FACS Connection - September 18, 2015

September 18th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Advising Survey
  2. Announcement: FACS Week Event Registration
  3. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey & Raffle
  4. Announcement: TRIO Program
  5. Internship Opportunity: Kate Parham Kordsmeier
  6. Event: UGA Study Abroad Fair
  7. Event: Sports Media Certificate Information Session
  8. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  9. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Advising Survey


Shortly after your advising appointment this semester, you will receive an email with a link to our advising survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  We are always striving to provide you with exceptional service and a positive, meaningful experience here in FACS.  Your feedback helps us meet this goal.

Thank you!

Student Success and Advising Center

2. Announcement: FACS Week Event Registration


Mark your calendars for FACS Week, October 17-24, the inaugural signature event of the college that celebrates communities, academic excellence and the future of families!

FACS Week kicks off with Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 17, and wraps up the following Saturday, October 24, with Open House for current and prospective students and their families.

Various events throughout the week, including Dogs with the Dean, the FACS Education Abroad and Study Tour Fair, and the Women in Leadership panel, will offer opportunities for you to get engaged and get connected with FACS.

Most events are free and drop-in attendance is welcome.  However, if you plan to attend either of the following events, please register no later than Friday, October 9:

For more information and a full listing of events, visit the FACS Week website.

We’ll see you there!

3. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey & Raffle


4. Announcement: TRIO Program

If you are a current freshman or sophomore who:

  • is a first-generation college student and/or has a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability that may affect your role as a student,
  • is Pell Grant eligible,
  • has an academic need, and
  • wants to succeed at UGA,

UGA TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program wants to hear from you!

Advantages of being in the UGA TRIO SSS Program include academic and career guidance, counseling, assistance navigating your financial aid options, resources such as free printing and private study space, access to social and cultural events, and much more.  Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are currently being accepted.

For more information and to apply to the program, please contact Ms. Sherontae Maxwell by email at sbolden@uga.edu, by phone at 706-542-7640, or in person at 124 Milledge Hall.

5. Internship Opportunity: Kate Parham Kordsmeier

The Company: Freelance food and travel writer, Kate Parham Kordsmeier, has been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, Esquire, Every Day with Rachael Ray and dozens more. Kate also serves as the Atlanta Expert for About.com, develops recipes for publications like Cooking Light, FITNESS and Shape, and is the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big PeachVisit kateparhamkordsmeier.com to learn more about Kate. 

The Internship: This is not your run of the mill internship – you won't be getting coffee or making copies. I'm looking for self-motivated journalism students (ideally someone who is aspiring to be a freelance writer) to help me with story research, interviews, social media management, photo sourcing and, most of all, writing. You'll have the opportunity to earn dozens of bylines during this internship, so my intern must have excellent writing and communication skills, experience with reporting and proficiency in Gmail and Google docs, Microsoft Office Suite and CMS systems like Wordpress. If you're passionate about food and travel, that's a plus as most of my writing revolves around those two topics.

The Requirements: This internship is only open to Senior (4th year) students and graduate students. You need to be based in Atlanta or have the ability to meet at my Buckhead office once per month. The internship will require about 10-15 hours per week of your time (mostly spent earning bylined work) and you will need to commit to a minimum of 3 months, though ideally I'm looking for someone to work with me through the end of Spring 2016 semester. NOTE: This internship is unpaid, but between the experience you'll gain, the clips you'll earn to start building your portfolio and the time spent with me (i.e. you can pick my brain about how to make great money as a full-time freelance food and travel writer), it will be well worth your time. I'm willing to work with your school to help you earn class credit, as well.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following by emailing kpkords@gmail.com with the subject line FREELANCE INTERNSHIP:

  • A PDF copy of your resume (including GPA and any relevant extracurriculars)
  • 2 writing samples
  • You don't need to submit a formal cover letter, but in the body of your email, please tell me a bit about yourself and why you're interested in this internship. 

Thank you,

Kate Parham Kordsmeier 

770.842.3567 | kpkords@gmail.com | www.kateparhamkordsmeier.com

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6. Event: UGA Study Abroad Fair






7. Event: Sports Media Certificate Information Session

For anyone interested in applying for admittance into JRLC 3850, Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing, in Spring 2016 – which is the gateway course into the Sports Media Certificate program – we will hold an information session on Wednesday, September 23, at 5:00 p.m. in the Peyton Anderson Forum in the Journalism building. 

During the info session, we'll discuss the program's curriculum, the application process, and you'll have a chance to hear from current certificate students about their experiences with the program.

Feel free to email Carlo Finlay if you have any questions. If you cannot attend the meeting but intend to apply for the class, please let Carlo know.

8. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


Morning Mindfulness

Friday, September 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Georgia Museum of Art

Join instructor Jerry Gale in the museum's galleries for a free meditation session to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Gale will lead participants in meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Meet in the lobby. Stools without backs are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged: call 706.542.0448 or email branew@uga.edu.

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

9. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

This week’s peanut butter-themed recipe: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  You’re welcome.

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