FACS Connection - October 2, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

  1. Announcement: Graduation Checks Reminder
  2. Announcement: UGA Hacks Registration Now Open
  3. Announcement: Orientation Leader Applications Due
  4. Announcement: Nominations Sought for the Fulfilling the Dream Award
  5. Scholarship: $5K YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (Updated)
  6. Event: FACS Open House
  7. Event: FAES Fair
  8. Event: October Pre-Law Events
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Graduation Checks Reminder

Just a quick reminder that graduation checks will be conducted for Spring 2016 graduates over the next two weeks, October 5-16.  Remember, only students with questions about their graduation status should schedule a graduation check; a graduation check is not required to graduate.

You can schedule a graduation check by logging onto the Advising Scheduler and selecting Kelly King.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Success and Advising Center at success@uga.edu.

2. Announcement: UGA Hacks Registration Now Open

We're calling hackers and innovators of all kinds – designers, coders, engineers, developers, modern athletes, gods, etc. – to come with an idea, with a passion, and with a drive to emerge from beneath the surface and create something out of nothing.  So here's to you, the digital artist about to take another step, or perhaps your first step, to joining our global community of creators.

Hosted in part by the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, this hackathon will take place the weekend of October 23-25.  Students from all over the nation are expected to attend with student representatives from over 15 universities already accounted for.  There have been numerous applicants from Georgia Tech, University of Florida, MIT, Stanford, as well as UGA.  This event is part of the nationally-recognized program Major League Hacking.  See UGA Hacks for more information.  Get your team together now!  Applications close next Tuesday, October 6.

Make an impact and Happy Hacking!

3. Announcement: Orientation Leader Applications Due

Did you know three of the twelve Orientation Leaders this past summer were FACS students?  Join what is quickly becoming a FACS tradition and help represent the college in the 2016 Orientation Leader team!

The New Student Orientation office is beginning the process of building the next Orientation Leader team, and we would like to invite you to apply.  Orientation Leaders play a major role in the official beginning to a student’s college career.  OL’s serve as role models, counselors, and leaders to first-year and transfer students at UGA.  Students in this position not only have a positive impact on the lives of incoming students and their families, but they are challenged to develop their leadership skills and grow as campus leaders.

You can find more information about becoming an Orientation Leader on our website under the Orientation Leader tab or by attending one of our Information Sessions.  There is one Information Session remaining, and we strongly encourage you to attend to learn more about the Orientation Leader experience, meet the New Student Orientation professional staff, and hear from previous Orientation Leaders.  It will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in 214 MLC.

All application materials are due on Monday, October 12, at noon.

We look forward to getting to know you through the application process!

UGA New Student Orientation


4. Announcement: Nominations Sought for the Fulfilling the Dream Award

Nominations are being sought for the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award, which recognizes individuals in the University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County community who have worked to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and justice a reality. Nominations are due by Friday, October 30.

The President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award highlights the work of local community members and UGA faculty, staff, and students who have made significant contributions to social justice, race relations, justice, or human rights.  Award winners demonstrate commitment to volunteerism and civic engagement in addressing critical community issues; utilize King’s philosophy to reduce tensions, resolve conflict, and foster goodwill; and apply King’s teachings to build bridges of understanding and unity.

Recipients of the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award are recognized at the annual MLK Freedom Breakfast, which will be held January 22 at UGA.  The breakfast, which is sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, and the Clarke County School District, commemorates King’s life and legacy.  Tickets for the breakfast will be available October 5-November 20 on the Office of Institutional Diversity website or by contacting the office at 706-583-8195.

Nominations forms are available online or by contacting UGA’s Office of Institutional Diversity by phone at 706-583-8195.

Forty-three individuals have received the award since 2004.  A complete list of winners can be found here.

5. Scholarship: $5K YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (Updated)

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) awards over 125 $5,000 scholarships every year.  Scholarships are available only to students from YMA FSF member universities – that’s us!  Up to 15 candidates from UGA will be selected to compete against 43 other colleges and universities.  While the cash award is significant, the prestige and exposure far outweigh the monetary benefit.  Over 200 apparel companies participate in this award.


  • Eligible students must be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  Please note seniors graduating in fall cannot compete for the scholarship.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 GPA system (official transcript to be submitted).
  • Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a YMA FSF School Ambassador.
  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.

How to Apply:

  1. Contact Dr. Greg Vessels in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors for access to the application and case study.  This year’s case study is regarding new distribution channels for Birch Box.
  2. Submit your completed application and case study to Dr. Vessels by Saturday, October 10.
  3. If you are selected to represent UGA, your application, case study, resume, and official transcript will be due to YMA FSF by Friday, November 13.

One of our Fashion Merchandising students received the scholarship last year.  This year it could be you!  Good luck!

6. Event: FACS Open House

Join the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) for its 2nd annual Open House event that concludes FACS Week.  Open House is Saturday, October 24, beginning at 9 a.m.  A full day is planned that includes a welcome from the Dean, student and faculty research, and tours of FACS facilities.  It’s a great opportunity to showcase all that the college has to offer to your family and friends.  The event is open to prospective students, current FACS students, other UGA students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the college.

Register here by Friday, October 9, and help spread the word!

7. Event: FAES Fair

More info:


Career Fair Prep

Career and Internship Fair

8. Event: October Pre-Law Events

Baylor Law School Campus Visit

October 6, 2015

2:00-5:00 PM

Memorial Hall Ballroom (2nd floor, balcony level meeting room)

A representative from Baylor will be available for UGA students to drop in between 2-5 PM.  Memorial Hall houses the UGA Pre-Law Program on the 1st Floor.  RSVP to Pamela Tolbert.

Application Tips for Current Law School Applicants

October 8, 2015

5:00-6:00 PM

248 Miller Learning Center

Prelaw Program Director Catherine Clutter will host a special workshop pertaining to the application process for those seniors and alumni who are applying for 2016.  Get your questions and concerns answered!  Students will not want to miss out hearing the advice and tips.

UGA Law Fair

October 26, 2015

Miller Learning Center Rotunda (4th Floor)

11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Over 60 law schools will be here to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about their school, meet their rep, and put your best foot forward for applications.

Bookmark the Pre-Law Calendar to stay up-to-date on all events.

Catherine N. Clutter, J.D.

Prelaw Program Director

101 Memorial Hall


(706) 542-5836

9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

International Coffee Hour

Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall Ballroom

This event is for those who enjoy good food, coffee, conversations with people, and exploring and learning new cultures. 

International Coffee Hour at UGA is a weekly program that brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members over coffee and international cuisine.  This program offers a unique experience to engage in conversation with people of different cultures and backgrounds.  Each week is hosted by a different student organization or department on campus. 

Coordinated by the Department of International Student Life, UGA’s International Coffee Hour is held every Friday afternoon during the fall and spring semesters (excluding scheduled university breaks) and is one of the longest running programs of its kind across the U.S.

For more information or to inquire about hosting a Coffee Hour in the future, please email ugaisl@uga.edu.

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

10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

Thanks to the Student Association of FACS, we surpassed our goal and donated 73 pounds of food to Food 2 Kids for the months of August and September!  Help us make our October donation just as strong.  The food of the month is ravioli!  Pop-top cans only, please.

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