Dean’s Update 3/27/18

March 27th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

FACULTY ADVISORY ELECTIONS – NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 6TH

Nominations are sought of interested individuals to be placed on electronic ballot for election to represent that cohort on the college’s Faculty Advisory Committee 2018-2020 (term begins Fall semester 2018).

The purpose of FAC is to serve in advisory capacity to the Dean. More information is in our college bylaws, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/bylaws where the function and structure are detailed. We typically have been meeting 3 times fall semester and 3 times in the spring. Accomplishments are reported in the Dean’s Update for the last three years.

We are looking to fill four two-year positions on FAC:

  1. FDN faculty (any rank)
  2. HDFS faculty (any rank)
  3. Professor (any department)
  4. Assistant Professor (any department)

To have his/her name placed on the ballot, interested individuals with the commitment to serving for two years with regularly scheduled meetings with the Dean described above, need to send via email which vacant position eligible to serve to Lynn Parham, facsdean@uga.edu in the Dean’s Office before Friday, April 6 @ 12 noon. A ballot will be developed and sent out the following week.

Current members are listed along with college committees at http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/committees

COUTURE A LA CART GRAND OPENING

Couture a la Cart is back! Support the TXMI 5280 Retail Entrepreneurship class and local businesses by visiting the student-run pop-up shop. The Grand Opening was March 21st. Be on the lookout for the Cart around campus every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am-2pm. From jewelry to artwork, we have a unique variety of merchandise. We are now accepting credit cards and Venmo in addition to cash and check. Connect with us to stay updated on all things CALC. Instagram: @couturealacart / Twitter: @uga_calc / Facebook: @Couture a la Cart

COLLEGE ASSEMBLY – MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR APRIL 17

Please join us for the spring semester College Assembly on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:30 pm in Dawson Hall Rm 110. We will introduce several new staff hired in the college since the fall College Assembly. Agenda will include:

  • Welcome new staff
  • Updates on facilities and plans for classroom and lab renovations
  • Discussion of the Task Force Report on Student Success and Learning and the opportunities to pursue
  • Discussion and input to finalize the Guidelines for the college for Graduate Program Faculty
  • Update on FACS 100 Centennial http://www.fcs.uga.edu/centennial

SPRING COMMENCEMENT AND FACS CONVOCATION

The university graduate ceremony will take place Friday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Denise Spangler, the Bebe Aderhold Professor in Early Childhood Education in UGA’s College of Education, will deliver the graduate Commencement.

UGA Undergraduate commencement https://commencement.uga.edu/undergraduate will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Sanford Stadium. University of Georgia alumni Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum will deliver the spring undergraduate Commencement address.

The CLEAR BAG policy for UGA athletic events is in effect for Commencement ceremonies in the Stadium and in Stegeman Coliseum.

Both UGA ceremonies will be broadcast live online at ctl.uga.edu/ctlcable

FACS College Convocation http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/graduation will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. in The Classic Center Theatre, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens. FACS student profiles are available for you to review on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ugafacs.

In addition to registering for the UGA undergraduate ceremony, a separate registration is required for student participation in the FACS Convocation. Registration is open from February 1 - April 13, 2018. Please help us in reminding Seniors planning on attending Convocation to register.

This year FACS has two (2) First Honor Graduates and we will recognize two (2) Outstanding Seniors.

First Honor Graduates

  • Savannah L. Carroll, Human Development and Family Science, HDFS
  • Aamanya Uday Raval, Nutrition Science, FDN

Outstanding Seniors

  • Keturah Orji, Financial Planning, FHCE
  • Matt Katz, Human Development and Family Science, HDFS

KUDOS: STUDENTS

Congratulations to the following for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards:

  • Smriti Dilliwar, TMI
  • Lauren Coheley, FDN
  • Jaleesa Reed, TMI
  • Kristine Polley, FDN

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS AVAILABLE – April 30 Deadline

The Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award recognizes outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. At least one award will be granted each year. In 2018, at least three awards of $500 each for excellence in undergraduate research will be possible.

Nomination

FACS faculty can nominate one or more of their undergraduate students’ research project(s) presented at Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Symposium (oral paper or poster).

Faculty members submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover sheet with student’s full name, major, contact information, your name, department and short paragraph on why you selected this students’ research project.
  2. The student’s abstract submitted to CURO
  3. Submit these materials through email (as a PDF) to Assistant to the Dean at facsdean@uga.edu or printed copies delivered to 224 Dawson Hall.
  4. Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

For more information, contact Patti Hunt-Hurst, Associate Dean.

KUDOS – FACULTY AND STAFF AWARDS

The following individuals are being notified they are the recipients of the college’s faculty and staff awards for 2018. Their formal recognition will be during FACS Week in October 2018 at the Celebrating Excellence luncheon.

Please join me in congratulating:

  • Julie Patterson, SSAC, FACS Outstanding Undergraduate Professional Advisor
  • Tanacia Blackwell, SSAC, FACS Outstanding Undergraduate New Professional Advisor
  • Jennifer George, HDFS, FACS Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
  • Swarn Chatterjee, FHCE, Bill & June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • Lynn Bailey, FDN, Bill & June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research
  • Geoffrey Brown, HDFS, Early Career Faculty Research
  • Jamie Cooper, FDN, Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research 
  • Judy Harrison, FDN, Bill & June Flatt Faculty Outstanding Extension & Outreach Faculty
  • Caree Cotwright and Food Bank of NE Georgia, Chris Todd Outstanding Outreach award
  • Roxie Price, Tift County, SW District – Thomas F. Rodgers Outreach County Agent award
  • No award this year, Outreach Paraprofessional Award
  • Michael McGough, Grants Coordinator – Nettie Marie Nickols Staff Award
  • Hea Jin Park, FDN, Super-includer Award

Reminder: Apply by June 1 for FACS Susan Hale Brooks Professional Development Staff awards. For each request, submit electronically a nomination packet to the Dean’s Assistant facsdean@uga.edu. See the web site for more details: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Susan_Hale_Brooks_Staff_Award.pdf

FACS ALUMNI BOARD SEEKS NOMINATIONS

We are seeking nominations between now and Friday, April 13 for the three-year terms on Board of the FACS Alumni Association. Details and nomination form are online http://www.fcs.uga.edu/alumni/nominate-alumni-board-member. For more information, contact Alexis Morgan, Director of FACS Alumni relations, alumni@fcs.uga.edu.

UGA ALUMNI NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 40 UNDER 40, BULLDOG 100

Let’s recognize our FACS alumni! Deadlines are quickly approaching for the UGA awards 40 under 40 and Bulldog 100.

40 Under 40 recognizes successful grads under the age of 40. The nomination deadline is April 6. Visit http://alumni.uga.edu/40u40/ for the list of requirements and nomination form.

Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni each year. The nomination deadline is May 31. Visit http://alumni.uga.edu/b100/ for the list of requirements and nomination form.

UGA SIGNATURE LECTURE: CAES HOSTS WHAT KIND OF MENU WILL MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE?

Join us on Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m., Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Auditorium for Dan Barber, Chef and Author who will present What kind of menu will meet the challenges of the Future? Exploring a new recipe for good food from the ground up.

Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. He has received multiple James Beard awards and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Barber has also been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table.

Barber is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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

  • Monday, April 9, Georgia United Credit Union Executive Women’s Day, Duluth, GA
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, April 9

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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