Volume 8, #72
New in this Issue
Retirement Celebration for JoAnn Quattlebaum, June 27
The Center for Academic Success will host a “stop by” and say good bye to JoAnn Quattlebaum to celebrate her retirement on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
JoAnn has been with Clayton State since 1979 and is Clayton State’s senior staff member in terms of time served at Clayton State.
“When I first started, the people at Clayton State were truly like my family and still are,” says JoAnn.
Please join the CAS throughout the day and stop by to wish JoAnn a happy retirement!
LakerCard Center Closing Early, June 27
The LakerCard Center will be closing early on Thursday, June 27, to prepare for the fiscal year end. The Laker Card Center will reopen at 8 a.m. the following business day, Friday, June 28.
Good News from the Bursar’s Office – Fall 2013 Payment Plan
Clayton State will offer a payment plan for Fall 2013. Go to http://www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/clayton for more information.
Fall fees will be available after July 1, 2013.
Help Lee Moore Hitchhike the Silk Road
When last we checked in with Lee Moore, the son of one Clayton State University’s more noted alumni; former Clayton State faculty member and acting dean Dr. Benita H. Moore, he was traveling through Mongolia.
While on a summer 2007 trip to the Nadaam Festival in Ulan Bataar, the capital of Mongolia, Moore and his brother Walter Moore discovered that Clayton State caps were for sale in an outpost on the other side of the world from Morrow, Ga.
“It was at a hat stall that we stumbled on the Clayton State hat,” said Moore at that time. “I don't recall seeing hats from any other universities… UGA, Georgia Tech, Harvard. Walter was the one who discovered it among some major league baseball caps. It was 2000 Togrog or about US$2. We didn't buy it, thinking that it would be better to leave it there as an ad.”
Since he’s obviously still attracted to the steppes of central Asia, Lee Moore (currently doing consulting related to China) is attempting to return there by winning an Adventure Grant from Outside Magazine, a grant to hitchhike the fabled Silk Road in the footsteps of Marco Polo, et al.
“Lee and his friend, Galen Burke, have applied for a grant. If they win, Lee would get $10,000 as a part of a project to hitchhike the Silk Road in China, which they would do sometime next year,” explains Benita Moore. “Both hope to use the project to gain exposure and make business contacts, and they are planning to submit the film they produce to the Banff Film Festival.”
How can Moore win the Adventure Grant? It’s an online contest run by Outside.
“Right now, he is one of the top five finalists, but he needs your vote to help win,” asks his mother of all of her many friends at Clayton State. “You can vote once each day from a computer, but only once each day. Voting goes until 11:59 p.m. on June 28.”
To send Lee Moore to the Silk Road, go to http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/adventure-grant-2013?fn=4. This link contains a VOTE button and also a video and summary of the project.
You’re Invited to the 2013 PEI SEBA Final Presentation, June 21
The College of Business is offering its annual Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) for high school students from June 17 to June 21. Sponsored by PEI, SEBA is a week-long, overnight academy with business classes, guest speakers, tours, team building, an etiquette luncheon, and many other activities aimed at preparing students for life after high school and beyond.
Clayton State Business Professor Dr. Beverly Wright, director of the SEBA program, is inviting all interested parties to attend the final presentation for this year’s talented group of academy students from schools in Clayton, Henry, Fayette and DeKalb counties. The presentation, held before a panel of judges, will be on Friday, June 21, running from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Clayton State Theater, room G-132 of the Arts & Sciences Building. Attending will be a group of parents, principals, community and business leaders, and the primary sponsor, PEI.
Wright requests that anyone wishing to attend the final presentation contact her by Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Biweekly timecards must be approved in the ADP system by6 p.m., Friday, June 21, for the payroll ending on June 21, 2013.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a timecard, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Monthly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
ADP E-time approvals of all monthly time must be approved by 6 p.m., Thursday June 20 for the payroll ending on June 30, 2013.
Any monthly time taken after approval on June 20 will need to be reported on the monthly record of leave form located on the payroll web site listed below.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Interviews for the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, June 24 to June 26
We have three candidates who will be joining us June 24 to June 26 to interview for the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness (Intramural & Club Sports) position. Each candidate is required to give a short,10-15 minute presentation on a topic that we have provided.
If your schedule permits and you are interested in participating in this process, please join us! We will have candidate resumes available for you during the presentation/Q&A session. Please feel free to invite fellow colleagues!
Monday, June 24 – Keegan Ashbee (Statesboro, Ga.)
2 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
Tuesday, June 25 – Clint Jones (Livingston, Ala.)
