February 2017 Events

Islamic Awareness Month
Islamic Awareness Month aims to educate students, faculty and staff about the culture and religion of Islam in order to promote diversity, build understanding, and overcome misconceptions. It focuses primarily on building bridges within the Georgia Tech community regardless of religious affiliation, race, or ethnicity. It consists of multiple on campus events which displayed different facets of the faith, and appealed to a diverse audience through the Unveiling the Veil, Fast-A-Thon, speakers, and an Islamic Trivia Table.

 

Georgia Tech Night at the Aquarium
Each year the Student Center Program Council partners with the Georgia Aquarium to provide Georgia Tech students with an evening of fun at learning.  The Parents Fund was able to subsidize the ticket cost and help make the event accessible for all students.  Attending students were shuttled to the aquarium after it closed to the public and given the opportunity to go behind the scenes for the exhibits.  The SCPC provided entertainment and other activities to make the event a one of a kind night.

MLK celebration photo

 

Martin Luther King
Each year, Georgia Tech hosts events centered around celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  They include a Student Celebration, a Day of Service, Sunday Supper, and a Civil Rights Tour of Washington DC.  These events serve to foster student engagement while educating, celebrating, and inspiring students to follow MLK's legacy both in and out of the Georgia Tech community.

 

Guthman Music Competition
The Georgia Tech School of Music hosts a competition that Wired Magazine once called "the X Prize for music".  Participants are able to partner with experienced artists and inventors to create the next generation of musical technology.  Inventions that came from this competition have gone on to commercial success with some being featured in media outlets like the New York Times and the Today Show.

 

Arts at Tech Marketing
As a new student organization, the Arts at Tech program is looking for ways to increase its visibility around campus.  As they work to integrate art into the academic lives of Georgia Tech students through programming like the Makers Fair and the Stress-Less Piano Project, the Arts at Tech program, with Parent Fund support, is creating additional print and digital marketing with the hope of reaching more students each semester.

 

Art Crawl
The Clough Art Crawl is an annual event that works to showcase student art across a variety of mediums.  Students are able to submit photographs, paintings, and sculptures for exhibition in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.  The event is three weeks long and kicked off with a reception that featured live student performances.  Over 500 pieces of art are submitted and judged by a panel of judges and cash prizes for the best artist in each category.