Volume 7, #127
Walk with the City of Morrow, Nov. 3
Walk the Jester’s Creek Pedestrian Walkway from Morrow City Hall, Milton Daniel Park, 1500 Morrow Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Sylvia at (678) 902-0889.
Lake Spivey Road Races, Nov. 3
The Fifth Annual Lake Spivey Road Races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting from 2272 Walt Stephens Rd., Jonesboro. Both the 5K and the 15K will start at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 15K. Register online at www.LakeSpiveyRoadRace.org
Clayton County Economic Development Strategic Plan - Public Forum, Nov. 8
For the past few months, a team from Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute has been guiding the development of Clayton County's first Strategic Economic Development plan in 12 years. Join Georgia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 8, to learn about the planning process, and share your thoughts on creating new jobs, new businesses, and new opportunities for Clayton County. Light refreshments will be provided.
The public forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Riverdale Town Center multi-purpose room, 7210 Church St., Riverdale.
For more information on this event, contact Jason Chernock, project manager, (404) 385-0829, Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org
. For venue information, call the city of Riverdale, (770) 997-8989, or go to http://www.riverdaleculture.com
Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century – Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society Talk, Nov. 8
An expert on the most famous ancient oriental philosopher will be speaking at Clayton State University on Thursday, Nov. 8, but the presentation will be one for the 21st
The Philosophy faculty of Clayton State is inviting faculty, staff, students and the general public to its Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society talk, Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century
, presented by Dr. Jon Herman of Georgia State University. Herman’s free presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Herman is an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Asian Studies at Georgia State, an officer in the Society for the Study of Chinese Religion, and a member of the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion with the American Academy of Religion. Herman is currently at work writing “Taoism for Dummies” and his areas of interest include Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Comparative Mysticism, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Religion and Popular Culture.
State Charitable Contribution Program Now Underway
Clayton State University’s State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP) 2013 Campaign will run through Nov. 30. Be on the lookout for SCCP campaign brochures now being delivered to your department.
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, enabling them to continue their crucial work. 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.
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.
For assistance, contact VickieSmith@clayton.edu
A full listing of all Participating Charities is available at http://www.spa.ga.gov/employees/sccp_Main/sccp_app.asp
The charities in the campaign cover a wide range of health, welfare, environmental and educational programs. This year, the Clayton State University Foundation, Inc., was added to the list.
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.
Through your generosity, countless lives are impacted, making a difference in Georgia and the rest of the world. Please consider making a contribution today.
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.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey
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
The survey is open through Nov. 5, 2012.
Clayton State Dining Services Wants Your Feedback
Clayton State Dining Services will be conducting an online survey from Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Your feedback is important for improving our services to the University.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. For every person who responds, Sodexo will donate $1 to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/
Clayton State Dining appreciates your time and your feedback. To begin the survey, click here: http://vcil.cc/sq53qez
Get up to Speed on Handling Plagiarism and Concerning Student Behavior
The Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) is offering two different workshops within the next month for faculty and staff related to responding to academic misconduct matters and concerning student behavior.
You can read the workshop descriptions and sign up for the workshops by going to the Center for Instructional Development (CID) website or by using the link below:
2013 Open Enrollment
The 2013 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, 2012. During the Open Enrollment period, you may be eligible to change, enroll, cancel, or remove dependents from your health, dental, and vision insurance.
If you are adding dependents to your coverage in 2013, please submit the required dependent documentation
to Human Resources prior to Nov. 9, 2012.
TAP Applications for Spring 2013
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application acceptance status is now open for spring 2013 semester. The application submission deadline is Nov. 15.
Please forward your completed System Wide TAP Applications
to Department of Human Resources
For more information on TAP eligibility, policy, and procedures please go to: http://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/tap
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
Education Information Sessions, Nov. 5 and Nov. 13
The Department of Teacher Education will be holding two education information sessions in November.
The Secondary Education Information Session is Monday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in room G-213 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
The Middle Grade Education Information Session is Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room G-227 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Election Day Events, Nov. 6
Join the Student Government Association, the men of the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the ladies of the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Kick Off Event – March to the Poll
Meet us on the steps in front of the University Center at 2 p.m. as we engage in a march to the polls. We will march to the National Archives at Atlanta, our nearest polling station. If you are registered to vote using your Clayton State University address, this is your polling station.
If this is not your polling station we ask that you still march with us and support those who will vote, and show all those who are watching that we are engaged and that this election matters!
Additionally, you can bring signs, banners and wear t-shirts that represent your organizations. Please do not wear or bring anything supporting a candidate because you will not be allowed to be the premises of the polling site.
