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Monitoring Spending, Oct. 28
Are you serious about your money? If so, join us at our last presentation during Money Madness Month, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. -- Monitoring Spending – to be held in the Lecture Hall, room B12.
Are you ready for the $50 in Laker Bucks raffle? (This raffle is only applicable to individuals who have their signature cards signed five times from a PFCP counselor or individuals have their signature cards signed four times by attending every presentation during the Money Madness Month.)
Any questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study by the Lake, Oct. 30
Operation Study will be hosting its first-ever fall picnic on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawson Outdoor Amphitheater. There will be food and an opportunity to win Operation Study Bucks rewards. Bring a blanket.
Spooked Around the World, Oct. 31
Spooked Around the World is the Campus Events Council’s annual cultural event in observance of Halloween.
This year Spooked Around the World will be in the Student Activity Center Laker Lounge from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31, and will feature a live candy bar, food, mask making, and the annual costume contest.
The costume contest will have three winners; first place wins $50, second place wins $25, and third place wins $15 on their Laker Card/Laker Bucks. Sign-up for the costume contest will be on the day of the event, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come out on Halloween and enjoy all while experiencing how other cultures celebrate. Students are welcome to come in costume.
New York Times Talk, “Is the PPV, VOD, or Twitter? Media Delivery in the 20th Century” Nov. 1
On Friday, Nov. 1, Vernon Clarke, adjunct professor of communication, will facilitate a New York Times talk entitled “Is the PPV, VOD, or Twitter? ….Media Delivery in the 20th Century.”
This event will be held in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to students, faculty, and the community. All of those who RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com by 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 will be provided with a free lunch, courtesy of the New York Times. (Which just goes to prove that there IS such a thing as a free lunch.)
Note: In case you were wondering, PPV stands for Pay Per View and VOD stands for Video On Demand. Love those acronyms.
Take a Survey, Get a Chance At $1,000
Go to www.studentwatch.org and tell us about the courses you are taking this fall, the course material you use and the technology you have and you will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 grand prize. Also, one $100 prize will be given to each participating campus. The survey is open now through Nov. 1.
Catch the Spirit Wave this Fall and Support our Laker Athletic Teams
In support of Clayton State’s fall sports teams, several campus departments have decorated their offices to cheer on our favorite teams. Please visit the following departments to check out the displays, and then vote for your favorite.
College of Business
Rec & Wellness
First Year Advising
Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3edxaojW0CO2Gx to vote. Voting ends Oct. 25.
Help us promote school spirit by sharing your favorite on social media. Facebook, Tweet, and Instagram your pictures! #CSULakers, #LakerCard, #ClaytonState
Film & Digital Media Industry Open House Moves to Sandy Creek High School
A parking shortage at the Lafayette Education Center has forced the Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education to move its upcoming Film and Digital Media Industry Open House to Sandy Creek High School, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone, Ga.
The Open House will still be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The exact location at Sandy Creek High School will be in the school auditorium, which is located inside the main front entrance. More than 200 people have already registered for the event. Individuals wishing to attend must preregister by calling (678) 466-5050. The Clayton State Center for Continuing Education is open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Open House will focus on Clayton State’s new Film and Digital Media Training Program which begins in February 2014. The training program, which consists of two, 12-week sessions, is modeled after a very successful program in New Mexico.
Brigitte Byrd Participating in Books Down South Festival, Oct. 26
Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be participating in the Fayette Citizen/Fayette Woman
-sponsored Books Down South Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26.
A festival for readers and writers featuring author signings, booksellers, children’s readings, storytelling, speakers and giveaways, Books Down South will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Rivers Elementary School, at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway, 461 Sandy Creek Rd., in Fayetteville.
CE Holding Family Reunion, Wedding Planning Workshops
The Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education has two special workshops coming up, both featuring program planner Dawn Davis.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, it’s the Family Reunion Workshop. While family reunions are special, someone has to have the task of planning the details. This workshop is designed to help you get organized, streamline decisions and take some of the stress out of the planning. Learn how to create timelines, set budgets, choose a venue, form a guest list, create a menu, select activities, negotiate contracts and so much more.
