Homecoming Pep Rally, Feb. 17, Basketball Doubleheader, Feb. 18
Clayton State students Jamie Taylor and Edward Parks will emcee the Pep Rally on Friday, starting at noon in the Commons area of the James M. Baker University Center.
The Homecoming Court and athletic teams will be announced/introduced, along with the first public appearance of the new Loch mascot. Interested parties will even be bale to have a photo op with Loch (don’t worry, he’s friendly.) The Clayton State cheerleaders will be on hand, and refreshments will be served.
The Homecoming doubleheader starts at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 18, when Coach Dennis Cox’ fourth-ranked team takes on Columbus State. The men’s game against Columbus State will follow, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The women’s team will be hosting “Play 4Kay” at the Saturday game. “Play 4Kay” is a nationwide initiative sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that brings attention to breast cancer awareness. Clayton State fans are encouraged to wear pink or accent their homecoming attire with something pink. The first 100 fans that donate at least five dollars will receive a “Play 4Kay” gift bag and be eligible for a raffle to win an additional “Play 4Kay” prize.
Tailgating and Homecoming Party, Feb. 17
Come out to the biggest, baddest tailgate party as our Lakers prepare to defeat Columbus State! The Greeks will be competing to see who really runs the yard in a stroll-off stand off, starting at 6 p.m., in SAC parking lot L.
The Homecoming Party will be held in the SAC ballrooms, starting at 10 p.m.
“Run Clayton State” 5K Run/Walk to be Held at University’s Homecoming, Feb. 18
The Clayton State University Alumni Association and the Atlanta Southside Runners will team up on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the first time for a 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will be held on campus, will start and finish in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Registration for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m., on the sidewalk in front of the Downs Center, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Cost for participants is $25. Family rates will also be available for runners of three or more.
All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The event will also include breakfast after the race along with sponsor gifts.
Proceeds from the race will benefit two worthy fundraising efforts. A portion of the funds will support the Clayton State Alumni Association scholarship program, and a portion will be donated to the Zac Bradley Benefit Fund. Bradley, a member of the Clayton State men’s basketball team, was partial paralyzed last spring when a tree fell on his car during a storm and the proceeds will help cover incurred medical expenses.
Clayton State Alumni are Serving Breakfast on Saturday
If you’re looking for a free breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, you’re invited to Clayton State University, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Always one of the highlights of the University’s Homecoming Week, the Annual Alumni Breakfast will be held in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., or until the food runs out. As is always the case, the Clayton State Alumni Association will be serving breakfast free to all comers. The Alumni Breakfast is sponsored by Waffle House.
Clayton State Spirit Rally, Homecoming Dance and Reception, Feb. 18
The Clayton State Spirit Rally will be held prior to the Columbus State doubleheader, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Following the demise of Columbus State will be the Homecoming Dance and Reception, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the SAC ballrooms.
Homecoming T-Shirts on Sale
Beginning Monday, Feb. 13, the Clayton State Alumni Association will be selling Homecoming Game T-shirts, which will say “Will the Real CSU please Stand Up,” since, as you may have noticed, Clayton State is playing Columbus State University in the Homecoming games on Saturday. The shirts will be on sale all week in the University center for $10 apiece.
Athletic Director Candidate Carl McAloose Visits Campus Today
The five finalists for the position of Director of Athletics at Clayton State will be visiting the campus this week. Each candidate will be making a public presentation on the topic, “A Vision for Intercollegiate Athletics at Clayton State University.” Everyone interested in Clayton State Athletics is not only encouraged, but urged to attend.
Each presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in room UC260 on the James M. Baker Center. Today’s candidate is Carl McAloose, former athletic director at Florida Gulf Coast.
Sharon Foote Returns for Mardi Gras Murder Mystery, Feb. 17
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University is welcoming back the Alliance Theatre’s Sharon Foote on Friday, Feb. 17. Foote will once again be returning to the scene of the crime, directing the “Mardi Gras Murder Mystery.”
Down on the bayou, there has been a murder with Cajun flavor. Individuals who fancy themselves a Sherlock Holmes, or just a regular detective, or a clairvoyant, or who just like Cajun food, are invited to join Foote for an evening that begins with a murder and climaxes with clues and a dinner buffet.
The time is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center, room 101. As noted, the chief inspector will be the Alliance Theatre’s Foote. The fee is $39, which includes a Cajun dinner buffet.
Register by calling the Center for Continuing Education at (678) 466-5050, or go to http://conted.clayton.edu/.
Clayton State Hosts Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Conference, Feb. 17, Feb. 18
On Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, Clayton State will be holding the Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress.
As in previous years, the University is bringing in a variety of national and international speakers for the conference, ranging from undergraduates to postdocs. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr., University Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University. McCauley’s talk is titled “Maturationally Natural Cognition, Theory Ladenness, and Radically Counter-Intuitive Science.” It will be held in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 17. McCauley’s address, along with those of all other Congress participants, is free and open to the public.
On Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., talks will be held in rooms UC267 and UC327 of the Baker Center. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in rooms UC322 and UC327 of the Baker Center.
