University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College Sign Transfer Articulation Agreement for Nursing Students
West Georgia Technical College students who complete the associate degree in nursing (ADN) can now transfer to the University of West Georgia's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) without losing any course credits thanks to a Transfer Articulation Agreement signed by both institutions. "Our goal is to continue to work with WGTC to provide pathways for achievement and opportunity for our students," said Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia. "This is yet another of many agreements that we look forward to in the future."
Online Doctoral Education Programs Continue to Receive Accolades
The University of West Georgia’s College of Education (COE) continues to be highly ranked among peer institutions. COE placed sixth in the nation for online doctoral education according to the most recent ranking of online programs by GradSource.com, a top destination for prospective and doctoral students.
UWG Announces New Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
The University of West Georgia will offer a new and unique online bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership, thanks to its membership in the University System of Georgia's eMajor program. UWG Announces New Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership eMajor is a collaborative program that enables colleges and universities to offer career-ready, high-demand degrees and certificates in an online setting with a focus on quality and affordability.
Three UWG Teams Given Proclamation of Congratulations by the City
Three University of West Georgia athletic teams and their coaches were honored by the City of Carrollton at with a "Proclamation of Congratulations" for their successes this season. The declaration, given Monday, April 11, acknowledged UWG's men's basketball team, co-ed cheerleaders and football team.
Evening Lectures Discuss "The Curious History of the English Language"
The University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities hosts the first of several lecture series, this one entitled "The Curious History of the English Language." Over the course of four nights, four professors from UWG are discussing the English language and how it has evolved over time. The series will look at the Indo-European origins of the English language and follow its growth from the fringes of the European culture to its dominant position today. The professors cover various topics about the nature of English spelling, the differences between Old, Middle, and Modern English and the world of American dialects.
Student Publishes Research Paper on Possible Anti-Cancer Agents
Every generation makes strides in the fight against cancer. From the discovery of radiation to the development of chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, and stem cell therapy, treatments are developed, refined, and combined to combat the tumors, of which there are over 100 types. Today, institutions like the University of West Georgia are shaping students to help make that next big step.
UWG's Sethna Gives TED Talk in Douglasville
Professor of Marketing and President Emeritus of the University of West Georgia Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna gave a speech during TEDxDouglasville, an independently organized TED event where speakers' talks followed this year's theme: pioneering and building.
UWG Travels to NYC for National Debate Tournament
The University of West Georgia debate team left their mark in New York after yet another successful season. The team completed the season at the National Debate Tournament, hosted at Binghamton University, March 31-April 4. UWG Debate received two invitations based on prior performances during the season.
UWG Helps to Cut Carbs—Carbon Footprints, That Is
The University of West Georgia believes it is easy being green, and it is evident throughout its practices and accolades. In 2015, the institution earned a bronze star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). UWG participates in eco-friendly causes such as Arbor Day, Tree Campus USA, and Recycle Mania and also includes sustainability as one of its core values.
Chemistry Workshop Leader Scholarship Funded by Lucille Garmon
University of West Georgia Professor Emerita of Chemistry Dr. Lucille Garmon believed steadfastly that no student should be kept from completing his or her education due to financial strain. It was from that belief that she established the Chemistry Workshop Leader Scholarship in 2012 to support UWG students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in chemistry.
Annual Meeting of the Minds Discusses the Key to Happiness
The Meeting of the Minds is an annual play held by the UWG philosophy department and the West Georgia Philosophical Society. The question posed this year was, “How can we attain happiness?” Six philosophy students answered the question on behalf of famous philosophers at the event on March 22.
NBS-UWG Wins Big in Hollywood
The University of West Georgia Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) won a total of 10 awards at the 74th annual NBS-AERho convention in Hollywood. NBS-UWG Wins Big in HollywoodNBS-UWG is a registered student organization with 25-30 members and is advised by founder Dr. Brad Yates, a professor of mass communications.
High Number of UWG Students Accepted to Pharmacy Schools
The University of West Georgia's Department of Chemistry had a successful year placing students in pharmacy schools at universities around the southeast. Entrance into pharmacy school is a difficult feat, and the high ratio of students accepted is a testament to the high academic standard at UWG.
SAS Summit Yields Lively, Informative Discussions
Many of us know the age of "smart homes" is just around the corner. However, some of that technology is already here - in our office buildings, homes, cars, and the palm of our hand. We know that information is sent from these devices to some invisible place in "the cloud," but then what happens to it? Well, someone has to analyze it.
UWG Students Share Their Research: 24 to Attend NCUR
The University of West Georgia is sending 24 students with the Honors College to the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference takes place at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, from April 7 to April 9. Of the 24 students, 18 will present their research abstracts.
Ancient Head Shaping Practices of the Maya
Dr. Vera Tiesler is a renowned authority on the life of Maya. She has been studying Mayans and their cultural practices through the use of bioarchaeology since very early in her career. Dr. Tiesler is a faculty at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan in the anthropology department and studies mortuary archaeology. When she came to give a talk at the University of West Georgia for the Department of Anthropology's annual Waring Distinguished Lecturer Series, Cashen Hall was occupied on both levels, a rare occurrence.
Honors Convocation Recognizes Scholastic Achievement
The 2016 Honors Convocation at the University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center recognized students from all colleges and departments for their outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Kyle Marrero, UWG president, presented the awards.
UWG Exhibit "Safe Haven: Responding to Hurricane Katrina" Open to Public
University of West Georgia's Center for Public History and Office of Community Engagement recently created an exhibit titled, "A Safe Haven: Responding to Hurricane Katrina." Located in the Bonner House, the exhibit explores UWG and the Carrollton community’s compassionate response to Hurricane Katrina evacuees. When tragedy struck, most of these people lost everything they owned. They did not just lose their houses and material possessions. They lost their sense of home, their community, and the places where so many memories were made. UWG served as a resource where evacuees could feel safe, connect with others, and find hope for brighter days ahead.
University Alumnus’ Artwork Featured in On-Campus Gallery
Most families pass down a family heirloom—a pair of earrings or a watch—from generation to generation, but material possessions were not enough for the Moulthrop family. Instead, they passed down something far more valuable. They passed down their craft.
Funding Continues for Cherokee Rose Writing Project
The University of West Georgia's Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP) will continue to share innovative teaching methods with teachers throughout the region thanks to ongoing funding via the Invitational Leadership Institute Grant.