Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2014
November is the month of cool weather, eating pumpkin flavored everything, and spending some well earned time with your family. November also plays host to some pretty cool holidays including being designated as Native American Heritage Month. So before you head home for the holiday, plan a program or two centered around this month's holidays.
November 1-30th: "Native American Heritage Month"
- Watch the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and discuss with your residents. Afterwards teach them how to make traditional fry bread using this recipe from the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/frybread-recipe-83848/
November 10th: "Forget Me Not Day"
- Have a program where residents send packets of Forget Me Not flower seeds to loved ones they haven't seen in a while. Print out cute cards for the seeds to be attached to and have your residents write a short note saying hello.
November 17th: "Take a Hike Day"
- Meet your residents at the North Oconee River Greenway or nearby Watson Mill Bridge State Park and take a hike. Tell residents to pack a lunch or hold an event beforehand to pack lunches and plan to spend a day exploring the great outdoors!
International Education Week
What: Every year, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs hosts the International Education week in an effort to educate students on the merits of studying abroad. This year, our International Student Life Office will be holding an international photo and video contest with the theme: "See the World, Learn, Share the World". For more information, please visit this website: http://ugainternationaleducationweek.weebly.com/photovideo-contest---apply-here.html
Top Ten Environmentally Sustainable Fall Activities
1. Make your own Halloween costume.
2. Help out with harvesting at UGArden.
3. Roast your own pumpkin seeds from a pumpkin you carve.
4. Enjoy the weather by walking or biking instead of using a car or bus.
5. Try a new local restaurant (especially once the delicious fall specials come out).
6. Try on all your old fall and winter clothes and donate what no longer fits (you can even organize a Fall Clothing Swap) for your hallway.
7. Use a reusable mug for all your hot drinks (especially the pumpkin-flavored ones)!
8. Invest in a really warm blanket so you don’t have to utilize electric heating as much.
9. Plan a trip up to the Georgia mountains with co-workers or residents to see the spectacular fall colors and enjoy some time in nature.
10. Learn how to knit! Handmade scarves are more sustainable, cheaper, and they make the perfect holiday present.
Submitted by Jane Diener, Doctoral Intern for Sustainability
CA-RA Selection is Here!
- Application portal opens November 10th at 8 a.m.
- Click here to nominate someone to be a CA or RA: http://goo.gl/forms/kXDajWM8V4
- Potential candidates must attend a mandatory information session to be considered. Listed below are the available sessions:
Nov. 11, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., MLC 148
Nov. 12, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., MLC 101
Nov. 16, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., MLC 148
Nov. 17, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., MLC 101
Dec. 4, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., MLC 148
Dec. 9, 2014 5 - 6:30 p.m., ECV Rooker Fireside Lounge
Meet the Franklin Hall Advising Staff
Amber Fetner is the lead Franklin College residence hall advisor; she advises all AB and Intended Journalism majors who live in Brumby. Her office is located in the Brumby rotunda, office #2.
- What she loves about her students: “I love the variety of my students’ interests and their desire to make the world a better place!”
- Interesting fact: Amber leads a West African drum circle.
Ashley King advises all Franklin science majors living in Brumby; her office is located right next to Amber’s.
- What she loves about her students: “My students are so committed to their goals; I admire their self-discipline.”
- Interesting fact: Ashley is a professional baker and cake decorator and recently had a cake featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.
Cecilia Reynolds (Ceci) advises Art and Intended Business majors living in Brumby; her office is across the rotunda from Amber’s and Ashley’s.
- What she loves about her students: “I admire my students’ confidence, and I like hearing their stories as they learn more about themselves.”
- Interesting fact: Ceci is an artist and spends her Fridays painting in her studio.
Things you might not know about Franklin advising:
- We have advisors in Brumby, Russell, Creswell, and 1516. There are 10 advisors in our team.
- Each advisor has a particular advising portfolio (Science, Business, AB/Journalism). Students are assigned based on their majors; we each see ~200 students.
- Students can make their advising appointments online: http://appoint.franklin.uga.edu
- We do not advise majors in Education, Engineering, FACS, Forestry, Agriculture, or SPIA, but we can help students figure out who to meet with in those colleges.
- We’ll never get mad at a student for being undecided!
Some good advice for November:
- Priority registration (athletes, honors students, students working with DRC) begins Nov. 7th
- Freshmen registration begins November 19th
- If you are working with a student in crisis who may be considering withdrawing after the withdrawal deadline because of their situation, please refer them to Dr. Alan Campbell’s office, Student Support Services, 706-542-8220. The student may be eligible for a hardship withdrawal, but will need documentation.
Submitted by Amber Fetner, Franklin College Academic Advisor