Volume 9, #38
New in this Issue
Clayton State Mediation Tournament Cancelled
Due to Dr. Judith Ogden’s recent accident, the First Clayton State University Student Mediation Tournament, scheduled for Apr. 25, has been cancelled. According to Ogden, the College of Business will try to reschedule the competition for early in the fall semester.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
ADP E-time approvals of all biweekly time must be approved by 6 p.m., Friday, Apr. 11, for the payroll ending on Apr. 11.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team at 1-855-214-2644.
Free HIV Screenings, Apr. 11
CSiR, University Health Services, and the Clayton County Board of Health will offer free HIV screening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the second floor of the Student Activities Center on Friday, Apr. 11.
There will also be a movie screening, panel discussion and refreshments in the ballrooms from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions Campus Presentations
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Success Dr. Mark F. Daddona would like to invite you to attend the presentations for the following four candidates who are scheduled for campus interviews for the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions. The presentations will be at 1:30 p.m. in room UC 260 of the James M. Baker University Center on each of the days.
· Apr. 14, 2014 – Luis Ocasio, Assistant Registrar, GA Tech (former Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions, University of Miami)
· Apr. 21, 2014 – Angelo Lee, Director of Admissions, Meharry Medical College
· Apr. 23, 2014 – Joe Stone, Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives, Undergraduate Admissions, Ohio University
· May 1, 2014 - Stephen Jenkins, Director of Admissions, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mercer University
The candidates’ resumes are also available from Daddona’s office for anyone interested in reviewing them.
Budget & Finance Day, Apr. 16
You are invited to attend our very FIRST Budget & Finance Day at the Clayton State -- East Auditorium on Apr. 16. The training will be administered by the Budget & Finance Staff.
The focus of the training will be to improve the execution, knowledge, and understanding of Budget & Finance policies and procedures. During the day, our schedule will consist of:
9:05 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Budget Scott McElroy
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Affordable Healthcare Act Tom Gausvik
9:45 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Grants & Programs
Payroll Vickie F. Smith
10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Security Celeste Wade
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bursar Cynthia Jones
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Travel Naulbert Nolan, Jr.
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Procurement Marcia Jones
3: 35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Accounts Payable Naulbert Nolan, Jr.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Question and Answer Session Budget & Finance Team
The day will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with an introduction and welcome from VP of Business & Operation Corlis Cummings. The training will start immediately following the introduction. You may select to attend all eight classes or you can choose only the ones that suit your need.
Please sign up by emailing the name of the class or classes you plan to attend to Purchasing@clayton.edu no later than 4 p.m. on Apr. 15.
We look forward to your attendance! Thank you in advance and hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Adventure – White Water Rafting the Chattooga
We will be paddling a classic Southeastern whitewater rafting run. Float past awe-inspiring scenery, take the time to explore river features and paddle through some of the most heart-pounding drop pool rapids to be found anywhere. The trip’s highlight is arguably the run through the famous Five Falls, where rapids unfold in quick succession.
Destination: Chattooga River South Carolina/Georgia border
Date: Sunday, Apr. 27
Cost for Students: $50
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 15
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at email@example.com.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Clayton State
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this year we will kick off a week of events beginning with an amazing performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Apr. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom A & B. Purchase your $5 tickets this week on Main Street. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
From Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, the Clothesline Project will be displayed on Main Street in the Baker Center. All survivors of violence, friends and family of survivors of violence, and family and friends who lost loved ones to violence, are welcome to design a pillow case to be displayed on the Clothesline. Pillow cases can be designed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This activity is free and everyone is welcome.
On Apr. 17, Take Back The Night will feature courageous survivors sharing their stories, Grady Rape Crisis Center Advocate Jasmine Holloway, and the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center staff. This event ends with a march across campus and candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m., at the University Amphitheatre. This activity is free and everyone is welcome.
Dr. Crafton's Farewell, Apr. 23
Forsooth, he doth go west… thus it is time to bid farewell to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton on Wednesday, Apr. 23, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Downs Center.
To RSVP, please go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0NW9EDErHFapS1D.
Old English speech, attire and entertainment not required, but appreciated. No Druids allowed.
To all Clayton State University staff who work on the main campus:
Please take a few minutes to complete the parking survey linked below. The results will assist in our continuing efforts to address parking needs on campus. Thanks.
USG Faculty Development Series
Faculty and staff are invited to a session of the DI Group's Learn Without Leaving series online, which is a supplement to the USG Faculty Development series.
