A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The FACS Convocation Ceremony time has been changed from 4:00 pm and will now be at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 5th in the Classic Center.
FACS Convocation is free to attend, but registration is required. Click on the photo to register.
All May, August, and December 2017 graduates:
You have until Friday, March 31 to “Make your Mark” on FACS by giving a gift through the Senior Signature Program.
Senior Signature consists of a $50 gift: $20 of which goes straight to the Georgia Fund; the other $30 you can designate to any fund on campus. It’d be great if you chose to give your $30 to FACS – whether it be to the college, the Student Success and Advising Center, your department, etc.
Click the graphic above to give!
In recognition of your donation, your name will appear on the Class of 2017 Senior Signature plaque in Tate Plaza!
It’s not too late to register for summer classes! The University of Georgia offers summer sessions for students in Georgia, online, and around the world.
To all FACS students:
If you still need to complete your cultural diversity requirement, register to take HDFS 4330: Diversity in Human Development and Family Systems this summer. If you have not completed HDFS 2100, contact Julie Patterson to have this prerequisite waived.
Click on the graphic above or log onto Athena to register for your summer courses.
Mark your calendars to spend G-Day with FACS!
Join ServeUGA for Interfaith Day of Service on Saturday, April 8th!
Interfaith Day of Service seeks to encourage interfaith conversations through service, fostering understanding and empathy by recognizing the common ground between different faiths, but also what makes them unique.
We will be assigning volunteers to sites for this event, but if you have a preference of friends to volunteer with, you can indicate that when you register online for the event. Registration will be at the Tate Student Center Room 135 Reception Hall. Registration will begin at 8:00am and will be followed by a program with guest speakers starting at 8:30am. We will depart campus by 9:15am and service projects will start by 9:30am. Participants will serve at their assigned sites for about 2 hours and should be back on campus around 12:00pm.
Transportation is provided, but volunteers are also welcome to carpool. A light snack is provided in the morning, but eating breakfast beforehand is encouraged. Insomnia Cookies will be treated after service!
The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, April 6th!
Click on the graphic above to register!
Hargrett Library for Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Georgia
Salary: $3,000 (300 hours @ $10.00/hour, Summer 2017)
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library focuses on Georgia history and culture, holding rare books and Georgiana, historical manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. Holdings date from the 15th century to the present.
Required Qualifications: The selected candidate should be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Candidates should have some experience with using primary sources for research and writing.
Desired Qualifications: Previous experience in exhibit development and/or writing effectively for a popular audience are highly valued. Above all, we are looking for a self- starter who can work independently and deliver a polished finished product.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample. The cover letter should provide a detailed description of the applicant’s experience. The writing sample should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to communicate effectively and marshal evidence to support an argument.
Submit applications (via email), by April 17, 2017, to:
Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Location: Miller Learning Center Room 150
The University of Georgia Career Center will present the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop on our campus. AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.
As a result of participating in this session, you will learn how to…
While the AAUW workshop focuses on women, this workshop is open to ALL UGA students. Regardless of your gender, you will find this workshop informative.
This event is only open to 50 students. You must register on Handshake in order to attend.
Ramsey Resume Critique Day
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Location: Ramsey Student Center Room 215
Drop by the Ramsey Student Center to receive a 10 minute critique of your resume.
Arch Ready Programs
Writing a Personal Statement
Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Location; Miller Learning Center Room 150
At this session, you will learn how admissions committees use personal statements in the admission process. We'll cover the core components of a strong personal statement, common challenges and mistakes that can occur when writing a personal statement, and best practices to consider during the writing process. This event is open to all UGA students and pre-registration is NOT required.
FACS Bridge Part IV
Date: April 6, 2017
Time 5:15 pm until 6:30 pm
The Bridge is a four-part series in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences that connects new students to people, resources, and opportunities at UGA and within the college. Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition. The Bridge connects your in class and out of class experiences; connects you to peers, faculty, staff and alumni; introduces you to student organizations and community outreach; and guides your academic, personal and career development. Join us and build your bridge to success!
This event is intended for FACS students only!
Thursday, April 6, from 5:15 – 6:30 PM in Dawson Hall room 116.
The Bridge was created to help you connect your in-class and out-of-class experiences; connect you to your peers, faculty, staff and alumni; introduce you to student organizations and community outreach; and provide guidance for your academic, personal, and career development!
This event is also part of UGA Career Center’s Arch Ready Certificate. The Arch Ready Certificate is a great program geared towards helping you develop a strong sense of professionalism.
New to FACS? View FACS Connection Archives here!
FACS Connection submissions should be submitted by Wednesdays at 5PM.
Ghanaian Church Experience as an Outsider
Overview of our 12 hour bus ride.
Ghana is a diverse land.
An overview of our morning at the busy market in Accra during our first day in Ghana!
Six students live in the guest house and must walk to the main house each morning and night.