FACS Connection - January 22, 2016

January 22nd, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Announcement: FACS Diversity and Inclusion Week
  3. Announcement: Arch Society Applications Due
  4. Internship Opportunity: FCCLA
  5. Job Opportunity: Georgia College Advising Corps
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: Food Bank of NEGA’s Empty Bowl Luncheon
  7. Event: Job and Internship Searching Overview
  8. Event: All Campus Majors Fair
  9. Upcoming Event: FACS Chilly Dawg 5K
  10. Upcoming Event: FACS Day at the Capitol
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins

Thinking about changing your major?  Adding a minor?  Have a quick question that can’t wait until your next advising appointment?  We’ve got you covered with Dawson Drop-ins!

Meet with academic advisor Jennifer Eberhart in 112 Dawson on a first-come, first-served basis.  Dawson Drop-in hours are:

Mondays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Please note drop-in hours are not a substitution for a regular advising appointment.  Students will not be cleared to register during drop-in hours.

If any of your friends are considering changing to or adding a major in FACS, this is a great opportunity to discuss a major without any commitment.  So please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested.  Thanks!

Student Success and Advising Center

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

2. Announcement: FACS Diversity and Inclusion Week

FACS will kick off its Diversity and Inclusion Week on Monday, January 25, which will feature a keynote presentation from Erik Malewski, the chief diversity officer for Kennesaw State University. Malewski’s address represents the official rollout of the Diversity Plan the college has begun to implement this year after a three-year process that included focus groups, surveys, and planning sessions. The plan will be phased in through 2018.

“Diversity and inclusion is a critical component of our college’s overall mission to advance the well-being of individuals and families over their life span and strengthen communities,” FACS dean Linda Kirk Fox said. “I applaud the work of the Faculty Advisory Committee members who worked so diligently on this plan going back to 2012, and for all of our faculty, staff and students for embracing and supporting this important initiative.”

The college will host several diversity-themed events throughout the week as part of the celebration:

Monday, Jan. 25

Keynote Address featuring Erik Malewski and FACS students’ PechaKucha-style presentation

110 Dawson Hall

3:30 p.m.

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors gallery opens

Barrow Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Social capital, financial planning and black men

Kenneth White, Jr.

310 Dawson Hall

3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Exploring diversity through foods

216 Dawson Hall

11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Kodak moments: The shared interests of family scholars and contemporary photography

Dr. Eric McCollum

216 Dawson Hall

2:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29

Faculty panel discussion on teaching diversity

Dr. Melissa Landers-Potts, facilitator

208 Dawson Hall

12:15 p.m.

In addition, academic or research posters centered around the five themes of the FACS Plan for Action will be displayed throughout Dawson Hall during the week. Those themes are: recruit and retain diverse students; infuse diversity and inclusion into the curriculum and academic activities; recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff; enhance community and educational outreach; and increase visibility and communication of inclusion.

Additional programs will be scheduled throughout the year.

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3. Announcement: Arch Society Applications Due

The Arch Society serves the University of Georgia as the official hosts and goodwill ambassadors. You are invited to apply to become a member of the 2016-2017 Arch Society! To be eligible for membership, candidates must be:

  • A full-time student
  • Rising third-year or above
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Have at least one full year remaining at the university

Applications are due on Tuesday, January 26, and can be found here.

Please reach out to any current member if you have any questions, and follow us on social media to stay updated on the application process!

Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Instagram!

For more information, contact Carina Illingworth.

4. Internship Opportunity: FCCLA

FCCLA is seeking applications for five summer internships in communications and membership, competitive events, programs, accounting, and conferences at national headquarters in Reston, VA. Strong FCCLA alumni are encouraged to apply for one or more of the positions.

One of the highlights for interns is working side by side with national staff to carry out planning and logistics for the National Leadership Conference. In their off hours, the interns enjoy discovering Washington, D.C.

Information on the internship program and the application process is available on the Careers & Internships page of the FCCLA national website. Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 15.

5. Job Opportunity: Georgia College Advising Corps

The Georgia College Advising Corps is a university-based, grant-funded, and near-peer initiative that seeks to help increase Georgia’s first-generation, low-income and underrepresented student population enroll and graduate from college. We hire recent college graduates to serve as college access advisers in selected public secondary institutions throughout the state of Georgia. Working alongside high school counseling staff, advisers assist students with navigating the college admissions process. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications, and college entrance examination registration and preparation.

Come to our information session to learn more details about the position and application process from our Program Director, Program Coordinator, and current College Advisers!

Georgia High School College Adviser Position Information Session

Monday, January 25

5:00 p.m.

Miller Learning Center, North Tower

We are seeking to hire College Advisers to begin working in late-June or early-July 2016. Please contact Program Coordinator, Mariea Tountasakis, with any questions.

6. Volunteer Opportunity: Food Bank of NEGA’s Empty Bowl Luncheon

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s 18th annual Empty Bowl Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m. at The Classic Center in downtown Athens.  Proceeds will benefit the food bank's mission to end hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty in northeast Georgia.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with this event.  Please contact Bill Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers@foodbanknega.org or 706-354-8191 if you would like to help.

Tickets: All are encouraged to attend!  Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets are $20 without a bowl and $30 with a bowl.  Tables of 10 with 10 bowls are available for $400.  The event will feature a lunch of soup and sandwiches.

7. Event: Job and Internship Searching Overview

8. Event: All Campus Majors Fair

FACS loves you!  Do you love FACS?  Tell your non-FACS friends how awesome your college is and have them visit us at the All Campus Majors Fair on Tuesday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Tate Atrium.

They’ll learn more about opportunities to build careers in:

  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dietetics
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Non-Profits
  • Nutrition
  • Property Management

And if you’re passing through, please stop by and say hi!  We’d love to see you!

9. Upcoming Event: FACS Chilly Dawg 5K

8th Annual FACS Chilly Dawg 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Starts @ 9:00 a.m.

Sandy Creek Park, Athens, GA


10. Upcoming Event: FACS Day at the Capitol

11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Exploring Diversity Through Foods

Wednesday, January 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

216 Dawson Hall

The Department of Foods and Nutrition invites you to Exploring Diversity Through Foods, a drop-in event in celebration of our diversity and inclusion.  There will be displays and samples of culturally diverse foods, including foods from Ghana, Nigeria, France, Germany, China, India, Korea, Mexico, and Colombia.  Bring your curiosity and appetite!

For more information, contact Hea Jin Park.

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

12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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