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2014 Recruitment Extended For F.I.R.S.T Step Peer Mentoring Program, Deadline Today
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is still recruiting for 2014-2015 “F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentors” – Fostering and Initiating Relationships for a Successful Transition. However, the deadline to apply is today, Monday, June 9.
The F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program promotes and supports academic success, social adjustment and development and retention for its first-year student participants. F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring will welcome its third group of freshman students in fall 2014.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact LaQuisha Hughley, Office of Orientation & New Student Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-544.
Applications are available in the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 218.
Free HIV Testing Available on Mondays in UHS
University Health Services (UHS) has signed a collaborative agreement with Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) to offer free HIV testing on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the clinic through the end of 2014.
This is a walk-in testing opportunity; no appointments are being scheduled for the HIV testing. Anyone is eligible for this free testing through the CCBOH collaborative to include students, staff, faculty, and community members. CCBOH will make arrangements for counseling and treatment of anyone with positive results. Testing frequency is unlimited so take advantage of this opportunity while it is available on Mondays at UHS.
Dr. Peter Fitzpatrick to be Featured on Fox5 News, June 10
The distinctive voice (and countenance) of Dr. Peter Fitzpatrick, chair of the Department of Health Care Management, will be heard on Fox5 News on Tuesday, June 10 in conjunction with a story WAGA-TV is doing on prescription drug use (overuse or maybe abuse might be better terms) in America.
Fitzpatrick was interviewed by WAGA on Wednesday for the broadcast story, which is scheduled to run next Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a. m. and 5 p.m.
Prior to entering academia, Fitzpatrick spent years working in the pharmacy industry at all levels from store management to ownership, up to the level of Vice-President of Pharmacy and Human Resources for Courtesy Drugs, Inc. He is currently licensed to practice pharmacy in New York, South Carolina, and Georgia. He continues to practice pharmacy on a consultancy basis and teaches Pharmacology for the Dental Hygiene program at Clayton State.
Spivey Hall's First World Music Festival
Spivey Hall will launch its first Summer World Music Festival (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/spivey-hall-summer-world-music-festival/) with a series of Wednesday performances at 11:15 a.m., by various global artists in June and July 2014.
Wednesday, June 18 Ustad Shafaat Khan Sitar and Tabla India
Wednesday, June 25 Troika Balalaikas Balalaikas Russia
Wednesday, July 2 Faculty Grass Red, White and Bluegrass USA
Wednesday, July 9 The Celtic Company Ah Surely! Irish Ensemble Ireland
Wednesday, July 16 Miraikanai Taiko Taiko Drumming Japan
Wednesday, July 23 Aire Flamenco Flamenco Spain
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival are priced at $2 per concert and are available for purchase now at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/program-registration/.
On Campus Information Session for Digital Film Technician I and II, July 12
Lights! Camera! Action! The Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education is gearing up for its second round of information sessions and classes for Digital Film Technician Training I and II.
The highly-successful first set of Film Tech I courses, taught by long-time digital film industry expert Barton Bond, have been playing to full houses of 40+ students each since February. The next on-campus information session will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Downs Center.
Clayton State to Host 2014 Southeast African Model Union in November
Clayton State University is proud to announce that it will host the 18th
Annual Southeast Model African Union from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2014. Clayton State values this opportunity to give the students a highly engaging experience in dealing with international issues. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the SEMAU 2014, contact Dr. Augustine Ayuk at AugustineAyuk@mail.clayton.edu
, (678) 466-4848.
Clark Howard’s “Life After Graduation” Special Featured on WSB-TV Website
WSB consumer advocate Clark Howard’s Family 2 Family Special, “Life After Graduation,” filmed in a large part at Clayton State, is now available for viewing on the WSB-TV website.
Go to http://www.wsbtv.com/s/askclark/ to see Howard focus this Family 2 Family Special on answering graduates’ questions, like: Should they attend graduate school or look for a job? And, how should they pay off school loans? As part of the program, WSB also talked to Georgia-based companies and businesses from around the country about what they look for in potential hires.
New Security Gates at Clayton Station
The University has installed new security gates at two entrances to the Clayton Station Apartments.
The locations are the two middle entrances on North Lake Street. These are very visible black and yellow chain link gates, with “Do not enter” signs attached that will only be in place during the late evening to early morning hours. When not in place, these entrances can still be used.
The purpose for these gates is to add another security measure to the apartment complex that currently is easily accessible to the general public 24/7. When the gates are in place, all vehicular traffic will have to enter and exit either at the main entrance next to the clubhouse on North Lake or at the Harper Drive entrance.