Volume 8, #33
New in this Edition
Clayton State Advances to Elite Eight with 87-65 Win Over Limestone
Southeastern Region Player of the Year Drameka Griggs scored 23 points off the bench, and Southeast Regional Most Outstanding Player Kayla Mobley added a double-double as 32-0, top-ranked Clayton State's women's basketball team punched its ticket to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight with an 87-65 win over Limestone College in the Southeast Regional Final.
The Lakers will continue their quest for perfection and a second national championship in three years at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Tex., facing Augustana College of Sioux Falls, S.D., in the Elite Eight.
The Final Four semifinal game will be played on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at 7 p.m., and the national championship game will be on Friday, Mar. 29 at 8 p.m. More information will be forthcoming as to viewing opportunities for all three games.
Monthly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
ADP E-time approvals of all monthly time must be approved by 6 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 20 for the payroll ending on Mar. 31, 2013.
Any monthly time taken after approval on Mar.
20 will need to be reported on the monthly record of leave form located on the payroll web site listed below.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Public Safety Survey
A survey is linked below for all students, faculty and staff to access regarding your assessment of the Public Safety services being provided on our campus. Please take a few minutes and participate in the survey to provide us with feedback. It will be posted for two weeks until Friday, Mar. 29. Thanks in advance for your participation.
The National Archives at Atlanta & Clayton State to Host Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
Students from throughout the University System of Georgia (USG) are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and The National Archives at Atlanta will hold the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta.
Students from the USG were invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to engagement in politics in the community besides voting. In addition to the student presentations, the keynote address, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement ,” will be given at 11:30 a.m. by Saba Long, a communications and political professional who serves as the manager, public policy and communication, for Post 2 At-Large Atlanta City Councilman Aaron Watson. In addition, she writes a weekly column for the Saporta Report, an online news blog affiliated with the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Most recently, Long was the press secretary for MAVEN and Untie Atlanta — the Metro Chamber’s education and advocacy campaigns in supportive of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Referendum.
The Conference will also feature the presentations of the winners of the Sixth Annual Ogden First Amendment Essay Contest. The award is named in memory of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Clayton State business professor Dr. Judith Ogden, and a lifelong supporter of First Amendment rights.
The agenda for the conference is as follows:
10 -10:15 Ogden essay competition winner presentation
10:15-10:30 Ogden essay second place
10:30-10:45 “Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Leader” (Jonathan Mungo)
10:45-11 “Women’s rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton” (Megan Fitz)
11-11:15 “John Lewis’ activism” (Leara Morris)
11:15-11:30 “Civic engagement through psychology internship experiences” (Sandra Dobar and Diana Peters)
11:30- noon Keynote Speaker Saba Long, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement
Noon -12:45 lunch
12:45-1 “Exploring Service Learning with non-profits” (Diana Peters, Angela D’Williams, Willie Mayers)
1-1:15 “Our Voice, Our Choice: Uniting Women in Sexual and Health Promotion and Policies” (Tacita Williams)
1:15-1:30 “Exploring the face of homelessness “(Joshua Davis)
1:30-1:45 “Blogging about the news: how our perceptions of social media have changed” (Janet Williams, Rachel Nelson, Crystal Weeks, Damian Loback)
1:45-2 “Blogging about the news: how our perceptions of social media have changed” (Krysten Long, Itzamar Gomez, Kenny Mena)
2-2:15 John Lewis SNCC’s first president: an examination of his 1963 speech (Steven Greer)
2:15-2:30 “Alice Stokes Paul: Subjugation of Women’s equality” (Barbara Latimer)
2:30-2:45 “Shirley Chisholm: A Woman for the People” (Richelle Johnson)
2:45-3 “SGA and student engagement” (Christian Reynolds and Jamario Walker)
For further contact information, contact Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
or the National Archives at Atlanta at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/
, or (770) 968-2100. The Fifth Annual Student Research Conference is sponsored by Clayton State University, the National Archives at Atlanta, and The New York Times
Honor Society for First-Year Students Hosts Induction Ceremony, Mar. 25
Clayton State University is now one of 14 chapters in the state of Georgia to hold a chapter of National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first-year students.
Dr. Glenda Earwood, executive director of National Alpha Lambda Delta will deliver the keynote address, and the chapter will induct 48 students on Monday, Mar. 25 at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshman students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.
