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October 2014 Enewsletter

Alumni Night at the Bookstore Presented by Georgia’s Own Credit Union: Nov. 21

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

Alumni Night at the Bookstore is scheduled for Friday, November 21, the evening before the Charleston Southern football game. 

Last year, more than 500 alumni, donors and students attended this event. Several alumni authors, including Sonny Seiler (BBA ’56, JD ’57), Loran Smith (ABJ ’62), and Bridgette Burton (AB ’11, ABJ ’11), will be in attendance for photos and autographs, as well as other notable authors such as Vince Dooley and Rennie Curran. Hairy Dawg and Uga IX will also be available for photos. The UGA Bookstore will offer attendees a 20 percent discount on most purchases. 

Spotlight on the Arts: Nov. 6-14

The third annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival has been set for November 6-14. Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the festival is nine days of concerts, film, theatre, literature, dance and more. The event will kick off on Thursday, November 6 with the first of many free curator-led tours of the Georgia Museum of Art, as well as a concert by the UGA Jazz Band and an opera performance of "Hansel and Gretel." 

Click here to view the the festival schedule. 

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. UGA Alumni Association chapters are hosting official game watching parties at more than 60 locations each weekend this season.

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

2015 Bulldog 100: Feb. 7

The Bulldog 100 is now in its sixth year of recognizing the fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The 2015 Bulldog 100 will be announced in late October in unranked order. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 7, 2015, and plan to attend the Bulldog 100 Celebration at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Hala Moddelmog (MA '81) will give the keynote address. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration, please email Margaret Sullivan (BSFCS '11, MA '12) at 

UGA “clears the air” on campus

The University System of Georgia’s ban on tobacco products on system campuses took effect on October 1. The policy reinforces the USG’s commitment to provide a safe and amicable workplace for all employees as outlined in the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005 and to preserve and improve the health, comfort and environment of students, employees and visitors on all system campuses. Banned products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any smoking device that uses tobacco such as hookahs or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes. Learn more here

2014-2015 Men’s Basketball Ticket Presale

The UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Athletic Association are pleased to offer UGA alumni and friends the opportunity to purchase 2014-2015 men's basketball tickets before the general public.

The presale includes single-game tickets and the popular multi-game flex ticket package that allows alumni and fans to select the games that best fit their schedule. But, hurry! This exclusive presale is only available from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 26. Click here to learn more. 

Class of 2014 40 Under 40

On September 18, the UGA Alumni Association celebrated the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014 at the Georgia Aquarium. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success - from the nominees to those who took time to nominate them, generous sponsors, UGA faculty, staff and administators, and the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors. We are already looking forward to next year's fifth anniversary celebration. Nominations for the Class of 2015 will open in February 2015. 

Click here to view photos from this year's awards luncheon. 

Alumni Career Services

Alumni Workshop: The Job Search Basis 
UGA Gwinnett Campus, Room 107
Tuesday, November 18 
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Whether you’ve been job searching for one week or four months, this session will help you focus your job search and your energy in getting the job you love! This workshop will help you prioritize your job search preferences, including location, industry and company culture. You will learn the critical steps needed to find the jobs that are promoted and those that are in the hidden market. To register for this event, please email Bethany Bagley at 

UGA Announces Signature Lectures for 2014-2015

UGA is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Signature Lecture series, which highlight campus talks by some of the world's most prominent thought leaders. The 2014-2015 series includes the UGA Alumni Association sponsored Founders Day Lecture, which will take place on January 27, 2015. These lectures will feature speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university's history. 

The university is hosting three Signature Lectures in October, including Phi Beta Kappa's 100th Anniversary Lecture. Click here to view the complete lecture schedule. 

October Chapter Events

Downtown Athens Food Tour - October 14 
Charlotte Bulldogs After Business Hours - October 16 
Nashville Bulldog Breakfast Club - October 21
Washington DC SEC After-Hours - October 23 
Athens Haunted History Tour - October 23 
Double Dawg Day at UGA Gwinnett Campus - October 25 
Asheville River Clean-Up Day - October 25 
KaBOOM Raleigh Service Project - October 27 
Chicago Tour and Reception at the Museum of Broadcast Communications - October 28 

In addition to regular chapter events, more than 60 alumni chapters are hosting game watching parties this football season. Click here to see if there is a party in your area. 

Have you checked out our new alumni portal for UGA graduates? From this new portal, you can update your contact information with UGA, submit class notes, search for fellow alumni in an online directory, monitor your giving history and direct gifts to preferred departments/programs on campus. This enhanced service will help better connect you to UGA. Click here to create and view your alumni profile. 

