The Macbeth Challenge, Extended to Nov. 2
The Clayton State Theatre Program’s fall production of Macbeth
is quickly approaching and we wanted you, the students, to be a part of this. So we’re holding a contest to see who can think outside the box when it comes to Macbeth
. We’re looking for your best sonnet, monologue and/or video based off of the themes of Macbeth including, but not limited to “power, lust, betrayal, and of course, murder.” So, sharpen your creative skills and have fun! The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, Nov. 2.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories (students may submit in more than one category): Sonnet, Monologue, Video
- All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced.
- All pieces must be titled
The SONNET Have a go at a Macbeth-themed sonnet. As a guideline for basic form, consider that sonnets are typically fourteen lines in length with a clear rhyme scheme (usually Petrarchean or Shakespearean) and there is often a kind of thematic division between the first eight lines (the octet) and the final six (the sestet). Here's a chance to have a little fun with literary history using a fabulous form. (There are examples online)
The MONOLOGUE must be 200-400 words.
must be one to three minutes.
Your piece must be inspired by characters, themes or scenes in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.
Your piece need not be written in ‘Shakespeare speak’.
We encourage modern interpretations of the themes and characters from the play. Free copies of the play can be easily accessed on line.
Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter with the student’s name and Laker ID and a short discussion of the piece submitted. It must explain the specific connection to the play (EXAMPLE: if you wrote a monologue about a kid in seventh grade, but used the theme of betrayal from the play, we would want to know that so we could see how it connected to the original play.) We’d also like to know how the play inspired your piece.
WINNERS and PRIZES:
Prizes can include tickets to shows, food coupons, etc. One winner will be chosen from each category. Prizes will be presented on three nights (one winner each night) during the run of Macbeth and the winner’s piece will be read or shown after the show that evening.
Student Laker Lines Announcements to be Made on Facebook and Twitter
- All submissions must be turned in to A&S G110 on Friday, Nov. 2.
- A box by the desk of Deborah Carey will be provided. Submission period ends at 5 p.m., on Nov. 2.
- A panel of judges will decide the winner in each category
- Prizes will be awarded after the show on three nights (dates to be determined)
- Macbeth runs Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16
Starting next week, new web postings of Laker Lines for Students (http://news.clayton.edu/student-laker-lines
) will be announced on the official University Relations Facebook (ClaytonStNews) and Twitter (@ClaytonSt News) pages, instead of via email.
New issues of Laker Lines for Students will still be published on the same schedule, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the University is open.
Thus, if you want to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at Clayton State, it would be a good idea to become a follower of University Relations on these two social media platforms (if you aren’t a follower already.)
Saturday Study Session, Oct. 27
Do you find it difficult to study at home because of distractions?
Do you find it helpful to have a designated time and place to study?
Are you unable to attend the Midnight Study Breaks but find it helpful to study on campus?
The Nontraditional Student Organization has an option for you!
Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will be hosting a Saturday Study Session. Study individually, as a group, in the Center for Academic Success. Need a little solitude? No problem, individual study rooms will also be available.
Light refreshments will be served.
This is an Operation Study Event, so yes, there will be study bucks, and prizes!
You will study, meet new people and have fun at the same time!
Please contact Deidre Harrell via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
, if you plan to attend. Also, please inform us via email if you would you like to donate a snack item for the session.
“Are We Having Class on Election Day?”
The short answer is, “yes.” The campus is not closed for elections.
Then question students have been asking is, “can I vote on campus?” Of course, the answer to that one is, “no.” Students can only vote in the county where they are registered.
Students, take a moment to think about how to vote on Election Day without missing classes. Remember, early/advance voting is an option. In fact, this Saturday, Oct. 27, will see statewide (in Georgia at least) early voting in all counties.
Go to http://sos.ga.gov/elections/CountyContacts/AdvanceVotingDisplay.aspx
to find the details about early voting.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey, Win a $50 Gift Card
The Loch Shop is always anxious to get feedback about our services from our campus community, and we are opening our annual Fall Customer Service Survey to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students.
