Clayton State Gospel Choir: Appointed Generation Event, Meeting, Jan. 8
If you are interested in being a part of Clayton State’s Gospel Choir, come out to rehearsals which will be every Tuesday, starting Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. in room UC 327 of the James M. Baker University Center.
For more information, contact Christian Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 11 at Clayton State – Fayette
The first installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University’s Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, Ga.
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
. or call (678) 466-5100.
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.
Basketball Doubleheader, Jan. 12
The Lakers will take on North Georgia in a Peach Belt basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Athletics & Fitness Center. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game around 7:30 p.m.
First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier, Jan. 12
Clayton State, specifically the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, will once again be hosting the First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Baker Center (largely on Main Street and the Commons Area) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIMS’ Jay Terry is heading up the organization of the event. For details will be forthcoming.
Class Attendance During First Two Weeks of Semester
Happy New Year, and welcome to a new semester at Clayton State University! As you know, weekend classes began Saturday, Jan. 5, and weekday classes begin today, Monday, Jan. 7. We want you to have a successful start of the spring semester, and we know this is also important to you!
Therefore, it is imperative that you attend class during the first week and no later than the second week of the semester. A registered student who does not attend at least one class session in each course by Thursday, Jan. 17 is a “no show.” If you are enrolled in an online course, the instructor will provide details on how online attendance will be verified.
Registration will be cancelled for any course in which a student is submitted to the Registrar’s Office as a “no show.” The “no show” student will not be charged tuition for the cancelled course. However, there may be serious financial aid consequences for students who are receiving financial aid, since this will reduce the number of enrolled credit hours. The complete No Show Policy including the appeal process is available at http://www.clayton.edu/registrar/noshowpolicy
Spring 2013 Enrollment Reminder Dates
January 3 Registration for TAP Students and Senior Citizens
January 5 First Day of Weekend Classes
January 7 First Day of Weekday Classes
January 7-10 Drop/Add and Late Registration ($100 late fee if not already registered)
January 10 Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
January 17 No Show Deadline – must attend class by this date
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
The complete spring 2013 academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar
Study Abroad Sign Ups
Time is running out for students to sign up for 2013 Maymester and Summer semester study abroad programs.
Students should consider the applicable deadlines in making their decisions; most important, many students may need to sign up for the programs and make deposits while they still have available financial aid.
Clayton State this year is offering a broad array of Clayton State Faculty-led study abroad programs for 2013, including the following:
Costa Rica -– “Tropical Ecology”
France – “Teacher Ed. - Language, Religion, and Immigration: Comparative Multiculturalism”
Haiti – “Nursing/Service Learning Study Abroad”
Italy – “Honors – Social Sciences” (spring break – enrollment is filled)
Jamaica – “Social Sciences and Caribbean Literature”
Mexico – Guadalajara – “Healthcare Spanish”
Panama -- “International Business / Global Management”
Turkey – “International Business / Global Management”
Through Clayton State’s participation in USG consortia (European and Asia Councils), there are also summer semester programs to Scotland (Maymester); London; Waterford, Ireland; Madrid; St. Petersburg, Russia; Berlin; Paris; China and Korea.
For additional information, please consult the Office of International Programs website http://www.clayton.edu/international-programs/home
Women’s Forum Scholarships
Clayton State Women’s Forum is accepting applications for the organization’s annual scholarship awards. Applications for the General Student Scholarship are due to the Scholarship Committee by Feb. 15. For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/scholarships
or contact Dr. Angelyn Hayes.
Information on Clayton State’s Emergency Weather Procedures
During emergency weather situations, information about Clayton State’s plans will also be available on the University’s web page (www.clayton.edu
), through emails sent directly to all faculty, staff and students, on the University Relations Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through the University’s main telephone number (678) 466-4000. In addition, the four major Atlanta network television stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), All-News 106.7 WYAY-FM and WSB-AM (750) radio will also be notified for their school closing announcements. The current contact list for these media outlets is as follows. Please advise the Office of University Relations if there are any changes in contact names/numbers and/or codes.
Clayton State's "Stay Safe" weather policy is as follows…
"At times of bad weather or other emergencies, University officials make decisions on whether or not to close the campus based on public safety reports and other considerations. In such cases, the safety and security of the majority of students is a prime consideration. If the University is closed, then classes are cancelled for all students.
"If the institution remains open, we recognize that there may be special circumstances that pertain to individual students that are more serious than those that apply to the majority. So, students are advised to use their best judgment about their safety and that of their families in those situations, and to consult with individual faculty members about making up lost time.
"University closure also applies to all University faculty and staff except those designated by their supervisors as essential personnel. If the institution remains open, staff should consult with their supervisor and make them aware of any individual circumstances that may exist that prevents them from reporting to duty."
The opening/closing policy for Clayton State – Fayette and the Academy for Advanced Studies in McDonough is as follows… basically, the rule will be, if the main campus is closed, Clayton State – Fayette will be closed and Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held.
Also, if the Henry County schools are closed, Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held. If Clayton State is open during inclement weather, the status of Clayton State – Fayette will be determined independently.
When in doubt, check the Clayton State website for details.
Donate a Textbook, Earn Study Bucks
The Office of Orientation & New Student programs need your help! Please consider helping other Clayton State students who might need some temporary assistance with textbooks. We are collecting textbooks from core classes taught at Clayton State for the upcoming fall 2013 BookSMART program.
Textbooks collected will be used to start a small book program, BookSMART (Success. Motivation, Academics, Retention, Transition) in which students can visit our office and utilize the books in-house to study in our Resource Center.
