FACS Connection - January 29, 2016

January 29th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FHCE Showcase Week
  2. Announcement: Resources for Students in Financial Hardship
  3. Announcement: International Student Advisory Board Seeking Members
  4. Announcement: Drop Back Options for MATH 1101/1113 and ENGL 1101
  5. Announcement: FDSA Model Casting
  6. Internship Opportunity: Rebuilding Together Atlanta
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: AutismUGA ACT NOW!
  8. Research Study Seeking Participants: College Women and Social Media
  9. Research Study Seeking Participants: Dietary Fat and Hunger
  10. Event: Spring Career Fair
  11. Event: Winter Activities Fair
  12. Event: The Bridge, Program 3
  13. Event: FACS Day at the Capitol
  14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: FHCE Showcase Week

The annual FHCE Showcase Week, set for February 1-5, will feature an internship and career fair, highlight research and teaching in the department and offer students from across campus an open invitation to department classes.

“We are looking forward to a full week showcasing opportunities for students majoring in consumer economics, housing, consumer journalism and financial planning,” FHCE department head Sheri Worthy said. “Students will have opportunities to network with employers seeking our graduates for internships and jobs. We also welcome students from across campus to check out our classes and see what it’s like in FHCE.”

Special events and open FHCE classes will be held throughout the week that feature keynote speakers and hot topics in the field:

Monday, Feb. 1

Debunking public housing myths: Everything you thought you knew about public housing but didn’t

Rick Parker, Director of Athens Housing Authority, and Dr. Andy Carswell

11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Dawson Hall 208


Income and income taxation

Dr. Swarn Chatterjee

12:20-1:10 p.m.

Instructional Plaza S306


Student Financial Planning Association Meeting

Guest speaker Steven Wykoff, CFP, Merseau, Lazenby & Rokas, LLC

6:00 p.m.

Dawson Hall 208

Pizza will be served!


Tuesday, Feb. 2

Kardashian Tastes on a Mama June “Honey Boo Boo” Budget: College Student Personal Spending Tips

Dr. Diann Moorman

12:30-1:45 p.m. & 2:00-3:15 p.m.

MLC 102


Fertility and transitioning into issues of morality

Dr. Heidi Ewen

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Dawson Hall 208


Earning money through investments: Income from interests, dividends and capital gains

Dr. Lance Palmer

2:00-3:15 p.m.

MLC 171


Wednesday, Feb. 3

Home environments and health

Dr. Andy Carswell

1:25-2:15 p.m.

Dawson Hall 110


Material hardship, social assistance, and wealth mobility: What can we learn about the role of race?

Dr. Robb Nielsen

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Dawson Hall 216


Kardashian Tastes on a Mama June “Honey Boo Boo” Budget: College Student Personal Spending Tips

Dr. Diann Moorman

Building 1516 (Room TBA)


Thursday, Feb. 4

FHCE Internship/Career Fair

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tate Reception Hall


Careers in Consumer Analytics

Dr. Robert Nielsen

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Dawson Hall 264


H.O.U.S.E. (Housing Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Enhancement) Meeting

Advisor Dr. Kim Skobba

6:00 p.m

Transmetropolitan Downtown


Financial Planning Banquet

Keynote speaker Charles Chaffin, EdD, Director of Academic Programs at the Certified Financial Planner Board

6:30 p.m.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education Magnolia Ballroom

Register here


2. Announcement: Resources for Students in Financial Hardship

Financial circumstances can change quickly, at times in ways outside your control.  We understand financial hardship can bring significant stress and impact your ability to succeed and flourish at UGA.

UGA has launched a new website, financialhardship.uga.edu, which provides guidance and resources to help you understand all of the available options in times of financial hardship.  At UGA, we are committed to your success and stand ready to support you in all ways possible to help you overcome your financial hurdles and continue your educational pursuits at UGA.

The new website can help guide you through:

  • What to do first
  • Funding and food
  • Guidance and support
  • Community resources

If you have any questions, please send an email to askstudentaffairs@uga.edu or call 706-542-3564.


3. Announcement: International Student Advisory Board Seeking Members

International Student Life (ISL) is pleased to announce the establishment of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB). The mission of ISAB is to improve international students’ experience at the University of Georgia by providing feedback and advice to programs and services on campus. The ISAB will offer suggestions and serve as a bridge between the international student body and the administrations from different areas of the University of Georgia.

