The Lakers v. Aiken
The Peach Belt Women's Basketball Semifinals will be held on Saturday, Mar. 9 when the undefeated, top-ranked, 27-0 Lakers take on USC Aiken at Columbus State in a 4 p.m. tip-off. Similarly, the Peach Belt Men's Basketball Quarterfinals are Friday, Mar. 8, also against USC Aiken at Columbus State, with a 1 p.m. tip-off.
Coming Soon to YouTube…
A #1-ranked women’s basketball team, doing the Harlem Shake…
SAC Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 10
The SAC Fitness Center will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: regular hours
Library Hours for Spring Break
Mar. 2 and Mar. 3 – Closed
Mar. 4 through Mar. 8 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mar. 9 and Mar. 10 – Closed
HUB Spring Break Hours
The HUB will be providing service through phones, emails, and office visits during the week of Spring Break. Our hours of operation from Mar. 4 to Mar. 8 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All walkup locations will be closed.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 4 to Mar. 8
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
The LakerCard Center
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Friday, Mar.1: Breakfast/Lunch only
- Saturday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 10: CLOSED
- Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Friday, Mar. 1 – Saturday, Mar. 9: CLOSED
- Sunday, Mar. 10: Open for dinner at 4:30pm
- Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 2 p.m.
- Pizza Hut: CLOSED
- Simply to Go: CLOSED
All units will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Mar. 11.
- Loch Shop
- LakerCard Center
- Dining Services
ADA Parking Construction at Paty Circle, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9
ADA parking will not be available at Paty Circle the week of Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, due to construction of an accessible sidewalk and reconfiguration of existing ADA parking.
The nearest ADA parking to the Student Center is at G parking lot and by the Natural and Behavioral Sciences building. Sorry for inconvenience associated with the construction and longer walk distance to your destinations.
In addition, four pine trees that had to be removed near the ADA area at the Student Center turnaround to meet the new ADA requirements. The Landscape Department is also pruning low-hanging branches, and clearing around parking lot lighting and dead limbs on trees this week while the students are away on Spring Break.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Closing Early, Mar. 8
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 8, for staff development training. We will re-open at 8 a.m., on Monday, Mar. 11.
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University to Hold Second Annual Workshop, Mar. 9
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University is holding its second annual all-day workshop on Saturday, Mar. 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshop formally opens at 9 a.m. The workshop is being held at the Clayton State Library. Space is limited, so it’s advisable to reserve space now.
This year’s workshop promises to be excellent, says Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer.
“We have speakers from around the area and all over Georgia. Susan Sloan from Georgia Genealogy Society will speak on `Georgia Archives: Best Friends Forever.’ Cathy Miller’s topic is `I Didn’t Know That Was Here! An Introduction to the National Archives at Atlanta.’ Clarke Otten has entitled his program, `Indian Tales and Pioneer Trails.’ Professor Jeffrey Wells joins us to teach us about land lotteries and Georgia’s movement westward. Dee Leclair will help us with `Getting Your Digital Images and Photos Organized, Edited, & Backed-up – Memory Manager 4.0.’” she says.
Leclair will also do a second session on “Creating Family History Books & Family Gifts – StoryBook Creator 4.0.” In addition, Trish Fields will talk about USGenWeb and a second session about how to resolve issues when you run into brick walls and stumbling blocks. Angela Pendleton will help with “Identifying Old Family Photographs.” There will be more than one class per session.
An addition to the workshop this year is a Vendor’s Hall. Historical and genealogical groups will be represented. There will be tables displaying archival wares for genealogists. There are also informative displays about doing genealogy research and ideas for family reunions.
The cost for an individual is $5; couples are $7. Cash only, payable at the door, and, please no bills larger than $10. You can bring your lunch if you like and there is a soda machine in the building. Or, there will be two hours for lunch if you would like to get out and visit one of the local eateries.
To make your reservations today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Or you prefer, you can fax your name to Fischer at (678) 466-4349. You can send your questions to the email address if you need additional information.
Southern Crescent Symphony and Clayton State University Orchestras to Play at Spivey Hall, Mar. 10
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra and the Clayton State University Orchestra will be playing at the University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Sunday, Mar. 10
The theme for the 3 p.m. performance will be: The Orchestra at the Opera. Celebrating the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the orchestra will present orchestral works from operas by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Richard Bell, Clayton State assistant professor of Music, and conductor of the Southern Crescent Symphony, will conduct the performance.
