Not everyone gets a year to experience a job before they officially take on the role, but Dr. Kyle Marrero of the University of West Georgia did just that. He began serving as the president of UWG in July of 2014, but a year and three months later he was formally inducted as the seventh president in its history on September 19, 2014.
Before joining as president of UWG, Dr. Marrero was the vice president for University Advancement at the University of West Florida. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that Dean of the Richards College of Business and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise Dr. Faye McIntyre is among the finalists for both the Turknett Leadership Character Award and the Oxford Center Academic Leadership for Entrepreneurs Award. Both awards seek to recognize individuals who consistently demonstrate leadership, character and integrity.
"It is truly an honor and no surprise that Faye McIntyre, dean of the Richards College of Business, would be a finalist for the Oxford Center Academic Leadership for Entrepreneurs Award and the Turknett Leadership Character Award,” says President of UWG Dr. Kyle Marrero. “Under her leadership. Richards College of Business has become a relevant partner in economic development for the region and developer of entrepreneurial talent." Read more ...
The Wolves Capture the Square event is the university’s Friday night celebration on September 19 that serves as a kickoff to Homecoming. The Inaugural Presidential 5k finishes in downtown Carrollton, where music headliners, the Lost Trailers and the opening act, the Groove Gypsies will be performing following the community pep rally.
The Wolves Capture the Square event welcomes all members of the student body, the alumni and the Carrollton community to gather in celebration of Wolves pride. The pep rally begins at 7:30 p.m. with the concert following at 8. Read more ...
On September 19, 2014 at 5 p.m., UWG dedicated a bronze wolf statue at the heart of the new Wolves Plaza.
Created by art department chair Kevin Shunn and lecturer Ryan Lamfers, The Wolf is over 7-feet tall, 9-feet wide and 3,500 pounds and was commissioned by Bob and Tish Stone and the Stone family. This video, developed by the creative services video crew in University Communications and Marketing, shows clips of the early stages of the wolf’s building process.
The statue was created by hand with clay before undergoing a bronzing process. During the process, it was painted and playing cards were embedded into the clay.
Be sure to check out The Wolf the next time you are at the Athletic Complex for a game.
On Thursday, September 25, the history department will mark the Great War’s centenary by convening a panel of historians to examine the subject of Africa and the First World War. Four scholars will offer insights from their research on this important watershed in African and world history and participate in a discussion of the conflict in Africa and its legacy.
The event will take place in Campus Center Ballroom 108.3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and the event is free. Please contact Tim Schroer if you have any questions.