FACS Connection - September 2, 2016

September 2nd, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Hygiene Closet Committee Seeking Members
  2. Announcement: Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member for the Creswell Award
  3. Announcement: TMI Clothing Swap Details
  4. Announcement: Drop Back from MATH 1101/1113 to UNIV 1108/1110
  5. Announcement: Four Athens Business Accelerator Program
  6. Announcement: Get a Mentor
  7. Job Opportunity: Oconee County Parks & Recreation After School Program
  8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  9. Internship Opportunity: Young Designer’s Sewing Program, Inc.
  10. Internship Opportunity: Stein Mart Retail Merchandising
  11. Internship Opportunity: Lion Leadership
  12. Volunteer Opportunity: Student Veterans Association
  13. Volunteer Opportunity: Designated Dawgs
  14. Scholarship: Boren Awards Info Sessions
  15. Club Meeting: HDFS Association
  16. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Students 2 Startups
  17. Event: Pre-Med Orientation Session
  18. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  19. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Hygiene Closet Committee Seeking Members

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is looking for people who would like to help out with the brand new Hygiene Closet – a student run facility to make sure all students on campus have access to personal hygiene items. If you'd like to be involved, please contact Nicole McEwen at nicole.mcewen25@uga.edu for more information.

2. Announcement: Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member for the Creswell Award


You are invited to nominate a current or retired faculty or staff member who has provided leadership in motivating and guiding students for the Creswell Award.

How to Nominate

Choose the method most convenient to you:

  • Online - Submit nominations using the form here
  • Mail - Mail our printable form to FACS Alumni Awards Committee, 224 Dawson Hall, UGA, Athens, GA 30602
  • Email - Email your nominations to alumni@fcs.uga.edu


Nominations are due Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The recipient of the Creswell Award will be recognized at the FACS Alumni Association's Awards Lunch next spring.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Dorsey at vidorsey@uga.edu or 706-542-3386.

3. Announcement: TMI Clothing Swap Details

The TMI Graduate Student Association would like to remind everyone that we are now collecting items for the upcoming clothing swap!

We are looking for newer, gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories for all seasons and all genders. Take the weekend to sort through your closets and bring us the goodies you find! Remember, the clothing swap only works if you bring in items to swap with others. 

When you bring in your items, please mark the bag(s) with your name and contact information and drop them off at the TMI Graduate Student Office in 312A Dawson or in the box outside the TMI main office. We will then sort through your items and contact you with what items we've accepted as well as directions on how and when to get your swap tickets. 

Please be aware that we may not accept everything. We want to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of getting awesome pieces. Therefore, we will not accept items into the swap that show too many signs of wear, are falling apart, etc. You will be able to pick-up any items we do not accept or we will be donating all unwanted items to a local organization.

We hope you are as excited about the clothing swap as we are! 

Samantha Meacham

Graduate Student Association VP

Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors Department

4. Announcement: Drop Back from MATH 1101/1113 to UNIV 1108/1110

Concerned with your progress in MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 so far this semester? Thinking about withdrawing?

Don’t withdraw from the course! You can still save the hours this semester and receive elective degree credit by requesting a section change to UNIV 1108 or UNIV 1110.

Please see this flyer for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa McClure, Student Relations Coordinator, Division of Academic Enhancement, at tmcclure@uga.edu or 706-542-4329.

5. Announcement: Four Athens Business Accelerator Program

Four Athens is a local company that helps entrepreneurs discover ideas, launch concepts, and build their customer base.

Their Accelerator Program is an eight (8) week experience broken down into two, 1.5 hour meetings per week. For those who survive the four (4) week customer discovery process, you’ll move on to financial literacy (2 weeks) and then investor readiness (2 weeks). Those who make it through all three sessions will have the opportunity to pitch their idea in front of active investors for a chance to win $5,000!

Apply Online

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 14

Start Date: Monday, September 19

6. Announcement: Get a Mentor

7. Job Opportunity: Oconee County Parks & Recreation After School Program

Oconee County Parks and Recreation (OCPRD) is looking for part-time After School Counselors. They are seeking individuals who are passionate about working with kids and great at encouraging all ages of children. The hours for the position are typically 2:30-6:00pm, Monday-Friday, at $9.47/hour. The OCPRD After School Program is for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade with the majority of the kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Day to day activities range from assisting children with homework to leading games and role modeling positive behaviors.

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Students who are interested will need to submit the application in person at the Oconee County Human Resources Office in the Oconee County Courthouse. Anyone with questions about the position or possible schedule accommodations can contact Rachel Dillow, Youth Program Coordinator, at rdillow@oconee.ga.us or 706-769-3966.

8. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide

Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of FACS 5905 credit.

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for all juniors and seniors to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney. Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Apply here

9. Internship Opportunity: Young Designer’s Sewing Program, Inc.

Are you interested in fashion or working with a non-profit organization? The Young Designer's Sewing Program, Inc. is offering an internship in Athens for an interested student. This non-profit internship experience would focus on marketing, fund-raising, social-media, grant search/writing and other experiences.

The internship time frame is now through the end of the year.

If interested, contact Lillian Kincey at youngdesignerzsewingclub@gmail.com.

10. Internship Opportunity: Stein Mart Retail Merchandising

Shopping for an internship?

Here’s your chance to try on the retail suit and see how it fits.
If you’re a college senior or recent graduate seeking work experience in the real world, Stein Mart, Inc. Internship Program is a fun way to try out a career in merchandising. Throughout your internship, you’ll be immersed in the hands-on basics of merchandising. You’ll gain leadership and teamwork experience in sales, buying, planning and corporate office life.

This internship will offer you a great paid opportunity and a fabulous store discount. Internships have historically been a great “in” to a Stein Mart career.

So what’s in store for you? 

