Disability Resource Center Open House, Oct. 9
The Clayton State Disability Resource Center (DRC), located in the Student Center, Suite 255, will be having an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 2 p.m.
This Open House provides an opportunity to learn about services that are available for students with disabilities, ways to volunteer, as well as information about how the Americans with Disabilities Act supports diversity at Clayton State.
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.
This program is provided by the Department of Recreation & Wellness and will work on strength, agility, flexibility, and speed. Join us on the Laker Hall sand volleyball court for your next X-Factor challenge on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more info contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness) at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (678) 466-4975.
“How is Technology Shaping our View of the World?” New York Times Talk, Oct. 12
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Oct. 12, with a New York Times Talk facilitated by Clayton State communications faculty member Vernon Clarke, from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Clarke will facilitate a New York Times talk called, “How is technology shaping our view of the world?” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center. The talk is free and open to the public, however, anyone interested in attending should RSVP via email to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State associate professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at email@example.com
no later than Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.
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.
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
Low Element Challenge Course Ribbon Cutting, Oct. 23
Are you looking for a team-building-type opportunity for your class, student group, or department? Do you find that you are in need of greater communication, trust, and cooperation within the group dynamic? If so, Clayton State University’s Department of Recreation & Wellness has an opportunity for you.
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is pleased to announce the unveiling of a Low Element Challenge Course. This outdoor facility will avail itself to the campus community as well as outside groups and corporations. Trust, communication, teambuilding and leadership are just a few of the skills that will be challenged and developed at the Low Element Course.
Outdoor teamwork-enrichment programs have increased in popularity and Clayton State’s Outdoor Adventure Program is thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to the University community. Nicholas Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness, was instrumental in the design of this facility which currently includes seven elements but will expand to 10 by the end of October.
“Our programs are uniquely created to give each participant and team an invaluable set of tools not only for personal growth, but also for professional development,” he says.
“The addition of the Low Element Challenge Course will enable our department to provide the opportunity to expand programming and experiential learning opportunities to students, classes, campus organizations, university staff, and faculty,” adds Cindy Lauer, director of Recreation & Wellness.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon and the campus community is invited to attend. For further information, please contact Kilburg at (678) 466-4972 or email NicholasKilburg@clayton.edu
. Information can also be found at http://adminservices.clayton.edu/recwell/outdooradventure/
UHS Awareness Fair Keynote Speaker; HIV+ Holistic Health Practitioner Reggie Smith
Clayton State University’s University Health Services (UHS) Awareness Fair on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will have Reggie Smith, holistic health practitioner, radio/TV personality, and author from Queens, N.Y., as the keynote speaker.
Smith, who has been HIV+ for more than 25 years, has initiated a national campaign, Wellness Awareness and Recovery, to diminish the stigma surrounding HIV and increase awareness about the unmet needs of U.S. families in this regard.
STDs are public health problems that lack easy solutions because they are rooted in human behavior and fundamental societal problems,” says Smith, who focuses on healing solutions. “Indeed, there are many obstacles to effective prevention efforts. The first hurdle will be to confront the reluctance of American society to openly confront issues surrounding sexuality and STDs.”
Smith will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m., in room UC372 of the James M. Baker University Center. The balance of the Awareness Fair will be held on Main Street, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
For more information on AIDS and HIV, go to http://health.state.ga.us/epi/hivaids/index.asp
The Macbeth Challenge
The Theatre Program’s fall production of Macbeth
is quickly approaching and we wanted you, the students, to be a part of this. So we’re holding a contest to see who can think outside the box when it comes to Macbeth
. We’re looking for your best sonnet, monologue and/or video based off of the themes of Macbeth including, but not limited to “power, lust, betrayal, and of course, murder”. So, sharpen your creative skills and have fun!
Prizes will be awarded in three categories (students may submit in more than one category): Sonnet, Monologue, Video
- All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced.
