Volume 7, #60
The Loch Shop FINAL Daily Deal of the Summer, May 23
Buy One, Get One 50 percent off*
on ALL apparel and backpacks.
Every day since last Wednesday, the Loch Shop has offered a Daily Deal. This is the best (and last) Daily Deal for the summer book rush. Don’t miss out!
*Offer applies to original ticket price, valid in-store May 23, 2012 only. Offer not valid on previously purchased merchandise or markdown items. This sale is NOT combinable with any other discount, coupon, sale, storewide promotion and/or associate discount. Buy one apparel and/or backpack item at original price and receive 50 percent off another apparel and/or backpack item of equal or lesser value.
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.
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.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all Biweekly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 for the payroll ending on May 25, 2012.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, time will need to be estimated for May 24 and May 25. Please submit a paper timesheet if any corrections need to be made from any estimated time. They will be processed on the following payroll.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Spivey Hall Extends Registration Deadline for Annual Summer Music Camp
Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall has extended the registration deadline for its 2012 Summer Music Camp.
The camp will run from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. While the regular registration has been extended to Friday, June 1, parents can still register their students after that date, but for an increased fee. All information on registration and the Summer Music Camp can be found at: http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summermusiccamp/
Checks may be made payable to Clayton State University and mailed to Spivey Hall with the registration form, payment form, waiver, and music teacher’s recommendation. For more information, email EducationManager@SpiveyHall.org
, or call (678) 466-4481.
Self Defense for Women
The Department of Recreation & Wellness, along with Public Safety, will be offering a Beginner Self Defense class for women on Friday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Studio B of the Student Activities Center. The class is limited to 20 people.
Tony Yaacoub Featured on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters’ “One World”
Recent Clayton State University graduate Tony Yaacoub will be featured on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters’ (AIB) “One World” program for the next couple of weeks. Yaacoub, a native of Beirut, Lebanon, and a member of the Clayton State Honors Program, graduated from Clayton State earlier this month with a B.S. in Mathematics.
The AIB “One World” program debuted on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 p. m., featuring a report on Yaacoub and his local relationships. The program will re-air Friday, May 25, at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. The program will re-air next week on the same schedule; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 9 a.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. AIB “One World” will then migrate to www.aibnet.tv on Sunday and air daily for two weeks at 4:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. The program is also slated to appear on AIB’s Video on Demand site.
AIB-TV appears on Channel 5 on Comcast; Channel 6 on AT&T U-verse and Channel 22 on Charter Cable.
Wi2STEM to Hold Android Mobile App Workshop for Clayton State Students & Employees
Clayton State University students, and technologically-challenged faculty and staff, too, will be pleased to know that Wi2STEM (Women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) is sponsoring a free Android Mobile App Workshop on Wednesday, May 30.
If you are interested in developing and loading an app to a mobile device, then this is the workshop for you, says Wi2STEM advisor and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Mary Hudachek-Buswell.
The workshop, which is open to 40 Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room UC 268 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Attendees will create their own mobile apps to load to an android tablet or phone. All software is provided for the workshop, but attendees much bring their laptops and mobile devices.
IT Analysis, Phase I — Committee Report
On Jan. 20, 2012, I asked a group of Clayton State faculty and staff to create a strategic plan and vision for technology at Clayton State University.
In less than 90 days, the committee has: a) reviewed documents from the Office of Information and Technology Services; b) analyzed the opinions of more than 1,200 students, and 200 faculty and staff regarding their perspectives of current technology; c) interviewed dozens more in focus groups to explore important themes. The analysis of this data can be found in a report located at:
. Let me take this chance to publically thank the committee for its great work to date, as well as for its continued great work in coming months.
This report reflects the committee’s read on our current organization and infrastructure for technology supporting campus learning. The committee’s next milestone is the creation of a new strategic plan for technology aligned with the university’s strategic mission and objectives.
Technology is an essential tool for facilitating learning at Clayton State—both directly through library and other research tools for faculty and students, and indirectly through financial systems and other technical means of supporting university activities. Whether the learning experience is on campus, or at some distant location, our students require a reliable infrastructure to access courses, research, data, and student services. Technology supports faculty as they deliver course content, communicate with students, and conduct research. Staff rely upon technology to provide those critical support services essential to the daily operation of the University. All three groups assume that technology will be available and usable. Therefore, our investments in, and management of, technology resources, and people necessary to support those resources, are essential to Clayton State’s strategic plan and vision.
Please take a few minutes to read and consider the findings of the report. And please feel free to submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tim Hynes, President
Summer Youth Camps at Clayton State… Mixing Education and Fun
Starting on Monday, June 11, local youth, ages seven to 16, will be mixing education and fun at Clayton State University, as part of the Continuing Education Division’s annual line-up of summer youth camps.
As is always the case, there will be a wide variety of interesting, unusual, creative and just plain fun weekly offerings, running from June 11 through July 20. Plus, all of the classes will challenge the young learners with multiple subjects.
The summer youth camps are split into two age groups, from seven to 11 and from 12 to 16, with five weekly sessions, starting on Mondays June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9 and July 16.
Interested parties can visit the Continuing Education website at www.conted.clayton.edu
for detailed information about each course, location and fees. Look for “Summer 2012!” then click on Exciting Themes or Fun & Educational. Click on the individual course heading for the description of that course and registration information for that course.
P-card Usage After Fiscal Year Cutoff Date
Budget and Finance strongly suggested the last day to use your P-card was May 8; however, several purchases have been made after the cutoff date (you know who you are...) Please understand all purchases posted after May 15 will post to the next fiscal year (FY13).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marcia Jones.
Budget Cut Off Dates
We are quickly approaching the cut-off date for transferring and correcting charges to your departmental budgets:
June 15, 2012 is the last day the Accounting Services Department will accept your requests.
Please begin reviewing your Budget Progress reports now!
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
Accounting Services Says “Don’t Do It!”
It’s easy to overlook or set aside invoices and travel reimbursement requests at this time of year, but, we beg you to avoid the urge! Please submit your complete
reimbursement requests at least 10 days before the payment due date, so we can process them using normal (not emergency) protocols.
Your H: Drive in a Web Browser…
Working off campus has just gotten a little easier. OITS is pleased to release a new service that allows you to access your home folder (H: drive) from a web browser. If you’ve ever used a file manager before, you shouldn’t have any trouble figuring this out.
Just go to https://mydocs.clayton.edu
and log in with your Clayton State network credentials. This service allows you to upload, download, cut, copy, paste, and zip files and folders. You can also easily share folders with other Clayton State faculty and staff.
Please contact Roger Poore if you have any questions or trouble.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Summer 2012 Registration
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/
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.
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.