“We are inevitably our brother's keeper because we are our brother's brother.” Those eternal words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided the main question at the University of West Georgia’s sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King program.
Themed “Are We One Another’s Keeper?,” the event, which was hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Honors College and Advanced Academy, was organized to mark the 2015 MLK Day as well as celebrate and reiterate his legacy of equality and justice for all. UWG senior Jeremiah Morton, a member of the African American Male Initiative and Black Men Encouraging Success, emceed the program. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia's Townsend Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present legendary vocal quartet, The Manhattan Transfer, on Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
As the headliner for the LiveArt 2015 Gala and the twenty-sixth season, The Manhattan Transfer with Jazz Trio is the eighth installment of the Townsend Center’s annual fundraiser. According to John L. Walters of the London Jazz News, “There’s no act remotely like New York’s Manhattan Transfer. The close harmony vocal quartet can do everything from doo-wop to Broadway…from big band swing to fusion.” Read more ...
Several representatives from the University of West Georgia attended the Georgia School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference in Augusta in November. The theme for the conference was “A Voice for Students.”
Erin Layton, senior admissions representative for guidance counselor communications at UWG, led a presentation with the University of Georgia’s senior assistant director of admissions, Wade LaFontaine, called “Advocating for Your Applicants.” The workshop was designed to help counselors understand differences between selective and non-selective university admissions processes, deferred action students and the challenges they face in the admissions process, changes to the SAT, and important FAFSA information. Read more ...
The Advanced Academy of Georgia is one of a very few different schools in the United States that offers early entrance to college to gifted and talented high school students. The Advanced Academy is a catalyst for students who wish to passionately pursue their academic interests so when they come to the University of West Georgia and enter the Advanced Academy, they can pursue research and advanced studies as high school students.
"Academy students save two years of their careers and their lives when they join the academy," said Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, UWG president emeritus and founder of the Advanced Academy of Georgia. "This is a marvelous experience because academy students are living with and learning with their peers. In high school sometimes, unfortunately, it's not cool to be smart. Here, it's cool to be smart."
The Department of Art will host the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition from January 15 through February 19 in the Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 located the Humanities Building. The opening reception, juror talk, and awards will be held on January 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and the community is invited to attend.
Juror for the event is artist Jessica Scott Felder.
The Bobick Gallery is located in the Humanities Building and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-6521.