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The survey site will close Monday, Nov. 4.
Spring 2014 Class Registration Begins Nov. 4
Spring 2014 class registration begins Monday, Nov. 4. Please follow the registration time ticket schedule below. You will be able to register at 8 a.m. on the day your registration opens (also available at www.clayton.edu/registrar/timetickets).
Hours earned prior to current semester
1st Date to Register
Graduate Students & Seniors
90 + hrs.
November 4, 2013
60- 89 hrs.
November 5, 2013
November 6, 2013
November 7, 2013
November 17, 2013
TAP & Senior Citizen Waivers
January 9, 2014
- 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 are 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 an advisement appointment log into the SWAN portal and click on the advising icon or go to https://tutoring.clayton.edu:8001/TracWeb40/main.4sp. You should contact faculty advisors directly to determine their availability for advising.
- The spring class schedule is available at http://apps.clayton.edu/courses/schedule.
- For additional information and links to specific advising offices go to www.clayton.edu/advising.
Naturalist Janisse Ray to Lecture and Read for Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 14
For this semester, the Visiting Writer’s Reading Series is trying something new… a large event featuring writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray.
The big day is Thursday, Nov. 14. Jay will give a lecture/presentation at 2:10 p.m. in room UC 416 of the Baker Center and a poetry reading at 5:30 p.m. in room UC 272 of the Baker Center.
Ray is author of four books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry 2011, Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction 1999, an American Book Award 2000, the Southern Environmental Law Center 2000 Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award 2000. Her “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood” was a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen as the Book All Georgians Should Read.
Ray is an activist whose most recent book focuses on seeds. Her lecture is about preserving seeds, and protecting seeds from corporate food industry ownership and the genetic manipulation ensuing.
Ray attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters. Ray is an organic gardener, seedsaver, tender of farm animals, and slow-food cook. She lectures widely on nature, community, agriculture, wildness, sustainability and the politics of wholeness.
For more information, go to http://janisseray.weebly.com/publicity-kit.html.
Shop for the Holidays at ClaytonStateGear
Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? Consider logging on to www.claytonstategear.com, where you can literally get one-of-kind Clayton State-themed gifts. Everything from golf equipment to tailgating items to bleacher chairs.
Student Choice Awards Talent Auditions, Nov. 4, Nov. 5, Nov. 7
There are three more opportunities to audition for the 2014 Student Choice Awards. If you’d like to be talent for the show or be a part of the cypher, come out and show us what you’ve got!
Nov. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in SAC Ballroom A. Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in SAC Ballroom C. Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in SAC Laker Lounge.
For more information, contact Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com.
Clayton State’s Veterans Day Celebration
Clayton State University has long been known for its support of Veterans, and of Veterans Day.
This coming Nov. 11 is no exception, except that maybe Clayton State is gearing up for Veterans Day a little early.
Nor surprisingly, the Student Veterans Association has been at the forefront of the University’s Veterans Day efforts. SVA is calling for all staff, faculty and students who serve or have served in the Armed Forces to provide brief biographies and pictures to display in the James M. Baker University Center on Veterans Day.
Still prior to Veterans Day, the Clayton State Office of Career Services and the Veterans Resource Center are partnering with the Department of Labor to present a Veterans Employment Seminar on career opportunities for veterans, on-the-job training opportunities and converting military skills and experience into a civilian résumé.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about companies who are recruiting veterans, employment assistance available for veterans and how the Office of Career Services can help you prepare for your new career, notes Director of Career Services Bridgette McDonald. The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Building, room 227.
Finally, the University’s annual Veteran's Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 11 when SVA and the VRC invite all students, faculty, staff and the public to attend the ceremony at 9 a.m. at the outdoor Lawson Amphitheater (The inclement weather location is the Baker Center, room 272.) Immediately following the ceremony, Roll Call for Georgia’s fallen will begin. In addition a moment of silence will be held at 11 a.m.
How to get Around the Science Building Construction
Construction of the new science building on campus will begin on or about Nov. 8, 2013. The site of the construction will be the areas currently occupied by the faculty/staff parking lot (across from the LAB) and parking lot F. However, part of parking lot F will be restored after completion of the construction.
Here is a summary of the major impacts and changes to campus parking lots and roadways during the construction, and, even if you’re not one of those people to whom a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a link to the campus map that also illustrates the changes…
Parking lot impacts
· A section of parking lot D will be designated for faculty/staff parking only to accommodate for those parking spaces affected by the construction.
· The disability parking row that is currently in the faculty/staff parking lot will be relocated to the D lot.
· Parking lot F will be closed for construction use only. Additional construction vehicles will park along the fence line in lot L near the tennis courts.
