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Clayton State Announces Homecoming Hashtag
2014 marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors as Clayton Junior College. The University will be celebrating that milestone throughout the year, starting with the annual Homecoming celebration during the week leading up to Homecoming Day, Feb. 15.
The year was 1969. Man first walked on the moon. The Beatles hadn’t broken up yet. Richard Nixon was president. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia. Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival topped the charts. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original True Grit were big hits at the movies. Tie-dyeing and bell bottoms were “in.” The New York Mets surprised everyone by winning the first National League Championship series over the Braves, and then winning the World Series over another far better team, the Baltimore Orioles. And while the Internet hadn’t been invented yet, Clayton State had been… or at least its doors opened for the first time to 942 students on Sept. 30, 1969.
This year’s hashtag for Homecoming will be #45YearsMadeReal. For those not in the know, a hashtag is a word or an unspaced phrase prefixed with the hash symbol (#). Words in messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Twitter, etc. may be tagged by putting "#" before same. For example "New artists announced for #SXSW 2013 Music Festival. As a result, hashtags make it possible to group such messages. A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic and to begin a conversation.
The conversation for Clayton State’s Homecoming 2014 will start with Clayton State Night in the local community (Monday, Feb. 10), and a basketball doubleheader against Georgia College on Thursday, Feb. 13, followed by the big day, Saturday, Feb. 15. As was the case in 2013, Homecoming will again feature the Homecoming Parade on Jonesboro Road. In partnership with the City of Morrow, the parade will start in front of Morrow City Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and proceed north on Jonesboro Road to the entrance to the Clayton State campus, Clayton State Boulevard, before turning onto campus. Following the parade will be an alumni picnic and tailgating event, just prior to the official Homecoming basketball doubleheader, games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) against the University of Montevallo.
Be sure to join Clayton State for a week of fun activities, heart-pounding sports action, and unbridled enthusiasm for all things Clayton State. If you’re on campus regularly, you’ll love the many opportunities to make memories that you’ll revisit year after year when Homecoming rolls around.
Clayton State Center for Academic Success Has Relocated to Edgewater Hall
The Clayton State University Center for Academic Success, whose services include peer tutoring in more than 100 different courses, drop-in math tutoring, supplemental instruction for historically difficult courses, study groups, academic success workshops, study strategy assessments, and computerized software for Clayton State students, has relocated to Edgewater Hall (formerly the Student Center), Ste. 276.
Center for Academic Success Director Kathy Garrison and her staff, Maurica John, Diana Johnson, Jada Mitchell, Dian Peters and Matthew Smith, closed their location on the lower level of the Clayton State Library on Friday, Dec. 20, and moved to Ste. 276 of Edgewater Hall, directly across from Career Services. The Center has reopened and is ready to welcome students back on Monday, Jan. 13. The hours for the Center for Academic Success will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The phone number for the Center for Academic Success is (678) 466-4070. The Center for Academic Success website is http://www.clayton.edu/cas.
University Health Services is Moving Today
University Health Services will be closed on Friday, Jan. 10, to move to its new location. As of Monday, Jan. 13, University Health Services (UHS) will be open in its new location at Clayton Station on the main level of the 1000 Building. All telephone contact information will remain the same. As always, UHS is available for the healthcare needs of students, faculty and staff.
Despina and Director -- Drs. Howell and Zeller Participating in Peach State Opera Performance, Jan. 11
Clayton State University professors Dr. Christina Howell, performing the role of Despina, and Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, as director, are key players in Peach State Opera's upcoming performance of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, being performed locally at the Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, 47 Covington Rd., Avondale Estates, Ga., at 3 p.m. on Jan. 11.
“Dr. Howell sings the role of Despina, the cynical chambermaid of the two sisters who form the distaff side of the romantic couples,” explains Zeller. “Despina is responsible for making much of the plot go and proves to be a mistress of disguise, appearing in several fanciful incarnations.”
Indeed, Zeller promises much in the way of “fanciful incarnations” in this latest production by Georgia’s touring opera company.
