Volume 7, #36
Laker Lines Survey
As our readers hopefully know by now, Laker Lines is currently published online on the Laker Newsroom website, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (Past issues are also archived on this website.) Faculty, staff and students receive an email notification whenever a new Laker Lines post is made.
The Office of University Relations is currently surveying the campus about the online Laker Lines; regarding its new format, its new “look,” and the email notification to readers concerning new posts.
Please take a couple of minutes to answer the brief survey at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bkppkvewbKlcbwo
so University Relations can continue to improve its communications services to the campus.
– John Shiffert, director of University Relations
Paving Around the Athletics & Fitness Center
The parking area in front of the Athletics & Fitness Center will be closed from Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 28.
Clayton State – East Pathway Closed Through Mar. 30
The treatment of the pathway from Clayton State – East (for the application of staining, an aggregate to improve traction, and lattice work) to the main campus had been extended through Friday, Mar. 30, as has the closure of the path.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
Student Activities Center Opening Late, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
Loft Café at Clayton State-East Closing
Due to lack of current customer base to sustain the operation, the Loft Café at Clayton State-East will close at the end of lunch, Friday, Mar. 30. We will re-evaluate the class schedule and student population after the beginning of fall 2012 and make a determination about the feasibility of re-opening. However, the loft seating area will remain available for use by the campus.
Tracking and Reporting Payments to Internationals
Clayton State’s Budget & Finance Department today announced a new initiative related to tracking and reporting payments to international students, vendors, guest lecturers, artists, performers and similar individuals (or companies) receiving payments from Clayton State.
If you work with persons or companies whose “home country” is not the United States, we would like to talk to you about this project. Please send an email to Shirley Criscillis or call (678) 466-4256 at your earliest convenience.
Clayton State to Join with Jonesboro and Forest Park High Schools for English Day, Mar. 28
On Wednesday, Mar. 28, Clayton State University will be holding its third annual English Day. Joining with Clayton State this year will be students from Forest Park High School and Jonesboro High School.
According to Clayton State English Department Chair Dr. Barbara Goodman, the high school students will be on campus to attend classes, workshops and participate in creative writing contests. The orientation/registration for English Day will be in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, at 9 a.m. The final awards for the creative writing contests and other activities will also be held in UC 272, at 1:30 p.m.
Clayton State Ready for Culture Shock Week 2012
Wednesday, Mar. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 29
Tunnel of Oppression
Tunnel of Oppression is a program that will focus focused on exposing systems of oppression and the prejudices that plague society today through theatrical scenes, silent symbolism, and art. The topics for the event will include, but are not limited to, differences between economic classes, races, and cultures across educational, gender, and religious boundaries.
6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Thursday, Mar. 29
Culture Fest and Showcase
This year’s Culture Fest and Showcase will feature food, activities, and performances from cultures all over the world. Particpate in the Culture Shock passport scavenger hunt and receive a free t-shirt.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by Campus Life
For more information, contact Atawanna L. Royal, campus activities coordinator in the Department of Campus Life, at (678) 466-5423.
Vice President of External Relations Candidate Visiting Campus, Mar. 30
Four candidates for the Vice President of External Relations search will visit campus this spring. Each candidate will make a 20 minute public presentation at 1:30 p.m., in the UC Board Room, 260, on the day of their visit.
Mar. 30 – Kate Troelstra
Troelstra has been senior director of development at Clemson University since September 2008. Prior to coming to Clemson, she spent 11 years in development at Providence Day School. She has also worked in development for the South Carolina GSSM Foundation, The Dickinson School of Law, the Rutgers University Foundation, Lycoming College, and Reed College.
Carol Braun’s Retirement Reception, Mar. 30
Carol Braun is going down a new road…
Help us celebrate her 30 years in the University System with a reception on Friday, Mar. 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Academic Affairs Conference Room, UC 215.
Tweet! New York Times Talk on Twitter, Civic Engagement and Knowledge, Mar. 30
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Mar. 30, with a New York Times Talk that will be more than tweet on one of the hottest social media phenomenon.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Sipai Klein will facilitate a New York Times talk titled, “The Blue Bird: How Twitter Affects Civic Engagement and Academic Knowledge."
