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2014 Game Watching Parties

Saturdays Between the Hedges are here and it's time to cheer for the Bulldogs with fellow alumni, friends and fans from your local chapter of the UGA Alumni Association. Dust off your red and black, practice your Dawg bark and get ready to cheer for the boys in the Silver Britches.

UGA Alumni Association chapters will be hosting game watching parties at more than 60 official locations throughout the 2014 football season. Whether you're reuniting with old college pals, looking to get back in touch with the university, traveling or new to a city, game watching parties are the perfect way to bring a little bit of Athens into your life. 

Click here for detailed information about official chapter game watching parties.

Go Dawgs! 





Class of 1964 50th Reunion

The Class of 1964 graduated 50 years ago, and it’s time for these Bulldogs to reunite in good ol’ Athens!

If you were a member of the Class of 1964, mark your calendar for special reunion activities on Friday, October 3 (the eve of the UGA Homecoming football game against Vanderbilt University). Activities will include the UGA Homecoming Parade and a Homecoming BBQ at the Wray-Nicholson House. Football tickets will be available for purchase by reunion attendees. Details about the reunion will be disseminated in the coming weeks.

Questions? Email Marcus Jennings at mrj@uga.edu. See you there – Go DAWGS!





Homecoming Activties

"It's that special time of year where all roads lead back home."

Homecoming is Saturday, October 4 and the UGA Alumni Association hopes to see many familiar faces return home to Athens that weekend. Many schools and colleges across campus will be hosting events throughout Homecoming weekend and are encouraging visiting alumni to attend. 

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The Warnell School invites its alumni and friends to join them for a wide variety of Homecoming weekend activities beginning with a golf tournament on Friday, October 3. 
Click here to learn more. 

UGA College of Engineering 
Come into town on Friday and see if the College of Engineering will continue its reign as homecoming float champion for the second year in a row at the UGA Homecoming Parade in downtown Athens. There is a symposium with alumnus Dennis Kicklighter (BSAE '87) before the parade and a Vegas themed celebration after the parade. 
Click here to learn more about the college's various homecoming weekend activities, including a tailgate brunch on Saturday morning. 

Terry College of Business
Cheer on the Dawgs with Terry College alumni and friends! The tailgate will be held on the Brooks Hall lawn three hours before kickoff and will include a tailgate buffett, live music, family fun and an opportunity to meet Dean Ben Ayers. 
Click here to learn more. 

Grady College of Journalism
Grady is hosting a Game Day BBQ on the front lawn, which includes traditional tailgate food, soft drinks and entertainment. A cash bar will be available and children under 5 eat for free. 
Click here to register for this event. 

Redcoat Band Alumni
Interested in reliving your days as a member of the Redcoat Band? 
Click here to learn more. 

UGA College of Pharmacy 
Attention Pharmdawgs! Join the college for a Homecoming Tailgate, Class Reunions for Classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994 and 1989, and 50th Anniversary Celebration of the R.C. Wilson Building. The festivities will begin three hours prior to kickoff. 
Click here to register for this event. 

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the RC Wilson Building the UGA College of Pharmacy is collecting favorite stories, memories and experiences from time spent within its walls. Share yours here

UGA College of Law
Grab your family and friends and join the College of Law 2.5 hours before kickoff for a BBQ buffett, live music and family fun on Herty field. 
Click here to learn more. 





40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon Registration

On July 3, the UGA Alumni Association announced the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. This year's honorees were selected from a nominee pool of approximately 400 graduates. Selections were based on the graduates' commitment to a lifelong relationship with UGA and their impact in business, leadership, community, artistic, research, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

The honorees will be recognized at a special awards luncheon on Thursday, September 18 at the Georgia Aquarium. Click here for more information about the program and to register for this year's event. 





UGA Unveils 2014 PSA

During the Clemson game on August 30, UGA unveiled its 2014 PSA. The PSA highlighted amazing student achievements and focused on President Morehead's idea of One University. 

If you missed it or just want to watch again, click here





Class of 2018 Freshman Welcome

The Class of 2018 was welcomed into the Bulldog family with style on Sunday, August 17 during the fourth annual Freshman Welcome. It was a day of firsts for many of the students in attendance. First time at Sanford Stadium. First time Between the Hedges. First time hearing from President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80) and Football Coach Mark Richt. First time learning UGA game day traditions like Calling the Dawgs, Krypton and the Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation.

Click here to view a video of the day's festivities - or check out students' photos on Twitter and Instagram using #uga18.





Metro Atlanta Chapter Events

BeltLine Clean-Up
Saturday, September 6
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Metro Atlanta Chapter has adopted the East Side Trail segment of the Atlanta BeltLine and needs your help making it beautiful!
This quarter's volunteer project will involve trash and weed removal from the trail. Our Earth Day clean-up had to be canceled due to, well, Mother Nature's decision for heavy rain, so we need a lot of volunteer power to get our portion back in shape! We need to make it a wonderful place for runners, walkers and city explorers once again. 

See you there, volunteer Dawgs!

Click here to learn more. 

Young Alumni Night with the Atlanta Braves
Sunday, September 21
First Pitch: 1:35 p.m. 

Join the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association as they cheer the Braves to victory against the Mets on Sunday, September 21. Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow UGA alumni and friends while enjoying a Sunday evening at the ballpark.

Click here to learn more about this event. 

