Volume 7, #107
Constitution Week Events, Sept. 14 to Sept. 20
Clayton State University’s annual Constitution Week celebration will be starting early this year, with a New York Times Talk on Friday, Sept. 14.
Highlighting the activities between Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 will be Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, who will be keynoting the week on Thursday, Sept. 20 with, "A Civil Discussion on Living Constitutionalism." Olens and Barnes will be appearing at Clayton State from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The Friday, Sept. 14 New York Times Talk, courtesy of the New York Times
and the American Democracy Project, will address a very hot topic in this presidential election year, “Voter ID Laws: Preventing Voter Fraud or Suppressing Votes?” The discussion will be facilitated by
Dr. Kay Kemp, Clayton State associate professor of history, and will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the Baker Center. Free lunch and drinks will be provided by the New York Times
. As is the case with all Constitution Week events, the public is invited to attend. However, individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., and limited seating is available.
A constitutional debate will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The topic (another potentially controversial subject); “225 Years: Is it Time for Another Constitutional Convention?" The debate will be held in room UC267 of the Baker Center at 9 a.m.
That same day, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Writers' Studio at Clayton State will host a screening of “Please Vote for Me,” an award-winning documentary from 2007 by Weijun Chen.
The Writer’s Studio is located in room G-224 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. A discussion of the film will be facilitated by
Dr. Sipai Klein, assistant professor of English and director of The Writers' Studio
. The screening also has limited seating available.
Philosophy Faculty to Open Occasional Papers Series with In Defense of Supererogation as a Virtue Producing Ideal, Sept. 19
The Philosophy faculty at Clayton State University will open its inaugural Occasional Papers
series on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with Lecturer in Philosophy Dr. Sanjay Lal’s In Defense of Supererogation as a Virtue Producing Ideal
Lal’s presentation will take place in room UC268 of the James M. Baker University Center, beginning at 11 a.m. and concluding at noon. The talk is free and open to the public, and a discussion will follow the talk.
In discussing Lal’s presentation, Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall states that Lal argues that ethical codes that ask us to do more than what mere duty requires can produce morally desirable traits in adherents, whether or not these persons manage to live up to the ideal of the system.
University Health Services (UHS) is hosting free STD screenings on Wednesday 09/19/2012 from 10:00 am until 2 pm.
University Health Services (UHS) is hosting free STD screenings on Wednesday 09/19/2012 from 10:00 am until 2 pm. This event will be held in three places: in the UHS clinic (Student Center Room 211), Clayton Station (leasing office), and in the resident hall (4th floor and multi-purpose room).
Dr. Judith Leavitt School of Nursing Faculty Scholar, Sept. 20, Sept. 21
The School of Nursing (SoN) in the College of Health at Clayton State University will be welcoming its first Faculty Scholars for the 2012/13 academic year on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 — clinician, educator, consultant, activist and author Dr. Judith Kline Leavitt.
Leavitt’s initial visit to campus, based on the theme, “Linking Policy, Politics and Practice,” will be on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21. She will also be making a return visit as part of the Faculty Scholars Program in March 2013.
The program on Thursday, Sept. 20, which is free and open to the public, will include a registration period that starts at 6:15 p.m., a dessert reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Leavitt’s presentation, which will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Leavitt will be covering three topics; “The Connections Between Practice, Policy and Politics,” “Using Research to Influence Policy,” and “The Political Dimensions of Health.” All three events will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus, with the presentation taking place in room 301.
The Friday, Sept. 21 program is also free and open to the public, and will start at 9 a.m. with registration and coffee in room 201 of the Downs Center. At 9:30 a.m., everyone will adjourn next door to room 203 of the Downs Center, for Leavitt’s hour-and-half presentation on the following subjects; “Influencing Policy in the Workplace, Government. Community and Organizations,” “The Affordable Care Act – Why Should Nurses Care?” and “A Critical Time to Influence the Future of Health Care.”
To register for either event, go to http://fpforms.clayton.edu/nursing/FacultyScholars.asp
Faculty and Staff Safe Space Training, Sept. 21
The Annual Faculty and Staff Safe Space Training will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 327.
