In most ways, Shadarius Stokes is a typical college student.
A sophomore studying marketing at the University of West Georgia (UWG), he juggles classes, leisure time, and a job at a local retail store that covers the bills. However, Shadarius’ schedule also includes an obligation most students don’t have – one that soon will help with his expenses.
The university recently announced it will waive required institutional fees for active duty service members and reservists who receive tuition assistance. The action, which takes effect in time for the fall semester, will help many who otherwise could not afford to attend classes. Read more ...
Space: the final frontier. Hundreds of Earthlings gathered at Central High School in Carrollton armed with telescopes and curiosity. Their seven-hour mission: to witness the rare occurrence of Mercury crossing the sun.
The UWG Observatory hosted the public outreach event to provide an opportunity for high school students and members of the community to view the Mercury Transit. This is the longest duration of this type of eclipse since the early 1970s. Ben Jenkins, senior lab coordinator and associate director of the UWG Observatory, explained that because Mercury is a smaller planet that lies within Earth’s own orbit, the two planets and the sun don't align often. When they do line up, it is only in the months of May and November. Read more ...
The city of Newnan and UWG Newnan have been awarded the 2016 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The award, presented at the 39th annual Preservation Awards Ceremony on April 22-24 in Marietta, was given to recognize the outstanding efforts in redeveloping and rehabilitating the historic Old Newnan Hospital.
The historic Newnan Hospital is the center of the city of Newnan. Considered an asset in the community for its significant historical characteristics, the University of West Georgia also considers it a treasure. As the home for the nursing program at UWG Newnan, it is projected to increase enrollment to 750 students and may bring enrollment up to 1,200 students in the future. Read more ...
The UWG Department of Art hosts “Bitter Medicines, Sweet Poisons,” a gallery of art by Alfred Conteh, through July 14 in the Bobick Gallery, Humanities first floor lobby. There will be a talk and reception on Thursday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Conteh is a classically trained artist, who has practiced his craft for more than 20 years. His creative technique ranges from paintings and prints, to sculptures and three-dimensional works. As an African American artist, Conteh aspires to bring the unexplored stories of black culture to the forefront and inspire his community.
Bobick Gallery's summer hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.westga.edu/~artdept/.
The Groove Gypsies will be performing live at the Amp on Saturday, June 11, at 8 p.m. The five-person variety cover band includes UWG employees Karen Lingrell on vocals, Lynn Agan on guitar and vocals, and Brendan Bowen on keyboards.
The Groove Gypsies has a vast song playlist and covers a variety of genres including '70s/'80s, classic/Southern rock, county rock, Motown, and the blues. They pride themselves on being highly engaging, energetic, dynamic, and entertaining group of talented, polished musicians.
For more information about the group, visit their website.