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Graduate Student Spotlight

Josh Cagliani has a passion for helping children with Type I diabetes and spending time in the outdoors. He is able to blend these two interests as a master’s student in the recreation and leisure studies department at the University of Georgia’s Graduate School.

Cagliani decided to immediately pursue his master’s degree after  earning his undergraduate degree in magazines from UGA’s own  Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. For him, the decision to attend graduate school was easy.

“As much as I loved writing, I became really involved with a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes, and I realized I wanted to be involved with that full time,” says Cagliani, “So I came back to school to get my master’s in recreation and leisure studies to go into camp administration.”

Cagliani always wanted to attend UGA for his undergraduate studies, since he is a Georgia native. Attending UGA’s Graduate School was a perfect option, since he could continue living in Athens. Even more importantly, the UGA recreation and leisure studies department is highly regarded across the nation for its programs.

As an undergraduate student, Cagliani says some of his favorite memories are the fall football games, where he could interact with other students and faculty while cheering on the bulldogs.

As a graduate student, Cagliani still roots for the bullogs, but says the best part of graduate school is the high level of involvement with activities and community partners through of class assignments. To Cagliani, being involved in the community has led to many great opportunities outside of class that would not have happened without graduate school.

The enthusiasm that Cagliani has for the UGA Graduate School is obvious. “Attending grad school at UGA was one of the best decisions of my life.  I have been able to really make connections with people that will last a lifetime.  Getting my master’s is much more than receiving a piece of paper.  It’s about using what I have learned in grad school and applying that knowledge to help others who may not have the same opportunities I have been given.  If I can go out and help someone reach their goals, then my experience with grad school was well worth the time and energy.”

Students like Josh Cagliani shine brightly in the UGA Graduate School community. The Graduate School is proud of their hard work and dedication.


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MFA Thesis Exhibition

The Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, takes place March 15 – April 7, 2010, in Gallery 307, Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Georgia Strange, Director of Lamar Dodd School of Art said of the students and the works “The 2010 class is rightfully beginning a new decade in the 21st century. This class is full of explorers who have journeyed to Italy, Costa Rica, Ghana, and Haiti to study and make art. They barely need us to visit their studios one more time or show them yet another artist to consider. THEY are showing US how to use social media and how to network in the yawning sea of immediate discourse. Looking back to 2007, the year they joined the community of artists and scholars in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, I wonder if I have grown as much in these three quick years.”

The student- generated art exhibition opened with a gala reception on Friday, March 19.

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MPA Visitation Day

For both newly admitted and prospective students to the UGA Masters and Doctoral programs of Public Administration, there are information sessions Friday, March 19, from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. in 204 Baldwin Hall.

Vicky Wilkins, director of the MPA Program, will discuss the curriculum and answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty and current students as well as learn more about the eight specialization tracks offered.

Registration ended Feb. 26. Contact: 706-542-9583, for more information.

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The GSA Marketplace

Whether you’re graduating this May and moving across the country or just looking to be rewarded for cleaning out the house this spring, GSA can help you in such endeavors. Published weekly, the GSA Marketplace is an online forum where students can post listings and advertisements for goods and services. Using this resource, students have the opportunity to advertise goods including products, cars, as well as amenities, stimulating a buyer/ seller relationship among the graduate community. The market is also a valuable portal for students to request or provide services such as recruiting participants for a research study. To take part in such an afforded win-win situation, please click here.

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Open Forum with President Adams

Undergraduate and Graduate students have the opportunity to discuss university- related topics with President Adams Tues., Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall.

Attend the forum and let your opinions, suggestions and comments be heard!

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Join the GSA Listserv!

Former President of GSA- William Rooks

Yet another reason to the love the Grad School is for its Graduate Student Association (GSA). As the University of Georgia’s student government and advocacy organization, GSA represents all graduate and professional students alike. It is the portal through which representatives from every department, program, or student organization have a direct connection to the UGA President, the UGA administration, and the Graduate School. Through monthly meetings representatives work with the organization’s executives to advance student advocacy, interdisciplinary events, and community service. To be more in the know of what’s going on around campus, signup for the GSA listserv to receive weekly announcements with information on activities and events, lectures, and other opportunities that may be of interest to graduate students. To sign-up for the listserv, please click here.

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Action Packed Athens!

Image via UGA's Recreational Sports- Nantahala Hiking Trip

One reason to love the UGA Grad School is for its limitless provision of recreational activities. Through the GORP program, all university students alike have the chance to discover and take advantage of the Great Southern Outdoors. Whether your looking to get your SCUBA diving certification to show off in front of friends this spring break, or looking for a milder experience by joining Dr. Walter Cook on some local Athens trails, GORP offers it all. And to keep your strength and energy up on whatever trip you may choose to go on, you can expect to eat all the GORP, “good old raisins and peanuts” your heart desires. GORP’s mission is to lead and engage the diverse University community in learning and adopting healthy lifetime behaviors through participatory recreational programs and experiences. Leave no stone unturned in Athens, and take advantage of this amazing program now!

For more information or to check the calendar for upcoming programs/trips, please click here.

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