Teacher Education Screening “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman” on Aug. 28
The Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education will be holding a special screening of the movie, “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the auditorium at Clayton State – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
The screening, the first installment in the Department’s Education Film Series, is free and open to the public. After the screening, Matt Jones of EmpowerED Georgia will facilitate a discussion about the general nature of charter schools, HR 1162 and the Proposed Charter Amendment and charters as a larger push for privatization of public education.
The Grassroots Education Movement has created this new documentary, written and directed by New York City public school teachers and parents, in response to Davis Guggenheim’s controversial film, “
Waiting for Superman.”
According to Dr. Ruth Caillouet, chair of the Clayton State Department of Teacher Education, “
Waiting for Superman” would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and the proliferation of charter schools are just what this country needs to create great public schools.
“The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman” highlights the real-life experiences of public school parents, students and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting public education, says Caillouet. “The film discusses the kinds of real reform, inside schools and in our society as a whole, that we urgently need to genuinely transform education in this country,” she adds.
Class Act: Exploring Proper Classroom Etiquette, Aug. 28
Dr. Mark Daddona will present “Class Act: Exploring Proper Classroom Etiquette” on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m., in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center. All students are invited to attend.
The Loch Shop Prepares for a Classic, Aug. 31
Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is preparing for a classic… The Loch Shop Soccer Classic, that is.
The Clayton State men’s soccer team will be opening their 2012 season with The Loch Shop Soccer Classic on Aug. 31, taking on the Pfeiffer University Falcons in a 7:30 p.m. game at Laker Field. And, as the sponsor of The Loch Shop Classic, Clayton State’s “college store” has a big week planned leading up to the seventh annual tournament that will kick off the 2012/13 athletic season at Clayton State. As part of The Loch Shop Soccer Classic, The Loch Shop will have its Popup Spirit Shop at the game on game day.
For the entire week of Aug. 27, The Loch Shop will be offering daily specials with significant savings on Clayton State gear in the Loch Shop proper, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center. In addition, The Loch Shop will also be setting up in either the Quad or on Main Street in the Baker Center, on Wednesday and Thursday prior to the game. The occasion, in addition to The Loch Shop Classic, is College Colors Day, which will be celebrated nationwide on Aug. 31.
Here are the details of The Loch Shop sales for the coming week:
Monday, Aug. 27: BOGO sweatshirts (Buy One, Get One Half Off)
Tuesday, Aug. 28: BOGO t-shirts (Buy One, Get One Half Off)
Wednesday, Aug. 29: 20 percent off all Clayton State gear
Thursday, Aug. 30: 20 percent off all Clayton State gear
Friday, Aug. 31: Free Loch Shop “Passport to Savings” t-shirt with $25 purchase of regularly-priced merchandise
WTC Atlanta Invites you to Attend Macedonia - The Land of Opportunities, Sept. 5
John Parkerson, director of the Office of International Programs at Clayton State, is hosting the Prime Minister of Macedonia and high-level Macedonian trade and investment officials, and making the welcoming remarks, at a program at World Trace Center (WTC) Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Any Clayton State students, faculty or staff who are interested in attending should contact Parkerson, who is also president of WTC Atlanta for further information.
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 email@example.com
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 Road, 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.
Attorney General Olens and Former Governor Barnes to Highlight Clayton State’s Annual Constitution Week, Sept. 20
Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be visiting Clayton State University as the highlight of the University’s annual Constitution Week, Monday Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 20.
Olens and Barnes will be appearing on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow on Sept. 20, leading a discussion of constitutional challenges in the 21st Century. The event will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
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.
College of Business Major Mentor Program
The College of Business (COB) is in the process of embarking a new career development focus program called the COB Major Mentor Program. This program will provide a sense of direction and assist pre-business students with a better choice in selecting a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) major that is suitable to their need.
The COB Major Mentor program is designed to aid existing, new, and transfer students with adjusting to Clayton State University by pairing these students with an upper classman in the College of Business BBA program who serves as a mentor throughout the semester. The mentors will participate in supporting the diverse culture of students at Clayton State University by providing resources and one-on-one meetings to assist in social, personal, and academic exploration.
The College of Business has five BBA majors in our program and each BBA major has a specific mentor designated to the program. The BBA majors are as follows:
Supply Chain Management
If you are interested in participating in this program, please feel free to send an email to COBMajorMentor@mail.clayton.edu
. Presently, the coordinator for this program is Sherwin E. James, M.Ed.
