Volume 7, #34
Laker Lines Survey
As our readers hopefully know by now, Laker Lines is currently published online on the Laker Newsroom website, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (Past issues are also archived on this website.) Faculty, staff and students receive an email notification whenever a new Laker Lines post is made.
The Office of University Relations is currently surveying the campus about the online Laker Lines; regarding its new format, its new “look,” and the email notification to readers concerning new posts.
Please take a couple of minutes to answer the brief survey at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bkppkvewbKlcbwo
so University Relations can continue to improve its communications services to the campus.
– John Shiffert, director of University Relations
CSTV Student Film Fest, Mar. 23
Come to Clayton State Television’s first Student Film Festival, “Lochfest” and see the talent that is in your own back yard, Friday Mar. 23, in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lochfest is an Atlanta student film festival created by Clayton State University where student and professional work is showcased. This film festival will give student films more exposure in the Atlanta community. Admission to the film festival is free to all Clayton State students with student ID. Admission is $3 for non-students.
NARA to Hold Workshop on 1940 Census, Mar. 24
The 1940 Census will be opened on Apr. 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. While statistics related to each census are released soon after the census is taken, the list of people who were enumerated is closed for 72 years for privacy restrictions.
The 1940 Census will be available free via NARA’s website, www.archives
. Users may access it from their personal computers at all hours and by using computers in libraries and other institutions.
However, it is not keyword searchable. Use of an enumeration district (ED) number is essential.
The National Archives at Atlanta will hold a workshop on the 1940 Census on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., to address questions asked on the census, how it’s different from past censuses, and how to obtain ED numbers.
The workshop is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region. There will be a brief business meeting and then the workshop will begin.
Registration is not required, and there is no charge for the event. For more information contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at email@example.com
or at (770) 968-2555.
Free Tax Assistance Returns at Clayton State, Mar. 24
Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will be taking a brief spring break over the next couple of weekends (maybe to do their own taxes). However, they will once again be offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturday, Mar. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College of Business Building. The final two VITA dates for 2012 will be Saturday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 31.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527. Spanish translators are available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Paving Around the Athletics & Fitness Center
The traffic circle and parking area in front of the Athletics & Fitness Center will be closed from Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 28.
Vice President of External Relations Candidates Visiting Campus
Four candidates for the Vice President of External Relations search will visit campus this spring. Each candidate will make a 20 minute public presentation at 1:30 p.m., in the UC Board Room, 260, on the day of their visit.
Mar. 27 – Getchel Caldwell
Mar. 30 – Kate Troelstra
Apr. 10 – Randy Jolly
Apr. 11 – William Kirschke
Clayton State – East Pathway Closing Moved to Next Week
With the weather forecast is calling for the possibility of rain on Wednesday (20 percent), Thursday (30 percent), and Friday (60 percent), the treatment of the pathway from Clayton State – East (for the application of the staining and lattice work) to the main campus had been postponed, as has the closure of the path.
The weather forecast looks better beginning on Sunday, therefore the closing has been rescheduled for Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday, Mar. 28. The path is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, Mar. 29.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
Monthly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors: Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all Monthly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 for the payroll ending on Mar. 31, 2012.
Faculty/Staff Survey for The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for Program 2012
Any monthly time taken after approval on Mar. 28 will need to be reported on the monthly record of leave form located on the payroll web site listed below.
Clayton State University is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.
Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to the institution’s Faculty, Administrators and Exempt Professional Staff. This survey was designed specifically for Higher Education. On Mar. 19, this survey will be distributed to our campus colleagues. You will receive an invitation encouraging you to take part in this survey via email — and for some of you, you may have received this yesterday.
When you receive the invitation, I hope you will take a moment to complete the survey. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. And while we would obviously like to be recognized, the data will help us with our continued commitment to always seeking better ways to foster learning for our students, faculty, staff and community. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, our institution will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.
This is a confidential survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback are critical
to the assessment process.
To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
We encourage everyone’s participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results as well as better data for continuous improvement efforts.
Thank you, in advance, for your participation. Should you have any questions about this project, I encourage you to contact Narem Reddy at (678) 466-4100 in Provost’s Office, or visit www.ChronicleGreatColleges.com
, if you have any questions.
-- Dr. Tim Hynes
Bouldering/ Rock Climbing
Bouldering at Boat Rock is a great way to try outdoor rock climbing if you are just beginning and offers more advanced climbers a chance to challenge themselves. Learn the basics of climbing and bouldering on this day trip near Atlanta. All climbing gear is provided!