For more information about Clayton State’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students, visit the chapter’s website at www.clayton.edu/fyarc/alphalambdadelta
or contact the chapter’s advisor, Marcia Bouyea-Hamlet at (678) 466-4081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State’s Spring Break Soccer Camp Starts, Apr. 1
The Clayton State University Athletic Department will be holding Spring Break Soccer camps in April for boys and girls ages six to 13.
There will be two sessions, and each session will offer a half-day camp and a full-day camp. Session One runs from Monday, Apr. 1 to Friday, Apr. 5. Session Two is from Monday, Apr. 8 to Friday, Apr. 12. The full-day camps cost $140 per person and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The half-day camps are 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and cost $85. Free supervision is provided for early drop-off and late pick-up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an additional charge for supervision prior to 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. A snack bar will be available for lunch purchases for all camps.
The girls and boys soccer camps are designed to develop individual technical skills, including passing, dribbling, ball control, shooting, and tackling, as well as team tactics.
The camps combine small group instruction as well as game play to ensure development of fundamental skills and game knowledge.
For more information, contact Clayton State women’s soccer coach Gareth O’Sullivan at (678) 466-4684, or go to www.claytonstatesports.com
Six Flags College Night, Apr. 5
Here is an opportunity for Clayton State students, faculty and staff to enjoy Six Flags Over Georgia without the crowds! College Night is a “limited attendance” event. College Night tickets sales are restricted to colleges and universities.
Significantly discounted ticket savings of up to 43 percent off of a general admission ticket.
Exclusive use of the park for College Night guests from 7 p.m. to midnight. The College Night ticket is also valid during daytime hours (10:30 a.m. to 7p.m.) while the park is open to the general public.
College Night guests must pick up a wristband at Six Flags ticket booths prior to entry. All College Night guests must be wearing wristband to stay in the park after 7 p.m. Season Passes are not valid and College Night tickets will not be sold at the gate.
College Night tickets can be upgraded to a Season Pass for $29.99+tax per pass.
All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Special: Your guests can purchase a package that includes an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic, including hot dogs, chicken fillet sandwiches, two side dishes, ice cream and Coca-Cola beverages. Serving time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (serving time may be extended depending on the number of catered packages sold)
Online purchase instructions:
Step 1: Go to sixflags.com
Step 2: Pick a park - Six Flags Over Georgia
Step 3: Go to PromoCode Box in upper right hand corner
Step 4: Enter the following the promo code: college02
Then press 'GO' to purchase your tickets
(Admission + Meal Ticket)
$36 per person
$26 per person
Former Laker Golfer Nelson to Compete in ‘”Tough Mudder” Event to Raise Money for Zac Bradley Fund, Apr. 6
Clayton State University golfer Clark Nelson finished up his collegiate career last fall, and now as he works to complete his degree, the native of Scotland has picked up a new sport that is about as opposite as golf as possible.
Instead of strolling down a well-manicured and peaceful golf course on a spring afternoon, Nelson will compete in a new type of running event, called a “Tough Mudder.” Designed by British Special Forces to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie, Tough Mudder events are described as hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses.
Nelson will compete in a Tough Mudder event on Saturday, Apr. 6 in Augusta, Ga.
Another element of Tough Mudder events is that participants often compete in them to raise money for charitable organizations. As a fellow Laker student-athlete with Zac Bradley, Nelson has decided that the proceeds from him competing in the race will be donated to help the Zac Bradley Fund.
Bradley continues to bare expenses that insurance does not cover. Individuals interested in sponsoring Nelson in the Tough Mudder race and giving to Bradley can give through the Help Hope Live Foundation in honor of Zac Bradley. Go to http://www.helphopelive.org/find-a-patient/profile/index.cfm/patient/4020DEAA-D857-4104-4651614FF6509D6A
to give online.
For more information on sponsoring Nelson and giving to the Zac Bradley Fund, contact Gid Rowell, assistant athletic director of external relations at email@example.com
or (678) 466-4681.
The Reality of a Woman, Mar. 20
The Reality of a Woman,
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A, Wednesday, Mar. 20 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
The “Reality of a Woman Forum” calls attention to the portrayal of women on reality television shows and social media. This interactive forum will evoke discussions of ways women can recognize that reality television is not the only societal factor that contributes to the image of the 21st
century woman and how women can promote civility although major media suggest it can’t be done. This forum is sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, Housing and Residence Life, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Please contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisor Whitney Smith email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
Author Alyssa Dunn is the Next Speaker in the Teacher Education Speaker Series, Mar. 20
On Wednesday, Mar. 20, the Clayton State University Teacher Education Department will present author Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn in the next installment in the department’s Teacher Education Speaker Series.
