FACS Connection - February 26, 2016

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

  1. Announcement: FACS Ambassador Applications Due
  2. Announcement: 2016 GAFCS Annual Conference Registration Due
  3. Job Opportunity: Young Harris UMC Nursery
  4. Job Opportunity: UGA College Bound
  5. Job Opportunity: Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
  6. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center
  7. Internship Opportunity: UGA Career Center
  8. Internship Opportunity: Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars Program
  9. Volunteer Opportunity: Smart Lunch, Smart Kid
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp DIVE
  11. Save the Date: Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration
  12. Survey: American Sign Language at UGA
  13. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  14. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: FACS Ambassador Applications Due

Last chance!  Applications are due next Monday, February 29!


2. Announcement: 2016 GAFCS Annual Conference Registration Due

Register to attend the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) 2016 State Annual Conference!  The conference will take place in the Student Learning Center on the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, Georgia on Friday, March 18.

The theme of the conference is Improving the Health and Well-Being of a Changing Society.  The event includes a tour of the USDA’s seed bank and presentations by Dr. Michael Doyle, a world renowned researcher and speaker in the area of food microbiology and bacterial foodborne pathogens, and Annie Carr, a registered dietician from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  There will also be a panel discussing the Healthy Life Community Garden and research from an environmental microbiologist.  We will honor some of our members, hear from a state legislative aide, install new officers, and conduct business during lunch.  The poster session will showcase work that is being done throughout the state. 

The cost of attendance for students is only $20.  The registration form is available here.


3. Job Opportunity: Young Harris UMC Nursery

My name is Jenee' Duncan, and I am a Ph.D. student in the department of HDFS. I currently work at Young Harris United Methodist Church as a nursery worker. The church is looking to hire more part-time workers, and I know that we have students in our college that would be great for the job! I have included the ad provided by the church's pastor, David Wofford:

Our congregation on Prince Avenue in West Athens is seeking part-time Nursery Caregivers. Nursery Caregivers will serve as part of a team prioritizing the care and well-being for our children under the age of 6 during Sunday morning church (from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) with opportunities to work on special evening engagements. We are looking for this person to have a deep sense of calling to Christian ministry, to children and their families, with interest to instruct and guide those in their care. This person also needs to be passionate about the welfare of the children present while adhering to our congregation policies for safe sanctuary of everyone present. Hourly wages shall be commensurate with experience.

Please send resume to David Wofford at dwofford@yhmumc.com.


4. Job Opportunity: UGA College Bound

Every summer, the UGA Fanning Institute hosts a series of summer pre-collegiate programs targeting underrepresented populations of high school students to come to UGA's campus and experience a taste of college for a few days.  For each of those programs, they enlist a diverse group of college students to become the “camp counselors” to help provide supervision as well as help the students interpret their experience.

They are looking for 2-3 students to fill this role for the College Bound program June 19-24, 2016.  College Bound focuses on rising 10th and 11th graders in foster care.  This is a paid position that requires a 24 hour a day commitment for all 5 days.  All meals and lodging are provided for college students for the length of the program.

For more information and to apply, please see the application packet.  Please note the application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 4.


5. Job Opportunity: Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)

Summer Employment Opportunity

If outreach and education are passions of yours, consider this opportunity to engage with future scholars in your field!

The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) offers undergraduate level coursework to highly gifted middle and high school students at various university sites across the southeast and beyond.  A wide variety of program models allow Duke TIP to serve students across grade levels and in varying time frames throughout the year.

Duke TIP is currently seeking junior and senior student leaders, as well as graduates, to serve as Residence Hall Leaders (RHL’s) and Residential Counselors (RC’s) for the Summer Studies and CRISIS programs during June and July 2016.  Interested candidates can learn more about the programming model and student experience by reviewing this information packet.

CRISIS Program Locations and Dates

Grade

Location

Administrative Staff Dates

Instructional and Residential Staff Dates

5-6

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

June 16–July 16

June 21–July 16

5-6

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

June 16–July 16

June 21–July 16

5-6

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

June 16–July 16

June 21–July 16

5-6

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

June 16–July 16

June 21–July 16

Summer Studies Program Dates

Term

Administrative Staff Dates

Instructional and Residential Staff Dates

One

June 2–August 1

June 7–July 3

Two

June 2–August 1

July 7–July 31

Marine Lab

June 13–July 10

June 15–July 10

Please note Duke TIP does not allow staff members to enroll in summer session courses or hold other jobs during the period of employment.

