Student Success Week 2012
Monday, Oct. 1
· 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CEC: Presents: Student Survival Kits
· 6 p.m.: Non-Traditional Students Town Hall: UC 272
Tuesday, Oct. 2
- 6 p.m.: Clayton Station Town Hall: Clayton Station Club House
Wednesday, Oct. 3
· 6 p.m.: Laker Hall Town Hall: Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
Thursday, Oct. 4: National Student Appreciation Day
· 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Loch Shop: play games, win prizes (will provide DJ)
· 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: SAC; Games, Activities, and Giveaways
· 5 p.m.: Dining Services: Enjoy your favorite music while you eat
· 7 p.m.: CEC Presents LOL Comedy Show
Friday, Oct. 5
· noon.: SGA sponsors the Student Forum
Saturday, Oct. 6
· 1 p.m.: Men’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
· 3:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
Intramural Volleyball Championships, Oct. 1
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host the fall 2012 Intramural Volleyball Championship games on Monday, Oct. 1. These students have competed for the past four weeks to earn the title of “Intramural Champions,” so come out and cheer them on to victory! The championship game will start at 8:45 p.m. in the SAC and winners will be crowned after the match.
Soccer Doubleheader, Oct. 3
The Clayton State Lakers soccer teams will play a split doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The men will kickoff the doubleheader against Tusculum in a 5 p.m. start at Laker Field, followed by the women taking on Armstrong Atlantic at 7:30 p.m.
World Smile Day, Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student African American Sisterhood are having an event in celebration of World Smile Day, which is Oct. 5, 2012. The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, started "World Smile Day" to remind people of the joy good deeds can bring to everyone around them and the infectious traits of a simple smile. This event will focus on good mental health and coping with stress.
The event will be held in the James M. Baker University Center, on Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jeania Julmiste, email@example.com
or (678) 822-8264 for more details.
Presidential Debate Watch Party, Oct. 3
The Clayton State University Student Media Organizations (The BentTree, CSTV and CSIR), in conjunction with the Tau Epsilon, Pi Gamma Lambda, and Rho Sigma Lambda Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Clayton State University Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Complimentary food and drinks will be served to those in attendance.
The event will start with a pre-debate panel discussion that will feature representatives from each sponsoring organizations. The panel will discuss topics such as voter registration laws, the importance of being civically engaged, and domestic policies, which are the same topics that the presidential candidates will debate during the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
For more information regarding this event please contact Corenza Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com
“Precious Knowledge,” Oct. 4
On Thursday, Thursday, Oct. 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Fall 2012 Teacher Education Film Series will present, “Precious Knowledge” in room 102 of the main building at Clayton State – East.
At Tucson High School, ethnic studies programs have improved graduation rates among Latino students. But some state politicians think ethnic studies promote “racial solidarity” and anti-Americanism. When books are banned and the programs eliminated, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
This showing is free and open to the public.
2012 Alternative Winter Break Deadline, Oct. 1
How would you like to work with community agencies in Washington, D.C. that focus on the homeless population; or help to eliminate substandard housing on Johns Island, S.C. with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity? You can do that and much more during Alternative Winter Break 2012 – Dec. 9 to Dec. 15.
The deadline to submit your application is Monday, Oct. 1.
Applications will be available this week on Main Street of the University Center, in the Campus Life office in the Student Activity Center or online at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/awb
If you have any questions, contact LaShanda Hardin at 678-466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Around the SAC Limited on Oct. 3
Clayton State will be hosting the Chancellor’s Customer Service Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 3. There will be about 150 guests from across the state attending. Guests will be directed to park in Lot K behind the SAC, parking will be a little limited in that lot from about 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day.
Join the Admissions Profile Team
Clayton State University’s Office of Recruitment and Admissions is looking for students to be featured in our new round of publications. We need students to appear in photographs, to give statements about their lives here on campus, and to demonstrate all there is to being a Laker in videos. In other words – we need students of every shape, size, age, and background to represent Clayton State.
