Working for a Cure: UWG Student Presents to Congressional Diabetes Caucus
When he was in high school, William Cross would wake up with numb hands. He'd spin around in circles beside his bed to get blood circulating to his fingertips. While experiencing that same daily sensation (or, rather, the lack thereof), Cross - now a University of West Georgia student in the Richards College of Business - realized what he wanted his life's work to be.
IRL: UWG Students Find Connection Via Consoles
Zachary Barger's in the zone. He's running fast, jumping high and punching hard, but it's only his hands moving. His fingers are a blur as he quickly taps his controller's keypad and expertly thumbs the joystick. Barger is part of a new generation of athletes at the University of West Georgia: a burgeoning group of video-gaming enthusiasts who find camaraderie between respawns.
A Family Tradition Gone Global: Pitts, 'Elf on the Shelf' Co-CEO, Speaks on Building Brand in BB&T Lecture
An old maxim urges entrepreneurs to never mix business with family. University of West Georgia alumna Christa Pitts bucks that conventional wisdom as co-CEO of the family-owned company that brought the world "The Elf on the Shelf."
First-of-its-kind UWG Study Abroad trip leads to new revelations of culture
Many students have the opportunity to broaden their horizons when they study at a university, but only a lucky few have the chance to expand their worldview outside the borders of their home country.
For Sixth Consecutive Year, UWG Named One of Most Promising Places to Work
The University of West Georgia has - for the sixth year in a row - been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.
'Great Ideas, Hard Work': BB&T Lecture to Feature Pitts, Co-CEO of 'Elf on the Shelf'
Next week, a University of West Georgia alumna and entrepreneur will leave her post in the North Pole and return to campus.
Autism Unmasked: UWG Professor Seeks to Help Caregivers, Doctors Diagnose Early
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) cases in the United States is on the rise, and although it can be detected as early as age 2, most children are not diagnosed until age 4. The University of West Georgia's Dr. Twyla Perryman is working to change that.
UWG Honors Best and Brightest During Third Annual Scholars Day
For more than five decades, the University of West Georgia has recognized the achievements of its superior students. Following tradition, UWG honored students for their hard work and academic achievements at the 55th annual Academic Honors Convocation.
Anthropology's Historical Garden: Providing sustainability and a link to the past
A chance conversation between two staff members at the University of West Georgia bloomed into a beautiful garden for the anthropology department, quite literally.
Making the Brand: UWG's 'Go West' Campaign Receives Higher Ed Marketing Awards
The University of West Georgia has received two merit awards at the 33rd annual Education Advertising Awards hosted by Higher Ed Marketing - one for a television spot titled "Who Goes West?" and another for an institutional video.