Stevie Hoskins Jiles ‘12 has always had a special place in her heart for children. As a daycare worker, nanny and big sister to three siblings, she decided education was a better fit for her instead of her original theatre major.
“I knew I wanted to teach special education when my cousin was born with Down syndrome,” Stevie says. “He made me want do more than just teach, but truly make a difference in a child’s life.”
Stevie has been a special education teacher at Hiram High School since 2012, a position she acquired after an internship at the school while attending UWG. She describes herself as a delegator and facilitator, and she encourages her students to be independent and think long term. Read more
The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia welcomed several business professionals on April 11, 2014, as part of the 2nd Annual SAS Analytics Summit. Participants, speakers and students gathered in the UWG Coliseum to discuss analytic software and advancements being made and instituted in current businesses.
Statistical Analytic Software or SAS is a united software system for business solutions that allows business professionals to easily perform business-related tasks. Some of these tasks include data entry, retrieval and management. Read more
The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the 30+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs. Schools were chosen based on factors such as salary, benefits, professional development opportunities and family friendliness. The list included schools such as Rutgers University, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, SUNY Cortland, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University of Vermont and The College of William and Mary. The list was published March 27, 2014, in Diverse Magazine as well as on the American College Personnel Association website, and the latter can be found here
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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/.
Are you a fan of slapstick physical comedy? If so, you won't want to miss Aga-Boom on April 26 at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. There will be two shows at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Aga-Boom is an interactive mayhem that carries audiences to the other side of the funhouse mirror, with outrageous zaniness and unrestrained laughter. This 75-minute explosion of pure family fun, for children and adults alike is high energy, and nothing you have ever seen before.
For ticket information, please visit www.townsendcenter.org.