FACS Connection - April 10, 2015

April 10th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. College Convocation Ceremony
  2. Pandora Yearbook
  3. Job Opportunity: Rockdale County FACS/4-H Agent
  4. Rotary Deans’ Service Awards 2015
  5. Jim Day Housing Scholarship
  6. Course Announcement: KINS 3450L
  7. Course Announcement: NRRT 1100E
  8. Honors Week
  9. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


1. College Convocation Ceremony

Attention: Graduating Students

To participate in the College Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015, you must register online.

Visit the FACS graduation page, review the information, and submit your registration.  Information regarding UGA Commencement is included as well.  Be sure to review instructions included in this link and share this information with family and friends attending these events. 

The deadline to register for the College Convocation Ceremony is Monday, April 27, 2015.  Tickets are not required to attend the spring convocation ceremony. 

While registering for the ceremony, please consider filling out the UGA Career Outcomes Survey.  A link to the survey is also accessible on the registration page.

Congratulations on your academic accomplishment!


2. Pandora Yearbook

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2015-2016 Pandora Yearbook Executive Board Interviews

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and Wednesday, April 15, 2015

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tate Student Center, Student Activities and Organizations Office

Apply for the 2015-2016 Pandora Yearbook Executive Board!  Interviews will be conducted Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  The last day to sign up for an interview is Monday, April 13, so sign up today!

2014-2015 Pandora Yearbook Premiere

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tate Plaza and ECV

Join us for the debut of the 2014-2015 Pandora Yearbook at Pandora Premiere!  We will be at Tate Plaza and ECV from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. distributing the yearbooks for FREE!  We will have food, games, and music during the event, so stop by and enjoy the release of this year's yearbook!


3. Job Opportunity: Rockdale County FACS/4-H Agent

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia.  County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills.  County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, provide publications and computer programs, and teach consumers skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life.  They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. 

UGA Cooperative Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia's largest youth program.  Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences on today's issues while having fun and learning to work together.  The leadership skills and responsible values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. 

The Rockdale County FACS/4-H Agent position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Rockdale County Extension Staff and is under the direction and leadership of the Rockdale County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director. 

Starting Salary & Benefits: $40,400/year for Master's Degree (Bachelor's $34,500) in appropriate subject area as well as an excellent benefits package available to faculty members of the University of Georgia.

See the official job posting for more information and to apply.  The closing date is Thursday, May 7, 2015.


4. Rotary Deans’ Service Awards 2015

The UGA Rotaract Club and Rotary Club of Athens are joining together to host the Rotary Deans’ Service Awards 2015 to honor collegiate students who are both academically successful as well as involved in serving the community.  We wish to honor these students that go above and beyond for both their colleges and their communities to make them an even better place.  Recipients will be recognized at the April 29th meeting of the Athens Rotary Club (noon).  The meeting will be at the Holiday Inn.  Additional information can be found here.  The application deadline is Wednesday, April 22, 2015.


5. Jim Day Housing Scholarship

For the first time in its history, University Housing will offer two $500 scholarships to returning residents for the fall 2015 semester through the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund.

Dr. James “Jim” Day served as executive director of University Housing from 1990 to 2006.  Dr. Day conceived and initially funded the University Housing Scholarship Fund to assist students with financial need to offset the cost of on-campus housing.  In recognition of his devoted service to the University of Georgia and in honor of his personal commitment to helping secure financial assistance for students, the scholarship was perpetually named the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund upon his retirement.

Recipients of the scholarships must:

• Complete and submit the Jim Day Housing Scholarship application by May 15, 2015.
• Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid.
• Have a signed contract for the 2015-2016 academic year.
• Be a returning undergraduate student, with previous on-campus living experience.

Apply now!

Questions?  Contact John Trawick, assistant to the executive director, 706-542-8595.


6. Course Announcement: KINS 3450L


7. Course Announcement: NRRT 1100E


8. Honors Week

The week of April 12-17 is UGA’s 2015 Honors Week!

The tradition of Honors Week dates back to the 1930’s, when UGA Chancellor S.V. Sanford set aside a day to recognize outstanding students.  In 2011, Honors Day was expanded to a full week to accommodate the numerous events that occur in schools, colleges, and other campus units.

During Honors Week, UGA recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have achieved excellence in scholarship, teaching, research, and public service; who have made exemplary contributions to the university; and who have excelled in the athletic arena.  A highlight of the week is Honors Day, April 15, during which outstanding students nominated by their deans are recognized at the Presidential Honors Day Luncheon.  Various events during the week will recognize academic accomplishments in individual colleges, schools, and academic units.

Public events during Honors Week include the Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards Luncheon and the 2015 UGA Alumni Awards Luncheon.  Unless otherwise noted, other Honors Week events are by invitation only.  Classes will remain in session with no cancellations for Honors Week events and activities.

Following are the events in which FACS faculty and students will be recognized this week:

Sunday, April 12

2015 Blue Key Initiation Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

UGA Chapel

One undergraduate student and one graduate student from FACS will be welcomed into the UGA chapter of the prestigious Blue Key Honor Society!

Monday, April 13

Public Service and Outreach Awards Program

11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will speak at 3:00 p.m.

Faculty Recognition Banquet

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education - Mahler Hall

Emily Blalock will be recognized as the FACS Teacher of the Year!

Wednesday, April 15

UGA Presidential Award of Excellence

12:00-2:00 p.m.

President’s House, Prince Avenue

Four outstanding undergraduate FACS students, including two first honor graduates, will be recognized!

Thursday, April 16

Research Awards Banquet

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education - Mahler Hall   

Friday, April 17

UGA Alumni Association Awards Luncheon

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Tate Student Center


9. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events


10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Film on the Fifty

Thursday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.

Sanford Stadium

Join University Union, UGA Homecoming, UGA Student Government Association, and the UGA Athletic Association for a movie between the Hedges on Thursday, April 16th!  The movie will be Guardians of the Galaxy.

The event will include the film screening, free food, prizes, giveaways, a half-field kick for $10K tuition, and a fireworks show!  Hotdogs, candy, popcorn, and drinks will be served, and free stadium cups and t-shirts will be given away.  Some of the prizes include a 50" flat screen TV, XBOX ONE, Apple TV, gift cards, and much more.

Students should enter the stadium through GATE 10, which will open at 5:00 p.m. The event is scheduled to begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  No chairs will be allowed on the field, but students are welcome to bring blankets and pillows!

This event is for students only.  You must show your UGA student ID card to enter onto the field.

Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.

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