Living West

3rd Annual At the Core Conference Recognizes Freshmen and Sophomore Undergraduate Research Across Disciplines

Wed. April 24, the Department of General Education celebrated student academic research and projects across different subjects in the Campus Center. The theme of this year’s conference centered on the title: “What’s Your Problem?” Proposed by Dr. Sal Peralta, the theme was aimed to umbrella all the academic, professional, and critical thinking not just inside the classroom but also as it applies to life in general.

Greek Week 2024: Teams Strive to Have The Odds Ever in Their Favor

Greek Week 2024 has wrapped up its festivities and students are raving about the amounts of fun and competition that they endured. Greek Week 2024 was hosted by the Greek Programming Board (GPB). GPB is composed of students from across the 27 different Greek Organizations. The week stretched over the course of 11 days from April 12-22. The theme for Greek Week 2024 was Hunger Games. 

West Georgia Outdoors Lake Day Gives Students a Chance to Destress Before Finals

It is important for students to have some fun before finals week and enjoy the beautiful weather. West Georgia Outdoors (WGO) is giving students the chance to have both with their Lake Day event. The event will be hosted on Saturday April 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at John Tanner State Park. Students are allowed to drive themselves, but the school will provide a shuttle to the park every 30 minutes from the TLC bus stop. WGO has hosted Lake Days in the past, but with this being so close to finals, it gives students more incentives to attend. 

“The Toxic Avenger” Closes UWG Theatre’s “Resistance is Futile” Season

On April 17th the UWG Theatre Department opened their production of “The Toxic Avenger,” a rock musical adaptation of the 1985 film by the same name. The musical, directed by Shelly Elman, was a fantastic close to their “Resistance is Futile” season dedicated to the late Alan Yeoung-Marcello. The audience was constantly erupting in laughter and the small cast only added to the intimacy and the humor of it all. 

Career Services Opens Up “Career Closet” so Student Can Dress to Impress

The way a person chooses to dress plays a role in the impression that person makes on others. Attire can significantly influence how someone is perceived, whether it be in a professional setting, a social event or even just everyday interactions. A well-put-together and appropriate outfit may not only boost one’s confidence but also convey professionalism and respect for the situation at hand.

UWG Student Becomes Finalist at International Collegiate Marketing Conference

The American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference (AMA ICC) wrapped up its annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. April 11-13 was a weekend of showing off participating UWG students’ strategic excellence at the conference featuring over 2,000 students worldwide. UWG was recognized by having Senior Marketing Major Jacey Coleman represented as a finalist in the sales marketing competition. 

Center for Student Involvement and Inclusion Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month With The Lantern Festival 

Every year the Center for Student Involvement and Inclusion at UWG hosts a number of events to enrich students and others in the community in new cultures and traditions. Most recently on April 10, CSII hosted their Lantern Festival event, an early celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Students that attended this event had the opportunity to enjoy new food, customs, and participate in craft activities to celebrate Asian culture. 

The BIG Event Promotes Community and Involvement 

Life gets busy as a college student. There are exams to study for, assignments that need to be completed, jobs that need to be worked, relationships that need to be nurtured, not to mention the seeking out of career opportunities for the day when that hard-earned degree is finally official. Needless to say, it’s necessary for college students to slow down every so often.