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Information on Clayton State’s Emergency Weather Procedures
OK, the current forecast calls for a couple of inches of snow, starting maybe tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 28) afternoon. Before you run out to buy bread, milk and snow shovels (in case your old snow shovel has worn out?) you should know that, during emergency weather situations, information about Clayton State’s plans will be available on the University’s web page (www.clayton.edu), through emails sent directly to all faculty, staff and students, on the Office of Public and Media Relations' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 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.
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.
The Loch Shop is Giving Away a Bike!
The Loch Shop is giving away a bike to celebrate Homecoming Week! Entries to the bike drawing are available this week – Jan. 27 to Jan. 31.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to “Like” The Loch Shop on Facebook between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31 (c’mon, you’re all on Facebook already, how hard is that?), and get one entry to the drawing. Stop by The Loch Shop between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, and you can be entered again.
The Loch Shop will announce the winner of the bike in the Friday, Feb. 7 editions of Laker Lines and on Facebook to kick off Homecoming Week!
VITA Set to Begin its 24th Year at Clayton State
Accounting students from Clayton State University are again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program hosted by the College of Business.
VITA is a national program that provides tax support for certain eligible taxpayers. The program, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, is also an experiential learning experience for Clayton State students, providing the volunteers with extensive IRS training and testing, enabling them to ensure that taxpayers will have their tax returns filled out accurately and timely and receive the tax credits they qualify for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.
This service will be offered at the College of Business at Clayton State on the following Saturdays: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, and Mar. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxpayers will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527.
Current college students can also benefit from having VITA volunteers prepare their taxes since the volunteers are trained in the rules for the credits available for tuition and other school-related expenses. The VITA program also prepares state income tax returns and provides free e-filing options to ensure clients receive their refunds as soon as possible.
Note: There are some commercial preparers advertising on campus, if you want free help look for the word, “VITA” or the Clayton State logo.
Those who are eligible to receive this service are taxpayers who make under $51,000 a year and wish to receive help with their 2013 personal income taxes using Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and simple1040s. The program does not provide assistance with out-of-state or small business returns, or for those who are self-employed.
Those interested in receiving this assistance must bring the following items:
ü Photo identification,
ü Social security cards for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,
ü Birthdates for primary, secondary, and dependents on the tax return
ü Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1009-R, from all employers
ü Interest and dividend statements from bank(s), Form 1099
ü Other relevant information about income and expenses
o Day care provider identifying number
o Total amount paid for day care
ü A copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns if possible,
ü Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Please note that both spouses will need to be present to file electronically.
Senior Capstone Open Audition, Feb. 6
Jenee Brown is one of the seniors in the theatre program presenting a final project. Brown will be auditioning for, "Muddy Waters" on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Brown needs three women and three men for the cast. No special skills or theatre experience required. The auditions will be a cold read of the original script, so no monologues/songs are needed for the audition. Just relax and have fun!
An original piece, "Muddy Waters," is derived from Brown’s entire experience as a student at Clayton State University. Do you break the awkward silence in a conversation? What would you do if someone invaded your personal space? Is the glass half full or half empty? Touching the surface of humanity and various world-views, "Muddy Waters" demonstrates how social and multicultural psychology affects an individual in everyday situations.
“I also wanted the project to highlight the seamless relationship between theatre and psychology,” Brown says. “How you feel, think, behave and define yourself as a cultural being is how you relate to the world around you.
“This is, by far, the most exciting and challenging project. I've learned so much here at Clayton State and I'm looking forward to working with eager performers, showcasing who we are as people, individuals, and professional artists.
If you have any questions, contact Jbrown65@student.clayton.edu.
Flu Vaccine Still Available for $10
Thirty-four people who were otherwise healthy have DIED in Atlanta from complications of the flu or pneumonia in the first three weeks of 2014 according to the Center for Disease Control.
The death toll attributed to the flu In Georgia this flu season is at an alarmingly high rate. Hundreds of people are being hospitalized every day with a version of this year’s flu strains.
Don’t let yourself become a statistic this year. Stop procrastinating and get your flu vaccine. It is not too late. Health Services will be on Main Street on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any students, faculty or staff who would like to receive a flu vaccination. The cost is $10, cash or check.
