Nicole Fasick didn’t think she wanted to come to the University of West Georgia when she was growing up, but when she graduated from Douglasville’s Alexander High School, it just seemed like the perfect fit. Now, four years later, she’s due to graduate in the spring 2015 ceremony with a nursing degree. Nothing unusual in that, until one looks at everything else she has done in the last four years.
Nicole is also a graduating member of the Wolves women’s basketball team. The 2014-15 season was the best since Scott Groninger became the Wolves coach in 2010. The team ended the season at 19-11, with the team scoring the most wins in a season since 2008-09. Read more ...
On March 26, the nonprofit organization Circles of West Georgia held its very first poverty simulation at the University of West Georgia. Circles of West Georgia is a nonprofit organization in Carrollton with a stated mission to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and end poverty. While many people think of poverty as an isolated problem, it affects over 20,000 families in Carroll County alone.
During the simulation, student and faculty volunteers from UWG and the Circles organization role-played to help members better understand what people experiencing poverty endure. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in UWG's Coliseum. The ceremony will also be streamed online.
The morning ceremony will feature graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts & Humanities, and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing. Gregory A. Adams will be the keynote speaker.
The afternoon ceremony will feature graduates from the Richards College of Business, College of Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics, at which Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the speaker. Read more ...
University of West Georgia's Xiaojuan Christian, visual services specialist in University Communications and Marketing, has spent the past year chronicling Carrollton's homeless.
Unlike a traditional homeless shelter, HOPE Center is a communal home and transition program for homeless men located in Carrollton, Georgia. Since opening in January 2008, it has helped hundreds of men transition out of homelessness and back into independent living.
Watch Xiaojuan's compelling video, A Story of Hope, to learn more about the HOPE Center and UWG's strong ties to the community.
Carrollton Main Street invites you to come to the square in downtown Carrollton on Saturday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the 30th annual Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival. Nestled among the historic buildings on Adamson Square, this event has grown to become one of the largest arts and craft festivals in west Georgia.
Featuring a wide variety of handmade arts and craft vendors exhibiting paintings to pottery and baskets to bows, there is something here for everyone. The delicious food vendors will tickle your taste buds with southern specialties and festival treats. Young kids or those who are just young at heart will love the Children’s Village that features activities like rock climbing, bouncy inflatables, slides, games, and prizes that are both family and budget friendly.