FACS Connection - September 23, 2016

September 23rd, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: New FACS Study Abroad Program in Greece
  2. Announcement: Sell Your Merchandise at a GameDay Pop Up Shop
  3. Announcement: Green Building Council Seeking Members
  4. Announcement: Apply to Present at TEDxUGA 2017
  5. Announcement: Apply to be an Orientation Leader
  6. Announcement: Get Involved with UGAvotes
  7. Announcement: Get a Mentor
  8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  9. Internship Opportunity: U.S. Department of Education
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: The Intersection @ UGA
  11. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  12. Club Meeting: Student Association of FACS
  13. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association
  14. Event: Child Life Information Meeting
  15. Event: Collegiate Recovery Community: The Anonymous People
  16. Event: Brenau University PT/OT Campus Visit
  17. Event: Pre-Physician Assistant Association Meeting
  18. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  19. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: New FACS Study Abroad Program in Greece

An academic adventure in Greece

Earn 3-6 credit hours on this 12-day adventure in 3 of the most beautiful places in Greece*. There are valuable lessons to be learned from every crisis. In this class, students will explore Greece and its political institutional framework as part of the European Union and the Eurozone. They will experience how the Greek Financial Crisis affects the business environment and the consumers, how it affects the housing market and how financial planning and financial literacy can vastly improve the lives of consumers in the midst of the crisis. They will learn about the Greek heritage and the Greek culture in an effort to explore the background and origins of the Greek debt crisis and the conditions under which the economy might be turned around. They will explore the role of consumers in the economic recovery and the challenges in implementing the necessary reforms. The study tour will include lectures and discussions with representatives from academia, the government, institutional and the private sector. The tour will also include a visit to the Acropolis and cultural visits to other significant landmarks in Athens and Thessaloniki and a sunset cruise to Santorini.

*Please note that for students to earn 6 credit hours, students need to complete a Maymester course on campus for 3 weeks prior to the 12-day study tour in Greece in June. 3 credit hours are awarded to students for the study tour in Greece.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

See study abroad website for more information.


2. Announcement: Sell Your Merchandise at a GameDay Pop Up Shop

GameDay Pop Up Shops

WHO: All students who wish to sell a product/service or demo a prototype
WHAT: We have 10 booths set up for students to sell any kind of food or product (artists, musicians, food, jewelry, etc.)
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, from 12noon to 8pm (Tennessee football game)
WHERE: Terry Lawn outside of Brooks Hall

If you are interested, please contact Matt Miller immediately. Only 10 businesses will be chosen, so please respond as soon as possible.


3. Announcement: Green Building Council Seeking Members

U.S. Green Building Council Students at UGA is extending an invitation to all "green" students who have an interest in sustainability! USGBC is a national organization that developed the LEED standards for green building development, and we have an organization on campus for students interested in the practice. USGBC Students offers a community for those who would like to learn more about sustainability for our environment, connect with green professionals, partake in related service activities, and have a group of peers with whom to study for the LEED AP exam. If you would like to learn more about the organization and ways to get involved, please contact Chloe Weigle and/or Jacob Schindler to join the listserv and inquire about upcoming meetings and events.


4. Announcement: Apply to Present at TEDxUGA 2017

TEDxUGA 2017 will be Friday, March 24, 2017 and we want you there, but not just in the audience. We are looking for innovators, leaders, thinkers and doers. We are looking for students with BIG ideas!

The TEDxUGA Student Council will host the Student Idea Showcase on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Currently enrolled students at the University of Georgia have the chance to enter the showcase and have a TED-like experience as they share their own "idea worth spreading." From this group of students, a select number will be chosen to present on the TEDxUGA stage on March 24, 2017.

Showcase applications are due Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Finalists will be asked to participate in a short interview during the week of October 10.

For more information about the showcase and application, visit www.TEDxUGA.com or email us at TEDxUGA@uga.edu.

We look forward to hearing your idea!


5. Announcement: Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Want to be the first to welcome, impact, and encourage the Class of 2021?

The Orientation Leader application will open Monday, September 26. You can find the application here. Attendance at one information session is mandatory to be considered for the role.

Information sessions will take place on September 27, September 28, and October 4. All sessions will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Terrell Hall Presentation Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Meridith Balas.


6. Announcement: Get Involved with UGAvotes

UGAvotes is a campus-wide voter registration and voter engagement campaign empowering over 35,000 student voices at the University of Georgia. We are a nonpartisan voter information resource center. With a brand new website, UGAvotes strives to provide information to make voter registration accessible and successful.