The Loch Shop will be giving a $50 Loch Shop gift card to three lucky respondents chosen at random from those who complete the survey and provide their contact information. Each person who completes the survey and provides a valid email address will be also sent an exclusive Loch Shop Friends & Family coupon good through the holiday season.
Go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jpdvq2wGnk8ftz
The survey is open through Nov. 5, 2012.
Clayton State Dining Services Wants Your Feedback
Clayton State Dining Services will be conducting an online survey from Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Your feedback is important for improving our services to the University.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. For every person who responds, Sodexo will donate $1 to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/
Clayton State Dining appreciates your time and your feedback. To begin the survey, click here: http://vcil.cc/sq53qez
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive
Do you have worn-out athletic shoes lying around? If so, you can donate them for recycling so they can have new life as a tennis court, a playground, or a basketball court.
The GoGreen Team at Clayton State University has placed a collection bin outside the LakerCard Center on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center for used athletic shoe donations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
GoGreen will accept any athletic shoes and any brand, but only athletics shoes – nothing with metal, no sandals or flip-flops, no cleats or dress shoes, and no wet or damp shoes.
“Macbeth” Meet and Greet, Oct. 29
A “Macbeth” meet and greet with comical, short scene translations will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Laker Hall in the multipurpose room.
In addition to providing a chance to meet the cast members of the Clayton State Theatre’s Nov. 8 performance of “Macbeth,” this event will help you get past the language barriers presented in Shakespeare. You will find that even 400 plus years later Shakespeare is dealing with everyday issues that we all at some point and time may be or become familiar with.
We all deal with lies, lust, politics, and deception. We are all striving to gain status and will do most anything to maintain that status. Combine all these relatable themes then throw in murder, and you’ll have a production you won’t forget! Come out and let us help you get past your fear of the language barriers found in fair Shakespeare!
Clayton State to Celebrate Dental Hygiene Awareness Day, Oct. 30
In recognition of October being Dental Hygiene Month, SADHA, the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association at Clayton State University, is having a Dental Hygiene Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 30 (or just BEFORE Halloween.)
Dental Hygiene Awareness Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Main Street on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Clayton State Dental Hygiene students will be providing information about oral health and be giving away toothbrushes, toothpaste, and much more. The public is invited to attend.
Participants can fill their oral hygiene bag by playing games, winning prizes, and answering trivia questions. Among the activities will be… toss-a-bean bag and “Fill the Cavity,” testing your aim with “Knock-a-Tooth” or testing your luck by spinning the “Wheel of Oral Hygiene.” And, of course, everyone will want to play “Are You Smarter than a Dental Hygienist?”
The Grad Finale, Oct. 30, Oct. 31
Jostens will be at The Loch Shop taking orders from all perspective fall 2012 graduates whom are in need of any graduation regalia including, but not limited to, caps, gowns, tassels, announcements and more. The Grad Finale will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Village Photographers will also be available at The Loch Shop on those days to capture that proud moment as you prepare yourself for commencement. Caps and gowns will be made available for photos.
Loch Shop Halloween Costume Contest, Oct. 31
The Loch Shop invites all you Guys and Ghouls to come and scare the pants off of our judges for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card from The Loch Shop.
The competition, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Loch Shop.
There will be two categories:
- 1st Place Prize – $50 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 2nd Place Prize – $25 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 3rdPlace Prize – $10 Loch Shop Gift Card
- 7” Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
- All who attend the event are eligible
- Must be present to win
As always, there will be light refreshments available.
StoryCorps Coming to Campus, Oct. 31
) is a nonprofit, national oral history project with an archive of more than 40,000 interviews at the Library of Congress. Its newest program, the Military Voices Initiative (http://storycorps.org/initiatives/military-voices-initiative/
), provides active duty service members, veterans and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories, with a special emphasis on those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
StoryCorps will be coming to Clayton State on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will have a table set up on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center and will sign up people for recordings for the Military Voices Initiative.
Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature UMB’s Peter deSilva, Nov. 1
The College of Business at Clayton State University will present the third installment in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 1, when Peter deSilva, president and COO UMB Financial, president UMB Bank, and chairman, UMB Fund Services, will provide insights and a lively discussion on, "The State of The U.S. and Global Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?"
