FACS Connection - November 4, 2016

November 4th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  2. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  3. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events
  4. Scholarship: The Don Bower Extension Experience Fund
  5. Scholarship: Georgia Association of FCS Undergraduate Scholarship
  6. Research Study: College Experiences of Students from Rural Georgia
  7. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association
  8. Event: BeYOU Positive Body Image Sessions
  9. Event: “1,000 Days to Change the World” Ending Malnutrition Lecture
  10. Event: Networking with Nolan Transportation Group
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: FACS Convocation

Fall Graduates:

You are invited to attend FACS Convocation on Friday, December 16, at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall, located in The Georgia Center.

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.

Each graduate who registers will receive up to four tickets. Ticket pickup will take place December 5-14 in the Student Success and Advising Center. After December 14, graduates may have as many tickets as needed if there are any left over.

Please click the button below to complete the registration form no later than Friday, December 9.

REGISTER

We hope to see you there!

Note: UGA Commencement will also take place on Friday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduates, in Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the commencement ceremonies, please see commencement.uga.edu. The registration process for commencement is separate from the registration process for FACS Convocation.


2. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Looking for a job or internship? Check out Handshake for numerous opportunities. Handshake is easy to use and can help you find success in your job or internship search. Click the link below or stop by walk-in hours (10:30-12:30pm Tuesdays in Dawson Hall; 12-2pm Monday-Friday at the Career Center Computer Lab in Clark Howell Hall) to learn more!

http://uga.joinhandshake.com

Plug into these exciting upcoming events designed to help you nail down your next big opportunity:

ArchReady: Social Media and the Job Search

Date: November 9th

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: MLC Room 150 

Learn how social media can have a positive or negative presence that can either hurt or help you in the job/internship search. We will teach you how to use social media as a platform and how you can “clean up” your digital identity.

ArchReady: Advanced Interviewing

Date: November 15th

Time: 5-6pm

Location: MLC Room 250

Learn how to ace your next interview at this ArchReady event!

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant

bvsmith@uga.edu


3. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events

Serve with ServeUGA and our community partners this weekend! Spots are filling up fast, so register at tinyurl.com/servingathens before it is too late! Transportation and snacks are provided.


4. Scholarship: The Don Bower Extension Experience Fund

Don Bower (Ph.D. 1989) served the University of Georgia for thirty-three years. The majority of his work was within Public Service and Georgia Cooperative Extension. He retired in 2008 as Professor and Department Head of the Department of Child and Family Development. Upon his retirement, his colleagues and friends created and funded this named endowment in his honor.

The College invites currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing in any FACS program to apply for the Don Bower Extension Experience. Applications submitted in January 2017 and selected for funding will provide students with Extension experience opportunities during the Maymester, summer, or fall semesters 2017. Available funding: $1,000.00

Applications will be accepted before midnight Friday, January 20, 2017. A stipend will be awarded for a student experience or internship (either undergraduate or graduate) to have an exposure to the field of Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension work.

For more information about finding Extension internship sites, contact Deborah Murray, Ed.D.

For more information about experiential learning, contact the Student Success and Advising Center.

Notification of funding decisions will be made by February 3, 2017.


5. Scholarship: Georgia Association of FCS Undergraduate Scholarship

Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) is offering an undergraduate scholarship of $500. Any GAFCS student unit member who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in family and consumer sciences or related specialized programs, at a Georgia institution, for the academic year and making satisfactory progress may apply. The scholarship is awarded at the GAFCS Annual Conference.

Guidelines and forms:

Guidelines

At-a-Glance

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recommendation Form

Application deadline: Thursday, December 1


6. Research Study: College Experiences of Students from Rural Georgia


7. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association

The Student Financial Planning Association will be meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in 208 Dawson Hall. It will be a great evening to mix and mingle with alumni in Atlanta, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven. We are expecting there to be between 40 and 60 people attending this event.


8. Event: BeYOU Positive Body Image Sessions

The mission of BeYOU is to promote positive body image and empower college students at UGA. BeYOU facilitators are a group of students who work though the UGA Health Center to change the negative body image culture on campus.

During our sessions, we do activities and have discussions about body image, self-esteem, and the media. If you are looking to get more involved on campus and meet other empowered college students, come to our session and learn more about us!

Sessions (Locations TBA):

Monday, November 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Follow us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook for updates!


9. Event: “1,000 Days to Change the World” Ending Malnutrition Lecture

Roger Thurow will present this year's D.W. Brooks Lecture entitled, "1,000 Days to Change the World: Stories from the Fight to End Early Childhood Malnutrition,” on Monday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Hall, located in The Georgia Center.

Thurow's talk is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students from across the university are encouraged to attend.

Roger Thurow has been a senior fellow on global food and agriculture for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since 2010. Thurow is widely-recognized for his expertise on agricultural development, speaking around the world about the role agriculture plays in combating hunger and improving nutrition. During his time with the Wall Street Journal, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for a series about famine in Africa that he wrote with colleague Scott Kilman.


10. Event: Networking with Nolan Transportation Group

Please join us for a networking event at Nolan Transportation Group’s Atlanta Office! NTG provides third-party logistical services for over 5,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Its carrier base consists of over 40,000 independent transportation and trucking companies to facilitate movement of customers’ products. Great opportunities for upward mobility and growth, and the company promotes from within. Enjoy appetizers, a resume improvement workshop, and much more.

RSVP or learn more by emailing marketing@ntgfreight.com. Check out open positions at www.ntgfreight.com. Suggested dress is business professional.

Thursday, November 10

6:00-8:00 p.m.
365 Northridge Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30350

RSVP Here


11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FDN Seminar: Dissecting GMOs

Wednesday, November 9, 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

310 Dawson Hall

The Department of Foods and Nutrition graduate students will present three consecutive seminars covering different controversial issues concerning genetically-modified foods during the month of November. The first in the three-part series, this seminar will cover the basic science behind the health effects of genetically-modified foods on non-human animals. All are invited to attend.

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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