November 15, 2021
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Lunch and Learn

Need a well-being check-up?  Join Kiz Adams, UGA’s Well-being Coordinator, for a workshop and discussion on the signs and symptoms of burnout, how to better manage stress, and the resources that are available to UGA faculty and staff to improve your well-being. November 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Dawson 208. The room only has space for 30 people, so if you want to join in person for lunch, please RSVP to Lynn Parham facsdean@uga.edu to register as soon as possible. A Zoom link will also be available for those who want to join remotely.

Technology Tip

The average person in the US has 70-80 online accounts. Why is it important to keep tabs on your online accounts? For one thing, accounts include all sorts of data, some of it sensitive – you don't want it in the wrong hands! The following article discusses how to find all accounts linked to your email and revoke those you don't wish to be linked. There are also some additional tips on staying private online. https://cybernews.com/secure-email-providers/find-all-accounts-linked-to-email-address/

Branding

Consistent visual images and communication styles promote FACS’ mission within UGA and with our larger community. Please be sure to refer to our FACS Branding Guidelines before sending out any external communications, purchasing promotional items such as T-shirts, or creating PowerPoints for external audiences, etc. All FACS logos and templates are available here, and additional guidelines can be found on UGA's official Branding and logo pages. Your support in this area helps us align our messaging with UGA and demonstrates professionalism and trustworthiness to the public. Please contact Cal Powell if you have any questions related to branding or logo usage. 

Kudos

FACS received four national awards at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting earlier this month. FACS Extension teams also received several second place, third place and regional awards. A video presentation of award winners can be viewed here. The national award winners were:

  • Educational Curriculum Package Award

Rachel Stewart and Team: The Healthy Georgia Wellness curriculum was developed to assist with employee wellness programs and community education. It is a 14-lesson series to address the whole concept of wellness from financial to physical wellness. Team members are Susan Moore, Becky Collins, Laura Smith, Georgeanne Cook, Terri Black, Marnie Dekle, Carrie Vanderver, Lisa Jordan, Rachel Hubbard, Denise Everson, Alison Berg, Pamela Turner, Elizabeth Andress, Diane Bales, Joan Koonce, Judy Harrison, Michael Rupured, Kisha Faulk, and Jackie Ogden.

  • Marketing Package Award

Susan Moore and Team, UGA EFNEP Marketing Materials: The UGA EFNEP team developed new and innovative recruitment materials that gave participants and agencies a greater understanding of services offered, resulting in increased awareness and visibility for EFNEP. Team members are La Keshia Levi, Tiffany Williams, Rhea Bentley, Kimberly Howell, Rebecca Thomas, Ines Beltran, Carin Booth, Ida Jackson, Carla Moore, Cindee Sweda, Annette Montero, LaZavia Greer, Leslie Weaver, Diandria Barber, and Zoe Soltanmammedova.

  • Program Excellence Through Research Award

Edda Cotto-Rivera and Team, A Systematic Evaluation guides the development of UGA SNAP-Ed social marketing programs: The findings, experiences, and lessons learned from the UGA SNAP-Ed FNV campaign will inform the development of a new statewide social marketing campaign tailored to low-income Georgians. Team members are Jung Sun Lee, Joanna Akin, Vibha Bhargava, Danielle Anthony, Laurel Sanville, Allisen Penn, Austin Childers, Marnie Dekle, Lisa Jodan, Jennine DeLane, Michelle Mcqueen, and Darci Bell.

  • In addition to the team awards, Kisha Faulk, FACS Program Development Coordinator for the Northwest District, received a Distinguished Service Award, and Keishon Thomas, FACS Agent in Bibb County, was elected as the NEAFCS Southern Region Director.

Award Nominations

It’s time to be thinking about nominations for the FACS Awards. Most are due January 30, except the Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty Advisor of the Year Award and Academic Advisor of the Year Award, which are due January 15. Please see specific award criteria here: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/faculty-and-staff-awards-program

Sincerely,

Sheri Lokken Worthy, Ph.D.