FACS Connection - February 12, 2016

February 12th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: FACS Student Technology Fee Committee
  2. Announcement: Apply for the Dean William Tate Honor Society
  3. Announcement: Apply to be a FACS Ambassador!
  4. Course Announcement: COMM 2700E
  5. Job Opportunity: Child Development Lab at McPhaul
  6. Job Opportunity: Camp Kelley at Athens YMCA
  7. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center
  8. Volunteer Opportunity: Oasis Tutoring
  9. Scholarship: FACS Scholarships
  10. Scholarship: Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial
  11. Scholarship: MassMutual Scholars Program
  12. Survey: Eating Habits and Time
  13. Event: Careers in Non-Profit Panel
  14. Event: Black History Month Keynote
  15. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  16. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: FACS Student Technology Fee Committee

The FACS Student Technology Fee Committee needs YOU!  The committee is seeking students to provide input and determine student technology priorities.  For additional information or to express your interest in serving on the committee, contact Dr. Silvia Giraudo and Mark Ellenberg.

2. Announcement: Apply for the Dean William Tate Honor Society

Dear First-Year Students,

Applications for The Dean William Tate Honor Society, "The Most Prestigious Honor a Freshman May Receive at the University of Georgia," are now available online.

Twelve men and twelve women of the freshman class will be chosen to represent the University of Georgia's Class of 2019 based on their dedication to scholarship, leadership, and service.  Only first-year students are eligible to apply.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 16, by 11:59 p.m.  Feel free to contact us with any questions at all regarding the application process, and we wish you the best of luck!

Non sibi sed aliis,

The Dean William Tate Honor Society


3. Announcement: Apply to be a FACS Ambassador!

4. Course Announcement: COMM 2700E

Communication Studies is offering a new online summer course, COMM 2700E (CRN 57697).

If you have any questions, please direct them to Angelika Switon.

5. Job Opportunity: Child Development Lab at McPhaul

The Child Development Lab at McPhaul is looking for Substitute Teachers!

If you have a passion for working with young children, if you want gain experience in child development, if you just love interacting with the little ones and need baby therapy now and again, then we invite you to apply to become a Substitute Teacher for our classrooms.  You will not only build your resume, but also match your book knowledge with real world experience in human development!

A Substitute position at the CDL is not just for the HDFS student; it is for any student who is interested in working with children in any industry.  Therefore, we encourage students from all disciplines to apply.

Applications are available in our front office, but see our website for qualifications.  We are located next to Snelling Dining Hall across the street from the Georgia Center.

Hope to meet you soon!

Child Development Lab at McPhaul
University of Georgia
202 Carlton Street
Athens, GA  30602


6. Job Opportunity: Camp Kelley at Athens YMCA

If you will be in Athens this summer and you're looking for a summer job, we are hiring for Camp Kelley at the Athens YMCA!  We are looking for energetic, responsible, skilled people to serve our community this summer!

If you or someone you know would be a great addition to Camp Kelley 2016, our Group Interview will be held on Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information, see YMCA Employment Opportunities.  Feel free to e-mail Courtney Harkins if you are interested and have any questions.

7. Internship Opportunity: Student Success and Advising Center

Each summer, the Student Success and Advising Center hosts new student orientation and prospective student events.  Our office is seeking 3-5 interns to work with our team this summer.  This is a serious time commitment that needs enthusiastic, reliable, and self-motivated individuals.  Responsibilities include interacting with students, families and guests, speaking in front of groups, and assisting the center with logistical preparation and event planning. 

This is a great way to get more experience with event planning, program development, presenting, and developing interpersonal skills.  We are also looking for students to intern year-round.  If you are interested in the summer, ask us about the fall and spring semesters as well! 

If this is of interest to you, email your resume and cover letter to success@uga.edu by Friday, March 4.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a current FACS student (either major or minor)
  • Must be available for portions of May, but primarily June and July, Monday-Friday with varying hours between 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Available to work and be available between 16-20 hours per week
  • Graduating Summer 2016 term or later

This is an unpaid internship, available for class credit or experience.

8. Volunteer Opportunity: Oasis Tutoring

My name is Reilly Lerner, and I am a student worker at Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela, a volunteer-run after school tutoring program for the children of the Pinewoods community. We rely on college students in the Athens area to serve as our tutors, and we are looking to begin registration for the Fall 2016 semester so that we can be sure to have enough volunteers to make our program meaningful. We are in full swing for our Spring 2016 Semester of tutoring here at Oasis, but are always looking for new ways to recruit new students as tutors. We would like to extend the opportunity of tutoring to as many students as possible.