Destination: Boat Rock, Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Mar. 31
Tuesday, Mar. 27
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Clayton State Dining Now Serving Starbucks
Clayton State Dining now offers Starbuck's Brewed Coffee, Tazo Tea and Gourmet Hot Chocolate at two locations on campus. "We Proudly Serve" is located at Sandella's at Laker Hall and The Loft Cafe at Clayton State — East. For a complete list of operating hours, visit the website: www.csudining.com
Education Speaker Series Discusses Bullying and “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” Mar. 26
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Mar. 26 by discussing “Preventing Childhood Bullying: Viewing `The Fat Boy Chronicles.’” This will be the subject of a presentation on Mar. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the main building of Clayton State – East, which is located on Trammell Road in Morrow, just east of the main Clayton State campus. Like all of the Education Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Inspired by a true story, “The Fat Boy Chronicles” reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring author and former mathematics teacher, Michael Buchanan, along with actors, film makers, and children’s health advocates. Panelists will speak on the inspiration for the book and the issue of bullying in today’s classrooms. Also under discussion will be the craft of writing and the art of film making.
Atlanta Vet Center Reps to Visit Veterans Resource Center, Mar. 27
The Clayton State University Veterans Resource Center celebrated its Grand Opening on Mar. 16, and it already has its boots on the ground lining up programs, guest speakers and events for all Clayton State University veterans, military service members and their families.
The first scheduled event will occur Tuesday, Mar. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Atlanta Vet Center will be on hand to provide information and assistance in registering for VA medical services, Vet Center readjustment counseling services, crisis prevention, education benefits and disability benefits, etc.
All veterans, military service members and their families on the Clayton State University campus, as well as those individuals from the local community are encouraged to come by the Veterans Resource Center, located in the Clayton State University Student Center, room 115, to meet the Atlanta Vet Center representatives and have their issues and concerns regarding support services addressed.
For further information, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (678) 466-5527.
Carol Braun’s Retirement Reception, Mar. 30
Carol Braun is going down a new road…
Help us celebrate her 30 years in the University System with a reception on Friday, Mar. 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Academic Affairs Conference Room, UC 215.
Tweet! New York Times Talk on Twitter, Civic Engagement and Knowledge, Mar. 31
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Mar. 31, with a New York Times Talk that will be more than tweet on one of the hottest social media phenomenon.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Sipai Klein will facilitate a New York Times talk titled, “The Blue Bird: How Twitter Affects Civic Engagement and Academic Knowledge."
A free lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
no later than Thursday, Mar. 29 at 12:30 p.m. As is the case with all New York Times Talks, this event is free and open to the public.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp, Apr. 2 to Apr. 6
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls – ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.
Former Universal/Motown Records Executive to Speak at Clayton State, Apr. 6
The Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) of Clayton State University is hosting a speaking engagement on Friday, Apr. 6, starting at 1 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The speaker will be former Universal/Motown Records executive Cameo Carlson, and her presentation will be free and open to the public.
Clayton State Theatre’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change” Opens Apr. 12
It’s a musical! Clayton State University does it again! The talented Theatre majors will be exploring love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall many of us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis with its spring 2012 production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change.”
The Clayton State Theatre invites you out on opening night, Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and to a scheduled talk back between the audience and the cast members immediately following the production.
Show dates continue on Friday Apr. 13 and Saturday, Apr. 14, and conclude on Thursday, Apr. 19 and Friday, Apr. 20, again at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students! There will be a second talk back session on Thursday, Apr. 19 following the production.
Wi2STEM Yoga and Chair Massage, Apr. 17
Come join Wi2STAM for yoga and a chair massage in UC 327 on Tuesday, Apr. 17, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
This is an event you will NOT want to miss! We know you are stressed out. Take advantage of any opportunity you can to relax in between your studies, and join us for our Spring Health and Wellness meeting! Yoga with Dr. Eric Bridges, our very own associate professor of Psychology, and chair massages by D’Lor Salon and Spa (first come, first served basis)!
Bridges will be leading us in yoga breathing and stretching exercises, so wear something comfortable! No yoga mat required.
Visit D’Lor Salon and Spa website for more information or to schedule a visit: http://www.dloratlanta.com/
Email Selena Uhl to join the list and receive reminders and information about what we have coming up! firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State University’s Annual Service Awards, Apr. 24
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 24, in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the University’s annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 17th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception.
The Service Awards Ceremony is a time for Clayton State to celebrate and honor faculty and staff through recognizing years of service, tenure, promotions, and retirement.
The University’s 2012 Alice J. Smith Awards will be presented at the ceremony. An annual honor since 1995, the Smith Awards are presented to the faculty member and staff member deemed most outstanding as determined by committees of their peers. The award was established by local philanthropist Joseph Smith as a memorial to his wife, Alice, to honor her career in teaching and her love for learning. Nominees for the 2012 awards will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cygnet Schedules Annual Launch Party, Apr. 19
Clayton State University literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body, Cygnet
, will hold its annual launch party on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The launch party is open to everyone on campus and to the community. The featured readers at the party will be students whose work was selected for this year’s issue.
The student editors of this year’s Cygnet
include: Sebastian Lubbers (Lakeland, Fla.), Jasmine Cason (Jonesboro), Christen Greene (Savannah) and Gregory Kirk (Jonesboro).