Volume 9, #32
New in this Issue
Communications Conference on Social Media, May 12, May 13
The Communications Conference on Social Media is sponsored by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. This conference is designed for all employees of the USG and TCSG System offices and institutions that have any involvement or interest in social media. Each session is designed to give high-level insight into the different aspects of efficiently using social media in higher education.
The conference will be held on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13 at the Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr., Macon, Ga. Phone: 1-478-621-5300; Fax: 1-478-803-1649; Sales: 1-478-803-1628; Sales fax: 1-478-621-5330. The hotel rate is $107 per night, although this is only about an hour from the Clayton State campus.
Registration for the conference is $185 per person (considering that some social media conferences run over $1500, this is the bargain of the year.) Go to https://kms.tcsg.edu/registration/smc/default.aspx for on-line registration.
The conference agenda is as follows:
Monday, May 12
1-5 p.m.: Registration (pre-conference area)
1-2 p.m.: Optional “Social Media for Dummies”
2:15-3:45 p.m.: USG and TCSG separate meetings
4-5 p.m.: Keynote/Opening Session: Why You Should Be Using Social Media
6-7 p.m.: Welcome Reception
7 p.m.: Dinner on your own
Tuesday, May 13
7:30-8 a.m.: Continental Breakfast (provided)
8-9:15 a.m.: Social Media Content
9-10:45 a.m.: Social Media Policy and Guidelines
11-12:15 p.m.: Social Media and Crisis Communications
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided) and Introduction of Vendors and Sponsors
1:45-3 p.m.: Social Media Analytics
3-3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up
For more information, please contact: Thressea Boyd, Director of Communications, Valdosta State University, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 1-229-333-2157.
Partnering Academics and Community Engagement; SACSCOC Visit, Mar. 26
As part of our reaffirmation of accreditation with SACSCOC, we are required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). After input from Clayton State students, faculty and staff as well the broader community, we have selected Community Engagement as our QEP.
Students will begin to see more community engagement projects included in your classes. These projects are designed to help you connect the course content with issues and projects that are taking place in the community.
Faculty members will be given opportunities for support to redesign your classes to include community engagement projects that are connected to the curriculum.
Staff members will be given opportunities to partner with faculty and students as they engage in community-based projects.
For a more information about our QEP, please go to the PACE website.
AmeriCorps Service Cinema, Mar. 27
Join AmeriCorps and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., for an AmeriCorps Service Cinema, Thursday, Mar. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272.
The AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series raises social awareness by providing a safe and interactive forum for students to engage in intensive and intentional dialogue about diverse social issues through the use of film and expert guest panelists. For the month of March we are focusing on the issue of human trafficking and more specifically child sex trafficking. This specific service cinema is titled The Candy Shop: Where Everything is not Sweet.
According to a recent report by CBS Atlanta, Atlanta is the largest hub for human trafficking in the country. Georgia's State Attorney General Samuel Olens calls human trafficking a brutal, complex and widespread crime. Olens says vulnerable people, often children, are sold and forced to have sex against their will. In Georgia, we know there's a range from 200-300 girls that are trafficked each month in Atlanta. And tonight there will be 100 girls that will be exploited in metro Atlanta.
Tickets for the Vagina Monologues are Now on Sale
Tickets for Clayton State University’s 2014 performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be on sale beginning this week through Apr. 11.
You may purchase your tickets on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center for the one time performance on Apr. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This performance promises to make you laugh, cry and learn something you didn’t know about vaginas. Tickets for all Clayton State affiliates are $5, tickets for the general public are $10. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
Teacher Education Speaker Series, Mar. 24, Mar. 31
The Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education Speaker Series continues this month with a visit from the 2013 Georgia State Teacher of the Year, Jemelleh Coes.
A Special Education English Language Arts and Reading teacher from Langston Chapel Middle School in Statesboro, Ga., Coes will be speaking on Monday, Mar. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 .p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Preceding Coes’ presentation will be a Teacher Education Speaker Series event featuring Clayton State faculty members Dr. Mari Roberts, Dr. Erica Dotson and Dr. Cindy Thompson, who will be discussing their current research. Their presentation will be on Monday, Mar. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., in room B14 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall.
Both Teacher Education Speaker Series presentations are free and open to the public.
What’s Your Forte? VPA Holding Student Singer Auditions, Mar. 25
Clayton State University’s Arts and Concert Management class is hosting an event where we will have local vocalists from Clayton State and local high schools show off their skill.
The winner will have the chance to make a music video, which will be produced by Clayton State film students. But this isn’t just about music. Performers are asked to bring canned goods to the event, and patrons will receive discounted admission if they bring a can.
