FACS Connection - February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021
Author: April Bullard  | 706-542-4847  | More about April

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

Friday, February 26, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. SSAC Live Pure Chat
  3. Spring into Research Workshop Series
  4. Apply Today: Student Association of FACS E-Board
  5. FACS Pick of the Week
  6. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  7. UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources
  8. Volunteer Opportunity: Judges Needed for FCCLA Virtual Competitions

1. Dawg Check

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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. Spring into Research Workshop Series

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All of the tools that students need to write dynamic papers and create innovative projects will be on display in a series of workshops from the University of Georgia Libraries. In the Spring into Research Workshop Series, librarians and staff will lead virtual discussions on navigating library resources, from the latest online journals to historical material held in digital archives, as well as using citation management software and technologies available for data visualization, map-making, virtual reality, and more.

The series kicks off with an overview of library resources and services at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 8th. The workshops continue on weekdays through Friday, March 19th, offering information into a variety of tools and services, such as the Makerspace at the Science Library and the GIS Lab at the Main Library.

Click here to learn more and to register.


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

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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.

Executive board applications close on March 26th! Click this link to register for SAFCS meetings.


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

  • 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

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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.  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.


8.  Volunteer Opportunity: Judges Needed for FCCLA Virtual Competitions

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Georgia FCCLA is a Career and Technical Student Organization founded in 1945 to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Georgia FCCLA currently has over 22,000 members in 237 chapters across the state.

In March, FCCLA will be hosting our first-ever Virtual State Leadership Conference AND virtual STAR Event Competitions. Middle school and high school students from across the state will be competing in over 35 different competitive events.  Our student competitors have worked incredibly hard throughout this challenging year to develop projects that positively impacted their schools and communities.  They have recorded and uploaded their presentations to an online platform. With so many students competing, we are in need of approximately 200 volunteers to serve as competitive events judges. This will be an outstanding showcase of student talent and a great opportunity for you to learn even more about Georgia FCCLA!

Judges will receive an email on Thursday, March 4th with a link to our digital judge’s packet. You will be connected with an experienced FCCLA Adviser that will serve as a resource for any questions as you evaluate the student member’s projects. Judges will have approximately six days to judge each competitor’s submission. All evaluations will need to be COMPLETED by Wednesday, March 10th at 11:59 PM. Judges will have about 4 to 5 entries each with a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours.  This can be done all at one time or spread across the six days. 

We would be honored for you to participate in this year’s STAR Events Competition as a judge. If you are willing to serve, please complete this Judge’s Registration Form. If you have any questions, please email at gafccla@gmail.com.


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