The University of the South broke ground todayon a new wetlands research station in Sewanee. The wetlands research station is in partnership with the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia and the Sewanee Utility Board. The project was made possible by a $590,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
The deadline to sign up for the Sullivan Foundation Service and Social Entrepreneurship Fall Retreat is September 30. The retreat, scheduled for October 17-19 at Camp Kanuga in HendersonVille, NC, is open to students and faculty. The Babson Center is offering scholarships to help defray costs for travel and room and board.
Founders’ Day Convocation, beginning at noon Friday, Oct. 17, will open Sewanee’s Family Weekend. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder and chairperson of the world’s largest development organization, will deliver the Founders’ Day address and receive an honorary Doctor of Civil Law during the ceremony.
A drive down Georgia Avenue will take you past Stirling’s, the University Cemetery, and as of this summer, two new townhouse developments that have been added to the landscape.
Sewanee students and community members will have a chance to meet Ning Tang, a leading Chinese entrepreneur and a pioneer in bringing access to business lending to microenterprises, farmers, and small businesses in China next week, when Tang comes to Sewanee as the Humphreys Entrepreneur in Residence for 2014.