FACS Connection - November 6, 2015

November 6th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FACS Graduation
  2. Course Announcement: EPSY 4470
  3. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer UGA Applications Due
  4. Volunteer Opportunity: Service Ambassadors Applications Due
  5. Study Abroad Opportunity: Cortona, Italy
  6. Study Abroad Opportunity: London, England
  7. Event: New York Study Tour Informational Meeting
  8. Event: Food for Thought
  9. Event: Women in Science Career Symposium
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month & Hunger Bowl


1. Announcement: FACS Graduation

The University of Georgia will host commencement for undergraduates on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The graduate ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. We encourage you to participate in the campus commencement activities.

A more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Mahler Hall located in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to recognize you at this time. Family members are invited to attend. Tickets are free, but mandatory for this event. For more information and to reserve your tickets, see FACS Graduation Student Information. Deadline to register is Friday, December 4!


2. Course Announcement: EPSY 4470

This course is a guided sequence of exercises and experiences leading to increased personal creative behavior and critical thinking with an emphasis in service learning for nurturing creative talent in elementary aged students. This course is designed for undergraduate students who want to delve into the question of how they might nurture their own creative potential and critical thinking from a personal growth standpoint and career trajectory. Three undergraduate semester hours. Service learning designation.


3. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer UGA Applications Due

Volunteer UGA is a community of student organizations dedicated to encouraging, shaping, and supporting a culture of service within the University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County communities.

The benefits of being a member of Volunteer UGA include workshops and training (in areas such as leadership, fundraising, and marketing), access to office space, and financial support.

Member organizations have access to a much broader volunteer pool through the Volunteer UGA listserv, master calendar, and promotional activities, and are able to more easily collaborate with other service organizations on campus.

For more information, visit our website.

LINK TO APPLY: https://uga.collegiatelink.net/form/start/83679

DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 12th @11:59 PM


4. Volunteer Opportunity: Service Ambassadors Applications Due

Are you looking to make a positive impact in the Athens community and grow in your leadership experience?  If the answer is yes, consider applying to become a member of Service Ambassadors!  As a member, you will have the opportunity to learn about and take a lead on making an impact on important social justice issues in the Athens community.  Service Ambassador terms last one year and will start in January 2016 and run until November 2016.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 20.  See the online application for more information and to apply today!

Any questions about Service Ambassadors can be directed to co-advisors Kyle Anderson or Charlotte Brown.


5. Study Abroad Opportunity: Cortona, Italy

Applications are still being accepted for Spring 2016!

Earn 12-15 credit hours in the spring or fall, or 6 credit hours in the summer, while living in beautiful Cortona, Italy!

Not sure if this program is for you?  Things to consider:

  • The program offers a wide variety of courses, including several courses that satisfy core and some major requirements.
    • ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2400, Art History I or II
    • ARST 1050, Drawing I
    • CHEM 1110/L, Chemistry in the Arts
    • FYOS 1001, First-Year Odyssey Seminar: The Cortona Foundation Experience
    • ITAL 1003, Elementary Intensive Italian
    • TXMI 3010, Fashion: Why Is It Meaningful (FACS Instructor: Dr. Katalin Medvedev)
    • TXMI 4900, Italian Fashion (FACS Instructor: Dr. Katalin Medvedev)
  • Prerequisites not met can often be waived. Contact the program office for details.
  • Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition.
  • Scholarships are available. Contact the program office for details.

See the program website for more information and to apply!


6. Study Abroad Opportunity: London, England

Earn 6-9 credit hours in this six-week, summer 1st-session program through classes and an internship. You will live in a flat located in the heart of London. Through the internship experience, you will have hands-on engagement with art and design studios, global organizations serving families and children, leaders in communications, fashion designers, financial enterprises and more. You will also have ample opportunities to visit museums, take in theater, visit historic sites, attend art festivals and local markets and tour landmarks from Stonehenge and Shakespeare’s Globe to Harry Potter’s Ministry of Magic.

Courses offered:

  • HDFS(FDNS)(FHCE)(TXMI) 5711, British Life and Culture (taught by a British professor) (3 hours)
  • FDNS/FHCE/HDFS/TXMI 5910, Applied Internship (3 hours)
  • FDNS/FHCE/HDFS/TXMI 4900, Comparing International Consumer Behavior—Traveling Across the “The Pond” and Home Again (taught by Dr. Diann Moorman) (3 hours)

See the program website for more information and to apply!  Application deadline is Monday, November 9.


7. Event: New York Study Tour Informational Meeting

An informational meeting for the 2016 New York Study Tour will be held on Wednesday, November 11, at 5:00 p.m. in 310 Dawson. Please visit the program website for more information.


8. Event: Food for Thought

Join Service Ambassadors in the fight for food justice and learn more about the Athens community through an interactive event including a speaker, fun activities, local food justice organizations, and healthy low-cost food! 

Join us on Wednesday, November 11,  6:00-8:00 p.m. in the MLC Reading Room (3rd floor) to be a part of the discussion!

For more information: Email Kyle Anderson or Charlotte Brown


9. Event: Women in Science Career Symposium

You're invited! Come to the Women in Science "Mapping Your Path in Science: WiSci Career Symposium" on November 13-14!

It will be held at the Odum School of Ecology. Featuring speakers from academia, government, and administration, special topics will include work-life balance, job search skills, and science communication.

For more information and to register, see the program website or email wisciuga@gmail.com.


10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FDN Seminar: Clinical Diets Gone Fad

Wednesday, November 11, 12:20-1:10 p.m.

312 Dawson Hall

Who decided that gluten free is a good trend to follow, or that ketogenic diets are the superior diet for weight loss?  Learn more about how "fad diets" came about.

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


11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month & Hunger Bowl

Remember there are two ways you can help support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in November!

2015 Hunger Bowl

October 30-November 13

What: A friendly community-wide competition to see who can collect the most food based upon a per person average and to help the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia reach their goal of collecting 300,000 pounds of food in the 2 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

Why: Although the Food Bank sees a need for emergency food assistance every day, traditionally, the demand for such food increases at Thanksgiving. The Food Bank needs the help of the entire community to ensure that they are able to meet this demand.

How to help: Donate food in one of the barrels labeled 2015 Hunger Bowl throughout FACS buildings. View a list of most needed items here. Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation to your department office or Broc Funke in the Dean’s Office.

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Food 2 Kids

November 1-30

We will continue collecting a specific food item for the Food 2 Kids program.  The food of the month for November is Chicken and Rice Soup!  (Pop-top cans only, please.)  The Food 2 Kids collection barrel is located outside 112 Dawson.


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