FACS Connection - February 19, 2016

February 19th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FACS Ambassador Deadline Approaching
  2. Announcement: Join the R.O.S.E. Society
  3. Announcement: Feminist Photo Project
  4. Internship Opportunity: United Way of Northeast Georgia
  5. Scholarship: Ray Greenly Digital Retail
  6. Event: 2016 Fashion Week
  7. Event: Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship
  8. Event: UGA Pre-Nursing Club Visits Augusta University-Athens
  9. Event: Consumer Journalism Event
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: FACS Ambassador Deadline Approaching


2. Announcement: Join the R.O.S.E. Society

We are the University of Georgia Recruiting Operations and Special Events (R.O.S.E) Society, and we are currently looking for exceptional ladies and gentlemen for our 2016-2017 school year membership. We are an organization on campus that assists in the recruiting process of prospective student athletes. Our main objective is to serve as an ambassador for UGA Football and the University of Georgia. Members are also responsible for hosting and facilitating visits for prospects throughout the year.

Our applications are now open and are due Sunday, February 28. They can be found at the link listed below.

R.O.S.E Society members strive to represent the University and the UGA Football program in all that we do. Come join our family and help us bring in the next great class of Georgia Football!

Apply here

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or check out our website.


3. Announcement: Feminist Photo Project

In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month in March, International Student Life and Amnesty International (UGA Chapter) is organizing a Feminist Photo Project at UGA. The purpose of this photo project is to showcase what feminism is and what it looks like today by displaying pictures of self-identified feminists and their reasons for identifying as a feminist. In doing so, this project hopes to dispel commonly held misconceptions about feminism and to empower feminists everywhere in their commitment to gender equity

More information can be found here.

We invite you to celebrate Women’s Herstory Month by submitting a response to one of the prompts on the Google Form. Once you have submitted a response, you will receive a follow up email for a date, time, and location for us to take a photo of you with your handwritten response. Please feel free to share widely with those who may be interested. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Chee Ia Yang at cheeia@uga.edu or 706-542-5867.


4. Internship Opportunity: United Way of Northeast Georgia

United Way of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, is seeking an intern for Summer 2016. This intern would help with grant writing, fundraising, and event planning.

To apply, contact Jeanine Russell at successby6@unitedwaynega.org or 706-543-5254.

If you have any questions, please also feel free to contact Sharen Phinney, FACS Student Leadership & Experiential Learning Specialist, at sphinney@uga.edu or 706-542-0680.


5. Scholarship: Ray Greenly Digital Retail

The 2016 Ray Greenly Scholarship application is now available. The Scholarship will award over $100,000 in scholarships this year to students who have the potential to succeed in digital retail. We're looking for students with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit who can find innovative ways to connect retail customers to brands and products.

Students don't have to be in a retail program or major to apply; in fact, students pursuing majors in ecommerce, engineering, marketing or advertising, journalism, graphic design and IT are all critically important for the future of digital retail and are encouraged to submit an application.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 13. For more information on the eligibility, criteria and application, visit our website or contact Robin Wagher.


6. Event: 2016 Fashion Week


7. Event: Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday, February 23, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be hosting a Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship Thinc UGA event. Guests will speak to nine FACS classes and one Athens Tech class. Participating faculty are Cha Bryant, Heidi Ewen, Laura Jolly, Soyoung Kim, Linda Lyons, Diann Moorman, and Melissa Landers-Potts from FHCE, HDFS, and TXMI.

Two sessions (both panel discussions) are open to the public and all are encouraged to participate:

11:00-11:45 a.m.

430 Chemistry


2:00-2:45 p.m.

102 MLC

Details about the panels are available here.

The hashtag #facsdsef is being used for the event. The event is supported by the Direct Selling Education Foundation.

Guests include:

Chelsie Antos, Founder & Vice President, Operations, Trades of Hope. Chelsie has a passion for changing the world through sustainable business. She enjoys helping Trades of Hope grow by managing their systems and processes. From traveling the country in a camper to spread the company's reach, to spending time in developing countries to work on artisan partnerships, she believes wholeheartedly that sustainable business is the vehicle of change that will end poverty.

Elisabeth Huijskens, Founder & Creative Director, Trades of Hope. Elisabeth Huijskens cofounded Trades of Hope when she was 15 years old. After her countless travels to developing countries since she was 8 years old, she believes that sustainable business is the only long term solution to end poverty. Elisabeth is passionate about using creative design and art to aesthetically communicate the purpose of Trades of Hope and to be a voice for those who cannot yet speak for themselves. She believes that creativity brings healing and hope and, when woven with business, will change this world.

Calvin Jolley, Vice President, Communications, 4LifeResearch. Calvin Jolley is Vice President of Communications at 4LifeResearch. He joined the company in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience in direct selling. His responsibilities include executive, corporate and field communications. He is passionate about brand marketing and global content protocols, public relations, sales tools, company sponsorships and corporate social responsibility. After joining 4Life, Calvin launched a corporate recognition initiative responsible for numerous awards and honors, including The Nutrition Business Journal 2013 Philanthropy Award.


8. Event: UGA Pre-Nursing Club Visits Augusta University-Athens

The UGA Pre-Nursing Club will tour Augusta University’s School of Nursing Athens campus on Wednesday, February 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. The address is 1905 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, 30605. It is close to campus, however, carpooling is recommended in order to make parking easier. Sign up here (ONLY if you are positive you will be attending, please).

Questions? Contact Kate Bomar.


9. Event: Consumer Journalism Event

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a Consumer Journalism Event on Thursday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. in its Peyton Anderson Forum.

Guests will be Adam Levin, consumer advocate and author of the new book Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, and Bob Sullivan, consumer journalist and author of the New York Times best-sellers Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off.

Bob, the consumer journalist, will interview Adam, the consumer advocate, about his book and what's happening to consumers in a time when privacy is seriously challenged. Both Bob and Adam will take questions from the audience and discuss how to protect ourselves from the growing legions of scammers. Both will talk about the role journalists need to play in educating consumers about identity theft and ways to prevent it.


10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

2016 Fashion Week Event:

SMA Fashion Show

Wednesday, February 24, 9:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 8:00 p.m.)

Graduate Athens

The Student Merchandising Association (SMA) will be hosting FRAMEWORK: a fashion show featuring spring fashion brought to you by local boutiques at Graduate Athens. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $14 at the door. Contact a member of SMA for pre-sale tickets or stop by Dawson Hall on February 23. Tickets will also include a complimentary drink ticket for guests 21 years of age or older. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:00 p.m.

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


11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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