Since 1983 the College of Family and Consumer Sciences has had a Legislative Aide Internship Program with the Georgia General Assembly http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ss/legislative_aide.html.
Four students are assigned to the House or Senate this year, and for the first time, a FACS student from the Griffin campus will be participating. The students are supported by funds from two endowments in the college, the Mize-Ritchie Endowment for Legislative Aides and the Jack Ellard Legislative Aide Program. We pay the students a small stipend from those funds and we sponsor "FACS Day at the Capitol." This will be Wednesday, February 18, in 2015. Andy Davis, experiential learning specialist in the Student Success and Advising Center oversees these programs. The Georgia Association of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (GAEFCS) is providing leadership for the Resolutions to be read in the House and Senate on FACS Day. We have already confirmed the Governor’s Proclamation and are scheduling the time for the photo with Governor Nathan Deal. This year we have FACS students from classes in both HDFS and FHCE departments participating in the day-long event. Watch for further details on FACS Day at the Capitol.
Here is the list for 2015 Legislative Aide Interns from Family and Consumer Sciences:
Taliah Lamar-Herring, Human Development and Family Science, assigned to Senator Bill Cowsert
Callie Dailey, Human Development and Family Science, assigned to Senator Frank Ginn
Janai Crudup, Consumer Journalism, assigned to Representative Chuck Williams
Sarah Pillsbury, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, UGA Griffin Campus, assigned to Representative David Knight
Sarah Catherine Black, a double major, Consumer Foods and intended Dietetics, in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, has been appointed to serve as the First Vice Chair of the Student Unit of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. We want to congratulate her on this high honor.
Seniors who will receive honors curing the college’s Convocation ceremony on Friday, December 19th are:
Rachel Bailey, FDN, Academic Achievement Award
Nakia Smith, FHCE, Outstanding Senior Award
KUDOS – FACULTY
Congratulations to Ann Woodyard, FHCE, on being named the first recipient of the Sweaney Innovation Fund allocation. Ann will have access to up to $5,000 in the calendar year 2015 in order to fulfill the project selected by a committee of faculty and staff internal and external to the college. Her project was selected to create a highly impactful student experience in the online version of the foundational course of the college: FACS 2000e: Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences. As she develops the project, she will utilize the expertise of UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Watch for a “call for proposals” next fall for 2016 funding.
Dean and Professor Emerita Sharon Nickols has published through UGA Press a new book, Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times. Edited with Gwen Kay, professor of history and director of the honors program at the State University of New York at Oswego, several current and former FACS faculty members Elizabeth Andress, Jorge Atiles, Emma Laing and Rick Lewis are listed as contributors to the book. For information on ordering this book of essays, go to UGA Press http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/remaking_home_economics/
REMINDER: UGA INCLEMENT WEATHER OPERATIONS POLICY
During periods of inclement winter weather, UGA follows a set procedure for announcing operational changes. By policy, the university makes one of three announcements regarding university operations due to inclement weather. The announcement will be: UGA is open and operating on a regular schedule; UGA is closed; or UGA will delay opening until a specific time. An all-campus email through ArchNews is the primary means to distribute such announcements. The announcement also is posted to the UGA home page (www.uga.edu). Announcements will also be posted to Twitter (@universityofga and @UGAEVENTS) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uga.edu and https://www.facebook.com/UgaToday). Up-to-date information is provided to Athens radio stations. Atlanta TV and radio stations that have requested to receive UGA weather announcements also are notified. Attempts are made to post announcements and notify media by 6:30 a.m. for the start of the class day.
“TOP TEN” LIST OF FACS ACCOMPLISHMENTS – CALENDAR YEAR 2014
As we close in on the end of a very busy fall semester, and the end of a calendar year, each of us reflect on milestones accomplished as an individual in our respective roles as staff and faculty in the college. Thinking it is also important to reflect on collective accomplishments that positions the college for a better and stronger future, I drafted a list of a dozen or more accomplishments of the collective. This list was further refined and informed by non-scientific vote of the college Executive Committee.
There are numerous roles every one in the college plays to see that ideas are brought to the table, discussion and debate occurs, paperwork is processed and tasks completed to accomplish much in any given year in the college. This past year, 2014, was no exception. Thank you, exceptional employees of a GREAT college! Here is the rank order Top Ten List:
SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):
Linda Kirk Fox