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September 2016 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter 
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State Botanical Garden recognizes longtime donors for support
Alumni and longtime UGA supporters Joe and Ann Frierson were hailed as Distinguished Honorees at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia's Giving Tree tribute on Sept. 8. Cindy and Richard Moore, and Tom Wright, were recognized as Southern Magnolia honorees...more
UGA public health faculty/student assessment leads to medical clinic in Archway community
An assessment of community health needs, led by UGA faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle Georgia county and resulted in a scholarly article in the "Journal of Georgia Public Health Association"...more
2017 Faculty Fellows will work with Fanning, State Botanical Garden and Marine Extension
Three UGA faculty members were selected as 2016-17 Public Service and Outreach Fellows and will spend the fall conducting research with one of the university's eight public service and outreach units. The Fellows are Marin Talbot Brewer from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Jenna R. Jambeck from the College of Engineering; and Rebecca Nesbit from the School of Public and International Affairs...more.
Vinson Institute to certify government information officers
The University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government is launching the state's only local government-specific nationally recognized chief information officer certificate program for local government information officers...more
Undergraduate engineering student gets his feet wet with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
George Summers, a UGA undergrad studying environmental engineering, has spent his summer at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's Brunswick Station under the advisement of stormwater specialist Jessica Brown as part of a stormwater program internship...more.
Fanning program to grow leaders in South Georgia
The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in August launched Locate South Georgia LEADS, a program to develop a regional leadership pipeline through South Georgia. One of the largest regional leadership programs in Georgia, it is the result of a two-year long partnership between the Fanning Institute and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce...more
Campus Kitchen at UGA explores food waste recovery
In August, the Campus Kitchen at UGA kicked off the school year with the "Food Waste Fiasco" event, featuring Rob Greenfield, a nationally known dumpster diver and sustainability activist. Over 120 attendees experience food recovery first-hand by enjoying a fresh meal prepared by CKUGA from donated grocery store and farmer's market surplus...more
Day care center becomes a reality with help from SBDC
Alex Cesar knew from an early age that she'd run a school. She eventually taught special education in the public schools, but felt stuck in the system. She and her husband had a dream of running their own child-care center. To turn that dream into a reality, they called on the UGA Small Business Development Center...more

What's Happening 

Support Georgia oysters at November roast
Join UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant for Oyster Roast for a Reason on Nov. 5, 5-8 p.m...more

Upcoming events:

September 29, 2016
GrowSmart
Small Business Development Center

Atlanta, GA


October 3, 2016
Management Development Program
Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Macon, GA


October 6-8, 13-15, 2016
Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale
State Botanical Garden 
Athens, GA


October 22, 2016
Skidaway Marine Science Day
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

Savannah, GA 


November 18, 2016
Development Authority Training
Vidalia, GA


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