FACS Connection - November 3, 2017

November 3rd, 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 3, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins 
  2. FACS 100 Centennial Honorees
  3. FACS Career Consultant Career
  4. Child Life Organization Meeting
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Networking Dinner
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. UGA Extension Career Opportunities
  9. London Study Abroad Program
  10. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity
  11. UGA FACS One Button Studio
  12. Don Bower Extension Experience Fund

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. FACS 100 Centennial Honorees

FACS 100 A centennial celebration

In 2018, we will recognize 100 individuals who positively shaped the College of Family and Consumer Sciences from its origins to present day.

Alumni, former and current faculty members and staff, friends and donors are all eligible for this recognition. Deserving individuals may be honored posthumously.

All honorees will be celebrated at the FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Classic Center in Athens.

The deadline for nominations for the FACS 100 Centennial Honorees has been extended to Sunday, November 5, 2017. Click here to learn more and submit your online nomination.

Student Nominations are encouraged!

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Upcoming Career Center Events


Arch Ready: Professionalism on the Job

November 7th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

Students will learn how to create an appropriate work wardrobe on a "college budget." Students will also learn how to succeed in the workplace with topics including meeting etiquette, the use of social media, and how to navigate work social interactions such as happy hours and business travel.

Additionally, students will explore ways to successfully navigate generational work differences and styles.

Webinar: Beyond Your Blind Spot – Navigating Workplace Bias

November 8th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Online

During this interactive session, participants will learn more about the meaning of implicit bias and ways that biases are formulated.  As we explore these issues, we will discuss ways that you can assess employer diversity and inclusion during the job search.

We will also discuss ways to help cultivate a more inclusive work environment and strategies for actively (and appropriately) confronting the bias you encounter in others. 


Arch Ready: Backpack to Briefcase

November 9th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

A program for students to learn the differences between college and work environments. Students will also learn tips to help manage a budget, find a place to live, and understand insurance/benefits vocabulary.

For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.

4. Child Life Organization Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th, the Child Life Organization will be having the November meeting at Menchies on Beechwood! Menchies will be donating 20% of their proceeds from the night of the event to the organization. Come out any time from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. to discuss the upcoming projects, help fill up goodie bags for families at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and get some delicious frozen yogurt! 

For more information please contact Emily Reynolds.

5. Diversity and Inclusion Networking Dinner

Join the UGA Career Center and potential employers for dinner! Register by November 1st at 5:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided.

You must also bring a $10 deposit to Career Center that will be returned to you on the evening of the dinner. Cash or check accepted. Click here to register!

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


Mental Health Forum:  Breaking the Stigma

Please join us for Breaking the Stigma, Forum on Mental Health. The event will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Miller Learning Center (Rm 171). Seating is open, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Panel Discussion will start at 6:00 p.m.  Breaking the Stigma is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments and resource tables will be available prior to the panel discussion, and representatives from local organizations involved with mental health care promotion and services will be present. (Please note, this event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.) Click here to learn more about our panelists!

7. 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. 


8. UGA Extension Career Opportunities

Are you currently seeking a rewarding career that serves others while expanding your knowledge and skill set in a variety of ways? UGA Cooperative Extension has several county faculty positions advertised across the state. We are also accepting applications for our summer internship program. 

This fall, our institutional employee recruitment teams have visited career fairs at UGA, Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee and NC State. You may have met some of our agents and signed up to receive our job listings or provided your resume. 

Click here to see a listing of currently advertised positions. Contact your local UGA Extension office or district office to learn more about exciting career opportunities with us. 

9. London Study Abroad Program


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

10. 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!

11. UGA FACS One Button Studio 



The UGA - FACS One Button Studio is a pre-programmed, streamlined video recording studio that provides a space for users to record presentations with virtually no learning curve. Users only need to bring a flash drive. Inserting the drive activates the system, turns on the camera and studio lights. Pressing the button triggers the recording session. The studio can be used for practicing presentations for class, conducting a mock job interview or creating a video for a flipped classroom. We wish to empower faculty and students to create their own high-quality online content without the need of assistance or intervention by staff.  

The studio is located in Dawson Hall, Room 357.

For more information and to reserve the studio, visit our web page!


Melinda Pethel

Office of Technology and Instructional Services (OTIS)

Dawson Hall, Room 200

P: (706) 542-4864

12. Don Bower Extension Experience Fund


The Don Bower Extension Experience Fund, provides grants to undergraduate and graduate students for travel, conference fees, supplies, or other internship needs. The application deadline is January 19, 2018.

For more funding opportunities click here!

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