FACS Connection - March 11, 2016

March 11th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Dawson Hall Pageant Recap
  2. Course Announcement: FDNS 2050E
  3. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Aides
  4. Job Opportunity: Enterprise Management Training Program
  5. Internship Opportunity: Community Engagement Summer Program
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: FCCLA Competitive Events Judges
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program
  8. Study Away Opportunity: Summer Study Tour in Washington, D.C.
  9. Contest: UGA Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards
  10. Event: Bender Virtual Career Fair
  11. Event: Peace Corps Prep Program Launch
  12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Dawson Hall Pageant Recap

On February 25, the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences hosted the Inaugural Dawson Hall Pageant. The top winner, 2016 Mx. Dawson Hall, is Anthony Chiu, senior Dietetics major. Congratulations, Anthony!

Click here to see the four sections they competed in (When I Grow Up, School Spirit, Lip Sync, Question/Interview).

2. Course Announcement: FDNS 2050E

The Department of Foods and Nutrition is offering the online course FDNS 2050E, Introduction to Sports Nutrition and Wellness, in Summer 2016 Short Session I (June 8-July 6). The course will be taught by Dr. Jamie Cooper. The course is 3 credit hours, has no pre-requisites, and is open to all students. The CRN is 57996.

Course Description: An introduction to healthy eating, active living, and human performance, with an emphasis on sport nutrition and wellness across the lifespan.

3. Job Opportunity: Personal Care Aides


My name is Chessa, and I am a sophomore at UGA. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is a neuromuscular disease that is physically but not mentally disabling. While at the university I need a team of aides for 24 hour care. I will be living in the dorms. I need assistance with daily living skills, accessing my environment, and personal care. I drive a power wheelchair, weigh about 60 pounds, and need to be transferred in and out of my chair. Depending on your shift, your duties might include:

  • Attending classes
  • Assisting with schoolwork when I get fatigued: scribing notes, essays, making projects, etc.
  • Showering, grooming, hygiene, toileting, dressing
  • Managing my feeding tube and medications
  • Driving places in my van
  • Rolling me over at night
  • Accompanying me to social and academic events
  • Cleaning and laundry 

I am looking for specific availability for specific shifts. The shifts are Tuesday 6am-11am, Thursday 6am-11am, and Friday 6am-11:15am.

Job Requirements:

  • Female
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have or get first aid and CPR certifications 
  • Must be kind, honest, responsible, and friendly!
  • Non-smoker, non-drug user
  • Experience is a huge plus, but not required - we will train applicants!
  • Comfortable with pets

Pay - $11

I look forward to meeting you and sharing more details! Please email me.

Thank you,

Chessa Birrell

4. Job Opportunity: Enterprise Management Training Program

5. Internship Opportunity: Community Engagement Summer Program

This summer, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is partnering with four local organizations in Athens to provide internships for five UGA students. The internship program provides UGA students the opportunity to cultivate skills and gain knowledge about non-profit and community engagement work, while making a positive impact in Athens. Internship host organizations were intentionally selected as model programs that all address the issue of summer learning loss in unique ways. Through this experience, student participants have the opportunity to earn a monetary award of $1000 upon successful completion and potentially earn course credit. Internship host sites include: Action Ministries (1 position), Books for Keeps (1 position), Camp DIVE (2 positions), and Pack to Plate (1 position).

Application and Interview

Applications for the internship program will be accepted until Wednesday, March 23. Please complete the online application, which includes attaching a resume and listing two references. If you are selected for an interview by one of the intern host sites, the supervisor from that site will contact you directly. Interviews will be conducted between April 4-14.

Visit the CLS website for additional information, including a link to the application.

Requirements for Interns:

  • Complete 150 hours of work (15 hours a week for 10 weeks) starting on Monday, May 16, through Tuesday, July 26. Scheduling of hours is flexible and is based on the needs of each internship site supervisor. The two interns at Camp Dive will work the same number of hours as the other interns but finish by July 5 due to needs of the program.
  • Attend a half-day orientation at the CLS on May 16
  • Complete a work plan identifying learning outcomes for intern experience
  • Attend two professional development trainings at the CLS
  • Complete an impact report detailing accomplishments throughout your experience as an intern
  • Complete an evaluation following the completion of your internship experience

Note: Transportation will not be provided, so interns will need access to a car or be able to utilize public transportation to get to their host site.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kyle Anderson or Julia Buwick.

6. Volunteer Opportunity: FCCLA Competitive Events Judges

The 2016 Georgia FCCLA State STAR Events Competition will take place at the Classic Center in Athens on Monday, March 21, and they are in need of volunteers to serve as competitive events judges.  

