Chemistry Club General Meeting, Sept. 21
All students are invited to a general meeting of the Chemistry Club, Friday, Sept. 21 at noon in room B10 of the Lecture Hall.
The meeting will include an introduction to the club and its officers, and fun chemistry demonstrations like… coke and mentos, elephant toothpaste, and volcanoes. Refreshments will also be served.
New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Now Through Sept. 28
OK, so maybe the Statue of Liberty isn’t going to be re-constructed on campus, and the Mets just got beat 16-1, but Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is bringing a little of New York City to the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center from Sept. 10 through Sept. 28. Note the new dates — by popular demand, this event has been extended a week, to Friday, Sept. 28. There will also be a special sales event in the loft of the main building at Clayton State – East on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, The Loch Shop will be featuring a sale on the latest in fashion accessories from Accente NYC.
Based in the New York City area, Accente NYC takes its inspiration from the energy of the New York fashion scene, bringing the latest trends to their retail partners.
Accent NYC fashion scarves and sunglasses will be on sale in The Loch Shop from Sept. 10 through Sept. 28 for $12 each or two for $20. Assorted jewelry and hair accessories will also be on sale for $4 each or three for $10.
Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve, Sept. 21
Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) and Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve on Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Georgia SHAPE Month (September), the Clayton County Board of Health and the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a FREE Autumn Health Walk at the Reynolds Nature Preserve.
Participants in the health walk will be able to take a free guided nature walk through a portion of the 146-acre Reynolds Nature Preserve, located in the heart of Clayton County. Preserved in its native state, the reserve offers a view of the rolling hills and forests that define Georgia’s Piedmont region. During the walk, visitors will receive information about Georgia SHAPE, the USDA's "Choose MyPlate" campaign, and the FitnessGram program. The first 30 attendees will receive free goodie bags from CCBOH.
This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to stay in shape and get back to nature. To register or for more info, contact Katrina Brantley, CCBOH Community Wellness Manager at (678) 610-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Study Session, Sept. 22
The Nontraditional Student Organization will host a Saturday Study Session on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success in the basement of the Library.
Refreshments will be served for this Operation Study Event and there will be hourly drawing for study bucks.
Clayton State Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.
Limited Parking for the SAC, Adjusted Hours for the Intramural Courts and Strength/Conditioning Area, Sept. 21
Large conferences being held at the SAC will limit parking and Fitness Center access today
The SAC Fitness Center intramural basketball courts will be unavailable beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In addition, the Strength and Conditioning area downstairs in the Fitness Facility will be closed Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Group exercise classes and cardio equipment upstairs in the Fitness Center will remain open for patron use.
Due to the influx of traffic these events will bring, patrons of the SAC are encouraged to utilize other parking lots across campus on these dates. The SAC Team apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the adjusted hours may cause. All areas of the facility will be available for normal use at 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 21.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Natasha Hutson, Director of the SAC at NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
or at (678) 466-5433.
Session I Evaluations
Evaluation surveys for Session I courses opened on Thursday, Sept. 20. Please complete these course and instructor evaluations by Thursday, Oct. 4. For each class you are taking, there are two online evaluations to complete. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal and logging onto the DUCK. You should receive a message with a link when you log on. If there is no message, navigate to the academic history page and click on the link in the final grade column. Students who submit BOTH sets of evaluations for each class will be allowed to see their grades early (as they are entered by the instructors) in those classes. Please remember, you must complete TWO evaluations for each course.
Those who do not complete TWO evaluations (INSTRUCTOR AND COURSE) for each class will not be able to view their grades in those classes until Oct. 23. There is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of each survey.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Cygnet Call for Submissions
Clayton State’s student literary and arts magazine, accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sequential art, translations, and art submissions from Clayton State University students each year between Apr. 15 and Nov. 30.
All submissions will be entered to the Cygnet Student Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction, unless otherwise specified by the author. The authors of the winning pieces will be invited to read at the Cygnet launching party in April and will receive a prize.
Submit TWO typed copies of each piece (12pt, Times New Roman, single spaced) to Deborah Carey (Arts and Sciences Building, G110) OR (new this year) send us an email at email@example.com with the heading SUBMISSION TO CYGNET 2013 and attach your submission.
POETRY: Submit up to three poems (maximum five pages—start a new page for each poem).
FICTION: Submit one flash fiction piece or one short short-story (maximum 3000 words).
CREATIVE NONFICTION: Submit one short literary essay (maximum 3000 words).
SEQUENTIAL ART: Submit one piece (maximum five pages).
DRAMA: Submit a scene from a play (maximum six pages).
TRANSLATION: Submit one poem, flash fiction piece, or one piece of sequential art translated in English from your own work written originally in a foreign language (maximum two pages).
Students may submit one piece in each genre. Submitting a particular piece to Cygnet does not preclude students to submit the same piece to the Stanley Cyrus Awards in Creative Writing.
For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Alan Xie at email@example.com.
Four New Intramural Sports Leagues
Wanna play? Starting in October, the Department of Recreation and Wellness will be offering four new Intramural Sports leagues for students to join.
