Stemming from Stereotypes: Professor's Research Addresses Shortage of African-American Men in STEM
In an area seemingly dominated by men, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields still come up lacking. While it is true that the STEM world is a "man's world," it's not true for one demographic--African-American men. University of West Georgia's Dr. Christopher Jett aims to break down those barriers with his recent research on how racial issues impact and influence the teaching and learning of math.
Finding Your Voice: Third Annual Women Empowering Women Event Opens to Sold-Out Crowd
A classroom at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton was recently filled to capacity with women from all over the region ready to support and learn from each other at the third annual Women Empowering Women event.
UWG's Dr. Thomas Hunter to present "Amending the Constitution" in Celebration of Constitution Day
University of West Georgia Political Science Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Hunter will present the program "Amending the Constitution" on Monday, Sept. 19, at 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.
Every Wolf Has His Day: City of Carrollton Proclaims September 17 as University of West Georgia Day
Thanks to the City of Carrollton, UWG Wolves now have their own day. Mayor Walt Hollingsworth and the City Council recently proclaimed September 17, 2016, as University of West Georgia Day.
Mourning After: UWG Professor Conducts Grief Research with Students on Campus
Dr. Mary Alice Varga has seen the ways loss can influence one's life, through her many interactions with college student and peers. She also experienced loss in her family at a young age.
One Giant Leap: NASA Grant Allows Professor to Purchase New Equipment, Educate Community
University of West Georgia's Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Nicholas Sterling recently received a $8,900 grant from NASA through the Georgia Space Grant Consortium. The grant will be used to purchase new equipment for UWG's Observatory, such as a high-resolution spectrometer for solar observations and a webcam that will be used to display the Sun's spectrum and images.
Breaking into Hollywood
UWG alumna Dawn Dininger, class of 1994, is living the Hollywood Dream - or, more precisely, the artistic version of the Hollywood Dream. Dawn has spent the last couple decades soaking up the sun in California and making some pretty memorable costumes as a special makeup effects fabricator. Her work includes the Pteranodon from "Jurassic Park III," the Minoboar in "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," The Blob from "Wolverine," and the Sam Flynn suit from "Tron: Legacy."
Good Deeds: College of Social Sciences Holds Fourth All College Service Day
The University of West Georgia College of Social Sciences and the Community Foundation of West Georgia held their fourth annual All-College Service Day on Friday, August 26. Students, faculty, and staff volunteered at various community based projects and organizations in the City of Carrollton and on campus.
Polling Place: UWG, County Student Poll Worker Program Goes Statewide
A lot of people may only think of voting every two to four years, but Board of Elections and Registration officials think about it every day. And in Carroll County, which boasts 30 polling stations, there's a lot to think about.
Value Share: Chick-fil-A Shares Values with UWG
Representatives from Chick-fil-A recently came to the University of West Georgia to highlight their shared values with students during the UWG Richards College of Business Chick-fil-A Showcase. The event, held during the college's Chick-fil-A Day, was open to students, faculty, and staff, giving them the opportunity to hear from Chick-fil-A professionals about their philosophies on leadership, purpose, and customer service.
Going Wild for Life: Mruthinti Named Guest of Honor at University of Kashmir Seminar
Blue skies, vibrant nature, fresh lakes--these were all things once common in Kashmir, India, a popular place for international tourists. Recently there has been an increase in environmental issues, which are leading to a slow deterioration of the environment and affecting the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants.