FACS Connection - August 21, 2015

August 21st, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Drop/Add Ends Today
  2. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting
  3. Announcement: SSAC Closing Early
  4. News: Cultural Capacity Certificate Program
  5. News: Fresh Food Bus
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: West Broad Farmers Market
  7. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  8. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!
  9. Stay Connected with FACS

1. Announcement: Drop/Add Ends Today

Remember drop/add ends tonight at midnight! If you still have questions about your fall schedule, academic advisors have walk-in hours through this afternoon. Check your advisor’s office door for specific hours, as they vary.

2. Announcement: SAFCS Meeting

Don't miss out on the first Student Association of FACS meeting of the year! All majors are welcome to come join us in Dawson 116 next Tuesday, August 25th at 5:30 PM. We will be getting to know each other, playing a FACS trivia game, and making school goodie bags for elementary school children as a service project. We'll also be letting everyone know about some upcoming plans for this school year, so be sure to mark down the SAFCS meeting on your calendar. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Lauren Travis.

3. Announcement: SSAC Closing Early

The Student Success and Advising Center will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28 to attend the FACS Leadership Retreat. If you need assistance after 2:30 p.m., please visit your departmental office or the Dean’s Office.


Main Office

Foods and Nutrition

280 Dawson

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

213 Dawson

Human Development and Family Science

123 Dawson

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

321 Dawson

Dean’s Office

224 Dawson

4. News: Cultural Capacity Certificate Program

The Cultural Capacity Certificate Program is sponsored by ISL and is a calendar year-long seminar series aimed at increasing global leadership skills, intercultural competence, and global awareness among UGA students. The program is structured in a cohort model and limited to 20 students (undergraduate or graduate), allowing for a high level of discussion, active participation, critical thinking, and reflection among the group. The certificate takes a look at the intersection of personal cultural background and personal social identities through the lens of communication, time, and theory during the spring semester. The fall semester allows for a more in-depth look at specific topics related to culture, such as gender and culture, social justice and culture, pop culture and culture, and/or technology and culture. Ending with a capstone project in the fall, the certificate ultimately allows for students to understand their own cultural backgrounds and identities and how those interact with others on the world stage in order to be effective leaders in today’s global society. 

ISL will be hosting information sessions throughout the fall semester on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 15

Monday, September 28

Thursday, October 15

All sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. in MLC 253.

The application process is open and will close on November 2, 2015.

5. News: Fresh Food Bus

Fresh Food Bus takes riders from campus to farmers markets

A new on-campus bus route will take riders from the University of Georgia campus to the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park this fall. The Fresh Food Bus will operate each Saturday (excluding UGA home football game Saturdays) through Dec. 19. The bus route will include stops at Building S of Family and Graduate Housing, Memorial Hall, the Athens Multi-Modal Center and Russell Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. The bus will run from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. with hourly stops at the farmers market. The complete bus route is available here.

The new route aims to make fresh, healthy foods more accessible to students and community members, and to increase participation in the SNAP Double-Value Coupon Program.

For the full article, visit this link.

For more information on the SNAP-Ed program at UGA, view this link on the UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition page.

6. Volunteer Opportunity: West Broad Farmers Market

West Broad Farmers Market is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to lead educational kid's activities at the market each Saturday! 

WBFM is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. As a part of our mission to further nutrition and wellness education within our community, we offer free educational programming for children each Saturday. These activities are typically interactive, learning-focused, and relate to some aspect of agriculture, sustainability, or nutrition.

We are looking for students that love working with kiddos and have a particular interest in agriculture & local food systems to lead a weekly activity. Students would only be committing to one weekend at a time, although they are welcome to volunteer on multiple Saturdays. The activity begins each Saturday at 11 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. The volunteer may create their own activity (although it would need to be approved), or we can provide an activity for them. We will supply all necessary materials.

Any interested students should email Kaela Horne.

7. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Closing the Gap between Local Food Producers and Georgia Consumers

Monday, August 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

103 Conner Hall

Continuing with the theme of local and sustainable food systems, this week’s pick is part of a seminar series sponsored by the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. Join Alex Rilko and Mike Farfour of Collective Harvest for what is sure to be a very interesting hour of discussion on this topic.

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

8. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

9. Stay Connected with FACS

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We may be posting some giveaways in the near future. Just sayin’.

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