Volume 8, #87
New in this Issue
Services for Alumnus Tony Underwood
Condolences go out to the family and friends of alumnus Tony Underwood, Jr. (‘10), who passed away unexpectedly on July 20. Tony drowned while swimming at Panama City Beach.
A Viewing will be held today from noon to 7 p.m., at Hattie G. Watkins Chapel, 163 North Ave., Jonesboro, Ga.
A celebration of Life service will be held tomorrow, July 27, at 1 p.m. at Divine Faith Ministries International, 9800 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. Internment will be at Kennedy Memorial Gardens.
Changes in Clayton State Accounting Services Staff
We are experiencing some staffing changes in Accounting Services and wanted to ensure that the campus community knows who to contact for the services we provide. Please note that Micah Grant is now a full-time faculty member and his duties are shared among our colleagues in Accounting Services.
For Service in the following areas please contact:
Travel: Wanda Neal, (678) 466-5496 WandaNeal@Clayton.edu
Journal Entries: Nicole Harris, (678) 466-5497 NicoleHarris@Clayton.edu
Incoming and Outgoing Wires: Lavern (Amanda) Kelley, (678) 466-4291 LavernKelley@Clayton.edu
Accounts Payable: Wanda Bunn, (678) 466-4284 WandaBunn@Clayton.edu
Arlene Charles, AVP/Controller, can be contacted at (678) 466-4273 or ArleneCharles@Clayton.edu regarding all services including the GLACIER tax reporting.
Clayton County Rotary Club Looking for Speakers
The Clayton County Rotary Club is looking for speakers for its meetings in October and November. The Rotary Club meets at Red Lobster on Tara Boulevard at noon each Wednesday.
If you have expertise on just about any subject, and would like to speak to the Rotary Club during those two months, please contact John Shiffert in University Relations.
Continuing Education Open House at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 1
The Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education will hold an Open House at the Clayton State -- Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 1.
The Clayton State – Fayette Open House will feature Information Sessions on Special Events and Program Planning, the Security Management Certificate Program and the upcoming trip to South Pacific Wonders, as well as information on the other continuing education programs that will be offered at Clayton State – Fayette this fall.
SAC Fitness Center Closed for Staff Training, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2
In preparation for the start of the new academic year and the arrival of our students, the Department of Recreation & Wellness will be conducting a comprehensive, two-day training with its student staff.
As such, the SAC Fitness Center will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2. The Fitness Center will open on Saturday, Aug. 3 at noon. For questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Lauer, director, at Cindylauer@clayton.edu or call (678) 466-4974.
SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP 2013 Conference — Bringing Economics and Psychology Together in the Wake of the Financial Crisis — Open to all Clayton State Faculty, Staff and Students
The co-chairs of the above conference, Reza Kheirandish, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Shabnam Mousavi, assistant professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins University, are opening the conference sessions and events to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students, on first come, first serve basis, as long as there are available seats.
“We want our Clayton State community to benefit from this unique event that is happening on our campus,” says Kheirandish.
Go to the conference website at http://www.clayton.edu/2013-sabe-iarep-icabeep-conference for more information about the scope of the conference and the conference schedule.
The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), the International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology (IAREP), and the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP) international interdisciplinary conference will run from July 25 to July 29. This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
James Cox – Director, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University:
Theory and Experiment for Homo Reciprocans
Glenn Harrison – Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University:
The Myths of Behavioral Economics
David Laibson – Harvard University (Kahneman Lecturer):
How to Design a Commitment Contract
Amnon Rapoport – University of Arizona (SABE Lecturer):
Behavioral Traffic Flow in Congestible Networks
Center for Continuing Education to Hold Open House in Jonesboro, July 27
The Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education will hold an Open House at the University’s Lucy Huie Hall, 9157 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, Ga., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27.
The Jonesboro Open House will feature Information Sessions on three in-demand professions that the Center for Continuing Education offers certificate programs for; Computer Support Technician, Light Commercial HVAC, and Powerplant Technology.
The Computer Support Technician Certificate Program session will begin at 9 a.m., the Light Commercial HVAC Certificate Program session at 10 a.m., and the Powerplant Technology Certificate Program session at 11:30 a.m.
Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase, July 27
The Atlanta State Farmers Market (off Exit 237 of I-75) will be hosting the Georgia Grown Farmer’s Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. More than three dozen vendors are expected to provide summer produce, prepared food s from local restaurants, information on food safety for food preparation in the home, and samples of Georgia’s finest cheeses, jellies, honey and more.
