Follow the Leader
University of West Georgia senior Abigail Cotton is striving to be a good leader to her fellow students and community. So far, she is succeeding. She not only served as president for UWG's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, but she was also recently chosen as the honor organization's Scholar of the Week.
The Eye of the Beholder: Student's Post on Beauty, Amy Schumer Goes Viral
Whitney Davis, a University of West Georgia senior psychology major, recently got some serious buzz from an Instagram collage she made pairing a sculpture of the goddess Aphrodite with a picture of comedian Amy Schumer. She pointed out the similarities of the images in an effort to show that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Poetry in the Kitchen: UWG Alum Discovers Passion for Helping Others
When University of West Georgia English graduate Nick McRae headed to the University of North Texas to pursue his Ph.D. in poetry with the help of the Robert B. Toulouse Fellowship, he had plenty of expectations. What he didn't expect was to find a new passion.
An Atlas for All: UWG Professor Works with South Korea to Produce National Atlas
Doing what you love pays off, and Dr. Jeong C. "J.C." Seong, professor of geospatial technologies at the University of West Georgia, is proof of this. He recently received a grant for $10,000 from the Korean Geographical Society to continue his work as a Guest English Version Reviewer on the South Korean National Atlas.
Leading the Pack: BestColleges.com Ranks UWG No. 4
The University of West Georgia earned high-rankings on BestColleges.com's most recent standings, landing No. 4 among the Best Online Colleges in Georgia and No. 11 among the Best Four-Year Colleges in Georgia.
Fox to the Finish Line: Local Student First to Graduate from Prestigious SSBH Program
All college students get to experience that huge sense of accomplishment when they finally walk across the stage to receive their diploma, but Kristin Blair Fox will have a compounded sense of pride this month when she completes the final leg of a rigorous business program at UWG. After four years of hard work, Blair will receive her MBA and immediately begin a full-time position at Southwire Company LLC in Carrollton as a commercial specialist in the Building Wire product segment.
Serving a New Generation: Alumni Serve as UWG Newnan's New Student Services Team
The University of West Georgia has added a new student services team to UWG Newnan. Brittany Cook, student enrollment specialist, and Jessie Belcher, student development specialist, are both residents of Newnan as well as UWG alumni. Through their new roles as the student services team at UWG Newnan, they are excited to give back to their alma mater and the Newnan community.
Action! West: Film Camp Guides Students through Film Production
Many young students may say, "I want to be a director when I grow up!" Few of those students actually have the chance to spend a week directing their own movie from start to finish, getting a first-hand look behind the scenes. However, area students got that exact opportunity this summer by participating the University of West Georgia's School of the Arts (SOTA) Film Camp.
Dual Reaction: UWG Forging New Paths for Chemistry Students
Not all scientists are created equal. University of West Georgia chemistry dual degree student Louis Apraku-Boadi began his college career struggling in his math and science courses. This lack of understanding fueled Louis' desire to learn more and dedicate more time to his studies, ultimately becoming the driving force to pursue a dual degree in chemistry and chemical engineering.
Leading Through Service
If Bill and Debbie Esslinger have a family motto, it must be "service." The local dynamic duo, who both graduated from UWG, has deep roots here. Bill's father taught organic chemistry here, and his mother was in the first graduating class from the nursing school. Debbie's father also taught at the university in the math department.
Preserving History: Church Celebrates Rich Past
Historic Antioch A.M.E. Church, in partnership with Georgia Humanities, the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, and Agnes Scott College, will offer a History Day for the general public in an effort to collect and preserve the history of the church, a cultural icon. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Antioch A.M.E. in Stone Mountain.
UWG's Crafton to Serve at System on Interim Assignment
University of West Georgia's Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton will join the University System of Georgia on a temporary assignment as the interim Chief Academic Officer, Executive Vice Chancellor. Effective July 1, the appointment will last up to 12 months through the 2016-2017 academic year.
High Cotton: Dr. Greg Payne Wins Eighth Georgia Cotton Commission Grant
University of West Georgia's Dr. Greg Payne, professor of biology and interim associate dean, has received a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Cotton Commission to continue monitoring and researching the insecticide susceptibilities in tobacco budworm and bollworm populations in Georgia.
Bitter Medicines, Sweet Poisons Artist Visits UWG Bobick Gallery
Artist Alfred Conteh visited his exhibit in the University of West Georgia's Bobick Gallery to discuss his materials and ideology behind Bitter Medicines, Sweet Poisons. Alfred is an Atlanta artist who grew up in Fort Valley, Georgia and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hampton University. Alfred received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia Southern University in 2004.