UGA Public Service and Outreach Monthly Newsletter
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PSO on the Move

A message from the Vice President

Welcome to the first issue of UGA’s Public Service and Outreach (PSO) newsletter. Each month we will be sending you stories and examples of UGA’s public service work throughout the state. You will see how we contribute to our economic and general well being by helping build strong governments, communities and leaders that are prepared for success. Through this newsletter, follow us as we journey toward a strong future grounded in UGA's long-standing tradition of public service. Let us know how we can help you, now and tomorrow. 

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UGA photojournalism students serve the community with visual archive
The Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., became a classroom for a group of UGA photojournalism students, whose work will create a visual archive of the 25-year old event. Funded in part by a $500 grant from the UGA Office of Service-Learning, a unit of the offices of the vice president for public service and outreach and the vice president for instruction, students... more.
PSO units share national award for coastal plan
A Coastal Georgia protection plan, directed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Marine Extension Service/Georgia Sea Grant this fall received a Superior Outreach Programming Award (SOPA), the highest honor bestowed by the National Sea Grant...more.
Columbus manufacturer shows 'Made in America' benefits bottom line
John Anker has a question for U.S. retailers: What if you could outsource to an American company at the same cost as an overseas provider? Anker, owner of Columbus-based manufacturer and distributor Ankerpak, says he frequently poses this question to buyers. Anker sees it as his mission to bring more manufacturing and skilled trade jobs back to Georgia...more.
Georgia Center enrollment in Spanish medical interpreter program
UGA’s Georgia Center for Continuing Education recently partnered with The Professional Development Center at The University of Texas at Austin to provide program curriculum and instructor resources for UT’s Medical Interpreter Certificate Program (MICP), a program that has been offered by UGA for nearly 10 years and has enrolled more than 750 participants so far...more.
Students connect STEM with service in Metter
Through the Archway Partnership in Candler County, students in Metter Middle School are learning how to link science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to service learning projects...more.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia named a winner in the AAS Landscape Design Contest
The display garden at the State Botanical garden of Georgia took third place among gardens with more than 100,000 visitors a year in the annual All-America Selections (AAS) design contest...more
Building a culture of health
What do playgrounds, school lunches, vaccinations, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps have in common? They all contribute to a community's ability to help its residents get healthy and stay healthy, sometimes called a culture of health. The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the College of Public Health have announced a joint program designed to...more
Whale fossil, loggerhead turtle draw thousands to Skidaway event
Reptiles, touch tanks, a new gray whale exhibit and the debut of Rider, a loggerhead turtle rescued as a hatchling, were among the highlights that drew more than 2,000 people to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium for Skidaway Day in October...more.

What's Happening 

Upcoming economic development training for local leaders
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is offering a new economic development training course, Business Retention and Expansion, in Athens on Dec. 11, 2014, and in Tifton on Feb. 5, 2015...more.
Funding to engage underrepresented students
The Office of Serving Learning (OSL) will receive a $300,000 subgrant to develop and implement enhanced community-based learning experiences, within academic programs, for underrepresented students...more.

Upcoming events:

Nov. 21, 2014
3rd Annual Women's Business Expo

Dec. 11, 2014
Economic Development Training

Dec. 7-9, 2014
Biennial Institute 

April 13, 2015
Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
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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