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CSiR Open Mic Night, Mar. 24
Since the Student Choice Awards were delayed due to the weather, CSiR decided to cancel Open Mic on Feb. 20 in order to accommodate the rescheduling . The first Open Mic Night will be held on Monday, Mar. 24., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Laker Lounge in the Student Activities Center.
Listen in to CSiR at claytonstateradio.com or download the Live365 app to your mobile device and search “CSiR.”
Teacher Education Speaker Series, Mar. 24, Mar. 31
The Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education Speaker Series continues this month with a visit from the 2013 Georgia State Teacher of the Year, Jemelleh Coes.
A Special Education English Language Arts and Reading teacher from Langston Chapel Middle School in Statesboro, Ga., Coes will be speaking on Monday, Mar. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 .p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Preceding Coes’ presentation will be a Teacher Education Speaker Series event featuring Clayton State faculty members Dr. Mari Roberts, Dr. Erica Dotson and Dr. Cindy Thompson, who will be presenting on Monday, Mar. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., in room B14 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall.
The topic will be A Closer Look at Standardized Testing. According to Dotson, they will discuss the current effects of standardized testing on teachers, students, and teacher educators, and will also explore current teacher- and student-led resistance to high stakes testing across the nation.
The session will be highly interactive and attendees will participate in a working session where they will talk about their experiences with standardized testing. They will also brainstorm potential alternatives to standardized testing.
Both Teacher Education Speaker Series presentations are free and open to the public.
Partnering Academics and Community Engagement -- SACSCOC Visit: Mar. 26
As part of our reaffirmation of accreditation with SACSCOC, we are required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). After input from Clayton State students, faculty and staff as well the broader community, we have selected Community Engagement as our QEP.
Students will begin to see more community engagement projects included in your classes. These projects are designed to help you connect the course content with issues and projects that are taking place in the community.
Faculty members will be given opportunities for support to redesign your classes to include community engagement projects that are connected to the curriculum.
Staff members will be given opportunities to partner with faculty and students as they engage in community-based projects.
For a more information about our QEP, please go to the PACE website.
Student Academic Conference Keynote Speaker David Lowery, Mar. 28
Clayton State University and the 2013/14 Academic Conference Committee welcomes David Lowery as the 2014 Student Academic Conference keynote speaker. The address will be held at noon in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center on Friday, Mar. 28.
Lowery received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1984. During his time in Santa Cruz, he founded the critically acclaimed ensemble Camper Van Beethoven and associated record label Pitch-a-Tent Records, helping jump-start the Indie Rock movement. In 1991, he moved on to the ensemble Cracker, which produced five top ten alternative/rock radio tracks and three platinum albums.
Lowery also produced a variety of albums for bands such as Counting Crows and Sparklehorse, and went on to found the Sound of Music Studios with John Morand. This studio, which recorded tracks for a wide range of artists from D’angelo to Lamb of God, later spun off Shockoe Noise LLC, which specialized in custom music for commercials, film, and TV.
In 2007, he was appointed as an advisor to the collective action website www.ThePoint.com which evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com.
In 2011, Lowery began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, Lowery has been writing for www.thetrichordist.com. This blog examines Artists Rights in the digital age. He has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has testified to congress twice on behalf of artists.
For more information, please visit www.davidlowerymusic.com
A Music Showcase, Apr. 2
CMEA, NAfME Student Chapter and the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a Music Showcase, featuring Clayton State music students and the Clayton State Jazz Combo, Wednesday, Apr. 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater. Admission is free.
Spivey Hall to Welcome Classical Guitarist David Russell, Apr. 4, Apr. 5
David Russell, a world-renowned classical guitarist known for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, will be welcomed by Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall on Friday, Apr. 4 and Saturday, Apr. 5.
On Apr. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Russell will hold a Guitar Master Class in Spivey Hall. He then can be heard in concert on Apr. 5, at 8:15 p.m. For tickets to his concert, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200 or visit www.spiveyhall.org. Tickets for the concert are $40.
Russell’s residency at Spivey Hall is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Russell has earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike, including the 2005 Grammy award in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music for his CD Aire Latino. In recognition of his talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, he twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
Since 1995 Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded 16 CDs. He currently spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome.
