Volume 7, #87
Alert System Testing at Noon Today
Public Safety will conduct the monthly test of the campus emergency alert system on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at noon. This is only a test…
Content Management System Conversion Update
As of today, the next phase of migrating the University website to a Content Management System (CMS) called DotNetNuke (DNN) will occur. The new sites for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Information and Mathematical Sciences and School of Graduate Studies will be launched, as well as sites for the Honors Program, Auxiliary Services and additional new pages for the School of Nursing.
After the switchover to DNN, all of these sites will use the www.clayton.edu
domain prefix. What this means is that anything with a URL starting with http://a-s.clayton.edu
, and http://graduate.clayton.edu
will now start with “www.clayton.edu.
” For example, http://honorsprogram.clayton.edu
will become www.clayton.edu/honorsprogram
when the sites are launched. The college and respective departmental websites will automatically redirect beginning Aug. 1.
The launch of the academic unit sites also means that faculty members should have converted their faculty web pages to DNN. When the new college sites are launched, existing faculty home pages will no longer be connected or viewable. The Center for Instructional Development is available to assist with conversion of faculty home pages so that a DNN site is ready when the college sites go live.
The CMS conversion project is a collaboration among several divisions and departments: Dolores Cox, Leanne Bradberry and Shannon Crupi in the External Relations Office of University Image and Communications; Tom Marshall, Chris Hansen and Richard Young in OITS Administrative Systems; Roger Poore, Dan Newcombe and Todd Birchfield in OITS Telecommunications & Networking; and Jill Lane, Lou Brackett, Steven Smith, James Fries and Christopher White in the Academic Affairs Center for Instructional Development.
Following the Aug. 1 launch, the remaining sites to be converted are Recruitment & Admissions and Continuing Education. Your patience is greatly appreciated as efforts continue to improve and enhance the University’s website presence. Do not hesitate to contact Image and Communications if you have concerns or need more information.
LakerCard Online is Here
You can now make LakerBucks deposits from your computer or smartphone at any time using LakerCard Online.
Simply visit www.lakercard.com
and click the LakerCard Online link to take you to our secure web portal. You can login using your Clayton State University network login credentials. Deposits must be made with a credit card and there is a minimum $5 deposit required. You can also view your LakerCard balances, meal plan balances, and account history online at any time.
All LakerCard Online deposits are available for immediate use. To view our new policies regarding LakerCard Online, please visit http://www.clayton.edu/auxiliaries/lakercard/usagepolicies
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.
Auxiliary Services Operating Hours for the Semester Break
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
- Monday, July 30 – Thursday, Aug. 2 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 3 – 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Book Money begins Monday, Aug. 6. Operating hours will be posted on our website soon.
Dining Services, July 30 – Aug. 10
- Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Pizza Hut and Subconnection
Tree Removal on the Quad, Aug. 3 to Aug. 5
- Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
County Line Tree plans to remove all of the dead and diseased trees in the Quad from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5. This is the best time for tree removal in this location, since there will be no students or events being held in that area during that weekend.
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.
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.
New Student Convocation Deadline, Aug. 7
Clayton State University’s Seventh Annual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Spivey Hall.
This year’s keynote address will be provided by Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes. The ceremony’s purpose is to inspire, motivate and formally welcome new students into the university community.
Clayton State faculty and staff who participate in the procession portion of the ceremony are kindly requested to wear their academic regalia. Please note that the RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 7 by 3 p.m.
If you have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Celena Milner or Michelle Ellis at (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, room 218.
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.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 2
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will once again be hosting its popular a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Fayette County.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
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. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=7bf363d5-73aa-48f5-b348-46708521dded&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112166
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
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.