Rico Lee Needs Your Help
Former Clayton State Homecoming King and active supporter of both the Alumni Association and Clayton State Athletics Rico Lee suffered a major tragedy this past Saturday. His sister and brother were involved in an automobile accident on I-20 in which his brother lost his life. His sister is now in Athens Regional Hospital fighting for her life.
The Clayton State Greek community, along with members of the Alumni Assocaition, have set up a donation page through Eventbrite in which friends and supporters are able to make a direct contribution to help Rico and his family as they are enduring many unexpected costs associated with this tragedy. One of the major costs is lodging and food for the family, as they have all been staying by Athens Regional, and will be there for quite some time as Rico’s sister continues to recover.
The Eventbrite link is below...
Eventbrite Donation link: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/6595963705#
HUB Semester Break Hours
The HUB will have special hours May 7 through May 17. All requests for service during this time will be taken via telephone (ext. 4357 or 678-466-4357) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Walk-up service will not be available during the break. HUB staff will be sent to offices to fill service requests as needed.
From May 13 to May 15, the HUB will have minimal staffing during its annual training. Emergency campus service will be provided. Regular campus support will resume on Thursday, May 16.
Walk-up locations (Student Software Support and Service Counter (UC) hours during the break are as follows:
Walk-up locations closed: Tuesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 19.
Campus, telephone, and email services will be provided during the break as follows: Tuesday, May 7 through Friday May 17 (excluding weekends) - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All locations will resume regular hours on Monday, May 20.
Network Switch Maintenance, May 9
On Thursday May 9, at approximately 8 p.m., OITS will be performing maintenance on one of the network switches. This switch helps to facilitate our internet traffic. We do not expect any noticeable outages. We apologize for any inconvenience.
SBDC Offering "Understanding Workplace Contracts" Class, June 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnering with the College of Business at Clayton State, will be offering an “Understanding Workplace Contracts” class on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in room T152 of the College of Business.
The class will be taught by Clayton State Business Law Professor Dr. Judith Ogden.
This program, designed to guide small businesses through the maze of contract concerns, will address many contract related issues; such as whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, whether you created a contract by writing a handbook or company policy, and whether employees should be made to sign non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
The registration fee is $69, although current Clayton State MBA students receive a $20 discount. Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=127537&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=4b6170c8-42c2-43c6-b171-7427e9f7fbbf.
New LANDesk Upgrade Online Today
As you know, LANDesk is the an application that allows you to keep your computer secure, get self service software installations, and get a higher level of support when you can’t bring your computer to the HUB.
Thanks to a recent upgrade, LANDesk has become more useful. The new LANDesk system will go online on May 8. Here are some of the newer features available in the upgrade…
More control with additional Antivirus options
Better off-campus software installation options
Remote control for HUB troubleshooting improvements
As of May 1, all students will be able to upgrade the LANDesk agent on their personal computer via the HUB's tab on the SWAN. It's important to understand that if you desire to continue receiving off campus services, you will need to upgrade your LANDesk agent as of May 8.
Faculty and staff computers will automatically update to the latest LANDesk agent.
For more information on LANDesk, please visit the HUB's LANDesk page.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Rental Notice, Deadline May 10
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you may renew your locker at this time. If you are not going to renew your locker rental, the deadline for locker clean out is May 10. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4976.
Support Clayton State Alumnus Tiffany Cavin in the Race for the Cure, May 11
Former Clayton State women’s soccer captain and former Alumni Association board member Tiffany Cavin is taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event on May 11.
The website for the event is http://race.komenatlanta.org/site/TR?fr_id=1130&pg=entry.
If you would like to donate to the cause please go to http://race.komenatlanta.org/site/TR/Race/General?px=1429262&pg=personal&fr_id=1130 and select the link to “Support Tiffany” on the right hand side.
“If you decide to register for the event please let me know at email@example.com, so that we can make plans to meet up,” she adds.
The race is Saturday, May 11 at Atlantic Station. The one mile walk starts at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
Dan Brown’s Inferno” on Sale at The Loch Shop, May 14
Dan Brown’s new thriller, “Inferno,” will be available in the Loch Shop starting Tuesday, May 14.
In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust…before the world is irrevocably altered.
Pick up your copy for 25 percent off the list price of $29.95.
SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop in Peachtree City, May 16
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Thursday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site at 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City.
