Volume 8, #32
NCAA Southeast Regional Finals
Lakers Host Limestone Tonight for a Trip to San Antonio
The run-up to a second national title in three years concludes its local action tonight as he number one-ranked Clayton State Lakers host the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional finals, tipping off against eight-ranked Limestone College at 7 p.m. in the Athletics & Fitness Center. The official capacity of the building is only around 1200, so it would be a good idea to come early. The winner will advance to the Division II Elite Eight in San Antonio next week.
The 31-0 Lakers reached the final Saturday night with their third consecutive win over 25th-ranked USC Aiken, this time by an 83-66 score, as senior Kayla Mobley set a career high with 26 points. With the Pacers determined to shut down National Player of the Year candidate Drameka Griggs (who had 10 assists), the Lakers went inside and out against the Pacer zone, as junior center Shay Jackson scored 17 and junior guard Bena Hanyard added 15.
Unless you’re up for a road trip to San Antonio, this will be your last chance to see seniors Shannon Smith, Keona Dixon, Mobley and Griggs in action live.
Clayton State Students Get a Free Ride to Tonight’s Southeast Regional Final… Plus, The Loch Shop Give-Away
Thanks to the Clayton State Division of Student Affairs, Clayton State students will get in free to tonight’s NCAA Division II Southeast Regional final with their Laker Card. (Student Affairs is picking up the tab for Clayton State students, everyone except those working the games, has to pay for an NCAA tournament event.) Plus, The Loch Shop will join in the event with a special give-away program.
Anyone wearing Clayton State colors, or Clayton State gear, to the game this evening will be given a ticket for a halftime drawing. The individual whose ticket is drawn will receive a Laker Nation t-shirt, cap and a Laker license plate holder.
"Support Our Lakers Sale" at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop is offering, for today only, a “Buy One, Get One Half Off” sale on all Clayton State University logo apparel. This “Support Our Lakers Sale” is both in celebration of their victories this weekend, and to help Laker fans prepare for tonight’s (7 p.m.) regional final game against Limestone College.
If you buy one, you get one half off of equal or lesser priced merchandise. Not good on prior receipts.
Teacher Education’s Next Lunch and Learn, Mar. 18
The Department of Teacher Education's next Lunch and Learn session will be on Monday, Mar. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. Steve Smith will be discussing "What Is So Smart About Smartboards?"
So, if you have been wondering how to use an interactive whiteboard or just want to see what they can do, bring your lunch and come sit in on the session. Feel free to stay for the full hour or pop in for a few minutes. The session will be informal and hands on, so come with questions or great lesson ideas. The session will be held in the Teacher Education Resource Room, A&S 205.
Teacher Education Department to Conduct Secondary Information Session, Mar. 18
Students who are interested in pursuing degrees in secondary education are invited to attend a Secondary Information Session hosted by the Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education on Monday, Mar. 18.
The information session, which is open to the public, will be held in room G127 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Representatives from the Departments of English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Teacher Education will share information with students who are
interested in teaching grades six-12 Biology, English, Math, History, or Mathematics.
For more information on teaching made real, students may email one of the following contacts: secondary English education, Dr. Tricia Smith, (email@example.com
); secondary biology education, Dr. Samantha Fowler, (firstname.lastname@example.org); secondary mathematics education
, Dr. Anthony Stinson, (email@example.com)
; or secondary history education
, Dr. David Gilbert, (firstname.lastname@example.org
A Walk Through HerStory, Mar. 18
A Walk Through HerStory, on the James M. Baker University Center Main Street, all day until Wednesday, Mar. 20.
Have you ever wondered if a “coke bottle” shape or a size 4 was the standard of beauty around the world? Have you ever wondered if feet binding, neck stretching, or torso elongating are cultural differences or cultural deviance? If any of these topics interest you or even if you would just like to expand your knowledge of cultural beauty around the world along with prominent historical women in society, join us Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, as D.E.E.P. Educators and Office of International Programs present the “Cultural Beauty Museum.”
Contact Student Advisor, Whitney Smith at email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
Public Safety Captain Candidate Interviews, Mar. 18
The following are the finalists for the Clayton State Public Safety Captain position. They will be interviewed by the committee in person at 10 a.m. on the dates referenced, followed by a presentation at 11 a.m. by each candidate on what they believe are the most significant safety concerns on college campuses today, and how they would attempt to address them.
These presentations will be open to the campus and will be held at Clayton State East, in the HR training room.
