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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

UGA summer program empowers foster care youth to pursue higher education

Nyeelah Inniss had a clear goal to attend college after graduating from high school, but as a teenager in foster care, she did not understand the full extent of the college application process. “I knew I wanted to attend college,… 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

Stop and smell the native roses: UGA student creates coloring book for botanical garden

Suzie Henderson has been sketching plants and insects since she was a child. As an ecology major and horticulture minor, she is familiar with Georgia’s native plants—from the bright orange butterfly weed to the ivory yucca. During her internship with… 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

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

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

Student spotlight: Shivani Rangaswamy

2016-17 Student Scholar and pre-med major from Cumming, Ga. shares her experience with service-learning. Full story

UGA-sponsored science fair sends winners to international competition

Thirty-seven participants in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) will move on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, including Pinnacle Award winner Animesh Koratana of Northview High School. Koratana’s project, “Deriving Unsupervised Fluid Intelligence… Full story

Student spotlight: David Harshbarger

David Harshbarger, a mathematics and human geography major from Milledgeville, Ga., serves because he says, “I realized that the world I live in consists of more than what I can see from where I’m standing, and that UGA has given… Full story

Statewide science fair coordinated by UGA coming to Athens this weekend

Nearly 800 Georgia middle and high school students are headed to Athens this weekend for the 68th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, coordinated by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Students qualify for the fair by competing in… Full story