Volume 7, #90
Everyone Can Take Advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday at The Loch Shop
Want to save even more off The Loch Shop’s low prices on computers, apparel, and school supplies? Enjoy the “Back –to-School Sales Tax Holidays” at The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State University Student Center.
Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith reminds everyone that Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 mark the State of Georgia’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. The Loch Shop will be open to Clayton State students, parents and everyone else on Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug.11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Included in the sales tax holiday at the Loch Shop will be:
“Issues” with eTIME Access
- Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item;
- A single personal computer or personal computer-related accessory purchase with a sales price of $1,000 or less; and
- General school supplies for classroom or related activities with a sales price of $20 or less per item
The Shared Services Center is currently receiving reports of issues with eTIME access. We have reported the issue to ADP and will let you know as soon as we have an update. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience in this matter.
New UHS hours, Effective Aug. 6
New hours for University Health Services (UHS) will be effective starting Monday, Aug. 6:
Monday and Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UHS will close at 5 p.m. when classes are not in session and final exams are completed.
SAC Fitness Center Closed, Aug. 8 and Aug. 9
The SAC Fitness Center will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9, for student staff training and facility maintenance. The Fitness Center will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.
As a point of clarification, the SAC building will be open and maintain normal operations despite the Fitness Center closure.
Additionally, the SAC Fitness Center will be holding its Annual Mock Emergency Drill on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be advised that you may see emergency vehicles and personnel at the SAC during this time.
TAP Registration, Aug. 9
TAP Registration for Fall Semester 2012 at Clayton State University (for approved courses) is Aug. 9, 2012.
It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure they register for the courses they have been approved for under TAP. The Clayton State University Registrar’s office
can assist TAP participants with any issues regarding registration.
Courses taken under the TAP program must be registered for during the designated TAP registration time. Participants who register early for TAP courses will be disqualified from receiving the TAP waiver for those courses. Any course substitutions or changes must be approved by your supervisor, the TAP coordinator, and the Director of Human Resources.
Please note that TAP participants will be billed for credit hours in excess of nine, and for any special fees not covered by the program. Any financial aid received (excluding loans) is to be applied prior to any TAP waiver, and reduces the waiver accordingly. Failure to make at least a grade of “C” or better as well as withdrawing with a grade of “W” will void eligibility and approval for participating in the Tuition Assistance Program for one semester.
For additional information regarding TAP, please visit:
University System of Georgia TAP Coordinators
For more information on TAP policy please go to:
or Frequently Asked Questions
Dining Services Hours Through Aug. 10
- Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Pizza Hut and Subconnection
Weekend Meal Plan Service at Sandella’s Beginning Fall 2012
- Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
This fall, by popular demand, Sandella’s at Laker Hall will be open on Saturdays and Sundays and accept meal plans on the weekends. With the additional service and variety at Sandella’s, the Lakeside Dining Hall will be closed on the weekends.
All meal plan holders can use their meal swipes at Sandella’s for weekend meal plan service. Each brunch and dinner meal swipe will be worth up to $8 in value; anything over $8 must be paid by cash, credit, or Dining Dollars. The current Sandella’s menu is being expanded to offer new options, including more Simply-to-Go and snack items. To help your meal swipe go farther at Sandella’s, we will be offering combos consisting of a made-to-order entrée, choice of a side item, and a fountain drink.
Based on survey feedback, we believe that residential students will get more value from their meal plans and enjoy the convenience of having their dining service in Laker Hall on the weekends. (View the Sandella’s menu
Weekend Hours: Sandella’s will be open Saturday and Sunday for brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For dinner, Sandella’s will be open Saturdays 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During each of these times, your meal plan swipe may be used once per meal period.
Weekday Hours: Sandella’s is still open during the week, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can also use your meal swipe to purchase breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a value of up to $5 per swipe (once per breakfast period).
We invite faculty and staff to visit Sandella’s any time it’s open. Enter from the patio without having to go into Laker Hall, and enjoy your meal at Sandella’s or get your meal to go.
In addition to Sandella’s, Jazzman’s will be open Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., where you can pick up a salad or sandwich, a pastry, and a cup of coffee, a coffee drink or a smoothie.
