FACS Connection - April 1, 2016

April 1st, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Graduation Checks
  2. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques
  3. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  4. Announcement: Fulbright Information Sessions
  5. Internship Opportunity: The VeryVera Show
  6. Internship Opportunity: Clarke County Mentor Program
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program
  8. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  9. Event: CURO Symposium
  10. Upcoming Event: G-Day with FACS
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Graduation Checks

Summer and Fall Graduates:

Graduation checks for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates will take place April 18-29.  Scheduling begins next week.

A graduation check is an optional appointment with the FACS graduation officer to review your progress towards graduation and confirm you will complete all requirements the semester in which you plan to graduate.  A graduation check is not required to graduate.  As long as you apply for graduation during the semester in which you plan to graduate, your record will be evaluated and, if you have satisfied all requirements, you will be cleared for graduation.

To schedule a graduation check, send an email with your availability to Kelly King.

Please note, a graduation check does not replace a regular advising appointment; you will not be cleared to register during a graduation check.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Success and Advising Center.

2. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques

The Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) is still offering Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques now through the end of spring semester classes, by two trained interns to FACS students on Wednesdays in or near 112 Dawson Hall (look for the resume critique sign). Sydney and Yana, SSAC interns and HDFS majors, are here to help you submit resumes for internships, jobs, graduate school, and more. Resume critique hours are:


Now-April 27

9:00-10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


  • During the interim period, as we are between professional career consultants, these are the designated resume critique walk-in hours. Please note that resume critique hours may have to be cancelled for unexpected reasons.
  • However, you have access to career help every day from 12-2 p.m. during the Career Center Walk-In Hours in Clark Howell Hall.
  • You can still make appointments to meet with a career consultant who has been prepared to work with our specific majors. Call 706-542-3375 to schedule an appointment.

3. Announcement: FACS Convocation

Spring and Summer Graduates:

You are invited to attend FACS Convocation on Friday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. at The Classic Center located at 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601.

FACS Convocation is a more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to recognize you at this time. Family members are invited to attend. The event is free, but registration is required.

Please click the button below to complete the registration form no later than Friday, May 6.


We hope to see you there!

4. Announcement: Fulbright Information Sessions

Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for year-long independent research, study, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad? Come to a Fulbright information session this spring!

The 2017-2018 Fulbright competition just opened on March 31, and the campus deadline is September 7, 2016. Note to undergraduate juniors: If you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the time to apply. Seniors and graduate students are also very welcome to apply. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by summer 2017.

Come to one of these information sessions:


Friday, April 8, 3:30-4:30pm, 102 Moore College

Thursday, April 21, 12:30-1:20pm, 102 Moore College


Thursday, April 14, 4:00-5:00pm, 102 Moore College Featuring Jeremy Akin, research Fulbright to Uganda ’10-‘11

Friday, April 15, 12:20-1:10pm, 102 Moore College


Wednesday, April 6, 4:00-5:00pm, 116 Moore College General overview

Tuesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00pm, 116 Moore College Advice on developing a proposal

Pizza and drinks will be served at the lunchtime sessions.

For more information, contact Maria de Rocher, the campus U.S. Student Fulbright Program Adviser, 212 Moore College, 706-542-6908, derocher@uga.edu. If you can’t attend an information session but are interested in applying for a Fulbright during the 2017-2018 competition, please be sure to contact Ms. de Rocher this spring or early summer. She will be happy to schedule an individual meeting.

See this information sheet for more information. Profiles of some of UGA’s recent student Fulbrighters are available here.

5. Internship Opportunity: The VeryVera Show

Vera Stewart, star of The VeryVera Show, is looking for interns! In addition to her cooking show, Vera hosts summer cooking camps for kids. This is a great opportunity for FACS students! This could even lead to a paid position for the right person.

There are three internships available:

June 1-July 29

June 1-August 5

August 8-December 16

Click each link above for internship details. For more information, please send an email to emily@veryvera.com.

6. Internship Opportunity: Clarke County Mentor Program

7. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program

8. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund


FSF-YMA scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are available to students who submit an application and winning case study.

In addition to this significant amount of money, winners are also invited to an expense paid  GALA event in New York City and an opportunity to meet and interview with leading Fashion Companies. Imagine having breakfast with the CEO of Macy’s or Nordstrom’s!

