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Exclusive Athens Dining at The Four Coursemen Supper Club

When The Four Coursemen, a group of seven gastronomes, gathers for dinner in Athens twice a month, it means a five-course dining extravaganza for 28 lucky guests. The group was founded by UGA college friends Damien Schaefer ’02 and Randy Dudley ’97. Due to the hobby's popularity, the alums have added three area chefs, a wine maven and kitchen staff. Since the spring of 2008, the group has experimented in preparing adventurous dinners using sustainable ingredients in their secret shotgun cottage. Word has spread, and guests come from all over to experience the creative dishes and atmosphere.

Interested food enthusiasts can sign up for the club's email list on The Four Coursemen's website. A week before the next dinner, an email goes out telling people when the RSVP function will be live. Reservations, which fill up in less than a minute, are taken until all the slots are filled. Then, if you are among the lucky few, you’ll receive directions to the secret location.

I look forward to my first opportunity to dine with these talented chefs, and know you would too.

Read a recent Southern Living feature article here.

pictured: (front) Noah Brendel ’08, Damien Schaefer ’02, (middle row) Nancy Lind, Randy Dudley ’97, Matt Palmerlee, (back) Eddie Russell, and Patrick Stubbers.

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Class of 2018 Freshman Welcome

The Class of 2018 was welcomed into the Bulldog family with style yesterday afternoon during the fourth annual Freshman Welcome.

Freshman Welcome 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 yesterday's festivities - or check out students' photos on Twitter and Instagram using #uga18

Already boasting the highest average GPA and SAT scores of any incoming class at UGA, the UGA Alumni Association knows the Class of 2018 will leave its mark on UGA.


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2014 Freshman Send-Off Recap

This summer, the UGA Alumni Association and alumni chapters from across the country welcomed incoming students and their families into the Bulldog family. Each participating chapter hosted its own Freshman Send-Off Party to introduce the Class of 2018 to the Bulldog Nation.

Nearly 40 chapters in 15 states participated in the Freshman Send-Off Parties, serving 1,323 students and their family members. Here are some photos from the events this summer:

We are happy to welcome the Class of 2018 and Go Dawgs!

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Marshall Shepherd

Another star is born - and this time, it is a UGA professor stepping into the spotlight.

Dr. James Marshall Shepherd, a professor in the Department of Geography, will host a new Weather Channel show titled, “WxGeeks” (meaning Weather Geeks). 

Shepherd received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Florida State University, and joined the UGA faculty in 2006. He teaches courses including ‘Introduction to Weather and Climate’ to ‘Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment.’

Though he may be a new celebrity to the general public, Shepherd is well-known in the climate and weather community. He is a former NASA scientist, the 2013 President of the American Meteorological Society, and heads the nationally-recognized Atmospheric Sciences Program at UGA.

During each episode, Shepherd and other special guests will share expert advice, news and weather-related conversation to educate the viewers in an entertaining format.

WxGeeks producer, Mike Chesterfield, said, “We hope the show can be as geeky and technical as an offline conversation between geeky weather people would be.”

Click here to learn more about "WxGeeks."

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