Volume 7, #146
Procurement Services Promises Purchasing Power Plus!
Great things are happening in Procurement Services!
The Clayton State Office of Procurement Services is preparing to enhance purchasing power throughout the campus. Look for a January 2013 announcement in Laker Lines about the new purchasing limits.
And, that’s not all. To further serve our colleagues, Procurement Services will also be holding the University’s first Procurement Day as well as a Vendor Expo during the first quarter of 2013. Look for more information on these events in forthcoming Laker Lines.
Recreation & Wellness Announces Lose to Win Incentive Program for Faculty/Staff
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness and the Wellness Council is proud to announce the Lose to Win Incentive Program designed to help all Clayton State University employees start the New Year off right by losing weight and inches. The primary purpose of the program is to encourage Clayton State University faculty and staff to achieve a healthy weight and in an effort to enhance his/her overall health. Secondarily, we will be encouraging participants to engage in daily physical activity and reach the minimum exercise recommendations established by the American College of Sports Medicine (150 minutes/week).
This free program is open to
Clayton State University faculty and staff. Teams may be comprised for four full-time employees; however, teammates do NOT have to be from the same department.
Those choosing to participate will receive a personal assessment both at the beginning and at the end of the program consisting of a weigh-in and circumference measurements. Total loss will be calculated based on an average of all four team members’ inches and pounds lost from the initial to the final assessment. Don’t have a team? Sign up as a free agent and we will assist you with finding teammates.
Bonus points can also be earned by attending The Weight of the Nation
screening event on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All bonus points will be added to the final loss calculations. Each team member can earn two additional points by attending the screening event. The team with the most “loss” points wins.
The program starts on
the week of Jan. 14 to Jan. 18, 2013 (initial assessment week) and ends on the week of Apr. 8 to Apr. 12, 2013 (final assessment week).
Teams may register for the Lose to Win Incentive program by contacting Lisa Williamson at email@example.com
or ext. 4975. All assessments will take place in the SAC Fitness Center Room 229, please contact Williamson to schedule an appointment for your assessment.
The winning team receives bragging rights and an Auxiliary Services Gift Bag for each member.
Departmental Deposits Due, Dec. 19
Attention to all departments that make deposits at the Bursar’s office: all deposits must be at that Bursar’s Office by 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 to post in 2012. Deposits received after the deadline will post to your account in January 2013. If you have deposits during the long break, make sure your deposits are locked in a secure area.
Loch Shop’s Stuck on Campus Sale, to Dec. 21
The Loch Shop will be having its annual “Stuck On Campus” sale, starting on Monday, Dec. 10 and running through Friday, Dec. 21.
Included in the same will be such bargains as limited edition Clayton State University Christmas ornaments for $9.99, Buy 2 Bargain Books, get one free (of equal or lesser value), as well as deep discounts on the most popular authors in the tradebook section.
Finish your holiday shopping with great deals, free gift wrapping, no parking hassles and plenty of Laker Pride.
LakerCard Center Upgrades SmartPrint
The LakerCard Center has just completed an upgrade to our SmartPrint system to include a new server and the newest version of the software. This upgrade should increase the efficiency and performance of the system. We appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks in the upgraded system.
At this time, all printers and copiers should be working properly for most faculty and staff and students. There may be a few exceptions to this. They are as follows:
- Some students, who have an older version of the SmartPrint driver installed on their laptop, will be unable to print now. They must uninstall the old driver and install the new driver. The HUB is in the process of crafting communication to all students to let them know that they make be affected by the change and how to install the new drivers.
- During the upgrade, we performed a clean-up of the user database. If you experience any issues using your LakerCard to copy, please contact the LakerCard Center at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you back to the database.
Again, your patience and corporation during this transition is greatly appreciated.
Department of Teacher Education Looks for Feedback for Accreditation
The Department of Education at Clayton State University is currently undergoing its reaccreditation process through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As part of this on-going process, the Department of Teacher Education has announced the opportunity for all interested parties to provide feedback on the University’s Teacher Education Program to its accrediting agency.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to NCATE. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution, for example; graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.
The Clayton State Department of Teacher Education invites written comments to be submitted to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: email@example.com
Correspondence will be submitted to Clayton State for response via NCATE¹s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the board of examiners team or institutions.
