Volume 9, #35
New in this Issue
Solicitation & Fundraising Events Inventory Due Tomorrow
Auxiliary Services asks all to complete an inventory of all solicitation and fundraising events that have already taken place in 2013 and 2014 or are planned for the remainder of 2014.
If you have not already done so, please click on the following link to complete a questionnaire for all solicitation and fundraising events in your department or unit, excluding those conducted by Recognized Student Organizations, by Apr. 2:
Please access the survey even if you have nothing to report. You will be able to indicate on the first page that you have no events to enter.
For your reference, Clayton State’s solicitation policy, as well as a copy of the training presentation, can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/VP-Business-Operations/Policies-and-Procedures.
Examples of solicitation and fundraising events:
· Solicitation of sponsors for a departmental fair
· Campus department collection of supplies to donate to a charity
· Donation from a local business to sponsor an event on campus
· A local business has a paid advertisement in a Clayton State brochure
If you have any questions, please contact Carolina Amero at x4217 or CarolinaAmero@clayton.edu.
Sixth Annual Student Research Conference, Apr. 4
The Sixth Annual Student Research Conference, sponsored by Clayton State University, the New York Times and the National Archives at Atlanta, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the National Archives at Atlanta.
Each year students from the University System of Georgia are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to civic engagement. The selected papers and proposals are then presented at the conference.
The conference will also include the Annual Ogden First Amendment Essay Contest, an award named in honor of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Clayton State Professor of Business Dr. Judith Ogden, who was a lifelong supporter of First Amendment rights.
The keynote speaker for the event is Roger Sikes, director of Atlanta Jobs with Justice. Sikes coordinated the 2012 statewide "Justice for School Workers" campaign that won back $8 million in wrongfully denied unemployment benefits for low wage school workers in Georgia. He will be speaking on “Improving the Community: Strategizing Through Historical and Applied Engagement” from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
He also led the struggle to save Grady Hospital's Public Dialysis clinic and he brought together campus cafeteria workers and students to unionize hundreds of Atlanta based campus workers. Sikes has helped organize the campaign using non-violent civil disobedience that protected 255 union jobs at AT&T.
Currently he coordinates the fast food worker strikes in Atlanta and is an integral part of the Moral Monday Movement in Georgia.
What’s Your Forte? Apr. 8
Clayton State students will compete in a vocal talent contest, the “What’s Your Forte” Talent Show, on Tuesday, Apr. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre (room G-132 of the Arts & Sciences Building).
This event also functions as a food drive, so admission is $3, but if you bring a can of food, admission is free.
National Outdoor Leadership School Expedition Denali Speakers, Apr. 10
Last summer a group of African Americans made a historic attempt to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America. The climb was only one chapter of the project developed by the National Outdoor Leadership School as an effort to inspire young people of color to get outside. Come listen as team members share their experiences and compelling stories to inspire future adventures!
Date: Thursday, Apr. 10
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Laker Lounge
Outdoor Adventure also has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at email@example.com.
“Broadway and More,” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 15
The Southern Crescent Symphony and the Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra will be presenting “Broadway and More” on Tuesday, Apr. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall.
The concert will feature music from a number of Broadway shows along with a performance of the Vivaldi Harp Concerto played by winners of the Georgia Harp Society’s Young Artist Concerto Competition.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff).
Janet Winkler’s Retirement Reception, Apr. 17
The Clayton State Division of Continuing Education invites all faculty and staff to honor Janet Winkler on the occasion of her retirement after 14 years of dedicated service to Continuing Education at Clayton State (and 28 years in the industry in total.)
Her reception will be held on Thursday, Apr. 17 in (where else?) the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center, at 11 a.m. To RSVP, please go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b701DZKSY0i7g4l
Second Annul Vendor Expo, Apr. 24
Procurement Services’ Second Annual Vendor Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 24 in room 101 and the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Various vendors will be ready to showcase their products and services to the campus. This is a great opportunity to meet vendors and potentially find just what you need for your department. Make sure you bring your business cards.
Clayton State University’s Annual Service Awards, Apr. 29
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 29 in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the University’s annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 19th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception.
The Service Awards Ceremony is a time for Clayton State to celebrate and honor faculty and staff through recognizing years of service, tenure, promotions, and retirement.
