FACS Connection - September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020
Author: April Bullard  | 706-542-4847  | More about April

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

Friday, September 18, 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. Fall 2020 Signature Lecture Series
  7. Exploring Graduate Education @ UGA Week
  8. Student Leadership and Advisory Council – Call for Agenda Items
  9. Learn. Grow. Go! Showcase
  10. New! First Gen Success Website


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

Are you interested, but have questions? Wondering how this applies to your major or degree program? Join an upcoming virtual info session!

A former Legislative Aide will attend to answer your questions. Check out former Aide experiences here.

Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 22 from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 28 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Register here by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020.

The program is a 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. Email success@uga.edu or visit the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program website to learn more.


4.  FACS Pick of the Week

Introducing DawgsTogether: A Peer Allies Program connecting incoming first-year and transfer students with peer leaders to explore campus opportunities, get connected, discover academic support networks, and foster success mindsets. This program is a partnership of the Division of Academic Enhancement, the Division of Student Affairs and New Student Orientation.

Through DawgsTogether, incoming first-year and transfer students can…

  • Find a Peer Ally
  • Get advice and support from someone who has been there
  • Build valuable connections
  • Learn about campus and community resources
  • Find new avenues of engagement in campus life
  • Discover your place at UGA

Through DawgsTogether, incoming first-year and transfer students can interact with a Peer Ally through individual or group sessions, or by joining a workshop. How students engage is up to them! Student sign-ups begin on September 11th. For more information visit ally.uga.edu.


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. Fall 2020 Signature Lecture Series


7. Exploring Graduate Education @ UGA Week


8. Student Leadership and Advisory Council – Call for Agenda Items

The Student Leadership and Advisory Council (SLAC) regularly convenes college leaders to provide reciprocal opportunities for administrators to learn more about the student experience and for students to learn more about the College. SLAC will host its first meeting on September 23, 2020.

If you would like council members to discuss a topic that will enhance the FACS student experience, please complete the form by Monday, September 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


9. Learn. Grow. Go! Showcase


10. New! First Gen Success Website

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The Division of Academic Enhancement, in partnership with the UGA First Generation Committee, has launched a new website (firstgen.uga.edu) for first gen success at UGA

The site serves as the central, online location of resources, support, and community for first-generation students, faculty/staff supporting first-generation students, and families/supporters of first-generation students. The site is part of the ongoing work of the University's First Forward designation.


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