UGA Small Business Development Center named July 2017 Nonprofit of the Month

The UGA Small Business Development Center’s Gwinnett office was recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for its service to the community. The UGA SBDC Gwinnett has been involved in several activities with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Some activities… Full story

Freshmen get a jump on experiential learning before their first semester

Students volunteer at Books for Keeps as part of a service-learning course for participants in the UGA Freshman College Summer Experience. Full story

Annual tour introduces new UGA faculty to the state’s diverse economy

This year’s Public Service and Outreach tour of the state is taking about 40 new UGA faculty members through 14 cities and 43 counties Aug. 7-11, 2017. The group met Monday, Aug. 7 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education… Full story

UGA grad student offers workshop on medicinal plants

Though not a typical classroom, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is one of the University of Georgia’s richest learning environments. The 313-acre garden was graduate student Melissa Ray’s first stop when she came to Athens and now she spends… Full story

Downtown Renaissance Partnership helps boost economic vitality in northwest Georgia

Downtown business districts in some northwest Georgia cities are getting a face-lift, thanks to UGA and funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, Tenn. Full story

UGA engineer teams up with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to clean up the coast

Plastic bottles, cigarette lighters and pieces of Styrofoam aren’t exactly the first thing you want to see when you head to the beach. Not only is marine debris an eyesore, it’s becoming increasingly prevalent and showing up all over the… Full story

Meet the 2017-18 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars

Nineteen undergraduate students have been named Public Service and Outreach Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. The students are part of a year-long program that provides them with a deeper understanding of PSO’s mission through meetings and outreach, helps them link these… Full story

Former Office of Service-Learning student worker receives Rotary Global Grants Scholarship

Aiden Holley, a recent University of Georgia graduate and former student worker with the Office of Service-Learning and Campus Kitchen at UGA, has been awarded a $30,000 Rotary Global Grants Scholarship from the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International District 6910…. Full story

Design underway, groundbreaking for UGA’s Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden is set

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has hired a designer and a construction manager for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, and plans to break ground on Sept. 1. Koons Environmental Design, of Athens, Ga., will lead plans for the… Full story

Recipe for engagement

University of Georgia students are helping create a book about the West Broad Farmers Market that will include recipes from local residents who work there or live in the surrounding community. As part of a new service-learning course on community-engaged… Full story

UGA’s Savannah Room part of Georgia Restaurant Week

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel’s restaurant, the Savannah Room, is offering a three-course meal as part of Georgia Restaurant Week, July 17-23. Full story

Collaborating for Plant Conservation

When it comes to plant conservation, the key to success is collaboration. Partners in the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) know this all too well. Full story

Fanning Institute hosts summer leadership program for migrant youth

A summer leadership program at UGA prepares migrant youth to help themselves and their communities. Twenty-five migrant youth from around Georgia attended the Leadership Without Limits summer program from June 5-15, hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development…. Full story

Georgia Sea Grant funds project to enhance jellyfish industry

A Georgia Sea Grant funded project will help protect turtles and enable fishermen trawling for cannonball jellyfish to operate more efficiently. Full story

Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors

Oconee County High School junior recently introduced third graders at Colham Ferry Elementary School (CFES) to Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect program. Full story

Archway Partnership Candler County: Compensation plan to help county recruitment

Archway Professional Catherine Muse and Carl Vinson Institute of Government Public Service Assistant Alex Daman worked with Candler County government officials to complete a comprehensive job classification and compensation plan, requested by Candler County commissioners to bolster recruitment efforts and… Full story

Precision recruiting tool unveiled at Board of Regents meeting

The Institute of Government presented an innovative new student recruitment tool to the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents in May. The interactive tool, on the USG data portal, allows public colleges and universities around the state to… Full story

New management practices promise a bright future for established middle Georgia business

Small, start-up businesses are not the only type of company that can learn from the UGA SBDC. Full story