Sponsored by the Artist and Concert Management class, the auditions will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 25 in the Clayton State Theatre (room G-132 of the Arts and Sciences Building), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Shawn David Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Clayton State University, ShawnYoung@mail.clayton.edu, (678) 466-4758, http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/faculty/young.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Women’s Forum Scholarships, Until Mar. 25
Clayton State Women’s Forum announces that applications are now being accepted for 2014 Scholarships.
The General Student Scholarship is for undergraduate female students who have completed at least one semester at Clayton State, have at least two semesters remaining before graduation, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.8. The Staff Member Scholarship is for full-time regular, non-faculty female employees who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The application deadline for both scholarships is Monday, Mar. 25, 2014.
Women’s Forum also offers a Student Success Emergency Scholarship for a student who is near graduation and experiences a sudden emergency that would prevent her from continuing her progression toward degree completion. Applications for this scholarship are accepted throughout the year.
For more information about eligibility and the application process, go to http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/Scholarships.
Atlanta Opera to Perform at Spivey Hall, Mar. 25
Just in time for Clayton State University’s Culture Shock week, the Atlanta Opera’s touring show will be performed at Spivey Hall on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Their performance is The Knightly News, an operatic news broadcast of the woes of Prince Charming and his Tri-kingdom state of affairs, including his own search for a princess, a missing grandmother and frighteningly strong winds that are blowing down houses in the land. This fun-filled children’s opera is for all ages and will have students talking about fairy-tales and humming melodies for weeks to come. Feel free to bring your kids or just come out and enjoy the performance!
Tickets are just $2. For more information and tickets contact the Spivey Hall Education department at (678) 466-4491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you there!
ADHA President Denise Bowers' Clayton State Presentation, Mar. 26
The Clayton State University Dental Hygiene students, staff and faculty are honored to host a presentation by 2014 American Dental Hygienists’ Association President Dr. Denise Bowers on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m., in room 102 of Arbor Hall at Clayton State – East.
In her “spare time” President Bowers is chair of the dental hygiene program at Rhodes State College in Lima, Oh., and former president of the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association. If your schedule allows, we invite you to join us!
Everyone Can Eat Healthy, Mar. 26
In honor of National Nutrition Month, Organizing Women for Lifelong Success (OWLS) and the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) present a Wellness Wednesday's Workshop featuring life chef, writer, and culinary educator chef Asata Reid on Wednesday, Mar. 26, in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Reid will focus on the four areas that are most often cited as to why people don't eat healthy; it's expensive, it's complicated, it doesn't taste good, and it takes too much effort. She will bust all four myths with easy meal planning, rethinking your shopping list, and other tips that really make eating healthy easy, affordable and fun!
University Health Services Open House, Mar. 27
Students, faculty and staff are invited to join University Health Services for their Open House on Thursday, Mar. 27, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 1000 Building of Clayton Station.
A welcome and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., and light refreshments will be served, along with a welcome gift for all attendees.
There will also be special gifts for students, including two drawings for $50 in LakerBucks and games with prizes.
Student Academic Conference Keynote Speaker David Lowery, Mar. 28
Clayton State University and the 2013–2014 Academic Conference Committee is honored to welcome David Lowery as the 2014 Student Academic Conference keynote speaker. The address will be held at noon in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center on Friday, Mar. 28.
Lowery received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1984. During his time in Santa Cruz, he founded the critically acclaimed ensemble Camper Van Beethoven and associated record label Pitch-a-Tent Records, helping jump-start the Indie Rock movement. In 1991, he moved on to the ensemble Cracker, which produced five top ten alternative/rock radio tracks and three platinum albums.
Lowery also produced a variety of albums for bands such as Counting Crows and Sparklehorse, and went on to found the Sound of Music Studios with John Morand. This studio, which recorded tracks for a wide range of artists from D’angelo to Lamb of God, later spun off Shockoe Noise LLC, which specialized in custom music for commercials, film, and TV.
In 2007, he was appointed as an advisor to the collective action website www.ThePoint.com which evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com.
In 2011, Lowery began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, Lowery has been writing for www.thetrichordist.com. This blog examines Artists Rights in the digital age. He has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has testified to congress twice on behalf of artists.
For more information, please visit www.davidlowerymusic.com
Celebrate Wanda Neal’s Retirement, Mar. 28
If your schedule allows, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the retirement of Wanda Neal on Friday, Mar. 28, between noon and 1:30 p.m., in the Woodlands Hall, first floor conference room. Neal joined Clayton State University in 2010 from the Board of Regents, where she worked 26.5 years. Please join us in wishing her farewell!
