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2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Taylor Black

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Year: Senior College: School of Public and International Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: International affairs and French Internship Unit: Office of Service-Learning   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I participated in an exchange program with the… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA expands service to seniors with a boost from UGA classes

When her daughter passed away nearly a decade ago, Rebecca Richardson became the primary caretaker for her three young grandchildren. The additional mouths to feed strained her already-tight budget. Thankfully for her, Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) was able to help. “They… Full story

UGA students design proposals for landscape revitalization at church in Athens

The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a facelift with assistance from UGA students. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design assessed the six-acre campus on Prince Avenue and drafted… Full story

Summer service project benefits rural Georgia communities and UGA students

UGA students are getting hands-on experience and helping preserve history in rural Georgia through a service-learning program in the College of Environment and Design. Called Findit, the program sends graduate students studying historic preservation, environment, planning and design, and landscape… Full story

From chaos to calm: a UGA VISTA brings programs and engaged teens to the Athens library

On weekdays, the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street is a popular destination for students from nearby Clarke Middle and Clarke Central High schools. With no daily programming for the students, the library staff last year was busy keeping the… Full story

University of Georgia students solve Rocky Branch Elementary School sound problem through service-learning project

The Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria will soon be less noisy, thanks to students from the University of Georgia. In the coming weeks, students in the College of Engineering will install sound-absorbing panels they created on the walls of the… 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

Campus Kitchen at UGA prepares for 6th Annual Turkeypalooza

Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UGA will deliver groceries for Thanksgiving meals to 230 families and prepared meals to another 150 homebound individuals during the 2017 Turkeypalooza, scheduled for Nov. 17-20. From Nov. 1-16, Campus Kitchen (CKUGA) will… Full story

During Irma PSO units come to the aid of displaced families and homebound older adults

UGA Public Service and Outreach units stepped up to provide lodging, food, water and other supplies for families in need during Hurricane Irma. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel provided a home-away-from-home for evacuees and their pets fleeing… 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

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

UGA writing program brings elementary students to campus, helps build confidence

  The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns, and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently. Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a UGA… 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

Inaugural cohort of Experience UGA ambassadors selected

Experience UGA has named its inaugural cohort of 11 ambassadors. These students will assist the program in a variety of capacities, including: serving as primary volunteers and trip facilitators; building stronger relationships between Experience UGA and the elementary, middle, and high schools;… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA hosts Food Waste Fiasco

On August 8, the Campus Kitchen at UGA kicked off the school year with the “Food Waste Fiasco” event in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. The event featured Rob Greenfield, a nationally known dumpster diver and sustainability activist. Over 120 attendees… Full story

UGA’s Campus Kitchen rolls in, delivering home-cooked meals to those who need them

Going on a delivery route with the University of Georgia’s “Campus Kitchen” was an eye-opening day for two UGA freshmen Thursday. Amelia Vu, 17, and Liam Grant, 18 are participating in UGA’s “Freshman College Experience” program, which means they come… Full story

Now 10 years old, UGA service-learning continues to grow

Service-learning was happening at the University of Georgia a decade ago. But the establishment of the Office of Service-Learning brought the pedagogy out of the shadows. “There was no real support for it,” said OSL Director Shannon Wilder. “There was… Full story

UGA alumna Smitha Ganeshan one of six nationwide to receive Urann Fellowship

Smitha Ganeshan, a May University of Georgia graduate, was one of six students nationwide to receive a $15,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Full story