During 2014 Alumni Weekend, the University of West Georgia held a dedication ceremony honoring Lillian Williams, the first African-American student to enroll and graduate from then West Georgia College. Community members and leaders joined UWG faculty, staff and students in paying tribute to Lillian and her family through the dedication of a campus oak tree in her name. The oak, located on Front Campus Drive, is a reminder of her courage, strength and passion for education.
Dr. Kyle Marrero, UWG president, offered opening remarks and spoke on the importance of Lillian’s legacy. Read more
Without its Admissions Office, the University of West Georgia wouldn’t last long. Students, the lifeblood of the campus, depend on the hardworking admissions professionals to determine whether they will be a good match with UWG. The Admissions Office is often the first contact that prospective students and parents have with the university. What visitors may not realize is that many of the dedicated individuals helping them are graduate students. This semester, five students from the College Student Affairs master degree program are helping students “Go West.”
“You have the opportunity to reshape the world now” are few of the many encouraging words Dr. Curtis Carver Jr. shared with hundreds of UWG students as he recently keynoted the Richards College of Business BB&T lecture series, held Monday, April 7, in the campus center ballroom.
Dr. Carver, who serves as the vice chancellor and chief information officer for the University System of Georgia lectured on “Emerging Threats, Emerging Opportunities: Thriving in the New Normal.” The lecture delved into and examined the underlying causes and reasons for both concern and optimism. Read more
The Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of West Georgia will enhance students' writing skills as they progress through the Core Curriculum. As the QEP is implemented, the resources available to help students improve their writing skills will increase. This support will include more access to faculty and an expanded writing center. Professors will have access to enhanced professional development focused on writing instruction, and students will have more opportunities to practice their writing skills in core courses at UWG. We look forward to this journey.
For more information about the QEP, please visit www.westga.edu/qep/.
The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts and the UWG Jazz Ensemble proudly present the 29th annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival starring legendary drummer and jazz educator, TS Monk. The performance by this world-renowned artist will be held on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Dr. Daniel F. Bakos, the UWG Jazz Ensemble hosts the biggest names in the world of jazz to the West Georgia region for both the performance and the festival with local bands.
Ticket Prices start at $8 for children, $12 for seniors and military and $15 for adults. Discounts and group rates are available. Visit www.townsendcenter.org
or call 678-839-4722 for more information.