BookSMART will serve as a resource for students who may be experiencing temporary financial obstacles in securing core course textbooks (typically at the beginning of each semester), but desire to maintain their academic success in their courses.
Students who do not plan to sell their textbooks can drop off their books to our office, located in the Student Center, room 218. Donate a book and earn Study Bucks (limited supply) for your donation!
Please make sure the book is in fair condition and can be used in core classes. Please contact Darius Thomas, programs assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
LakerCard Center Upgrades SmartPrint
The LakerCard Center has just completed an upgrade to our SmartPrint system to include a new server and the newest version of the software. This upgrade should increase the efficiency and performance of the system. We appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks in the upgraded system.
At this time, all printers and copiers should be working properly for most faculty and staff and students. There may be a few exceptions to this. They are as follows:
- Some students, who have an older version of the SmartPrint driver installed on their laptop, will be unable to print now. They must uninstall the old driver and install the new driver. The HUB is in the process of crafting communication to all students to let them know that they make be affected by the change and how to install the new drivers.
- During the upgrade, we performed a clean-up of the user database. If you experience any issues using your LakerCard to copy, please contact the LakerCard Center at email@example.com and we will add you back to the database.
Again, your patience and corporation during this transition is greatly appreciated.
Software Installation Appointments
Software installation appointments are now available for spring semester. Software installations and Microsoft Windows are available by appointment only during the first week of the spring semester, Jan. 7 to Jan. 11.
To access the software appointment calendar, log into the SWAN, click on the HUB's tab and look for the calendar on the left. Tuition and fees must be paid. Prior to making an appointment, computers must function properly to receive service. Rescheduling may be necessary for computers that need repair or maintenance.
Walkup installations will begin on Jan. 14.
Students who are interested in installing the software themselves can do so by using LANDesk. Simply log into the SWAN, click the HUB's tab and follow the instructions in the CSU Software Portal.
Continuing Education Schedules Winter Program Information Sessions
The Division of Continuing Education at Clayton State University has announced its schedule of Program Information Sessions for the winter of 2013.
The Information Sessions will start on Monday, Jan. 7 (Voice Over Certificate) and run through Wednesday, Mar. 27 (Professional Investigator Certificate.) In the intervening 12 weeks, Clayton State will be offering certificate programs in a wide variety of fascinating professions that can make almost everyone’s dreams real, including; Event & Meeting Planning, Special Events and Program Planning, Medical Coding Specialist, Commercial and Film/TV Audition Workshop, Six Sigma, Project Management, Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy Technician, Graphic Design, Animation Writing, Computer Support Technician, Professional Digital Photography, Web Design Business, Light Commercial HVAC, and Pharmacy Technician.
“This is a great opportunity for potential students to come to meet instructors, hear more about the programs and plan to have success with enhanced skills, valuable certification or a new career,” says Clayton State Continuing Education Executive Director Janet Winkler.
For specific dates and times for the Information Sessions, go to http://conted.clayton.edu/
or call (678) 466-5050.
Showcase Your Singing Talent: Clayton State Idol Auditions; Who’s Next?
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is hosting the second annual 2013 Clayton State Idol on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. This event kicks off the Homecoming 2013 Week.
Calling all students who think they have what it takes to become the next Clayton State Idol! Clayton State Idol is a singing competition and auditions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Contestants should be in line 30 minutes prior to the audition time on the day of auditions. The top seven contestants will advance to the semi-finals round and will showcase their talent on the night of the event. Monetary and gift prizes will be awarded to winner!
for more information and to download official rules and the registration form. Contact: Darius Thomas, Program Assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Spring 2013 Intramural Sports
Did you play sports in high school? Do you miss the thrill of competition or the environment of fitness, socializing, and fun all at the same time? Sign up for an intramural sport!
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness will host three new intramural sports leagues this spring.
Intramural sports are free, organized recreational sports leagues that allow both students and staff to participate. This semester, there are multiple leagues available in each sport to meet the competitive and recreational needs of our intramural athletes.
Starting in January, the department will be hosting 5v5 basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball. Teams may be comprised of students, faculty, and/or staff so get your friends together and sign up a team. Don’t have a team? Sign up as a free agent and we will assist you with finding teammates.
These leagues start the week of Jan. 21, and end on the week of Feb. 25. Teams will play 1 game per week and the season will conclude with playoffs and a championship game.
Teams may register for the intramural sports leagues by signing up at the SAC front desk and attending a captains meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
If you have any questions or need more information about how to register, contact Christen Ruff at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 4973.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hours for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 15 — MLK Rally
Campus Life, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Educators, will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High School to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life as well as celebrate his legacy.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Forest Park High School
Sponsored by: AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Jan. 15 — I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual MLK March in honor of individuals that fought for civil rights of all mankind. The MLK March procession will end at the Lawson Amphitheatre with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, legacy and dream.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., James M. Baker University Center Quad and Lawson Amphitheatre
Sponsored by: Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, and Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 20 — King’s Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Student Activities Center Ballroom
Sponsored by: Campus Life, Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 21 — MLK Day of Service and MLK March
The campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. Transportation will be provided for 25 participants. For more information regarding registration for this event, please contact LaShanda Hardin at LaShandaHardin@clayton.edu
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Run Clayton State 5K Run/Walk, Feb. 9
The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s game against Montevallo at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after Feb. 6 to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1.
For more information about the 5K Race/Walk or to register online, please visit www.claytonstatesports.com\RunClaytonState
Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email email@example.com