Volume 7, #133
Sleep-Out for the Homeless Tonight
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week culminates in the annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless and Hunger Banquet events, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and continuing through 6 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m., with a screening of the documentary “Atlanta’s Young and Homeless.” The documentary was directed by Dominic Stokes, a Clayton State alumnus and the founder of the Community Teen Coalition. The evening will continue with a Hunger Banquet in the Student Activities Center, a hands-on, interactive session that allows participants to gain new perspectives on poverty and hopefully feel motivated to do something about it.
After the Hunger Banquet, and throughout the evening, films and documentaries addressing poverty and homelessness will be shown. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in additional events and programs focusing on the issue of poverty and homelessness throughout the night.
The Sleep-Out will take place on the large open area outside the Student Activities Center -- The Green. All participants at the “Sleep Out” are encouraged to dress warmly and bring sleeping bags or blankets. Hot chocolate and access to restrooms will be provided.
Clothing donations will also be collected on Friday for a new program called the Laker Care Closet. This program will allow Clayton State students to discreetly and anonymously get the help they need with food and clothing. The Laker Care Closet will accept new or clean and gently used jeans, shirts, sweaters and coats of all sizes.
Additionally, throughout the night, for 50 cents, students can purchase and display a soup can. All monetary proceeds will benefit the Calvary Refuge Center.
“Macbeth” Closes Tonight at the Clayton State Theatre
The curtain will rise for the final time tonight on the Clayton State Theatre’s production of “Macbeth.”
The final performance will be in room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with Laker ID for Clayton State students, faculty and staff members. General admission is $5 for non-students.
Men’s Health Blitz, Nov. 16
Five Clayton State senior nursing students — India Day, Laquisha Lambert, Megan Malcom, Gina Hunter, and Ananda Cousett, will be holding a Men's Health Blitz for their senior nursing project.
The Men’s Health Blitz will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center. The students will be talking to male students about STD's, high blood pressure, and sprain and strains. And, they’ll have snacks!
Men’s Basketball Featured on LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans, a new edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing. The LakerZone
is Clayton State's webcasting platform and features live webcasts of home Laker athletics contests along with features on players and interviews with coaches.
In this segment of the LakerZone,
Clayton State senior men’s basketball player Juron Dobbs is interviewed after the team’s season-opening victory over Tennessee Temple.
To watch the video on YouTube, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Ft9ZApBCM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
Outdoor Adventure Skiing/Snowboarding Registration Deadline Extended Until Nov. 30
Enjoy the experience of Winterplace Ski Resort which is known as the most accessible, affordable ski resort in the Southeast. While other skiers are still driving, you are already carving turns at Winterplace. They have the largest snow tubing Park in West Virginia and a Snowboard Park with its own lift.
Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, WV
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Cost: students $230/ Employee-Alumni $250/ Non-Affiliates $275
Pre-trip Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the SAC
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spivey Hall Celebrates the Holidays with Five Young People’s Concerts
Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be celebrating the 2012 holiday season with five special daytime Young People’s Concerts; starting on Monday, Nov. 19 and concluding on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All five concerts start at 11:15 a.m., in Spivey Hall on the Clayton State campus in Morrow.
Spivey Hall’s daytime Young People’s Concerts are an excellent opportunity for dreams to be made real, and for only $2 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (678) 466-4481.
The holidays start on Monday, Nov. 19, with “A Grand Mercer Christmas,” featuring the Mercer Singers and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Orchestra. The Mercer University Townsend School of Music rings in the holiday season with “A Grand Mercer Christmas.” Audiences will be delighted with familiar carols and holiday tunes both traditional and contemporary accompanied by string orchestra!
The week after Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30, the Birmingham Children's Theatre presents, “The Gingerbread Boy.” In addition to the 11:15 a.m. performances both days, there will also be 9:30 a.m. presentations both days. Specially designed for children in Kindergarten through fifth grades, “The Gingerbread Boy” is a fun-filled tale that teaches morals of respect, friendship, and listening well.
On Monday, Dec. 3, the Capitol City Opera Company Madrigal Singers will perform on the Spivey Hall stage. The Capitol City Opera Company is a chamber vocal ensemble that specializes in sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present. The group will present a varied program of madrigals and traditional holiday carols in beautiful Renaissance period costumes.
The Atlanta Concert Ringers will present a special handbell concert on Friday, Dec. 7. The Atlanta Concert Ringers, Inc., are a group of experienced handbell ringers from throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. During this concert, students will learn that teamwork is a vital part of life. More than any other instrument, a handbell choir illustrates the magic and fun of working together. The Atlanta Concert Ringers will demonstrate teamwork through a variety of musical styles and holiday music.
Finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Spivey Hall’s own Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ, and organist Stephen Wooddell, will take center stage for a holiday pipe organ concert. The magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ is the crowning centerpiece of Spivey Hall. Built by the Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, the 4,413-pipe organ is just as beautiful to hear as it is to see. Wooddell will demonstrate the amazing range of the instrument with a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal music sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Silent Auction
A couple weeks ago, Spivey Hall hosted the Second Annual Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Silent Auction.
Spivey Hall Education Manager Catherine Giel notes that there are some leftover items that the Hall would love to sell. All proceeds benefit the Spivey Hall Tour Choir in helping defer their touring costs.
All the items left are posted on the Children’s Choir website and can be purchased for a super-discounted “buy it now” price by contacting General Manager Carol Abarr at (770) 946-9072. There are some things on there that would make great Christmas presents. Let’s make this a real “Children’s Crusade.”
Here is the link to the item listing: http://www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org/annual-tour-choir-silent-auction/
State Charitable Contribution Program Campaign Reminder
Just a reminder that we are halfway through the State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP) 2013 Campaign.
Last year, State of Georgia and University System employees pledged more than $1.5 million to charitable organizations in our communities, our state and around the world.
Making a contribution is easy! You can take advantage of payroll deduction to give the charities you care about a consistent cash flow throughout the year and enabling them to continue their crucial work. While I hope you might consider more, you CAN sign up for payroll deduction for as little as $1 per pay period. This might sound like a nominal amount, but imagine the cumulative effect of adding your donations to those of other state employees.
A full listing of all participating charities can be found at http://www.spa.ga.gov/employees/sccp_Main/sccp_app.asp
to help you locate your favorite charitable organization. If you want your gift to be designated in someone’s memory or honor, you can include that information with your pledge online. Instructions for processing an on-line donation are provided below.
Don’t hesitate to contact Vickie Smith by phone, 678-466-4283, or email email@example.com
, if you have questions about the Contribution Campaign or need assistance with the on-line process.
On-Line Donation Instructions
To Register on the SCCP On-line Pledge Site you will need your ADP Employee ID. It can be found on the SWAN Work Life tab near the middle of the page.
Go to the site: https://www.giveattheoffice.org/_sccp/
At the Home page Click “Yes” to “Is this your first time logging into the system?”
Select your “subdivision” from the list (Colleges and University), or.use the key word search (enter Clayton State University) to narrow the list.
Select Clayton State University and complete the Step 2 Form.
Enter your first and last name as it appears on your paystub.
Enter your email address and create a user name and password.
You will receive a confirmation email once you click “register me”.
Now you can login and make a pledge.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Due to the Thanksgiving holidays, approvals of all biweekly time must be estimated and approved by 5 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 19,
for the payroll ending on Nov. 23, 2012.
Thus, the week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 23 must be estimated. Please submit a paper timesheet if any corrections to the estimated time need to be made. Corrections will be processed on the following payroll.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
SAC, Fitness Center Closed for Thanksgiving Break
The SAC and the Fitness Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, to allow everyone to spend time with friends and family.
The SAC Fitness Center will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and re-open on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 a.m.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Department of Recreation & Wellness!
Auxiliary Services Hours for Thanksgiving Break
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday/Friday, Nov. 22/23: CLOSED
Resume normal hours, Monday, Nov. 26
Wednesday, Nov. 21:
- Lakeside Dining Hall: Closing at 2 p.m.
- Jazzman’s/Pizza Hut/Subconnection/Simply to Go Closing at 3 p.m.
- Sandella’s: CLOSED
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25: All locations CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 25: Sandella’s opens at 4:30 p.m.
All Auxiliary Services locations resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26. For regular hours, visit: Loch Shop Hours
Auxiliary Services wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
No Meal Service During the Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25
There will be no meal service at the Lakeside Dining Hall or Sandella’s during the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25.
The Lakeside Dining Hall will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and re-open for breakfast on Monday, Nov. 26. Sandella’s will close at 11 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and re-open Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m.
Dining Services wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
SAC Fitness Center Locker Rental Notice
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you have until Dec. 12, (8 p.m.) to clean out your locker. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. All contents must be removed for the duration of winter break. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Locker renewals will be available Jan.2, 2013. Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4976.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey, Open Until Nov. 19
The Loch Shop is always anxious to get feedback about our services from our campus community, and we are opening our annual Fall Customer Service Survey to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students.