· A section of parking lot G will be designated for student parking only to accommodate for those parking spaces affected by the construction.
· Parking will remain available in lot E for faculty, staff, and students.
· Caldwell Drive will be closed from public use for incoming traffic just past the first entrance to parking lot D (across from Arts and Sciences Building). Traffic will be detoured through lot D at that point.
· Caldwell Drive will also be closed from public use for outgoing traffic from the G and H lots. All traffic to and from lots G and H must use Snelling Drive.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the construction of the science building, but with any new development, some disruption is unavoidable. However, we always try to minimize the impact on daily life as much as possible.
Our Genealogy Group Meeting, Nov. 4
The next Our Genealogy Group meeting at Clayton State University will have a mini-genealogy workshop on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the James M Baker University Center.
“I'm Dying to Get it Done!” Dress in your best mourning attire, bring a lunch and a friend and join us for a discussion about cemeteries, death records and more! For additional information please visit our website at ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com.
Good News Lakers – Spring 2014
Clayton State Payment Plan for spring 2014 — Go to
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Early registration begins Nov. 4, 2013.
Student Veterans Association Asks for Information for Veterans Day by Nov. 5
Clayton State University’s Student Veterans Association is calling for all staff, faculty and students who serve or have served in the Armed Forces to provide brief biographies and pictures to display in the University Center on Veterans Day.
Please provide a photo (electronic submission preferred) and information to Dennis Brown, SVA vice president. You may e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop items by the Veterans Resource Center, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 115 (next to the Loch Shop). The deadline is Nov. 5.
Student Veterans Employment Seminar, Nov. 6
Clayton State University's Office of Career Services and the Veterans Resource Center are partnering with the Department of Labor (DOL) to present a Veterans Employment Seminar on career opportunities for veterans, on-the-job training opportunities and converting military skills and experience into a civilian résumé.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about companies who are recruiting veterans, employment assistance available for veterans and how the Office of Career Services can help you prepare for your new career.
The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Building, room 227. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, you may contact Tina Lake at TinaLake@clayton.edu or (678) 466-5528. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, Nov. 4.
Clayton State Women’s Forum Announces Annual Auction, Chili Cook-off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 7
The Clayton State Women’s Forum will be holding its Annual Auction, Chili Cook-off and Quilt Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways to get involved:
- Donate items for the Auction
- Shop the Auction
- Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
- Join us at the Chili Cook-Off
- Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
For more information:
Online Auction bidding will commence at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4. Donated items will be displayed on Main Street in the University Center on Nov. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Auction bidding will close at 1:30 p.m.
For Auction donations, contact: Maurica John (678)466-4078 or Krystal Houston (678)466-4188.
The Chili Cook-Off is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the chili runs out) in the University Center Commons. For Chili Cook-off participation, contact: Jill Sears (678) 466-4705 or Amber Bradberry (678) 466-4605.
The Quilt Raffle drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Producer and Recording Engineer Matt Forger to Lecture at Clayton State, Nov. 7
One of the hallmarks of a Clayton State University education is experiential learning — the opportunity to further one’s education, and the learning process, outside the classroom.
Clayton State’s Student Activities Center will be just such a site on Thursday, Nov. 7, when the Clayton Media & Entertainment Association (CMEA) hosts a special guest lecture by producer and recording engineer Matt Forger.
While the term “special” tends to be over-used, Clayton State Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Shawn Young says that this is one occasion that fits. After all, it is rare that students (and that includes high school students, students from other colleges and anyone else who wants to attend) get a chance to hear from someone who has worked with… Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Patti Austin, Missing Persons, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Siedah Garrett, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Giorgio Moroder, Larry John McNally, George Duke, Patrick O'Hearn, Gilberto Gil, Simon Lynge, Rod Temperton, Bruce Swedien and more than a few other giants in the recording and film industries.
Forger will be lecturing from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Student Activities Center (SAC). As noted, his presentation is free and open to the public. However, the ballroom only seats about 450, so it might be a good idea to come early.
Male Leadership Summit, Nov. 7
The Department of Campus Life in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and, the Student African American Brotherhood Association will sponsor the Fourth Annual Male Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
The theme is “Be the Man” and will focus on empowering male students from all cultural backgrounds to achieve academic, career and social success. Since its inception, more than 200 male students have participated in this program. By participating in this program, male students will:
Enhance their knowledge of effective leadership principles and characteristics;
Learn strategies for academic, career, and social success;
Learn about opportunities for involvement on and off-campus;
Understand how to effectively address challenges and conflict; and
Connect with on-campus and community mentors
Students interested in attending must register by Thursday, Oct. 24 to email@example.com. Additionally, this year, there will be an oratorical contest on the topic-“What Does it Mean to be a Man?” For more information regarding the oratorical contest, visit the Department of Campus Life website at: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life.
