When David Lloyd, faculty development coordinator and emerging technologies specialist at the University of West Georgia, received a distress call from his sister during Hurricane Harvey he immediately drove to Houston. Her friend Rosalinda and her family were in dire need of help. What began as a trip to assist one family turned into so much more.

After the Storm: UWG Employees Aid Harvey Victims

When David Lloyd, faculty development coordinator and emerging technologies specialist at the University of West Georgia, received a distress call from his sister during Hurricane Harvey he immediately drove to Houston. Her friend Rosalinda and her family were in dire need of help. What began as a trip to assist one family turned into so much more.

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A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

Piedmont Provides $75,000 Support for UWG Newnan

A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

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The University of West Georgia’s College of Education (COE) recently announced its Ed.D. in School Improvement program was selected as member of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

Program Named to Prestigious Consortium: Ed.D. in School Improvement Selected as Member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

The University of West Georgia's College of Education (COE) recently announced its Ed.D. in School Improvement program was selected as member of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

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Dr. Martin McPhail, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit organizations. It provides chemists with the opportunity to initiate new research direction. McPhail intends to use this grant to enhance the understanding of a bigger picture.

It's Fundamental: UWG Professor Receives Research Grant

Dr. Martin McPhail, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit organizations. It provides chemists with the opportunity to initiate new research direction. McPhail intends to use this grant to enhance the understanding of a bigger picture.

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“If you arrived here at UWG finished, there was no need for you to come,” Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington began. “Let’s allow ourselves not to be finished but to be explorists—take risks, say the unsaid, trust intent and name impact, prepare and engage in conflict and discomfort. There may be some challenges. But honest dialogue will take us to deeper levels of understanding and acceptance.”  

The Road Less Traveled: The Intersection of Religion with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

"If you arrived here at UWG finished, there was no need for you to come," Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington began. "Let's allow ourselves not to be finished but to be explorist--take risks, say the unsaid, trust intent and name impact, prepare and engage in conflict and discomfort. There may be some challenges. But honest dialogue will take us to deeper levels of understanding and acceptance."  

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Akiebia Hicks works as a park ranger. She’s an author, publishing her first book. In her spare time, she’s a student at the University of West Georgia, having recently been accepted in the Master of Public Administration program in the school’s political science department. Oh yeah, she also works as a department grad assistant.

Ranger, Author, Student: Ranger Blazes Own Trail in Uncharted Territory

Akiebia Hicks works as a park ranger. She's an author, publishing her first book. In her spare time, she's a student at the University of West Georgia, having recently been accepted in the Master of Public Administration program in the school's political science department. Oh yeah, she also works as a department grad assistant.

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Chinese literature, yoga and meditation, geography of Asia or Buddhism—do any of these interest you? These are some topics to be covered in a few of the classes offered under the new, multidisciplinary Asian Studies minor at the University of West Georgia.

UWG Adds Asian Studies Minor

Chinese literature, yoga and meditation, geography of Asia or Buddhism--do any of these interest you? These are some topics to be covered in a few of the classes offered under the new, multidisciplinary Asian Studies minor at the University of West Georgia.

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With genres spanning from middle grade adventure fantasy to young adult mysteries to adult science fiction, it’s no wonder that bestselling author A.J. Hartley has been called a literary shapeshifter. The English department and the College of Arts and Humanities recently welcomed the internationally known writer back to the University of West Georgia.

UWG Hosts International Bestselling Author

With genres spanning from middle grade adventure fantasy to young adult mysteries to adult science fiction, it's no wonder that bestselling author A.J. Hartley has been called a literary shapeshifter. The English department and the College of Arts and Humanities recently welcomed the internationally known writer back to the University of West Georgia.

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“The government is like a relationship,” said Chapman Rackaway, chair of the political science department at the University of West Georgia. “We get out of it what we put into it. What we don’t do is engage, and there is a threat in this lack of engagement.”

We Have Met the Political Enemy: Us

"The government is like a relationship," said Chapman Rackaway, chair of the political science department at the University of West Georgia. "We get out of it what we put into it. What we don't do is engage, and there is a threat in this lack of engagement."

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The University of West Georgia’s Department of Publications and Printing once again bested hundreds of its peers at the annual Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia’s (PIAG) ImPRESS 2017 Showcase and Print Celebration. The office walked away with six print excellence awards, including the overall Top Notch Award for having the most winning entries in its size division.

Fine Print: UWG wins Six Print Excellence Awards in Statewide Competition

The University of West Georgia's Department of Publications and Printing once again bested hundreds of its peers at the annual Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia's (PIAG) ImPRESS 2017 Showcase and Print Celebration. The office walked away with six print excellence awards, including the overall Top Notch Award for having the most winning entries in its size division.

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Women from Carroll County gathered at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton to learn the importance of why money matters at the fourth annual Women Empowering Women event.

Your Money Matters: Richards College of Business Hosts Annual Women Empowering Women

Women from Carroll County gathered at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton to learn the importance of why money matters at the fourth annual Women Empowering Women event.

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For Blake Ricaud, receiving a presidential scholarship from the University of West Georgia signified a strong bond between him and the university - one that stirred him to work harder.

UWG Presidential Scholarship Gala raises $183,000

For Blake Ricaud, receiving a presidential scholarship from the University of West Georgia signified a strong bond between him and the university - one that stirred him to work harder.

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The University of West Georgia has been recognized among the nation’s top universities in meeting student needs, and its business, nursing and education programs have been included among the country’s most effective in a new publication from Colleges of Distinction.

UWG Recognized as a National College of Distinction

The University of West Georgia has been recognized among the nation's top universities in meeting student needs, and its business, nursing and education programs have been included among the country's most effective in a new publication from Colleges of Distinction.

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Minutes after the Constitution was ratified in 1787, Founding Father Ben Franklin went to the nearby tavern. The joke of that time was that the women who worked there knew more about politics than anyone. One of the women asked him, “So what do we have—a monarchy or a republic?” Franklin responded with, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

A Constitution, If You Can Keep It

Minutes after the Constitution was ratified in 1787, Founding Father Ben Franklin went to the nearby tavern. The joke of that time was that the women who worked there knew more about politics than anyone. One of the women asked him, "So what do we have--a monarchy or a republic?" Franklin responded with, "A republic, if you can keep it."

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The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business has two reasons to celebrate this year: a creation and a naming. The college will commemorate the double anniversary with a special celebration on Oct. 17 in the University Campus Center Ballroom.

Richards College of Business Celebrates Double Anniversary

The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business has two reasons to celebrate this year: a creation and a naming. The College will commemorate the double anniversary with a special celebration on Oct. 17 in the University Campus Center Ballroom.

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The University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) provided nursing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve overseas on a 10-day study abroad medical mission trip, all while earning three credit hours. That trip in May changed their lives forever.

Ecuador Medical Trip: 10 Days Equals the Ultimate Trip of a Lifetime

The University of West Georgia's Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) provided nursing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve overseas on a 10-day study abroad medical mission trip, all while earning three credit hours. That trip in May changed their lives forever.

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