The University’s 2014 Alice J. Smith Awards will be presented at the ceremony. An annual honor since 1995, the Smith Awards are presented to the faculty member and staff member ranked most outstanding as determined by committees of their peers. The award was established by local philanthropist Joseph Smith as a memorial to his wife Alice, to honor her career in teaching and her love for learning.
This year’s faculty nominees are: from the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Richard Singiser and Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller; from the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Richard Pearce-Moses; from the College of Health, Joanna Harris-Worelds; and from the College of Business, Dr. Margaret Thompson.
This year’s staff nominees are: from the Department of Campus Life, Atawanna Royal; from Department of Facilities Management, Ana Gordon; from Public Safety, Angela Evans; from the Registrar’s Office, Andrea Clark; and from Spivey Hall, Sam Dixon.
Clayton State Reschedules Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for May 30
The Clayton State Department of Athletics has announced the rescheduling of the department’s initial Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Friday, May 30.
The ceremony was originally scheduled for Feb. 14, but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. For the rescheduled event, there will be a change of venue as the Hall of Fame Dinner and induction ceremony will be held at Crystal Lake Golf and Country Club in Hampton, Ga.
The event will begin with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. In addition to the Hall of Fame event, the Department of Athletics is also sponsoring a golf tournament earlier in the day at Crystal Lake.
The tournament will be open to all supporters of Clayton State Athletics. Check-in for the tournament will be at 10:30 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 11 a.m. The cost of the tournament is $100 per person or $400 for a four-person team.
Participants of the golf tournament are also invited to attend the Hall of Fame event later that evening. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Clayton State Department of Athletics. To register for the tournament, please call (678) 466-4678.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 includes: Mason Barfield, Alex Dowling, Carlos Head and Nkiru Okosieme.
Boots Bargain for Body Butter at The Loch Shop
Need some makeup or facial care products? Buy any Boots product this month at The Loch Shop and receive a FREE full size body butter of your choice.
The Library Needs Boxes
Faculty and staff -- please save paper boxes for the Library this month. Contact Jennifer Duke by email to let her know if you have a paper box, or drop them off at the Library. These paper boxes are used for the state media festival in May. The Library will need at least 50 boxes.
Summer TAP Applications Now Open
For all Clayton State University full time benefit eligible employees:
The University System of Georgia and Clayton State University is committed to "the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff, and administration”. The purpose of Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is to foster professional growth and development of eligible employees.
With that said we are pleased to inform you that the 2014 Summer TAP Application acceptance period is open. Go to http://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/TAP for more details.
People & Organizational Excellence Training, the Leadership Excellence Certificate Series
Clayton State University’s Department of Human Resources introduces the Leadership Essentials Program. Leadership Essentials Program, or LEAP, is a certificate program aimed at developing leadership and management abilities.
Leadership Essentials is intended to serve anyone who is interested in exhibiting leadership behaviors, regardless of their position titles; however, the program content is especially beneficial to individuals who are already in or aspire to be in leadership positions.
Leadership Essentials encompasses key areas of leadership, including communicating as a leader, personal leadership, leadership fundamentals, and leadership accountability—organizational and individual.
This experiential and interactive program incorporates lectures, case studies, e-learning, group workshops, and individual exercises. Participants balance thought-provoking debate and analysis with self-reflection and professional and personal development. The program is especially beneficial to intact leadership teams.
Who Should Attend? Regular full-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff employed at Clayton State University.
Facilitator: Tom Gausvik, chief Human Resources officer
What will this cost? There is no fee to participate in the program. The first cohort will number 15 participants.
When is the program? Session dates and times will be published with the application process. The program will span a 12-week period meeting every other week.
I am excited and want to attend, what do I do? Simply navigate to the following link to apply:
Leadership Essentials Application or paste the following link in your web address bar: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9XfyCw5YynGJkW1
When is the application deadline? Friday, Apr. 11, 2014
I have more questions, who should I contact? firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 466-4230
New Times for “Created Equal” Screenings
Please join the Clayton State Library for a screening of the film Slavery by Another Name in advance of our next event in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle discussion series on Apr. 16, 2014.
All screenings will be held in room UC 272 in the James Baker University Center. Dates and times of the screenings (there are a couple of changes from the last schedule) are as follows:
§ Tuesday, Apr. 1: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
§ Friday, Apr. 4: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
§ Thursday, Apr. 10: noon – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The film can also be viewed in the Clayton State Library and online at http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/slavery-another-name.