Monday, Mar. 25, Gerald Anderson, former chief at Life University
Tuesday, Mar. 26, Wayne Butler, currently a Captain with the Morrow PD
She Cares Community Service, Mar. 19
She Cares Community Service, Laker Hall Multipurpose Room, noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 19.
“She Cares Community Service” will be collecting items for Clayton County Association Against Family Violence also known as Securus House. Each department, office, and student organization is asked to collect toiletry items for women to donate. All participants are asked to bring their items to Laker Hall by Friday, Mar. 15. On Tuesday, Mar. 19, the She Cares Community Service event will take place in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room. Please join us for a meaningful dialogue as we create bags for all the women at Securus House.
Contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisor Ebony Stewart email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
The Reality of a Woman, Mar. 20
The Reality of a Woman,
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A, Wednesday, Mar. 20 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
The “Reality of a Woman Forum” calls attention to the portrayal of women on reality television shows and social media. This interactive forum will evoke discussions of ways women can recognize that reality television is not the only societal factor that contributes to the image of the 21st
century woman and how women can promote civility although major media suggest it can’t be done. This forum is sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, Housing and Residence Life, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Please contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisor Whitney Smith email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
SBDC Funding Your Small Business Workshop, Mar. 20
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaching a Funding Your Small Business
workshop on Wednesday, Mar. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Clayton State-East Auditorium, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=119492&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=26735121-919c-41c6-a59c-1e542601cbc8
Join SBDC and learn about the role personal credit plays in small business financing, the traditional and non-traditional funding options for your small business needs, and how to prepare your business for financing.
• Commercial Loans
• Personal Loans
• SBA Loans
• Lines of Credit
• A/R Financing
• Credit Cards
• Alternative Financing
Author Alyssa Dunn is the Next Speaker in the Teacher Education Speaker Series, Mar. 20
On Wednesday, Mar. 20, the Clayton State University Teacher Education Department will present author Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn in the next installment in the department’s Teacher Education Speaker Series.
Dunn’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room B11 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. The title of her address is: “Importing” Urban Teachers from Abroad: A Conversation with the Author of “Teachers Without Borders?”
The event will feature a presentation and discussion with Dunn, as noted the author of the new book, “Teachers Without Borders? The Hidden Consequences of International Teachers in U.S. Schools.” Dunn will share the stories of international teachers who came to the United States in the face of tremendous personal and professional odds to teach in urban schools.
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, Mar. 14. If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday, Mar. 14.For additional questions, contact Staff Advisor Lakiesa Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisors, Martha Andrade at email@example.com
and Jasmine Chinnery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State to Host Blood Drive, Mar. 21
University Health Services at Clayton State University, along with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers (329 Westridge Pkwy., McDonough, Ga.) will be holding a blood drive on the Clayton State campus on Thursday, Mar. 21.
The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked in front of Laker Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each donor will receive refreshments, cholesterol screening, and a donor gift. Donors must be 17 or older, although 16-year-olds may donate with written parental consent. Donors must also weight 100 pounds or more, and show I.D.
For more information, go to www.lifesouth.org
Golf Clinic at Heron Bay, Mar. 21
Swing into spring as you learn golf fundamentals, etiquette and instruction from a golf professional. Learn the basics at the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce golf clinic, or for those that are already familiar with the game, play nine holes at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. To add to the fun we will feature a mini golf fashion show as well as great networking. Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The clinic will be held at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club, 5100 Heron Bay Blvd., Locust Grove, GA on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The cost of the clinic is $30. The clinic and nine holes of golf: $40. Supporter sponsorships are available for $200 (includes clinic, golf for two and exhibit table).
The golf clinic will feature a golf professional that will provide basic instruction and to answer questions you may have. Golf clubs will be provided by Heron Bay for you to learn and practice.
Go to http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1100830247548-770/Golf+Clinic+Registration+Form.pdf
Bursar’s Office Closing Early, Mar. 21
The Bursar’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Mar. 22.
Judith Leavitt Returns to Clayton State as School of Nursing Faculty Scholar, Mar. 21 and Mar. 22
Clinician, educator, consultant, activist and author Judith Kline Leavitt will be returning to the Clayton State University campus on Thursday, Mar. 21 and Friday, Mar. 22 for her second visit as a Faculty Scholar for the School of Nursing in the College of Health. Leavitt’s two presentations will be on leadership and actualizing potential; and nursing’s leadership in the new era of health delivery. Leavitt’s initial visit to campus as a part of the Faculty Scholar program was in September 2012.
