FACS Connection - January 5, 2018

January 8th, 2018 Author: Melissa Garber  |  706-542-4848  |  More about Melissa

A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.

Friday, January 5, 2018

  1. FACS 100 Kickoff – Athens MLK Day of Service 
  2. Drop/Add Period for Spring 2018 Semester
  3. 2018 College Football Championship Game Watch Party
  4. FACS 100 FACS Day at the Capitol 2018
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. Students Needed for Research Study
  8. Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
  9. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline
  10. Summer Fellowship Opportunity – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1.  FACS 100 Kickoff – Athens MLK Day of Service

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will kick off its centennial celebration with the Athens MLK Day of Service and we want to see your pictures!

We are just 10 days away from our centennial kickoff event, the Athens MLK Day of Service, on January 15, 2018. Please make sure to register for a service project by clicking the graphic above. Also, be sure to snap a photo of yourself performing a service activity on this day and use the hashtag #FACS100 so we can track them and post them on our website. See you Monday, January 15th!


2. Drop/Add Period – Spring Semester 2018 

The Drop/Add period for undergraduate and graduate level courses is January 4th – January 10th.  The deadline for any schedule adjustments is January 10th at 11:59 p.m.


3. 2018 College Football Championship Game Watch Party


UGA students, faculty, and staff are invited to cheer on the Bulldogs in the National Championship Game! Due to space limitations and the unavailability of Sanford Stadium due to construction, attendance is open only to UGA students, faculty, and staff.

A valid UGACard is required for entry. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the game begins at 8:00 p.m. Cheer on the Dawgs with fellow members of your UGA family. It will be an amazing night of fun and great memories!

The SEC clear bag policy used at athletic events will be enforced. More information is available here.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, UGA Athletics, the Tate Student Center – Center for Student Activities and Involvement, and UGA Student Affairs.

When:  Monday, January 8th

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Stegeman Coliseum


4. FACS 100 FACS Day at the Capitol

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Join us for FACS 100 Day at the Capitol. Celebrate 100 years of UGA FACS and 35 years of our Legislative Aide Internship Program on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To join the celebration, click on the graphic above or visit the FACS Day at the Capitol website here.

The event fills up quickly and you don’t want to miss out! Registration opens January 11th.


5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Pitch – How to Sell Your FACS Degree to Employers

Did you know that 95% of 2016 College of Family and Consumer Sciences graduates were employed, in graduate school, or in internships six months after graduation? The skills gained through FACS degree programs are incredibly valuable in preparing their students for a wide variety of professions. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards.

This event is part of the UGA Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate series of programming. No pre-registration required for this event.

When: January 17, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Brittany Smith

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 306


6. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

Do you have experience or an interest in marketing? Do you enjoy helping others, especially your fellow students? If so, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with Bulldog Basics! Bulldog Basics is a student-run initiative to provide students in need with hygiene and personal care items. We currently run out of the first and third floor unisex bathrooms of Dawson Hall.

Our marketing volunteer will be involved with promoting Bulldog Basics via social media and other pathways to UGA and the Athens community as a whole. If marketing isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer and the time commitment would be less than an hour a week.

Please email bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 

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7. Students Needed for Research Study

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8. Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is accepting applications for the 25th Class (Aug. 2018- Aug. 2019). The Emerson Hunger Fellows Program is a leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Fellows will receive a financial package of no less than $36,000 over the duration of the Fellowship year.

Application and Fellowship information

The deadline for applications for the next class of Fellows is January 10, 2018. Applications are accepted online only.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
  • Creativity and initiative in problem solving
  • Enthusiasm for learning from experts in the field, and searching for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
  • Experience working in low-income communities
  • Excitement about peer learning in a tight-knit community of Fellows

Application Timeline

  • January 10, 2018: Application deadline for the 2018-2019 class of Emerson Fellows
  • The selection committee will review applications throughout January and make decisions on a rolling basis, with most interviews in February and March.
  • April 16, 2018: Decision notification deadline
  • Late August 2018: 25th Class of Emerson Fellows begin

More information about the program and details on the application process can be found here.


9. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at UGA are encouraged to intern with Cooperative Extension services. The Student Extension Internships/Experience Fund named in honor of Don Bower, HDFS professor and extension specialist emeritus, will accept applications until the Friday, January 19, 2018 deadline. More information about the Extension Experience Internship Fund can be found here


10. Summer Fellowship Opportunity – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.  DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. 

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health.  This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.  The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.  More information about the fellowship opportunity can be found here.

If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org.  Please include reference code CDC-NCEH-2018-0013 in your email.


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