FACS Connection - April 17, 2015

April 17th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. FACS Ambassadors 2015-2016
  2. SAFCS Executive Board 2015-2016
  3. LGBTQ+ Focus Group
  4. UGA Earth Week
  5. FACS Career Consultant Announcements
  6. Fundraiser for Experience UGA
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: Homecoming Volunteer Coordinator
  8. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate 2015
  9. Volunteer Opportunity: BlazeSports Summer Camp
  10. Book It! Field Day 5K
  11. Experience Spain with PINC Programs
  12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

1. FACS Ambassadors 2015-2016

Introducing our new FACS Ambassadors for 2015-2016:

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

   Lauren Travis

Foods and Nutrition

Consumer Foods

   Kristin Tamburo


   Annie Berry

   Anthony Chiu

   Hollee Grady

   Josh Hudson

   Emily Selph

Nutrition Science

   Audrey Clavijo

   Joy Maduka

   Whitney Okie

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Consumer Journalism

   Abbey Harrison

Human Development and Family Science

   Bre Costner

   Brooke Dumont

   Kelsey Eenigenburg

   Hayden George

   Angela Hendricks

   Funmi Jemilugba

   Taliah Lamar-Herring

   Nicole McEwen

   Udobi Onyeuku

   Emily Sims

   Sydney Stroup

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Fashion Merchandising

   Molly Dodd

   Clay Koellner

   Gabby Peticca

Furnishings and Interiors

   Catherine Cropper

Thanks to everyone who applied.

2. SAFCS Executive Board 2015-2016

Congratulations to the new Executive Board of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Alumni and Associates of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America!

Laura Shipman, Executive Director (HDFS)

Sarah Black, Assistant Director (Consumer Foods/Dietetics)

Hope Harrison, Director of Communications and Public Relations (FACS Education)

Ann Craven, Director of Finance (Nutrition Science)

Lauren Travis, Director of Recruitment (FACS Education)

Nicole McEwen, Director of Service (HDFS)

Taliah Lamar-Herring, Director of Special Events (HDFS)

3. LGBTQ+ Focus Group

4. UGA Earth Week

Each spring, the University of Georgia hosts UGA Earth Week to encourage sustainable living.  The weeklong celebration centers on the national Earth Day holiday on April 22.  From April 20-24, the UGA Office of Sustainability, Students for Environmental Action, and other campus and community organizations will host events highlighting opportunities ranging from alternative transportation and local food to water resource preservation and career insights from industry leaders.  UGA Earth Week is held in conjunction with Athens-Clarke County GreenFest, a community-wide event that provides citizens with the opportunity to increase their awareness of and interest in improving the environment of their homes, yards, businesses and communities.

Monday, April 20

  • Earth Week will kick off with a food truck and farmers market festival in the Tate Student Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In addition to local food vendors, this event will feature local and student-led organizations promoting sustainability initiatives and hands-on learning activities, bike repairs, and food made in Athens.  Earth Day T-shirts will be made on-site; bring a lightly colored T-shirt to participate.  Partnering organizations include UGA Food Services and the Athens Farmers Market.  Contact Meryom Pattillo for more information.
  • The Campus Bike Co-op, a student led group, will lead a leisurely bike ride around Athens to promote alternative transportation.  The ride will start at 6 p.m. at Myers quadrangle.  Contact Shafkat Khan for more information.
  • The Athens Science Café will feature Marshall Shepherd as he presents “Zombies, Sports and Cola: What does it mean for communicating weather and climate” at 7 p.m. at The Foundry (previously the Melting Point).  Shepherd is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program in the UGA geography department and host of the Weather Channel’s “WXGeeks.”  This event is sponsored by the Georgia Climate Change Coalition, the Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, UGA Office of the Vice President for Research, UGA Science Library, and the UGA President’s Venture Fund.

