FACS Connection - March 25, 2016

March 25th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting
  2. Announcement: Senior Signature
  3. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  4. Announcement: The Chapel Bell Seeking Members
  5. Announcement: Front Row UGA Seeking Members
  6. Announcement: Apply to be a LGBTRC Ambassador!
  7. Course Announcement: EDIT 4020E
  8. Job Opportunity: Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services
  9. Internship Opportunity: UGA Career Center
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program
  11. Volunteer Opportunity: Experience UGA
  12. Volunteer Opportunity: HEELS Study
  13. Scholarship: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat
  14. Survey: How Millennials Mend and Care for Clothing
  15. Survey: UGA Social Media
  16. Event: FACS Thinc Week Events
  17. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  18. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting

The Student Association of FACS will have a meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. in 116 Dawson! All majors are welcome to join us! We will have a guest speaker from the Career Center, and we will be completing service projects! We'll also be letting everyone know about some upcoming events for this school year, so be sure to mark down the SAFCS meeting on your calendar. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Lauren Travis.

Also, we are still 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.


2. Announcement: Senior Signature

All May, August, and December 2016 graduates:

You have until Thursday, March 31, to “Make Your Mark” on FACS by giving a gift through the Senior Signature Program.

Senior Signature consists of a $50 gift: $20 of which goes straight to the Georgia Fund; the other $30 you can designate to any fund on campus. It’d be great if you chose to give your $30 to FACS – whether it be the college, your department, etc.

Click here to give!

In recognition of your donation, your name will appear on the Class of 2016 Senior Signature plaque in Tate Plaza!


3. Announcement: FACS Convocation

Spring and Summer Graduates:

You are invited to attend FACS Convocation on Friday, May 13, 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.

REGISTER

We hope to see you there!


4. Announcement: The Chapel Bell Seeking Members

The Chapel Bell is a positive press publication at UGA. Founded in spring 2011, TCB’s mission is to create and distribute a unique, campus-wide publication that inspires students toward action and promotes positive ideas. It is named after the Chapel Bell on North Campus that represents hope, celebration, and gratitude; it is not religiously affiliated, just love-associated.

You can find the application for writers, photographers, videographers, and designers here.

Applications are due by Monday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m.

If you’d like to learn more, join us for a meet and greet on Wednesday, March 30, at 8:30 p.m. in 141 Tate.

Please direct any questions to thechapelbelluga@gmail.com.


5. Announcement: Front Row UGA Seeking Members

Front Row UGA is the first ever campus chapter of the national Front Row Foundation. The foundation aims to create live events for those suffering from critical health conditions. We carry forth the same mission here on campus by not JUST fundraising but also urging our fellow classmates to live their lives to the fullest. We do what we do because of our deep belief in the healing powers of the mind and its immeasurable ability to nourish the human spirit. It is our belief that a group of people united in passion and common purpose can have the power to provide life changing moments for others in need, and transform the quality of their life.

So if you want to be one of US and be a part of something bigger than you, apply to join Front Row UGA's executive board for the upcoming school year!  Applications are available here and due by Monday, April 4.

Please direct any questions to Sena Able.


6. Announcement: Apply to be a LGBTRC Ambassador!

The LGBT Resource Center Ambassador Program seeks to build a connection with students who want to represent the LGBTRC and cultivate their leadership capacities. This program provides students an opportunity to get more involved in center programming and initiatives; become better informed on LGBTQA and allied topics and concerns; and further develop their leadership skills. The three core principles framing the Ambassador program are social justice, advocacy, and leadership.

Ambassadors will spend the academic year learning and developing leadership skills connected to equity, justice, and social change. They will assist the LGBTRC by creating a safe space for the queer community, being a point of contact for new students and visitors, working to better foster fellowship and community, developing and designing outreach projects, and advising the LGBTRC staff on important issues and concerns.

Apply to be an LGBTRC Ambassador for the 2016-2017 academic year! Applications are available here and due by Sunday, April 3, at 5:00 p.m.

Please direct any questions to Meg Evans.


7. Course Announcement: EDIT 4020E


8. Job Opportunity: Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is attempting to fill approximately 100 summer positions, including camp counselors, lifeguards, pool staff, etc., for their upcoming summer season. These folks would work at their camps at such locations as Lay Park, Memorial Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center, and others. View job details and submit your application here.

If you have any questions, contact Cathy Padgett.


9. Internship Opportunity: UGA Career Center


10. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program


11. Volunteer Opportunity: Experience UGA


12. Volunteer Opportunity: HEELS Study

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of a physical activity, nutrition, and behavior modification program compared to a mindful eating program on health indicators among overweight women with a history of postmenopausal breast cancer. 

They are recruiting postmenopausal breast cancer survivors who are not at their ideal weight. 

If you know anyone who might be eligible and interested in participating, please pass along this information to them. Individuals may contact Dr. Lilian Sattler with any questions.

Thank you!


13. Scholarship: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the success of each student. In an effort to support our students’ nutritional needs, the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship was created. Students with a demonstrated financial need can apply to receive a meal plan scholarship.   

The scholarship will provide nutritional support to students who otherwise would not have the funds to purchase food. The scholarship will allow students the opportunity to focus on academic efforts and worry less about the next meal. 

Scholarship Information

  • All UGA Athens students are eligible to apply for the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Scholarship.
  • The student applying must be enrolled full-time (12 hour minimum).
  • Application must be completed by the applying student.
  • Applications for 2016-2017 are due by Friday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Notification of award will be sent by May 16.

For questions, please contact Jan Davis Barham.

APPLY


14. Survey: How Millennials Mend and Care for Clothing

Hello,

My name is Samantha Meacham, and I’m a graduate student in the Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Department. I am currently conducting a brief survey (10-15 minutes) on the skills that Millennials have when it comes to mending and caring for clothing.

If you have not taken the survey already and you are willing to do so, please follow this link. You will be asked to read a consent form and verify that you are over 18 years old.

Thank you for your time and have a great day!


15. Survey: UGA Social Media

Be a part of UGA’s social strategy plans by sharing your thoughts on social media connections with us!

Take the survey below to help us learn more about the best ways to reach the university community!

Survey Link

Thank you!


16. Event: FACS Thinc Week Events

Thinc is a university-wide initiative designed to encourage UGA students, faculty, and staff to see the world of opportunities, both local and global, and to start something in response. Thinc fosters and promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship. Thinc Week is a week-long celebration of innovation aimed at showcasing examples of entrepreneurial success at UGA. FACS is among the many colleges that will be represented during the week.

FACS events include the two FACS Bulldog 100 Winners panels, the FACS Innovator/Entrepreneur Panel, and Starting Your Home-Based Business. (Note: Starting Your Home-Based Business has limited seating, so registration is required. Please contact Paula Moon if you would like to attend.) The Student Marketplace will include merchandise designed by FACS students.


17. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Women Leading Beyond the Arch: A Discussion with UGA Young Alumni

Wednesday, March 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Tate Reception Hall

A discussion with UGA Young Alumni for career insights from a diverse group of women leaders. Panelists for this discussion are Natalie Bouyett, development and grants manager for the Latin American Association; Daniela Belton Perry, field representative for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson; and Cara Winston Simmons, director of Student Success and Advising Center at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. (Woot!) Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and Multicultural Services and Programs.

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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