With college education becoming more essential to a promising career, scholarships are becoming an even more important source of funding. In a commitment that is sure to go a long way in alleviating the financial burden of two incoming University of West Georgia students, the Carrollton, Georgia-based wire manufacturer Southwire recently pledged a $40,000 gift that will fund two four-year scholarships.
The scholarship fund, which will be known as the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Scholarship Fund, will benefit two incoming UWG freshmen in the Richards College of Business (RCOB). The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 annually per student for up to four years. The two recipients will be selected based on stringent academic and extracurricular criteria, evidence of leadership potential and a dedication to community service. Recipients must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and remain enrolled in the SSBH Program for the duration of their studies at UWG. Read more ...
Recent University of West Georgia graduate Darryl Forges had the experience of a lifetime when he got to take a selfie with the queen of talk show herself, Oprah Winfrey.
Darryl graduated from UWG in spring of 2014 with a B.S. in mass communications with a concentration in convergence journalism. While at UWG he was heavily involved in the mass communications department and was awarded the Mass Communications Award of Excellence for Convergence Journalism and UWG's Professional Development Award. He also hosted a political talk show on the WOLF, UWG’s premier Internet radio station. Read more ...
The Georgia College Counseling Association recently held its annual award ceremony, and the University of West Georgia was well represented, to say the least. Acknowledged at the ceremony were Director of the UWG Counseling Center Dr. Lisa Adams Somerlot, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Dr. Alicia Caudill, and Outreach Coordinator Terri Ducker.
The coveted Program of the Year award was granted to UWG’s Counseling Center Outreach Program for their outstanding development of a unique clinical program for college students across campus. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia Theatre Company presents Anon(ymous) at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on February 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. and February 28-March 1 at 2:30 p.m.
In this modern adaptation of the Greek classic Odyssey, we see Anon, a young refugee, travel across the United States in search of his mother, from whom he accidentally gets separated. The production is by Naomi Iizuka, and it is directed by Adriano Cabral.
A community preview will be presented on February 24 at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $3. All other tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors, and free for all UWG students with a valid ID.
Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore of UWG’s Psychology Department will present "Things that Go Bump in the Night ... (and Day): Sleep and Paranormal Experiences" on Tuesday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Ingram Library.
Subjective paranormal experiences, which include extrasensory perception and perceiving ghosts and apparitions, are part of being human and have been reported in every culture throughout human history. Dr. Simmonds-Moore will explore the intriguing relationships between sleep and sleep-related states of consciousness and a range of subjective paranormal experiences.