Volume 9, #11
New in this Issue
Clayton State Basketball to Host Lander Saturday at Athletics Center
Undaunted by snow, ice, cold and bearcats, the Clayton State women’s and men’s basketball teams will return to the hardwood on Saturday at the Athletics Center, hosting Lander in Peach Belt Conference action.
The Lakers return to action after Wednesday’s games scheduled at Georgia College were postponed due to inclement weather.
Tip-off for the games will be 1:30 p.m. for the women’s game, followed by the men’s game at approximately 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and children 12-under are admitted free. Clayton State students and faculty/staff are admitted free with their Laker Card. The game will also be webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/claytonstateathletics.
Parking for Saturday’s Events
As you may know, there will be five major events on campus on Saturday, Feb. 1. They are as follows (in chronological order)…
MathCounts 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Center
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SAC-University Center-Arts & Sciences-Clayton Hall-NBS-Lecture Hall
VITA 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. College of Business
Basketball Doubleheader 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Athletics Center
Richard Morris Memorial 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Spivey Hall, Downs Center
Non-attendees of either the Ruffin Reading Bowl or the Richard Morris event should avoid parking in Lots I, J, K, and L for the entire day.
For the basketball games, if you plan to attend or know others who plan to attend, please consider parking in either the A or B lots to avoid the congestion and traffic of those attending either of the events noted above.
Parking for MathCounts will be mainly in the lots by Clayton Hall. Ditto for VITA patrons.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
ADP E-time approvals of all Bi-Weekly time must be approved by 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 for the payroll ending on Jan. 31, 2014.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team at 1-855-214-2644.
Notice for eTime Approvers and Managers of Biweekly Employees
Full-time, benefitted bi-weekly employee timecards have been globally edited to reflect campus closings on Jan. 28, Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.
Please note: Biweekly employees who had previously entered hours “worked” on those days must delete the worked rows on the timecard to prevent an overpayment.
Essential employees who actually worked during the unscheduled closing may require assistance from the payroll office to correctly reflect the total working hours on the current period timecard.
Managers should review employee timecards carefully to ensure the edits and employee time-worked are correctly reflected on each timecard.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact JeriTrenova@clayton.edu.
Vacation/Sick Leave Scheduled Prior to Campus Closing
As per Board of Regents and Clayton State University policy, vacation and/or sick leave declared and approved prior to the campus closures cannot be changed due to "unscheduled closing."
Questions related to this policy should be directed to VickieSmith@clayton.edu.
Budget Report Deadline Extended to Feb. 5
The deadline for submitting your second quarter budget report has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
The Loch Shop is Giving Away a Bike… Contest Extended Another Week
The Loch Shop is giving away a bike to celebrate Homecoming Week! Due to #SnowJam14, the contest has been extended another week. Entries to the bike drawing are available until Friday, Feb. 7.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to “Like” The Loch Shop on Facebook between now and Feb. 7 (c’mon, you’re all on Facebook already, how hard is that?), and get one entry to the drawing. Stop by The Loch Shop by Feb. 7, and you can be entered again.
The Loch Shop will announce the winner of the bike in Laker Lines and on Facebook to kick off Homecoming Week!
New York Times Talk – “Guns on Campus,” Feb. 7
Sara Henderson will facilitate a New York Times Talk on “Guns on college campuses: self-protection or initiating violence?” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center on Friday, Feb. 7.
Henderson received her M.A. from Clayton State and serves as a part-time instructor of Political Science courses. She has also served as director of Legislative Services for the Georgia House Democratic caucus.
“In all of my five years of coordinating Times Talks at Clayton State I can't remember a talk that affects the Clayton State community more than this one,” says Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado.
This talk is open to all and those who RSVP to email@example.com before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 will receive a free lunch courtesy of the New York Times.