Thursday’s program will also include the 2013 induction of Clayton State nursing students into the University’s Xi Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing. The induction and Leavitt’s presentation will be held in Spivey Hall, beginning with registration and a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Leavitt’s presentation, “How inductees can demonstrate leadership in practice by fulfilling the potential of their scholarship,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Friday morning, following registration and coffee in room CE201 of the Harry S. Downs Center, Leavitt will speak from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in room CE203 of the Downs Center on “Nursing’s role in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.” Both days’ presentations are free and open to the public.
To register for either event, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_babltpkk3tYCddb
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement” will be held at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and the National Archives at Atlanta announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.
For more information about conference activities and how to participate contact Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
The Number One Women’s Basketball Team is Doing the Number One Internet Meme – the Harlem Shake
The Clayton State University Lakers Women’s Basketball team, ranked number one in NCAA Division II, recently teamed up with CSTV, Clayton State University’s student television organization, to produce the official Clayton State University Harlem Shake video.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month, the Harlem Shake defines “viral” as the most recent internet meme. (And, it’s just a coincidence that the Lakers’ All-American and Division II Player of the Year candidate, Peach Belt Player of the Year Drameka Griggs, goes by “MeMe.”) In fact, the only thing hotter than the Harlem Shake is undefeated and Peach Belt regular season champion Lakers. Thanks to CSTV, Clayton State Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations Gid Rowell, and the Clayton State Office of University Relations, the Lakers are now in on the action and have their own Harlem Shake video. Talk about dreams made real…
Check out MeMe, KMob, Shay Shay, Key and the rest of the Lakers on video – now out on Clayton State University’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages at the following links…
You Tube Spotlight on Drameka Griggs
Clayton State University’s senior guard Drameka Griggs is in the spotlight. You can now see what a day in her life is like on the official Clayton State University YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5WbGcjVJ2Y
. This is Griggs’ second recent appearance on the ClaytonStNews You Tube channel… she also appears in the Lakers’ Harlem Shake video (she’s number 12), which has gathered 1025 views so far.
Griggs, a 5-5 guard, the Most Valuable Player in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament won by the 29-0 and top-ranked Lakers, also received the Peach Belt Conference’s Player of the Year and the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year awards, likely first steps to All-American, if not NCAA Division II Player of the Year, status.
The senior from Ellenwood, Ga., who now holds the Clayton State single-season scoring record (607 points, and counting), Griggs averages just 29 minutes a game — a function of Clayton State’s 22 point average margin of victory. She is second in the PBC in scoring at 19.6 points per game, and is also second in the league in steals and field goal percentage and leads the conference in free throw percentage.
A four-time PBC Player of the Week this season, Griggs is a two-time All-Peach Belt Conference selection, and was also named to the Elite Eight All-Tournament team in her sophomore year, when the Lakers won the national championship.
What Can Clayton State Dining do to Make Your Day Better?
Clayton State Dining wants your feedback! Take our customer satisfaction survey and tell us how we're doing. Visit our web link at: http://vcil.cc/xgykr8g
. The online survey runs through Friday, Mar. 29.
Take it early by stopping by our kiosks at Lakeside Dining Hall, Monday, Mar. 18 and Tuesday, Mar. 19, and you'll instantly be rewarded with a FREE snack item. Thank you in advance for your participation and valuable feedback!
Boots Blowout at The Loch Shop
Discontinued Boots cosmetic products are now available at deeply reduced prices in The Loch Shop. All discontinued items are between $4 and $8, so hurry in and get yours before they are gone!
Comfort Suites Offering Clayton State Discount
The Comfort Suites in Morrow (next to Cracker Barrel) is offering Clayton State University a preferred rate of $69/night.
Comfort Suites have agreed to direct bill the University; therefore, you do not have to use the P-card (which is a violation of the State policy).
The hotel is offering free shuttle service to/from the airport, to/from the University and to/from nearby shopping centers and eateries. They also offer an extensive breakfast which includes waffles, fruit, sausage, eggs with coffee and juice. This offer is valid only at the Morrow location.
You may want to consider Comfort Suites when you have a University need that requires hotel accommodations.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Jackie Dingler of Comfort Suites at (404) 234-4378.
Atlanta Musicians Orchestra Recruiting Performers
The AMO is an amateur volunteer orchestra which rehearses on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in northwest Atlanta near the West Paces Ferry Plaza shopping center. AMO plays a number of free concerts during the year at both private and public venues.