If that time is not convenient, walk-in anytime to Health Services from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Remember, Health Services is now located in Clayton Station on the street level of the 1000 Building (on the way to Kroger, the 1000 Building is adjacent to Harper Drive in the apartment complex). Protect yourself and protect your family – get vaccinated!
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Break Skiing and Snowboarding!
Spend spring break on the slopes with Outdoor Adventure. Travel to Winterplace Ski Resort and ski a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Transportation, lodging, ski/snowboard rental, and lift ticket included. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Ghent, W.Va.
Date: Sunday, Mar. 9 to Wednesday, Mar.12
Cost for Students: $150
Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 14
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton County Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Feb. 8
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR), in partnership with local county and municipal police departments, is sponsoring a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar. The goal of the seminar is to lay the groundwork for a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
The free seminar is on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Clayton County International Park, VIP Complex, 2300 Ga. Highway 138, SE, Jonesboro.
Neighborhood watch group members, block captains, concerned citizens, and persons interested in assisting their neighbors during times of emergency should attend.
Lunch will be provided for all seminar participants. To register for the seminar, visit the Eventzilla link at www.nwepseminar.eventzilla.net/ or download the registration form at www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/nwepseminar and send the completed form to Helen Garrett (fax: 770-603-4874; email: email@example.com).
Call for Homecoming Volunteers
Clayton State University Homecoming 2014 is fast approaching (Feb. 9 to Feb. 15) and the Homecoming Committee needs your help. There will be lots of activities at Homecoming and help is needed to make sure each event is successful.
While the Homecoming Committee will need assistance at all of the events, the events that need the most volunteer assistance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15. Those events are; the Homecoming Parade (which starts at 10 a.m.), the Homecoming Festival (at Laker Hall, which starts at 11:30 a.m.) and the Homecoming basketball games (the first game of the doubleheader starts at 1:30 p.m.) Your help would be much appreciated!
Please take a few moments to review the Homecoming volunteer page at: http://giving.clayton.edu/HomecomingVolunteer to get more familiar with the events. Afterwards, sign up to volunteer at: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40XJX2BMeekqZ49.
Feel free to contact Lashay Taylor, career counselor & homecoming volunteer coordinator, at (678) 466-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these and many other benefits.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to working together to make Clayton State Homecoming 2014 a big success!
I Love a (Homecoming) Parade, Register by Feb. 5
It’s almost time for Clayton State’s annual Homecoming celebration and planning is in full swing… most notably for round two of last year’s biggest success – the Homecoming Parade.
We invite you join in the celebration and participate in the 2014 Clayton State University Homecoming Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex and will travel northbound on Highway 54 (Jonesboro Road) and enter the campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
To register a unit in the parade, please complete the form found on the Homecoming website (www.clayton.edu/homecoming) and submit it no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Intramural Sports Team Registration Open Until Jan. 27
Register now for intramural sports. Online registration is now open for Basketball, Dodge ball, and 4v4 Indoor Soccer. Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; www.IMleagues.com/clayton.
Team registration will close on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m., sign up early to guarantee your teams’ spot! If you have questions or need more information, contact Keegan Ashbee at KeeganAshbee@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4973. Visit the web; http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/intramuralsports.
Buy a Meal Plan, get a FREE Meal is Back! Jan. 27 to Jan. 31
It’s back for a limited time! Purchase any meal plan and get one free additional meal.
That’s right… buy the Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five or buy any other meal plan and get an additional meal added to your balance… FOR FREE! (Limit of one free meal during the promotional period.) Meal plans may be purchased in the LakerCard Center with cash, credit/debit, or LakerBucks.
Your meal plan isn’t only a great value… it’s the smart choice if you don’t want to lose your parking space at lunch. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal at the Lakeside Dining Hall where we will always have a space for you!
CSTV Interest Meetings, Jan. 28, Jan. 29
The Student Media Department invites you to learn more about the broadcasting and journalistic opportunities offered to Clayton State students through Clayton State Television at our upcoming interest meetings. Our members gain valuable pre-production, production, and editing experience and build their portfolios with the work they complete on multiple shows. Come on out to learn what CSTV can do for you!
Interest meetings: Jan. 28, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the SAC/Ballroom C. Jan. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the SAC/Ballroom C.