Tuesday, April 21

  • The ACC Stormwater Office will conduct a hands-on workshop from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 140 of the Tate Student Center to inform participants on how to better communicate science through a case study involving pet waste and water pollution.  Contact Anna Truszczynski for more information.
  • The Inspiring Careers in Sustainability Panel will feature industry leaders from Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, Southface, and Georgia Power and will be moderated by Quint Newcomer, director of UGA Costa Rica.  The event will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Food will be catered by locally owned home.made. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Terry College of Business’ Net Impact, and the School of Law’s Environmental Law Association.  Contact Meryom Pattillo for more information.
  • The Odum School of Ecology will host the 30th annual 2015 Odum Lecture, delivered by ecologist Nancy Grimm at 4 p.m. in the Ecology auditorium.  Her presentation will be followed by a reception.  Grimm, a professor of ecology in the School of Life Sciences and senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, studies how climate change and human activities affect ecological processes in aquatic and urban ecosystems.  For more information, see www.ecology.uga.edu.
  • Peace by Piece UGA is hosting a panel discussion focused on “Sustainability in Religion and Philosophy” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center.  This panel will delve into topics such as environmental stewardship and responsibility and how different religions view the environment.  For more information, contact Peace by Piece UGA.
  • Yoga Under the Stars will begin at 8 p.m. on Myers quadrangle and will be led by Cal Clements from Rubber Soul Yoga.  This event is free, but bring a towel or yoga mat.  Contact Students for Environmental Action for more information.

Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day)

  • A Chew Crew cleanup day will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Tanyard Creek.  Volunteers are asked to meet outside the Hull Street parking deck near Tanyard Creek and will help remove trash and invasive species and conduct general site maintenance.  Contact Ansley McKinney for more information and to sign up.
  • The Georgia Review will host award-winning writer and environmental activist Gary Ferguson as the speaker for its annual Earth Day program.  The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.  Contact 706-542-3481 or visit http://garev.uga.edu/ for more information.
  • The SXSM (South by South Milledge) Sustainable Spring Concert and no-waste dinner will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the UGArden, located just past the State Botanical Garden on South Milledge Avenue.  Participating bands include the Ecotones and New Nature, Zale, and Wieuca.  Bring a homemade dish to share.  Contact Madeline Breza for more information.

Thursday, April 23

  • Recycling Happy Hour will be held from 5-7 p.m. in parking lot E01 of the UGA intramural fields.  This drive-through electronics recycling event is sponsored by the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, WUGA, Coca-Cola, UGA Parking Services, and the Office of Sustainability.  Bring electronics – such as TV’s, computers, phones, and cables – batteries, light bulbs, and cooking grease to the intramural fields and receive a free beverage in return.  Contact Suki Janssen for more information.
  • “The Wisdom to Survive” will be screened at 7 p.m. in Room 137 of the Tate Student Center and includes free snow cones.  The event is sponsored by Students for Environmental Action, the Environmental Health Science Club, Bag the Bag, and Speak out for Species.  Contact Students for Environmental Action for more information.

Friday, April 24

  • The annual Middle Oconee River Kayaking and Cleanup will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Big Dogs on the River, 2525 Atlanta Highway.  Participants will join Big Dogs on the River, UOWN, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, the Georgia River Network, UGA Outdoor Recreation, and the Office of Sustainability to paddle and clean up the riverbanks of the Middle Oconee River.  After the event, participants will enjoy burritos.  No paddling experience is required, and signup is limited to the first 40 people.  Contact trip organizer Meryom Pattillo for more information.

Additional information:

UGA Earth Week 2015

Athens-Clarke County GreenFest

5. FACS Career Consultant Announcements

Next Tuesday is the last day of Satellite hours!

Tuesday, April 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Outside of the Student Success and Advising Center, 112 Dawson Hall

Drop by to have your career questions answered or for a quick resume critique!

Interested in Data Science?  Check out this upcoming live stream open house!

Metis Live Stream Data Science Open House

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT


Seniors, have you landed your job?

Tell us what you will be doing for a chance to win an iPad mini!

If you are still looking for a position, there are still plenty of jobs posted on Dawglink!

Full-time, part-time, internships, and on-campus jobs!

6. Fundraiser for Experience UGA

Experience UGA is a partnership between the Clarke County School District, the UGA Office of Service-Learning, and the Office of School Engagement in the UGA College of Education.  Through a variety of field trips, CCSD students participate in hands-on, curricular-based learning activities.  The goal is to foster interest in the pursuit of higher education among the 13,000 Clarke County students.

The University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning will hold its second annual fundraiser to benefit Experience UGA on Tuesday, April 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

The event will celebrate the success of the program this year in bringing almost 9,300 Clarke County School District students on field trips to UGA colleges and schools, including FACS!  The goal next year is to bring all 13,000 CCSD students to campus.