Southern Regional Spring Into Healthy Living, Mar. 29
Southern Regional Health System will be holding its free community health expo, the Eighth Annual Spring Into Healthy Living, on Saturday, Mar. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Morrow Center at Southlake Mall.
Spring Into Healthy Living includes; health screenings, a physician Q&A session, access to the health exhibitor fair, and adult and pediatric EKGs.
Get Up & Get Fit Video Contest, Deadline Extended to Mar. 31
Calling all Clayton State campus departments! Take a break from work and create a video of your staff showing how they Get Up & Get Fit throughout the workday.
Each participating department will make a video (90 seconds max) of its staff taking a break from the work day to engage in any form of exercise or physical activity (dancing, jogging, yoga, push-ups, etc.). The videos should be creative and inspire others to get up throughout the day and get fit.
Due to the obnoxious weather recently, the Get Fit Video submission deadline is extended to Monday, Mar. 31 at noon. Submit videos for the Get Up & Get Fit Incentive program to Lisa Williamson at email@example.com. The winning department will have its video posted to the Wellness Council Facebook page and departmental employees will receive free fitness and wellness assessments from Recreation & Wellness.
Created Equal Screenings of Slavery by Another Name, Apr. 1, Apr. 4, Apr. 10
Please join the Clayton State Library for a screening of the film Slavery by Another Name in advance of our next event in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle discussion series on Apr. 16, 2014.
All screenings will be held in room UC 272 in the James Baker University Center. Dates and times of the screenings are as follows:
§ Tuesday, Apr. 1: noon – 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
§ Friday, Apr. 4: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
§ Thursday, Apr. 10: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The film can also be viewed in the Clayton State Library and online at http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/slavery-another-name.
Check the library’s Created Equal LibGuide for information on upcoming events http://clayton.libguides.com/CreatedEqual.
A Music Showcase, Apr. 2
CMEA, NAfME Student Chapter and the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a Music Showcase, featuring Clayton State music students and the Clayton State Jazz Combo, Wednesday, Apr. 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater. Admission is free.
Spivey Hall to Welcome Classical Guitarist David Russell, Apr. 4, Apr. 5
David Russell, a world-renowned classical guitarist known for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, will be welcomed by Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall on Friday, Apr. 4 and Saturday, Apr. 5.
On Apr. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Russell will hold a Guitar Master Class in Spivey Hall. He then can be heard in concert on Apr. 5, at 8:15 p.m. For tickets to his concert, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200 or visit www.spiveyhall.org. Tickets for the concert are $40. Clayton State University faculty and staff tickets are 50 percent off (limit two tickets per Laker ID); Clayton State students pay just $10 (limit two tickets per Laker ID).
Russell’s residency at Spivey Hall is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Russell has earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike, including the 2005 Grammy award in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music for his CD Aire Latino. In recognition of his talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, he twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
Since 1995 Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded 16 CDs. He currently spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome.
The New York Times wrote about his performance: "… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension."
Clayton State to Host Workshop in Corporate Communication Design and Management, Apr. 7
The Corporate Communication program at Clayton State, in conjunction with the TRUST Student Corporate Communication Agency will host a workshop in advertising design and agency management on the Morrow campus on Monday, Apr. 7. Special guest speakers at the event include two leaders in the industry who have a wealth of international experience in graphic design, digital arts and management.
Anna Terry has been working in the visual communications industry as an arts educator and graphic designer for more than 25 years. She is the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Southern Poly, where she also lectures in New Media Arts, Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation. Terry has worked and taught in New Zealand, China and Colombia.
Don Hunter is an educator, artist and manager who has worked, studied and taught in New Zealand and The Netherlands. Hunter taught Sculptural Design, Observational Drawing, and has spent much of his career directing an international arts logistics company. He has also worked in local government as an arts advocate, working in urban design teams. Terry and Hunter are collaborating in authoring a book on “Creative Process.”
The workshop will take place on Apr. 7, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center, room 265.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Communication and Media Studies program of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clayton State University, in conjunction with the recently founded TRUST Student Communication Agency.
“This is a terrific opportunity for students at Clayton State who have any interest in the persuasion industries or in art and design,” notes Assistant Professor Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, who teaches Corporate Communication and advises students of TRUST. “The workshop by Anna and Don promises to guide our student practitioners in the realities of corporate design and how to manage creative resources and ideas toward meeting strategic objectives.”