Tell Us How We’re Doing and Be Entered to Win a Prize
Tell us how we’re doing at Clayton State because we value your feedback! Comment card boxes are located around campus. Submit a comment card by Sept. 28, 2012, and be entered to win a drawing for one of two prizes: a $25 Loch Shop gift card or a $25 LakerBucks deposit.
Two winners will be drawn from all submissions between Aug. 13 and Sept. 28. Comment cards can be submitted anonymously, but to win you must include your name and LakerID number. A maximum of one submission per person will be eligible for the prize drawing. Winners will be notified by Clayton State email.
Purchase a Commuter Meal Plan with Financial Aid, Aug. 6-21
Would you like to take advantage of the great value of a meal plan but don’t have the cash right now? If so, you can purchase a meal plan with your Financial Aid.
Log on to the SWAN and click the Essentials tab. Find the channel named “Meal Plan Purchase with Financial Aid” and complete the information requested. If you have Financial Aid available, you will be notified within approximately one business day
that your meal plan has been approved and added to your LakerCard.
Regular meal plan service begins Friday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.
More information about changes to the weekend meal plan service will be forthcoming.
Financial Aid Book Money and Extended Hours for Start of Fall Semester, Aug. 6-21
Financial Aid Book Money will be available in the Loch Shop Aug. 6-21. Remember, your LakerCard must be presented to the cashier to use Book Money. The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have extended hours during the Financial Aid Book Money period. For a complete listing of hours, visit:
- Loch Shop Operating Hours
- LakerCard Center Operating Hours
Financial Aid for Laptop Purchase in the Loch Shop, Aug. 6-21
Do you need a new laptop and have Financial Aid available? If so, you can use your Financial Aid to purchase a Lenovo laptop from the Loch Shop.
Lenovo laptops have been certified by The Hub to meet Clayton State standards and will be supported by The Hub.
The Financial Aid Laptop and Meal Plan Purchase channels will be effective at 12 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 6.
To request additional previously-awarded Financial Aid at that time, log on to the SWAN and click the Essentials tab. Find the channel named “Laptop Purchase with Financial Aid” and complete the information. You will receive a notification within 24 hours, and if approved, the additional funds will be transferred to your LakerCard for use in the Loch Shop.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call (678) 466-4470. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
Clayton State Department of Campus Life Schedules Fall 2012 Welcome Week
The start of the 2012 fall semester at Clayton State University is right around the corner, and with the start of the semester comes the Department of Campus Life’s regular “Welcome Week” for new students. The theme of Welcome Week 2012 is “Best Week Ever.” Welcome Week will run from Aug. 13 through Aug. 17.
2012 Atlanta Contemporary Jazz & Neo Soul Festival, Aug. 17, Aug. 18
The 2012 Atlanta Contemporary Jazz & Neo Soul Festival featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, at International Park in Jonesboro. Proceeds to benefit the Clayton County Council of PTAs who will lead efforts to purchase and donate music instruments to under-funded performing arts programs at local schools.
Chancellor’s Golf Tournament, Aug. 24
The 2012 Chancellor’s Fall Classic Charity Cup Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, at The Georgia Club, located at 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham, Ga. The tournament supports the Georgia State Charitable Contributions Campaign.
For information on the tournament, here is a link to the official tweet https://twitter.com/BORUSG/status/225298642037252096
, and a link to the Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/BORUSG
Top 100 Workplaces Employee Celebration Event, Sept. 4
Clayton State University was recognized by the Atlanta Journal Constitution
as one of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces. As President Dr. Thomas Hynes has communicated to the campus, this is a significant honor and achievement, and he has appointed a committee to plan a “thank you” celebration.
The date for the event is Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to come together and celebrate the supportive and collaborative environment which contributed to Clayton State University’s Top 100 Workplaces recognition.
The event location will be the Student Activities Center and the SAC Green. The committee is working to finalize details regarding refreshments and activities. An invitation will be sent to all employees early in August so that an attendance estimate may be obtained.
Attorney General Olens and Former Governor Barnes to Highlight Clayton State’s Annual Constitution Week, Sept. 20
Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be visiting Clayton State University as the highlight of the University’s annual Constitution Week, Monday Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 20.
Olens and Barnes will be appearing on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow on Sept. 20, leading a discussion of constitutional challenges in the 21st Century. The event will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.