FACS Connection - March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021

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

Friday, March 5, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. Applications Open: FACS Student Ambassadors
  3. Real Talk: A UGA Mentor Program Podcast
  4. It’s Time for Senior Signature
  5. FACS Pick of the Week
  6. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  7. UGA Extension: COVID-19 Resources
  8. Applications Open: Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
  9. FACS Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunity
  10. Sustainability Certificate – Spring Info Session & Orientation
  11. Register Today: Archside Chat

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. Applications Open: FACS Student Ambassadors

3. Real Talk: A UGA Mentor Program Podcast

Do you have unanswered questions about how to get involved on campus or set personal goals? Maybe you are unsure about life after graduation, entering the workforce, or applying to graduate school. If so, you are not alone! These are all critical questions students ask of themselves and the UGA Mentor Program wants to help you answer them through our new podcast, Real Talk.

This podcast serves as an example of the potential conversations that can occur between mentor and mentee, and can be used as a guide for best practices when engaging in mentoring relationships. We hope that by diving into these conversations with experienced alumni, students and alumni will see the additional value and benefit of mentorship. Tune in here! Being Black at a Predominantly White Institution is our first episode; please check it out today!

4. It’s Time for Senior Signature

Want to make your mark at UGA? Give to Senior Signature! When you become a donor by giving $30 through Senior Signature, you’re making your mark on your university. From your gift, $20 goes to a fund of your choice and $10 goes to the Class Gift.

As a Senior Signature donor, you’ll be recognized on the Class of 2021 Senior Signature plaque to be installed in Tate Plaza!

5.  FACS Pick of the Week


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 16th from 7:30-8:00 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.

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.  Applications Open: Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society

Applications for the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society Class of 2021 are now open! Complete the application linked here for consideration to join the Alpha Upsilon Circle of ODK, a nationally recognized leadership society celebrating traditional and nontraditional leaders in all facets of campus life, from academics, athletics, and community service to arts and media. Join a community of outstanding students to share ideas and work to improve the UGA campus and Athens community.

Graduate students and undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in the upper 35% of UGA grade point averages are welcome to apply. Information sessions will be held over Zoom on March 9th at 9:00 a.m. and March 16th at 7:00 p.m. Complete the interest form to receive the meeting details. Applications are due March 19th. Contact kchristie@uga.edu with any questions!

9.  FACS Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunity

The FACS Alumni Association Scholarship II is a need-based scholarship awarded to a student who is enrolled in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and has declared their major within the college. This scholarship award is $1,000 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Funds will be awarded in fall 2021. The application will be open March 2 – March 26, 2021.

Application Requirements:

·       Reference letter from a faculty member (PDF format) 

·       Statement of Interest 

·       Outline of professional and scholastic goals

Application Link: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BIicSkiWJXtitg 

10.  Sustainability Certificate – Spring Info Session & Orientation

The Sustainability Certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Certificate is a 17-hour program, offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, that emphasizes interdisciplinary learning through the integration of the social, economic, and environmental spheres of sustainability and the application of this learning to a real-world sustainability challenge.

We are having a virtual orientation session on Wednesday, March 31st, from 4:00-5:00pm (register here)! Any student who is interested in learning more about the program is invited to attend.

11.  Register Today: Archside Chat

Archside Chat is a series of discussions between FACS alumni and students. The discussions center around topics of mutual interest so that alumni can offer insights to current students. Next up is an alumni panel to discuss all things entrepreneurship. If you are interested in starting your own business or want to learn from successful FACS alumni entrepreneurs, you don't want to miss out. Register here today!

Date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location:  Zoom

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