For more information regarding the Male Leadership Summit, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson, associate director of Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-466-5433.
Zombie Fun Run Hosted by Recreation & Wellness, Nov. 8
Registration is now open for the first-ever Clayton State University Zombie Fun Run on Friday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on the SAC Green!
Dress up like a scary zombie or a human and run our 3000 meter route to safety. Individuals or teams of three (each person runs 1000 meters) may register online at: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5nV6XM6R3UYTDhz. The event is FREE and open to all Clayton State students, faculty and staff. Runners must pre-register for the event by Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Please note: Only winning times in each category (male/female individual and relay team) will be recorded.
For more information on the Zombie Fun Run, please contact Carmen Turnipseed, Fitness & Wellness intern at email@example.com.
CE Wedding Planning Workshop, Nov. 9
On Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 16, Dawn Davis will lead a two-session Planning Your Own Wedding workshop.
Whether you are going to plan your entire wedding yourself, or hiring a wedding planner, this workshop is designed to give you insightful information to help take some of the anxiety out of one of the most wonderful days of your life.
From negotiating a contract for a venue or vendors, to picking out a wedding dress, deciding who to invite, using your fingers instead of your feet, staying on budget and the list goes on and on.
This two-day, 12-hour workshop will save time, money, feelings and, most of all, your sanity.
Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harry S. Downs Center. The cost for the two-session workshop is $139.
For further information or to register, please go to www.conted.clayton.edu or call (678) 466-5118.
Veteran's Day Ceremony, Nov. 11
The Student Veterans Association and the Veterans Resource Center cordially invite all students, faculty and staff to attend Clayton State University’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony.
The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Lawson Amphitheater (inclement weather location: University Center, room 272). Immediately following the ceremony, Roll Call for Georgia’s fallen will begin. We will observe a minute of silence at 11 a.m.
Please join us in honoring our nation’s veterans and the students, faculty and staff of Clayton State University who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, Nov. 12
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
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).
Individuals are not required to register for this event.
Clayton State Spring Play Auditions, Nov. 12, Nov. 13
Auditions for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) performance of The Illusion by Tony Kushner (the story of finding lost family with a twist of an ending no one expects) will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 2 p.m. to 3:35 p.m., and on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre – Arts and Sciences room G132.
VPA is looking for: Actors, Assistant Directors, Musicians, Puppeteers, Stage Managers, Video Designers, and anyone with an interest in entertainment technology.
Actors will be provided with a monologue for cold reading, all others will be asked to describe their previous experiences.
Auditions are open to all Clayton State students. Actors, puppeteers, and technicians chosen for the production must and will be enrolled in one of the Play Development Classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton Nonprofit Forum, Nov. 14
Sponsored by Clayton State University, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Clayton Fund, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the Clayton Nonprofit Forum is designed to bring together community of nonprofit leaders in Clayton County to gain knowledge, network, and develop solutions to address community needs.
The forum will be held on Thursday, Nov.14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room CE 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. Registration is $35 per person, and is limited to two people per organization.
What Will Nonprofits Learn?
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS: In a current economic climate where available resources are tight and the need for services are growing, nonprofits have to look at different ways of delivering on their mission with the “Big Picture” in mind. The keynote speaker, Bill Bolling, will address the critical need for strategic partnerships within the nonprofit sector to help nonprofits achieve more and improve long term sustainability. Bolling is founder and executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING: This workshop will provide nonprofits with knowledge, tools and tips on how to adjust current fundraising models to not only be more effective but to also expend your donor base.
BUILDING A STRONG BOARD: A strong board is key for nonprofit organizations to be successful, and to maximize impact. Learn how to build a strong base of support and strengthen organizational effectiveness through your board.
HOW TO GET A GRANT FROM THE CLAYTON FUND: This workshop will provide valuable information and direction regarding the upcoming 2014 Clayton Fund grant cycle. It includes discussion of the overall process, eligibility guidelines, and completing the on-line application and timeline. In addition, the Clayton State Library now contains books and databases of the Foundation Center Library which will greatly aid in the search for grant money.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN EXPECT
• 1-on-1 curbside consulting
• Networking with peers
• Breakfast and lunch
• Great door prizes
Learn more about the program at www.gcn.org/claytonforum or call (678) 916-3030.
Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival, Nov. 15
The Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, and featuring films, food and giveaways with entertainment by CSiR and photography by The Bent Tree.
