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October 16, 2015

Graduate Info Day TODAY!

Join us for an information session on the College of Public Health and the degree programs offered, overview of the application process, departmental breakout sessions, and tour of UGA's Health Sciences Campus.
Friday, October 16th

120A Wright Hall, HSC


Homecoming Parade

Today at 6:00 pm
Downtown Athens

Women's basketball head coach Joni Crenshaw will be the grand marshal for the Homecoming parade, which will wind through downtown Athens. Led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays and appearances by the UGA cheerleaders, athletes and university and Athens dignitaries. Steven Edwards, a fourth-year cognitive science major from Duluth and Homecoming entertainment chair, will co-emcee the parade with Kathryn Kostovetsky, a second-year journalism major from Macon.

10th Anniversary Lecture Series

Join us as special guest speaker Dr. Michael Perri, dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, shares his insights Mon. Oct. 19 on "Obesity in Rural America: Addressing the Challenge of Treatment Dissemination and Implementation." The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:00pm in George Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Free parking is available.
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Environmental Health Science Club Info

Join us for our Environmental Health Club Meeting.

October 22, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

101 Environmental Health Science Building

Topic: Pumpkin Carving/Composting Workshop

Future Health Promoters Club Info

Upcoming CPR/First Aid Certification Class: We will be having a CPR/ First Aid Certification class on Sunday, October 25th from 1 pm - 5 pm in the Creswell TV lounge. It is recommended to prepay via Paypal so we can plan with an accurate estimate of participants. If you have signed up indicating that you will prepay, please remember to do so through Paypal using Megan Patton's email If you decide to pay the day of the class know that prices will go up $5. Prepay prices are BCLS (healthcare CPR) is $31, Standard CPR is $20, and First Aid $5. You can sign up on the Google doc:

AIDS Walk: The annual AIDS Walk will take place Saturday, October 10th from 9 am - 12 pm. You can join the Future Health Promoters team by going to

Gereral Announcements

Are You Scared of Ghosts?

When: October 20-21 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: the Arch

Tours take place in 30 minute intervals and the last tour leaves at 10:00 p.m.

Once again, the Student Alumni Association is sponsoring Nightmare on Broad Street, an annual Ghost Tour on North Campus. I encourage you to share this event with your audiences and encourage them to attend. All are welcome! Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.


Academic advising appointments for undergraduate students in Health Promotion are made through SARA: Students whose last names begin with A-K schedule with Donovan Hollis; last names beginning with L-Z schedule with Priscilla Carter. If you have any trouble accessing your advisor, please email

Law School Orientation
October 22, 2015 4:00-5:00 in 214 MLC

Think you’re interested in attending law school? The Pre-Law Program Director, Ms. Clutter, will present an overview of the mechanics of the law school application process as well as what to expect in law school and the practice of law. Attendance at an Orientation is open to all interested students and alumni, and attendance at an Orientation is mandatory prior to scheduling an individual appointment with Ms. Clutter.

Medical Volunteering During UGA Breaks

Did you know that most medical clinics in Africa, Peru and Guatemala are understaffed and underfunded? Azma International is seeking volunteers to work in medical clinics and hospitals throughout these countries. These programs are particularly suited for those volunteers who are interested in health issues and doing ‘hands on’ clinical work. Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of three volunteer programs offered during the winter break 2015, spring break 2016 and summer vacation 2016. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala and Peru. Volunteers in this program have the opportunity to work in the areas of general medical practice, maternal health, minor surgery and laboratory work.

If you are unable to participate during spring, summer or winter breaks but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at

Looking for Summer Opportunities?
Click here for information on the following sites (plus more):

    • Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and School of Dental and Oral Surgery
    • David Geffen Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at UCLA
    • Duke University School of Medicine
    • Howard University Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dentistry and Medicine
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
    • The University of Texas Dental Branch and Medical School at Houston
    • UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical and New Jersey Dental Schools
    • University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry
    • University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
    • Yale University
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