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Oct. 13 2014

12th BFSO luncheon highlights academic excellence, diversity

The speaker for the Black Faculty and Staff Organization's Founders' Award Scholarship Luncheon was familiar with the organization and its mission well before being asked to give the keynote address. Ceasar C. Mitchell, president of the Atlanta City Council, had received an award from the campus organization while he was a student at the UGA School of Law (he received his Juris Doctor in 1995).

 

 

Oct. 13 2014

College of Pharmacy admin manager willing to help all

During Joy Wilson's more than two decades at UGA, she has tried to tell people "no" as little as possible.

Oct. 6 2014

New Recreational Sports director focuses on improving customer service

As Keith Wenrich was about to leave Gym West on the first floor of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, he came across a lost first-year student who was looking for an elliptical machine to exercise on. Packed bags and car keys in tow, Wenrich decided to help the student by walking her up the stairs and across the building to ensure she got where she wanted to go.

 

 

Sep. 15 2014

Employees receive diversity certificate

More than 130 UGA employees were recognized for making the university a more welcoming and inclusive place during the Sept. 4 Embracing Diversity program. 

Sep. 15 2014

Veterinary medicine staff member lives life of science, music

Music has been a part of Deb Carter's life since she can remember.

Sep. 2 2014

Building up science

In a ceremony that included remarks by state and university leaders, UGA broke ground on its newest state-of-the-art learning facility, the 122,500-square-foot Science Learning Center.

Aug. 25 2014

On the fly: Radiation safety specialist takes interest in Earhart search

As Lauren Palmer was researching the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, an article about another Pacific island caught her eye.

Aug. 18 2014

Atlanta City Council president will speak at BFSO luncheon

Ceasar C. Mitchell, president of the Atlanta City Council, will deliver the keynote address at UGA's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's 12th annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon Sept. 30.

Aug. 11 2014

Helping hand: Administrative manager has giving spirit, desire to aid others

Whether living in Asia or Athens, Susan Parish has always felt the urge to volunteer and help others.

Apr. 28 2014

IT professional, outgoing UGA Staff Council chair enjoys helping others

While Jerry Daniel may have been working every odd job he could find in the mid-1990s, he knew his future path was in technology. So in between jobs as a plumber, a roofer, a restaurant worker, a telemarketer and a ditch digger, Daniel was working on computers. 

Apr. 21 2014

Landrum looks back on more than three decades of service to his alma mater

Tom Landrum's undergraduate experience at UGA proved to have such an impact on the future vice president for development and alumni relations that he came back as an alumnus to serve a 38-year career on campus.

Apr. 21 2014

Reclaimed materials used to renovate athletics practice fields

As part of the universtiy's effort to create a more sustainable campus, the UGA Athletic Association has renovated two of the Woodruff Practice Fields using reclaimed materials. 

Apr. 21 2014

FindIT! coordinator aids in surveying state’s cultural resources

As Laura Kviklys was digging through the diaries and letters of Colonial Quaker women from Philadelphia for her undergraduate thesis, she wanted a different way to view her historical heroines. 

Apr. 14 2014

Strategist calls for continuation of civil rights efforts

Political strategist and author Donna Brazile urged an audience to build on the work of those in the civil rights and women's liberation movements during the 14th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture April 3. 

Apr. 14 2014

Award-winning journalist shares personal tales of Nelson Mandela

Award-winning journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault remembers exactly when on Feb. 11, 1990, she found out that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. 

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