Discover the University System of Georgia's Hidden Gem: Software Resource and Services Katy Manley, SRS Inventory & Purchasing Specialist, Thursday, Apr. 10, from noon to 1 p.m.
Learn more about the discounts on name brand software available to USG faculty, staff and students for their personal or institutional use.
This one-hour informational session provides a comprehensive overview of the services available from SRS and includes an interactive walk-thru of the online Institutional and Personal stores.
Registration required at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFFRC6W
Location: http://digroup.gcsu.edu/collaborate => Meeting Rooms => Professional Development Center
faculty, staff and graduate students (others welcome - bring your colleagues and community friends)
Safe Kids Day 2014 at Clayton County Headquarters Library, Apr. 12
Free car seat inspections will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro. For more information contact Karnesha Slaughter at (678) 479-2226.
CSiR Birthday Week Events
CSiR would like to cordially invite you to attend our Birthday Week activities the week of Apr. 7 to Apr. 11.
Wednesday, Apr. 9: CSiR will be having a Cake/Ice Cream Social in Laker Lounge from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. **food will be served
Thursday, Apr. 10: CSiR will be live in the SAC lobby with the ladies from the "Female Chronicles" Please stop by and do a brief interview with them about your organization and any upcoming activities that you may have.
Friday, Apr. 11: CSiR will be showing a film to highlight HIV awareness as well as having a panel discussion **food will be served
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Created Equal” Screenings, Apr. 10
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:
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.
Off-Site Public Screening of Slavery by Another Name, Apr. 11
An additional public screening of Slavery by Another Name will take place on Friday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Riverdale, Ga. The address is 230 Hwy 138 SW, Riverdale, Ga. Directions can be found here: http://www.emmbc.org/index-5.html.
The Boys from Syracuse, Apr. 11, Apr. 12
The Clayton State Music Drama Workshop presents… “The Boys from Syracuse” with performances in Spivey Hall will be Friday, Apr. and Saturday, Apr. 12, both at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
According to Director Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, it’s a BIG show, and the first Music Drama Workshop production with scenery and lighting design work by the new Assistant Professor of Theatre and Technical Director Adam Howarth.
“I think our audiences will really enjoy the zany look that reflects the funhouse-mirror craziness of this farce of multiple mistaken identities!” says Zeller, who also points out that many Clayton State faculty are working with or alongside the students.
In addition to Zeller and Howarth, that includes choreography by Katie Kelly, and many of full-time and part-time Division of Music faculty in the orchestra pit. But, you’d expect that. Maybe you didn’t know that Dr. Joe Johnson, chair of the Humanities Department, is a fine tenor, and will be making his Spivey Hall debut singing the opening number of the show, “I Had Twins!” Rumor also has it that the one-and-only Dr. Jim Braun is going to help out as a consultant to make some of the onstage Sorcerer’s magic tricks work out. Oh yes, Zeller will also sing a small role.
For those unfamiliar with “The Boys from Syracuse,” the Syracuse referenced in the title is the ancient Greek colony in what is present-day Sicily. However, Zeller points out that the action actually is set in Ephesus. According to Zeller, the work is based on Shakespeare’s farce “The Comedy of Errors” and concerns two sets of identical twins (two masters, two servants) from Syracuse who were separated in infancy. The plot involves what happens when the “boys from Syracuse” show up in Ephesus in search of their long-lost brothers.
“Complications ensue — lots of mistaken identities and madcap adventures,” says Zeller.
It’s also interesting to note that many of the tunes in the show will be recognizable to those patrons of a certain age. “Falling in Love with Love,” “This Can’t Be Love (Because I Feel So Well),” and “Shadow on the Sea” have become standards, part of the repertoire of every jazz and pop singer interested in the American Songbook of Tin Pan Alley. In addition, the show’s biggest hit, “Sing for Your Supper,” was a staple of the Andrews Sisters.
In addition to the faculty, the cast will not only include Music majors, but also students majoring in Theatre, Biology, and Management.
Crafting a Response: Religious Expression, Private Business, and Health Care," a New York Times Talk, Apr. 11
The next New York Times Talk at Clayton State University will feature Dr. Josh Meddaugh, assistant professor of Political Science, who will facilitate a talk called: "Crafting a Response: Religious Expression, Private Business, and Health Care."
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, Apr. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center. This talk will include a discussion of the Supreme Court case Sebelious v. Hobby Lobby Inc., which may determine if private businesses are exempt from providing contraception due to their owners' religious beliefs.
