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Anisa M. Zvonkovic has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Currently the Harold H. Bate Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University, Zvonkovic will join UGA effective July 1, 2022. CAES News
New FACS Dean
Anisa M. Zvonkovic, an academic leader with a distinguished record of promoting student success and impactful research and outreach, has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
With the help of UGA Extension's Elevate program, the Gutierrez marriage has thrived despite the unique challenges faced by most military relationships. CAES News
Elevate
With the support of a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Elevate project leverages the vast University of Georgia Cooperative Extension network and several community partners to deliver evidence-based healthy-couples and relationship-education programming to couples across Georgia.
UGA Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agents Leslie Weaver (left) and Carrie Vanderver produce the bi-weekly podcast Two Agents and the FACS to deliver "reliable, relatable and research-based" information to listeners. CAES News
The Basic FACS
Listening to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents Leslie Weaver and Carrie Vanderver on their new podcast, Two Agents and the FACS, is like sitting around chatting with friends — with the added benefit of learning something along the way.
Ted Futris, professor of human development and family science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension family life specialist, has been named a Fellow of The National Council on Family Relations. CAES News
NCFR Fellow
Ted Futris, professor of human development and family science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension Family Life Specialist, has been named a Fellow of The National Council on Family Relations.
Ted Futris is project director on a recently awarded five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance. CAES News
Practicing Gratitude in Relationships
For resilient marriages, thanks is best given year-round, not just at the holidays. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Renato Garcia and Joanna Ortiz participated in Elevate training as part of Project F.R.E.E. (Photo by Kristina Arjona) CAES News
Federally funded project to aid Georgia couples
A team of University of Georgia faculty in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance with the help of a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Whether you are planning a trip out of state or a short trip in Georgia, planning ahead will make for a less stressful vacation. Packing essentials like first aid items, sunscreen and medications will make health problems away from home less trying. CAES News
Vacation Time
We are well into longer, hotter days and children are out of school and eagerly anticipating family vacation. Whether you attend a family reunion in a rural area or head to the big city, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers several tips to help you have a fun, safe vacation.
Whether it's a date night to the movies, spending the day kayaking on the Towilaga River or a weekend touring the Biltmore House, newlyweds Sam and Amanda Williamson make an effort to spend time together. "Sam's my best friend and my husband," Amanda said. "We have fun together no matter where we are." CAES News
Post Valentine's Day
Once the flowers have wilted and the chocolates are gone, we tend to take the focus off of our relationships. Whether or not you go all out for Valentine’s Day, now is a great time to re-evaluate your relationships. Are there areas for improvement? Is everyone healthy and happy?
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Blending Generations
With a little forethought, you can create opportunities for better intergenerational connections this holiday season. What kind of memories do you want to create this season? Consider these tips from a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent.
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Managing Holiday Stress

Traveling for the holidays, especially when small children and in-laws are involved, can add stress to an already hectic time for some couples.