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8 April 16, 2018 columns.uga.edu HONORS

SCHOLARS

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Education & Hotel. Although the meeting and luncheon are open to the p ­ ublic, online registration is required at https://t.uga.edu/40H. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions during the morning and afternoon. The luncheon at noon in the Magnolia Ballroom will honor the 2018 Public Service and Outreach award recipients. Poster presentations highlighting the courses and projects developed by the 2017-2018 Service-Learning Fellows during their yearlong fellowship with the Office of Service-Learning also will be on display.

Faculty Recognition Banquet

The Faculty Recognition Banquet also will be held April 16 in Mahler Hall of the Georgia Center. An invitation-only event, the reception will begin at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the event will recognize the winners of the 2018 awards for teaching excellence, including the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorships and the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as faculty and graduate students who will be honored for outstanding teaching and advising.

Presidential Honors Week Luncheon

Hosted by the Office of the President, the invitation-only luncheon will honor the university’s most distinguished undergraduate scholars, including First Honor graduates and Student Government Association leaders as well as student recipients of the Presidential Award of Excellence and ­national scholarship winners.

Honors Program Graduation Banquet

The Honors Program Graduation Banquet will be held April 18 at the C ­ lassic Center. The invitation-only banquet will recognize Honors Program students who graduated in the summer or fall of 2017 as well as the graduating class of May 2018. Recognitions presented at the banquet include the Lothar Tresp and Hatten Howard Outstanding Professor awards as well as the Jere W. Morehead Award, which is given to an exceptional alumna/alumnus or friend of the Honors Program.

Research Awards Banquet

On April 19, the 39th annual Research Awards Banquet will be held in Mahler Hall of the Georgia Center. The invitation-only banquet is sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc. and recognizes excellence in UGA research and scholarly creativity. Awards are given annually to honor outstanding faculty and graduate students.

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Honors Week will conclude April 20 with the Alumni Awards Luncheon. It will begin at noon in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. While the banquet is open to the public, online registration required at alumni.uga.edu/alumniawards/. The Alumni Awards Luncheon celebrates distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of UGA. The UGA Alumni Association will present the Alumni Merit Award, Faculty Service Award, Young Alumni Award, Family of the Year Award and Friend of the Year Award to recognize those who demonstrate dedication to the University of Georgia.

Bulletin Board Well-being workshop

As part of its well-being program, the University System of Georgia will offer an information workshop April 17 at 11 a.m. Register online at https://bit.ly/2EFURW9 to attend the workshop via WebEx or in person in Room AB of the UGA Training & Development Center. During the workshop, participants can learn simple strategies for well-being: how to get started; where to go to learn more about your well-being; what your focus areas and health activities should be; and how to earn well-being credits of up to $100 for participating in healthy activities. Employees can earn well-being credits for many activities, including taking a health risk assessment, well-being coaching, tracking healthy habits, participating in local community events and other opportunities. The well-being credit is only a­ vailable to employees and spouses covered on a USG health care plan and will be paid to the participants in ­ November. It is considered taxable income. Health ­information is confidential and will not be shared with the USG. Employees may participate in the program all year, but must complete activities by Sept. 30 and be a current employee at the time of ­payment to earn the well-being credit.

Staff appreciation celebration

All University of Georgia staff are invited to attend UGA’s fourth annual Staff Appreciation Celebration. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UGA intramural fields, will include a catered lunch, a variety of activities and the chance to win prizes. An initiative of the Office of the

President, the Staff Appreciation Celebration is a way for the university to say, “Thank you, staff!”

Conference registration

UGA will host the international “Dirty Work” conference May 1719. While there is no registration deadline, the deadline to sign up for lunches is May 1. Some sessions are free and open to the public, including a mini-film festival and a session at the Morton Theatre. Register at southernlaborstudies.org.

Spring pottery sale

The UGA Ceramic Student Organization will hold its spring pottery sale April 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the first floor lobby of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road. Works on sale will include handbuilt sculptures for home and garden as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs, boxes, plates, vases and bowls. All work was made by ceramic students or faculty. Prices are $10 and higher. Proceeds from the pottery sale will support a student educational field trip to a national ceramic conference as well as help bring resident artists to campus. Parking is available at the Performing Arts parking deck, which is located next to the Performing Arts Center on River Road. For more information, email Ted Saupe at tsaupe@uga.edu. Bulletin Board is limited to information that may pertain to a majority of faculty and staff members.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars gather for a photo with UGA President Jere W. Morehead; Kirk Glaze, director of community partnerships at Coca-Cola North America; Katelyn Jackson, director of community partnerships for The Coca-Cola Company; and Mike Molen, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Athens manager.

