May 2016 UGA Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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Real Life Simulations help teens understand consequences of actions
The University of Georgia is helping communities reach teenagers in an innovative way. The university's Archway Partnership coordinated the Hawkinsville Teen Maze, a series of scenarios that showed students the consequences of risky decisions...more.
First class of women leaders from southeast Georgia graduates from UGA program
The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women's Leadership Academy graduated on May 3, receiving certificates and gifts to mark the end of program. The Statesboro-based foundation, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development, established the program to encourage and prepare women to take leadership roles in Southeast Georgia...more.
First probate judges to earn certificates from Institute of Government honored at conference 
Nine probate court judges and associate judges from throughout the state were recognized April 19 for completing the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program. They are the first judges to earn certificates through the 72-hour professional development program...more
UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters
For most people, washing clothes, dishes, and even their hands are a daily practice in good hygiene. To Erin Lipp, these common behaviors can be a threat to coastal ecosystems and to the people who live near them...more.
UGA pharmacy professor helps rural communities address public health issues
Henry Young wants to make the UGA College of Pharmacy a fixture in communities across Georgia. The Kroger Professor in Community Pharmacy got involved with the Archway Partnership soon after he arrived at UGA in 2013...more
UGA plant biologist helps build a bridge between academics and service through fellowship
Wendy Zomlefer, the curator for UGA's Herbarium and an associate professor of Plant Biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, worked with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia last fall on a number of projects...more
UGA State Botanical Garden teams up with College of Education to teach kids about nature
The course, called "Nature as Teacher," brings College of Education students into the Clarke County Early Learning Center to work with Pre-K and Head Start students in a program dubbed "Nature Explorers Club." The program aims to show children where their food comes from and reinforce the importance of healthy eating...more
SBDC lands two new corporate sponsors and renews a third
Fifth Third Bank and Renasant Bank will partner with the SBDC in numerous initiatives this year. Already, Fifth Third Bank supported an Entrepreneurial Resource Breakfast in Augusta showcasing SBDC clients' success stories, while featuring the bank and the SBDC as resource partners. For more information on the SBDC, click here
Cobb County educators complete interpreter certificate training at Georgia Center
Eleven bilingual language facilitators from the Cobb County School District completed the Georgia Center for Continuing Education's Professional Interpreter in Education certificate training in April. Meeting at the Cobb County International Welcome Center on their monthly staff planning days, the group completed 30 hours of intensive training designed to help them better serve non-English-speaking students and their families...more.
Target market expansion puts Atlanta rubber and plastic supplier in the right hands
Movies can transport a viewer into another world, if only temporarily. In 2009, Nelson Burke spotted some props in a Georgia-produced movie that transformed his business. By 2015 his new focus had led The Engineer Guy to more than $3 million in sales. When he decided his company's future was in film, he contacted the UGA Small Business Development Center...more

What's Happening 

Service-learning celebrates 10 years at UGA
Service-learning was happening at UGA a decade ago. But the establishment of the Office of Service-Learning brought the pedagogy out of the shadows...more

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the UGA Aquarium
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are sponsoring a day of activities including a dedication ceremony for the new outdoor pavilion and a free hour of admission to the aquarium on June 8...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:

May 25, 2016
Marine Extension Seafood HACCP Course: Segment 2
Marine Extension

Forest Park, GA 

June 5, 2016
Financing Economic Development and Deal Structuring 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government

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
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Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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