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Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Janet Napolitano to lecture at UGA

Janet Napolitano to lecture at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will speak at the University of Georgia later this month.

Napolitano's talk, "Anatomy of a Legal Decision," is part of the UGA School of Law's Sibley Lecture Series. It will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel on North Campus, and is free and open to the public.

In addition to working as secretary of homeland security from 2009 to 2013, Napolitano has served the state of Arizona, first as attorney general (1998 to 2003) and then as governor (2003 to 2009). She is currently president of the University of California system, which consists of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national laboritories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

UGA President Michael Adams leaving office

UGA President Michael Adams leaving office

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams is leaving office after 16 years of service, clearing the way for President-elect Jere Morehead to officially begin in his new role.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said even Adams' critics will likely say he made a positive impact on the school. Morehead, who previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs, is set to take office Monday.

Adams says his legacy will be creating the College of Engineering, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Odum School of Ecology, the College of Public Health and a medical partnership the school launched with Georgia Regents University.

Adams says creating those academic programs has helped raise the university's profile in the research field.