A free lunch will be provided, courtesy of the New York Times, to all those of RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 10.
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 percent 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.
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? email@example.com or call (678) 466-4230.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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 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.
Open Budget Meeting, Apr. 17
There is an Open Budget Meeting scheduled on Thursday, Apr.17 at 2 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
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.
Women's Forum Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 22
The Clayton State Women’s Forum Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 22, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
This year’s luncheon will salute women veterans and will feature special guest speaker Colonel Angelique L. Faulise, U.S. Air Force (Retired). The cost of the luncheon is $13.50 and RSVPs are required by Apr. 14. Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2nssi6mVBuX5mKN to register.
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.
Pat Keane’s Retirement Luncheon, Apr. 25
Clayton State faculty and staff retire every year. It’s part of the circle of life (to quote “The Lion King.”) However, Pat Keane only retires once.
In 30 years at Clayton State, Pat has been the face of Clayton State as the institution has grown from a junior college (that’s right, she started here when this was still Clayton Junior College) to a university. The winner of the 2013 Alice Smith Staff Award, and the University’s senior staff member in terms of length of service, she is currently the administrative assistant in the Athletic Department; her fourth position at the University, which may be a record of some kind. She first worked part-time at Clayton State as the switch board operator, starting in 1984. She then moved over to work full time in the Continuing Education Division (under Dr. Bryan Edwards), and later spent several years in Media & Printing Services (keeping Paul Bailey on the straight and narrow) before running the Athletic Department for Mason Barfield, Carl McAloose and now Gareth O’Sullivan.
In honor of all she’s done for Clayton State over the years, the Athletic Department is holding a retirement luncheon for Pat on Friday Apr. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the basketball hospitality area of the Athletic Center. This is one event you don’t want to miss, and RSVPs are NOT required.
Clayton State Named “Tree Campus USA;” Arbor Day Celebration, Apr. 25
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Clayton State University with 2013 Tree Campus USA® recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Clayton State achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
As part of its Tree Campus USA designation, Clayton State and the University’s Tree Committee are hosting its Second Annual Arbor Day Observance on Friday, Apr. 25, at 10:30 a.m., featuring a representative of the Georgia Forestry Commission who will present Clayton State with its Tree Campus USA plaque.
The comprehensive public Arbor Day ceremony will also include a tree planting at the James M. Baker University Center and the Clayton State Tree Committee will be giving away tree seedlings at the ceremony. Also included on the day will be guided tours of the “Plants of the Piedmont” trail, located behind Spivey Hall, the Music Education Building and the Harry S. Downs Center. Following the ceremony, there will be trees planted at various locations throughout the campus.
Honors Program Spring Meeting, Apr. 25
The Clayton State Honors Program hosts its Spring Wrap Up meeting on Friday, Apr. 25, at noon in Room B14 of the Lecture Hall. The agenda includes thanking outgoing officers, electing next year’s representatives, a brief Honors Program Orientation/Overview and discussion of ongoing committee business. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
Brigitte Byrd to Lead Poetry Workshop in Peachtree City, Apr. 26
A poetry workshop led by author and Clayton State University English professor Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Peachtree City Library. Lunch is included; pre-registration is required.
Send $15 (checks payable to Friends of the Library) to 201 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, Ga. 30269 or pay at the library.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End Monday, May 12
All meal plans and Dining Dollars end Monday, May 12. Any unused meals and Dining Dollars will be forfeited if not used by the end of that day (the Lakeside Dining Hall will close at 2 p.m.). You can invite a friend or co-worker to lunch at the Dining Hall or take them to Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, or SubConnection for a meal… just don’t let your meals or Dining Dollars go to waste!
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, May 13
Clayton County’s Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, “Community Emergency Preparedness Takes a Village” will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will start promptly at 9:15 a.m.
There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Email email@example.com for the registration form.
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.
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.
Dr. Kevin Demmitt Named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Clayton State is blessed to have a number of individuals able to exercise leadership in times of transition. As Dr. Micheal Crafton prepares to leave us after nearly five years of exceptional service, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Kevin Demmitt has agreed to serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Demmitt has served the University in wide variety of capacities over nearly 20 years, most recently in Academic Affairs as Associate Vice President for Extended Programs. Included in those leadership responsibilities are oversight of off-campus sites (especially our Henry and Peachtree City locations), on-line offerings, dual enrollment programs, as well as international programs. His breath of experiences, together with his strong commitment to academic excellence, and collaborations across programs and divisions, make him an exceptional candidate for this position. Like many of our colleagues, I am excited for this chance to work with Dr. Demmitt in this new capacity, and I know he will do an excellent job continuing the excellent work of Dr. Crafton and our other Academic Affairs colleagues.
