Volume 9, #28
New in this Issue
SAC Hot Water Shutoff Today
The Student Activities Center will not have hot water on Friday, Mar. 14, from about 12:30 p.m. or so; however, the Fitness Center will remain open. Please note that your nearest shower facilities are located in the Athletics Center.
Laker Care Closet Opening Ceremony Today
The Opening Ceremony of the Laker Care Closet will be held on the fourth floor of Laker Hall today at 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and supported by the Department of Campus Life, the Laker Care Closet is an initiative whose purpose is to provide our campus community with a source of temporary relief during times of hardship. The Laker Care Closet will be managed by members of Alpha Phi Omega with oversight from the Department of Campus Life. The pantry will offer food and clothing relief for students in need.
To date, the members have initiated several campaigns to collect gently used clothes and nonperishable food items for the closet and are now excited and ready to unveil it to the campus community!
Keep on Keeping PACE with our QEP Next Week
There will be a PACE informational table on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Monday, Mar. 17 to Friday, Mar. 21. Stop by to hear more about this exciting program!
Questions? Contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) at email@example.com.
Clayton State Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Reading Series Features a Day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Mar. 20
The spring 2014 edition of the Clayton State University Department of English’s long-running Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Mar. 20 and will feature a day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.
Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer who has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the poetry editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism.
Tallie’s day at Clayton State will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a lecture in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Tallie will be speaking on finding empowerment through writing and being an African American woman, mother, writer, and herbalist.
After lunch, she will give a poetry reading from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., also in UC 272. Both of these events and free and open to the public. The reading will take 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. she will visit Dr. Brigitte Byrd’s Advanced Poetry class and meet with students from that class.
More information about Tallie can be found at her author page: http://www.ekeretallie.com/.
Teacher Education Speaker Series, Mar. 24, Mar. 31
The next installment of the Department of Teacher Education’s Education Speaker Series will be held on Monday, Mar. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in room B14 of the Lecture Hall. This Education Session will feature Drs. Mari Roberts, Erica Dotson and Cindy Thompson discussing their current research.
The Education Speaker Series will continue on Monday, Mar. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center featuring Jemelleh Coes, Georgia State Teacher of the Year.
ADHA President Denise Bowers' Clayton State Presentation, Mar. 26
The Clayton State University Dental Hygiene students, staff and faculty are honored to host a presentation by 2014 American Dental Hygienists’ Association President Dr. Denise Bowers on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m., in room 102 of Arbor Hall at Clayton State – East.
In her “spare time” President Bowers is chair of the dental hygiene program at Rhodes State College in Lima, Oh., and former president of the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association. If your schedule allows, we invite you to join us!
Healthier Snacks Available in Select Vending Machines
Looking for a healthier snack in the vending machines? If so, visit the snack machines in Natural & Behavioral Sciences, the Library, the SAC, and Arbor Hall.
Look for the following items: Fat-free Fig Newtons, Fiber One 90-calorie brownies, Kettle-cooked Popcorners, and chipotle-flavored black bean and rice chips. Some are also gluten-free.
These are being tested through the end of the semester. If response is positive, we’ll increase the options and expand to other snack machines across campus. If you have feedback about the products, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakers to Make 10th Straight NCAA Division II Tournament Appearance, Mar. 14
For the 10th straight season, the Clayton State women’s basketball team will be dancing in March.
The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship committee officially released the 64-team field for the “Big Dance” Sunday evening, and the Lakers received a bid for the 2014 National Tournament as one of eight teams selected from the NCAA Division II Southeast Region.
Clayton State (22-6) will be the number two seed from the region and will face seventh-seeded Limestone (24-5) at 2:30 p.m. in the opening round. Lenoir-Rhyne (24-5), from the South Atlantic Conference, is the top-seeded team in the region and will be the host for the event.
The Southeast Regional will take place on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Mar. 14, Mar. 15 and Mar. 17 at the Shuford Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, N.C.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors: ADP E-time approvals of all biweekly time must be approved by 6 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 14, for the payroll ending on Mar.14.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team at 1-855-214-2644 or email@example.com.
Auxiliary Services Hours During Spring Break 2014
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break (Mar. 10 to Mar. 14, 2014)
- Loch Shop Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- LakerCard Center Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Dining Services
o Lakeside Dining Hall Closing at 2 p.m., Friday, Mar. 7
Reopens at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Mar. 17
o SubConnection Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8-10 a.m.: Jazzman’s coffee, pastries, and breakfast biscuits
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: SubConnection sandwiches/salads and Jazzman’s coffee
o Jazzman’s CLOSED (Coffee available all day at SubConnection)
o Pizza Hut CLOSED
o Sandella’s CLOSED, re-opens Sunday, Mar. 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Regular Hours resume Monday, Mar. 17
Loch Shop Hours
LakerCard Center Hours
Dining Services Hours
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming March Trips
Fly over zip lines 200 feet above the gorge floor.
