Volume 7, #138
Loch’s Having a Birthday Party Today
Loch’s birthday party will be held today 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.
Loch’s Birthday Celebration, Dec. 1
Loch’s birthday bash will include a Laker basketball doubleheader sweep; 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.
Contrary to the usual procedure for birthdays, Loch will be giving his (its?) many fans a birthday present Saturday, shooting free throws at halftime of women’s game for the purpose of establishing a special Loch’s Birthday discount rate which will be available next week at The Loch Shop and at the Loch Shop mini-store during the doubleheader. The Clayton State cheerleaders will also sing happy birthday to Loch at the women’s halftime.
As previously announced, there will be a half-court shot during halftime of the men’s game wherein one lucky Clayton State student will have a chance to win a $500 gift card to The Loch Shop. Raffle tickets for the half-court shot will be issued at the ticket counter prior to the men’s game. Students will need to show their LakerCard to get a raffle ticket. The winner of the raffle, who will take the half-court shot, will be drawn by Loch during the second media time out of the men’s game.
Loch Shop Classic, Dec. 1
The fifth-ranked and undefeated Clayton State women’s basketball is set to tip-off its 2012-13 home schedule this weekend, hosting two opponents in the Loch Shop Classic.
The Classic will feature Clayton State, Peach Belt Conference member North Georgia and NCAA Division II Southeast Regional opponents Lenoir-Rhyne and Chowan. Clayton State will play Chowan on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Lenoir-Rhyne on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., in the two-day event. North Georgia will square off in the first game of the Classic on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., against Lenoir-Rhyne and face Chowan on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Clayton State will enter the Classic with a 3-0 mark with a trio of impressive road victories to open the season. The Lakers opened the season in the Union University Lady Bulldog Classic with a 68-51 victory over Delta State, followed by beating host Union 66-44. Clayton State also defeated Newberry 66-60 on Tuesday.
The Lakers have been led by senior guard Drameka “MeMe” Griggs, averaging 20 points per contest. An All-PBC preseason selection, she has led the team in scoring in all three games and ranks fourth in the conference in scoring. Clayton State also has guard Bena Haynard and center Shacmara Jackson averaging in double digits at 13 points per contest and 11 points per game, respectively.
The Loch Shop, Clayton State’s bookstore and official destination for Laker gear, is the sponsor the two-day tournament.
Guitarist/Vocalist Sam Pacetti to Provide a Study Break at Spivey Hall, Dec. 1
While November and December mean the holidays throughout the U.S., to a certain segment of the population – that which is involved in education – they also mean… final exams!
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall recognizes this little bit of irony in the lives of so many people, so, the Hall is featuring fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist Sam Pacetti at 8:15 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, providing the perfect study break for everyone from middle school through graduate school (and their teachers.)
Even better for Clayton State faculty, staff, students and their families, this concert is free.
Pacetti, who is making his Spivey Hall debut, is already a notable figure in folk music.
General admission tickets for Pacetti’s performance are $30.
Spivey Hall will also be featuring Metropolitan Opera counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and pianist Tamar Halperin on Sunday, Dec. 2. Another Spivey Hall debut, the 2 p.m. pre-concert talk will be followed by the 3 p.m. concert that includes works by Haydn, Purcell, Schubert, Mozart, and Brahms.
Tickets to the School/Halperin performance are $50 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Full-price tickets only are available online at www.spiveyhall.org
(a per-ticket service fee applies).
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.
State Charitable Contributions Program Campaign Ends, Nov. 30
THANK YOU to those who have made donations to this year’s State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP). The campaign ends this Friday, Nov. 30, so if you would like to make a contribution, please take a few minutes to do it now.
On-line donations, including payroll deduction, can be made at the “Give At the Office” site (see instructions below):
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. Through your generosity, countless lives are impacted.
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.
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.
Clayton County Annual Festival of Trees & Lights, Nov. 30
The Clayton County Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Opening Ceremony will be held this Friday, Nov. 30, at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway, 138, SE, Jonesboro from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m.
If you enter the park before 6 p.m. there will not be a gate fee.
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 State Theatre Major's Capstone Project to be Screened, Dec. 6
Clayton State University Theatre Major Anissa Matlock’s capstone project, a 30-minute romantic comedy entitled “Love Potion,” will be screened in the Clayton State Theatre at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The screening of “Love Potion” is free and open to the public. The Clayton State Theatre is located in room 132 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building.
“Love Potion” features several Clayton State students, says writer/director Matlock, “It’s about a man, unlucky in love, who decides to purchase a love potion to win the affections of a co-worker. He soon learns that the potion's reach extended beyond what he intended.”
Lakeside Dining Hall Fall Semester Closing and Commuter Meal Plans
The Lakeside Dining Hall will close for fall 2012 on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The Dining Hall will remain closed during the semester break and re-open for regular meal service at breakfast on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Unused meals on Commuter and Faculty/Staff meal plans will carry forward to spring semester, along with unused Dining Dollars. (Remember that all meal plans close out at the end of spring semester and unused meals and Dining Dollars will be forfeited.)
Dennis Cox Featured on LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans another edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing.
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 the this segment of the LakerZone,
Clayton State’s Jelani McCaskey, who is one of the voices of Clayton State basketball, speaks with women’s basketball coach Dennis Cox for an update on the Laker program.
To watch the video on YouTube, please go to; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zspF0KuLz80&feature=youtu.be
WORKS Reconciliation for Billing Cycle Ending Nov. 15
All transactions posted to WORKS on or before Nov. 15, must be reconciled by the close of business Friday, Nov. 30. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to reconcile all of your transactions as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marcia Jones.
Clayton State’s Patricia Henritze is Part of a “Chain Play,” Dec. 3
Fresh off directing the Clayton State Theatre’s fall 2012 production of “Macbeth,” Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater, will be part of a much different theatrical work on Monday, Dec. 3.
Moving from “the bard” to “the blind,” Henritze is taking part in the 10th
anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s premiere playwriting organization, Working Title (http://www.workingtitleblog.com/
). It’s a chain play, wherein 10 local playwrights were invited to write “blind” scenes for a play.
“Each playwright wrote one scene in the play; never knowing who the other writers were,” explains Henritze. “It’s a fun exercise.”
“The WTP Chain Play” will be performed as a staged reading at the Academy Theater, 119 Center St., in Avondale Estates, Ga., on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a “pay what you can” basis, from $5 to $25.
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.
Holiday Lunch in the Lakeside Dining Hall, Dec. 7
The Lakeside Dining Hall will be serving a festive holiday lunch on Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a special door price of $6.50 (plus tax) or you may choose to use your meal plan. Invite your friends or coworkers to join you as we celebrate the season!
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concerts, Dec. 7, Dec. 12
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 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 Steven 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.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Clean Out, Dec. 12
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.