For more information, contact CSTV VP of Programming Tamar Nowell at email@example.com.
Summer 2014 Graduation Application Deadline, Jan. 30
Do you plan to graduate at the end of summer 2014? The deadline to submit summer 2014 graduation applications is Jan. 30, 2014! If you have already applied for summer 2014, you do not need to apply again! The sooner you get your application in, the earlier you will receive your evaluation. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding graduation application:
Where can I obtain a graduation application?
Most programs have graduation applications on their websites. If you can’t find a graduation application on the website of your major, you will need to contact the department of your major.
I need help completing the application. Who can help me?
If you have questions on how to fill out your application, please contact your academic advisor for help. The Office of the Registrar will not accept incomplete applications.
Where do I turn the application in?
Turn your application and the $35 graduation application fee in to the Registrar’s Office, Room 239, Edgewater Hall (formerly Student Center). Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, money order and credit card.
If you are paying in cash, please make sure you have exact change; the Registrar’s Office cannot provide change.
Why should I turn my application in now?
The Office of the Registrar prepares a graduation evaluation for each student who applies for graduation. This is a time consuming process. Turning your application in early means that you will get your evaluation back in less than a month (in most cases); however, if you wait to turn your application in on Jan. 30, you may not receive your evaluation until May!
I am a graduate student. Where do I get the application?
Graduate Students should contact Elizabeth Taylor in the School of Graduate Studies or your Program Coordinator for more information.
The 2014 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition at Clayton State Needs Your Help
Clayton State University is hosting the Sixth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition on Saturday, Feb. 1. We need your help!
We are in need of approximately 60 volunteers to serve as readers, score keepers, and other general volunteers. There will be training sessions on Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., and on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at 7:30 a.m. In addition, online training may be found at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
All volunteers will need to be on campus by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The competition will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Please come out and support our community. To volunteer, please contact Dr. Gordon Baker at 678/466-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Competition please visit http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/.
CIMS to Host Regional MathCounts! Competition, Feb. 1
The College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) is hosting the MathCounts! South-East Perimeter Chapter Competition on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The event is run by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, with Clayton State as the site host and Dr. Catherine Matos, associate professor of Mathematics, the Clayton State coordinator. Matos expects to have about 100 middle schoolers for the competition, plus their team coaches and parents. In addition to the competition, Matos will be speaking to the students about Clayton State’s Dual Degree and Regents’ Engineering Transfer Programs with Georgia Tech and how their dreams can be made real.
Registration/sign-in for the competition is scheduled for 8 a.m., in the James M. Baker University Center. Following the competition, the awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., also in the Baker Center. The actual competition will take place in four classrooms on the second floor of the Baker Center; UC-262, UC-265, UC-267, and UC-272.
Homecoming Parade Information
· The parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
· It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex (City Hall) and will travel northbound on Highway 54 and enter campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
· You don’t need an elaborate float to participate. Entrants may walk, drive, cartwheel, dance or march in the parade.
· Both internal and external entities can participate. Some examples of external groups you can ask (church groups, dance teams, karate clubs, boy/girl scout troops, school bands/ ROTC/color guard, classic car enthusiasts, motor cycle clubs, sports teams, local businesses, etc).
· We are asking that people register no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
· Visit the Homecoming website for more information: http://www.clayton.edu/homecoming
· There will be a Festival on Clayton State campus immediately following the parade, with food, games, music and fun for the whole family.
· The Clayton state women’s and men’s basketball teams will square off with a doubleheader against Montevallo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively.
CARE & Majors Fair, Feb. 6
The Enrollment Management Division will host a CARE & Majors Fair on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
The purpose of the fair is for students to rediscover campus programs and services that support their success. The fair occurs the week before Homecoming to help students reflect on college goals, prior to meeting notable alumni at various homecoming events. The fair will motivate students to be proactive about college success and help see how much the campus CAREs about their achievement. Students will get the opportunity to:
· Learn About Programs & Services that Support Academic Success
· Declare or Change Academic Major of Study
· Schedule Appointments with Advisors, Tutors or Counselors
· Explore Study Abroad Options
· Speak with Financial Aid Representatives
· Visit The HUB, Library, Health Services, Writer’s Studio & a Few Surprise Booths
· Enter a Drawing for Door Prizes and Enjoy Free Hot Chocolate!
