Dr. Kyle Marrero will officially be inaugurated as the seventh president of the University of West Georgia in an investiture ceremony on Friday, September 19, at 10 a.m. in the UWG Coliseum. The ceremony will include many local and state political leaders as well as delegates representing UWG and other academic institutions. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the doors opening at 8 a.m. Classes will be cancelled between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
To send Dr. Marrero a message of congratulations, please sign his guestbook at wp.westga.edu/marreroguestbook/
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Calling all Wolves! On Friday, September 19, gather your friends and family for an evening of fun. Be a part of UWG history as UWG dedicates Wolf Plaza, an area dedicated for tailgating and fun just outside the Wolves Athletic Complex. The fun doesn’t end there. Right after the dedication the Inaugural Greenbelt Presidential 5k will begin.
You can run, jog or walk with family and friends through the 5k, which will start at the intersection of West Georgia Drive and Plant Ops Drive on campus and end up in Downtown Carrollton for The Wolves Capture the Square Event. UWG will provide shuttle buses back to campus throughout the evening. Read more ...
University of West Georgia President Kyle Marrero’s inauguration festivities culminate on Saturday, September 20 with a scholarship gala in the Campus Center Ballroom. The gala will begin with a champagne salute at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the dinner program at 7 p.m. The evening will close out with cocktails, music and dancing on the Campus Center patio.
Sustaining and enhancing its desired position as the institution of choice in West Georgia and the region requires the university to remain competitive in recruiting future generations of student scholars. The brightest young minds, destined to become the next generation of doctors, lawyers, statesmen, scientists and teachers, are sought by universities around the world. Read more ...
On September 19, 2014 at 5 p.m., UWG will dedicate a bronze wolf statue at the heart of the new Wolves Plaza.
Created by art department chair Kevin Shunn and lecturer Ryan Lamfers, The Wolf is over 7-feet tall, 9-feet wide and 3,500 pounds and was commissioned by Bob and Tish Stone and the Stone family. This video, developed by the creative services video crew in University Communications and Marketing, shows clips of the early stages of the wolf’s building process.
The statue was created by hand with clay before undergoing a bronzing process. During the process, it was painted and playing cards were embedded into the clay.
Be sure to check out The Wolf the next time you are at the Athletic Complex for a game.
The public is invited to attend the upcoming speaker series, Values - A Discussion in Leadership, hosted by the University of West Georgia in honor of the upcoming inauguration of its seventh president, Dr. Kyle Marrero. This event presents successful, impactful leaders discussing the core values of UWG - Achievement, Caring, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Integrity, Sustainability and Wisdom - from their unique perspective.
This event will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, at the Townsend Center. Tickets are free and are available at pick up or will call and can be ordered online.