Safe Space is a national program designed to provide a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the campus community; increase the visible presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies and places that are “safe” for LGBT students across campus; and dismiss negative stereotypes and present accurate information about the LGBT population. Individuals who have completed the Safe Space Training may post the Safe Space symbol at their offices, backpacks, or binders as a way to designate themselves as safe allies for LGBT students, colleagues and friends.
Since the inception of the Safe Space Training program at Clayton State in 2008, more than 100 individuals have participated in the program. Given the growth of our LGBT community at Clayton State, we would like to increase the number of visible allies to improve the chances of this population excelling academically, socially, and professionally at the University.
Safe Space Training is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, and Gay-Straight Alliance. If you are interested in attending this training, please submit your name, department, and email address to email@example.com
by Friday, Sept. 14.
For more information regarding this program, contact Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve, Sept. 21
Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) and Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve on Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Georgia SHAPE Month (September), the Clayton County Board of Health and the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a FREE Autumn Health Walk at the Reynolds Nature Preserve.
Participants in the health walk will be able to take a free guided nature walk through a portion of the 146-acre Reynolds Nature Preserve, located in the heart of Clayton County. Preserved in its native state, the reserve offers a view of the rolling hills and forests that define Georgia’s Piedmont region. During the walk, visitors will receive information about Georgia SHAPE, the USDA's "Choose MyPlate" campaign, and the FitnessGram program. The first 30 attendees will receive free goodie bags from CCBOH.
This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to stay in shape and get back to nature. To register or for more info, contact Katrina Brantley, CCBOH Community Wellness Manager at (678) 610-7428 or email@example.com
Outdoor Adventure – White Water Rafting, Sept. 22
On Saturday, Sept. 22, we will be guided down the Oconee River, home of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events. Then head back home and brag to everyone how much fun we had over the weekend! Bring a change of clothes, water bottle, bathing suit, shoes with laces or straps, no flip flops.
Destination: Oconee River, Tennessee
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22
Pre-trip Meeting/Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 18
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.
The Office of Career Services will be offering a Student Employee Training Workshop Sept. 28
The Office of Career Services will be offering a Student Employee Training Workshop focused on Exceptional Customer Service. The workshop will be offered Friday, September 28, 2012 in the University Center, Room 267 from Noon to 1pm. If you would like to have your student employee(s) participate, please send an RSVP to Natasha Woodall (email@example.com
) by Wednesday, September 26, 2012. For more information call (678) 466-5400.
New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Starting Sept. 10
OK, so maybe the Statue of Liberty isn’t going to be re-constructed on campus, and the Mets are having a lousy year, but Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is bringing a little of New York City to the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center from Sept. 10 through Sept. 21.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, for those two weeks, or while supplies last, The Loch Shop will be featuring a sale on the latest in fashion accessories from Accente NYC.
Based in the New York City area, Accente NYC takes its inspiration from the energy of the New York fashion scene, bringing the latest trends to their retail partners.
Accent NYC fashion scarves and sunglasses will be on sale in The Loch Shop from Sept. 10 through Sept. 21 for $12 each or two for $20. Assorted jewelry and hair accessories will also be on sale for $4 each or three for $10.
Flu Shots Available, Starting Sept. 10
University Health Services will begin offering flu shots on Monday Sept. 10.
The shots will be available from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Costs are as follows: students – $15; faculty/staff – $20 (this is a $5 savings compared to community prices); community – $20.
Clayton State Library on Duck Tour, Sept. 14 to Sept. 18
The Clayton State University Library and the Clayton State Center for Instructional Development (CID) are participating in the CASA (Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates) Duck Derby again this year.
The Library and CID join forces each year to decorate a darling yellow rubber duck. Their efforts will be on public display when the CASA Duck Tour comes to the Clayton State Library Friday, Sept. 14 through Tuesday, Sept. 18. Clayton State students, faculty, staff, the public, and even the ducks, geese and swans from the University’s Swan Lake are invited to come to the library during those days and vote for their favorite Darlin’ Duck. Ballots will be available in the Library.
