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Volume 12, Issue 5

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THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FAMILY AND GRADUATE HOUSING

May 2012

Transition at FGH Greetings! My name is Azura Morgan and I am the new Residence Hall Director of Family and Graduate Housing. I have worked in University Housing here at Georgia for the past three years. Prior to that I worked for seven years in University Housing in Arkansas where I did my graduate and undergraduate work. I am very excited about the opportunity to live and work with you as I transition to my new role here in Family and Graduate Housing. I want to let everyone know about a few changes happening in our area and how those changes may impact your experience as a resident. First of all let me start by saying that the changes we have made are designed

to streamline and improve the great service that we provide to students who chose to live with us. Our department is dedicated to providing comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus living where the academic success and personal growth of our residents is encouraged and supported. In order to facilitate these goals we have moved all of our assignments and contracts processes to our office in Russell Hall. Programming and student support will still be provided directly from the Family and Graduate Housing office as it has always been. This means that all issues related to contracts, placement, transfer and cancellation will now be managed by the assignments office in Russell. As always,

we are available here in the office on East Campus road to provide forms and answer questions. The only difference is that we may refer some contract related questions to the office in Russell hall via phone or email. If you have questions related to your contract, cancellation, break of occupancy or building transfers you can reach the assignments office at 706-542-1421. Questions related to keys, programming, facilities and other issues can be directed to the Family and Graduate Housing office at 706-542-1473.

FGH Annual Yard Sale SATURDAY, MAY 5th! Mark your calendars! Our annual FGH Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 am and lasting until 12:00 pm. Sellers will be able to begin setting up at 7:00 am. Some of the items that are being advertised include the following:

Furniture, high chair, printers, laptop computer, folding portable baby crib, TVs, queen sized air mattress and compressor, lamps, tables, clothing, books, small home appliances, kitchen items, baby clothes, and baby toys. These are just a few of the items that your neighbors will be selling this year! Note that lots of people

Inside this issue: Finals Week Break Ideas

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Summer Academic Calendar

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Spring Cleaning

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Activities from the UGA Master Calendar

move out right after graduation, so if you are staying in town, this is a great opportunity to get some fantastic items a low prices! If you are interested in selling this year, make sure that you check your e-mail and sign up! SELLERS MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE.

To avoid fines remember to always meet FGH deadlines! Be ON TIME for your checkout if you’re moving out!

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Important Phone Numbers

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Maintenance Corner

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May 28th is Memorial Day. Offices will be closed.


Spring Cleaning May is the perfect month to begin spring cleaning! Time spent cleaning your apartment can help prevent infestation of bugs that often accompany the warmer weather and can save you from potential cleaning charges when you check out of Family and Graduate Housing. Here are some cleaning tips for FGH apartments. STOVE: To remove material from the top surface elements, wait until they are completely cool and clean with a brush. Remove and wash drip pans with mild detergent solution. Remember to lift the top of your range to clean the area under the drip pans. It can be locked into place with the two hold up rods. OVEN: Remove all articles and crumbs or baked-on food from ovens. Close the oven door and press the self clean pad. When cleaning starts, leave the door

closed for the entire period (several hours). You will need to wipe away some white ash after the cleaning cycle is complete. TOILET, TUB & SHOWER: Comet Dust works well to disinfect the toilet, and it prevents chlorine gas. Also use a calcium, lime, and rust remover. Clean mildew from damp areas with a strong bleach such as Purex or Clorox. Do not use this bleach for the toilet. A bleach pen works great for the grout lines in the shower tiles.

marks from tile. HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING UNITS: Wipe off the outside of the heating units and air conditioners with a damp cloth. Clean the air conditioner top grill and control panel. It is not necessary to clean the air conditioner filter. FRIDGE: Wash and dry inside and outside, including shelves and doors.

WALLS, DOORS, & WINDOWS: Dust around walls and windows to remove cobwebs. Don’t forget outside your apartment. Clean blinds and cornice boards and vacuum or brush off screens. FLOORS: Sweep and mop. Use a dampened steel wool soap pad to remove scuff

Summer 2012 Academic Calendar May Session Registration Classes Begin Drop/Add Midterm Classes End Final Exams Grades Due

May 14 May 15 May 15-17 May 24 June 5 June 6 June 8 Thru Session

Registration Classes Begin

June 7 June 8

Drop/Add Midterm Classes End Final Exams Grades Due

June 8-12/13 July 5 Aug 1 Aug 2-3 August 6 Short Session I

Registration Classes Begin Drop/Add Midterm Classes End Final Exams

June 7 June 8 June 8-12/13 June 21 July 5 July 6

Grades Due

July 9 Short Session II

Registration Classes Begin Drop/Add Midterm Classes End Final Exams Grades Due

July 5 July 9 July 9-10/11 July 20 Aug 2 Aug 3 August 6

NOTE: Extended Summer Session lasts throughout all May and summer sessions.

