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Can Lifelong Learning Improve Our Minds as we Age?

As we age, many of us try to keep our minds sharp by reading, painting or even completing crosswords or playing Sudoku. Looking for a new way to keep your mind active? Add lifelong learning to this list. Instead of ending education at a young age, lifelong learning involves continuing education throughout one’s lifetime—whether learning […]

Where to Play Outside in Livingston

Lately the weather has been acting less like winter and more like mid-spring, so while we typically might be cooped up inside during the month of January, 2017 has proved to be playing by different rules so far. If you’re bummed that winter isn’t giving you the opportunity to don your new jacket, scarf and […]

Course Spotlight: Designing Successful Webinars 1169

Relying on what technology has to offer, we can now disseminate more information to more people at any given time. Such is the case when it comes to a webinar. Webinars are a meeting format that can save money and have a broader reach than in-person meetings. They can be used for employee or customer […]

Report Reveals That Solar Energy is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In UWA Online’s Continuing Education program, you can take classes to set yourself up for a successful career in green and renewable energy careers. If you’ve been considering a career in green and renewable energy, take note that a report published this month showed that in many parts of the world, solar energy is now […]

UWA Receives $1.25 Million Workforce Development Grant

The University of West Alabama’s emphasis on workforce development initiatives has received national attention in the form of a $1.25 million grant that will serve to enhance the job placement outcomes of the university’s graduates. UWA was recently named one of only 24 colleges in the United States to receive grant money that will enhance […]

Course Spotlight: Conflict Management 1211

Conflict is an inevitable part of life, especially in the workplace. However, knowing how to successfully manage conflict is a skill that can prove invaluable to overcoming bumps in the road in an effort to stay on track toward your company’s end goal. It has been proven that effective conflict management skills positively correlate to […]

Choosing a Continuing Education Program That is Right for You

Deciding to go back to school can be a life-changing choice that has the potential to benefit you in boundless ways. That being said, it is not a decision that you should take lightly if you want to ensure that you get what you want out of it. Some people may already know exactly which […]

Happy New Year! 10 Random Fun Facts for You to Take Into 2017

Welcome to 2017! Whether you are embracing the New Year as an opportunity for change or whether you treat January 1st just like any other day, you can always stand to learn something new to kick off this new year of your life. Use them as conversation starters, tell them to your friends or share […]

Course Spotlight: Keys to Customer Service 1199

Excellent customer service skills are ones that can not only positively impact your career, but that can extend their reach beyond work to help you in many areas of life. In “Keys to Customer Service 1199,” a class required to earn a Certificate in Customer Service from UWA Online, students will learn about the link […]

7 Qualities of a Successful Online Student

The flexibility allowed with online learning is one of its greatest assets compared to attending an on-campus class; however, with the freedom to complete tasks according to your own schedule in an online course comes the responsibility to make sure you stick to it. Another big difference between on-campus courses and online courses is the […]