If you would like to be considered for participation in upcoming photo shoots, videos, or interviews, please do the following:
. In the email, include this information about you:
- Your full name
- Your year at Clayton State (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.)
- Your major
- Did you come into Clayton State as a freshman, a transfer student, an international student, or a non-traditional student?
- A phone number where you can be easily reached (and if you can receive text messages)
- Attach to the email a nice ‘head-and-shoulders’ photo of yourself. It doesn’t have to be a fancy picture; you can take it with your phone, or it can be your Facebook profile pic.
To join the Admissions Profile Team, send your information and photo to Penny Brooks at the Office of Recruitment Admissions as soon as possible. We’re already scheduling upcoming photo shoots and interviews.
NOTES to INTERESTED STUDENTS:
Department of Information Technology Adds Computer Science to its Name
- You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
- The Office of Recruitment and Admissions will contact you if you are selected to participate in a particular project.
- If you are selected to participate in a project involving photographs or video, you will be required to sign a Model Release Form. This allows Clayton State University to use your image. Clayton State University will only use your image for recruitment or marketing purposes, and does not sell or release images of students to outside parties.
- If you are selected to give an interview, you will be contacted to verify any quote selected for publication before that quote is published.
The Department of Information Technology in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) at Clayton State University has undergone a name change.
According to CIMS Dean Dr. Lila Roberts, the Department of Information Technology is now the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
“The name better reflects our organization with programs in both information technology, since 1999, and computer science, since 2009,” says Dr. Byron A. Jeff, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. “The public generally lumps all computing disciplines under computer science, so adding that to the name improves visibility of both programs.
Priority Advising for Spring 2013
The priority advising period is Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012. During this time, advisors are more accessible, flexible, and have more time to talk with you. The goal is for all current students to be advised and have hold(s) released PRIOR to the registration period for spring semester. The following information should be helpful as you prepare for your upcoming advising session.
· Follow the registration time ticket schedule. You will be able to register at 8 a.m. on the day your registration opens.
||Hours earned prior to current semester
||1st Date to Register
||90 + hrs.
||November 5, 2012
||60- 89 hrs.
||November 6, 2012
||November 7, 2012
||November 8, 2012
|TAP & Senior Citizen Waivers
||January 3, 2013
You have a MUST SEE ADVISOR hold placed on your account each semester before registration. Advising is required to ensure that students are following their curriculum requirements and have a direct point of contact to clarify University policies and procedures. This is also a time for advisors to check on your academic progress.
- You should be advised by an advisor in your major. All first-year students will be advised in the First-Year Advising & Retention Center. The name of your advisor is listed in the DUCK.
- You might have other holds that will prevent you from registering. Check the DUCK today to “VIEW HOLDS”, and contact the office listed to satisfy the requirements of each hold before registration.
- All professional academic advisors use an online scheduling system called AdvisorTrac to schedule advisement appointment tutoring.clayton.edu:8001/TracWeb40/Default.html. You should contact faculty advisors directly to determine their availability for advising.
- The spring class schedule will be available on Monday, Oct. 1 at apps.clayton.edu/courses/schedule . Since classrooms are still being assigned, please check again to view the final schedule.
For additional information and links to specific advising offices go to www.clayton.edu/advising
“The Casual Vacancy” Arrives at The Loch Shop
There’s a casual vacancy at Clayton University’s The Loch Shop, but nothing is missing except wizards, spells and flying broomsticks.
Perhaps that needs some explanation. “The Casual Vacancy” is the first adult novel written by J.K. Rowling, the incredibly successful author of the Harry Potter series that was aimed towards the younger set. This book, unlike the magic-themed Potter novels, is something much different, leaning towards black comedy.
