New in this Issue
Updated Clayton State Website Going Online, June 18
The Office of Marketing and Communications will be publishing an updated University website on Tuesday, June 18. The primary changes are the addition of “Dreams. Made Real.” into the header template as well as slight modifications to the navigation.
The most significant enhancement is the implementation of responsive design to enable user-friendly viewing of the website on mobile devices. Please be patient should there be any temporary interruption on June 18 as we transition to the new site.
New Parking Permits Available Soon
The 2013-2014 academic year parking permits will soon be available for pick up.
As usual, Public Safety will issue blue permits to faculty and staff. However, please note the following changes for student parking permits:
We will be issuing gold permits to those students who reside in Laker Hall and green permits to students who reside at Clayton Station. All other students will receive orange permits.
All vehicles bearing gold, green, and orange permits may park in any student designated parking areas until advised otherwise.
Course and Instructor Evaluations Due, June 20
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations for SUMMER SESSION I classes by June 20 (the evaluation surveys are now available on the SWAN).For each class you are taking, there is one online survey which combines the course and the instructor(s) questions. 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, clicking the MY COURSES tab and locating the COURSE SURVEY channel. Your courses will be listed. Click on the course title to open the survey for that course. In order for the survey to be complete you must enter a response to ALL required questions and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the survey.
Please note, there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of the survey. Students in SUMMER SESSION I classes who do not complete the surveys will not be able to view their grades in those classes until July 1.
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.
CCBOH to Host HIV Testing Week, June 24 to June 27
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is Thursday June 27, a day coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) to encourage people of all ages to take the test. The theme for this year is “Take the Test, Take Control.”
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) is commemorating this day by offering free HIV Testing during the week of NHTD, from June 24 to June 27. Testing is open to anyone in the public ages 13 years or older and will utilize the Clearview® Rapid HIV Test. This quick and easy method yields results in 20 minutes. Health educators will be on hand to provide resources and support to everyone who comes in for testing.
Testing will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., on June 24, June 25 and June26, and on Thursday, June 27 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Clayton County Board of Health, located at 1117 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro.
HIV awareness promotional items and educational materials will be available for participants.
Clayton State to Host SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP Conference, July 25 to July 29
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) will hold their next international interdisciplinary conference at Clayton State from July 25 to July 29, 2013.
This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
Clayton State students who would like to volunteer for the conference by helping the organizers to settle in and find their way on campus can contact Mary Alice Gladin in the College of Business at MaryGladin@clayton.edu or telephone (678) 466-4528.
Find more information, see the conference website:
Questions? Contact program chair Reza Kheirandish at email@example.com.
Clayton County Board of Health Yard Sale, June 15
The Clayton County Board of Health will be holding its Employee Yard Sale on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1117 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro. The Yard Sale is open to the public. For more information, call (678) 610-7424.
Clayton County International Park Fishing Derby, June 15
Clayton County’s International Park, 2300 Hwy. 138 SE, Jonesboro, will be holding a Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. The fee for all ages is $5 per person.
RESET 2013, June 17
Greetings student leaders! It is time for our annual RESET 2013 Retreat for Recognized Student Organizations.
Campus Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Clayton State Community is excited to welcome the 2013/14 academic year and are prepared to ensure that our student organizations are ready to lead the charge in achieving the many goals of the University’s Strategic Plan, such as creating an outstanding educational experience that simulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and innovation and fostering learning that engages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community.
In order to do so, ALL recognized student organizations are required to attend RESET 2013, scheduled for Monday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Each recognized student organization is required to send either the president or vice president of their organization to attend RESET 2013. This year, student organizations are permitted to send one other representative to accompany the president or vice president, although the a second representative is optional.
RSVPs will be reviewed and a confirmation will be sent to the registered representative(s). Organizations that fail to send the appropriate representative to RESET 2013 will not be permitted to register the student organization until completion of the RESET Registration Workshop for 2013/14 (the next available RESET will be held the third week of August).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Atawanna Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu.
SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop, June 18
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room 139 of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, individuals who are interested in making this particular dream real should go to: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=122527&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=82e27b5b-bda0-466c-9f4d-fed7232e1b37
Loch Shop Closed, June 27, June 28
The Loch Shop will be closed June 27 and June 28 for end of the year inventory. Blue books, Scantrons and pencils will be available for purchase in the LakerCard office on those days. The Loch Shop will return to normal summer operating hours Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m.
“It's Time to Finish Your Dream at Clayton State,” Degree Completion Event, July 9
Clayton State University, the place where dreams are made real, is offering individuals with college credits but no college degree a chance to learn more about how to make their own dreams real.
On Tuesday, July 9, Clayton State will hold a special Degree Completion Event, “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream,” with the goal of providing information and on-site services to those in the community who have already earned college credit and are now ready to finish their college degree.
“It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will run continuously between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., on “Main Street” on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Interested individuals can drop in at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., without needing a reservation, to learn more about degree completion and to receive assistance from representatives of the University’s Recruitment and Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar (be sure to bring your previous college transcripts so the Registrar’s Office can give you a quick evaluation), Testing Center, Center for Academic Success and Academic Advising offices. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Dianna Alsip at (678) 466-5020 or at DiannaAlsip@mail.clayton.edu.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, July 9
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center. Individuals are not required to register for this event.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, Criminology, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Education with a major in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, International Business, and Supply Chain Management), Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing (concentrations in Education and Leadership), Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
The Bent Tree is Looking for Submissions for its Freshman Edition
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.
