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Transitions in the College of Health
Dr. Betty Lane has been named Chair of the School of Nursing after having served as Interim Chair. She has done an amazing job leading the School through a very successful reaccreditation of the undergraduate and graduates programs.
Dr. Gail Barnes has decided to return to faculty effective June 30 and Lois Manning Burke will serve as Interim Department Chair of Dental Hygiene effective July 1. Burke served as Department Chair of Dental Hygiene at Clayton State previously from 1993 to 2003.
Free HIV Testing
In collaboration with the Clayton County Board of Health, free HIV testing is available in UHS on June 16 and June 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Anyone is eligible to receive this free testing with results available in minutes. Counseling and treatment arrangements for anyone with positive results will be arranged by the Clayton County Board of Health.
This is a walk-in, anonymous opportunity in Health Services which is located in Clayton Station Apartments, Building 1000. Please take advantage of this free testing opportunity. Free HIV testing will also be offered every Monday during fall semester.
Active Shooter Training Presentations
Clayton State University Director of Public Safety Bobby Hamil will be providing two active shooter training presentations over the summer that are open for all the campus to attend.
The first will be on Wednesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. in room B12 of the Lecture Hall and the next one will be on Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. in the same location.
Each presentation will include a 15 minute video followed by a PowerPoint and Q&As. Total presentation should take about an hour and a half.
No reservations are needed and these presentations are open for students, faculty and staff to attend.
Clayton State Continuing Education Graduation, June 19
The Division of Continuing Education at Clayton State University will have its spring graduation on Thursday, June 19, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The graduation ceremony, with an expected attendance of 300, will be held in Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held next door in the Harry S. Downs Center.
Individuals from a wide variety of certificate programs will be graduating. These include programs in as diverse a group of disciplines as; health care, information technology, teaching, commercial, P.I., project management, HR and entertainment fields.
Lee Moore is Hitchhiking the Silk Road
When last we checked in with Lee Moore, the son of one Clayton State University’s more noted alumni; former faculty member and dean Dr. Benita H. Moore, he had won an Adventure Grant to hitchhike the fabled Silk Road from Outside
That was last summer. Now Moore, an Athens, Ga., filmmaker who also does consulting related to China, is indeed following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, et al.
For the trip Moore, who speaks Mandarin among his other skills, has already set up a blog, http://www.silkroadhitchhikers.com/
. He’s currently in Xian, and will be hiking to Huashan within the next few days.
Moore and his traveling companion, photographer Galen Burke, will be exploring what the outdoors mean to the Chinese. As Moore explained in his application for the grant, “we will explore how China’s break-neck growth is affecting the country’s natural spaces and the way the Chinese think of those spaces. We want to understand what the outdoors means to the Chinese. Our route will take us through the Taklamakan Desert and the Tian Shan Mountains, where the Han Chinese live with a mélange of ethnic minority like the Uighurs, Kazaks, and Mongolians. We chose hitchhiking as our method of travel because it will put us into contact with large numbers of everyday Chinese people, giving us the opportunity to interview them about what they think of their outdoors.”
Loch Visits Scotland
You’ve followed President Hynes and Dean Eichelberger from South Korea. And you certainly “went” to Sochi, Russia with Clayton State alumnus Kevin Liles to take in the Winter Olympics. Now you can follow Loch’s adventures as he (she? it?) returns to visit the ancestral home of all Lochs… Scotland.
Loch will be visiting Ayr, Scotland this week as an official representative of The Loch Shop, travelling along with another Clayton State alumnus, Maggie Shiffert. You can read, and see, their adventures at http://scotlandadventures101.tumblr.com/
as well as on The Loch Shop’s Facebook page and the ClaytonStNews Facebook page.
Spivey Hall's First World Music Festival
Spivey Hall will launch its first Summer World Music Festival (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/spivey-hall-summer-world-music-festival/
) with a series of Wednesday performances at 11:15 a.m., by various global artists over eight weeks in June and July 2014.
Wednesday, June 18 Ustad Shafaat Khan Sitar and Tabla India
Wednesday, June 25 Troika Balalaikas Balalaikas Russia
Wednesday, July 2 Faculty Grass Red, White and Bluegrass USA
Wednesday, July 9 The Celtic Company Ah Surely! Irish Ensemble Ireland
Wednesday, July 16 Miraikanai Taiko Taiko Drumming Japan
Wednesday, July 23 Aire Flamenco Flamenco Spain
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival are priced at $2 per concert and are available for purchase now at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/program-registration/
On Campus Information Session for Digital Film Technician I and II, July 12
Lights! Camera! Action! The
Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education is gearing up for its second round of information sessions and classes for Digital Film Technician Training I and II.
The highly-successful first set of Film Tech I courses, taught by long-time digital film industry expert Barton Bond, have been playing to full houses of 40+ students each since February. The next on-campus information session will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Downs Center.
Clayton State to Host 2014 Southeast African Model Union in November
Clayton State University is proud to announce that it will host the 18th
Annual Southeast Model African Union from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2014. Clayton State values this opportunity to give the students a highly engaging experience in dealing with international issues. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the SEMAU 2014, contact Dr. Augustine Ayuk at AugustineAyuk@mail.clayton.edu
, (678) 466-4848.
Summer Fitness & Wellness Programming
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is excited to announce its summer Fitness & Wellness programs:
Group X (Group Exercise)
Group X offers approximately 25 land-based group exercise classes each semester. Classes are free to all Clayton State University Fitness Center members and are located in our two Group X studios at the west end of the Fitness Center. Summer classes began on Monday, June 2 and will end on Friday, August 1. The Group X and the F.A.S.Track (Faculty & Staff Track) schedule can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise
Personal Training provides an individualized fitness experience to the Clayton State University community. All personal trainers are current Clayton State University students who have obtained a nationally personal training certification. The goal of the Personal Training Program is to assist students and fitness center members in achieving physical fitness benefits effectively. A Personal Trainer will work with you to:
- Set clear and realistic physical fitness goals using the guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Determine how fitness goals will be achieved and the amount of work needed to reach your goals.
Personal Trainers also recommend and instruct proper exercise techniques while teaching safe and effective use of fitness equipment. Both individual and buddy sessions (2 people) are available depending on your needs and packages range from one to 30 session options. Workouts to go are also available. Each package includes an initial consultation (1 hour in length) prior to the first personal training session. No refunds will be issued after initial purchase. For more information on personal trainers available as well as pricing and packages please visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Wellness/Personal-Training
For more information on the Fitness & Wellness programs contact Lisa Williamson, Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at email@example.com
Clark Howard’s “Life After Graduation” Special Featured on WSB-TV Website
WSB consumer advocate Clark Howard’s Family 2 Family Special, “Life After Graduation,” filmed in a large part at Clayton State, is now available for viewing on the WSB-TV website.
Go to http://www.wsbtv.com/s/askclark/
to see Howard focus this Family 2 Family Special on answering graduates’ questions, like: Should they attend graduate school or look for a job? And, how should they pay off school loans? As part of the program, WSB also talked to Georgia-based companies and businesses from around the country about what they look for in potential hires.
New Security Gates at Clayton Station
The University has installed new security gates at two entrances to the Clayton Station Apartments.
The locations are the two middle entrances on North Lake Street. These are very visible black and yellow chain link gates, with “Do not enter” signs attached that will only be in place during the late evening to early morning hours. When not in place, these entrances can still be used.
The purpose for these gates is to add another security measure to the apartment complex that currently is easily accessible to the general public 24/7. When the gates are in place, all vehicular traffic will have to enter and exit either at the main entrance next to the clubhouse on North Lake or at the Harper Drive entrance.