Volume 7, #37
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
Laker Connection Magazine Now Online!
The spring 2012 issue of The Laker Connection
magazine is now available online: https://academicinfo.clayton.edu/laker-connection/
. This issue celebrates student success atClaytonStateUniversity!
Hard copies will be available in the Office of University Relations (second floor of theClaytonStateEastMultipurposeBuilding).
Vice President of External Relations Candidate Visiting Campus, Mar. 30
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. 30 – Kate Troelstra
Troelstra has been senior director of development at Clemson University since September 2008. Prior to coming to Clemson, she spent 11 years in development at Providence Day School. She has also worked in development for the South Carolina GSSM Foundation, The Dickinson School of Law, the Rutgers University Foundation, Lycoming College, and Reed College.
LANDesk services will be unavailable
LANDesk remote software installations will be unavailable beginning Friday, March 30th at 4:00pm for system upgrades. Services will be restored on Saturday, March 31st at 9:00am.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder - ADP eTime approvals required (Fri.) by 5:00 p.m.
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all Biweekly time must be approved by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 30th
for the payroll ending on March 30, 2012.
**If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
SSC Customer Support Team
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
Clayton State – East Pathway Closed Through Mar. 30
The treatment of the pathway from Clayton State – East (for the application of staining, an aggregate to improve traction, and lattice work) to the main campus had been extended through Friday, Mar. 30, as has the closure of the path.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
Student Activities Center Opening Late, 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
Loft Café at Clayton State-East Closing
Due to lack of current customer base to sustain the operation, the Loft Café at Clayton State-East will close at the end of lunch, Friday, Mar. 30. We will re-evaluate the class schedule and student population after the beginning of fall 2012 and make a determination about the feasibility of re-opening. However, the loft seating area will remain available for use by the campus.
Staff Smith Nominees- Call for Comments by Apr. 5
The Smith Staff Award committee would like to thank everyone for their nominations. The following staff members have been chosen as finalists: Julia Spinolo, University Health Services; Patricia Barton, Financial Aid; Darius Davis, Auxiliary Services – Loch Shop; Eric Bailey, Facilities Management; and Seth Davis, Continuing Education. If you would like to submit additional comments for a finalist, then please send your comments to Heidi Benford via email email@example.com
. In the subject line, please type Smith Finalist Comments. The deadline is Thursday, April 5, 2012. The recipient will be announced during the Service Awards ceremony.
Tracking and Reporting Payments to Internationals
Clayton State’s Budget & Finance Department today announced a new initiative related to tracking and reporting payments to international students, vendors, guest lecturers, artists, performers and similar individuals (or companies) receiving payments from Clayton State.
If you work with persons or companies whose “home country” is not the United States, we would like to talk to you about this project. Please send an email to Shirley Criscillis or call (678) 466-4256 at your earliest convenience.
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. 30
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Mar. 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Opera to Present You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mar. 30, Mar. 31
Everyone is invited this weekend to come see the beloved characters of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" comic strip come alive on a larger-than-life set in Clayton State University's own Spivey Hall.
On Friday, Mar. 30, and Saturday, Mar. 31, both at 7:30 p.m., the Clayton State University Opera will be presenting Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
. The performances are directed by Clayton State Director of Opera and Vocal Studies and Music Program Coordinator Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, and presented by the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Music Division. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Admission is free for Clayton State faculty, staff, and students with their Laker Card.
Easter Egg Event by the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Dept. - This Saturday, Mar. 31
Join the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department this Saturday, March 31st, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at International Park "The Beach" for an EGG'Stravaganza! This is a FREE event open to everyone. We will have games, activities, and an Easter Egg Hunt that will start at 2:50pm. This event is geared towards children ages 12 and under. Don't forget to bring your Easter Baskets! Please view the attached flyer for more information or visit our website at www.claytonparks.com
“ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness,” National Federation of the Blind of Georgia President Garrick Scott, Apr. 2
Garrick Scott, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (http://www.nfbga.org
) will be speaking at Clayton State University on Monday, Apr. 2, from noon to 1 p.m.
Scott’s presentation, held in collaboration with Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, Dean Nasser Momayezi (College of Arts & Sciences), Dean Lisa Eichelberger (College of Health), the Disability Resource Center, the Student Nurses Association, the Office of International Programs and the Department of Student Affairs, is entitled, “ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness.” Scott will be speaking in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. His address 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.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking Tallulah Gorge
Hike one of the most spectacular canyons in the Eastern United States! We will hike the thousand feet to the gorge floor crossing the suspension bridge providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. This will be a strenuous and exciting that will allow you to challenge your fitness level while checking out some impressive views. Sign up at the Student Activities Center (SAC) front desk!
Tallulah Gorge, GA
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Clayton State Education Speaker Series Continues in April 9
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue in the month of April with presentations. This event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Apr. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center, the Series will present Fighting to Teach: Education Advocacy Panel. This interactive panel of educators and education activists is struggling to improve education for all teachers, students, and families in Georgia. The panel will include a variety of speakers from lawyers to teachers and political activists — all with ideas for creating change in our classrooms, our schools, and our world. For more information, call the Clayton State Department of Teacher Education at (678) 466-4825 or email RuthCaillouet@clayton.edu
Career Services Celebrates National Student Employment Week, Apr. 9 to Apr. 13
National Student Employment Week will be held Apr. 9 to Apr. 13. The week enables the Office of Career Services to thank Clayton State student employees for the contributions they make to the University and the surrounding community. The events planned for the week include the following:
Monday, Apr. 9
Cake and picture with Loch on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Department Day: Departments express appreciation to your student employee(s) by decorating your doors or bulletin boards, sharing a card or gift, or finding a special way to say “thank you.”
Come join us for some Chick-fil-A snacks during Walk-In Resume Review in the Office of Career Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 12
Popcorn on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 13
Raffle Drawing !
Winner announced in Jobs!Jobs!Jobs!
First-Year Student Honor Society to Induct at Clayton State University, April 10
Clayton State University is now one of 14 chapters in the State of Georgia to hold a chapter of National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first-year students.
Dr. Glenda Earwood, executive director of National Alpha Lambda Delta, will install the Clayton State chapter on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 7 p.m., in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center. At this time, the first class of 44 students will be initiated into the honor society as charter members and the organization’s first officers will be installed. Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes and other academic officials will be installed as honorary members as well.
Presents “A Teachable Moment: Africana Womanism and Womanism” with Guest Speaker Dr. Layli Maparyan, Apr. 11
The Clayton State University Office of Interdisciplinary Studies presents “A Teachable Moment: Africana Womanism and Womanism” with guest speaker Dr. Layli Maparyan from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 11 in Clayton Hall, room T100. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Maparyan is an associate professor of women’s studies and associated faculty of African American studies at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University in 1994, her M.S. in Psychology from Penn State University in 1991, and her B.A. from Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy, in 1986. She is the editor of “The Womanist Reader” (Routledge, 2006), a comprehensive anthology documenting the first quarter century of womanist thought and the first-ever text to focus on womanism “on its own.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.
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