FACS Connection - October 30, 2015

October 30th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins NEW!
  2. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques NEW!
  3. Announcement: Visitor’s Center Tour Leader Applications Due
  4. Announcement: CURO Symposium Call for Abstracts
  5. Survey: FACS Week Feedback
  6. Survey: FACS Gonfalon
  7. Survey: Career Outcomes (Graduating Seniors only)
  8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  9. Job Opportunity: Undergraduate Survey Research Assistant
  10. Event: Ghana Informational Meeting
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month & Hunger Bowl

1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins NEW!

Thinking about changing your major?  Adding a minor?  Have a quick question that can’t wait until your next advising appointment?  We’ve got you covered!

This fall, the Student Success and Advising Center is introducing Dawson Drop-ins.  Beginning Monday, November 2, students with quick questions about major changes, minors, or other academic concerns can meet with academic advisor Jennifer Eberhart on a first-come, first-served basis.  Dawson Drop-ins will be every Monday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., and Thursday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., in 112 Dawson Hall.  Please note drop-in hours are not a substitution for a regular advising appointment.  Students will not be cleared to register during drop-in hours.

All students are welcome in the Student Success and Advising Center: this is your space.  Many students come in and out throughout the day to study at our big conference table, work at one of our desktop computers, plug into our charging stations, or just catch up with friends.  We’re open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  If you ever have any questions, our staff or one of our student workers or interns will be happy to assist you.

2. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques NEW!

Beginning Monday, November 2, through the end of fall semester, the Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) will offer Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques by three trained interns to FACS students on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in 112 Dawson Hall.  Shannon, Sydney, and Yana, SSAC interns, are here to help you submit resumes for internships, jobs, graduate school, and more.  Resume critique hours are:

Mondays, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Thursdays, 9:30am-10:30am

Fridays, 1:00pm-2:00pm


  • During the interim period, as we are between career consultants, Dawson career walk-in hours on Tuesdays are cancelled.
  • However, you have access to career help every day from 12-2 during the Career Center Walk-In Hours in Clark Howell Hall. 
  • You can still make appointments to meet with a career consultant who has been prepared to work with our specific majors.  Call 706-543-3375 to schedule an appointment.
  • You can still earn the FACS Arch Ready Certificate this semester.  Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center for a brochure.

3. Announcement: Visitor’s Center Tour Leader Applications Due

Love the University of Georgia and want to serve as an ambassador to welcome others to campus?  Apply to be a Tour Leader with the Visitor’s Center!

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please see Tour Leader Information or call the Visitor’s Center at 706-542-0842.

4. Announcement: CURO Symposium Call for Abstracts

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers UGA undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.  If you are participating in research this year and want to share it with the larger University research community, consider participating in the CURO Symposium.  The 2016 CURO Symposium will be held at the Classic Center in downtown Athens on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Abstracts will be accepted beginning Monday, November 2, 2015, through February 12, 2016.  See the CURO Symposium page for more information.

5. Survey: FACS Week Feedback

We hope you enjoyed FACS Week!  The college leadership seeks opinions from your point of view as to what were the most effective and positive aspects about the week.  They also seek feedback and ideas about changes to make to improve the experience.  Your ideas will inform them in planning future annual FACS Week events, publicity, and engagement with alumni and supporters.

Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts on the Evaluation of FACS Week 2015 page no later than Thursday, November 5.

Thanks to all our student ambassadors and volunteers for making our inaugural FACS Week a huge success!

6. Survey: FACS Gonfalon

As the college prepares to launch the Diversity and Inclusion plan this fall, a committee consisting of students, faculty, and staff has been formed to propose changes to the FACS gonfalon.  The gonfalon is a banner that hangs as a backdrop on the stage at UGA Commencement.

Several students had expressed concern that the current gonfalon of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences depicts a traditional family and excludes the many other family dynamics that exist today.  In addition to an outdated family model, the students also feel that the banner does not give equal representation to the various departments within the college.  They have requested that the college honor its commitment to diversity by changing the icon on the gonfalon.  The committee met last week and reached a consensus on three designs to be considered as replacements for the current icon.

You should have received an email with a link to the survey earlier this week.  Please take a moment to let us know which design is your favorite!  The survey will close on Friday, November 6.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Silvia Giraudo.

Thank you for your input!

7. Survey: Career Outcomes (Graduating Seniors only)

8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide

Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment!

  • Connect first hand with how policies affect everyday lives of Georgians
  • Impact your academic and future career with networking opportunities
  • Meet influential Georgia leaders

FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta.  Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual “FACS Day at the Capitol” in February.

To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation and resume to Cara Simmons.  Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.

Applications for Spring 2016 are available here.  All applications are due by Friday, November 6, 2015.

9. Job Opportunity: Undergraduate Survey Research Assistant

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Survey Research and Evaluation Unit seeks to hire a part-time, hourly student worker to support faculty and staff in data collection efforts. Essential duties include: data entry, proofreading, preparing tables and graphs, and light research as directed. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a practical level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and approach new technology and software programs with ease. Spanish literacy and a driver’s license is preferred, but not required. The successful applicant will possess excellent attention to detail, maintain a good work ethic, and will be reliable, punctual, and teamwork-oriented.

Students will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week during standard office hours. The hourly pay rate is dependent on experience and qualifications and is competitive with similar student pay scales on campus. Our office is located off-campus, but free parking is available, and UGA and Athens Transit bus stops are within walking distance. Dress code is business casual. For more information, please contact Michelle Bailey. To apply, please send Ms. Bailey a resume, a letter of interest, and the name of one UGA professor who is willing to serve as a reference.

10. Event: Ghana Informational Meeting

11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Bridge, Program 2

Thursday, November 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

The Bridge is a four-part series that equips and connects students new to UGA and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition.

The theme for Program 2 is “Bridge to Opportunities.”  Dean Fox will open the program with remarks about the extensive opportunities for students in a research, land-grant university.  Sharen Phinney, FACS Leadership and Experiential Learning Specialist, will share how an appreciation for diversity and inclusion shaped her experiences while living abroad.  Dr. Melissa Landers-Potts, Lecturer and Interim Undergraduate Coordinator in HDFS, will facilitate dialogue about the meaning and significance of the FACS Diversity and Inclusion Statement as it relates to student opportunities on campus and beyond.  Finally, FACS Ambassadors will lead informal breakout sessions for connecting within and across FACS majors.

Join us and build your bridge to success!

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

12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month & Hunger Bowl

There are two ways you can help support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in November!

2015 Hunger Bowl

October 30-November 15

What: A friendly community-wide competition to see who can collect the most food based upon a per person average and to help the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia reach their goal of collecting 300,000 pounds of food in the 2 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

Why: Although the Food Bank sees a need for emergency food assistance every day, traditionally, the demand for such food increases at Thanksgiving. The Food Bank needs the help of the entire community to ensure that they are able to meet this demand.

How to help: Donate food in one of the barrels labeled 2015 Hunger Bowl throughout FACS buildings. View a list of most needed items here. Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation to your department office or Broc Funke in the Dean’s Office.

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Food 2 Kids

November 1-30

We will continue collecting a specific food item for the Food 2 Kids program.  The food of the month for November is Chicken and Rice Soup!  (Pop-top cans only, please.)  The Food 2 Kids collection barrel is located outside 112 Dawson.

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