SWAN Unavailable, Feb. 19
On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, the SWAN will be unavailable due to upgrades. The upgrades are scheduled to last from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email and GAView will still be available from the SWAN login page.
Session I Evaluations Due, Feb. 29
To all students presently enrolled in Session I courses:
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations by Wednesday, Feb. 29. 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.
Phi Alpha Theta Membership Drive
Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, is accepting new members at Clayton State.
Membership in this historic and prestigious organization means that you are recognized by your professors and peers across the country for your exceptional scholarship and knowledge of history. In order to qualify, you must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all courses and a 3.1 GPA in your history courses. You must have at least 12 credit hours in history. No more than three credit hours of online coursework may be counted.
Applications will be accepted through Mar. 9, and must be accompanied by a one-time, $50 membership fee. You can submit your application to Dr. Randall Gooden at room G210-M or by mailing it to him at; Dr. Randall Gooden, College of Arts and Sciences, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, Ga. 30260.
New members will be initiated in April. For further information about Phi Alpha Theta, you may visit the Web site at www.phialphatheta.org
, or you may e-mail Gooden at RandallGooden@clayton.edu
Clayton State Opens Low Element Challenge Course to Campus
Are you looking for a team-building-type opportunity for your class, student group, or department? Do you find that you are in need of greater communication, trust, and cooperation within the group dynamic? If so, Clayton State University’s Department of Recreation & Wellness has an opportunity for you.
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is pleased to announce the unveiling of a Low Element Challenge Course on the campus of Clayton State. This outdoor facility will avail itself to the campus community as well as outside groups and corporations. Trust, communication, teambuilding and leadership are just a few of the skills that will be challenged and developed at the Low Element Course.
Outdoor teamwork-enrichment programs have increased in popularity and Clayton State’s Outdoor Adventure Program is thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to the University community. Nicholas Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness, was instrumental in the design of this facility which includes seven elements.
“Our programs are uniquely created to give each participant and team an invaluable set of tools not only for personal growth, but also for professional development,” he says.
Cindy Lauer, director of Recreation & Wellness adds, “the addition of the Low Element Challenge Course will enable our department the opportunity to expand programming and experiential learning opportunities to students, classes, campus organizations, university staff, and faculty.”
For further information, please Kilburg at (678) 466-4972 or email NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
. Information can also be found at http://adminservices.clayton.edu/recwell/outdooradventure/
Late Night Campus Study Locations
Some of you have asked for late night places to study on campus. The Operation Study Implementation Team, in cooperation with Public Safety, made arrangements for you.
The common areas of the Natural & Behavioral Sciences (NBS) and Laboratory Annex Building (LAB) are now open Monday through Friday until 2 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 2 a.m.
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Feb. 24 Through Feb. 26
In order to improve the appearance of the water coming from the drinking fountains and faucets in the SAC building, the hot water heater will be turned off and serviced beginning at 3 pm Friday, Feb. 24, through the evening of Sunday, Feb. 26. As such, there will be no hot water in the building during this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
For your information the quality of the water has been tested by the Clayton County Water Authority and is safe to drink.
Laker Orientation Leaders Collecting Donations for Back to School Brigade
The 2012 Laker Orientation Leader team is asking the Clayton State University community to join them in supporting military families in the Back To School Brigade initiative.
In conjunction with Operation Homefront, the Back To School Brigade will provide children whose parents are actively serving in the military with the necessary supplies they need for school. The Laker Orientation Leaders are in need of the following items:
• Book bags (new or gently used)
• Color pencils
• Non-permanent Markers
Please drop off all items to the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs (Student Center, Room 218) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 2.
To find out more information about the Operation Homefront and the Back to School Brigade, please visit: http://www.operationhomefront.net/nc/highlights.aspx?id=12892
National Archives at Atlanta African American Heritage Program, Feb. 18
The National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, will feature its African American Heritage Program on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events and Activities are free and open to the public.
The program starts at 9 a.m., with “Are You Gullah Geechee?” a symposium sponsored by the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society’s Atlanta Chapter and featuring presentations by Dr. Mary B. Ziegler, Dr. D. L. Henderson, and the Gullah Geechee Shouters.
Advance registration is required for this program, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
From noon until 5 p.m., the Archives will hold “A Taste of Africa and America,” providing bite-sized samples of African-American cuisine, along with a viewing of Denise White Fields’ exhibit, “The Artifacts of Enslavement: The Shackles and Objects of Slavery.”
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Archives will host the Clayton County African American Arts and Heritage Festival with exhibits, historic photographs, storytelling and musical performances.
“Our People, Our Nation,” Feb. 20
Clayton State University’s AmeriCorps program, the Alpha Phi Omega Petitioning Group, and Alpha Kappa Lamda will host “Our People, Our Nation” on Monday, Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Clayton State University Student Activities Center ballrooms.
Clayton State students will participate in the program, which will consist of song, spoken word and dance performances as well as a live museum of influential Americans who have added to black history and helped to shape the nation. The program is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Jen Welch at JenniferWelch@clayton.edu
or the Department of Campus life office: (678) 466-5433.