“No one will want to miss Dr. Howell channeling Tim Conway’s Old Man character through the prism of Groucho Marx’s Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush and Disney’s Ludwig Von Drake,” he promises. “(This) provides much of the farcical side of the work — which veers wildly from sitcom farce to moments of high tragedy. Mostly, however, Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto would seem to be an 18th Century demonstration of the 20th Century playwright Joe Orton’s dictum that, `people are profoundly bad, but irresistibly funny.’”
Ticket prices are $22 (adult general admission), $20 senior (over 60), $10 students (including college students with ID) and are available at the door or at the website: www.peachstateopera.org.
For more information about Cosi fan tutte, go to: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9975366.
Clayton State’s Welcome Back Week, "Breaking the Ice," Won’t Break Any (Real) Ice on Jan. 16
Clayton State University’s bi-annual Welcome Back Week provides the opportunity to assist new and returning students with getting acclimated to the Clayton State campus, community and resources. The January 2014 Welcome Back Week – known as Breaking the Ice – will also provide the public with a chance to, if not break the ice, at least try ice skating (of a fashion.)
On Thursday, Jan. 16, on the “Green” of the Clayton State Student Activities Center, the Clayton State Campus Events Council will present ice skating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Now, as Assistant Director of Campus Life Atawanna Royal has noted, if this event had been held this past week, well, real ice could have been used.
Since another week with temperatures in the single digits seems unlikely, Royal explains that there will be a synthetic ice skating rink, real ice skates, music, lights and hot chocolate to keep everyone warm. The event is open to Clayton State students, faculty, staff and the community. Clayton State students skate for free and everyone else can skate for just $5.
The 2014 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition at Clayton State Needs Your Help
Clayton State University is hosting the Sixth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition on Saturday, Feb. 1. We need your help!
We are in need of approximately 60 volunteers to serve as readers, score keepers, and other general volunteers. There will be training sessions on Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., and on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at 7:30 a.m. In addition, online training may be found at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
All volunteers will need to be on campus by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The competition will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Please come out and support our community. To volunteer, please contact Dr. Gordon Baker at 678/466-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Competition please visit http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/
Starting a Business Class at Henry Chamber, Feb. 11
Clayton State’s Small Business Development Center wil be holding a “Starting Your Business” class on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga.
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
Receive 50 percent off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. The 50 percent off is for current Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Contact Heather Chaney for the discount code.
For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or email@example.com.
Register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
Dining Services Hours
Jazzman’s, Dec. 30 – Jan. 12
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CLOSED: Jan. 1, 2014
Subconnection, Jan. 2 – Jan. 12
Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sandella’s at Laker Hall
Jan.12: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
(Dining Dollars, credit/debit, cash; meal plan swipes begin at 4:30 p.m.)
Parking During the Holidays
Since there are no classes on campus again until Monday, Jan. 13, there will be open parking on campus until that date. The exceptions are specially designated areas such as those for disability, visitors, emergency parking, and the Baker Center lot. The dental hygiene clinic is closed for the holidays, so that row of parking is also open until Jan. 15.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Bookstore Bucks, Jan. 6 to Jan. 22
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have the following operating hours during Bookstore Bucks:
Jan. 6 – Jan. 9: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jan. 13 – Jan.16: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 17: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last day for refunds/exchanges)
Jan. 20: CLOSED for MLK Day
Jan. 21: Resume normal spring semester hours
Jan. 22: Last day of Bookstore Bucks for Spring 2014
Bookstore Bucks Start Jan. 6
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available from Jan. 6 to Jan. 22, 2014. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Jan. 6 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop.
Remember…your LakerCard is required for all purchases. After Jan. 22, any unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late January based on your refund preference through Higher One.
Laker Hall Meal Plans for Spring 2014
Laker Hall residents: The Dining Dollar portion of your meal plan will be available beginning Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. You can begin using your dining dollars at Sandella’s in Laker Hall and at Jazzman’s and Subconnection in the Baker University Center. Meal swipes at Sandella’s will begin at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12.
