Dean’s Update 1/12/16

January 12th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda


The week of January 25th will kick-off the Diversity and Inclusion: A FACS Plan for Action activities. Join us Monday, Jan. 25, 3:30 pm in Room 110 Dawson for student presentations and keynote speaker, Dr. Erik Malewski, Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Curriculum Studies, Kennesaw State University.

  • Prior to Malewski’s speech, several students will give a “PechaKucha” presentation involving dialogue and slides to draw attention to diversity issues.

  • The textiles, merchandising and interiors department will host an exhibition in the Barrow Hall gallery showcasing garments from around the world beginning Monday, Jan. 25.

  • On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the financial planning, housing and consumer economics department will host a presentation by Kenneth White, Jr., a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University, who will deliver a talk entitled “Social capital, financial planning and black men” at 3:30 p.m. in Dawson Hall room 216.

  • The foods and nutrition department will display and provide samples of culturally diverse foods, including foods from Ghana, France, Germany, China, India, Korea, Mexico and Colombia on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Dawson Hall room 216.

  • Melissa Landers-Potts from the human development and family science department will lead a panel discussion on teaching for diversity on Friday, Jan. 29 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dawson Hall room 208.

In addition, academic or research posters centered around the five themes of the FACS Plan for Action will be displayed throughout Dawson Hall during the week. Watch for other news and announcements and please join us at some or all these opportunities.


To improve its support to faculty, the pre-award unit of Sponsored Projects Administration is offering a new promise. Beginning January 1, 2016, its staff will ensure the successful submission of all proposals that are received in complete form at least four business days prior to the deadline. To qualify, proposals must be in the Portal in “ready to submit” form by the four-day-in-advance deadline and include the narrative, all letters of support, bios, etc. Grants officers will ensure the successful submission of all such proposals through or the electronic system specified by the relevant funding agency.

To qualify, you must work with Michael McGough, FACS Grants Coordinator to have proposals to the stage of “ready to submit” in advance of this new proposed timeline.

Source:  David Lee, Vice President for Research


The 39th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at The Georgia Center. This year’s honoree and recipients include:

Honor Hall of Recognition Inductee

Dr. Roy J. Martin, widely recognized scholar and leader in understanding through research what are the mechanisms contributing to obesity, and former faculty and department head of FDN in our college.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Pamela Monroe ‘85

PHD – CF Development

Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Norman Pollock ’02, ’04, ‘08

BSFCS – Dietetics, MS – Foods & Nutrition, PHD – Nutrition

Outstanding Service Award

Dr. Rachel Hagues ’05,’13

BSFCS – CH & FAM Development, PHD – CH & FAM Development

Pacesetter Award

Ms. Britt Rotberg ’09,’11

MS – Foods and Nutrition, BSFCS – Dietetics

Creswell Award

Dr. Rick Lewis, Professor, FDN

FACS Appreciation Award

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Registration will be available online very soon. Watch for future announcements.


Deadline for all FACS awards is the close of business on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12-13 to attend UGA Extension Conference at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
  • The next Dean's Update will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016.


Linda Kirk Fox


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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