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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, a unit of Public Service and Outreach, coordinated the Hawkinsville Teen Maze last week, a series of scenarios that showed students the consequences of risky decisions. “It showed  …read more »

Student spotlight: Taylor Stubblefield

Taylor Stubblefield, a political science and Spanish major from Augusta, Ga., says that throughout her time as a Student Scholar, she has learned that the university has an active role in service. When asked why she serves, she says, “I think the question should be  …read more »

UGA plant biologist helps build a bridge between academics and service through fellowship

Wendy Zomlefer got fired up whenever she ventured out to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Accustomed to the sometimes abstract world of academic research, Zomlefer was swept up by the enthusiasm the public had for her studies in plant biology. “I was doing all  …read 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 Associate Professor in Community Pharmacy got involved with the Archway Partnership, a unit of Public Service and Outreach, soon after he arrived at UGA in 2013. Already,  …read more »

SBDC to host Franchise Ownership Summit at State Botanical Garden

Franchise ownership is one option for would-be entrepreneurs and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is here to help. The SBDC will host a Franchsie Ownership Summit on April 29 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. The workshop runs from  …read more »

PSO kicks off 2016 faculty, staff fundraising campaign

Public Service and Outreach is looking forward to another great year of fundraising when the 2016 faculty-staff campaign kicks off next week. Last year, PSO set a record, giving more than $35K and with a 50 percent increase in the number of faculty, staff and retirees who  …read more »

Public Service and Outreach kicked off Honors Week at the University of Georgia with a twist on its annual meeting and awards luncheon

PSO employees attended a series of professional development sessions for the first time in the annual meeting’s 25-year history. Expert panelists from around campus spoke about applied research, fundraising, storytelling, social styles and experiential learning in workshops sandwiched around an awards luncheon that drew nearly  …read more »