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On Monday, November 3rd Anthony Hatch (Georgia State University) will present a talk entitled "The Politics of Metabolism: The Metabolic Syndrome and Race.  The talk will be from 4.00 - 5.30 PM in room 104 of the Old Civil Engineering Building.  All are welcome.

Join the School of History, Technology, and Society’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta 

What is Phi Alpha Theta?
  • We are the History Honor Society and are open to all students regardless of major. 
Why join? 
  • Social gatherings with undergraduates, graduates, and professors. 
  • Fun field trips (this spring: The Bodies exhibit at Atlantic Station). 
  • Watch movies and attend visiting talks. 
  • Win prizes and scholarships. 
  • Present papers at state and national events. 
  • Publish articles in The Historian. 
  • All members receive an honors sash at graduation. 
What are the requirements?
  • Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in HTS (History, Technology, and Society), achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in HTS and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall.
  • In addition, Phi Alpha Theta meets concurrently with the History, Technology, and Society History Club (for those who do not have the requirements but would like to participate in history activities). 
If you are interested in joining Georgia Tech’s Alpha-Kappa-Phi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta or the HTS history club contact chapter president Taylor Lee Prichard: tprichard3@gatech.edu or the faculty advisor Carla Gerona: cgerona3@hts.gatech.edu

Are you a junior or senior interested in sustainability in a business context, consulting, innovation, and/or real world experience working on a dynamic sustainability project with a company? Check out these new courses!The projects course has a prerequisite whereas the innovation course does not. Both are restricted to only juniors and seniors. 

Attention undergraduate students! The Washington Undergraduate Law Review (WULR) at the University of Washington is looking for Winter Quarter 2015 submissions!
WULR is an academic legal journal at the University of Washington that publishes law-related essays, research papers, and other written work by undergraduates. The Law Review is an organization entirely operated by students at the University of Washington. 
Submission to WULR is open to all majors. We value papers on a variety of legal topics, and students are encouraged to submit undergraduate theses or other academic papers 12 pages or longer. Submissions will be selected for publication by WULR’s Executive Editors based upon quality of writing, research, and analysis. All submissions accepted for publication may be edited for length and clarity.

Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Articles should include a cover page with the following information:

1. Full name
2. Contact information (email, phone)
3. Article title
4. Complete abstract
5. Brief biography
6. College / university

All submissions for the autumn quarter issue of the Washington Undergraduate Law Review are due by Wednesday, December 17. Please submit to wulr@uw.edu.

Please consult our website for more information about submission requirements:http://students.washington.edu/wulr.
*WULR is now also accepting shorter pieces for potential publication online, or in a publication of shorter works. For more information, or to submit shorter papers, please contact wulr@uw.edu.

Join us Thursday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. for a live discussion with the Partnership for Public Service’s Tim McManus on federal job and internship opportunities for students and recent graduates. The federal government is hiring, and there are a wide-range of entry-level positions available in mission-critical occupations across the world. The Pathways Programs offer clear paths into federal service for high school, undergraduate and graduate students in addition to recent graduates through federal internships and full-time positions.

Submit your questions to Tim about the Pathways Programs, how to navigate the hiring process and land a federal job, and the occupations that top Uncle Sam’s most-wanted list.
What: Twitter chat with federal jobs expert Tim McManus
When: Thursday, October 30 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
Where: Tweet your questions @GoGovernment with the hashtag #FedPathways

International Education Week Nov. 17-21

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International Education Week (November 17 - 21) is packed with events for the GT community! This year we have guest speakers, sporting scrimmages, information sessions, cultural simulations, workshops, dance lessons, movie screenings and much more. I hope you'll share this information with your students and colleagues and post this flyer around your office or department so that everyone is aware of all the opportunities to engage internationally during this week of events.
The IEW webpage (www.oie.gatech.edu/iew) has detailed descriptions of events, web links for registration as well as information on additional international events happening on campus around the week of IEW.

Ready to take the next step in your professional career? UGA offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Student Affairs Leadership. Come learn about the program from Dr. William Schafer, VP of Student Affairs, and Colleen Riggle, Director of the Women's Resource Center. The event will be Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00PM in the Smithgall Student Services Building, Room 203.

Parent Program Student Leader Wanted

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Parent Program Student Leader

The Parents Program is seeking students for a new student leadership position at Georgia Tech. This leadership position assists current and prospective parents and family members as they become part of the Tech Family. The Parents Program Student Leaders serve a key role in the facilitation of ongoing programmatic efforts by the Parents Program and also serve as a resource to the Division of Student Affairs. Eight student leaders will be selected to begin their work in January 2015.

The Parents Program Student Leaders will receive opportunities to build their leadership skills, to work with other student leaders and professionals from across campus, to learn more about themselves personally and develop professionally, all while getting some great perks that come along with this unique job.

Position Responsibilities:
Assist the Parents Program Office with their programs and services, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Parents Program and a representative of GA Tech
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource to parents and students
  • Participate in programs and events for parents, families, and students as needed by the Parents Program and the Division of Student Affairs
  • Staff other special programs hosted by the Parents Program, such as Family Weekend and Sibs Day
  • Assist with Gold Carpet Day, including set-up and break-down of the information table, greeting families, answering questions, and sharing resources
  • Work an estimated 20 office hours in the Parents Program Office during the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements for Applicant:
  • Currently enrolled GA Tech undergraduate student desiring a leadership position
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours completed by start of 2015 Spring semester
  • Good academic standing preferred
  • Good judicial / conduct standing preferred
  • Preferred skills: excellent communication skills, public speaking, and previous experience working with teams
  • Stipend of $600
  • Gain valuable leadership, team-building, and organizational skills while giving back to the Institute
  • Represent Georgia Tech to thousands of parents and family members
  • Receive letters of recommendation for future opportunities
For more information, contact Laci.Weeden@vpss.gatech.edu
Applications are due to the Parents Program Office no later than 4:00 pm on November 14th, 2014.