OITS Introduces LochBox
LochBox (https://lochbox.clayton.edu) is the successor to “mydocs.clayton.edu.” It is a completely homegrown application developed by Clayton State employees for Clayton State employees and students. Just click the link above and give it a whirl.
The goal of LochBox is to provide easy access for Clayton State employees and students to their data as well as share that data just as easily. If you were a mydocs.clayton.edu user, you should remember the _Shared folder. With mydocs.clayton.edu, you could only share content located in the _Shared folder. LochBox changes that. You can share just about any folder within your home folder (H: drive). In addition, when a user shares a folder with you, you should see it in your _SharedWithMe folder.
The LochBox site has a number of “how-to” videos that will guide you. Please let Roger Poore know if you have any questions or run into any problems with LochBox.
Earn College Credit this Summer Without Enrolling in Additional Courses
This summer may be an ideal time for you to earn additional course credit without being enrolled in a specific course.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity for you to receive from three to 12 credit hours in various subject areas by taking tests.
· See a list of Clayton State courses that you can CLEP: http://www.clayton.edu/testing/CLEPSoffered. After spotting courses that you need, consult with your advisor to make certain that CLEP tests will satisfy courses in your program.
· Once you’ve decided to test, see this CLEP website for preparation, registration, and paymentinformation:
http://www.clayton.edu/testing/clep. Register online with your credit card for the sessions that will work for you.
· The tests will be held in the Clayton State Testing Center on the first floor of the Library. The total cost is $100 per subject exam.
· Call the Testing Center at (678) 466-4495 if you need more information.
Note: If you speak a language other than French, Spanish, or German and would like to receive college credit for your language, consider taking the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS). See our website for more information: http://www.clayton.edu/testing/flats.
Showcase Your Organization at Orientation
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase or expand your organization? Well, look no further. The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs would like to provide an opportunity for your organization to be a part of the Orientation process. With us, all you have to do is complete the online information link and register for the dates and times that your organization would like to participate in our New Student Orientations.
Online Information link: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cU4o1UhQZQMNvGR
Volunteers Needed for Orientation
The Laker Orientation Leaders are asking for your help!
As we continue to get closer to our Orientation sessions, we are asking that you, the students of Clayton State University, volunteer as an Orienteer.
I bet you are asking yourself, “what is an Orienteer?” and “how do I become one?”
An Orienteer is a student from Clayton State who volunteers to help out our Orientation Leaders during our Orientation Sessions. All you have to do is complete the online information link to register.
As an Orienteer, you will receive:
•An interaction with new, incoming students
•Interactions with Clayton State administration
•Volunteer hours for other organizations
Orienteer positions are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please don’t miss out on such a great opportunity to get acclimated with Orientation and our new students!
Online Information link:
For more information on Orientation opportunities, contact Tevin Smith at email@example.com, or call (678) 466-5502.
Latest Laker Connection Now Online
The latest issue of The Laker Connection magazine is now available online: https://academicinfo.clayton.edu/laker-connection/. The spring 2013 issue explores Clayton State University’s emphasis on experiential learning.
Hard copies have been distributed around campus, but are also available by visiting the Office of University Relations (second floor of the Clayton State East – Woodlands Hall building).
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.
Zombies Needed for "Welcome to the Bubs"
Recent Clayton State graduate Anissa Matlock is organizing auditions for an indie film called "Welcome to the Bubs," a zombie/apocalypse comedy.
Matlock is inquiring of Clayton State students, faculty and staff who may be interested in casting as a zombie – they’ll need nearly 100 of the walking dead.
There is no “dead” line to sign-up and all types of zombies are needed. There will also be some "hero zombies" that will have direct interaction with the main cast.
They must be willing to wear latex applications and a good bit of fake blood. They should be comfortable with stage combat, and must attend ALL rehearsals as they will be getting killed with blunt objects, rather than being shot from a distance and will need to practice with the cast.
There is an official registry for interested Zombies; go to www.welcometothebubs.com, where you can enlist as survivors, zombies, preppers, or as an interested party that would like to support the movie in other ways.
Audition dates are flexible. Further details for the actual audition will be sent to the actors selected to audition. Filming is taking place between mid-June and August this year in Marietta. Actors/zombies selected may be asked to return for the next episode. This production is being filmed in three parts and may be released as webisodes.
Special Ticket Offer from BODIES & TITANIC
A special ticket discount to Atlantic Station’s (265 18th St., Second Floor, Atlanta) BDOIES and TITANIC exhibitions is now available to Clayton State faculty, staff and students.
In affiliation with Clayton State University, you receive special discount ticket pricing 20 percent off — adult: $19; child (4-12): $12. Tax not included.
Go to https://tickets.prxi.com/atlanta/Info.aspx?EventID=7 to buy online with no purchase fees. Enter special promo code – CLAYTON. Or, buy at the box office and present the promo code via printed copy or handheld device.
This offer expires June 30, 2013.Codes redeemed online before expiration date may be used to purchase tickets for a visit date beyond the expiration date. Code only valid until expiration date at box office. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Additional rules may apply. Questions? Please contact group sales at (404) 842-2688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.