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Volume 11, Issue 7

The Village Monthly


July 2011

International Student Life Info From the ISL website: The ISL Office serves as an Archway to the World and an Archway to UGA for both international and U.S. students attending the University. With a number of exciting cultural events, programs, and services students and community members alike can travel around the world without leaving Athens. In addition to programs that enhance international awareness, ISL also provides orientation sessions for new international students, offers non-resident tax assistance as well as individual counseling, and advises approximately thirty international and multinational student

organizations. ISL is for everyone – please join us! International Student Orientation: International Student Orientation this year will be from August 1 – August 5, 2011, with additional social events on August 6th and August 7th. We are hosting a number of informative and important sessions during the week including Social Security, housing, and registration information. We strongly recommend that all new and transfer international students attend this orientation program. Please note that there is a $15 registration fee for this program. Students may register for orientation

during the International Student Life check-in process from 10 am until 4:30 pm on Monday, August 1, in 210 Memorial Hall on the UGA campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us as soon as possible. Our office number is: 706542-5867 and our email is ISL Listserv: If you are interested in registering for the ISL listserv, please contact the office by emailing to make your request.

Farmer’s Market On Wednesday, July 27th, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, we will be taking our first trip to the amazing Buford Highway Farmer’s Market! This trip is hosted by Calandra, the Area 4 resident manager, and we have heard reports that many items may be a greater bargain than other nearby farmers’ markets. If you would like to sign up for this trip, please e-mail Calandra at no later than Monday, July 25th. Use this as a great opportunity to get out of Athens for the day and experience some great shopping! According to the market’s website, the Buford Highway market has been around for over 25

years and has food offerings that “include foods from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Eastern Europe and more. You’ll find more ethnic food varieties under one roof than any other single-location grocery store in Atlanta.”

Inside this issue: Events & Activities around Athens


Sun Safety Tips


Movies at Tate


Activities from the UGA Master Calendar


Important Phone Numbers


Maintenance Corner


You may have noticed the new evacuation gathering spot signs near your building. In the fall, FGH will conduct fire drills, and these will continue to take place once each semester. Please locate the evacuation spot nearest you, and we will provide further instructions as the time approaches for our fall drill.

Farmer’s Market

Legion Pool

Take a break from the heat and visit UGA’s Legion Pool this summer! Through July 31st the pool is open from 11:30am to 7:00pm, and from August 111 the pool is open from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. UGA student can be admitted for only $3.50, children for $3, and guests for $4.50. The pool is huge and there is plenty of space on the deck to enjoy a good book and get some sun. With $5 per day parking, this is a great

Sun Safety Tips

Want to enjoy fresh food this summer? The Athens Farmer’s Market is located at the Bishop Park Picnic Pavilion. Their food is grown on their own soil and they have crafts, music, and memories on Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm during the summer months.

Bear Hollow Trail

Enjoy some fun with your family, or just spend an afternoon away from campus and city-life by taking a walk along the Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail at Memorial Park. This zoo is host to bears, bobcats, otters, and other wildlife. Trails, picnic areas, playground equipment, and a lake are also available to enjoy. For special programs such as feeding tours and exhibits, call for information. Zoo: 706-613-3616; Park: 706-613-3580.

Summer brings opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, which often results in more sun exposure. One in five people in the United States, and one in three in the Sunbelt States, will develop cancer in his or her lifetime. A vast majority of the more than 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the United States are considered to be related to sun exposure. Please be safe this summer by taking the following precautions to protect yourself against sun rays and skin cancer: Try to avoid the sun during its strongest hours, between 10am and 4pm. Enjoy the majority of your outdoor activities earlier or later in the day.

Cover up! Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the rays. Wear sunscreen every day, even if you are not going to be outside for a long period of time or it appears cloudy! Sunlight exposure takes place through the clouds.

Get your skin checked for cancer regularly by a doctor. Make sure you note any unusual changes in colors or sizes on your skin. Most skin cancers are highly curable if caught early, but melanoma, which can start as early as adolescence, is a more dangerous form of the disease.

Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply throughout the day. Use an SPF of at least 15. Any less will not protect you fully. Make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Movies at Tate Beat the heat by enjoying summer movies at the Tate Center. Movies are shown by the University Union and are a deal at only $1 per UGA student (with card) and $2 for guests.

Monday, July 11 - Fast Five Wednesday, July 13 - Fast Five 8pm & 10pm


Monday, July 18 - Limitless Wednesday, July 20 - Limitless 8pm & 10pm Monday, July 25 - Source Code Wednesday, July 27 - Source Code 8pm & 10pm

The Tate Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to each screening and closes 30 minutes after the start of each screening. After the Box Office closes, no one will be admitted to the film and no refunds will be given. For more information, call 542-6396

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Activities From the UGA Master Calendar Weekend dive trip for Certified SCUBA divers. At Panama City Beach on Saturday Blood Drive. Sponsored by the American and Vortex Springs on Sunday. Obtain Red Cross. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. College permission prior to registering. $270, $245 of Pharmacy, Room 320. Contact 706-546UGA faculty and staff, $220 UGA 0681 students. Through July 24. Sign up by July 15. Contact 706-542-8030 Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blood Drive. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Noon - 5:00 p.m. Memorial Hall, Adinkra Hall. Contact 706-546-0681 Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Sweet Pea Club Camp. An introduction to the natural world developed specially for young nature lovers and their parent or grandparent helpers. $95, $85 members. Additional child fee: $45, $35 members. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Visitor Center, Classroom 1, State Botanical Garden. Through July 15. Contact 706-542-6156, Blood Drive. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Noon - 5:00 p.m. Ramsey Student Center. Contact 706-546-0681 Thursday, July 14, 2011 Film: Pierre Daura. A biography of Pierre Daura (1896–1976), who divided his life between Catalonia, France and the United States. His art-—at times abstract, more often figurative—reflects and is enriched by the joys and sorrows of a life of active engagement in historic events of his century. Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, will introduce this documentary film by Agnes de Sacy (28 minutes, not rated). 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. M. Smith Griffith, Georgia Museum of Art. Contact 706-542-4662,

