10 Great Gifts for College Grads

May is a day away, and that means that graduation is on the horizon for college students across the country—including the University of West Alabama! As students trade in their class-going garb for caps and gowns, loved ones and friends are looking for ways to celebrate their soon-to-be grad’s achievements—beyond just a hug and a […]

Course Spotlight: Google Analytics 1219

As a business, you can’t track how many people watch your television commercial—but you can track how many people visit your website. Welcome to the world of web analytics—and specifically, Google Analytics. Google Analytics 1219 is a course designed for the non-technical user and will focus on fundamental web analytics techniques using the world standard—Google […]

The Equipment You Will Need for eLearning

For some students, part of the excitement that coincides with the “back to school” time of year is getting to go shopping for new school supplies—from books and binders to pens and paper. The appeal is starting the school year fresh with a new arsenal of tools in tow. For eLearning, which relates to courses, […]

UWA Named Safest College Campus in State

The University of West Alabama has another achievement to celebrate this month, as UWA was recently named the safest college campus in the state of Alabama by ADT Security. The triumph was highlighted earlier this month on ADT’s blog on yourlocalsecurity.com. According to the site, to determine the safest school in each state, ADT tallied […]

Course Spotlight: Negotiation: Get What You Want 1212

With a class titled “get what you want,” how could you go wrong? Whether you realize it or not, negotiation is a skill that comes into play in our everyday lives—and especially in the world of business. Negotiation is about being able to balance what you want and need with the wants and needs of […]

What Is ELearning, and How Can It Help Me?

Email, ecommerce, ebusiness—what do they all have in common? Obviously, they all start with “e,” but that letter signifies their common ground—that they are electronically based. The same goes for eLearning. By definition, eLearning is learning that uses electronic technologies to access an educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. The “learning” described could be […]

10 Notable University of West Alabama Alumni

Since the University of West Alabama’s Livingston campus was established nearly two centuries ago, the school has watched thousands of promising graduates receive their diplomas and step out into the world armed with newly-acquired knowledge. From athletes to musicians, a handful of notable University of West Alabama alumni have specifically made their marks in their […]

Course Spotlight: Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers 1182

Financial information drives decision making in an array of different aspects in the business world. In Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers 1182, course participants will earn an understanding of the financial concepts and accounting processes that most businesses use, including the seven steps in the accounting cycle. In exposing these fundamental concepts and processes […]

Sharpen Your Life Skills with These 10 Continuing Ed Courses

The traditional model has been that we go to school from the time we are about 5-years-old until we are 18—and for some people, beyond—and then we go to work. But how can we expect to learn everything we need to know about life in just those 12-plus years? That’s where continuing education comes in. […]

Celebrate the Black Belt at the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival April 15

It has been said that the history of the Alabama Black Belt region is as rich as its soil. That rich history will be on display Saturday, April 15 at the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival on the University of West Alabama’s campus. Named after the river that flows through Livingston, the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival serves to […]