Volume 7, #83
New Student Convocation Deadline, Aug. 7
Clayton State University’s Seventh Annual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Spivey Hall.
This year’s keynote address will be provided by Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes. The ceremony’s purpose is to inspire, motivate and formally welcome new students into the university community.
Clayton State faculty and staff who participate in the procession portion of the ceremony are kindly requested to wear their academic regalia. Please note that the RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 7 by 3 p.m.
If you have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Celena Milner or Michelle Ellis at (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, room 218.
Dental Hygiene Missing Three Pieces of Furniture
The Department of Dental Hygiene has moved from Arts & Sciences into room STC235 of the Student Center.
Unfortunately, during the move, some of Dental Hygiene’s furniture got mixed in with surplus furniture and, consequently, they are without several pieces of furniture they really need!
Fortunately, some of the furniture pieces were eventually located; nevertheless, still missing are two cherry bookcases and a cherry two-drawer lateral file cabinet.
Department Chair Dr. Gail Barnes would greatly appreciate it if all offices would take stock and determine if they are in possession of Dental Hygiene’s missing furniture.
If you have any questions, or need to see a photo of the missing furniture, please contact Valeria Baker at (678) 466-4913.
Move-In Day Volunteers Needed
It’s that time of year again! Move-In Day 2012 is almost here and is one of the most important days of the year here at Clayton State University. Each year student organizations, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community volunteer to assist students as they move in to Clayton State’s residential facilities.
Freshman Move-In Day in Laker Hall is Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Upperclassmen Move-In Day in Clayton Station Apartments is Thursday, Aug. 9. Both move-in days will start promptly at 8 a.m.
This is an important time for you, as a volunteer to have a meaningful interaction with students and parents to welcome them into the Laker family. We are requesting that volunteers attend one of the Move-In Day Volunteer Informational Sessions. If you are volunteering as a part of a department, office, or organization please send one representative from that group. There will be three, short informational sessions:
- Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. Laker Hall Second Floor Lounge
- Friday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. Laker Hall Second Floor Lounge
- Monday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. Laker Hall Second Floor Lounge
For questions or concerns, please contact Danielle Sims, Laker Hall residence manager at (678) 466-5479 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Work on Campus Until July 24
Road work on campus will start on Thursday, July 19 and should end on Tuesday, July 24. Clayton State Boulevard, Caldwell Drive and Snelling Drive will be affected. Go to http://drops.clayton.edu/ssoroka/Road repair summer 2012.pdf
for a map of the construction. Note that, as of today, construction has begun on Clayton State Boulevard
The roads will be closed completely following the schedule on the map. During the Clayton State Boulevard repair the Simpson Drive (south) entrance has to be used to access the west part of the campus (CE, SAC, Spivey) and the Caldwell Drive (north) entrance should be used to access the rest of the main campus. There will be no access to the Baker Center parking lot during the Clayton State Boulevard repair. To go from the main campus to the CE/Music Building/Spivey area, North Lee Street and the Simpson Drive entrance should be used.
The paving contractor is expected to start at 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (weather permitting) each day. The affected roads will remain closed until the end of each work day.
Questions should be directed to Svetlana Soroka in Facilities Management.
University Health Services Closed, July 30
University Health Services will be closed on Monday, July 30, for training purposes. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 31.
University-Issued Cell Phones
In accordance with the University’s Wireless Communication Device Policy and Procedures, Procurement Services must maintain an inventory of wireless devices in shared pools and individually- assigned, by type. Therefore, we are asking all University Issued Cell phone Users to please complete the Annual Cell Phone Continued Use Authorization Form
located on Procurement Services Website under Procurement Forms and return to our office by close of business July 31, 2012. We also would like to recommend all end-users review the policy and procedures for wireless communication devices again as a refresher of the University’s policy and procedures.
January 2013 is the official cut-off date for users using our Blackberry server. Not everyone with a Blackberry phone is using our Blackberry server — we only had a license for 20. Basically, the Blackberry server is like a local middle-man between the user’s phone and our e-mail system. Their phones could be set up to communicate that way. The alternative is that users have to set up their carrier to connect to our e-mail system. So they can still access their Clayton State email with their Blackberry but it’s not as efficient. With that being said, we are recommending all Blackberry users upgrade their cell phones by Dec. 7, 2012 to an iPhone 4s to avoid any issues or inefficiencies.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Procurement Services.
Clayton County Board of Health Immunization Campaign Starts July 23
Clayton County Board of Health is hosting its annual Back to School Immunization Campaign from July 23 to Aug. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clayton County Board of Health, 1117 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro.
The state of Georgia requires that children attending public schools be up to date on vaccinations for a number of preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis (whooping cough). The summer is a great time to get your children vaccinated.
For more information, call (678) 610-7199.
Hiking – Registration Deadline Tuesday, July 24
Hike the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River!
Destination: Amicalola Falls State Park, Ga.
Date: Saturday, July 28
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Wii Wednesdays at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop will be holding Wii Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 in The Loch Shop’s lounge, starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m.
Come relieve some test stress every Wednesday in June and July (except July 4). Play your favorite Wii games – bowling, Mario Kart, basketball three point contest, the Michael Jackson Experience and more. Win prizes just for participating, enjoy free snacks, plus, play for the top score and qualify to enter the June 27 and July 25 prize drawings!
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 2
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will once again be hosting its popular a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Fayette County.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. 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: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=7bf363d5-73aa-48f5-b348-46708521dded&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112166
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call (678) 466-4470. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
Chancellor’s Golf Tournament, Aug. 24
The 2012 Chancellor’s Fall Classic Charity Cup Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, at The Georgia Club, located at 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham, Ga. The tournament supports the Georgia State Charitable Contributions Campaign.
For information on the tournament, here is a link to the official tweet https://twitter.com/BORUSG/status/225298642037252096
, and a link to the Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/BORUSG
Top 100 Workplaces Employee Celebration Event, Sept. 4
Clayton State University was recognized by the Atlanta Journal Constitution
as one of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces. As President Dr. Thomas Hynes has communicated to the campus, this is a significant honor and achievement, and he has appointed a committee to plan a “thank you” celebration.
The date for the event is Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to come together and celebrate the supportive and collaborative environment which contributed to Clayton State University’s Top 100 Workplaces recognition.
The event location will be the Student Activities Center and the SAC Green. The committee is working to finalize details regarding refreshments and activities. An invitation will be sent to all employees early in August so that an attendance estimate may be obtained.
Clayton State to Hold 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.