The University of West Georgia’s College of Arts and Humanities recently hosted the first lecture in its 2015 Ethics and Society Speaker Series. “Interspecies Ethics: Medications on Cosmopolitan Peace” featured Dr. Cynthia Willett, author of Interspecies Ethics and a philosophy professor from Emory University.
Dr. Willett argued that ethics can exist among multiple species and can be grounded in ways other than through rationality. She drew upon the work of primatologists and anthropologists in addition to other animal theorists to make a compelling case for “communitarian cohabitation.” Read more ...
The University of West Georgia welcomed Dr. Sonel Shropshire on March 9 to present a two-hour workshop to employees on how to insure diversity during higher education recruitment.
Throughout his 19-year academic career, Dr. Shropshire has been recognized as an expert on methods of creating effective diversity strategies for academic institutions. As president of The Academic Network, Inc., he has developed minority recruitment strategies for faculty, staff, and students for more than 367 institutions.
Dr. Shropshire shared that hiring managers need to focus on three key points when recruiting with diversity in mind: locate, recruit, and retain. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability is easy to see. In its efforts to ensure a greener campus, UWG has completed several milestones, such as the addition of the all-electric Nissan Leaf vehicle to its fleet and its Tree Campus USA designation.
In its latest efforts in the “green” vein, UWG is participating in the RecycleMania 2015 tournament, a national initiative that sees colleges all over the country try to collect the largest amount of recyclable waste in different categories. The competition, which began on February 2 and lasts through March 28, encourages college campuses to pursue and promote waste-reduction activities through friendly rivalry with other colleges across the nation. UWG’s stated objective throughout the eight-week long program is to “encourage our campus community to take a closer look at issues of waste production and waste diversion in conjunction with human consumerism and associated waste.” Read more ...
"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority." -Vince Lombardi
This video highlights the exciting accomplishments of the 2014 Super Region 2 Champions on the gridiron. UWG football begins with the 2015 season opener on September 5 at Catawba. The Wolves' home opener will be Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. on Ra-Lin Field in University Stadium.
This year is our year. Go West. Go Wolves.
Join the University of West Georgia's Department of Anthropology as Dr. Ben Steere presents The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia. The Muscogee Creek and Cherokee are famously known as two of the "five civilized tribes" of the early 19th-century Southeastern United States, and both played important and active roles in Georgia's history.
The lecture will be held in the Ingram Library on April 1 at 11 a.m. This program is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society and is free and open to the public. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678- 839-5337.