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Community Yard Sale Volume 10, Issue 4

The Village Monthly

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FAMILY AND GRADUATE HOUSING

April 2010

remain after the sale is over, residents cannot leave anything in the community or near the dumpster. All items must be disposed of.

Saturday, May 1 8:00AM-2:00PM Moving out? Have stuff you want to get rid of? Think other people would be interested in your items? Family Housing is organizing a community wide yard sale and residents can sign up to sell their things. Family Housing will provide advertising within the Athens community for our yard sale.

If you would like to participate, please email fghprogr@uga.edu . Include an example of some of the items you will be selling for our advertisement. If you are not interested in selling items, we welcome you to come by the yard sale and shop around. You just may find some great deals!

We will be setting up in the grassy median across from Building Q on Rogers Road. Residents will be responsible for providing their own table or blanket to display their things, as well as their own money for change. Pricing of items and selling is up to the resident. We will provide some sticker tags for resident use if they wish to tag items with prices. If you are selling large items such as furniture, you may wish to take a picture of the item for potential buyers. Residents are completely responsible for set-up and clean-up of their items. If items

Housing Agreement Cutoff Deadlines If you are one of the numbers of residents who have given notice that you intend to vacate your apartment between May 10th and June 30th then you need to read this article carefully. There are two deadlines that might affect the amount of rental fees that you will be responsible for. Please review the following; 1. If you set a date to vacate your apartment and then decide that you wish to leave on an earlier schedule

and move to an earlier date in the month of May, then you must notify the FGH office not later than 8am on April 23rd. After that time, all rental fees will have been charged for the month of May and you will be responsible for them regardless what day you vacate.

2. If you set a date to vacate your apartment and then decide that you wish to leave on an earlier schedule and move to an earlier date

in the month of June, then you must notify the FGH office not later than 8am on May 21st. After that time, all rental fees will have been charged for the month of June and you will be responsible for them regardless what day you vacate.

Please pay attention to these dates and don’t miss the deadlines if your plans change!

Inside this issue: Spring Egg Hunt

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Finals Breakfast

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2 upcoming programs!

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Bus to Six Flags Theme Park

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Activities from the UGA Master Calendar Important Numbers / Maintenance Corner

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Last Day of Classes April 29


Spring Egg Hunt Sunday, April 11 2:00PM

To celebrate spring, we will have an egg hunt for kids. Families can meet at the basketball court next to Building D at 2:00pm where we will have egg decorating. Afterwards, kids will be given the chance to hunt for eggs hidden around the Area 1 quad. Please email fghprogr@uga.edu if you plan to attend so we know how many materials to get. Residents, please bring your own

Finals Breakfast! basket for the egg hunt and be sure children come with a supervising adult.

Friday, April 30 8:00-10:0AM Finals are approaching and will be here before you know it. Get off to a great start with breakfast on us! We will be having our Finals Breakfast on Reading Day, Friday, April 30 from 8:00-10:00AM. There will be some tasty breakfast foods along with both chilled and warm drinks in the community room, so stop by to get some extra energy for your day. E-mail fghprogr@uga.edu so we can have enough food!

Quiet Study Day

Stress/Time Seminar

April Movies @ Tate!

Saturday, April 24th 10am-6pm

Sunday, April 11th 5:00pm

April 1 Paper Heart, 8pm

To help provide a quiet place for residents to study for finals, write, and work on end of semester projects, the community room will be open for quiet studying. We will make fresh coffee and have hot teas available throughout the day for some refreshment. You are welcome to come for an hour or all day!

If you’re ever concerned about how you’re going to handle all the stuff you have going on in your life, or how you can better manage your time, then come and hear Pearl Chang from the Division of Academic Enhancement speak about effectively incorporating stress and time management strategies into your life. We’ll have some great snacks provided by a local restaurant. E-mail fghprogr@uga.edu to reserve a spot!

