FACS Connection - November 9, 2018

November 9th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

  1. SSAC Live Chat!
  2. New Hours for Dawson Drop-Ins
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Student Alumni Counsel
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  6. Bulldog Basics Update – New Locations
  7. UGA Entrepreneurship: Idea Accelerator Demo Day
  8. FACS Study Away!
  9. Get Involved With FACS!
  10. Follow Us On Social Media!

1. SSAC Live Chat!

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The Student Success and Advising Center features a Live Chat on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. To access the Live Chat, visit www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/, click on the Live Chat button on the webpage, and have your questions answered. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more!

This Live Chat feature is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to the center’s success@uga.edu email.


2. New Hours for Dawson Drop-Ins

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

FACS now has new hours for the fall semester!

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Explore Lab

November 13th & November 14th; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.; Clark Howell Hall 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Workshop for 1st and 2nd year students exploring majors at UGA.

Pre-registration required: 11/13 - https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/163081   11/14 - https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/163082

Arch Ready: You Majored in What? Alumni Panel Event

November 13th; 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.; Miller Learning Center, Room 348

Arch Ready: Backpack to Briefcase

November 14th; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Miller Learning Center, Room 101


4. Student Alumni Counsel

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Apply to be a member of the Student Alumni Council (SAC)! The Student Alumni Association, strives to promote university traditions, foster a culture of student philanthropy, and connect current students with alumni. Interested in joining? Apply today! Applications are due Sunday, November 18th.


5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Student Government Association – Upcoming Meeting

Cara Morrison, is the FACS senator for the 2018-2019 school year. Senate meetings are held in Miller Learning Center Rm. 350, and the last meeting of the semester will be November 30th. All students are welcome to come, and it is also live streamed on UGA SGA's Facebook! If you ever have any questions about the Student Government Association, or have an issue that you believe Cara Morrison could help with, feel free to reach out.


6. Bulldog Basics Update – New Locations

Bulldog Basics is a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA. A variety of personal hygiene items are available for students to access as needed. Bulldog Basics is funded by a UGA Sustainability Grant awarded fall 2016 and by a UGA Parents and Families Leadership Council Grant, awarded in spring 2017. Item donations are accepted in the Student Success and Advising Center (112 Dawson Hall).

New Locations!

  • Dawson Hall - 1st Floor Unisex Bathroom
  • Tate Student Center - Center for Leadership and Service Unisex Bathroom
  • Milledge Hall - Unisex Bathroom
  • ASPIRE Clinic - Hallway to Graduate Offices 

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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7. UGA Entrepreneurship: Idea Accelerator Demo Day


8. FACS Study Away!

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FACS Destination of the Week: Cortona, Italy

About Cortona! This program not only allows students to earn class credit, but students also have the opportunity to experience a beautiful city! Students are housed in the recently renovated John D. Kehoe building that provides students with a beautiful courtyard. Students are able to gain valuable experience while visiting cities such as Florence, Venice, Naples, and more! The Cortona, Italy program will start August 27th, 2019 – November 20th, 2019. This program has a lot to offer! Early applications are due November 30th, 2018 and standard applications are due March 1st, 2019. Spots are limited!

Class Credit! Students are able to earn 12-15 hours of class credit. To see the list of the courses offered, please click here.

Application! To apply, please visit the FACS Cortona website or contact Katalin Medvedev .

Scholarships! The deadline to apply for FACS Study Away scholarships is January 25, 2019. Requirements and applications can be found on the  FACS Study Away Scholarships website.


9. Get Involved With FACS!

Student Dietetic Association promotes health through leadership

FACS Club of the Week presents: Student Dietetic Association (SDA)

What is SDA? The Student Dietetic Association  (SDA) is a student run organization for dietetics majors and those who share an interest in Nutrition. This club not only gives students the opportunity to network and build relationships with one another, but students will also be of service to the campus and the community as well. Through programs like Food2Kids and Northeast Georgia Food Bank, SDA members will gain hands on experience and help beat hunger in Athens! This club is a great way to be more involved within your major!

Benefits of Becoming a Member! Through SDA, students are able to gain an abundance of knowledge about the dietetic industry. SDA members will be able to build their resume as they interact with guest speakers and other students with nutrition majors. Students also come in contact with firms seeking interns and full/part-time employment.

Join! This organization is designated to students who major and have an interest in Dietetics. To become a member, please contact one of the SDA officers!

Already a Member? Be More Involved! Attending the SDA meetings is a great way to stay connected with any upcoming events or guest speakers the club may have. SDA holds club meetings every other Wednesday in Dawson Hall. SDA also offers service projects that are available to the students for volunteer opportunities. For more ways to be involved, please contact Hadley Gordon.


10. Follow Us On Social Media!

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Stay connected with FACS!

Follow @ugafacs on Instagram and Facebook for posts you don’t want to miss!

Facebook: facebook.com/ugafacs
Instagram: instagram.com/ugafacs


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