Ask Me! Returns
Ask Me! – which is sponsored by the Clayton State University Customer Service Program and the Clayton State Office of Auxiliary Services — will once again be making dreams real and helping to welcome newcomers to the University for the start of the spring semester.
The dates for the Spring Ask Me! are; Friday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Ask Me table will be set up on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
Ask Me! is designed to help welcome newcomers and returners to the University during the start of each semester. The program features welcome tents and student volunteers wearing bright orange Ask Me! T-shirts. Volunteers are positioned in high-traffic areas all around the campus to help welcome students, answer questions, and to point people in the right direction.
Legos at Clayton State, Jan. 11
The First Lego League (FLL) Super Regionals are once again returning to Clayton State University.
This year’s version of the popular competition for regional young STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) whizzes ages nine to 14 will be an all-day event held in Clayton State’s James M. Baker University Center on Jan. 11, 2014, once again under the sponsorship of the College of Information and Mathematical Science (CIMS). Directing the program will be Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Scott Bailey.The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.
The competition will be the Championship Qualifying Round for 32 teams of regionally-local students. According to CIMS Dean Dr. Lila Roberts, this year’s competition will have a timely focus — on bringing awareness toward helping people affected by natural disasters. “Nature’s Fury” will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. The FLL Challenge has three parts – the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values.
As always, the FLL competition will also highlight student understanding of: the STEM disciplines with a focus on computer science and robotics, as well as a common civility through teamwork, core values, basic research methods, scholarly competition and fun.
Clayton State Digital Film Technician Certificate Program Adds January Open Houses at Morrow and Peachtree City
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University’s hottest offering (even hotter than “Catching Fire”) will be featured in two upcoming open houses.
The Center for Continuing Education will be launching the Digital Film Technician Certificate program in February 2014 – a two-course program that will have a major impact on individuals, economic development and the growing film industry in metro Atlanta… and provide another way to make dreams real.
To help inform and instruct the public on the Digital Film Technician Certificate program, Clayton State will be holding open houses on Saturday, Jan. 11 on the University’s main campus in Morrow, and on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City… the proverbial stone’s throw away from the new Pinewood Studios facility in Fayetteville that is scheduled to open in January.
The Morrow Open House will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Harry S. Downs Center. The Clayton State – Fayette Open House will begin at 10 a.m. Both programs will be part of larger information sessions for Clayton State Continuing Education certificate programs, held throughout both days at both locations.
Center for Continuing Education Schedules Certificate Program Information Sessions at Morrow and Peachtree City
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University has information sessions scheduled for both the University’s main campus in Morrow and the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in January.
The information sessions for the Center for Continuing Education’s certificate programs will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus, and on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City.
The information sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 information sessions will be targeted to career certificate programs, as well as programs in the computer and healthcare industries. For more information and specific times for specific programs, go to the Continuing Education website at http://www.clayton.edu/conted.
Happy New Year & Important Enrollment Information
Happy New Year! We hope you are looking forward to another great semester at Clayton State University. For those of you attending for the first time, we welcome you and look forward to assisting you to help make your first semester a success with us!
Here are a few reminders to get your new semester off to a good start.
· Weekend classes start on Saturday, Jan. 11, and weekday classes start on Monday, Jan. 13.
· Check your schedule in the DUCK, and make any needed adjustments this week until Jan. 16.
· Attend all your classes the first week.
· The drop/add period ends on Jan. 16 at midnight.
· All tuition and fees are due on Jan. 16 at midnight.
· Classes are cancelled on Monday, Jan. 20 in celebration of the M.L. King Holiday.
Best of luck for a successful spring semester!
Beginning of Semester Buyback Dates for The Loch Shop
Still have books you would like to sell back? The Loch Shop has Beginning of the Semester Buyback Dates set:
Jan. 13 and Jan. 14 — 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 15 — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Welcome Back Week 2014, "Breaking the Ice," Jan. 13 to Jan. 17
Welcome Back Week provides the opportunity to assist new and returning students with getting acclimated to the Clayton State campus, community, and resources.
