Basketball Senior Night, Saturday, Feb. 23
Athletic Director Carl McAloose invites everyone to, “please join us on Saturday, Feb. 23, for Senior Night for our men’s and women’s basketball teams and for the last home game for Coach Gordon Gibbons. Come out and cheer on our second-ranked ranked women’s team at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m., and show your appreciation for our seniors and Coach Gibbons."
Seniors being honored are: the best player in NCAA Division II, Drameka "MeMe" Griggs, center Shannon Smith, Keona Dixon (the Lakers' miracle guard, who's played almost the entire season without an ACL in one knee) and Kayla "KMob" Mobley. The Laker men have three seniors in forward Juron Dobbs, guard Tony Dukes and the big guy, Andrew "Drew" Bachanov.
Women’s Basketball Featured on WXIA-TV, Feb. 24
The story of the undefeated, second-ranked Clayton State University women’s basketball team will be featured on WXIA-TV’s Sports Extra program at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.
How Real is Reality TV – Another New York Times Talk Clayton State, Feb. 22
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Feb. 22, with a New York Times Talk on what can only be considered a pop culture phenomenon – reality TV.
Although Honey Boo Boo won’t be able to make it from outside Milledgeville, Vernon Clark, Clayton State adjunct instructor of communications, will be there to facilitate a New York Times talk called “How Real is Reality TV?” Individuals who do not want to risk getting voted off the island or losing the great race will be in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for this dose of reality.
As is the case with all the New York Times Talk programs, the talk is free and open to the public, however, anyone interested in attending should RSVP via email to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State associate professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at email@example.com
no later than Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. A free lunch (pizza/soda) courtesy of the New York Times will be served to all those who respond by Feb. 21.
The Sixth Ogden/N.Y. Times First Amendment Essay Contest, Entries Due, Feb. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference at Clayton State University announces The Sixth Ogden/N.Y. Times First Amendment Essay Contest.
This is the sixth time that an award will be presented to a currently enrolled student for literary achievement in the area of First Amendment rights, and free speech, in particular. The award is named in memory of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Professor Judith Stilz Ogden, who was a lifelong supporter of First Amendment Rights. It is underwritten by the N.Y. Times
Any currently enrolled undergraduate student is eligible. The authors of the first and second place papers will be required to present their papers at The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference on Mar. 22, at the National Archives at Atlanta.
This year’s topic is: “Should Corporations Have a Constitutional Right to Political Speech?”
The essay requirements:
Student submissions are limited to 2000 words, with a minimum of 750 words required.
Students should follow MLA or APA writing guidelines.
The Internet should not be the only source for the essay.
Wikipedia should not be used.
Reference to the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, and related U.S. Supreme Court cases is recommended.
The essay must be solely the work of the entrant.
Students must submit an electronic copy of the essay. It should be sent via email, and the email message should include the student’s name, address, phone number(s), and email address, to Professor Judith Ogden, 2013 Project Chair, College of Business, JudithOgden@clayton.edu.
Information about the student should appear nowhere on the essay, or the essay will be disqualified. The essay should be typed and double-spaced using 12-point font. Entries must be received by 5 p.m., E.S.T., on Feb. 22.
Become a Peer Mentor… Earn a Stipend… Learn More, Feb. 22
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs will be holding an informational session about the F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program on Friday, Feb. 22, in Natural & Behavioral Sciences, room 139, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
If you’re interested in working with first-year students and assisting them with transitioning into Clayton State University, this is the last informational session about the F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program. Applications are available now and are DUE Mar. 1, 2013. You must attend an informational session to be eligible to apply. Visit http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/pmrecruiting
for more information.
CIMS to Host Regional MathCounts Competition, Feb. 23
The College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) at Clayton State University is hosting the MathCounts state regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The event is run by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, with Clayton State as the site host and Dr. Catherine Matos, associate professor of Mathematics the Clayton State coordinator. Matos expects to have about 100 middle schoolers for the competition, plus their team coaches and parents. In addition to the competition, Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing for the Clayton State Office of Recruitment and Admissions Penny Brooks will be speaking to the students.
Free Tax Assistance from College of Business Accounting Students, Feb. 23
Accounting students from Clayton State University will once again be participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, hosted by the University’s College of Business.
This free service will be offered at the College of Business on the following Saturdays: Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 16, and Mar. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis.
