Volume 7, #49
Strategic Plan Activities Inventory Due Today
Please remember that Strategic Plan department inventories are due today, Apr. 27, to Jim Flowers.
LakerCard Center Facebook Page
Do you want to be in the loop to find out about meal plan promotions? Then “Like” the Clayton State University LakerCard Center Facebook Page. We will be utilizing this page to share information with faculty, staff, and students regarding our hours of operation, promotions, discount programs, and events.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all biweekly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Friday, Apr. 27 for the payroll ending on Apr. 27.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive
Thank you to the Clayton State Department of Psychology, and student Heidi Ulrich, for sponsoring the Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive at Clayton State.
Everyone at Clayton State University is invited to participate and get involved by helping collect food and non-perishable items most needed at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Currently there are four collection stations, with two barrels each, located in the Student Activity Center (by the information desk), at the information desk in the James M. Baker University Center, in the Arts and Science Building, and in the Natural and Behaviorial Sciences Building common area at the vending machines.
Here is a list of the most needed items.
Most Needed FOOD Items: NON FOOD Items:
Peanut Butter Diapers (any size)
Canned Tuna Adult Diapers
Canned Beans Baby Wipes
Canned Soups, Stews and Pastas Feminine Hygiene Products
100% Fruit Juice Toilet Tissue
Canned Fruits and Vegetables Toothpaste
Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Toothbrushes
Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals Bath soap
• No Glass Containers
• No Baby Food or Formula
• No Condiments
• No Salad Dressing
• No Pet Foods
Clayton State Library Announces New Popular Reading Collection
The Clayton State Library has a new Popular Reading Collection. The collection is housed separately from the circulating collection and includes bestselling fiction and non-fiction including new releases. The Library’s most recent newsletter has more details on the front page. Go to, http://www.clayton.edu/Portals/546/docs/newsletter141.pdf
The purpose of the collection, which is located just inside the Library’s Baker Center entrance directly opposite the Circulation Desk, is to provide a convenient location for students, faculty and staff to find recreational reading materials.
In addition to books from the Library’s circulating collection, the Popular Reading Collection will be refreshed each month with current books received as part of a lease/purchase plan. The collection will include bestselling authors, biography, nonfiction, hobbies, self-employment and more.
Purchase Order and P-Card Cutoff Date
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
¨ May 8, 2012
purchases requiring a purchase order. Anything requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
¨ May 14, 2012
- No change order to PO’s after this date.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
¨ May 8, 2012
- Suggested last day to use the p-card so that the purchase will be
posted to the May 2012 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to fiscal year 2013.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 4280.
Student Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End May 7
All student meal plans and Dining Dollars end May 7. Meals expire at the end of lunch on May 7, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the day. If you have a commuter meal plan, invite a friend to eat with you. If you have Dining Dollars, don’t let them go to waste! Take a friend to Jazzman’s for coffee or a smoothie or maybe treat them to a pizza at Pizza Hut.
Faculty/Staff and Department Meal Plans Carry Forward to Fall 2012
Faculty/staff meal plans, department meal plans, and Faculty/Staff Dining Dollars do NOT close out at the end of spring 2012. They will carry forward for future semesters. Dining Dollars may be used during the summer at retail locations, and meals may be used when the Dining Hall opens for fall 2012 (the Dining Hall will be closed during the summer).
Request for Assistance with SACS Reaffirmation
Every 10 years colleges and schools accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) are required to provide evidence supporting the claim that accreditation should be reaffirmed. One part of that reaffirmation process requires the development of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that focuses on advancing student learning in an area of perceived need. Sections 2.12 and 3.3.2 of the Principles of Accreditation require that any such plan be developed with broad based participation of the campus and the campus community. These Principles can be found at http://sacscoc.org/pdf/2012PrinciplesOfAcreditation.pdf
Clayton State University will go through its accreditation reaffirmation in 2014. This is an initial step in the process of selecting a topic to develop for our QEP. We are asking for your help with this step of the process.
Our survey contains some major topic themes identified by the University as focus areas gleaned from our Strategic Plan, Complete College Georgia, and other initiatives that are in development to enhance student learning. The first part of the survey asks you to rank the major themes that have been identified, the remaining questions will ask for your feedback on specific items.