IMPORTANT DATES

September & October: Voter registration

October 11: UGAvotes absentee ballot request and online GA registration ends

November 1 & 2: In-person early voting for those registered in Clarke County; Tate Student Center, Room 137; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

November 8: ELECTION DAY


UPCOMING EVENTS


Visit our website and our Facebook page for more information, or contact us at ugavotes@gmail.com.


7. Announcement: Get a Mentor


8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide

Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of FACS 5905 credit.

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for all juniors and seniors to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney. Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Apply here


9. Internship Opportunity: U.S. Department of Education

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The U.S. Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests - and we're currently accepting applications for interns!

Our Department is a place where you can explore fields like education policy, education law, business and finance, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education. Our interns also participate in professional development sessions and events outside of the office, such as lunches with ED and other government officials, movie nights, and tours of the Capitol, Supreme Court and other local sights. One of the many advantages of interning at ED is our proximity to some of the most historic and celebrated sites in our nation’s capital, all accessible by walking or taking the Metro.

ED is accepting applications for Winter/Spring internships through Saturday, October 1, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST). Visit our website for more information and to apply.


10. Volunteer Opportunity: The Intersection @ UGA

We are looking for volunteers for The Intersection! Volunteers in the Intersection will have the opportunity to work in a friendly environment, interact with a diverse group of people, gain skills in program planning, develop/execute programs for the space, have access to innovative speakers and events, and be a part of the inaugural staff of this new and exciting space.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Megan Pendleton at 706-542-5773 or meganrp@uga.edu.


11. 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.


12. Club Meeting: Student Association of FACS

Tuesday, September 27

5:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

Come join the fun with the Student Association of FACS at our September meeting!

We will have a presentation from the Peer Nutrition Educators as well as snacks and a chance to join in on our monthly service project! This month we will be collecting items for the Hygiene Closet, which is housed right in our very own Dawson Hall! This closet provides essential hygiene items to anyone in need, and we would greatly appreciate any items you would like to donate! Items needed include: soap, shampoo and conditioner, feminine products, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion and other daily hygienic products.

All majors are welcome, and we would love to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Recruitment and Communications, Sarah Beth Massengale, at sbm33701@uga.edu.


13. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association

The Student Financial Planning Association will be meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 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 proper email etiquette.


14. Event: Child Life Information Meeting

Learn about the undergraduate Human Development and Family Science Child Life Emphasis Program by attending an information meeting. You will be able to learn about the profession of Child Life, get an overview of the program and curriculum, discuss the application process and meet with Child Life Specialists from Augusta University Children’s Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia.

The purpose of the Child Life Emphasis is to prepare students to work in healthcare settings and focus on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families. Using play and other forms of communication, these professional members of the health care team seek to reduce the stress associated with health care experiences and enable children and family members to utilize positive coping strategies.

To be enrolled in the Child Life Emphasis Program, students must complete an application process and have a 3.0 GPA. There are a very limited number of students accepted into this program each year.

Students interested in finding out more should attend the information meeting on Monday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. in 216 Dawson Hall.


15. Event: Collegiate Recovery Community: The Anonymous People

The University of Georgia offers a Collegiate Recovery Community for students who have made a commitment to lead sober, healthy lives.

The Collegiate Recovery Community provides an environment where students recovering from addiction can find peer support as well as other recovery support services while navigating their own college experience. We also work with student organizations on campus to raise awareness about addiction recovery.

On Tuesday, September 27, we invite you to join us at 7:00 p.m. in Tate Theater for a viewing of the documentary The Anonymous People. Learn about the growing recovery movement in the United States and how you can support recovery here at UGA. Also learn about resources on campus for yourself or anyone you may know who could benefit from recovery support.

We look forward to seeing you in Tate Theater!

Any questions please contact:

Jason Callis, MSW

Program Manager, Collegiate Recovery Community

jcallis@uga.edu


16. Event: Brenau University PT/OT Campus Visit

Interested in learning more about Brenau University’s Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) programs?

Admission representatives for these programs will be on UGA’s campus on Wednesday, September 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m., in 213 Ramsey to give a presentation to prospective students. These presenters plan to discuss what a PT/OT is, how these professions are similar, how they are different, and the application process for each program at Brenau.

No registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Williams at aaw1@uga.edu or 706-542-4437.


17. Event: Pre-Physician Assistant Association Meeting

The Pre-Physician Assistant Association is open to all students at the University of Georgia who are interested in the PA career path. The Pre-PA club provides students the opportunity to learn about the growing PA career, stay updated on current health trends, and meet students with similar interests. It is the club’s goal to provide each member with important information to be well prepared and successfully apply to the PA schools of their choice. Please visit their website to learn more about what the club does and to connect with members.

Their next meeting is Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. in 404E Biological Sciences.


18. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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


19. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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