Sustainability and conservation are hot topics in the political and social realms of the United States, and the University of West Georgia is not excluded from such discussions. As part of emphasizing the necessity to be sustainable and to conserve resources, UWG carries out this mission through various means on campus.
The faculty and staff of the school carry out initiatives to aid on-campus sustainability though two major bodies. Read more ...
The National College Testing Association (NCTA) has a new president. The University of West Georgia’s very own Francesca Taylor will serve as president for the 2014-2016 term. NCTA is an organization that consists of over 2,000 other testing professionals from across the U.S. and also Canada.
“The opportunity to be the president of The National College Testing Association is what I consider the pinnacle of my professional career,” said Francesca.
Currently Francesca is the director of the university’s Learning Support and Testing center located in Strozier Hall. She has been with the university since 1977, and although she left for a brief period of time, she eventually returned. Read more ...
The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents Lightwire Theater in their award-winning production Dino-Light on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. With dazzling visuals, an engaging musical score, and super high-tech theatrics, Dino-Light is an eye-popping display of storytelling unlike anything you have experienced before. Performances by Lightwire Theater include both classic tales and original shows. Dino-Light roars onto stage with dinosaurs, light sabers, a creative scientist, and plenty of fast-paced action.
Lightwire Theater is a unique group of individuals who are committed to bringing startling and engaging imagery to the stage. Read more ...
During Inauguration Week 2014, University of West Georgia students celebrated the investiture of their seventh president, Dr. Kyle Marrero, with food, fun and music at Wolfest. The inter-organizational event was hosted by the Center for Student Involvement, and the festivities included giveaways, t-shirts, dunk tanks and field events. Students also signed three inaugural wolves created by the art department.
"I just want to say congratulations on being lucky number seven," said SGA president Sandra Santiago in her video message. "I really feel like we're going to accomplish a lot this year and in the future. I'm looking forward to us being the best comprehensive university in America. Go West! Go Wolves!"
Scott Wade, the Dirty Car Artist, kicks off UWG's Environmental Awareness Week on Monday, October 27. At 12 p.m., Scott will be outside the UWG Campus Center working on art piece on a Nissan Leaf provided by Scott Evans. On Tuesday October 28 at 1 p.m., Scott will do an Artist Talk at Ingram Library for any who wish to learn more about his unique art, his philosophy on art, and how we can promote environmentally sustainable art.
This artist who creates amazingly detailed and shaded images rendered on dirty car windows. Known internationally as “The Dirty Car Artist,” Scott's work has been seen on television in over 20 countries, on blogs, and in print media throughout the world. Considered a form of “reverse graffiti,” his ephemeral art has been seen in galleries, at fairs and festivals.