton Student Shines at UWG, Plans Own Business After Graduation
From engaging classes to exciting student organizations, the University of West Georgia offers a variety of resources to help students succeed and thrive at the university. Undergraduate student Hannah Beth Baldizon, of Carrollton, is a perfect example of a student who is taking advantage of these opportunities to do just that.
UWG Spring Concert to Feature DNCE, Zara Larsson and Chord Overstreet
There'll be plenty of funk and dancing at the University of West Georgia's spring concert this year as the university welcomes DNCE, Zara Larsson and Chord Overstreet to the Coliseum April 27.
Students Generate Poverty Solutions at Hackathon
On Saturday morning, the halls of the Education Center at the University of West Georgia were all abuzz with student activity; however, this crowd of students wasn't the building's usual occupiers. Instead of college students preparing to be the next generation of educators, local teens between the ages of 13 and 17 filled two classrooms preparing to participate in UWG's first Hackathon.
One Pack, One World: UWG Hosts 8th Annual World Festival
The University of West Georgia's Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), alongside the Department of Anthropology and the Student Government Association, recently hosted the 8th Annual World Festival, previously known as the Multicultural Festival.
UWG Makes History at NCUR
Twenty-seven University of West Georgia students' abstracts were accepted for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, making it a record-breaking number in UWG history. From those accepted, 21 students will travel to Memphis, Tenn. on April 6 to present their work.
From Passion to Professional: UWG Alumna Ashley Bush Brings her Career Goals to Life
Behind every successful company’s programs lies a team of talented and dedicated professionals. And behind the corporate communications department at Southwire Company, LLC is proud University of West Georgia alumna Ashley Bush. Bush, who graduated from UWG in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, currently serves as Director of Media and Community Relations for Southwire in Carrollton. Despite having graduated less than six years ago, Bush has already made huge strides in her professional career.
Exoplanets and Extraterrestrials: Lecture Explores Life Outside of our Solar System
For as long as people have known about planets other than our own, there has been curiosity about extraterrestrial life. With the recent discovery of exoplanets surrounding stars near our own sun, these discussions have become more serious and even feasible. Dr. Nick Sterling of the University of West Georgia recently explored this very idea with his public lecture "Proxima Centauri b: The Exoplanet Next Door."
Jackie Robinson: The Life of a Legend
Dr. Arnold Rampersad of Stanford University recently lectured on his biography about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball, in the Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia. The library's Penelope Melson Society and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsored the event, which was held as part of the Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer exhibit.
Vote for UWG: Alum Lands Top Spots in Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest
Every Independence Day, thousands of runners and supporters gather in Atlanta for the world's largest 10K--the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The day is known for high energy, high temperatures, and high anticipation surrounding the reveal of the annual Peachtree Road Race T-shirt. This year's T-shirt could be designed by University of West Georgia alumnus Kevin Benton.
Blazing His Own Trail: Nontraditional Student Thrives at UWG
The University of West Georgia offers an accommodating environment for all students to succeed and thrive, both traditional and nontraditional. Thirty-five-year-old Christian Bryant, an undergraduate majoring in biology, is one example of the latter type of student, and UWG has become a place for him to plant his roots and explore his interests.
Roundtable Brings Students New Insights
Business students at the University of West Georgia recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to meet with faculty and community leaders to discuss major societal topics of the day as well as hear an inspirational message from UWG alumna Missy Dugan, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
The Business of STEM: Young Minds Exercise Skills in Annual Competition
More than 100 students from surrounding area middle and high schools gathered on Saturday, March 4 for the third annual So You Think You Can STEM competition. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia College of Education (COE) and College of Science and Mathematics (COSM), was themed "The Business of STEM."
Fighting Against Poverty in Carrollton
The University of West Georgia’s College of Social Sciences hosted its second annual State of the Community event on Thursday, Feb. 23. The event, designed to bring local organizations together for collaborative solutions for alleviating poverty, welcomed hundreds of community employees and leaders from Carroll County.
Unstoppable Woman: Student Creates Conference to Help Empower Women
Coming from a small town, Jessica Pope could have never expected that at the end of her five years at the University of West Georgia she would be in over 12 student organizations, have a 3.4 GPA and, most importantly, would be hosting her first women's conference.
Being Jim Grant
Music lovers came out in droves to meet composer Jim Grant at a recent performance and meet and greet dubbed "Being Jim Grant: Inside the Mind of a Composer" at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. The event was part of the Mike and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series and was hosted by the University of West Georgia's School of the Arts.
The Thirteenth Juror: UWG Hosts Guest Lecture on DNA Evidence in the Courtroom
What can DNA evidence in the courtroom tell us? Claudia Saari, the circuit public defender for DeKalb County and Tom Charron, Cobb County court administrator, recently came to the University of West Georgia to share their experiences with forensic science and the criminal justice system.
What Motivates Employees? Faculty Research Yields Real-World Business Insights
Very few people would ever think that one day they may discover a research opportunity in their home country while teaching in another, but that's exactly the situation that University of West Georgia's Dr. Minna Rollins found herself in.