Smoking Cessation Clinic. Sponsored by the College of Pharmacy. Six-week program adapted from Pfizer’s Beat-thePack Smoking Cessation Program where participants will learn about the health risks of smoking, reasons to quit, smoking cessation aids, coping with the urge to smoke, handling relapse, and staying quit. Pharmacy students will also conduct group and individual counseling sessions. The program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis as registration forms are received. Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Training and Development. Contact 706-542-5328,, Outdoor Adventure 101 Clinic. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Learn about the equipment and skills needed to make outdoor activities as safe as possible. $15, $12 UGA faculty and staff, $10 UGA students. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 224 Ramsey Student Center. Contact 706-5428030

Blood Drive. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Noon - 5:00 p.m. Physical Plant, Chicopee Complex. Contact 706546-0681 Saturday, July 23, 2011 Basic Orienteering Ramble. An orienteering program on the trails of the garden. 10:00 a.m. Visitor Center back patio, State Botanical Garden. Contact 706-542-6156, Sunday, July 24, 2011 Ocoee Raft Trip. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Work as a team to paddle down a class IIIIV whitewater river in Tennessee. For beginners or novice whitewater enthusiasts. The ability to swim is recommended. $75, $65 UGA faculty and staff, $55 UGA students. 7:15 a.m. Sign up by July 20. Contact 706-542-8030 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Blood Drive. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Creswell Hall. Contact 706-546-0681 Thursday, July 28, 2011

Film: Visible Silence—Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet . Using more than 60 of Midterm for summer short session II. Marsden Hartley’s paintings and drawings, as well as many photographs from Film: Mr. Dial Has Something to Say. A collections around the world, director biography of Thornton Dial (b. 1928), a Michael Maglaras traces Hartley’s life and self-taught artist who only began seriously work from its earliest beginnings in Sunday, July 17, 2011 making art after his retirement, Lewiston, Maine, through his travels in constructing figurative sculptures; he then Nantahala Raft Trip. Sponsored by the Europe and the United States, and ends Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Raft branched out to painting and mixed- media with his secluded life in a remote Maine assemblages. Carissa DiCindio, curator of 8.5 miles down a North Carolina fishing village. Special guest Maglaras will whitewater river. For beginners as well as education, will introduce the film (60 speak about the film, and Paul veteran rafters. Expect to get wet and work minutes, not rated). 7:00 p.m. M. Smith Manoguerra, GMOA’s chief curator and Griffith, Georgia Museum of Art. Contact as a team to paddle down the river. The curator of American art, will introduce it ability to swim is recommended. $70, $60 706-542-4662, (65 minutes, not rated). 7:00 p.m. M. UGA faculty and staff, $50 UGA students. Smith Griffith, Georgia Museum of Art. 6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sign up by July 13. Contact 706-542-4662, Friday, July 22, 2011 Contact 706-542-8030, Florida Dive Trip. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Page 3

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Important Phone Numbers to Keep Handy


Family and Graduate Housing Office 542-1473 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday –Friday)

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FAMILY AND GRADUATE HOUSING The University of Georgia Family and Graduate Housing 710 East Campus Road Athens, Georgia Phone: 706-542-1473 Fax: 706-542-8402 Email:

Resident Manager 540-4366 (on call after 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and all day Sat & Sun.)

Russell Mingledorff - 389-6100 (Bldgs ABCD)

Rebekah McLain - 389-6200 (Bldgs EFGH )

Nicole Kim - 389-6300 (Bldgs JKL)

Calandra Togba-Doyle - 389-6400 (Bldgs MNP&BO)

Rock Lee - 389-6500 (Bldgs QRS)

UGA Police 542-2200 (24 hrs)

Emergency 911 (24 hrs)

Work orders 542-3999 (24hrs) or EITS Help Desk 542-3106

The Maintenance Corner Jamie Wilkes


Maintenance Supervisor P-building: Construction is going on throughout the building. This building is supposed to be ready August 1st for move in, which means that construction has to be complete around the middle of July. (Looking Good) We will have around 200 apartments moving out this summer and we are getting busy painting, cleaning and repairing appliances. 74 apartments have already moved out. We will replace all of the refrigerators in Ebuilding later this summer and we will give you plenty of notice before it happens. Q-building will come off line for renovation around the first or second week in August. The pest control company has completed baiting all apartments for roaches. They use a paste that looks like peanut butter and they place it under cabinets and behind the refrigerators and stoves. This should reduce the amount of pest that you will have in

your apartments. When you use the laundries and you have trouble with a machine please e-mail or call in a work order, just as you would with your apartment. We need to know which laundry and which machine is not working. Please do not tamper with the smoke detectors in your apartment. This is the first warning that you will get in case there is a fire in your apartment. If you disable the head and there is a fire not only are you endangering yourself but everyone in your building. Call the F&GH office during the day and the Resident Manager on duty at night to silence the head if you accidentally set it off while cooking. Pest Control: Peachtree Pest Control comes to Family Housing every Wednesday to treat apartments. Please have your work orders in before Wednesdays of each week or you will have to wait until the following week.

*** Pest Control personnel have told me that roaches and other pest hate clean cool apartments. To keep pest down remove your trash daily and keep your food such as cereal, rice, breads in sealable containers. Wipe down your ranges and counter tops after cooking.

Village Monthly July 2011  

Newsletter for residents of Family and Graduate Housing at the University of Georgia

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