Volume 8, #28
The Lakers v. Aiken
The Peach Belt Women's Basketball Semifinals will be held on Saturday, Mar. 9 when the undefeated, top-ranked, 27-0 Lakers take on USC Aiken at Columbus State in a 4 p.m. tip-off. Similarly, the
Peach Belt Men's Basketball Quarterfinals are Friday, Mar. 8, also against USC Aiken at Columbus State, with a 1 p.m. tip-off.
Coming Soon to YouTube…
A #1-ranked women’s basketball team, doing the Harlem Shake…
SAC Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 10
The SAC Fitness Center will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: regular hours
Library Hours for Spring Break
Mar. 2 and Mar. 3 – Closed
Mar. 4 through Mar. 8 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mar. 9 and Mar. 10 – Closed
HUB Spring Break Hours
The HUB will be providing service through phones, emails, and office visits during the week of Spring Break. Our hours of operation from Mar. 4 to Mar. 8 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All walkup locations will be closed.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 4 to Mar. 8
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
The LakerCard Center
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Friday, Mar.1: Breakfast/Lunch only
- Saturday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 10: CLOSED
- Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Friday, Mar. 1 – Saturday, Mar. 9: CLOSED
- Sunday, Mar. 10: Open for dinner at 4:30pm
- Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 2 p.m.
- Pizza Hut: CLOSED
- Simply to Go: CLOSED
All units will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Mar. 11.
- Loch Shop
- LakerCard Center
- Dining Services
ADA Parking Construction at Paty Circle, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9
ADA parking will not be available at Paty Circle the week of Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, due to construction of an accessible sidewalk and reconfiguration of existing ADA parking.
The nearest ADA parking to the Student Center is at G parking lot and by the Natural and Behavioral Sciences building. Sorry for inconvenience associated with the construction and longer walk distance to your destinations.
In addition, four pine trees that had to be removed near the ADA area at the Student Center turnaround to meet the new ADA requirements. The Landscape Department is also pruning low-hanging branches, and clearing around parking lot lighting and dead limbs on trees this week while the students are away on Spring Break.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Closing Early, Mar. 8
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 8, for staff development training. We will re-open at 8 a.m., on Monday, Mar. 11.
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University to Hold Second Annual Workshop, Mar. 9
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University is holding its second annual all-day workshop on Saturday, Mar. 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshop formally opens at 9 a.m. The workshop is being held at the Clayton State Library. Space is limited, so it’s advisable to reserve space now.
This year’s workshop promises to be excellent, says Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer.
“We have speakers from around the area and all over Georgia. Susan Sloan from Georgia Genealogy Society will speak on `Georgia Archives: Best Friends Forever.’ Cathy Miller’s topic is `I Didn’t Know That Was Here! An Introduction to the National Archives at Atlanta.’ Clarke Otten has entitled his program, `Indian Tales and Pioneer Trails.’ Professor Jeffrey Wells joins us to teach us about land lotteries and Georgia’s movement westward. Dee Leclair will help us with `Getting Your Digital Images and Photos Organized, Edited, & Backed-up – Memory Manager 4.0.’” she says.
Leclair will also do a second session on “Creating Family History Books & Family Gifts – StoryBook Creator 4.0.” In addition, Trish Fields will talk about USGenWeb and a second session about how to resolve issues when you run into brick walls and stumbling blocks. Angela Pendleton will help with “Identifying Old Family Photographs.” There will be more than one class per session.
An addition to the workshop this year is a Vendor’s Hall. Historical and genealogical groups will be represented. There will be tables displaying archival wares for genealogists. There are also informative displays about doing genealogy research and ideas for family reunions.
The cost for an individual is $5; couples are $7. Cash only, payable at the door, and, please no bills larger than $10. You can bring your lunch if you like and there is a soda machine in the building. Or, there will be two hours for lunch if you would like to get out and visit one of the local eateries.
To make your reservations today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Or you prefer, you can fax your name to Fischer at (678) 466-4349. You can send your questions to the email address if you need additional information.
