Dean’s Update 9/7/21
International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE)
Founded in 1908, IFHE is the global voice for home economics. IFHE provides a global forum for home economists to advance the profession and achieve sustainable living for individuals, families and their communities.
IFHE's upcoming World Congress is in Atlanta September 4-10, 2022. Faculty and staff may be interested in attending or presenting. They plan to offer a discount on student registration rates and student membership is very reasonable. World Congress submissions are being accepted until October 1 (extension from original date of August 31) for presentations, posters, etc.
Membership is January-December. If submitting an abstract proposal, you will need to be a member in 2021. If only interested in attending World Congress, join next year.
COVID-19 Well-Being Guide. This helpful mental health guide was written by members of the University of Georgia’s Clinical Psychology Program to provide information and recommendations to members of the UGA and Athens community who are dealing with significant life changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic. I recommend the Action Plan for anyone who is struggling right now.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and improve their ability to contribute to the enhancement of UGA’s welcoming and inclusive environment. The certificate will also enable participants to get a closer look at the people, institutions and initiatives that play a key role in supporting and fostering diversity at UGA. The Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion is a partnership between the Office of Institutional Diversity, Learning & Development (Human Resources), and other diversity-related offices and programs across the institution.
Laptop Checkout Towers
Fuyl (pronounced “fuel”) Towers located in Dawson 202 and Barrow 208 will provide an easier and more secure way to manage laptop checkout for students. Students will be assigned a locker and a PIN code to access a computer in the tower that contains the software needed for their class meeting. Contract Melinda Pethel for more information.
Sheri Lokken Worthy, Ph.D.