Volume 7, #125
“Macbeth” Meet and Greet, Oct. 29
A “Macbeth” meet and greet with comical, short scene translations will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Laker Hall in the multipurpose room.
In addition to providing a chance to meet the cast members of the Clayton State Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Macbeth,” this event will help you get past the language barriers presented in Shakespeare. You will find that even 400 plus years later Shakespeare is dealing with everyday issues that we all at some point and time may be or become familiar with.
We all deal with lies, lust, politics, and deception. We are all striving to gain status and will do most anything to maintain that status. Combine all these relatable themes then throw in murder, and you’ll have a production you won’t forget! Come out and let us help you get past your fear of the language barriers found in fair Shakespeare!
Clayton State to Celebrate Dental Hygiene Awareness Day, Oct. 30
In recognition of October being Dental Hygiene Month, SADHA, the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association at Clayton State University, is having a Dental Hygiene Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 30 (or just BEFORE Halloween.)
Dental Hygiene Awareness Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Main Street on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Clayton State Dental Hygiene students will be providing information about oral health and be giving away toothbrushes, toothpaste, and much more. The public is invited to attend.
Participants can fill their oral hygiene bag by playing games, winning prizes, and answering trivia questions. Among the activities will be… toss-a-bean bag and “Fill the Cavity,” testing your aim with “Knock-a-Tooth” or testing your luck by spinning the “Wheel of Oral Hygiene.” And, of course, everyone will want to play “Are You Smarter than a Dental Hygienist?”
Staff Council Coca-Cola Fundraiser, Until Oct. 30
Staff Council is sponsoring a Coca-Cola Fundraiser until Tuesday, Oct. 30. If you are interested in placing an order and additional information, then please contact Heidi Benford – Chair, x4328 firstname.lastname@example.org
for an order form.
The delivery of the orders will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon until 2 p.m. in the L parking lot of the campus. Volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution of orders. All are welcome to participate. Funds generated will be used to assist with Staff Appreciation Day 2013.
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.
There will be two categories:
- 1st Place Prize – $50 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 2nd Place Prize – $25 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 3rdPlace Prize – $10 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 7” Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
- All who attend the event are eligible
- Must be present to win
As always, there will be light refreshments available.
StoryCorps Coming to Campus, Oct. 31
) is a nonprofit, national oral history project with an archive of more than 40,000 interviews at the Library of Congress. Its newest program, the Military Voices Initiative (http://storycorps.org/initiatives/military-voices-initiative/
), provides active duty service members, veterans and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories, with a special emphasis on those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
StoryCorps will be coming to Clayton State on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will have a table set up on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center and will sign up people for recordings for the Military Voices Initiative.
Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature UMB’s Peter deSilva, Nov. 1
The College of Business at Clayton State University will present the third installment in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 1, when Peter deSilva, president and COO UMB Financial, president UMB Bank, and chairman, UMB Fund Services, will provide insights and a lively discussion on, "The State of The U.S. and Global Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?"
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will be held in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free, however, reservations are required. Please RSVP to Valencia Cantrell at (678) 466-4528, or go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=kv8gs4dab&oeidk=a07e6i4tvlcf380e493&oseq=a02181gvzbvpso
to register online.
This event is sponsored in its entirety by the College of Business Advisory Board.
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.” NOTE: This documentary is NOT suitable for children.
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.
Music Students Recital, Nov. 2
On Friday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., students of the Clayton State Division of Music will be performing a varied program of works for piano, voice, violin, saxophone, and clarinet in Spivey Hall.
This event is free and open to the public.
Walk with the City of Morrow, Nov. 3
Walk the Jester’s Creek Pedestrian Walkway from Morrow City Hall, Milton Daniel Park, 1500 Morrow Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Sylvia at (678) 902-0889.
Lake Spivey Road Races, Nov. 3
The Fifth Annual Lake Spivey Road Races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting from 2272 Walt Stephens Rd., Jonesboro. Both the 5K and the 15K will start at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 15K. Register online at www.LakeSpiveyRoadRace.org
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.
Please RSVP by Nov. 9 to Pat Keane at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey
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
The survey is open through Nov. 5, 2012.
Clayton State Dining Services Wants Your Feedback
Clayton State Dining Services will be conducting an online survey from Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Your feedback is important for improving our services to the University.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. For every person who responds, Sodexo will donate $1 to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/
Clayton State Dining appreciates your time and your feedback. To begin the survey, click here: http://vcil.cc/sq53qez
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:
2013 Open Enrollment
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 dependents 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.
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
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.
“Macbeth” Draws Near Clayton State, Starting Nov. 8
Something wicked this way comes…
On Nov. 8, “
Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama filled evenings! The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m., and opening night isfollowed by shows on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16. Join us in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 in the Arts & Science building. Admission is free with your Laker ID for students, faculty and staff members. General admission is only $5 for non-students.
Come join the Clayton State Theater for this action-driven tragedy; an exciting evening of witch’s spells, hand-to-hand combat and amazing acting in the dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
Veterans Resource Center Plans Remembrance Day National Roll Call for Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration at Clayton State University is in progress. The official celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 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.
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.
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.
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