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HTS Fall 2014 Speaker Series presents Stephen Mihm today, October 20, in the Old CE Building Room 104 from 4:00-5:30PM. Stephen Mihm is visiting from the History department at The University of Georgia and will present his talk on "Standard Capitalism."

The 29th International Congress on Medievalism, October 24-25, is coming to Georgia Tech. Participating HTS graduate students will pay no registration fees at all (lunches and dinner receptions cost extra, of course); and most events will take place in the Hall Building. Please also note that there will be ample opportunity for publishing revised versions of the conference papers in two established refereed journals. And, to avoid misunderstandings: This is NOT a conference for medievalists only, but for anyone interested in the ongoing process of the reception of medieval culture in postmedieval times.

Inquiries, one page proposals for entire sessions (deadline: May 15, 2014), and one page proposals for individual papers (deadline: June 1, 2014) should be sent to the conference organizers at medievalisms@lmc.gatech.edu. The conference will be held from October 24-25, 2014, in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

All presenters at the conference have the opportunity to revise/extend their papers and submit them to The Year’s Work in Medievalism (for texts up to 4,000 words) or Studies in Medievalism (more than 4,000 words). The editors of both journals (YWiM: Ed Risden; Richard Utz; SiM: Karl Fugelso) will be available for discussing possible contributions during the conference. Those with book-length project should contact Chris Jones and Karl Fugelso, editors of Boydell & Brewer’s book series Medievalism.

Please visit the Plenary Speakers page for keynote abstracts and further information about Sylvie Kandé and Kathleen Verduin. For more information, see our conference website at: http://medievalisms.lmc.gatech.edu

The Women’s Leadership Conference is Approaching!

October 25, Student Center, www.gtwlc.com

The Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual gathering several hundred women students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local businesswomen that exists as an opportunity to inspire and prepare these women to become strong leaders and equal partners in the community. The conference offers fifteen workshops, three keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and the Gail DiSabatino Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. This year WLC celebrates the 17th annual conference.

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To register, click here.

Reminder! Application for the Summer D.C. Internship Program is due TODAY October 20. For more information and the application, click here.

The German Career Fair is taking place Tuesday, October 21 from 2-4pm in the Student Success Center.
The German Career Fair is an annual event which brings in German companies and organizations to recruit GT students for internships and full-time positions both in Germany and in the US. The full list of attendees is below. Students should come dressed to impress and bring resumes! All students with an interest in German enterprise are invited to attend - German language proficiency is not required for all positions although it's certainly an asset. 

  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC 
  • Cultural Vistas 
  • DAAD 
  • DB Mobility Logistics / DB Schenker Inc 
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. 
  • Gerresheimer Medical Plastics Systems 
  • Goethe-Zentrum/ German Cultural Center Atlanta 
  • Grenzebach Corporation 
  • Hilti North America 
  • IMS Gear Holding, Inc. 
  • Siemens Corporation 
  • Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. 
  • Voith Hydro Inc.


The JET Program Office is happy to announce: the Application Form for the 2015 JET Program is now available online!

· Read the 2015 JET Program Application Guidelines and information on the How to Apply page (remember, if you have visited the page recently, you may need to refresh the browser to see the updated pages).
· Create an account in the Application Portal. If you previously applied, you MUST create a new account this year! If you log in with an old pin/password, you will go to an outdated version of the application form and/or may not be able to update your information.
· Preview the application before submitting!
· Submit the online form! You will automatically receive an email confirmation. If you do not, please check that your form was submitted. Failure to submit online means your application will not register properly.
· Print all pages in PDF format (do not print as HTML) and sign and date in the indicated locations.
· Gather all supplemental materials and sort according to the 2015 Checklist & Mailing Instructions.
· Send your application packet to the JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC. US citizens applying to the JET Program cannot submit the application to any other location.
Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014 (5:00PM EST)


Be sure to register for CETL 4803 ISS for Spring 2015. This course is for any student considering becoming a K-12 educator, interested in education policy or who is simply wants to learn more about critical and contemporary issues of education. Learn about numerous issues that affect public education on a local, state, and national level. Students engage in numerous class discussions. Group and individual work are included.

The class is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday 1:35 – 2:55 p.m. Location TBD.
Phase 1 registration: October 27 – November 14.
More info about CETL courses

October 23, 2014: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Clough 323 - Teach for America “Appy Hour” (application prep). Drop-in event for students who have questions about applying and want feedback on how to strengthen their applications.

October 20, 2014: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. - Mercer University Atlanta campus M.A.T. programs information session – Mercer University Atlanta campus, Tift College of Education, Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta 30341. For more information and to register, click here. For additional dates, click here.

Apply for Pre-Teaching Internships!

Posted by Admin On 10/20/2014 0 comments
Reminder to apply to these great pre-teaching internship opportunities! Click for more information. 

Next week! October 20: Pre-Teaching Spring 2015 Grady High School internship 

retroTech is Now Open in the Library!

Posted by Admin On 10/20/2014 0 comments
The Library's retroTECH Exhibit, a crowdsourced celebration of our technological past, is NOW OPEN on the first floor.

Curated by the Georgia Tech Library in honor of Project One, retroTECH is a crowdsourced exhibit of technological treasures from the personal collections of Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

The exhibit features a display of treasured technology pieces from the personal collections of Georgia Tech community. Each item is paired with a note from the item's owner. retroTECH is located across from the Library Services Desk on the first floor of the Library.
Vote online for your favorite item!

Find out more about the retroTECH exhibit on the Library's blog.

Please share the voting on social media using #retroTECHgt!

For the fifth consecutive year, Tech will welcome friends from France as it hosts 10 events during France-Atlanta.

The series of events is presented by Tech and the Consulate General of France to showcase Franco-American collaboration in business, scientific, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors.

From Oct. 16–31, the Tech community will be able to attend events that include art exhibitions, intellectual discussion, and scientific symposia.

For more information, click here.

Each fall, TEAM Buzz provides a chance for the Tech community to give back to surrounding neighborhoods through hands-on volunteerism. This year, student organizers expect around 2,000 student, faculty, and staff volunteers to meet at the Kessler Campanile on Saturday, Oct. 25, before spreading out across the city.

Students, faculty, and staff work together at Bright Futures on Atlanta’s Westside. The annual TEAM Buzz Service Day typically draws more than 2,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Project signups open Tuesday, Oct. 14, at teambuzz.org. Projects include activities such as planting, park cleanup, tutoring, sorting books and other media, and caring for animals. Those interested can sign up alone or with friends, co-workers, or family, and choose from more than 40 projects around Atlanta.

This year, TEAM Buzz is providing free child care to children of faculty and staff to enable their participation. Qualified students will serve as caretakers for the day and be stationed at the Student Center. Children will also participate in service activities, including making crafts and writing letters to hospital patients. The event runs from around 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Representatives from two of the top law schools in the country will be on campus, students considering law school are invited to attend (even if they're not involved in pre-law)!
Jessica Soban, Assistant Dean and Chief Admission Officer at Harvard Law School, will speak on Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11:00 in DM Smith room 105.

Carla Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will speak on Wednesday Nov. 12 at 3:00 in DM Smith room 015 (in the basement).

Last week John Clary Umberger, Ann Louisa Brewton, Dr. D'Unger and Dr. Bier for attended the Ivan Allen College Open House to represent HTS majors and minors. 

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