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UWise Summer STEM Scholars Academy Preps Incoming Freshmen

UWise Summer STEM Scholars Academy Preps Incoming FreshmenMore than 30 incoming freshmen got a sneak peek at college life during this year’s installment of the University of West Georgia Institutional STEM Excellence (UWise) Summer Scholars Academy, which ran from June 29- July 24. The students—all interested in STEM disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, and math—were able to live on campus and attend college classes while earning six college credits.

“You’re now a full-fledged member of the Wolfpack,” UWG President Kyle Marrero announced to the students at the closing ceremony before leading them in a group howl. “You have finished your first step. It’s only about four weeks until you start classes in the fall, so rest up.” Read more ...

UWG SOTA Begins Summer Film Camp

UWG SOTA Begins Summer Film CampThe University of West Georgia’s School of the Arts is hosting the first session of Film Camp starting July 13. The weeklong camp is designed for budding filmmakers between the ages of 13 to 18 and consists of daily workshops and tutorials on screenwriting, movement and voice coaching, image capturing, and film editing. Camp participants will use both state-of-the-art university equipment and smart phones and tablets.

The participants receive lunch on campus with their cohort and a special screening of their films, curated by a film professor, at the end of the week. Prizes will be awarded for top films in various categories, and flash drives with the completed projects will be given to each participant. Read more ...

Adamson Square Gets a Little More Artsy

Adamson Square Gets a Little More ArtsyThere is no better way to spend a summer day than by biking through the streets of Atlanta to appreciate the great architecture and art within our state's capital city. That is exactly what Department of Art Chair and Associate Director Kevin Shunn and Professor of Painting and Foundations Drawing Erin Dixon did on Thursday, June 4, along with several UWG art students.

The group represented UWG as they participated in the Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, a tour that guides its participants through the historically rich and artistic locations of the intown streets of Atlanta. Among the artistic sights were public art and living wall murals as well as the architecture of the many buildings in downtown Atlanta. Read more ...

College for Kids: UWG Summer Camps Promote Love for Learning

College for Kids: UWG Summer Camps Promote Love for LearningMany kids spend their summers behind closed doors, glued to their shiny screens and poking fingers at their phones. UWG’s Department of Continuing Education invites kids to join a holistic, fun learning environment through various summer camp programs. UWG summer camps offer something for everybody, from general science to insects to arts and film, and more. Through these vital programs, children not only cultivate meaningful relationships with others who have similar interests, but they also receive an early glimpse at collegiate life that could create a genuine hunger for life long learning.

“The Wolves Exploration Camp provides rising Kindergartners through 2nd graders with lots of opportunities to run around, get messy, and have fun,” Program Specialist Erika McClain said. Read more ...

School of the Arts Presents Art Talks

School of the Arts Presents Art TalksEver miss being a student? Maybe the late-night study sessions and stress over seminar papers don’t exactly rate as “fond memories,” but certain classroom experiences often remain lodged in our consciousness for the best of reasons. Maybe you remember a wonderful professor who taught you to understand a book, painting, or cello suite in a new way. Or perhaps you recall a particularly heated debate over the significances embedded in a line of poetry or the final scene in a play.

For those of you who miss those electrifying discussions and professors, UWG’s School of the Arts offers Art Talks: semester installments of salon-style discussions modeled on the most compelling classroom lectures. Read more ...

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