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will be held in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free, however, reservations are required. Please RSVP to Valencia Cantrell at (678) 466-4528, or go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=kv8gs4dab&oeidk=a07e6i4tvlcf380e493&oseq=a02181gvzbvpso
to register online.
This event is sponsored in its entirety by the College of Business Advisory Board.
DRC Workforce Recruitment Program, Nov. 1
The Disability Resource Center’s Workforce Recruitment Program on Nov. 1 is a wonderful opportunity for students with disabilities who are looking for jobs or internships!
Interested? Please contact the Disability Resource Center at (678) 466-5445, for more information.
Priority will be given to students with disabilities registered with the Disability Resource Center, and to wounded warriors. Veterans who have disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Zumba Party, Nov. 1
Get ready to dance those calories away! On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Department of Recreation & Wellness will host a Zumba® Party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on SAC Fitness Center Gym, Court Two.
Zumba® focuses on Latin dance moves to get your heart pumping and burn calories more effectively. Our instructor will teach you basic Latin dance moves to great music and you won’t even know you’re working out!
The event is free to all currently enrolled Clayton State University students and SAC Fitness Center Members and is $7 for guests and non-members. Community/family members are also invited to attend. Bring your friends and join the party.
For more information contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Fitness & Wellness at (678) 466 4975 or email@example.com
“Murderball,” Nov. 1
As part of the Disability Resource Center’s celebration of Disability Awareness Month, the movie “Murderball” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The “Murderball” showing is co-sponsored by AmeriCorps.
This amazing documentary chronicles the lives of rough and tumble rugby players, who also happen to be wheelchair users, on their quest for Olympic gold. The movie follows the hard-hitting action on the court where players smash each other with reinforced wheelchairs on and off the court. These amazing men will make you think differently about the word “disability.”
Also in attendance at the screening will be Clayton State’s own Zac Bradley, and his "Murderball" coach, who will be answering questions about the sport.
“`Murderball,’ the documentary, seems to engender a great response from viewers. It is an unflinching look at disability, sexuality and Olympic competition,” says the Disability Resource Center’s Tameeka Hunter.
Walk with the City of Morrow, Nov. 3
Walk the Jester’s Creek Pedestrian Walkway from Morrow City Hall, Milton Daniel Park, 1500 Morrow Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Sylvia at (678) 902-0889.
Men’s Club Basketball Team Tryouts, Nov. 5, Nov. 7
The Men's Club/Travel Basketball Team will be having tryouts on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the SAC on courts one and two. Contact Derek Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Khalid Rajahn for more information.
“Macbeth” Draws Near, Clayton State, Starting Nov. 8
Something wicked this way comes…
On Nov. 8, “
Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama filled evenings! The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m., and opening night isfollowed by shows on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16. Join us in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 in the Arts & Science building. Admission is free with your Laker ID for students, faculty and staff members. General admission is only $5 for non-students.
Come join the Clayton State Theater for this action-driven tragedy; an exciting evening of witch’s spells, hand-to-hand combat and amazing acting in the dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
Veterans Resource Center Plans Remembrance Day National Roll Call for Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration at Clayton State University is in progress. The official celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature the Clayton State Veterans Resource Center’s Second Annual Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
This year’s Roll Call will feature a change from 2011 in that the names of those currently serving as well as the names of the fallen will be read. Last year only the names of the fallen were read.
The Roll Call will be read in the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus. There will also be opening ceremony comments and “minute of silence” comments. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is free and open to the public.
Clayton State Middle Level Education & Music Education Information Session, Nov. 13
Students seeking information about Clayton State University’s Middle Level Education or Music Education degree programs are invited to attend an Information Session on Nov. 13.
Faculty will host a one-hour dialogue on the nature of the programs, admission criteria, course scheduling, and other items of interest to prospective students.
Discover what it takes to earn a degree in teacher education. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Arts & Science Building, room G-227, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. 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 that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.
Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip
Early bird registration for the Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip has been extended To Oct. 15 for students only
Destination: Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, W.V.
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Student Cost: $180 early bird – $230 after Oct. 15
Pre-trip Meeting: TBA
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com