Clayton County Commission Chair Eldrin Bell to Discuss County Government at Clayton State, Apr. 23
Eldrin Bell, chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, will be contributing to the cause of higher education at Clayton State University on Monday, Apr. 23.
Bell will be visiting Clayton State at the invitation of Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Sean Mattie. Bell will be discussing county government with Mattie’s American Government class which meets from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Education Speaker Series Concludes, Apr. 23
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will conclude this Monday, Apr. 23 with “Creating Change: Safe Classroom Spaces Panel.”
This panel discussion, designed for pre-service and in-service teachers and school counselors, will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. The session will focus on areas such as professional responsibilities, creating safe spaces for all students, attitude awareness and advocating for all students. All students and faculty interested in promoting equity and social justice will benefit from participating.
This event is free and open to the public.
Newly Elected SGA Officials for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
President: Rasheen Hunter
Vice-President: Christian Reynolds
Treasurer: Ta-Mia McGruder
Secretary: Joshua Davis
Clayton State Library Announces New Popular Reading Collection
The Clayton State Library has a new Popular Reading Collection. The collection is housed separately from the circulating collection and includes bestselling fiction and non-fiction including new releases. The Library’s most recent newsletter has more details on the front page. Go to, http://www.clayton.edu/Portals/546/docs/newsletter141.pdf
The purpose of the collection, which is located just inside the Library’s Baker Center entrance directly opposite the Circulation Desk, is to provide a convenient location for students, faculty and staff to find recreational reading materials.
In addition to books from the Library’s circulating collection, the Popular Reading Collection will be refreshed each month with current books received as part of a lease/purchase plan. The collection will include bestselling authors, biography, nonfiction, hobbies, self-employment and more.
Student Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End May 7, 2012
All student meal plans and Dining Dollars end May 7. Meals expire at the end of lunch on May 7, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the day. If you have a commuter meal plan, invite a friend to eat with you. If you have Dining Dollars, don’t let them go to waste! Take a friend to Jazzman’s for coffee or a smoothie or maybe treat them to a pizza at Pizza Hut.
Dr. David Ludley’s Retirement Party, Apr. 24
A retirement party for professor of English and Art History Dr. David Ludley, celebrating his 36 years of service to Clayton State, will be held in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Apr. 24. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
SBDC to Hold “Starting a Business” in Griffin, Apr. 24
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business” workshop at the Griffin Welcome Center/Griffin Chamber of Commerce, 143 N. Hill St., in Griffin, on Tuesday, Apr. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
“Starting a Business” is a comprehensive workshop on important decisions that need to be made prior to opening a business.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off each additional person. All Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off.
To register, go to; http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111025&cart=42bf1309-fcb0-4360-a239-8373c2ec544a
Veterans Resource Center Hosts “Fair Winds & Following Seas” Social, Apr. 25
Armed Forces members and family members who are students of Clayton State University are invited to stop by the Veterans Resource Center on Wednesday, Apr. 25 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., to enjoy some “thought- the-end-of-the-semester-would-never-get-here” refreshments.
This is an opportunity to say “Fair Winds and Following Seas” to our graduating troops and Deidre Harrell, VRC student assistant, who will be taking a summer break from the campus. Come and stay for a minute or come and stay for the day. Contact the Veterans Resource Center for more info at (678) 466-5527.
Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive, Apr. 25
Thank you to the Clayton State Department of Psychology, and student Heidi Ulrich, for sponsoring the Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive at Clayton State. The Food Drive is to be conducted in conjunction with an event on campus.
Speakers from the Atlanta Community Food Bank will be on campus on Wednesday, Apr. 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Clayton Hall, room T101, to discuss the work of the organization and illustrate how anyone in the community can get involved to help those without food in our area.
Everyone at Clayton State University is invited to participate and get involved by helping collect food and non-perishable items most needed at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Currently there are four collection stations, with two barrels each, located in the Student Activity Center (by the information desk), at the information desk in the James M. Baker University Center, in the Arts and Science Building, and in the Natural and Behaviorial Sciences Building common area at the vending machines.
Bags, to take home for friends and family who want to participate, will also be handed out on Apr. 25. Bring them back with donations and drop them off at one of the collection stations. The items will be collected till the end of the semester.
Here is a list of the most needed items.
Most Needed FOOD Items: NON FOOD Items:
Peanut Butter Diapers (any size)
Canned Tuna Adult Diapers
Canned Beans Baby Wipes
Canned Soups, Stews and Pastas Feminine Hygiene Products
100% Fruit Juice Toilet Tissue
Canned Fruits and Vegetables Toothpaste
Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Toothbrushes
Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals Bath soap
• No Glass Containers
• No Baby Food or Formula
• No Condiments
• No Salad Dressing
• No Pet Foods
Clayton State University Jazz Combo Presents “We Write, We Play” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 25
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton State University Jazz Combo in “We Write, We Play,” a concert featuring student compositions and arrangements, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex), “We Write, We Play” will introduce several new compositions and arrangements by Clayton State University students including Josh Singleton, Kelly Jarrard, Avys Burroughs, Afolabi Giwa, and Prakash Acharya in addition to a mix of jazz standards.
