Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Helena Exeni Reflects on Cancer Journey After Receiving National Scholarship
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and University of West Georgia's own Helena Exeni has been awarded the National Children's Cancer Society Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship. As a 16-year-old sophomore in high school, Helena was diagnosed with Central Nervous System (CNS) germinoma. After many months of challenges and treatments, Helena defeated the cancer with strength and a positive outlook.
Constitution Day Brings Discussion of First Amendment to UWG
University of West Georgia professors Dr. Daniel Williams, Department of History, and Dr. Robert Schaefer, Department of Political Science, presented in celebration of Constitution Day on September 17. The program entitled "Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: The First Amendment and American Politics" gave insight how the First Amendment was formed and how it continues to present issues in modern society.
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Extends Fitness Benefits to UWG Newnan
The University of West Georgia and Piedmont Newnan Hospital are excited to announce that they have signed an agreement to extend membership to the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center for the students, faculty, and staff of UWG Newnan free of charge.
UWG Invites Successful Women to Talk "Taboo Topics"
Women from all over west Georgia gathered recently at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's Burson Center in Carrollton to hear some sage advice from four successful professionals - who also happen to be women - during the annual Women Empowering Women panel hosted by UWG's Richards College of Business. This year's discussion featured Becky Blalock, Missy Dugan, Erica Qualls-Battey, and Laura Travis.
UWG's Cherie Jade Grant Attends Student Leadership Summit
University of West Georgia's Cherie Jade Grant represented UWG's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as the vice president at this year's Student Leadership Summit. The two-day summit, hosted by the society, took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 31 and August 1.
What You Can Do About the Syrian Refugee Crisis
It is often easy to think of problems such as the Syrian refugee crisis as being out of our control. However, Dr. Gregory Dixon from the University of West Georgia's political science department recently gave a brief synopsis of what is going on in Syria and how UWG students and community members can help.
Exhibit Allows Glimpse into Famed Parapsychologist's Career
The University of West Georgia's Ingram Library, in partnership with the psychology department, is pleased to present an exhibit highlighting the career of former University of West Georgia faculty member, Dr. William G. "Bill" Roll entitled Bill Roll: Contributions to Parapsychology. The exhibit will be on display in the Ingram Library's Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room from September 14, 2015 through January 8, 2016.
Community Gathers to Celebrate Life and Music of Hank Williams
A crowd of music and history enthusiasts gathered at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center on Friday at the invitation of UWG's College of Arts and Humanities to reminisce about country music legend Hank Williams, and maybe learn a few things about the music icon, during the aptly named "The Life and Music of Hank Williams."
Third Annual All-College Service Day Gives Back to West Georgia Community
The University of West Georgia College of Social Sciences (COSS) and the Community Foundation of West Georgia worked together to continue the Annual All-College Service Day on Friday, September 11. The COSS partnered with various nonprofit organizations in the community for a day dedicated to serving humanity and doing public good.
The Gift of Education is Just a Phone Call Away
If ever there was a model student, Lucero Delgado fits the bill and then some. Going into her second year here at UWG, she is a member of the Latino Culture Society, a student ambassador, she works two on-campus jobs, volunteers in the community, devotes her time as a mentor to freshmen protégés, and will be a semester ahead in her journey to complete her bachelor's in business management by the end of the school year.
UWG Continues to Improve Ranking in 2016 U.S. News & World Report
The University of West Georgia continues to improve its ranking, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report released on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The national report ranked UWG 42nd in the Public South Regional University category, an increase from the 47th spot last year, and 87th in the overall South Regional University category, up from last year’s ranking of 92nd.
UWG Takes More Steps Toward a "Green" Campus
According to Brendan Bowen, assistant vice president of the University of West Georgia's Campus Planning & Facilities, CP&F has actively partnered with Parking and Transportation Services, community stakeholders, and design experts to develop a safe and efficient infrastructure for biking on campus under UWG President Kyle Marrero's leadership.
UWG Alumnus Mike Greene Launches myMuse
When getting a degree, networking is something few students think about - especially when those students are majoring in something that doesn't naturally lend itself to meeting other people. However, to make it in today's world, networking is pretty important. And in the fields of art, music, film, and theater, meeting people and knowing a guy who knows a guy can mean the difference between making a living as an artist and taking part-time jobs to make ends meet.
Tanner Health System School of Nursing Receives Grant for Nurse Educators
Registered nurses in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing will have some extra financial assistance this year when completing their education to become nurse faculty members thanks to a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA.)
Lindsey and Genet Barron Business Scholarship Established
The Barron family has provided a generous gift of $25,000 to establish the Lindsey and Genet Barron Business Scholarship. The two sons of Lindsey and Genet Barron, Frank and Chip Barron, established this scholarship to honor their parents' memory and life-long commitment to education.
The WOLF Internet Radio 2015 CBI Finalist
The University of West Georgia's The WOLF Internet Radio was selected as a finalist in the category of Best Station Imaging for College Broadcasters, Inc.'s (CBI) 2015 National Student Production Awards. This marks the second time in less than a year that The WOLF Internet Radio has been named as a finalist in a national competition.
UWG Contributes to Carrollton's Ranking as One of America's Least Expensive College Towns
The University of West Georgia was listed in a recent Realtor.com article, titled America’s Most and Least Expensive College Towns, for its commitment to providing shows, sports events, performances and seminars to the community. Carrollton ranked nine out of 10 cities nationwide as the least expensive college town.