Volume 7, #28
Caribbean Student Association Patty Sale, Mar. 13
Caribbean Student Association (CSA) returns with its last Patty Sale of the semester on Thursday, Mar. 13, starting at 11 a.m. until all food items run out.
We will be located in the UC on Main Street. Beef and chicken Jamaican patties are $2.50 each and Veggie patties are $ 3.00. Co-co bread $1.50 and drinks (Jamaican kola and Jamaican cream soda) $1.25 each.
Pre-order forms are available in the Arts and Sciences building in room G-210 on the secretary’s desk and can be dropped off at same location in the CSA mailbox. All pre-sales end on Friday. Mar. 9, by noon.
Patties and or food items will be delivered to your location on Thursday, Mar. 13 before patty sales. Donations are welcomed.
University Health Services Hosts Stay Trusted & Desired (STD) Fair, Mar. 14
Clayton State’s UHS will host the STD fair which will offer free STD screenings for Clayton State students on March 14 between 10am and 3pm. This will take place on the second floor lobby of the Student Center. Free education and materials to prevent STDs will be given to active participants!
Clayton State – East Open House, Mar. 14
You are cordially invited to an Open House at Clayton State — East to celebrate the new location of the following offices:
Division of Business and Operations: Vice President, AVP/Controller, Budget and Finance, Procurement Services, Accounting Services, Grant Accounting & Compliance, Payroll
Division of External Relations: Vice President, Development, Alumni Relations, University Relations, University Image & Communications
Office of Conflict Resolution
Please join us on Wednesday, Mar. 14, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Open House Flyer
Afro-Caribbean Appreciation “Dialogue Across Differences” Discussion, Mar. 15
The "Dialogue Across Differences" Subcommittee of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Diversity Initiatives Committee (DDIC), invites you to an evening of dialogue with Elaine Bryan, financial columnist, empowerment speaker, and recipient of multiple professional and community awards. Bryan is of Jamaican heritage and she will be speaking at our diversity event about issues related to Afro-Caribbean culture and gender empowerment (in recognition of Women's Month). The event will be held in the Student Activities Center Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Clayton State New York Times Talk to Discuss Anti-Depressants, Mar. 15
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on the Ides of March with a New York Times Talk on anti-depressants.
The talk, titled "Anti-Depressants: Myths and Realities," will be facilitated by Professor of Psychology Dr. Catherine “Kitty” Deering, on Thursday, Mar. 15, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in room T152 of Clayton Hall.
This event is free and open to the public. A free lunch will be provided, courtesy of the New York Times,
to those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
no later than Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 3:45 p.m.
Dean Ogbuehi to Speak at Pan African Chamber of Commerce, Mar. 15
The Pan African American Chamber of Commerce will host “African Business & Development: Pathways & Partnerships for the 21st
Century” on Thursday, Mar. 15 at 11:30 a.m., at The World Trade Center Atlanta, located at 303 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. #100. Guest speaker Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University, will present his take the enormous economic opportunities that have not been fully utilized between Africa and the United States.
Reservations are required. Ticket prices include lunch and parking. For PAAC members, the price is $35. Non-members, $4. For tickets, go to www.PAAChamber.comor call (770) 365-8196.
Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening, Mar. 16
The new Veterans Resource Center, located in room STC115 of the Student Center (next to The Loch Shop), will hold its Grand Opening on Friday, Mar. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Clayton State President Dr. Tim Hynes, Vice President for External Relations Brig. Gen. (retired) Robert L. “Steve” Stephens, and a number of Clayton State’s student veterans will be in attendance. More details on the Grand Opening will be forthcoming.
Free Tax Assistance Returns at Clayton State, Mar. 17
Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will be taking a brief spring break over the next couple of weekends (maybe to do their own taxes). However, they will once again be offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturday, Mar. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College of Business Building. The final two VITA dates for 2012 will be Saturday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 31.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527. Spanish translators are available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Clayton State University Health Services Health Fair Mar. 21
“Reinventing the Wheel” Safe Driving Health Fair.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
in the James Baker University Center.
Come out and have fun getting all the ends and outs about driving…
- driving simulators
- information and more.
A blood mobile will also be present…
you can save someone’s life!
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Mar. 22
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site.
“Starting a Business” will be held on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
“If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
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. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111024
NARA to Hold Workshop on 1940 Census, Mar. 24
The 1940 Census will be opened on Apr. 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. While statistics related to each census are released soon after the census is taken, the list of people who were enumerated is closed for 72 years for privacy restrictions.