The New York Times wrote about his performance: "… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension."
Clayton State to Celebrate Arbor Day, Apr. 25
Clayton State’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be Friday, Apr. 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the “courtyard” area in front of the James M. Baker University Center. More details to come.
SBDC Lunch and Learn, May 7
“Why Video Is The Ultimate Tool for Your Business,” Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Georgia Archives.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what is a video worth to your business?
Used effectively, video can enhance your brand, marketing, and client satisfaction. It can educate, entertain, and energize customers, but only when it’s relevant.
This informative workshop will show you how, where, and when video should be used in your business. You will learn from start to finish how to create a video and incorporate it in a marketing/outreach strategy through effective SEO.
We will also give you information on the latest software and equipment, along with hints for filming to the best advantage.
What Are Your Summer Plans? Enter in Drawing for $50 Gift Card
It is time to think about your summer enrollment plans. To help us plan for summer, please complete the five minute survey at the following link. https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0DMK15YUDjaILZj.
Your name will be placed in a drawing for one of five $50 gift cards to The Loch Shop if you complete the survey by Apr. 4, 2014.
Survey on Evening/Weekend Support by the HUB, CID and M&PS
The ITC subcommittee has recently developed a survey to gather the faculty, staff and students’ thoughts on evening and weekend technical support for the Hub, the Center for Instructional Development, and Academic Technology/Media and Print Services and we would like to engage as many faculty, staff, and students as possible.
This survey will help us determine the need and options for evening and weekend support. Please forward the following link to your faculty and staff and encourage them to complete the survey.
Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPlJbREVCuMxpaJ&Preview=Survey&BrandID=claytonstate to take the survey.
Withdrawal Date Changed to Mar. 21
Due to the number of class days lost this semester as a result of inclement weather, midterm grades will now be posted in the DUCK by Mar. 17 at 5 p.m. The last day to withdrawal from a course and receive a grade of W has been changed from Mar. 7 to Mar. 21.
The revised academic calendar has been posted to the Clayton State website; http://www.clayton.edu/calendar.
2014 Recruitment Extended for F.I.R.S.T Step Peer Mentoring Program, Deadline Today
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is still recruiting for 2014-2015 “F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentors” – Fostering and Initiating Relationships for a Successful Transition.
The F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program promotes and supports academic success, social adjustment and development and retention for its first-year student participants. F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring will welcome its third group of freshman students in fall 2014.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact LaQuisha Hughley, Office of Orientation & New Student Programs: email@example.com or (678) 466-5443.
Applications are available in the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs (Edgewater Hall, Ste. 218)
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Mar. 21 at 5 p.m.
Priority Advising Period, Mar. 3 to Mar. 28
We hope your semester is going well! Believe it or not, it is time to meet with your advisor and plan your summer and fall class schedules.
The priority advising period starts today and will continue through Mar. 28. During this time, advisors are more accessible, flexible, and have more time to talk with you. The goal is for all current students to be advised and have hold(s) released PRIOR to the registration period for summer/fall. The following information should be helpful as you prepare for your upcoming advising session.
Hours earned prior to current semester
1st Date to Register
Graduate Students & Seniors
90 + hrs.
March 31, 2014
60- 89 hrs.
April 1, 2014
April 2, 2014
April 3, 2014
Summer Transient Students
April 21, 2014
TAP & Senior Citizen Waivers
May 22, 2014 (Summer) August 13, 2013 (Fall)
- You have a MUST SEE ADVISOR hold placed on your account each semester before registration. Advising is required to ensure that students are following their curriculum requirements and have a direct point of contact to clarify university policies and procedures. This is also a time for advisors to check on your academic progress.
- You should be advised by an advisor in your major. All first-year students will be advised in the First-Year Advising & Retention Center. The name of your advisor is listed in the DUCK.
- You might have other holds that will prevent you from registering. Check the DUCK today to “VIEW HOLDS”, and contact the office listed to satisfy the requirements of each hold before registration.
- All professional academic advisors use an online scheduling system called AdvisorTrac to schedule advisement appointment tutoring.clayton.edu:8001/TracWeb40/Default.html. You should contact faculty advisors directly to determine their availability for advising.
