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Building Naming Committee Recommends New Names for Athletics & Fitness and Student Center
The Clayton State Building Naming Committee: Chair Cindy Lauer; Kelly Adams; Dolores Cox; Mike Mead; Nicole Harris; Jim Braun; R.B. Rosenburg has recommended name changes for the Athletics & Fitness Center and the Student Center. New signage for both of these buildings is in the works.
The Student Center will now be called Edgewater Hall, and the Athletics & Fitness Center will now be called the Athletics Center. The committee also recommended that the Student Activities Center keep its current name.
“The committee was a composed of individuals from all areas of campus and they understood the need to find names that would clearly distinguish the names of several buildings on campus,” notes Vice President of Business and Operations Corlis Cummings. “I hope that everyone appreciates their work as much as I have.”
Senior Theatre Majors Capstone Auditions, Aug. 30
On Friday, Aug. 30 Clayton State’s senior theatre majors will be holding their auditions for their capstone projects.
They are looking for actors and dancers for their senior theatre capstone projects, which include a stage play and two films. Sides will be given. Dancers come prepared to learn choreography.
The auditions will be held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Building, room G132.
GACE Workshop, Aug. 31
The PAGE GACE Program Assessment (formerly Basic Skills) workshop schedule for Fall starts tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 31, at Clayton State.
These workshops are for any individuals from across the state who plan to take the GACE exam for entry into education programs.
Tomorrow’s workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room G-101 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Please go to www.pagefoundation.org/gace for more information and to register.
SAC Fitness Center Closed for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
The SAC Fitness Center will be closed Saturday – Monday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 for the Labor Day Holiday. The facility will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Clayton Station Security
Beginning tonight from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., only the main entrance to Clayton Station, which is adjacent to the clubhouse, will be accessible for vehicle entrance and exit. The other three entrances will be secured with temporary roadblocks.
These extra security measures will be in place only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. During other times and days, all access points will be open for public use. These temporary changes are being implemented to assess the need and locations for any additional permanent security enhancement to Clayton Station.
Upcoming Career Services Events
ABC’s of Finding an Internship
Thursday, Sept. 5
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. -- University Center, room 425
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. -- University Center, room 272
RSVP required through LakerCareer Zone
Internship Non-Profit Job Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 10
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
University Center Main Street
Attending employers: American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City of Morrow Police Department, Clayton County Board of Health, Clayton County CASA, Clayton County Family Care, Clayton County Public Schools Homeless Education Department, Clayton County Public Defender’s Office, First Steps-Piedmont Henry Hospital, Forest Park Street School, Friends of WATS, Georgia Pacific, Hands of Hope Clinic, House of Dawn, International Rescue Committee-Atlanta, Open Rivers Pictures, Promise Place, Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, Sweet Serenity SSI, Inc., U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Marshals Service
Clayton State Announces Annual Constitution Week Events
Clayton State University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado has announced the events for Clayton State’s upcoming annual celebration of Constitution Week. All Constitution Week events are free and open to the public
Tuesday, Sept. 17; from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Writer’s Studio (Arts and Sciences room 224) -- Screening of the “It’s a Free Country” which is a part of the PBS TV series on the Constitution. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, Sept. 18; from 11 a.m. to noon in the ballrooms of the Student Activities Center – “Constitutional Debate on Guns on College Campuses: Defensive or Offensive?” This debate will be moderated by Corrado, an expert on gun control who has been interviewed on the subject by NBC Nightly News.
Thursday, Sept. 19; from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall -- The Second Annual Civil Constitutional discussion with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams and Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice Chair Matt Ramsey, “Government monitoring of personal communications: A Violation of the Fourth Amendment?” Representatives from the Clayton County Voter Registrar’s Office will assist students to register to vote before and after this event.
Friday, Sept. 20; from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center -- A New York Times talk facilitated by attorney Herbert Adams, “Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial.” Adams most recently facilitated a Clayton State New York Times Talk on “Second Amendment Rights and Heller Case: Strict Constructivism or Judicial Activism?” in February 2013. A free lunch will be provided to all of those that RSVP to Corrado via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
Join Outdoor Adventure on Friday afternoons for indoor rock climbing at Ascension Climbing in Peachtree City. Climbing gear, transportation, and instruction will be provided.
Date: Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $5/$15/$20 (per event)
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 6 by 3:30 p.m.
Join Outdoor Adventure on a surfing trip to Tybee Island. Learn the basics of surfing and enjoy the Georgia Coast. Surfing and camping equipment is provided.
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 8
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 3
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com.
Spring 2014 Graduation Deadline, Sept. 15
The spring 2014 graduation application deadline is Sunday, Sept. 15. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.
Calling All Non-Traditional Students
Have you had a break in your college education that was longer than five years?
Do you work part time or full time while attending college?
Are you a caretaker for parents or children?
Are you considered independent for taxes and financial aid?
Do you want to meet other nontraditional students?
Are you looking for a mentor to help you learn about resources, programs and departments that are available to help you achieve your educational goals?
