UWG's College of Arts and Humanities Announces Fall 2018 Dean's Signature Series
Attention history buffs, jazz enthusiasts and art lovers. University of West Georgia's College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced the fall lineup of its Dean's Signature Series. This semester features four events, each providing exciting presentations from the disciplines of art, music and history.
Barker Establishes Scholarship for Richards College of Business
A longtime University of West Georgia benefactor - and former faculty member - has established an endowed scholarship to assist students pursuing degrees in the Richards College of Business. The Sarah Angelene Barker Endowed Scholarship, established by Carrollton native Angie Barker, will award its first recipients in fall 2019.
Korean Students Go West for Science, Culture
The University of West Georgia Department of Geosciences recently hosted 26 geography students from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Jeong C. Seong, professor of geospatial technologies, organized the visit with help from counterparts at Kyung Hee, including geography professor Dr. Chul Sue Hwang.
'Embrace Your Journey': UWG Business Grad Seals the Deal on $3M in Real Estate
Victor Bomi has a personal motto that encapsulates his philosophy on life: "Embrace the journey." Bomi, a University of West Georgia graduate and entrepreneur, serves as CEO of ATLCO Real Estate Advisors Inc. At 26 years old, the company he founded has closed $3 million in real estate acquisitions in Atlanta.
On Broadway: Alumna Lights the Stage from Carrollton to New York
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. University of West Georgia alumna Gabrielle Elisabeth can attest to that. She's been performing on the stage as Little Eva and a Shirelle - of "Loco-Motion" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" fame, respectively - since making her debut on the Great White Way in "Beautiful: the Carole King Musical" in April.
Service Above Self: Richards College of Business Receives Scholarship Endowment from Carrollton Dawnbreakers
The motto of the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers is a simple, three-word phrase. "Service above self." Building on its commitment to that mantra, the club - known locally as the Dawnbreakers Rotary Club - recently established an endowment with the University of West Georgia to fund scholarships for undergraduate students in the Richards College of Business.
UWG Updates Mobile App, Adds New Functionality for Students
Going West? There's an app for that. Actually, there's been an official University of West Georgia mobile application since 2012, but now the GoUWG mobile app has a fresh, updated design and many new features. New modules for students include functionalities for enrolling in classes, viewing administrative holds and accepting financial aid offers.
Cyberspace Force: UWG holds camp on cybersecurity
With almost daily reports and news headlines detailing alleged personal, corporate and government breaches, the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data is an international concern. High school students from around the region came to the University of West Georgia recently to learn about cybersecurity, its principles and how it is applicable to everyday life.
Tech Summit Addresses Workforce Disparities
Women now hold 57 percent of professional occupations. They make up 56 percent of Advanced Placement (AP) test-takers as well. Yet women comprise only 26 percent of the computing workforce. For African-American women, that number falls to 3 percent, and only 1 percent of the computing workforce are Hispanic women. These data points - compiled by the National Center for Women and Information Technology - serve as an introduction to the topics discussed at the second annual University System of Georgia Women in Tech Summit (WITS).
Ending the Stigma: UWG programs work to diminish spiral of mental illness
Imagine a village situated near the edge of a cliff. Despite parental warnings, children in the village play near the edge, and despite fencing, some accidentally fall to their deaths. Village residents come together and pledge to raise funds to solve the problem, choosing to build a new hospital at the bottom of the cliff. That illustration is how UWG's Dr. Mark Kunkel describes the state of mental health in the United States today.
FIREd Up: UWG alums lead flexible life of financial independence
Work less, earn more. That's the dream. It's a dream that two University of West Georgia alumni are turning into a reality as they aim to become financially independent by the time they're in their mid-30s.
Shoring up Science: Students Use New Technology in Coastal Preservation
Three-dimensional mapping is an integral part of surveying methods used in coastal maintenance, and a professor at the University of West Georgia tasks student researchers to use mobile devices to digitally map regional coastlines.
DAISY Award: Caring Nurse Faculty Members Honored by the DAISY Foundation
Nursing faculty members in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) at the University of West Georgia care about their students and about each other. Their dedication to caring was recently exemplified when two faculty members, Dr. Sally Richter and Dr. Patty Moran, were presented with the DAISY Award.
Marching off the Map: Education Collaborative hosts third annual summit
The Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC) has built its foundation on relationships and mutual trust, uniting the leadership of educational institutions across West Georgia to establish a common vision for student success from pre-kindergarten through a viable career. Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia, said it's crucial for the members of the CCEC to never lose sight of the value of those relationships and mutual trust.
Autism, Hope and Achievement: UWG Alumnus Michael Goodroe Releases Memoir
As a child, University of West Georgia alumnus Michael Goodroe was developmentally behind other children his age. Now, at 31 years old, he is a public speaker and author.
Going Beyond Borders: Alum Making a Difference in the Lives of Women and Children in Developing Countries
Quencina Gardner has been busy since she attended the University of West Georgia. Inspired by her professors, Gardner began her service to humanity, even while still a student.
'Better than I used to be': UWG's SPARK program connects future educators, at-risk youth
Tony has spent his life running. The 16-year-old - whose name has been changed - is on his high school's track and football teams. Unfortunately, Tony got into some trouble last year and found himself in front of a judge instead of an offensive line. But now, thanks to a transformative mentoring program at the University of West Georgia, Tony's not running away from anything, but rather running toward something.