Clayton State Partners with YELL! Feb. 23
Clayton State University is partnering with local organization YELL! (Youth Engaged in Learning and Leading) Academy to provide elementary, middle, and high school scholars with the opportunity to make their dreams real, and to explore fun, hands-on Science and math labs on Saturday, Feb. 23. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Clayton State Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building, students will rotate through a series of lab activities designed for specific age groups.
YELL! Academy and Clayton State faculty and students (from the Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society) in the Department of Natural Sciences first met at Rex Mill Middle School to assists students in preparing for the Science Olympiad Team.
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
Session I Evaluations
To all students presently enrolled in Session I courses:
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations by Wednesday, Feb. 27. For each class you are taking, there are two online evaluations to complete. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal and logging onto the DUCK. You should receive a message with a link when you log on. If there is no message, navigate to the academic history page and click on the link in the final grade column. Students who submit both sets of evaluations for each class will be allowed to see their grades early (as they are entered by the instructors) in those classes. Please remember, you must complete two evaluations for each course.
Those who do not complete the evaluations will not be able to see their grades in the short session courses early. Please note: there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of each survey.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 4 to Mar. 8
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
The LakerCard Center
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Friday, Mar.1: Breakfast/Lunch only
- Saturday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 10: CLOSED
- Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Friday, Mar. 1 – Saturday, Mar. 9: CLOSED
- Sunday, Mar. 10: Open for dinner at 4:30pm
- Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 2 p.m.
- Pizza Hut: CLOSED
- Simply to Go: CLOSED
All units will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Mar. 11.
- Loch Shop
- LakerCard Center
- Dining Services
Al Gore Autographs “The Future”
The Loch Shop has a limited number of autographed copies of The Future
by former Vice President Al Gore. The books are $30 plus tax. Supplies are limited; first come, first serve.
Dr. Joe Corrado on NBC News
In case you missed it, Clayton State political science professor Dr. Joe Corrado was featured on NBC News last week as part of NBC News “Guns in America” series. The following clip includes his interview as well as some shots from the New York Times Talk on the Second Amendment.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
Summer Enrollment Survey
Although we are only a little more than a month into the spring semester, it is never too early to think about your summer enrollment plans. This is also a good time to review your budget as spring financial aid refunds have recently been dispersed, and you might consider putting aside some of your refund to help pay for the summer semester. You can check the DUCK to see if you have already been awarded for summer. If not, you must complete the financial aid survey in your DUCK account.
Meanwhile, in order for us to plan the summer class schedule, please click on the following link to answer three quick questions. Your name will be placed in a drawing for one of five $25 gift cards to the Loch Shop (bookstore) if you complete the survey by Friday, Mar.8.
Announcing… Laker Perks
Don’t miss out on valuable discounts and special offers available exclusively to Clayton State University faculty, students and staff. Along with providing for the health and well-being of our employees through traditional health, dental and vision plans, Clayton State University provides additional discounts known as “Laker Perks” to all full time and part-time employees and students.
These discounts range from entertainment, financial services to retail and health services. Check out the many great offers on the Human Resources Laker Perks
), or call (678) 466-4050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or stop by the Human Resources office at Clayton State – East for questions, comments, suggestions or more information.
Student Veterans Association Meeting, Feb. 25
The Clayton State Student Veterans’ Association will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, at noon in the Veterans Resource Center, located in the Student Center, Ste. 115 (next to the Loch Shop).
The group will discuss ideas for upcoming events and projects. In addition, Thomas Walters, Veterans Leader Corp representative from Hands On Atlanta, Inc., will provide information on the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which gives military members and veterans a chance to have their stories recorded and forever preserved in the Library of Congress. Walters will also discuss The Veteran Leader Corps.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the Veterans Resource Center at (678) 466-5527 or VeteransResourceCenter@clayton.edu
Nontraditional Student Organization Black History Health Awareness Week, Feb. 25 to Feb. 28
During Black History Month the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) would like to use the week of Feb. 25 to Feb. 28 to raise awareness about health issues that plague the African American population, by providing preventative information to the Clayton State Community from the University Health Services, Recreation and Wellness, Dental Hygiene, and Counseling and Psychological Services departments.
Information tables will be set up Monday, Feb. 25, Tuesday, Feb. 26, Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center on Main Street.
Please contact Deidre Harrell for more information; email@example.com
or (678) 591-3552.
Department of Recreation & Wellness to Celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, Feb. 26
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness will celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The day will be filled with numerous events, information and cash prizes (for the top three places in the fitness contests). All events will take place in the Clayton State Student Activities Center (SAC) Fitness Center, starting at 11 a.m.