Do you want to support nontraditional students as they strive to reach their academic goals?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Nontraditional student organization is for you!
For more information contact:
Clayton State University
Nontraditional Student Organization
Campus Walking Distances
Want to know how far and how long it takes to walk across campus? The link below is from the 25-year Facilities Master plan, and the walking distance information in located on page 24 of the summary.
Water Shut Off, Aug. 30
The Clayton County Water Authority will be shutting off the water to the west side of Swan Lake on Friday, Aug. 30. The planned water shut off times for Aug. 30 are from 8 a.m. to 2: p.m.
This will affect the following buildings: Athletic & Fitness, Spivey Hall, Music Education, the Downs Center and the SAC (Including the soccer field).
We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. Please let Facilities Management know if you have any questions.
Clayton State at the Decatur Book Festival, Sept. 1
Clayton State will once again be represented at the Decatur Book Festival’s College Day.
Appearing on the Local Poets’ Stage, Java Monkey Coffeehouse, 425 Church St., Decatur, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to 12:45 p.m. will be Brigitte Byrd, Roberto Gibraltarik, and Robert Pfeiffer.
Go to http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2013/schedule/event-details.php?id=256 for more details.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Labor Day Weekend
In observance of the Labor Day weekend, Auxiliary Services will have the following hours:
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center: Closed, Monday, Sept. 2
Sandella’s: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2: closed. Cash, credit card and Dining Dollars only. No meal swipes. Combos will be available.
Dining Hall: Monday, Sept. 2: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Full meal plan service available for dinner.
Buy a Meal Plan, Get an Additional Meal FREE!
It’s back by popular demand! Purchase any meal plan and get an additional meal for FREE!
That’s right… purchase a Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five, or purchase the 25+ plan and get 26 meals. This offer is available Thursday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Limit of two free additional meals during the promotion period. Purchase meal plans in the LakerCard Center with cash or credit/debit. (The LakerCard Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day!)
LOL Applications Available, Sept. 3
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders.
The Laker Orientation Leader, LOL, is a mentoring leadership position where students have the opportunity to work closely with incoming freshman, transfer, non-traditional students and their families and assist them with their transition to Clayton State University. LOLs work closely with academic advisors, professional staff, and each other to implement the Orientation program. LOLs also get to work behind the scenes planning and preparing for programs for new students.
To be an Orientation Leader, students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2.4 GPA at the close of the Fall Semester
- Be in good standing with the University
- Interest in a leadership position
- Desire to work with new students
- Open-minded and creative
LOL applications available online Tuesday, Sept. 3! Check it out here: http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/lol
If you have any questions, please contact Office of Orientation and New Student Programs Assistant Director, Brittany Hopson Stikes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5443.
Chair Upgrades in the Baker Center, Starting Sept. 3
Facilities Management is in the process of upgrading 50+ chairs in the James M. Baker University Center, mainly in the student lounge areas.
The project will start the week of Sept. 3. We will be reupholstering lounge chairs and removing up to 15 chairs at a time for work. The next set of 15 chairs will be sent to workshop after we receive and return the first set of finished chairs. This process will continue till we have completed the entire scope of project.
This is to inform you that seating will be limited in certain lounge study areas for up to two weeks at a time. The project will start from the fourth floor.
Please contact Facilities Management with any questions regarding the project.
Student Media Boot Camp Sessions
Interested in learning what it takes to be in Student Media? Attend one of our Boot Camp sessions! These sessions should give you an overview on everything you need to know to be a part of Student Media.
Sept. 6 – The Bent Tree workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 6 – CSTV production training: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 13 – CSTV post-production (editing) training: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Music Building, room 144*
*Please note that due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the CSTV editing training.
For more information, contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at email@example.com.
Our Genealogy Group Meeting, Sept. 8
Please join Our Genealogy Group for its September meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center.
Patricia Fields will be giving a lecture on USGenweb, a free genealogy online database. See the blog, ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com for the exact location.
And, save the upcoming dates – Oct. 6: Local Courthouse Records, and Nov. 3: "Dying to get it Done!" a mini-workshop on death records, cemeteries and more.
Our Genealogy Group also has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourgenealogygroup/.
This is the place to get quick answers to genealogy questions without waiting on the next meeting. You can also share genealogy information here, and invite your friends and family who are interested in discussing genealogy too.
For more information, contact Rosemary Fischer at (678) 466-4333.
Testing Center Moving to Clayton State – East in September
The Clayton State Testing Center will be moving to its new home at Clayton State-East, room 121 in Arbor Hall, from Friday, Sept. 13, until reopening on Monday, Sept. 30.
In between Sept. 13 and Sept. 30, the Testing Center will be considered closed, although they hope to answer phones or at least return phone calls as much as possible after the phones are reconnected.
Join us at the Alumni Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
This year, the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The Alumni Awards Dinner is an annual event hosted by The Alumni Association, which seeks to recognize the University’s alumni and alumnae (current and future) who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Clayton State University.
The reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program and dinner to follow. Go to http://giving.clayton.edu/alumni/event_calendar?cid=2&ceid=10&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f26%2f2013for more information and to register.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 11
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
Register until Friday, Sept. 27, by visiting http://apps.clayton.edu/webreg/register/Diversity2013. Free for Clayton State students; Clayton State faculty/staff $20, Non-Clayton State participants $40.Registration fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For additional information, go to:
Call for Presentations — Submit Presentation Proposals by Friday, Sept. 6
Conference Theme: Beyond Race: The Forgotten “isms”
Our goal is to broaden participants understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Additionally, explore the intersection of social identities and how our social identities can create privilege and oppression.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference by presenting, go to: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5421.
Clayton State Announces a New Scholarship Initiative; “Dream Makers”
As a means of addressing the ongoing challenge of students being stretched by increasing educational costs and the need to “make ends meet,” Clayton State University has announced a new scholarship initiative, “Dream Makers.”
Dream Makers is a multi-faceted approach to helping those students who are either high achievers, are close to completing their degree, or both. Three separate initiatives will be a part of the Dream Makers program; Dream Makers Scholarships, the Loch Leaders Investment Fund, and Laker Completion Grants.
Dream Maker Scholarships will carry the name of the donors and will have broad selection criteria established by the individual donor. Each scholarship will be given to one student.
The Loch Leaders Investment Fund will recognize high achievers – those full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater who demonstrate unmet need. A select group of students will be designated as Loch Leaders each year with priority given in order to: continuing students; new freshmen; returning students; and transfer students.
Many Clayton State students are the first in their family to attend college. Completing their coursework and receiving their degree is a significant accomplishment that can be postponed due to family situations, work demands, and, very often, financial challenges. The Laker Completion Grants will impact those students who are near degree completion and demonstrate unmet need. Priority will be given to those closest to degree completion with unmet need and a GPA of at least 2.5.
What are YOU Doing for Winter and Spring Break?
The Department of Campus Life will be hosting an information session to provide all interested students with additional details about the upcoming Alternative Winter Break Volunteer Service Trip taking place Dec. 9, 2013 to Dec. 12, 2013 and Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Service Trips taking place Mar. 9, 2014 to Mar. 15, 2014.
The Information Sessions will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Student Activities Center Laker Lounge at 1:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Students will be provided with information about the service sites, transportation, lodging and other important information.
The Alternative Break Volunteer program is an opportunity for students to engage in community-based service projects during the University’s designated Semester Breaks. This program was developed to create an understanding and appreciation of the issues people of various communities encounter daily. Students return from the experience with a deeper understanding of volunteerism, community service and activism to help create change. For additional information about this event or other Campus Life programs, contact the Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Auxiliary Services is Celebrating Birthdays!
Auxiliary Services is now celebrating your birthday!
Come in to the LakerCard Office on your birthday and pick up Auxiliary Services’ gift to you. If you aren’t on campus on your birthday, that’s okay, come by any time during the month.
Auxiliary Services has special discounts, a free fountain soda, a birthday button and other goodies for you. Happy Birthday from Auxiliary Services!
Free Clayton State Caps from The Loch Shop
For a limited time, The Loch Shop is giving away a snazzy Clayton State Lakers navy baseball cap with every $30 purchase. The promo code is 5868. Go to www.ClaytonStateGear.com for more details.
Elite 8 T-Shirts on Sale at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop is having a special sale on 2013 Women’s Basketball Elite 8/Conference Championship T-shirts. They have been put on sale for… wait for it… $8.88.
The Loch Shop Now On Instagram and Twitter
The Loch Shop is now up and running on both Instagram and Twitter. The handle for both of social media platforms is lochshop.
News from the HUB
Due to the increase in the number of clients, please expect longer wait times. We've made many of our services available via the web and phones as an alternative.
One method to minimize your service time is to install the LANDesk agent prior to your visit. The LANDesk installer can take up to 45 minutes to install.
New & Improved Clayton State – Fayette Hours
Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, most services will be available for Clayton State — Fayette.
These services include software installations & troubleshooting; in addition to limited hardware troubleshooting. These services will continue throughout the semester.
Mondays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Software Installation Appointments
Appointment slots are filling up fast. This is the last week to make an appointment for software installations. Be sure to download and install the LANDesk agent before your appointment for faster service.
Walk-up installations will begin next week on Aug. 26.
“Issues” with GeorgiaVIEW
GeorgiaView (Desire2Learn) has been having “issues” such as not allowing users access to course information. For more information on thees outtage see the USG Service Status page. In the event of additional outages, the HUB will update the alerts section of the HUB's website.
An Electric Car Charging Station at Clayton State? Take the Survey
The University is committed to sustainable practices, energy savings and environmental safety. Therefore, we have designed a quick survey to determine the level of interest in installing an electric car charging station on Clayton State University’s campus. We would highly appreciate your participation in this survey which will take less than a minute of your time. Please follow the link below to answer only four survey questions: