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UGA’s Fanning Institute gets a new name, announces new director

The Fanning Institute has been renamed to better communicate its mission under new leadership. As of December 1, the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) unit’s name has been restored to the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Matt Bishop, Ph.D., currently with UGA’s Archway Partnership, is the Institute’s new director. Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center to host proposal writing seminar

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on proposal writing techniques at 10 a.m. Nov. 15. The seminar focuses on existing small businesses that may encounter problems while seeking government contracts. Full story

Archway Partnership announces Habersham County as newest location

The Archway Partnership recently announced Habersham County as the 10th community in Georgia to partner with UGA and the University System of Georgia to enhance local community economic development.
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Eleven UGA undergraduate students named Public Service and Outreach Scholars

Eleven UGA undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2012-2013.
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Georgia Small Business Development Center makes a big impact on Georgia’s economy

The annual economic impact study of the Georgia SBDC Network provides solid evidence that those entrepreneurs who utilize SBDC assistance experience sales and employment growth rates significantly greater than the state averages. The annual economic impact study of the Georgia SBDC Network, published in August 2012, provides solid evidence that those entrepreneurs who utilize SBDC assistance experience sales and employment growth rates significantly greater than the state averages. Full story

Four faculty members named PSO Fellows for fall semester

Four UGA faculty members have been named Public Service and Outreach Fellows for the fall semester.
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Nine University of Georgia faculty members named 2012-2013 Service-Learning Fellows

Fellows meet regularly throughout the academic year and receive an award of up to $2,500 to develop a proposed service-learning project. Full story

Vinson Institute Coordinates Georgia Leadership Delegation to China, South Korea

A Georgia delegation composed of local government, business, and higher
education leaders traveled to four cities in China and South Korea July
7–19 on a trip coordinated by the Vinson Institute’s International
Center. The leadership delegation sought to strengthen existing
relationships with international partners and create new opportunities
for collaboration with other organizations. It also worked to reinforce
the growing economic relationships between Georgia and China and South
Korea and make connections that could facilitate greater investments in
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State Botanical Garden hosts Cultures and Cuisines fundraiser

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will feature six local restaurants at the Around the World Cultures and Cuisines fundraiser Aug. 23 from 7-9 p.m. The event is being held to celebrate the Spanish-American, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sections of the International Garden. Full story

State Botanical Garden accepting donations for Friends of the Garden Flea Market

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is accepting donations from the public for its annual Friends of the Garden Flea Market. Acceptable items, including furniture, books, toys, garden supplies, linens, jewelry, can be dropped off Aug. 13-17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at the botanical garden, which is located at 2450 South Milledge Avenue. Pickup is available for large items. Clothing items will not be accepted.
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UGA Archway Partnership announces Habersham County as newest location

The University of Georgia Archway Partnership recently announced
Habersham County as the newest community to partner with UGA and the
University System of Georgia, which will enhance local community
economic development. Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia exhibiting work by Madison Artists Guild

Works by members of the Madison Artists Guild of Morgan County will be
on display through July 29 in the Visitor Center Gallery of the State
Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia. A reception to meet the
artists will be held July 15 from 2-4 p.m. The free event is open to the
public. Full story

Georgia shrimper’s turtle excluder device receives national certification

Collaboration between a Georgia shrimper, the University of Georgia
Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant led to federal
certification of a new turtle excluder device designed to allow sea
turtles to escape more quickly and reduce the unwanted bycatch of
finfish, sharks, rays and ecologically important invertebrates like
horseshoe crabs. Full story

2012 Sunflower Concert Series celebrates diverse music styles at the Botanical Garden

The 12th annual Sunflower Music Series, sponsored by the State
Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, gets underway
June 12 with the first of four concerts to be held during the summer
season. Full story

UGA named to 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Georgia has been named
to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the
Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor is the
highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its
commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Full story

UGA’s Young Dawgs Program nominated for regional Kellogg Foundation Award

The University of Georgia Young Dawgs program has been selected as the
2012 UGA nominee for the regional Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg
Foundation Engagement Award for the Southeast.  The UGA Office of the
Vice President for Public Service and Outreach made the selection from
among five entries submitted by other colleges, schools and departments
throughout the university campus. Full story

UGA’s Vinson Institute releases unique assessment tool for government managers

The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government launched a
new tool in March to help government leaders identify their
professional strengths and areas for growth, while setting professional
development goals. GOV360™ is a 360-degree assessment tool developed by
the Vinson Institute in collaboration with faculty from the UGA
department of psychology that specifically addresses the needs and
demands of public sector leadership. Full story

Two UGA graduate students receive Louise McBee Scholarship

Two University of Georgia graduate students have received a $1000 Louise McBee Scholarship from the Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education for their academic achievements and support of women’s leadership in higher education.
 
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