Dunn’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room B11 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. The title of her address is: “Importing” Urban Teachers from Abroad: A Conversation with the Author of “Teachers Without Borders?”
The event will feature a presentation and discussion with Dunn, as noted the author of the new book, “Teachers Without Borders? The Hidden Consequences of International Teachers in U.S. Schools.” Dunn will share the stories of international teachers who came to the United States in the face of tremendous personal and professional odds to teach in urban schools.
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, Mar. 14. If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday, Mar. 14.For additional questions, contact Staff Advisor Lakiesa Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisors, Martha Andrade at email@example.com
and Jasmine Chinnery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State to Host Blood Drive, Mar. 21
University Health Services at Clayton State University, along with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers (329 Westridge Pkwy., McDonough, Ga.) will be holding a blood drive on the Clayton State campus on Thursday, Mar. 21.
The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be parked in front of Laker Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each donor will receive refreshments, cholesterol screening, and a donor gift. Donors must be 17 or older, although 16-year-olds may donate with written parental consent. Donors must also weight 100 pounds or more, and show I.D.
For more information, go to www.lifesouth.org
Golf Clinic at Heron Bay, Mar. 21
Swing into spring as you learn golf fundamentals, etiquette and instruction from a golf professional. Learn the basics at the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce golf clinic, or for those that are already familiar with the game, play nine holes at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. To add to the fun we will feature a mini golf fashion show as well as great networking. Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The clinic will be held at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club, 5100 Heron Bay Blvd., Locust Grove, GA on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The cost of the clinic is $30. The clinic and nine holes of golf: $40. Supporter sponsorships are available for $200 (includes clinic, golf for two and exhibit table).
The golf clinic will feature a golf professional that will provide basic instruction and to answer questions you may have. Golf clubs will be provided by Heron Bay for you to learn and practice.
Go to http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1100830247548-770/Golf+Clinic+Registration+Form.pdf
Bursar’s Office Closing Early, Mar. 21
The Bursar’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Mar. 22.
Judith Leavitt Returns to Clayton State as School of Nursing Faculty Scholar, Mar. 21 and Mar. 22
Clinician, educator, consultant, activist and author Judith Kline Leavitt will be returning to the Clayton State University campus on Thursday, Mar. 21 and Friday, Mar. 22 for her second visit as a Faculty Scholar for the School of Nursing in the College of Health. Leavitt’s two presentations will be on leadership and actualizing potential; and nursing’s leadership in the new era of health delivery. Leavitt’s initial visit to campus as a part of the Faculty Scholar program was in September 2012.
Thursday’s program will also include the 2013 induction of Clayton State nursing students into the University’s Xi Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing. The induction and Leavitt’s presentation will be held in Spivey Hall, beginning with registration and a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Leavitt’s presentation, “How inductees can demonstrate leadership in practice by fulfilling the potential of their scholarship,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Friday morning, following registration and coffee in room CE201 of the Harry S. Downs Center, Leavitt will speak from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in room CE203 of the Downs Center on “Nursing’s role in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.” Both days’ presentations are free and open to the public.
To register for either event, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_babltpkk3tYCddb
The Number One Women’s Basketball Team is Doing the Number One Internet Meme – the Harlem Shake
The Clayton State University Lakers Women’s Basketball team, ranked number one in NCAA Division II, recently teamed up with CSTV, Clayton State University’s student television organization, to produce the official Clayton State University Harlem Shake video.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month, the Harlem Shake defines “viral” as the most recent internet meme. (And, it’s just a coincidence that the Lakers’ All-American and Division II Player of the Year candidate, Peach Belt Player of the Year Drameka Griggs, goes by “MeMe.”) In fact, the only thing hotter than the Harlem Shake is undefeated and Peach Belt regular season champion Lakers. Thanks to CSTV, Clayton State Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations Gid Rowell, and the Clayton State Office of University Relations, the Lakers are now in on the action and have their own Harlem Shake video. Talk about dreams made real…
Check out MeMe, KMob, Shay Shay, Key and the rest of the Lakers on video – now out on Clayton State University’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages at the following links…
You Tube Spotlight on Drameka Griggs
Clayton State University’s senior guard Drameka Griggs is in the spotlight. You can now see what a day in her life is like on the official Clayton State University YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5WbGcjVJ2Y
. This is Griggs’ second recent appearance on the ClaytonStNews You Tube channel… she also appears in the Lakers’ Harlem Shake video (she’s number 12), which has gathered 1025 views so far.
