Desire2Learn Seminars Today
This spring, Clayton State University will move to Desire2Learn (D2L) as the new learning management system. Faculty with classes starting in January 2013 will use this system to provide "anytime, anywhere" access to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, email, grading, student progress reports, and project files.
To help make this transition an easy one for students, information and training is available from the HUB and the Center for Instructional Development today, Jan. 4, to help students become acquainted with the Desire2Learn environment.
These hourly seminars will be held in room L200 in the Library. In addition, print and video tutorial can be viewed at the following website:
For additional information and questions please contact the HUB at ext. 4357.
Basketball Doubleheader, Jan. 5
On Saturday, Jan. 5 (1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) the Clayton State Lakers will take on Flagler College in a Peach Belt doubleheader. The fourth-ranked, undefeated (10-0) and practically unscored-upon Laker women will play the opener, followed by the Laker men.
Information on Clayton State’s Emergency Weather Procedures
During emergency weather situations, information about Clayton State’s plans will also be available on the University’s web page (www.clayton.edu
), through emails sent directly to all faculty, staff and students, on the University Relations Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through the University’s main telephone number (678) 466-4000. In addition, the four major Atlanta network television stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), All-News 106.7 WYAY-FM and WSB-AM (750) radio will also be notified for their school closing announcements. The current contact list for these media outlets is as follows. Please advise the Office of University Relations if there are any changes in contact names/numbers and/or codes.
Clayton State's "Stay Safe" weather policy is as follows…
"At times of bad weather or other emergencies, University officials make decisions on whether or not to close the campus based on public safety reports and other considerations. In such cases, the safety and security of the majority of students is a prime consideration. If the University is closed, then classes are cancelled for all students.
"If the institution remains open, we recognize that there may be special circumstances that pertain to individual students that are more serious than those that apply to the majority. So, students are advised to use their best judgment about their safety and that of their families in those situations, and to consult with individual faculty members about making up lost time.
"University closure also applies to all University faculty and staff except those designated by their supervisors as essential personnel. If the institution remains open, staff should consult with their supervisor and make them aware of any individual circumstances that may exist that prevents them from reporting to duty."
The opening/closing policy for Clayton State – Fayette and the Academy for Advanced Studies in McDonough is as follows… basically, the rule will be, if the main campus is closed, Clayton State – Fayette will be closed and Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held.
Also, if the Henry County schools are closed, Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held. If Clayton State is open during inclement weather, the status of Clayton State – Fayette will be determined independently.
When in doubt, check the Clayton State website for details.
Spring 2013 Intramural Sports
Did you play sports in high school? Do you miss the thrill of competition or the environment of fitness, socializing, and fun all at the same time? Sign up for an intramural sport!
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness will host three new intramural sports leagues this spring.
Intramural sports are free, organized recreational sports leagues that allow both students and staff to participate. This semester, there are multiple leagues available in each sport to meet the competitive and recreational needs of our intramural athletes.
Starting in January, the department will be hosting 5v5 basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball. Teams may be comprised of students, faculty, and/or staff so get your friends together and sign up a team. Don’t have a team? Sign up as a free agent and we will assist you with finding teammates.
These leagues start the week of Jan. 21, and end on the week of Feb. 25. Teams will play 1 game per week and the season will conclude with playoffs and a championship game.
Teams may register for the intramural sports leagues by signing up at the SAC front desk and attending a captains meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
If you have any questions or need more information about how to register, contact Christen Ruff at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 4973.
Spring 2013 Enrollment Reminder Dates
January 3 Registration for TAP Students and Senior Citizens
January 5 First Day of Weekend Classes
January 7 First Day of Weekday Classes
January 7-10 Drop/Add and Late Registration ($100 late fee if not already registered)
January 10 Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
January 17 No Show Deadline – must attend class by this date
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
The complete spring 2013 academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar
Donate a Textbook, Earn Study Bucks
The Office of Orientation & New Student programs need your help! Please consider helping other Clayton State students who might need some temporary assistance with textbooks. We are collecting textbooks from core classes taught at Clayton State for the upcoming fall 2013 BookSMART program.
Textbooks collected will be used to start a small book program, BookSMART (Success. Motivation, Academics, Retention, Transition) in which students can visit our office and utilize the books in-house to study in our Resource Center.
BookSMART will serve as a resource for students who may be experiencing temporary financial obstacles in securing core course textbooks (typically at the beginning of each semester), but desire to maintain their academic success in their courses.
Students who do not plan to sell their textbooks can drop off their books to our office, located in the Student Center, room 218. Donate a book and earn Study Bucks (limited supply) for your donation!
Please make sure the book is in fair condition and can be used in core classes. Please contact Darius Thomas, programs assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
LakerCard Center Upgrades SmartPrint
The LakerCard Center has just completed an upgrade to our SmartPrint system to include a new server and the newest version of the software. This upgrade should increase the efficiency and performance of the system. We appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks in the upgraded system.
At this time, all printers and copiers should be working properly for most faculty and staff and students. There may be a few exceptions to this. They are as follows:
- Some students, who have an older version of the SmartPrint driver installed on their laptop, will be unable to print now. They must uninstall the old driver and install the new driver. The HUB is in the process of crafting communication to all students to let them know that they make be affected by the change and how to install the new drivers.
- During the upgrade, we performed a clean-up of the user database. If you experience any issues using your LakerCard to copy, please contact the LakerCard Center at email@example.com and we will add you back to the database.
Again, your patience and corporation during this transition is greatly appreciated.
Department of Teacher Education Looks for Feedback for Accreditation
The Department of Education at Clayton State University is currently undergoing its reaccreditation process through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As part of this on-going process, the Department of Teacher Education has announced the opportunity for all interested parties to provide feedback on the University’s Teacher Education Program to its accrediting agency.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to NCATE. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution, for example; graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.
The Clayton State Department of Teacher Education invites written comments to be submitted to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence will be submitted to Clayton State for response via NCATE¹s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the board of examiners team or institutions.
For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: email@example.com
Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hours for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
AVP/Controller Candidates Visiting Campus, Jan. 7-10 and Jan. 14-15
Six candidates for the AVP/Controller position will visit campus this month. Each candidate will make a 30 minute public presentation in room UC 260 of the James M. Baker University Center on the day of their visit. The entire campus is invited to attend. The presentations will all take place at 1:15 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 11 at Clayton State – Fayette
The first installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University’s Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, Ga.
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: http://www.georgiasbdc.org
. or call (678) 466-5100.
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.
First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier, Jan. 12
Clayton State, specifically the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, will once again be hosting the First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Baker Center (largely on Main Street and the Commons Area) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIMS’ Jay Terry is heading up the organization of the event. For details will be forthcoming.
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 15 — MLK Rally
Campus Life, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Educators, will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High School to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life as well as celebrate his legacy.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Forest Park High School
Sponsored by: AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Jan. 15 — I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual MLK March in honor of individuals that fought for civil rights of all mankind. The MLK March procession will end at the Lawson Amphitheatre with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, legacy and dream.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., James M. Baker University Center Quad and Lawson Amphitheatre
Sponsored by: Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, and Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 20 — King’s Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Student Activities Center Ballroom
Sponsored by: Campus Life, Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 21 — MLK Day of Service and MLK March
The campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. Transportation will be provided for 25 participants. For more information regarding registration for this event, please contact LaShanda Hardin at LaShandaHardin@clayton.edu
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Run Clayton State 5K Run/Walk, Feb. 9
The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. 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 race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s game against Montevallo at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after Feb. 6 to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1.
For more information about the 5K Race/Walk or to register online, please visit www.claytonstatesports.com\RunClaytonState
Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org