The community where we are located, Pinewoods, is a predominantly Latino community where the first language of most of our students is Spanish, though we strive to recruit tutors of all majors and no knowledge of the Spanish language is required. At Oasis, we work to empower the children of the Athens Pinewoods community to excel through academic enrichment and mentoring. We offer tutoring to children ages 3 years old through the 3rd grade, every Monday-Thursday, 2:30-5:00 p.m. in Pinewoods. Volunteers are only asked to come one day a week of his/her choosing.

This is a wonderful way to get involved in the Athens community. You can learn a lot about yourself while making a difference in the lives of these children. Our only requirement of our tutors is a big heart! We are a volunteer-run organization and cannot operate without the service of our wonderful volunteers!

You can find more information about our program at www.oasistutors.org.

Thank you!

Reilly Lerner

Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela

Administrative Assistant

9. Scholarship: FACS Scholarships

As a FACS student, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can help pay for tuition, books, fees, housing, and meal plans. In 2015, 38 of 125 applicants won scholarships, with an average amount of $1,835. Criteria such as major, financial need, merit, and in some cases 4-H involvement or hometown, are considered. 

To be eligible, students must:

  1. Be admitted into an approved undergraduate program in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  2. Have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year (for all scholarships, regardless if they are financial need based or not).
  3. Meet any additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship eligibility requirements as stipulated in the fund agreement.
  4. Have two signed letters of recommendation sent and received by the deadline. These can be mailed directly to Associate Dean of Academic Programs, ATTN: Scholarship Reference Letter, 305 Sanford Drive, 224 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602 or e-mailed to Carol Halstead.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2016


These scholarships are competitive and not every student who applies will receive an award.

10. Scholarship: Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial

The UGA Premedical Studies Office is excited to announce the Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial Scholarship.


  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • First preference will be given to students who are pre-nursing or pre-physician assistant
  • Second preference will be given to students majoring in other health-related fields
  • Funds can only be used for educational purposes

Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Application Requirements:

  1. Resume
  2. Copy of your financial award letter in Athena
  3. An essay of no more than 250 words describing your professional goals and the manner in which the scholarship will contribute to your success. Please include the name of the scholarship you are applying to: Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial Scholarship.

Application Deadline: The application documents are due Friday, February 26, 2016. Please submit your documents to premed@uga.edu, or you can drop them off in the lockbox in the Premedical Studies Office, 102 Memorial Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Keisha Chandler, Academic Advisor, Premedical Studies Office.

11. Scholarship: MassMutual Scholars Program

A national scholarship program for high achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

The MassMutual Scholars Program is funded by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation. We seek to increase the number of students completing college nationally, assist in decreasing student debt, raise awareness of careers in insurance and financial services, and recruit and retain the top talent touched by our programs.

In 2016, MassMutual looks forward to offering $150,000 in total funding; assisting at least 30 students entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth year of undergraduate coursework with a scholarship worth up to $5,000. Students must complete and submit for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial industry. 

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2016 by 5:30 p.m. (EST)

Learn more about MassMutual Financial Group.

12. Survey: Eating Habits and Time


Please take a moment to complete this very brief survey for FDNS 2500, Nutrition Outreach, exploring how your busy schedule affects your eating habits.


13. Event: Careers in Non-Profit Panel

14. Event: Black History Month Keynote

15. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

PESA Spring Mixer

Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom

The Professional Entertainment and Sports Association (PESA) is the first and only organization at UGA that provides a network for highly-motivated and passionate students who are committed to the pursuit of careers in the television, film, music, fashion and sporting industries.

This event is the annual spring mixer. Held at Mellow Mushroom during trivia night, there will be food, fun, and an inside scoop on PESA's largest event of the year, The Summit!

Join us on Wednesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom!

Come out and meet the executive board and learn more about PESA!

Contact: pesa.terry@gmail.com

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The Summit 2016

Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sanford Hall

The Summit 2016, PESA’s sixth annual conference, will be a monumental event that inspires students to follow their true passions through professional opportunities, educational seminars, and endless networking. Each year, this marquee event seeks to bring students an amazing opportunity to gain extensive exposure to professionals in the areas of Sports, TV/Film, Music, and Fashion. Former participants of The Summit include: ESPN, Cox Communications, Fox Sports South, Ralph Lauren, Turner Broadcasting System, Viacom, QVC, Atlanta Hawks, Atlantic Records, and many more.

The event will feature multiple exciting panels with a host of industry professionals, one keynote speaker, a networking fair, and opportunities for students to ask questions and network.

Learn more and buy tickets

Contact: Emily McLanahan

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

16. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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