If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, interested parties should go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=2310613a-a6e7-49ae-a252-edd7b54841ca&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6
Kiwanis International and Morrow Business & Tourism Association Concert Under the Stars, May 18
Local Kiwanis clubs are sponsoring a concert under the stars at the National Archives Amphitheater on Saturday, May 18, starting at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Patty Mack and the Mo White Quartet.
A Mix & Mingle Hour begins at 7 p.m., in the Plaza area, with plenty of hors d’oeuvres provided by Anne & Bill’s, Rocky's Pizza, Truett’s Grill, and Waffle House. The Price is Right tickets will be sold at the event. The showcases are full of fantastic prizes. Proceeds benefit Clayton County Family Care (CCFC).The amphitheater area will open around 7:30 p.m., with The Price is Right beginning at 7:40 p.m., and Patty Mack going on at dark.
Picnic Meals purchased in advance at Anne & Bill’s, Rocky’s Pizza and Truett’s Grill will be delivered to the venue. Food and Beverage may also be brought in at your choosing. Soft drinks, water and tea will be available for purchase. Alcoholic Beverages are allowed and may be brought in. No Cash Bar will be available at this event.
For further information, including tickets, contact Morrow Business & Tourism Association at(770) 968-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Mike Mead at email@example.com.
Butterfly Garden Dedication, May 31
The Clayton State Retirees Association (CSRA) will dedicate the Butterfly Garden to the University on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.
President Hynes, members of the Facilities Management staff, and CSRA retirees will be present for the dedication, to be held between the Baker Center and Swan Lake. Interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend. A bronze plaque will be placed in the garden during a brief dedication ceremony.
Eighth Annual New Student Convocation Scheduled for Aug. 9
Clayton State University’s Eighth Annual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Spivey Hall.
This year’s keynote address will be provided by Clayton State’s president, Dr. Thomas Hynes, Jr. 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 at (678) 466-5443; Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Center, Room 218.
Dr. Alexander Hall Named Director of Clayton State Honors Program
Dr. Kevin Demmitt, associate vice president of Extended Programs, has announced that Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall has been named the fourth director of Clayton State’s Honors Program.
Hall succeeds Dr. Adam Tate. Now-retired Professor of History Dr. Eugene Hatfield was the founder of the Honors Program in 1995. He was followed as director by Demmitt, who was followed by Tate as director.
“I would like to thank Dr. Adam Tate for directing the Clayton State Honors Program for the past six years,” says Demmitt. “Under his tenure, the Honors Program curriculum has been strengthened and enrollment has increased significantly. He has helped build a strong foundation that will serve us well for years to come.
“Dr. Hall was selected from a very qualified pool of candidates by a committee of faculty and honors students. He has been recognized by faculty and students as one of the top teachers and scholars on campus. He is an excellent role model for our students.”
For more information on the Honors Program, go to the Honors website at http://www.clayton.edu/honorsprogram/home.
Grants Management Monthly Newsletters On-line
The Grant & Contract Programs Office monthly newsletters and quarterly notices of funding opportunities can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/grantcontractprograms/newsletters.
April’s newsletter features General Tips for Writing Proposals: Writing the Problem Statement/Statement of Need; Contractual Commitments: Cash Match vs. In-Kind Support; and Research Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Lyon, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences. Highlights from the March newsletter include Managing a Grant Through the 2013 Fiscal Year-End Deadlines and Top Ten Errors Proposal Teams Make.
If you would like to request a topic for coverage in upcoming issues of the Grants Management Monthly Newsletter, contact RhondaGibson@clayton.edu.
Clayton State Named One of the Top 100 Workplaces in Metro Atlanta
You may have noticed some announcements of how, for the second year in a row, Clayton State was identified as one of the top 100 places to work in Metro Atlanta. Details of the award processes and the company of other award recipients we keep can be found at the following link:
It’s you who make this a great place to work. It likely also reflects to some extent conditions described by Teresa Amabile, a Harvard Business School professor,” The single most important thing we can do on any given day is the perception that we are making progress on meaningful work.” And there are few tasks more meaningful than making a difference in the lives of our students, and in the success of the communities we serve. And so, to each of you I say, thanks.
The description of the process for identifying the recognized organizations concluded with the following: “So there you have it. If you are listed on these pages, it’s a pretty big deal. And this publication has one purpose: To recognize and celebrate with the companies that should be considered the best metro Atlanta has to offer. Enjoy.”