The Loch Shop will be giving a $50 Loch Shop gift card to three lucky respondents chosen at random from those who complete the survey and provide their contact information. Each person who completes the survey and provides a valid email address will be also sent an exclusive Loch Shop Friends & Family coupon good through the holiday season.
Go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jpdvq2wGnk8ftz
Due to the recent “issues” with Qualtrics, the survey will now stay open through Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
Clayton State Library Fall Survey for Faculty and Staff
The Clayton State Library invites you to participate in our Fall Faculty & Staff Survey. We are seeking feedback regarding the library’s resources and services and how we can improve them.
Please take 10-15 minutes to offer your input, which we will consider in planning and budgeting decisions and as we write our narratives for SACS. Previous survey results have led to an additional book return location and a popular reading collection.
The survey will be open until Nov. 16 and is accessible here: http://clayton.libguides.com/survey
If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Erin Nagel, assessment & marketing librarian, at ErinNagel@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4330.
Top Workplace Survey
As you know, Clayton State University received recognition in 2012 as one of Atlanta’s Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution
based on a survey they had conducted.
Human Resources is pleased to announce that Clayton State will be participating in the 2013 survey that will be sent via email to all Clayton State University employees beginning the week of Nov. 5. Please know that this survey is legitimate and assure your people that we encourage their participation.
Reminder – Sexual Harassment Training Until Dec. 1
Throughout the year Human Resources will advise faculty and staff of trainings that are required by Clayton State University, the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia.
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 2012, all faculty, staff and student employees will be required to complete the Sexual Harassment: A Common Sense Approach training.
The training video, workbook and assessment were designed to ensure that employees understand and adhere to the University’s policies and procedures.
To access and complete the training:
· Log into the CSU Training University
using your current Clayton State user name and password.
· Select “Required Training” under Course Categories
· Sexual Harassment: A Common Sense Approach
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “Hooked on Basie,” Nov. 26
The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band (CCBB) in “Hooked On Basie” in Spivey Hall on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“Hooked on Basie” will include popular charts from all decades of Basie's career, including writers Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Bill Holman.
"This is actually the fourth program of 100 percent Count Basie music that the CCBB has held in our twelve years of existence,” says founding and current director Stacey Houghton. “I am surely hooked on Basie, the band can't get enough Basie, and our audiences always enjoy and request Basie; this concert cannot lose! It has been five years since the last all-Basie show, so we are due for another."
Netball Exhibition, Nov. 27
Have you ever wanted to try a new sport? Want to learn how to play netball? The Department of Recreation and Wellness is sponsoring the Netball Association of South Metro Atlanta for an exhibition game played at the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.
Participants will be able to see how the game is played and even learn basic netball fundamentals and techniques from the netball national coach and players. Netball is played in 70 countries by 20 million people, so come check out this up and coming sport!
Staff Council Meeting, Nov. 29
The next scheduled meeting of Staff Council will be Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m., in room UC260 of the James M. Baker University Center. This will be the last meeting for 2012. We will reconvene in January 2013. All are welcome to attend.
Loch’s Having a Birthday Party!
That’s right. Clayton State will be celebrating Loch’s birthday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. The following celebratory events are planned…
Nov. 26 to Nov. 29
Sign Loch’s birthday card on Main Street in the Baker Center — sponsored by the SGA.
25 percent discount on all Clayton State logo apparel at The Loch Shop – sponsored by The Loch Shop, oddly enough. Get your logo apparel for the Dec. 1 basketball doubleheader.
Friday, Nov. 30
Loch’s birthday party, at 12”15 p.m. in the Baker Center Commons. The Cake will be provided by Dining Services and there’ll be the always-popular photo ops with Loch.
Saturday, Dec. 1
A basketball doubleheader; Clayton State vs. Chowan in the 5:30 p.m. women’s game, and Clayton State vs. Clark Atlanta in the 7:30 p.m. men’s game. There will be special birthday celebration events at the games, including a half-court shot during halftime. One lucky Clayton State fan will have a chance to win a $500 gift card to the Loch Shop! More details to come…
Clayton State University Orchestra Concert, Nov. 30
The Clayton State University Orchestra will join the Southern Crescent Symphony and the Rick Massengale Jazz Trio for a Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church.
This will be a benefit concert for the Fayette Care Clinic and the Good Shepherd Clinic, both of which provide free health care for those in our communities who have no other source for medical services. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Henry Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 4
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting its last “Starting a Business” workshop of 2012 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga. The workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
Although the base cost is $69 per person, additional attendees will get 50 percent off when the first attendee pays full price. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: www.georgiasbdc.org
or call (678) 466-5100.