Founded in 1945, Georgia FCCLA is a co-curricular student organization which helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer science education.

The competitive events portion of this event is the highlight of the year, and it marks the culmination of a great deal of hard work by students and teachers across the state. Approximately 1200 students are expected to participate in over 25 competitive events.  

The judges’ breakfast and orientation will begin at 7:00 a.m., and all event competition will conclude by 5:00 p.m. Event guidelines and rating sheets will be provided on-site, as well as a time of verbal orientation. Lunch will also be provided for volunteers whose events run past 12:00 noon.

The success of our competitive events program is dependent upon the quality of our volunteers, and 150 volunteers are needed as many of our events have multiple sections based on the students' grade level. We know your time is valuable, and we can confidently assure you that the FCCLA State STAR Events Competition will be a wise investment of time. Please complete the judges enrollment form if you are able to attend.

If you would like to learn more about the important work of Georgia FCCLA, please visit their website.

Contact Sylvia Phillips, FCCLA Judges Coordinator, at judges4education@yahoo.com for additional information.

7. Volunteer Opportunity: FACS Forward Mentorship Program

8. Study Away Opportunity: Summer Study Tour in Washington, D.C.

See the program flyer here. Please note spaces are still available, and the application deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 20.

9. Contest: UGA Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards

Did you know the UGA Libraries offer cash prizes for excellence in research and academic inquiry? Candidates will be judged on the basis of a 3-4 page essay reflecting on the process of their research project. Projects can be in any discipline and do not have to be completed by the award deadlines, Friday, March 25.


Seniors - One $700 first prize and two $300 second prizes

Freshmen through Juniors - One $500 first prize and one $200 second prize

Please see the research award website for application forms and more information. Please contact the award chair, Caroline Barratt, with any questions.

10. Event: Bender Virtual Career Fair

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Apple, AT&T, Deloitte, Enterprise, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, NIH, NSA, Panasonic, PwC, UPS, Verizon, and more!

Learn more here!

11. Event: Peace Corps Prep Program Launch

Starting this fall, a new certificate program at the University of Georgia will give students the skills and knowledge they need to have a greater global impact.

Through a new Peace Corps Prep certificate program, undergraduates will gain international leadership and public service skills – and give them each a much stronger application when applying for Peace Corps service.

To celebrate the new program, a Peace Corps Prep launch event and reception will be held on Monday, March 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps, will provide brief remarks, and Peace Corps alumni will be on hand to discuss their experiences both during and since their service.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Students interested in the Peace Corps, the certificate program, or any form of public service are encouraged to attend.

More information on the certificate program can be found here, and more information on the Peace Corps is available here.

12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

School Lunch Challenge

Saturday, March 19, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Whitehead Road Elementary School

Join us for the 2nd Annual School Lunch Challenge – a fun, educational event engaging the Athens community with the past, present, and future of the National School Lunch Program!

The centerpiece of this event is a cooking competition which invites participating teams, drawn from local restaurants, non-profit organizations, and community groups, and advised by members of the Clarke County School District (CCSD), to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. All attendees will be invited to sample the food and vote for a crowd favorite. A panel of student judges drawn from CCSD schools will vote to determine an overall winner. The winning team’s plate will be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2016-2017 school year.

The National team, the 2015 overall winner, returns this year to defend their title against new competitors The PinePulaski Heights BBQ, and a team made up of family and consumer science teachers from the Clarke County School District!

Local chef Hugh Acheson will serve as the 2016 Master of Ceremonies. This year's event will include cooking demonstrations from local chefs, focused on healthy snacks and meals that can be prepared by kids. Organizations connected to sustainable agriculture, community gardens, childhood nutrition, and farm to school programs in the Athens area will host information tables at the event. Historical documents and artifacts related to the history of the National School Lunch Program will also be on display.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but you must have a ticket to attend and registration is capped at 200 people. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program operated by the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia. Requested items include beans-n-franks (pop-top cans) and jars of peanut butter.

The 2016 School Lunch Challenge is sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Clarke County School District, the Athens Land TrustAthens Farm to SchoolUGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Department of Foods and NutritionThe Fresh MarketSeed Life Skills, and Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market.

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

13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


So far we have donated 233 pounds of food to the monthly Food 2 Kids program this academic year. Way to show some love, FACS!

It’s almost March Madness, and we’re mad about ending childhood hunger. As you’re stocking up on snacks to watch all the games, throw some of this month’s food, beans and franks, into your cart and drop them off outside 112 Dawson. Together we can help ensure all kids in Athens and the surrounding communities have enough food to learn, play, and grow!

Good luck on those brackets!

Categories: College - GeneralSSAC
Tags: facs connection

In this category: SSAC