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Teaching by doing: Berle recognized for commitment to public service

  Drive by the UGArden on South Milledge Avenue any day of the week and you’re likely to see David Berle, a wide brimmed hat shading his face, working the fields alongside students. The garden is one of the many… Full story

Annual Moonlight 5K to benefit Campus Kitchen

A nighttime road race that supports UGA student-powered hunger relief is the perfect run for Brad Turner. The LEAD Athens Moonlight 5K on April 7 combines two passions for Brad Turner, coordinator of Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA), a program… Full story

Workshops give UGA students edge in job market

Students in UGA’s top ranked MPA program are now getting lessons in an area that employers say they need: soft skills. Full story

Georgia celebrates small businesses

Marta Collier is making a business out of her passion for children’s books by black authors. Full story

Middle school gardens grow, with some help from UGA

When Wick Prichard arrived at Clarke Middle School in 2014, his goal as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the University of Georgia was to turn the sustainability lessons he’d been teaching at summer camps into a daily curriculum. Just three years… Full story

Summit draws community leaders to Athens to discuss Archway

The Archway Partnership held its third annual summit at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in February bringing representatives from nine current and former Archway communities together in Athens to share success stories, explore areas of collaboration and… Full story

Finance and marketing assistance put tour operator on the path to rapid growth

VIP Tours President Christina Ernst is a seasoned travel agent who grew up in White County, Ga. So when the Chamber of Commerce leadership, county commissioners and local winery owners were looking at how to attract visitors to the region,… Full story

Service-learning course meeting at Center for Native Plant Studies

Every spring semester, Jim Affolter, director of research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, teaches a three-credit, service-learning undergraduate course, “Conserving Native Plants” (HORT 3333S). Students now are able to meet in the classroom at the Mimsie Lanier Center… Full story

State Road and Tollway Authority to get management training

More than three dozen supervisors are enrolled in the State Road and Tollway Authority Management Academy, a new professional development certificate program that the Carl Vinson Institute of Government launched Feb. 22. The inaugural SRTA Management Academy will feature eight daylong… Full story

Financial help for Summer Academy at UGA students

The Summer Academy at UGA program and UGA Foundation have created a fund to provide support for the Summer Academy. Full story

UGA Office of Service-Learning awarded grant for senior hunger efforts from AARP Foundation

The UGA Office of Service-Learning has been awarded a $50,000 grant funded by the AARP Foundation to develop program evaluations associated with Campus Kitchen at UGA’s  “beyond the meal” programming that can be replicated across the country. The program, Fostering… Full story

Fanning and Vinson institutes partner for CCSD governance team training

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government have partnered to provide leadership and governance training to more than 250 parents, teachers and community members this month as part of the new charter system’s… Full story

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits the UGA Oyster Hatchery

Congressman Buddy Carter toured the oyster hatchery at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Full story

Hatching a solution

Two teams of engineering students are working with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to design equipment that could help future oyster farmers work more efficiently and increase population. The eight students, representing agricultural, biological and mechanical engineering, traveled… Full story

UGA offers daylong conference on cybersecurity for small businesses

Experts from the FBI, the state of Georgia, Fort Benning U.S. Army base and the private sector will come together for a daylong cybersecurity conference presented by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center April 6. Cyberstrength 2017 is… Full story

Ocean to Table program draws in shellfish consumers

A new series of workshops aims to increase popularity and interest in local foods and sustainable seafood in Georgia. Full story

New signage will help visitors to State Botanical Garden trails find their way

New signs posted along the nearly 5 miles of trails at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will help runners or hikers who have lost their way or are injured let search teams know where… Full story

UGA students compete to “Raise the Dough” for local hunger relief

Beginning Feb. 17, students with the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia (CKUGA) will compete against other Campus Kitchens across the nation in a weeklong “Raise the Dough” online fundraising challenge. CKUGA leaders hope to raise at least $2,500… Full story