Interested participants can contact McFarlane-Alvarez for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIMS Student Awards Ceremony, Apr. 11
On Friday, Apr.11, the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) will host the Ninth Annual Student Awards Ceremony in the James Baker University Center Commons to honor CIMS students who have excelled academically.
Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT) majors will receive awards in several categories: IT Experiential Learning Student of the Year, IT Outstanding Scholars Award, CS Outstanding Scholar Award, and the CIMS Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award. Several awards are available for Mathematics majors: the Rising Senior Awards, the Annita Hunt Award, and the Billie R. Nail Award and Scholarship.
The highest honor bestowed by CIMS is the Catherine Cowan Aust Award, presented to the "best all-around CIMS major." Dean's List students in all majors and Math Club, ACM, and Wi^2STEM officers will be recognized as well.
The CIMS Student Awards Committee would like to remind the Clayton State University faculty members and students that the Student Awards Ceremony is an invitation only event.
SBDC Writing a Living Business Plan Class, Apr. 11
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014; 9 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University –Fayette
100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City
$69 (50% discount for each additional person)
Are you struggling to write a business plan?
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success.
Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Receive 50% off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or email@example.com.
35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, Apr. 12
The 35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Apr. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park.
Hosted by South Fulton Running Partners, the 7K (that’s right, it’s a 7K, or approximately 4.35 miles) is the RRCA State Championship and will also include a 4K (just under 2.5 miles – they must like odd distances) walk and a race expo on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners can use their times for placement in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race.
Register online at www.active.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call (404) 755-1641.
SBDC Starting a Business Class, Apr. 15
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.. Arts & Sciences Building Room G229
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start A Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
50% off for current Clayton State students, faculty & staff; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. Or receive 50% off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or email@example.com.
SBDC Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Marketing Plan (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 18
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Blogging is one of the best ways to ensure that your website is more than an online brochure.
By creating content that showcases your business, expertise and knowledge, you are providing prospects with the information they need to decide that doing business with you is a great idea.
• The reasons why your business needs a blog
• Writing tips to reach your ideal client
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
SBDC Small Business Financing Forum, Apr. 21
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014; 10 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University – East
5823 Trammell Rd.
Free (but registration is required)
Most companies need working capital to conduct their day-to-day business. This program discusses the use of working capital term loans of up to $50,000 to finance these operations.
Information about this important loan program is essential for anyone wanting to expand the operations of a current business or start a new venture.
Join us in helping you grow your business into the future.
Presented by Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank.
Clayton State to Celebrate Arbor Day, Apr. 25
Clayton State’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be Friday, Apr. 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the “courtyard” area in front of the James M. Baker University Center. More details to come.
Clayton State Campus Mediation Tournament, Apr. 25
Mediation is a negotiation process in which the disputing parties are assisted by a neutral third-party — a mediator.
In fall of 2013, Clayton State University students won first place at the 2013 International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.
Help to continue that tradition and be part of the First Clayton State University Student Mediation Tournament, open to all Clayton State students.
Registration and training will be held on Mar. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room T152 of the College of Business. The tournament will be held on Apr. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., also in room T152 of College of Business.
Sponsored by the Center for Business and International Negotiation.
SBDC Creating a Plan for Business Success on Facebook (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 25
Friday, Apr. 25, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on Facebook, are you?
* Why Facebook is a tool in your marketing toolbox; not the whole toolbox
* The difference between profiles and pages
* How social proof & social equity on Facebook can generate sales
* What is Edgerank and how to use it to reach your customers
* 5 Categories of content you need to produce
* 5 Strategies for using photos to generate engagement
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
2014 Clayton State Annual Service Awards Program, Apr. 29
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Apr. 29, at 2 p.m., in the Spivey Hall for the 2014 Annual Service/Smith Awards Program.
In preparation for this event, please let Human Resources know of any employees in your area that are planning on retiring this year. We provide all the retirees with recognition and a plaque. In order to get them ordered HR needs to get their names by Apr. 1.
SBDC Why LinkedIn Is So Much More Than an Online Resume (Lunch & Learn), May 2
Friday, May 2, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on LinkedIn, are you?
* How to create a profile that gets results
* Recommendations and endorsements – Give to get
* How to reach 500 connections, and why it’s important
* Sharing information to increase your visibility
* Joining groups and how participation makes you the expert
* LinkedIn company pages that work
* How using LinkedIn well can make you money
* Creating an action plan for improving your activity on LinkedIn
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Register for any class at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
SBDC Video Lunch and Learn, May 7
“Why Video Is The Ultimate Tool for Your Business,” Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Georgia Archives.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what is a video worth to your business?