Highlighting the day will be fun fitness competitions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5p.m., for both students and Clayton State employees. The fitness competitions will consist of three events — Bench Press Contest (for relative strength), a Total Gym Pull Up Contest, and the Balance Creek Contest.
Cash prizes will be awarded to students who place in each fitness competition, and an overall Clayton State University Fitness Champion title will be awarded for both students and employees. The male and female with the most points accumulated by competing in each contest will win the overall title of “Clayton State Fitness Champion” and the winners will be recognized at an event in April, and their names will appear on a perpetual plaque that is on display the SAC Fitness Center.
Other events on the day will include: Massage Therapy, Nutrition Counseling information, Body Fat Assessments, Recreational play, Group Exercise Classes, and more! The full schedule can be found at: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/fitnesscontests
Chemistry Club Hosting Kennesaw State Graduate School, Mar. 1
The next meeting of the Clayton State Chemistry Club will have a representative from Kennesaw State University to talk about the new Masters program that they offer.
The meeting is Friday, Mar. 1 at noon in room B10 of the Lecture Hall.
Pizza and some refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to all interested students.
Also in this meeting, the Chemistry Club will hold its election for officers for the next academic year. Members only are invited to run for officer position. Contact Gloria Le at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Police Training Exercises on Campus, Mar. 7
On Thursday, Mar. 7, the Clayton State Public Safety Department’s police officers will be conducting training exercises with Clayton County PD’s SWAT team, and possibly to be joined by officers from Morrow PD, Lake City PD and/or Clayton County SO, all agencies who have jurisdiction surrounding our campus.
The training will consist of classroom exercises from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by field practical exercises from 10 a.m. to noon in building 300 at Clayton Station, to be repeated from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to ensure all officers can participate.
The classroom location has not yet been determined.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Closing Early, Mar. 8
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 8, for staff development training. We will re-open at 8 a.m., on Monday, Mar. 11.
Southern Crescent Symphony and Clayton State University Orchestras to Play at Spivey Hall, Mar. 10
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra and the Clayton State University Orchestra will be playing at the University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Sunday, Mar. 10
The theme for the 3 p.m. performance will be: The Orchestra at the Opera. Celebrating the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the orchestra will present orchestral works from operas by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Richard Bell, Clayton State assistant professor of Music, and conductor of the Southern Crescent Symphony, will conduct the performance.
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 14
The Clayton State Office of Career Services will present the Job and Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, in the Student Activities Center, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with current Clayton State University students and graduates. Organizations will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and Graduate Schools will share information about their programs. Students are required to wear professional attire (no jeans, sweat suits, flip flops) and are encouraged to bring copies of your resume to share.
Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and resume assistance at email@example.com
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.
Clayton State Retirees Association Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing, Mar. 15
The Clayton State Retirees Association’s (CSRA) Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include cooking demonstrations, a five-course dinner with wines paired with each course, recipes and raffled door prizes. Business casual attire for a comfortable evening.
The cost is $100 per person, tax deductible as allowed by law. Please RSVP by Mar. 10 to (678) 466-4470.
The CSRA continues to build the endowment for the Clayton State Retirees Graduate Scholarship.
Clayton State SBDC Announces PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber, Starting Mar. 15
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The initial offering on Friday, Mar. 15 will be “Writing a Living Business Plan.” It was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 on the Clayton State campus as “Writing an Effective Business Plan.” However, SBDC has rescheduled the class as the first offering in PlanSmart. “Writing a Living Business Plan” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber, 600 Lanier Ave., Ste. 250, Fayetteville. The class will focus on telling a compelling story, completing a SWOT analysis, and setting goals and key performance indicators.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, Mar. 14.
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement” will be held at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and the National Archives at Atlanta announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.
For more information about conference activities and how to participate contact Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Annual Student Leadership Conference, Apr. 5 to Apr. 7
The Annual Student Leadership Conference will be held from Friday, Apr. 5 to Sunday, Apr. 7, at Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Designed to help students develop an understanding of leadership theory and application, team dynamics, critical thinking, diversity and positive peer networks., the conference costs just $20, which includes travel, lodging, meals and conference materials.
Applications are ready and can be picked up from the Department of Campus Life, located in Ste. 223 in the Student Activities Center or downloaded from
. Applications are due by Wednesday, Mar. 13.
For more information regarding the Student Leadership Conference, contact Mrs. Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson at email@example.com