Clayton State Homecoming, Feb. 10 to Feb. 15
2014 marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors as Clayton Junior College. The University will be celebrating that milestone throughout the year, starting with the annual Homecoming celebration during the week leading up to Homecoming Day, Feb. 15.
The year was 1969. Man first walked on the moon. The Beatles hadn’t broken up yet. Richard Nixon was president. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia. Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival topped the charts. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original True Grit were big hits at the movies. Tie-dyeing and bell bottoms were “in.” The New York Mets surprised everyone by winning the first National League Championship series over the Braves, and then winning the World Series over another far better team, the Baltimore Orioles. And while the Internet hadn’t been invented yet, Clayton State had been… or at least its doors opened for the first time to 942 students on Sept. 30, 1969.
This year’s hashtag for Homecoming will be #45YearsMadeReal. For those not in the know, a hashtag is a word or an unspaced phrase prefixed with the hash symbol (#). Words in messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Twitter, etc. may be tagged by putting "#" before same. For example "New artists announced for #SXSW 2013 Music Festival. As a result, hashtags make it possible to group such messages. A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic and to begin a conversation.
The conversation for Clayton State’s Homecoming 2014 will start with Clayton State Night in the local community (Monday, Feb. 10), and a basketball doubleheader against Georgia College on Thursday, Feb. 13, followed by the big day, Saturday, Feb. 15. As was the case in 2013, Homecoming will again feature the Homecoming Parade on Jonesboro Road. In partnership with the City of Morrow, the parade will start in front of Morrow City Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and proceed north on Jonesboro Road to the entrance to the Clayton State campus, Clayton State Boulevard, before turning onto campus. Following the parade will be an alumni picnic and tailgating event, just prior to the official Homecoming basketball doubleheader, games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) against the University of Montevallo.
Be sure to join Clayton State for a week of fun activities, heart-pounding sports action, and unbridled enthusiasm for all things Clayton State. If you’re on campus regularly, you’ll love the many opportunities to make memories that you’ll revisit year after year when Homecoming rolls around.
Starting a Business Class at Henry Chamber, Feb. 11
Clayton State’s Small Business Development Center will be holding a “Starting Your Business” class on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga.
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
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.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
Receive 50 percent off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. The 50 percent off is for current Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Contact Heather Chaney for the discount code.
For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or email@example.com.
Register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
CBS Atlanta’s Jocelyn Connell to Speak to Clayton State Mass Media and Politics Class, Feb. 13
CBS Atlanta Emmy Award-winning reporter and Better Mornings Atlanta anchor Jocelyn Connell will be speaking to a Clayton State University political science class on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Clayton State Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado has invited Connell to speak to his mass media and politics course, starting at 3:35 p.m., in room 220 of Clayton Hall. Connell, who joined CBS Atlanta News in January 2010, will be speaking about some of her big stories, including the capture of Centennial Park bomber/serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, the state funeral of Gerald Ford, and her story about Kennesaw’s gun ordinance that aired on Super Bowl Sunday last year.
Anyone who may be interested in attending this talk should RSVP to Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Feb. 10.
Clayton State Announces First Inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame
The Clayton State Athletics Department announced last fall plans to establish a Hall of Fame and is now excited to recognize its first class of inductees.
From nominations which were open to the public, the Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has selected four members for the initial class. The first class will include: retired Athletic Director Mason Barfield, former men’s soccer player Alex Dowling, former men’s basketball player Carlos Head and former women’s soccer player Nkiru Okosieme.
“We are very excited to be able to have a platform on which to now recognize those individuals who have meant so much in the success of Clayton State University Athletics,” says Athletic Director Carl McAloose.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be recognized at a Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, Feb. 14 and also recognized at Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Clayton State basketball teams host Peach Belt Conference opponent Montevallo for Homecoming on Feb. 15.
“This initial class of the Clayton State University Hall of Fame includes the architect of the department’s success, Mason Barfield, and three student-athletes who exemplify what a student-athlete is supposed to be,” continues McAloose. “Alex, Carlos, and Nkiru competed not only at a national level in their sport but also excelled in the classroom while at Clayton State. All four of these inductees made huge impacts while at Clayton State and certainly can be great role models for our current and future student-athletes.”
