Pointing you in the right direction

Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and are settling into your spring semester classes. Spring is always a busy semester and there are several exciting opportunities to get your semester off to a great start. Start by visiting the Study Abroad Fair today from 12-5pm in the Tate Center. Also, mark your calendar for the Majors Fair next Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 10:30-1:30 also in the Tate Center.

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Keeping up the momentum

Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and spend some quality time with your families and friends. We have worked at a rapid pace and made great progress on various initiatives in the last several months. As we start off with the new year, we hope to keep up the momentum. There is a lot more happening in the OVPI, and I will be sharing information about these initiatives as they roll out over the next several months.

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Set your course for the future!

It's almost the end of the semester and time for finals! Nearly 1,750 students are graduating in December and beginning new careers or starting graduate school. The majority of you will downshift into the slower pace of winter break and spend time with family and friends at home. Winter break is a good time to decompress, rest and reflect on the past semester and think about whether you are on target for your career goals.

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Putting knowledge into practice

While excitement around Experiential Learning has been building this semester, a number of our students are already engaged in hands-on learning through service learning courses. Our Office of Service-Learning, whose focus is on "Putting Knowledge into Practice," works with UGA faculty to offer over 400 service-learning courses a year.

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