- The summer and fall class schedules are available at apps.clayton.edu/courses/schedule. Since classrooms are still being assigned, and minor adjustments will be made to the schedule, please check again on Mar. 28 to view the final schedule.
- For additional information and links to specific advising offices go to www.clayton.edu/advising.
- The summer academic calendar is available at www.clayton.edu/calendar. The fall academic calendar will be posted within the next few weeks.
Keep on Keeping PACE with our QEP This Week
There will be a PACE informational table on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Monday, Mar. 17 to Friday, Mar. 21. Stop by to hear more about this exciting program!
Questions? Contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Spivey Rotary Club Spring Sprint, Mar. 22
The Lake Spivey Rotary Club’s Spring Sprint – 5K walk/10K race – will be held on Saturday, Mar. 22, starting and finishing at Lee Street Park, 140 Smith St., in Jonesboro. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, go to lakespiveyrotary.com or email SpringsprintLSRC@gmail.com, or call (770) 376-5273.
What’s Your Forte? VPA Holding Student Singer Auditions, Mar. 25
Clayton State University’s Arts and Concert Management class is hosting an event where we will have local vocalists from Clayton State and local high schools show off their skill.
The winner will have the chance to make a music video, which will be produced by Clayton State film students. But this isn’t just about music. Performers are asked to bring canned goods to the event, and patrons will receive discounted admission if they bring a can.
Sponsored by the Artist and Concert Management class, the auditions will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 25 in the Clayton State Theatre (room G-132 of the Arts and Sciences Building), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Shawn David Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Clayton State University, ShawnYoung@mail.clayton.edu, (678) 466-4758, http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/faculty/young.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Women’s Forum Scholarships, Until Mar. 25
Clayton State Women’s Forum announces that applications are now being accepted for 2014 Scholarships.
The General Student Scholarship is for undergraduate female students who have completed at least one semester at Clayton State, have at least two semesters remaining before graduation, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.8. The Staff Member Scholarship is for full-time regular, non-faculty female employees who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The application deadline for both scholarships is Monday, Mar. 25, 2014.
Women’s Forum also offers a Student Success Emergency Scholarship for a student who is near graduation and experiences a sudden emergency that would prevent her from continuing her progression toward degree completion. Applications for this scholarship are accepted throughout the year.
For more information about eligibility and the application process, go to http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/Scholarships.
Atlanta Opera to Perform at Spivey Hall, Mar. 25
Just in time for Clayton State University’s Culture Shock week, the Atlanta Opera’s touring show will be performed at Spivey Hall on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Their performance is The Knightly News, an operatic news broadcast of the woes of Prince Charming and his Tri-kingdom state of affairs, including his own search for a princess, a missing grandmother and frighteningly strong winds that are blowing down houses in the land. This fun-filled children’s opera is for all ages and will have students talking about fairy-tales and humming melodies for weeks to come. Feel free to bring your kids or just come out and enjoy the performance!
Tickets are just $2. For more information and tickets contact the Spivey Hall Education department at (678) 466-4491 or email email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you there!
ADHA President Denise Bowers' Clayton State Presentation, Mar. 26
The Clayton State University Dental Hygiene students, staff and faculty are honored to host a presentation by 2014 American Dental Hygienists’ Association President Dr. Denise Bowers on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m., in room 102 of Arbor Hall at Clayton State – East.
In her “spare time” President Bowers is chair of the dental hygiene program at Rhodes State College in Lima, Oh., and former president of the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association. If your schedule allows, we invite you to join us!
Everyone Can Eat Healthy, Mar. 26
In honor of National Nutrition Month, Organizing Women for Lifelong Success (OWLS) and the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) present a Wellness Wednesday's Workshop featuring life chef, writer, and culinary educator chef Asata Reid on Wednesday, Mar. 26, in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Reid will focus on the four areas that are most often cited as to why people don't eat healthy; it's expensive, it's complicated, it doesn't taste good, and it takes too much effort. She will bust all four myths with easy meal planning, rethinking your shopping list, and other tips that really make eating healthy easy, affordable and fun!
The Loch Shop Grad Fair, Mar. 26, Mar. 27
A Grad Fair will be taking place in The Loch Shop, Mar. 26 and Mar. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Village Photography will also be participating in Grad Fair, offering cap and gown photos to any upcoming graduate who is interested.
