Dean’s Update 10/11/16

October 11th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

REFRESHED LOGOS FOR UGA AND FACS

UGA unveiled its refreshed logo in early September as part of an ongoing visual identity initiative. One version of our college’s refreshed logo can be seen in this new Dean’s Update header. We anticipate receiving the high-resolution refreshed logos for the college, departments and other labs and units this week, and will update you when those files are available for download on our website. Our website also will include guidelines for use of the refreshed logos. The University has published a visual identity style guide that is an excellent resource. Please make plans to attend the College Assembly on Oct. 26 to learn more about this process. The University’s strategic brand initiative also is well under way and will help direct us as we work to share our story with all of our constituents. We will report more on the brand initiative following training sessions scheduled for later this month.

NEXT WEEK IS FACS WEEK!

We are excited to celebrate FACS Week 2016, an entire week of events in the college including the Saturday events to celebrate FACS students, faculty, staff and alumni. The week of Oct. 15 - 21 will begin with the FACS Homecoming Tailgate!  Alumni will network and reminisce before the Vanderbilt Homecoming Game. Throughout the week we will showcase academic excellence, hosting a variety of events including a social entrepreneurship panel, a Georgia disability history symposium, Dogs with the Dean student and alumni event and a Celebrating Excellence Awards Luncheon. In many classes faculty are inviting distinguished alumnae to speak to students, including a panel of parent and child FACS graduates who will discuss their career success. The events are listed on the web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/facsweek/ and calendar, including who to contact for more information about each event http://www.fcs.uga.edu/news/tag/facs+week

Saturday, Oct. 15

• Homecoming Tailgate, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/events/event/facs-week-homecoming-tailgate  behind Dawson Hall, 10 a.m.-Noon. All tailgate attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes) to help stock the FACS Hygiene Closet, a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and supported by FACS and Embark UGA.

Monday, Oct. 17

• Arch Ready: FACS means business, 110 Dawson, 4-5:30 p.m. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

• Celebrating Excellence awards luncheon, Tate Grand Hall, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Invitation-only luncheon to recognize our faculty, staff, student scholarship recipients and donors.

• Celebrity stylist Sam Spector will speak via Skype to Monica Sklar’s Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising Class. 310 Dawson, 11 a.m. - Noon

• FHCE seminar featuring FDIC senior economist Dr. Sherrie Rhine. 202 Dawson, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

• Generations of Success panel featuring mother-son FACS graduates Vera Stewart (BSHE ’74) and Daniel Stewart (BSFCS ’05) along with the father-daughter duo of Neal Estroff (BSHE ’84) and Skye Estroff (BSFCS ’15) will address a FACS 2000 class in a panel discussion involving their respective career successes. 0100 Forest Resource Building 2, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

• Internship panel featuring former successful interns Alex Falcucci (Zappos), Erin Rice (Greengale Publishing) and Sahara Calderhead, Macys. 101 Dawson, 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

• Social entrepreneurship panel. Open to all students, this panel discussion will spotlight business owners trying to make a difference. 101 Dawson, 9-9:50 a.m.

• FDN seminar featuring Dr. Marc Bellemare from the University of Minnesota, who will speak about food contamination and food safety. 310 Dawson, 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

• Disability History Symposium. Second annual event will focus on the history of mental illness in Georgia and will feature a keynote address from author and professor Dr. Kim E. Nielsen from the University of Toledo. Russell Special Collections Library, 1-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

• AFFOA Industry Day. Leaders from the fabric and textile industry will join researchers and military officials to discuss the future of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) partnership. Georgia Center, all day.

• Study Away Fair, This will be an opportunity for students to learn about study abroad and domestic study tour programs for Maymester, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017, Dawson Hall first floor, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

• Dogs with the Dean. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to enjoy hot dogs from The Varsity, hosted by the FACS Alumni Association. Dawson Hall porch, 12-1 p.m.

• HDFS Mancini Lecture featuring Dr. Thomas Dishion of Arizona State University, 137 Tate Center, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 21

• Social Entrepreneurship Panel. Open to all students, this panel discussion will spotlight business owners trying to make a difference.  101 Dawson, 9:05-9:50 a.m.

• FHCE Research Seminar. FHCE faculty member Dr. Sophia Anong will speak on financial adversity and health status. 216 Dawson, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

• FACS Friday. An opportunity for prospective students and others to tour Dawson Hall and learn more about all the opportunities available. 112 Dawson, 2-4 p.m.

