Opening New Doors: Alumna Cassidy Whittle Earns Professional Opportunity
Business suits, coffee, and a view of the Lincoln Memorial is what University of West Georgia alumna Cassidy Whittle's summer consisted of after receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as an intern at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.
Highway Safety: UWG Receives $12,312 Grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety
The University of West Georgia is joining forces with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in the fight to keep young adults safe on the road. For the 14th consecutive year, UWG's Health Services has received the Governor's Office of Highway Safety Young Adult Program grant that utilizes trained peer educators to bring awareness to highway safety issues, including alcohol education, alcohol abuse, impaired and distracted driving, underage drinking, addiction, risk reductions, and other destructive decisions.
What's in a Word? UWG Newnan Lecture Series Expands Offerings
Back by popular demand, University of West Georgia Newnan hosted the first of its second round of English language lectures last week. This series, dubbed "The Curious Adventures of English Words" is part of The Other Night School-a continuous series of lectures featuring various topics in the humanities.
Reaching Your Truest Potential: AAMI Brings Motivational Speaker Dr. Earl Suttle to UWG
University of West Georgia's African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) recently welcomed motivational speaker Dr. Earl Suttle. "Becoming the Leader Within Yourself" was his topic of discussion for students in attendance.
Activist Turns Trash into Art
Pam Longobardi is an artist, anthropologist, and activist whose aim is to save the world one plastic item at a time. You could almost say her life was pre-determined. Her parents, one an ocean lifeguard and the other a Delaware state diving champion, passed on a strong love for the sea. She currently lives in Atlanta, where she is a professor at Georgia State University.
Coweta Sheriff Offers Advice to Students
Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager, who is serving his sixth term as sheriff and is chairman of the P.O.S.T. Council, paid a visit to the University of West Georgia's Newnan campus to talk to criminology students about his career in law enforcement and provide a real-world insight on ethics.
Experience of a Lifetime: Experiential Learning Prepares Students for Careers in Mass Communications
UWG's mass communications department prioritizes to provide its students with resources to succeed. Outside of the classroom, students are able to expand their experience through various student media, such as bluestone, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV.
Connecting Past to Present: UWG Professor Analyzes United States History and Modern Politics
University of West Georgia History Professor Dr. Daniel Williams recently gave a community presentation titled, "The 2016 Presidential Election in Historical Perspective: What Can a Study of American Political History Tell Us about Contemporary Politics?" Dr. Williams has worked as a historian to connect American history to the present political climate. He has published numerous books and articles on the topic. Most recently, he had an article published in the New York Times.
A Voice of Inspiration: Aimee Copeland Returns to Alma Mater to Share Motivating Messages
Aimee Copeland was a graduate student at the University of West Georgia in 2012 when she fell from a homemade zip line and contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly disease that claimed both arms below the elbow, her right leg below the knee, and her left leg almost to her hip. She recently returned West to share her nothing-short-of-miraculous story of survival and perseverance with faculty and staff, some who were with her during those touch-and-go moments . . . as well as some lessons she's learned along the way.
An Honest Conversation: UWG Alumni Gather for Panel
The University of West Georgia's Center for Diversity and Inclusion recently came together with the UWG Alumni Association and the Black Student Alliance to present "An Honest Conversation." The event brought panelists of UWG alumni together to provide diverse insights on matriculation and life.
Show Me the Money: UWG Alumni Earnings in Top 10 for State
According to the latest college salary report from data-driven salary profile database PayScale, the University of West Georgia ranked in the top 10 of the state's four-year schools in terms of what our graduates earn on average.
Student Activities Council Hosts International Ambassador for Black Lives Matter Janaya Khan
The University of West Georgia Student Activities Council sponsored a Black Lives Matter event with Janaya Khan, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter. They lead the efforts for social transformation and justice. Janaya is non-gender conforming and makes it clear that this is not just a voice for African-Americans, but also for transgender, queer, and disabled people.
Open to Debate: UWG Debate Kicks Off Season Among Nation's Elite
UWG Debate has yet again started the 2016-17 among the nation's elite. The teams of Gershom Chan and Nick Charles, both sophomores from Chicago, and junior Thomas Jordan and senior Josh Michael, both from Carrollton, successfully competed against 200 teams at the first two major tournaments of the intercollegiate season, hosted by Georgia State University and the University of Kentucky.
Go West, Go Green: UWG Participates in GameDay Challenge as Part of Waste Reduction Effort
Recycling is something everyone can do. In fiscal year 2016, the University of West Georgia recycled 272,034 pounds of material. Of the materials recycled, there was an increase in sorted office paper and plastic bags compared to 2015.
Print Excellence: UWG Publications and Printing Receives Top Notch Award in State Competition
The University of West Georgia's Publications & Printing received the Top Notch Award for the most winning entries in the 2016 Print Excellence competition, Division I, sponsored by the Printing Industry Association of Georgia. UWG Pressmen Keith Harris and Carlos Olvera represented the print staff at the 2016 awards presentation in Atlanta recently. The glass award, in the shape of a flame, is on display at Pub & Print.
Showtime! Three UWG Theatre Professors Nominated for Prestigious Awards
The film industry has the Academy Awards; music has the Grammys; Broadway has the Tonys. Well, Atlanta theatre has its own awards ceremony to celebrate area professionals and recognize their excellence-the Suzi Bass Awards, and three of this year's nominees call the University of West Georgia's theatre department home.
Scoring the Dream Job: UWG Alum Jeremy Sheffield Accepts Job with AT&T Center
Sports dominate the South. It's a way of life, and there's no escaping it. Growing up, you play every sport imaginable, and it becomes a part of you. The dream of possibly working for a professional sports organization begins to form. For a few this dream becomes a reality, and for University of West Georgia alum Jeremy Sheffield, it has.