Check the library’s Created Equal LibGuide for information on upcoming events http://clayton.libguides.com/CreatedEqual.
A Music Showcase, Apr. 2
CMEA, NAfME Student Chapter and the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a Music Showcase, featuring Clayton State music students and the Clayton State Jazz Combo, Wednesday, Apr. 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater. Admission is free.
School of Nursing Welcomes Barbara Nichols as its Next Faculty Scholar, Apr. 3, Apr. 4
The School of Nursing in the College of Health at Clayton State University will host its final Faculty Scholar for the 2013/14 academic year next week.
This spring’s Faculty Scholar is Barbara Nichols, president and CEO of Barbara Nichols Consulting and the former CEO of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International), prior to her June 2011 retirement. She will be making presentations in the Harry S. Downs Center on Thursday, Apr. 3 and Friday, Apr. 4.
The Spring 2014 School of Nursing Faculty Scholar program will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Apr. 3, with a reception, followed by Nichols’ presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on "The Dynamics of Leadership: A Personal Perspective,” wherein she will discuss personal leadership experiences, lessons learned and skills and knowledge needed for success. On Friday, Nichols will talk on "Global Nursing: Leadership Beyond Boundaries,” discussing global leadership trends and issues impacting nursing, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Both presentations are free and open to the public. To register, go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_babltpkk3tYCddb. Onsite Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the program starting. This event is funded by HRSA Grant #DO9HP22614.
Biology Seminar Speaker Series Presents Emory University’s Dr. Catherine Barrett, Apr. 4
The Clayton State University Biology Department’s Biology Speaker Series will feature Dr. Catherine Barrett from Emory University on Friday, Apr. 4. She will be speaker on how early life nurturing can affect social behaviors later in life.
Her presentation, “The Role of Oxytocin in Mediating Responses to Early Care," will begin at 2:15 p.m., in room 107 of the Clayton State LAB (the Laboratory Annex Building) and is free and open to the public.
Spivey Hall to Welcome Classical Guitarist David Russell, Apr. 4, Apr. 5
David Russell, a world-renowned classical guitarist known for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, will be welcomed by Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall on Friday, Apr. 4 and Saturday, Apr. 5.
On Apr. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Russell will hold a Guitar Master Class in Spivey Hall. He then can be heard in concert on Apr. 5, at 8:15 p.m. For tickets to his concert, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200 or visit www.spiveyhall.org. Tickets for the concert are $40. Clayton State University faculty and staff tickets are 50 percent off (limit two tickets per Laker ID); Clayton State students pay just $10 (limit two tickets per Laker ID).
Russell’s residency at Spivey Hall is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Russell has earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike, including the 2005 Grammy award in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music for his CD Aire Latino. In recognition of his talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, he twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
Since 1995 Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded 16 CDs. He currently spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome.
The New York Times wrote about his performance: "… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension."
Clayton State to Host Workshop in Corporate Communication Design and Management, Apr. 7
The Corporate Communication program at Clayton State, in conjunction with the TRUST Student Corporate Communication Agency will host a workshop in advertising design and agency management on the Morrow campus on Monday, Apr. 7. Special guest speakers at the event include two leaders in the industry who have a wealth of international experience in graphic design, digital arts and management.
Anna Terry has been working in the visual communications industry as an arts educator and graphic designer for more than 25 years. She is the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Southern Poly, where she also lectures in New Media Arts, Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation. Terry has worked and taught in New Zealand, China and Colombia.
Don Hunter is an educator, artist and manager who has worked, studied and taught in New Zealand and The Netherlands. Hunter taught Sculptural Design, Observational Drawing, and has spent much of his career directing an international arts logistics company. He has also worked in local government as an arts advocate, working in urban design teams. Terry and Hunter are collaborating in authoring a book on “Creative Process.”
The workshop will take place on Apr. 7, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center, room 265.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Communication and Media Studies program of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clayton State University, in conjunction with the recently founded TRUST Student Communication Agency.
“This is a terrific opportunity for students at Clayton State who have any interest in the persuasion industries or in art and design,” notes Assistant Professor Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, who teaches Corporate Communication and advises students of TRUST. “The workshop by Anna and Don promises to guide our student practitioners in the realities of corporate design and how to manage creative resources and ideas toward meeting strategic objectives.”
Interested participants can contact McFarlane-Alvarez for further information at email@example.com.