Griggs, a 5-5 guard, the Most Valuable Player in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament won by the 29-0 and top-ranked Lakers, also received the Peach Belt Conference’s Player of the Year and the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year awards, likely first steps to All-American, if not NCAA Division II Player of the Year, status.
The senior from Ellenwood, Ga., who now holds the Clayton State single-season scoring record (607 points, and counting), Griggs averages just 29 minutes a game — a function of Clayton State’s 22 point average margin of victory. She is second in the PBC in scoring at 19.6 points per game, and is also second in the league in steals and field goal percentage and leads the conference in free throw percentage.
A four-time PBC Player of the Week this season, Griggs is a two-time All-Peach Belt Conference selection, and was also named to the Elite Eight All-Tournament team in her sophomore year, when the Lakers won the national championship.
What Can Clayton State Dining do to Make Your Day Better?
Clayton State Dining wants your feedback! Take our customer satisfaction survey and tell us how we're doing. Visit our web link at: http://vcil.cc/xgykr8g
. The online survey runs through Friday, Mar. 29.
Take it early by stopping by our kiosks at Lakeside Dining Hall, Monday, Mar. 18 and Tuesday, Mar. 19, and you'll instantly be rewarded with a FREE snack item. Thank you in advance for your participation and valuable feedback!
Boots Blowout at The Loch Shop
Discontinued Boots cosmetic products are now available at deeply reduced prices in The Loch Shop. All discontinued items are between $4 and $8, so hurry in and get yours before they are gone!
A Trip to Panama
The College of Business is hosting a trip to Panama, May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013, and they need a few more students. The cost is $2904, and, since the Port of Savannah has the Panama Canal to thank for its status as the fastest-growing container port in the U.S., the package even includes a one day trip to the Port of Savannah in April.
Visit businesses and take part in cultural activities. Panama offers a modern urban infrastructure, tropical islands, rain forests, cool mountain ranges, and both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
CoB needs to finalize the trip to buy the airline tickets. For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Ogden at email@example.com
, (678) 466-4509, or the Office of International Programs, www.clayton.edu/International-programs
Study Abroad in Jamaica has Openings for a Few More Students
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a study abroad/community service learning trip to Jamaica, from May 29, 2013 to June 20, 2013.
Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Department of Social Sciences, will lead the trip and says he’s happy to invite a few more students to participate. The cost is $2000 (plus course tuition and airfare) and includes; all housing in Jamaica at beautiful Silver Sands (http://www.mysilversands.com/content/home.aspx
), ground transportation in Jamaica, cultural tours, and admission to great houses.
Students can earn up to six hours of academic credit in the following areas; Sociology, African-American Studies, Political Science, or Environmental Science (for core area D2 credit).
Student s taking part in this program will:
The College of Arts and Sciences needs to finalize the trip in the near future, so don’t wait! For additional information, contact Mohamed at RafikMohamed@clayton.edu
, or (678) 466-4818, or contact the Office of International Programs (www.clayton.edu/international-programs
) in room UC 204 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. We will hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it.
High Falls State Park, Georgia
Saturday, Mar. 30
$15 student/$20 employee/$25 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
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 five tumultuous Class IV+ rapids unfold in quick succession.
Chattooga River, Georgia
Saturday, Apr. 6
$30 student/$50 employee/$80 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Council Workshops for Faculty & Staff
“How Are You Doing In Bed?”
Did you know that one out of three American adults experience sleep problems? This can take a toll on the body and our lives affecting immune function, weight gain, impaired memory, and more! Please join us for this FREE workshop which will take place on:
Date: Friday, Mar. 22
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.
Location: UC230 (Student Affairs Conference Room)
Spaces Available: 15 people
Please reserve your space today by contacting Cindy Lauer at Cindylauer@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4974.
Participants Wanted – “10,000 Steps to Denali”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for a minimum of 10-15 participants (students, faculty, and staff) who are interested in participating in the “10,000 Steps to Denali” campus initiative which will take place in June.
While the first team of African-American mountaineers will summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, Outdoor Adventure (OA) hopes to have our own diverse population outdoors by coordinating our own local “expeditions”. During the month of June, OA will schedule three day-trips including, a day hike, a rock climbing event, and finally a trail running adventure. The details of each event will be made available to those who are interested. Choose one trip or all three – the choice is yours!