National AmeriCorps Week
The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program will celebrate national service and volunteerism during National AmeriCorps Week, Mar. 9 to Mar. 16. Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to celebrate the service work of current AmeriCorps members and alums, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. This year Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program is celebrating AmeriCorps Week by hosting a various activities and events.
AmeriSole: Shoe Drive
Mar. 9 – Mar. 16
AmeriSole is a weeklong service project where AmeriCorps Members will be collecting shoes for the Calvary Refuge Center and the Laker Care Closet. The AmeriCorps Program is requesting that people donate their new or gently worn shoes of all sizes and for both men, women, and children throughout the week by placing them in one of our drop boxes that will be located in various places across campus in Laker Hall, Main Street, and the Student Activities Center.
AmeriSocial: Engaging Dialogue Discussion
Monday, Mar. 11
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
CSU AmeriCorps Members will facilitate event participants in an intensive dialogue discussion based on current and ‘hot topic’ social issues. This event will encourage participants of to be more socially conscious and aware of the issues that are impacting their community, nation, and world because you cannot impact the world if you do not know the issues affecting it.
AmeriWhat: Information Session
Tuesday, Mar. 12
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
James M. Baker University Center (UC) 327
AmeriCorps Members will host an AmeriCorps Information and Questions and Answer Session. This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about AmeriCorps, the work AmeriCorps Members do, and how to apply to join the program.
AmeriFilm: AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series
Thursday, Mar. 14
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
James M. Baker University Center (UC) 272
AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series seeks to bring awareness to diverse social problems on both a national and international scale through the use of film and dialogue discussions. The AmeriCorps Program will be showing Won’t Back Down which tells the story of two determined mothers, one a teacher, looking to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
AmeriWorks: Service Project
Saturday, Mar. 16
9 a.m. to noon
Morrow High School
AmeriCorps Members will participate in the Third Annual Morrow Beautification Day at Morrow High School Members will pick up trash, paint athletic field dugouts, and many more projects.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, Mar. 12
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, Mar. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the first floor atrium of the Music Education building. You 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 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).
IRS Urges College Students to Avoid Becoming Victims of College Tax Refund Scam
Flyers have been posted around campus that claim that students can obtain $1000 tax refunds – even those students with no income. This is a scam. The following is part of a warning from the Internal Revenue Service, warning about these scams which are all about getting personal identity information from people. Please be VERY careful if you are tempted to respond to anything that sounds too good to be true!
“ATLANTA – The Internal Revenue Service today warned college students and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting students to relinquish their personal identification and file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Misleading and bogus refund claims using the American Opportunity Education Tax Credit have been identified on college campuses throughout the Southeast Region.
These schemes carry a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income, are normally being claimed as a dependent, and are not required to file a federal income tax return. Promoters falsely claim they can obtain a $1000 college tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment for their victims based on the American Opportunity Tax Credits, even in some cases, if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college.”
Clayton State Remembers Marteace Lockhart
As many of you have heard, the Division of Student Affairs and the Disability Resource Center recently lost a valued member of our team. Early on the morning of Friday, Mar. 1, Scharlie Marteace Lockhart passed away at his home. He was a vibrant, involved and colorful member of our campus community, known to almost everyone, and a passionate and loyal supporter of Clayton State University. He will be greatly missed.
Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Funeral Home in Jonesboro (http://www.watkinsfuneralhomeinc.com) Visitation will be Thursday, Mar. 7, from noon to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Mar. 8, at 11 a.m., with internment following. You may also visit the Watkins website to post your condolences at http://184.108.40.206/ArticObits/landing.aspx?fid=130
A Trip to Panama
The College of Business is hosting a trip to Panama, May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013, and they need a few more students. The cost is $2904, and, since the Port of Savannah has the Panama Canal to thank for its status as the fastest-growing container port in the U.S., the package even includes a one day trip to the Port of Savannah in April.
Visit businesses and take part in cultural activities. Panama offers a modern urban infrastructure, tropical islands, rain forests, cool mountain ranges, and both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
CoB needs to finalize the trip to buy the airline tickets. For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Ogden at email@example.com
, (678) 466-4509, or the Office of International Programs, www.clayton.edu/International-programs
Study Abroad in Jamaica has Openings for a Few More Students
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a study abroad/community service learning trip to Jamaica, from May 29, 2013 to June 20, 2013.
Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Department of Social Sciences, will lead the trip and says he’s happy to invite a few more students to participate. The cost is $2000 (plus course tuition and airfare) and includes; all housing in Jamaica at beautiful Silver Sands (http://www.mysilversands.com/content/home.aspx
), ground transportation in Jamaica, cultural tours, and admission to great houses.
Students can earn up to six hours of academic credit in the following areas; Sociology, African-American Studies, Political Science, or Environmental Science (for core area D2 credit).
Student s taking part in this program will:
The College of Arts and Sciences needs to finalize the trip in the near future, so don’t wait! For additional information, contact Mohamed at RafikMohamed@clayton.edu
, or (678) 466-4818, or contact the Office of International Programs (www.clayton.edu/international-programs
) in room UC 204 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
Service Project in the Okefenokee Swamp
Join Outdoor Adventure for a service project in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve, one of the oldest and best preserved freshwater systems in America. Visit the 402,000 acres of cypress forest, marsh, lakes and islands. Filled with alligators, Sandhill cranes, red-cockaded woodpeckers and more than 400 other species of animals, it is a wonderful place to learn about wildlife. During this trip we will help maintain hiking and paddling trails.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve
Friday-Sunday, Mar. 22, to Mar. 24
$40 student/$50 employee/$60 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 19
High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. We will hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it.
High Falls State Park, Georgia
Saturday, Mar. 30
$15 student/$20 employee/$25 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
We will be paddling a classic Southeastern whitewater rafting run. Float past awe-inspiring scenery, take the time to explore river features and paddle through some of the most heart-pounding drop-pool rapids to be found anywhere. The trip's highlight is arguably the run through the famous Five Falls, where five tumultuous Class IV+ rapids unfold in quick succession.
Chattooga River, Georgia
Saturday, Apr. 6
$30 student/$50 employee/$80 non-affiliate
Tuesday, Mar. 26
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laker Lounge and a New Gaming Area in the SAC
There have been some awesome things happening at the Student Activities Center and we invite you to come on over and check us out! Our new and improved gaming area now will be available for use during building hours! Take a break from studying to come over and play some pool or rock out on some rock band!
While you’re at it, check out the new Laker Lounge! You now have a quiet place to study and/or hang out with your classmates! Just come over to where the game room used to be and you will see the changes -- café style tables and chairs, a stage, and couches make this the ideal place to relax!
Also, ask us how your Student Organization can reserve the Laker Lounge for spoken word events, meetings, or more!
Bursar’s Office Closing Early, Mar. 21
The Bursar’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Mar. 22.
Recent Spam and Phishing Attempts
If you have received emails requesting that you visit a site to "avoid your account been terminated," please disregard them. Your account is not
in jeopardy of being deleted. This is a phishing attempt to acquire your personal data. We are aware of the message and are taking efforts to prevent emails like this in the future. We have included the content of the email for verification purposes.
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March 6, 2013 9:12:08 AM EST
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Clayton State University
Scheduled Maintenance And Upgrade
Attention: Webmail User,
This is inform you that our webmail server has been scheduled for upgrade and maintenance, this is to improve the ability to identify and block spam, phishing attempts and anti-virus functions for better online services.
To avoid your e-mail account been terminated during this upgrade, Kindly click on the below link and follow the instructions to upgrade.
Your Email access will be disable if you fail to comply with the above.
We do apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for using our online services.
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Participants Wanted – “10,000 Steps to Denali”
The Department of Recreation & Wellness Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for a minimum of 10-15 participants (students, faculty, and staff) who are interested in participating in the “10,000 Steps to Denali” campus initiative which will take place in June.
While the first team of African-American mountaineers will summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, Outdoor Adventure (OA) hopes to have our own diverse population outdoors by coordinating our own local “expeditions”. During the month of June, OA will schedule three day-trips including, a day hike, a rock climbing event, and finally a trail running adventure. The details of each event will be made available to those who are interested. Choose one trip or all three – the choice is yours!
When: June 2013
Per Trip Cost for Students: Free
Per Trip Cost for Employees: $10 per person
Maximum Participants: 12 per trip
For more information, please contact Nick Kilburg at NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
or call (678) 466-4972.
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
White House Interfaith Initiative Meeting, Mar. 12
Clayton State University was selected to participate in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.This initiative is out of the White House and is designed to advance interfaith cooperation and community service in higher education.
