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January 18, 2021

Advisor Drop-In Hours for Drop/Add Week


Tuesday, January 19th 2:00 – 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Health Promotion Application Deadline February 12th

Deadline: Friday, February 12th by 5:00pm


Applications for the health promotion major are due on the second Fridays in February and September. Please check with your advisor if you have questions about eligibility.

Apply Here: https://publichealth.uga.edu/degree/b-s-in-health-promotion/

Summer & Fall Interns: Scholarships Available

The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for our Fall EL Scholarships, and we have learned that our esteemed advisors are the best way to get the word out to students! The deadline is 2/15/21 and will include activities taking place in Maymester, and Summer, and Fall 2021. Awards are in amounts up to $2500 and may be used for ANY course or non-credit activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA.

Eligibility:

  • Open to undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of UGA coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be pursuing an activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA

Students can access the application and find more info on our website: https://el.uga.edu/scholarships/scholarships/

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Aurora at UGA

Aurora at UGA is a nonprofit service organization that serves to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings through year-round programs designed to provide happiness to them during challenging times. We are currently expanding our membership and are looking for passionate individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of these kids!

Some activities we do to spread joy to cancer children include...

  • Volunteering at 'Fun Days' (We get together with our Aurora families and take the kids on fun outings to trampoline parks, corn mazes, the movies, pumpkin patches, etc.)
  • Virtual game & scavenger hunt nights
  • Creating fun goody bags to be distributed to children in the hospitals
  • Writing letters to children with cancer
  • Fundraising through creative, engaging events

If you are interested in learning more about Aurora or joining our service organization, please feel free to attend our interest meeting, email aurorabulldogs@gmail.com, visit our involvement network page, or join our GroupMe! The official registration form is located below.

Interest Meeting – January 28th @ 7 PM (see involvement network for Zoom link)

GroupMe Link – https://groupme.com/join_group/65176003/SMylYnvu

Official Registration Form – https://forms.gle/UfmDaG3YEShNdag49

Website – https://aurorauga.weebly.com/

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Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

Join the UGA College of Public Health for a Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom Meeting. Session topics will include: curriculum, professional and personal development opportunities, career paths, and admissions requirements and deadlines.

The MPH program is designed to equip students with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. Degree concentrations include: Biostatistics, Disaster Management, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Promotion, and Health Policy and Management.

TO REGISTER: Fill out this registration form or contact mph@uga.edu to participate in this event.

This is part of a series of monthly informational sessions on the MPH offered by the College’s Office of Academic Affairs. Please visit this link for upcoming dates.

21st Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture

Date: February 2, 2021 Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Live-Streamed on the Graduate School’s YouTube Channel

Each year, an invited speaker delivers a lecture that honors the quiet determination and dignity with which Mary Frances Early pursued her efforts to ensure that the state’s flagship university became an institution of higher learning for all the people of Georgia. The annual lecture demonstrates the progress that has been made while also recognizing that work still remains in order to fully realize Ms. Early’s vision. With pride, we salute Ms. Early for all that she has accomplished and for the excellence, integrity, fortitude, and grace that she represents.

This event is a part of UGA’s 60th Anniversary of Desegregation.


Event https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/event/21st-annual-mary-frances-early-lecture/

Graduate School’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHT_0cS0u_tL9cZbTXu6BHw

Desegregation https://desegregation.uga.edu/#/

Pre-Nursing & Pre-Allied Health Events

Don’t miss out on these February events for Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Nursing Students. The Pre-Health Panel will consist of 3 professionals in varying Pre-Health fields and the CASAA Application Walkthrough is designed for Pre-AA students who are preparing for applications this Spring. All events will be held via zoom and no registration is required.

2/4 3-5 PRE-HEALTH PANEL

HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/93081191125?

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2/22 3-5 CASAA APPLICATION WALKTHROUGH

HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/99744359862?

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2/28 1-3 SUNDAY DROP IN HOURS

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Save the Date for Future Events Such As:

3/3 11-3 Health Professions Fair

3/15 4:00-6:00 Chiropractic Medicine Panel

4/5 4:00-6:00 Genetic Counseling Panel

4/12 3:00-5:00 Allied Health & Nursing Clinical Hours Presentation

5/4 2:00-4:00 OTCAS Walkthrough

5/4 4:00-6:00 PTCAS Walkthrough

Mercer University School of Medicine Admission Panel

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) chapters at Mercer University School of Medicine will be hosting a multi-part webinar series this academic year for underrepresented minority pre-med students. The third and last webinar of the series will be held on Monday, Feb 8th. The goal of these webinars is to provide information and advice to pre-med students concerning the path to medical school. Some of the topics that will be discussed include how to apply using the AMCAS, letters of recommendation, personal statements and what to do after applying!

Register here: https://forms.gle/DNi2jXYqXVe1UJgT9

Please follow Mercer's SNMA and LMSA pages to see reminders and updates!

@mercersnma and @mercerlmsa

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UGA International Centers, the only UGA owned property abroad, offers study abroad programs every term. Substantial scholarships are available. Feel free to contact us via Zoom during our open advising hours, Wednesdays 10-11am and Thursdays 2-3pm.

Undergraduate Admissions Internship Opportunity

Each year, our office hires undergraduate students to assist in special event planning, student recruitment, marketing campaigns, and admissions office duties. These highly competitive positions demand high levels of energy and passion, while providing excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. This internship will allow students to gain skills such as public speaking in settings of 10-100 + in person and virtually, interpersonal communication, large-scale event planning, use of data, phone etiquette and more.


We encourage students from ALL majors, colleges, and schools to apply. While there is no minimum class standing, we strongly encourage applications from students with UGA graduation dates beyond May 2022 or 2023, strong academic records, and campus involvement.


Click here to access the complete job description and application: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4164364/edit?initial_page=4

(ID# #4164364 UGA Undergraduate Admissions Student Intern)


The application deadline is Friday, February 5th by 4 p.m. All interested students are encouraged to attend a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, January 27th, at 5 p.m. held over Zoom. While attendance is not required, it is highly encouraged. Please email Kelly Bird for the Zoom meeting link or questions about the internship or application process, at kabird@uga.edu in the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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