The University of West Georgia expresses its gratitude to the service and dedication of all those who have served in uniform and encourages you to be safe as you enjoy the long holiday weekend. UWG will be flying flags at half-staff throughout the holiday weekend to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that 33 million Americans will travel the roadways this holiday weekend, making this the most traveled Memorial Day in a decade. For those wishing to avoid the traffic and stay local, there are a number of community events commemorating the men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed their lives as well as multiple events to kick off the unofficial start of summer listed below: Read more ..
The University of West Georgia is proud to announce the establishment of the John T. Wasdin Endowed Scholarship in late April. John’s charitable donation establishes the John T. Wasdin Endowed Scholarship Fund for perpetuity. The scholarship will be awarded annually to UWG undergraduate student athletes majoring in business.
John T. Wasdin has been a generous lifelong supporter of the University of West Georgia, contributing to the success of students through the Wasdin Scholarship – established with his brother – and UWG athletics as a member of the Champions Council. John also selflessly dedicated his time and talents serving on the University of West Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees from 1984 until 1996. Read more ...
On May 12, the city of Newnan celebrated the renovation of the historic Newnan Hospital, now home to University of West Georgia Newnan with a ribbon cutting. Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was joined by UWG President Kyle Marrero, Georgia State Representative Lynn Smith, Hank Houser of Houser Walker Architects, Eric Johnson of Comprehensive Program Services, and a packed reception of administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university.
Brady opened the ceremony with a thank you to the entire community for their tireless efforts on the project. He asked those in attendance to raise their hands if they or their children had been born there and extolled the importance of renovating the hospital to serve the community in a new way. Read more ..
University of West Georgia's Xiaojuan Christian, visual services specialist in University Communications and Marketing, has spent the past year chronicling Carrollton's homeless.
Unlike a traditional homeless shelter, HOPE Center is a communal home and transition program for homeless men located in Carrollton, Georgia. Since opening in January 2008, it has helped hundreds of men transition out of homelessness and back into independent living.
Watch Xiaojuan's compelling video, A Story of Hope, to learn more about the HOPE Center and UWG's strong ties to the community.
Dance Academy West will be performing a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth! The family friendly performance will light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale Willy Wonka.
The performance will be held at the University of West Georgia Townsend Center for the Performing Arts starting Friday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m., and showtimes on Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets online at townsendcenter.org.