Dean’s Update 8/15/18

August 15th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

welcome back to school!

Thanks to the planning committee and staff who helped with the Welcome back to school annual picnic lunch. Photos can be found on the Flickr album I appreciate the effort of the planning committee for our lunch: Lynn Parham and Carol Halstead, Dean’s Office; Melissa McBride, FHCE; Terri Puckett, TMI; and Livia Wade, HDFS. 

after hours building access – dawson and barrow hall

The building door security system for Dawson and Barrow Halls changed the first of June. In order to manage the authorization of staff, faculty and students to access the building after hours, we implemented changes at that time. We now require all employees of the college, and students wishing after hours access to opt-in by requesting access through the UGA ID key-card system.

For new and returning faculty and graduate students, you need to request for after hour access (after 7:00 pm and before 7:00 am and weekend). If you had access last year, that does not matter, you will need to be proactive and request to be added to the new door security system.

A web site is found on the Office of Technology and Instructional Services (OTIS) web site.

Read the requirements and complete the Access Request online form, indicating which building (Dawson or Barrow) and/or labs on 2nd floor Dawson which you require after hour access.


  • Door Locks will continue to be set for 7:00 pm lock and 7:00 am unlock on weekdays, Monday through Friday.
  • Doors will be locked on weekends and UGA holidays.
  • Silent alarms will be activated and the UGA Police notified if doors are held open. Unnecessary police response to “false alarms” can result in a $50 fine. Those fines will be charged to the Department where the employee works or students are majors.
  • All buildings are off limits on Football home game days.

If you have questions, contact the FACS Facilities Manager, Joe Nageotte,


The deadlines to submit applications to the FACS Dean's Office for Graduate Student Travel Funding are September 9 and January 15. Applications will be accepted Monday, Sept. 10 since the 9th falls on a Sunday in 2018. Students interested should follow the instructions and complete the application located at the links below. 

All signatures are required on these forms as well. Applications received earlier than Sept. 9 will be held for review on September 10. Funding will be awarded based on availability of funds. An email will be sent to students notifying them of their award and the department head, graduate coordinator, departmental accountant and, Business Office will be copied on the email as well.  If you have any questions, contact


During budget development with the FACS departments this year, based on request by dept. heads, funding for faculty travel using state funds is provided in each of the department budget allocation for FY19. This will eliminate the need to ask for special funding for domestic travel for faculty. Work with your department head and/or business manager.

Based on input and needs for matching funds to apply for International Travel Funds from the Provost Office, the Dean has set aside an initial pool of $5,000 for the current year for international travel for full-time faculty with presentations accepted at international professional conferences. Complete the Form to apply for International Travel Funds from the Office of the Provost and complete the Special Funding Request for the college for matching funds. It is expected the faculty and/or the department also contributes to the match.

There are no application deadlines. Travel is defined as “outside the 48 contiguous states.”


We would remind faculty in the college to apply for additional travel funds related to faculty scholarly work abroad or international conferences and research paper presentations. A memo addressed to the Dean attached to the application to the FY19 Provost International Travel Funds will constitute the application. The Maddux Fund is to benefit faculty of the entire college.

Donor highlights: Dr. Esther Maddux grew up in Dublin, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1972 from The University of Georgia. She earned her Master of Science in Family Economics from The University of Tennessee in 1973. Her Ph.D. in Family Resource Management was earned at Purdue University in 1979. Dr. Maddux worked at the University of Georgia from 1973 – 2000 as a tenured professor in the Department of Housing and Consumer Economics.


OVPR appreciates the opportunity to partner with faculty in the UGA Research Core Facilities. The Office of Research is committed to delivering exceptional service and support to faculty and researchers. Part of this commitment requires a focus on constant improvement. We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete a brief, anonymous survey to help us realize this goal. 
Please share your feedback by clicking here. Thank you very much for your time and your candor. Contact: Carl Bergmann, Associate Vice President for Research


Tricia White, Director of Development for the college, has been selected to join the fourth cohort with Plus Delta Partners, a specialized consulting firm that provides professional development programs for front-line fundraisers. This training over nine sessions between August and June will further equip her with advanced development skills. To date, UGA has trained 45 frontline fundraisers through the effective Plus Delta program. There is ample evidence their training philosophy has enhanced the culture of philanthropy at UGA, as evidenced by the last two record-braking fundraising years, for both the college and UGA.

Congratulations, Tricia.

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

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29-30, Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GEAFCS) Annual Conference, Madison, GA
  • Next Dean’s Update the week of August 27


Linda Kirk Fox

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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