Volume 7, #119
2013 Open Enrollment Starts, Oct. 15
The 2013 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, 2012. During the Open Enrollment period, you may be eligible to change, enroll, cancel, or remove dependent from your health, dental, and vision insurance.
If you are adding dependents to your coverage in 2013, please submit the required dependent documentation
to Human Resources prior to Nov., 9, 2012.
Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, Oct. 15, Oct. 16
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
will be holding the Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, bringing together experts from across the state and nation to discuss prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence.
This pivotal, two-day event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions on an array of topics.
The dates are Oct.
15 and Oct. 16 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
To register, go to www.GNESA.org
. Registration is $95 per person, and some scholarships are available.
American Music in Spivey Hall… Courtesy of the Clayton State University Orchestra and the Southern Crescent Symphony, Oct. 16
The Clayton State University Orchestra, along with the Southern Crescent Symphony, will present a program of American Music in Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
The program will feature works by the Southern Crescent Symphony’s conductor, Clayton State Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Richard Bell, and Clayton State music graduate Christel Vinot. Also on the program will be the Symphony #2 by Howard Hanson, and Three American Folk Hymns by K. Lee Scott.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free admission for Clayton State faculty, staff and students.
Picture Day. Oct. 17
A photographer will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room UC 260, to take professional head shots with a backdrop and lighting. Please email Dolores Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm an appointment time.
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin to Speak at Clayton State, Oct. 18, Oct. 19
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin will be returning to Clayton State University next week as a Faculty Scholar for the School of Nursing (SoN) in Clayton State’s College of Health.
Franklin, who has previously spoken twice on the Clayton State campus, most recently as a Commencement speaker in December 2011, will be back on campus on Thursday evening, Oct. 18, and Friday morning, Oct. 19, as part of the 2012/2012 SoN Faculty Scholar program, speaking on “Leadership & Achieving Your Dreams.” Franklin’s presentations are free and open to the public, to register, go to http://fpforms.clayton.edu/nursing/FacultyScholars.asp
Thursday evening’s program will take place in Spivey Hall, beginning with Franklin’s presentation at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m. The Oct. 19 event will begin with registration and coffee in room 201 of the Harry S. Downs Center, and will be followed by Franklin’s presentation and a Q&A, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in room 203 of the Downs Center.
Music Preparatory School Registration Continues
The Clayton State University Music Preparatory School would like to remind staff and students that registrations for non-credit music lessons and classes continues for Fall Session Two.
Registrations will be accepted after Oct. 20, but will incur a late fee. Call (678) 466-5600 to register.
Professors Corrado and Dadpay to Participate in WXIA-TV Presidential Debate Truth Test Watch Group, Oct. 16
Clayton State University professors Dr. Joseph Corrado and Dr. Ali Dadpay will be more than interested observers in tomorrow night’s second presidential debate; they will be participants in WXIA-TV’s Presidential Debate Truth Test Watch Group.
Corrado, an assistant professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Dadpay, assistant dean, MBA director and assistant professor of Economics in the College of Business, will be visiting the WXIA, 11Alive studios in Atlanta Tuesday night as a part of a group of experts from different fields and universities who have been invited to truth test the candidates’ comments made in the debate as the debate happens.
Tuesday’s debate, airing from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Hofstra University, will be in a town meeting format and will include both foreign and domestic policy, subjects that both Clayton State professors are well-versed on.
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
Get up to Speed on Handling Plagiarism and Concerning Student Behavior
The Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) is offering two different workshops within the next month for faculty and staff related to responding to academic misconduct matters and concerning student behavior.
You can read the workshop descriptions and sign up for the workshops by going to the Center for Instructional Development (CID) website or by using the link below:
Sexual Harassment Training
Beginning Oct. 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 are all designed to ensure that employees understand and adhere to the University’s policy and procedures.
To access and complete the training:
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive
- 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
Do you have worn-out athletic shoes lying around? If so, you can donate them for recycling so they can have new life as a tennis court, a playground, or a basketball court.
The GoGreen Team at Clayton State University has placed a collection bin outside the LakerCard Center on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center for used athletic shoe donations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
GoGreen will accept any athletic shoes and any brand, but only athletics shoes – nothing with metal, no sandals or flip-flops, no cleats or dress shoes, and no wet or damp shoes.
Low Element Challenge Course Ribbon Cutting, Oct. 23
Are you looking for a team-building-type opportunity for your class, student group, or department? Do you find that you are in need of greater communication, trust, and cooperation within the group dynamic? If so, Clayton State University’s Department of Recreation & Wellness has an opportunity for you.
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is pleased to announce the unveiling of a Low Element Challenge Course. This outdoor facility will avail itself to the campus community as well as outside groups and corporations. Trust, communication, teambuilding and leadership are just a few of the skills that will be challenged and developed at the Low Element Course.