A free lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
no later than Thursday, Mar. 29 at 12:30 p.m. As is the case with all New York Times Talks, this event is free and open to the public.
Clayton State Opera to Present You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mar. 30, Mar. 31
Everyone is invited this weekend to come see the beloved characters of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" comic strip come alive on a larger-than-life set in Clayton State University's own Spivey Hall.
On Friday, Mar. 30, and Saturday, Mar. 31, both at 7:30 p.m., the Clayton State University Opera will be presenting Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
. The performances are directed by Clayton State Director of Opera and Vocal Studies and Music Program Coordinator Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, and presented by the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Music Division. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Admission is free for Clayton State faculty, staff, and students with their Laker Card.
“ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness,” National Federation of the Blind of Georgia President Garrick Scott, Apr. 2
Garrick Scott, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (http://www.nfbga.org
) will be speaking at Clayton State University on Monday, Apr. 2, from noon to 1 p.m.
Scott’s presentation, held in collaboration with Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, Dean Nasser Momayezi (College of Arts & Sciences), Dean Lisa Eichelberger (College of Health), the Disability Resource Center, the Student Nurses Association, the Office of International Programs and the Department of Student Affairs, is entitled, “ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness.” Scott will be speaking in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. His address is free and open to the public.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp, Apr. 2 to Apr. 6
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls – ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.
Former Universal/Motown Records Executive to Speak at Clayton State, Apr. 6
The Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) of Clayton State University is hosting a speaking engagement on Friday, Apr. 6, starting at 1 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The speaker will be former Universal/Motown Records executive Cameo Carlson, and her presentation will be free and open to the public.
Career Services Celebrates National Student Employment Week, Apr. 9 to Apr. 13
National Student Employment Week will be held Apr. 9 to Apr. 13. The week enables the Office of Career Services to thank Clayton State student employees for the contributions they make to the University and the surrounding community. The events planned for the week include the following:
Monday, Apr. 9
Cake and picture with Loch on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Department Day: Departments express appreciation to your student employee(s) by decorating your doors or bulletin boards, sharing a card or gift, or finding a special way to say “thank you.”
Come join us for some Chick-fil-A snacks during Walk-In Resume Review in the Office of Career Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 12
Popcorn on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 13
Raffle Drawing !
Winner announced in Jobs!Jobs!Jobs!
Clayton State Theatre’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change” Opens Apr. 12
It’s a musical! Clayton State University does it again! The talented Theatre majors will be exploring love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall many of us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis with its spring 2012 production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change.”
The Clayton State Theatre invites you out on opening night, Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and to a scheduled talk back between the audience and the cast members immediately following the production.
Show dates continue on Friday Apr. 13 and Saturday, Apr. 14, and conclude on Thursday, Apr. 19 and Friday, Apr. 20, again at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students! There will be a second talk back session on Thursday, Apr. 19 following the production.
Wi2STEM Yoga and Chair Massage, Apr. 17
Come join Wi2STAM for yoga and a chair massage in UC 327 on Tuesday, Apr. 17, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
This is an event you will NOT want to miss! We know you are stressed out. Take advantage of any opportunity you can to relax in between your studies, and join us for our Spring Health and Wellness meeting! Yoga with Dr. Eric Bridges, our very own associate professor of Psychology, and chair massages by D’Lor Salon and Spa (first come, first served basis)!
Bridges will be leading us in yoga breathing and stretching exercises, so wear something comfortable! No yoga mat required.
Visit D’Lor Salon and Spa website for more information or to schedule a visit: http://www.dloratlanta.com/
Email Selena Uhl to join the list and receive reminders and information about what we have coming up! firstname.lastname@example.org
Cygnet Schedules Annual Launch Party, Apr. 19
Clayton State University literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body, Cygnet
, will hold its annual launch party on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The launch party is open to everyone on campus and to the community. The featured readers at the party will be students whose work was selected for this year’s issue.
The student editors of this year’s Cygnet
include: Sebastian Lubbers (Lakeland, Fla.), Jasmine Cason (Jonesboro), Christen Greene (Savannah) and Gregory Kirk (Jonesboro).
Clayton State University’s Annual Service Awards, Apr. 24
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 24, in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the University’s annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 17th 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 2012 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 deemed 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. Nominees for the 2012 awards will be announced in the coming weeks.