2 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
Wednesday, June 26 –Tony Kreitzer (Oviedo, Fla. )
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
In your role as Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness (Intramural and Club Sports) at Clayton State, you are responsible for leading the Intramural program staff consisting of approximately 10 student officials/scorekeepers. You have been on campus for a month and just gone through your on-boarding for the department at Clayton State. Your leagues start and you begin to realize that your student workers have a lack of commitment to the program and there is not much comradeship within the group. The officials express concerns about
· “I only get paid minimum wage, why should I even try to do anything extra?”
· “All I have to do is clock-in, do my job, and clock-out. That’s it.”
Discuss the steps you would take to create a culture of ‘buy-in’ among Clayton State Intramural Sports Officials and how those actions speak to your values, your advising style, and your understanding of Intramural sports in the context of campus recreation.
Bursar’s Office Year-End Cutoff, June 27
The 2013 fiscal year-end is fast approaching we are required by the Georgia Board of Regents to freeze the Banner System tables on June 30, 2013.
All departmental deposits are due to the Bursar’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Any deposits received after June 27, 2013 will post to fiscal year 2014. The Banner System will shut down on Friday, June 28 at noon. Banner will be up and operational for FY14 on Monday July 1, 2013.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
Loch Shop Closed, June 27, June 28
The Loch Shop will be closed June 27 and June 28 for end of the year inventory. Blue books, Scantrons and pencils will be available for purchase in the LakerCard office on those days. The Loch Shop will return to normal summer operating hours Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m.
Happy Fiscal New Year Party, July 1
The Clayton State Development Office is having a lunch on Monday, July 1 to celebrate a successful year.
The “Happy Fiscal New Year” party will be held in the Commons Area of the James M. Baker University Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will feature a special ice cream sundae bar, sponsored by Auxiliary Services.
Please go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d4KvoKLZupGJvLv to RSVP by June 25.
“It's Time to Finish Your Dream at Clayton State,” Degree Completion Event, July 9
Clayton State University, the place where dreams are made real, is offering individuals with college credits but no college degree a chance to learn more about how to make their own dreams real.
On Tuesday, July 9, Clayton State will hold a special Degree Completion Event, “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream,” with the goal of providing information and on-site services to those in the community who have already earned college credit and are now ready to finish their college degree.
“It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will run continuously between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., on “Main Street” on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Interested individuals can drop in at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., without needing a reservation, to learn more about degree completion and to receive assistance from representatives of the University’s Recruitment and Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar (be sure to bring your previous college transcripts so the Registrar’s Office can give you a quick evaluation), Testing Center, Center for Academic Success and Academic Advising offices. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Dianna Alsip at (678) 466-5020 or at DiannaAlsip@mail.clayton.edu.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, July 9
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center. Individuals are not required to register for this event.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, Criminology, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Education with a major in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, International Business, and Supply Chain Management), Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing (concentrations in Education and Leadership), Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
Clayton State to Host International Economics Conference, July 25 to July 29
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) will hold their next international interdisciplinary conference at Clayton State from July 25 to July 29, 2013.
This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
To find more information, see the conference website:
Questions? Contact program chair Reza Kheirandish at email@example.com.
Eighth Annual New Student Convocation Scheduled for Aug. 9
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.
This year’s keynote address will be provided by Clayton State’s president, Dr. Thomas Hynes, Jr. The ceremony’s purpose is to inspire, motivate and formally welcome new students into the university community. Clayton State faculty and staff who participate in the procession portion of the ceremony are kindly requested to wear their academic regalia. Last year’s ceremony had its largest attendance for new students, faculty and staff.
Additional information will be forthcoming in Laker Lines regarding the RSVP process and ceremony details.
If you have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Celena Milner at (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, Room 218.
Building Naming Committee Solicits Input from the University Community
Creative minds are needed! It is common knowledge that a few of our campus building share common wording which creates confusion for our students and visitors. As such, the Building Naming Committee is seeking input from the University community to rename the Student Center, the Athletics & Fitness Center, and the Student Activities Center.
Submissions should be sent by the July 10 deadline to any of the following committee members; Cindy Lauer (co-chair), Jim Braun (co-chair), Kelly Adams, Dolores Cox, Mike Mead, Nicole Harris and R.B. Rosenburg.
On behalf of the Building Naming Committee, we thank you in advance for your creativity and engagement in this process.
A Time for Grilling
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.
New Parking Permits Available Soon
The 2013-2014 academic year parking permits will soon be available for pick up.
As usual, Public Safety will issue blue permits to faculty and staff. However, please note the following changes for student parking permits:
We will be issuing gold permits to those students who reside in Laker Hall and green permits to students who reside at Clayton Station. All other students will receive orange permits.
