Volume 8, #93
New in this Issue
Information Sessions About Important Revisions to the Contracts Review Process… New E-Verify Affidavit Requirement
As of July 1, 2013, the Georgia legislature enacted statutory changes to the process for entering contracts with public employers. There is now a requirement that, prior to entering contracts for labor or services using either a bidding process or when the contract amount exceeds $2,499.99 in value, contractors (and subcontractors) must submit signed and notarized affidavits which either attest to their compliance with the terms of the Federal Work Authorization Program, or state a specific exemption from this requirement.
Although informative documents are available for review at the Business and Operations website,www.clayton.edu/contract-administration, University officials will host information sessions on the following dates, times and locations to further educate the campus community. Those faculty and staff who are either occasionally or frequently involved in the contract review process are strongly encouraged to attend. However, the information sessions are open to anyone to attend. No RSVP is needed.
The sessions will be held as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., at Clayton State East--Arbor Hall auditorium
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. at University Center, room 272
Register Now for Intramural Sports
C’mon, just play! Online registration is now open for volleyball, dodge ball, flag football and tennis singles.
Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; IMleagues.com/clayton.
Not ready to sweat or pull flags? Try our newest intramural sport – College Football Pick-Em. Each week a list of games will be made available for participants to make their selections.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Keegan Ashbee at KeeganAshbee@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4973. Visit the web – http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/intramuralsports.
Employee Members Asked to Update Fitness Center Paperwork On-Line
New or existing Fitness Center members – please complete or update your paperwork on-line at https://apps.clayton.edu/surveys/1 if you have not done so since January. Login using your SWAN credentials and then fill out the survey. If you login and nothing happens, that means you are up to date!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SAC Fitness Center front desk at (678) 466-4971.Thank you!
Skullcandy Listening Party, Aug. 14
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, The Loch Shop is sponsoring a Skullcandy Listening Party outside the James M. Baker University Center.
Come test out headphones before you purchase them. The Loch Shop will have Skullcandy, Street by 50 Cent, RZA, Marley and Sony products available for you to try out.
There will also be giveaways throughout the event, so make sure you stop on by.
The Loch Shop Book Buyback
Missed buyback in July? Don't lose your head; we've got you covered. Our buyback counter is open right outside the Loch Shop.
Aug. 12 to 14: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Aug. 15: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Top Workplaces Employee Celebration Event, Sept. 12
You are cordially invited to the Top Workplaces Employee Celebration Event on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Student Activities Center and SAC Green.
Since Clayton State University was recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Top Workplaces, the purpose of this event is to come together and celebrate the supportive and collaborative environment which contributed to Clayton State University’s Top Workplaces recognition. Please R.S.V.P. by Aug. 23 to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3pCYlW7Lq09beYJ so that an accurate count can be obtained for catering purposes.
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available Monday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 20. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Monday, Aug. 5 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After August 20, unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late August based on your refund preference through Higher One.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Extended Hours During Bookstore Bucks, Aug. 5 through Aug. 20
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have extended hours during Bookstore Bucks:
Aug. 5 – Aug. 8: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Bookstore Bucks open)
Aug. 9: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 10: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 12 – Aug. 15: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Aug. 16: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last day for refunds/exchanges)
Aug. 19: Resume normal fall semester hours
Aug. 20: Last day of Bookstore Bucks
Bed Bath & Beyond at The Loch Shop
Bed Bath & Beyond®, the destination for college shopping, is packing up, hitting the road, and coming to Clayton State University – with an on-campus Bookstore Pop Up Shop filled with last minute college essentials and an array of items.
After unpacking, students may realize they have forgotten important items for their dorm rooms or off-campus apartments. The on-campus Loch Shop Pop Up Shop is packed with easy, fun and convenient solutions for these last minute needs. Students won’t need to step off campus to get the things they need to make their new residences feel like home. The shop will include everything from storage solutions, décor accessories, and bedding.
F.A.S. Track Starts Aug. 12
As part of the continuous effort to encourage employees to be active, the Department of Recreation & Wellness announces that Lisa Williamson has added to the group exercise schedule a variety of 30-minutes group-X classes, F.A.S. Track, that permit employees to get over to the Student Activities Center, workout, and return to their desks in a short amount of time.
Fall F.A.S. Track classes begin Aug. 12 and end Nov. 22 and are held at various times from Monday through Friday.
