Dean’s Update 2/2/16

February 2nd, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

DEAN’S CHALLENGE LADY BULLDOGS BASKETBALL GAME – FEB. 25

A special invitation has been extended again this year to the College by the Georgia Women’s Basketball team. We have been given 150 complimentary tickets to the Lady Dogs home game on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 against Arkansas with tip off at 7 p.m. Please join us, faculty, staff and your family! Free tickets are available IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE (along with a voucher for food from the concessions at Stegeman Coliseum during the game). Please see Brocton Funke or Carol Halstead to obtain tickets. These tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis. When attending the game, be sure to sign in at the Smith Street concourse area so we can track attendance.

The college with the Dean that brings the most guests will recognized as the winner!

2016 CURO SYMPOSIUM, SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS, and RESEARCH MENTORING AWARDS

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) invites submissions for its 2016 CURO Symposium, which will be held at the Classic Center on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Opening remarks and awards will take place on April 4. The CURO Symposium provides undergraduates from all disciplines the opportunity to present faculty-mentored research and creative works. Online submission closes Friday, February 12, 2016. More information can be found here: http://curo.uga.edu/symposium/.

CURO is also pleased to invite nominations for the CURO Research Mentoring Awards. These awards recognize faculty who demonstrate achievement and success in fostering undergraduate research through CURO programming. Two award winners will be formally recognized at the 2016 CURO Symposium keynote address. Nomination procedures, portfolio requirements, and deadlines are available here: http://curo.uga.edu/symposium/awards/curo-research-mentoring-awards.

In addition, CURO announces the Call for Proposals for the 2016 CURO Summer Fellowship. This fellowship provides a $3,000 stipend to undergraduate researchers for intensive, faculty-mentored research experiences during the summer term. Proposals are due before 5 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016. More information can be found here: http://curo.uga.edu/students/summer-fellowship.

GAFCS ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN GRIFFIN – MARCH 18TH

On behalf of the GAFCS Board of Directors I cordially invite you to an exciting event in professional development…the 2016 state annual conference.  This event will take place in the student learning center on the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, Georgia on March 18, 2016.

The theme of the conference is Improving the Health and Well-Being of a Changing Society.  During this event, we will tour USDA’s seed bank, hear from Dr. Michael Doyle, a world renowned researcher and speaker in the area of food microbiology and bacterial foodborne pathogens and Annie Carr, a registered dietician, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There will be a panel discussing the Healthy Life Community Garden and research from an environmental microbiologist.  We will honor some of our members, hear from a state legislative aide, install new officers, and conduct business during lunch.  The poster session will showcase work that is being done throughout our state. 

So join us in Griffin on March 18 and be a part of improving the health and well-being of our changing society. The registration form has information to confirm your plans to attend.  Complete the form; enclose a check and mail postmarked by March 4 for early-bird registration.  Prepayment is required to be registered. All your guests must be registered if attending.

Contact the Dean’s Office 224 Dawson Hall if you need a registration form.

Source: Karen Jones, GAFCS President Elect

THANK YOU - DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ROLL-OUT A HUGE SUCCESS!         

On behalf of the Faculty Advisory Committee and the leadership of the college, I thank all the students, faculty, staff and friends of the college for participating in the various activities, dialogue and academic or research posters featured last week. You were all creative and energized in highlighting our commitment and approaches to the five themes of the FACS Plan for Action. Photos can be found in the Flickr site https://www.flickr.com/photos/ugafacs/sets

FHCE SHOWCASE AND 10 YEAR MILESTONES CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to the faculty and students focusing on recruiting to the majors and showcasing the accomplishments of the FHCE department during the FHCE Showcase Week. Read more http://www.fcs.uga.edu/news/story/fhce-showcase-week-to-celebrate-milestones-tout-careers  about the many opportunities including the internship and career fair at the Tate Center. 

FACILITIES UPDATE

For your information, the handicap door ‘button’ on the exterior of Dawson Hall next to the loading dock has been replaced. This ‘button’ to operate the door works as expected now (immediately after one press). This door now complies with ADA laws for existing buildings.

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

  • Thursday, February 11, FACS Day at the Capitol, Atlanta

The next Dean’s Update will be February 16, 2016

Sincerely,

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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