Volume 7, #109
Faculty/Staff Fund Drive Begins this Week
The Faculty/Staff Fund Drive officially begins this week. Betty Lane and Heidi Benford are co-chairs of this drive and look forward to your support of the Foundation in its effort to support the University.
This year’s theme is “Your Investment. Made Real.” Every donation does make a difference; and please know that all contributions (no matter how large or small) will be very much appreciated. The goal for the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive is: 100 percent full time faculty and staff participation.
Please remember to ask your colleagues to seriously consider supporting and contributing to the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive. If you need additional supplies, please contact the Development Office at ext. 4470. In addition, we are continuing the tradition of “Give a Little, Get a Latte.” Everyone who makes a contribution will receive a certificate for a free latte (or similar item) from Jazzman’s Café at the end of the drive.
There are several ways to make your contribution. The traditional way is to use the envelope you received with your package. Now, we have the use of modern technology. Contributions can be made via a secure online website at https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/foundation/funddrive/login.aspx. If you need assistance, then please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like someone to speak to your group regarding the Fund Drive and how the contributions are used, call Terri Taylor-Hamrick at ext. 4475.
Don’t forget the Hot Dog Rally on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Quad.
LANDesk Services Unavailable, Sept. 21, Sept. 22
LANDesk remote software installations will be unavailable during the period of Friday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 22, for maintenance and upgrades. Services will be restored on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m.
Limited Parking for the SAC, Adjusted Hours for the Intramural Courts and Strength/Conditioning Area, Sept. 21
Large conferences being held at the SAC will limit parking and Fitness Center access today
The SAC Fitness Center intramural basketball courts will be unavailable beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In addition, the Strength and Conditioning area downstairs in the Fitness Facility will be closed Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Group exercise classes and cardio equipment upstairs in the Fitness Center will remain open for patron use.
Due to the influx of traffic these events will bring, patrons of the SAC are encouraged to utilize other parking lots across campus on these dates. The SAC Team apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the adjusted hours may cause. All areas of the facility will be available for normal use at 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 21.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Natasha Hutson, Director of the SAC at NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
or at (678) 466-5433.
Early Fall Opening Meetings
As noted at the Fall Faculty Meeting, we are hosting open meetings about several issues of campus wide importance. These are also issues for which campus perspectives are of special value for framing future institutional directions. The topics have already been introduced broadly. These meetings are to provide updated material, as well as to generate perspectives on future opportunities and directions. The sessions are as follows:
Sept. 25 - 3 p.m. — UC 272
Complete College Georgia
Oct. 5 - 9 a.m. — G-132 (Theatre) Budget discussions as well as follow-up discussions of promotion and tenure policy documents under consideration by the Faculty Senate
Oct. 8 - 3 p.m. — UC 272 SACS reaffirmation issues —involvement in completion of standards compliance documents; open discussions on choices for Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Clayton State 2013 Holiday Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day
Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28-29 – Thanksgiving
Monday – Friday, Dec. 23-27 – Winter Holidays
Music Preparatory School Registration Open
Registration for Fall Session II for the Music Preparatory School is now open, with lessons beginning the week of Oct. 15. Prep School students are taught in the Clayton State Music Education Building and have the opportunity to perform in Spivey Hall.
For more information, please contact Carol Payne at extension (678) 466-5600, or email her at email@example.com
, or check out the website at http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/music/preparatoryschool
Nominate a Student for the Laker Orientation Leader Position
Do you have an engaged and responsible student in your class? Do you regularly work with a student employee that you believe would represent Clayton State University well? Nominate them to become a Laker Orientation Leader!
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is currently seeking outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders and welcome incoming students to Clayton State University.
To nominate, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6MahgqbziRveeZD
to access the form.
Once you have submitted your nomination, the Orientation office will send the student you have nominated a personalized e-mail notifying them of their nomination and inviting them to attend one of our Laker Orientation Leader information sessions. It’s that easy.
Questions? Please contact Candace Henry (CandaceHenry@clayton.edu
) or (678) 466-5443.