The goal of the Clayton State University Interfaith Challenge plan is to bring awareness, appreciation, and acceptance of religious diversity on campus and in our community. Our plan will create a campus Interfaith Council for faith-based student organizations to address faith issues on campus and in the surrounding community, and to introduce students to the uniqueness of different faiths that provide a cultural diversity that brings out the best in our students, our campus, and our community.
To meet this goal, the Interfaith Council’s objectives will be to charter a faith-based social Greek-letter organization and to develop a service component that explores different ways to remain spiritually and physically healthy using the philosophies and traditions of different faiths—reinforcing the case that often times, we have more commonalities in our ideals than we are aware, although we may take different routes to materializing those ideals.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge please attend one of the scheduled meetings on Tuesday, Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Conference Room.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, please contact (678) 466-5433 or CampusLife@clayton.edu
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop; at Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, Mar. 13
The second installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center. The Chamber is located at 143 N. Hill St., Griffin.
If your dream is starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step in making your dreams real. Topics for discussion will include:
* traits of a successful entrepreneur
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs
* calculating financial projections & break even analysis
* sources of capital & financing alternatives
* reasons for business failure
* writing a business plan
“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,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
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.
Collin Kelley to Read, Mar. 14
Clayton State University alumnus Collin Kelley returns to campus for the Visiting Writers Reading Series for spring 2013 on Thursday, Mar. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in room L-200 of the Clayton State Library.
At the event sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English, Kelley will be reading some of his mystery and poetry selections. The event is free to the community and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
“I enjoyed my time at Clayton State University and especially the encouragement of my English professor, Dr. Sharon Sellers. She recognized my potential immediately and what I learned from her was invaluable to my career as a journalist, novelist and poet,” Kelley remarks.
Kelley is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta. His poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. The 2009 critically acclaimed Conquering Venus
was his debut novel and an Amazon bestseller. He later published Kiss Shot,
a collection of short stories, exclusively for the Amazon Kindle in 2012. His second novel, Remain In Light,
was a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction.
He is a recipient of the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year Award
and the 2012 Goodreads Poetry Award for his poem “My Mother Demonstrates How To Escape From a Plane Crash.” Kelley’s play The Dark Horse
earned him the 1994 Deep South Festival of Writer’s Award and the 1997 Georgia Theatre Conference Award.
Kelley is co-director of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, sits on the board of Poetry Atlanta and on he advisory council for Georgia Center for the Book. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years and is the managing editor for Atlanta Intown
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 14
The Clayton State Office of Career Services will present the Job and Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, in the Student Activities Center, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with current Clayton State University students and graduates. Organizations will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and Graduate Schools will share information about their programs. Students are required to wear professional attire (no jeans, sweat suits, flip flops) and are encouraged to bring copies of your resume to share.
Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and resume assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.
Clayton State Retirees Association Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing, Mar. 15
The Clayton State Retirees Association’s (CSRA) Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include cooking demonstrations, a five-course dinner with wines paired with each course, recipes and raffled door prizes, including Southwest Airlines tickets for two. Attire is business casual for a comfortable evening.
The cost is $100 per person, tax deductible as allowed by law. Please RSVP by Mar. 10 to (678) 466-4470.
The CSRA continues to build the endowment for the Clayton State Retirees Graduate Scholarship.
Spivey Hall’s Catherine Giel Serving as Music Director for Opera Based on Conrad Novel, Mar. 15
Capitol City Opera, the only opera company in the southeast that primarily helps local singers and artists establish their careers, will present the world premiere of Atlanta-based composer Curtis Bryant’s newly completed opera, The Secret Agent
, from Friday, Mar. 15 to Sunday, Mar. 17.
Based on the 1907 novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad, with libretto by New York forensic psychiatrist Allen Reichman, The Secret Agent
will feature a cast of Atlanta- based talent, including a 17-piece chamber orchestra. Performances will be Mar. 15, at 8 p.m., Mar. 16, at 8 p.m., and Mar. 17, at 3 p.m., at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CCITYOPERA.org.
Music direction for The Secret Agent
will be by Catherine Giel, education manager for Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall. In addition, one of the principal cast members, baritone Ivan Segovia, is a Clayton State music graduate who still works part-time house managing at Spivey Hall. A native of Clayton County, Segovia also attended honor workshops at Spivey Hall before matriculating at Clayton State, and generally has a long history with this community.
