FACS Connection - November 20, 2020
A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, November 20, 2020
- Dawg Check
- Bulldog Basics eStore
- UGA Libraries Post-Thanksgiving Hours
- FACS Pick of the Week
- UGA Cortona Study Abroad
- Serve UGA Ambassadors – Applications Now Open
- Experience UGA Ambassadors – Applications Now Open
- FACS Scholarship Opportunities
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:
- Check your current health condition and report exposure daily using this link!
- Should you test positively for Covid-19, you are required to report the test results here.
- You will receive these prompts via email. You may enroll in text/SMS messages for these alerts by registering here.
- If you have questions or require more information, please visit dawgcheck.uga.edu.
Bulldog Basics has created a new eStore that allows students to place their order online. Students will be able to choose Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, or Tate Student Center as their pick-up location. For more information, please visit the Bulldog Basics website.
Just in time for the transition to online classes after Thanksgiving, students can learn more about how to navigate library resources virtually in a free webinar, co-hosted by the UGA Libraries and the Office of Online Learning.
During the session, slated for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19th, librarians will discuss services for distance learners, how to navigate e-books and other resources, including Google Scholar, and answer questions. Register here.
Join the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences December 3rd for a virtual Dining In Day! Members of the organization will be making Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Pasta! For more information, please contact SAFCS president, Lauren Mackey.
Click here to join SAFCS!
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!
Do you want a larger role in serving and developing sustainable relationships with community organizations in Athens? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow as a leader? Consider applying to be a Serve UGA Service Ambassador!
Service Ambassadors lead volunteers in local community service, facilitate reflection about social issues in Athens, plan service and awareness events such as Dawg Day of Service and our annual Athens Service Conference, and more! Applications will close on November 25, 2020.
Experience UGA is a partnership between the Athens-Clarke County School District and UGA that aims to bring every student in the Clarke County School District, pre-K through twelfth grade, to UGAʼs campus every year for grade level field trips that correlate with academic learning standards for their class curriculum. Experience UGA Ambassadors will be required to attend two yearly retreats, the dates for which will be determined later.
To adapt to the changed circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic has created at UGA, in Clarke County, and the Athens community, our 2020-2021 academic year program will be delivered entirely virtually.
As a FACS major, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information and to apply!
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