FACS Connection - October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020

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

Friday, October 9, 2020

  1. Dawg Check
  2. Bulldog Basics eStore
  3. Charlayne Hunter - Gault - Giving Voice to the Voiceless
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. ​UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. Scholarship Opportunity - Study Away
  7. FACS Student Organization Newsletter
  8. SSAC PureChat Live!
  9. ACHE Healthcare Executives Panel
  10. Student Success and Advising Center – Internship Opportunity

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:

  • If you have questions or require more information, please visit dawgcheck.uga.edu.

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. Charlayne Hunter - Gault - Giving Voice to the Voiceless Program


The Charlayne Hunter-Gault Giving Voice to the Voiceless Program is accepting proposals from students across the University of Georgia to take up projects that “Give voice to the voiceless," and thus follow in the footsteps of distinguished alumna, journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault.  Established by Ms. Hunter-Gault and her husband Ron Gault, the grants program financially supports compelling student projects that "give voice" to unheard or marginalized people or issues, advancing social justice and creating bonds of empathy and understanding. This premise has been the guiding light of Ms. Hunter-Gault’s own journalistic and humanitarian career for more than a half century.   

 Proposals will be accepted through October 30 and should be emailed to Professor Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence: vboyd@uga.edu. Information and proposal criteria are listed here:  https://grady.uga.edu/call-for-student-proposals-charlayne-hunter-gault-giving-voice-to-the-voiceless-program/ .

4.  FACS Pick of the Week

Click on the graphic above to view step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, of how to opt-in to texting!

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 [cortona.uga.edu/programs]UGA Cortona website for full program details and for [cortona.uga.edu/scholarships]scholarship information.

6. Scholarship Opportunity - Study Away


Here are the links to the applications for the above scholarships: 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: October 6th

Gilman-McCain Scholarship: October 6th

UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarships- UGA Cortona: October 9th

UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarships - UGA at Oxford:October 9th

UGA at Oxford Endowed Scholarships: October 9th

Office of Global Engagement General Scholarship: October 15th

Asia GA Internship Scholarship: October 15th

UNO Innsbruck Ambassador & Diversity Scholarship: October 15th

InterExchange Christianson Grant: October 15th

Experiential Learning Scholarship: October 19th

7. FACS Student Organization Newsletter

Please view the newsletter above for important information, tips, and resources for student organization leaders.

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. ACHE Healthcare Executives Panel

The University of Georgia's American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in healthcare administration and management. ACHE hosts seminars and networking opportunities where members will be able to gain insights and diverse perspectives from healthcare leaders from a variety of settings. Membership with ACHE could be beneficial to any undergraduate student with healthcare interests because the student can take advantage of the professional development, service, and social events aimed at improving health and advancing the profession of healthcare management. 

If you are interested in joining and would like more information, please email the Undergraduate Coordinator, Alexeia Garnett, at ajg04875@uga.edu.

ACHE is hosting a healthcare executive panel where experts will share their career experiences and valuable insights into the healthcare industry. All undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend and ask questions. The meeting will take place on October 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., using the following zoom link.  

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94393032591

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 12:00 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ssac-interns

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