January 24, 2022

FACS is developing a five-year strategic plan for diversity and inclusive excellence. We want your perspective on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in FACS. All forums are virtual. If you are unavailable to attend a forum, you can give your input through a survey that will be sent to all FACS stakeholders. 

·       February 7, 4-6pm – Students | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2022 

·       February 9, 12:30-2:30pm – Faculty / Staff | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2022 

·       February 23, 3-5pm – Alumni | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2022 

Register: https://forms.office.com/r/e5HHnFDvSJ   

The college will recognize several outstanding alumni and induct Karen Tinsley into its Honor Hall of Recognition at the 43rd annual Alumni Awards event in March. In addition to Tinsley, honorees are:

  • Jerry Gale, Creswell Award
  • Rick Lewis, Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Clarissa Esguerra, Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award
  • Theresa Napoli, Outstanding Service Award
  • Eliza Paris Harrison, Pacesetter Award
  • Extra Special People, FACS Appreciation Award

news release was posted on the FACS website last week, and invitations are in the works. Congratulations to all the honorees! We look forward to celebrating in March.

The college’s faculty and staff awards and recognition program showcases faculty and staff success surrounding learning, discovery, outreach and leadership.

Most deadlines to apply are Jan. 30. For more information, visit the Faculty and Staff awards page.

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and UGA’s Special Collections Libraries present “Frankie Welch’s Americana: Fashion, Scarves, and Politics” January 21-July 8, 2022. The exhibition focuses on the life and career of this leading American fashion and textile designer, whose career spanned from the 1960s to the 1990s. Because of Welch’s innovative practices as both a designer and entrepreneur, this offers both teaching and research opportunities for our students. Dr. Laura McAndrews received the Sweaney Innovation Fund to develop and implement teaching materials to enhance design education by using Frankie Welch’s designs. Some of the exciting upcoming events using the exhibit are as follows:

  • January 21 – July 8, 2022: Frankie Welch’s American exhibit at Special Collections Libraries
  • March 3: Camelot to Counterculture: Clothing and Society in the 1960s
  • March 4: Madelyn Shaw (a textile historian from the Smithsonian) will guest speak in TXMI 3210 Fashion Fundamentals
  • March 26 : Special Collections Libraries Family Day featuring children’s design activities developed by TMI Product Development and Design  students 
  • April 14: Fashion Design Student Association Fashion Show at Special Collections Libraries

For more information, visit https://libs.uga.edu/news/frankie-welchs-iconic-fashion-display-university-georgia

Registration is open for the 2022 Virtual Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) Annual Conference on Friday, March 4, 2022! Visit the links below or go to the GAFCS website (https://www.fcs.uga.edu/gafcs) to register and for updates. This year’s conference theme is GAFCS: Sustaining our Future in FACS. Why attend the 2022 Virtual GAFCS Annual Conference?

•       Opportunity to network with professionals and students across different FCS disciplines, organizations, and institutions.

•       Learn more about our state affiliate’s focus on diversity and inclusion.

•       Earn affordable AAFCS professional development units.

•       Support fundraising efforts for students, scholarships, and awards.

•       Access to session recordings following the conference.

•       Discover why GAFCS is the organization for YOU.

•       No transportation, parking, hotel, or meal costs involved.

We look forward to having you join us! To learn more and register, click here.

Readers, unite! Join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Book Club in reading What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles & Practices for Excellence in College Teaching (Stylus, 2021). Ashley Harlow, CTL Coordinator for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, will facilitate the discussion. The group will meet 1:45-3 p.m. Feb. 4, Feb. 18, and March 4. Sign up early to ensure you receive a copy of the book (while supplies last)! Register here.

eLC New Feature: Anonymous Grading

eLC Assignments can now be created using a Hide student names during assessment option – allowing you to grade student assignments without seeing their name or other identifying information in eLC. This feature can help you avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process, and increase your consistency. To enable this feature simply edit or create your assignment, navigate to the Evaluation & Feedback option on the sidebar, and select Hide student names during assessment. And don’t forget to ask student to not include their names on what they submit! https://help.elc.uga.edu/need_more_help/update_information/

Effective February 1, Joe Nageotte will begin work as a Research Engineer on Gajanan Bhat’s Advanced Functional Fabrics of America grant. The project involves working on equipment to produce N95 quality meltblown webs and prototypes. We are excited about this new opportunity for Joe. We have begun the search to fill his position.

Janet Fowler is retiring. Her last day of work in the Dean’s Office will be January 31, so please stop by to wish her well on this next phase of her life. We have begun the search to fill her position as well.

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 4, 2022 – Bulldog 100 celebration, Sanford Stadium

Feb. 10, 2022 – FACS Day at the Capitol

Feb. 18, 2022 – UGA Obesity Initiative Annual Research Symposium

March 26, 2022 – FACS Alumni Awards Celebration


Sheri Lokken Worthy, Ph.D.