First Year Odyssey

Events

Experience

Concerts, lectures, undergraduate research, service-learning, films and more give you opportunities to enhance your learning experience.

Students enrolled in First-Year Odyssey seminars are required to attend at least three campus events during the semester.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Sun. December 17, 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM - Georgia Museum of Art
Led by docents.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 7065424662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/sunda

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Wed. December 20, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Georgia Museum of Art
Led by docents.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 7065424662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Make It an Evening

Thu. December 21, 2017, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM - Georgia Museum of Art
Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour at the museum with curator of decorative arts Dale Couch prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel’s Messiah. Jittery Joe’s Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces’ cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 7065424662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/make-

Third Thursday

Thu. December 21, 2017, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM - Georgia Museum of Art
Seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art hold “Third Thursday,” an event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month. The Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, the Classic Center and ATHICA will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 7065424662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/third

Concert: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Chorus

Thu. December 21, 2017, 08:00 PM - UGA Performing Arts Center - Hodgson Concert Hall
Handel’s Messiah: Brighten your Holiday Season as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform the “Christmas” portion and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from the most beloved of all works for chorus, George Frederic Handel’s Messiah.
Reservation information: Student tickets go on sale a month before each event. They can be reserved online at pac.uga.edu, in person at the UGA Performing Arts Center or Tate Student Center or by phone at 706-542-4400.
Ticket charge: $6
To obtain tickets: UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office or Tate Student Center
Event type: Music    Host: UGA Performing Arts Center
More information: 706-542-4400, ugaarts@uga.edu, www.pac.uga.edu

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Wed. December 27, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Georgia Museum of Art
Led by docents.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 7065424662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Preparing for Terry: The ETS Exam

Fri. January 5, 2018, 02:00 PM - Correll Hall Room #321
As pre-business students prepare to apply to the Terry College of Business at UGA, our academic coaches provide guidance on taking the ETS Proficiency Profile entrance exam. Students will learn test-taking strategies specific for this exam.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Fengkan Zhu, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Start Right: Tools for a Successful Semester at UGA

Mon. January 8, 2018, 12:15 PM - Milledge Hall Room #115
At this workshop students will tour the newly renovated learning center and learn about all the ways in which to appropriately use the DAE’s resources, academic coaching, tutoring, and campus expertise to help ensure you reach your goals at UGA, your academic progression through major, and overall degree completion. Students will also receive a free gift from the Division.
Event type: Lecture    Host: John Riggott, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Start Right: Tools for a Successful Semester at UGA

Tue. January 9, 2018, 11:00 AM - Milledge Hall Room #115
At this workshop students will tour the newly renovated learning center and learn about all the ways in which to appropriately use the DAE’s resources, academic coaching, tutoring, and campus expertise to help ensure you reach your goals at UGA, your academic progression through major, and overall degree completion. Students will also receive a free gift from the Division.
Event type: Lecture    Host: John Riggott, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Start Right: Tools for a Successful Semester at UGA

Wed. January 10, 2018, 01:25 PM - Milledge Hall Room #115
At this workshop students will tour the newly renovated learning center and learn about all the ways in which to appropriately use the DAE’s resources, academic coaching, tutoring, and campus expertise to help ensure you reach your goals at UGA, your academic progression through major, and overall degree completion. Students will also receive a free gift from the Division.
Event type: Lecture    Host: John Riggott, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith A, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Preparing for Terry: The ETS Exam

Fri. January 12, 2018, 01:00 PM - Correll Hall Room #313
As pre-business students prepare to apply to the Terry College of Business at UGA, our academic coaches provide guidance on taking the ETS Proficiency Profile entrance exam. Students will learn test-taking strategies specific for this exam.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Fengkan Zhu, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Lunchtime Time Machine: Is Habitat Actually Good for Humanity?

Tue. January 16, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Oscar Chamosa. Professor Chamosa’s current research deals with race relations and the politics of folklore in rural Argentina, and his teaching interests include human rights, popular culture, and popular religion in Latin America. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Preparing for Terry: The ETS Exam

Tue. January 16, 2018, 01:25 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #348
As pre-business students prepare to apply to the Terry College of Business at UGA, our academic coaches provide guidance on taking the ETS Proficiency Profile entrance exam. Students will learn test-taking strategies specific for this exam.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Fengkan Zhu, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Start Right: Tools for a Successful Semester at UGA

Wed. January 17, 2018, 11:15 AM - Milledge Hall Room #115
At this workshop students will tour the newly renovated learning center and learn about all the ways in which to appropriately use the DAE’s resources, academic coaching, tutoring, and campus expertise to help ensure you reach your goals at UGA, your academic progression through major, and overall degree completion. Students will also receive a free gift from the Division.
Event type: Lecture    Host: John Riggott, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Founders Day Lecture: The Challenge of Communicating Science to Non-Scientists

Mon. January 22, 2018, 01:30 PM - UGA Chapel
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, will discuss how science touches our lives almost every minute of the day, yet, it can be confusing or intimidating to many people. He will use the lens of weather and climate to explore the challenges of communicating the complexity of science to the public, media and policymakers. He will also reveal opportunities to bridge the gap between scientists and non-scientists.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Office of the President; UGA Alumni Association
More information: Nancy McDuff, nmcduff.uga.edu

Note-Taking 1.0

Tue. February 6, 2018, 02:00 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #348
The majority of what you are going to learn at UGA will come through listening. This presentation will help you make a conscious effort to listen and learn from lectures by staying actively involved and take (better said: make) good notes.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Fengkan Zhu, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Studying in Groups

Wed. February 7, 2018, 12:15 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #350
This workshop will help students learn how to leverage group study strategies as they seek to master the material and prepare for final exams. Students will learn how to utilize the strengths of others and how groups help compensate for individual members’ weaknesses. Students will also learn the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of how to study in groups.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Hewitt Rogers, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Lunchtime Time Machine: What Was Medical Racism?

