Volume 7, Number 1
Clayton State Hosts North Georgia in Peach Belt Doubleheader Tonight
Clayton State University basketball will start off the new year today with a marquee matchup – the defending women’s national champion Lakers taking on the nation’s leading scorer in the 5:30 p.m. opener of a doubleheader in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
Coach Dennis Cox’ team, 12-1 and currently ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, will be facing Jaymee Carnes and the 6-3 North Georgia Saints in the opening game of the Peach Belt doubleheader. Carnes is coming off a 39-point game in a 73-70 overtime win against Newberry College. If that seems like domination by one player, that’s not surprising, since Carnes, a 6-0 forward transfer from Wake Forest, leads DII with a 28.3 points per game average, and scores 47 percent of her team’s points.
On the other bench (though not for long), will be the Lakers’ Drameka Griggs. A member of the 2011 Elite Eight All-Tournament team, Griggs is also coming off a pretty good game -- a career-high 28 points as Clayton State defeated Wingate 76-60 in the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic. The victory was the eighth straight for Clayton State, and also tied a Peach Belt Conference record for consecutive home victories with 26. As is usually the case, Griggs came off the bench for the Lakers, and turned in a remarkable performance, accounting for her 28 points, as well as seven steals and three assists, in just 20 minutes of play. Clayton State scored 16 points in the last five minutes of the Wingate game, and Griggs accounted for 12 of those points.
In the second game the Clayton State men, 8-2 overall, will play North Georgia at 7:30 p.m. That game will also feature a high-scorer, Clayton State’s Teondre Williams, who, like Griggs, is coming off a career high, 28-point game in the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic. Williams, who has led the Lakers in scoring in nine of their 10 games, averages 22 points per game.
Facilities Advisory Committee Requests Deadline, Jan. 23
University Relations Sponsored Fall Photo Contest
The Facilities Advisory Committee is currently soliciting facilities needs request from the entire campus via the facilities Modification/Space Request form found on the Facilities Management web page. Go to
Completed forms should be submitted to the appropriate vice president for transmission to the Committee. All presentations and supporting documentation will be due to the committee by Jan. 23.
Presentations will be made to the committee during the first week of February.
University Relations is sponsoring a fall photography contest! Please submit your “Best Clayton State Fall Photo.” All photo submissions must be on campus. Photo subjects may include Clayton State faculty, staff, students, or campus scenery. All photos must be submitted by midnight Jan. 13, 2012. No more than two submissions per person, per day.
A winner will be announced Jan. 20, 2012. This contest is open to Clayton State faculty, staff, and students only. Join the Clayton State Flickr group at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/claytonstateuniversity/.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring 2012
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
Jan. 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 5 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 9 a.m. – 3 pm
Jan. 9 – 12 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 13 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 CLOSED (MLK Day)
Jan. 17 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 18 Resume normal hours
Lakeside Dining Hall
Jan. 8 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 9 Resume normal hours
Jan. 16 (MLK Day) Brunch/Dinner only
Jan. 3 – 6 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 7 Resumes normal hours
Jan. 3 – 6 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Resumes normal hours
All other retail dining locations resume normal hours on Jan. 9, 2012.
Time Change for Jan. 28 Basketball Doubleheader
The times for Clayton State’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 28 with USC Aiken have been changed to 3:30 p.m. (women) and 5:30 p.m. (men).
Loch Shop Closed, Feb. 6
The Loch Shop will be closing for system training on Monday, Feb. 6.
College of Business Ribbon Cutting and Signage Unveiling, Jan. 9
The College of Business invites faculty, staff, students and the public to the ribbon cutting and signage unveiling ceremony announcing the renaming of the College of Business. The ceremony will be held on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at 10 a.m., on the landing of the College of Business. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.
To RSVP, contact Valencia Cantrell at (678) 466-4528 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook Buyback, Jan. 9 to Jan. 11
The Loch Shop Textbook Buyback is here, Monday, Jan. 9 to Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 9 a/m/ to 7 p.m. Laker Card ID is required. Bring all CDs, DVDs, and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, Jan. 10
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the University’s Harry S. Downs Center.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
SBDC Hosting Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 10
The Small Business Development Center will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the main building at Clayton State — East.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. All Clayton State students, faculty and staff also get 50 percent off. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=15374f34-1e93-48ac-a67b-f278d517bd34&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=110882
Annual Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration, Jan. 16 to Jan. 19
Theme: “His Dream, Your Vision”
The Department of Campus Life will coordinate the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, 2012, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators to commemorate the life of Dr. King. This year’s theme is “His Dream, Your Vision” will include a Day of Service and MLK Rally and March in Atlanta, MLK Rally at Forest Park High School and the MLK Showcase.
Of special note, this year’s celebration will feature an Essay Contest that is open to all high school students at Forest Park High School, Jonesboro High School, Morrow High School, and Mt. Zion High School. Participants will write an essay reflecting on the theme and focus on how Dr. King’s dream has influenced them personally, civically, and educationally. Students with the top three essay submissions will be acknowledged at the MLK Showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Monday, Jan. 16
Name of Event: MLK Day of Service – A Day On Not A Day Off
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Clayton State students will have the opportunity to volunteer at several sites in Atlanta, Georgia through Hands On Atlanta. Upon completion of the service projects, students will participate in the Annual MLK Rally & March at 12:00 p.m. along Peachtree and Baker Street in Downtown Atlanta. Transportation will be provided for 50 participants.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” Rally
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Forest Park High School
Campus Life along with AmeriCorps and Diversity Education Experiences for Peers Educators will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” MLK Showcase
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Spivey Hall
Clayton State students will showcase their interpretation of Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life through song, dance, or poetry. Additionally, finalists from the MLK High School Essay Contest will read their award-winning pieces. Free Admission and open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Name of Event: AmeriCorps’ Service Cinema – Viewing: The Human Experience
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.