FACS Connection - March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

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

Friday, March 26, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. Couture a la Cart Is Back On Campus
  3. FACS Student Organization E-Board End of Year Meeting
  4. Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program – Apply Today
  5. FACS Pick of the Week
  6. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  7. UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources
  8. Spring 2021 Sustainability Certificate Information Session
  9. Next Top Entrepreneur – Apply Today
  10. Senior Signature – Make Your Gift

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.  Couture a la Cart Is Back On Campus

We are excited to have the Couture a la Cart back on campus! You can also shop online at www.couturealacart.com.

3.  FACS Student Organization E-Board End of Year Meeting

Mark your calendars for the FACS Student Organization E-Board End of Year Meeting!

At least one current or incoming student officer must attend the end of year meeting. Faculty and staff advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. This meeting will help you in the re-registration process, offer resources, let you know of some important events for the academic year, and much more.  For those that receive funding from the college, we will review the request process. The meeting link and information has been sent via email to Executive Board members of all FACS Student Organizations.

Date:  Wednesday, March 31st

Time:  4:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Zoom

4.  Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program – Apply Today

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

  • Thursday, March 25th from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 30th from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 6th from 5:30-6:00 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.

5.  FACS Pick of the Week

Get the Finals Scoop!

The FACS Alumni Association and the Student Success and Advising Center are hosting the Lil’ Ice Cream Dude at Dawson Hall in April. Take a break from studying and treat yourself to a free ice cream! Registration is required to receive a free ice cream. Register here: [bit.ly/FACSFreeTreat]

Date:     Wednesday, April 21st

Time:    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location:    Behind Dawson Hall

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.  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.  Spring 2021 Sustainability Certificate Information Session

Interested in exploring the intersection between social justice, economic opportunity, and environmental challenges? The UGA Sustainability Certificate introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address complex local and global challenges and innovate collaborative solutions.  The program provides a broad sustainability framework through courses in the social, economic, and environmental spheres and the application of learning to hands-on capstone projects and the creation of final portfolios. 

The Sustainability Certificate can be combined with ANY discipline! Find out more by attending a virtual information session on March 31st from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom.  Sign up here

9.  Next Top Entrepreneur – Apply Today

UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur is open to student startup teams from all over the country. During this live event, teams pitch their existing business plans or business idea in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. At the end of the competition, the winning team is awarded $10,000.

Visit the UGA Entrepreneur website for more information. Click here to apply.

10.  Senior Signature – Make Your Gift

Attention Seniors! The deadline to give to Senior Signature is Wednesday, March 31st! Leave your legacy at UGA with a $30 gift to one of over 1,000 available funds and scholarships. Donors are recognized with their names on the class plaque at Tate Plaza. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

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