FACS Connection - November 6, 2020
A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, November 6, 2020
- Dawg Check
- Bulldog Basics eStore
- FACS Alumni Association and the SSAC Present: Nedza’s Food Truck!
- FACS Pick of the Week
- UGA Cortona Study Abroad
- FABricate Food and Agricultural Entrepreneurial Initiative
- 2020 Study Away Photo & Video Contest – Deadline Extended
- 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.
3. FACS Alumni Association and the SSAC Present: Nedza’s Food Truck!
The Student Success & Advising Center (SSAC) and the FACS Alumni Association are hosting Nedza's Food Truck for FACS students on Tuesday, November 17th. Registration is required to receive a free treat. Complete the registration form by Friday, November 6th.
The FACS Alumni Association is hosting a new series, called Archside Chat that will focus on connecting student and alumni related topics of mutual interest where alumni can offer insights to current students. For more information, please visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/events/event/archside-chat-entrepreneurship-panel.
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.
6. FABricate Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Initiative
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is hosting the FABricate Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Initiative. This is a pitch-driven competition for any UGA student including Masters and Ph.D. students who want to develop ideas for a food product, agribusiness, or environmental innovation. The winner will receive $10,000 at our pitch competition in March! Visit the website for more information.
7. 2020 Study Away Photo & Video Contest – Deadline Extended
The deadline for the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) Study Away Photo and Video Contest has been extended to November 13th at midnight! The Photo Contest is open to all UGA students having recently studied, traveled, or worked abroad or domestically on a UGA approved program. Photo submissions must have been taken during abroad or domestic programs during one of the following academic terms: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Maymester 2020, Summer 2020 (including break programs such as Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break). Students may submit up to 10 photos total and one video. To learn more and apply, click here.
8. FACS Scholarship Opportunities
As a FACS major, you have access to apply for 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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