Volume 7, #131
Veterans Resource Center Remembrance Day National Roll Call Today
The official Clayton State Veterans Day celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature the Clayton State Veterans Resource Center’s Second Annual Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
This year’s Roll Call will feature a change from 2011 in that the names of those currently serving as well as the names of the fallen will be read. Last year only the names of the fallen were read. The Roll Call will be read in the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus. There will also be opening ceremony comments and “minute of silence” comments. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is free and open to the public. In case of the predicted rain later this afternoon, the program will move indoors to the Veterans Resource Center on the first floor of the Student Center.
The pre-minute of silence comments, scheduled for 11 a.m., will be made by Thomas Quinn, U.S. Army retired, and an MBA student at Clayton State.
Community guests for the event include Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Veterans Heart Georgia.
Clayton State Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12 to Nov. 16
Monday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Nov. 16, is Clayton State University’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week,
sponsored by the Department of Campus Life.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is used to raise awareness and educate the campus community and the public, and to allow students, faculty, staff and the public to engage in educational programming and meaningful dialogue that focuses on the complex issue of poverty and its effects on those who experience same.
This week will feature several awareness events, all of which are free and open to the public, and will culminate in the annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless and Hunger Banquet events, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and continuing through 6 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Sleep-Out for the Homeless will take place on the Student Activity Center (SAC) Green.
Students will participate in a sleep out on the SAC Green that will give them a small glimpse of what it is like to be without the comfort of a home for a night. Students will be engaged in awareness initiatives including an OxFam Hunger Banquet and documentaries discussions focusing on homelessness in the young adult population. Note: this event normally includes both Clayton County high school students as well as Clayton State students.
The week’s events also include:
Education Information Session, Nov. 13
- Donation Drive – Monday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Nov. 16: Gently used winter clothing and accessories, blankets, personal hygiene items, and canned food items will be accepted all week on Main Street on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as at the Campus Life office, located on the second floor of the Student Activities Center.
- Hot Chopics – Tuesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 2 p.m.: An informal discussion led by faculty members and community activists about poverty and homelessness, held in theBakerCenterstudy room, located just offMain Street.
- Voices of Homelessness – Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: ClaytonState students will perform spoken word pieces and lead discussion topics surrounding the topic of poverty and homelessness. This event will take place outside, at the Judge Lawson Amphitheater, located between theBakerCenter and theAthletics & FitnessCenter.
- Throw-Away Thursday – Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Patrons of the Lakeside Dining Hall in theBakerCenter will be asked to throw away uneaten food in garbage bags prior to placing plates on the return carousel -- as a visual representation of the food wasted.
The Department of Teacher Education will be a Middle Grade Education Information Session is Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room G-227 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Mason Barfield Court Naming Ceremony, Nov. 13
The Clayton State Athletics Department invites you and a guest to the naming ceremony of Mason Barfield Court on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
The evening will begin with a women’s exhibition game against the Alumni at 5 p.m. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the naming ceremony at 7 p.m.
Following the naming ceremony, the men’s basketball team will open their regular season at 7:30 p.m. against Tennessee Temple.
Thanksgiving Meal at the Lakeside Dining Hall – Nov. 14
Join us for Thanksgiving a little early! The Lakeside Dining Hall will be serving a Thanksgiving- themed meal on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m. We’ll be serving turkey and dressing and all the traditional sides. Bring some co-workers or friends and enjoy a great meal together as we celebrate the season. We hope to see you next Wednesday!
Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene Accreditation Site Visit, Nov. 13, Nov. 14
In accordance to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation the Department of Dental Hygiene will participate in the accreditation site visit process, Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The primary focus of the self-study process is to assess the effectiveness of the educational program in meeting (1) the program’s stated goals and objectives and (2) the Commission’s Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.
For the educational program, the self-study provides an opportunity to:
1. Clarify its objectives as they relate to:
a. Preparation of dental hygienists;
b. Expectations of the dental profession and the public in relation to the education of dental hygienists; and
c. The program’s general educational objectives.
