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UGA hosts conference for national leaders in government training

Small in numbers but mighty in purpose, university service organizations that provide training and resources to local and state government officials are gathered this week at UGA for an annual conference. About 75 public service directors and faculty, representing about… Full story

Stockbridge business grows after achieving government certification

Jacqueline Johnson discovered her life’s direction at a celebration of life for her aunt.  “My auntie passed of breast cancer. I was at her (funeral) and, in the midst of it, realized how taboo the whole breast cancer conversation was…. Full story

In career and in retirement, SBDC employee gives to UGA

Eric Bonaparte spent 26 years—the bulk of his career—at the UGA Small Business Development Center. When he decided to retire last year, he wanted to give something back to the university that had played such an important role in his… Full story

Garden celebrates its 50th anniversary with flame azalea exhibit

An exhibition of artists’ representations of the Southern flame azalea—the State Botanical Garden’s signature plant for its 50th anniversary— will be on display in the Visitor Center through April 27. Twenty local artists were invited to contribute paintings, photographs, drawings… Full story

University of Georgia celebrates 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

More than 750 students from across Georgia competed for more than $30,000 in prizes and awards during the 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, run by UGA’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, a public service and outreach unit…. Full story

Archway Partnership and Terry College of Business partner to serve communities, provide opportunities to students

Michael Veal adjusts his hard hat. It’s not every Saturday the Terry College of Business student ventures into a kaolin mine, one of the giant valleys throughout Washington County. More than a field trip, this is an opportunity for Veal,… Full story

UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb. 27. The program aims to improve the health of Georgians… Full story

Atlanta recruiting firm sees revenue growth, hires more employees with SBDC assistance

Betsy Robinson didn’t think she’d end up in the high-tech recruiting industry. While attending the University of Georgia, her sights were set on international business or Washington, D.C. She met recruiters at a UGA career fair who changed her direction…. Full story

UGA welcomes high school students for lecture by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

More than 100 students from Clarke County and metro-Atlanta area came to campus to hear Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Georgia. “It’s truly time for every citizen, no matter your age, to… Full story

Research collaboration helps Georgia’s oyster revival

Ripples form on the surface of the water as UGA graduate student Shannon Kirk loads her research equipment onto the R/V Marie. Today she’s heading out to her research site in Wassaw Sound to measure the growth of more than… Full story

Middle Georgia Program wins Fanning leadership award

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is the recipient of the 2018 Innovations in Community Leadership Award, presented by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. The commission received the award for its Middle Georgia Regional… Full story

Meaningful careers begin in Student Scholars program

Giving back can be a way to make a living, not just an opportunity to volunteer, UGA’s Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars learn. Senior Eli Scott was an intern with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government as a 2014-15… Full story

Pickin’ at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Music and nature are two things known to soothe the soul. It’s only natural the two have come together for Pickin’ at the Garden, an interactive workshop and concert series produced by the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Terry College… Full story

Veteran city leaders and newly elected officials from Jackson County participate in municipal government training at UGA

Jan Webster was a new Nicholson City Council member when she first attended the Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute at the University of Georgia several years ago. Over two days, she learned about planning and zoning, city finances, ethics and… Full story

Veteran city attorney and freshman elected official sharpen skills at UGA governmental training

Even after almost 40 years as a city attorney for the Polk County towns of Cedartown and Rockmart, Mike McRae admits to learning something fresh each time a rookie city council member returns from the Newly Elected Officials Institute at… Full story

Veteran city leaders and newly elected officials from Hall County take part in municipal government training at UGA

That first city council meeting after an election can be a splash of reality for newly elected local leaders. “When you first get in office and sit in front of your first meeting, you feel like a fish out of… Full story

New city leaders hit the ground running after Institute of Government training

Terry Crawford was a new city councilman in Ringgold when he attended UGA’s training for newly elected officials a decade ago. He still uses the principles he learned from that training. “I came away with a good, strong understanding about… Full story

Decorative steel arch will be a focal point of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Atlanta artist Andrew Crawford is creating the steel archway that will welcome visitors to a new outdoor educational site for children at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Crawford, who owns Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks in Atlanta, has been… Full story