UGA faculty, staff, and students who led Experience UGA trips will showcase some of the programs that were offered this year.  CCSD Superintendent Phil Lanoue, a teacher, and several students will speak about the importance of these field trips.  Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Room at the State Botanical Garden on 2450 S. Milledge Ave.

Light refreshments will be provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Cali N Titos, and Insomnia Cookies.

The event is free and open to the public, and cash, check, or credit card donations will be accepted on site.

7. Volunteer Opportunity: Homecoming Volunteer Coordinator

The Homecoming Committee is looking for volunteer coordinators!  There are four jobs being offered.  The application and details of the job can be found on UGAin.  The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24, at noon.

8. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate 2015

Saturday, April 25th - Saturday, May 9th

University Housing Communities

Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate is a campus-wide end-of-year donation initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate unwanted items directly to the Athens-Clarke community instead of throwing them in the dumpster to be taken to a landfill.  Last year alone diverted over 30,000 pounds of unwanted items to the local Athens community.  The University of Georgia aims to break a record with this year’s event by diverting more than 38,000 pounds of material from local landfills during campus move-out!

Sponsored by University Housing, UGA Hillel, and Goodwill of North Georgia, the event will be held April 25 through May 9 for housing residents to recycle unwanted clothing, books, and other household items instead of throwing them away.  These donations will help local Goodwill stores.  Donation trucks, tents, trailers, and bins will be set up in 23 locations across campus – outside residence halls, the Greek Park, and Family and Graduate Housing.  Food donations of canned and boxed goods will also be accepted and will be given to the Athens Food Bank.  Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s trucks will serve as additional donation sites on parts of campus without access to Goodwill donation sites.  Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will collect all unwanted items from residents moving out and will use those items to fill their two area ReStore thrift stores, where all sales go directly to building homes for Athens families in need.

University Housing has participated in landfill diversion at the end of the academic year since 2006.  Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster was a program established by UGA Hillel in 2010.  Over the past four years, more than $98,000 worth of items has been given to local charities.

The initiative is looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring donation sites during move out located at all UGA residence hall communities.  It is a low-key commitment that involves a free T-shirt and a Goodwill gift card for your time.  Volunteer today!

9. Volunteer Opportunity: BlazeSports Summer Camp

Take your summer to the next level!  Apply to be a camp counselor at BlazeSports Summer Camp, June 7-12, in Warm Springs, GA.  BlazeSports Summer Camp is a residential sport and activity camp for youth age 7-17 years old with a physical disability.  Camp counselors:

  • Make an impact on a child’s life
  • Gain valuable personal and professional experience working with children with physical disabilities
  • Receive comprehensive training to prepare for the role

Contact Gillian Sharp at gsharp@blazesports.org or 404-270-2034 or visit www.blazesports.org to find out more about camp and complete the counselor application.

10. Book It! Field Day 5K

11. Experience Spain with PINC Programs

UGA alum Caylee Pugh is recruiting college women for two summer programs in Madrid, Spain with an organization called PINC.  PINC offers a cultural immersion program (July 18-August 8) and an internship program (June 13-August 8) that both include Spanish classes and leadership development workshops.  There are only a couple of weeks left to apply, and Caylee would love to see some UGA women involved in the experience.

See the PINC website for more information.  Please note these programs are not affiliated with the University of Georgia and do not offer college course credit.  If you have any questions, please contact Caylee.

12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Women in the Workplace: Your Image…It Speaks Before You Open Your Mouth!

Denise G. Sowell, CFP, CLU, ChFC & Melissa P. Malcom, JD

Monday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

UGA Griffin Student Learning Center Room 218

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the UGA Parents and Families Association present this workshop for women to discuss professional image development.  Topics include “What Should I Wear to an Interview?”, “Facebook Profiles”, and more.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Contact Denise Sowell or Ben Byrd for more information and to RSVP.

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Borrowing Attitudes and Experiences of Women Who Receive TANF/Food Stamps

Mary Caplan, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Friday, April 24, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

312 Dawson Hall

This will be a lunch-provided seminar, so please RSVP if you plan to attend by letting Melissa McBride know.

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

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