Also, explore new technology that can help you to get the most out of your planning and produce the best family reunion.
The Family Reunion Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. Registration is $79.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 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.
Dental Hygiene Awareness Day, Oct. 29
The Student American Dental Hygienists Association is celebrating Dental Hygiene Awareness Day and raising awareness about oral health on Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the Quad, just outside of the Baker Center’s Main Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come join Clayton State’s Dental Hygiene students for a free games, popcorn, festive fun and free dental hygiene information!
Degree Completion Event, Oct. 29
Enrollment Management and Academic Success is planning its second degree completion event to attract prospective students in the Clayton State service area who have earned college credit, but have not yet earned a degree. The pilot event was held in July. Of the 24 people in attendance, four are currently enrolled, and seven are scheduled to attend in the spring… a good start to reaching out to this population.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Success Dr. Mark F. Daddona, hopes that, if you know someone with college credits who does not yet have a degree, you will ask them to join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Harry S. Downs Center, room 101.
Information Session – CW69, Oct. 29
The Office of Career Services is sponsoring an information session with CW69 on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in room 425 of the James M. Baker University Center. The information sessions will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WUPA-TV officially entered the Atlanta market on Sept. 1, 1995 as a United Paramount Network affiliate. In September 2011, UPN and the WB networks fused and a new network, CW, emerged with WUPA as its Atlanta affiliate. CW69 is committed to reflect the culture and diversity of Atlanta and brings Atlanta viewers the very best of all network hits. CW69 also features the best in locally produced community-oriented programming.
RSVP to this event is required through Laker CareerZone to attend this session. Check-in will close 15 minutes after start time.
Mystery Dinner Theatre, Oct. 29
It's date night! Come dressed to impress and join CEC for a night of mystery dinning at the Mystery Dinner Theater event on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
See the action, believe the action, become the action, all while enjoying a three-course meal! Members of the audience will be selected to star in this award-winning, death-defying performance. This event is free for Clayton State students but you must RSVP through Community.
To register: Go to the Campus Life website; click on Student Organizations; click on Community for Student Organizations; log in using your SWAN username and password; click the Events tab at the top of the page; then type mystery in the search box. Students who register for the event and fail to show up will be charged $20. Remember to dress to impress as the dress code will be strictly enforced.
It’s Improv Time with the Fairly Odd Players, Oct. 29, Oct. 30
Clayton State’s Fairly Odd Players have planned a couple of “quick little 15 minute promos” for the upcoming (Oct. 30) Improv Show.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., it’ll be Amphitheater Improv at the outdoor Lawson Amphitheater beside Swan Lake. Fifteen minutes of Improv to promote the Wednesday, Oct. 30 Fairly Odd Players Improv Show in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & sciences Building.
Admission for the 7:30 p.m. Halloween-themed Improv Show is free. Expect about a 45 minute performance featuring Fairly Odd Players’ original cast and welcoming new members to the troupe.
Senior Day, Oct. 30
The Office of Career Services will host a special event for seniors graduating in December, May, or August on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center on Main Street.
Stop by and have a Career Chat with Career Services professionals about your plan for a college-to-career transition. We will be giving away T-shirts to the first 50 seniors who register. Seniors will also have an opportunity to register for a $100 gift card drawing. Bring your resume for a quick resume review, business attire coupons will be given away, and more!
For more information please contact Career Services at (678) 466-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loch Shop Costume Contest and Grad Fair, all on Oct. 31
The Loch Shop should scare up some interest on Thursday, Oct. 31 with its Annual Halloween Costume Contest which this year will run concurrently with the Grad Fair (featuring Jostens and Village Photography). More details to come.
The Loch Shop Participating in the Help Us Crush Hunger Campaign, to Oct. 31
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).