2. Candidly and realistically assess its own strengths and weaknesses in light of its own stated objectives.
3. Internalize the process and engage in the kind of self-analysis essential to effective planning and change.
4. Provide the basis for a more informed and helpful site visit related to the real issues including the strengths and weaknesses of the program.*
(*Adapted and summarized from “Role and Importance of the Self-Study Process in Accreditation,” Richard M. Millard, President, Council of Postsecondary Accreditation (July 25-26, 1984)
The mission of the Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene is to provide career relevant education in the discipline of dental hygiene and to support the lifelong learning goals of individuals aspiring to careers in the dental profession. In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program, the department also operates a public dental hygiene clinic in which Clayton State students provide preventive dental care for patients under the supervision of dental hygiene faculty members. The clinic is located in the lower level of the Student Center Building. Clinic appointments for dental hygiene treatment may be made in person or by calling (678) 466-4920.
Clayton State University Jazz Combo Presents “Swinging for Tony,” Nov. 14
The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Clayton State University Jazz Combo in “Swinging for Tony” in Spivey Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This event – held in memory of former Jazz Combo member Tony Terrell – is free and open to the public.
The tribute concert will feature jazz classics from the libraries of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, and Sonny Rollins, recent works by current artists/composers Kenny Garrett and Maurice Brown, and new arrangements by Clayton State University Jazz Combo director Stacey Houghton (Rex).
"I find it important to keep standard and well-loved melodies alive by giving them exciting, fresh treatments for today's audiences,” says Houghton. “These original tunes have stood the test of time, and they deserve to be preserved within the jazz tradition."
Performing in “Swinging for Tony” are the following talented musicians: Houghton, tenor saxophone; Josh Singleton (Conyers), trumpet; Brandon Patman (Decatur), tenor saxophone; Rodney Allen, Jr. (Atlanta), alto saxophone & piano; Kelly Jarrard (Stockbridge), guitar & vocal; Ryan Stegall (Jonesboro), bass; and Elliott Phillips (Hapeville), drums. Guest pianists include Marvin Pollock (Forest Park) and John Bennett (Decatur).
In addition to several new arrangements, the evening will also feature an original piece Houghton composed in memory of his friend and long-time fellow musician. Terrell passed away on Sept. 20. He played bass and trombone as a regular member of the Clayton State University Jazz Combo and the Clayton Community Big Band from 2003-2009.
SBDC Partnering with Borrego Springs Bank for Free Financing Workshop, Nov. 14
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with Borrego Springs Bank of Panama City, Fla., to hold a Free Financing Workshop & SBA Loan Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Clayton State University – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
This is a public event, and free to attend, but registration is required. The Expo will be held in classroom 120B at Clayton State – East, which holds just 40 people, so registrations are capped at 40. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112375
This informative program is important for anyone considering starting a new business venture, or anyone who has the need for additional working capital for their existing business.
Passport Drive, Nov. 14
During International Education Week 2012 a Passport Drive for students, staff and faculty will be sponsored by the United States Postal Service and Office of International Programs.
The Passport Drive will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to come learn about the process to obtain a passport. Passport applications and goodie bags with valuable information will be available during the drive.
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving as well as treats for yourself!
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off – sign up here: http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/chilicookoff
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili – all proceeds go to scholarships
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets – view quilt photo here: http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/quiltraffle
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.
Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Main Street Nov. 15 from 10:00 a.m. until the Auction closes at 1:30 p.m. Laptop stations will be available for bidding in the Loft.
Chili will be served in the University Center Commons from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or until the chili runs out
The Quilt Raffle drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.
