Volume 8, #56
New in this Issue
Loch Shop Hours During Summer Book Rush
The Loch Shop will be opened for extended hours for Summer Book Rush. The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, May 15 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May, 21 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Loch Shop will resume normal summer hours on Thursday, May 23. Summer hours are: Monday through Thursday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Also, Book Money is now Bookstore Bucks and is available from May 15 through May 22 in The Loch Shop and online.
Commencement Videos Now Featured on University Relations You Tube Channel
The official Clayton State University You Tube channel (ClaytonSTNews) has a series of new videos from last week’s graduation ceremonies available for viewing.
Photographed and prepared by Clayton State Photojournalist Erin Fender, the four videos include:
Clayton State University Spring 2013 9 a.m. Commencement ceremony
The Clayton State University Spring 2013 noon Commencement
The Clayton State University School of Nursing Spring 2013 pinning ceremonies
The School of Graduate Studies hooding ceremony
Check out the videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaytonSTNews.
HUB Semester Break Hours
The HUB will have special hours May 7 through May 17. All requests for service during this time will be taken via telephone (ext. 4357 or 678-466-4357) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Walk-up service will not be available during the break. HUB staff will be sent to offices to fill service requests as needed.
From May 13 to May 15, the HUB will have minimal staffing during its annual training. Emergency campus service will be provided. Regular campus support will resume on Thursday, May 16.
Walk-up locations (Student Software Support and Service Counter (UC) hours during the break are as follows:
Walk-up locations closed: Tuesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 19.
Campus, telephone, and email services will be provided during the break as follows: Tuesday, May 7 through Friday May 17 (excluding weekends) – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All locations will resume regular hours on Monday, May 20.
Dan Brown’s "Inferno” on Sale at The Loch Shop, May 14
Dan Brown’s new thriller, “Inferno,” will be available in the Loch Shop starting Tuesday, May 14.
In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust…before the world is irrevocably altered.
Pick up your copy for 25 percent off the list price of $29.95.
SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop in Peachtree City, May 16
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Thursday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site at 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City.
If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, interested parties should go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=2310613a-a6e7-49ae-a252-edd7b54841ca&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6
Kiwanis International and Morrow Business & Tourism Association Concert Under the Stars, May 18
Local Kiwanis clubs are sponsoring a concert under the stars at the National Archives Amphitheater on Saturday, May 18, starting at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Patty Mack and the Mo White Quartet.
A Mix & Mingle Hour begins at 7 p.m., in the Plaza area, with plenty of hors d’oeuvres provided by Anne & Bill’s, Rocky's Pizza, Truett’s Grill, and Waffle House. The Price is Right tickets will be sold at the event. The showcases are full of fantastic prizes. Proceeds benefit Clayton County Family Care (CCFC).The amphitheater area will open around 7:30 p.m., with The Price is Right beginning at 7:40 p.m., and Patty Mack going on at dark.
Picnic Meals purchased in advance at Anne & Bill’s, Rocky’s Pizza and Truett’s Grill will be delivered to the venue. Food and Beverage may also be brought in at your choosing. Soft drinks, water and tea will be available for purchase. Alcoholic Beverages are allowed and may be brought in. No Cash Bar will be available at this event.
For further information, including tickets, contact Morrow Business & Tourism Association at(770) 968-1623 or email@example.com, or contact Mike Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butterfly Garden Dedication, May 31
The Clayton State Retirees Association (CSRA) will dedicate the Butterfly Garden to the University on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.
President Hynes, members of the Facilities Management staff, and CSRA retirees will be present for the dedication, to be held between the Baker Center and Swan Lake. Interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend. A bronze plaque will be placed in the garden during a brief dedication ceremony.
SBDC Offering "Understanding Workplace Contracts" Class, June 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnering with the College of Business at Clayton State, will be offering an “Understanding Workplace Contracts” class on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in room T152 of the College of Business.
The class will be taught by Clayton State Business Law Professor Dr. Judith Ogden.
This program, designed to guide small businesses through the maze of contract concerns, will address many contract related issues; such as whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, whether you created a contract by writing a handbook or company policy, and whether employees should be made to sign non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
The registration fee is $69, although current Clayton State MBA students receive a $20 discount. Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=127537&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=4b6170c8-42c2-43c6-b171-7427e9f7fbbf.
Eighth Annual New Student Convocation Scheduled for Aug. 9
Clayton State University’s Eighth Annual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Spivey Hall.
This year’s keynote address will be provided by Clayton State’s president, Dr. Thomas Hynes, Jr. The ceremony’s purpose is to inspire, motivate and formally welcome new students into the university community. Clayton State faculty and staff who participate in the procession portion of the ceremony are kindly requested to wear their academic regalia. Last year’s ceremony had its largest attendance for new students, faculty and staff.
Additional information will be forthcoming in Laker Lines regarding the RSVP process and ceremony details.
If you have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Celena Milner at (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, Room 218.
Rico Lee Needs Your Help
Former Clayton State Homecoming King and active supporter of both the Alumni Association and Clayton State Athletics Rico Lee suffered a major tragedy this past Saturday. His sister and brother were involved in an automobile accident on I-20 in which his brother lost his life. His sister is now in Athens Regional Hospital fighting for her life.
The Clayton State Greek community, along with members of the Alumni Assocaition, have set up a donation page through Eventbrite in which friends and supporters are able to make a direct contribution to help Rico and his family as they are enduring many unexpected costs associated with this tragedy. One of the major costs is lodging and food for the family, as they have all been staying by Athens Regional, and will be there for quite some time as Rico’s sister continues to recover.
The Eventbrite link is below…
Eventbrite Donation link: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/6595963705#
Call for Presenters: Freshman Premiere II Orientation
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is looking for faculty, staff, and student organizations to present during our Freshman Premiere II extended orientation program.
Freshman Premiere II is part two of the freshman students’ orientation program. During this time the freshman students participate in move-in at Laker Hall, New Student Convocation, and A Party for Good. This year’s program will allow for freshman students who participated in Freshman Premiere I during the summer to experience workshops that provide information that will assist them in their transition from high school to Clayton State.
For directions on how to submit a program proposals to present during Freshman Premiere II visit http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/home or contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs at (678) 466-5443.
New from The Loch Shop
Apple education pricing is a great way for college students, parents buying for a college student, faculty and staff to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Follow this link to find some of your favorite Apple products and start saving – go to http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp? More details to come via email and Laker Lines.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
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 email@example.com or ext. 4280.