FACS Connection - April 22, 2016

April 22nd, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting
  2. Announcement: UGA Arts Council Seeks Student Representative
  3. Announcement: I Am Enough Seeking Members
  4. Announcement: Student Organization 2016-17 Registration
  5. Announcement: Graduation Checks
  6. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey
  7. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  8. Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps at Barrow County Habitat for Humanity
  9. Internship Opportunity: Lion Leadership
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: Athens Community Council on Aging
  11. Survey: Stress Free FACS
  12. Survey: Hispanic, Latina/o, & Chicana/o College Student Study
  13. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  14. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting

Don’t miss out on the last Student Association of FACS meeting of the year! All majors are welcome to join us in Dawson 116 on Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. We will be having a luau with pizza, limbo, and a FACS Graduate Q&A panel! Come and get to know other FACS students, meet insightful alumni, and celebrate the end of another semester! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please contact our Director of Recruitment, Sarah Beth Massengale, by email at sbm33701@uga.edu.

2. Announcement: UGA Arts Council Seeks Student Representative

The University of Georgia Arts Council, whose members represent the performing, visual and literary arts on campus, is seeking an undergraduate student to serve as a student representative for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Student representatives to the Arts Council are advocates for the arts at UGA who communicate information about Arts Council events and projects to other students, particularly through established student organizations. Arts Council student representatives attend monthly Arts Council meetings, tentatively scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., and provide input to the council from the perspective of students and help advance the initiatives of the council.

Applicants must be currently enrolled UGA undergraduate students who are not graduating before May 2017. Applicants must be in good academic standing and should possess strong communication skills and enthusiasm for the arts at UGA.

Faculty and administrators from any campus unit may nominate students, and students of all majors are encouraged to self-nominate. Service as a student representative to the Arts Council is for two semesters (fall and spring). Students selected to serve on the Arts Council may reapply for an additional term.

The following information should be included as part of the application/nomination:

  • Student’s full name and preferred name
  • Student’s email address and phone number
  • Major, hometown and year in school (as of fall semester 2016)
  • Projected graduation date
  • Brief list of relevant UGA activities and involvement in the arts
  • Brief statement about why you/this student would be a good representative to the Arts Council

Email the above information to Camie Williams no later than Friday, May 6. For more information about the UGA Arts Council, see the Arts at UGA website or Facebook page.

3. Announcement: I Am Enough Seeking Members

I Am Enough is a Christian-based mentoring organization seeking to empower teen girls as they grow into their destiny. Check out our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

We are still accepting applications for the following executive board positions: Treasurer/Fundraiser and Mentor-Mentee Coordinator! If you are organized, hardworking, and looking for leadership opportunities with a great cause, please consider joining I Am Enough! Email us for more information and the application. The deadline to email is Saturday, April 30.

4. Announcement: Student Organization 2016-17 Registration

Please note the following significant changes to the organization registration process. Registration is open now.

Re-Registering Organizations

Organizations fully registered in the 2015-16 academic term

The process for re-registering organizations will be entirely online. As there is no information session required, you must read and understand the policies (and reference them when necessary) on the “Resources and Forms” section of our website.

Re-Registration Process

  1. Ensure the newest primary contact is listed as primary contact on the organization’s UGAin page. If they are not, the new primary contact must fill out the “Primary Contact Change Request Form” found here.
  2. Await e-mailed instructions and complete tasks in e-mail.
  3. Once you have received an e-mail confirming that you are listed as the new primary contact, proceed to next step.
  4. Primary Contact:
    1. Go to UGA Involvement Network, sign in, and navigate to your organization’s page
    2. Click the “Register” prompt on the blue bar underneath the menu
    3. Complete registration by Tuesday, May 31.

New Student Organization Registration

Organizations not registered in the 2015-16 academic term

New organizations will be required to attend a mandatory information session prior to beginning registration online. Periodic sessions will be held throughout the 2016-17 academic term. For summer registration, please see the information and deadline below.

Required to start a new organization:

A minimum of 6 full-time students. Hours of enrollment required for full-time status are as follows:

Undergraduate: 12+ credit hours

Graduate: 9+ credit hours

Law: 12+ credit hours

New Organization Registration Process

  1. The Chief Officer must attend one mandatory information session, and other members are also welcome to attend. The remaining Spring 2016 session is:

Monday, April 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Tate 137

Additional dates throughout next fall and spring semesters will be announced later.