April 2-4 Youth in Revolt, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm April 8 Shawshank Redemption, 8pm April 9-11 Invictus, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm April 15 Ferngully, 8pm April 16-18 Avatar, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm April 22 Chicago, 8pm April 23-25 Nine, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm

Bus to UGA Night at Six Flags Theme Park Friday, April 16th 4:30PM-1:30AM Family Housing will be chartering a bus for residents to UGA Night at Six Flags in Atlanta. Six Flags is a theme park with rides, roller coasters, and attractions. You can visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia for more detailed information about the park. UGA Night is when Six Flags is open only to UGA from 6PM-12AM. All students and families at UGA can purchase tickets to the theme park for half price and enjoy the rides without long lines from the public. Tickets can be purchased online for $23 through midnight on Saturday, April 10 or $28 through noon on Friday, April 16. Here’s the link: http://ugadog.com/evites/evites/1268659885.html

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Our bus will leave the FGH parking lot at 4:30PM. We expect to leave the park at 12:00AM and return between 1:302AM. You will need to e-mail fghprogr@uga.edu as soon as possible to reserve your spot on the bus.

If you are new to the area or simply have

You must be a UGA student to purchase tickets, but you may purchase tickets for friends and family, too. Season passes will not be accepted at UGA Night.

If you have never visited a theme park or amusement park before, then this event would provide you with a great introduction to this form of amusement! UGA Night at Six Flags allows UGA students, staff, and families to visit the park while it is closed to the general public! Basically, we Bulldogs get the park to ourselves!

Be aware that the time of this event may be too late for young children, and many of the rides in Six Flags have minimum height requirements.

never taken the opportunity to visit Six Flags, you might benefit from taking a look at the website. You can find descriptions of their thrill rides, their family rides, and their kids’ rides.

This event is held each year and is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association.

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Select Activities From UGA Master Calendar Friday, April 2, 2010 First Friday: Great Plants to look for at the Spring Plant Sale. Featuring Jerry's madefrom-scratch breakfasts and drinks. $10 ($8 members.) (Plant sale is April 10). 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Gardenside Cafe, State Botanical Garden. Contact: 706-542-1244, garden@uga.edu

for viewing and critique. $30; $25 faculty and staff; $20 UGA students. Ramsey Student Center. Register by March 31. Contact: 706-5428030

Saturday, April 10, 2010 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Bulldog Book Club Meeting. Sponsored by University Libraries. A discussion of Yann Martel's The Life of Pi. 3:35 p.m. Jittery Joe's coffee shop, Miller Learning Center. Also April 13. Contact: fteague@uga.edu

25th Annual Insect Zoo. Sponsored by the H.O. Lund Entomology Club and the department of entomology. Open House with live and pinned insects and arthropods from Georgia and abroad. Guiness World Record Cricket Spitting Contest (1 p.m.). dunking booth, roach races, arts and crafts, raffles, chocolate covered crickets, mealworm cookies and more. 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 426 Biological Sciences Building. Thursday, April 8, 2010 Contact: 706-542-1238, J.G. Woodruff Lecture: “Food Science and www.ent.uga.edu/insectzoo Food Safety—Present and Future Perspectives”. Speaker: David R. Lineback, food/cereal International Coffee Hour. Sponsored by scientist at the University of Maryland. 2:00 International Student Life. Meet others and p.m. Masters Hall, Georgia Center. Reception learn about cultures from all over the world at 3 p.m. in Atrium. while sampling international cuisine and local coffee. Hosted by the Turkish Student Union and the Eastern European Student Association. Performance: UGA Ballet Ensemble. 8:00 p.m. Through Saturday, April 10, 2010. Also 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall BallApril 11 at 2 p.m. Dance Building. Contact: room. Contact: 706-542-5867 706-542-8579 for tickets. Monday, April 5, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010 Body Composition Tests. Sponsored by UGA Rec Sports. $1. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 143 Ram- International Coffee Hour. Sponsored by International Student Life. Meet others and sey Center. Contact: ligotti@uga.edu learn about cultures from all over the world while sampling international cuisine and local Workshop: Gardening 101. Learn about test- coffee. Hosted by ASHA- UGA. 11:30 a.m. ing and preparing the soil, sunlight and water 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: requirements, planting tips and yearly mainte706-542-5867 nance. $12 ($10 members). 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visitor Center, Classroom 2, State BotaniObservatory Open House. 9:30 p.m. Physics cal Garden. Contact: 706-542-6156, ckeBuilding Roof. Contact: ber@uga.edu http://www.physast.uga.edu/~star/schedule.htm l Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Nature Photography Clinic. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Learn about your camera and how to shoot better nature photographs. April 6: A discussion of camera functions, photography 'Do's and Don'ts' and other educational resources. April 10 trip to the Botanical Gardens to shoot photos of flora and fauna. April 13 classroom session