Southern Crescent Symphony and Clayton State University Orchestras to Play at Spivey Hall, Mar. 10
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra and the Clayton State University Orchestra will be playing at the University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Sunday, Mar. 10
The theme for the 3 p.m. performance will be: The Orchestra at the Opera. Celebrating the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the orchestra will present orchestral works from operas by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Richard Bell, Clayton State assistant professor of Music, and conductor of the Southern Crescent Symphony, will conduct the performance.
IRS Urges College Students to Avoid Becoming Victims of College Tax Refund Scam
Flyers have been posted around campus that claim that students can obtain $1000 tax refunds – even those students with no income. This is a scam. The following is part of a warning from the Internal Revenue Service, warning about these scams which are all about getting personal identity information from people. Please be VERY careful if you are tempted to respond to anything that sounds too good to be true!
“ATLANTA – The Internal Revenue Service today warned college students and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting students to relinquish their personal identification and file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Misleading and bogus refund claims using the American Opportunity Education Tax Credit have been identified on college campuses throughout the Southeast Region.
These schemes carry a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income, are normally being claimed as a dependent, and are not required to file a federal income tax return. Promoters falsely claim they can obtain a $1000 college tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment for their victims based on the American Opportunity Tax Credits, even in some cases, if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college.”
Vendor Expo 2013 Coming to Campus, Mar. 29
Marcia Jones, director of Procurement Services, announces that the Vendor Expo 2013 is coming to campus on Friday, Mar. 29. The Vendor Expo will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center, on the first floor in room 101 and the Atrium, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We have 35 vendors already committed to coming and several are bringing items to give away,” she says. “Procurement Services will also be doing drawings throughout the day for even more prizes that are better than the giveaways.”
The object of the Vendor Expo is to create an opportunity for suppliers (AKA the vendors) to meet departmental decision makers (AKA purchasers) and other faculty and staff who purchase for their departments throughout the year. The Vendor Expo is also an opportunity for the campus to meet vendors and suppliers and to ask questions about the products and services the vendors provide.
Clayton State Remembers Marteace Lockhart
As many of you have heard, the Division of Student Affairs and the Disability Resource Center recently lost a valued member of our team. Early on the morning of Friday, Mar. 1, Scharlie Marteace Lockhart passed away at his home. He was a vibrant, involved and colorful member of our campus community, known to almost everyone, and a passionate and loyal supporter of Clayton State University. He will be greatly missed.
Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Funeral Home in Jonesboro (http://www.watkinsfuneralhomeinc.com) Visitation will be Thursday, Mar. 7, from noon to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Mar. 8, at 11 a.m., with internment following. You may also visit the Watkins website to post your condolences at http://220.127.116.11/ArticObits/landing.aspx?fid=130
A Trip to Panama
The College of Business is hosting a trip to Panama, May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013, and they need a few more students. The cost is $2904, and, since the Port of Savannah has the Panama Canal to thank for its status as the fastest-growing container port in the U.S., the package even includes a one day trip to the Port of Savannah in April.
Visit businesses and take part in cultural activities. Panama offers a modern urban infrastructure, tropical islands, rain forests, cool mountain ranges, and both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
CoB needs to finalize the trip to buy the airline tickets. For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Ogden at email@example.com
, (678) 466-4509, or the Office of International Programs, www.clayton.edu/International-programs
Study Abroad in Jamaica has Openings for a Few More Students
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a study abroad/community service learning trip to Jamaica, from May 29, 2013 to June 20, 2013.
Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Department of Social Sciences, will lead the trip and says he’s happy to invite a few more students to participate. The cost is $2000 (plus course tuition and airfare) and includes; all housing in Jamaica at beautiful Silver Sands (http://www.mysilversands.com/content/home.aspx
), ground transportation in Jamaica, cultural tours, and admission to great houses.
Students can earn up to six hours of academic credit in the following areas; Sociology, African-American Studies, Political Science, or Environmental Science (for core area D2 credit).
Student s taking part in this program will:
The College of Arts and Sciences needs to finalize the trip in the near future, so don’t wait! For additional information, contact Mohamed at RafikMohamed@clayton.edu
, or (678) 466-4818, or contact the Office of International Programs (www.clayton.edu/international-programs
) in room UC 204 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
Service Project in the Okefenokee Swamp
Join Outdoor Adventure for a service project in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve, one of the oldest and best preserved freshwater systems in America. Visit the 402,000 acres of cypress forest, marsh, lakes and islands. Filled with alligators, Sandhill cranes, red-cockaded woodpeckers and more than 400 other species of animals, it is a wonderful place to learn about wildlife. During this trip we will help maintain hiking and paddling trails.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve
Friday-Sunday, Mar. 22, to Mar. 24
$40 student/$50 employee/$60 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 19
High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. We will hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it.
