A Department was Born: Psychology Department to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Before 1967, then-West Georgia College did not have a psychology department, but the dream was there--a dream for a psychology department that would focus on student lives and would take a humanistic approach to psychology.
Hail to the King: Alumnus Cast on Upcoming Hit Show
UWG theatre alumnus and double-leg amputee Eric Graise ('15), who achieved somewhat of a pop icon status as Stump Leg Walker and Fallen Tree Zombie in AMC's the Walking Dead, is now poised to star in Step Up: High Water, a YouTube Red series based on the dance drama multimedia franchise and produced by actor Channing Tatum.
Sipping on Science: UWG Introduces the Wolf Science Café
Science is everywhere--from the moon in the sky to the pasta on your dinner plate. It's not just the complex world of test tubes and chemical equations. Science is also an exciting world of nanotechnology and astronomy. In order for people to become more aware about interesting and entertaining science topics, UWG's Wolf Science Café was created. The program is designed to educate people, from any level of scientific understanding, about science in a relatable way.
Artist Alex Ingle Returns Home to UWG
Raised by a single mother in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Eaton, Ga., University of West Georgia alumna Alex Ingle '14 drew everything around her--especially people. As an art student at UWG, her first assignment was a social construct piece in which she either celebrated or rejected, and this piece is always something she returns to in her mind.
A Voice of Hope: One UWG Student's Journey with Circles of West Georgia
A ladder with broken rungs. Walls looming above you. People standing at the top who say they can help. They hold out their arms to you, but you can't reach. That's the image University of West Georgia student Jeri Shaffer uses to illustrate the trap of poverty.
Event for Impact: College of Social Sciences Gives Back
The University of West Georgia's College of Social Sciences (COSS) recently held its fifth annual All-College Service Day. More than 40 students, faculty and staff volunteered their time at seven community-based projects and organizations on campus as well as around the City of Carrollton.
UWG Partners with adidas as Exclusive Uniform Supplier
The University of West Georgia and The Athletic Shop announced today an agreement in which adidas will become the exclusive supplier of UWG's athletics uniforms, apparel, footwear and accessories for the Wolves' 13 varsity sports programs. UWG will debut its new look next fall for the 2018-19 athletic year.
Alum Reaches for the Stars
Born in Catalonia, University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Lascorz '14 knew from a young age his passion for space exploration. "I remember the first time my parents showed me some lunar pictures," Lascorz explained. "I asked them how many people lived there now and was really surprised to learn the answer."
A Step Ahead in STEM: UWG's Lindsey Robinson Wins USEA Award
While many universities and institutions offer programs to expand STEM education, some stand a step above the rest. Lindsey Robinson, alumna and staff member of the University of West Georgia, has recently been awarded for her work in the College of Education's (COE) UTeach program, demonstrating its success in STEM education preparation.
Where Credit's Due: Nursing Senior Thanks UWG for Successes
Part of the University of West Georgia promise is to provide new ways to enhance students' college experience and leadership development. This is done through a variety of services, programs and activities. Senior nursing major Ashlyn Summerlin is a perfect example of how taking advantage of these opportunities has helped her experience this promise.
UWG Theatre Company presents Godspell
To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, the University of West Georgia's Theatre Company will present Godspell Sept. 27-Oct. 1. A classic, family musical, Godspell was written by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz and was produced on Broadway in 1971.
Building Better Courses: USG eCampus Wins Award for Online Learning Accessibility
The University of West Georgia continues to make its mark as an innovative, progressive leader in online curriculum development. Recently, several UWG staff members earned an accessibility award from an international software giant as part of a system-wide distance learning initiative that calls the UWG campus home.
English and Economics Join Forces with #ECONreads
What do economics, literature and social media have in common? Perhaps more than meets the eye. This past spring semester, multiple UWG offices and departments joined forces to offer a one of a kind online book club, #ECONreads, to students. Under the leadership of Kim Holder of the economics department and Amy Ellison of English, students engaged in thoughtful readings and discussion of Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt.
Sand Dollars: UWG Emeritus Professor Receives Patent on a New Process to Separate Oil from Oil Sand
For many people, retirement is synonymous with rest and relaxation. For Dr. Benjamin de Mayo, it is anything but. The University of West Georgia emeritus professor of physics has been hard at work, first receiving a Canadian patent in 2013 and then recently adding a U.S. patent to his collection for his method of separating oil from oil sand.
AIDS Memorial Quilt: Panel to be Displayed in the Humanities Building
A panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, known as the largest piece of community folk art in the world, will be on display at the University of West Georgia. The display will be up through Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. in the third floor atrium in the Humanities Building.
STEM to STEAM: A Science-Minded Approach to the Humanities
When you think of English classes, the last thing that comes to mind is Oppenheimer. However, for STEAM English courses, the creator of the atomic bomb is just one of many possible subjects.
Dixon to Speak on Constitution Day
University of West Georgia Political Science Professor Dr. Gregory Dixon will present the program "A Constitution - If You Can Keep It" on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m., in UWG's Ingram Library in celebration of Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Health and Community Wellness Degree Sees Major Growth
Since the initiation of the health and community wellness major at the University of West Georgia in December 2015, active enrollment has grown from 35-40 students to 243 as of this fall and is the fastest growing major on campus. With all of the improvements and advancements, students are becoming aware of opportunities to pursue a degree in health and community wellness. People are noticing the need in the professional world for this field and how this major is filling the gap.
Diving into Business: From the Butterfly to the Business Room
A love of community and serving others are two things that set University of West Georgia student Amelia Farmer apart from most young people her age.