FACS Connection - March 3, 2017

March 14th, 2017 Author: Jasmine Beckett  |  7065424847  |  More about Jasmine

Friday, March 3, 2017

1. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline

2. Announcement: Spring 2017 Graduation Application Deadline

3. Announcement: Dawson Hall Pageant Winners

4. Upcoming Event: Careers in Healthcare for FACS Majors FACSploration Trip

5. Learning Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability

6. Career Opportunity: TeachforAmerica Corps Application Deadline

7. Volunteer Opportunity: Action Ministries Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Delivery

8. Career Corner: Upcoming Opportunities

9. FACS Pick of the Week!


1. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline

The withdrawal deadline is Monday, March 20, 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.

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2.  Announcement: Spring 2017 Graduation Applications Deadline

Seniors, click on the graphic to apply to graduate! This is a friendly reminder that Monday, March 20 is the deadline for undergraduate students to apply for Spring graduation and have their names appear in the Spring Commencement Program using the graduation application available in Athena.

Undergraduate students applying to graduate for Summer will have their names in the Spring Commencement Program as well if they apply by this deadline.  Candidates applying for Summer by the graduation application deadline for Spring/Summer are eligible to participate in the Spring undergraduate commencement ceremony in May.  If you have a except FERPA restriction you will not appear in the program.  

Detailed instructions on how to apply to graduate can be found here: Graduation Application Instructions

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3. Announcement: Dawson Hall Pageant Winners

On behalf of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, thank you to everyone who came to our 2nd Annual Dawson Hall Pageant! Our Mx. Dawson Hall winner was Maya Underwood, our 1st runner up winner was Bria Peterson, and our People's Choice winner was Henry Sellers. They did a great job representing our college and showing us how they are "Rooted in FACS." Please congratulate them if you see them around Dawson! 

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4. Upcoming Event: Careers in Healthcare for FACS Majors FACSploration Trip

The UGA Career Center will be coordinating a day-long bus trip on March 29th from Athens to Atlanta for College of Education and College of Family and Consumer Sciences students to learn more about careers in healthcare. The trip will include stops at companies including the Georgia Department of Public Health, Shepherd Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to learn about company culture and career paths. Company stops will include panel discussions, office tours and time for questions and answers.

The bus will depart from Athens at 7:00 am and return around 6:00 pm on March 29th, 2017. Attendance is free. Students will be responsible for covering the cost of their lunch.

Space is limited and competitive for this trip. Please submit a resume and short response detailing how participating in this program will further your career goals.

For more details and to apply, click the graphic.

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5. Learning Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability

The Sustainability Certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Through the process of obtaining the certificate, students gain knowledge about the myriad of issues pertaining to sustainability, achieve enlightened perspectives about what sustainability means for individuals, communities, and the world, and acquire experience applying this understanding to meaningful, real-world situations.

The Sustainability Certificate is a 17-hour program that requires students to take a three-hour anchor course, one three-hour course under each sphere of sustainability, two one-hour seminars, as well as complete a three-hour capstone project. The certificate is currently offered to undergraduates only, but a proposal for a graduate level certificate is currently under review. For complete details or to apply online please visit our website.

Photo from our fall 2016 Sustainability Certificate Orientation

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6. Career Opportunity: TeachforAmerica Corps Application Deadline

Want to launch a career of impact?

Launch a career of impact. By joining Teach For America, you’ll leverage your unique talents, grow your impact, and live out your most deeply held values. This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across sectors to make an excellent education a reality for all.

Learn more about how you can make an impact with TFA. Connect with your campus recruiter Kate McNamara  or attend an online event.

Take the first step towards a career of impact…apply to the crops today.

FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017

To learn more, visit our website by clicking on the graphic.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. 50,000+ alumni network.

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7. Volunteer Opportunity: Action Ministries Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Delivery

Make a difference over your Spring Break! Join Action Ministries at their Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Spring Break Delivery to deliver food to families in Athens Gardens Apartments, Clarke Gardens Apartments, and Hallmark Mobile Homes on Wednesday, March 8th. We are serving around 100 families at risk of food insecurity during school break and need volunteers in shifts from 8:30am-12:30pm to unload boxes, sort food and deliver bags door-to-door to registered families.

To volunteer, click the graphic.

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8. Career Corner: Upcoming Opportunities

Teach for America RISE: Student Leadership Conference

Looking for a chance to expand your leadership skills? Apply to attend Teach for America’s Rise: Student Leadership Conference, a selective professional development opportunity that will take place May 18-21 in Dallas, Texas.

As an attendee, you will explore your personal values and leadership styles, discover how to harness your talents to expand your leadership, learn concrete ways to continue your development on your college campus, and network with other student leaders from across the nation. Travel, lodging, and meals will be covered by Teach for America.

Interested, click the graphic above to learn more and apply today!

Questions? Reach out to the UGA TFA Recruitment Manager, Kata McNamara 

Upcoming Career Center Event

Open to all majors – anyone interested in education or an educational support role. Chick the graphic to view a full list of employers attending.

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9. FACS Pick of the Week!

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