Used effectively, video can enhance your brand, marketing, and client satisfaction. It can educate, entertain, and energize customers, but only when it’s relevant.
This informative workshop will show you how, where, and when video should be used in your business. You will learn from start to finish how to create a video and incorporate it in a marketing/outreach strategy through effective SEO.
We will also give you information on the latest software and equipment, along with hints for filming to the best advantage.
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Open Meetings for our QEP, PACE!
The presentation file from those sessions is posted to our ***NEW PACE website*** www.clayton.edu/pace (bookmark that as it is growing daily!) under “Presentations”
Please contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) if you have additional questions regarding Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2014 Grants Management Newsletter Available On-line
The March 2014 issue of the Grant & Contract Programs Office monthly newsletter can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/grantcontractprograms/newsletters.
The March edition features What Are Reviewers Looking For in Judging Proposal Quality and Merit, Managing a Grant Through 2014 Fiscal Year End Deadlines and Clayton State’s Proposal Submittal Process.
Earlier editions of the Grants Management newsletter can also be found at this link. If you would like to request a topic for coverage in upcoming issues of the Grants Management Monthly Newsletter, contact RhondaGibson@clayton.edu.
Survey on Evening/Weekend Support by the HUB, CID and M&PS
The ITC subcommittee has recently developed a survey to gather the faculty, staff and students’ thoughts on evening and weekend technical support for the Hub, the Center for Instructional Development, and Academic Technology/Media and Print Services and we would like to engage as many faculty, staff, and students as possible.
This survey will help us determine the need and options for evening and weekend support. Please forward the following link to your faculty and staff and encourage them to complete the survey.
Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPlJbREVCuMxpaJ&Preview=Survey&BrandID=claytonstate to take the survey.
Staff Council’s New Email Address
Staff Council has a new Clayton State email account to send questions, concerns, comments and requests for Staff Professional Development funds. The email address is email@example.com.
Staff Professional Development Funds
The funds are shrinking fast. As a friendly reminder when submitting a request, please include the Staff Professional Development Authorization form, a Travel Authorization form and all supporting documents (registration form, agenda, event information, etc.). You may send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or interoffice mail to Heidi Benford – Library Services.
Coming soon… the authorization form and review process will be updated to better serve you. For questions or suggestions, please send an email to Staff Council.
Registration Open for Intramurals
C’mon, just play! Online registration is now open for Intramural Volleyball, Kickball, Tennis, Ping Pong, and Outdoor Soccer. Team Registration will close on Mar. 31 at 6 p.m. Sign up early to guarantee your team’s spot!
Checkout the NCAA Bracket Challenge as well! Sign up on both IMleagues.com and ESPN.com to ensure your bracket is entered. Registration for the Bracket Challenge will close Mar. 20 at 6 p.m. Open to faculty/staff and students!
Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; www.IMleagues.com/clayton.
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.
Public Safety Updating Notary Public List
The Office of Public Safety is updating its list of notary publics on campus. The current list is as follows:
Rosalind Williams—Edgewater Hall
Wanda Davis-Bender—Faculty Hall
Vicky Smith—Clayton Hall
Dana Brown— Clayton State – East
Sherree Buchanon—Arts and Sciences
Nikia Yallah— Clayton State – East
If anyone listed above is no longer a notary public, please advise Public Safety. Also, if anyone is a notary but not on the list, please advise Public Safety.
Center for Continuing Education Offering English as a Second Language Classes
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University will be offering English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes at the Center for Continuing Education in Morrow beginning in April 2014.
Information Sessions and Assessments for the ESL classes will be held at the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus on Monday, Apr. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CSU East location.
Students need only to attend one of the Information Session. Classes will begin the week of Apr.28.
For further information, please refer to the Center for Continuing Education’s website at www.conted.clayton.edu or call (678) 466-5118.
Fiscal Year End 2014 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
¨ Mar. 10, 2014 Complex services and/or goods, conducted by use of an RFP and/or construction contracts. These requests must be received by DOAS by Mar. 14, 2014.
¨ Apr. 18, 2014 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open market/one time purchases.
¨ May 2, 2014 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
¨ Apr. 30, 2014 Last bid opening date for FY 2014 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
¨ May 9, 2014 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Any purchases requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
¨ May 5, 2014 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2014 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to Fiscal Year 2015.
Budget Amendment Requests:
¨ May 9, 2014 All budget amendments for FY 2014 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
¨ June 2, 2014 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for FY 2014.
¨ May 2, 2014 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY 2014 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to correct a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at email@example.com or ext. 4280.