Currently there are openings for principal bassoon, double bass, tuba and timpanst, and for chairs in the violin, viola, oboe, double bass, French horn and trombone sections.
Persons interested in any of the positions listed above should contact Dick Harris at (404) 281-4442.
A Trip to Panama
The College of Business is hosting a trip to Panama, May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013, and they need a few more students. The cost is $2904, and, since the Port of Savannah has the Panama Canal to thank for its status as the fastest-growing container port in the U.S., the package even includes a one day trip to the Port of Savannah in April.
Visit businesses and take part in cultural activities. Panama offers a modern urban infrastructure, tropical islands, rain forests, cool mountain ranges, and both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
CoB needs to finalize the trip to buy the airline tickets. For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org
, (678) 466-4509, or the Office of International Programs, www.clayton.edu/International-programs
Study Abroad in Jamaica has Openings for a Few More Students
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a study abroad/community service learning trip to Jamaica, from May 29, 2013 to June 20, 2013.
Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Department of Social Sciences, will lead the trip and says he’s happy to invite a few more students to participate. The cost is $2000 (plus course tuition and airfare) and includes; all housing in Jamaica at beautiful Silver Sands (http://www.mysilversands.com/content/home.aspx
), ground transportation in Jamaica, cultural tours, and admission to great houses.
Students can earn up to six hours of academic credit in the following areas; Sociology, African-American Studies, Political Science, or Environmental Science (for core area D2 credit).
Student s taking part in this program will:
The College of Arts and Sciences needs to finalize the trip in the near future, so don’t wait! For additional information, contact Mohamed at RafikMohamed@clayton.edu
, or (678) 466-4818, or contact the Office of International Programs (www.clayton.edu/international-programs
) in room UC 204 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
Service Project in the Okefenokee Swamp
Join Outdoor Adventure for a service project in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve, one of the oldest and best preserved freshwater systems in America. Visit the 402,000 acres of cypress forest, marsh, lakes and islands. Filled with alligators, Sandhill cranes, red-cockaded woodpeckers and more than 400 other species of animals, it is a wonderful place to learn about wildlife. During this trip we will help maintain hiking and paddling trails.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve
Friday-Sunday, Mar. 22, to Mar. 24
$40 student/$50 employee/$60 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 19
High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. We will hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it.
High Falls State Park, Georgia
Saturday, Mar. 30
$15 student/$20 employee/$25 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
We will be paddling a classic Southeastern whitewater rafting run. Float past awe-inspiring scenery, take the time to explore river features and paddle through some of the most heart-pounding drop-pool rapids to be found anywhere. The trip's highlight is arguably the run through the famous Five Falls, where five tumultuous Class IV+ rapids unfold in quick succession.
Chattooga River, Georgia
Saturday, Apr. 6
$30 student/$50 employee/$80 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Wellness Council Workshops for Faculty & Staff
“How Are You Doing In Bed?”
Did you know that one out of three American adults experience sleep problems? This can take a toll on the body and our lives affecting immune function, weight gain, impaired memory, and more! Please join us for this FREE workshop which will take place on:
Date: Friday, Mar. 22
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.
Location: UC230 (Student Affairs Conference Room)
Spaces Available: 15 people
Please reserve your space today by contacting Cindy Lauer at Cindylauer@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4974.
“AED Awareness Training”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness and the Department of Public Safety will be conducting a 50-minute “AED Awareness Training” for employees.
While this is not
a certification course, attendees will learn the basics of how to handle an emergency, a quick overview of CPR, and how to use the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). AEDs have been placed in every building on campus so it is essential that as many employees as possible know how to save someone’s life should the need arise. It could be you that needs help one day. Please review the available sessions below and reserve your space now. Each session is limited to a maximum of 20 people.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 27
Times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
Spaces Available: 20 people PER session
Please reserve your space today by contacting Cindy Lauer at Cindylauer@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4974.
Participants Wanted – “10,000 Steps to Denali”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for a minimum of 10-15 participants (students, faculty, and staff) who are interested in participating in the “10,000 Steps to Denali” campus initiative which will take place in June.
While the first team of African-American mountaineers will summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, Outdoor Adventure (OA) hopes to have our own diverse population outdoors by coordinating our own local “expeditions”. During the month of June, OA will schedule three day-trips including, a day hike, a rock climbing event, and finally a trail running adventure. The details of each event will be made available to those who are interested. Choose one trip or all three – the choice is yours!
