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SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP 2013 Conference -- Bringing Economics and Psychology Together in the Wake of the Financial Crisis -- Open to all Clayton State Faculty, Staff and Students
The co-chairs of the above conference, Reza Kheirandish, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Shabnam Mousavi, assistant professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins University,
are opening the conference sessions and events to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students, on first come, first serve basis, as long as there are available seats.
“We want our Clayton State community to benefit from this unique event that is happening on our campus,” says Kheirandish.
Go to the conference website at http://www.clayton.edu/2013-sabe-iarep-icabeep-conference for more information about the scope of the conference and the conference schedule.
The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), the International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology (IAREP), and the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP) international interdisciplinary conference will run from July 25 to July 29. This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
James Cox – Director, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University:
Theory and Experiment for Homo Reciprocans
Glenn Harrison – Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University:
Behavioral Econometrics: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
David Laibson – Harvard University (Kahneman Lecturer):
How to Design a Commitment Contract
Amnon Rapoport – University of Arizona (SABE Lecturer):
Behavioral Traffic Flow in Congestible Networks
Clayton State Notaries Public
From a survey taken earlier this year in Laker Lines; Wanda Davis-Bender (Academic Affairs), Amy Albrecht (FYARC), Vicky Smith (CoB), Nancy Franco (CIMS), Dana Brown (Development), Sherree Buchanon (Humanities), Nikia Yallah (HR) and Keevia Jackson (HR) are all notaries.
Calling All Peachtree Road Race Finishers
Clayton State’s annual photo op for all of the University’s finishers in this year’s Peachtree Road Race will be held this coming Friday, July 12, at noon on the Quad behind the James M. Baker University Center. Please wear your official Peachtree Road Race finisher t-shirt for the photo.
Construction Scheduled to Begin on Clayton Hall Roof, July 8
On or about July 8, construction will begin to replace the roof of Clayton Hall. The construction project is expected to last about five weeks. During that time, about 20 parking spaces in parking Lot C will be reserved for storage of the construction equipment and trailers. Please exercise caution when driving on Caldwell Drive as well as parking in the C lot.
Candidates for Director of University Health Services Presentations, July 10 to July 16
Five candidates who will be visiting Clayton State on July 10 to July 12 and July 15 and July 16 to interview for the director of University Health Services position. Each candidate will give a 15-20 minute presentation regarding their “Vision for University Health Services at Clayton State University for 2014 and Beyond.”
If your schedule permits and you are interested in participating in this process, join us. Please share this information with your staff and feel free to invite fellow colleagues.
All presentations will start at 11 a.m., and will take place in the SAC Ballroom A except for Tuesday (noted below).
Friday, July 12 – Latrice Barlow (McDonough, Ga.)
11 a.m. Presentation
SAC Ballroom A
Monday, July 15 – Sandra Severe (Hialeah, Fla.)
11 a.m. Presentation
SAC Ballroom A
Tuesday, July 16 – Vanessa Brown (Columbia, S.C.)
11 a.m. Presentation
SAC Ballroom A
The Bent Tree Freshman Edition Submissions, Deadline July 12
The Bent Tree will be putting together its first-ever freshman edition for the incoming class of freshman this fall.
The Bent Tree “Freshman Exclusive” will be distributed to the new freshman in Laker Hall during Freshman Premiere Week. This edition of the paper will focus on the things incoming freshman need to know: the services offered to students on campus; things to do on campus; and will highlight some important dates for students in the first few weeks of the semester.
The Bent Tree would like to invite all campus departments, offices, and services to send in their articles, photos, calendars and advertisements for this special new edition of the paper.
To submit your information for this edition, please send an email to Jennifer DeMond, Student Media advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We would prefer your submissions in JPEG, PDF, or Word format. The deadline for submission is July 12.
Goo-Con Invades Clayton State, July 13 and July 14
Want to learn how to create a proper costume for DragonCon? What about applying realistic special-effects make-up?
On Saturday July 13 and Sunday, July 14, The Engineer Guy, a locally-owned Clayton County small business, will host the first annual Goo-Con at Clayton State University’s Student Activities Center. The two-day goo convention will feature workshops and panel discussions about special effects make-up, mold making, casting, and costuming.
Attendees will learn about proper costume making for DragonCon and other science fiction/fantasy events.
The Engineer Guy, celebrating 10 years in business, planned this event to bring together people who love the movie industry, especially special effects and makeup.
“It is my desire for this to become an annual event that pulls together the supply side of the movie industry and helps those involved make connections,” say Nelson Burke, owner of The Engineer Guy.
Goo-Con has secured featured guests R.J. Haddy and Roy Wooley of SyFy’s hit show FaceOff and “professional zombies” Erin Bushko and Larry Mainland to lead panel discussions.
Live demonstrations will include:
· Prosthetic Application
· Mold Making
· Body Painting
· Full Head Casting
· Casting Props
· Airbrushing Techniques
Weekend passes are $15 each and can be purchased at www.goo-con.com
. Follow Goo-Con on Twitter @Goo_Con and like them on Facebook at The Engineer Guy.
Clayton State SBDC Offers GrowSmart Series for Small Business Owners, Starting July 23
In a special series of five classes targeted to small business owners who are ready for growth, the Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering GrowSmart at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree, located at 201 Aberdeen Pkwy., in Peachtree City.
