Discovering American History’s Missing Pages: Calvin Ramsey’s “The Green Book,” Today, 4:30 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, the Clayton State University Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Departments of Teacher Education, Humanities, English, Visual and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences, will present the next edition of the Clayton State Speaker Education Series; a talk by author Calvin Alexander Ramsey, a reception for the author, and a concert reading of his play, “The Green Book.”
All events will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ramsey will speak about the Civil Rights Movement and his work as a writer of children’s books from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
At 5:45 p.m., a reception will be held in the Writer’s Studio in the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. Following the reception, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the University’s Arts & Sciences Building, will be the reading. All events are free and open to the public.
“The Green Book” deals with one of the missing pages of American History, how black travelers found food and lodging before the Civil Rights Act.
Clayton State to Hold Fifth Annual African-American Read-In, Feb. 28
Clayton State University will host its Fifth Annual African-American Read-In for students on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in room G101 of the Arts & Sciences Building. The public is invited to attend.
This year’s Read-In will feature two sessions, the first from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the second from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Choosing a Major That "Works" For You Workshop, Feb. 28
Having trouble finding a major? Do you doubt the major you've chosen? Experiencing anxiety?
You are not alone.
The academic major you choose can make a big difference in your college experience and in your career path after college. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Learn about factors that can help you select a major that is a good fit for who you are now and what you might do in the future. You will also hear about career assessments that can help in your decision-making process.
Two sessions; 11:30 a.m. in the University Center, room 272, and 5 p.m., also in UC272.
RSVP is required though Laker Careerzone.
or call Career Services at (678) 466-5400.
Jostens Graduation Announcement and Ring Event, Feb. 29, Mar. 1
Congratulations, Clayton State University graduates. Spread the word about your graduation with personalized graduation announcements from Jostens. For all your commencement needs, invitations, caps and gowns, diploma frames please visit the Jostens Grad Finale.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 29 and Thursday, Mar. 1
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: The Loch Shop (located in the Student Center)
Call 1-800-854-7464 or go to www.college.jostens.com
, to learn more.
Additional Jupiter String Quartet Events
On Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m., there’s a free concert by the Jupiter String Quartet at Atlantic Station. Join the Jupiters in the central park area of Atlantic Station for an evening of music as the stars come out. Stay and shop or have dinner. Go to; http://blog.atlanticstation.com/2012/02/20/jupiter-string-quartet-playing-free-concert-on-feb-29/
for more information.
The Jupiters will also be giving two Young People’s Concerts at Spivey Hall, on Thursday, Mar. 1 at 9:45 a.m., and at 11:15 a.m. These 50 minute performances are intended to be an educational, enriching field trip for students. The cost is only $1 per person, and tickets are going fast. Call the Spivey Hall Education Department at (678) 466-4491 to reserve space for your orchestra.
Also on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 7:30
p.m., the Jupiters will be giving a public master class featuring student string quartets from the three Project Jupiter partner schools. Come support these talented students while watching expert musicians coaching chamber music. Tickets are only $10. Go to; http://www.spiveyhall.org/events/jupiter-string-quartet-master-class/
for more information.
7 vs. 7 Soccer, Feb. 29
7 vs. 7 Soccer starts this coming Wednesday. Please meet in the SAC Lobby at 6 p.m.. We will pick teams then head out to the fields.
Contact: Hakim Groomes at (678) 466-4973.
Bursar’s Office Closed, Mar. 2
The Bursar’s Office will be closed on Friday, Mar.2, for staff training.
Hiking – Kick off Spring Break with a Trip to the North Georgia Mountains, Mar. 3
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. To register, stop by the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Bear Hair Gap, Ga.
Date: Saturday, Mar. 3
Tuesday, Feb. 28
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Auxiliary Services Hours During Spring Break
The Loch Shop
- Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The LakerCard Center
- Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Friday, Mar. 2 – Breakfast/Lunch only
- Saturday, Mar. 3 – Saturday, Mar. 10 – CLOSED
- Sunday, Mar. 11 – Dinner only
- Jazzman’s – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- SubConnection – 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Pizza Hut - CLOSED
- Simply to Go - CLOSED
- Sandella’s – CLOSED
- SAC Café – CLOSED
- Loft Café (Clayton State East) – CLOSED
Regular hours of operation resume Monday, Mar. 12.
Library Adds New Book Return
What’s big, on Main Street in the University Center and bright orange? The library’s new big orange book return, of course! The library has installed a new book return on Main Street in the University Center. The additional book return was purchased in response to comments made on the fall 2011 Library Student Satisfaction Survey.
Patrons now have two places to return books when the library is closed: the new big orange book return in the UC, and the book return located in the wall of the Library exit. Students should be aware that time-sensitive materials such as books or DVDs on reserve for classes should be brought into the library to ensure proper check-in.
Veterans Resource Center to Construct “Wall of Recognition”
Plans are underway in the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) for the development and construction of a visual recognition of veterans and military service members on campus.
Members of the military service community (past/present/student/faculty/staff) are invited to bring in a photo, along with a brief military bio, to be displayed in the VRC during their time here at Clayton State University.
