FACS Connection - December 4, 2017

December 4th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Fall Semester Final Exams Edition

  1. FACS Convocation – Fall 2017
  2. Spring Break with IMPACT
  3. Scholarship and Grant Opportunities 
  4. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  5. London Study Abroad Program
  6. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity
  7. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events
  8. 22ND Annual Collegiate Leadership Conference

1.  FACS Convocation – Fall 2017


FACS Convocation is almost here! A personal ceremony for graduates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall located in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. For information regarding the ceremony please visit our FACS Graduation page, or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center! Registration is required to participate in the FACS Convocation. Please email any questions about Convocation registration here.

2. Spring Break with IMPACT – Application Deadline Extended


IMPACT is an organization that spends spring and winter breaks in another city in the southeast focusing on a specific social justice issue. The 2018 Spring Break trip will be in Jackson, Mississippi with the focus of Disability Awareness and Advocacy.  Participants can still apply, there are spots still open!  Students will also be able to apply for a fee waiver. You can find more information and apply for the trip here.

3. Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Looking for money to support your academic studies? FACS has several scholarship opportunities for you! All FACS majors have access to these scholarships. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences recently announced its grants and awards for 2018. Click here to view information for the Jewell L. Taylor Undergraduate Scholarship.

For more scholarships, view the links for undergraduate and graduate applications!

4. 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. 


5. London Study Abroad Program


Interested? Contact Dr. Melissa-Landers Potts for more information.

6. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity


Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! Meet influential Georgia leaders and connect firsthand with how policies affect the everyday lives of Georgians!
The FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta.  Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.
To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation along with a resume to success@uga.edu.  Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.
If you are interested in advocacy, policy, or government, the Legislative Aide Program wants YOU! There are a few more slots available. To apply, please send an email to success@uga.edu or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!

7. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events



8. 22nd Collegiate Leadership Conference

The Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) will have a renewed focus on providing leadership development opportunities for emerging, and seasoned student leaders, within student organizations. Registration is live and the fee has been reduced to just $15 for University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff. The deadline to register is December 15, 2017. You can find more information, including registration at here

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