CASA are community volunteers who support children in the court system. The tour of Darlin’ Ducks will conclude at the 13th
Annual Duck Derby in Jonesboro on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Early Fall Opening Meetings
As noted at the Fall Faculty Meeting, we are hosting open meetings about several issues of campus wide importance. These are also issues for which campus perspectives are of special value for framing future institutional directions. The topics have already been introduced broadly. These meetings are to provide updated material, as well as to generate perspectives on future opportunities and directions. The sessions are as follows:
Sept. 25 3 p.m. — UC 272 —
Complete College Georgia
Oct. 5 9 a.m. — G-132 (Theatre) Budget discussions as well as follow-up discussions of promotion and tenure policy documents under consideration by the Faculty Senate
Oct. 8 3 p.m. — UC 272 SACS reaffirmation issues —involvement in completion of standards compliance documents; open discussions on choices for Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Clayton State 2013 Holiday Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day
Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28-29 – Thanksgiving
Monday – Friday, Dec. 23-27 – Winter Holidays
Site License Software Available
Adobe Master Collection – Faculty and Staff (University Owned Machines Only)
We now have a site license for Adobe Master Collection (this includes software such as Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, etc.). Our site license is for installation on University-owned laptops and computers only. To install on Windows, click on the Start Menu, All Programs, LANDesk Management, and then Desktop Manager. When the window opens, click on the Software Deployment Portal then click the checkbox next to AdobeCS6 Master Collection and then the Deploy button at the bottom. The software does take a while to install so give yourself plenty of time. If you run into trouble contact the HUB for assistance.
Quoppa PDF Studio Pro – Faculty, Staff, and Students (all machines)
If you are only interested in Adobe Acrobat Pro, install Quoppa PDF Studio Pro instead. Our site license for this software covers all faculty, staff and students. Just follow the directions to launch the Software Deployment Portal included above, click on the checkbox next to Quoppa PDF Studio Pro and then click on the Deploy button at the bottom to install. Again, this is also available for students and contains a nice feature that lets them take notes right on a pdf file. Students who need support installing this software can go to Student Software Support on the first floor of the Library building for assistance.
Music Preparatory School Registration Opens, Carol Payne Named Director
Dr. Carol W. Payne has been appointed the new director of Clayton State University's Music Preparatory School, a part of the Visual and Performing Arts Department's Music Division.
The Music Prep School has a faculty of professional musicians and offers affordable lessons and classes to the public in piano, violin, voice, brass, and other instruments. Each session lasts for nine weeks and adults, children over the age of six, and all skill levels are welcome.
Registration for Fall Session II will open on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with lessons beginning the week of Oct. 15. Prep School students are taught in the Clayton State Music Education Building and have the opportunity to perform in Spivey Hall.
Payne has been a music educator for more than 25 years and holds a Ph.D. in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from The Florida State University. She previously taught music courses and piano at FSU, Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida.
For more information, please contact Payne at extension (678) 466-5600, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or check out the website at http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/music/preparatoryschool
Nominate a Student for the Laker Orientation Leader Position
Do you have an engaged and responsible student in your class? Do you regularly work with a student employee that you believe would represent Clayton State University well? Nominate them to become a Laker Orientation Leader!
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is currently seeking outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders and welcome incoming students to Clayton State University.
To nominate, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6MahgqbziRveeZD
to access the form.
Once you have submitted your nomination, the Orientation office will send the student you have nominated a personalized e-mail notifying them of their nomination and inviting them to attend one of our Laker Orientation Leader information sessions. It’s that easy.
Questions? Please contact Candace Henry (CandaceHenry@clayton.edu
) or (678) 466-5443.
“No Easy Day” Now on Sale at The Loch Shop
Readers who want to learn more about the mission that took out Osama Bin Laden need to come to Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, The Loch Shop now has copies of the controversial new book, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden” for sale for 25 percent off list price. The sale price is $20.21 plus tax (discounted from $26.95) while copies last.
“No Easy Day” was written
by a former Navy Seal under the pen name Mark Owen.
Visiting Writers Reading Series Opens Sept. 27
The first installment of the fall 2012 edition of the Clayton State Department of English’s Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in room T212 of Clayton Hall. Poet Kathleen Ossip will be reading.
Clayton State SBDC’s "Starting a Business" Workshop Coming To Griffin, October 17
The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held at the Griffin Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion will include:
* traits of a successful entrepreneur
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs
* calculating financial projections & break even analysis
* sources of capital & financing alternatives
* reasons for business failure
* writing a business plan
“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,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112225
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 12
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
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.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.