FACS Connection - March 23, 2018

March 23rd, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

1.     Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity Fellows Program

2.     Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours

3.     Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar Program

4.     FACS Career Consultant Corner

5.     Ensemble Concert: Woman to Woman

6.     FACS Events Pick of the Week!  

7.    Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed

8.    Master of Public Health Open House

9.    Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program – Applications Open

10.  Animal Health Hackathon

11.  Internship Opportunity – Student Success and Advising Center

12.  Modern Day Slavery

13.  Roosevelt @ UGA Jeffersonian Dinner

14.  UGA Involvement Ambassadors – Applications Open

15.  FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!


1.  Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity Fellows Program

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The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking nominations of undergraduate students for participation in the LEAD Diversity Fellows Program. LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity) is a year-long fellowship program that allows students to enhance their leadership competencies, explore various facets of diversity, and exhibit knowledge of diversity and inclusion leadership. LEAD Fellows will review current literature on diversity and leadership, participate in group discussions on current diversity issues, engage with campus and local leaders, and maintain a portfolio of critical reflections. Ten students will be selected as fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students selected for the fellowship must be sophomores or juniors during the 2018-2019 academic year and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Strong candidates will demonstrate an interest in diversity leadership and articulate a desire to benefit from and contribute to the fellowship. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Following the application review, a select group of students will be contacted for an interview. Apply directly to the fellowship here.  Recommendation letters may be submitted directly here.


2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours

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Do you have a few quick questions? Stop by Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!


3. Public Service & Outreach Student Scholar Program

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The Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars Program provides the opportunity for a select cohort of undergraduate students to explore and engage with the University of Georgia’s public service and outreach mission. Click here for more information and to apply.


4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Seniors, Mark Your Calendar and Get a Grad Pic with Hairy Dawg!

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Cultivate a Career You Love Using Your Values and Skills

March 26th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

Don't forget the importance of knowing your career values and skills as you search for jobs and internships! Attend this interactive workshop to gain that knowledge and use it for your job/internship search. After this workshop you will be able to identify and prioritize career values; assess motivation and proficiency in transferable skills; and understand how to use knowledge of values and skills in job/internship search. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 102 - Personality

March 27th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your personality type and how it relates to majors and careers.  In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online personality assessment (password required).  Pre-registration is required on Handshake. The password for the online assessment will be on the registration page.

Arch Ready: Budgeting and Money Management

March 27th, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101

In this session, you will learn the process of creating and maintaining a budget, strategies for effective debt management, and the benefits of saving and investing for the future.

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101 - Interests

March 28th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online interest assessment.  Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Writing a Personal Statement

March 28th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101

In this session, you will learn general information about the role of a personal statement in the admissions process and core aspects of what goes into a strong personal statement, an understanding of common challenges and mistakes when writing personal statements, "best practices” for developing a strong statement, including reflective questions to help the writing process and strategies for concise writing.


5. Ensemble Concert:  Woman to Woman

In celebration of Women's History month, the Ensemble Concert, Woman to Woman will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Information about the concert and the soloists can be found here.


6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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Join the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for our March meeting! Please bring a donation for Bulldog Basics. Snacks will be provided! We hope to see you there!

When:  Tuesday, March 27th

Time:  5:30 p.m.

Location:  Dawson Hall, Room 116


7. 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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8. Master of Public Health Open House

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Join us for our spring 2018 Master of Public Health Open House! Learn more about the College of Public Health and how to apply for the MPH. A student panel, faculty and institute panel, and departmental breakout session will be included. We hope you can join us!

Date: Thursday, March 22nd 

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: UGA Health Sciences Campus, Russell Hall 239

RSVP:  http://Explore.publichealth.uga.edu/mph2018springopenhouse

Please arrive by 1:45 p.m. for Check-In and light refreshments.


9. Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program – Applications Open

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The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is looking for motivated students to join the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program.  Ambassadors will act as liaisons to the student body and work to promote a safe and prepared campus environment.  Applications are now available and will close on March 31st. For more information about the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program, please click the above graphic. This information is also available on the Office of Emergency Preparedness website.


10. Animal Health Hackathon

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Georgia are teaming up to host the first-ever Georgia Animal Health Hackathon in Athens, April 6th – 8th, 2018. The hackathon will begin on Friday afternoon with presentations from innovators and leaders - including clinicians, startups and academia - to provide a multifaceted view of emerging trends and the future of animal health and healthcare services. The event continues on Saturday with teams comprised of students from veterinary medicine, computer programming, business, art, design and engineering coming together to ideate and create novel solutions to real-life needs in animal health.

Mentors will provide feedback and guidance to the teams, with the event culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final presentations to an audience of peers, industry representatives, and participants. A panel of judges will select winners and award $5,000 in cash and prizes! This is a unique opportunity to meet and work together with your peers, researchers and industry leaders to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for improving animal health and well-being. For more information please click here. Sign-up for this event is here.


11. Internship Opportunity – Student Success and Advising Center

The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for this summer and the fall. If you're looking to gain experience in the areas of Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Recruitment, and Project Management, this internship is for you! It is also eligible as an Experiential Learning opportunity! Click the graphic for more information and to apply! The deadline to apply is March 27th.


12. Modern Day Slavery

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13. Roosevelt @ UGA Jeffersonian Dinner

Roosevelt @ UGA, a student-run think tank, invites you to an intersectional dialogue called a Jeffersonian Dinner on Thursday, March 29th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Tate Reception Hall. The conversation will be centered on the question: “What is political correctness?” The goal of the event is to bring together a diverse spread of individuals and organizations that do not regularly interact. We hope to create a space for personal and policy-related conversations on how young people can work together on social, economic, and environmental issues in 2018 and beyond.

Dinner and cookies will be catered, and the attire is smart/dressy casual. Event details can be found here. RSVP for Jeffersonian Dinner here


14. UGA Involvement Ambassadors – Applications Open

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Involvement Ambassadors are a select group of experienced student leaders who are passionate about serving as a resource for student involvement. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between student organizations and the rest of the student body by exemplifying the benefits of getting involved on campus, highlighting campus resources, and connecting students with involvement opportunities.

There will be an Involvement Ambassador Information Session on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center, Room 138. Applications are due by April 25th at 11:59 p.m. The application link is available here.


15. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!

One-of-a-kind FACS Centennial shirts will be available to order until April 16th. T-shirts are $25 and can be ordered online here. A portion of the sales will go toward FACS Alumni Scholarships!


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