Clayton State students are encouraged to attend the events of Welcome Back Week 2014: Breaking the Ice, which are sure to help students:
-break into a semester of co-curricular engagement and leadership development;
-break away from non-studious behaviors;
-break out of comfort zones by intentionally interacting with the diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and programs here at Clayton State University.
Monday, Jan. 13
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom C
Sponsored by Campus Events Council (CEC)
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Paint the Campus Purple
University Center (UC) Main Street
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sponsored by AmeriCorps
SAC Ballrooms B & C
7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by CEC
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Paint the Campus Purple
University Center Main Street
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by AmeriCorps
Jump Start Your Day
UC Main Street
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS)
Welcome Week Tokens Table
UC Main Street
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sponsored by CEC
Thursday, Jan. 16
Paint the Campus Purple
University Center Main Street
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by AmeriCorps
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sponsored by CEC
*FREE for Clayton State students, $5 for Non-Clayton State students
Friday, Jan. 17
Sip and Stroke with CEC – Mocktail Edition
SAC Laker Lounge
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sponsored by CEC
*Limited spots available
*Clayton State students must present Laker ID Card for entry into all events
Dining Services Resumes Normal Hours, Jan. 13
During the semester break, Jazzman’s and Subconnection will be open to serve you. Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, all dining locations, including the Lakeside Dining Hall, will resume their normal spring semester operating hours.
Spring Group Exercise Classes
For those of you who enjoy the Recreation and Wellness group exercise classes, Lisa Williamson has comprised an excellent schedule for the spring semester that will being on Jan. 13. Please note that there is also a F.A.S. Track schedule in which the classes are only 30 minutes in length! Now you have no excuse to skip class! Check out all the great classes at: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise.
Veterans Welcome Receptions for Spring 2014 Semester, Jan., 14, Jan. 15
Veterans are cordially invited to attend a Welcome Reception for all active military and student veterans attending Clayton State University during the spring 2014 Semester.
The Veterans Resource Center is holding two events to accommodate varying schedules: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Both Welcome Receptions will be held in the Veterans Resource Center, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 115.
Purchase a Laptop in The Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks
Need to purchase a Dell laptop from The Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks, but you don’t have enough after buying books? You can request up to $1,000 additional Bookstore Bucks (from previously-awarded financial aid) through the SWAN!
Between Jan. 6 and Jan. 22, log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Laptop Purchase with Financial Aid channel. After your request has been submitted and reviewed, you will be notified by Clayton State email to let you know if your request has been approved. If approved, your funds will be added to your Bookstore Bucks account for use in the Loch Shop.
Purchase a Meal Plan with Financial Aid
Did you know you can purchase a meal plan with your unused financial aid? Well, you can!
Between Jan. 6 and Jan. 22, purchase a meal plan online and have it paid for with financial aid. Log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Financial Aid Meal Plan channel. Complete the information requested and select the meal plan and quantity.
If your purchase is approved (based on available aid), your meal plan will be available for use within approximately one business day.
The Loch Shop at Clayton State – Fayette, Jan. 14 and Jan. 15
The Loch Shop will offer limited bookstore services at Clayton State – Fayette next Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Wednesday, Jan.15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some books will be on-hand for many of the specific classes being held at Clayton State — Fayette, along with some other items. The Loch Shop staff will also be at Clayton State – Fayette to assist students in placing online orders if necessary.
Dental Hygiene Clinic Parking Resumes Jan. 15
The Dental Hygiene Department has advised that the Dental Hygiene Clinic will resume seeing patients next Wednesday, Jan. 15. Only persons with scheduled appointments should park in their designated area of Lot G beginning on that date. All others are subject to being issued citations.
Clayton State Sets Events for King Celebration 2014
The 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration at Clayton State University begins in a little more than a month. This year’s celebration is titled: We Dream the King’s Dream.
