Three University of West Georgia Advanced Academy students were awarded “Best Overall” after creating the game Toast Cat at CodeDay Atlanta, the world’s largest series of educational programming marathons. The competition is a series of student programming events held worldwide that give students 24 hours to build a game or app with their group members.
Students Joseph Duda, Thomas Hightower, and Cory Weiser came up with the game idea based on the buttered cat paradox. Read more ...
The WOLF Internet Radio at the University of West Georgia is a five time finalist for the 2015 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden and Silver Microphone Awards of Excellence in radio, television, and webcasting. The station is a finalist in the following categories: best promo series, best celebrity/artist interview, best blog, best use of social media, and best online college station.
“Words pale in comparison to the epic pride I feel towards all of the students at The WOLF,” said Operations Manager Shawn Isaacs. “They sink all they can into this station, and it feels good to see us get recognized.” Read more ...
Her resume reads like the reference box of a University of West Georgia campus map: Arbor View, Campus Center, Coliseum, Stadium, Greek Village, Nursing Building, Visual Arts Building, Center Pointe – University Architect Elsa Pena has played a major role in all of them. Overall, she has had an impact on over 1 million of the total 2.6 million square feet of building space on campus.
And for her efforts and her reputation, the University System of Georgia honored her with the Distinguished Service Award that was presented to her at a conference in Savannah in October. The award is only given to one person a year in the university system. Read more ...
The Advanced Academy of Georgia is one of a very few different schools in the United States that offers early entrance to college to gifted and talented high school students. The Advanced Academy is a catalyst for students who wish to passionately pursue their academic interests so when they come to the University of West Georgia and enter the Advanced Academy, they can pursue research and advanced studies as high school students.
"Academy students save two years of their careers and their lives when they join the academy," said Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, UWG president emeritus and founder of the Advanced Academy of Georgia. "This is a marvelous experience because academy students are living with and learning with their peers. In high school sometimes, unfortunately, it's not cool to be smart. Here, it's cool to be smart."
The University of West Georgia welcomes alum and Georgia Writers Hall of Fame member Terry Kay '57 to the Ingram Library on Sunday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. The four time Georgia Author of the Year was made internationally famous by his 1990 publication of the novel, "To Dance with the White Dog." A reception at 3 p.m. will precede his talk. This event is free and open to the public.
For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at email@example.com or (678) 839-5337.