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January 2015

2015 Founders Day Lecture

Monday, January 26 
1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel 

Part of UGA's Signature Lecture Series

On January 26,  the UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Emeriti Scholars will present the 2015 Founders Day Lecture. UGA School of Law J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law and Associate Dean Emeritus Paul M. Kurtz will present the lecture. The title of Kurtz's lecture is "A New York Yankee in Abraham Baldwin's Court: (Almost) Fifty Years Behind 'Enemy' Lines." This annual lecture, which takes place during UGA's Founders Week, is open to the public. Come out and enjoy this historic occasion, which celebrates the anniversary of UGA becoming the first state-chartered institution in 1785. Learn more.

Can't attend? The event will be livestreamed.

Wish UGA a happy 230th birthday on January 27 by using #UGATurns230 on social media!

Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar: May 1-3, 2015

Mark your calendar to join UGA alumni and friends for the 2015 Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar in Athens. This year's seminar will be held May 1-3, 2015 and will feature lectures, presentations and events by top UGA faculty, staff and students. This year's theme is "Food For Thought" - a tribute to the "tastier" side of the University of Georgia. Learn more.

Celebrate the 2015 Bulldog 100

The UGA Alumni Association has announced the sixth annual Bulldog 100. This year's list includes businesses of all sizes from industries such as landscape design, marketing and orthodontics.

Make plans to join the UGA Alumni Association on Saturday, February 7 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration. View the complete unranked list or register to attend. 

UGA law school receives $3.4 million from estate of late Gov. Sanders

The UGA School of Law has received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders. Approximately $2.4 million will be used to create the Carl E. Sanders Law Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to law students. The remainder of the gift will be added to the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership Fund, which was established in 2002 to support a faculty position for someone to "educate students about the roles of law and lawyers in shaping public policy and about the role of lawyers in positions of leadership." Read more

“Give That Dawg a Bone” Campaign

The UGA Alumni Association is once again proud to sponsor the annual “Give That Dawg a Bone” card-writing campaign, in partnership with the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This campaign invites alumni to write notes to newly accepted students, encouraging them to choose UGA as their home for the next four years. The Office of Admissions provides volunteers with cards, a list of addresses for students, and stamped envelopes, as well as a sample message. 

The card-writing campaign runs between January and April. If you would like to participate, please email the following information to Susan Byus, regional recruiter, at

Graduating Year(s)
Mailing Address
Number of cards you’d like to write (in multiples of 10)

Campus News and Events

Terry College of Business 
Young Alumni Terry Winter Formal
Friday, January 23
8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Piedmont Room, Park Tavern
$65 per person, which includes light appetizers, beverages and live entertainment. 
Learn more and register.

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Women of Warnell: Panel Discussion and Networking Evening
Wednesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
Room 1-304, Forest Resources Building

Students and young alumni are invited to attend a panel discussion featuring several Warnell alumnae as they discuss their experiences working in the field of natural resources. A brief reception will follow. Please email Emily Saunders (BSFR '05, MNR '10) at to RSVP or for more information.

Warnell Roundtable and Networking Dinner
Thursday, February 5
6:00 p.m.
Flinchum's Phoenix
A gathering of professionals who represent all maner of forestry and natural resources agencies, industries and concerns, this evnet is intended to provide students with an opportunity to meet Warnell alumni, while focusing on career development and networking opportunities. 
Learn more and register.

College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is partnering with Athens Regional Medical Center to present "Over-screening, Over-diagnosis, Over-treatment: Can Too Much Healthcare Hurt You?" on January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Featured experts will include Dr. Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Dr. Jonathan Murrow, cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, and Dr. Petros Nikolinakos, oncologist and director and principal investigator of the clinical trials program at University Cancer & Blood Center.

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Grady is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 alumni awards through January 31. Nominations can be made online. Questions? Email Diane Murray at

College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Center Dedication
Friday, February 13
2:00 p.m. 
2200 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30602
For more information, please call 706-542-7619.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
CAES French Riviera Garden and Farm Tour
May 28 - June 5
Now accepting deposits.
This summer, CAES alumni will tour the great gardens, farms, and cultural and historical sights of France.
Learn more.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences
2015 Chilly Dawg 5K
Saturday, January 24
9:00 a.m.
Sandy Creek Park in Athens
Learn more and register.

University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries
On Sunday, January 18, the Athens Historical Society will present the first Augustus Hull Longstreet award for significant contributions to the preservation of Athens history. The event will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Building. Prior to the award presentation, a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of both UGA and Athens, will be presented by University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Career Center Events and Webinars

Multicultural Programs New Year's Resume-lutions
Thursday, January 15
Aloft Atlanta Hotel
$15 per person 

Join the UGA Alumni Association Multicultural Programs for New Year's Resume-lutions. This event will give attendees an opportunity to network and polish their resume, draft a short bio or curriculum vitae with the help of the UGA Career Center, and take complimentary professional head shots. This event will also be an excellent time to network with other UGA alumni living in and around the Atlanta area. Register now.

UGA Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, January 28
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
The Classic Center

Alumni are invited to the UGA Spring Career Fair to meet with recruiters about internships and full-time job opportunities. Professional dress is required. View a list of employers scheduled to participate. 

Alumni Webinar: How to use LinkedIn for the Job Search
Wednesday, February 11
Noon to 1:00 p.m. 

This webinar is designed for the advaned LinkedIn user and will highlight case studies on how to effectively use LinkedIn in the job search and the alumni network tool, as well as a variety of other topics. Join during your lunch break and learn how LinkedIn can help you in your next job search. Register now

Career Counseling Appointments
Personal career counseling appointments are available with Bethany Bagley Mills, director of alumni career services, and can be booked through DAWGLink by clicking "Request a Counseling Appointment" on the homepage. 

January and February Chapter Events

Gym Dogs Meet with the Colorado Chapters - January 19
Hilton Head Low Country Boil - January 20 
Statesboro Bulldogs After Business Hours with Alumni Author - January 22
Richmond Founders Day Brunch - January 25
Baltimore Chapter New Year Dinner - January 25
Charleston Chapter Leadership Interest Meeting - February 3
Milledgeville Bulldogs After Business Hours - February 18
Coffee and Card Writing with the Baltimore Chapter - February 19

Metro Atlanta Chapter Events

Multicultural Programs New Year's Resume-lutions
Thursday, January 15
Join the UGA Alumni Association Multicultural Programs for New Year's Resume-lutions. This event will give attendees an opportunity to network and polish your resume, draft a short bio or curriculum vitae with the help of the UGA Career Center and take complimentary professional head shots. This event will also be an excellent time to network with other UGA alumni living in and around the Atlanta area. Register now.

Feed the Hungry with Action Ministries
Saturday, January 24
Join the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association as it helps improve the lives of Georgia families in need. The chapter will gather on Saturday, January 24 at the Action Ministries warehouse to inspect and sort food donations as a part of Action Ministries’ Feed the Hungry Food Box program. Register now.

UGA Alumni Association Communications Survey

In an effort to better serve alumni and friends, the UGA Alumni Association has created a brief survey to learn more about your communication preferences, the type of content you enjoy reading, and how you would best like to receive alumni-related communications. Take the survey.

December Featured Blog Post

UGA Alumnus Takes Daring Dive
Posted on December 3

Alumnus Sam Cossman (BBA '03) never imagined his daring journey into an active volcano would captivate the world and launch him into viral video stardom. That's exactly what happened, though, when Sam's YouTube video was viewed more than 3 million times and featured on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and ABC News. Read more about Sam's adventure and subsequent fame. 

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