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Clayton State University will run from Jan. 19, 2014 to Jan. 25, 2014 and 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., the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Clayton State University NAACP, Student African American Brotherhood, and Student African American Sisterhood and commemorates the life of the ultimate dreamer of the 20th Century, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
The highlights of the 2014 celebration of those dreams being made real are; King’s Sunday Supper, the Day of Service, and an MLK March in Atlanta. The King’s Sunday Supper and the dialogue discussion on Jan. 21 are open to the public.
Sunday, Jan. 19, King’s Sunday Supper
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Super has been an annual event on the Clayton State campus for several years, inviting people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths. This is a ticketed event and free for Clayton State students. Tickets for all others are $10 and will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in the Clayton State Department of Campus Life, located in the Student Activities Center, Ste. 223. Both Clayton State University and Non-Clayton State participants must have a ticket for admission.
Monday, Jan. 20, MLK Day of Service, Rally & March
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Clayton State campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area to pay tribute to Dr. King. After volunteering, students will participate in the annual MLK Rally and March in downtown Atlanta. Transportation will be provided for 50 participants. To register, go to the Campus Life website: www.clayton.edu/campus/life.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, a Dream Deferred
SAC Ballroom C
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A dialogue discussion focusing on recent social injustices, including the Trayvon Martin case; Department of Family and Children Services and Emani Moss; as well as immigration reform in Georgia. Participants will have a conversation regarding these issues and hone in on action steps that can be taken to eradicate these injustices.
Saturday, Jan. 25, Cultural Immersion Trip: A Day with Dr. King
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 2014 Cultural Immersion Trip: A Day with the King will give participants the opportunity to explore historical landmarks in the greater Atlanta area associated with Dr. King and the American Civil Rights movement. The trip will also include a special tour of Dr. King’s birth home and lunch at Thelma’s Kitchen. Twenty-five Clayton State students will be selected to participate on this trip. All students must complete a trip turn in a completed application form by Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2014 to the Department of Campus Life, located in the Student Activities Center, Ste. 223. Selected participants will need to have $10 to $15 in cash to cover the cost of their lunch.
For additional questions regarding Clayton State’s Annual MLK Celebration, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson, associate director, Campus Life, at (678) 466-5433 or visit http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life.
Spivey Hall to Honor Georgia Educators at Annual Teacher Appreciation Night, Jan. 25
On Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8:15 p.m., Spivey Hall will honor Georgia educators with its annual Teacher Appreciation Night, honoring their efforts to foster student success in school and in life. This year, the event features a performance by jazz violinist Regina Carter and the Regina Carter Quartet, described by Time Magazine as being “Wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz.”
Tickets are priced at $46, but students and educators can purchase tickets for $10 (limit two per valid school ID). Additional discounts are available for subscribers and groups. For full program details for all performances, tickets or more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200, or visit www.spiveyhall.org. Discounted tickets are only available by calling the box office.
Violinist Carter has a special affinity for teachers; after graduating from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., she taught strings in the Detroit city schools. More recently, Carter served as artist-in-residence at San Francisco Performances, teaching music to disadvantaged children and spreading the joy of music to people in community centers and churches around the Bay area.
After the performance, teachers will have the opportunity to meet Carter in person. There will also be a light reception following the concert.
Clayton State Recreation & Wellness to host AFAA’s APEX Weekend, Feb. 21 to Feb. 23
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) APEX Weekend for the second consecutive year.
According to Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), “We are thrilled to welcome AFAA back to Clayton State in 2014! Hosting fitness certifications on campus assists in promoting Clayton State University to the local community and provides on campus opportunities for our students to become certified fitness professionals.”
AFAA certifications and workshops being hosted during the APEX weekend include: Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (Feb. 21 to Feb. 23), Group Exercise: the Practical Way Workshop (Feb. 21), Primary Group Exercise Certification (Feb. 22), Kickboxing Instructor Certification (Feb. 22), and Practical Pilates Workshop (Feb. 23).