Destination: Banning Mills, Ga.
Date: Saturday, Mar. 22
Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar. 7
*Check Outdoor Adventure Website for Restrictions*
White Water Rafting the Chattahoochee
New to rafting or need an adventure break? Join Outdoor Adventure rafting the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Ga. The Chattahoochee is manmade white water featuring class 3 and 4 rapids along with the largest rapid east of the Mississippi
Destination: Chattahoochee River
Date: Saturday, Mar. 29
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014
Outdoor Adventure has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s Your Forte? VPA Holding Student Singer Auditions, Mar. 18, Mar. 25
Clayton State University’s Arts and Concert Management class is hosting an event where we will have local vocalists from Clayton State and local high schools show off their skill.
The winner will have the chance to make a music video, which will be produced by Clayton State film students. But this isn’t just about music. Performers are asked to bring canned goods to the event, and patrons will receive discounted admission if they bring a can.
Sponsored by the Artist and Concert Management class, the auditions will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 18 and Tuesday, Mar. 25 in the Clayton State Theatre (room G-132 of the Arts and Sciences Building), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Shawn David Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Clayton State University, ShawnYoung@mail.clayton.edu, (678) 466-4758, http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/faculty/young.
Celebrate Ginny Bass, Mar. 19
Clayton State’s own Ginny Bass is retiring at the end of this month. There is going to be a drop-in retirement reception in her honor on Wednesday, Mar. 19, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Provost’s Conference Room in the Baker Center.
Ginny first began with Clayton State in 1998, left for a time and then came back serving in a variety of key roles over the years, culminating with her current position as Director of Distance Learning.
Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz, Mar. 19
Visit Spivey Hall this month for Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz, Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 11:15 a.m.
Hotlanta, a six-piece Dixieland jazz band from (guess where) Atlanta, recreates the sounds of jazz as heard during the early decades of this century in New Orleans. Using clarinet, cornet, trombone, banjo, tuba and drums, they bring to life old favorites like “Royal Garden Blues,” “South, Riverboat Shuffle,” “Fidgety Feet” and of course, the classic, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.”
Tickets are just $2 and can be reserved by calling (678) 466-4491 or emailing email@example.com. Get your tickets soon before they sell out!
OWLS Interest Meeting, Mar. 19
On Mar. 19, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., in room UC 272 of the Baker Center, Organizing Women for Lifelong Success (OWLS) is holding an interest meeting to recruit members and officers.
The mission of OWLS is to provide programs incorporated with information and resources that will empower women to succeed in all areas of their lives. Upcoming OWLS events include an Economic Empowerment Seminar, The Vagina Monologues, Take Back The Night and monthly Wellness Wednesday's workshops.
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 20
The Office of Career Services will present its annual Job and Graduate School Fair for Clayton State students and alumni on Thursday, Mar. 20, 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. Prospective employers will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and graduate schools will share information about their programs.
Career Services needs your assistance in marketing this event to all current students and alumni. Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and how you can assist with their marketing efforts at (678) 466-5400.
Faculty and Staff Safe Space Training, Mar. 21
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.
This year’s Faculty/Staff Safe Space Training will be held on Friday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center.
Individuals who have completed the Safe Space Training may post the Safe Space symbol on their office door, backpacks, or binders as a way to designate themselves as allies for LGBT students, colleagues and friends.
Since the inception of the Safe Space Training program at Clayton State in 2008, more than 200 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 both in and outside of the classroom.
If you are interested in attending this training, please submit your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Mar. 17.
For more information regarding this program, contact Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Lake Spivey Rotary Club Spring Sprint, Mar. 22
The Lake Spivey Rotary Club’s Spring Sprint – 5K walk/10K race – will be held on Saturday, Mar. 22, starting and finishing at Lee Street Park, 140 Smith St., in Jonesboro. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, go to lakespiveyrotary.com or email SpringsprintLSRC@gmail.com, or call (770) 376-5273.
Atlanta Opera to Perform at Spivey Hall, Mar. 25
Just in time for Clayton State University’s Culture Shock week, the Atlanta Opera’s touring show will be performed at Spivey Hall on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Their performance is The Knightly News, an operatic news broadcast of the woes of Prince Charming and his Tri-kingdom state of affairs, including his own search for a princess, a missing grandmother and frighteningly strong winds that are blowing down houses in the land. This fun-filled children’s opera is for all ages and will have students talking about fairy-tales and humming melodies for weeks to come. Feel free to bring your kids or just come out and enjoy the performance!
Tickets are just $2. For more information and tickets contact the Spivey Hall Education department at (678) 466-4491 or email email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you there!