Outdoor teamwork-enrichment programs have increased in popularity and Clayton State’s Outdoor Adventure Program is thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to the University community. Nicholas Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness, was instrumental in the design of this facility which currently includes seven elements but will expand to 10 by the end of October.
“Our programs are uniquely created to give each participant and team an invaluable set of tools not only for personal growth, but also for professional development,” he says.
“The addition of the Low Element Challenge Course will enable our department to provide the opportunity to expand programming and experiential learning opportunities to students, classes, campus organizations, university staff, and faculty,” adds Cindy Lauer, director of Recreation & Wellness.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon and the campus community is invited to attend. Attendees should assemble at the back entrance of the SAC no later than 10:50 a.m., in order to be escorted to the challenge course location.
For further information, please contact Kilburg at (678) 466-4972 or email NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
. Information can also be found at http://adminservices.clayton.edu/recwell/outdooradventure/
“Do Our Rights Come From God?” The Next Talk in the Clayton State Philosophy Department’s Occasional Papers Series, Oct. 24
The Clayton State University Philosophy faculty invites Clayton State students, faculty, staff and the public to the next installment of the Occasional Papers series, featuring Clayton State Lecturer in Philosophy Dr. Aaron Dopf’s “Do Our Rights Come From God?”
Dopf’s talk will be held in room UC262 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The talk is free and open to the public.
As evidenced by the recent Republican convention and political debate, the notion that our rights come from God is a popular sentiment in modern American culture. But, what exactly does this slogan mean? This talk will address this question along with related ones regarding the philosophical and moral nature of rights.
“Education Under Fire,” Oct. 24
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the main building of Clayton State – East, the Fall 2012 Teacher Education Film Series will present, “Education Under Fire,” a film produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International.
The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Baha´is in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs.
Since the 1979 revolution, young Bahá’ís have not been allowed to attend any of Iran’s universities. Bahá’í academics that have themselves been barred from teaching professionally as a result of their religious beliefs started the BIHE in their homes and began educating Baha’i youth in living rooms and kitchens across Iran. The BIHE represents the only chance that Bahá’í youth have for higher education.
In May 2011, the government launched a coordinated attack against the BIHE–raiding dozens of homes, confiscating materials and detaining 18 professors and administrators. Seven of those arrested received four or five-year prison terms – their only crime: educating the youth in their community.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
Reggie Smith, holistic health practitioner, radio/TV personality, and author from Queens, N.Y., will be the keynote speaker.
Smith, who has been HIV+ for more than 25 years, has initiated a national campaign, Wellness Awareness and Recovery, to diminish the stigma surrounding HIV and increase awareness about the unmet needs of U.S. families in this regard.
Smith will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m., in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Employee Benefits Fair, Oct. 26
The annual Clayton State Employee Benefits Fair will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Harry S. Downs Center.
Loch Shop Halloween Costume Contest, Oct. 31
The Loch Shop invites all you Guys and Ghouls to come and scare the pants off of our judges for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card from The Loch Shop.
The competition, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Loch Shop.
First, second and third place prizes are available in Faculty/Staff and Student categories.
As always, there will be light refreshments available.
Zumba Party, Nov. 1
Get ready to dance those calories away! On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Department of Recreation & Wellness will host a Zumba® Party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on SAC Fitness Center Gym, Court Two.
Zumba® focuses on Latin dance moves to get your heart pumping and burn calories more effectively. Our instructor will teach you basic Latin dance moves to great music and you won’t even know you’re working out!
The event is free to all currently enrolled Clayton State University students and SAC Fitness Center Members and is $7 for guests and non-members. Community/family members are also invited to attend. Bring your friends and join the party.
For more information contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Fitness & Wellness at (678) 466 4975 or email@example.com
“Murderball,” Nov. 1
As part of the Disability Resource Center’s celebration of Disability Awareness Month, the movie “Murderball” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The “Murderball” showing is co-sponsored by AmeriCorps.
This amazing documentary chronicles the lives of rough and tumble rugby players, who also happen to be wheelchair users, on their quest for Olympic gold. The movie follows the hard-hitting action on the court where players smash each other with reinforced wheelchairs on and off the court. These amazing men will make you think differently about the word “disability.”
Also in attendance at the screening will be Clayton State’s own Zac Bradley, and his "Murderball" coach, who will be answering questions about the sport.
“`Murderball,’ the documentary, seems to engender a great response from viewers. It is an unflinching look at disability, sexuality and Olympic competition,” says the Disability Resource Center’s Tameeka Hunter.
Clayton State Middle Level Education & Music Education Information Session, Nov. 13
Students seeking information about Clayton State University’s Middle Level Education or Music Education degree programs are invited to attend an Information Session on Nov. 13.
Faculty will host a one-hour dialogue on the nature of the programs, admission criteria, course scheduling, and other items of interest to prospective students.
Discover what it takes to earn a degree in teacher education. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Arts & Science Building, room G-227, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle 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:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.