Responsibilities - ISAB members are expected to:

  • Attend all meetings: Members who miss two meetings will be asked to leave the board.
  • Communicate between meetings through email or eLC based on the meeting minutes.
  • Provide experience, information, perception and support about the international student experience.
  • Encourage other international students to give feedback to ISL events through online forms, emails and Facebook group on ISAB website.
  • Attend a minimum of two multicultural events every semester.
  • Shape the short-term and long-term objectives of ISAB.

Benefits - ISAB members will:

  • Improve their leadership and intercultural communication skills.
  • Gain advising experience and advocacy.
  • Obtain practical experience in student affairs and international education.
  • Have opportunities to directly interact and build relationships with diverse groups on campus.

Application Requirement - Undergraduate and graduate students who meet all the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Holding an F1 or J1 visa
  • Currently enrolled in UGA
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Applicants have to submit the online application form before the due date. The application forms will be reviewed by the Director and current ISAB members.

To apply, please visit: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bDXtfrwQe7B6oSN.

Applications are due by Monday, February 29, at 5:00 p.m.

Please visit the ISAB page or email Xue Cui for more information.


4. Announcement: Drop Back Options for MATH 1101/1113 and ENGL 1101

Drop Back courses allow students who may be having difficulty in MATH 1101, MATH 1113, or ENGL 1101 to complete a UNIV section change and move from that course into a course that will prepare them to retake the core course in the future. Upon successful completion of the Drop Back course, the student will receive credit for 3 elective hours.

Math Drop Back courses offered

UNIV 1108: Introduction to Data Analysis (Drop Back from MATH 1101)
Not open to students with credit and/or an exemption in MATH 1101

UNIV 1110: Introduction to Pre-Calculus (Drop Back from MATH 1113)
Not open to students with credit and/or an exemption in MATH 1113

For more information about the Math Drop Back course option, see the Math Drop Back flyer. In order to participate in Math Drop Back courses, all forms must be filled out and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

English Drop Back courses offered

UNIV 1105: Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style (Drop Back from ENGL 1101)

UNIV 1115: Introduction to Academic Writing (Drop Back from ENGL 1101)

*If UNIV 1115 is not available, student can drop Back to UNIV 1105: Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style

For more information about the ENGL 1101 Drop Back course option, see the English Drop Back flyer. In order to participate in English Drop Back courses, all forms must be filled out and submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 1.


5. Announcement: FDSA Model Casting


6. Internship Opportunity: Rebuilding Together Atlanta

Looking for a flexible internship?

Our FACS alum, Camille Kesler, wants to hire you! The timeline is flexible, but Feb-May and/or May-June are preferred. Check out the details below.

Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA) believes that everybody deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. We are part of a national network of local affiliates providing critical renovations and modifications to the homes of low-income seniors, veterans and families at no-cost to the homeowners. RTA partners with community-minded supporters to create a strong financial base to support our work. We are seeking a Marketing Intern to help us research nonprofit funding opportunities and to develop and execute traditional and social media marketing strategies and practices to broaden our reach and message. Can work remotely.

Questions? Contact:

Camille Kesler

ckesler@rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org

678-428-5668

-or-

Sharen Phinney

sphinney@uga.edu

706-542-0680


7. Volunteer Opportunity: AutismUGA ACT NOW!

AutismUGA is currently recruiting students to apply to be on AutismUGA’s executive board! AutismUGA is an organization on campus that advocates for individuals with autism and volunteers with individuals with autism in the community. We are looking for students who are knowledgeable and passionate about autism or disability studies and advocacy. We would also love if any students on the autism spectrum or with friends/family members on the spectrum would apply.

Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zQXIhtrDiWjniTnFMp2iTCMJ-ItnZyebhGVMKbSjSmU/viewform?usp=send_form.  The application deadline is Friday, January 29.

Allison Fialkowski

University of Georgia, 2016

fialkowa@uga.edu


8. Research Study Seeking Participants: College Women and Social Media

Hello,

My name is Danielle Vitale, and I am a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Diane L. Cooper in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia.  The purpose of this study is to understand how white college women demonstrate their gender on Facebook and Instagram, since this population is the largest group of social media users.  This research will help college administrators and faculty understand how gender and social media influence white college women’s experiences. 