University Health Services Open House, Mar. 27
Students, faculty and staff are invited to join University Health Services for their Open House on Thursday, Mar. 27, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 1000 Building of Clayton Station.
A welcome and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., and light refreshments will be served, along with a welcome gift for all attendees.
There will also be special gifts for students, including two drawings for $50 in LakerBucks and games with prizes.
AmeriCorps Service Cinema, Mar. 27
Join AmeriCorps and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., for an AmeriCorps Service Cinema, Thursday, Mar. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272.
The AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series raises social awareness by providing a safe and interactive forum for students to engage in intensive and intentional dialogue about diverse social issues through the use of film and expert guest panelists. For the month of March we are focusing on the issue of human trafficking and more specifically child sex trafficking. This specific service cinema is titled The Candy Shop: Where Everything is not Sweet.
According to a recent report by CBS Atlanta, Atlanta is the largest hub for human trafficking in the country. Georgia's State Attorney General Samuel Olens calls human trafficking a brutal, complex and widespread crime. Olens says vulnerable people, often children, are sold and forced to have sex against their will. In Georgia, we know there's a range from 200-300 girls that are trafficked each month in Atlanta. And tonight there will be 100 girls that will be exploited in metro Atlanta.
Student Academic Conference, Mar. 28
The 2014 Student Academic Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Students from all majors and disciplines may give a presentation in the form of a poster presentation, oral presentation, or performance (whether it’s musical, theater, poetry readings, etc.) reflecting their scholarly activity at Clayton State University.
Abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28. For application instructions, please refer to the conference website: http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
There will be a keynote speaker from noon to 1 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. David Lowery is an American vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from San Antonio who received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1984. He formed the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and rock band called Cracker. He has also worked as a financial analyst, and started his own studio, record company and publishing company. He is a producer at the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Va.
In 2007, Lowery was appointed as an advisor to the collective action www.ThePoint.com which evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com.
In 2011, he began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, he has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has testified to Congress twice on behalf of artists.
Lowery will speak about “Creativity,” the theme for the conference.
Poster presentations will go from noon to 2 p.m., and oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Judges will be needed for the various sessions and to decide best presentations for awards. Contact Dr. Scott Bailey if you would like to be a judge or your college rep on the ARC/SAC Committee.
Student Safe Space Training, Mar. 28
Safe Space is a national program designed to provide a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the campus community; increase the visible presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies and places that are “safe” for LGBT students across campus; and dismiss negative stereotypes and present accurate information about the LGBT population.
The Student Safe Space Training will be held on Friday, Mar. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the SAC Laker Lounge.
Individuals who have completed the Safe Space Training may post the Safe Space symbol on their office door, backpacks, or binders as a way to designate themselves as allies for LGBT students, colleagues and friends.
Since the inception of the Safe Space Training program at Clayton State in 2008, more than 200 individuals have participated in the program. Given the growth of our LGBT community at Clayton State, we would like to increase the number of visible allies to improve the chances of this population excelling both in and outside of the classroom.
If you are interested in attending this training, please submit your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Mar. 24.
For more information regarding this program, contact Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Southern Regional Spring Into Healthy Living, Mar. 29
Southern Regional Health System will be holding its free community health expo, the Eighth Annual Spring Into Healthy Living, on Saturday, Mar. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Morrow Center at Southlake Mall.
Spring Into Healthy Living includes; health screenings, a physician Q&A session, access to the health exhibitor fair, and adult and pediatric EKGs.
Created Equal Screenings of Slavery by Another Name, Apr. 1, Apr. 4, Apr. 10
Please join the Clayton State Library for a screening of the film Slavery by Another Name in advance of our next event in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle discussion series on Apr. 16, 2014.
All screenings will be held in room UC 272 in the James Baker University Center. Dates and times of the screenings are as follows:
§ Tuesday, Apr. 1: noon – 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
§ Friday, Apr. 4: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
§ Thursday, Apr. 10: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The film can also be viewed in the Clayton State Library and online at http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/slavery-another-name.
Check the library’s Created Equal LibGuide for information on upcoming events http://clayton.libguides.com/CreatedEqual.
