Volume 7, #32
The Writers’ Studio Presents, Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop, Mar. 20
The Writer’s Studio’s Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 20, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in SAC Ballroom C.
The Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop features as guest presenter Clayton State’s own Dr. Benie Colvin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at (678) 466-4728.
Clayton State University Health Services Health Fair Mar. 21
UHS’ “Reinventing the Wheel” Safe Driving Health Fair will be held on
Wednesday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the James M. 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!
Lunch & Learn Delta Community Credit Union, Mar. 21
Plan for your future by attending a Lunch & Learn, presented by: Delta Community Credit Union, “Building a Secure Future: What's Your Plan?"
Learn ways to create and follow a budget, what impacts your credit score and what you can do to increase it. Be inspired to bring your lunch and enjoy desserts, which will be provided by Delta Community Credit Union. Door prizes will also be given.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, from 11a.m. to noon, in the Clayton State -- East Auditorium. Go to http://deltacommunity.eventbrite.com/
to register. Password: future
Second Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon, “Women Together and Encouraging Advancement,” Mar. 22
The Second Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon creates an opportunity for students, faculty and staff at Clayton State to connect and establish meaningful relationships; celebrate the history of women and their impact on society; and recognize Clayton State administrators that have positively influence the lives of students.
Jacquie Hood-Martin, an educator and leadership expert will serve as our keynote speaker for this event. Hood-Martin is from Washington, D.C., and is the wife of Roland M. Martin, senior political analyst at CNN and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
The following Clayton State faculty and staff were nominated by students as having a positive influence on their lives and being instrumental in their success at the University: Dr. Maria Bullen, Accounting and Business Law; Mary Hudacheck Buswell, Mathematics Department; Willette Capers, Department of Housing and Residence Life; Dr. Elicia Collins, School of Nursing; Dr. Benie Colvin, Department of English; Han Dong, School of Nursing; Dr. Erica Dotson, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Catherine Deering, Department of Psychology; Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, Department of Humanities; Rondee Gaines, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Dr. J. Yvette Gardner, Department of Natural Sciences; Kathy Garrison, Center for Academic Success; Dr. Barbara Goodman, Department of English; Dr. Victoria Foster, School of Nursing; Nancy Franco, College of Information and Mathematics; Dr. Gwendolyn Harold, Department of English; Dr. Angelyn Hayes, Career Services; Keokuk Knight, College of Arts and Sciences; Naomi Latini, Department of Social Sciences; Celena Miller, Orientation and New Student Programs; Dr. Kelli Nipper, Mathematics Department; Dr. Michiko Otaki, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Lakiesa Cantey-Rawlinson, Department of Campus Life; Hina Rehmani, Center for Academic Success; Dr. Mari Roberts, Department of Teacher Education; Rhonda Savain, School of Nursing; Dr. Christine Smith, Counseling and Psychological Services; Dr. Patricia Smith, Department of English; Lashay Taylor, Career Services; Dr. Margaret Thompson, Department of Management; Dr. Deborah Carr-Warren, School of Nursing; Jennifer Welch, Department of Campus Life; Dr. Rhonda Williams, Department of Psychology; and Dr. Karen Young, Department of Social Sciences.
On last year, Dr. Khedija Gadhoum from the Department of Humanities received the most nominations and was given special recognition.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, Department of Housing and Residence Life, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers Educators and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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
CSTV Student Film Fest, Mar. 23
Come to Clayton State Television’s first Student Film Festival, “Lochfest” and see the talent that is in your own back yard, Friday Mar. 23, in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lochfest is an Atlanta student film festival created by Clayton State University where student and professional work is showcased. This film festival will give student films more exposure in the Atlanta community. Admission to the film festival is free to all Clayton State students with student ID. Admission is $3 for non-students.
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 email@example.com
or at (770) 968-2555.
Free Tax Assistance Returns at Clayton State, Mar. 24
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. 24, 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.
Faculty/Staff Survey for The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for Program 2012
Clayton State University is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.
Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to the institution’s Faculty, Administrators and Exempt Professional Staff. This survey was designed specifically for Higher Education. On Mar. 19, this survey will be distributed to our campus colleagues. You will receive an invitation encouraging you to take part in this survey via email — and for some of you, you may have received this yesterday.
When you receive the invitation, I hope you will take a moment to complete the survey. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. And while we would obviously like to be recognized, the data will help us with our continued commitment to always seeking better ways to foster learning for our students, faculty, staff and community. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, our institution will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.
This is a confidential survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback are critical
to the assessment process.
To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
We encourage everyone’s participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results as well as better data for continuous improvement efforts.
Thank you, in advance, for your participation. Should you have any questions about this project, I encourage you to contact Narem Reddy at (678) 466-4100 in Provost’s Office, or visit www.ChronicleGreatColleges.com
, if you have any questions.
-- Dr. Tim Hynes
Clayton State – East Pathway Closed, Mar. 21 to Mar. 23
The pathway/walkway/boardwalk between the main campus and Clayton State – East will be closed all day from Wednesday, Mar. 21 through Friday, Mar. 23, for the application of the staining and lattice work.
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. 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.
A Latte is going on… Clayton State Dining Now Serving Starbucks
Clayton State Dining now offers Starbuck's Brewed Coffee, Tazo Tea and Gourmet Hot Chocolate at two locations on campus. "We Proudly Serve" is located at Sandella's at Laker Hall and The Loft Cafe at Clayton State -- East. For a complete list of operating hours, visit the website: www.csudining.com
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.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp, Apr. 2 to Apr. 6
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls – ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.