Volume 7, #57
Emergency Alert System Testing, May 16
Public Safety will be conducting the monthly campus emergency alert system test at noon on Wednesday, May 16.
Auxiliary Operating Hours During Semester Break
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
- May 8-15
- Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Semester break (May 8-18)
Library Closed, May 17
- Jazzman’s Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Pizza Hut Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Sub Connection Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Lakeside Dining Hall, Sandella’s, and SAC Café: CLOSED
The Clayton State University Library will be closed Thursday, May 17. Borrowed books and other library materials may be returned by using the book drops located on the Library portico and across from Jazzman’s Café in the University Center. The library will open on Friday, May 18 at 8 a.m.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Summer 2012 Registration Starts May 17
Registration for summer 2012 T.A.P. participants will begin on May 17, 2012. Please go to http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tap_dates
for more information.
- The tuition assistance program is available to full time benefits-eligible employees of the USG who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position, as of the date of the TAP application deadline for the desired academic semester.
- TAP is a supplemental educational assistance employee program. An employee who is eligible for Pell Grants must apply his/her Pell Grant monies toward tuition and fees before receiving a TAP waiver.
- If an employee withdraws from an approved TAP course prior to its completion, the employee will be ineligible to participate in TAP for one semester.
- Eligibility for TAP participation does not guarantee admission into all University System of Georgia degree programs:
- An employee must follow the policies and procedures of the “teaching institution” in which he/she enrolls to be formally accepted as a TAP participant for limited-slot enrollment programs. Upon receiving approval to participate in a limited-slot enrollment program from the “teaching institution”, the course(s) should be listed on the TAP application.
- Participation in the TAP program does not guarantee continued employment with the University System of Georgia.
- An employee will be required to go through the regular student admissions process, prior to applying for TAP; and an employee must complete a TAP application for each semester in attendance.
An employee may seek approval to enroll in up to nine academic semester credit hours for each of the three designated semester periods: fall Semester, spring Semester, and summer Semester.
For more information: http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program_tap/
Kirk, Twomey to Headline Merchants Meeting, May 17
Alisa Kirk, area director of the Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Mike Twomey, president & executive director of the Morrow Business & Tourism Association, will be speaking to a local merchants meeting on Thursday, May 17.
The meeting, to be held at the Morrow Conference Center Ballroom at Southlake Mall, is hosted by Morrow Economic Development and Planning and the Morrow Business & Tourism Association. Business leaders from around the Southern Crescent will be in attendance. The program will include a “Meet and Greet” at 7:32 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8:03 a.m.
Twomey will be speaking on the latest developments in the city of Morrow and Kirk will be speaking on the importance of the Clayton State University SBDC office; mainly how the SBDC can help new and existing entrepreneurs start and grow their business.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir to Conclude 2011/2012 Season this Weekend
All 170 members of the famed Spivey Hall Children’s Choir will be performing on the stage of Clayton State University’s equally-famed Spivey Hall this weekend, as part of a series of concerts that will conclude the Choir’s 2011/2012 season.
The Spivey Hall Young Artists and Spivey Hall Children's Choir will open the weekend’s program on Friday, May 18, as the talents and achievements of all 170 Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program singers will be showcased in a 7 p.m. concert in Spivey Hall. Admission for this concert is $20 for adults and $10 for children.
On Saturday May 19 and Sunday, May 20, the Spivey Hall Children's Choir and the Spivey Hall Tour Choir will perform
with unmistakable spirit, refinement, and remarkable beauty of tone and expression. Both concerts will start at 3 p.m. The Tour Choir represents the 50 most advanced of these talented singers, and has also represented Spivey Hall, Clayton State University and Georgia in its travels throughout the U.S. and overseas.
Admission for these concerts is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Go to www.spiveyhall.org
for tickets, or more information.
Revised Purchase Requisition
Please be aware of the revised Purchase Requisition located on the Procurement website. If you are using an older version, please discard and download our new form. You can begin using the new form immediately.
