UWG's Ingram Library Celebrates 50 Years, Names New Dean
The University of West Georgia has announced Dr. Beth Sheppard as the new dean of Ingram Library. Sheppard currently serves as director of the Divinity School Library at Duke University. She will begin her new role at UWG July 1. The announcement came during the library's 50th anniversary celebration, held on the ground floor of the library building that opened in 1968.
UWG Hosts 325 Prospective Students at Spring Preview Day
The University of West Georgia hosted more than 300 prospective students last Sunday at its spring Preview Day, which serves as an open house to show interested parties the unique opportunities offered at the university.
The Future for UWG Campus Security
Thirty-five sheets of computer paper blanket one wall of University of West Georgia Police Chief Tom Saccenti's office. The pages - the each bearing a short description of a program members of his force would like to see enacted - overlap each other, creating a patchwork of initiatives, ideas and new technologies.
Changing Course, Merging Experience: Adult learner combines multiple fields along with career at UWG
Some people move through life in straight line, with a clear target and laser-like focus. These are the students who come to UWG knowing from middle school exactly what their career path will be and carefully plot every educational step to achieve it. Others follow a no less ambitious but more holistic path of discovery. Circumstances beyond their control may require them to change course or discover new passions.
'A Tremendous Gift': UWG awarded $312,000 Victim of Crime Act grant
The University of West Georgia Department of Health Services has been awarded a grant of approximately $312,000 by the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to enhance and expand services offered to students who have been affected by sexual violence.
Always Improving: UWG COE Doctoral Student Named Leadership Scholar
The pursuit of academic excellence should be one that never ends. This staunch belief is one that University of West Georgia doctoral student and Calhoun Middle School teacher Justin Lindsey exemplifies daily.
Finding a Job is Less Work: UWG economist forecasts optimism on grads' job prospects
When University of West Georgia graduates turn their tassels on May 10, they’ll enter a stronger job market than those before them in the past decade. That’s what UWG Richards College of Business Department of Economics chair and professor Dr. William “Joey” Smith predicts. Smith’s department hosts the annual UWG Economic Forecast Breakfast, and he spends time outside of class following trends and observing the economic landscape.
Driving History: UWG Unveils Douglas and Lomason Company Records and Artifacts
The University of West Georgia recently unveiled historical company records of a worldwide supplier of automobile parts that had plants in Carrollton and Newnan. Photos, records, models and other artifacts from the Douglas and Lomason Company were on display at an event at Ingram Library. Blynne Olivieri, head of special collections at UWG, described the importance of the display of materials for research.
UWG Hosts Georgia Academy of Science: Event benefits students and community
More than 200 student and faculty researchers from across Georgia attended the 2018 annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science at the University of West Georgia earlier this month.
Caring Students = Caring Nurses: Non-traditional nursing student forms lifelong and caring friendships
After high school, Tammy White didn't go to college. Instead, she married her high-school sweetheart, had three children and lived happily ever after. Well, almost. When her children were older, White decided she needed to go to work.
Drama-free Workplace: Foster promotes directness, productivity in BB&T lecture
When dealing with difficult people at work, clinical psychiatrist Dr. Jody Foster has one key piece of advice. Don't get caught up in the drama. She should know. She literally wrote the book on it.
From Aria to Alpha: Opera alum now hypnotist to the stars
Renowned psychologist and hypnotherapist Dr. Nancy Irwin doesn't believe in midlife crises - only opportunities. And she should know. After receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees in opera performance, the professional stand-up comedian decided at age 44 to get her doctorate in clinical psychology.
UWG's Ingram Library sets 50th anniversary celebration
Imagine a current University of West Georgia student, Starbucks latte in hand, scanning the stacks of Ingram Library for a specific text. Now flash back to 1968, and imagine a West Georgia College student searching the shelves for that same book. While these two individuals may seem drastically different, look closer and you'll find they share something key in common: they're both looking for answers.
History harvest: UWG archiving history of African-American churches
Led by local historian Carolyn Gray and Shaneé Murrain, university archivist and assistant professor at the University of West Georgia, the African-American Churches in West Georgia Community Archives project aims to preserve and archive pieces of history at churches established 100 years ago or earlier.
UWG Honors College Hosts Scholars' Day
Following a tradition with more than 50 years of history, the University of West Georgia Honors College recently recognized the university's superior seniors during its annual Honors Convocation. More than 50 UWG students who are set for graduation in May were honored with different awards during the ceremony, which serves as the culmination of the Honors College's annual Scholars' Day.
Can Truth Be Defined? Philosophy Department Hosts 18th Annual Meeting of the Minds Discussion
Plato, Albert Camus, Hannah Arendt and John Beauregard recently gathered at the University of West Georgia to discuss the nature of truth. How? It's all part of the Meeting of the Minds, an annual event hosted by the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities in which students pose as famous philosophers to discuss an interesting topic.
Alternative Facts: Author speaks at UWG on living in ‘post-truth’ world
In an era of unsubstantiated news and alternative facts, author Lee McIntyre asserts we are living in a "post-truth" world. During a recent lecture sponsored by the University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities, McIntyre, who wrote "Post-Truth," defined the term and share his trace of its development.
From Battle to UWG: Martin treats patients on campus and around the world
The U.S. Air Force knows him as Lt. Col. James G. Martin, a reservist who's served in the Nurse Corps for 14 years. UWG knows him as Jim Martin, nurse practitioner and proud alumnus.
Lessons Learned: UWG Student Teacher Applies Lessons to Her Own Life
Education students are taught they may have special students one day when they have classrooms of their own. However, Kylie Leopard lives this every day. Leopard's 9-year-old nephew, Zaden, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome - a subtype of autism - when he was 7 years old.
Schmuck in the Office: Foster to speak on dealing with difficult people at work
Schmuck. Most offices have one. How do you deal with a schmuck (a Yiddish term for a contemptible person) who upsets the workplace, confuses coworkers and causes concern throughout the office? A psychiatrist who's written a book on the subject will speak at the University of West Georgia on Monday, April 9, as the next installment in the Richards College of Business BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series.