In keeping with the theme of the inauguration of Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes, Jr., as Clayton State University’s fourth president… “A Commitment to Learning and Service…” University faculty, staff and students will be joining in the celebration of the inauguration with an Academic Conference on Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Music Education Building.
Following the Visual and Performing Arts Department Faculty Showcase in Spivey Hall, the inaugural events will move next door to the atrium of the Music Education Building, for a series of poster presentations from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The posters will cover a wide range of topics, including displays by the University’s Math Club and the Wi2STEM organization. Along with the science and math presentations, Health and Fitness Management, Communications and Media Studies, and History will also have posters on display.
Following the poster presentations, two concurrent conference sessions will be held in the Music Education Building, the first from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the second from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. The conference sessions are free and open to the public.
The conference sessions will include such topics as Incorporating Service Learning into the Curriculum, Advocacy as Community Service, Bridging the Gap the Between the Classroom and the Workplace, and Leadership: Savior to Servant. In addition, some of the academic subjects will include Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Christopher Kodani talking about his work with the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream program and Associate Professor of History Dr. Kathryn Kemp speaking on Lucy Huie and the desegregation of the Clayton County schools.