Student Academic Conference Information
Faculty - please recruit students to participate in the 2014 Student Academic Conference to be held Friday, Mar.28, from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be a keynote speaker from noon to 1 p.m., kicking off the conference in UC 272: David Lowery, an American vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from San Antonio. He formed the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and rock band called Cracker. Lowry was trained as a mathematician who worked as a financial analyst, who then started his own studio, record company and publishing company. He is a producer at the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Va., and also a guest lecturer professor at the University of Georgia. He will speak about “Creativity,” the theme for the conference.
Students must register online with abstracts at http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference. Due date for abstracts is Feb. 28.
Poster presentations will go from noon to 2 p.m., and oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Judges will be needed for the various sessions and to decide best presentations for awards. Contact Dr. Scott Bailey if you would like to be a judge or your college rep on the ARC/SAC Committee.
McAloose Resigns as Clayton State Athletic Director
Director of Athletics Carl McAloose announced on Tuesday that he will be stepping down from his position at Clayton State University after accepting the Director of Collegiate Athletics position at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Fla.
McAloose was named Clayton State’s second athletic director in the spring of 2012 overseeing the institution’s 12-sport NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics program that competes in the Peach Belt Conference. He took over after long-time athletic director Mason Barfield retired in the fall of 2011.
“I want to thank Dr. (Tim) Hynes, the coaching staff, administrators, and student-athletes at Clayton State for their support during my time at Clayton State,” sayscAloose. “I am only leaving Clayton State because of having an opportunity to once again start an athletics program from its inception and the chance to get back home with family and friends. With the personnel in place, Clayton State is in a very good position to reach our goal of being one of the top universities in NCAA II.”
USG Legislative Update Now Online
The January, 2014 issue of the Legislative Update is available for viewing at: http://www.usg.edu/legislative_update.
VITA Set to Begin its 24th Year at Clayton State
Accounting students from Clayton State University are again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program hosted by the College of Business.
VITA is a national program that provides tax support for certain eligible taxpayers. The program, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, is also an experiential learning experience for Clayton State students, providing the volunteers with extensive IRS training and testing, enabling them to ensure that taxpayers will have their tax returns filled out accurately and timely and receive the tax credits they qualify for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.
This service will be offered at the College of Business at Clayton State on the following Saturdays: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, and Mar. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxpayers will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527.
Current college students can also benefit from having VITA volunteers prepare their taxes since the volunteers are trained in the rules for the credits available for tuition and other school-related expenses. The VITA program also prepares state income tax returns and provides free e-filing options to ensure clients receive their refunds as soon as possible.
Note: There are some commercial preparers advertising on campus, if you want free help look for the word, “VITA” or the Clayton State logo.
Those who are eligible to receive this service are taxpayers who make under $51,000 a year and wish to receive help with their 2013 personal income taxes using Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and simple1040s. The program does not provide assistance with out-of-state or small business returns, or for those who are self-employed.
Those interested in receiving this assistance must bring the following items:
ü Photo identification,
ü Social security cards for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,
ü Birthdates for primary, secondary, and dependents on the tax return
ü Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1009-R, from all employers
ü Interest and dividend statements from bank(s), Form 1099
ü Other relevant information about income and expenses
o Day care provider identifying number
o Total amount paid for day care
ü A copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns if possible,
ü Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Please note that both spouses will need to be present to file electronically.
Call for Homecoming Volunteers
Clayton State University Homecoming 2014 is fast approaching (Feb. 9 to Feb. 15) and the Homecoming Committee needs your help. There will be lots of activities at Homecoming and help is needed to make sure each event is successful.
While the Homecoming Committee will need assistance at all of the events, the events that need the most volunteer assistance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15. Those events are; the Homecoming Parade (which starts at 10 a.m.), the Homecoming Festival (at Laker Hall, which starts at 11:30 a.m.) and the Homecoming basketball games (the first game of the doubleheader starts at 1:30 p.m.) Your help would be much appreciated!
Please take a few moments to review the Homecoming volunteer page at: http://giving.clayton.edu/HomecomingVolunteer to get more familiar with the events. Afterwards, sign up to volunteer at: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40XJX2BMeekqZ49.
