Education Notes

UWG unveils business analytics certificate program

by Staff Reports

The Economics department of the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business introduced a new certificate program at the inaugural SAS Day recently, creating opportunities for business students to network with professionals and providing them with career options available in analytics.

Students in the program learn how to utilize data analysis tools and systems from the SAS Institute. SAS, the world’s largest analytic software company, is used by more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies. UWG’s SAS certificate program is one of only eight in the nation, and it is the only one in existence that focuses on Econometrics and Business Analytics.

To qualify for a Certificate in Econometrics and Business Analytics in SAS, UWG students must complete four or more SAS-based courses with at least a B and complete a variety of assignments, including two major projects using SAS.

GEORGIA DEPT. OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES CULTERAL EXCHANGE

The Georgia Department of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea that includes a cultural exchange for teachers from both countries.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Ha Tae-Yun, the Vice Minister of Education for the Republic of Korea and president of the country’s National Institute for International Education, announced the partnership last week. The program includes a chance for groups of South Korean teachers to spend time in Georgia public and private schools and for Georgia teachers to travel to South Korean schools.

Georgia teachers are expected to begin trips to South Korean public schools beginning this fall.

“We look forward to broadening our joint cultural exchange programs possible in all areas of education for both Korean and American teachers,” said Tae-Yun.

WGTC CELEBRATES 10TH ISSUE OF VOICES MAGAZINE

West Georgia Technical College recently celebrated 10 years of literary and creative arts with the unveiling of the 2013 issue of VOICES creative arts magazine, in conjunction with the opening of the third annual art exhibit.

The event, which was held on the Carroll campus, showcased the artistic and literary talents of the students, faculty and staff at West Georgia Technical College.

The 10th anniversary issue of VOICES features original poetry, prose and artwork from students, faculty and staff and is the only creative arts magazine published annually within the Technical College System of Georgia. Of the 210 submissions received, 56 pieces were published representing 44 people, 37 of whom are students.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third place winners in the categories of poetry, art and prose. Douglas Campus Networking Specialist student Roy Brown read his first place poem, “New Chair” while the second place poetry winner, Rachelle Shepard’s poem, “A House of Dying Mothers,” was also read. The readings concluded with Murphy Campus student Laura Wheeles’ third place poem, “Ode to Carbohydrates.”

“The objective of VOICES magazine and activities such as the art exhibit is to demonstrate that technical college students, faculty and staff are just as creative and artistic as those at liberal arts institutions,” said Kyle Taylor, English instructor and Editor-in-Chief of VOICES. “WGTC is on the cutting edge of this demonstration of creative talent, and we believe that our students, faculty and staff deserve the opportunity to showcase that creativity.”

PRESIDENT’S LIST

Georgia Military College-Fairburn Campus: Britnie Blair, Samuel Smith and Chad Tarkenton of Newnan; David Materese of Palmetto; Robyn Roberson and Justin Stoleson of Senoia; Cassandra Denny of Sharpsburg.

DEAN’S LIST

Georgia Military College-Fairburn Campus: Alyssa Couch, Austin Schrepfer and Taylor Scott of Newnan; Charlotte Duffy, Sarah Hall, Michelle Maes, and Caitlyn Traver of Sharpsburg.


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