Volume 8, #66
New in this Issue
It's Time to Finish Your Dream at Clayton State
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.
Recreation & Wellness to Host Summer Intramural Events, Beginning June 12
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host two exciting opportunities for faculty, staff and students to get involved with this summer, starting June 12 and running through July 20.
Summer Singles Tennis League: Come play against other members of the Clayton State Community in a four-week tennis league which will conclude with a tournament. All skill levels are welcome!
You will schedule your own matches to work best with your personal schedule.
3X3 Co-Ed Basketball Tournament, Saturday, July 20: You and two friends can compete in a fun, one-day tournament.
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. Each game is played half-court and must have at least one female on the court at all times.
The best part is that you do not have to be a member of the fitness center in order to participate in these recreational opportunities. Just go to www.IMleagues.com/clayton to create an account and sign up.
Interested employees should register before noon on Tuesday, June 11 for early registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Christen Ruff, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Intramural & Club Sports) at email@example.com or ext. 4973.
CSiR to Feature Celebrity Guest Interview, June 13
On Thursday, June 13, during the 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. hour, CSiR will have a celebrity guest, Countess Vaughn of the television show Moesha, on the air, conducting an interview by phone.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors: biweekly timecards must be approved in the ADP system by 6 p.m., Friday, June 7, for the payroll ending on June 7, 2013.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a timecard, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Outdoor Adventure – Rock Climbing, June 8
Join Outdoor Adventure on a rock climbing trip to North Georgia. This trip will have routes for beginners as well as advanced climbers. All climbing gear will be provided. Sign up at the front desk of the SAC.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Destination: North Georgia
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LakerCard OnLine and Mobile Offline, June 10
LakerCard Online and LakerCard Mobile will be offline for maintenance on Monday, June 10 from noon to 5 p.m. If you need to make a deposit to your LakerCard, please use one of the three AMC machines located on campus or stop by the LakerCard Center.
Beginning in August, the LakerCard Center will no longer accept credit cards for LakerBucks deposits in the office. You may still use credit cards for LakerBucks deposits in the AMC machines, at LakerCard Online and with the LakerCard Mobile App.
Also beginning in August, the minimum deposit amount required for a LakerBucks deposit made with cash or check will be $1. Credit card deposit minimums will remain $5.
SBDC to Hold Free Financing Sources for Small Businesses Workshop, June 10
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be offering a free workshop on “Financing Sources for Small Businesses” on Monday, June 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
Although this workshop exploring financing programs and sources to grow your business is free, registration is required. Go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=135578&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=a2a5338b-7847-4c8a-aca2-c8e03b20bd27 to register.
Small businesses often need working capital to conduct day-to-day business operations while starting and growing their business. This program will discuss the options small businesses can use to finance these operations. The speakers will be Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank and Stacy Nicolson of Bibby Financial Services.
Laker Angels Meeting and Elections, June 11
On Tuesday, June 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Laker Angels will be having their annual elections for officers. The meeting will be held in room 215 of the Music Education Building.
The meeting will also include a pot luck luncheon. All faculty and staff are invited.
Lunch will start at noon. Food for the potluck lunch can be dropped off after 8 a.m. on June 11 to Delores Toothaker in the music building. Please send what you plan to bring to the potluck to Toothaker via e-mail. Please remember that we will need paper goods and drinks.
Nominations will be taken from the floor and the vote will be held at 12:30 p.m. Send nominations for positions to the election committee, Diana Johnson and Latrice Barlow.
The positions up for election are; president, vice president, treasurer and two voting members. The Laker Angels are looking forward to a great turn out to cast votes and help make the following year a better year for the Laker Angels.
SBDC Offering "Understanding Workplace Contracts" Class, June 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnering with the College of Business at Clayton State, will be offering an “Understanding Workplace Contracts” class on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in room T152 of the College of Business.
The class will be taught by Clayton State Business Law Professor Dr. Judith Ogden.
This program, designed to guide small businesses through the maze of contract concerns, will address many contract related issues; such as whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, whether you created a contract by writing a handbook or company policy, and whether employees should be made to sign non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
The registration fee is $69, although current Clayton State MBA students receive a $20 discount. Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=127537&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=4b6170c8-42c2-43c6-b171-7427e9f7fbbf.
SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop, June 18
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room 139 of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
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, individuals who are interested in making this particular dream real should go to: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=122527&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=82e27b5b-bda0-466c-9f4d-fed7232e1b37
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.
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.
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.
Latest Laker Connection Now Online
The latest issue of The Laker Connection magazine is now available online: https://academicinfo.clayton.edu/laker-connection/. The spring 2013 issue explores Clayton State University’s emphasis on experiential learning.
Hard copies have been distributed around campus, but are also available by visiting the Office of University Relations (second floor of the Clayton State East – Woodlands Hall building).
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.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to correction to a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at email@example.com or ext. 4280.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.