When: June 2013
Per Trip Cost for Students: Free
Per Trip Cost for Employees: $10 per person
Maximum Participants: 12 per trip
For more information, please contact Nick Kilburg at NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
or call (678) 466-4972.
Important Notice to Flexible Spending Account Users
If you have a flexible spending account, you should have received an email this week from the Accounting Services group. This email announced Discovery Benefits’ roll out of a PIN network, which allows you to set up a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use with your debit card. PIN set up is optional
, and it does not affect the function of your debit card; you can continue using your card “normally.” If you want to set up a PIN or learn more about this new program, go to; http://discoverybenefits.com/uploads/debit%20card%20pin%20option%20faq.pdf
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
Office of Grant & Contract Programs Creates Online Information Sources
The Clayton State Office of Grant & Contract Programs has created a monthly grants management newsletter and a quarterly funding opportunities announcement (via the links below) to help inform faculty of proposal writing processes and potential funding sources.
The links are available through the menu on the Office of Grant & Contract Programs website.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open
market/one time purchases.
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
• Apr. 12, 2013 Last bid opening date for FY13 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
• May 1, 2013 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Anything requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
• May 6, 2013 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2013 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to fiscal year 2014.
Budget Amendment Requests:
• May 10, 2013 All budget amendments for FY 2013 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
• June 1, 2013 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for fiscal year 2013.
• May 1, 2013 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY2013 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to correction to a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4280.
Michiko Otaki “Cherry Picked” by National Gallery for Mar. 24 Concert
Japanese-American pianist Dr. Michiko Otaki, director of Keyboard Studies at Clayton State University, returns to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Mar. 24 for a concert presented in honor of the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Otaki was specially requested by the Gallery after another Japanese artist pulled out of their scheduled performance due to illness. In celebration of the capital’s renowned Cherry Blossoms her program will include works by three 20th-century Japanese composers: Yoshimitsu Kurokami (1933-2002), Hajime Okumura (1925-1991), and Kunihiko Hashimoto (1904-1949).
Joining Otaki is her long-time recital partner, English violist Roger Chase. Chase and Otaki last appeared at the National Gallery together in 2007 and have made numerous recordings together, including Brahms Sonatas and many works by English composers of the early 20th-century. Otaki first performed at the National Gallery in 1993 with the Warsaw Wind Quintet.
The program, given in the West Garden Court at 6:30 p.m., opens with the 1906 Romance for Viola and Piano by Benjamin Dale (1885-1943) and includes the 3rd Violin Sonata by Frederick Delius (1862-1934) arranged for viola by Lionel Tertis, and Johannes Brahms’ Second Viola Sonata in E-flat major. Concluding the recital is the 1918 Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op. 54 by York Bowen (1884-1961).
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or email@example.com for more information.
Clayton State Biology Department Has Eminent Speakers this Semester, Starting Mar. 29
Clayton State University’s Biology Department’s Eminent Speaker Series for the spring 2013 semester will feature presentations from professors at the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Mercer University.
The three presentations are scheduled for Friday, Mar. 29, Friday, Apr. 12, and Friday, Apr. 19, in each case in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (The L.A.B.) on the Clayton State campus. All presentations will start at 2 p.m., and last until approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Mar. 29 seminar will feature an especially prominent speaker, Dr. Alan Covich, professor, Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, and president of the International Association for Ecology. He is also the former president of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the North American Benthological Society. Covich will be speaking on, "Freshwater ecosystem services- some case studies of how people benefit from biodiversity."
On Apr. 12, Emory University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Toby Schonfeld, will speak on, “Ethics in Research.” Schonfeld is also director, Master of Arts in Bioethics, Center for Ethics; and co-director, Program for Scholarly Integrity, Laney Graduate School.
Finally, on Apr. 19, Dr. Rick McCann, director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and associate professor of biochemistry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, will speak on “Cell Adhesion Assemblies and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.”
Vendor Expo 2013 Coming to Campus, Mar. 29
Marcia Jones, director of Procurement Services, announces that the Vendor Expo 2013 is coming to campus on Friday, Mar. 29. The Vendor Expo will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center, on the first floor in room 101 and the Atrium, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We have 35 vendors already committed to coming and several are bringing items to give away,” she says. “Procurement Services will also be doing drawings throughout the day for even more prizes that are better than the giveaways.”
