New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Through Sept. 28
OK, so maybe the Statue of Liberty isn’t going to be re-constructed on campus, and the Mets are having a lousy year, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakers After Dark, Sept. 28
CEC presents the annual fall extravaganza known as Lakers After Dark (LAD). Come out today to the Student Activities Center (SAC) for an evening full of fun and entertainment for the entire family.
This year’s LAD will feature Laser Tag, First Down to the Hoop, Novelty Items including personalized Street Signs and Dog Tags, Carnival Food such as popcorn, snow cones, and caramel apples. And, back by popular demand, the LAD Mechanical Bull! Music will be provided by Clayton State’s own DJ Tay. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., will be conducting on-site voter registration.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Clayton State Students are free with LakerID Card. Kids three and under are free; ages four-12 are $3, and ages 12 and up are $5.
For more information, please contact Cassandra Allen at email@example.com
Priority Advising for Spring 2013
The priority advising period is Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012. During this time, advisors are more accessible, flexible, and have more time to talk with you. The goal is for all current students to be advised and have hold(s) released PRIOR to the registration period for spring semester. The following information should be helpful as you prepare for your upcoming advising session.
· Follow the registration time ticket schedule. You will be able to register at 8 a.m. on the day your registration opens.
||Hours earned prior to current semester
||1st Date to Register
||90 + hrs.
||November 5, 2012
||60- 89 hrs.
||November 6, 2012
||November 7, 2012
||November 8, 2012
|TAP & Senior Citizen Waivers
||January 3, 2013
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 will be 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 advisement appointment tutoring.clayton.edu:8001/TracWeb40/Default.html. You should contact faculty advisors directly to determine their availability for advising.
- The spring class schedule will be available on Monday, Oct. 1 at apps.clayton.edu/courses/schedule . Since classrooms are still being assigned, please check again to view the final schedule.
For additional information and links to specific advising offices go to www.clayton.edu/advising
“The Casual Vacancy” Arrives at The Loch Shop
There’s a casual vacancy at Clayton University’s The Loch Shop, but nothing is missing except wizards, spells and flying broomsticks.
Perhaps that needs some explanation. “The Casual Vacancy” is the first adult novel written by J.K. Rowling, the incredibly successful author of the Harry Potter series that was aimed towards the younger set. This book, unlike the magic-themed Potter novels, is something much different, leaning towards black comedy.
“The Casual Vacancy” has arrived at The Loch Shop and will be available for sale on its international release date, today, Sept. 27. The list price is $35, however, “The Casual Vacancy” will be on sale at The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, at a sale price of $21 (that’s 40 percent off) through Oct. 12, 2012.
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.
2012 Alternative Winter Break Deadline, Oct. 1
How would you like to work with community agencies in Washington, D.C. that focus on the homeless population; or help to eliminate substandard housing on Johns Island, S.C. with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity? You can do that and much more during Alternative Winter Break 2012 – Dec. 9 to Dec. 15.
The deadline to submit your application is Monday, Oct. 1.
Applications will be available this week on Main Street of the University Center, in the Campus Life office in the Student Activity Center or online at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/awb
If you have any questions, contact LaShanda Hardin at 678-466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Debate Watch Party, Oct. 3
The Clayton State University Student Media Organizations (The BentTree, CSTV and CSIR), in conjunction with the Tau Epsilon, Pi Gamma Lambda, and Rho Sigma Lambda Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Clayton State University Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Complimentary food and drinks will be served to those in attendance.
The event will start with a pre-debate panel discussion that will feature representatives from each sponsoring organizations. The panel will discuss topics such as voter registration laws, the importance of being civically engaged, and domestic policies, which are the same topics that the presidential candidates will debate during the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
For more information regarding this event please contact Corenza Morris at email@example.com
or Jennifer DeMond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Boot Camp, Oct. 8 to Oct. 11
Career boot camp is back! Want to learn the tools you need to get the job you want? If so, than Career Boot Camp is the event for you. This four-day series of workshops covers developing a resume, learning interviewing skills, conducting a job search, and making the most out of a job fair. Afternoon and evening workshops are available! Students who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of completion and other professional gifts.
Students must RSVP for Career Boot Camp through Laker CareerZone. For more information on the location and times for Career Boot Camp, visit our website at http://www.clayton.edu/career/careerbootcamp
or contact Career Services. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 4.
