FACS Connection - August 26, 2016

August 26th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: HDFS Book Club
  2. Announcement: Drop Back from ENGL 1101 to UNIV 1115/1105
  3. Announcement: New Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability
  4. Announcement: Get a Mentor
  5. Internship Opportunity: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
  6. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017
  7. Club Meeting: Student Association of FACS
  8. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association
  9. Event: Project Safe’s Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades
  10. Event: Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses
  11. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Speaker Series: Your Pie
  12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: HDFS Book Club

We're bringing it back: the HDFS Book Club and all majors and minors are welcome to join!

Please join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 12:30 p.m. for the first meeting of the semester. (Location is to be determined.) For the first selection we will read The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones.

Here is a synopsis:

In waters as far and icy as the Bering Sea, a fierce, lost young woman finds herself through the hard work of fishing and the stubborn love of real friendship. Tara Marconi has made her way from Philly to “the Rock,” a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother’s death left her unmoored, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this majestic, rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder—from hatchery assistant all the way to king crabber. Disciplined from years as a young boxer, she learns anew what it means to work, to connect, and—through an unlikely old tugboat — how to make a home she knows is her own.

A testament to the places that shape us and the places that change us, The Alaskan Laundry tells one woman’s unforgettable journey back to the possibility of love.

Pick up a copy and start reading! We hope to see you on the 28th!

Jennifer George, Ph.D., Lecturer and Applied Internship Supervisor

Human Development and Family Science

115 Dawson Hall

706-542-4917

georgejl@uga.edu


2. Announcement: Drop Back from ENGL 1101 to UNIV 1115/1105

Do you wish you had signed up for a course that would have prepared you for ENGL 1101?

It’s not too late to switch!

Drop back from ENGL 1101 to one of the following courses:

  • UNIV 1115: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • UNIV 1105: Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style*

*If UNIV 1115 is not available, students can drop back to UNIV 1105: Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style.

Please see this flyer for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa McClure, Student Relations Coordinator, Division of Academic Enhancement, at tmcclure@uga.edu or 706-542-4329.


3. Announcement: New Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability

The Sustainability Certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Through the process of obtaining the certificate, students gain knowledge about the myriad of issues pertaining to sustainability, achieve enlightened perspectives about what sustainability means for individuals, communities, and the world, and acquire experience applying this understanding to meaningful, real-world situations.

The Sustainability Certificate is a 17-hour program that requires students to take a three-hour anchor course, one three-hour course under each sphere of sustainability, two one-hour seminars, as well as complete a three-hour capstone project. The certificate is currently offered to undergraduates only, but a proposal for a graduate level certificate is currently in progress. For complete details or to apply online, please visit our website.


4. Announcement: Get a Mentor


5. Internship Opportunity: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Company Name: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Contact Name: Cathy Cochran

Email: cathy.cochran@schabitat.org  

Internship Description: Assist in the family services department for low income first time home buyers

Internship Time Period: Fall

Phone Number: 770-477-2367

Website: www.schabitat.org


6. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017

CURO, UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research, regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.

This fall, ten UGA students, six from FACS, have been paired with FACS faculty mentors as part of the CURO Research Assistantship program. Students in this program receive a stipend for semester-long research and will present their findings at the spring symposium.

If you are interested in participating in this program next semester, the Spring 2017 application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Please see the CURO Research Assistantship for more information.


7. Club Meeting: Student Association of FACS

Want to get involved in FACS but don’t know where to start?

Join the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as we kick off the new semester at our first meeting. The meeting will be held in Dawson 116 on Tuesday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m.

All majors and ages welcome! We would love to see you there!

For questions or more information, contact our Director of Communications, Sarah Beth Massengale, at sbm33701@uga.edu.


8. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association

The Student Financial Planning Association will be meeting on Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. in 208 Dawson. Please join us for this opportunity to network with financial planning firms.


9. Event: Project Safe’s Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

Project Safe’s annual fundraiser is back again with a twist: Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades! Choose a side: 70’s vs. 80’s and battle it out at the 40 Watt on Saturday, August 27, at 8:00 p.m. Join us for an unforgettable night of moonwalking and hustling, out of this world hair-dos, costume contests, VIP lounges, Henna tattoos, surprise guest appearances, and snacks and drink specials from the past!

General admission is $25.00 per person, and the event is 18 and up. Tickets can be purchased at the door or on our website here

Can’t make it but still want to support Project Safe? Visit our website here to purchase raffle tickets at $20.00 each for several amazing packages. “Appetite for Destruction” includes gift cards to various local restaurants; “Party Animal” is a collection of top-shelf liquor and local brewery tours; “Make It [Purple] Rain” is a $500 Visa gift card and assorted lottery tickets; and “Vacation, All I Ever Wanted” is a week’s stay at a lovely Destin condo.

All the proceeds will benefit Project Safe's work to help victims of domestic violence in Athens and the surrounding areas through prevention and educational programs, crisis intervention, systems change advocacy, and ongoing supportive services. For any other questions or information, please call 706-549-0922 or visit our website.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the event, please feel free to email Linnea Ionno, Volunteer Coordinator, at lionno@project-safe.org.


10. Event: Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses

All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses. However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability. This interactive session will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!

Learn more at Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses, presented by Dr. Saundra McGuire of Louisiana State University, on Monday, August 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in Tate Grand Hall.

View flyer | Register


11. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Speaker Series: Your Pie

Hear how Drew French (BBA ’05) went from working as a manager in UGA’s Food Services to starting the great company we know today as Your Pie.

Tuesday, August 30

5:30-7:00 p.m.

218 Corell Hall

Presented by UGA Entrepreneurship


12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Step Into Success: SSAC Open House

Monday, August 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dawson Hall, Suite 112

Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to learn how we support your success!

Feel free to share with friends who might be interested in changing to a FACS major, too.

RSVP to success@uga.edu today!

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


13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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