UWG has eight core values that it adheres to. From those eight values, two include caring and collaboration. So when a campus-wide power outage hit the university within hours of its spring graduation ceremonies, relying on these values was instinctive for university students, staff, and faculty members.
In the early morning hours, April 29, UWG faced a series of power failures that left its campus in darkness through Friday night and majority of Saturday morning.
"Employees from across campus - Facilities, Planning and Construction, University Police, Residence Life, Dining Services, ITS, and others - worked through the night with Georgia Power to restore power," said Brendan Bowen, assistant vice president of Campus Planning and Facilities. Read more ...
In 1999, Tena Barnes Carraher’s husband, Patrick, passed away after complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP.) After that, Tena and her family began searching for ways to remember him. They looked for something positive to turn them away from their grief. The one positive factor they found was his nurses and the care they gave to him throughout his illness, and they wanted to thank them for that.
As a result, they started a nonprofit organization and named it the Disease Attacking the Immune System (DAISY) Foundation. The DAISY Award was created so that nurses would see how deserving they were of society’s respect. Eventually, as the foundation grew, a board member who was a former nursing school dean had the idea of extending the award to nursing faculty as well. Faculty can be nominated by students, administrators, and other faculty members. Read more ...
Four University of West Georgia students recently received awards at the Georgia Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GA-AL LSAMP) annual symposium at Clark Atlanta University. This year’s theme was “Changing the World through Science and Technology.”
Chemistry major Louis Apraku-Boadi received first place for his presentation, “Temperature and Viscosity Control of a Molecular Optical Switch.” His research mentor is Dr. John Hansen, professor of chemistry.
Biology majors Kevin Nguyen, Betkens Senesca, and Joel III Page placed third for their poster presentation, “Identification and molecular characterization of high light-sensitive Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutant, 10E35.” Their research mentor is Dr. Mautusi Mitra, associate professor of biology. 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.
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/.
Gimme Abbey will bring the Rolling Stones and Beatles hits to Carrollton on Saturday, June 25 at the Amp in the square at 8 p.m.
The tribute band will perform as part of Carrollton Main Street's 2016 Summer Concert Series.