Volume 7, #112
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.
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.
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.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all biweekly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 for the payroll ending on Sept. 28.
If you have any questions while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
“The Casual Vacancy” Arrives at The Loch Shop
There’s a casual vacancy at Clayton University’s The Loch Shop, but nothing is missing except wizards, spells and flying broomsticks.
Perhaps that needs some explanation. “The Casual Vacancy” is the first adult novel written by J.K. Rowling, the incredibly successful author of the Harry Potter series that was aimed towards the younger set. This book, unlike the magic-themed Potter novels, is something much different, leaning towards black comedy.
“The Casual Vacancy” has arrived at The Loch Shop and will be available for sale on its international release date, today, Sept. 27. The list price is $35, however, “The Casual Vacancy” will be on sale at The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, at a sale price of $21 (that’s 40 percent off) through Oct. 12, 2012.
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive
Do you have worn-out athletic shoes lying around? If so, you can donate them for recycling so they can have new life as a tennis court, a playground, or a basketball court.
The GoGreen Team at Clayton State University has placed a collection bin outside the LakerCard Center on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center for used athletic shoe donations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
GoGreen will accept any athletic shoes and any brand, but only athletics shoes – nothing with metal, no sandals or flip-flops, no cleats or dress shoes, and no wet or damp shoes.
Presidential Debate Watch Party, Oct. 3
The Clayton State University Student Media Organizations (The BentTree, CSTV and CSIR), in conjunction with the Tau Epsilon, Pi Gamma Lambda, and Rho Sigma Lambda Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Clayton State University Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Complimentary food and drinks will be served to those in attendance.
The event will start with a pre-debate panel discussion that will feature representatives from each sponsoring organizations. The panel will discuss topics such as voter registration laws, the importance of being civically engaged, and domestic policies, which are the same topics that the presidential candidates will debate during the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
For more information regarding this event please contact Corenza Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com
Within the past two weeks there have been three vehicle thefts from the parking areas in or around the Clayton Station apartments. As safety measures, please ensure that you secure your vehicle after parking and leave no items in view that may be attractive to thieves. Also, report any suspicious activity around vehicles to the nearest police officer as soon as possible.
Clayton State to Add Butterfly Garden/Hummingbird Garden
The 12-acre lake that is the signature physical feature of the Clayton State University campus has been known as “Swan Lake” for the past dozen years, in honor of the swans that have graced its surface since 1994. Now, Swan Lake will be getting some new inhabitants, to go along with the swans, geese and ducks.
Starting on Thursday, Sept. 27, the Clayton State Retiree’s Association and the University’s Landscape Management Department will be planting a Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden between Swan Lake and the James M. Baker University Center, directly across the lake from Spivey Hall. Landscape Management will be preparing the area on Thursday, and will be planting all day Friday, Sept. 28.
According to Justin Brooks, Clayton State horticulturist/arborist and assistant landscape director, all plants in the new garden will have permanent labels which will show the plant’s common name, botanical name and family for identification.
Clayton State Cross Country Featured in the LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans the second edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTmbNgR5xHU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
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 second segment of the LakerZone,
former Clayton State player Roger Boniface sits down with men’s and women’s cross country coach Mike Mead and discusses the start of his season.
The Laker cross country teams are coming off good performances on Saturday at the Falcon Classic, hosted by Montevallo. The women’s team won the meet, while the men’s squad came in third. Clayton State will take off Saturday before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the Disney Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.
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:
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).
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.
World Smile Day, Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student African American Sisterhood are having an event in celebration of World Smile Day, which is Oct. 5, 2012. The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, started "World Smile Day" to remind people of the joy good deeds can bring to everyone around them and the infectious traits of a simple smile. We would like to focus our event on good mental health and coping with stress.
The event will be held in the James M. Baker University Center, on Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jeania Julmiste, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 822-8264 for more details.
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!
Beach Boot Camp, Oct. 11
Ready to challenge even the most in-shape contender? Beach Boot Camp will rock your body military style. We will work on strength, agility, flexibility, and speed. Join us on the Laker Hall sand volleyball court for your next X-Factor challenge. Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laker Hall Sand Volleyball Court. For more info contact email@example.com
or call ext. 4975.
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.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking, Oct. 13
Hike the winding Bear Hair Gap trail along mountain streams and creeks with views of North Georgia vistas. This is an ideal hike for anyone who wants to explore the Southern Appalachian forests.
Destination: Bear Hair Gap, Ga.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Cost: $15 students/$20employee/$25 non-affiliate
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, Oct. 15, Oct. 16
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
will be holding the Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, bringing together experts from across the state and nation to discuss prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence.
This pivotal, two-day event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions on an array of topics.
The dates are Oct.
15 and Oct. 16 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
To register, go to www.GNESA.org
. Registration is $95 per person, and some scholarships are available.
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.