Second annual FACS Week to showcase college success

September 30th, 2016 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal
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The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host its second annual FACS Week, the signature event of the college that celebrates communities, academic excellence and the future of families, Oct. 15-21.

FACS Week kicks off with a homecoming tailgate on Oct. 15 prior to the game against Vanderbilt.

Various events throughout the week, including a social entrepreneurship panel, a Georgia disability history symposium and guest lectures and seminars addressing a range of issues, will offer opportunities for engagement, and the college also will honor its donors, students and faculty at the Celebrating Excellence luncheon on Oct. 18.

Throughout the week, alumni will be invited speakers in various classrooms, including a panel of parent and child FACS graduates who will discuss their career success.

FACS Week also will celebrate the recent launch of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, a national public-private partnership created to accelerate fabric innovation through advances in manufacturing and engineering.

The AFFOA Industry Day, in collaboration with Clemson University, has been set for Oct. 20 at the Georgia Center and will feature several top scholars and industry leaders from the fabric and textiles field.

On Oct. 20, the FACS Alumni Association will host the annual Dogs with the Dean event featuring an appearance by Hairy Dawg and a massive delivery of chili dogs from The Varsity, as well as a study abroad fair that is open to every FACS student.

The celebration concludes with FACS Friday, a chance for prospective students and parents to tour the college to learn more about its offerings.

“FACS Week is both a celebration of the college as well as an opportunity to learn and look ahead to where the College of Family and Consumer Sciences is going in the future,” FACS Dean Linda Kirk Fox said. “We’re excited about the diversity of events scheduled that mirror the disciplines we cover and look forward to showcasing our college and engaging with a broad audience.”

Most events are free and drop-in attendance is welcome with the exception of the homecoming tailgate, Celebrating Excellence awards luncheon and the AFFOA Industry Day, which require an RSVP.

For more information on the AFFOA Industry Day, contact Crystal Leach, Director of Discovery and Innovation Partnerships, at

For more information and a full listing of events, visit

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