Last year, we celebrated as a campus for receiving this recognition. We will do so again this year. We will be seeking volunteers from across campus to help plan for such a celebration. But in the meantime, as we come to the end of an incredibly busy second semester, I want to say thanks for all you do for making this such a great place to work.
Dr. Robert Vaughan Named Dean of the Graduate School
If you will recall, we combined the position of the dean of the graduate school with the position of associate vice president for academic affairs more than a year ago as part of the general cost saving and consolidation efforts consistent with those throughout the University System.
As this year came to a close I assessed the situation and found that we can continue with this structure for the short term. The graduate school is a bit too big to simply be a faculty member’s add-on job, and yet still too small to warrant the creation of yet another administrative position.
Therefore, I would like to remove the word “interim” from Dr. Robert Vaughan’s title and simply re-title his position as Dean of the Graduate School. He has done a fine job and will now be empowered a little more to explore new paths of development.
I wish to express my thanks, as I know Dr. Vaughan would also, to Dr. Tom McIlwain and Dr. Gwen Harold for their previous work in the history and development of the school bringing it to its current level of quality.
“Like” the Wellness Council Facebook Page
Feel free to “like” the newest version of the Wellness Council’s Facebook page, and share it with your co-workers.
Also, if there are any individuals within their respective departments who would like to be able to post as the Wellness Council, please have them e-mail Lisa Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can add them as an administrators.
Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9
Beginning May 1, 2013 hiring managers must use the new version of the I-9 form for all new hires. As a best practice, managers must use the newly revised new hire packets.
These new hire packets are available in print at the Department of Human Resources or electronically by clicking this link: New Hire Packets. Many of the documents have been changed to reflect new standards. The new forms can be completed online and downloaded then returned to Human Resources.
Please discard all copies and discontinue use of the previous new hire packet or respective associated forms, as Human Resources will not be able to accept them after Apr. 30, 2013.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us remain compliant.
Clayton State University New Hire Packets
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – New I-9 Announcement
Call for Presenters: Freshman Premiere II Orientation
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is looking for faculty, staff, and student organizations to present during our Freshman Premiere II extended orientation program.
Freshman Premiere II is part two of the freshman students’ orientation program. During this time the freshman students participate in move-in at Laker Hall, New Student Convocation, and A Party for Good. This year’s program will allow for freshman students who participated in Freshman Premiere I during the summer to experience workshops that provide information that will assist them in their transition from high school to Clayton State.
For directions on how to submit a program proposals to present during Freshman Premiere II visit http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/home or contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs at (678) 466-5443.
Loch Shop Stocking Limited Edition Elite 8 & Peach Belt Champion T-Shirts
Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is stocking a combination Elite 8 and Peach Belt Champion women’s basketball t-shirt in both male and female cuts. The designs by Shirt Designs are made by Russell Athletic. There will only be 72 shirts available in each style.
Led by first team All-American and Ellenwood’s own Drameka Griggs, the Lakers finished the 2012/2013 season 32-1 and ranked fifth in the nation after spending a month as the top-ranked and only undefeated team in NCAA Division II.
New from The Loch Shop
Apple education pricing is a great way for college students, parents buying for a college student, faculty and staff to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Follow this link to find some of your favorite Apple products and start saving – go to http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp.
Just in time for graduation — Clayton State alumni polos are now available as part of Polopallooza. There is no better way to show your new alumni status than a polo for $9.99. White, Blue, Orange and Tan — we’ve got the color you are looking for so come by and pick up your alumni polo before graduation.
Clayton State Water Bottles on Sale in The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop is offering Clayton State Water Bottles for the reduced price of $3. These refillable water bottles are a great way to reduce the number of bottles thrown away while showing your school pride! We have limited quantities, so come pick up your water bottle today!
Polopalooza and Sweats Sale at the Loch Shop
It’s Polopalooza at the Loch Shop – all Clayton State polos are now $9.99! We have a full sizes range from XS to 5XL in white, blue, orange and grey in multiple styles.
Also, never let them see you sweat! All sweatshirts and sweatpants are on sale. Look for spring colors… yellow tags $10, pink tags $15, and green tags $20.
We also have discounted Bargain Books to under $3 a book and selected Boots products are on sale from $4 to $8. While supplies last, so hurry in and grab yours today.
Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
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.