Volume 7, #102
Dr. Virginia Bonner Wins Fourth Annual Gene Hatfield Teacher of the Year Award
The College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University recently awarded Dr. Virginia Bonner the Gene Hatfield Teacher of the Year Award for the 2011 to 2012 academic year. Bonner is an associate professor of film and media studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she teaches courses in film, women’s studies and art history.
The Gene Hatfield Teacher of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding faculty members within the College of Arts and Sciences. Now in its fourth year, the annual award is presented to a teacher who displays enthusiasm, creativity, compassion, authority, authenticity, patience, persistence, or humor in their teaching and interactions with students. The Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year award is made possible by, and is named after, Dr. Eugene Hatfield, long-time (1976–2008) history professor at Clayton State.
Flu Shots Available, Starting Sept. 10
University Health Services will begin offering flu shots on Monday Sept. 10.
The shots will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Costs are as follows: students - $15; faculty/staff - $20 (this is a $5 savings compared to community prices); community - $20.
Get Your “I Got Mine @ the Loch Shop” T-shirts AND a 10 Percent Discount
Any student, faculty or staff person who wears their “I Got Mine” t-shirt in the Loch Shop throughout the fall semester will get a 10 percent discount on all of their purchases that day, excluding Textbooks and Technology items.
All you need to do to receive the 10 percent off is have your shirt on when you come in The Loch Shop to make your purchase.
September Service Learning Series to Discuss Affordable Housing, Sept. 5
For the month of September, the Service Learning Series sponsored by the Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will focus on affordable housing.
Dr. Nikki Finlay, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Lindsey Sanders, development coordinator at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), will facilitate a discussion about affordable housing and factors that impact an individual’s ability to afford housing. The session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon in room 268 of the James M. Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and the public who are interested in discussing and learning more about affordable housing are welcome to come and participate in this open discussion.
X Factor Outdoor Yogalates, Starting Sept. 6
The Department of Recreation & Wellness’ X Factor Outdoor Yogalates classes will be held every Thursday from Sept. 6 through Sept. 27 (rain date is Oct. 4) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the Laker Hall Green (in front of the Laker Hall sign).
Outdoor Yogalates is a four week session that will help you relax and tone up using bodyweight exercises and deep breathing/stretching techniques. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference Proposals Due, Sept. 7
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter. This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
If you are interested in presenting at the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, please visit http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
for more information. Presenting at the Conference is an excellent way to showcase your leadership skills and expand your presentation portfolio. Conference proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 7.
For more information regarding the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson at email@example.com or (678) 466-5433.
SBDC Schedules Next "Starting a Business" Workshop, Sept. 11
The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clayton State – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to:
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
Clayton State’s Constitution Week Starts Early with New York Times Talk, Sept. 14
Clayton State University’s annual Constitution Week celebration will be starting early this year, with a New York Times Talk on Friday, Sept. 14.
Highlighting the activities between Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 will be Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, who will be keynoting the week on Thursday, Sept. 20 with, "A Civil Discussion on Living Constitutionalism." Olens and Barnes will be appearing at Clayton State from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The Friday, Sept. 14 New York Times Talk, courtesy of the New York Times
and the American Democracy Project, will address a very hot topic in this presidential election year, “Voter ID Laws: Preventing Voter Fraud or Suppressing Votes?” The discussion will be facilitated by
Dr. Kay Kemp, Clayton State associate professor of history, and will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the Baker Center. Free lunch and drinks will be provided by the New York Times
. As is the case with all Constitution Week events, the public is invited to attend. However, individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., and limited seating is available.
A constitutional debate will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The topic (another potentially controversial subject); “225 Years: Is it Time for Another Constitutional Convention?" The debate will be held in room UC267 of the Baker Center at 9 a.m.
that same day, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Writers' Studio at Clayton State will host a screening of “Please Vote for Me,” an award-winning documentary from 2007 by Weijun Chen.
The Writer’s Studio is located in room G-224 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. A discussion of the film will be facilitated by
Dr. Sipai Klein, assistant professor of English and director of The Writers' Studio
. The screening also has limited seating available.
Clayton State English Professor Returns for Fayette on the Page, Sept. 15
This year, people all over Fayette County are reading “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” That’s because the Fayette County Public Library’s (1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville) annual Fayette on the Page program is focusing on the work of Georgia author Carson McCullers, specifically “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” for 2012.
This year’s program will feature, throughout August and September, a series of three films based on works by McCullers. These three films will be screened free of charge for the public at the Fayette County Public Library, and will include two Clayton State University professors sharing their time and expertise, hosting the screenings and then facilitating Q&A sessions after the screenings. Professor of English Dr. Gwendolyn Harold, and Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd are both taking part in this year’s program.
Byrd will help close out the McCullers film series on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., with an introduction to the final film in the series, followed by a facilitated discussion.
Outdoor Adventure at Tybee Island, Sept. 15
Join Outdoor Adventure on a surfing trip to Tybee Island. Learn the basics of surfing and enjoy the Georgia coast. Surfing equipment is provided.
Tybee Island, Ga.
Dates: Saturday – Sept. 15-16
Pre-trip meeting/Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 7
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
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.
Visiting Writers Reading Series Opens Sept. 27
The first installment of the fall 2012 edition of the Clayton State Department of English’s Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in room T212 of Clayton Hall. Poet Kathleen Ossip will be reading.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.