April 4, 2023
Contact: Anisa Zvonkovic  | 706-542-4879  | More about Anisa

This update has a lot of facts about events and upcoming meetings and opportunities. I especially want to draw your attention to the upcoming FACS Spring College Assembly, 3:30 on April 11 in the Mahler Room at the Georgia Center. In your units, you’ve been asked to submit questions for the Provost, who will be our guest for the assembly. We’ll be celebrating college, university, and national awards at that event. In the meantime, I’m delighted to congratulate Professor Kim Skobba on becoming Meigs Professor; one of four awardees at the university this year, this distinguished honor reflects her visionary linkage of students with communities.  

April is a month of events that wind up the academic year, and with it comes my one-year anniversary of living here in Athens (even though my job started July 1). Pictures of our Alumni Awards event are shared below. We were so pleased with the strong turnout and the networking that occurred there.  

Year-end reporting and plans are coming in. Thank you for staying on top of these activities within your units! The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Melissa Landers-Potts, completed its first-year reporting with benchmarks and plans for the upcoming year identified. We would like students from each academic unit to be involved in the upcoming year. The FACS Executive Committee met about integrating the DEIB plan with the College’s Strategic Plan as we continued our conversation about the college’s vision and values.  

Spring is also a time of staffing changes: 

Haley Avery is leaving as FACS Director of Alumni Relations. She is assuming a similar role in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. FACS will be searching for a Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. 

FACS welcomes Lindsey Floyd, Administrative Associate in NUTR.  

Alumni Awards 

The full photo album is available to view here

Inclusive Hiring Workshop 

On April 19th, Institutional Diversity is hosting an Inclusive Hiring Workshop. Please complete the Qualtrics form to register: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqvhlkqwmOrqTOK 

IT News 

Status and Activity Report for April 2023 for Units reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Georgia. Status and Activity Report for April 2023 for VPIT Units 

Financial Literacy Week 

The inaugural Financial Literacy Week at UGA, April 10-14, is intended to raise awareness and create conversation around money and its importance in our lives. Efforts and events for the week are being co-led by Dr. Kimberly Watkins, FHCE, Dr. Megan Ford, ASPIRE, and Dr. Kristy Archuleta, FHCE. Please join us! All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. 

  • Financial Literacy Week - April 10-14 
  • Financial Literacy Day on the Lawn - Wednesday, April 12, 12-4 p.m. in Myers Quad 
  • Screening of Documentary Film "$avvy: Women, Money, Freedom" + panel discussion - Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm at the Tate Theater. 

Development and Alumni News 

Follow-up: Dawg Day of Giving was held on March 30. This highly successful event resulted in the highest number of gifts to UGA in 24 hours (11,091). Preliminary numbers indicate FACS received 236 gifts and far exceeded our challenge presented by FACS administrators! Thank you for your contributions. Check on the UGA website for final numbers.  

Double Dawgs 

A Double Dawgs Council meeting has been scheduled to discuss Double Dawgs related questions and concerns. Double Dawgs Pathway Contacts, School/College Business Officers, and any other faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested in the Double Dawgs program are invited to participate. Topics discussed by the council may include student participation, recruitment efforts, reporting, and the departmental funding incentive process. We will have representation from the Double Dawgs team in the Office of the Registrar, as well as from the Office of Financial Aid, and the Graduate School. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at doubledawgs@uga.edu or 706-542-6358. Monday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. in the MLC, Room 214.


We will also be holding a Double Dawgs meeting specific to FACS on Tuesday, April 25, at 10:30 am in Dawson 216. Brooke Daniel from the UGA Double Dawgs office will be here to provide information/answer questions. You are welcome to join either or both meetings. 


Experiential Learning 

For faculty interested in getting their course(s) approved for Experiential Learning (EL), Kay Stanton and Annelise Norman from the Office of Experiential Learning will be leading a workshop: 

  • "Getting Your Course Approved for Experiential Learning" 
  • Monday, April 3 
  • 10:20-11:10 | MLC 372 

Register here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elzK3YFxTeIXxKC 


Diversity and Inclusion 

Institutional Diversity is hosting an Inclusive Hiring Workshop on April 19 at the Intersection, Tate Student Center from 2:00-3:30 pm. Complete the Qualtrics to attend: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqvhlkqwmOrqTOK 


DIEP Annual Reporting 

Units are expected to report annually on their DIEPs by October 1 VIA Xitracs.  Xitracs access information, as well as available tutorial materials, will be communicated to unit liaisons in early June 2023 by the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness. 

Upcoming Dates 

April 7 – MFT Guest Speaker Ruben Parra-Cardona 

April 11 - FACS Spring College Assembly 

April 10-14 - Financial Literacy Week 

April 12 - Financial Literacy Day on the Lawn, 12-4 p.m. in Myers Quad 

April 13 - Screening of Documentary Film "$avvy: Women, Money, Freedom" + panel discussion 

April 13 – TMI Atlanta Alumni Mix + Mingle 

April 17-21 – UGA Honors Week 

April 19 – Inclusive Hiring Workshop 

April 21 – MFT Guest Speaker Lekie Dwanyen 

April 26 – Get the “Finals” Scoop 

April 27 – UGA Alumni Awards Luncheon 


Anisa M. Zvonkovic 

Dean and Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences