SGA Student Forum, Oct. 5
SGA will host our biannual Student Forum, starting at noon, in the Student Activities Center Ballrooms, in which all students will have the opportunity to engage in matters that concern us all. You will have to opportunity to voice your concerns to:
Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes Jr., President
Dr. Michael Crafton, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Brian Hayes, Vice President of Student Affairs
Kate Troelstra, Vice President of External Relations
Corlis Cummings, Vice President of Business & Operations
Dr. John Bryan, Vice President of Information Technology and Services
CEC General Meeting, Oct. 5
Interested in planning, coordinating, and executing some of the most educational, cultural, and entertaining events on campus? It’s not too late to join CEC, Campus Events Council, THE programming board. Please attend the Friday, Oct. 5 meeting at 12:30 p.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center and join the creative and innovative members who are ready to take programming to the next level.
For more information, please contact Asia Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
LakerCard System Maintenance, Oct. 5
The LakerCard system will be undergoing required maintenance on Friday, Oct. 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. While the card system is down, the following services will be unavailable:
All SmartPrint locations
All copiers with LakerCard readers attached
Laundry in Laker Hall
Credit card, LakerBucks, and Dining Dollar sales at all Dining locations (cash sales will be allowed)
LakerBucks sales in the Loch Shop
Credit card and LakerBucks sales at University Health Services, Public Safety, the Fitness Center, and the Game Room (cash sales will be allowed)
LakerBucks sales at Vending readers (cash sales will be available)
All Account Management Centers
Check-in services at The HUB, the Fitness Center, Financial Aid, and the Library's circulation desk will NOT be affected by this down time.
Clayton State Men’s Soccer Featured in the LakerZone… Doubleheader, Oct. 6
Clayton State sports fans, the fifth edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing.
is Clayton State's webcasting platform and features live webcasts of home Laker athletics contests along with features on players and interviews with coaches.
In the fifth segment of the LakerZone,
former Clayton State player Roger Boniface, who is the voice of Clayton State soccer sits down with men’s soccer coach Pete Petersen for an update on the men’s soccer program.
To watch the video on YouTube, please click here
The Clayton State soccer teams will return to action on Saturday, hosting rival Lander. The women’s game will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 3:30 p.m.
Spivey Hall Season Opening Celebration to Feature Alessio Bax, Oct. 7
Spivey Hall is preparing to open its 22nd
season this weekend with the Spivey Hall debut of Italian pianist Alessio Bax.
The first Spivey Series performance of the new, 2012/2013 season, and the Season Opening Celebration, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.
Bax’ program will include: BRAHMS Ballades, Op. 10; KREISLER/RACHMANINOV “Liebesleid” and “Liebesfreud”; RACHMANINOV Five Preludes; and RAVEL La Valse. For more information on Bax, visit www.alessiobax.com
Tickets for this performance are $40 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Regular and discounted tickets are both available from the box office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information and reserved seats are also available at www.SpiveyHall.org
, however, full-price tickets only are available online at www.SpiveyHall.org
, and a per-ticket service fee applies. Patrons under the age of 12 are not admitted to all Spivey Hall performances; please call the box office for concert recommendations.
The Macbeth Challenge
The 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!
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
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)
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.
Parking Information and Safety Tip
- All submissions must be turned in to A&S G110 on Friday, Oct. 26.
- A box by the desk of Deborah Carey will be provided. Submission period ends at 5 p.m., on Oct. 26.
- 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
Students, some of you apparently have not obtained your 2012-2013 campus parking decal from the Office of Public Safety. As a reminder, the decals are valid for the academic year only, from Aug. 1 to July 31, and not the calendar year. If you examine the decal you will see these specific dates of validity. If you began classes here this summer and obtained a decal at that time, it was only valid through July 31, 2012.
Please pick up your 2012-2013 decal at the Office of Public Safety in the Student Center as soon as possible, if you have not done so already, to avoid unnecessary parking citations. Also, the decal fee is included in your student fees, so there is no additional cost.
Safety tip — when driving in campus parking lots searching for a parking space, slow down and be attentive for those backing out of spaces. Good spaces are highly-sought, especially during peak class times, but the faster you are driving, the less likely those backing out will see you approaching. We have had some recent accidents due to these factors. Please drive cautiously.
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
Ali Dadpay Featured in September’s Atlanta Hospital News
Dr. Ali Dadpay’s op-ed article, “Atlanta and an Opportunity in Leading Predictive Healthcare Practices,” is the lead story in the September edition of Atlanta Hospital News.
Annual Security and Fire Report Now Available
This report includes statistics for the previous three years (2009-2011) concerning the reporting of specific crimes that occurred on campus, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The monthly logs for all criminal activity on campus can be accessed from the Department of Public Safety website.