Library Supports “The Big Thank You,” Letters Due by Oct. 31
The Clayton State Library is supporting The Big Thank You, an effort by local radio show, The Bert Show, to ensure that every U.S. servicemember stationed overseas receives a handwritten letter on Thanksgiving Day.
Help us say “Thank You” to our troops and send a little taste of home while they're away for the holiday. You can find writing supplies and a collection box in the Library near the bulletin board. (Look for Bruce the Goose). Just write a letter and place it in the box. We’ll take care of the rest. No envelopes or addresses are needed. All letters must be received by Oct. 31.
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive, to Oct. 31
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 student organization 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.
Thriller Dance Night Hosted by Recreation & Wellness, Oct. 31
This is your opportunity to learn how to dance like Michael Jackson! Our team of student Group X instructors will teach you how to do the Thriller Dance from the popular 1980’s Thriller music video by Michael Jackson. The event is free for all Fitness Center members and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in SAC Fitness Center Studio B. No previous dance experience is required to participate.
For more information, please contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness) at (678) 466-4975 or email@example.com.
SBDC Fall Lunch & Learn Series at Clayton State-Fayette, Nov. 1
Why Blogging Should be a Part of Your Marketing Plan
Friday, Nov. 1
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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. Blogging also creates a changing website, which search engines like and will reward you for with higher rankings.
Topics for discussion include:
• The reasons your business needs a blog
• How to plan for the launch of your blog
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
• Tips for writing for your ideal client
Like every marketing tool, social media is not a magic bullet. Simply setting up a blog will not guarantee success. But with a little planning and analysis, you can increase engagement and communication with your customers, which open the door to that success.
The class is $30 (lunch included). Click the link below to register.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Closing Early, Friday, Nov. 1
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will be closing at noon on Friday, Nov. 1, for staff development. Both locations will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 4.
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.
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline Nov. 4
Clayton State recently kicked off 2013-14 athletic season, and it will be an extra special one in the history of Laker Athletics program.
In the athletic program’s 24th year of competition, Athletic Director Carl McAloose announces that Clayton State will start its Athletic Hall of Fame during the upcoming season with the first class of inductees planned for enshrinement in February of 2014.
“After speaking with many people associated with our program, we feel like it is time to start a Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame,” says McAloose. “We’ve had hundreds of student-athletes along with many coaches, administrators and community members who have excelled at the highest levels, and we look forward to recognizing their achievements with such a lasting honor.”
Nominations for Hall of Fame inductees will be open to the public, beginning today via the Clayton State Athletics website. Along with an online nomination, the site also includes the criteria for nomination and the selection process.
From the nominations, a Hall of Fame committee, consisting of 12 members will select the inductees. The Committee consists of athletic department administrators/coaches, university faculty/ staff and community members.
The deadline for nominations will be Monday, Nov. 4. Plans are for the first Hall of Fame Class to be announced in January of 2014 and to be recognized at Homecoming festivities, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15.
For info on nomination and selection criteria, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/Criteria.
To nominate a candidate online, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/nominationform.
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
http://www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/clayton for more information.
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 650, 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.
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.
Fall 2013 Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 14
For this semester, the Visiting Writer’s Reading Series is trying something new… a large event featuring Janisse Ray.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, and will include 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.
Writer, naturalist and activist Ray is author of four books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine.
Ray 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 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.
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
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.
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.
SAC Hours Change
The Student Activities Center will be changing its hours of operation effective Oct. 20, 2013. The new hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding the updated hours please contact Ben Hopkins, assistant director of the student Activities Center at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu or via telephone at (678) 466-5416.
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:
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Health and Fitness Management is Bringing Back Physical Activities Courses
The Department of Health and Fitness Management is bringing physical activities courses back to Clayton State, starting with the spring 2014 semester.
Courses will be offered twice a week in weight training, jogging, basketball, walking, conditioning and tennis. All courses will be two credits, and will feature such distinguished instructors as Hugh Toro, Dennis Cox and Athletic Director Carl McAloose.