New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Through Sept. 28
OK, so maybe the Statue of Liberty isn’t going to be re-constructed on campus, and the Mets are having a lousy year, but Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is bringing a little of New York City to the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center from Sept. 10 through Sept. 28. Note the new dates -- by popular demand, this event has been extended a week, to Friday, Sept. 28. There will also be a special sales event in the loft of the main building at Clayton State - East on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, The Loch Shop will be featuring a sale on the latest in fashion accessories from Accente NYC.
Based in the New York City area, Accente NYC takes its inspiration from the energy of the New York fashion scene, bringing the latest trends to their retail partners.
Accent NYC fashion scarves and sunglasses will be on sale in The Loch Shop from Sept. 10 through Sept. 28 for $12 each or two for $20. Assorted jewelry and hair accessories will also be on sale for $4 each or three for $10.
Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve, Sept. 21
Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) and Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve on Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Georgia SHAPE Month (September), the Clayton County Board of Health and the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a FREE Autumn Health Walk at the Reynolds Nature Preserve.
Participants in the health walk will be able to take a free guided nature walk through a portion of the 146-acre Reynolds Nature Preserve, located in the heart of Clayton County. Preserved in its native state, the reserve offers a view of the rolling hills and forests that define Georgia’s Piedmont region. During the walk, visitors will receive information about Georgia SHAPE, the USDA's "Choose MyPlate" campaign, and the FitnessGram program. The first 30 attendees will receive free goodie bags from CCBOH.
This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to stay in shape and get back to nature. To register or for more info, contact Katrina Brantley, CCBOH Community Wellness Manager at (678) 610-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.
Visiting Writers Reading Series Opens Sept. 27
The first installment of the fall 2012 edition of the Clayton State Department of English’s Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in room T212 of Clayton Hall. Poet Kathleen Ossip will be reading.
Special Accente NYC Sales Event at Clayton State -- East, Sept. 28
The Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith has announced a special sales event of Accente New York merchandise at Clayton State -- East on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Fashion Accessories Sale Event will be held in the loft of the main building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include a huge selection of; scarves, jewelry, hair accessories, and sunglasses.
Also on sale will be the popular new limited-edition Loch plush toy.
Cross Country/Cheer Squad Car Wash Fundraiser, Sept. 28
Clayton State University’s cross country teams and cheerleading squad will be conducting a car wash fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 28 at Rocky’s Café & Pizza, located at 2262 Lake Harbin Rd., in Morrow. The car wash will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Team members are selling coupons for $5 that includes special meal deals at Rocky’s that are good until Nov. 30. If you would like to support the teams, but are not approached by a team member, contact head coach Mike Mead at (678) 466-4679 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Career Services Offering a Student Employee Training Workshop, Sept. 28
The Office of Career Services will be offering a Student Employee Training Workshop focused on Exceptional Customer Service. The workshop will be offered Friday, Sept. 28, in the University Center, room 267 from noon to 1 p.m.
If you would like to have your student employee(s) participate, please send an RSVP to Natasha Woodall (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by Wednesday, Sept. 26. For more information call (678) 466-5400.
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert Season Opens, Oct. 10
Spivey Hall is excited to launch the 2012-2013 Young People’s Concert season with a variety of classical, world music, jazz, and early childhood education concerts.
The season opening-program will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9:45 a.m.,
featuring a thrilling world music performance by Via Romen! This vibrant group will present Russian-Romany (“gypsy”) music on native instruments including guitar, violin, accordion, and bass. In addition to outstanding music, audiences will also be treated to the flashy footwork of gypsy dance and traditional costumes. Take your students around the world for only $2 a person. Go to http://www.spiveyhall.org/young-peoples-concerts/via-romen
Registration for these concerts must be done in advance of the performance. Please call (678) 466-4481. To see the complete season of Young People’s Concerts, which runs through March 2013, visit www.spiveyhall.org/education
. We hope to see you at the beginning of October as we launch our new season!
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 12
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.