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Don't miss out on the second Student Association of FACS meeting of the year! All majors are welcome to come join us in Dawson 116 on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. We will be getting to know each other, learning about study abroad opportunities, and will be gathering donations for our food bank service project. We'll also be letting everyone know about some upcoming plans for this school year, so be sure to mark down the SAFCS meeting on your calendar. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Lauren Travis.
Little Prodigies Child Development Center is hiring teachers. We have part-time and full-time positions open. You would start off as a substitute teacher first and, if it is a good fit, you could be hired on. You must have childcare experience and a clean background check. Please send your resume and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a non-profit organization, the International Cherry Blossom Festival relies heavily on volunteers and interns. Linda Maddox, Executive Director of Central City Park, the “hub” of the festival, is still seeking full-time interns, especially for Spring 2016.
Ms. Maddox needs mature, personable, motivated people with an understanding of event planning and/or a willingness to learn. These people must be comfortable working alone and with others. Following are more details about the internships:
Ms. Maddox’s team works year-round and builds the Festival from the ground up. According to Ms. Maddox, “It’s really quite a bit of magic – hard work, but hopefully the most fun you can have working.” Next year’s Cherry Blossom Festival dates are March 25-April 3, 2016. She can use interns year-round, but primarily during the fall months and at the start of the new year, January through April.
If you are interested, please contact Linda Maddox at Lmaddox@cherryblossom.com or (478) 330-7057.
The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching for the most inventive students to apply for the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. The competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students nationwide who have tested prototypes of tech-based inventions in four categories: food and agriculture, consumer devices, healthcare, and transportation.
Winning undergraduate teams will receive $10K and graduate student winners will receive $15K. All winners will be rewarded with national media exposure and exposure to the investment and business communities, among other benefits.
Applications are open now through October 13, 2015.
Please contact Marlena Martinez Love, Awards Program Officer, at 617-258-5798 or email@example.com should you wish to know more.
Level Up: Raise your game by getting “Advice from the Big Dawgs”
Participate in the first student-alumni UGA Virtual Networking Hour on Wednesday, September 30, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Via desktop or mobile device (no app necessary!), you can participate in up to one hour of 10-minute, one-on-one, text-based chats with fellow participants.
Join in from campus, home, or even a coffee shop. After each event, participants can access the transcript of their conversations so they can follow up with the individuals they got to know during the event. This will be an opportunity for you to make meaningful connections with UGA alumni.
Connect with alumni in the following industries:
Questions? Contact Bethany Mills
FDN Seminar: The Flavor World of Childhood
Wednesday, September 30, 12:20-1:10 p.m.
312 Dawson Hall
Dr. Leann Birch will host Dr. Julie Mennella of Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center on Wednesday, September 30. Dr. Mennella’s major research interests include investigating the timing of sensitive periods in human flavor learning during breastfeeding and formula feeding; uncovering how children are living in different taste worlds than adults and their vulnerabilities to the current food environment; and understanding the role of genetics, culture and experience on food choice and habits.
Dr. Mennella will deliver the Foods and Nutrition departmental seminar, "The Flavor World of Childhood: Basic Biology and Health Implications,” in 312 Dawson Hall at 12:20 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.
Helloooooo in there!
A big thank you to those who have left items in our Food 2 Kids barrel!
1 in 4 children in Georgia live in food insecure households, meaning they don’t always know where they will find their next meal, and that number is even higher here in Clarke County. The Food 2 Kids program provides child-friendly weekend meals to students who have been identified by school officials as being chronically hungry. Bags are delivered each week to students who take them home on weekends. The items we collect right here in Dawson will go into these bags and help these children make it through the weekend.
We have one more week to collect peanut butter. Please pick up a jar the next time you are at the store and drop it in the barrel. Student organizations, please consider collecting these items at your meetings! Just let us know if you need a box for collections. Let’s show the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and our local kids that FACS faculty, staff, and students are committed to helping those in need!
Our final recipe in honor of the mighty peanut? We’re going savory this week with Asian Peanut Noodles. Enjoy!
Ghanaian Church Experience as an Outsider
Overview of our 12 hour bus ride.
Ghana is a diverse land.
An overview of our morning at the busy market in Accra during our first day in Ghana!
Six students live in the guest house and must walk to the main house each morning and night.