FACS Connection - April 29, 2016

April 29th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: ASPIRE Clinic Walk-in Hours
  2. Announcement: Camp DIVE
  3. Announcement: Thank-a-Teacher
  4. Announcement: #MyTopDawg
  5. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey
  6. Announcement: FACS Convocation
  7. Announcement: Student Organization 2016-17 Registration
  8. Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps VISTA at UGA CTL
  9. Job Opportunity: Trunk Club NYC
  10. Job Opportunity: Little Prodigies Child Development Center
  11. Internship Opportunity: HDFS CARE Lab
  12. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster & Donate
  13. Study Away Opportunity: Cortona Still Accepting Applications
  14. Scholarship: NRF Scholarships Information Session
  15. Food 2 Kids Item of the Month
  16. Georgia Remembers: A Candlelight Memorial Service

1. Announcement: ASPIRE Clinic Walk-in Hours

The ASPIRE Clinic, located in the McPhaul Center across from The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, will be available for walk-in hours starting Friday, April 29, for any student, staff or faculty (or small groups) who desire support in the wake of the recent tragedy. Dates and available times are:

Friday, April 29 - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 2 - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 5 - 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The ASPIRE Clinic office can be reached at (706) 542-4486.

2. Announcement: Camp DIVE

Do you want to help prevent summer learning loss in Athens while getting course credit? Take part in the first ever Camp DIVE, an engaging summer program offered for free to students in Athens Clarke County. UGA students can receive course credit (both undergraduate and graduate level) by helping develop and teach curriculum for the summer programs. Classes are on a variety of topics such as literacy, food production, civic agency, photography, history, and even robotics. Check out the website for more information, and this PDF for course descriptions. You can sign up on Athena today!

3. Announcement: Thank-a-Teacher

4. Announcement: #MyTopDawg

Seniors: Who is your Top Dawg?

A parent or mentor that supported your college career? A new or old friend who stood by you these last few years? A professor or advisor that was a source of inspiration? 

We want to help you thank them!

Just take a selfie with your Top Dawg and post your story with #MyTopDawg. 

Leading up to Commencement, UGA will feature #MyTopDawg posts on UGA social accounts, on the UGA.edu homepage, and display them in Sanford Stadium on May 13!

5. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey

6. 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!

7. 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.

8. Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps VISTA at UGA CTL

The Office of Service-Learning partners with several other organizations with our network of AmeriCorps VISTAs, who provide a year of service to help build capacity, strengthen programs, and fight poverty. Please see below for the position announcement for a VISTA role with UGA’s Center for Leadership & Service:

The Center for Leadership and Service at the University of Georgia is seeking a full-year AmeriCorps VISTA member to help advance a partnership with a local mentoring program in Athens, GA that relies heavily on undergraduate volunteers. Our VISTA will also help build capacity for community engagement programs at UGA, including a leadership development program, a new summer internship program focused on fighting summer learning loss, and our annual non-profit volunteer fair.

The start date is July 22, and the position description is located on the AmeriCorps website. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 27.

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Anderson

Senior Coordinator for Campus and Community Outreach

Center for Leadership and Service

University of Georgia

201 Tate Student Center

Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-6265

Email: andkyle@uga.edu

9. Job Opportunity: Trunk Club NYC

Hey UGA! 

I'm a Sales Director at Trunk Club in our NYC location and looking to recruit some awesome people to work here as well as show off our clubhouse space in Midtown to local student groups. Check out this video to see what it's actually like to work here!

We're a men’s and women’s outfitting service, and we're growing like crazy and looking for stylists to work in our NYC location, which is located on Madison Avenue in a 6-story mansion. I started as a stylist 2 years ago and have been promoted 4 times within the last year because we are hiring so many people and growing with the help of Nordstrom, which bought us last year. Our Stylists/Sales Representatives lead the way at TC. They build relationships with our members, benefit from a performance driven environment, and use their marketing, customer service, and merchandising skills while they're at it.

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, I invite you to tour our space or contact me via email.



Lisa Rosenblum

Sales Director, Trunk Club



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10. Job Opportunity: Little Prodigies Child Development Center

Little Prodigies Child Development Center is hiring part-time, full-time, and substitute teachers. You must have childcare experience and a clean background check. Please send your resume and availability to kathy.littleprodigieschildcare@gmail.com.

11. Internship Opportunity: HDFS CARE Lab

Within the Couples and Relationship Enrichment (CARE) Laboratory, the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) Project is directed by Dr. Ted Futris, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS). The HMRE Project aims to promote the safety and well-being of youth and families across the risk continuum in the child welfare system through an interdisciplinary approach that integrates comprehensive services. The goal is to improve family functioning and create positive and stable homes by improving healthy marriage and relationship skills as well as promote economic stability and mobility. With numerous state and local partners, the HMRE Project will reach nearly 1,500 families in northeast Georgia by 2020.

The HMRE Project is seeking HDFS CARE Lab Interns. Interns will receive training in all skill-based, evidence informed HRME intervention curricula, and work closely with participating families and children. Internships are available for one semester (fall and spring), 7-month terms (May to December), 9-month terms (August to May), and 12-month terms (January to December, including summer). Interns able to commit at least two semesters to the project are preferred. This can include either:

  • A one semester, 2-3 credit hour directed study (HDFS 3010), followed by a 6 credit hour internship (HDFS 5910) the next semester, or
  • A 6 credit hour internship (HDFS 5910) for two semesters.


12. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster & Donate

Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate is an annual initiative focused on diverting unwanted room items from local landfills and donating them to the Athens-Clarke County community. This initiative is a collaboration between University Housing, Hillel at UGA, Goodwill of Northeast GA, Athens Habitat for Humanity, and Project Safe, as well as other non-profits in the area.

April 30-May 13, volunteers will help oversee donation sites located in each of the residence hall communities. Most volunteer opportunities allow you to sit down, do homework, watch homework, etc., and serve as a resource for the program to any residents who have any questions. Other opportunities do include physical activity in unloading donation sites. Volunteer activities, times, and locations are clearly marked in the link below.

For volunteering, you will receive:

  • Free T-shirt
  • Free $5 gift card to Goodwill
  • Community service form, if requested
  • Endless gratitude from Program Coordinators


If you have any questions, please contact Josh Schwartz.

13. Study Away Opportunity: Cortona Still Accepting Applications

The Cortona, Italy study abroad program still has openings for Fall 2016! They also have scholarship money available, so there is a good possibility you will get financial assistance. For some students, it ends up being cheaper to spend the semester in Italy than staying in Athens!

For details, see their website. If you have any questions, please call or email their office.

14. Scholarship: NRF Scholarships Information Session

The National Retail Federation has released specifics for their annual scholarship competitions. Last year UGA students received over $20,000 in travel and academic scholarships. 

NRF scholarships are not limited to Fashion Merchandising majors but are open to all UGA students. If you or a fellow student is interested, please plan to attend this short information session.

What: NRF Scholarship Information Session

Where: 308 Dawson Hall

When: Monday, May 2, 2016

Time: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

For any questions or interest, please contact Clair McClure.

15. Food 2 Kids Item of the Month

16. Georgia Remembers: A Candlelight Memorial Service

Georgia Remembers: A Candlelight Memorial Service

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

UGA Chapel

UGA faculty, staff and students who have passed away since April 2015 will be honored. The event is open to the entire university community. For more information, please see this article.

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