FACS Connection - November 17, 2017

November 20th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins 
  2. SAFCS Jittery Joe’s Fundraiser
  3. Student Alumni Council Applications: Now Open
  4. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  5. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  6. London Study Abroad Program
  7. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity
  8. New Health Coaching Resources
  9. Serve Ambassador Applications for ServeUGA
  10. 22ND Annual Collegiate Leadership Conference

1.  Dawson Drop-ins


Do you have a few quick questions? Come to Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!

2. SAFCS Jittery Joe’s Fundraiser


It's Coffee Time!

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is holding its Jittery Joe's Coffee Fundraiser until November 28th. We are selling their Morning Ride, Wake-N-Bake, and Attack the Day varieties by the can, whole beans or ground. The cans of coffee make great Christmas presents and will be delivered before students head home for the holidays. This money will go towards FACS wide events such as the Dawson Hall Pageant and our many Service Projects. If you are interested in purchasing coffee, please email Jake Conner.

3. Student Alumni Council Applications: Now Open

Do you know a dynamic UGA student? Encourage them to apply for the Student Alumni Council! Student Alumni Council (SAC) is a group of student leaders who are committed to increasing student philanthropy, making connections between students and alumni and enhancing UGA traditions. SAC hosts a number of UGA signature events, including: Freshman Welcome, Beat Week, North Campus Ghost Tours, Founders Week, 100 Days ‘til Graduation, Ring Ceremony and Senior Send-Off. Click here to apply!

4. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Join SAFCS for the last official meeting of the semester on Tuesday, November 28th!  The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in Dawson Hall, Room 116.  At this meeting we will be writing notes to police officers.  Don't forget to bring a donation for Bulldog Basics! Remember, donations count towards your service hours. 

As always, snacks will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

5. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

Do you have experience or an interest in marketing? Do you enjoy helping others, especially your fellow students? If so, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with Bulldog Basics! Bulldog Basics is a student-run initiative to provide students in need with hygiene and personal care items. We currently run out of the first and third floor unisex bathrooms of Dawson Hall.

Our marketing volunteer will be involved with promoting Bulldog Basics via social media and other pathways to UGA and the Athens community as a whole. If marketing isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer and the time commitment would be less than an hour a week.

Please email bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 

6. London Study Abroad Program


Interested? Contact Dr. Melissa-Landers Potts for more information.

7. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity

Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! Meet influential Georgia leaders and connect firsthand with how policies affect the everyday lives of Georgians!
The FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta.  Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.
To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation along with a resume to success@uga.edu.  Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.
If you are interested in advocacy, policy, or government, the Legislative Aide Program wants YOU! There are a few more slots available. To apply, please send an email to success@uga.edu or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!

8. New Health Coaching Resources

University Health Center, University of Georgia. Dedicated to Students. Committed to Care.

The Health Center now has health coaching! Health coaching supports an individual’s own motivations and strengths. Students will map their path for positive behavior change(s) through a collaborative, unbiased partnership. The staff members in Health Promotion currently serving as Health Coaches include Kelly Truesdell, Robert Ross, Mike Friedline, and Katy Janousek. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit the new Health Coaching website.

9. Serve Ambassador Applications for ServeUGA

Do you have a passion for service? Do you love helping others?
Then apply to be a Service Ambassador for ServeUGA!

ServeUGA is an organization housed within the Center for Leadership and Service that advances and promotes a culture of service at UGA. Service Ambassadors are a group of 15-20 individuals who live out that mission. They coordinate large and small service events and support other service organizations on campus in an effort to promote volunteerism and increase students’ understanding of issues related to social justice. In an effort to promote sustainable service, the organization also provides ongoing weekly service opportunities for individual students or clubs/organizations to volunteer at local community agencies in Athens through our Serve Athens initiative. You will learn so much about yourself and Athens, meet amazing people, and make an impact! Apply here!

10. 22nd Collegiate Leadership Conference

The Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) will have a renewed focus on providing leadership development opportunities for emerging, as well as seasoned student leaders, within student organizations. Registration is live and the fee has been reduced to just $15 for University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff. The deadline to register is December 15, 2017. You can find more information, including registration at here

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