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Details will be discussed at the information session
  3. For summer registration, the deadline for completion is Tuesday, May 31.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Activities and Organizations at stuorgs@uga.edu or 706-542-8584.

5. Announcement: Graduation Checks

Summer and Fall Graduates:

Graduation checks for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates are going on now through Friday, April 29.

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.

6. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey

7. 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!

8. Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps at Barrow County Habitat for Humanity

There are currently two open AmeriCorps positions at Barrow County Habitat for Humanity, a Community Outreach position and a Resource Development position, starting in August/September 2016.

Each job description and application is available here:

For more information, interested applicants can contact Melonie Clark.

9. Internship Opportunity: Lion Leadership

Lion Leadership is recruiting students to intern with them for the summer. As an intern, students will lead a small group of 5 college students through a customized workbook designed to cultivate personal growth and leadership skills. Starting in June, group leaders will meet once a week for two hours for 5 weeks.

You are invited to attend their information meeting next Friday, April 29. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Cassidy Gaillard.

10. Volunteer Opportunity: Athens Community Council on Aging

There is a reoccurring volunteer opportunity with the Athens Community Council on Aging Take Out Tuesday Program, where volunteers deliver bags of food to home bound seniors currently on the waiting list to receive Home Delivery Meals. This event is on the last Tuesday of every month to help individuals make it to the end of the month as their current benefits may have already been exhausted.

They are seeking 3-4 volunteers for this month’s event on Tuesday, April 26. Hours are flexible for volunteers. They can pick up the bags to deliver between 12:00-3:00 p.m. at ACCA. Routes consist of 3-4 houses, which shouldn’t take longer than an hour.

If you're interested, please contact:

Christy Tweedy

Senior Hunger AmeriCorps VISTA

UGA Office of Service-Learning

Athens Community Council on Aging

135 Hoyt Street

Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-549-4850 ext. 2011

Email: shvista@accaging.org

11. Survey: Stress Free FACS

How did you like last week’s Stress Free FACS?  Students in FDNS 2500, who organized the event, want your feedback!

Please take a moment to complete the survey here.

Thank you!

12. Survey: Hispanic, Latina/o, & Chicana/o College Student Study

My name is Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado. I am an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the Counselor program. I would like to invite you to participate in a research study of ethnic identity in Hispanic, Latina/o, and Chicana/o college students.
This study seeks to understand the factors that influence the development of ethnic identity in Hispanic, Latina/o/x, and Chicana/o/x students. As part of this study you will be asked a series of questions related to your opinion of ethnic stereotypes, the perceived importance of your ethnic identity, the perceived importance of your U.S. American identity, your ability to speak and comprehend both English and your native language, and your experience with ethnic discrimination. In total there are 98 questions associated with this study and it should take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.
To participate in this study, you must:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the United States
  • Self-identify as Chicana/o, Latina/o, or Hispanic
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 80

To thank you for your participation in this study, at the end of the survey you will be given the option of entering a drawing—5 people will be awarded a $25 gift card to Best Buy. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can decide to stop at any time. However, only those who complete the survey will be eligible for the drawing. Further, your responses will remain confidential. You will only be asked for your email address for the purposes of entering the drawing.
If you are interested in participating in this study please follow the link provided below or cut and paste the link into your web browser.
If you are not a Hispanic, Latina/o/x, or Chicana/o/x college student, I would ask that you please forward this message to any Hispanic, Latina/o, and Chicana/o undergraduate students, student groups, or email list serves you may have contact with.
If you have any questions about this study, please do not hesitate to contact me at carlos.hipolito@ucdenver.edu.

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Program Lead
University of Colorado Denver

13. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Franchise Ownership Summit Lunch & Learn

Friday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

Want to be your own boss, but don’t know how to get started?

Join the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn all about franchise ownership.

  • Hear from real franchise owners about their experiences making the jump to entrepreneur and how they have been successful.
  • Learn about the franchising process, including financing options, from our panel of experts.
  • Discover a variety of affordable franchise businesses, some under $100K total investment.

If you have ever wanted to work for yourself, you won’t want to miss this incredibly informative event. View more event details, including the agenda and available franchise categories, here.

Cost to attend is $29. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register here no later than Tuesday, April 26.

Questions? Contact Stacy Johnson at sjohnson@georgiasbdc.org or 706-542-7436.

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

14. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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