FACS Connection - February 23, 2018

February 23rd, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

  1. Happy Birthday, FACS!
  2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours
  3. UHC Safe Spring Break
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. UGA Cancer Survivor Wellness and Exercise Program
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. 2018 Pre-Health Scholarship Announcement
  9. Solidarity Lecture
  10. Phi Upsilon Omicron Fundraiser
  11. Omicron Delta Kappa Applications

1.  Happy Birthday, FACS!

On Feb. 23, 1918, the University of Georgia approved a bachelor of science in home economics degree, officially opening the door for women undergraduates. The first 12 female students enrolled in classes in September 1918 in this new Division of Home Economics within the College of Agriculture. Today, Feb. 23, 2018, we celebrate this 100th birthday of sorts and recognize this important milestone. Learn more about the FACS 100 Centennial Celebrations here.


2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours

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Do you have a few quick questions? Stop by Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!


3. UHC Safe Spring Break

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Spring Break is just around the corner and the University Health Center wants to send you off with travel safety tips and freebies for your trip! Drop by the Safe Spring Break event on March 7th, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at the Tate Concourse!


4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Explore Lab

February 28th, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

In this workshop, you will learn online resources that help you navigate the exploration process; your areas of interest and how they connect to majors; misperceptions of majors and careers; and how to create an action plan to move forward. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Applying to Graduate School

March 1st, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Identify common requirements for graduate school admissions such as testing, recommendation letters, and more
  • Gain an understanding of typical graduate school timelines
  • Display an awareness of key reflective questions prospective graduate students should consider


5. UGA Cancer Survivor Wellness and Exercise Program

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The East Georgia Cancer Coalition (EGCC) is a cancer-focused regional collaboration anchored by the Augusta and Athens medical communities. The long-term vision for this private, non-profit organization is to utilize the vast resources available to all its members and partners to significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of cancer to Georgians within our region. One of our principal goals is to educate high-risk populations on cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection strategies.

The EGCC is sponsoring a group fitness class for UGA cancer survivors who are at least 6 months removed from treatment, along with any family members and friends for free! This includes current UGA students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This program will run from Monday, February 26th through Thursday, April 19th. Classes will be conducted every Monday/Wednesday/Thursday from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the Functional Training Room (FTR) located on the 3rd floor of the Ramsey Student Center. The goal of this program is to create a fun atmosphere for participants to not only reach their fitness goals, but also connect with others who may have had similar experiences. Sign-ups and information can be found here.


6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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FACS Celebrates Women’s History Month!  The month of March has been designated Women's History Month. The College of Family and Consumer Sciences can trace its origins back to 1918 with the introduction of a bachelor¹s degree for women in the Division of Home Economics within the UGA College of Agriculture. We are proud of our history as the entry point for women at UGA and look forward to recognizing Women¹s History Month and the many significant contributions of women throughout our centennial events of 2018.


7. 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. 

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8. 2018 Pre-Health Scholarship Announcement

The Pre-Health Advising Office is excited to announce five scholarships available to UGA students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.  Further details on applying and eligibility requirements can be found here. Pay careful attention to the eligibility requirements of each scholarship before applying. You are allowed to apply to more than one scholarship, however, you must submit a separate application for each scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, your name may be shared with the donor.

The scholarships will be handed out during this year’s Initiation Ceremony of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Medical Honor Society to be held on March 22 from 5:30—7:00 p.m. in the Special Collections Library Auditorium.  You do not have to be a member of AED to apply for or receive a scholarship, however, scholarship recipients are expected to be present for the ceremony. Applications are due before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9th.


9. Solidarity Lecture

Dr. Sherri Williams will be keynote speaker for the Solidarity Lecture, a collaboration between GAPS & GPSA, as well as Grady College’s Standing Committee for Diversity. Dr. Williams will be speaking on the topic of #SquadCare and the need for marginalized people and people of color to focus on mental health, especially in this political and social climate.

The purpose of the lecture is to celebrate the diverse identities of our student population, while also affirming their intersectional experiences. We believe that by bringing in speakers who can address the issues affecting students and cooperatively engaging us in conversations that bring us together through our distinctiveness, instead of our variances, communal understanding and healing can occur.  As bell hooks once said, “When we can see ourselves as we truly are and accept ourselves, we build the necessary foundation for self-love…whether we learn how to love ourselves and others will depend on the presence of a loving environment. Self-love cannot flourish in isolation.”


10. Phi Upsilon Omicron Fundraiser

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Do you love FACS? Do you love our FACS Faculty? Do you love T-Shirts? Then click the graphic above to order your FACS T-Shirt now!

Proceeds support a Faculty Appreciation Breakfast! Order by February 28th!


11. Omicron Delta Kappa Applications

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Omicron Delta Kappa, an academic and leadership honor society, is currently accepting applications for the membership class of 2018. The organization's purpose aims to "unite students and faculty who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in academics, service, art, communication, and/or athletics in the interest of the development of the University through commitment to service, integrity, excellence, and friendship."

More information about Omicron Delta Kappa can be found here. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application here.


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