When: June 2013
Per Trip Cost for Students: Free
Per Trip Cost for Employees: $10 per person
Maximum Participants: 12 per trip
For more information, please contact Nick Kilburg at NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
or call (678) 466-4972.
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
Office of Grant & Contract Programs Creates Online Information Sources
The Clayton State Office of Grant & Contract Programs has created a monthly grants management newsletter and a quarterly funding opportunities announcement (via the links below) to help inform faculty of proposal writing processes and potential funding sources.
The links are available through the menu on the Office of Grant & Contract Programs website.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open
market/one time purchases.
• Mar. 22, 2013 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
• Apr. 12, 2013 Last bid opening date for FY13 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
• May 1, 2013 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Anything requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
• May 6, 2013 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2013 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to fiscal year 2014.
Budget Amendment Requests:
• May 10, 2013 All budget amendments for FY 2013 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
• June 1, 2013 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for fiscal year 2013.
• May 1, 2013 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY2013 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
• June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to correction to a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at email@example.com or ext. 4280.
Michiko Otaki “Cherry Picked” by National Gallery for Mar. 24 Concert
Japanese-American pianist Dr. Michiko Otaki, director of Keyboard Studies at Clayton State University, returns to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Mar. 24 for a concert presented in honor of the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Otaki was specially requested by the Gallery after another Japanese artist pulled out of their scheduled performance due to illness. In celebration of the capital’s renowned Cherry Blossoms her program will include works by three 20th-century Japanese composers: Yoshimitsu Kurokami (1933-2002), Hajime Okumura (1925-1991), and Kunihiko Hashimoto (1904-1949).
Joining Otaki is her long-time recital partner, English violist Roger Chase. Chase and Otaki last appeared at the National Gallery together in 2007 and have made numerous recordings together, including Brahms Sonatas and many works by English composers of the early 20th-century. Otaki first performed at the National Gallery in 1993 with the Warsaw Wind Quintet.
The program, given in the West Garden Court at 6:30 p.m., opens with the 1906 Romance for Viola and Piano by Benjamin Dale (1885-1943) and includes the 3rd Violin Sonata by Frederick Delius (1862-1934) arranged for viola by Lionel Tertis, and Johannes Brahms’ Second Viola Sonata in E-flat major. Concluding the recital is the 1918 Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op. 54 by York Bowen (1884-1961).
Public Safety Captain Candidate Interviews, Mar. 25, Mar. 26
The following are the finalists for the Clayton State Public Safety Captain position. They will be interviewed by the committee in person at 10 a.m. on the dates referenced, followed by a presentation at 11 a.m. by each candidate on what they believe are the most significant safety concerns on college campuses today, and how they would attempt to address them.
These presentations will be open to the campus and will be held at Clayton State East, in the HR training room. All are encouraged to come and ask questions.
Monday, Mar. 25, Gerald Anderson, former chief at Life University
Tuesday, Mar. 26, Wayne Butler, currently a Captain with the Morrow PD
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clayton State Biology Department Has Eminent Speakers this Semester, Starting Mar. 29
Clayton State University’s Biology Department’s Eminent Speaker Series for the spring 2013 semester will feature presentations from professors at the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Mercer University.
The three presentations are scheduled for Friday, Mar. 29, Friday, Apr. 12, and Friday, Apr. 19, in each case in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (The L.A.B.) on the Clayton State campus. All presentations will start at 2 p.m., and last until approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Mar. 29 seminar will feature an especially prominent speaker, Dr. Alan Covich, professor, Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, and president of the International Association for Ecology. He is also the former president of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the North American Benthological Society. Covich will be speaking on, "Freshwater ecosystem services- some case studies of how people benefit from biodiversity."
On Apr. 12, Emory University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Toby Schonfeld, will speak on, “Ethics in Research.” Schonfeld is also director, Master of Arts in Bioethics, Center for Ethics; and co-director, Program for Scholarly Integrity, Laney Graduate School.
Finally, on Apr. 19, Dr. Rick McCann, director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and associate professor of biochemistry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, will speak on “Cell Adhesion Assemblies and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.”
Vendor Expo 2013 Coming to Campus, Mar. 29
Marcia Jones, director of Procurement Services, announces that the Vendor Expo 2013 is coming to campus on Friday, Mar. 29. The Vendor Expo will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center, on the first floor in room 101 and the Atrium, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We have 35 vendors already committed to coming and several are bringing items to give away,” she says. “Procurement Services will also be doing drawings throughout the day for even more prizes that are better than the giveaways.”
