FACS Connection - September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

  1. Dawg Check
  2. New! Bulldog Basics eStore
  3. Apply! Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. Become a Peer Ally to Incoming UGA Students
  7. RISE General Body Meeting Dates

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. New! Bulldog Basics eStore

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. Apply! Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program

The Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program is full-time spring semester fellowship experience in Atlanta at the Capitol. Fellows are paired with a local Athens area legislator. The program is experiential learning approved, comes with a $4,000 stipend, and integrates career and leadership development. We are accepting applications for 2021, 2022, and 2023. 

Are you interested, but have questions? Wondering how this applies to your major or degree program? Attend a virtual info session on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. OR on Monday, September 28th from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. You must register for the session to attend. Register here by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 20th

Email success@uga.edu  or visit https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/legislative-aide to learn more.

4.  FACS Pick of the Week

Virtual Dialogue with a Dawg featuring Dr. Ansley Booker

Join the Student Alumni Council  on Thursday, September 17th at 3:30 p.m. for a virtual event with Dr. Ansley Booker (MS Pharmacy ’13)! Dr. Booker is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mercer University. She will be discussing her career as well as diversity and inclusion at higher education institutions. During this event you’ll talk with Dr. Booker about her experiences with other UGA students. Learn more about Dr. Booker in this UGA 40 Under 40 Spotlight!

This event is open to all students and there is no cost. There is a limit of people for this event, so sign up now and put it on your calendar! Registration details can be found here

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. Become a Peer Ally to Incoming UGA Students

As a student leader, you have found your place at UGA and are thriving in campus life. Share your experience and insight to help incoming students get connected and succeed at UGA. Becoming a peer ally to new Bulldogs through DawgsTogether is easy and fulfilling! And you will get paid for your time!

What’s the commitment?

With your new Dawg(s), you determine the format and hours

  • Interact through individual or group sessions, or by leading a workshop in an area of your interest
  • Up to four weeks of engagement, starting later in September
  • Up to 10 hours each week (you decide what works for you)

Interactions can be fully online or in-person (to your comfort, following campus safety guidance)

Apply to become a peer ally by completing this brief interest form.

If you are selected to participate, training and additional information will be provided. You can learn more about DawgsTogether at ally.uga.edu.

7. RISE General Body Meeting Dates

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