The Secret Agent
is a tale of intrigue, anarchy, espionage, betrayal, murder and suicide, and explores the impact of these dark and unnerving themes on human relationships. The production, set in 1930’s London, will evoke the feelings and mystery of film noir.
Clayton State SBDC Announces PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber, Starting Mar. 15
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The initial offering on Friday, Mar. 15 will be “Writing a Living Business Plan.” It was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 on the Clayton State campus as “Writing an Effective Business Plan.” However, SBDC has rescheduled the class as the first offering in PlanSmart. “Writing a Living Business Plan” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber, 600 Lanier Ave., Ste. 250, Fayetteville. The class will focus on telling a compelling story, completing a SWOT analysis, and setting goals and key performance indicators.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Preparedness Fair, Mar. 16
Information on everything from making homemade bread to crocheting to vegetarian recipes to how and what to store in case of a natural disaster will be available at the 2013 Preparedness Fair, Saturday, Mar. 16, at 821 Old Atlanta Hwy., in Newnan, Ga.
The fair will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call April White at (770) 301-8434 or Millie Meyer at (770) 964-4715.
A Walk Through HerStory, Mar. 18
A Walk Through HerStory, on the James M. Baker University Center Main Street, all day until Wednesday, Mar. 20.
Have you ever wondered if a “coke bottle” shape or a size 4 was the standard of beauty around the world? Have you ever wondered if feet binding, neck stretching, or torso elongating are cultural differences or cultural deviance? If any of these topics interest you or even if you would just like to expand your knowledge of cultural beauty around the world along with prominent historical women in society, join us Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, as D.E.E.P. Educators and Office of International Programs present the “Cultural Beauty Museum.”
Contact Student Advisor, Whitney Smith at email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
She Cares Community Service, Mar. 19
She Cares Community Service, Laker Hall Multipurpose Room, noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 19.
“She Cares Community Service” will be collecting items for Clayton County Association Against Family Violence also known as Securus House. Each department, office, and student organization is asked to collect toiletry items for women to donate. All participants are asked to bring their items to Laker Hall by Friday, Mar. 15. On Tuesday, Mar. 19, the She Cares Community Service event will take place in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room. Please join us for a meaningful dialogue as we create bags for all the women at Securus House.
Contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisor Ebony Stewart email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
The Reality of a Woman, Mar. 20
The Reality of a Woman,
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A, Wednesday, Mar. 20 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
The “Reality of a Woman Forum” calls attention to the portrayal of women on reality television shows and social media. This interactive forum will evoke discussions of ways women can recognize that reality television is not the only societal factor that contributes to the image of the 21st
century woman and how women can promote civility although major media suggest it can’t be done. This forum is sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, Housing and Residence Life, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Please contact Staff Advisor Danielle Sims firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisor Whitney Smith email@example.com
for questions or concerns.
SBDC Funding Your Small Business Workshop, Mar. 20
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaching a Funding Your Small Business
workshop on Wednesday, Mar. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Clayton State-East Auditorium, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=119492&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=26735121-919c-41c6-a59c-1e542601cbc8
Join SBDC and learn about the role personal credit plays in small business financing, the traditional and non-traditional funding options for your small business needs, and how to prepare your business for financing.
• Commercial Loans
• Personal Loans
• SBA Loans
• Lines of Credit
• A/R Financing
• Credit Cards
• Alternative Financing
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, Mar. 14. If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday, Mar. 14.For additional questions, contact Staff Advisor Lakiesa Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Student Advisors, Martha Andrade at email@example.com
and Jasmine Chinnery at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement” will be held at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and the National Archives at Atlanta announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.
For more information about conference activities and how to participate contact Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting, Mar. 30
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Faculty, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields are invited to submit papers for possible presentation. Submissions in basic and applied areas of psychology, and interdisciplinary topics will be considered. Possible interdisciplinary topics include psychological factors in education, nursing, sports, politics, and management. Presentation proposals (as 250 word abstracts, or full papers) are due by Tuesday, Mar. 12 to Dr. Charles R. Talor of Valdosta State University, at email@example.com. Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format and must include the following: author name(s) and affiliation(s), address, email and phone number of key presenter, name of faculty mentor (if any), whether submission should be considered as a Psi Chi Poster session or Honor Society Poster Session.