High Falls State Park, Georgia
Saturday, Mar. 30
$15 student/$20 employee/$25 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
We will be paddling a classic Southeastern whitewater rafting run. Float past awe-inspiring scenery, take the time to explore river features and paddle through some of the most heart-pounding drop-pool rapids to be found anywhere. The trip's highlight is arguably the run through the famous Five Falls, where five tumultuous Class IV+ rapids unfold in quick succession.
Chattooga River, Georgia
Saturday, Apr. 6
$30 student/$50 employee/$80 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Council Workshops for Faculty & Staff
“How Are You Doing In Bed?”
Did you know that one out of three American adults experience sleep problems? This can take a toll on the body and our lives affecting immune function, weight gain, impaired memory, and more! Please join us for this FREE workshop which will take place on:
Date: Friday, Mar. 22
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.
Location: UC230 (Student Affairs Conference Room)
Spaces Available: 15 people
Please reserve your space today by contacting Cindy Lauer at Cindylauer@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4974.
“AED Awareness Training”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness and the Department of Public Safety will be conducting a 50-minute “AED Awareness Training” for employees.
While this is not
a certification course, attendees will learn the basics of how to handle an emergency, a quick overview of CPR, and how to use the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). AEDs have been placed in every building on campus so it is essential that as many employees as possible know how to save someone’s life should the need arise. It could be you that needs help one day. Please review the available sessions below and reserve your space now. Each session is limited to a maximum of 20 people.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 27
Times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
Spaces Available: 20 people PER session
Please reserve your space today by contacting Cindy Lauer at Cindylauer@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4974.
Bursar’s Office Closing Early, Mar. 21
The Bursar’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Mar. 22.
Recent Spam and Phishing Attempts
If you have received emails requesting that you visit a site to "avoid your account been terminated," please disregard them. Your account is not
in jeopardy of being deleted. This is a phishing attempt to acquire your personal data. We are aware of the message and are taking efforts to prevent emails like this in the future. We have included the content of the email for verification purposes.
Clayton State University <email@example.com
March 6, 2013 9:12:08 AM EST
Subject: Important Notice From Help Desk
Clayton State University
Scheduled Maintenance And Upgrade
Attention: Webmail User,
This is inform you that our webmail server has been scheduled for upgrade and maintenance, this is to improve the ability to identify and block spam, phishing attempts and anti-virus functions for better online services.
To avoid your e-mail account been terminated during this upgrade, Kindly click on the below link and follow the instructions to upgrade.
Your Email access will be disable if you fail to comply with the above.
We do apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for using our online services.
IT Help Desk
Participants Wanted – “10,000 Steps to Denali”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for a minimum of 10-15 participants (students, faculty, and staff) who are interested in participating in the “10,000 Steps to Denali” campus initiative which will take place in June.
While the first team of African-American mountaineers will summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, Outdoor Adventure (OA) hopes to have our own diverse population outdoors by coordinating our own local “expeditions”. During the month of June, OA will schedule three day-trips including, a day hike, a rock climbing event, and finally a trail running adventure. The details of each event will be made available to those who are interested. Choose one trip or all three – the choice is yours!
When: June 2013
Per Trip Cost for Students: Free
Per Trip Cost for Employees: $10 per person
Maximum Participants: 12 per trip
For more information, please contact Nick Kilburg at NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
or call (678) 466-4972.
Facilities Advisory Committee Requests
The Facilities Advisory Committee provides input and makes recommendations for new facilities or space needs, modifications to existing spaces, as well as dealing with facilities-related issues and long-term planning. Requests will be reviewed at semi-annual Facilities Advisory Committee meetings in April and October.
The Facilities Advisory Committee is calling for April 2013 requests for facilities modifications. The Modification/Space Request Form is found on the Facilities Management web page at http://www.clayton.edu/facilities/planningdesign/facilitiescommittee
. The completed form should be submitted to the appropriate Vice President for signature and transmitted to the committee by Mar. 11, 2013.