The 1940 Census will be available free via NARA’s website, www.archives
. Users may access it from their personal computers at all hours and by using computers in libraries and other institutions.
However, it is not keyword searchable. Use of an enumeration district (ED) number is essential.
The National Archives at Atlanta will hold a workshop on the 1940 Census on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., to address questions asked on the census, how it’s different from past censuses, and how to obtain ED numbers.
The workshop is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region. There will be a brief business meeting and then the workshop will begin.
Registration is not required, and there is no charge for the event. For more information contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (770) 968-2555.
Education Speaker Series Discusses Bullying and “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” Mar. 26
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Mar. 26 by discussing a topic made even more relevant by the events yesterday at a high school outside of Cleveland, where a young man who had been subjected to school bullying shot five students, killing two.
Preventing Childhood Bullying: Viewing “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” will be the subject of a presentation on Mar. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the main building of Clayton State – East, which is located on Trammell Road in Morrow, just east of the main Clayton State campus. Like all of the Education Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Inspired by a true story, “The Fat Boy Chronicles” reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring author and former mathematics teacher, Michael Buchanan, along with actors, film makers, and children’s health advocates. Panelists will speak on the inspiration for the book and the issue of bullying in today’s classrooms. Also under discussion will be the craft of writing and the art of film making.
New Emergency Phones Installed
Public safety announces three new emergency phone installations. Two have been installed in the back parking lot at Clayton State East. One was also installed on the walk way between main campus and Clayton State East.
More Websites Launched in the Content Management System Conversion
Websites for the administrative divisions (Academic Affairs, Business and Operations, External Relations, OITS, and Student Affairs) were launched on Monday. All departmental sites in these divisions have been converted to the Content Management System (CMS). These sites, which formerly resided in the adminservices
domain, comprise approximately 50 percent to 60 percent of the University website. Completion of this phase is a significant milestone.
Audits are being performed to check for broken links and other issues to assure that sites are functioning effectively. Please let us know if you find a link or page that is not working correctly. There is still much work to be done, but this is an encouraging step.
The focus will turn next to academic units. The timeline for completion of academic sites in order to allow more time for faculty members to convert their home pages to DNN has been revised. CIMS and College of Health sites may be ready by mid-May to June 1. For the College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Graduate Studies, the date has been extended until July 1. This means that faculty will have three to four months to work with the Center for Instructional Development to convert faculty home pages and have a usable CMS site when the college and school sites go live.
The CMS conversion project is a collaboration among several divisions and departments: Dolores Cox, Leanne Bradberry, and Shannon Crupi in the External Relations Office of University Image and Communications; Tom Marshall, Chris Hansen, and Richard Young in OITS Administrative Systems; Roger Poore, Dan Newcombe, and Todd Birchfield in OITS Telecommunications & Networking; and Jill Lane, Lou Brackett, Steve Smith, James Fries, and Christopher White in the Academic Affairs Center for Instructional Development.
Your patience is greatly appreciated as efforts continue to improve and enhance the University’s website presence. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have concerns or need more information.
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, March 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, March 30, 2012 to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on March 30, 2012. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
2012 Tax Status
In an effort to update employee records, we ask that all employees log into ADP Employee Self Service
to view and verify their current tax status. If the information needs to be updated, complete one or both of the forms available from HR for processing. If you have not registered for ADP, please see attached instructions.
Zumba Continues at the SAC Fitness Center
- Form W-4: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (PDF)
Employees are required to complete this form to designate their dependents and tax withholdings.
- · Form G-4: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (State of Georgia) (PDF)
This form is used to designate their dependents and tax withholdings for the state of Georgia.
Yes, Zumba continues its run as the most popular group exercise class ever at the SAC Fitness Center. Originally scheduled as a six-week pilot class, the popular demand of Zumba and the excellent, high-energy instruction by Crystal Cornejo, the class will continue through the end of a April. Come and see what all the fuss is about! This class meets Wednesday evenings at 6:35 p.m. at the SAC Fitness Center.
Please note that the Tuesday morning, “Step It Up” class has been cancelled due to low participation.
Notary Publics on Campus
In response to an earlier inquiry in Laker Lines; Wanda Davis-Bender (Academic Affairs), Amy Poole (FYARC), Vicky Smith (CoB) and Nancy Franco (CIMS) are notary publics.