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day, April 10, 2010. Oconee County Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville. Contact: mwpierce@uga.edu

Pamoja Dance Company Performance: “Pamoja2K: iDance”. Sponsored by Multicultural Services and Programs, Intercultural Affairs—African American Cultural Center. For the spring semester show, the company will dance through the millennium using popular hit songs from each year of the past decade. $5, $3 students. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Through Satur-

Horseback Riding Trip. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. For beginner and experienced riders. Two-hour horseback tour of North Georgia then lunch in Helen. $70; $65 faculty and staff; $60 UGA students. Helen. Register by April 7. Contact: 706-5428030 Oconee River Greenway Bicycle Tour. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Seven-mile round-trip trail to Sandy Creek Nature Center. Learn about preservation efforts along the North Oconee River as well as recreational opportunities. Bring a bike to participate. North Oconee River Greenway. Register by April 7. Contact: 706-542-8030 Spring Plant Sale. Sponsored by The Friends of The State Botanical Garden. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs and more. 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Visitor Center, State Botanical Garden. Contact: 706-542-1244, garden@uga.edu International Street Festival 2010: Bringing the World to Athens. Sponsored by International Student Life within the Department of Intercultural Affairs. Interactive performances, music, dancing and live events to showcase and celebrate cultures from around the globe. Student and community organizations from more than 25 countries will display artwork, crafts, costumes, photographs, jewelry and other artifacts. Noon - 5:00 p.m. Downtown Athens on College Avenue across from the Arch. Contact: 706-542-5867, ugaisl@uga.edu

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Bulldog Book Club Meeting. Sponsored by University Libraries. A discussion of Yann Martel's The Life of Pi. 3:30 p.m. Jittery Joe's coffee shop, Miller Learning Center. Contact: fteague@uga.edu

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Select Activities From UGA Master Calendar Friday, April 16, 2010 Free Speech and Hearing Screenings. Sponsored by the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic. Free screenings of speech, language, voice, resonance, fluency, and hearing for adults and for children ages 3 years and older. Screenings will be conducted to identify communication disorders or differences and to provide prevention or intervention resources, when needed. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 593 Aderhold Hall. Appointment required. Contact: 706-542-4598, alnix@uga.edu International Coffee Hour. Sponsored by International Student Life. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world while sampling international cuisine and local coffee. Hosted by the UGA Career Center. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867

Center. Hailed by the New York Times as one of America's premier singers, KT Sullivan appears regularly in New York and London and has performed numerous leading roles on Broadway. $19 or $24. 8:00 p.m. Hodgson Concert Hall. Contact: 706-542-4400, www.uga.edu/pac. Sunday, April 18, 2010 Tallulah Gorge Day Hike. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Explore a two-mile-long canyon that's nearly 1,000 feet deep. Participants should expect to hike 6-10 moderate to strenuous miles. $35; $30 faculty and staff; $25 UGA students. Tallulah Gorge State Park. Register by April 14. Contact: 706542-8030 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Concert: Wind Syphony. Gregg Gausline conducts. 8:00 p.m. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center. Contact: www.music.uga.edu/

Monday, April 26, 2010 Comedy Show: Stephen Lynch. Sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board, Entertainment Division. Comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor (Broadway's The Wedding Singer) who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture. 8:00 p.m. Grand Hall, Tate Student Center. Contact: 706-542-6396, www.uga.edu/union, union@uga.edu Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Full Moon Canoe Paddle and Cookout. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. For beginners and experienced paddlers. $25; $20 faculty and staff; $15 UGA students. 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Lake Chapman, Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road. Register by April 21. Contact: 706-542-8030