Wendy Vong, a health promotion major and fourth-year Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar, shared her appreciation for her scholarship during the event. In her remarks, Vong described how the program allowed her to grow personally, academically and professionally. “This program not only provided me with financial support, but also with the oncampus resources that every student needs. Through this program, I was able to focus on my academic studies and my personal

RELAY

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the staples of Relays across the country: a Survivors Lap in which survivors celebrate their victories over cancer while participants congratulate them, a Luminaria Ceremony during which candles are lit in honor of those lost to cancer and in support of individuals whose fights continue and a Fight Back Ceremony which inspires participants to take action. Additionally, this year’s event featured a “Mister Relay” pageant, a lip sync competition, a “Relay Rave” with guest DJs and purple glow sticks, a food-eating contest, and rides on a mechanical bulldog. The group also hosted various fundraisers throughout the year, including partnerships with local restaurants, a 5K with food trucks and live music and a poker tournament with Greek organizations. Tracht thinks there is something special about the way UGA students are committed to solving grand challenges. “People are so passionate here,” she said. “They’re so inspired by one another. I do what I do because of my friends and other students — at UGA, we all share this passion for making the world a better place.” For more information, visit ugarelay.org or follow UGA Relay for Life on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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development,” Vong said. The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program is just one example of how Coca-Cola has committed to supporting the state of Georgia’s flagship university. The Atlanta-based company is consistently a top employer of UGA graduates and interns and is home to a UGA Alumni Corporate Chapter. Through these efforts, the world’s leading beverage producer helps UGA impact the trajectory of students’ futures—and those around them.

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April 17; entertainment/children’s and youth programming on April 19; and news/radio/public service programming on April 24. TV icon Carol Burnett will receive the first Peabody Career Achievement, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Peabody Award winners and nominees will be celebrated at a gala evening event May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Hasan Minhaj, comedian, writer and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will serve as host. In April 2017, he hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Later this year, he will host his own weekly comedy show on Netflix. His comedy special,“Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” released on Netflix last year, is nominated for a Peabody Award. The presenting sponsor is MercedesBenz, the official automobile of the 77th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony. Supporting sponsor is The Coca-Cola Co. Variety is the exclusive media partner. Because of space limitations, the 60 Peabody Awards nominees are not included in the print version of Columns. Read about the nominees, listed by category and in alphabetical order with network or platform in parentheses, online at https://bit.ly/2qpjzoB.

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study abroad, internships, faculty-mentored ­research and/or service-learning; and • Support and mentorship from a program coordinator partially funded by the gift. The Corrells’ gift will be matched by an additional $500,000 from the UGA Foundation through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program, which aims to increase the number of need-based scholarships available at UGA. The first awards will be presented to 24 students in fall 2018—six students each from the first-, second-, third- and fourthyear cohorts. The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid will select the recipients, giving preference to students with significant need who plan to pursue degrees in the Terry College of Business or the College of Education. Pete and Ada Lee earned their undergraduate degrees from these UGA colleges, respectively. “Pete and Ada Lee are among the University of Georgia’s most loyal supporters,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “Their generous gift will impact the lives and futures of many UGA students, and I am deeply grateful for their strong commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in business and education.” Pete Correll is a UGA Foundation trustee, chairman of the Correll Family

Foundation and chairman emeritus of ­Georgia-Pacific. He graduated from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1963. Ada Lee Correll has significant experience leading fundraising efforts in the Atlanta area. She graduated from UGA in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Correll Hall, the first building built as part of the Terry College’s new Business Learning Community, was named in honor of the couple’s previous financial ­contributions. “Giving back is important to us,” said Pete Correll. “Ada Lee and I agreed to serve on the Commit to Georgia Campaign Committee because we believe in the fundraising efforts being undertaken, especially those focused on increasing scholarship support. Our alumni are committed to supporting current students as well as the next generation of Bulldogs, and we are proud to join them by making this contribution.” The Corrells join other Atlanta-area family foundations that have established similar scholarship programs at UGA in the past year, including the Cousins Foundation and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. More than 220 Georgia Commitment Scholarships have been established since the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program was announced in January 2017.

UGA Columns April 16, 2018  

UGA Columns April 16, 2018

UGA Columns April 16, 2018  

UGA Columns April 16, 2018