How’s Your Elevator Pitch? Clayton State Offers College Students a Competition on Pitching Their Big Idea, Apr. 11
How’s your elevator pitch? College students from throughout Georgia will have a chance to find out on Friday, Apr. 11 when the College of Business at Clayton State University holds its first Elevator Pitch Competition at Clayton State from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In case you’re not familiar with an elevator pitch, it’s a talk that quickly presents key information about a business idea regarding a product or service, one that can be given during the course of an elevator ride. The intent of an elevator pitch is to encourage a potential investor to further pursue an opportunity. In other words, according to Dr. Louis Jourdan, chair of the College of Business Department of Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management and professor of Management, who’s organizing the event, it’s a chance to pitch a big idea. The competition is sponsored by Mitch Johnson with Primerica Financial Services.
In addition to Clayton State students, the College of Business is inviting students from other colleges and universities across the state, from the University of North Georgia to Savannah State, and from the University of West Georgia to Georgia Regents. The competition fee is $10, and registration through the website www.clayton.edu/business/Elevator-Pitch-Competition ends Apr. 4. In addition, the public is invited to hear the elevator pitches, and anyone can attend for free.
The competition presents an opportunity to refine professional skills and is open to students from all majors. The competition judges will be drawn from the corporate and education fields and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three pitches.
CIMS Student Awards Ceremony, Apr. 11
On Friday, Apr.11, the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) will host the Ninth Annual Student Awards Ceremony in the James Baker University Center Commons to honor CIMS students who have excelled academically.
Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT) majors will receive awards in several categories: IT Experiential Learning Student of the Year, IT Outstanding Scholars Award, CS Outstanding Scholar Award, and the CIMS Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award. Several awards are available for Mathematics majors: the Rising Senior Awards, the Annita Hunt Award, and the Billie R. Nail Award and Scholarship.
The highest honor bestowed by CIMS is the Catherine Cowan Aust Award, presented to the "best all-around CIMS major." Dean's List students in all majors and Math Club, ACM, and Wi^2STEM officers will be recognized as well.
The CIMS Student Awards Committee would like to remind the Clayton State University faculty members and students that the Student Awards Ceremony is an invitation only event.
SBDC Writing a Living Business Plan Class, Apr. 11
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014; 9 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University –Fayette
100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City
$69 (50% discount for each additional person)
Are you struggling to write a business plan?
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success.
Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Receive 50% off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, Apr. 12
The 35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Apr. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park.
Hosted by South Fulton Running Partners, the 7K (that’s right, it’s a 7K, or approximately 4.35 miles) is the RRCA State Championship and will also include a 4K (just under 2.5 miles – they must like odd distances) walk and a race expo on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners can use their times for placement in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race.
Register online at www.active.com or email email@example.com. For information, call (404) 755-1641.
Vagina Monologues, Apr. 12
Tickets for Clayton State University’s 2014 performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be on sale beginning this week through Apr. 11.
You may purchase your tickets on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center for the one time performance on Saturday, Apr. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This performance promises to make you laugh, cry and learn something you didn’t know about vaginas. Tickets for all Clayton State affiliates are $5, tickets for the general public are $10. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
SBDC Starting a Business Class, Apr. 15
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.. Arts & Sciences Building Room G229
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
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.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start A Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
50% off for current Clayton State students, faculty & staff; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. Or receive 50% off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Marketing Plan (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 18
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Blogging is one of the best ways to ensure that your website is more than an online brochure.
By creating content that showcases your business, expertise and knowledge, you are providing prospects with the information they need to decide that doing business with you is a great idea.
• The reasons why your business needs a blog
• Writing tips to reach your ideal client
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
SBDC Small Business Financing Forum, Apr. 21
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014; 10 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University – East
5823 Trammell Rd.
Free (but registration is required)
Most companies need working capital to conduct their day-to-day business. This program discusses the use of working capital term loans of up to $50,000 to finance these operations.
Information about this important loan program is essential for anyone wanting to expand the operations of a current business or start a new venture.
Join us in helping you grow your business into the future.
Presented by Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank.
Clayton State to Celebrate Arbor Day, Apr. 25
Clayton State’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be Friday, Apr. 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the “courtyard” area in front of the James M. Baker University Center. More details to come.
Clayton State Campus Mediation Tournament, Apr. 25
Mediation is a negotiation process in which the disputing parties are assisted by a neutral third-party — a mediator.
