FACS Connection - February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

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

Friday, February 19, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. SSAC Live Pure Chat
  3. 2021 Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference
  4. Apply Today: Student Association of FACS E-Board
  5. FACS Pick of the Week
  6. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  7. FACS Scholarship Opportunities
  8. UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources
  9. Apply Today: UGA Mentor Program Ambassador

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. 2021 Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference

You're invited to attend the annual VIRTUAL Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference hosted by the UGA Career Center. This interactive event will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00- 8:00pm. This half‐day conference will focus on the career and professional development of diverse talent at UGA. Students in attendance will have the opportunity to network and engage with alumni and employer representatives during sessions and a networking hour.

You must register in order to attend: Student Registration Link

4. Apply Today: Student Association of FACS E-Board

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) is focused on building relationships with students from all departments within FACS, participating in community service projects, and learning professional development skills.

SAFCS will hold a general body meeting on February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. via zoom to provide more details and we invite you to attend! Executive board applications will open on February 22nd and close on March 26th! Click this link to register for SAFCS meetings.

5.  FACS Pick of the Week


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

  • Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:00-5:30 p.m. 

Register for the information session here. Registrations must be received at least one hour prior to the scheduled meeting time.

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.  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.  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.

9.  Apply Today: UGA Mentor Program Ambassador

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Are you looking to empower yourself and to empower other students to make meaningful connections with UGA alumni? Apply to serve as an Ambassador of the UGA Mentor Program and experience an opportunity that's rewarding, provides autonomy, and gets you out of your comfort zone! The UGA Mentor Ambassador Program is a year-long leadership experience for undergraduate, graduate, or professional students at the University of Georgia. As a non-credit, Experiential Learning opportunity, Ambassadors of the UGA Mentor Program provide student leaders the opportunity to foster a culture of mentorship at UGA by developing programming, partnerships, and marketing strategies that bring heightened awareness to the UGA Mentor Program while cultivating student’s servant-leadership skills, innovative ideas, and commitment to the UGA Mentor Program.

In order to apply, you must attend ONE mandatory information session (register here) and have had a mentor through the UGA Mentor Program. Applications close on February 26th at 11:59 PM. Apply today

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