December 2015 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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UGA Outreach on the Move

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Become a Friend of the UGA Aquarium
UGA Marine Extension launched its new Friends of the Aquarium recognition program. The program engages members of the public in support of educating future generations in ocean literacy and environmental leadership...more
Day of Service gives UGA public service employees an opportunity to give back
Staff and faculty members and students from Public Service and Outreach's eight units fanned out to nine sites around Athens on Nov. 20 while also participating in a supply drive for Mercy Health Center and the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, and a coat drive for the Salvation Army...more
Institute of Government contributes to economic impact study for Georgia childcare licensing agency
Childcare and early education activities in Georgia generate $4.7 billion in economic activity throughout the state, according to a survey the Institute of Government conducted in collaboration with Georgia State University...more.
Georgia Center gets early childcare and learning contract
The Georgia Center's Early Care and Education Initiatives department was awarded a new contract from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning to continue to administer the Georgia Training Approval System for early care and education professionals in Georgia...more
Small Business Development Center recognized for Hispanic outreach
The Small Business Development Center was presented with the "Community Builder Appreciation Award" in the nonprofit organization category from the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association...more
Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding for coastal research
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program announced funding for the latest round of innovative, competitive research projects that address critical environmental challenges in coastal Georgia...more
Hart County elementary school installs garden to use for scientific research
Alicia Haire, a doctoral student in the UGA Horticulture Department worked with the STEM facilitator at Hartwell Elementary to install a school garden that will provide students the chance to gain hands-on experience learning about scientific research...more
South Jackson fifth-graders learn leadership skills from Fanning Institute 
Fifth-graders from South Jackson Elementary School in Jackson County participated in a youth leadership development program facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development...more
Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance helps document aster populations
Georgia aster is an uncommon but wide-ranging perennial found in the upper Piedmont and lower mountain regions of Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas that blooms in fall. Members of the GPCA, headquartered at the State Botanical Garden, organized surveys to locate and identify the flowers along the state rights-of-way this fall...more

What's Happening 

SBDC entrepreneur spotlight:
Market research eases expansion for Midtown Atlanta industrial firm...more.

Meet the PSO Student Scholars
Learn more about each of the PSO Student Scholars and what they have been up to so far this year...more.


Upcoming events:

Jan. 30, 2016
2nd Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
Marine Extension/Georgia Sea Grant
Savannah, GA 

Feb. 11, 2016
Development Authority Training 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Macon, 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
Treanor House | 1234 S. Lumpkin St. | University of Georgia | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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