FACS Connection - October 16, 2015

October 16th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Special Feature: Student Guide to FACS Week
  2. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline
  3. Announcement: Fall 2015 Graduation Applications Due
  4. Event: Startup Stories
  5. Event: Grady Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium
  6. Event: Graduate School Information Day
  7. Event: Dawson Hall Emergency Plan Review
  8. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  9. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Special Feature: Student Guide to FACS Week

Are you ready for FACS Week?

Put on your FACS Loves Me button (available in the Student Success & Advising Center) and join faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the college in celebrating the FACS family!

The week is jam-packed with events.  There is truly something for everyone.  Read about all our FACS Week Events here.


Saturday, October 17

Homecoming Tailgate – The big kick-off event!  All are invited to party with us under the big tartan tent behind Dawson Hall before heading to the game.

Monday, October 19

FHCE Seminar – Many of you will soon be applying for jobs, managing your finances, or purchasing a car or house for the first time.  The more informed you are about credit, the better.  Hear John Ulzheimer, owner of The Ulzheimer Group, LLC, talk about “The Inner Workings of Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring” and what really goes on, including the process, consumer rights, pitfalls, benefits, and recent changes in the reporting practices of the credit bureaus.

Tuesday, October 20

Dogs with the Dean – You can’t miss this one.  Dean Fox and members of the FACS Alumni Board will be serving up hot dogs from The Varsity and other treats right out front of Dawson Hall.

FACS Education Abroad & Study Tour Fair – While you’re eating that hot dog, you might as well peruse the many study abroad and domestic study tour programs offered by FACS at this week’s FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FACS 2000 Panel – Even if you’re not currently enrolled in FACS 2000, you can sit in and listen to this impressive line-up talk about their experiences and answer audience questions.

Wednesday, October 21

FDNS 2100 Speaker – All are welcome to sit in this section of FDNS 2100 to hear a talk given by FACS grad and noted sports nutritionist and sought-after author and freelance writer Marie Spano.

Thursday, October 22

Women in Leadership Panel – The college will welcome a distinguished panel of UGA alumnae in leadership roles to talk about their personal experiences rising to the top of their profession.  This vibrant dialog will provide a great forum to discuss: what it takes to accomplish goals in the face of adversity, overcoming challenges, and knocking down barriers.  Panel members will share their insights on team building, leadership, and communication skills.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet our impressive alumnae and join the discussion.

Friday, October 23

Developing Your Brand – Join Dr. Kimberlee Spencer's HDFS 3110 (Professional Development) class in hearing Dr. DeRetta Cole, FACS alum and Vice President and Human Resources Officer with YMCA of Metro Atlanta, speak about internship and career opportunities.

Saturday, October 24

Open House – Invite your family, stop by with friends, or simply come on your own (and make friends!) at Open House!  This is an opportunity for everyone – prospective and current students and their families, alumni, and friends of the college – to come together as we open our doors and invite you to meet Dean Fox, chat with faculty and staff, and take a look around at your leisure.  The day also includes prospective undergraduate and graduate information sessions, lunch, and a campus tour for those who are interested.

We hope to see you at some of these events as we celebrate all things FACS!

2. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline

The withdrawal deadline is Thursday, October 22, at 11:59 p.m.  Remember it is best to discuss a course withdrawal with your professor and your advisor before making the final decision.  If you choose to withdraw from a course, log onto Athena to do so.

Holds on your record may prevent you from withdrawing.  You can look up holds in Athena and contact the corresponding office to resolve the issue and clear the hold.  If the hold is cleared the day of the deadline and you experience difficulty withdrawing, contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.  Students can contact the Office of the Registrar at reghelp@uga.edu or by coming to the office in person and presenting a photo ID.  No assistance will be provided to students who do not make contact with the Registrar’s Office by 12:00 p.m. the day after the withdrawal deadline.

3. Announcement: Fall 2015 Graduation Applications Due

4. Event: Startup Stories

In partnership with THiNC, Four Athens invites you to hear directly from startup founders about their entrepreneurial experiences.  Join us for a unique opportunity to hear the inside startup story of distinguished sports writer and Athens resident Will Leitch, who founded Deadspin, a sports blog owned by Gawker Media.  Also speaking is Tom Robertson, CEO of Cogent Education, a startup science education company in Athens he co-founded in 2010 that makes cross-platform interactive software focused on helping students develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The evening's Master of Ceremonies will be Bob Pinckney, former CEO of EvoShield and current Director of the Entrepreneurship Program.

Join us for this unique evening of Startup Stories followed by an open Q&A with the speakers.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Stories begin at 6:30 p.m.  Free to attend.

Monday, October 19

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Live Wire Athens

5. Event: Grady Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium

The Entrepreneurship Program, in collaboration with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be sponsoring this two-day event, October 21-22.  Entrepreneurs from various facets of the media industry will be in attendance to discuss various topics.  See this page for more information!

6. Event: Graduate School Information Day

7. Event: Dawson Hall Emergency Plan Review

John Newton, Ph.D., from the Office of Emergency Preparedness is coming to Dawson Hall to review the building’s emergency plan, discuss common emergencies and Dawson-specific shelter and evacuation, and answer any questions.

Thursday, October 22

2:00-3:00 p.m.

116 Dawson

All are welcome!

8. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FACS Week Event:

FACS Education Abroad & Study Tour Fair

Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dawson Hall, First Floor Lobby outside Student Success & Advising Center

This will be an opportunity for students to learn about Study Abroad and Study Tour programs for Maymester and Summer 2016.  Program Directors for 2016 and students who have participated in past programs will be on hand to answer your questions and share their experiences.  Students will also learn about the scholarships available to help defray the expenses associated with Study Abroad and Study Tour programs.

The following programs/offices and representatives will be there:

China, Dr. Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Costa Rica (FDNS and FHCE programs), Dr. Silvia Giraudo and Mr. Carter Broun

Ghana (FDNS program) and France, Dr. Alex Anderson

Ghana (TXMI program), Dr. Patti Hunt-Hurst

London, Dr. Diann Moorman

New York, Dr. Soyoung Kim and Ms. Linda Lyons

Washington D.C., Dr. Heidi Ewen and Dr. Lance Palmer

Scholarship Information, Mr. Broc Funke

Office of International Education, Dr. Yana Cornish

Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.

9. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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