Dean’s Update 9/2/14

September 3rd, 2014 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

LEGISLATIVE AIDE INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS SOUGHT

The FACS Legislative Aide program is an opportunity for students to experience policy making first hand by interning with one of Georgia’s influential political leaders in the House, Senate, and Women’s Caucus at the Capitol in Atlanta during spring semester.  The students are supported by funds from two endowments in the college, the Mize-Ritchie Endowment for Legislative Aides and the Ellard Legislative Aide Program. We pay the students a $2,500 stipend from those funds and we sponsor "FACS Day at the Capitol."

For more information check out http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/facs-legislative-congressional-aide-internships. Applications are due Friday, November 7. Contact Andy Davis in Student Success and Advising Center for more information. 

FACS GRADUATE STUDENTS – APPLY NOW FOR TRAVEL FUNDING

The deadline to submit applications to the Dean's Office for Graduate Student Travel Funding is Tuesday, Sept. 9, for fall semester. All student requests must be presented on the Graduate Student Travel Funding form which is located on each departmental website for current students, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Graduate_Student_Travel_Funding-1.pdf. All signatures are required on these forms as well.

Requests will be reviewed on Sept. 10, by Dean Fox and funding will be awarded based on availability of funds. An email will be sent to students notifying them of their award and the department head, graduate coordinator, departmental accountant and, Business Office will be copied on the email as well.  Please let Becky Price know if you have any questions, rprice@fcs.uga.edu.

REMINDER: SOUTH CAMPUS TAILGATE PRIOR TO NEXT HOME FOOTBALL GAME

Register before Friday, September 12 for the fun joint alumni and friends event of FACS and CAES http://www.fcs.uga.edu/events/event/20th-annual-south-campus-tailgate

Join us Saturday, September 20, 9:00 am at Legion Field, three hours prior to kickoff.

UGA ANNUAL STATE OF EDUCATION CONFERENCE SEPT. 18

Register now to attend the 7th annual conference themed "Improving Student Achievement through Educator Preparation and PreK-16 Partnerships." Richard Ingersoll, national expert on schools and transformation of the teaching workforce will be the keynote speaker. The conference will include concurrent sessions presented by UGA faculty and other education experts on:
• Student learning through a professional development-school collaboration;
• Measuring teacher impact on student achievement;
• Performance-based measures of teacher readiness;
• A collaborative approach to teacher induction; and
• Strategies for retaining highly effective teachers.

The conference will conclude with TED-style talks by several Georgia educators. For more information and to register, see http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/state-of-education-conference-14/

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

  • Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 15-17, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), Lexington, KY.
  • Thursday, Sept. 18, UGA Alumni 40 Under 40 Luncheon, Atlanta
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

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