Vice Presidents will be notified by Mar. 15 whether they will need to submit PowerPoint presentations. Not all requests will lead to PowerPoint presentations before the committee. Presentations are due on Apr. 5. Presentations to the Facilities Committee will be conducted the week of Apr. 8 by those confirmed by the committee.
Go to http://www.clayton.edu/facilities/planningdesign/facilitiescommittee
to access the request form and presentation requirements.
If you have questions, please contact Svetlana Soroka at SvetlanaSoroka@mail.clayton.edu
Important Notice to Flexible Spending Account Users
If you have a flexible spending account, you should have received an email this week from the Accounting Services group. This email announced Discovery Benefits’ roll out of a PIN network, which allows you to set up a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use with your debit card. PIN set up is optional
, and it does not affect the function of your debit card; you can continue using your card “normally.” If you want to set up a PIN or learn more about this new program, go to; http://discoverybenefits.com/uploads/debit%20card%20pin%20option%20faq.pdf
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
Grants and Contract Management Creates Online Information Sources
The Clayton State Office of Grants and Contracts Management have created a monthly grants management newsletter and a quarterly funding opportunities announcement (via the links below) to help inform faculty of proposal writing processes and potential funding sources.
The links are available through the menu on the Office of Grants and Contracts Management website.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
• Mar. 4, 2013 Complex services and/or goods, conducted by use
of an RFP and/or construction contracts. These requests must be received by
DOAS by Mar. 8, 2013.
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open
market/one time purchases.
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
• Apr. 12, 2013 Last bid opening date for FY13 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
• May 1, 2013 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Anything requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
• May 6, 2013 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2013 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to fiscal year 2014.
Budget Amendment Requests:
• May 10, 2013 All budget amendments for FY 2013 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
• June 1, 2013 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for fiscal year 2013.
• May 1, 2013 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY2013 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4280.
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop; at Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, Mar. 13
The second installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center. The Chamber is located at 143 N. Hill St., Griffin.
If your dream is starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step in making your dreams real. Topics for discussion will include:
* traits of a successful entrepreneur
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs
* calculating financial projections & break even analysis
* sources of capital & financing alternatives
* reasons for business failure
* writing a business plan
“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,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org
. or call (678) 466-5100
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
Collin Kelley to Read, Mar. 14
Clayton State University alumnus Collin Kelley returns to campus for the Visiting Writers Reading Series for spring 2013 on Thursday, Mar. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in room L-200 of the Clayton State Library.
At the event sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English, Kelley will be reading some of his mystery and poetry selections. The event is free to the community and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
“I enjoyed my time at Clayton State University and especially the encouragement of my English professor, Dr. Sharon Sellers. She recognized my potential immediately and what I learned from her was invaluable to my career as a journalist, novelist and poet,” Kelley remarks.
Kelley is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta. His poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. The 2009 critically acclaimed Conquering Venus
was his debut novel and an Amazon bestseller. He later published Kiss Shot,
a collection of short stories, exclusively for the Amazon Kindle in 2012. His second novel, Remain In Light,
was a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction.
He is a recipient of the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year Award
and the 2012 Goodreads Poetry Award for his poem “My Mother Demonstrates How To Escape From a Plane Crash.” Kelley’s play The Dark Horse
earned him the 1994 Deep South Festival of Writer’s Award and the 1997 Georgia Theatre Conference Award.
Kelley is co-director of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, sits on the board of Poetry Atlanta and on he advisory council for Georgia Center for the Book. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years and is the managing editor for Atlanta Intown
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 14
The Clayton State Office of Career Services will present the Job and Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, in the Student Activities Center, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with current Clayton State University students and graduates. Organizations will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and Graduate Schools will share information about their programs. Students are required to wear professional attire (no jeans, sweat suits, flip flops) and are encouraged to bring copies of your resume to share.
Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and resume assistance at email@example.com
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.
Clayton State Retirees Association Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing, Mar. 15
The Clayton State Retirees Association’s (CSRA) Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include cooking demonstrations, a five-course dinner with wines paired with each course, recipes and raffled door prizes, including Southwest Airlines tickets for two. Attire is business casual for a comfortable evening.
