FACS Connection - August 28, 2015

August 28th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Advising for Spring/Summer 2016
  2. Announcement: Applying for Fall 2015 Graduation
  3. Announcement: Drop Back Options in Chemistry, English, & Math
  4. Announcement: SSAC Closing Early
  5. Club Meeting: Little Red Book
  6. Job Opportunity: UGA Athletic Association Tutoring
  7. Job Opportunity: Childcare Centers
  8. News: Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: Advising for Spring/Summer 2016

Now that you’re settled into your fall classes, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer!  Academic advising will start in the next few weeks.  Please refer to the FACS Advising page for help identifying your academic advisor and instructions for scheduling your appointment.

Please note each advisor starts advising at a different time each semester.  You will receive an email from your advisor when she is ready to start scheduling appointments.  Please wait to schedule your appointment until you hear from your advisor.


2. Announcement: Applying for Fall 2015 Graduation


3. Announcement: Drop Back Options in Chemistry, English, & Math

Drop Back from CHEM 1211 to CHEM 1210

The UGA Department of Chemistry created CHEM 1210, Basics of Chemistry, to provide students with an entry level course to better prepare them for the pace and rigor associated with the CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1212 sequence. 

Prior to the start of the semester, Chemistry provided the UGA Chemistry Diagnostic Test (CDT), an online 30-question assessment of basic knowledge and skills.  The UGA CDT was administered through an eLC website to all students who pre-registered for either CHEM 1210 or 1211 during summer orientation. 

In addition, CHEM 1211 has a homework assignment due the end of the first week of school (i.e., progress check 1) and the first hour exam on August 26-27  to help guide students in choosing in which course to remain registered.  The first hour exam is half the value of the subsequent four to enable students to make adjustments to their learning approach, but early enough in the semester to allow those who wish to drop back to CHEM 1210 to do so.  Exams scores will be posted mid-afternoon on Friday, August 28. 

The department made arrangements with the Registrar’s Office so students can drop back from CHEM 1211 to CHEM 1210 if they choose.  Students will need to declare their intent to drop back in person at the General Chemistry Office in 601 Chemistry.  Sarah Conkin-Anderson may be on maternity leave at that time, but office staff will be prepared to collect this information from students.

The deadline to drop back in Chemistry is Tuesday, September 1, at 5 p.m.

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Drop Back from ENGL 1101 to UNIV 1115/1105

Do you wish you had chosen a course that would prepare you for ENGL 1101?  It’s not too late to drop back to UNIV 1115, Introduction to Academic Writing, or UNIV 1105, Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style, through a simple section change.

UNIV 1115 gives students practice in writing and editing college essays.  The course is not open to students who already have credit in ENGL 1101, 1102, 1102M, or 1103.  There are no prerequisites, and it counts as 3 hours of elective degree credit.

UNIV 1105 gives students practice in editing the grammar and style of their papers.  There are no prerequisites, and it counts as 3 hours of elective degree credit.

Contact Teresa McClure to make a section change or to ask any questions:

Teresa McClure

Division of Academic Enhancement

231 Milledge Hall

tmcclure@uga.edu

706-542-4329

The section change, including signature collection and delivery of forms, must be completed by Tuesday, September 15, at 5 p.m.

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Drop Back from MATH 1101/1113 to UNIV 1108/1110

Concerned with your progress in MATH 1113 or MATH 1101 so far this semester?  Don’t withdraw from the course!  You can still save the hours this semester and receive elective degree credit by requesting a section change to UNIV 1110 or UNIV 1108.

UNIV 1110, Introduction to Pre-Calculus, is a review of the algebra concepts essential to student success in MATH 1113.  Topics include factoring, solving equations and inequalities, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and graphing.  There are no prerequisites, and it counts as 3 hours elective degree credit.  Cannot be repeated for credit.

UNIV 1108, Introduction to Data Analysis, is an introduction to the concepts of analyzing and describing data using statistics, mathematical models, and other quantitative tools.  Emphasis is placed on conducting the analysis and interpreting the results. There are no prerequisites, and it counts as 3 hours elective degree credit.  Cannot be repeated for credit.

Space is limited, so act now!  Contact Teresa McClure to make a section change or to ask any questions:

Teresa McClure

Division of Academic Enhancement

231 Milledge Hall

tmcclure@uga.edu

706-542-4329

The section change, including signature collection and delivery of forms, must be completed by Wednesday, September 30, at 5 p.m.

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Please contact your advisor if you have any questions about how dropping back may affect your program of study.


4. Announcement: SSAC Closing Early

The Student Success and Advising Center will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28, to attend the FACS Leadership Retreat.  If you need assistance after 2:30 p.m., please visit your departmental office or the Dean’s Office.

Department

Main Office

Foods and Nutrition

280 Dawson

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

213 Dawson

Human Development and Family Science

123 Dawson

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

321 Dawson

Dean’s Office

224 Dawson


5. Club Meeting: Little Red Book

Announcement from Molly Mastin, fourth year Fashion Merchandising student and 2015-2016 Fashion Editor for the Little Red Book, UGA's first and only fashion publication:

We would absolutely love to have as much involvement as possible this upcoming school year.  We welcome students from all colleges who have a passion for fashion and/or writing.  The Little Red Book is a great place to get plugged in for FACS students as well.  Typical activities members can choose to partake in are: styling, editing, writing, photography, creative directing,  and much more. 

There are still some positions to be filled within the organization, so this would be a terrific opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to get involved right away. 

We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 7 p.m. in Dawson 116.  I am also glad to answer any questions and can be easily reached by email at MollyMastin@uga.edu.


6. Job Opportunity: UGA Athletic Association Tutoring

The UGA Athletic Association is seeking tutors to provide individual and small group tutoring to student-athletes in the Rankin Smith Sr. Student Athlete Academic Center.  Tutors assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to review class materials and enhance study skills.  Tutors are needed for the following courses:

FHCE 2100, 3200, 3150, 3350, 4220, 4300, 4320, 4810

HDFS 2100, 2950, 3110, 3700, 3920, 4900, 5130

Compensation is $10/hour for undergraduates and $12/hour for graduate students.  Tutors with availability anytime between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or 8:30-10 p.m. are especially needed.  Please note that students with an assistantship or any other on-campus employment cannot exceed 20 hours per week between all jobs.  Applicants must have at least junior standing, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have completed the courses they plan to tutor with a B or above.  Submit an application here or contact Courtney Gay for additional information.


7. Job Opportunity: Childcare Centers

The University Childcare Center is looking to fill an Assistant Teacher position.  Little Prodigies Child Development Center is hiring several substitute teachers.  If you are interested in working at either center, contact Wes Zwirn.


8. News: Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate

The Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate is a series of programs offered by the UGA Career Center to provide students with career development and job search training.

Students who complete the program will receive:

  • Formal printed certificate
  • Option to participate in a resume book exclusively for certificate recipients
  • Professionalism Certificate Lapel Pin to wear for interviews, career fairs, and graduation

Read more about how to get Arch Ready and see the full list of events!


9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Fall Activities Fair

Wednesday, September 2, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tate Plaza & Lawns

Service – Media – Honors – Greek life – Arts – Advocacy – Cultural/International – Religious/Spiritual – Sports/Recreation – Special interest

Find your place at UGA.  Over 300 organizations will be in attendance, including several from FACS.

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


10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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