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12.27.2013

Traveling to the Gator Bowl?

For those alumni and friends who are traveling to Jacksonville for the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl on January 1, I wish you the safest of travels - and, of course, a win for our Bulldogs!

Fans going to the game will not only battle gameday traffic, but other travelers who elected to drive to visit family and friends during the holidays. Therefore, the Florida Traveler Information System (www.FL511.com) asked me to share their website with you to assist with your travel arrangements. I hope this prevents any of you from sitting in hours of traffic during this fun holiday season!

If you aren't able to attend the showdown between the Bulldogs and the Cornhuskers on New Year's Day, alumni chapters across the country are hosting bowl watching parties for UGA alumni, friends and fans. Simply click here to find the party nearest you. Be sure to also check your local alumni chapter's Facebook page (found on their chapter web page) in case last-minute gatherings take place.

Here's to the first win in 2014 for the Bulldogs! See you in 2014!

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04.17.2014

Thank a Donor Day is today!

Did you know that UGA’s first donation was 633 acres of land from John Milledge? This land later became the site of our university. To celebrate private donations such as these, the University of Georgia Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship in partnership with the Student Alumni Council is hosting the third annual Thank a Donor Day today. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Plaza, students will have the opportunity to say thanks in a variety of ways.

Students will be able to write personalized thank you notes, sign a large thank you card and create video and photo messages of gratitude. These messages will be shared with donors through a video of highlights from the event. UGA campus student celebrities will be part of the event with appearances by "Big Man on Campus" Rance Nix, Miss UGA Adeline Kenerly, the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, Hairy Dawg and more.

The purpose of Thank a Donor Day is to educate the UGA community about the importance of private giving as well as give students the opportunity to thank donors for their generosity and encourage a culture of philanthropy at UGA. 

Follow this event through the Thank a Donor Day Facebook page and Twitter handle. Students should be sure to stop by to express their gratitude, as well as receive some free giveaways!

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04.15.2014

2014 UGA Day Tour

The 2014 UGA Day Tour is launching tomorrow with its first stop in Greenville, S.C. For the past three years, the UGA Day Tour has brought administrators and coaches to more than 26 cities across the country. This year's stops include: Greenville, S.C.; Gainesville, Ga.; Dalton, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; Albany, Ga.; Houston, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Macon, Ga.; and Gwinnett County, Ga. Will YOU be there to join in the fun?

Each stop on the tour will feature one administrator and two athletic coaches. The program includes updates on UGA's latest research initiatives, athletic teams and the Class of 2018. On top of that, attendees will enjoy delicious food in each city and enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle will fellow Bulldog Faithful.

Put on your red and black and practice your Dawg bark because, in the next few weeks, UGA will be coming to a city near you. It’s not too late to join the tradition; click here for more information about each stop on the tour.

The UGA Day program is a collaboration between the UGA Alumni Association and UGA Athletic Association.

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04.14.2014

Thinc. at UGA Entrepreneurial Week

Successful entrepreneurs, including UGA graduates, will share their success stories and lessons learned as part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week, now through April 17. The Thinc. initiative is designed to help students, faculty and staff see the world of business opportunities at both the local and global levels, and to start "something in response.

That something might be a new for-profit company or a nonprofit social venture. It might change something in your own neighborhood or community, or it might change the world.

In addition to the “Starting Points” entrepreneur panel, this year’s Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week will feature a “give back” hackathon; a talk on breakthrough innovation by David Butler, Coca-Cola vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship; a collaborative innovation competition; an extreme networking session, events related to social entrepreneurship, and a local arts and culture business summit.  

Please visit thinc.uga.edu for a full calendar of events, profiles of participating UGA students, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs and all the information you need to get the most out of Thinc.

Terry Hastings
Director of Research Communications
Office of the Vice President for Research

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