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.
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.
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.
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.