For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Loch Shop Launches New Custom Fan Shop; www.claytonstategear.com
Clayton State University Laker fans can now do all their holiday shopping on-line, with one easy click of the mouse.
Todd Smith, manager of the University’s Loch Shop, has announced the launch of www.claytonstategear.com
, the official online store for Clayton State Athletics devoted exclusively to selling Laker athletic gear. From Adidas to Under Armour, www.claytonstategear.com
has something for every Laker fan, while offering the ease of online purchasing.
“Our new custom fan shop, www.claytonstategear.com
, allows the Loch Shop to offer its customers a larger number of items than we have space to offer in our current bricks and mortar location,” notes Smith, who adds that The Loch Shop splits the proceeds from every sale with the Clayton State Athletics Department.
Jessica Valadez, the developer of the new site and college program manager for Advanced-Online, says that www.claytonstategear.com
should have between 300 to 500 products available online, and will continue to add new products throughout the year. She also promises to run monthly promotions (the current one is a gift with a $50 purchase) throughout the year as well.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Semester Break
Dec. 10 – 21, 2012
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CLOSED – Dec. 22, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013
Jan. 2, 2013
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hour for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
Dining Services Hours During Semester Break
Lakeside Dining Hall
- Last meal for Fall 2012: Lunch on Friday, Dec. 7
- CLOSED: Dec. 10 – Jan. 6
- Normal service resumes Monday, Jan. 7
Visit Holiday Operating Hours
for information about all retail units.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hours for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
Desire 2 Learn Training Opportunities
Below is a link to the HUB’s site for upcoming training in Desire2Learn.
Youth Today Soliciting Subscribers
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For more 25 years, Youth Today
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A yearly subscription of $65 includes:
A full year of Youth Today
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Weekly Grants Available e-Newsletter.
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"Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience" Now on YouTube
The National Archives at Atlanta is proud to announce the "release" of its immigration-themed video, "Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience."
NARA's social media team posted the video to NARA's YouTube channel on Friday afternoon; without any advance word or notice, the video has been viewed more than 100 times since then.
The link to the video on YouTube is http://youtu.be/WPDJU8Fg0ps
. ("Join the National Archives at Atlanta for a Naturalization Ceremony that it hosted on July 20, 2012. Share the joy of new citizens and learn about NARA records that document the path to citizenship, often times with surprising and poignant results.")
Heritage Bank Holiday Classic, Dec. 29, Dec. 30
Those fourth-ranked, undefeated, untied, and practically untouched (they’re only giving up 47 points per game – second in NCAA Division II) Clayton State Lakers of Coach Dennis Cox (BTW… congratulations, Dennis) will return to action later this month in the annual Heritage Bank Holiday Classic on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Athletics & Fitness Center
The Heritage Bank Holiday Classic has been a staple of the Lakers’ schedule over the past few seasons thanks to the support of both the bank and of one of the great, all-time boosters of Clayton State Athletics, Leonard Moreland, who heads up both Heritage Bank and the Clayton State Foundation (thanks, Leonard.)
The Lakers will play Benedict at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Barton at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Come out and see MeMe, ShayShay (who is having a great junior year), KMob and the rest of the champions in action.
Both Laker teams will return after New Year’s with a pair of Peach Belt doubleheaders; Thursday, Jan. 3 (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) against Armstrong Atlantic and Saturday, Jan. 5 (1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) against Flagler.
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 11 at Clayton State – Fayette
The first installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University’s Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, Ga.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org
. or call (678) 466-5100.
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier, Jan. 12
Clayton State, specifically the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, will once again be hosting the First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Baker Center (largely on Main Street and the Commons Area) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIMS’ Jay Terry is heading up the organization of the event. For details will be forthcoming.
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 15 — MLK Rally
Campus Life, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Educators, will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High School to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life as well as celebrate his legacy.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Forest Park High School
Sponsored by: AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Jan. 15 — I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual MLK March in honor of individuals that fought for civil rights of all mankind. The MLK March procession will end at the Lawson Amphitheatre with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, legacy and dream.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., James M. Baker University Center Quad and Lawson Amphitheatre
Sponsored by: Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, and Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 20 — King’s Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Student Activities Center Ballroom
Sponsored by: Campus Life, Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 21 — MLK Day of Service and MLK March
The campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. Transportation will be provided for 25 participants. For more information regarding registration for this event, please contact LaShanda Hardin at LaShandaHardin@clayton.edu
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email email@example.com