Feel free to contact Lashay Taylor, career counselor & homecoming volunteer coordinator, at (678) 466-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these and many other benefits.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to working together to make Clayton State Homecoming 2014 a big success!
I Love a (Homecoming) Parade, Register by Feb. 5
It’s almost time for Clayton State’s annual Homecoming celebration and planning is in full swing… most notably for round two of last year’s biggest success – the Homecoming Parade.
We invite you join in the celebration and participate in the 2014 Clayton State University Homecoming Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex and will travel northbound on Highway 54 (Jonesboro Road) and enter the campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
To register a unit in the parade, please complete the form found on the Homecoming website (www.clayton.edu/homecoming) and submit it no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Buy a Meal Plan, get a FREE Meal is Back! Jan. 27 to Jan. 31
It’s back for a limited time! Purchase any meal plan and get one free additional meal.
That’s right… buy the Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five or buy any other meal plan and get an additional meal added to your balance… FOR FREE! (Limit of one free meal during the promotional period.) Meal plans may be purchased in the LakerCard Center with cash, credit/debit, or LakerBucks.
Your meal plan isn’t only a great value… it’s the smart choice if you don’t want to lose your parking space at lunch. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal at the Lakeside Dining Hall where we will always have a space for you!
Annual State Business Transaction Disclosure Report
This year's State Business Transaction memorandum is now available.
Board of Regents policy requires that information regarding the possible obligation to file the disclosure be distributed to all University System employees each year. Georgia law requires that all public officials and employees disclose all required business transactions that occurred during the previous calendar year. The information must be electronically submitted by the employee no later than Jan. 31, 2014.
The website below explains who must report and what types of business transactions must be reported to the state.
If you do have an obligation to file the disclosure report, please go to www.ethics.ga.gov/ and follow the instructions.
You do not have to complete and file the State Business Transaction form if you determine that you did not have any business transactions with the state last year.
2014 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition, Feb. 1
Clayton State University is hosting the Sixth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition on Saturday, Feb. 1, in the SAC. The competition will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
There will also be training sessions on Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., and on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at 7:30 a.m. In addition, online training may be found at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
CIMS to Host Regional MathCounts! Competition, Feb. 1
The College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) is hosting the MathCounts! South-East Perimeter Chapter Competition on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The event is run by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, with Clayton State as the site host and Dr. Catherine Matos, associate professor of Mathematics, the Clayton State coordinator. Matos expects to have about 100 middle schoolers for the competition, plus their team coaches and parents. In addition to the competition, Matos will be speaking to the students about Clayton State’s Dual Degree and Regents’ Engineering Transfer Programs with Georgia Tech and how their dreams can be made real.
Registration/sign-in for the competition is scheduled for 8 a.m., in the James M. Baker University Center. Following the competition, the awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., also in the Baker Center. The actual competition will take place in four classrooms on the second floor of the Baker Center; UC-262, UC-265, UC-267, and UC-272.
Homecoming Parade Information
· The parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
· It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex (City Hall) and will travel northbound on Highway 54 and enter campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
· You don’t need an elaborate float to participate. Entrants may walk, drive, cartwheel, dance or march in the parade.
· Both internal and external entities can participate. Some examples of external groups you can ask (church groups, dance teams, karate clubs, boy/girl scout troops, school bands/ ROTC/color guard, classic car enthusiasts, motor cycle clubs, sports teams, local businesses, etc).
· We are asking that people register no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
· Visit the Homecoming website for more information: http://www.clayton.edu/homecoming
· There will be a Festival on Clayton State campus immediately following the parade, with food, games, music and fun for the whole family.
· The Clayton state women’s and men’s basketball teams will square off with a doubleheader against Montevallo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively.
Calling All Early Clayton Staters!