The stories about FACS Week have appeared in UGA Columns newsletter

http://columns.uga.edu/news/article/facs-week-to-celebrate-communities-families-and-academic-excellence/

The events are listed on the web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/facsweek/ and calendar, including who to contact for more information about each event http://www.fcs.uga.edu/news/tag/facs+week

COLLEGE ASSEMBLY SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

Please mark your calendar to attend the fall College Assembly, 3:30 pm in Dawson Room 110. New faculty and staff hires will be introduced. An update on the college and university initiatives will be showcased. The timeline for rolling out the strategic branding and comprehensive campaign will be shared, along with the “refreshed logo” for the college and units. Lots to share and discuss; please join us on the 26th!

NOVEMBER 1 DEADLINE TO APPLY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE

The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program www.terry.uga.edu/academics/entrepreneurship/certificate prepares students to become successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in private, public and non-profit sectors. It is also an invaluable learning opportunity for those interested in working for a start-up or non-profit, or pursuing investment banking and angel funding.

The certificate is open to UGA undergraduate students from any major and provides an in-depth look at what it takes to develop an idea into a successful venture including how to build an effective team and secure funding.

How to Apply

The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is open to all UGA undergraduate majors who have at least 30 credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The certificate takes 15 hours to complete and is typically fulfilled within 2 years.

Applications open Oct. 1 and application deadline is Nov 1, accepted students will be notified via email approximately two weeks after the deadline.

NEW SHARED LEAVE PROGRAM

During UGA benefits open enrollment (Oct. 31 – Nov. 11) http://www.hr.uga.edu/2016-open-enrollment-information-released, employees who wish to participate must donate a minimum of 8 hours of sick leave, but are eligible to donate up to 80 hours. In order to donate, employees must have at least 40 hours of sick leave remaining as of January 1, 2017, after the donation is taken from their sick leave balances. Therefore, employees considering participation in the new shared leave program http://www.hr.uga.edu/shared-leave should ensure they have sufficient sick leave hours accrued by January. Participation in this program is voluntary; however, in order to participate and be eligible to use shared leave, an employee must have donated to the program.

Factors that can affect whether and how much employees want to donate to the leave pool can include having responsibility for young children or elderly parents, current leave balances, and participation in the TRS system, which allows unused sick leave balances to be credited toward retirement. 

For more information, see the current UGA Shared Leave guidelines at http://www.hr.uga.edu/shared-leave and view the University System of Georgia Shared Leave program at  http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/shared_sick_leave_program

GEORGIA RESEARCH EDUCATION AWARD TRAINEESHIP (GREAT) FELLOWS PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

GREAT Fellows will be selected from among applicants to UGA doctoral programs, in selected disciplines that enhance or develop areas of research/ scholarship strength. Beginning in January 2017, designated programs will be asked to nominate GREAT Fellows, nominations will be reviewed centrally, and 10 GREAT Fellows will be appointed each year. GREAT Fellows will be chosen from the most outstanding nominees, who demonstrate superior potential to be productive and successful researchers in areas of need that complement/ support the research and scholarships strengths of the university. Maximizing competitiveness to recruit these outstanding students, assistantships for GREAT Fellows will be awarded by February 15 of each year.

GREAT Fellows will be hired as graduate research assistants, with $27,000 compensation and tuition waiver. These assistantships will be renewable for up to five years total support (pending adequate progress towards the degree and continued funding from the State of Georgia), with the first three years of support coming from central administration and the last two years from the student’s school or college.

For more information, please refer to the link below.

http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/financial-information/graduate-school-based-financial-assistance/funding-from-graduate-school/

GEORGIA IMPACT NOW MASTER’S (GAIN) FELLOWS PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

GAIN Fellows will be selected from applicants to UGA master’s programs in specific disciplines having a high impact on the economy of the State of Georgia. Beginning January 2017, designated programs will nominate GAIN Fellows, nominations will be reviewed centrally, and 10 GAIN Fellows will be appointed each year. GAIN Fellows will be chosen from among the most outstanding nominees, who demonstrate superior potential to contribute to the economy of Georgia after completing their degrees. Maximizing competitiveness to recruit these outstanding students, assistantships for GAIN Fellows will be awarded by February 15 of each year.

GAIN Fellows will be hired as graduate research assistants, with $20,000 12-month compensation and tuition waiver. These assistantships will be renewable for up to two years total support, pending adequate progress towards the degree and continued availability of funding from the State of Georgia.

For more information, please refer to the link below.

http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/financial-information/graduate-school-based-financial-assistance/funding-from-graduate-school/

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Wednesday, October 26, College Assembly, 3:30 pm
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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