Tuesdays: 3 vs. 3 Basketball
Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer
All sports are recreational and there is no cost or experience level required, so put your game face on and come check it out. Sign-ups for these leagues are at the SAC front desk and will open Monday, Sept. 24 and close Friday, Sept. 28 — so do not miss out!
For more information, contact Christen Ruff, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Intramural and Club Sports, (678) 466-4973, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Life Planning Alternative Breaks
The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life is already planning their 2012 and 2013 "Alternative Breaks."
Each year, Campus Life organizes community service opportunities for Clayton State students at varied locations throughout the state and the nation, timed to coincide with the University's winter (in December) and spring (in March) breaks.
Although the fall 2012 semester is only a month old, Campus Life is already recruiting students for the Dec. 9, 2012 to Dec. 15, 2012 Alternative Winter Break (which falls between the fall and spring semesters) and the Mar. 3, 2013 to Mar. 9, 2013 spring semester Alternative Spring Break.
The 2012 Alternative Winter Break will send Clayton State student to work with community agencies in Washington, D.C., agencies that focus on the homeless population and those people who are most affected by it; or students may go to eliminate substandard housing on Johns Island, S.C., with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
If students already have plans for winter break, or want to look farther ahead, Alternative Spring Break will focus on two other service projects in the southeast: helping provide quality early education for preschoolers in a Head Start program in Biloxi, Miss.; or working to protect and preserve a stretch of the Mississippi River in Memphis.
Students can pick up application forms in the Campus Life office, or they can be downloaded http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/awb
For further information, contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5433 or email@example.com
Laker Orientation Leader Applications – Now Available
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders.
The Laker Orientation Leader, LOL, is a mentoring leadership position where students have the opportunity to work closely with incoming freshman, transfer, non-traditional students and their families and assist them with their transition to Clayton State University. LOLs work closely with academic advisors, professional staff, and each other to implement the Orientation program. LOLs also get to work behind the scenes planning and preparing for programs for new students.
To be an Orientation Leader, students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2.4 GPA at the close of the fall semester
- Be in good standing with the University
- Interest in a leadership position
- Desire to work with new students
- Open-minded and creative
Additional information and application forms are located at http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/lol
. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 28, by 5 p.m. to the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Candace Henry, assistant director of Orientation and New Student Programs at Candace Henry@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Mr. Universe & Miss Phenomenon Skills & Fitness Challenge
Compete for the title of best overall athlete on Clayton State University’s campus on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Competition will run from
10 a.m. to noon,
and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Male & female divisions.
Register at the SAC Reception Desk by Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Boot Camp
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 email@example.com
or call ext. 4975.
Clayton State 2013 Holiday Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day
Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28-29 – Thanksgiving
Monday – Friday, Dec. 23-27 – Winter Holidays
Music Preparatory School Registration Open
Registration for Fall Session II for the Music Preparatory School is now open, with lessons beginning the week of Oct. 15. Prep School students are taught in the Clayton State Music Education Building and have the opportunity to perform in Spivey Hall.
For more information, please contact Carol Payne at extension (678) 466-5600, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or check out the website at http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/music/preparatoryschool
International Student Association Chow and Chat, Sept. 25
Unfortunately, weather prevented our first showing but we are here for the rest of the semester… So, ladies and gentlemen, please come out and join the I.S.A. in collaboration with the C.E.C. for the very first Chow & Chat, next Tuesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
Students will have a chance to join an open discussion on any current event topic over lunch. From politics to the economy, current social trends, relationship issues to the latest technology, anything goes. The discussion is open to anyone interested in joining.
Visiting Writers Reading Series Opens Sept. 27
The first installment of the fall 2012 edition of the Clayton State Department of English’s Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in room T212 of Clayton Hall. Poet Kathleen Ossip will be reading.
Cross Country/Cheer Squad Car Wash Fundraiser, Sept. 28
Clayton State University’s cross country teams and cheerleading squad will be conducting a car wash fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 28 at Rocky’s Café & Pizza, located at 2262 Lake Harbin Rd., in Morrow. The car wash will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Team members are selling coupons for $5 that includes special meal deals at Rocky’s that are good until Nov. 30. If you would like to support the teams, but are not approached by a team member, contact head coach Mike Mead at (678) 466-4679 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Special Accente NYC Sales Event at Clayton State — East, Sept. 28
The Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith has announced a special sales event of Accente New York merchandise at Clayton State — East on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Fashion Accessories Sale Event will be held in the loft of the main building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include a huge selection of; scarves, jewelry, hair accessories, and sunglasses.
Also on sale will be the popular new limited-edition Loch plush toy.
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!
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.
Clayton State SBDC’s "Starting a Business" Workshop Coming To Griffin, Oct. 17
The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held at the Griffin Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion will include:
* traits of a successful entrepreneur
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs
* calculating financial projections & break even analysis
* sources of capital & financing alternatives
* reasons for business failure
* writing a business plan
“Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112225
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
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.