All vehicles bearing gold, green, and orange permits may park in any
student designated parking areas until advised otherwise.
The Bent Tree is Looking for Submissions for its Freshman Edition
The Bent Tree will be putting together its first-ever freshman edition for the incoming class of freshman this fall.
The Bent Tree “Freshman Exclusive” will be distributed to the new freshman in Laker Hall during Freshman Premiere Week. This edition of the paper will focus on the things incoming freshman need to know: the services offered to students on campus; things to do on campus; and will highlight some important dates for students in the first few weeks of the semester.
The Bent Tree would like to invite all campus departments, offices, and services to send in their articles, photos, calendars and advertisements for this special new edition of the paper.
To submit your information for this edition, please send an email to Jennifer DeMond, Student Media advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We would prefer your submissions in JPEG, PDF, or Word format. The deadline for submission is July 12.
June 2013 Grants Management Newsletter Available On-line
The June issue of the Grant & Contract Programs Office monthly newsletter can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/grantcontractprograms/newsletters. June’s newsletter features General Tips for Writing Proposals: Writing the Program Evaluation, and the reprint of a USG Office of Internal Audit and Compliance briefing entitled Extra Compensation Related to Federal Grants.
If you would like to request a topic for coverage in upcoming issues of the Grants Management Monthly Newsletter, contact RhondaGibson@clayton.edu.
OITS Introduces LochBox
LochBox (https://lochbox.clayton.edu) is the successor to “mydocs.clayton.edu.” It is a completely homegrown application developed by Clayton State employees for Clayton State employees and students. Just click the link above and give it a whirl.
The goal of LochBox is to provide easy access for Clayton State employees and students to their data as well as share that data just as easily. If you were a mydocs.clayton.edu user, you should remember the _Shared folder. With mydocs.clayton.edu, you could only share content located in the _Shared folder. LochBox changes that. You can share just about any folder within your home folder (H: drive). In addition, when a user shares a folder with you, you should see it in your _SharedWithMe folder.
The LochBox site has a number of “how-to” videos that will guide you. Please let Roger Poore know if you have any questions or run into any problems with LochBox.
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.
Zombies Needed for "Welcome to the Bubs"
Recent Clayton State graduate Anissa Matlock is organizing auditions for an indie film called "Welcome to the Bubs," a zombie/apocalypse comedy.
Matlock is inquiring of Clayton State students, faculty and staff who may be interested in casting as a zombie – they’ll need nearly 100 of the walking dead.
There is no “dead” line to sign-up and all types of zombies are needed. There will also be some "hero zombies" that will have direct interaction with the main cast.
They must be willing to wear latex applications and a good bit of fake blood. They should be comfortable with stage combat, and must attend ALL rehearsals as they will be getting killed with blunt objects, rather than being shot from a distance and will need to practice with the cast.
There is an official registry for interested Zombies; go to www.welcometothebubs.com, where you can enlist as survivors, zombies, preppers, or as an interested party that would like to support the movie in other ways.
Audition dates are flexible. Further details for the actual audition will be sent to the actors selected to audition. Filming is taking place between mid-June and August this year in Marietta. Actors/zombies selected may be asked to return for the next episode. This production is being filmed in three parts and may be released as webisodes.
Special Ticket Offer from BODIES & TITANIC
A special ticket discount to Atlantic Station’s (265 18th St., Second Floor, Atlanta) BDOIES and TITANIC exhibitions is now available to Clayton State faculty, staff and students.
In affiliation with Clayton State University, you receive special discount ticket pricing 20 percent off — adult: $19; child (4-12): $12. Tax not included.
Go to https://tickets.prxi.com/atlanta/Info.aspx?EventID=7 to buy online with no purchase fees. Enter special promo code – CLAYTON. Or, buy at the box office and present the promo code via printed copy or handheld device.
This offer expires June 30, 2013.Codes redeemed online before expiration date may be used to purchase tickets for a visit date beyond the expiration date. Code only valid until expiration date at box office. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Additional rules may apply. Questions? Please contact group sales at (404) 842-2688 or email@example.com.
Female Housemate Wanted
Furnished guest room available for congenial, professional non-smoker in spacious, private three-bedroom house located in quiet, well-maintained subdivision in the Jonesboro/Hampton area. Also ideal for dynamic “Golden Girl.”
Monthly rent includes full house privileges (utilities, kitchen and laundry facilities) plus optional shared meals. Spacious deck. Large, partially wooded backyard. Limited dry basement storage for additional nominal fee. No overnight guests. Must be someone who loves rescue dogs and cats.
For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org