Volume 8, #75
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Auxiliary Services Hours for July 4 and July 5
In observance of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, The Loch Shop, LakerCard Center, and all dining locations will be closed.
On Friday, July 5, The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will re-open with regular hours. Jazzman’s will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pizza Hut and SubConnection will be closed.
Clayton County Fourth of July Celebration
Clayton County Parks and Recreation’s Fourth of July Celebration will be held at Clayton County International Park, with an outdoor concert by “Contagious” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Lakeview Amphitheater. The fireworks begin at dusk. Cost is $10 per car.
Clayton State SBDC to Offer GrowSmart Series for Small Business Owners
Whether in business for two years or 20 years, many small business owners are so busy working IN business, that they neglect working ON their business. In a special series of five classes targeted to small business owners who are ready for growth, the Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering GrowSmart at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City.
Starting on July 23 and running through Aug. 19, GrowSmart gives the small business owner tools and strategies to reach their goals. At a cost of $895 per person, 25 small business owners/managers will attend the GrowSmart series in Peachtree City for 2013, and there are a limited number of $500 scholarships for those who apply early.
The program is designed for leaders of companies with: at least two years of successful operation; annual revenues of $200,000 or more; the opportunity and desire to grow; and the opportunity to make lasting contacts.
The 35 hours of class time cover all areas of business operation. Among the highlights are: evaluating your business, competition, and target markets; hands-on, interactive program promoting sharing of best practices; expert speakers adding insights to the topic of the day; step-by-step development of company strategies for growth; and, combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, attendees will learn to apply course principles and build a business for today's challenging times.
Each daily class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tuesday, July 23 class is “Planning for Growth,” Tuesday, July 30, “Marketing Research & Planning,” Tuesday, Aug. 6, “Leadership & Management,” Tuesday, Aug. 13, “Financial Analysis & Tools,” and Monday, Aug. 19, “Operations & Implementation.”
To apply, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=2a1f2262-3fb6-4c52-aa09-0e9af558427f&page_name=smartApplication&type=growsmart&city=morrow.
Loch Shop Closed for Inventory Today
The Loch Shop will be closed Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 for inventory. Any students needing scantrons, bluebooks or pencils can purchase them at the LakerCard office on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center. The Loch Shop will return to normal summer operating hours Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m.
Network Maintenance, June 28
Network maintenance will take place during the morning on Friday, June 28. This should only affect wireless. We do not expect any outages during this time, but it would be wise to keep an ethernet cord with you.
Degree Completion Event Allows You to Finish Your Dream, 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.
“It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will feature representatives from eight Clayton State departments, all of which are dedicated to providing information and assisting prospective students. Here are some of the services that will be provided to attendees, starting with Academic Advising’s information on Clayton State’s 40 different academic undergraduate programs.
The Office of Recruitment & Admissions – individuals who apply at “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will have their $40 application fee waived.
The Office of Financial Aid will help attendees complete the online application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Registrar’s Office will provide a quick evaluation of previous college transcripts.
Want to learn how to earn credit by exam? The Testing Center has the answers. You can also learn about free tutoring and other academic support services from the Center for Academic Success.
Two special student services will also be available for their insight during “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream.” Career Services will help you explore ways to select the right major and prepare for your career. Clayton State’s Veterans Resource Center will also be on-site to provide camaraderie and support from and for veterans.
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).
Building Naming Committee Solicits Input, Deadline July 10
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.
Farewell Reception for Dr. Brian Haynes, July 11
The Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairs will be hosting a farewell reception for Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Brian Haynes on Thursday, July 11, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center.
Please go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Mm0Htz4AY7IVj7 to RSVP by Friday, July 5.
The Bent Tree Freshman Edition Submissions, Deadline July 12
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 email@example.com
. We would prefer your submissions in JPEG, PDF, or Word format. The deadline for submission is July 12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Construction Scheduled to Begin on Clayton Hall Roof
On or about July 8, construction will begin to replace the roof of Clayton Hall. The construction project is expected to last about five weeks. During that time, about 20 parking spaces in parking Lot C will be reserved for storage of the construction equipment and trailers. Please exercise caution when driving on Caldwell Drive as well as parking in the C lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.