Clayton State to Host Workshop in Corporate Communication Design and Management, Apr. 7
The Corporate Communication program at Clayton State, in conjunction with the TRUST Student Corporate Communication Agency will host a workshop in advertising design and agency management on the Morrow campus on Monday, Apr. 7. Special guest speakers at the event include two leaders in the industry who have a wealth of international experience in graphic design, digital arts and management.
Anna Terry has been working in the visual communications industry as an arts educator and graphic designer for more than 25 years. She is the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Southern Poly, where she also lectures in New Media Arts, Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation. Terry has worked and taught in New Zealand, China and Colombia.
Don Hunter is an educator, artist and manager who has worked, studied and taught in New Zealand and The Netherlands. Hunter taught Sculptural Design, Observational Drawing, and has spent much of his career directing an international arts logistics company. He has also worked in local government as an arts advocate, working in urban design teams. Terry and Hunter are collaborating in authoring a book on “Creative Process.”
The workshop will take place on Apr. 7, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center, room 265.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Communication and Media Studies program of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clayton State University, in conjunction with the recently founded TRUST Student Communication Agency.
“This is a terrific opportunity for students at Clayton State who have any interest in the persuasion industries or in art and design,” notes Assistant Professor Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, who teaches Corporate Communication and advises students of TRUST. “The workshop by Anna and Don promises to guide our student practitioners in the realities of corporate design and how to manage creative resources and ideas toward meeting strategic objectives.”
Interested participants can contact McFarlane-Alvarez for further information at email@example.com.
CIMS Student Awards Ceremony, Apr. 11
On Friday, Apr.11, the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) will host the Ninth Annual Student Awards Ceremony in the James Baker University Center Commons to honor CIMS students who have excelled academically.
Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT) majors will receive awards in several categories: IT Experiential Learning Student of the Year, IT Outstanding Scholars Award, CS Outstanding Scholar Award, and the CIMS Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award. Several awards are available for Mathematics majors: the Rising Senior Awards, the Annita Hunt Award, and the Billie R. Nail Award and Scholarship.
The highest honor bestowed by CIMS is the Catherine Cowan Aust Award, presented to the "best all-around CIMS major." Dean's List students in all majors and Math Club, ACM, and Wi^2STEM officers will be recognized as well.
The CIMS Student Awards Committee would like to remind the Clayton State University faculty members and students that the Student Awards Ceremony is an invitation only event.
Upcoming SBDC Classes
Writing a Living Business Plan Class
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014; 9 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University –Fayette
100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City
$69 (50% discount for each additional person)
Are you struggling to write a business plan?
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success.
Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Receive 50% 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. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting a Business Class
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.. Arts & Sciences Building Room G229
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.
50% off for current Clayton State students, faculty & staff; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. Or receive 50% 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. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or email@example.com.
Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Marketing Plan (Lunch & Learn)
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Blogging is one of the best ways to ensure that your website is more than an online brochure.
By creating content that showcases your business, expertise and knowledge, you are providing prospects with the information they need to decide that doing business with you is a great idea.
• The reasons why your business needs a blog
• Writing tips to reach your ideal client
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Small Business Financing Forum
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014; 10 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University – East
5823 Trammell Rd.
Free (but registration is required)
Most companies need working capital to conduct their day-to-day business. This program discusses the use of working capital term loans of up to $50,000 to finance these operations.
Information about this important loan program is essential for anyone wanting to expand the operations of a current business or start a new venture.
Join us in helping you grow your business into the future.
Presented by Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank.
Creating a Plan for Business Success on Facebook (Lunch & Learn)
Friday, Apr. 25, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on Facebook, are you?
* Why Facebook is a tool in your marketing toolbox; not the whole toolbox
* The difference between profiles and pages
* How social proof & social equity on Facebook can generate sales
* What is Edgerank and how to use it to reach your customers
* 5 Categories of content you need to produce
* 5 Strategies for using photos to generate engagement
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Why LinkedIn Is So Much More Than an Online Resume (Lunch & Learn)
Friday, May 2, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on LinkedIn, are you?
* How to create a profile that gets results
* Recommendations and endorsements – Give to get
* How to reach 500 connections, and why it’s important
* Sharing information to increase your visibility
* Joining groups and how participation makes you the expert
* LinkedIn company pages that work
* How using LinkedIn well can make you money
* Creating an action plan for improving your activity on LinkedIn
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Register for any class at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, Apr. 12
The 35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Apr. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park.