Writing a Living Business Plan Workshop, Feb. 18
Clayton State SBDC is holding a “Writing a Living Business Plan” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences Building, room G229. The cost is $69 with a 50 percent discount for each additional person that registers with you-no discount code needed.
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success. Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
Clayton State Recreation & Wellness to host AFAA’s APEX Weekend, Feb. 21 to Feb. 23
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) APEX Weekend for the second consecutive year.
According to Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), “We are thrilled to welcome AFAA back to Clayton State in 2014! Hosting fitness certifications on campus assists in promoting Clayton State University to the local community and provides on campus opportunities for our students to become certified fitness professionals.”
AFAA certifications and workshops being hosted during the APEX weekend include: Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (Feb. 21 to Feb. 23), Group Exercise: the Practical Way Workshop (Feb. 21), Primary Group Exercise Certification (Feb. 22), Kickboxing Instructor Certification (Feb. 22), and Practical Pilates Workshop (Feb. 23).
All certifications and workshops will be hosted in the SAC Fitness Center. Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com by searching the Atlanta area.
Please visit: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise for links to certification registrations. For more information, contact Williamson at email@example.com.
Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Reading Series, Mar. 20
The spring 2014 edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Mar. 20 and will feature a day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.
Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer who has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the poetry editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism.
Tallie’s day at Clayton State will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a lecture in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Tallie will be speaking on finding empowerment through writing and being an African American woman, mother, writer, and herbalist.
After lunch, she will give a poetry reading from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., also in UC 272. The reading will take 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. she will visit Dr. Brigitte Byrd’s Advanced Poetry class and meet with students from that class.
More information about Tallie can be found at her author page: http://www.ekeretallie.com/.
Student Academic Research Conference, Mar. 28
Save the date, Friday, Mar. 28, for the Student Academic Research Conference. Interested in being a presenter for the poster or paper sessions? You can register now on the website… http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
Research made real…
CSTV Seeks Media Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator
CSTV is currently seeking a Media Coordinator to update and maintain the organization’s social media presence as well as update and maintain our WordPress account. Social media has created job opportunities for CMS majors all across Georgia; gaining experience with social media in a professional and public relations setting can set you apart from competitors.
CSTV is also currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator to assist with promotion of events and shows, as well as layout and design flyers, posters, logos, and webpages (if possible). If you have a knack for Photoshop and looking to build your portfolio and gain experience with clients, CSTV is the place for you!
For more information contact CSTV President Samantha Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn Course Credit with Student Media
It’s not too late to sign up to earn course credit for working on The Bent Tree, Clayton State internet Radio (CSiR), and Clayton State Television (CSTV).
The Visual and Performing Arts Department collaborates each semester with Clayton State’s Student Media organizations to offer interested students the opportunity to earn credit for working with one of the three organizations.
Starting for spring semester students can select from one of four "tracks"
Photography for newspaper
This opportunity is open to any Clayton State University students and counts as an elective for most majors. Experience is not necessary, but encouraged. Course credit ranges from one to four hours.
Syllabi will be sent out via email by the instructor, Dr. Randy Clark. Attendance at workshops and at the organization meetings are encouraged.
JOUR 3011 is for students interested in newswriting and photography.
JOUR 3012 is for students interested in radio production and television production.
For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Randy Clark, Assistant Professor of Communication Media Studies.
Please include your name, course number, number of hours, and which track you would like to take.
By email: email@example.com . By phone: (678) 466-4724.
Parking Reminder for Students
Now that the spring semester is underway, our officers have observed many students parking in areas designated for faculty and staff, in particular the newly designated section of Lot D.
Everyone must be attentive to the specific parking lot designations, or risk receiving citations.
Another reminder is that Lots K and L near the tennis courts may not be as convenient as other lots, but usually have plenty of vacant spaces and will save a lot of stress from driving around searching for prime spaces. Thanks for your cooperation.