Double Dawg Day at the UGA Gwinnett Campus
Saturday, October 25
9:00 a.m. to noon

You’re already a UGA graduate. Are you ready to become a Double, or even Triple, Dawg? The UGA Gwinnett Campus invites graduates working in Metro Atlanta aspiring to earn a master's or doctoral degree from UGA to this special event.
Click here to register for this event. 





Save the Date: 2015 Alumni Seminar

Mark your calendar to join fellow UGA alumni and friends for the 2015 Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar in Athens, Georgia.

This year's seminar will be held May 1-3, 2015.  

Visit www.alumni.uga.edu/alumniseminar to learn more. 





September Chapter Events

Dallas-Fort Worth Dawg Day of Service - September 6
Houston Dawg Day of Service - September 6
Miami Dawg Day of Service - September 7
Baltimore Bulldogs After Business Hours - September 9 
Charlotte Young Alumni Bulldogs After Business Hours - September 10 
Women of UGA Lunch in DC - September 11
Savannah Bulldogs After Business Hours - September 11
Nashville Bulldogs Breakfast Club - September 18

In addition to regular chapter events, more than 60 chapters will be hosting official game watching parties in September and throughout the fall. Click here to see if there is a party in your area. 





News and Events from around Campus

Vince Dooley Exhibit at the Special Collections Library
Until December 15
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opened Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Photos, playbooks, original artwork by Bulldog favorite Jack Davis and commemorative items are among the memorabilia featured in "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954 -1988," which will be displayed through Dec. 15. The items are from the archives of the UGA Athletic Association, housed at university archives, a part of the special collections libraries.
Guided tours of the Dooley retrospective and the special collections galleries will be offered at 2 p.m. each Friday before home football games: Aug. 29, Sept. 19 and 26, Oct. 3 and 31, Nov. 14, 21 and 28.

Bolton Dining Commons Dedication Ceremony 
Thursday, September 4
A fully operational Bolton Dining Commons is now open. The new two-story dining hall has a capacity of more than 1,000 patrons. Click here to learn more about Bolton's new offerings. 

20th Annual South Campus Tailgate
Saturday, September 20
South Campus Tailgate is the premier gathering spot in all of Bulldog Nation! Hundreds of alumni and friends come out for the interactive exhibits, delicious Fresh Air BBQ (owned and operated by a FACS alumnus) and much more!

Career Center Webinar for UGA Alumni: Finding a Meaningful Career
Wednesday, September 24
Attend from your office during lunch or at home! This webinar will cover personality assessment results as well as assess values that lead to a good fit in your work environment. This session will also tie in all aspects of interests, skills, personality and values to identify common themes that will lead to a meaningful career. 





UGA Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Science Facility

In a ceremony that included remarks by state and university leaders, the University of Georgia broke ground on its newest state-of-the-art learning facility, the 122,500-square-foot Science Learning Center. The public event was the ceremonial start to work on the learning facility, which will be located at the southwest corner of the D.W. Brooks Mall, adjacent to Pharmacy South and across from the Miller Plant Sciences Building. UGA President Jere W. Morehead said the Science Learning Center will transform the way faculty members teach and the way students learn in the basic sciences.

The building is scheduled to open in fall 2016. 

Click here to read more. 





First-Year Students Set Academic Records

Do you remember your SAT score? What about your high school GPA? Odds are, it wouldn't be high enough to get you into UGA today and that is all thanks to the already impressive Class of 2018. The new freshman class boasts the highest average GPA - 3.9 on a 4.0 scale - to date of any incoming class. They also have earned the highest test scores for entering freshmen and continue the upward trajectory in the academic qualifications of students at the nation's first state-chartered university.

Click here to learn more about the achievements of UGA's incoming students.





Save the Date: Alumni Night at the Bookstore

2014 Alumni Night at the Bookstore
Friday, November 21
5:00-7:00 p.m.
UGA Bookstore
Registration will open soon

At this event, UGA alumni will receive 20 percent off merchandise excluding electronics and textbooks. UGA IX will be in attendance, as well as Hairy Dawg and Loran Smith for an autograph session. Stay tuned for additional author announcements.





August Featured Blog Post

Reflecting on Freshman Welcome
Posted: August 22
By: Evan Tighe (BSED '08, MA '11)
Assistant Director of Student Programs

After the official class photo was taken, I watched the students disperse and head in different directions. It was a perfect analogy, I realized. These students all have their own dreams. They will face their own challenges and realize their own successes. They will declare their own majors and they will decide their own path at UGA.

They will become our society’s next generation of doctors, veterinarians, botanists and scientists.

They will be our new businessmen and women, executives, lawyers and political leaders.

They will serve us as teachers, counselors, coaches and social workers.

They will inspire us as poets, dancers, artists and musicians.

They will build for us as engineers, architects, mechanics and designers.

And then, once UGA has prepared them for their rest of their lives, they will reunite once again on the field of Sanford Stadium to throw their caps in the air during Commencement. In a final display of solidarity, they will watch fireworks illuminate the stands of Sanford Stadium, where they cheered on the Bulldogs and sang “Glory, Glory” countless times. They will then go on to do great things in the world.

Read more of Evan's thoughts on Freshman Welcome here



 
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Boston UGA vs. Clemson Football Tailgate
 
 
 
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Charlotte Young Alumni Bulldogs After Business Hours
 
 
 
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Nashville Chapter Bulldog Breakfast Club
 
 
 
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2014 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon
 
 
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