FACS Connection - April 13, 2018

April 13th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.

Friday, April 13, 2018

  1. Georgia Collegiate Neuroscience Symposium
  2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours
  3. Volunteer Opportunity – Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. The COE Connection – Upcoming Events
  8. Volunteer Opportunity – AIRS Field Day
  9. MCG Students - Walk-ins &Panel
  10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!
  11. Did You Know?

1. Georgia Collegiate Neuroscience Symposium


The first annual Georgia Collegiate Neuroscience Symposium, hosted by UGA's Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization (UNO) in collaboration with Georgia State University and Emory University, will be held at UGA on Friday, April 20th, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The symposium will include a speaker series featuring professors from each of the three universities as well as a poster session/reception.

This collaborative event is a great opportunity for new or experienced undergraduate researchers to enhance their presentation skills and connect with neuroscience students and faculty from the three participating universities. The sign up and abstract submission is available here. Please contact ugauno@gmail.com with any questions.

2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours


Do you have a few quick questions? Stop by Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!

3. Volunteer Opportunity – Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate


Volunteers are needed for University Housing’s “Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate”. This move-out event helps reduce the impact on our local landfill by collaborating with local non-profits to collect donations from the residence halls. Many donations will benefit Bulldog Basics! There will be 22 donation sites across campus. Volunteers are needed for 2 hour shifts from Friday April 27th – Saturday May 5th. Register to volunteer here. Visit their Instagram page @sustainableugahousing!

4. FACS Career Consultant Corner


Still Looking for a Summer 2018 Internship or Searching for a Full-Time Job?

Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers - Statewide Career Fair

April 18, 2018; 11: 00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Cobb Galleria

May 2018 Graduates

Stop by during Brittany Smith’s Career Question Drop-In Hours on the following days/times to share your plans after graduation and get free candy! J

Monday, April 16th, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Join the Bulldog Nation at the annual G-Day spring game and get excited for the 2018 football season! Admission is free. GO DAWGS!!

When: April 21st, 2018

Time:  4:00 p.m.

Location: Sanford Stadium

6. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

Do you have experience or an interest in marketing? Do you enjoy helping others, especially your fellow students? If so, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with Bulldog Basics! Bulldog Basics is a student-run initiative to provide students in need with hygiene and personal care items. We currently run out of the first and third floor unisex bathrooms of Dawson Hall.

Our marketing volunteer will be involved with promoting Bulldog Basics via social media and other pathways to UGA and the Athens community as a whole. If marketing isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer and the time commitment would be less than an hour a week.

Please email bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 


7. The COE Connection – Upcoming Events


Join the Executive Team for Lunchbox Garden Club!

The Lunchbox Garden Project at UGA is an organization that works to teach gardening, sustainability, and nutrition to elementary school kids in the Athens area. LGP goes to Barnett Shoals Elementary School twice a week and is hoping to expand to other schools. They are currently looking for applicants for the 2018-2019 executive board. Applications are due on April 22ndat 12:00 p.m. If you have any questions please email schoollunchbox@uga.edu. Applications can be found here.

8. Volunteer Opportunity – AIRS Field Day


Athens Inclusive Recreation and Sports, a local non-profit that provides adaptive sports and games to individuals with various disabilities, is hosting their spring field day on April 20th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Sandy Creek community building.  We are in search of volunteers to help run the games. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up here.

9. MCG Students – Walk-in & Panel


Want to know what life is actually like in medical school? Looking for a mentor who can give you advice?

Come learn from our panelists what it’s like to be a medical school student. They will give a quick talk about the opportunities that students have during their first year and during medical school, and then will answer questions from the audience!  Want to know how you can best prepare?  Which classes are the most helpful for the first year?  How to be success when it comes time to apply for a residency?  Ask our panel!

The “Life in Medical School” panel will be located in the Miller Learning Center, Rm. 214, on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This is a chance to ask questions in a one-on-one or small group setting and relaxed environment. There is no agenda so please bring any questions you would like addressed.  Suggested topics may include: where should I apply, how do I make myself more competitive, what is medical school like, is medicine right for me, how do I create a resume or CV, what options exist for gap-years before or during medical school, what are residency applications like, or any other topic you can think of! Panelists from MCG include: Quinn Peragine (M1), Kelsey Barber (M1), Ronke Olowojesiku (M3), Stephen Ballis (M4; Pediatrics), and Brian Sullivan (M4; Orthopaedic Surgery).

Walk-ins with an M4 (4th year medical student) will be located in Memorial Hall, Rm. 130, on Tuesday, April 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!

One-of-a-kind FACS Centennial shirts are available until April 16th. T-shirts are $25 and can be ordered online here. A portion of the sales will go toward FACS Alumni Scholarships!


11. Did You Know?

Did you know that Student Affairs at UGA includes a variety of offices and departments that enrich your college experience?  Learn more about Student Affairs by visiting their website and check out the handy Weekend Guide below to find a fun campus event! #FORTHESTUDENTS


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