Finals Week Break Ideas Finals week is coming up, and the stress of it can be overwhelming! Take some time to study, but it’s also wise to take time to rest up and get a little relaxation in before a stressful week of finals. Here are some ideas to help prepare your mind, body, and emotions for finals:

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Get together with some friends for an ice cream social Visit the Ramsey center

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Take a walk by Lake Herrick Get a massage at the Health Center ($30 for 25 minutes!) Walk to Five Points and get some frozen yogurt Play tennis on campus for free! Visit the batting cages Visit some shops and pubs downtown

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Activities From the UGA Master Calendar TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

542-8799 shall@uga.edu

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

Reading Day

GMOA Teen Studio: Fabric Design

Spring Semester Commencement

Tuesday Tour at Two

Talk with curators of the exhibition “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters” and participate in a fabric-design workshop with textile designer Susan Hable Smith. Pizza served. Call to reserve a spot. 5:30 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu

Graduate ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 10 a.m. Undergraduate ceremony in Sanford Stadium at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Both ceremonies broadcast live on channel 15 of the university and Charter cable systems and streamed live at www.uga.edu.

A tour of the gallery spaces led by members of the Special Collections staff. 2:00 pm. Second Floor Rotunda Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079 jclevela@uga.edu Honors Day for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will honor students and faculty. 3:30 pm. Dawson Hall. Campus Memorial Service Remembering the 33 faculty, staff and students who have died within the past year. Each name will be read aloud followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle/ UGA President Michael F. Adams will lead the service, called “Georgia Remembers . . . a Candlelight Memorial.” Names will be read by Scott Shamp, chair of the executive committee of University Council; Jerry Daniel, president of the Staff Council; and Will Burgess, president of the Student Government Association. 6:00 pm. Steps Chapel. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Spring Semester final exams Through May 8. Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection The docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2:00 pm. Meet in the lobby Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 Workshop: Social Network Theories and Methods Instructor: Kenneth Frank, Michigan State University. Through May 4. $375 8:00 am. Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Contact: Suzanne Hall Program Coordiantor II 706-

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 Painted Words An Evening with GMOA and Judith Ortiz Cofer's Advanced Creative Writing Class. Creative writing students will read from from works based on individual pieces from GMOA's collection. 6:00 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown hazbrown@uga.edu TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 Tuesday Tour at Two A tour of the gallery spaces led by members of the Special Collections staff. 2:00 pm. Second Floor Rotunda Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079 jclevela@uga.edu Cooking in the Garden: Sorbet with a Candied Twist Learn to make two types of sorbet—a tart lemon and a sweet creamy coconut. To “sugar” it up, we will cover the fundamental skill of candy making with candied citrus peel. Bring a container to take sorbet home in. $30 Members; $36 Non-Members 6:00 pm. Visitor Center. Classroom 2 State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Cora Keber 706-542-6156 ckeber@uga.edu Georgia Children’s Concert Spring Concert. 7:00 pm. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Contact: 706-542-8711 gcc@uga.edu WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 Tour at Two: “Landscapes in the Permanent Collection” Paul Manoguerra, chief curator and curator of American art, leads a tour of landscape paintings from the permanent collection. Meet in the lobby Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 Wetland Plants Workshop: Ecology and Identification Learn the functional and structural adaptations unique to wetland vegetation, and to the basic botanical terms used in identifying and describing wetland plant species. Also learn to recognize families, genera, and species based on characteristics of plants in the field. $50, $45 members 8:30 am. Visitor Center, Classroom 2 State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Cora Keber 706-5426156 ckeber@uga.edu SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 Art Exhibit: Hannah Skoonberg Hannah Skoonberg graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and is presently working on an MFA in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee. Her work is influenced by Chinese and Japanese landscape painters and printmakers and is inspired by nature, especially trees. Reception with the artist May 20, from 2-4 p.m. 11:30 am. Visitor Center & Conservatory State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Susan Cooper 706-542-6130 sdcooper@uga.edu MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012 Women of UGA Meeting: Couponing Workshop Julie McGinity (’01 alumna) gives presentation about the rules of secrets of getting products free or at reduced prices. $15 per person 11:30 am. Buffalo's Cafe 196 Alps Road Athens, GA. Contact: Wanda Darden wdarden@uga.edu TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

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Activities From the UGA Master Calendar (cont.) Workshop: Structural Equation Modeling Instructor: Deborah Bandalos, James Madison University. $1200 8:00 am. Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Contact: Suzanne Hall Program Coordinator II 706-542-8799 shall@uga.edu Tuesday Tour at Two

The Collectors Bash: Seven Deadly Sins

Tuesday Tour at Two

Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for acquisitions at GMOA. Collectors: $75 per person; $150 per couple. Non-members: $85 per person; $170 per couple. RSVP to 706-542-4662 by May 10 7:00 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu

A tour of the gallery spaces led by members of the Special Collections staff. 2:00 pm. Second Floor Rotunda Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079 jclevela@uga.edu

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

A tour of the gallery spaces led by members of the Special Collections staff. 2:00 pm. Second Floor Rotunda Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079 jclevela@uga.edu

