Dean’s Update 9/20/21
Provost Hu, Karen Burg (Vice President for Research), and Marisa Pagnattaro (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs), will present at our College Assembly on October 1 at 2:45pm in 110 Dawson. They are allowing time for Q&A, so please have questions prepared. In-person attendance is encouraged, but Zoom is also available:
Meeting ID: 951 5833 6970
Given the fluid public health situation and out of an abundance of caution, we have reluctantly made the decision to pivot the in-person 2021 FACS Celebrating Excellence program to the virtual format we used last year. With the facilities available to us, we could not accommodate a socially-distanced luncheon for the numbers of people invited. We will share a link to a Virtual Celebrating Excellence Program that will be available beginning October 12 and can be viewed at your leisure.
USG has partnered with KEPRO to provide UGA employees and their household family members with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Some of the services available include: telephonic counseling sessions, financial consultation, legal consultation, and resources and referrals for child care, eldercare, special needs, daily living/concierge, academic, adoption, management/HR consultation, relocation, and pet services. Services are confidential and at no cost. https://www.usg.edu/well-being/site/article/usg_employee_assistance_program
Apporto is a virtual desktop environment that provides access to software such as SPSS, SAS, Excel, SketchUp, Creative Cloud, etc. on a virtual PC interface without having to download the software to your computer. There are two desktops available for our students, one for our design and fashion students and another dedicated to statistical and financial analysis. You can access these virtual desktops by going to https://uga.apporto.com and signing in with your UGA MyID credentials.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Did you know September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month? UGA’S Office of Multicultural Services and Programs offers information and various events around cultural heritage months. See attached .pdf for events related to Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month.
Book Launch & Conversation with Coach Joni Taylor: The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia, by Mary Frances Early, September 28, 2:00 p.m., Livestream. Early made history on August 16, 1962, when she became the first Black graduate from UGA. She earned a master’s degree in music education, later returning to UGA to earn a specialist in education degree in 1967. Early is a civil rights icon and pioneering music educator who inspired and influenced generations of students, schools and Black communities. She played an integral role in the campaign for racial equality at UGA and across the South and remains a tireless advocate in the field of education. To register: https://gail.uga.edu/events/aa/mary-frances-early-book-launch-chat-with-coach-joni-taylor-2021
Sheri Lokken Worthy, Ph.D.