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

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UGA and Macon-Bibb County partner to promote native plants
Clusters of native plants were put in Macon public gardens recently through a growing partnership with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. As the first community to partner with the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plants, Macon-Bibb County ordered perennials grown from native seeds for two different habitats...more
Mapping the king tide flood
It was exactly the kind of event the Sea Level Rise app was built for and the University of Georgia was on site to take advantage of the new technology...more.
UGA sets standard for small business programs
When other states are looking for best practices in small business development, they're looking more often at the University of Georgia...more
Student Scholars explore Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant 
The 20 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars traveled to Skidaway Island near Savannah for an overview of UGA Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant and projects along the coast...more
Institute of Government inaugurates workshop series for Georgia school finance officers 
The Institute of Government is coordinating a series of workshops on finances and ethics for Georgia educators in partnership with the state Professional Standards Commission and the Georgia Department of Education's Regional Education Service Agencies...more
Archway Partnership helps launch Metter-Candler Co. website
After nearly two years of community-wide collaboration and visioning from the Candler Co. Archway Executive Committee, the Metter-Candler Co. community has launched its website...more
Athens Area Community Foundation experiencing exponential growth
The Athens Area Community Foundation, led by Fanning Institute faculty member Delene Porter, recently topped $1 million in grants made to the community and surpassed $5 million in assets under management...more
Staff from Tennessee Oncology earn certification through Georgia Center program
Participants from Tennessee Oncology completed professional training from the University of Georgia's Center for Continuing Education. The 12 participants earned their Green Belt certification through the Georgia Center's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare Organizations eight-week online program...more

What's Happening 

SBDC entrepreneur spotlight:
UGA SBDC helps Georgia peach retailer from stands to stores...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:

Dec. 2, 2015
Woman-Owned Business Expo and Luncheon
Small Business Development Center
Atlanta, GA

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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