In honor of our 45th anniversary, we are hosting a groovy reunion for students, faculty and staff from the early days. Can you dig it? Join us for this far out 45th anniversary/1969 themed party during Homecoming. Reminisce with your fellow early Clayton Staters about bell bottoms and flower power. This event, set to take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, is sure to be a blast! Register now: https://giving.clayton.edu/reunion #45YearsMadeReal
CARE & Majors Fair, Feb. 6
The Enrollment Management Division will host a CARE & Majors Fair on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
The purpose of the fair is for students to rediscover campus programs and services that support their success. The fair occurs the week before Homecoming to help students reflect on college goals, prior to meeting notable alumni at various homecoming events. The fair will motivate students to be proactive about college success and help see how much the campus CAREs about their achievement. Students will get the opportunity to:
· Learn About Programs & Services that Support Academic Success
· Declare or Change Academic Major of Study
· Schedule Appointments with Advisors, Tutors or Counselors
· Explore Study Abroad Options
· Speak with Financial Aid Representatives
· Visit The HUB, Library, Health Services, Writer’s Studio & a Few Surprise Booths
· Enter a Drawing for Door Prizes and Enjoy Free Hot Chocolate!
Clayton County Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Feb. 8
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR), in partnership with local county and municipal police departments, is sponsoring a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar. The goal of the seminar is to lay the groundwork for a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
The free seminar is on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Clayton County International Park, VIP Complex, 2300 Ga. Highway 138, SE, Jonesboro.
Neighborhood watch group members, block captains, concerned citizens, and persons interested in assisting their neighbors during times of emergency should attend.
Lunch will be provided for all seminar participants. To register for the seminar, visit the Eventzilla link at www.nwepseminar.eventzilla.net/ or download the registration form at www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/nwepseminar and send the completed form to Helen Garrett (fax: 770-603-4874; email: email@example.com).
Clayton State Homecoming, Feb. 10 to Feb. 15
2014 marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors as Clayton Junior College. The University will be celebrating that milestone throughout the year, starting with the annual Homecoming celebration during the week leading up to Homecoming Day, Feb. 15.
The year was 1969. Man first walked on the moon. The Beatles hadn’t broken up yet. Richard Nixon was president. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia. Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival topped the charts. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original True Grit were big hits at the movies. Tie-dyeing and bell bottoms were “in.” The New York Mets surprised everyone by winning the first National League Championship series over the Braves, and then winning the World Series over another far better team, the Baltimore Orioles. And while the Internet hadn’t been invented yet, Clayton State had been… or at least its doors opened for the first time to 942 students on Sept. 30, 1969.
This year’s hashtag for Homecoming will be #45YearsMadeReal. For those not in the know, a hashtag is a word or an unspaced phrase prefixed with the hash symbol (#). Words in messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Twitter, etc. may be tagged by putting "#" before same. For example "New artists announced for #SXSW 2013 Music Festival. As a result, hashtags make it possible to group such messages. A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic and to begin a conversation.
The conversation for Clayton State’s Homecoming 2014 will start with Clayton State Night in the local community (Monday, Feb. 10), and a basketball doubleheader against Georgia College on Thursday, Feb. 13, followed by the big day, Saturday, Feb. 15. As was the case in 2013, Homecoming will again feature the Homecoming Parade on Jonesboro Road. In partnership with the City of Morrow, the parade will start in front of Morrow City Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and proceed north on Jonesboro Road to the entrance to the Clayton State campus, Clayton State Boulevard, before turning onto campus. Following the parade will be an alumni picnic and tailgating event, just prior to the official Homecoming basketball doubleheader, games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) against the University of Montevallo.
Be sure to join Clayton State for a week of fun activities, heart-pounding sports action, and unbridled enthusiasm for all things Clayton State. If you’re on campus regularly, you’ll love the many opportunities to make memories that you’ll revisit year after year when Homecoming rolls around.
Starting a Business Class at Henry Chamber, Feb. 11
Clayton State’s Small Business Development Center will be holding a “Starting Your Business” class on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga.
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
Receive 50 percent off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. The 50 percent off is for current Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Contact Heather Chaney for the discount code.
