Remembering Ashley Block

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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Anthropology graduate student Ashley Block, the victim of a tragic accident earlier this week, was a conservationist, athlete and one of our best:

Thursday morning, more than 200 people filled the church’s Common Room at Emmanuel, where Block became a treasured member of the church community as soon as she arrived in Athens as a University of Georgia graduate student two years ago.

She was a Eucharistic minister for the church, licensed by a bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, and pitched in right away to help with church volunteer activities....

Class of 2015: Carmen Kraus

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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In just over seven days, double major Carmen Kraus (B.S. in Ecology, B.F.A. in Scienitific Illustration) will join the distinguished ranks of UGA graduates. What brought her to that unique combination of credentials?

Attending the Ecological Society of America annual meeting convinced me once and for all that I had chosen the correct career path. I went to as many lectures as I could, focusing mainly on bioremediation but also hearing some talks as varied as Amur leopard population density and kitchen gardens in France. The vast extent of research presented was exciting, and I hope...

Inspiring Art [Student]

Posted 2 years 3 months ago

We frequently share stories about Amazing Students on the UGA campus, and their achievements are indeed impressive in every case. But mother-veteran-art student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art Kelly Beavers really tips the scales about what 'amazing' can be:

Beavers, a senior photography major in UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art, has painted a student-veteran inspired mural that will go up in the Tate Student Center on Veterans Day, Nov 11. When Beavers was in the Navy, she had the chance to paint murals on a U.S. aircraft carrier.

"I left these murals in places where I...

Amazing student: Colton Fowlkes

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

We talk often (and hear even more) about high school students' involvement in a range of activities beyond the classroom, and how this can make them more attractive applicants in the selective college admissions process. But what about after they are admitted and become university students? Are extra-curricular activites still important? Is having fun while you're making a difference important? Double-major in psychology and biology Colton Fowlkes says yes:

One of my favorite parts of my college experience was the opportunity to learn from esteemed faculty members and take...

UGA swimmer named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

Huge congratulations to recent graduate UGA swimmer and Italian major Maddie Locus, who was named the 2014-15 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year:

Locus is the eighth Georgia swimmer to earn SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, and Georgia leads the list with 10 honorees since the award began in 1986.

After receiving the award May 28 during the SEC spring meeting in Destin, Florida, Locus doesn't have your typical summer plans. She will split her time between doing "math research" during her internship at Emory University and...