Alabama

Course Spotlight: Getting Started in Sales 3060

In the world of sales, volume is everything when it comes to making money. If you are starting a career in sales—or are already a salesperson looking to increase your sales volume, “Getting Started in Sales 3060,” a continuing education course through UWA Online, could provide the boost you need. In Getting Started in Sales […]

10 Fast Facts About Sumter County

How much do you really know about the place you live? Located in Alabama’s Black Belt Region, Sumter County is home to The University of West Alabama campus in Livingston and is rich in the history, culture and tradition of those who have established themselves here—even if just for the four years they spend in […]

Have Free Time? 10 Reasons Why You Should Spend It on Continuing Education

In juggling work, family, friends and personal activities, some people find it difficult, if not impossible, to carve out free time. Others fall on the opposite end of the spectrum—those who have more free time on their hands than they know what to do with—and the rest fall somewhere in the middle. If you are […]

Get Your Treasure Hunting Fix at the Highway 11 Antique Alley May 18-21

Rifling through someone’s old stuff on a quest to find something worth your while can be tiring—and discouraging—but once you discover that one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime find among all of the cast-aside clutter, it all suddenly becomes worth it. West Alabama residents and visitors will have 502-miles worth of opportunity to find the treasures they’ve been looking […]

5 Reasons to Consider Continuing Education During the Summer

Depending on their age and life stage, summer means different things to different people. When you are a kid in school, it can mean freedom from responsibility and days spent playing outside or swimming in the pool. When you are in college, summer is not entirely as carefree as when you were a kid, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Course Spotlight: Effective Copywriting 1201

The art of written communication has a place in nearly every career field on the planet. Especially if your position is particularly copy-heavy, excelling at this skill can place you ahead in your field and help you appear professional, competent and beneficial to your company. Effective copywriting can empower you to communicate messages to a […]

10 Fun Day Trips From Livingston

Sometimes you just need to get out of town—we’ve all felt that way. With school and job schedules holding us back, long trips can sometimes be out of the question. Livingston residents and University of West Alabama students and faculty, however, have the good fortune of being centrally located within short driving distances of a […]