Within the past two weeks there have been three vehicle thefts from the parking areas in or around the Clayton Station apartments. As safety measures, please ensure that you secure your vehicle after parking and leave no items in view that may be attractive to thieves. Also, report any suspicious activity around vehicles to the nearest police officer as soon as possible.
Last Day to Apply for Laker Orientation Leader
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.
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
Clayton State to Add Butterfly Garden/Hummingbird Garden
The 12-acre lake that is the signature physical feature of the Clayton State University campus has been known as “Swan Lake” for the past dozen years, in honor of the swans that have graced its surface since 1994. Now, Swan Lake will be getting some new inhabitants, to go along with the swans, geese and ducks.
Starting on Thursday, Sept. 27, the Clayton State Retiree’s Association and the University’s Landscape Management Department will be planting a Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden between Swan Lake and the James M. Baker University Center, directly across the lake from Spivey Hall. Landscape Management will be preparing the area on Thursday, and will be planting all day Friday, Sept. 28.
According to Justin Brooks, Clayton State horticulturist/arborist and assistant landscape director, all plants in the new garden will have permanent labels which will show the plant’s common name, botanical name and family for identification.
Clayton State Cross Country Featured in the LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans the second edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTmbNgR5xHU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
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 second segment of the LakerZone,
former Clayton State player Roger Boniface sits down with men’s and women’s cross country coach Mike Mead and discusses the start of his season.
The Laker cross country teams are coming off good performances on Saturday at the Falcon Classic, hosted by Montevallo. The women’s team won the meet, while the men’s squad came in third. Clayton State will take off Saturday before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the Disney Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.
Student Success Week 2012
Monday, Oct. 1
· 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CEC: Presents: Student Survival Kits
· 6 p.m.: Non-Traditional Students Town Hall: UC 272
Tuesday, Oct. 2
- 6 p.m.: Clayton Station Town Hall: Clayton Station Club House
Wednesday, Oct. 3
· 6 p.m.: Laker Hall Town Hall: Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
Thursday, Oct. 4: National Student Appreciation Day
· 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Loch Shop: play games, win prizes (will provide DJ)
· 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: SAC; Games, Activities, and Giveaways
· 5 p.m.: Dining Services: Enjoy your favorite music while you eat
· 7 p.m.: CEC Presents LOL Comedy Show
Friday, Oct. 5
· noon.: SGA sponsors the Student Forum
Saturday, Oct. 6
· 1 p.m.: Men’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
· 3:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
Intramural Volleyball Championships, Oct. 1
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host the fall 2012 Intramural Volleyball Championship games on Monday, Oct. 1. These students have competed for the past four weeks to earn the title of “Intramural Champions,” so come out and cheer them on to victory! The championship game will start at 8:45 p.m. in the SAC and winners will be crowned after the match.
World Smile Day, Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student African American Sisterhood are having an event in celebration of World Smile Day, which is Oct. 5, 2012. The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, started "World Smile Day" to remind people of the joy good deeds can bring to everyone around them and the infectious traits of a simple smile. We would like to focus our event on good mental health and coping with stress.
The event will be held in the James M. Baker University Center, on Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jeania Julmiste, email@example.com
or (678) 822-8264 for more details.
Movie Monday, Fright Fest Edition, Oct. 8
In the spirit of Halloween, CEC will be celebrating Movie Monday, Fright Fest Edition on Monday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
We want YOU to choose the Fright Fest Movie. Please visit http://polljunkie.com/5BeAA8/Poll18963.aspx
to vote for the movie of your choice. Voting will close on Wednesday, Oct. 3. We will announce the movie choice on Friday, Oct. 5 and then we invite you to come out on Oct. 8 for a spooktacular night.
For more information, please contact Briana Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Universe & Miss Phenomenon Skills & Fitness Challenge, Oct. 9
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 email@example.com
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.
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, email@example.com
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.
Why do Students Plagiarize, Oct. 17
A Civility Talk on understanding and preventing plagiarism will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. Dr. Barbara Goodman, chair of the Department of English, will be the presenter.
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.
Civil Conduct: Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus, Nov. 13
A Civility Talk on civil conduct, “Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m., in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. The presenter will Clayton State Chief of Police Bobby Hamil.