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Online Workshops for Academic Success

Posted by Admin On 5/20/2015 0 comments

Need some help getting organized? Overcoming procrastination? Figuring out your learning style? Try an online workshop for academic success! The Center for Academic Success has four online workshops available for students. Go to the Student Lingo website to see the links for workshops on time management, overcoming procrastination, learning styles, and test-taking strategies.

Want to share why HTS and the liberal arts at GT are so great?  Be a guest blogger this summer!  Check out the IAC Tumblr page at http://iamliberalartsgt.tumblr.com.  Any interested blogger should email Elizabeth Miller at emiller@gatech.edu with his/her name, year, major, and prospective blog topic.

Summer registration closes tomorrow (Friday) at 4.00 PM.  Please note that this is registration for all three summer sessions (early short, late short, and full summer).  

There is NOT an additional registration period for the late summer session that starts at the end of June.  Only new incoming freshmen students will have an opportunity to register before the start of the late short summer session. 

 Make sure you have all your summer classes finalized by tomorrow!  

Summer Classes Drop Dates

Posted by Admin On 5/12/2015 0 comments
Beginning this summer, students will have additional time to make the decision to drop an individual course. Moving forward, the deadline to drop a single course will align with the deadline to withdraw from the Institute. Here are the summer deadlines:
  • June 1 -- first 5-week session
  • June 28 -- 11-week session
  • July 15 -- second 5-week session

Congratulations to the spring 2015 BS - HTS graduates:
  • Kale Vordran
  • Audrey Owens
  • Monica Cahal
  • Erica Louise Richards
  • Kristen Palmares
  • Hallie Willis
  • Lee Ayres
  • Sydney Wallace
  • Zachary Laskey
NOT PICTURED: John Clary Umberger, who was taking this great photo!

Peachtree Way Archives Exhibit

Posted by Admin On 5/08/2015 0 comments

Dates: May 7 - 27, 2015
Stubbins Gallery
College of Architecture, East Building
245 Fourth Street NW, Atlanta, 30332-0155
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The exhibit highlights the unique and historical architecture of the Peachtree Way Corridor, from Brookwood Station to Five Points.

Archival drawings and models by architects associated with Georgia Tech and practicing architects in Georgia will also be on display. Several Atlanta-based architecture firms will share their latest work on video displays, including: 

Cooper Carey
Harrsion Designs
Houser Walker
John Portman and Associates
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart

For more information about the exhibit, click here.  

The Athletic Association is in need of tutors for HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 for the summer semester.  The pay scale starts at $10/hr for undergraduate tutors and $12/hr for graduate tutors.  For the summer terms, tutoring sessions are anywhere from 8AM-6PM and there is no minimum on hours worked.

For more information and to apply, visit www.studentathlete.gatech.edu/peer-tutors.  

Application deadlines for two Pre-Teaching internship opportunities have been extended to May 13, 2015 for the following programs:

Did you know that some unpaid internships can be done for academic credit, while paid internships such as the Pre-Teaching internships can be done for audit credit? Audit credit serves as a place holder during the semester but does not count towards the total hours needed to graduate. For example, if you have an internship for six audit credit hours, you only need six more for full-time student status. You do not receive academic credit for the internship, but you also do not pay tuition or fees on the internship hours. Audit credit also assures that your internship goes on your transcript as part of your permanent academic record. Apply for a Pre-Teaching internship!

Phase II of registration for the summer terms (early short, late short, full summer) begins on May 7th and runs through May 15th.  Have questions?  Need help?  Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. D'Unger using the new scheduling site at gatech.gradesfirst.com or email her at amy.dunger@hts.gatech.edu

Major US-China Forum - May 6-7, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Carter Center and the Shanghai Academy of Social Science - in which Dr. Hanchao Lu in HTS holds an honory position. He will also chair one of the five panels and give a presentation.

For more information, visit the forum website below.

Forum website
Online RSVP

Apply for a Fall PURA

Posted by Admin On 5/05/2015 0 comments
The application to apply for the President's Undergraduate Research Award for Fall is May 15th! 

Get paid $1500 to conduct undergraduate research. 

Apply here.

Dr. Kristie Macrakis in HTS has won a prestigious Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship.  Each year the center welcomes approximately 160 outstanding and award winning scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its non-partisan dialogue. 

Through its scholars, the Center enriches crucial policy debates and provides a platform for scholars in the tradition of President Wilson to bring the worlds of policy and ideas together. 

Interested in summer classes? Not going to be on campus? The Summer Online Undergraduate Program (SOUP) is holding an online information session today from 3.00 - 4.00 PM.  

For information on how to participate, go to https://pe.gatech.edu/subjects/summer-online-undergraduate-program.

Two HTS faculty members and one alumna were given awards at the April 7th Ivan Allen College Day.  

Dean Jacqueline J. Royster awarded the Faculty Distinguished Research Award to Dr. Hanchao Lu and the Faculty Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Kenneth Knoespel. 

Dr. Leslie Sharp, an alumna from the HSTS Ph.D. program, won the Distinguished Alumni Award for HTS.  Dr. Sharp is currently the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs at Georgia Tech.

Congrats to the three of you, and thank you for your continued service and dedication to HTS.

Leadership Event for Alums

Posted by Admin On 5/05/2015 0 comments

Talk on Leadership Fitness by Dr. Homer Rice, Friday, May 15

Alums of Georgia Tech are invited to join the GT Business Network for breakfast on Friday, May 15 at 6:45 a.m. at the GT Alumni House to hear from former GT Athletic Director Homer Rice.

All attendees will receive a free copy of his book Leadership Fitness and breakfast from Chick-Fil-A.

Register Online: http://homerrice.eventbrite.com


Homer Rice has left an enduring mark on NCAA football, and college athletics in general. His vision extended far beyond the playing fields.

Using his own powerful story, Rice shows in Leadership Fitness how his Attitude Technique Philosophy leads to total success, whether on the gridiron or any of life’s endeavors.

Friday, May 15 from 6:45 - 8:30 a.m.
6:45 - 7:30 a.m. - Networking & Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Speaker, Q&A, & Book Signing

GT Alumni Association - Griffin Ballroom
190 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

$10 per person - includes Chick-Fil-A Breakfast and Leadership Fitness book by Homer Rice.  Sponsored by the GT Athletic Association.

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