FACS Connection - February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021

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

Monday, February 1, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. FACS Student Organization Info Session
  3. Free News via Email – DailyChatter
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. Outstanding Student Leaders (OSL) – Apply Today!
  7. FACS Scholarship Opportunities
  8. COVID-19 Vaccination Survey – Volunteer Response Needed!

1. Dawg Check


The University of Georgia is committed to a safe environment for its faculty, students, and staff. As a part of our commitment, we ask that you use DawgCheck to:

2. FACS Student Organization Info Session

3. Free News Via Email - DailyChatter


Join fellow students and faculty at nearly 200 universities around the world in reading DailyChatter, an independent, fact-based and non-partisan newsletter solely dedicated to global news coverage. Provided for free as a public service, DailyChatter is delivered to your email box every weekday morning.

Just CLICK HERE to sign up and DailyChatter will start arriving the next weekday morning. It’s like having ‘the world in your inbox’ every morning -- and it’s free throughout your college years.   

4.  FACS Pick of the Week


Apply to the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program!


Info Session

  • Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:00-5:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 18th from 4:00-4:30 p.m. 

The program is a full-time spring semester fellowship experience in Atlanta at the Capitol. Fellows are paired with a local Athens area legislator. The program is experiential learning approved, comes with a $4,000 stipend, and integrates career and leadership development. We are accepting applications for 2021, 2022, and 2023. Email success@uga.edu or visit the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program website to learn more.

5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad


The University of Georgia's oldest study abroad program has been operating in the medieval Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy for more than 50 years. UGA Cortona offers an extensive list of studio art and art history courses, as well as classes in Italian, English, Women's Studies, Science, Business, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Agriculture. Earn UGA credit while living in Tuscany and traveling with the program to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena, Naples, Orvieto, Assisi, and many more!

Please see the UGA Cortona website for full program details and for scholarship information.

6. Outstanding Student Leaders (OSL) – Apply Today!

Pandora Yearbook created OSL to give recognition to 10 academic seniors at the University of Georgia that have gone above and beyond and have served as campus leaders. These students have positively impacted their peers and the university as a whole.

These 10 students selected as Outstanding Senior Leaders will be recognized at the SOAR Awards in the Tate Student Center on April 6, 2021, and they will be featured in the 2020-2021 publication of the Pandora Yearbook.  All applications must be completed and submitted by Monday, February 1, 2021 at midnight. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
 * To be eligible, students must be graduating in May or December 2021. Applications can be found on the Involvement Network or at this link.

7.  FACS Scholarship Opportunities


As a FACS major, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information and to apply!

8.  COVID-19 Vaccination Survey – Volunteer Response Needed!

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized.

Licensed medical volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and advanced EMS personnel (EMT Intermediate and above) may be used to administer vaccination. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in administrative roles such as registering individuals for vaccination, data input, language interpretation, other administrative areas as needed, and providing guidance and assistance at vaccination administration sites.

To volunteer, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-responds and click on the “Register Now” box. Registering only takes a few minutes. Prospective volunteers will be asked for their name, address, contact information and occupation type.

In order to be eligible for some assignments, responders are encouraged to complete a profile summary, which includes skills and certifications, training, medical history, emergency contact and deployment preferences. Once your skills and credentials are reviewed, you will be notified by a DPH representative.

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