Presentation: “The World is My Garden: The Gardens of Western Canada” Allan Armitage, horticulturist, will speak about gardens around the world. $10 includes a $2 voucher to Donderos' Kitchen 7:00 pm. Gardenside Room, Visitor Center State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Beverly 706-542-6138 beverly@uga.edu WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 Artful Conversation Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, leads an in-depth discussion of Paul Cadmus’s “Playground” (1948). Meet in the galleries Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 GMOA Gallery Games Children ages 7–11 are invited to an interactive gallery tour with Melissa Rackley from GMOA’s education department. Learn about works in the permanent collection through activities designed just for children. 4:15 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection The docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2:00 pm. Meet in lobby Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu

Plant Conservation Day A behind the scenes tour of the Center for Native Plant Studies to see how the State Botanical Garden Research and Conservation staff is working to protect plants. 5:30 pm. Meet at the Powerline cut parking lot near the Middle Oconee River State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Cora Keber 706-542-6156 ckeber@uga.edu

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Workshop: Post-Intentional Phenomonological Research Plant Taxonomy Workshop Learn how to name, describe and identify the plants most commonly encountered in Georgia’s natural areas. Learn botanical vocabulary used by plant identification guides and manuals. A Certificate in Native Plants Core course. $105, $95 members 8:30 am. Visitor Center, Classroom 2 State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Contact: Cora Keber 706-542-6156 ckeber@uga.edu SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Film Screening and Discussion "The World's Smallest Airport" (2012), the story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus produced and directed by Matt DeGennaro. Also a discussion with the writer and executive producer, Grady Thrasher. An Athens Historical Society meeting will take place prior to the screening, at 2:30 p.m. 3:00 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown Director of Communications 706542-1817 hazbrown@uga.edu TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 Workshop on Meta-Analysis An introduction to the theory and application of meta-analytic techniques for quantitative analysis and systematic review of scientific literature. Instructor: Rodney Dishman, kinesiology. $350 8:00 am. Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities. Contact: Suzanne Hall Program Coordinator II 706-542-8799 shall@uga.edu

Two-day workshop for qualitative researchers, instructors of qualitative research methods and graduate students who have introductory knowledge of phenomenological research. Instructor: Mark Vagle, education. $375 8:00 am. Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Contact: Suzanne Hall Program Coordinator II 706-542-8799 shall@uga.edu Drawing in the Galleries Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries from 5-8 p.m. No instruction provided. Pencils only. 5:00 pm. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 Tuesday Tour at Two A tour of the gallery spaces led by members of the Special Collections staff. 2:00 pm. Second Floor Rotunda Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Contact: Jean Cleveland 706-542-8079 jclevela@uga.edu WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection The docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2:00 pm. Meet in lobby Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662 hazbrown@uga.edu

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Http://www.housing.uga.edu Important Phone Numbers to Keep Handy THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FAMILY AND GRADUATE HOUSING The University of Georgia Family and Graduate Housing 710 East Campus Road Athens, Georgia 30602-4622

Phone: 706-542-1473 Fax: 706-542-8402 Email: FGH@uga.edu

www.facebook.com/UGAgradfam

Family and Graduate Housing Office 542-1473 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday) Resident Manager 540-4366 (on call after 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and all day Sat & Sun.) •

Russell Mingledorff - 389-6100 (RM Bldgs ABCD) area1@uga.edu

Rebekah McLain - 389-6200 (RM Bldgs EFGH ) area2@uga.edu

Nicole Kim - 389-6300 (RM Bldgs JKL) area3@uga.edu

Calandra Togba-Doya - 389-6400 (RM Bldgs MNP&BO) area4@uga.edu

Rock Lee - 389-6500 (RM Bldgs QRS) area5@uga.edu

UGA Police 542-2200 (24 hrs)

Emergency 911 (24 hrs)

Work orders 542-3999 (24hrs) or https://apps.itos.uga.edu/housingworkrequest/

The Maintenance Corner Jamie Wilkes

4/25/2012

Maintenance Supervisor

The maintenance crew completed 518 work orders between 3/25/12 and 4/25/12 Q-building is offline now and the renovations are moving along according to schedule. The cabinets and appliances are going in now. Q-building should be complete June 1st of 2012. We will start the renovations on building R after June 1st of this year. Buildings M and N exteriors were painted and we will have buildings P and Q painted after July 1st in the new budget year. Certa-Pro Painting has won the bid for the fraternity houses on River Road and they will paint the interiors of each house. We have replaced the windows in 6

apartments at Brandon Oaks to higher efficiency windows. We will replace the windows in 8 more apartments this summer after move outs. The newly acquired Health Science Campus has 48 townhomes, dormitory and 6 houses that have been assigned to the F&GH Maintenance staff. We currently have 24 of the townhouses and the 6 houses occupied or ready to occupy. We have hired a new Skilled Trades Worker to help cover the added maintenance for this area. 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.



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