In fall of 2013, Clayton State University students won first place at the 2013 International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.
Help to continue that tradition and be part of the First Clayton State University Student Mediation Tournament, open to all Clayton State students.
Registration and training will be held on Mar. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room T152 of the College of Business. The tournament will be held on Apr. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., also in room T152 of College of Business.
Sponsored by the Center for Business and International Negotiation.
SBDC Creating a Plan for Business Success on Facebook (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 25
Friday, Apr. 25, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on Facebook, are you?
* Why Facebook is a tool in your marketing toolbox; not the whole toolbox
* The difference between profiles and pages
* How social proof & social equity on Facebook can generate sales
* What is Edgerank and how to use it to reach your customers
* 5 Categories of content you need to produce
* 5 Strategies for using photos to generate engagement
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Honoring Linda Nash, Apr. 29
Join the Clayton State Department of Mathematics on Tuesday, Apr. 29 to honor Dr. Linda Nash on the occasion of her retirement after 20 years of dedicated service, both inside and outside the classroom. Her reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center.
For more information, contact Kelli Nipper at email@example.com or (678) 466-4417.
2014 Clayton State Annual Service Awards Program, Apr. 29
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Apr. 29, at 2 p.m., in the Spivey Hall for the 2014 Annual Service/Smith Awards Program.
In preparation for this event, please let Human Resources know of any employees in your area that are planning on retiring this year. We provide all the retirees with recognition and a plaque. In order to get them ordered HR needs to get their names by Apr. 1.
Graduate Nursing Program to Hold First Research Symposium, May 2
Dr. Victoria Foster, assistant professor of Nursing and interim director of Clayton State University’s Graduate Nursing Program, has announced that the Graduate Nursing Program will be holding the first of what it expects to be an annual series of Research Symposia.
The Research Symposium will be held on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. The focus for the symposium will be clinical research and its impact on patient outcomes. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Tornquist, author of From Proposal to Publication: An Informal Guide to Writing About Nursing Research. Tornquist, who is retired from the University of North Carolina, travels across the country to speak about writing and publication. According to Foster, there will also be several dynamic and nationally-known nurse researchers/nurse scientists presenting their current research… providing Clayton State students and other attendees with an empowering opportunity within their profession.
“Our graduate students are exposed to educational research, but I wanted them to see and be aware of the importance of clinical research,” explains Foster. “That was the thinking behind creating the symposium.”
Among the presenters will be Clayton State Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Dee Tanner, who will be doing a podium as well as a poster presentation. Dr. Lisa Eichelberger, dean of the College of Health at Clayton State (of which the Graduate Nursing Program is a part), will discuss the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing. She has been working with a group of other Georgia educators on IOM's mission. Also presenting will be Dr. Dawn Aycock and Dr. Patricia Clark, who are both faculty at Georgia State University, and will be presenting on their current research and different research methodologies.
In addition, Dr. Ora Strickland, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University, will speak about her research, but will also talk about leadership, since some of Clayton State’s graduate nursing students are in the leadership track.
SBDC Why LinkedIn Is So Much More Than an Online Resume (Lunch & Learn), May 2
Friday, May 2, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on LinkedIn, are you?
* How to create a profile that gets results
* Recommendations and endorsements – Give to get
* How to reach 500 connections, and why it’s important
* Sharing information to increase your visibility
* Joining groups and how participation makes you the expert
* LinkedIn company pages that work
* How using LinkedIn well can make you money
* Creating an action plan for improving your activity on LinkedIn
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Register for any class at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
SBDC Video Lunch and Learn, May 7
“Why Video Is The Ultimate Tool for Your Business,” Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Georgia Archives.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what is a video worth to your business?
Used effectively, video can enhance your brand, marketing, and client satisfaction. It can educate, entertain, and energize customers, but only when it’s relevant.
This informative workshop will show you how, where, and when video should be used in your business. You will learn from start to finish how to create a video and incorporate it in a marketing/outreach strategy through effective SEO.
We will also give you information on the latest software and equipment, along with hints for filming to the best advantage.
Communications Conference on Social Media, May 12, May 13
The Communications Conference on Social Media is sponsored by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. This conference is designed for all employees of the USG and TCSG System offices and institutions that have any involvement or interest in social media. Each session is designed to give high-level insight into the different aspects of efficiently using social media in higher education.