Clayton State Professors, Students Featured in Next Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 15
The next installment in the Clayton State University English Department’s popular Visiting Writer’s Reading Series (VWRS) will be staying close to home, as two Clayton State professors and Clayton State creative writing students will be sharing the podium on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Poet, VWRS series director, and Clayton State Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be joined by Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, and some of Clayton State’s creative writing students in the Clayton State Writer’s Studio, room G224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
A native of France, where she was trained as a dancer, Byrd is the author of “Song of a Living Room” (Ahsahta, 2009), “The Dazzling Land” (Black Zinnias, 2008), and “Fence above the Sea” (Ahsahta, 2005). She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
. Pfeiffer attended Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. After moving to Atlanta, he earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. His first book of poetry, “Bend, Break” was published in January 2011 by Plain View Press. His poems have appeared internationally in journals and magazines, including The Connecticut River Review, The Flint Hills Review, Freefall Magazine
and The Concho River Review
The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at Clayton State is free and open to the public.
Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast, Nov. 15
The Campus Events Council (CEC) along with Campus Life, International Student Services (ISSO), International Programs (ISP), Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers (DEEP), International Student Association (ISA), LOCHed In Motion (LIM), Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) present the Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the SAC ballroom.
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday season, these student organizations and departments will bring together various foods, history, traditions, and cultures of how the holiday is celebrated all over the world at the International Feast. Come and experience a feast like none other.
This event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and everyone must RSVP to CEC@Clayton.edu
. Seats are limited and this event will sell out quickly.
For more information, please contact Cherelle Prempeh at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Macbeth” at the Clayton State Theatre, Nov. 15, Nov. 16
The curtain rises Thursday and Friday in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building, at 7:30 p.m., for “Macbeth.” Admission is free with Laker ID for Clayton State students, faculty and staff members. General admission is $5 for non-students.
“Macbeth” is directed by Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater, says “Macbeth” is just as relevant today as it was in Shakespeare’s time, and her student cast make the performance one well worth attending.
“It’s all about unleashed ambition and what happens when you only value power and money,” she says. “Macbeth goes from a guy with everything — love, family and friends — to a violent guy with no one to turn to.
“The cast has done a great job giving the play a Shakespearean feel, while also being themselves. We’re not playing fake British people; we’re really relating the play to the here and now. “
Clayton State Theatre performances of “Macbeth” will be Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16. All performances in G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Health Blitz, Nov. 16
Five Clayton State senior nursing students — India Day, Laquisha Lambert, Megan Malcom, Gina Hunter, and Ananda Cousett, will be holding a Men's Health Blitz for their senior nursing project.
The Men’s Health Blitz will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center. The students will be talking to male students about STD's, high blood pressure, and sprain and strains. And, they’ll have snacks!
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking, Nov. 17
Hike Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon. Hike the massive gullies of Providence Canyon some measuring more than 150 feet deep. Make sure you bring a camera to get pictures of the purple, red and orange soil as well as the colorful wildflowers.
Destination: Providence Canyon State Park, Ga.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Pre-trip meeting/Registration deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 13
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
SAC Fitness Center Closed for Thanksgiving Break
The SAC Fitness Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, to allow everyone to spend time with friends and family.
The SAC Fitness Center will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and re-open on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 a.m.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Department of Recreation & Wellness!
360 Hour Vacation Accrual Limit in eTime
Payroll Services would like to remind all employees who are close to or above the 360 hour vacation accrual that eTime vacation balances will reset to 360 hours effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Also, please note, Dec. 31, 2012 is a mandatory vacation day and campus will be closed.
The mandatory vacation day will be automatically entered into the eTime system for all full-time staff and 12 month faculty.
ADP payroll questions and support issues should be directed to:
SSC Customer Support Team
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Rental Notice
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you have until Dec. 12, (8 p.m.) to clean out your locker. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. All contents must be removed for the duration of winter break. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Locker renewals will be available Jan.2, 2013. Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4976.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey, Open Until Nov. 19
The Loch Shop is always anxious to get feedback about our services from our campus community, and we are opening our annual Fall Customer Service Survey to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students.
The Loch Shop will be giving a $50 Loch Shop gift card to three lucky respondents chosen at random from those who complete the survey and provide their contact information. Each person who completes the survey and provides a valid email address will be also sent an exclusive Loch Shop Friends & Family coupon good through the holiday season.
Go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jpdvq2wGnk8ftz
Due to the recent “issues” with Qualtrics, the survey will now stay open through Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
Clayton State Library Fall Survey for Faculty and Staff
The Clayton State Library invites you to participate in our Fall Faculty & Staff Survey. We are seeking feedback regarding the library’s resources and services and how we can improve them.
