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Public Service and Outreach launches 2016 faculty, staff fundraising campaign
Public Service and Outreach is looking forward to another great year of fundraising when the faculty-staff campaign kicks off next week. Last year, PSO set a record, giving more than $35K and with a 50 percent increase in the number of faculty, staff and retirees who participated...more.
Public Service and Outreach kicks off UGA Honors Week with annual meeting and awards luncheon
PSO employees attended a series of professional development sessions for the first time in the annual meeting's 25-year-history. Expert panelists from around campus spoke about applied research, fundraising, storytelling, social styles and experiential learning in workshops sandwiched around the awards luncheon that drew nearly 400...more.
UGA Public Service and Outreach prepares student for fellowship at CDC
Exposure to real-world experience is one of the reasons Katie Wargo, now a fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, picked UGA's College of Public Health for graduate school. Soon after arriving at UGA, she learned about the Archway Partnership...more
UGA SBDC helps entrepreneurs through contest
The Amazing Entrepreneur is in its sixth year and the SBDC has played a key role from the start. The SBDC office in Gwinnett works to steer clients toward the contest, which offers awards for pre-venture entrepreneurs and businesses that have been open less than three years...more
Inventing food: UGA FoodPIC is a valuable tool in Georgia's economic development efforts
Tucked into a corner of UGA's Griffin campus is an innovative research center that could be a key component in bringing business and industry to the state. UGA's Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center is already a valuable asset...more
Institute of Government faculty and staff provide training sessions at Georgia Downtown Association conference 
Nearly 200 Main Street and municipal revitalization professionals attended training sessions presented during the Georgia Downtown Association's 2016 Annual Conference, sponsored by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government...more
Georgia EMC continues with leadership development series at Fanning Institute 
The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development continues management and leadership development programs for the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). The almost yearlong program consists of 20 sessions highlighting leadership and management topics...more
Campus Kitchen at UGA partners with Freshman College Summer Experience  
The Division of Academic Enhancement and the Office of Service-Learning discussed ways to incorporate service-learning as part of the Freshman College Summer Experience. CKUGA emerged as an ideal placement for some of the expected 250 incoming freshman this summer...more
UGA-sponsored science fair sends winners to international competition 
Thirty-seven participants in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) will move on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The fair was held at the Classic Center and coordinated by the UGA Center for Continuing Education...more
Georgia UGA Marine Extension receives grant to fund Georgia Shore Program
UGA Marine Extension recently received a grant to fund the Georgia Shore Program, which pays for up to 20 teachers to stay at the UGA Marine Extension dormitory for two weeks and explore and conduct research on the Georgia estuarine/barrier island systems,including Wassaw and Ossabaw Islands...more
Annual Plantapalooza spring plant sale raises $31,000 for horticulture supplies and plant collections 
Plantapalooza, which brings together three UGA units for one big plant sale, was held on April 9 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Trail Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club. The event attracted thousands and raised $31,000 for plant collections and horticulture supplies...more

What's Happening 

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.

SBDC helps movie tour company 
Dead-on financial projections lead to success for Atlanta Movie Tours start-up...more

Botanical Garden's Shirley Berry retires
Assistant Director Shirley Berry retired after 31 years with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. She has also served as treasurer for the Friends of the Garden and interim director during the last director search.

Upcoming events:

May 10, 2016
Small Business Development Center

Gwinnett, GA 

May 12, 2016
Development Authority Training: Basic 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Lawrenceville, 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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