Become a Georgia Tech Ambassador

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Georgia Tech Ambassadors Wants You!

The Georgia Tech Ambassadors are a group of professionally motivated students dedicated to representing Georgia Tech’s student body as official hosts for the Institute by welcoming members of the GT community including alumni, prospective students, dignitaries, and special guests. Each spring, the Ambassadors seek to recruit a diverse group of Tech students who will best represent the Institute. Members are selected through a rigorous application process based on leadership qualities, communication skills, knowledge of the Institute, and enthusiasm for Georgia Tech.

To be eligible to apply for membership, students must have the following qualifications:
  • Applicants must have successfully completed at least two full semesters as a full time student at Georgia Tech
  • Applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing with the Institute.
  • Applicants must have two remaining semesters at Georgia Tech.

WRECK Camp Applications

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WRECK Camp Applications

New Student & Sophomore Programs is seeking 36 student leaders to join our Wreck Camp team this fall. Those selected will be the group facilitators, performers, resource contacts, and role models for our incoming students. Students who are ideal for the role have demonstrated leadership skills, are invested in the Georgia Tech experience, and are looking to give back to incoming students. Applications are available online at the Wreck Camp website (www.wreckcamp.gatech.edu) and are due by Friday, Nov. 7th at 5 p.m.

The ACC Leadership Symposium

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ACC Leadership Symposium

The 2015 ACC Leadership Symposium is a three-day leadership conference aimed at engaging students with peers across the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year, the ACC Leadership Symposium will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame, February 27 – March 1, 2015. 

SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION: Throughout the symposium, students will be educated on the social issues prevalent in the 21st century and the resources available to them to promote inclusion, human dignity and the common good within their campuses, local and global communities. The symposium will feature interactive workshop sessions, keynote presentations and a community service experience. Students will also engage in a hands-on group project as it specifically relates to the inclusion within our various student bodies, local and global communities. 

Questions: Contact Dr. Gerome Stephens (gerome.stephens@gatech.edu) or visit the website at http://accstudentleadershipconference.nd.edu 

Electronic Application Deadline – November 5 at 5:00 PM
Submit all application materials to leadandengage@gatech.eduwith the subject line “ACC Symposium 2014 Application”

Martin Luther King Committee

We are trying to find people to join the planning committees (applications due SUNDAY) AND to find people to audition to be students speakers at the actual event in January (applications due 10/24)!

Here are both the applications:

Student Committee Application

Student Speaker Application

The MLK Day Theme for this year is "From Human Rights to Civil Rights - The Courage to Act." Joining one of these committees or being a student speaker is a great way to explore a passion for diversity and humanity, as well as remember the legacy of Dr. King. January is going to be an incredible month!

Internships at The AT&T Foundry

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The AT&T Foundry™ is a fast-paced and collaborative environment where AT&T and technology providers team to deliver the latest applications and services into the hands of customers more quickly than ever before.This four-month internship will be located at the AT&T Foundry™ in Tech Square. Two successful intern candidates will be selected. Expected time commitment will be 15-20 hours per week.
  • The first intern will be selected on the basis of their proposed project. Candidates will present their proposal to a panel including representatives from AT&T’s CTO and CMO offices. The winner will be selected based on the innovativeness, commercial viability, and potential profitability. Once selected, this intern will have access to Foundry support and expertise while working toward realization of a prototype of their proposal with general support from the AT&T Foundry.
  • The second intern will be selected based upon the criteria of academic performance, research hours, leadership/involvement, and an essay describing their contribution to the apprenticeship program. This intern will support ongoing product development activity within the Foundry and have access to Foundry support and expertise
Required Qualifications: 
  • Must be majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • At least a junior
  • 3.2 GPA or above
  • Proven leadership in extracurriculars 
  • Demonstrated self starter with the ability to work in an ambiguous environment 
  • Understanding of product development 
Compensation: 5,500 for undergraduates.
For more information, click here.

Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law Documentary Screening

Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law documentary film features one of the bravest lawyers in Africa -- Beatrice Mtetwa in Zimbabwe. In spite of beatings by police and being arrested and jailed, Beatrice has courageously defended in court those jailed by the Mugabe government—peace activists, journalists, opposition candidates, farmers that had their land confiscated, ordinary citizens that had the courage to speak up. 
Watch the documentary trailer and RSVP

Venue : Le Craw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business
Technology Square at Georgia Tech
800 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308-1149

Date : Nov 11, 2014
Time : 6:00 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. - Reception
7:00 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. - Film screening and dialogue with Beatrice Mtetwa and filmmaker Lorie Conway moderated by GT Ivan Allen College Dean Jacqueline J. Royster

Parking Information: Click here
Visit: www.ivanallenprize.gatech.edu

MDGP Productions Presents: "Fences"

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MDGP Productions presents "Fences" by August Wilson on November 16 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. The production will star HTS alum Quincy Kelly.
Information on the play:

August Wilson's: Fences, Set in the 1950s, is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part Play Cycle. Like all of the plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations,among other themes. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

The protagonist, Troy Maxson is a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete. Though deeply flawed, he represents the struggle for justice and fair treatment during the 1950s. Troy also represents human nature's reluctance to recognize and accept social change. In the playwright's setting description, symbols connected to his character can be found: the house, the incomplete fence, the porch, and the makeshift baseball tied to a tree branch.


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