Please take 10-15 minutes to offer your input, which we will consider in planning and budgeting decisions and as we write our narratives for SACS. Previous survey results have led to an additional book return location and a popular reading collection.
The survey will be open until Nov. 16 and is accessible here: http://clayton.libguides.com/survey
If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Erin Nagel, assessment & marketing librarian, at ErinNagel@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4330.
Top Workplace Survey
As you know, Clayton State University received recognition in 2012 as one of Atlanta’s Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution
based on a survey they had conducted.
Human Resources is pleased to announce that Clayton State will be participating in the 2013 survey that will be sent via email to all Clayton State University employees beginning the week of Nov. 5. Please know that this survey is legitimate and assure your people that we encourage their participation.
TAP Applications for Spring 2013
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application acceptance status is now open for spring 2013 semester. The application submission deadline is Nov. 15.
Please forward your completed System Wide TAP Applications
to Department of Human Resources
For more information on TAP eligibility, policy, and procedures please go to: http://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/tap
Reminder – Sexual Harassment Training Until Dec. 1
Throughout the year Human Resources will advise faculty and staff of trainings that are required by Clayton State University, the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia.
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 2012, all faculty, staff and student employees will be required to complete the Sexual Harassment: A Common Sense Approach training.
The training video, workbook and assessment were designed to ensure that employees understand and adhere to the University’s policies and procedures.
To access and complete the training:
· Log into the CSU Training University
using your current Clayton State user name and password.
· Select “Required Training” under Course Categories
· Sexual Harassment: A Common Sense Approach
No Meal Service During the Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25
There will be no meal service at the Lakeside Dining Hall or Sandella’s during the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22 to Nov. 25.
The Lakeside Dining Hall will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and re-open for breakfast on Monday, Nov. 26. Sandella’s will close at 11 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and re-open Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m.
Dining Services wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “Hooked on Basie,” Nov. 26
The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band (CCBB) in “Hooked On Basie” in Spivey Hall on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“Hooked on Basie” will include popular charts from all decades of Basie's career, including writers Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Bill Holman.
"This is actually the fourth program of 100 percent Count Basie music that the CCBB has held in our twelve years of existence,” says founding and current director Stacey Houghton. “I am surely hooked on Basie, the band can't get enough Basie, and our audiences always enjoy and request Basie; this concert cannot lose! It has been five years since the last all-Basie show, so we are due for another."
Staff Council Meeting, Nov. 29
The next scheduled meeting of Staff Council will be Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m., in room UC260 of the James M. Baker University Center. This will be the last meeting for 2012. We will reconvene in January 2013. All are welcome to attend.
Loch’s Having a Birthday Party!
That’s right. Clayton State will be celebrating Loch’s birthday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. The following celebratory events are planned…
Nov. 26 to Nov. 29
Sign Loch’s birthday card on Main Street in the Baker Center — sponsored by the SGA.
25 percent discount on all Clayton State logo apparel at The Loch Shop – sponsored by The Loch Shop, oddly enough. Get your logo apparel for the Dec. 1 basketball doubleheader.
Friday, Nov. 30
Loch’s birthday party, at 12”15 p.m. in the Baker Center Commons. The Cake will be provided by Dining Services and there’ll be the always-popular photo ops with Loch.
Saturday, Dec. 1
A basketball doubleheader; Clayton State vs. Chowan in the 5:30 p.m. women’s game, and Clayton State vs. Clark Atlanta in the 7:30 p.m. men’s game. There will be special birthday celebration events at the games, including a half-court shot during halftime. One lucky Clayton State fan will have a chance to win a $500 gift card to the Loch Shop! More details to come…
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Henry Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 4
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting its last “Starting a Business” workshop of 2012 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga. The workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
Although the base cost is $69 per person, additional attendees will get 50 percent off when the first attendee pays full price. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: www.georgiasbdc.org
or call (678) 466-5100.