Hosted by South Fulton Running Partners, the 7K (that’s right, it’s a 7K, or approximately 4.35 miles) is the RRCA State Championship and will also include a 4K (just under 2.5 miles – they must like odd distances) walk and a race expo on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners can use their times for placement in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race.
Register online at www.active.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call (404) 755-1641.
Clayton State Campus Mediation Tournament, Apr. 25
Mediation is a negotiation process in which the disputing parties are assisted by a neutral third-party — a mediator.
In fall of 2013, Clayton State University students won first place at the 2013 International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.
Help to continue that tradition and be part of the First Clayton State University Student Mediation Tournament, open to all Clayton State students.
Registration and training will be held on Mar. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room T152 of the College of Business. The tournament will be held on Apr. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., also in room T152 of College of Business.
Sponsored by the Center for Business and International Negotiation.
Dining Dollars Expire May 12, 2014!
Unused Dining Dollars expire May 12. Don’t let your money go to waste! Use them at Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, SubConnection, Sandella’s or even at the Lakeside Dining Hall for an all-you-care-to-eat meal.
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.
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Open Meetings for our QEP, PACE!
The presentation file from those sessions is posted to our ***NEW PACE website*** www.clayton.edu/pace (bookmark that as it is growing daily!) under “Presentations”
Please contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) if you have additional questions regarding Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE) at email@example.com.
Clayton State Scholarships
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015), students will no longer need to complete a scholarship application for Clayton State scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office. We will be utilizing a new scholarship software program that will identify students who meet the criteria for each scholarship.
For the scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office, students do not need to take any action to be considered. All accepted entering freshmen, transfer, graduate, and enrolled continuing students will be automatically considered for all scholarships for which they meet the minimum criteria.
For some scholarships additional information may be needed before an award can be made. In those cases all students who meet the minimum criteria will be sent an email to their Clayton State account informing them of their consideration for a particular scholarship. The email will contain instructions on what the student needs to do if they wish to be considered further for that particular scholarship.
The scholarship selection process will begin after Apr. 1. Students who are selected for a Clayton State scholarship that is managed by the Financial Aid Office will receive notification through their Clayton State email account. Additional information, along with Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on our website.
Some Clayton State scholarships may still require an application such as:
Spivey Music Scholarships
Please check each website for application and deadline information on these scholarships.
Please remember to check the Private Scholarships listing on a regular basis since new scholarship information is listed frequently. The listing is now available in a spreadsheet format for your convenience. The list can be printed or saved on your computer.
There is also a list of free Scholarship Search Sites on our website. Remember that if you have to pay money to apply for a scholarship, it’s most likely a scam.
Registration Open for Intramurals
C’mon, just play! Online registration is now open for Intramural Volleyball, Kickball, Tennis, Ping Pong, and Outdoor Soccer. Team Registration will close on Mar. 31 at 6 p.m. Sign up early to guarantee your team’s spot!
Checkout the NCAA Bracket Challenge as well! Sign up on both IMleagues.com and ESPN.com to ensure your bracket is entered. Registration for the Bracket Challenge will close Mar. 20 at 6 p.m. Open to faculty/staff and students!
Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; www.IMleagues.com/clayton.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Keegan Ashbee at KeeganAshbee@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4973. Visit the web – http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/intramuralsports.
Operation Study Ambassadors
Would you like to assist other students by promoting studying?
Are you interested in giving back to the Clayton State community?
Do you support high academic achievement?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then being an Operation Study Ambassador is for you!
Operation Study is a university-wide initiative designed to re-invent the academic experience by establishing a campus culture that expects and supports high motivation and academic achievement of Clayton State students.
The overall purpose of Operation Study is to positively impact student retention and persistence toward degree completion.
To apply to become an Operation Study Ambassador please complete this Qualtrics Survey:
Recruitment for AmeriCorps 2014-2015 Team Happening Now
Love service and volunteering? Then apply to join the largest national network of people GETTING THINGS DONE for their communities!
AmeriCorps (pronounced "Ame-ri-core") is a national service program designed to connect Americans in intensive service to meet critical community needs in education, environment, public safety, disaster preparedness and other human needs.