The object of the Vendor Expo is to create an opportunity for suppliers (AKA the vendors) to meet departmental decision makers (AKA purchasers) and other faculty and staff who purchase for their departments throughout the year. The Vendor Expo is also an opportunity for the campus to meet vendors and suppliers and to ask questions about the products and services the vendors provide.
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting, Mar. 30
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Faculty, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields are invited to submit papers for possible presentation. Submissions in basic and applied areas of psychology, and interdisciplinary topics will be considered. Possible interdisciplinary topics include psychological factors in education, nursing, sports, politics, and management. Presentation proposals (as 250 word abstracts, or full papers) are due by Tuesday, Mar. 12 to Dr. Charles R. Talor of Valdosta State University, at email@example.com. Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format and must include the following: author name(s) and affiliation(s), address, email and phone number of key presenter, name of faculty mentor (if any), whether submission should be considered as a Psi Chi Poster session or Honor Society Poster Session.
School of Nursing to Host Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Apr. 11
The School of Nursing at Clayton State University, via its federal Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Conference is to increase the cultural competence of faculty and students at the School of Nursing.
The conference will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Student Activities Center Ballrooms, A, B and C. Although the conference is directed to Clayton State faculty and students, the public is invited to attend on a space-available basis. Registration will close once seating capacity has been reached, and all registrants must be confirmed (via an attendance roster) prior to attending the event. To register, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JwR7ZXdEeTJict
The keynote speaker will be Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (1989-1993), president emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta. Sullivan will be speaking on “Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States” and will be reviewing health of the U.S. population, including disparities in health status and in access to health care, describing the strategies which are effective in decreasing disparities in health status, noting economic impact of health disparities, and articulating the role of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in meeting health care challenges in America.
Also speaking will be Rick Zoucha, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Zoucha will be speaking on “Understanding the concepts of cultural confianza in Mexican Americans: Listening to the Voice of La Raza.”
Clayton State SBDC PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber. Apr. 12
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Dr. Hynes to Appear on Atlanta Community Profiles Radio Show, Apr. 13
Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes will be a guest on the radio show Atlanta Community Profiles next month. The program will be recorded on Tuesday, Apr. 9 for broadcast on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. on Talk920AM.
Hynes was invited to appear on Atlanta Community Profiles by Louis A. Wieland, Jr., president of Community Profiles, the official relocation magazines for FMLS that are distributed by realtors and many Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro area. Hynes’ interview will be focused on discussing Clayton State University in general.
The show will also be posted on the web site, atlantacommunityprofiles.com
for the next year.
Clayton State Library Holding Used Book Sale, Apr. 15
The Clayton State University Library will be holding a used book sale from Monday, Apr. 15 through Thursday, Apr. 18.
The book sale, which is open to the public as well as Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe. Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5.
Everything from coffee table books to steamy romances will be available. Browse among histories and mysteries; science and biographies. Discounts will be added later in the week, but shop early for the best selection.
All proceeds will go to support Clayton State library services and resources.
Annual Service Awards, Apr. 23
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 23 in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the 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.
It’s also time to nominate staff members for the Alice Smith Staff Award. Eligible nominees are full-time, benefited staff members with at least one year of credible service to the University, who do not have faculty status.
The nomination form is available at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8raVgKrr0Z4Ney9
. You may complete the form and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or you may print the form and return via campus mail to Heidi Benford – Library Department.
The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is Wednesday, Mar. 6.
Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony, Apr. 23
The Clayton State University Faculty-Staff 2013 Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Spivey Hall at 2 p.m. Please place this on your calendar and let your departments know about the event.
Specifically, Human Resources needs to know of anyone in your area that is planning on retiring this year. We want to be able to recognize them during the program and present them with their retirement award. Your assistance with gathering this information will be greatly appreciated.
Please let Leon Wheeler know via email as soon as you can. We will be ordering the plaques around the middle of March. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Lunch and Learn… Technology in the Classroom, Apr. 24
The Department of Teacher Education would like to help educate you on the use of technology in the classroom.
Dr. Steve Smith is offering some sessions to Education faculty, but Dr. Ruth Caillouet thought that others of the faculty and staff might also be interested. These will be hands-on sessions meant to help the novice as well as the more experienced folks share ideas.
So, bring your lunch and come learn with us. All of the sessions will be held in the Teacher Education Resource Room during the activity period. Feel free to drop in for five minutes or stay as long as you like.
Wednesday, Apr. 24
Mondopads, Document Cameras, and Web Conferencing, noon to 12:45 p.m.