Campus News and Events

Terry College of Business 
U.S. News & World Report recently recognized Terry College as the No. 21 best undergraduate business education. Additionally, four Terry programs rank in the nation's top fifteen. 
Click here to read more about this achievement, other Terry news and upcoming alumni events in the October enewsletter. 

College of Environment and Design
The College of Environment and Design Alumni Association’s annual Dan Franklin Social is a networking opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the college. The event will take place on Friday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chastain Park Conservancy in Atlanta. To RSVP, please email Audra Lofton at

Hugh Hodgson School of Music 
On October 13, the Hodgson School will host the Athens Music Industry Panel, which will feature music industry specialist David Barbe (ABJ '86), Bertis Downs (JD '81) and Valena Vego. The panel is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more. 

School of Social Work
Gather on October 17 with faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the School of Social Work as they celebrate 50 years of excellence at a gala at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Click here to learn more. 

School of Law
On October 27, the School of Law will host the 112th Sibley Lecture at the UGA Chapel from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. This year's lecture will be presented by Janet Napolitano, former U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Arizona governor. Currently, Napolitano serves as president of the University of California. Click here to learn more. 

Other Campus News
UGA's Phi Beta Kappa chapter will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a lecture on "The Birth of the Cool: Race, the Military and the Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson," delivered by Gerald L. Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, English and African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Early is a noted essayist and American culture critic.

The lecture will take place on October 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the UGA Chapel. Click here to learn more. 

Nonprofit Art Rocks Athens has teamed up with the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries to present ARTifacts Rock Athens, a carefully curated assortment of artifacts and physical objects that exemplify the do-it-yourself spirit of the early Athens music scene. ARTifacts Rock Athens is currently on display and will remain so until the end of the year at the Russell Special Collections Building. 

Football Tickets for Young Alumni

The UGA Athletic Association's Young Alumni Program offers recent graduates an opportunity to request renewable season tickets at a special rate.

If you graduated from UGA with an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past five years (May 1, 2010 to May 31, 2015), you qualify to request season tickets through the Young Alumni Program.

The deadline to submit information for the 2015 football season is FEBRUARY 15. Click here to submit your information today.

2015 Alumni Seminar: May 1-3, 2015

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. Click here to learn more. 

Discover UGA

UGA residence hall Building 1516 received a gold LEED certification in 2012 for its energy-saving design.

The October issue of Discover UGA focuses on UGA's energy research initiatives, the upcoming installation of an electrode boiler and efforts to increase energy efficiency across campus. 

College of Education Alumni Enewsletter

The new school year kicks off a renewed effort at the UGA College of Education to stay in touch with alumni. Director of Alumni Relations Elizabeth Gaughf (BS '10) is planning programs for COE alumni and recently launched the college's first alumni enewsletter

With more than 60,000 alumni living across the world, the college wants to celebrate its alumni. You are encouraged to share your news and achievements for possible inclusion in future editions of the enewsletter and on the college's newly redesigned website

If you are an alumnus or a graduate of the College of Education and did not receive the enewsletter, please update your contact information here

UGA Thank-a-Teacher Program

Has a teacher enriched your life or lit a spark that made you excited to go to class? You are invited to let that teacher—and the University community—know about it.

What is the Thank-a-Teacher program?
UGA's Thank-a-Teacher program allows students and alumni to express appreciation for teachers who have impacted their lives in profound and meaningful ways. If a teacher (e.g., professor, instructor, or graduate teaching assistant) has made a positive contribution to your university experience, consider sending her/him a thank you note. Click here to fill out the simple Thank-a-Teacher form.

Happy Halloween, Bulldogs!

The UGA Alumni Association would love to see your Bulldog-inspired Halloween decor and costumes. Please share them with us on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @UGAAlumniAssoc. If you need some ideas, check out the "Scary Dawgs" Pinterest board. 

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Nashville Bulldog Breakfast Club
Downtown Athens Food Tour
Augusta Evening on the Savannah River
Richmond Bulldogs After Business Hours
Washington D.C. SEC After-Hours
Athens Haunted History Tour
Asheville River Clean-Up Day
KaBOOM Raleigh Service Project
Chicago Museum of Broadcast Tour and Reception
Women of UGA Lunch with Susan Highsmith Graveline (BSED '78)
Golden Isles Georgia-Florida Kickoff Party
Golden Isles Beach Clean-Up
Upstate South Carolina GA/FL Party and Canned Food Drive
Augusta YA BABH
Chicago Bulldogs After Business Hours
Charlotte Bulldogs After Business Hours
2014 Alumni Night at the Bookstore
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