“The Casual Vacancy” has arrived at The Loch Shop and will be available for sale on its international release date, today, Sept. 27. The list price is $35, however, “The Casual Vacancy” will be on sale at The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, at a sale price of $21 (that’s 40 percent off) through Oct. 12, 2012.
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive
Do you have worn-out athletic shoes lying around? If so, you can donate them for recycling so they can have new life as a tennis court, a playground, or a basketball court.
The GoGreen Team at Clayton State University has placed a collection bin outside the LakerCard Center on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center for used athletic shoe donations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
GoGreen will accept any athletic shoes and any brand, but only athletics shoes – nothing with metal, no sandals or flip-flops, no cleats or dress shoes, and no wet or damp shoes.
Session I Evaluations
Evaluation surveys for Session I courses opened on Thursday, Sept. 20. Please complete these course and instructor evaluations by Thursday, Oct. 4. For each class you are taking, there are two online evaluations to complete. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal and logging onto the DUCK. You should receive a message with a link when you log on. If there is no message, navigate to the academic history page and click on the link in the final grade column. Students who submit BOTH sets of evaluations for each class will be allowed to see their grades early (as they are entered by the instructors) in those classes. Please remember, you must complete TWO evaluations for each course.
Those who do not complete TWO evaluations (INSTRUCTOR AND COURSE) for each class will not be able to view their grades in those classes until Oct. 23. There is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of each survey.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Cygnet Call for Submissions
Clayton State’s student literary and arts magazine, accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sequential art, translations, and art submissions from Clayton State University students each year between Apr. 15 and Nov. 30.
All submissions will be entered to the Cygnet Student Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction, unless otherwise specified by the author. The authors of the winning pieces will be invited to read at the Cygnet launching party in April and will receive a prize.
Submit TWO typed copies of each piece (12pt, Times New Roman, single spaced) to Deborah Carey (Arts and Sciences Building, G110) OR (new this year) send us an email at email@example.com with the heading SUBMISSION TO CYGNET 2013 and attach your submission.
POETRY: Submit up to three poems (maximum five pages—start a new page for each poem).
FICTION: Submit one flash fiction piece or one short short-story (maximum 3000 words).
CREATIVE NONFICTION: Submit one short literary essay (maximum 3000 words).
SEQUENTIAL ART: Submit one piece (maximum five pages).
DRAMA: Submit a scene from a play (maximum six pages).
TRANSLATION: Submit one poem, flash fiction piece, or one piece of sequential art translated in English from your own work written originally in a foreign language (maximum two pages).
Students may submit one piece in each genre. Submitting a particular piece to Cygnet does not preclude students to submit the same piece to the Stanley Cyrus Awards in Creative Writing.
For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Alan Xie at email@example.com.
Four New Intramural Sports Leagues
Wanna play? Starting in October, the Department of Recreation and Wellness will be offering four new Intramural Sports leagues for students to join.
Tuesdays: 3 vs. 3 Basketball
Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer
All sports are recreational and there is no cost or experience level required, so put your game face on and come check it out. Sign-ups for these leagues are at the SAC front desk and will open Monday, Sept. 24 and close Friday, Sept. 28 — so do not miss out!
For more information, contact Christen Ruff, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Intramural and Club Sports, (678) 466-4973, firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the past two weeks there have been three vehicle thefts from the parking areas in or around the Clayton Station apartments. As safety measures, please ensure that you secure your vehicle after parking and leave no items in view that may be attractive to thieves. Also, report any suspicious activity around vehicles to the nearest police officer as soon as possible.
Frightmore is Open
Theatre major Anissa Matlock reports that the Frightmore Haunted Attraction, located in the warehouse next to Old Navy on Mt. Zion Road – just down the street from the AMC movie theatre – is now open for the fall haunting season.
Frightmore will be open Thursdays through Sundays through Halloween, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Several Clayton State students are working at Frightmore, and Matlock also reports that volunteers are still needed.