Student Academic Conference, Mar. 28
The 2014 Student Academic Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Students from all majors and disciplines may give a presentation in the form of a poster presentation, oral presentation, or performance (whether it’s musical, theater, poetry readings, etc.) reflecting their scholarly activity at Clayton State University.
Abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28. For application instructions, please refer to the conference website: http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
There will be a keynote speaker from noon to 1 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. David Lowery is an American vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from San Antonio who received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1984. He formed the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and rock band called Cracker. He has also worked as a financial analyst, and started his own studio, record company and publishing company. He is a producer at the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Va.
In 2007, Lowery was appointed as an advisor to the collective action www.ThePoint.com which evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com.
In 2011, he began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, he has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has testified to Congress twice on behalf of artists.
Lowery will speak about “Creativity,” the theme for the conference.
Poster presentations will go from noon to 2 p.m., and oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Judges will be needed for the various sessions and to decide best presentations for awards. Contact Dr. Scott Bailey if you would like to be a judge or your college rep on the ARC/SAC Committee.
Get Up & Get Fit Video Contest, Deadline Extended to Mar. 31
Calling all Clayton State campus departments! Take a break from work and create a video of your staff showing how they Get Up & Get Fit throughout the workday.
Each participating department will make a video (90 seconds max) of its staff taking a break from the work day to engage in any form of exercise or physical activity (dancing, jogging, yoga, push-ups, etc.). The videos should be creative and inspire others to get up throughout the day and get fit.
Due to the obnoxious weather recently, the Get Fit Video submission deadline is extended to Monday, Mar. 31 at noon. Submit videos for the Get Up & Get Fit Incentive program to Lisa Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning department will have its video posted to the Wellness Council Facebook page and departmental employees will receive free fitness and wellness assessments from Recreation & Wellness.
Clayton State to Host Workshop in Corporate Communication Design and Management, Apr. 7
The Corporate Communication program at Clayton State, in conjunction with the TRUST Student Corporate Communication Agency will host a workshop in advertising design and agency management on the Morrow campus on Monday, Apr. 7. Special guest speakers at the event include two leaders in the industry who have a wealth of international experience in graphic design, digital arts and management.
Anna Terry has been working in the visual communications industry as an arts educator and graphic designer for more than 25 years. She is the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Southern Poly, where she also lectures in New Media Arts, Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation. Terry has worked and taught in New Zealand, China and Colombia.
Don Hunter is an educator, artist and manager who has worked, studied and taught in New Zealand and The Netherlands. Hunter taught Sculptural Design, Observational Drawing, and has spent much of his career directing an international arts logistics company. He has also worked in local government as an arts advocate, working in urban design teams. Terry and Hunter are collaborating in authoring a book on “Creative Process.”
The workshop will take place on Apr. 7, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center, room 265.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Communication and Media Studies program of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clayton State University, in conjunction with the recently founded TRUST Student Communication Agency.
“This is a terrific opportunity for students at Clayton State who have any interest in the persuasion industries or in art and design,” notes Assistant Professor Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, who teaches Corporate Communication and advises students of TRUST. “The workshop by Anna and Don promises to guide our student practitioners in the realities of corporate design and how to manage creative resources and ideas toward meeting strategic objectives.”
Interested participants can contact McFarlane-Alvarez for further information at email@example.com.
35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, Apr. 12
The 35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Apr. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park.
Hosted by South Fulton Running Partners, the 7K (that’s right, it’s a 7K, or approximately 4.35 miles) is the RRCA State Championship and will also include a 4K (just under 2.5 miles – they must like odd distances) walk and a race expo on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners can use their times for placement in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race.
Register online at www.active.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call (404) 755-1641.
Save the Date – Arbor Day at Clayton State, Apr. 25
It’s almost time for Clayton State’s annual “Trees Made Real” celebration — Arbor Day. The date will be Friday, Apr. 25, with the celebration starting around 10:30 a.m. More information to come…
Clayton State Campus Mediation Tournament, Apr. 25
Mediation is a negotiation process in which the disputing parties are assisted by a neutral third-party — a mediator.
In fall of 2013, Clayton State University students won first place at the 2013 International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.
Help to continue that tradition and be part of the First Clayton State University Student Mediation Tournament, open to all Clayton State students.
Registration and training will be held on Mar. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room T152 of the College of Business. The tournament will be held on Apr. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., also in room T152 of College of Business.
Sponsored by the Center for Business and International Negotiation.
2014 Clayton State Annual Service Awards Program, Apr. 29
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Apr. 29, at 2 p.m., in the Spivey Hall for the 2014 Annual Service/Smith Awards Program.