All certifications and workshops will be hosted in the SAC Fitness Center. Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com by searching the Atlanta area.
Please visit: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise for links to certification registrations. For more information, contact Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Academic Research Conference, Mar. 28
Save the date, Friday, Mar. 28, for the Student Academic Research Conference. Interested in being a presenters for the poster or paper sessions? You can register now on the website… http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
Research made real…
Information from the HUB
The Technology Center Has Replaced Our Student Software Support Location
Our new location, the Technology Center, is replacing our Student Software Support Services location. The Technology Center is located on the lower floor of the Library in room L-125. It’s closer to our Service Counter location just through the double doors on the left.
Student Installation Appointments Aren't Required For This Semester
Software installations do not require appointments this semester. We encourage students to visit our new Technology Center during the week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 10 for early installations to avoid the back to school rush.
Saturday Hours Are Available For Semester Startup
We will be open at our Service Counter location on Jan. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon to provide additional service for our weekend students, faculty, and early birds.
Fayette Location Satellite Services Will Begin Soon
Satellite Services will be available starting Jan. 14, on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff have the following services available: software installs; hardware troubleshooting; hardware installations; faculty & staff support; network troubleshooting.
Parking on Campus
As you know, the recent initiation of the Science Building construction on campus has impacted some of our campus parking lots. The impact will be most realized with the start of the spring semester next week.
As a reminder, a large section of the D lot has been re-designated from general parking to faculty/staff only, and a section of the G lot has been similarly re-designated from general parking to student only parking. Additionally, a section of spaces have been re-designated within the D lot for disability parking. Although these changes do not result in an increase in available parking spaces on campus, they will accommodate specific groups.
At the start of each semester, we remind the campus community of the availability of open parking in the K and L lots near the tennis courts and the SAC. Although these lots may not be as convenient to your work space or classroom as other lots, the likelihood of easily finding a parking space in the K and L lots is much greater and less stressful, especially during peak times of the day, than in closer lots. We encourage everyone to consider routinely parking in the K and L lots, unless there is a critical need to park closer.
Public Safety officers will monitor these two lots frequently to determine the rate of usage and provide feedback to the administration, which will assist in the planning for any additional parking enhancements or changes that may be needed as the campus continues to grow. Officers will also monitor other lots and issue citations when violations of campus parking policies are observed.
Chief of Police Bobby Hamil chairs a standing campus committee that meets periodically to review parking related issues and appeals of campus parking citations. It is comprised of a cross section of the campus community, including faculty, staff and students. Anyone having suggestions or comments that they would like to be reviewed by the committee may submit them to Hamil for presentation at the next meeting.
Thanks in advance for everyone’s patience and cooperation in our constant efforts to ensure a safe and comfortable workplace and educational institution.
Information on Clayton State’s Emergency Weather Procedures
It isn’t beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but the possibility of icy roads does generate the following information about how Clayton State University handles disseminating information during weather emergencies.
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.
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.
Student Media Set to Release Yearbook for 2014
Clayton State University Student Media is set to release the University’s first yearbook in 40 years.
Set for release in time for spring 2014 graduation, Clayton State University students are already busy putting together both a print and a digital yearbook called “Loched in Time.” “Loched in Time” will be the third yearbook produced by Clayton State, the 1973 and 1974 Clayton Junior College “Centurion” yearbooks being the first two, and the first edition to have a digital component.
Both yearbooks will include photos and articles of campus events, student organizations, and senior spotlights, among other things. The digital yearbooks, which will be distributed on a DVD, will have additional video footage. The 152-page print yearbooks will cost approximately $60 and the digital yearbooks will cost approximately $25. The yearbooks will also have space for ads from graduating seniors, student organizations, and businesses. These will cost $40 for a quarter page ad, $60 for a half page ad, and $100 for a full page ad in the print publication and $100 in the digital edition.
More information about ordering yearbooks will be available mid-January. Please contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor for more information at email@example.com.
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