The object of the Vendor Expo is to create an opportunity for suppliers (AKA the vendors) to meet departmental decision makers (AKA purchasers) and other faculty and staff who purchase for their departments throughout the year. The Vendor Expo is also an opportunity for the campus to meet vendors and suppliers and to ask questions about the products and services the vendors provide.
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting, Mar. 30
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Faculty, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields are invited to submit papers for possible presentation. Submissions in basic and applied areas of psychology, and interdisciplinary topics will be considered. Possible interdisciplinary topics include psychological factors in education, nursing, sports, politics, and management. Presentation proposals (as 250 word abstracts, or full papers) are due by Tuesday, Mar. 12 to Dr. Charles R. Talor of Valdosta State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format and must include the following: author name(s) and affiliation(s), address, email and phone number of key presenter, name of faculty mentor (if any), whether submission should be considered as a Psi Chi Poster session or Honor Society Poster Session.
School of Nursing to Host Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Apr. 11
The School of Nursing at Clayton State University, via its federal Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Conference is to increase the cultural competence of faculty and students at the School of Nursing.
The conference will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Student Activities Center Ballrooms, A, B and C. Although the conference is directed to Clayton State faculty and students, the public is invited to attend on a space-available basis. Registration will close once seating capacity has been reached, and all registrants must be confirmed (via an attendance roster) prior to attending the event. To register, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JwR7ZXdEeTJict
The keynote speaker will be Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (1989-1993), president emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta. Sullivan will be speaking on “Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States” and will be reviewing health of the U.S. population, including disparities in health status and in access to health care, describing the strategies which are effective in decreasing disparities in health status, noting economic impact of health disparities, and articulating the role of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in meeting health care challenges in America.
Also speaking will be Rick Zoucha, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Zoucha will be speaking on “Understanding the concepts of cultural confianza in Mexican Americans: Listening to the Voice of La Raza.”
Clayton State SBDC PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber. Apr. 12
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
President Hynes to Appear on Atlanta Community Profiles Radio Show, Apr. 13
Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes will be a guest on the radio show Atlanta Community Profiles next month. The program will be recorded on Tuesday, Apr. 9 for broadcast on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. on Talk920AM.
Hynes was invited to appear on Atlanta Community Profiles by Louis A. Wieland, Jr., president of Community Profiles, the official relocation magazines for FMLS that are distributed by realtors and many Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro area. Hynes’ interview will be focused on discussing Clayton State University in general.
The show will also be posted on the web site, atlantacommunityprofiles.com
for the next year.
Clayton State Library Holding Used Book Sale, Apr. 15
The Clayton State University Library will be holding a used book sale from Monday, Apr. 15 through Thursday, Apr. 18.
The book sale, which is open to the public as well as Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe. Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5.
Everything from coffee table books to steamy romances will be available. Browse among histories and mysteries; science and biographies. Discounts will be added later in the week, but shop early for the best selection.
All proceeds will go to support Clayton State library services and resources.
Annual Service Awards, Apr. 23
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 23 in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 19th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception.
It’s also time to nominate staff members for the Alice Smith Staff Award. Eligible nominees are full-time, benefited staff members with at least one year of credible service to the University, who do not have faculty status.
The nomination form is available at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8raVgKrr0Z4Ney9
. You may complete the form and return via email to email@example.com
, or you may print the form and return via campus mail to Heidi Benford – Library Department.
The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is Wednesday, Mar. 6.
Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony, Apr. 23
The Clayton State University Faculty-Staff 2013 Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Spivey Hall at 2 p.m. Please place this on your calendar and let your departments know about the event.
Specifically, Human Resources needs to know of anyone in your area that is planning on retiring this year. We want to be able to recognize them during the program and present them with their retirement award. Your assistance with gathering this information will be greatly appreciated.
Please let Leon Wheeler know via email as soon as you can. We will be ordering the plaques around the middle of March. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Lunch and Learn… Technology in the Classroom, Apr. 24
The Department of Teacher Education would like to help educate you on the use of technology in the classroom.
Dr. Steve Smith is offering some sessions to Education faculty, but Dr. Ruth Caillouet thought that others of the faculty and staff might also be interested. These will be hands-on sessions meant to help the novice as well as the more experienced folks share ideas.
So, bring your lunch and come learn with us. All of the sessions will be held in the Teacher Education Resource Room during the activity period. Feel free to drop in for five minutes or stay as long as you like.
Wednesday, Apr. 24
Mondopads, Document Cameras, and Web Conferencing, noon to 12:45 p.m.