Friday, April 23, 2010 International Coffee Hour. Sponsored by International Student Life. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world while sampling international cuisine and local coffee. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867

Friday, April 30, 2010 Reading day.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Botanical Garden Scavenger Hunt. $10 ($8 members) per team. 10:00 a.m. - Noon Visitor Center, State Botanical Garden. Contact: 706542-6156 Performance: KT Sullivan: Songs of Jerome Kern. Sponsored by the UGA Performing Arts

Saturday, April 24, 2010 Horseback Riding Trip. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. For beginner and experienced riders. Two-hour horseback tour of North Georgia then lunch in Helen. $70; $65 faculty and staff; $60 UGA students. Helen. Register by April 21. Contact: 706-5428030

Furlough Day. In implementation of the Board of Regents furlough policy, the University of Georgia has designated April 30 as one of the six furlough days to be taken by UGA employees unless they are otherwise designated. Only essential campus services will be operating today. Contact: www.uga.edu/furlough

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Tax Assistance for international students. The International Student Life Office (ISL) is currently offering tax assistance for international (nonresident) students. The tax program includes access to CINTAX (tax software program), tax workshops, walk-in sessions, and appointments. Students needing assistance can e-mail isltax@uga.edu from their UGA e-mail account for more information. Questions regarding the International Tax Assistance Program can be directed to the International Student Life office at (706)542-5867.

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Important 2010 U.S. Census Info! Most residents in University Village and Brandon Oaks have indicated that they have received the census forms via U.S. mail. Please fill out the form appropriately and mail it back in the envelope provided—which does not require postage! Census workers will hang forms on the doors of Rogers Road apartments on April 1st. You have until April 12th to return the completed forms to the FGH Office. If you are a residents of Brandon Oaks or University Village and have not received the census forms by mail, please e-mail fgh@uga.edu with your apartment number so that we can make sure you get one. T H E V I L L A G E M O N T HL Y


Important Phone Numbers to Keep Handy

Http://www.uga.edu/~housing/

Family and Graduate Housing Office 542-1473 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday –Friday) THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FAMILY AND GRADUATE HOUSING

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

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

One Community

Jonathan Gibson - 389-6100 (RM Bldgs ABCD) area1@uga.edu

Dylan Sorensen - 389-6200 (RM Bldgs EFGH ) area2@uga.edu

Shannon Carroll - 389-6300 (RM Bldgs JKL) area3@uga.edu

Elizabeth Sheain - 389-6400 (RM Bldgs MP&TUV) area4@uga.edu

Carol Cobb - 389-6500 (RM Bldgs QRS) area5@uga.edu

UGA Police 542-2200 (24 hrs)

Emergency 911 (24 hrs)

Work orders www.uga.edu/housing/workorder or542-3999 (24hrs) EITS Help Desk 542-3106 Cable Problems? http://www.eits.uga.edu/cabletv/ticket.html

The Maintenance Corner Jamie Wilkes

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Maintenance Supervisor The maintenance crew completed 300 work orders between 2/23/10 and 3/23/10 N-building renovation has been moving right along and the completion date is set for June 30th. P-building is next and we hope to start the renovations sometime July. We have placed out to bid all new appliances for H-building and we will start replacing them as soon as we receive them in. This includes, dishwashers, stoves and refrigerators. We have repainted the handrails on buildings A, B, C, D, J, K, and L over the winter months. We will have H-building repainted on the outside over the next few weeks.

We will have around 200 apartments to turn over this Summer and around 50 transfers. This will keep us very busy this Summer. When you use the laundries and you have trouble with a machine please call in a work order, just as you would with your apartment. We need to know which laundry and which machine it is. The garden behind Q-building was cleaned out and tilled up late this year due to the wet weather. I hope this didn’t put you too far behind. 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: Cannon 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. Important Note; Please call in a work order for any problems you have in your apartment. Work order # 706-5423999.

Village Monthly April 2010  

Village Monthly April 2010