June 2016 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter 
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Ribbon cutting, education activities draw a crowd to UGA Aquarium for World Oceans Day
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant officially dedicated a covered pavilion at the UGA Skidaway Island campus on June 8. The pavilion was made possible by a gift from Gus Arrendale III and Springer Mountain Farms...more.
UGA Archway Partnership tackles childhood obesity 
For The University of Georgia helped kids in this Georgia town work up a sweat. From Zumba dancing to tackling an obstacle course to doing a few push-ups, the third Grady County Youth Fit Fest, organized by the UGA Archway Partnership, aimed to give parents and their children tools to stay active and healthy...more.
2016-17 Student Scholars selected; 2015-16 Scholars begin summer internships
Nineteen students have been selected for the 2016-17 cohort of the Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars. This group will begin weekly meetings in August. Nine students from the 2015-16 cohort have been awarded stipends for summer and fall internships with PSO units...more
Small Business Development Center attracts additional sponsors 
Fifth Wells Fargo Bank is expanding its support of Small Business Development Center programming. It will provide $15,000 to support additional sessions of the SBDC StartSmart program in metro Atlanta. The program provides training for business owners who are close to opening a venture or have been open for less than two years...more
Q&A with Botanical Garden's Linda Chafin on her new book, Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States
Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States is the first field guide devoted exclusively to Georgia's wildflowers, while also including a large number of plants found in neighboring states...more.
GEMA engages Institute of Government to refine data required for county disaster mitigation plans
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Information Technology Services (ITOS) division recently began work on a two-year project to enhance a key database used to develop county hazard mitigation plans...more
UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy
UGA faculty and staff from across the state completed the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy recently, earning certificates for their participation in the nine-month leadership development course. Facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the academy is designed to build leadership capacity among high-level performers within PSO...more
UGA College of Engineering students complete projects for Archway Partnership communities
The Archway Partnership has partnered with the College of Engineering for the second year to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students through community-based projects. This year, five Archway communities received assistance on eight projects from 27 undergraduate students...more
Business essentials steer Cumming auto parts company into the fast lane
Brothers Kevin and Randy Redd make Ford and Chevy street cars both fast and "fly" through their uniquely designed COncept One Pulley Systems. In 2001, they began selling their systems and other product lines to hot rod muscle car enthusiasts through their Cumming, Ga. business, Redd Manufacturing and Machining. When it came time to expand, they turned the UGA Small Business Development Center...more

What's Happening 

Donor spotlight: Ruth McMullin
The UGA Aquarium depends on volunteers, like Ruth McMullin, to fulfill its mission...more


Upcoming events:

June 14, 2016
Sunflower Concert: Klezmer Local 42
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 

Athens, GA 

Dates through July 20, 2016
Volunteer with Campus Kitchen at UGA
Office of Service-Learning

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
Treanor House | 1234 S. Lumpkin St. | University of Georgia | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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