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Opportunities 

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Give your eclipse glasses a second chance – The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste is collecting Solar Eclipse Glasses at their administration building located at 725 Hancock Industrial Way and their CHaRM site located at 1005 College Ave. These glasses will be sent to Astronomers Without Borders who will be sending them to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. For more information, contact the Recycling Division at 706-613-3512.  *You can drop your glasses off until August 30 at the OLLI office.

Research Studies:  The Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment laboratory is seeking older adults participants for two studies. 1) Vision and Glare Susceptibility on Brain Function and 2) Physical Activity & Thinking. Click on the name of each study to find out more about each study’s requirements and how to become involved. Questions? L. Stephen Miller, lsmiller@uga.edu

Become an Academic Mentor – The Athletic Academic Mentoring Program at UGA is a proactive program to promote the academic success of our student-athletes. Mentors work with students to develop skills needed to be a successful student at UGA. Sessions can cover anything from organization and time management to study and test-taking strategies. This is a paid part-time on campus opportunity with flexible hours. If interested please contact Ashley Rhymer arhymer@sports.uga.edu

Become an Conversational English Tutor –  The Carl Vinson Institue of Government is seeking tutors who are interested in working with our Korean government officials and their families (including children) and assisting them to practice and improve their conversational English. This is a paid position. For more information, see the attachment or contact Sue Joe at suejin@uga.edu.

Become a Simulated Patient – The UGA College of Pharmacy is expanding its use of simulated patients in the PharmD curriculum. Simulated patient experiences provide a more true-to-practice environment for pharmacy students to apply clinical, problem solving, and professional skills. These encounters typically emphasize application of clinical drug knowledge and communication skills, such as appropriate patient questioning and medication counseling. To meet this growing need, the UGA College of Pharmacy is currently recruiting individuals who are interested in playing a simulated patient 3-4 times a year. For more information or to signup over the phone, contact Kay Brooks, 706-542-6022, klbrooks@uga.edu

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Events

Empty Bowl Painting Session: You are invited to the first bowl painting session on August 4, 2017 from 9a-1p at the Food Bank. The price is $7 and it covers the price of the bowl and painting supplies. Your creation will be glazed and fired and then used at our Empty Bowl Luncheon which will be held on March 7, 2018 at the Classic Center. If you and/or friends are interested in attending, please RSVP to Sherry Anderson, adminassistant@foodbanknega.org.

NPR’s Steve Inskeep is coming to Athens to celebrate WUGA’s 30 years of broadcast service to Athens and Northeast Georgia.  Monday August 28, 6:00 PM reception and 7:00 PM dinner with Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep, at the Athens Cotton Press. Tickets can be purchased now.