New courses available through UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education has announced new courses being offered this spring. A new Business Writing Certificate course began March 20 at the UGA Gwinnett Campus. The twelve students enrolled with learn techniques of writing clear, concise documents… Full story

Fanning helps build leadership skills in Medical Partnership students

Effective leaders have “mastery of self” – the understanding of how their personal make-up affects their leadership. The Fanning Institute customized a retreat for the UGA Medical Partnership’s Internal Medicine Residency program based on this leadership principle. The March session,… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant analyzes impacts of Hurricane Matthew

University of Georgia academic and outreach faculty are conducting research on the impacts of Hurricane Matthew to better understand how coastal residents were affected by the storm. In March, they conducted interviews with 35 people of diverse backgrounds in Chatham… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center to partner with UGA Extension

The UGA Small Business Development Office’s Office of Minority Business Development is collaborating with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Cooperative Extension program to offer the SBDC’s Hispanic Entrepreneurial Series program to a group of 20 daycare owners in… Full story

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