FACS Connection - October 2, 2020
October 2, 2020
Author: April Bullard  | 706-542-4847  | More about April

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

Friday, October 2, 2020

  1. Dawg Check
  2. Bulldog Basics eStore
  3. The InSTALLment – October Edition
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. Virtual Cooking Class with Ivy Odom
  7. Graduate School Virtual Office Hours
  8. SSAC PureChat Live!
  9. Sustainability Certificate Fall Orientation Session
  10. Student Success and Advising Center – Internship Opportunity
  11. Innovation District Quick Pitch Competition


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:


2. Bulldog Basics eStore

Bulldog Basics has a new platform for students to request up to five items and pick up from their designated location. Pick up locations are Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, and the Tate Student Center. Students must log into the eStore with their UGA email address. Once the order is complete and ready for pick up, students will receive an email with their order number.

For more information, please visit the Bulldog Basics website.


3. The InSTALLment – October Edition


4.  FACS Pick of the Week

Beat Week – Auburn CHS vs. Georgia FACS Giving Challenge

The University of Georgia and Auburn University have competed in football for more than a century, but now, the rivalry moves to a new playing field: charitable giving.

Beat Week is a one-week giving challenge designed to engage, inspire and draw support from alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, fans and other friends. The total number of gifts, not the amount of money raised, will determine the winner!

Whether your college loyalty is Auburn’s College of Human Sciences or UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, your support of our missions to apply science for a better quality of life can advance the faculty, students and programs of your choosing.

Let’s show Auburn we have the most loyal FACS alumni, students and fans! Make your gift today and let’s beat Auburn – on and off the field. Visit this page for more details: https://auvuga.com/

You can make your gift from September 28th through October 3rd. The challenge ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on October 3rd. For questions, contact gafund@uga.edu or (706) 542-6677.


5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad

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. Virtual Cooking Class with Ivy Odom

Join the FACS Alumni Association in a Virtual Cooking Demo with Ivy Odom on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  For more information and to register for this free event, please visit this link.


7. Graduate School Virtual Office Hours


8. SSAC PureChat Live!

Do you have questions for the Student Success and Advising Center?

Use the Live Chat on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. Go to www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ and click on the Live Chat button in the footer of the webpage to submit your questions. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more! 

The Live Chat feature will be available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to success@uga.edu


9. Sustainability Certificate Fall Orientation Session

The Sustainability Certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Certificate is a 17-hour program that emphasizes interdisciplinary learning through the integration of the social, economic, and environmental spheres of sustainability and the application of this learning to a real-world sustainability challenge.

There will be a virtual orientation session on Wednesday, October 14th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Any student who is interested in learning more about the program is invited to attend. Register here!


10. Student Success and Advising Center – Internship Opportunity

The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for this upcoming spring! This internship provides FACS students with opportunities and experiences to learn about student affairs in higher education via the work done in the SSAC. Some responsibilities include: recruit new students; assist with preparation and planning related to project management; support student programs; and interact with a diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, staff, etc.

The deadline to apply is October 23rd by noon. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ssac-interns


11. Innovation District Quick Pitch Competition

Come pitch your idea for a chance to win $1,000! Do you have an interesting business idea and want a chance to win $1,000? Join us for the University of Georgia Innovation District "Quick Pitch" competition, where 10 teams will pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds each for a chance to win up to $1,000. A panel of judges will select the winner, and the crowd will nominate a crowd favorite. The event will be held virtually on October 7th, at 5:30 p.m.


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