Jupiter String Quartet to be Featured on Public Broadcasting Atlanta., Apr. 25
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), which operates WABE 90.1 FM, will be featuring the Jupiter String Quartet on Wednesday, Apr. 25, with a recorded performance and interview.
The Jupiters will air on John Lemley’s “City Café” program on WABE from noon to 1 p.m. The performance was originally given at the PBA studio for members of PBA’s Cornerstone Society. The musicians’ edited interview, also with Lemley, will air during the same program. This broadcast occurs during PBA’s pledge week.
The performance in question was a highlight of the Jupiter String Quartet’s February/March 2012 residency week at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall, under the auspices of “Project Jupiter,” a three-year community-outreach initiative of Spivey Hall and the Jupiter String Quartet. Project Jupiter is made possible with special funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and The Hampton Inn of Morrow, Ga.
Special End of Semester Study Sessions for Students, Apr. 25, Apr. 26, Apr. 28
Clayton State University Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Success Dr. Mark Daddona has announced that the University is planning three special study initiatives as the spring semester draws to a close.
The first will be the Center for Academic Success’ popular Tutoring Blitz, which is a two-day event held twice a year at the end of the fall and spring semesters at Clayton State. Designed to help get all Clayton State students ready for their finals, the Tutoring Blitz will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Thursday, Apr. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the first floor Commons area of the James M. Baker University Center. Refreshments will be served and “drop-in” tutoring will be available for almost all subjects.
A special end-of-Semester Science Study Day is planned for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in rooms G211 and G213 of the Arts & Sciences Building. Any student enrolled in a science course is welcome to attend.
Finally, to help students de-stress from studying, a Midnight Study Break will be held on
Sunday, Apr. 29, in the Student Activities Center, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The study break will feature the Oxygen Bar, Aqua Massage Beds, A Stress Scream Session, tutors from the Center for Academic Success, a Study by Moonlight, game and fitness breaks throughout the night, and breakfast. The Study Break is sponsored by Campus Events Council, the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Center, and the Department of Recreation and Wellness.
AmeriCorps Service Cinema Screening, “KONY 2012,” Apr. 26
The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program is hosting its next Service Cinema Screening on Thursday, Apr. 26, at 6 p.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. AmeriCorps will be screening Invisible Children’s newest short documentaries: “KONY 2012” and “KONY 2012 BEYOND FAMOUS.”
Since 1987, Joseph Kony has been accused of abducting more than 30,000 children in Central Africa, and of forcing them to be child soldiers in his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Americorps invites the public to come watch the documentaries “KONY 2012” and “KONY 2012 Part II: BEYOND FAMOUS” to learn more about Kony, the LRA, and to hear firsthand experiences from a Ugandan speaker. There will be a question and answer session following the screening.
Invisible Children’s mission is to end the use of child soldiers in the rebel war going on in northern Uganda and throughout Central Africa, and to restore the region to peace and prosperity through the use of film, creativity and social action.
Women’s Forum Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 26
In partnership with the Clayton News Daily, the Clayton State Women’s Forum cordially invites you to join us on Thursday, Apr. 26 for the annual Scholarship Luncheon, with special guest speaker Ronda Rich.
The luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Rich is the best-selling author of “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should).” That book launched a new career for the former award-winning sports writer, who has now become a popular Southern sage, dispensing musings and observations in her weekly, syndicated newspaper column, Dixie Divas, and speaking at more than 100 events each year as a humorous and inspirational speaker.
R.S.V.P. for the luncheon are required by Apr. 23 to Francine Mocniak at (678) 466-5426, or FrancineMocniak@clayton.edu
. The cost is $15.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Auditions, Apr. 28
On Saturday, Apr. 28, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program will hold its 19th annual season auditions. Started in spring of 1994, the choir program is wrapping up its 18th year and getting ready for the 2012/2013 season.
Arguably the most famous outreach program of Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program offers students professional-level instruction in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, presentation, and exposure to a variety of choral styles.
But that's not all. Being involved in the program also enhances children’s lives by helping them develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion, and confidence in their abilities. This twofold purpose enables students to benefit as much as possible from an extracurricular activity.
For more information on scheduling a student audition, go to; www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org
, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (770) 946-9072.
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “2-Hour Energy” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 30
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band in “2-Hour Energy,” a concert filled with fast-paced, contemporary big band music, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 30, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex) and Assistant Director Art Thompson (Fayetteville), “2-Hour Energy” features challenging and fast-paced instrumental compositions from composers Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Tom Kubis, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestic. Drawing from talented composers’ challenging pieces creates a high energy level that demands an equally high skill level from Clayton Community Big Band musicians.
Downs Center Roof Replacement
They’re raising the roof at the Harry S. Downs Center… the roof replacement project will began the week of Apr. 30 through May 4. There will be some minor inconveniences during the tear- off, but there should be minimal noise.
All-Tex Roofing will set up dumpsters along the southeast corner of the building (near kitchen area) which may occupy a portion of the sidewalk. This area will be enclosed with temporary fencing to assist in preventing hazardous conditions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
It’s Coming… FAFSA Day at Clayton State, May 12
It’s just a month away… the Third Annual FAFSA Day at Clayton State University… the biggest, most informative event of the year for the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid.
For 2012, FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at email@example.com
or (678) 466-4091.