September 2015 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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New UGA faculty get whirlwind tour of Georgia
One of the first things Jane McPherson did when she got into the classroom was have her master of social work students circle their hometown on a large map. Having just returned from the 2015 New Faculty Tour, she has an appreciateion for critical issues facing the state, and how UGA can play a role in helping address them...more
Carl Vinson Institute of Government offers economic development training in Savannah
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is offering economic development professionals, chambers of commerce and government officials across Georgia an opportunity to participate in a training course on branding and marketing strategies on Sept. 15...more
Surveys show students value SBDC experience
For the past few years, the UGA Small Business Development Center has been surveying students who work in assistantships and internships, both graduate and undergraduate, to not only determine whether SBDC offers a positive work environment, but to also determine if the students find their time an effective learning experience...more
New service-learning course connects students with families dealing with dementia
Jones and Pricher are social work students in a new service-learning class that teaches students about the impacts of dementia on a family. Each week, the students visit with the family...more.
Griffin-Spalding Archway Partnership kicks off
The Griffin-Spalding Archway Partnership executive committee held its first retreat at the UGA Griffin Research Garden. The retreat served as a brainstorming session during which committee members evaluated local demographic data...more
Middle Georgia leaders will implement regional vision
After completing an eight-month leadership program, 39 participants in Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Champions were charged with implementing strategies to address regional issues. The program was facilitated by J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development faculty members...more
Superintendents association engages Institute to provide school governance training 
For the first time, the Georgia School Superintendents Association has invited the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to provide governance and leadership training for selected administrators who aspire to become superintendents...more
Georgia Center to provide sign language course to Atlanta schools
From August through October, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education is conducting a 20-hour basic American Sign Language course for 14 teachers and staff members in Atlanta Public Schools...more.
UGA launches Rain Garden App
Georgians can now benefit from a free Rain Garden smartphone app that features plant, sizing and soils information for 13 states...more.
Turning back a tide of invaders at the State Botanical Garden (Athens-Banner Herald)
Workers and volunteers at the State Botanical Garden are working to restore big chunks of the land beside the river to something like what it must have looked like when native plants thrived rather than the foreign invaders such as privet and Japanese stiltgrass that now proliferate throughout the Southeast....more

What's Happening 

SBDC entrepreneur highlight
Sound business practices help Athens medical practice expand into underserved areas...more.

Outreach staff member receives U.S. Patriot Award
Marie Scoggins, administrative financial director of UGA Marine Extension, received the U.S. Department of Defense's Patriot Award...more.


Upcoming events:

Sept. 11, 2015
Develop an Import/Export Business
Small Business Development Center
Atlanta, GA 

Sept. 14, 2015
Starting a Business 
Small Business Development Center
Morrow, GA 

Sept. 15, 2015
Economic Development Training
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Savannah, GA 

Oct. 24, 2015
Development Authority Training
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Athens, GA

*For a full list of SBDC courses, click here.
Taking UGA Beyond the Arch for a Better Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
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Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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