Alabama

Course Spotlight: Retire Rich: Smart Retirement Steps for 20- and 30-Somethings 1269

Recent studies have shown that people are currently not saving nearly enough for retirement. In fact, 56% of people retire with less than $10,000—a far cry from what it would take a person to retire comfortably. For years, retirement analysts have suggested that people need around $1 million to retire comfortably. That number has since […]

Course Spotlight: Strategic Selling with Social Media 1271

Social media is a tool that today’s entrepreneurs should take full advantage of. It serves as an organic way to expose your product or services to a large audience at low to no cost. In Strategic Selling with Social Media 1271, participants will learn to leverage powerful social media sales solutions to help save time, […]

UWA and Soggy Bottom Lodge to Host Benefit Skeet Shoot March 10

On Friday, clay discs will fly in the air not just for fun, but to help fund travel and equipment expenses for The University of West Alabama’s student athletes. UWA has partnered with Soggy Bottom Lodge, a hunting resort in Marengo County featuring deer, duck and quail hunting, bass fishing and skeet shooting, to host […]

Course Spotlight: Revenue Generation for Nonprofits 1184

Do you currently operate a nonprofit, or have you been thinking about starting one? Revenue generation for nonprofits is critical to the organization and the support of its programs, but the methods to obtain revenue are not always so cut and dry. Through the University of West Alabama Online’s Continuing Education program, you can earn […]

10 Computer Skills Employers Want You to Know

We live in an increasingly technological world, and even if your dream job is not rooted in computers, there are a few essential computer skills that you should have a firm grasp on regardless of what you are doing. Your competence with computers makes you more marketable as an employee and assures employers that you […]

In the News: UWA Professor Discovers Two New Species of Mint in Alabama

At the University of West Alabama, we take pride in the fact that our faculty works hard to continuously make strides and advancements in their respective fields of study. This happened recently, when one University of West Alabama professor made headlines for his discovery of two new species of mint in Alabama. As reported by […]

Course Spotlight: Substitute Teacher Preparation 1155

As a substitute teacher, you typically have some big shoes to fill in the eyes of your temporary students. Securing student respect and coming prepared with a portfolio full of ideas is what you need to achieve success as a substitute, and you’ll learn how to do all of that and more in Substitute Teacher […]

UWA Launches Black Belt Teacher Corps With First 10 Members

In an effort to promote quality education among rural schools, the University of West Alabama has recently taken steps toward incentivizing young teachers to start their careers in areas of the state that need it most. Earlier this month, UWA launched its Black Belt Teacher Corps initiative—a program in which College of Education students dedicate […]

Valentine’s Day Feature: Flower Colors and Their Meanings

Whether it’s a day you embrace with open arms or one that you run and hide from, Valentine’s Day has arrived in 2017. For many, February 14 is a day to celebrate love and those who we love. Cliché as it may sound, one of the most popular ways people still communicate their messages of […]