Starting on July 23 and running through Aug. 19, GrowSmart gives the small business owner tools and strategies to reach their goals. At a cost of $895 per person, 25 small business owners/managers will attend the GrowSmart series in Peachtree City for 2013, and there are a limited number of $500 scholarships for those who apply early.
The program is designed for leaders of companies with: at least two years of successful operation; annual revenues of $200,000 or more; the opportunity and desire to grow; and the opportunity to make lasting contacts.
The 35 hours of class time cover all areas of business operation. Among the highlights are: evaluating your business, competition, and target markets; hands-on, interactive program promoting sharing of best practices; expert speakers adding insights to the topic of the day; step-by-step development of company strategies for growth; and, combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, attendees will learn to apply course principles and build a business for today's challenging times.
Each daily class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tuesday, July 23 class is “Planning for Growth,” Tuesday, July 30, “Marketing Research & Planning,” Tuesday, Aug. 6, “Leadership & Management,” Tuesday, Aug. 13, “Financial Analysis & Tools,” and Monday, Aug. 19, “Operations & Implementation.”
To apply, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=2a1f2262-3fb6-4c52-aa09-0e9af558427f&page_name=smartApplication&type=growsmart&city=morrow.
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus.
To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf.
All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
Important Dates from The Loch Shop
Rentals are due back on July 29, by 5 p.m. Book Buyback dates and times are as follows: July 23 to July 25: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July 26: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ASK ME! Program Volunteers Needed
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 around the campus to welcome students, answer questions, and point people in the right direction.
Student volunteers will serve on the following days: Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers for ASK ME will earn $25 “Bookstore Bucks” for each four -hour shift (limit two shifts per volunteer).
To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Clayton State University, and must attend one of two 30-minute training sessions, held on Aug. 7, and Aug. 8.
To sign up, or for more information on the program, contact Jasmine Foster at email@example.com by Thursday, July 25. Make sure to check your class schedule before selecting times to volunteer.
Summer 2014 Academic Calendar Survey
As we prepare the academic calendar for Summer 2014, we would like to meet your summer enrollment needs and interests by asking for your input on a few brief questions found at the following link.
If you complete the survey by Friday, July 26, we will enter your name in a drawing for one of four $50 gift cards to The Loch Shop.
University Provost 2013-2014
With special thanks to our colleagues at the University of West Georgia for reconsidering our request for assistance, Dr. Micheal Crafton will continue as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs through June of 2014. At this important time for our institution, I am grateful for the support from our friends at West Georgia, and for Dr. Crafton’s leadership for our academic programs. I know that I am personally excited to have the chance to continue to work with him and all of our colleagues who contribute so much to our university.
The Loch Shop Adds New Assistant Director, Jessica Hall
The Loch Shop has a new staff member, Assistant Director Jessica Hall, formerly of Macon State and then Middle Georgia State College. She will be handling all of The Loch Shop’s course materials and faculty adoptions.
A former manager of the Macon State College Bookstore, Hall has worked in the college industry since 2000, and brings a wealth of experience and skills to her new position. Prior to working at Macon State, she was in management at B. Dalton Booksellers for three years.
SAC Fitness Center Weekend Hours Change
This is a friendly reminder that the hours for the Fitness Center weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) have changed to noon to 5 p.m., through Saturday, Aug. 10.
AFAA Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop & Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification
Want to be a Group X Instructor?
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host AFAA’s Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification on Sunday, Aug. 4, also from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B.
The Group Exercise Workshop is designed to prepare uncertified instructors to take the Group Exercise Certification and to refresh current instructors on their teaching skills. The Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification will allow aspiring instructors to become certified to teach Group Exercise and includes both practical and written assessments.
These two events are open to anyone. The Practical Way™ Workshop cost is $179 and the Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification cost is $299.
For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise
or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at firstname.lastname@example.org
Insanity & PiYo Instructor Certifications
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host Beachbody’s Insanity® instructor certification on Saturday, Aug.10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and PiYo instructor training on Sunday, Aug. 11, also from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B.
Insanity's high-intensity activity forces the body to work for longer periods of time at a higher capacity than traditional workouts. As a result, people experience faster increases in cardiovascular fitness, and burn carbohydrates and fat more efficiently — as much as 1,000 calories per hour!
If yoga makes you yawn, Piyo will make you strong! Be a yoga rebel with PiYo Strength®. It's a unique core-strengthening workout inspired by yoga and Pilates. With upbeat music and a constant flow of moves, it's a rhythmic, dynamic, and intense workout designed to build strength and flexibility.
Both programs are open to everyone. The cost for Insanity® instructor certification is $249, and the cost for Piyo instructor training is $189.
For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at email@example.com.
A Time for Grilling
The Loch Shop’s most recent promo is now up on www.ishoplochshop.com.
And what might that be? Glad you asked. Since the Summer Grilling Season is well underway, The Loch Shop is featuring a "Summer Grilling" promo with 10 percent off of everything under the “Tailgating” category; everything from chairs to aprons to tents to coolers. The Summer Grilling promo is valid until July 30, 2013.
Go to www.claytonstategear.com.
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp?
For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.