The University of West Georgia College of Education celebrated the grand opening of The Fusion Center and Comprehensive Community Clinic on February 28. The event took place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the new UTeach and Clinic offices located in the Education Annex. Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of UWG, hosted the opening remarks at 4 p.m. Read more
University of West Georgia has named Dr. J. Micheal Crafton as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs. In addition to serving as the chief academic officer of the university, Dr. Crafton will lead the entire division of academic affairs and take on the role of chief executive officer when UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero is absent. Dr. Crafton, who has held the same position at Clayton State University since 2009, will replace UWG Interim Provost Dr. Donadrian Rice.
“To say that I am happy and thrilled to be offered the position of provost at UWG would be an epic understatement,” said Dr. Crafton. “Moreover, I am eager to get started developing plans to combine President Marrero’s vision with the tremendous talent of the academic community of the university.” Read more
The University of West Georgia is participating in the Orange Duffel Bag initiative, a Georgia 501c3 public charity designed to improve education success, ongoing advocacy and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systematic change.
The program, held on a college campus for collegiate academic exposure, will bring together 30 at-risk Carroll County high school juniors and seniors who are at risk of not completing their secondary and post-secondary education for an intense 12-week coaching program. Read more
Entering into the first season as head coach of the UWG football program, Will Hall announced 27 newcomers to the pack in preparations for the 2014 season that will begin in September. That group of 27 joins the five that were announced in December as junior college transfers.
Of the 27 players in this year's signing class, 16 were on the defensive side of the ball with 10 on the offensive side. This year's class is a mix of transfers and freshman.
Watch Will talk about Signing Day 2014 and the recruits. View the roster of new players here.
The Townsend Center for Performing Arts will host Quartetto Gelato on Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22 with discounts available.
For nearly two decades, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
For more information, please visit http://townsendcenter.org.