This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, the university’s missing student notification policy, and the annual fire safety report for Laker Hall and Clayton Station, our campus student housing facilities.
You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at (678) 466-4050. It will also be posted on the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.clayton.edu/public-safety
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.
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert Season Opens, Oct. 10
Spivey Hall is excited to launch the 2012-2013 Young People’s Concert season with a variety of classical, world music, jazz, and early childhood education concerts.
The season opening-program will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9:45 a.m.,
featuring a thrilling world music performance by Via Romen! This vibrant group will present Russian-Romany (“gypsy”) music on native instruments including guitar, violin, accordion, and bass. In addition to outstanding music, audiences will also be treated to the flashy footwork of gypsy dance and traditional costumes. Take your students around the world for only $2 a person. Go to http://www.spiveyhall.org/young-peoples-concerts/via-romen
Registration for these concerts must be done in advance of the performance. Please call (678) 466-4481. To see the complete season of Young People’s Concerts, which runs through March 2013, visit www.spiveyhall.org/education
. We hope to see you at the beginning of October as we launch our new season!
Beach Boot Camp, Oct. 11
Ready to challenge even the most in-shape contender? Beach Boot Camp will rock your body military style. We will work on strength, agility, flexibility, and speed. Join us on the Laker Hall sand volleyball court for your next X-Factor challenge. Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laker Hall Sand Volleyball Court. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 4975.
“How is Technology Shaping our View of the World?” New York Times Talk, Oct. 12
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Oct. 12, with a New York Times Talk facilitated by Clayton State communications faculty member Vernon Clarke, from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Clarke will facilitate a New York Times talk called, “How is technology shaping our view of the world?” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center. The talk is free and open to the public, however, anyone interested in attending should RSVP via email to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State associate professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at email@example.com
no later than Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 12
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking, Oct. 13
Hike the winding Bear Hair Gap trail along mountain streams and creeks with views of North Georgia vistas. This is an ideal hike for anyone who wants to explore the Southern Appalachian forests.
Destination: Bear Hair Gap, Ga.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Cost: $15 students/$20employee/$25 non-affiliate
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, Oct. 15, Oct. 16
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
will be holding the Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, bringing together experts from across the state and nation to discuss prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence.
This pivotal, two-day event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions on an array of topics.
The dates are Oct.
15 and Oct. 16 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
To register, go to www.GNESA.org
. Registration is $95 per person, and some scholarships are available.
“Education Under Fire,” Oct. 24
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the main building of Clayton State – East, the Fall 2012 Teacher Education Film Series will present, “Education Under Fire,” a film produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International.
The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Baha´is in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs.
Since the 1979 revolution, young Bahá’ís have not been allowed to attend any of Iran’s universities. Bahá’í academics that have themselves been barred from teaching professionally as a result of their religious beliefs started the BIHE in their homes and began educating Baha’i youth in living rooms and kitchens across Iran. The BIHE represents the only chance that Bahá’í youth have for higher education.
In May 2011, the government launched a coordinated attack against the BIHE–raiding dozens of homes, confiscating materials and detaining 18 professors and administrators. Seven of those arrested received four or five-year prison terms – their only crime: educating the youth in their community.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.
Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment’s Brunch, Nov. 3
WAOK’s talk radio personality Princess Monique has joined forces with Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment (WILDE) to host an Atlanta Women’s brunch at Clayton State University on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Harry S. Downs Center. Themed Thrive: Building Something Great Together
, professional women from all backgrounds and ethnicities will come together to provide influence and encouragement to young professionals of Atlanta.
The brunch will have an educative and inspiring message from women to women of all ages, economic backgrounds and lifestyles who are ready to thrive and build something great for themselves, their communities and the world in general.
The panel discussion will include:
- Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon: Mayor of Riverdale. Georgia
- Ms. Gabrielle Starr: Founder & President of Ladies Of Favor Mentoring Foundation
- MacDella Cooper: Founding Chair - MacDella Cooper Foundation
- Professor Renee McFarlane: Science Professor at Clayton State University
- Dr. Rona Green: Podiatric Surgeon and Philanthropist
- Shemeeka Dortch: Pharm D
WILDE is a community based organization of women from diversified professions and ethnicities whose goals are to promote better homes, workforces and communities through outreach, volunteer, mentorship programs, networking mixers, and women empowerment and development conferences.
WILDE’s mission is to empower a new generation of women ready to take up leadership roles in the workplace, promote community development, and enhance interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships while building self-esteem and overall appearance.
The brunch is open to all women who are seeking an entrepreneurial career. For ticket and event information, please call (770) 496-4323. For more information about Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment, visit www.wildellc.com
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.