Summer Studies Program Locations

Grade

Campus Site

Location

7-8

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

7-8

Austin College

Sherman, TX

7-8

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

7-8

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

7-8

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

7-8

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

8-10

Duke University

Durham, NC

8-10

Duke University Marine Lab

Beaufort, NC

8-10

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA

8-10

Rice University

Houston, TX

8-10

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

All of our residence life positions include salary and room and board in the way of compensation, and are a wonderful opportunity to develop your leadership skills while working with dedicated students and talented professionals from across many disciplines. 

For details about each program and specific employment dates, explore the About Our Programs page.

Learn more and apply at www.tip.duke.edu/employment.

For questions, please contact:

Anna Martin

Coordinator for Residential Programs

Duke University Talent Identification Program

919-961-0384

amartin@tip.duke.edu


6. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center

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Each summer, the Student Success and Advising Center hosts new student orientation and prospective student events.  Our office is seeking 3-5 interns to work with our team this summer.  This is a serious time commitment that needs enthusiastic, reliable, and self-motivated individuals.  Responsibilities include interacting with students, families and guests, speaking in front of groups, and assisting the center with logistical preparation and event planning. 

This is a great way to get more experience with event planning, program development, presenting, and developing interpersonal skills.  We are also looking for students to intern year-round.  If you are interested in the summer, ask us about the fall and spring semesters as well! 

If this is of interest to you, email your resume and cover letter to success@uga.edu by Friday, March 4.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a current FACS student (either major or minor)
  • Must be available for portions of May, but primarily June and July, Monday-Friday with varying hours between 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Available to work and be available between 16-20 hours per week
  • Graduating Summer 2016 term or later

This is an unpaid internship, available for class credit or experience.


7. Internship Opportunity: UGA Career Center

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Read more and apply here!


8. Internship Opportunity: Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars Program

Are you interested in an opportunity to apply what you’re learning to help serve our state through the university’s public service and outreach mission?

The Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars program is now accepting applications for next year’s cohort.  This program, established in 2011, selects up to 20 undergraduates each year to learn about and engage in UGA’s Public Service and Outreach (PSO) mission and activities.  It includes fall cohort meetings and trips, as well as a 150-hour spring internship with faculty in a PSO unit, with possible funding for an additional paid summer internship.

Applications are due Friday, April 1.  Selection will happen during April, with notification by the end of the semester.

Mandatory fall program activities include meetings on Fridays, 12:20-2:15 p.m., and retreats to Rock Eagle and the Georgia coast.

For more information and access to the application, see their website or contact Dr. Paul Matthews.


9. Volunteer Opportunity: Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

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Action Ministries is looking for some help over Spring Break for their Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program that provides food deliveries during school breaks to area children.  This is always a challenging time to recruit volunteers because so many students are out of town.  If you are staying in town, please consider giving an hour or two of your time to this great program.

March 9 Spring Break Delivery Opportunities:

  • Supply Pickup (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) 1-2 volunteers with a truck to go to Food Bank of Northeast GA with staff person to pick up food stuff.
  • Packing bags (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) 8-10 volunteers to meet at Milledge Ave Baptist Church (MABC) in order to pack the food and enrichment activities into bags and get them ready for distribution.
  • Delivering (12 p.m.-2 p.m.) 8-10 volunteers and 4 vehicles to pick up food bags and school supplies from MABC and drop off items to registered families in Athens Gardens Apartments, Clarke Gardens, and Hallmark Mobile Homes.  The drivers will have a list of names and addresses, so they know which apartments to go to.

Sign up on VolunteerSpot

For more information, contact:

Kathryn Weitzner

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Intern

Action Ministries


10. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp DIVE


11. Save the Date: Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration


12. Survey: American Sign Language at UGA

Are you interested in using American Sign Language (ASL) in Core Area IV?  How about a certificate in ASL?  A minor?

The more students that take this survey, the more data the College of Education can gather to help make this dream a reality.  If you have two minutes and you are interested in all things ASL related, please participate in the survey.

Let your voices be heard!


13. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Decades of Beauty Hair Show

Sunday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall

Join the National Council of Negro Women as they celebrate the evolution of black beauty from the 1910's-2010's as well as highlight the arts during the 2016 Fashion Week. 

Tickets are $10 for non-students and $7 for UGA students, with VIP options available.  Click here to purchase tickets.

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


14. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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