Safety is toted as paramount in almost all public places and the University of West Georgia is no exception. While the university has its own police department, they cannot be in all places all the time nor have eyes everywhere 24 hours a day. Due to this, safety is primarily a student initiative and tools are available for their use.
“Ninety percent of self-defense is mental,” said Master Sergeant Michael Keener, investigator at the UWG police department. “Reduce your risk by locking your doors, walking in groups and avoiding poorly lit or isolated areas as you walk around on campus.” Read more ...
Nearly 300 faculty, staff, students and community members attended the public debate, UWG Debate versus iDebate Rwanda. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia Honors College, was held on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Following the debate, the Rwandan debate team engaged in a detailed question and answer session about Rwanda, post genocide.
“It was a fantastic evening, a unique showcase of the intellectual and rhetorical capabilities of UWG students and the international impact of UWG Debate,” said Dr. Michael Hester, dean of the Honors College and Transdisciplinary Programs and director of debate. Read more ...
“The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave that I made a difference,” sings Beyoncé in her song titled “I was here.”
Those lyrics proved true as the University of West Georgia’s department of mass communications held a candlelight vigil in honor of Dr. Wendell Corbin Stone, a UWG mass communications faculty member who passed away this past summer. Faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate the life of a man fondly remembered for his friendliness and compassion for others.
The candlelight vigil was organized as part of UWG’s Suicide Prevention Week to raise awareness for the cause. Read more ...
During Inauguration Week 2014, University of West Georgia students celebrated the investiture of their seventh president, Dr. Kyle Marrero, with food, fun and music at Wolfest. The inter-organizational event was hosted by the Center for Student Involvement, and the festivities included giveaways, t-shirts, dunk tanks and field events. Students also signed three inaugural wolves created by the art department.
"I just want to say congratulations on being lucky number seven," said SGA president Sandra Santiago in her video message. "I really feel like we're going to accomplish a lot this year and in the future. I'm looking forward to us being the best comprehensive university in America. Go West! Go Wolves!"
In honor of the late Dr. Bill Roll and his contributions to parapsychological research, the UWG Psychology Department annually hosts the Bill Roll Lecture, which is presented by a current researcher in the field of parapsychology. This year’s lecture, "Bill Roll's Use of Native American Concepts to Explain Parapsychological Experiences," will feature Dr. Stanley Krippner on Thursday, October 23 in TLC 1305. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. in Melson Hall, and the lecture will begin at 7.
Dr. Krippner is an eminent psychologist in consciousness studies, parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. He is a professor of psychology at Saybrook University.