AP & EX Cut-Off Dates
We are quickly approaching the cut-off date for reimbursement requests:
- June 1, 2012 is the last day the Accounting Services Department will accept Accounts Payable check requests, and
- June 8, 2012 is the last day the Accounting Services Department will accept Expense reimbursement and cash advance requests.
Please begin assembling and forwarding your complete
Department of Recreation & Wellness Summer 2012 Group Exercise Schedule
Boot Camp: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
B.L.T. (Butts, Legs, & Thighs): Tuesdays at noon
Cardio Funk: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Core & More: Thursdays at noon; Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Hip-Hop Aerobics: Fridays at noon
RIPPED: Wednesdays at noon
Step & Sculpt: Mondays at noon
Spin: Wednesdays at noon; Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Zumba: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Classes start June 4, classes end, July 27. No classes on July 4.
Dining Dollar Plans Available for Students for Summer 2012
Dining Dollar plans will be available for students to purchase during the summer semester for use at any retail location. Dining Dollar plans can be purchased via the SWAN using Financial Aid May 16-23, or by cash or credit card anytime in the LakerCard Center. Remember, Dining Dollar purchases will save you seven percent sales tax. Unused Dining Dollars from the summer will carry forward to fall 2012.
Financial Aid Book Money Dates for Summer 2012
Financial Aid Book Money will be available in the Loch Shop May 16 – 23, 2012. During this time, up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will be available for use in the Loch Shop to purchase textbooks, course materials, and other any merchandise you might need.
Dining Dollar Plans and Laptop Funds for Summer 2012
From May 16-23, 2012, you can purchase a Dining Dollar plan and/or request additional unused Financial Aid to purchase a laptop in the Loch Shop. During these dates, log in to the SWAN and click on the Essentials tab. Find the appropriate channel and submit your request. If Financial Aid funds are available, your request will be approved within about one business day. You will be notified via email.
Link to the Work/Home Life Balance Survey
The University is evaluating factors related to work-life balance for different members of the campus community. The Child Care Task Force is specifically interested in understanding how the campus community balances parental responsibilities with work and/or school responsibilities.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Work/Home Life Balance survey located at the link below. It will be available until May 21, but we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible. Your data will be confidential and will be used to help the University engage in planning activities that allow our campus to fully support students, staff, and faculty. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Child Care Task Force:
Dr. Deborah Deckner
Dr. Elaine Manglitz
Dr. Susan Copeland
Dr. Pinar Gurkas
Dr. Erica Dotson
SBDC Bringing Popular Starting a Business Class to Clayton State – East, May 23
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be bringing its popular Starting a Business class close to home this month.
After offering the class in Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties, SBDC is returning home, that is, just east of the main campus of Clayton State. The next Starting a Business class will be held at Clayton State – East, on Trammell Road in Morrow, on Wednesday, May 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please see the link below to register. The cost of the class is $69. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=111129&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=a30ccf35-230f-4e34-a16f-e2621169d1e2
Current Clayton State students and staff will receive a 50 percent discount, and should contact SDBC’s Heather Chaney for the discount code before registering.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 466-4091.
VRC Bringing Former VFW Commander-in-Chief to Campus for Memorial Day Speech, May 25
John F. Gwizdak, former (2000/2001) commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is coming to the Clayton State University campus to speak on the occasion of Memorial Day.
Gwizdak, a resident of Raleigh, Ga., will be appearing at Clayton State on Friday, May 25 under the sponsorship of the University’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), and a grant from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. His address, which is free and open to the public, will start at noon in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
According to Shiraz Karaa, interim director of the VRC, Gwizdak will talk about the historical significance of Memorial Day and address student veterans about using their GI benefits and the importance of education and completing college.
Seventh Annual New Student Convocation Scheduled for Aug. 10
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. Last year’s ceremony had its largest attendance for new students, faculty and staff.
Additional information will be forthcoming in Laker Lines regarding the RSVP process and ceremony details.
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.