- All pieces must be titled
Have a go at a Macbeth-themed sonnet. As a guideline for basic form, consider that sonnets are typically fourteen lines in length with a clear rhyme scheme (usually Petrarchean or Shakespearean) and there is often a kind of thematic division between the first eight lines (the octet) and the final six (the sestet). Here's a chance to have a little fun with literary history using a fabulous form. (There are examples online)
must be 200-400 words.
must be one to three minutes.
Your piece must be inspired by characters, themes or scenes in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.
Your piece need not be written in ‘Shakespeare speak’.
We encourage modern interpretations of the themes and characters from the play. Free copies of the play can be easily accessed on line.
Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter with the student’s name and Laker ID and a short discussion of the piece submitted. It must explain the specific connection to the play (EXAMPLE: if you wrote a monologue about a kid in seventh grade, but used the theme of betrayal from the play, we would want to know that so we could see how it connected to the original play.) We’d also like to know how the play inspired your piece.
WINNERS and PRIZES:
Prizes can include tickets to shows, food coupons, etc. One winner will be chosen from each category. Prizes will be presented on three nights (one winner each night) during the run of Macbeth and the winner’s piece will be read or shown after the show that evening.
Parking Information and Safety Tip
- All submissions must be turned in to A&S G110 on Friday, Oct. 26.
- A box by the desk of Deborah Carey will be provided. Submission period ends at 5 p.m., on Oct. 26.
- A panel of judges will decide the winner in each category
- Prizes will be awarded after the show on three nights (dates to be determined)
- Macbeth runs Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16
Students, some of you apparently have not obtained your 2012-2013 campus parking decal from the Office of Public Safety. As a reminder, the decals are valid for the academic year only, from Aug. 1 to July 31, and not the calendar year. If you examine the decal you will see these specific dates of validity. If you began classes here this summer and obtained a decal at that time, it was only valid through July 31, 2012.
Please pick up your 2012-2013 decal at the Office of Public Safety in the Student Center as soon as possible, if you have not done so already, to avoid unnecessary parking citations. Also, the decal fee is included in your student fees, so there is no additional cost.
Safety tip — when driving in campus parking lots searching for a parking space, slow down and be attentive for those backing out of spaces. Good spaces are highly-sought, especially during peak class times, but the faster you are driving, the less likely those backing out will see you approaching. We have had some recent accidents due to these factors. Please drive cautiously.
Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip
Early bird registration for the Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip has been extended To Oct. 15 for students only
Destination: Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, W.V.
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Student Cost: $180 early bird – $230 after Oct. 15
Pre-trip Meeting: TBA
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
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.
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.
“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.
Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment’s Brunch, Nov. 3
WAOK’s talk radio personality Princess Monique has joined forces with Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment (WILDE) to host an Atlanta Women’s brunch at Clayton State University on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Harry S. Downs Center. Themed Thrive: Building Something Great Together
, professional women from all backgrounds and ethnicities will come together to provide influence and encouragement to young professionals of Atlanta.
The brunch will have an educative and inspiring message from women to women of all ages, economic backgrounds and lifestyles who are ready to thrive and build something great for themselves, their communities and the world in general.
The panel discussion will include:
- Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon: Mayor of Riverdale. Georgia
- Ms. Gabrielle Starr: Founder & President of Ladies Of Favor Mentoring Foundation
- MacDella Cooper: Founding Chair – MacDella Cooper Foundation
- Professor Renee McFarlane: Science Professor at Clayton State University
- Dr. Rona Green: Podiatric Surgeon and Philanthropist
- Shemeeka Dortch: Pharm D
WILDE is a community based organization of women from diversified professions and ethnicities whose goals are to promote better homes, workforces and communities through outreach, volunteer, mentorship programs, networking mixers, and women empowerment and development conferences.
WILDE’s mission is to empower a new generation of women ready to take up leadership roles in the workplace, promote community development, and enhance interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships while building self-esteem and overall appearance.
The brunch is open to all women who are seeking an entrepreneurial career. For ticket and event information, please call (770) 496-4323. For more information about Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment, visit www.wildellc.com
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.