For more information, email Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com, or Erika Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Event Marketing Summit at Clayton State – Fayette, Nov. 15
SBDC will hold Event Marketing Summit: A Get Together About Getting People to (and Profiting From) Your Get-Together on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clayton State-Fayette, 100 World Dr., Peachtree City.
The Event Marketing Summit is about getting people together and profiting from your get-together. Learn marketing strategy, build strategic partnerships, find out the best tactics for utilizing social media, create better invitations, and learn how to brand an event to get ROI year after year.
The Event Marketing Summit is $99, and interested parties can register at the link below or contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow
Class size is limited.
The Loch Shop Participating in the Help Us Crush Hunger Campaign, to Nov. 27
As part of Student Success/National Student Day, and just because we feel like it, The Loch Shop will be collecting donations for the Help Us Crush Hunger campaign now through Oct. 31. (That’s Crush, as in Orange Crush.) Donate a non-perishable food Item or laundered, gently-worn clothing and receive a 25 percent discount on gifts and clothing at The Loch Shop, through Oct. 31. (Discount does not apply to Clearance items.)
In addition, The Loch Shop will be collecting the names of each person who donates, and the person who donates the most items between now and Oct. 31 will win a special prize which will be announced at the Annual Loch Shop Costume Contest.
The clothing donations will stay on campus and be part of the Laker Locker and the food donations will go to a local food bank (TBD).
Loch Shop News
There’s a new Clayton State gear promo on the www.claytonstategear.com website. Through Nov. 12, 2013 (that’s 11/12/13), get 10 percent off all outerwear.
For a limited time, The Loch Shop is giving away a snazzy Clayton State Lakers navy baseball cap with every $30 purchase. The promo code is 5868. Go to www.ClaytonStateGear.com for more details.
The Loch Shop is also running a new Clayton State gear free T-shirt promo. You can score a free Clayton State T-shirt on www.claytonstategear.com with a $30 purchase.
The Loch Shop is having a special sale on 2013 Women’s Basketball Elite 8/Conference Championship T-shirts. They have been put on sale for… wait for it… $8.88.
The Loch Shop has the following pricing on its clothing clearance items:
Orange tagged items are now $5
Yellow tagged items are now $10
Pink tagged items are now $15
Green tagged items are now $20
The Loch Shop is now up and running on both Instagram and Twitter. The handle for both of social media platforms is lochshop.
The Bent Tree Needs a Layout and Design Editor
The Bent Tree is looking for a layout and design editor for the paper for spring semester.
This person would be responsible for putting the physical paper together each month, including ensuring photos are print-ready, inserting text, and all other design and layout aspects needed for the paper. This student must be reliable and able to work under tight deadlines.
The layout and design editor must be a currently enrolled Clayton State student and must have at least a 2.5 Clayton State GPA. Experience with PhotoShop and InDesign are highly preferred.
Please send your resume and any copies of your work to email@example.com by Nov. 8.
Recycle Your Household Batteries
According to the EPA, consumers purchase approximately three billion household batteries (alkaline and nickel cadmium, or NiCad) each year. These batteries contain valuable metals and plastics that can be recycled and reused to produce other products. Batteries that are not recycled can end up in a landfill and have the potential to leak toxic materials into the environment.
Clayton State’s Go Green student organization has provided the campus community with a simple approach to recycling your clean (non-corroded) household batteries. For your convenience, battery recycling containers have been placed in both the Laker Card Office and the Loch Shop.
First Lego League Volunteers Needed
Many of you have expressed interest in helping Clayton State University Host the 2013 First Lego League Super Regionals on Jan. 11, 2014. The event will be held in Clayton State University's University Center again and it is an all-day event.
Below, you will find two websites that can give you a great deal of information on this year's topic "Nature's Fury," how the topic will be integrated into this season, and Georgia's calendar regarding the season.
Some of you have volunteered before, so you know how much effort and preparation is required to host the event well. We will need a plethora of volunteers this year and help in fundraising and advertising. We have a great set of sub-topic leaders returning to get us moving forward, but there is plenty of work to do.
We hope to start subcommittee meetings in October and offering judge/referee trainings in November in preparation. Attached is a Doodle poll to assist in helping us put persons in volunteer areas that meet their interests. We hope that this will simplify the scheduling process by allowing the separate subcommittees to set meeting schedules once the subs are identified.
The website for this year’s FLL topic:
The website for Georgia's events:
You have initiated a poll "FIRST LEGO LEAGUE SUBCOMMITTEE INTEREST AREA" at Doodle. The link to your poll is:
For more information, contact Jarrett Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a listing of the support positions needed.