FACS Connection - March 18, 2016

March 18th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  2. Announcement: FACS Fridays
  3. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline
  4. Announcement: SAFCS Books for Keeps Book Drive
  5. Announcement: Student Council for Exceptional Children Seeking Members
  6. Announcement: Peers for Alcohol and Other Drug Education Seeking Members
  7. Job Opportunity: Washington Farms
  8. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center
  9. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau
  10. Internship Opportunity: SUCCARRA Showroom at America’s Mart
  11. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program
  12. Study Away Opportunity: Maymester in Costa Rica
  13. Study Away Opportunity: Summer Study Tour in Washington, D.C.
  14. Survey: Male Clothing Consumption and Sustainability Practices
  15. Upcoming Event: 2016 Presidential Platform Conference
  16. Upcoming Event: Lavender Graduation Ceremony
  17. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  18. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: FACS Convocation

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Spring and Summer Graduates:

You are invited to attend FACS Convocation on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at The Classic Center located at 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601.

FACS Convocation is a more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to recognize you at this time. Family members are invited to attend. The event is free, but registration is required.

Please click the button below to complete the registration form no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.

REGISTER

We hope to see you there!


2. Announcement: FACS Fridays

FACS loves you!  Do you love FACS?  Tell your non-FACS friends, current UGA, or prospective students how awesome your college is and have them visit us at an upcoming FACS Friday.  There are only two left in April.  Click on the image above for more information.  They’ll learn about opportunities to build careers in:

  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dietetics
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Non-Profits
  • Nutrition
  • Property Management


3. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline

The withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, March 22, at 11:59 p.m.  Remember it is best to discuss a course withdrawal with your professor and your advisor before making the final decision.  If you choose to withdraw from a course, log onto Athena to do so.

Holds on your record may prevent you from withdrawing.  You can look up holds in Athena and contact the corresponding office to resolve the issue and clear the hold.  If the hold is cleared the day of the deadline and you experience difficulty withdrawing, contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.  Students can contact the Office of the Registrar at reghelp@uga.edu or by going to the office in person and presenting a photo ID.  No assistance will be provided to students who do not make contact with the Registrar’s Office by 12:00 p.m. the day after the withdrawal deadline.


4. Announcement: SAFCS Books for Keeps Book Drive

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) is collecting books for the program Books for Keeps.  They accept books for all ages, children and adult.  What cannot be used for their youth programs will be sold at their annual BFK Book Sale.

So clean off your bookshelves!  Drop off your books in the Student Success and Advising Center in 112 Dawson by Thursday, March 31.


5. Announcement: Student Council for Exceptional Children Seeking Members

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is a UGA club that raises awareness about children with special needs. At each club meeting, they discuss a different disability and usually do an activity to see what it would be like to have that disability. They also try to set up events such as wheelchair basketball games and also volunteer in the community and work especially close with Extra Special People, Inc. They are looking for students who love working with children with special needs and have great ideas for the club to serve on their executive board. The application is available here. Anybody from any major can apply! The application deadline is Friday, March 25.

If anyone has any questions, they can email current president Lexy Zelczak.


6. Announcement: Peers for Alcohol and Other Drug Education Seeking Members


7. Job Opportunity: Washington Farms


8. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center

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 25.

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 9:00 a.m.-6:00 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.


9. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for PR-Communications Summer Internship positions. Summer 2016 will be a great time to promote Athens during the "Year of Georgia Music" and 20th Anniversary of AthFest!

Salary: Unpaid
Hours: 10-12 hours/week (we are open to more hours upon the request of the student)  

1-2 positions filled each semester:

  • contributing to the VisitAthensGA.com blog,
  • drafting press releases to promote Athens as a travel destination,
  • making pitches to targeted media,
  • maintaining content on travel websites,
  • social media,
  • email marketing,
  • assisting with media requests and press visits, and
  • other promotional and marketing activities.

All majors considered, sophomore-senior year. Detail-oriented, professionalism, and reliability a must. Exceptional writing skills. Particular interest in social media; New Media certificate program a plus.

Apply:
Send cover letter and résumé to:
Hannah Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications
hsmith@VisitAthensGA.com 
No phone calls, please.


10. Internship Opportunity: SUCCARRA Showroom at America’s Mart

Anna Gilbert, showroom coordinator at SUCCARRA Showroom at America's Mart in Atlanta, is looking to hire 3-4 interns ASAP to work with her in Atlanta 16-32 hours a week. They are a full-service PR firm as well as showroom that specializes in accessories. They do offer school credit for this internship. Potential applicants would need to be self-motivated, very personable, and interested in fashion as well as sales or PR. 

All potential candidates should send their resumes to Anna Gilbert.


11. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program


12. Study Away Opportunity: Maymester in Costa Rica

The Housing and Household Economics Maymester Program in Costa Rica is still accepting applications for the 2016 program. Scholarship opportunities are available. This program is open to all students in FACS. For more information, see the program page or contact Jorge Ruiz.


13. Study Away Opportunity: Summer Study Tour in Washington, D.C.

See the program flyer here. Please note spaces are still available, and the application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 25.


14. Survey: Male Clothing Consumption and Sustainability Practices

Hello,

My name is Ana Urrego, and I am a graduate student in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors. I am looking for men aged 18 to 35 to participate in a research study entitled Male Clothing Consumption and Sustainability Practices. Participation will be in the form of an online survey that should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

If you fit this description and are willing to participate, please follow this link. After you’ve completed the survey, and if you are willing, please forward this email or share this link.

Thank you for your time!

Ana Urrego


15. Upcoming Event: 2016 Presidential Platform Conference

The Roosevelt Institute at UGA invites you to the 2016 Presidential Platform Conference. Students from all over the country will come together to develop their ideal policy platform for the 2016 presidential election.

Conference attendees will enjoy a mixture of exciting faculty lectures and interactive group breakout activities as each center looks to tackle the most pressing issues in their respective fields. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the conference to all attendees.

The breakout centers include: Defense and Diplomacy, Healthcare, Energy and Environment, Equal Justice, and Education.

Conference dates are April 1-2, 2016.  Registration and more information can be found here.  If you have any questions, send them to roos@uga.edu.

We hope to see you there!


16. Upcoming Event: Lavender Graduation Ceremony


17. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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Tuesday, March 22, 5:00 p.m.

MLC 150

Freaked out about how to explore career options after graduation? Come to this workshop to receive tips on how to find out what UGA alumni are doing, the “side door” job search, how to best utilize DAWGlink, and more! Presented by the UGA Career Center.

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


18. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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