Tue. February 13, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Chana Kai Lee. Professor Lee teaches courses in the history of the Civil Rights movement, the history of Georgia, twentieth-century U.S. social history and contemporary issues in African American life and culture. She is the author of the prize-winning book For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Experiential Learning Fair

Wed. February 14, 2018, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM - Tate Student Center Grand Hall
The Experiential Learning Fair is a collaboration between the Office of Experiential Learning, the Career Center, and the UGA Student Government Association. The fair will educate students on the Experiential Learning Initiative, roll out the new EL transcript, provide EL scholarship information, and showcase EL activities and courses. The EL Fair will enable students to find EL activities, courses, and have their EL questions answered.
Event type: Fair    Host: Office of Experiential Learning, Career Center, SGA
More information: //el.uga.edu/

Preparing for Mid-term Exams

Tue. February 20, 2018, 05:00 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #275
This workshop provides useful strategies for preparing for mid-term examinations and teaches some practices that support long-term academic success. Students will learn the importance of active learning strategies, such as how to use the office visit with a professor as a valuable element of their preparation for examinations.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Garrison Bickerstaff, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Note-Taking 1.0

Wed. February 21, 2018, 01:15 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #153
The majority of what you are going to learn at UGA will come through listening. This presentation will help you make a conscious effort to listen and learn from lectures by staying actively involved and take (better said: make) good notes.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Fengkan Zhu, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Charter Lecture: Hollywood South: The $9.5 Billion New Georgia Industry

Mon. February 26, 2018, 02:00 PM - UGA Chapel
The Charter Lecture is the University’s premier lecture series. This spring, the program will introduce a panel of acknowledged experts in the film and digital industry in Georgia. Moderated by the Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy, Jeff Stepakoff, the panelists will include Gale Anne Hurd, CEO of Valhalla Entertainment and executive producer of The Walking Dead and Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Film, Music and Digital Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
More information: Nancy McDuff, nmcduff.uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: Would There Have Been a Civil Rights Movement Without MLK, Jr.?

Tue. February 27, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Robert Pratt. Professor Pratt teaches courses on the Civil Rights Movement, modern African American history, and history and film. He is the author of several books, including a history of the desegregation of UGA. His most recent book is entitled Selma’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Daily Stress Management for Academic Success

Tue. February 27, 2018, 03:30 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #275
Effective, daily relaxation strategies prevent stress from becoming unmanageable, support us in enjoying our lives more fully, and facilitate academic success. In this workshop, you will learn brief, yoga based tools designed to help you address stress early and to remain focused and relaxed. These strategies include gentle postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation and a mini-meditation. Participants will receive a deep relaxation download for home use.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Debra Alvis, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Withdrawing from a Class? Consider All the Consequences

Tue. March 6, 2018, 04:00 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #275
The spring semester class withdrawal deadline is the Monday after spring break, March 19th, at 11:59 pm. Although withdrawing from a class may seem like a great option if you are not doing well in a class, the consequences must be considered. At this workshop students will learn about how withdrawing from a class can impact financial aid, HOPE eligibility, housing, progression throug major, and overall degree completion.
Event type: Forum/Panel    Host: Keith Allen, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Lunchtime Time Machine: What Did Imaginary Cities Look Like in the Middle Ages?

Tue. March 20, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Note-Taking 2.0

Wed. March 21, 2018, 01:15 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #268
In this workshop, students will learn more about using their notes to completely master the class material.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Amelia Hoyle, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Communicating with UGA Faculty

Tue. March 27, 2018, 12:30 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #348
Students will learn how to appropriately engage with UGA faculty before, during, and after class, during office hours and via written communication (email).
Event type: Lecture    Host: Lindsay Coco, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Studying in Groups

Tue. April 3, 2018, 12:30 PM - Miller Learning Center Room #348
This workshop will help students learn how to leverage group study strategies as they seek to master the material and prepare for final exams. Students will learn how to utilize the strengths of others and how groups help compensate for individual members’ weaknesses. Students will also learn the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of how to study in groups.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Hewitt Rogers, Division of Academic Enhancement
More information: Keith Allen, 706-583-0403, khallen@uga.edu, //dae.uga.edu/resources/success-workshops/

Lunchtime Time Machine: Who Opened the U.S.-Mexican Border?

Tue. April 17, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cindy Hahamovitch. Professor Hahamovitch teaches courses in U.S. history, labor history, and the history of immigration. She is the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and the triple prize-winning No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2011). Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

NOTE : The information included in this list of Events was obtained from the sponsors. Although we will strive for perfection, we cannot be responsible for any misinformation provided to us regarding dates, times and prices. If you would like to inquire about having an Event included in the Odyssey event calendar, please email fyo@uga.edu with the relevant details.