FACS Connection - February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

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

Friday, February 12, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. SSAC Live Pure Chat
  3. Scholarship Opportunity: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat
  4. Archside Chat – UGA FACS Alumni Panel
  5. FACS Pick of the Week
  6. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  7. Feedback Opportunity: SSAC Brand Awareness Survey
  8. FACS Scholarship Opportunities
  9. UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources
  10. ASPIRE Clinic: Student Research Assistant Opportunity
  11. GAAME Workshop: What’s Next? Preparing for Post-Undergrad Life
  12. Feedback Opportunity: UGA Sustainability Survey

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. SSAC Live Pure Chat

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Do you have questions for the Student Success and Advising Center?

Use the Live Chat on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. Go to www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ and click on the Live Chat button in the footer of the webpage to submit your questions. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more! 

The Live Chat feature will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to success@uga.edu

3. Scholarship Opportunity: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat

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The Let All the Big Dawg Eat Food Scholarship is open for Summer 2021 applications. If you know any students who may need help securing food while taking summer classes, please encourage them to apply. The application will be open until February 28th.

Click here to apply: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJpHprrumdgcXQ2

4. Archside Chat – UGA FACS Alumni Panel

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We are interested in hosting two panels where students and UGA FACS Alumni will discuss entrepreneurship and maneuvering life after college through Archside Chat. Topics will include how they got started, challenges they faced and how they lead their business through entrepreneurship.

If you have questions about preparing for life after college or navigating your career search or you are looking to start your own business/currently run your own business, don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to learn from FACS alumni! Fill out the interest form here!

5.  FACS Pick of the Week

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Apply to the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program!

Are you interested, but have questions? Wondering how this applies to your major or degree program? Join an upcoming virtual info session! A former Legislative Aide will attend to answer your questions. Check out former Aide experiences here.

Info Session

  • 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 2022, 2023, and 2024. Email success@uga.edu or visit the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program website to learn more.

6. 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.

7. Feedback Opportunity: SSAC Brand Awareness Survey


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is interested in assessing student, staff, and faculty's knowledge of the Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC). This brief survey aims to identify how students, faculty, and staff are connected through our different channels, and how we can make improvements. The survey will remain open until Friday, February 19th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Abbi Flagg

Survey Link: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9z97noPtx3jB1Hv

8.  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!

9.  UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources

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UGA Extension has compiled a list of helpful resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine. To get the latest information, visit extension.uga.edu/emergencies.

10.  ASPIRE Clinic: Student Research Assistant Opportunity

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The ASPIRE Clinic is hiring a student research assistant, which is a paid role up to 20 hours per week. Any student interested in applying should send a cover letter and CV/resume to aspire@uga.edu detailing their interest and relevant experience. 

11.  GAAME Workshop: What’s Next? Preparing for Post-Undergrad Life

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GAAME will be hosting its first monthly workshop What’s Next? Preparing for Post-Undergrad Life on Wednesday, February 24th from 4:30-6:30 PM via Zoom.

This session will provide participants the opportunity to engage with representatives from UGA's Law School, Graduate School, Career Center, and Medical Partnership to discover opportunities on how they can prepare NOW for what's to come after graduation. Whether it's pursuing another degree or obtaining gainful employment this is a chance for them to ask those key questions!

While the GAAME program seeks to impact the retention, persistence and graduation of African American/Black men at UGA, any student is welcome to attend. Interested participants can register for the workshop by utilizing the following link: http://bit.ly/GAAME_SP21a.

12.  Feedback Opportunity: UGA Sustainability Survey

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How can sustainable UGA programs be more equitable and inclusive?  

All current UGA students (18 years and older) are invited to participate in this 10-20 minute research survey by visiting the following link: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cwHhs7XP5CranpH  

The purpose of the survey is to understand what factors impact diverse student engagement in Green Fee-funded programs offered by UGA’s Office of Sustainability. The survey will be open from January 25th until February 25th. All students are eligible to receive a sticker, reconditioned water bottle, and be entered into a drawing for local artwork or fresh produce regardless of participation.  We want to hear from you!

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Tyra Byers or Megan Lee

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