Greetings from Germany
What do working at a wildlife reserve, living in the Marble Mountain Wilderness and backpacking through central America have in common? They are all things University of West Georgia alumna Bethany Liss has completed on her journey to a career in environmental conservation with the help of her degree in German and Global Studies.
UWG Innovations in Pedagogy Conference Focuses on Student Engagement
The University of West Georgia's fourth annual Innovations In Pedagogy Conference (IiP) was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Tanner Health System School of Nursing. A free conference hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the event kicked off at 9 a.m. with a few opening remarks from both founding director Dr. Cher Hendricks and Provost Dr. J. Micheal Crafton.
Unlimited Potential: UWG Student Makes the Most of UWG Experience
There is no doubt that Grant Hacherl, senior in psychology, has done his part at UWG. He presented research at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference and the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference. He was awarded with the Outstanding Honors College Junior Award at Honors Convocation. But perhaps most importantly, he has pursued his passions for children and helping others and turned it into the start of a vocational journey.
Adulting with your money: Event encourages students to use money wisely
Sometimes it's true what you read on social media: adulting is hard! That's why the University of West Georgia's Center for Economic Education, UWG MoneySmart and UWG's chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta teamed up to organize the "Adulting: Give Back, Get More" event, featuring speaker David Haygood of Sallie Mae.
"College isn't out of style."
Tyler Lanier is the co-founder of the University of West Georgia's chapter of College Girls Rock, an organization designed to encourage young women to pursue a collegiate education as well as stay involved in community service. Lanier recently looked back on her experience at UWG and the legacy she left behind for future members of this well-respected organization that she and Erika Claudio founded on campus.
Record number of graduates walk the stage
On Thursday, the University of West Georgia saw a record number of students recommended for degrees during its spring graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017. A record number of 1,032 candidates for graduation participated in the Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies. Anne Hydrick Kaiser served as the keynote speaker for both ceremonies.
Electricity service will be disrupted to much of UWG's Carrollton campus this Sunday, May 14, as crews perform urgent substation maintenance. Work will begin at 7 a.m., with power shut off shortly after. The work is expected to take between 5-10 hours. All of campus will be affected, except for the Athletic Complex, Greek Village, University Suites, the Honors House, University Communications and Marketing and the Alumni House. Please make necessary arrangements if your department or office is affected.
UWG presents Adams with honorary degree
Citing his long history of providing medical transport resources in the west Georgia region and his legacy of service to the community and the university, the University of West Georgia conferred upon Steve Adams an honorary doctorate degree during its spring commencement Thursday.
Went West: Annual Awards Honor UWG Alumni
With 40 years of service to the University of West Georgia, Shirley OIiver Lankford could write a book on loyalty--or at least refer one. UWG's Alumni Association highlighted Lankford's long tenure and two degrees earned from the university when presenting her with the Thelma Harman Turner Alumni Loyalty Award during the Evening with the Stars Alumni Awards Gala on April 28. Part of UWG's Alumni Weekend, the evening recognized those who have excelled in their chosen professions or through service to their alma mater.
UWG Spring Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 11
The University of West Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum. The events close a semester that saw a 4.4-percent growth in spring enrollment between 2016 and 2017. The semester also featured the fifth-highest growth in the state and the highest among comprehensive institutions.
Two Wolves in NFL Draft: Donahue, Armah Taken in Round 5
Another first came for the University of West Georgia football program on Saturday afternoon as Dylan Donahue was selected by the New York Jets as the 181st pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, becoming the first player in school history to be selected in the draft. Then, just 11 picks later, Alex Armah was taken as the 192nd pick of the draft by the Carolina Panthers.