Auxiliary Services Semester Break Hours
During the semester break, the units of Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours:
Loch Shop/LakerCard Center – July 29 – Aug. 2
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A Time for Grilling… Until July 30
The Loch Shop’s most recent promo is now up on www.ishoplochshop.com.
And what might that be? Glad you asked. Since the Summer Grilling Season is well underway, The Loch Shop is featuring a "Summer Grilling" promo with 10 percent off of everything under the “Tailgating” category; everything from chairs to aprons to tents to coolers. The Summer Grilling promo is valid until July 30, 2013.
Go to www.claytonstategear.com.
Clayton State Track and Cross Country Athletes Need Used Furniture by July 31
Head Track and Cross Country Coach Mike Mead is seeking used furniture, particularly twin beds and dressers, as well as sofas, chairs, tables, etc., that individuals would be willing to part with. It’s for a good cause — namely some of the Lakers track and cross country athletes who are coming from out of state and will be living off-campus this fall.
Mead and his runners will do the hauling. Please contact Mead by July 31 at (678) 466-4679 or by email at email@example.com.
Alumni Association Accepting Nominations for Alumni Achievement Awards Until Aug. 2
The Clayton State University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the Thursday, Sept. 26 Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner.
Nominations are being solicited for three categories: Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, and Outstanding “Future” Alumnus. For more information, including the nomination criteria, visit: https://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
According to Clayton State Director of Alumni Relations Leila Tatum, the Alumni Association seeks to recognize the University’s alumni and alumnae who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the University.
Tatum also points out that students can get in on the action too, as the Outstanding Future Alumnus category recognizes an outstanding current student, notably standout students who display strong leadership abilities and who bleed orange and blue.
AFAA Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop & Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification
Want to be a Group X Instructor?
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host AFAA’s Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification on Sunday, Aug. 4, also from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B.
The Group Exercise Workshop is designed to prepare uncertified instructors to take the Group Exercise Certification and to refresh current instructors on their teaching skills. The Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification will allow aspiring instructors to become certified to teach Group Exercise and includes both practical and written assessments.
These two events are open to anyone. The Practical Way™ Workshop cost is $179 and the Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification cost is $299.
For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookstore Bucks, Starting Aug. 5
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available Monday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 20. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Aug. 5 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After August 20, unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late August based on your refund preference through Higher One.
Eighth Annual New Student Convocation, Aug. 9, Please R.S.V.P. by Aug. 6
Clayton State University’s Eighth Annual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Spivey Hall. A brunch reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Clayton State faculty and staff who participate in the procession portion of the ceremony are kindly requested to wear their academic regalia. The New Student Convocation is an exciting time when faculty, staff and all new students assemble to mark the beginning of a new academic year. New Student Convocation is a formal ceremony intended to inspire, motivate and officially welcome our new students. President Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr. will offer encouraging words to incoming students and the campus community during the ceremony.
In order to appropriately plan for the brunch reception count, please kindly RSVP for the ceremony: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eOFf2FXe4xPMg5f.
The RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 6, by 3 p.m.
The faculty marshal and deputy marshal will assemble the faculty in the Spivey Hall Green Room hallway in processional order. A limited number of faculty (approx. 110) will sit on stage; the remaining participating faculty will sit in designated seating towards the rear of the Hall. (Refer to posted signs for line-up designations.)
Just prior to convocation start time (approx. 9:50 a.m.), the faculty processional will proceed into the Hall. Due to the possible high number of student participants for the ceremony, an overflow room has been reserved for guests (students, non-processional faculty and staff) if seating capacity is reached at Spivey Hall for the ceremony. The ceremony will be video-streamed in the overflow location. Volunteers will be available to assist guests from Spivey Hall to the overflow location.
If you have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Celena Milner at email@example.com or (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, Room 218. To view more information regarding the ceremony, please visit: http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/convocation.
Party for Good, Aug. 9
The Party for Good will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in SAC Ballrooms and on the SAC Green. There will be inflatables and outdoor activities on the SAC Green and community projects facilitated by student organizations in the SAC Ballrooms.
Insanity & PiYo Instructor Certifications
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host Beachbody’s Insanity® instructor certification on Saturday, Aug.10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and PiYo instructor training on Sunday, Aug. 11, also from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B.
Insanity's high-intensity activity forces the body to work for longer periods of time at a higher capacity than traditional workouts. As a result, people experience faster increases in cardiovascular fitness, and burn carbohydrates and fat more efficiently — as much as 1,000 calories per hour!