The cost is $100 per person, tax deductible as allowed by law. Please RSVP by Mar. 10 to (678) 466-4470.
The CSRA continues to build the endowment for the Clayton State Retirees Graduate Scholarship.
Spivey Hall’s Catherine Giel Serving as Music Director for Opera Based on Conrad Novel, Mar. 15
Capitol City Opera, the only opera company in the southeast that primarily helps local singers and artists establish their careers, will present the world premiere of Atlanta-based composer Curtis Bryant’s newly completed opera, The Secret Agent
, from Friday, Mar. 15 to Sunday, Mar. 17.
Based on the 1907 novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad, with libretto by New York forensic psychiatrist Allen Reichman, The Secret Agent
will feature a cast of Atlanta- based talent, including a 17-piece chamber orchestra. Performances will be Mar. 15, at 8 p.m., Mar. 16, at 8 p.m., and Mar. 17, at 3 p.m., at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CCITYOPERA.org.
Music direction for The Secret Agent
will be by Catherine Giel, education manager for Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall. In addition, one of the principal cast members, baritone Ivan Segovia, is a Clayton State music graduate who still works part-time house managing at Spivey Hall. A native of Clayton County, Segovia also attended honor workshops at Spivey Hall before matriculating at Clayton State, and generally has a long history with this community.
The Secret Agent
is a tale of intrigue, anarchy, espionage, betrayal, murder and suicide, and explores the impact of these dark and unnerving themes on human relationships. The production, set in 1930’s London, will evoke the feelings and mystery of film noir.
Faculty and Staff Safe Space Training, Mar. 15
The Annual Faculty and Staff Safe Space Training will be held on Friday, Mar. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the James M. Baker University Center, room 312.
Safe Space is a national program designed to provide a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the campus community; increase the visible presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies and places that are “safe” for LGBT students across campus; and dismiss negative stereotypes and present accurate information about the LGBT population. Individuals who have completed the Safe Space Training may post the Safe Space symbol at their offices, backpacks, or binders as a way to designate themselves as safe allies for LGBT students, colleagues and friends.
Since the inception of the Safe Space Training program at Clayton State in 2008, more than 100 individuals have participated in the program. Given the growth of our LGBT community at Clayton State, we would like to increase the number of visible allies to improve the chances of this population excelling academically, socially, and professionally at the University.
Safe Space Training is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, and Gay-Straight Alliance. If you are interested in attending this training, please submit your name, department, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, Mar. 13.
For more information regarding this program, contact Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson at email@example.com
or (678) 466-5421.
Clayton State SBDC Announces PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber, Starting Mar. 15
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The initial offering on Friday, Mar. 15 will be “Writing a Living Business Plan.” It was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 on the Clayton State campus as “Writing an Effective Business Plan.” However, SBDC has rescheduled the class as the first offering in PlanSmart. “Writing a Living Business Plan” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber, 600 Lanier Ave., Ste. 250, Fayetteville. The class will focus on telling a compelling story, completing a SWOT analysis, and setting goals and key performance indicators.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Preparedness Fair, Mar. 16
Information on everything from making homemade bread to crocheting to vegetarian recipes to how and what to store in case of a natural disaster will be available at the 2013 Preparedness Fair, Saturday, Mar. 16, at 821 Old Atlanta Hwy., in Newnan, Ga.
The fair will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call April White at (770) 301-8434 or Millie Meyer at (770) 964-4715.
Lunch and Learn… Technology in the Classroom, Mar. 18
The Department of Teacher Education would like to help educate you on the use of technology in the classroom.
Dr. Steve Smith is offering some sessions to Education faculty, but Dr. Ruth Caillouet thought that others of the faculty and staff might also be interested. These will be hands-on sessions meant to help the novice as well as the more experienced folks share ideas.
Next month we will tackle interactive white boards and then on to web conferencing tools. So, bring your lunch and come learn with us. All of the sessions will be held in the Teacher Education Resource Room during the activity period. Feel free to drop in for five minutes or stay as long as you like.
Monday, Mar. 18
Interacting with an Interactive Whiteboard, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 24
Mondopads, Document Cameras, and Web Conferencing, noon to 12:45 p.m.
