FACS Connection News Digest - January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022

The latest news, events, and opportunities for FACS students. 

Friday, January 28, 2022

1.      FACS DEI Forums

2.      SSAC Live Chat

3.      Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase

4.      Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference

5.      Lost & Found

6.    Experiential Learning Scholarship Opportunity

1. FACS DEI Forums


FACS is developing a five-year strategic plan for diversity and inclusive excellence. We want your perspective on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in FACS. All forums are virtual.  

Complete the registration form below to RSVP. If you're unavailable to attend a forum, we will send a survey to all FACS stakeholders.

February 7thStudents | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2022 

February 9thFaculty / Staff | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2022 

February 23rdAlumni | Register by 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2022 

Register: https://forms.office.com/r/e5HHnFDvSJ  

2. SSAC Live Chat


Do you have questions for the Student Success and Advising Center?

Use the Live Chat option on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. Go to www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ and click on the Live Chat button to submit your questions. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more! 

The Live Chat feature will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to success@uga.edu

3. Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase


The Student Success and Advising Center will host the Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase on February 8th & February 16th from 12:00-2:00 PM

Tables will be set up displaying flyers, pamphlets, giveaway items, and posters for students to come by and pick up at their leisure.  If you have any questions, please contact Kassie Suggs

Programs and topics include: FACS Internship opportunities; FACS Study Away; FACS Student Organizations; Scholarships; Double Dawgs; Experiential Learning; Certificate Programs; the UGA Mentor Program; FACS Extension; and the UGA Career Center.

4. Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference


The UGA Career Center will be hosting their annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference on February 22, 2022, from 4-8 PM in the Tate Student Center, Grand Hall (5th Floor).

This event connects student attendees with employers committed to diversity and inclusion over a networking dinner and networking hour. Additionally, attendees will hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins.

Dr. Bowtie believes we all have an opportunity to be an inclusive artist. In his personal and professional life, he performs art every day. His art is not with a paintbrush or a camera, it starts with his "Why".


  • FREE event open to all UGA students and alumni
  • Listen to employer representatives discuss their company's commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Learn about internship and job opportunities during a networking dinner and post-dinner networking hour with employers
  • Jumpstart your personal and professional inclusion goals through inspiration from our keynote speaker
  • Attendees will receive a FREE UGA leather padfolio and free resume prints from Print & Copy Services

Student Agenda:

3:30PM – 4:00PM - Check-In, Tate Center 5th Floor Grand Hall

4:00PM – 4:15PM - Event Kickoff

4:15PM – 5:20PM - Career Conversations with Employers & Alumni Panel

5:30PM – 6:15PM - Networking Dinner & Employer Sponsor Spotlight

6:15PM – 7:00PM - Keynote: Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins

7:00PM – 8:00PM - Networking Hour

Additional Information and Registration: https://bit.ly/ugadiconf22

5. Lost & Found


6. Experiential Learning Scholarship Opportunity


The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for the Experiential Learning Scholarship.

The EL Scholarship is open to undergraduates who have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework.  Awards are up to $2500 and can be used for ANY course or non-credit activity that has been approved for experiential learning at UGA. 

The spring deadline is February 15, 2022 and includes activities taking place in Maymester, summer, and fall 2022. Scholarship application and FAQs can be found here.  For questions, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework (at time of application)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be pursuing an EL-approved course or activity