Retail Merchandising:

Financial Analysis | Purchase Order Process | Product Development  |  Assortment Planning | Vendor Management | Planning | Allocation |Buying |

With a comprehensive overview of  | Marketing | Advertising | Supply Chain | e-Commerce  | Store Operations |

This program is designed for candidates interested in a Buying or Planning Career Path.


  • Participate in classroom, merchandising office and field training
  • Maintain training workbook
  • Prepare and present final presentation


  • Open to recent grads and students who will graduate by December 2017
  • Must be able to commit to a 12-week internship at our corporate office in Jacksonville, FL (May 15, 2017- Aug 4, 2017)
  • Comfortable with working in a professional environment and able to perform in a structured 40-hour work week
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Strong retail math and analytical skills

Stein Mart representatives will be holding on-campus interviews on Thursday, September 22, 2016. 

To be considered for an interview, please send your resume and cover letter to Stefanie Ellis at sellis@steinmart.com with the following subject line: UGA-2017 Internship. Deadline: Friday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m.

11. Internship Opportunity: Lion Leadership

Lion Leadership is now offering a course series called "DEFINE, IMAGINE AND GO" to help college students figure out 1) who they are, 2) where they are going, and 3) how to get there.

The DEFINE course costs $99 (for materials, etc.) but those interested in serving as a Lion Leader Intern can participate in the course at NO COST.

Interns receive leadership training and serve as a group leader for others in the program. This is an excellent way to build a resume with leadership experience, and it only takes about 20 hours across the entire semester. (You set your own work hours!)

Information sessions for the internship will take place on Sunday, September 11, at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm.

Students can read more about the program and sign-up here to reserve a spot before registration opens to the UGA student body at-large next week.

Hope to see you there!

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12. Volunteer Opportunity: Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association (SVA) has organized to raise money for Toys for Tots and has been approved for tabling in the Tate Student Center at every home football game leading up to the Military Appreciation Game. Unfortunately, despite this great opportunity to make a change, the SVA simply does not have the manpower to staff every single game. The key to making this opportunity a reality is through establishing partnerships with other organizations and associations at UGA to aide us in staffing the games leading up to the Military Appreciation Game in November.

If you or your organization can help, sign up here, or contact us at ugasva@uga.edu.

For more information, please refer to the information sheet found here.

13. Volunteer Opportunity: Designated Dawgs

Designated Dawgs is a nonprofit organization completely staffed by student volunteers that provides safe, free, nonjudgmental rides home to students and individuals in Athens. We operate downtown on select Thursday and Friday nights throughout the semester.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer, please sign up here!

To get a ride home, simply come to our table downtown on any operation night from 11 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. You can find us outside of Wells Fargo on College Ave. Just look for the green tent!

14. Scholarship: Boren Awards Info Sessions

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students to study languages, geographic areas (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), and disciplines critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Undergraduate scholarships are for 6 to 12 months abroad, and graduate fellowships are for 3 to 24 months in the U.S. and abroad. There is a minimum one-year government service requirement for Boren recipients after graduation. This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages.

Boren initiatives include:

  • African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) for students of the following African languages:  Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.
  • South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI), for students of Hindi and Urdu.
  • ROTC initiative for undergraduate ROTC cadets and midshipmen.
  • STEM initiative summer scholarships for undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical fields.

Info Sessions:

Wednesday, September 7, 12:20 p.m.

102 Moore College

Tuesday, September 13, 5:00 p.m.

102 Moore College

To reserve a spot in a session, sign up here.

For more information, please email Elizabeth Hughes, Boren Awards Campus Representative, at ejhsears@uga.edu or visit the Boren website.

15. Club Meeting: HDFS Association

The first Human Development and Family Science Association (HDFSA) meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, September 7, in Dawson Hall room 101 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

The mission of HDFSA is to promote educational, professional, and social opportunities within the Human Development and Family Science major.

We will have a guest speaker, Dr. Kimberlee Spencer, speaking to us about early childhood development and education. We will also have a representative from the Child Development Lab at McPhaul to talk about her experience there. 

Follow us on social media!

Twitter: HDFSA_UGA

Instagram: HDFSA_UGA

Facebook: HDFSAUGA

16. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Students 2 Startups

Not your typical job fair, Students2Startups aims to better connect students with young companies in Athens. Held twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters, S2S brings 20-plus Athens startup companies to campus to connect with UGA students seeking internships, employment, and real-world job experience. S2S is a unique opportunity for students to discover local startups and engage with the Athens entrepreneurial community directly.

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Payton Anderson Forum, Grady School of Journalism

17. Event: Pre-Med Orientation Session

The Premedical Studies Program will hold a Freshmen/Sophomore Large Group Orientation Session (OPEN TO ALL) in the Wilson Pharmacy old building, room 120 (the auditorium), for pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-optometry students. The meeting will begin with a PowerPoint presentation and conclude with a Q&A. No pre-registration is necessary.

There are two opportunities to attend:

Wednesday, September 7, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

This first orientation provides students with information concerning credential building (courses needed for medical, dental, and optometry school) to prepare for application to medical, dental, or optometry school, while the second orientation (to be offered in the spring) reviews in-depth applicant information for juniors and seniors who will be applying in Summer 2017 to enter in 2018.

Students with pre-med questions may contact Keisha Chandler. Students with pre-dental or pre-optometry questions may contact Carol Roberts.

18. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Bridge, Session 1

Thursday, September 8, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

The Bridge is a four-part series that connects new students to people, resources, and opportunities at UGA and within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition.

Join us for our first session of the year! You'll meet The Bridge Committee, have a chance to hear our Dean, Linda Kirk Fox, speak, meet current students in your major, and enjoy some food. Food is available at 5:15pm with the program starting at 5:30pm.

Click here to register!

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

19. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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