What is F.A.S. Track? F.A.S. Track was designed specifically for Clayton State faculty and staff. Times are selected based upon a typical 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day in an effort to better serve faculty and staff Fitness Center members.
For the complete F.A.S. Track schedule, call (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask Me! Aug. 12, Aug. 13
Ask Me! — sponsored by the Clayton State University Customer Service Program and the Clayton State Office of Auxiliary Services — will once again be making dreams real and helping to welcome newcomers to the University for the start of the fall semester.
The dates for next month’s Ask Me! are; Monday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Monday and Tuesday Ask Me! programs will center around a tent on the Clayton State Quad. In case of rain, Ask Me! will move inside to Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
Ask Me! is designed to help welcome newcomers and returners to the University during the start of each semester. The program features welcome tents and student volunteers wearing bright orange Ask Me! T-shirts. Volunteers are positioned in high-traffic areas all around the campus to help welcome students, answer questions, and to point people in the right direction.
Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra Auditions, Aug. 13
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking musicians for all string positions. Auditions for the orchestra's 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Clayton State University Music Building.
The audition will include a solo of your choice, sight reading and an interview concerning your playing background.
To schedule an audition please email the conductor, Dr. Richard Bell, at email@example.com.
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra devoted to meeting the cultural needs of audiences and performers in the Southern Crescent area of Metro Atlanta. Members of the orchestra include professional musicians, music educators and amateur musicians, all of whom strive to utilize their full potential in presenting a quality musical product. For the coming season the orchestra will partner with the Clayton State University Orchestra for performances in Spivey Hall and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.The SCSO is conducted by Bell, Carl Rieke, and Michael Puckett. For more information you may visit www.scsymphony.org.
SBDC to Hold Starting a Business Workshop in Griffin, Aug. 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business Workshop” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin, Ga.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1a6868d9-04af-4163-99a5-bdf9113a3411&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow.
SBDC Class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" Aug. 15
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be presenting a class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The class will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. The registration fee is $69 per person.
Topics for discussion during "Writing a Living Business Plan" will include:
Telling a compelling and provocative story;
Completing a SWOT analysis;
Setting goals and key performance indicators;
Compiling sections of the plan, including marketing, HR, financial, operational;
Calculating profit and loss projections, balance sheets, cash flow statements;
Finding sources and determining the cost of capital.
A sample business plan will be among the handouts provided with the class.
Interested parties can register at www.georgiasbdc.org or call SBDC Program Coordinator Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100.
Congressman Scott’s Health Fair, Aug. 17
Congressman David Scott’s Ninth Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17. This event will mark close to a decade of partnership with Metropolitan Atlanta’s leading healthcare professionals to provide free health exams and information for my constituents.
This year’s event will take place at Mundy’s Mill High School, which is located at 9652 Fayetteville Rd., Jonesboro, Ga., and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 12
“Home SWEET Home”
University Center (UC) Mainstreet
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO)
The Nontraditional Student Organization knows there’s nothing like homemade baked goodies to make one feel at home. Visit the Home SWEET Home Baked Goods Shoppe to sample and purchase homemade comfort treats. Enjoy your treats while relaxing in a massage chair or a soothing rocking chair at the shop.
Movie Monday-Family Picnic Edition
Student Activities Center (SAC) Green
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Events Council (CEC)
Welcome to the Laker Nation family! CEC is hosting the first Movie Monday, family style on the SAC Green. Come out and enjoy a picnic style spread complete with all of the fixings. Bring a blanket or your lawn chair and enjoy a blockbuster hit on the BIG screen. First 100 students to sign-in will receive a special CEC novelty item.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Student Part-Time Job Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services will present its Student Part-Time Job Fair on Tuesday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street, the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Students are encouraged to network with employers to learn about part-time job openings on and off campus.
“GO GREEK”: Breaking the Stereotypes
Fraternity & Sorority Council Greek Forum
SAC Ballrooms B&C
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Council (FSC)
Join the Fraternity and Sorority Council as members of our Greek community assemble to “break the stereotypes” surrounding the many Greek organizations. The forum will also provide an open platform for questions from the Clayton State student body.