In preparation for this event, please let Human Resources know of any employees in your area that are planning on retiring this year. We provide all the retirees with recognition and a plaque. In order to get them ordered HR needs to get their names by Apr. 1.
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Open Meetings for our QEP, PACE!
The presentation file from those sessions is posted to our ***NEW PACE website*** www.clayton.edu/pace (bookmark that as it is growing daily!) under “Presentations”
Please contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) if you have additional questions regarding Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE) at email@example.com.
Clayton State Switching Banking Services to SunTrust
In April 2014, Clayton State University will be switching its banking services from Wells Fargo to SunTrustbank.
As a result, we will be switching to a SunTrust AMT in the James M. Baker University Center. In addition, Clayton State be able to offer the “SunTrust at Work” program to employees. If you are interested, additional information is available from Angela Free in Human Resources or you can stop by the North Clayton SunTrust Branch at 141 Forest Pkwy., Forest Park, or go online at Suntrust.com/suntrustatwork. Use the Identification Code 70078.
For those enrolled in “The Wells Fargo At Work” program, your banking relationship with Wells Fargo will remain the same.
Baker Center Wells Fargo ATM Removed – Here are Your Options
The Wells Fargo ATM in the James M. Baker University Center had been removed earlier than scheduled. We plan to have a replacement ATM installed as soon as possible.
In the interim, if you need cash immediately then please follow these options below:
1. There are two Higher One ATMs on campus (foreign ATM charges may apply):
o On the first floor of the Baker University Center, outside the LakerCard Center
o On the first floor of Edgewater Hall, adjacent to the vending machines
2. Checks made payable to “CASH” may be cashed at the Bursar’s Office for up to $50. See other requirements at http://www.clayton.edu/bursar/Important-Registration-Information
3. There are two Wells Fargo branch locations near campus:
a. 6389 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, Ga. (approximately one mile south of campus)
b. 1893 Mt. Zion Rd, Morrow, Ga. (approximately three miles from campus near Barnes & Noble)
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any question(s) and/or require additional information, please contact Donal Christian assistant vice president/controller at (678) 466-4273.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Women’s Forum Scholarships
Clayton State Women’s Forum announces that applications are now being accepted for 2014 Scholarships.
The General Student Scholarship is for undergraduate female students who have completed at least one semester at Clayton State, have at least two semesters remaining before graduation, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.8. The Staff Member Scholarship is for full-time regular, non-faculty female employees who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The application deadline for both scholarships is Monday, Mar. 25, 2014.
Women’s Forum also offers a Student Success Emergency Scholarship for a student who is near graduation and experiences a sudden emergency that would prevent her from continuing her progression toward degree completion. Applications for this scholarship are accepted throughout the year.
For more information about eligibility and the application process, go to http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/Scholarships.
It’s That Time Again! Course Material Adoptions
This is a quick reminder that we are approaching the time for course material adoptions. The adoption site will go live tomorrow, Mar. 4, and the deadline for summer and fall semesters is Mar. 15. (Beware the Ides of March)
Please remember that in order for Clayton State to remain HEOA compliant, all of your orders must be submitted by Mar. 15. (See above…) Early registration for students begins on Mar. 31, so we must ensure all the information is available to the students at this time.
Here are a few helpful links to help you place your course material orders:
Use the following link to view a demo on how to place your orders: http://vimeo.com/verba/review/49843819/d0b7f37358
Use the following link to log in and place your order (summer and fall will be loaded on Mar. 4):
Other informational links can be found at on the bottom right hand side of:
Please remember! If you need other items for your class other than books, please put the information in the note field. The Loch Shop wants to provide your students with everything they will need to help them achieve academic success!
I am always here to assist you with your ordering process. Feel free to email Jessica Hall if you have any questions: JessicaHall@clayton.edu.
Fiscal Year End 2014 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
¨ Mar. 10, 2014 Complex services and/or goods, conducted by use of an RFP and/or construction contracts. These requests must be received by DOAS by Mar. 14, 2014.
¨ Apr. 18, 2014 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open market/one time purchases.
¨ May 2, 2014 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
¨ Apr. 30, 2014 Last bid opening date for FY 2014 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
¨ May 9, 2014 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Any purchases requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
¨ May 5, 2014 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2014 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to Fiscal Year 2015.
Budget Amendment Requests:
¨ May 9, 2014 All budget amendments for FY 2014 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
¨ June 2, 2014 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for FY 2014.
¨ May 2, 2014 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY 2014 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to correct a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4280.
Quote Request Procedures
When requesting a quote for new computer hardware, software, or other technology assets, please forward all inquiries to the HUB's email address, email@example.com, to insure a timely response. Sending quote request to other email addresses may cause delays in fulfilling the quote.
The March 10, 2014 issue of the Legislative Update is available for viewing at: http://www.usg.edu/legislative_update