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Please complete your responses by Apr. 25, 2012.
You can access the survey at the following link:
If you should have questions about the survey, please direct them to Dr. Jill Lane (email@example.com
Let me thank you in advance for participating in this process. A well designed Quality Enhancement Plan can provide an exceptional opportunity to greatly advance efforts to improve student and faculty learning—and your contributions can do much to assist in just such a well designed project. Many thanks!!
Dr. Tim Hynes, President
Clayton State Named One of the Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta
We are pleased to announce that Clayton State University has received from the Atlanta Journal Constitution
the distinguished honor of being named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta” for 2012. In addition, the University is being recognized as one of only 20 institutions in the “large industry category” which includes businesses such as Woodward Academy, FedEx, Equifax, Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Ernst and Young and Verizon Wireless.
Clayton State is the only University System of Georgia institution to receive this honor for 2012. The University was recognized in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s
Top 100 Workplaces section, published on Sunday, Apr. 22.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Auditions, Apr. 28
On Saturday, Apr. 28, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program will hold its 19th annual season auditions. Started in spring of 1994, the choir program is wrapping up its 18th year and getting ready for the 2012/2013 season.
Arguably the most famous outreach program of Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program offers students professional-level instruction in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, presentation, and exposure to a variety of choral styles.
But that's not all. Being involved in the program also enhances children’s lives by helping them develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion, and confidence in their abilities. This twofold purpose enables students to benefit as much as possible from an extracurricular activity.
For more information on scheduling a student audition, go to; www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org
, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (770) 946-9072.
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “2-Hour Energy” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 30
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band in “2-Hour Energy,” a concert filled with fast-paced, contemporary big band music, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 30, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex) and Assistant Director Art Thompson (Fayetteville), “2-Hour Energy” features challenging and fast-paced instrumental compositions from composers Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Tom Kubis, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestic. Drawing from talented composers’ challenging pieces creates a high energy level that demands an equally high skill level from Clayton Community Big Band musicians.
Downs Center Roof Replacement
They’re raising the roof at the Harry S. Downs Center… the roof replacement project will began the week of Apr. 30 through May 4. There will be some minor inconveniences during the tear- off, but there should be minimal noise.
All-Tex Roofing will set up dumpsters along the southeast corner of the building (near kitchen area) which may occupy a portion of the sidewalk. This area will be enclosed with temporary fencing to assist in preventing hazardous conditions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
The Art of Cooking Healthy, May 1
The Art of Cooking Healthy Lunch & Learn is fun, free, and informative. Learn how to make your favorite meals and desserts low in fat, sugar, and salt. You will watch food preparation steps, learn cooking techniques and sample food entrees.
This class is taught by a professional chef who is also a registered dietitian. Space is limited, so register early!
Tuesday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Clayton State — East Auditorium.
Registration details: go to http://claytoncookingdemo.eventbrite.com/
, password: Superfoods
It’s Coming… FAFSA Day at Clayton State, May 12
The Third Annual FAFSA Day at Clayton State University… the biggest, most informative event of the year for the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid… is coming up soon.
For 2012, FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
Clayton State Athletics to Host FAN-Raiser Golf Tournament May 14
What has become an annual event for the Clayton State Athletic Department is on the horizon with the FAN-Raiser Golf Tournament.
The 2012 FAN-Raiser Golf returns to the Lake Spivey Golf Club on Monday, May 14. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., followed by the start of the tournament at noon. All proceeds from this event go towards the Clayton State Athletic Department. This marks the 17th
year that Clayton State Athletics has hosted the FAN-Raiser Tournament at Lake Spivey.
Golfers can sign up as individuals or as a team. The individual registration is $100 prior to May 4, and $125 from May 5 up until the day of the tournament. Teams can register for $380 prior to May 4, and for $450 from May 5 up until the day of the tournament.
In addition, hole sponsorships are $150, and individuals and businesses can donate prizes or gifts for all the participants.
The athletic department accepts both checks and credit card payments (VISA and MasterCard) for registration. Make all checks payable to the “CSU Foundation.” For more information, call (678) 466-4679.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at email@example.com
or (678) 466-4091.