FACS Connection - October 7, 2016

October 7th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Help FACS Celebrate International Education Week
  2. Announcement: Reserve Your Tickets for Yeonmi Park
  3. Announcement: UGA Social Justice Retreat Accepting Applications
  4. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Accepting Applications
  5. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: Homecoming Week of Service
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary Octoberfest
  8. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  9. Research Study: Effects of Exercise on Epilepsy
  10. Club Meeting: Covenant Care Adoptions @ UGA
  11. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association
  12. Event: Entrepreneurship Talk
  13. Event: Moneyn’ ‘Round the World
  14. Upcoming Event: FACS Field Day
  15. Upcoming Event: FACS Study Away Fair
  16. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  17. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: Help FACS Celebrate International Education Week

FACS is celebrating International Education Week, November 14-18, with a display in the Barrow Hall Gallery. If you are an international student in FACS and would like to display some of your items from home (traditional dress, photos, etc.), please bring these items to Dr. Patti Hunt-Hurst’s office in 112 Dawson by Tuesday, November 1.

Thank you!


2. Announcement: Reserve Your Tickets for Yeonmi Park

International Student Life, University Housing, and the Office of International Education are pleased to announce this year's International Education Week speaker, Yeonmi Park. Twenty-three-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming a leading voice of oppressed people around the world. At the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum and the One Young World Summit in Dublin, she became an international phenomenon, delivering passionate and deeply personal speeches about the brutality of the North Korean regime. Her escape from North Korea has given the world a window into the lives of its people. The BBC named her one of their Top Global Women.

Yeonmi Park: Shining Light on the Darkest Place in the World: Inside North Korea
Tuesday, November 15
7:00 p.m.
Tate Grand Hall

Tickets are free for UGA students and $5 for non-UGA students. Get your tickets now at the Tate Center Office or online.


3. Announcement: UGA Social Justice Retreat Accepting Applications

The purpose of the 2017 UGA Social Justice Retreat is to create a safe space for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to explore issues of diversity, identity, power and privilege, oppression, and how these concepts connect them to a larger system of oppression. This two-and-a-half-day retreat will be grounded in social justice teachings. As a participant, you will be challenged to understand your lived experience as the grounds for developing critical perspectives and actions directed toward social change (Adams, Bell, & Griffin, 2007). The hope is that through this retreat, you will begin to understand how dynamics of power, privilege and oppression show up in our lives and on campus, ultimately resulting in a positive influence towards UGA’s campus climate.

Retreat dates: January 13-15, 2017 (Friday through Sunday)

Deadline to apply: Sunday, October 23, at 5:00 p.m.


4. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Accepting Applications

It's time to apply for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program!

Applications for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program are officially open. Don't forget to submit your application before the portal closes on Tuesday, November 1. If you'd like more information on the course requirements, please visit the website or drop by the Entrepreneurship Program Office, located in 301 Brooks Hall.

Follow this link to begin your application process!


5. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017

CURO, UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research, regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.

This fall, ten UGA students, six from FACS, have been paired with FACS faculty mentors as part of the CURO Research Assistantship program. Students in this program receive a stipend for semester-long research and will present their findings at the spring symposium.

If you are interested in participating in this program next semester, the Spring 2017 application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Please see FACS Opportunities for Undergraduate Research, where new research projects with faculty are going up daily, for more information.


6. Volunteer Opportunity: Homecoming Week of Service

Homecoming is a time to celebrate UGA and all that we do. Help us celebrate our service mission and support our community by getting involved with Homecoming Week of Service!

We are collecting gently used bras for Free the Girls on Monday (10/9) Tate Plaza from 9am-3pm, and we are also collecting canned goods for Turkeypalooza on Thursday (10/13) from 7-9pm in Tate Grand Hall. We will also have plenty of mini-service projects, like making dog toys or writing letters, to complete in Tate Plaza on Wednesday (10/12) from 10am-2pm.

Hope to see you there!


7. Volunteer Opportunity: Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary Octoberfest

Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School in Athens, Georgia will have our annual fall festival, Octoberfest, on Friday, October 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. We would love to have you or your student organization volunteer at this much anticipated event! We are looking for help with set-up (beginning at 5:00), booths/activity stations, food tables throughout the evening, and clean up. Please contact Robyn Obana for more information or to volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you!


8. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

A reminder about the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund opportunity. This is a great opportunity that can lead to future internship and employment within the fashion industry. We had two $5,000 scholarship winners last year. Scholarship winners participate in GALA activities in New York City and meet in person with Industry leaders! Please contact Mr. Greg Vessels with any questions. Following are links to the application and additional information:

How to Apply

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application Checklist

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Timeline

Impact Report

Deadline to submit your application to Mr. Vessels is Friday, October 14! The deadline to upload your case study to FMA is November 1, but you have to submit an application to Mr. Vessels by October 14 to be considered for the scholarship.

Check out these links for more information on the scholarship and past recipients:

School Visit Presentation  

YMA FSF Mission Video 2016   

Also, please like the TMI Facebook page to stay up to date on this scholarship and all the other TMI happenings.


9. Research Study: Effects of Exercise on Epilepsy

Participants needed for exercise and epilepsy research study!

We are seeking people diagnosed with epilepsy and a history of at least one seizure during the past 10 years aged 18-29 years old. Volunteers will visit the Exercise Psychology Lab on 3 separate days, for 80 minutes each day. Maximal exercise (about 20 minutes) and submaximal exercise (20 minutes) will be performed, and computer-based tests will be completed. Participants can earn up to $40 in gift cards (about $10 per hour completed).

If you are interested in participating, please complete the online screening.

For more information, please contact Kristen Johnson, graduate student in the UGA Department of Kinesiology.


10. Club Meeting: Covenant Care Adoptions @ UGA

Next Tuesday, October 11, is our second meeting of this semester! This meeting will give you a chance to meet our new Executive Board and discuss adoption issues with our Adoption Panel. Our panel includes an adoptive mother and a birth-mother, willing to share their stories. Light refreshments will be served. Our meeting will be held in MLC 153 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Additionally, we are creating Pamper Boxes to show our appreciation for Birth Mothers. They will receive these gifts in November, National Adoption Month. In preparation for our meeting, we ask that you bring a pair of fuzzy socks. During the meeting we will make sugar scrubs and write notes of encouragement. 

If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can get more involved, you can email us at ccadoptions.uga@gmail.com

Can't wait to see you there!

Erika Massie 

​Executive Board, President​

Covenant Care Adoptions @ UGA

ccadoptions.uga@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/ccadoptionsatuga


11. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association

The Student Financial Planning Association will be meeting on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. in 208 Dawson Hall. Please join us for this opportunity to network with financial planning firms. We will also be discussing conference etiquette and strategy.


12. Event: Entrepreneurship Talk

Come hear Chelsie Antos and Elisabeth Huijskens, two of the four co-founders of Trades of Hope, talk about their direct selling model business, which employs artisans across the globe.

Wednesday, October 12

9:05-9:55 a.m.

101 Dawson Hall


13. Event: Moneyn’ ‘Round the World

Go out and support our very own FACS Financial Planning graduate student, Jessica Parks, as she presents Moneyn' 'Round the World on Thursday, October 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at The Intersection in Tate.

The purpose of Moneyn' 'Round the World is to discuss how Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism influence the way that individuals view and spend money. First, we will introduce some common themes about consumer behavior (saving, greed, avoiding debt, etc.) and how they share views with religion. Then we will discuss how these themes are present in the U.S.'s financial system and in other nations. This is a great workshop for financial planning, business, international affairs and religion majors.


14. Upcoming Event: FACS Field Day

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is SO EXCITED to announce our first ever FACS Field Day with SAFCS!

As some of you may know, FACS Week is October 15-21, and we decided that this would be a GREAT event to celebrate our college. This event is open to all those in FACS, not just members of SAFCS, so pass this info along to anyone who you think would love to join us!

It will be on Wednesday, October 19, on Myers Quad at 6:30 p.m. Expect events like a 3-legged race, sponge relay, and more!

If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Easley. Hope to see you there!


15. Upcoming Event: FACS Study Away Fair


16. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Success Strategies for Personal Branding

Monday, October 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

110 Dawson Hall

The H.O.U.S.E. student organization is sponsoring a dynamic guest speaker next week. You are in for a treat as our very own Dr. Debbie Phillips joins us for a lively discussion about Success Strategies for Personal Branding. Debbie is a graduate of FACS and former FHCE instructor. She is a housing professional who passionately promotes careers in real estate. She is the 2016 President of IREM Georgia and was voted 1 in 75 women changing the face of real estate in 2014, among other noted accomplishments. 

She will be the first to tell you it isn't about her; it's about sharing her experience of more than 27 years in real estate as a certified property manager. She believes that you are the "CEO of YOU" and you can develop a personal branding strategy that allows you to make a great career by playing in your Genius Zone!

Join us as Debbie helps you navigate the currents of your career! Pizza and soda will be provided.

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


17. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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