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, http://www.uga.edu/padp for more information.

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Tree Planting for Future Academic Growth

On Feb. 19, Georgia’s Arbor Day, the UGA Graduate School planted a Nuttall Oak by Terrell Hall (the home of the first Graduate School of UGA)  to mark the beginning of the next 100 years of graduate school education.

“Planting a tree is very symbolic to me.  It signifies how small actions can grow into beautiful and productive endeavors,” Dean Maureen Grasso said about the planting.

From seven students in 1910 to over 7,100 today, the Graduate School has indeed grown in 100 years; this tree will witness the future growth the Graduate School strives for.

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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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iCount

2010: the year the Graduate School turns 100, the University turns 225 and … the year of the 2010 U.S. Census.

We love the Graduate School because it recruits a diverse group of students who contribute great things to the Athens community. And if you’re a student, one of your contributions could be your count in the Athens Census. According to the Athens Census Web site, the city loses $1,697.00 for every uncounted person in the city. This is money that could go towards better roads, parks, downtown scene and, hey, a better learning environment!

You don’t have to even permanently reside in Athens to fill out a form! As long as you are living in Athens as of April 1, 2010, you are counted in the Athens, Ga. Census – not your hometown’s.

So do your part. Make sure to fill out a Census form and be counted.

For more information, visit the Athens Census Web site, view their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter at @AthensCensusor check out this article about the 2010 Census in the Red & Black.

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Scientific Writing Group for Doctoral Students

The Scientific Writing Group will be held at the University of Georgia in March and April of 2010. This individual coaching opportunity is a six week workshop and is intended for any doctoral student looking to improve his or her writing skills. However, this free workshop is limited to fifteen participants from any discipline on campus. Registration in open until February 21st so write hurst28@bellsouth.net today!

For more information, 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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