Town Hall Meeting with GA State Representatives Baker and Scott, Feb. 21
Clayton State University Instructor of Political Science Sara Henderson has arranged for a town hall meeting to be held on the Clayton State campus with Reps. Glen Baker and Sandra Scott of the Georgia General Assembly.
The event, which is open to all Clayton State faculty, staff, students and the public, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, in room UC 327 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The representatives will be taking questions about current and future legislation and expounding upon their plans for this district. Scott's district includes the Clayton State campus.
Transportation Engineer Carla W. Holmes to Speak, Feb. 21
Carla W. Holmes, PE, PTOE, senior transportation engineer for Gresham Smith and Partners, and founder and principal engineer of Carla Holmes Engineering, Ellenwood, Ga., a nationally-recognized leader among women transportation executives, will be speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in room UC327 of the Baker Center.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” at Henry Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Henry County.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? =2878b24d-b50e-4e78-8962-33502735ada8
School of Nursing Schedules Two Pre-Nursing Information Sessions in February
University’s School of Nursing (SoN) will be holding its latest IN! (Into Nursing) Pre-Nursing Information Sessions on Monday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Monday session will be held in room B-11 of the Lecture Hall. The Thursday session will be in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The purpose of the Into Nursing
information sessions is to provide pre-nursing students with important information about resources that are available to help them plan for a career in nursing. Strategies will be discussed regarding how to successfully prepare yourself for the application process and how to be successful once you are admitted to a nursing program.
The informational sessions are conducted during the fall and spring semesters by Clayton State’s Nursing Workforce Diversity grant team and the advisors in the School of Nursing. These informational sessions will be open to high school students, university students, parents and university faculty and staff.
French-American Chamber of Commerce Speaker, Feb. 22
Clayton State University’s Office of International Programs and the College of Business and Clayton State will welcome Daniel Bowers, executive director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) of Atlanta, to campus on Wednesday. Feb. 22.
Bowers will be speaking on U.S. - French business ties and the role of the FACC in promoting bilateral U.S. - French business relationships. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will run from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room 416 of the James M. Baker University Center, located on the Clayton State campus.
Office of Career Services Presents the Career Expo, Feb. 22
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Student Activities Center Ballroom, from Noon to 3 p.m., the Office of Career Services will present the annual Career Expo.
Students and alumni are advised to bring plenty of resumes.
For more information, call (678) 466-5400 or email email@example.com
Financial Aid Closed, Feb. 22 and Feb. 23
The Financial Aid office will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23, for staff training.
E-Verification and Immigration; a New York Times Talk at Clayton State, Feb. 24
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues this month with a New York Times Talk on E-verification and immigration.
The talk, titled “E-verify: Illegal Latinos Between Left & Right and All Stripes,” will be facilitated by Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center.
This event is free and open to the public. A free lunch will be provided, courtesy of the New York Times,
to those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Thursday, Feb. 23 at noon.
Nontraditional Student Organization Looks at “The Heart of the Matter,” Feb. 24
February is Black History Month. This is an excellent time to evaluate ourselves – body, mind and soul.
There are a myriad of health issues that continue to plague the African American Community – cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. The improper care of one’s body, mind or soul can adversely affect one’s heart.
Join the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) in exploring opportunities for achieving complete health. Stop by NTSO’s information table on Friday, Feb. 24, on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, from noon to 2 p.m.
Clayton State to Hold Fifth Annual African-American Read-In, Feb. 28
Clayton State University will host its Fifth Annual African-American Read-In for students on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in room G101 of the Arts & Sciences Building. The public is invited to attend.
This year’s Read-In will feature two sessions, the first from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the second from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Bursar’s Office Closed, Mar. 2
The Bursar’s Office will be closed on Friday, Mar.2, for staff training.
Clayton State to Host Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Meeting, Mar. 9 and Mar. 10
Clayton State University will be the site of the Spring 2012 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southeastern Section Meeting.
Annual MAA Southeastern Section meeting will take place on Friday, Mar. 9 and Saturday, Mar. 10, during the University’s Spring Break. To give an idea of the scope of the conference, it is anticipated that all classrooms and open space in the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State’s largest academic building, will be in use for the expected 500 attendees. In addition, the conference’s business meetings and general sessions will be held in the Student Activities center ballroom, also on Mar. 9 and Mar. 10. There will also be some pre-conference activities on campus on Thursday afternoon and evening, Mar. 8.
According to Dr. Cathie Aust, Clayton State Emerita Professor of Mathematics and the conference’s local arrangements coordinator, the conference is open to the public, one does not have to be a member of the MAA to attend. However, anyone who attends must register. Go to the conference website; http://sections.maa.org/southeastern/maase/conference/
, for more information, or to register. In addition to using the Baker Center and the SAC, the conference will also feature a music program for registered conference attendees in Clayton State’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Friday evening, involving performances by Clayton State music students, some of the University’s music faculty, and the Clayton State Gospel Choir.