For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
CBS Atlanta’s Jocelyn Connell to Speak to Clayton State Mass Media and Politics Class, Feb. 13
CBS Atlanta Emmy Award-winning reporter and Better Mornings Atlanta anchor Jocelyn Connell will be speaking to a Clayton State University political science class on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Clayton State Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado has invited Connell to speak to his mass media and politics course, starting at 3:35 p.m., in room 220 of Clayton Hall. Connell, who joined CBS Atlanta News in January 2010, will be speaking about some of her big stories, including the capture of Centennial Park bomber/serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, the state funeral of Gerald Ford, and her story about Kennesaw’s gun ordinance that aired on Super Bowl Sunday last year.
Anyone who may be interested in attending this talk should RSVP to Corrado at email@example.com no later than Monday, Feb. 10.
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Break Skiing and Snowboarding
Spend spring break on the slopes with Outdoor Adventure. Travel to Winterplace Ski Resort and ski a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Transportation, lodging, ski/snowboard rental, and lift ticket included. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Ghent, W.Va.
Date: Sunday, Mar. 9 to Wednesday, Mar.12
Cost for Students: $150
Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 14
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Announces First Inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame
The Clayton State Athletics Department announced last fall plans to establish a Hall of Fame and is now excited to recognize its first class of inductees.
From nominations which were open to the public, the Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has selected four members for the initial class. The first class will include: retired Athletic Director Mason Barfield, former men’s soccer player Alex Dowling, former men’s basketball player Carlos Head and former women’s soccer player Nkiru Okosieme.
“We are very excited to be able to have a platform on which to now recognize those individuals who have meant so much in the success of Clayton State University Athletics,” says Athletic Director Carl McAloose.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be recognized at a Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, Feb. 14 and also recognized at Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Clayton State basketball teams host Peach Belt Conference opponent Montevallo for Homecoming on Feb. 15.
“This initial class of the Clayton State University Hall of Fame includes the architect of the department’s success, Mason Barfield, and three student-athletes who exemplify what a student-athlete is supposed to be,” continues McAloose. “Alex, Carlos, and Nkiru competed not only at a national level in their sport but also excelled in the classroom while at Clayton State. All four of these inductees made huge impacts while at Clayton State and certainly can be great role models for our current and future student-athletes.”
Writing a Living Business Plan Workshop, Feb. 18
Clayton State SBDC is holding a “Writing a Living Business Plan” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences Building, room G229. The cost is $69 with a 50 percent discount for each additional person that registers with you-no discount code needed.
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success. Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
Clayton State Recreation & Wellness to host AFAA’s APEX Weekend, Feb. 21 to Feb. 23
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) APEX Weekend for the second consecutive year.
According to Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), “We are thrilled to welcome AFAA back to Clayton State in 2014! Hosting fitness certifications on campus assists in promoting Clayton State University to the local community and provides on campus opportunities for our students to become certified fitness professionals.”
AFAA certifications and workshops being hosted during the APEX weekend include: Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (Feb. 21 to Feb. 23), Group Exercise: the Practical Way Workshop (Feb. 21), Primary Group Exercise Certification (Feb. 22), Kickboxing Instructor Certification (Feb. 22), and Practical Pilates Workshop (Feb. 23).
All certifications and workshops will be hosted in the SAC Fitness Center. Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com by searching the Atlanta area.
Please visit: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise for links to certification registrations. For more information, contact Williamson at email@example.com.
Wellness Council and Recreation & Wellness to Host Get Up & Get Fit Video Contest
Calling all Clayton State campus departments! Take a break from work and create a video of your staff showing how they Get Up & Get Fit throughout the workday.
Each participating department will make a video (90 seconds max) of its staff taking a break from the work day to engage in any form of exercise or physical activity (dancing, jogging, yoga, push-ups, etc.). The videos should be creative and inspire others to get up throughout the day and get fit.
