University of West Georgia has named Dr. J. Micheal Crafton as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs. In addition to serving as the chief academic officer of the university, Dr. Crafton will lead the entire division of academic affairs and take on the role of chief executive officer when UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero is absent. Dr. Crafton, who has held the same position at Clayton State University since 2009, will replace UWG Interim Provost Dr. Donadrian Rice.
“To say that I am happy and thrilled to be offered the position of provost at UWG would be an epic understatement,” said Dr. Crafton. “Moreover, I am eager to get started developing plans to combine President Marrero’s vision with the tremendous talent of the academic community of the university.” Read more
The University of West Georgia is participating in the Orange Duffel Bag initiative, a Georgia 501c3 public charity designed to improve education success, ongoing advocacy and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systematic change.
The program, held on a college campus for collegiate academic exposure, will bring together 30 at-risk Carroll County high school juniors and seniors who are at risk of not completing their secondary and post-secondary education for an intense 12-week coaching program. Read more
University West Georgia Honors College students and undergraduate researchers Tashana Haye, a senior, and Theresa Fuller, a freshman were accepted for presentation at the second annual Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference on January 24-25 in Columbus, Georgia.
GURC is a platform for outstanding undergraduate scholars and faculty mentors from all disciplines in the southeast region to share results based on outstanding research. This year’s research focused on employing functional genomics to study oxygenic photosynthesis and chlorophyll biosynthesis in a model green micro-alga chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Read more
International Night is one of the biggest events organized by a student organization on the University of West Georgia's campus, and this year was no exception.
The event is an annual showcase of the various nationalities that call UWG home and has drawn massive crowds since its inception. This year’s guests enjoyed food and performances from over 30 countries, including a fashion show involving more than 15 countries.
For more information on International Night or the international services available for students, call 678-839-4780 or visit sites.westga.edu/intclub/.
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UWG is hosting a free demonstration/lecture, “Comets, Meteors and Asteroids,” on Friday, March 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Math-Physics (Crider) Lecture Hall.
Dr. Ben de Mayo, emeritus professor of physics, will cover such topics as the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia last February, the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona, Halley’s Comet, the Chicxulub impactor that destroyed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago and the chances of another large asteroid striking Earth.
Several meteorite items will be on display, including a piece of the Barringer meteorite; a tektite (formed by the impact of a very large meteoroid which threw up melted fragments); a 5 gram slice of the Gao-Guenie meteorite which hit Burkina Faso, Africa, in 1960; and a fragment of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite which struck the USSR in 1947. In addition, a number of demonstrations will be presented, along with virtual trips to a comet and an asteroid.