In anticipation of Grand Opening Day, Friday, Mar. 16, the VRC would like to have this display completed and in place by Friday, Mar. 9. Those wishing to participate in this project, please bring your photo and brief military bio to the VRC in STC115 (next to The Loch Shop) between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, please visit or contact the Veterans Resource Center at 678-466-5527.
Sample Format for Military Bio for VRC “Wall of Recognition”
Name: Sgt. John Smith (rank is optional)
Dates of Service: 1990-2010
Stationed at: Ft. Hood and Ft. Benning
Tours of Duty: Desert Storm, OEF, OIF
Clayton State Major: Criminal Justice
CCBOH “The Locker Room” Opens, Mar. 8
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) will unveil its latest male health initiative, The Locker Room, during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
on Mar. 8 at 1 p.m.,
at the Clayton County Board of Health, located at 1117 Battlecreek Rd., in Jonesboro. Attendees will have a chance to get a sneak peek of The Locker Room, which will serve as a point of entry for males to receive CCBOH services, whether clinical or educational.
“Our goal in launching The Locker Room, is to provide an inviting, familiar atmosphere for men interested in receiving and in need of health department services,” says Clayton County District Health Director Dr. Alpha Fowler Bryan. “We want to encourage males in Clayton County to make their health a priority, and we are pleased to be able to provide resources and services for them to accomplish just that.”
The Locker Room is a new approach to men’s health, being introduced by CCBOH, to drive home the message to men and boys that their “Health is NOT a Game.” From our male-focused, locker room-themed reception area, clients will be able to receive any of the following services:
Male physical assessments, including checks of height, weight, cholesterol, heart, lung, and thyroid conditions, etc.
Reproductive health services, including testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Instructions on self examination for testicular cancer, STIs and other male health issues
Health education information and patient referral, if necessary.
Clayton State to Host Mathematical Association of America, Mar. 9 and Mar. 10
Clayton State University will be the site of the Spring 2012 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southeastern Section Meeting.
Annual MAA Southeastern Section meeting will take place on Friday, Mar. 9 and Saturday, Mar. 10, during the University’s Spring Break. To give an idea of the scope of the conference, it is anticipated that all classrooms and open space in the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State’s largest academic building, will be in use for the expected 500 attendees. In addition, the conference’s business meetings and general sessions will be held in the Student Activities center ballroom, also on Mar. 9 and Mar. 10. There will also be some pre-conference activities on campus on Thursday afternoon and evening, Mar. 8.
According to Dr. Cathie Aust, Clayton State Emerita Professor of Mathematics and the conference’s local arrangements coordinator, the conference is open to the public, one does not have to be a member of the MAA to attend. However, anyone who attends must register. Go to the conference website; http://sections.maa.org/southeastern/maase/conference/
, for more information, or to register. In addition to using the Baker Center and the SAC, the conference will also feature a music program for registered conference attendees in Clayton State’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Friday evening, involving performances by Clayton State music students, some of the University’s music faculty, and the Clayton State Gospel Choir.
Dean Ogbuehi to Speak at Pan African Chamber of Commerce, Mar. 15
The Pan African American Chamber of Commerce will host “African Business & Development: Pathways & Partnerships for the 21st
Century” on Thursday, Mar. 15 at 11:30 a.m., at The World Trade Center Atlanta, located at 303 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. #100. Guest speaker Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University, will present his take the enormous economic opportunities that have not been fully utilized between Africa and the United States.
Reservations are required. Ticket prices include lunch and parking. For PAAC members, the price is $35. Non-members, $4. For tickets, go to www.PAAChamber.comor call (770) 365-8196.
Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening, Mar. 16
The new Veterans Resource Center, located in room STC115 of the Student Center (next to The Loch Shop), will hold its Grand Opening on Friday, Mar. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Clayton State President Dr. Tim Hynes, Vice President for External Relations Brig. Gen. (retired) Robert L. “Steve” Stephens, and a number of Clayton State’s student veterans will be in attendance. More details on the Grand Opening will be forthcoming.
Women Together and Encouraging Advancement Luncheon, Mar. 22
The time has come again for the Annual Women TEA Luncheon, Thursday, Mar. 22, at noon in the Student Activities Center Ballrooms A & B.
Nominations for the female faculty/staff member who has positively influenced your collegiate career can be made to email@example.com
by Friday, Mar. 1.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Mar. 22
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site.
“Starting a Business” will be held on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
“If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
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
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, 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=111024
NARA to Hold Workshop on 1940 Census, Mar. 24
The 1940 Census will be opened on Apr. 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. While statistics related to each census are released soon after the census is taken, the list of people who were enumerated is closed for 72 years for privacy restrictions.
The 1940 Census will be available free via NARA’s website, www.archives
. Users may access it from their personal computers at all hours and by using computers in libraries and other institutions.
However, it is not keyword searchable. Use of an enumeration district (ED) number is essential.
The National Archives at Atlanta will hold a workshop on the 1940 Census on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., to address questions asked on the census, how it’s different from past censuses, and how to obtain ED numbers.
The workshop is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region. There will be a brief business meeting and then the workshop will begin.
Registration is not required, and there is no charge for the event. For more information contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (770) 968-2555.