If yoga makes you yawn, Piyo will make you strong! Be a yoga rebel with PiYo Strength®. It's a unique core-strengthening workout inspired by yoga and Pilates. With upbeat music and a constant flow of moves, it's a rhythmic, dynamic, and intense workout designed to build strength and flexibility.
Both programs are open to everyone. The cost for Insanity® instructor certification is $249, and the cost for Piyo instructor training is $189.
For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra Seeking Strings Players
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking musicians for all string positions. Auditions for the orchestra's 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Clayton State University Music Building.
The audition will include a solo of your choice, sight reading and an interview concerning your playing background.
To schedule an audition please email the conductor, Dr. Richard Bell, at email@example.com.
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra devoted to meeting the cultural needs of audiences and performers in the Southern Crescent area of Metro Atlanta. Members of the orchestra include professional musicians, music educators and amateur musicians, all of whom strive to utilize their full potential in presenting a quality musical product. For the coming season the orchestra will partner with the Clayton State University Orchestra for performances in Spivey Hall and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.The SCSO is conducted by Bell, Carl Rieke, and Michael Puckett. For more information you may visit www.scsymphony.org.
SBDC to Hold Starting a Business Workshop in Griffin, Aug. 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business Workshop” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin, Ga.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1a6868d9-04af-4163-99a5-bdf9113a3411&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow.
SBDC Class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" Aug. 15
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be presenting a class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The class will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. The registration fee is $69 per person.
Topics for discussion during "Writing a Living Business Plan" will include:
Telling a compelling and provocative story;
Completing a SWOT analysis;
Setting goals and key performance indicators;
Compiling sections of the plan, including marketing, HR, financial, operational;
Calculating profit and loss projections, balance sheets, cash flow statements;
Finding sources and determining the cost of capital.
A sample business plan will be among the handouts provided with the class.
Interested parties can register at www.georgiasbdc.org or call SBDC Program Coordinator Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100.
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus.
To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf.
All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
Georgia Security and Immigration and Compliance Act
In July 2013, the State of Georgia implemented a new requirement for the procurement of labor and services by Governmental Entities.
Going forward, Clayton State University Employees wishing to enter into a “contract” for the physical performance of services that exceeds $2,499.99 will need to verify the Contractor’s immigration status BEFORE the contract is signed and work begins.
This means before we issue certain POs, receive bids or quotes, or start contract negotiations-Procurement Services and/or Contract Administration must obtain the notarized Contract Affidavit from the contractor/vendor.
The modified contract review policy and checklist, new FAQs, updated forms and other documents are available on the CSU Contract Administration’s website.
Please click on the link for additional information and forms listed below:
· E-Verify and Senate Bill 160
· Affidavit Exemptions
· Attorney General’s (AG) Letter
Please contact Cindy Knight or Bobby Hamil from the Contract Review team or myself for any additional questions or concerns you may have.
New Federal Indirect Cost Rate Effective July 1
As of July 1, Clayton State University’s federally negotiated Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) cost rate is 35.3 percent of direct salaries and wages, including all fringe benefits. The University’s “off-campus” rate is 18.7 percent of the same salaries, wages and benefits base.
OFF-CAMPUS DEFINITION: For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s), the off-campus rate will apply. Grants or contracts will not be subject to more than one F&A cost rate. If more than 50 percent of a project is performed off-campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project.
These rates are effective until June 30, 2015 or until renegotiated.
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp?
For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.
Leadership Development in USG Gets a Boost Through Executive Education
Aspiring leaders and professionals within the University System of Georgia now have a new avenue to develop additional skills and expertise.
Starting this September, a number of USG employees who have previously participated in the USG’s Executive Leadership Institute will be identified and provided additional and more rigorous professional development through the USG Accelerated Leadership Academy. The USG Office of Human Resources Organizational Development, working with select programs and schools at USG institutions, developed the new program.
The program exclusively targets USG Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) Scholars. The Executive Leadership Institute is the flagship System-wide program developed in 2009 to prepare participants for advancement. The ALA will provide learning forums customized for leadership in higher education, executive coaching, career planning, and projects.
Program participants will have the opportunity to learn from instructors in four of the University System’s premier executive programs: the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
“The purpose of the Accelerated Leadership Academy is to build a leadership culture by providing the next level of formal development for high-potential leaders in the University System,” said Tina Woodard, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development. “This concentrated development effort is focused on a small number of leaders to prepare them for more demanding responsibilities.”
USG employees who are interested in learning more about the USG’s Executive Leadership Institute or the USG Accelerated Leadership Academy and how to participate should contact Woodard at firstname.lastname@example.org.