FACS Connection - July 2016

July 8th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Study Away Photo Contest
  2. Announcement: Study Abroad Alumni Group
  3. Course Announcement: FDNS 2050
  4. Course Announcement: FHCE 1110
  5. Course Announcement: ETAP 2200
  6. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Assistant (1)
  7. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Assistant (2)
  8. Job Opportunity: Oglethorpe Elementary Afterschool Program
  9. Scholarship: BFSO Founders Award
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Month!
  11. Food 2 Kids Items of the Month!


1. Announcement: Study Away Photo Contest


2. Announcement: Study Abroad Alumni Group

Have you studied abroad? Are you interested in studying abroad?

There is a new LinkedIn group for students who are planning to study abroad and any study abroad “alumni.” This includes students who have volunteered, interned, worked, studied, or conducted research abroad. There are already over 215 members, and UGA alums living abroad have joined in and posted about their experiences!

It is a closed group. The Office of International Education will verify any students who did study abroad and, for those interested in study abroad, they will verify you are a current UGA student and/or attended an Education Abroad 101 session. To join, visit UGA Study Abroad Alumni.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Myers at suesmith@uga.edu or 706-542-4208.


3. Course Announcement: FDNS 2050

The Department of Foods and Nutrition is offering the course FDNS 2050, Introduction to Sports Nutrition and Wellness, in Fall 2016. It will meet Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00-3:15 p.m., in 430 Chemistry. The course will be taught by Dr. Jamie Cooper. It is 3 credit hours, has no pre-requisites, and is open to all students. The CRN is 30119.

The course is an introduction to healthy eating, active living, and human performance, with an emphasis on sport nutrition and wellness across the lifespan. Topics will include dietary supplementations for athletes, which foods and fluids are best for optimal athletic performance and daily health, and nutrition practices for building muscle and losing body fat.


4. Course Announcement: FHCE 1110


5. Course Announcement: ETAP 2200


6. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Assistant (1)

Hello, my name is Marcella and I'm looking for female personal care attendants to help me live independently on campus. I am a third year UGA student and I am diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, upper respiratory distress and use a power wheelchair.

The daily tasks include:

  • Transfer/Ambulation (able to lift 95+ pounds)
  • Assist with medical care
  • Dressing
  • Showering
  • Accompanying me to events
  • Driving my accessible minivan when needed
  • Laundry/Light cleaning
  • Other personal tasks

Experience is not mandatory but helpful. Pay is $10 an hour.

This job is a serious commitment and you must be able to work some weekends, which include some football games. The shifts I have are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 12 pm, 12 pm to 5 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm and overnight, which is 10 pm to 7 am the next day. On Saturday and Sunday, the shifts are 7 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 9 pm and overnight, which is 9 pm to 7 am the next day.

Requirements:

  • Female
  • A safe driver
  • Nonsmoker
  • Physically strong (able to lift 95+ lbs)
  • Responsible
  • Willing to become or is First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Able to work weekends, including football games

Interested? Please email me at marcellagenut@gmail.com.

Thank you!


7. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Assistant (2)

Hello,

My name is Luke Christie, and I am a graduate student in UGA’s Department of Communication Studies. I have a form of muscular dystrophy, use a power wheelchair, and require assistance with most personal tasks. Thus, I am seeking several students—undergraduate or graduate, male or female—to work regular shifts as Personal Care Assistants (PCAs).

The flyers below contain position and compensation information for two different PCA roles, along with my contact information and instructions for persons wishing to inquire. I encourage interested persons to look at and consider both positions; they may express interest in one or both. I intend to hire several workers of each type.

In addition to offering compensation in the form of patient care/service-learning hours and, in some cases, a modest daily stipend (see flyers for particulars), I am more than happy to be a resource to any student wishing to learn from my life and experience. What better way for students with interests in biology and medicine (particularly neurology), pharmacology (I take interesting medications), physical or occupational therapy, genetics (mine is a genetic disorder), gerontology (while I am not elderly, caring for me is much like caring for an elderly person), social work and public health policy (I have received social services my entire life and have lots to say about “the system”), and/or special education than to work with someone who has personal experience with all of these areas?

Flyers:

PCA Day

PCA Night

I hope to have several folks lined up by the second week of August.

Many thanks,

Luke

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Luke D. Christie

Graduate Research Fellow

Department of Communication Studies

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

Cell: 864.378.7580


8. Job Opportunity: Oglethorpe Elementary Afterschool Program

Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School in Athens, GA is seeking afterschool program teachers for Fall 2016. Duties include assisting students grades Pre-K to 5th through lesson planning, ensuring student safety, and creating a fun and interactive learning environment. Hours are 2:30pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday. The pay rate is $8 per hour. For additional information, contact Lyndsay Batchelor at batchelorl@clarke.k12.ga.us.


9. Scholarship: BFSO Founders Award

The Black Faculty and Staff Organization (BFSO) at the University of Georgia is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities for students who are in need of financial support.  Scholarships are open to all current UGA students who meet the criteria that have been established for each one.  The application and all accompanying documents must be received by Monday, August 15, 2016.

See:

BFSO Scholarship Cover Letter

BFSO Scholarship Application


10. FACS Events Pick of the Month!

FACS Tabling at Tate

Fridays in July, 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Tate Student Center Concourse

Have any questions about FACS? Know someone who does? Just want to say hi and show your support? Stop by our table at the Tate Student Center to learn more about the opportunities in FACS. We’ll be there the remaining Fridays in July:

Friday, July 15

Friday, July 22

Friday, July 29

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


11. Food 2 Kids Items of the Month!

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