The conference will be held on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13 at the Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr., Macon, Ga. Phone: 1-478-621-5300; Fax: 1-478-803-1649; Sales: 1-478-803-1628; Sales fax: 1-478-621-5330. The hotel rate is $107 per night, although this is only about an hour from the Clayton State campus.
Registration for the conference is $185 per person (considering that some social media conferences run over $1500, this is the bargain of the year.) Go to https://kms.tcsg.edu/registration/smc/default.aspx for on-line registration.
The conference agenda is as follows:
Monday, May 12
1-5 p.m.: Registration (pre-conference area)
1-2 p.m.: Optional “Social Media for Dummies”
2:15-3:45 p.m.: USG and TCSG separate meetings
4-5 p.m.: Keynote/Opening Session: Why You Should Be Using Social Media
6-7 p.m.: Welcome Reception
7 p.m.: Dinner on your own
Tuesday, May 13
7:30-8 a.m.: Continental Breakfast (provided)
8-9:15 a.m.: Social Media Content
9-10:45 a.m.: Social Media Policy and Guidelines
11-12:15 p.m.: Social Media and Crisis Communications
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided) and Introduction of Vendors and Sponsors
1:45-3 p.m.: Social Media Analytics
3-3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up
For more information, please contact: Thressea Boyd, Director of Communications, Valdosta State University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 1-229-333-2157.
New Dream Catchers Program!
The legend of the dream catcher embodies the idea that only good dreams are filtered through the netting allowing the good to pass through the feathers to the people. Clayton State is an entire community that rallies around the individual dreams and aspirations of its people. Clayton State’s key attributes are creating an empowering experience, offering a supportive community, as well as offering inclusive diversity and an engaged, experiential preparation.
The “Dream Catchers” program allows faculty and staff to nominate a fellow colleague, themselves or even a department that really embodies one or all of the attributes. It’s a way to remind all of us what makes our university unique! We will recognize these nominations monthly and encourage all of you to tell us how dreams are made real in your area. You may submit your nomination here: http://www.clayton.edu/Brand/Dream-Catchers.
Dental Hygiene Clinic is Looking for Children Patients
One of Clayton State University’s best-known and busiest community outreach programs, the public Dental Hygiene Clinic run by the Department of Dental Hygiene, is looking for young patients.
According to Department Chair Dr. Gail Barnes, the Dental Hygiene Clinic has experienced a shortage of children patients, especially children with mixed dentition, that is, both baby and permanent teeth.
“To meet their graduation requirements, senior dental hygiene students are required to provide oral care for a certain number of children,” she explains.
Although Clayton State does have a lot of non-traditional students, including some young dual-enrolled students and many older adult students, Barnes notes that most Clayton State students do not have young family members who can be patients at the clinic. As a result, Barnes is soliciting support from the Clayton State community and the community at large to assist the University’s Dental Hygiene students in this endeavor.
Appointments for the Dental Hygiene Clinic are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for all ages, but especially for children. For a nominal fee, Clayton State Dental Hygiene students provide dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and x-rays under the direction of dental health clinical faculty.
Please call (678) 466-4920 to schedule an appointment for a young child in your life.
Clayton State Athletics Ready to Kickoff 2014 Summer Youth Athletic Camps
The Clayton State Department of Athletics is preparing to kick-off its 2014 summer youth athletic camp schedule.
The first series of camps will begin the week of June 2. All camps are held on the campus of Clayton State University. The department offers athletic camps for boys and girls in the following sports: soccer, basketball, tennis, speed development and a general sports activities camp.
The week-long camps are offered to youth ages six-to-17 years-old and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day camps are also available either in the morning or in the afternoon. Campers may also choose to combine two different half-day camps if they wish.
Cost of the full-day camp is $125 and for a half-day is $65. To register online or print out a registration form, please visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/summer_camps/index.
Clayton State’s athletic camps are designed to provide the highest quality instruction in a safe, fun, and socially-enriching environment. The primary goal is for all campers to enjoy themselves while also learning and improving their skills.
Daily activities are led by Clayton State head coaches and focus on character building aspects of each individual sport, including self-esteem, discipline and responsibility. The camps combine small group instruction as well as game play to ensure development of fundamental skills and game knowledge.
For more information, contact the Clayton State Athletic Department at (678) 466-4678.
