FACS Connection - April 3, 2015

April 3rd, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. FACS Undergraduate Research Assistantships for Summer
  2. U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Sessions
  3. Food Waste & Hunger Summit
  4. Success Summit
  5. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Twin Lakes
  6. New Track in Consumer Economics
  7. FHCE Summer Classes
  8. Thank a Donor!
  9. International Street Festival
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


1. FACS Undergraduate Research Assistantships for Summer

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dean Fox is pleased to announce FACS will be able to offer a limited number of CURO undergraduate research assistantships for summer session.

The web pages communicating the new undergraduate research assistantship program with complete details on how to find a faculty mentor and how to apply are listed here.  Remember this is competitive allocation of the assistantships.  Students must confirm a faculty mentor and apply by Wednesday, April 29.  If not selected for summer, the application can be forwarded for fall semester if the student and faculty mentor agree to this consideration.

Inspired by what you saw at this week’s CURO Symposium?  Take this opportunity to do some research of your own!


2. U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Sessions

Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for year-long independent research, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad?  Come to a Fulbright information session this spring!

The 2016-2017 Fulbright competition opens March 31, 2015, and the campus deadline is September 9, 2015.  Note to undergraduate juniors: If you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the time to apply.  Seniors and graduate students are also very welcome to apply.  The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by spring 2016.

Come to one of these information sessions:

English Teaching Assistantships:

Thursday, April 9, 12:30-1:20pm, 102 Moore College

Friday, April 10, 12:20-1:10pm, 102 Moore College

Tuesday, April 14, 3:30-4:30pm, 102 Moore College

Research/Study/Creative Grants – Undergraduates:

Friday, April 10, 3:30-4:30pm, 102 Moore College

Research/Study/Creative Grants – Master’s & PhD students:

Wednesday, April 15, 4:00-5:00pm, 102 Moore College

Pizza and drinks will be served at each session.

For more information, contact Maria de Rocher, the campus U.S. Student Fulbright Program Adviser, 212 Moore College, 706-542-6908, derocher@uga.edu.  If you can’t attend an information session but are interested in applying for a Fulbright during the 2016-2017 competition, please be sure to contact Ms. de Rocher this spring or early summer.  She will be happy to schedule an individual meeting.

You can read more about UGA’s recent student Fulbrighters here!


3. Food Waste & Hunger Summit

Mark your calendar for the second annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit from April 18-19, 2015, at the Miller Learning Center.

The Food Waste & Hunger Summit convenes student leaders who are pioneering solutions to the interrelated problems of food insecurity and food waste.  The Summit gives students a forum to learn from experts in the fields of social justice, social enterprise, public health, non-profit management, and related fields in addition to the opportunity to share best practices.

Registration closes on Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


4. Success Summit

The Success Summit is approaching, and interested college students are encouraged to attend!  This all-day event will take place at The Classic Center on Wednesday, April 29, and will feature numerous educational breakout sessions and inspiring speakers.  The morning keynote will spotlight two Athens success stories: Davis & Gena Knox of Fire & Flavor and Chad Collins of Bone Dry Roofing.  Later in the day, our afternoon keynote will be led by UGA’s entrepreneurship guru, Chris Hanks.

If you’re a student looking to kick-start your business career by learning from the experiences of practicing business leaders and connecting with hundreds of local and regional employers, the Success Summit is the perfect event for you!  Student tickets for the full event cost just $39, and the Job Fair &

Career Expo is free for the public to attend.

Register online by April 15!


5. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Twin Lakes

Camp Twin Lakes partners with over 60 non-profits to provide medically supportive camps for children with serious illness, disabilities, and life challenges.  They are always looking for student volunteers in health, education, or science related fields.  They are currently recruiting volunteers specifically for their week-long summer camps.  They offer volunteer experience with populations with a variety of challenges and diagnoses including juvenile arthritis, asthma, autism, and sickle cell disease.  Following are some of the camps in need of student volunteers:

Dates

Camp

Contact

May 30-June 5

Camp Breathe Easy for kids with asthma

abanks@camptwinlakes.org

June 20-26

Camp Kids Serve II for kids who have a parent who is currently or has served in the U.S. Military

kate@camptwinlakes.org

June 27-July 3

Camp Ache Away for kids with juvenile arthritis and related diseases

kara@camptwinlakes.org

July 4-10

Sickle Cell Camp for kids with sickle cell disease

mandy@camptwinlakes.org

July 4-10

Kids of Fallen Soldiers Camp for children who have lost a parent or sibling who served in the military

kate@camptwinlakes.org

July 11-17

Camp You B You for kids with autism

annie@camptwinlakes.org

July 11-17

Camp Twitch and Shout for kids with Tourette Syndrome

kara@camptwinlakes.org

July 18-24

Camp Infinity for teens with disabilities

annie@camptwinlakes.org

Please see this flyer for a full list of volunteer opportunities available this summer.

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of campers?  Volunteer with Camp Twin Lakes!

Please feel free to contact Ashley Henderson, Volunteer Coordinator, for additional information or any questions.


6. New Track in Consumer Economics

Introducing the Applied Consumer Analytics track in the Consumer Economics major!  This track, comprised of four courses, provides students with the analytical skills needed to transform data into practical information for organizational decisions.  Consumer analysts are in demand by private, public, and non-profit organizations.  See here for more information.  You must be a Consumer Economics major to complete this track.  Interested students should speak with their academic advisor.


7. FHCE Summer Classes

Summer classes can help you get the credit hours you need to graduate quicker, and they are also a great way to spend your summer.  FHCE offers many summer classes, including several online courses, so you do not even have to be in Athens to take them.  Sign up for FHCE summer classes today!


8. Thank a Donor!


9. International Street Festival

   

The University of Georgia’s department of International Student Life will host the 17th Annual International Street Festival on Saturday, April 11, from noon-5 p.m. on College Avenue in downtown Athens.  Last year’s festival drew more than 7,000 attendees.

More than 20 international and multicultural student organizations will sponsor interactive cultural displays as well as music and dance performances.  The festival is free and open to the public.

“We are excited to once again provide UGA and the Athens community with student performances and table activities that help showcase the cultural diversity here at UGA,” says Justin Jeffery, director of International Student Life.  “This year we are excited to add the element of food, and we have partnered with UGA Food Services to showcase the culinary talents held by our chefs.  It is our hope that by adding cultural food options we are setting the foundation for larger street festivals in the future and helping to expand the cultural experience that visitors will get from attending this event.”


10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The 2015 Spring Dance Concert will bring together Franklin College of Arts and Sciences faculty, guest choreographers, and UGA undergraduate students – many of whom are completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or minors in dance, including some of our very own FACS students – for a performance of pieces that choreographers have been rehearsing with dancers since the beginning of the fall semester.

“We are excited about the variety of guest choreographic works by artists from as far away as Paris, France, and New York City to right here in Athens,” says Joan Buttram, director of the UGA Ballet Ensemble and associate professor of dance.  “This concert will embrace the many dance forms from the classical to the contemporary, providing a multifaceted evening of dance in performance for all to enjoy.”

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

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