The Clayton State Spirit Mixer
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Government Association (SGA) and CEC
Nothing says college like “School Spirit”! SGA and CEC invites the Clayton State community to the first ever Clayton State Spirit Mixer. Come feel the spirit that is the heartbeat of Clayton State’s Student Organizations. Enjoy music provided by Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR), special appearance by LOCHed In Motion (LIM) Dance Club, and lots of goodies compliments of CEC.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
“Muffins with Manglitz”
SAC Laker Lounge
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Come out and meet your Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Elaine Manglitz, along with other administrators from the Division of Student Affairs and enjoy some delicious breakfast muffins and pastries.
“The ICE Breaker”
SAC Laker Lounge
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites new and returning students to “break the ICE” through music, games, and conversation.
Speed Dating-“Meet Thy Neighbor”
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sponsored By: CEC
Come out and “meet thy neighbor” at CEC’s fun and creative spin on speed dating. We don’t guarantee love connections but we do guarantee you will have a great time! Enjoy delightful refreshments, prizes, entertainment, and good company from your very own Laker Nation.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Involvement Fair 2013
SAC Fitness Center
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Come visit more than 100 student organizations, departments, and community tables for information and goodies and enjoy music provided by CSiR and food fresh off the grill at the Annual Fall Involvement Fair. This year’s fair will include the first Laker Market Day of the year featuring various types of vendors with great deals for Clayton State students, faculty, and staff!
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life
It’s SHOWTIME! Various student organizations will showcase their organization through stepping, singing, dancing, acting, modeling, and much more to the Clayton State student body and community. Back-A-Yard will be on deck with their famous island style BBQ and festival favorites such as funnel cakes and deep fried snickers (cash or credit cards accepted).
Friday, Aug. 16
FSC’s House Party
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sponsored by: FSC
It’s the first party of the school year…It’s sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Council…Nothing else needs to be said…except Clayton State students are FREE with LakerID! Non-Clayton State Students are $10.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by We Are O.N.E. Interfaith Council
The week has been fantastic! We’ve enjoyed homemade treats, a picnic with our Laker Nation family, met some potential employers, broken the stereotypes of our Greek organizations and broken the ICE, felt the SPIRIT and topped it off with a HOUSE party. Now it’s time to clean house. Join We Are O.N.E. along with CEC, SGA, FSC, Alpha Phi Omega, SLIC (Student Leadership Involvement Council), and AmeriCorps as we restore our campus to its beautiful state with this campus wide cleanup initiative. Lunch will be provided to all participants following the campus clean-up at the Laker Hall pavilion.
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus.
To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf.
All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 11
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
Register until Friday, Sept. 27, by visiting http://apps.clayton.edu/webreg/register/Diversity2013. Free for Clayton State students; Clayton State faculty/staff $20, Non-Clayton State participants $40.Registration fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For additional information, go to:
Call for Presentations — Submit Presentation Proposals by Friday, Sept. 6
Conference Theme: Beyond Race: The Forgotten “isms”
Our goal is to broaden participants understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Additionally, explore the intersection of social identities and how our social identities can create privilege and oppression.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference by presenting, go to: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5421.
Emergency Alerts via Text Messaging from Public Safety
Welcome from the Department of Public Safety to all new students, faculty and staff, and welcome back to all those returning.
As a public service, the Department of Public Safety sends out emergency alert messages as needed through the use of outdoor sirens, emails, campus telephone system, and/or text messaging. Since text messaging is generally the most effective mode of communication, it is very important that all students, faculty and staff enter their cell numbers into the campus emergency alert network to receive these messages when sent out.
Note that your number has to personally entered. The information is not automatically extracted from your personal data. Here is the process that we encourage all to follow for first time entries or when you change your cell number or the carrier:
· Log into the SWAN at the University’s website
· Link on “My Tab” in tool bar.
· Scroll down to section titled ”Emergency Text Messages”
· Enter your cell number and the carrier (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, or other)
· Click on “Submit” and you’re done with this easy yet important process.
Please call the Public Safety Office at (678) 466-4050 with any questions.
New Parking Permits
The parking permits/decals for the previous school year will expire on Wednesday July 31. New permits are currently available for pick up at the Department of Public Safety, with valid dates from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.
Faculty/staff will be issued the traditional blue colored permits. However, there are some changes to the student permits. Students living in Laker Hall will be issued gold colored permits and those living in Clayton Station will be issued green colored permits. All other students will be issued orange colored permits. However, student vehicles bearing any of these three colors may park in any areas designated for student parking.
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp?
For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.