On a personal note, I want to thank so many involved in Academic Affairs for taking time to speak with me about prospects and opportunities for Academic Affairs. Candid and thoughtful conversations about our academic futures helped me a great deal in this decision process.
We intend to begin the search process to identify the next permanent Provost almost immediately. More information on that will be shared in the very near future. In the meantime, please join me in helping to welcome Dr. Demmitt to this new position.
Tim Hynes, President
Request from Public Safety – Enter Your Number in the Text Message Data Bank
When there is an emergency situation that could impact the safety of our campus, whether it be a human threat or weather related, we send out notifications mainly by email and text message.
Since many of you probably see the text messages much quicker than the emails, it is essential that everyone who has a telephone capable of receiving text messages enter your number into the University system to ensure that you receive the messages. It is an “opt in” system, which means that you have to personally enter your number. As a reminder, the process is very easy and quick:
· Go to the Clayton State University website
· Click on the “Swan”
· Click on “My Tab”
· Scroll down to “Emergency Text Messages” and enter your telephone number and the communications carrier (e.g. Verizon, AT&T, or other)
· Then hit “Save” and you’re done.
It’s that easy, so if you haven’t already done so, please do so now, or if you have changed numbers or carriers since last entered, please update now.
Safety Message to Campus
Plan, Prepare, React…
To all students, faculty and staff, the following safety tips are being provided in the unfortunate event that any of you are ever exposed to an active shooter incident, whether on or off campus.
Active shooter defined — an individual actively engaged in shooting people in a confined space or other populated area. In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
If an active shooter is ever in your vicinity, quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect yourself. Students, employees and visitors are likely to follow the directions of instructors, supervisors and administrators during an active shooter situation.
Active Shooter Response Options
Have an escape route and plan in mind. Identify the nearest exit doors from your location to the outside of the building.
Leave your belongings behind (take keys and phones only if it doesn’t delay your escape).
Keep your hands visible if you encounter the police.
Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view.
Block entry to your hiding place and lock or barricade the doors if possible with tables, chairs, etc.
Place cell phones on silent or vibrate mode.
Keep quiet and turn out the lights.
Last Resort–Take action
As a last resort and only when your life is in danger.
Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter.
Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter, books, backpacks, shoes, hot coffee, fire extinguishers, anything that may be a deterrent or distraction.
Call Public Safety at (678) 466-4050 or 911 when it is safe to do so.
How to respond when law enforcement arrives:
Remain calm and follow instructions from officers.
Immediately raise hands and spread fingers when instructed by officers.
Keep hands visible at all times.
Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to go to them for safety.
Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling.
Don’t stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating; proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the building/area or toward the location designated by officers.
Information you should provide to law enforcement or 911:
Location of the active shooter/s
Number of shooters
Physical description of the shooter/s
Number and type of weapons possessed by the shooter/s
Number of potential victims and their locations at the incident scene
These are just a few safety suggestions to keep in mind. Our Public Safety Department can provide an “active shooter response” training session to either small or large groups upon request, which includes a practical scenario video recently produced by campus police in the USG. If interested, please call our office at (678) 466-4050.
Special Notice to All Directors— Survey on Evening/Weekend Support by the HUB, CID and M&PS
Directors – please encourage your staff to complete the following survey. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BCW Public Comment Period Currently Underway
The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 years, with special needs. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system and BCW is administered locally in Clayton County by the Clayton County Board of Health.
As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, DPH has published its Part C BCW application in order to give the public an opportunity to comment on the application and BCW policy. From now until Apr. 17, 2014, the public may review the revised BCW policy at the following location during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday):
The Clayton County Board of Health
Comprehensive Health Facility
1117 Battle Creek Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
The policy can also be reviewed online at http://health.state.ga.us. Comments about the policy are received in three ways:
1) Written comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
Babies Can’t Wait
Attn: Phyllis Turner, Interim BCW Program Manager
2 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 11-406
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
2) Email comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Facsimile comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
State BCW Office Fax (404-657-2763)
For more information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program, visit http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw.
Fiscal Year End 2014 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
¨ 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 email@example.com or ext. 4280.