There are over 230 scholarships available and UGA doubled our award winners this past year.

Some schools have as many as 30 award winners. UGA should be among the largest winners.

One of our students had the highest score of all applicants this past year. You could too!

The applications and case studies should be available the first week of Fall Semester. 

Please contact Greg Vessels about applications at gvessels@uga.edu or stop by his office in 317 Dawson.

Winners of the $5,000 awards become eligible for other awards up to $30,000.

9. Event: CURO Symposium

Drop by the CURO Symposium next week to learn something new and support your classmates in their research endeavors. We are so proud of our outstanding students and faculty!

CURO Oral Presentations

Monday, April 4

The Classic Center

11:15-12:05, Room D

Catherine Marie Braun: The Hijab as a Feminist Tool of Agency, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Molly Suzanne Mastin: Cooling Fabric: the future of keeping cool, Suraj Sharma, TMI

2:30-3:20 p.m. Room H

Shannon Hochschild: Dressing with a Disability, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Tuesday, April 5

The Classic Center

12:30-1:45 p.m., Room C

Ana Maria Duron-Fleck: Financial Education in Georgia Public Schools and its Impact on Students’ Financial Behaviors, Brenda Cude, FHCE

2-3:15 p.m., Room C

Fatima Kamal: The Effects of Two Different High-Fat Diets on Appetite, Jamie Cooper, FDN

2-3:15 p.m., Room G

Ruth Schade: The Effect of Maternal Diet on Gastrointestinal Health of Offspring, Claire de La Serre, FDN

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room B

Jordan Samuel Berne: Short-Run Economic Mobility in the Wake of the Great Recession, Robb Nielsen, FHCE

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room C

Danei Check Hao Ting: Financial Knowledge amongst College Freshmen, Brenda Cude, FHCE

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room D

Ashley Nicole Biscan: Androgynous Dress: A Sign of a New American Social Landscape, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Taylor Sue Wright: Wedding Apparel: A New Definition, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

CURO Poster Schedule


  • Emily Kathryn Tyus/Caree Cotwright
  • Brittany Lynn Whitlock/Claire de La Serre
  • Jenissa Dawn Gordon/Hea-Jin Park
  • Joann Bo Ram Yang/Hea-Jin Park
  • Fatima Kamal/Jamie Cooper
  • Annie Elizabeth Ladisic/Leann Birch
  • Kayla Tanya Patel/Rick Lewis
  • Emily Rollins/Rick Lewis
  • Erica Coe/Rob Pazdro
  • Zixuan Jiang/Rob Pazdro
  • Stephanie Kay King/Rob Pazdro
  • Claire Lynn Yakaitis/Rob Pazdro


  • Elliott Marie Beale/Brenda Cude
  • Connor Pierce Gibbs/Brenda Cude
  • Theodore Gorman/Brenda Cude
  • Madison Haley Nichols/Brenda Cude
  • Benjamin Jacobs and Robin Haas/Swarn Chatterjee


  • Avery Renee Campbell/Ted Futris

10. Upcoming Event: G-Day with FACS

Calling all Dawgs!

Join us in front of Dawson Hall for photos, cookies and fellowship prior to the annual G-Day game in Sanford Stadium.

We'll be out front ready to welcome you to campus, and a photographer will be on hand to take your picture in front of the iconic "Pou's Pillars."

Stop by and meet FACS dean Linda Kirk Fox as well as current and former faculty and staff members, and pose with one of our custom-made signs to show your love for FACS and the Dawgs.

We'll also have free "dawg-bone" cookies for you (until they run out!). No reservations are required. We hope you'll stop by and say hello on your way to the game!

More Info

11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Bridge, Program 4

Thursday, April 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

It’s time for our fourth and final event in The Bridge program!  Join us next Thursday for “Bridge to Your Future.” In addition to free food, here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Faculty and Ambassador breakout sessions for Child Life, HDFS, Financial Planning, Foods and Nutrition, Fashion, and Furnishings & Interiors
  • FACS Forward Mentorship Program roll-out presentation and sign-up opportunity
  • Regular attendees for 2015-16 qualify for a special invitation for coffee with Dean Fox on April 19

Please feel free to bring a friend or anyone who is curious about our majors.  Questions?  Call or email Jennifer Eberhart.


Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.

12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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