A Walk Through HerStory, Mar. 18
A Walk Through HerStory, on the James M. Baker University Center Main Street, all day until Wednesday, Mar. 20.
Have you ever wondered if a “coke bottle” shape or a size 4 was the standard of beauty around the world? Have you ever wondered if feet binding, neck stretching, or torso elongating are cultural differences or cultural deviance? If any of these topics interest you or even if you would just like to expand your knowledge of cultural beauty around the world along with prominent historical women in society, join us Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, as D.E.E.P. Educators and Office of International Programs present the “Cultural Beauty Museum.”
Contact Student Advisor, Whitney Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
for questions or concerns.
She Cares Community Service, Mar. 19
She Cares Community Service, Laker Hall Multipurpose Room, noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 19.
“She Cares Community Service” will be collecting items for Clayton County Association Against Family Violence also known as Securus House. Each department, office, and student organization is asked to collect toiletry items for women to donate. All participants are asked to bring their items to Laker Hall by Friday, Mar. 15. On Tuesday, Mar. 19, the She Cares Community Service event will take place in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room. Please join us for a meaningful dialogue as we create bags for all the women at Securus House.
Contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims at email@example.com
or Student Advisor Ebony Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
for questions or concerns.
The Reality of a Woman, Mar. 20
The Reality of a Woman,
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A, Wednesday, Mar. 20 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
The “Reality of a Woman Forum” calls attention to the portrayal of women on reality television shows and social media. This interactive forum will evoke discussions of ways women can recognize that reality television is not the only societal factor that contributes to the image of the 21st
century woman and how women can promote civility although major media suggest it can’t be done. This forum is sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, Housing and Residence Life, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Please contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims email@example.com
or Student Advisor Whitney Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
for questions or concerns.
SBDC Funding Your Small Business Workshop, Mar. 20
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaching a Funding Your Small Business
workshop on Wednesday, Mar. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Clayton State-East Auditorium, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=119492&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=26735121-919c-41c6-a59c-1e542601cbc8
Join SBDC and learn about the role personal credit plays in small business financing, the traditional and non-traditional funding options for your small business needs, and how to prepare your business for financing.
• Commercial Loans
• Personal Loans
• SBA Loans
• Lines of Credit
• A/R Financing
• Credit Cards
• Alternative Financing
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday, Mar. 14. If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, Mar. 14.For additional questions, contact Staff Advisor Lakiesa Rawlinson at email@example.com
or Student Advisors, Martha Andrade at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Jasmine Chinnery at email@example.com
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement” will be held at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and the National Archives at Atlanta announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.
For more information about conference activities and how to participate contact Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or email@example.com for more information.
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting, Mar. 30
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Faculty, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields are invited to submit papers for possible presentation. Submissions in basic and applied areas of psychology, and interdisciplinary topics will be considered. Possible interdisciplinary topics include psychological factors in education, nursing, sports, politics, and management. Presentation proposals (as 250 word abstracts, or full papers) are due by Tuesday, Mar. 12 to Dr. Charles R. Talor of Valdosta State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format and must include the following: author name(s) and affiliation(s), address, email and phone number of key presenter, name of faculty mentor (if any), whether submission should be considered as a Psi Chi Poster session or Honor Society Poster Session.
Annual Service Awards, Apr. 23
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 23 in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 19th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception.
It’s also time to nominate staff members for the Alice Smith Staff Award. Eligible nominees are full-time, benefited staff members with at least one year of credible service to the University, who do not have faculty status.
The nomination form is available at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8raVgKrr0Z4Ney9
. You may complete the form and return via email to email@example.com
, or you may print the form and return via campus mail to Heidi Benford – Library Department.
The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is Wednesday, Mar. 6.
Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony, Apr. 23
The Clayton State University Faculty-Staff 2013 Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Spivey Hall at 2 p.m. Please place this on your calendar and let your departments know about the event.
Specifically, Human Resources needs to know of anyone in your area that is planning on retiring this year. We want to be able to recognize them during the program and present them with their retirement award. Your assistance with gathering this information will be greatly appreciated.
Please let Leon Wheeler know via email as soon as you can. We will be ordering the plaques around the middle of March. If you have any questions, please let us know.