Dean’s Update 1/16/18

January 16th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

DEAN’S CHALLENGE LADY BULLDOGS BASKETBALL GAME – THURS. FEB. 8

A special invitation has been extended again this year to the College by the Georgia Women’s Basketball team. We have been given 150 complimentary tickets to the Lady Dogs home game on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 against Vanderbilt with tip off at 7 p.m. Please join us, faculty, staff and your family! Free tickets are available IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE (along with a voucher for food from the concessions at Stegeman Coliseum during the game).

You’ll want to come on and cheer the Lady Bulldogs who are having a GREAT season, 16 wins, and 2 losses.

Please see Brocton Funke or Carol Halstead in the Dean’s Office, Dawson 224, to obtain the FREE tickets. These tickets will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When attending the game, be sure to sign in at the Smith Street concourse area so we can track attendance. The college with the Dean that brings the most guests will be recognized as the winner!

FACS 100 DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Celebrate 100 years of UGA FACS and 35 years of our Legislative Aide Internship Program on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To celebrate with us, visit the FACS Day at the Capitol website here. Registration is now open and closes at 5pm on Wednesday, January 31.

FACS 100 CENTENNIAL LAUNCHED MLK DAY

The official Centennial Kick-off event was yesterday with Athens Martin L. King, Jr. Day of Service http://www.fcs.uga.edu/alumni/mlk-day-of-service-facs-100-kickoff, Mon. Jan. 15, 2018. We selected that date to kick-off the Centennial year and committing to a Day of Service in Athens and through other sites statewide through FACS Extension Agents.

If you participated and have any photos to post to the Faces of Service website http://www.fcs.uga.edu/centennial/day-of-service-100-faces, use #FACS100 or email Cal Powell jcpowell@uga.edu to have them posted.

FACS 100 CENTENNIAL WEBSITE LAUNCHED

We launched the website http://www.fcs.uga.edu/centennial FACS 100 Centennial – A century of tradition and innovation!

This website highlights history and milestone events in our past. It will also be the one place throughout 2018 for you to find information about happenings during the year to celebrate our proud past and promising future!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the following individuals who are key to our success.

Patricia (Tricia) White Director of Development, patricia.white@uga.edu

Alexis Morgan             Director of Alumni Relations, alexis.morgan@uga.edu

Cal Powell                   Director of Communications   jcpowell@uga.edu

Casey Gordon            Web Developer, OTIS, ccgordon@uga.edu

Carol Halstead            Admin. Assistant, External Relations, carolhal@uga.edu

Debbie Murray            Assoc. Dean, Extension & Outreach dmurray@uga.edu

Patti Hunt-Hurst          Assoc. Dean, Academic Programs, phunt@uga.edu

Camille Kesler             President, FACS Alumni Association

FACS SECURES ADDTIONAL FUNDS FOR PROMOTION, RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND DIVERSITY

I’m pleased to share the good news that competitive proposals submitted last semester by the departments in the college has netted nearly $100,000 in one-time monies from the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

This group of proposals were funded by the Graduate School at approximately $25,000 each:

TMI:

Request for the development of an Interdisciplinary Materials Science Graduate Degree Program

Suraj Sharma, Grad Coordinators, and Co-PIs: Drs. Gajanan Bhat, Sergiy Minko, Jason Locklin, Crystal Leach

FDN:

Recruitment and development of 8000 course in FDN PhD program

Jamie Cooper, Grad Coordinator

FHCE:

Recruitment materials development including videos, AdWords, materials and targeted marketing to the military population

Swarn Chatterjee, Grad Coordinator

From the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at $10,000:

FHCE:

Building Capacity for a diversity and inclusive graduate program in the Department of FHCE

Swarn Chatterjee and Sheri Worthy

$10,000 in Foundation funding for this important diversity and inclusion initiative

FHCE, Griffin campus:

And, not limited to graduate education, at $10,000

Advising and Mentoring Minority Students for Success Program

Velma Zahirovic-Herbert and Sophia Anong

Congratulations everyone!

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

  • Wednesday, January 17, Atlanta, development travel with Tricia White
  • Tuesday, January 23, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, UGA Extension conference
  • Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26, UGA Extension conference and the Georgia Association of Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences (GATFACS) annual conference, Atlanta
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, January 30

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

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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