What do the Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members Do?
· Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members champion issues in the Clayton County community and surrounding areas by participating in monthly service events and recruiting their fellow peers to get involved in community activism!
· AmeriCorps members serve 900 hours of community service over the course of 10 months (about 20 hours a week)
· AmeriCorps members spend 15 hours a week tutoring and mentoring local high school students.
· AmeriCorps members participate in the Alternative Service Trip Break Programs
· AmeriCorps members plan and facilitate the monthly AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series
To join the Clayton State University AmeriFamily, complete the 2014-2015 AmeriCorps application which is available for you to pick up now in the Department of Campus Life, located on the second floor of the Student Activities Center.
For more information or to download the AmeriCorps Application packet online, check out our website; http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/Service-Learning/AmeriCorps or contact Jennifer Welch at (678) 466-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton State’s First-Year Writing Textbook Wants Your Essays and Art
The editors of the First-Year Writing textbook are seeking essays written for English 1101 and 1102 in the past year! The best essays will be selected for publication in our textbook, Connections: First-Year Writing @ Clayton State, 2014-2015.
Submit essays electronically, along with the permission form, to Dr. Mary Lamb: email@example.com, by Apr. 15. See http://www.clayton.edu/english/First-Year-Writing for the permission form and additional information.
And, there’s a Cover Art Contest as well! $150 CASH! The editors of the First-Year Writing textbook are looking for student art submissions. The winner will receive $150 cash and your art will be featured on the cover of the textbook, Connections: First-Year Writing @ Clayton State, 2014-2015.
The art should address the theme: “Connecting to community through writing.” Any medium accepted, as long as you can reproduce the file digitally in high resolution. Send your name, contact information, and entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Apr. 15. Contact Lamb if you have any questions.
Center for Continuing Education Offering English as a Second Language Classes
The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University will be offering English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes at the Center for Continuing Education in Morrow beginning in April 2014.
Information Sessions and Assessments for the ESL classes will be held at the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus on Monday, Apr. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CSU East location.
Students need only to attend one of the Information Session. Classes will begin the week of Apr.28.
For further information, please refer to the Center for Continuing Education’s website at www.conted.clayton.edu or call (678) 466-5118.
Clayton State Switching Banking Services to SunTrust
In April 2014, Clayton State University will be switching its banking services from Wells Fargo to SunTrust bank. As a result, we will be switching to a SunTrust AMT in the James M. Baker University Center
In the interim, if you need cash immediately then please follow these options below:
1. There are two Higher One ATMs on campus (foreign ATM charges may apply):
o On the first floor of the Baker University Center, outside the LakerCard Center
o On the first floor of Edgewater Hall, adjacent to the vending machines
2. Checks made payable to “CASH” may be cashed at the Bursar’s Office for up to $50. See other requirements at http://www.clayton.edu/bursar/Important-Registration-Information
3. There are two Wells Fargo branch locations near campus:
a. 6389 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, Ga. (approximately one mile south of campus)
b. 1893 Mt. Zion Rd, Morrow, Ga. (approximately three miles from campus near Barnes & Noble)
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any question(s) and/or require additional information, please contact Donal Christian assistant vice president/controller at (678) 466-4273.
Healthier Snacks Available in Select Vending Machines
Looking for a healthier snack in the vending machines? If so, visit the snack machines in Natural & Behavioral Sciences, the Library, the SAC, and Arbor Hall.
Look for the following items: Fat-free Fig Newtons, Fiber One 90-calorie brownies, Kettle-cooked Popcorners, and chipotle-flavored black bean and rice chips. Some are also gluten-free.
These are being tested through the end of the semester. If response is positive, we’ll increase the options and expand to other snack machines across campus. If you have feedback about the products, please email: email@example.com.
Free STD Screening Results are Ready in UHS
For anyone who participated in the free STD screening offered in the clinic on Feb. 20, the results have all been received this week in University Health Services (UHS). Anyone with a positive result has been contacted directly by a member of the UHS team at the contact number provided at the time of the screening. If you would like a copy of your test results or would like to confirm a negative result, please feel free to call UHS at (678) 466-4940 or stop by the office at Clayton Station, Building 1000.
Look for more free testing opportunities on campus to be available in April 2014.