We are currently seeking participants for this study.  Participants must meet the following criteria:

● Be a currently enrolled student at the University of Georgia

● Identify as a White woman (where your gender expression matches your sex assigned at birth)

● Have an active Facebook and Instagram account

● Log on to Facebook and Instagram at least once on a daily basis

● Have been active users of social media for at least four years

Participation in this study involves two interviews with the researcher, each approximately forty-five (45) minutes.  You will be asked questions about your gender identity, as well as your Facebook use.  You will also be asked to share your Facebook and Instagram profiles, either by connecting with the researcher, or by having a public profile.  You may also download your activity from Facebook and Instagram, instead.

If you are interested in participating or have further questions regarding the study or participation, please contact me at daniv@uga.edu.  I will then send a follow-up email confirming that you meet the criteria for the study.  We will then schedule a time for our first interview.

Sincerely,

Danielle T. Vitale

Doctoral Candidate, College Student Affairs Administration


9. Research Study Seeking Participants: Dietary Fat and Hunger

Are you interested in foods that make you feel full? If so, consider volunteering to be a research subject in a study investigating the importance of dietary fat on hunger. Subjects that complete the study can earn up to $310 + 20 days of free food!

The Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia Seeks:

Men and women between ages 18-45 years, with a normal body weight, who exercise less than 3 hours per week.

Requirements: This study requires a baseline visit (Visit 1), and 2 trials each consisting of:

  1. 3-day lead-in diet taking approximately (we provide all foods) 30 minutes/day
  2. 2 test days (Visits 2 and 3) taking approximately 9 hours each
  3. 5-day diet taking approximately (we provide all foods) 30 minutes/day
  4. Important Note: This study requires blood draws during visits 1, 2, and 3

What Happens on visits 2 and 3 (also called “Test Days”)?

We will measure your body fat percent, metabolic rate, and your height and weight. Additionally, we will collect small amounts of blood before and after meals throughout the day. We will also continuously record your level of hunger and fullness.

What’s in it for you?

In addition to monetary compensation, you will also learn your body weight, height, waist circumference, body fat percentage, metabolic rate (estimated Calorie needs), and cholesterol levels.

Can you stop participating after you start?

Yes, you may refuse or cease your participation at any time during the study.

If you are interested in participating and would like to see if you qualify for the study or request more information, please contact Kristine Polley at 678-860-0434 or via email at kpolley@uga.edu.


10. Event: Spring Career Fair


11. Event: Winter Activities Fair

Wednesday, February 3

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tate Student Center

Sponsored by: Center for Student Organizations
Contact: Emily Ancinec, 706-583-5509

This event is for those looking to find new involvement opportunities with almost 220 student organizations. To include donuts and hot chocolate.


12. Event: The Bridge, Program 3

It’s time for our third event in The Bridge program! Join us on Thursday, February 4, 5:15-6:30 p.m., in 116 Dawson Hall, for “Bridge to Well-Being.”  In addition to free food and breakout sessions with FACS Ambassadors, here’s what you can look forward to:

  • ASPIRE Clinic Coordinator, Megan Ford, will teach about the importance of self-care and will introduce healthy strategies for 2016.
  • Ambassadors will facilitate breakout discussion groups by academic departments within FACS.
  • If you attend Bridge programs 3 and 4 this year, you qualify for a special invitation for coffee with Dean Fox in the spring.

The main reasons to come are to meet people in the College, learn about opportunities, and build your network. The Bridge events are also qualifying events in the Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate.  Bring your student ID or your 81# to get credit.

Feel free to bring a friend or anyone who is curious about our majors!

RSVP and take a look at our photos from Bridge programs 1 and 2 here.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Eberhart.


13. Event: FACS Day at the Capitol


14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FACS Chilly Dawg 5K

Saturday, January 30

9:00 a.m.

Sandy Creek Park, Athens, GA

It’s going to be a beautiful day!  Join us at the 8th annual FACS Chilly Dawg 5K Run/Walk!  Online registration has closed, but walk-up registration will be available at the event.  The cost is $30, cash or check only.

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


15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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