FACS Connection - November 13, 2015

November 13th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Applications Due
  2. Announcement: Count Me In! Survey
  3. Job Opportunity: Lifespan Montessori
  4. Internship Opportunity: U.S. Department of the Treasury
  5. Internship Opportunity: Georgia Swarm
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: 2016 International Street Festival
  7. Study Abroad Opportunity: China
  8. Event: Costa Rica Study Abroad Informational Meeting
  9. Event: Change Your Plate, Change Your Life, Change the World
  10. Event: International Education Week
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Applications Due

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program provides you with the skills needed to start a small business, gain employment with a start-up company, or become a social entrepreneur in the public or non-profit sector.  The program includes 6 hours of entrepreneurship core classes and 9 hours of elective courses in consumer foods, human development, financial planning, fashion merchandising, residential design, and other areas of business.

The program does require an application.  The application deadline to start the program in Spring 2016 is Sunday, November 16.  For more information and to apply, see the program website.


2. Announcement: Count Me In! Survey

The University of Georgia is conducting a survey of the campus climate for the first time. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the learning, living and working environment of the University of Georgia. It is important for all students to participate so that your voice is included in the conversation.

Your responses to the survey are confidential and no personally identifiable will be shared. You can read more about the study in Columns or at count-me-in.uga.edu. A summary report of the study will be publicly available in spring 2016.

Click here to complete the survey. The survey will close on Friday, November 20.

Survey participants will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of several possible incentives, including:

  • Alumni Association Gift Basket
  • 2 Tickets to a UGA Men’s Basketball game
  • UHC Teeth Whitening Package
  • $100 to the UHC Shade Shack
  • Football Sideline Tickets
  • One Month Reserved Parking Space
  • 2 Tickets to A Cook’s Holiday
  • $50 to UGA Bookstore
  • Meal Voucher to a UGA Dining Hall


3. Job Opportunity: Lifespan Montessori

Lifespan Montessori is a NAEYC-accredited and 3-Star Quality Rated child care program in Athens. Full and part-time teaching positions are available in Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms. To inquire, email lifespanmontessori@gmail.com.


4. Internship Opportunity: U.S. Department of the Treasury

The window has opened for students to apply for unpaid internships in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for Spring 2016.

Vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417722500.  Internships will be from January 4, 2016-May 13, 2016.

The announcement closes Friday, November 27.


5. Internship Opportunity: Georgia Swarm

Intern with Georgia Swarm Professional Lacrosse Team!

The Georgia Swarm have several internship opportunities for the inaugural 2016 season. Some of these include:

  • Fan Relations / Marketing Intern (6)
  • Graphic Design Intern (1)
  • GeorgiaSwarm.com Intern Writer (1)
  • Media Relations Intern (3)
  • Lacrosse Operations Intern (1)
  • Video Production Intern (1)
  • Ticket Sales Manager (1)
  • Account Executive (3-4)

Go here for more information and to apply!


6. Volunteer Opportunity: 2016 International Street Festival

Want to be a part of the 2016 International Street Festival?

Apply to be on one of our six great committees! 

Applications are open until Friday, November 20, at 12:00 p.m. We're looking forward to having you on board!

See International Student Life for more information.


7. Study Abroad Opportunity: China

Earn 3 credit hours in this two-week Maymester adventure into the heart of the apparel manufacturing industry. You will experience Chinese culture, politics and fashion in five burgeoning cities, plus field trips to cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall, factory tours, silk mills, visits with Haute Couture designers, luxury retail, and more.

The dates for next year will be May 14-26, 2016.

See the program website for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1.


8. Event: Costa Rica Study Abroad Informational Meeting

The Costa Rica-Housing and Household Economics Study Abroad Program will host an informational meeting on Monday, November 16, at 5:00 p.m. in 216 Dawson Hall.

During the meeting, we will talk in detail about the program, house build project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, classes offered, cost of attendance, and SCHOLARSHIPS.

See the program website for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is March 20, 2016.


9. Event: Change Your Plate, Change Your Life, Change the World

Named one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” by Men’s Fitness magazine, Rich Roll is a renowned plant-based ultra-distance endurance athlete, a #1 bestselling author, and an inspirational hero to people worldwide as an example of healthy, sustainable living. Rich will speak about plant-powered nutrition and how to optimize your health and wellness through a plant-based whole foods diet, as well as the impact of our food choices on the environment.

A two-time top finisher at the Ultraman World Championships – one of the most daunting endurance races in the world challenging contestants to 320 miles of swimming, biking and running – Rich's performance captured the attention of the world as an everyman hero and testament to the power of plant-based nutrition. Rich then went on to conquer an even greater challenge: the Epic5 – five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week.

Join us on Monday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. in MLC 101 to hear from Rich Roll!

For more information, go to:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/709424075869153/

Email: sos@uga.edu

Brought to you by UGA Speak Out for Species and the UGA Office of Sustainability


10. Event: International Education Week

November 16-20 is International Education Week!

Highlights include:

  • Monday, November 16 - World Fest at the Tate Center Plaza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy many different cultural displays, performances, and arts and crafts from around the world! Interact with people from different countries without leaving UGA — and all for FREE!
  • Wednesday, November 18 - Study Abroad Scholarships and Sponsored Student Panel Lunch and Learn at 350 MLC, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Enjoy free pizza and learn more about international funding opportunities and experiences. The Panel will include past study abroad scholarship winners and international sponsored students, there to answer your questions.
  • Thursday, November 19 - International Fashion Show at Tate Grand Hall, 7-9 p.m. A fashion show featuring UGA students and held in collaboration with The Agency, UGA’s only in-house modeling agency. Free for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus. Sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board.
  • Friday, November 20 - International Photo & Video Contest and International Coffee Hour at Memorial Hall Ballroom, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come view photos taken by students in various locations around the world and vote on your favorite photo! Hosted by International Student Life and the Office of International Education.

See the calendar of events for details.


11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FDN Seminar: Popular Nutrition for Sports Performance

Wednesday, November 18, 12:20-1:10 p.m.

312 Dawson Hall

Learn more about the science behind carbohydrate mouth rinsing, a deeper look into popular protein diets, and the efficacy behind the use of cherry juice as a recovery drink.

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


12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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