4 Things You Need to Know About the Local Economy
The West Georgia Regional Update, released recently by the University of West Georgia's Center for Business and Economic Research, had good news for the six counties that make up the region: west Georgia's economy is recovering and growing. The report, which covers Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk Counties, highlighted new trends in the labor market, local industry and the housing market.
Cheering the Champions: UWG Cheer Takes Coed, All-Girl Titles at 2017 UCA Nationals
It was a banner day for University of West Georgia Cheerleading at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, as the West Georgia Wolves took home the hardware in both All-Girl and Coed competition, marking the first year that the Wolves have swept their team competition entries under head coach Nicole Nichols.
Freedom Sings: Eighth Annual MLK Program Welcomes Freedom Singer Rutha Mae Harris
Faculty, staff, students, and community members of West Georgia gathered on campus in celebration of the upcoming Martin Luther King Day. Rutha Mae Harris, special guest of the evening, captivated the audience with her powerful voice and memorable life story.
A Year in Review: Top Stories of 2016
From groundbreaking research to unique educational experiences, the University of West Georgia’s most popular stories displayed a wide array. As we reflect on 2016, here’s a look back on just a few of the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.
Art On the Move: Bobick Gallery Namesake Heads Overseas to Showcase at International Exhibits
Carrollton artist and former University of West Georgia Art Department Chair Bruce Bobick recently landed in Scotland, where his art is currently being showcased in the 136th Annual Open Winter Exhibition in Edinburgh hosted by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Making a Difference: UWG Leader Recognized as Grand Marshal in MLK Parade
The highest honor a person can hold in a parade is the position of grand marshal. The grand marshal is chosen because he or she is believed to demonstrate the spirit and ideas that the parade is designed to reflect and portray. This year, the Carroll County Branch of the NAACP has invited Deidre Rouse, director of UWG's Center for Diversity and Inclusion, to fulfill that role in its 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
Program Gets High Marks: UWG Nursing Continues to Rise in the Ranks
The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing continues to rise in the ranks . . . of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, that is. U.S. News released their 2017 rankings this week, and UWG's online graduate nursing program ranked 29th for 2017, rising from 31st in 2016 and 41st in 2015.
Economics Champions: Students Return from India with Awards and New Insights
Over the winter break, five University of West Georgia students returned from India with just as many awards in hand from the International Economic Conference near Mumbai, India. The students presented their research on global risk management at the conference and brought home the awards for Best Innovative Solution, Team Best Speaker, Team Outstanding Contributor, Best Runner-Up Presentation, and 3rd Overall.
Facing the Odds: Only Black Male in Nursing Cohort Looks Forward to Graduation
Raequon Jones came into this world as a surprise. When Ronette Jones-Milligan went into labor, she headed to the hospital to have her baby. But unbeknownst to her and her doctors, she was carrying twins. The babies were positioned in such a way that Raequon's brother was on top of him, hiding his very existence throughout the entire pregnancy. Imagine the surprise to his mother and her doctors.
UWG President Marrero Named among Most Influential Georgians for Third Straight Year
As he continues to lead the institution through a period of historic growth, the University of West Georgia's president, Dr. Kyle Marrero, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for the third straight year by Georgia Trend magazine.
Alumna Takes on YouTube
From no friends to 28,000, Ashley Sellers is your local social media influencer. With more than 7,000 followers on Instagram, 28,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over a million views on her channel, she has transformed from a lonesome girl to a social media sensation. She's proven that you can be your own best friend.