Introducing our new FACS Ambassadors for 2015-2016:
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Foods and Nutrition
Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Human Development and Family Science
Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
Furnishings and Interiors
Thanks to everyone who applied.
Congratulations to the new Executive Board of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Alumni and Associates of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America!
Laura Shipman, Executive Director (HDFS)
Sarah Black, Assistant Director (Consumer Foods/Dietetics)
Hope Harrison, Director of Communications and Public Relations (FACS Education)
Ann Craven, Director of Finance (Nutrition Science)
Lauren Travis, Director of Recruitment (FACS Education)
Nicole McEwen, Director of Service (HDFS)
Taliah Lamar-Herring, Director of Special Events (HDFS)
Each spring, the University of Georgia hosts UGA Earth Week to encourage sustainable living. The weeklong celebration centers on the national Earth Day holiday on April 22. From April 20-24, the UGA Office of Sustainability, Students for Environmental Action, and other campus and community organizations will host events highlighting opportunities ranging from alternative transportation and local food to water resource preservation and career insights from industry leaders. UGA Earth Week is held in conjunction with Athens-Clarke County GreenFest, a community-wide event that provides citizens with the opportunity to increase their awareness of and interest in improving the environment of their homes, yards, businesses and communities.
Monday, April 20
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day)
Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
Next Tuesday is the last day of Satellite hours!
Tuesday, April 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Outside of the Student Success and Advising Center, 112 Dawson Hall
Drop by to have your career questions answered or for a quick resume critique!
Interested in Data Science? Check out this upcoming live stream open house!
Metis Live Stream Data Science Open House
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
Seniors, have you landed your job?
Tell us what you will be doing for a chance to win an iPad mini!
If you are still looking for a position, there are still plenty of jobs posted on Dawglink!
Full-time, part-time, internships, and on-campus jobs!
Experience UGA is a partnership between the Clarke County School District, the UGA Office of Service-Learning, and the Office of School Engagement in the UGA College of Education. Through a variety of field trips, CCSD students participate in hands-on, curricular-based learning activities. The goal is to foster interest in the pursuit of higher education among the 13,000 Clarke County students.
The University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning will hold its second annual fundraiser to benefit Experience UGA on Tuesday, April 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
The event will celebrate the success of the program this year in bringing almost 9,300 Clarke County School District students on field trips to UGA colleges and schools, including FACS! The goal next year is to bring all 13,000 CCSD students to campus.
UGA faculty, staff, and students who led Experience UGA trips will showcase some of the programs that were offered this year. CCSD Superintendent Phil Lanoue, a teacher, and several students will speak about the importance of these field trips. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Room at the State Botanical Garden on 2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Light refreshments will be provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Cali N Titos, and Insomnia Cookies.
The event is free and open to the public, and cash, check, or credit card donations will be accepted on site.
The Homecoming Committee is looking for volunteer coordinators! There are four jobs being offered. The application and details of the job can be found on UGAin. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24, at noon.
Saturday, April 25th - Saturday, May 9th
University Housing Communities
Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate is a campus-wide end-of-year donation initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate unwanted items directly to the Athens-Clarke community instead of throwing them in the dumpster to be taken to a landfill. Last year alone diverted over 30,000 pounds of unwanted items to the local Athens community. The University of Georgia aims to break a record with this year’s event by diverting more than 38,000 pounds of material from local landfills during campus move-out!
Sponsored by University Housing, UGA Hillel, and Goodwill of North Georgia, the event will be held April 25 through May 9 for housing residents to recycle unwanted clothing, books, and other household items instead of throwing them away. These donations will help local Goodwill stores. Donation trucks, tents, trailers, and bins will be set up in 23 locations across campus – outside residence halls, the Greek Park, and Family and Graduate Housing. Food donations of canned and boxed goods will also be accepted and will be given to the Athens Food Bank. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s trucks will serve as additional donation sites on parts of campus without access to Goodwill donation sites. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will collect all unwanted items from residents moving out and will use those items to fill their two area ReStore thrift stores, where all sales go directly to building homes for Athens families in need.
University Housing has participated in landfill diversion at the end of the academic year since 2006. Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster was a program established by UGA Hillel in 2010. Over the past four years, more than $98,000 worth of items has been given to local charities.
The initiative is looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring donation sites during move out located at all UGA residence hall communities. It is a low-key commitment that involves a free T-shirt and a Goodwill gift card for your time. Volunteer today!
Take your summer to the next level! Apply to be a camp counselor at BlazeSports Summer Camp, June 7-12, in Warm Springs, GA. BlazeSports Summer Camp is a residential sport and activity camp for youth age 7-17 years old with a physical disability. Camp counselors:
UGA alum Caylee Pugh is recruiting college women for two summer programs in Madrid, Spain with an organization called PINC. PINC offers a cultural immersion program (July 18-August 8) and an internship program (June 13-August 8) that both include Spanish classes and leadership development workshops. There are only a couple of weeks left to apply, and Caylee would love to see some UGA women involved in the experience.
See the PINC website for more information. Please note these programs are not affiliated with the University of Georgia and do not offer college course credit. If you have any questions, please contact Caylee.
Women in the Workplace: Your Image…It Speaks Before You Open Your Mouth!
Denise G. Sowell, CFP, CLU, ChFC & Melissa P. Malcom, JD
Monday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
UGA Griffin Student Learning Center Room 218
The College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the UGA Parents and Families Association present this workshop for women to discuss professional image development. Topics include “What Should I Wear to an Interview?”, “Facebook Profiles”, and more. Food and refreshments will be provided.
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Borrowing Attitudes and Experiences of Women Who Receive TANF/Food Stamps
Mary Caplan, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Friday, April 24, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
312 Dawson Hall
This will be a lunch-provided seminar, so please RSVP if you plan to attend by letting Melissa McBride know.
Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.
Study Away (international and domestic) scholarships help cover the cost of your trip.
The UGA Student Dietetic Association is an organization run by students majoring in dietetics.
Final Day at Ridge Hospital
10 surgeries, a live birth, and scrubbed into a C-section....what a time
How the last four week transformed me as a person and a student