Center for Academic Success Has Relocated to Edgewater Hall
The Clayton State University Center for Academic Success, whose services include peer tutoring in more than 100 different courses, drop-in math tutoring, supplemental instruction for historically difficult courses, study groups, academic success workshops, study strategy assessments, and computerized software for Clayton State students, has relocated to Edgewater Hall (formerly the Student Center), Ste. 276.
Center for Academic Success Director Kathy Garrison and her staff, Maurica John, Diana Johnson, Jada Mitchell, Dian Peters and Matthew Smith, closed their location on the lower level of the Clayton State Library on Friday, Dec. 20, and moved to Ste. 276 of Edgewater Hall, directly across from Career Services. The Center has reopened and is ready to welcome students back on Monday, Jan. 13. The hours for the Center for Academic Success will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The phone number for the Center for Academic Success is (678) 466-4070. The Center for Academic Success website is http://www.clayton.edu/cas.
In a Hurry but Need to Eat? Try Lakeside Dining Hall To-Go!
In a hurry or need to eat at your desk but you’d still like a meal from the Dining Hall? We’ve got two To-Go options when using your meal plan at the Dining Hall!
- Reusable To-Go containers: Pay a one-time fee of $3 to get your meal in a reusable To-Go container. Bring your used container back at your next visit and get a clean reusable container the next time you get a To-Go meal.
- Biodegradable Containers: Purchase a biodegradable container, cup and utensil set at the Dining Hall for only $.30 and toss it in the garbage when you’re finished.
All To-Go meals include your choice of entrée and sides, plus other items such as a salad, grill items, pizza, dessert, and a beverage.
Celebrate Your Birthday with Auxiliary Services
Celebrate your birthday with Auxiliary Services! Stop by the LakerCard Center during the month of your birthday to receive your gifts!
Headphone Deal of the Year at The Loch Shop
It’s only January, but The Loch Shop already has the deal of the year for headphones.
It’s a “Beginning of the Semester” deal for both students and faculty/staff. The Loch Shop was able to secure 100 pair of SMS Street by 50 Cent over the ear headphones at an incredible price. Normally, these headphones are $249.99, but they are currently on sale in The Loch Shop for $99.99.
Once they’re gone, they are gone! Their quality rivals Beats by Dre and Bose headphones.
2014 Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) Accepting Applications
The annual Georgia International Leadership Conference student conference is open to six Clayton State students and applications are being accepted now. The dates are Feb. 28, 2014 to Mar. 2, 2014.
What is it? 175 to 200 American and international students from colleges and universities across Georgia spend a weekend together 70 miles from Atlanta in an intensive program of interactive, fun, social sessions designed to increase your awareness of global issues and to connect you with international friends and students.
Transportation and costs are sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Trip Registration Open
Outdoor Adventure has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information.To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at email@example.com.
Use Google Chrome or Firefox for Desire 2 Learn
When using Desire 2 Learn (Georgia View), the HUB suggests using an alternative browser, specifically Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Some features of Desire 2 Learn are not compatible with Internet Explorer.
It’s acceptable to have multiple browsers installed on your computer at once. If you don’t like either of those browsers, using Internet Explorer for general surfing and a different browser for Desire 2 Learn only is an option.
Student Media Set to Release Yearbook for 2014
Clayton State University Student Media is set to release the University’s first yearbook in 40 years.
Set for release in time for spring 2014 graduation, Clayton State University students are already busy putting together both a print and a digital yearbook called “Loched in Time.” “Loched in Time” will be the third yearbook produced by Clayton State, the 1973 and 1974 Clayton Junior College “Centurion” yearbooks being the first two, and the first edition to have a digital component.
Both yearbooks will include photos and articles of campus events, student organizations, and senior spotlights, among other things. The digital yearbooks, which will be distributed on a DVD, will have additional video footage. The 152-page print yearbooks will cost approximately $60 and the digital yearbooks will cost approximately $25. The yearbooks will also have space for ads from graduating seniors, student organizations, and businesses. These will cost $40 for a quarter page ad, $60 for a half page ad, and $100 for a full page ad in the print publication and $100 in the digital edition.
More information about ordering yearbooks will be available mid-January. Please contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Your Refund Selection Through Higher One
You don’t want your financial aid refund to be delayed. If you’ve not done so, make your selection through Higher One right away! If you have a refund selection from previous semesters, you’re set.