Culmination Event – Election Viewing Party
Join us in the Ballrooms of the Student Activities Center, starting at 8 p.m. There will be food, music, and opportunities to network with community members.
This will be a great opportunity to watch the election results, hear commentary about both candidates, and to discuss the issues that are important to you.
Staff Council Coca-Cola Fundraiser, Now Through Nov. 7
The fundraiser has been extended until Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. A minimum order of 151 cases is needed.
If you are interested in placing an order and need additional information, please contact Heidi Benford – Chair, x4328, or firstname.lastname@example.org
for an order form. In addition, if you have orders with payment, please forward same to Heidi Benford – Library Department.
The delivery of the orders will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon until 2 p.m., in the L parking lot of the campus. Volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution of orders. All are welcome to participate.
“Macbeth” Draws Near Clayton State, Starting Nov. 8
Something wicked this way comes…
On Nov. 8, “
Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama filled evenings! The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m., and opening night is followed by shows on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16. Join us in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 in the Arts & Science building. Admission is free with your Laker ID for students, faculty and staff members. General admission is only $5 for non-students.
Come join the Clayton State Theater for this action-driven tragedy; an exciting evening of witch’s spells, hand-to-hand combat and amazing acting in the dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
Clayton State Television to Host Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival, Nov. 10
Clayton State Television (CSTV) will be hosting its Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Clayton State University Student Activities Center.
Loch Fest is an Atlanta student film festival, created by Clayton State, where student and professional work is showcased and dreams can be made real. Loch Fest gives student films more exposure in the Atlanta community and allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business. Sponsored by Clayton State’s Department of Campus Life and CSTV, the website for Loch Fest is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest
This year’s Loch Fest, which is free and open to the public, will include, in addition to the submitted films, family fun, food, games, music and giveaways.
Veterans Resource Center Plans Remembrance Day National Roll Call for Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration at Clayton State University is in progress. The official celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature the Clayton State Veterans Resource Center’s Second Annual Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
This year’s Roll Call will feature a change from 2011 in that the names of those currently serving as well as the names of the fallen will be read. Last year only the names of the fallen were read.
The Roll Call will be read in the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus. There will also be opening ceremony comments and “minute of silence” comments. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is free and open to the public.
Mason Barfield Court Naming Ceremony, Nov. 13
The Clayton State Athletics Department invites you and a guest to the naming ceremony of Mason Barfield Court on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
The evening will begin with a women’s exhibition game against the Alumni at 5 p.m. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the naming ceremony at 7 p.m.
Following the naming ceremony, the men’s basketball team will open their regular season at 7:30 p.m. against Tennessee Temple.
Please RSVP by Nov. 9 to Pat Keane at email@example.com
SBDC Partnering with Borrego Springs Bank for Free Financing Workshop, Nov. 14
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with Borrego Springs Bank of Panama City, Fla., to hold a Free Financing Workshop & SBA Loan Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Clayton State University – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
This is a public event, and free to attend, but registration is required. The Expo will be held in classroom 120B at Clayton State – East, which holds just 40 people, so registrations are capped at 40. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112375
This informative program is important for anyone considering starting a new business venture, or anyone who has the need for additional working capital for their existing business.
Clayton State Professors, Students Featured in Next Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 15
The next installment in the Clayton State University English Department’s popular Visiting Writer’s Reading Series (VWRS) will be staying close to home, as two Clayton State professors and Clayton State creative writing students will be sharing the podium on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Poet, VWRS series director, and Clayton State Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be joined by Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, and some of Clayton State’s creative writing students in the Clayton State Writer’s Studio, room G224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
A native of France, where she was trained as a dancer, Byrd is the author of “Song of a Living Room” (Ahsahta, 2009), “The Dazzling Land” (Black Zinnias, 2008), and “Fence above the Sea” (Ahsahta, 2005). She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
. Pfeiffer attended Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. After moving to Atlanta, he earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. His first book of poetry, “Bend, Break” was published in January 2011 by Plain View Press. His poems have appeared internationally in journals and magazines, including The Connecticut River Review, The Flint Hills Review, Freefall Magazine
and The Concho River Review
The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at Clayton State is free and open to the public.
Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast, Nov. 15
The Campus Events Council (CEC) along with Campus Life, International Student Services (ISSO), International Programs (ISP), Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers (DEEP), International Student Association (ISA), LOCHed In Motion (LIM), Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) present the Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the SAC ballroom.
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday season, these student organizations and departments will bring together various foods, history, traditions, and cultures of how the holiday is celebrated all over the world at the International Feast. Come and experience a feast like none other.
This event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and everyone must RSVP to CEC@Clayton.edu
. Seats are limited and this event will sell out quickly.
For more information, please contact Cherelle Prempeh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition