March 2016 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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State Botanical Garden of Georgia officially opens Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies 
What began 21 years ago as an attempt to increase conservation efforts at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia resulted in a Center for Native Plant Studies and educational programming that will help provide long-term sustainability for Georgia...more.
Colquitt County schools piloting UGA leadership curriculum
Students in Kindergarten through the fifth grade in Colquitt County began a pilot program using a research-based leadership curriculum created by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development...more
SBDC ExportGA international trade program begins in Gwinnett  
The Small Business Development Center has an upcoming version of its ExportGA program scheduled to begin March 25 at UGA's Gwinnett campus. This program is for businesses that are well established domestically and preparing to commit to international sales as a long-term strategy...more
Institute of Government partners with Southeast Georgia community to explore ecotourism opportunities on Altamaha River 
On March 1, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government launched a yearlong partnership with Wayne County, the city of Jesup and the Wayne County Board of Tourism to explore recreation and other economic development opportunities along the Altamaha River...more
Living shoreline on Tybee Island moves toward completion
Construction and installation of the base layer for a living shoreline project at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island has been completed. Its goals are to stablize an eroding bank at the center and increase the amount of oyster and marsh habitat in Horse Pen Creek...more
Archway Partnership collaborates with UGA College of Public Health to conduct community health needs assessments 
The UGA College of Public Health is working with the Archway Partnership to conduct community health needs assessments in Habersham, Pulaski and Sumter counties. The assessments will include data gathering regarding the hospitals' service offerings and patient care...more
Campus Kitchen at UGA integrates service-learning with public housing meals series
Throughout the spring 2016 semester, students with the College of Public Health are joining the residents of Denney Tower, a unit of the Athens Housing Authority, for a monthly time of fellowship and programming on nutrition, SNAP application assistance and other topics of interest to the residents...more
Digital entrepreneur sharpens own business practices by teaching
Garrett Massey, owner of web development start-up, Eyesore Inc., has mastered the art of working on his business rather than in his business thanks to training and consulting with the UGA Small Business Development Center...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.

Botanical Garden's Anne Shenk wins achievement award
Anne Shenk, who began educational programming at the State Botanical Garden in 1984, wins lifetime achievement award from Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia...more.

Experience UGA fundraiser April 6
Help Experience UGA provide funding for bus transportation, food and supplies...more


Upcoming events:

April 19, 2016
Georgia Certified Economic Developer: Strategic Georgia Industries 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Cartersville, GA 

April 21, 2016
Development Authority Training: Basic 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Carrollton, GA 

March 23, 2016
VetStart: Strategies to Launching a Business
Small Business Development Center
Atlanta, 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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