SOTA Reaches Out to Community with Imagine West!
The University of West Georgia's School of the Arts (SOTA) presents the fourth annual Imagine West!, where students from the disciplines of art, music, creative writing, film, and theatre will perform. Imagine West! amps up the arts for a night of prizes, entertainment, and fun for the whole family.
Ed.D. Student Nationally Recognized for School Improvement Efforts
Lithia Springs High School has always held a special place in the heart of Jessica Ainsworth, a University of West Georgia alumna and current Ed.D. student. Her father worked at Lithia Springs as an at-risk teacher for 14 years. However, when she had to return to write a school improvement grant, she faced a challenge.
UWG Announces Fall Concert Headliner Cole Swindell
The University of West Georgia announced today that Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell is set to headline the fall concert. The concert will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum and includes special guests Adam Sanders and Jon Langston.
James Alfred Cochran Rising Star Scholarship Fund Established
Friends of late businessman and pillar of the West Georgia community, James Alfred “Al” Cochran, recently established a scholarship in his memory. The James Alfred “Al” Cochran Rising Star Scholarship will provide financial support for University of West Georgia students who are majoring in accounting.
UWG Honored with National Award for Commitment to Leadership Development and Diversity
The University of West Georgia earned the Leadership Development and Diversity Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its efforts through the university’s Engage West! initiative. AASCU’s Excellence and Innovation Award program honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership that are mission focused.
UWG Encourages Sustainability by Sponsoring Kidz Kino
The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business is helping inspire the next generation of change-makers by sponsoring Mountainfilm on Tour ATL Kidz Kino at Carrollton Elementary on August 25. Mountainfilm is a nonprofit "dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing, and conversations worth sustaining," according to their website.
UWG Newnan Hosts Sendoff for Incoming Coweta Freshman
The University of West Georgia Alumni and the Coweta Alumni Council hosted a Coweta County Freshman send-off event on Thursday night to welcome Coweta's incoming freshmen to UWG.
Bike Lanes Coming Soon
The University of West Georgia is moving forward in its efforts to not only serve its students, faculty, and staff, but to also integrate with Carrollton's pedestrian and bike infrastructure. Crews are working on the perimeter of West Georgia Drive to install bike lanes.
UWG, Southwire Host Hank Williams Event at CCAC
Join Southwire and the University of West Georgia College of Arts and Humanities and School of the Arts on Friday, September 11, at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center for a special collaborative event dubbed "The Life and Music of Hank Williams," honoring the Country Music Hall of Famer.
UWise Summer STEM Scholars Academy Preps Incoming Freshmen
More than 30 incoming freshmen got a sneak peek at college life during this year's installment of the University of West Georgia Institutional STEM Excellence (UWise) Summer Scholars Academy, which ran from June 29- July 24. The students--all interested in STEM disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, and math--were able to live on campus and attend college classes while earning six college credits.
Dr. Lisa Osbeck to Accept Arthur Staats Award
Dr. Lisa Osbeck, professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia, will be accepting this year's the Arthur W. Staats Lecture Award for Unifying Psychology at the American Psychological Foundation Conference. The award recognizes an individual who has displayed an outstanding knowledge in the subject matter of unifying within the field of psychology.
Southwire, UWG's First Cohort Begins Internship
Southwire Company, LLC, North America's leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity, knows that offering a solid sustainability internship not only attracts bright talent but can keep them on as sustainability experts. That idea was brought to life through collaboration with the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business.