FACS Connection - October 30, 2020
A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, October 30, 2020
- Dawg Check
- Bulldog Basics eStore
- FACS Alumni Association and the SSAC Present: Nedza’s Food Truck!
- FACS Pick of the Week
- UGA Cortona Study Abroad
- National First Gen Student Week
- Virtual Discovery Showcase – Majors Fair
- Resilience and Coping in Black – Take the Survey!
- IMPACT UGA
- FACS Scholarship Opportunities
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:
- Check your current health condition and report exposure daily using this link!
- Should you test positively for Covid-19, you are required to report the test results here.
- You will receive these prompts via email. You may enroll in text/SMS messages for these alerts by registering here.
- If you have questions or require more information, please visit dawgcheck.uga.edu.
Bulldog Basics has created a new eStore that allows students to place their order online. Students will be able to choose Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, or Tate Student Center as their pick-up location. For more information, please visit the Bulldog Basics website.
3. FACS Alumni Association and the SSAC Present: Nedza’s Food Truck!
The Student Success & Advising Center (SSAC) and the FACS Alumni Association are hosting Nedza's Food Truck for FACS students on Tuesday, November 17th. Registration is required to receive a free treat. Complete the registration form by Friday, November 6th.
The FACS Alumni Association is hosting another event in the FACS Extracurricular Series featuring Vera Stewart, BSHE ’74.
Caddysnacks with Vera! Join Vera Stewart as she demonstrates recipes that will make your Masters event. Vera will be making Pimento Cheese, Vidalia Onion Dip, and Hello Dollies. To top it all off, Vera will also show us how to build our own Charcuterie board. Watch Vera work her magic and follow along at home! This event is free to attend. Registration closes on November 9th.
Registration link: https://gail.uga.edu/events/facs/alumni-association-extracurricular-series-vera-stewart
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. National First Gen Student Week
UGA will be celebrating National First Gen Student Week November 2nd-8th with several virtual events for students, staff, and faculty. View the graphic above for a list of events!
7. Virtual Discovery Showcase – Majors Fair
Campus partners have come together and converted this live, one-day event to take place virtually, over several days, segmented by areas of interest. Click here to see when expert representatives will be available via zoom meetings.
8. Resilience and Coping in Black – Take the Survey!
The Black Mental Health Advocacy and Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Boston is looking for Black adults over the age of 18 who have an interest in participating in an online study about stress, coping, and resilience. The study consists of an online survey that should take no longer than 60 minutes to complete. If interested, you may begin the survey by clicking on this link. Participants will have a chance to be entered into a raffle to receive a $50 gift card.
This study has been approved by the UMass Boston Institutional Review Board and the Principal Investigator is Dr. Tahirah Abdullah, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Boston. For more information about the researchers, please visit https://www.blackmhadvocacyandresearch.com.
9. IMPACT UGA
IMPACT UGA is an alternative breaks program whose goal is to engage University of Georgia students in an affordable, substance-free, service-learning experience that facilitates the understanding of pressing social issues in an effort to develop active citizens. It is the goal of the organization to address community needs through direct and indirect service as well as provide students with the knowledge of social issues in our own country. By providing new perspectives and hearing the stories of others, participants gain invaluable experiences that bring us together.
This year, IMPACT has several opportunities for interested students to get involved, including virtual winter break trips, in-person (tentative) spring break trips, and virtual roundtables focused on issues ranging from Community Health and Wellbeing, Covid-19 and Systemic Racism, and more. Our in-person trips are focused on issues such as environmental justice, human rights, community health, and addressing human needs, and they truly provide a space for everyone from every background and academic discipline to learn and grow. IMPACT is also a great opportunity for pre-health students looking to learn more about social justice and the public health aspects of their fields.
The above flyer is for the different roundtables and virtual events coming up soon, as well as a link to our website where you can learn more and sign up for a trip if interested! Please reach out to our participant coordinator at email@example.com if you have any further questions!
10. FACS Scholarship Opportunities
As a FACS major, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Applications open November 1st, 2020. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information!
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