Teacher Education Writing Assessment, Oct. 8 to Oct. 10
The Clayton State Department of Teacher Education will have the Middle Level Education Writing Assessment for education students from Oct. 8 through Oct. 10.
Monday, Oct. 8; noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9; noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10; noon, 2:30 p.m.
Contact Joy Bryant at (678) 466-4825 for more information.
Movie Monday, Fright Fest Edition, Oct. 8
In the spirit of Halloween, CEC will be celebrating Movie Monday, Fright Fest Edition on Monday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
We want YOU to choose the Fright Fest Movie. Please visit http://polljunkie.com/5BeAA8/Poll18963.aspx
to vote for the movie of your choice. Voting will close on Wednesday, Oct. 3. We will announce the movie choice on Friday, Oct. 5 and then we invite you to come out on Oct. 8 for a spooktacular night.
For more information, please contact Briana Davis at email@example.com
Mr. Universe & Miss Phenomenon Skills & Fitness Challenge, Oct. 9
Compete for the title of best overall athlete on Clayton State University’s campus on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Competition will run from
10 a.m. to noon,
and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Male & female divisions.
Register at the SAC Reception Desk by Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert Season Opens, Oct. 10
Spivey Hall is excited to launch the 2012-2013 Young People’s Concert season with a variety of classical, world music, jazz, and early childhood education concerts.
The season opening-program will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9:45 a.m.,
featuring a thrilling world music performance by Via Romen! This vibrant group will present Russian-Romany (“gypsy”) music on native instruments including guitar, violin, accordion, and bass. In addition to outstanding music, audiences will also be treated to the flashy footwork of gypsy dance and traditional costumes. Take your students around the world for only $2 a person. Go to http://www.spiveyhall.org/young-peoples-concerts/via-romen
Registration for these concerts must be done in advance of the performance. Please call (678) 466-4481. To see the complete season of Young People’s Concerts, which runs through March 2013, visit www.spiveyhall.org/education
. We hope to see you at the beginning of October as we launch our new season!
Beach Boot Camp, Oct. 11
Ready to challenge even the most in-shape contender? Beach Boot Camp will rock your body military style. We will work on strength, agility, flexibility, and speed. Join us on the Laker Hall sand volleyball court for your next X-Factor challenge. Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laker Hall Sand Volleyball Court. For more info contact email@example.com
or call ext. 4975.
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 12
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking, Oct. 13
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.
Destination: Bear Hair Gap, Ga.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Cost: $15 students/$20employee/$25 non-affiliate
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, Oct. 15, Oct. 16
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
will be holding the Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, bringing together experts from across the state and nation to discuss prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence.
This pivotal, two-day event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions on an array of topics.
The dates are Oct.
15 and Oct. 16 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
To register, go to www.GNESA.org
. Registration is $95 per person, and some scholarships are available.
Why do Students Plagiarize, Oct. 17
A Civility Talk on understanding and preventing plagiarism will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. Dr. Barbara Goodman, chair of the Department of English, will be the presenter.
“Education Under Fire,” Oct. 24
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the main building of Clayton State – East, the Fall 2012 Teacher Education Film Series will present, “Education Under Fire,” a film produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International.
The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Baha´is in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs.
Since the 1979 revolution, young Bahá’ís have not been allowed to attend any of Iran’s universities. Bahá’í academics that have themselves been barred from teaching professionally as a result of their religious beliefs started the BIHE in their homes and began educating Baha’i youth in living rooms and kitchens across Iran. The BIHE represents the only chance that Bahá’í youth have for higher education.
In May 2011, the government launched a coordinated attack against the BIHE–raiding dozens of homes, confiscating materials and detaining 18 professors and administrators. Seven of those arrested received four or five-year prison terms – their only crime: educating the youth in their community.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.
Civil Conduct: Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus, Nov. 13
A Civility Talk on civil conduct, “Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m., in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. The presenter will Clayton State Chief of Police Bobby Hamil.