Submit videos for the Get Up & Get Fit Incentive program to Lisa Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. The winning department will have its video posted to the Wellness Council Facebook page and departmental employees will receive free fitness and wellness assessments from Recreation & Wellness.
Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Reading Series, Mar. 20
The spring 2014 edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Mar. 20 and will feature a day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.
Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer who has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the poetry editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism.
Tallie’s day at Clayton State will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a lecture in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Tallie will be speaking on finding empowerment through writing and being an African American woman, mother, writer, and herbalist.
After lunch, she will give a poetry reading from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., also in UC 272. The reading will take 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. she will visit Dr. Brigitte Byrd’s Advanced Poetry class and meet with students from that class.
More information about Tallie can be found at her author page: http://www.ekeretallie.com/.
Student Academic Research Conference, Mar. 28
Faculty — please save the date, Friday, Mar. 28, for the Student Academic Research Conference. Let your students know and recruit them as presenters for the poster or paper sessions. They can register now on the website. Dr. Diane Fulton reports that she will need faculty judges for the event as well.
Research made real…
In a Hurry but Need to Eat? Try Lakeside Dining Hall To-Go!
In a hurry or need to eat at your desk but you’d still like a meal from the Dining Hall? We’ve got two To-Go options when using your meal plan at the Dining Hall!
- Reusable To-Go containers: Pay a one-time fee of $3 to get your meal in a reusable To-Go container. Bring your used container back at your next visit and get a clean reusable container the next time you get a To-Go meal.
- Biodegradable Containers: Purchase a biodegradable container, cup and utensil set at the Dining Hall for only $.30 and toss it in the garbage when you’re finished.
All To-Go meals include your choice of entrée and sides, plus other items such as a salad, grill items, pizza, dessert, and a beverage.
Celebrate Your Birthday with Auxiliary Services
Celebrate your birthday with Auxiliary Services! Stop by the LakerCard Center during the month of your birthday to receive your gifts!
Headphone Deal of the Year at The Loch Shop
It’s only January, but The Loch Shop already has the deal of the year for headphones.
It’s a “Beginning of the Semester” deal for both students and faculty/staff. The Loch Shop was able to secure 100 pair of SMS Street by 50 Cent over the ear headphones at an incredible price. Normally, these headphones are $249.99, but they are currently on sale in The Loch Shop for $99.99.
Once they’re gone, they are gone! Their quality rivals Beats by Dre and Bose headphones.
Student Media Looking for Photos for the Yearbook
Student Media is looking for all Clayton State University schools and departments to submit photos for the “Loched in Time” yearbook. The yearbook committee would like to showcase the faculty and staff of Clayton State by including photos of as many departments and programs as possible. The committee is looking for group photos, or more “candid” photos from the classroom or from events on campus.
Please submit all photos by Feb. 15 (along with captions and a brief description of the department or program) to Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at email@example.com.
Ads in the yearbook are also available for purchase. These will cost $40 for a quarter page ad, $60 for a half page ad, and $100 for a full page ad in the print publication and $100 in the digital edition.
Please contact DeMond for more information about “Loched in Time” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu Vaccine Still Available for $10
Thirty-four people who were otherwise healthy have DIED in Atlanta from complications of the flu or pneumonia in the first three weeks of 2014 according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The death toll attributed to the flu In Georgia this flu season is at an alarmingly high rate. Hundreds of people are being hospitalized every day with a version of this year’s flu strains.
Don’t let yourself become a statistic this year. Stop procrastinating and get your flu vaccine. It is not too late. Health Services will be on Main Street on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students, faculty or staff who would like to receive a flu vaccination. The cost is $10, cash or check.
If that time is not convenient, walk-in anytime to Health Services from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Remember, Health Services is now located in Clayton Station on the street level of the 1000 Building (on the way to Kroger, the 1000 Building is adjacent to Harper Drive in the apartment complex). Protect yourself and protect your family – get vaccinated!
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Trip Registration Open
Outdoor Adventure has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information.To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at email@example.com.