Bursar’s Office Hours, Aug. 24
The Bursar’s Office hours for Friday, Aug. 24, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus Events Council Meeting, Aug. 24
CEC will be hosting its first General Body Meeting of the 2012-13 school term Friday, Aug. 24, in the SAC Cafe. This meeting is open to all Clayton State current members as well as those interested in joining.
Midnight Study Session, Aug. 26
To continue to enhance and enrich student life here at Clayton State University CEC will be providing students with academic learning support at our "Midnight Study Session" on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Midnight Study Session will consist of tutors, refreshments and games. This is an Operation Study Event.
Resources for Clayton State Students, Aug. 29
You get what you pay for, if you want it.
Come get information about many of the resources, discounts, and services that are available to you as a Clayton State University student!
Discounts on Recreational Activities
Health Care Services
Come by the Nontraditional Student Organization 411 Information Table on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from noon to 1 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Graduation Applications Due by Sept. 15
Are you planning on graduating in May 2013? Graduation Applications for spring 2013 are due in the Registrar’s Office — STC 239 — by Sept. 15, 2012.
Since Sept. 15 falls on a weekend this year, we will accept applications on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Turn your complete and correctly filled out graduation application along with your $35 application fee as soon as possible. Please don’t wait until the last minute!
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.
Loch Fest Film Festival
Clayton State University is proud to announce its second film festival.
Loch Fest is an Atlanta student film festival created by Clayton State University where student and professional work is showcased. This film festival will give student films more exposure in the Atlanta community. It also allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business.
This film festival is open to all universities in the state as well as members of the community. The submission fee is FREE to all Clayton State students. The submission fee for all faculty and staff is $5 until Sept. 14, and then $15 from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19. The deadline to submit a film is Oct. 19.
This year’s film festival is sponsored by Clayton State University’s Department of Campus Life and Clayton State Television (CSTV). The website for the festival is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest
. The website has all the information about submission and accepted formats for films.
Contact Jennifer DeMond, Student Media Advisor for more information. By phone: (678) 466-5427 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Voting Reminder from ISSO
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day, not a holiday, in the United States. As U.S. citizens, voting is one of the most important ways you can participate in the Democratic process.
You may be away from home or newly eligible to vote for the first time this year, so NOW is the time to prepare to vote by making sure you are registered properly.
Did you know that 51 million eligible Americans are not even registered to vote, and approximately 12 million have incorrect addresses, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts? Yet, some would say American history has been defined by a difference of just a few 100 votes or less, again and again.
The link below provides a simple, non-partisan link to need-to-know info. Here you can get registered, request an absentee ballot, and vote early in some cases. You can also learn about state and local initiatives on the ballot and find out where to vote on Nov. 6. Just click here: http://vote411.org
Note: for absentee voting, such as college students not planning to travel home to vote on Nov. 6, the deadline to request a ballot by mail is Aug. 20 in Georgia. For new voters, a large percentage of which are college students in the 17-19 age range, it will take six to eight weeks to receive a voter registration card by mail.
This civic reminder is brought to you by Clayton State University International Student Services and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Group X at the SAC Fitness Center
Attention students and Fitness Center members! Free group X classes are being held at daily the SAC Fitness Center. To view the complete schedule, please visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise
. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (678) 466-4975.
Free Practice Test Registration for Clayton State Students
Thanks to the efforts of Lauren Bell, Atlanta area director for Kaplan, and Mary Hudachek-Buswell, Kaplan is offering a free practice test registration for Clayton State students with Kaplan’s “Classroom Anywhere Practice Tests.” Go to: bit.ly/ClaytonStatePracticeTest
The exams are offered from Sept. 15 through Oct. 27 only. It is on a first come first serve basis.
This link includes all upcoming computer exams for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT, so anyone thinking about a graduate program will be interested.
Dining Services Hours for Fall 2012
The Lakeside Dining Hall and all retail dining locations resume normal service hours on Saturday, Aug. 11.View Dining Location hours
. Remember that the Lakeside Dining Hall is closed on weekends but meal plan swipes are accepted at Sandella’s at Laker Hall during the brunch and dinner meal periods. A meal swipe is equivalent to up to $8 in value.