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.
Final exams are wrapping up this week, and its crunch time for all of us before we head into the winter break. However, much work is being done behind the scenes so that our students are ready for classes in January. Your help is essential for ensuring a smooth transition between semesters.
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.
We continue to look for ways to improve students' success at UGA. Another new initiative under way is designed to make our classroom use more efficient, while providing students greater access to the classes they need.
Brian Cozine stands at attention in full dress blues before a small crowd of his family, friends and cadre on a recent October afternoon. Students passing by the University of Georgia Army ROTC plaza on Sanford Drive on their way to class are unaware of the significance of the ceremony.
Yes, you read that headline correctly--summer. There's been a lot thoughtful planning going on behind the scenes for summer school in 2016, including a few big changes in how we typically prepare for summer months at UGA.
Do you know your plans for summer already? I know May still feels far away, but it's not too early to start thinking about how you want to maximize your time between the spring and fall semesters.
Broadcast student forges her own pathin the entertainment and sports media industry through hands-on learning experiences.
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.
Like most advisors, Anne Marie Vencill loves working with students. She cares about helping them succeed and empowering them to make decisions about their futures. When she began advising 360 science students in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences a year and a half ago, she noticed the struggles that her first-year students were having with introductory chemistry.