What You Can do With a Culinary and Hospitality Education

Are you considering earning a certification to help you toward a successful career in the culinary or hospitality field? UWA Online’s new Continuing Education program has courses that can help you achieve your culinary and hospitality-related career goals. So what exactly can you do with a culinary and hospitality education? Here are a few viable […]

Discovering the Culture of Alabama’s Black Belt Region

Livingston and Sumter County are part of Alabama’s Black Belt Region—an area names for its rich soil and honored for its rich culture. The Black Belt encompasses between 12 and 23 counties (depending on context) that cross the state in central and southern Alabama. Named for its dark, rich soils, Alabama’s Black Belt is part […]

Course Spotlight: Gender in the Classroom 1240

As with most everything in life, men and women are different when it comes to learning in a classroom setting. In general, boys get lower grades than girls, girls waste 30% of their study time, boys do less homework than girls, and girls pick up a common five learning habits that end up hurting them […]

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 […]