Staff Smith Award Finalists
On behalf of the Staff Smith Award Committee and Staff Council, we would like to thank you for your staff nominations. The following staff members have been selected as finalists…
Sam Dixon – Spivey Hall
Andrea Clark – Registrar
Angela Evans – Public Safety
Ana Gordon – Facilities Management
Atawanna Royal – Campus Life
The Annual Service Award Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 29, at 2 p.m. in Spivey Hall. One of these finalists will be announced as the staff recipient of the Alice J. Smith Award during the ceremony.
If you would like to submit comments to the Staff Smith Award committee on behalf of the staff finalists, please email email@example.com. Also, an online survey is available to submit comments beginning on Thursday, Mar. 27, until Wednesday, Apr. 2. Please follow the link that is provided to share your comments. On behalf of the Smith Staff Award committee, we thank you!
New Motorcycle Parking Space
The motorcycle parking space has been relocated to a more noticeable location. It is now in an end of the row space in Lot D across from the Arts and Sciences Building.
Survey on Evening/Weekend Support by the HUB, CID and M&PS
The ITC subcommittee has recently developed a survey to gather the faculty, staff and students’ thoughts on evening and weekend technical support for the Hub, the Center for Instructional Development, and Academic Technology/Media and Print Services and we would like to engage as many faculty, staff, and students as possible.
This survey will help us determine the need and options for evening and weekend support. Please forward the following link to your faculty and staff and encourage them to complete the survey.
Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPlJbREVCuMxpaJ&Preview=Survey&BrandID=claytonstate to take the survey.
Staff Council’s New Email Address
Staff Council has a new Clayton State email account to send questions, concerns, comments and requests for Staff Professional Development funds. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Professional Development Funds
The funds are shrinking fast. As a friendly reminder when submitting a request, please include the Staff Professional Development Authorization form, a Travel Authorization form and all supporting documents (registration form, agenda, event information, etc.). You may send your request via email to email@example.com or interoffice mail to Heidi Benford – Library Services.
Coming soon… the authorization form and review process will be updated to better serve you. For questions or suggestions, please send an email to Staff Council.
Registration Open for Intramurals
C’mon, just play! Online registration is now open for Intramural Volleyball, Kickball, Tennis, Ping Pong, and Outdoor Soccer. Team Registration will close on Mar. 31 at 6 p.m. Sign up early to guarantee your team’s spot!
Checkout the NCAA Bracket Challenge as well! Sign up on both IMleagues.com and ESPN.com to ensure your bracket is entered. Registration for the Bracket Challenge will close Mar. 20 at 6 p.m. Open to faculty/staff and students!
Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; www.IMleagues.com/clayton.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Keegan Ashbee at KeeganAshbee@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4973. Visit the web – http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/intramuralsports.
Public Safety Updating Notary Public List
The Office of Public Safety is updating its list of notary publics on campus. The current list is as follows:
Rosalind Williams—Edgewater Hall
Wanda Davis-Bender—Faculty Hall
Vicky Smith—Clayton Hall
Dana Brown— Clayton State – East
Sherree Buchanon—Arts and Sciences
Nikia Yallah— Clayton State – East
If anyone listed above is no longer a notary public, please advise Public Safety. Also, if anyone is a notary but not on the list, please advise Public Safety.
Center for Continuing Education Offering English as a Second Language Classes
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University will be offering English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes at the Center for Continuing Education in Morrow beginning in April 2014.
Information Sessions and Assessments for the ESL classes will be held at the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus on Monday, Apr. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CSU East location.
Students need only to attend one of the Information Session. Classes will begin the week of Apr.28.
For further information, please refer to the Center for Continuing Education’s website at www.conted.clayton.edu or call (678) 466-5118.
Fiscal Year End 2014 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
¨ Mar. 10, 2014 Complex services and/or goods, conducted by use of an RFP and/or construction contracts. These requests must be received by DOAS by Mar. 14, 2014.
¨ Apr. 18, 2014 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open market/one time purchases.
¨ May 2, 2014 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
¨ Apr. 30, 2014 Last bid opening date for FY 2014 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
¨ May 9, 2014 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Any purchases requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
¨ May 5, 2014 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2014 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to Fiscal Year 2015.
Budget Amendment Requests:
¨ May 9, 2014 All budget amendments for FY 2014 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
¨ June 2, 2014 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for FY 2014.
¨ May 2, 2014 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY 2014 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to correct a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4280.