Dr. Swarna “Bashu” Dutt, a professor of economics at the University of West Georgia, has been named as a University Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair. Dr. Dutt is the third UWG professor to receive this honor, with professor Howard E. Taylor serving from 1971 to 1987 and professor Jerry D. Perkins serving from 1991 to 2001.
“Dr. Dutt exemplifies educational excellence in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia and is extraordinarily deserving of this award,” says Dr. Faye McIntyre, dean of the Richards College of Business and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise. Read more
University of West Georgia students are learning how to cook and eat healthily through cooking classes sponsored by the Cooking Matters program. The program, part of the Tanner Health System’s Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control, is designed to help educate and assist certain populations with healthy cooking skills and knowledge.
“I think the uniqueness of the program is how it exemplifies our goal of collaboration both with the community and within our UWG community,” says Elizabeth Butts, UWG’s Health and Wellness promotions coordinator. Read more
In November, the University of West Georgia hosted the annual International Education Week, which included Caribbean night, study abroad panel and a cultural panel to help expand students’ knowledge on different cultures. To celebrate the week, UWG’s International Services and Programs and the International Student Club scheduled several guest speakers, insightful presentations, a study abroad panel and many cultural boards. Read more
Outspoken tech entrepreneur Allen Nance '97 stirs things up with his unfiltered views on the Atlanta tech industry in this clip from 11Alive's TechEdge segment.
From his rented house in 2000, Allen founded a company that a decade later would become WhatCounts. Through a series of innovative growth strategies that included seven acquisitions the company has grown into one of the largest email marketing firms in the world delivering billions of targeted messages on four continents in over 35 languages.
In 2007, he founded the Southern Foundation, which raises money and provides scholarships to teens who are the first in their family to attend college.
Credit: Angel Maldonado, 11Alive
Hungry for laughs? Come see the UWG Theatre Company's presentation of Holiday Hamicide, a murder mystery by Nita Hardy. The dinner and play will be held Saturday, December 7, in the lower level of Z6. This is the department's fifth annual holiday fundraiser.
A spoof on "A Christmas Carol," Holiday Hamicide goes behind the scenes at the Moonlight Dinner Theatre where the show must go on despite a killer at large. Don’t miss out on the chance to see UWG's very own Dr. David Boldt (department chair and professor of Economics) as Scrooge.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the play will begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $30 per person if you reserve a table of 10. To reserve tickets, call 678-839-4700 or email email@example.com.