Clayton State Hosts North Georgia in Peach Belt Doubleheader Tonight
Clayton State University basketball will start off the new year today with a marquee matchup – the defending women’s national champion Lakers taking on the nation’s leading scorer in the 5:30 p.m. opener of a doubleheader in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
Coach Dennis Cox’ team, 12-1 and currently ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, will be facing Jaymee Carnes and the 6-3 North Georgia Saints in the opening game of the Peach Belt doubleheader. Carnes is coming off a 39-point game in a 73-70 overtime win against Newberry College. If that seems like domination by one player, that’s not surprising, since Carnes, a 6-0 forward transfer from Wake Forest, leads DII with a 28.3 points per game average, and scores 47 percent of her team’s points.
On the other bench (though not for long), will be the Lakers’ Drameka Griggs. A member of the 2011 Elite Eight All-Tournament team, Griggs is also coming off a pretty good game — a career-high 28 points as Clayton State defeated Wingate 76-60 in the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic. The victory was the eighth straight for Clayton State, and also tied a Peach Belt Conference record for consecutive home victories with 26. As is usually the case, Griggs came off the bench for the Lakers, and turned in a remarkable performance, accounting for her 28 points, as well as seven steals and three assists, in just 20 minutes of play. Clayton State scored 16 points in the last five minutes of the Wingate game, and Griggs accounted for 12 of those points.
In the second game the Clayton State men, 8-2 overall, will play North Georgia at 7:30 p.m. That game will also feature a high-scorer, Clayton State’s Teondre Williams, who, like Griggs, is coming off a career high, 28-point game in the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic. Williams, who has led the Lakers in scoring in nine of their 10 games, averages 22 points per game.
Operation Study Survey Still Open
University Relations Sponsored Fall Photo Contest
There is still time to complete the Operation Study survey. We would like your quick feedback to help us improve the program for next semester. Please take less than five minutes to complete the brief survey at the following link, even if you did not earn StudyBucks this semester.
At the end of the survey include your contact information to be included in a drawing for two $25 gift cards for the Loch Shop Bookstore. Please complete the survey by Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
The drawing will take place on Monday, Jan. 9.
Financial Aid Book Money
Financial Aid Book Money will be available in the Loch Shop, Jan. 4-17. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will be available to make purchases from the Loch Shop. Your LakerCard is required for all Book Money purchases. After Jan. 17, any unused Book Money will be returned to your student account and will be refunded to you.
Purchase a Commuter Meal Plan with Financial Aid, Jan. 4 to Jan. 17
If you’re a commuter student or a resident at Clayton Station and want to purchase a meal plan with Financial Aid, log in to the SWAN and make your purchase. After logging in to the SWAN, click on the Essentials tab and find the channel named Financial Aid Meal Plan Purchase and follow the instructions.
If funds are available, your meal plan will be available sometime the following business day and you will receive an email through your Clayton State email account.
: Dining Dollar purchases are NOT equivalent to meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall. Dining Dollars are for use at any retail location on campus and are tax-exempt.
Purchase a Laptop with Financial Aid, Jan. 4 to Jan. 17
If you need to purchase a laptop from the Loch Shop and need additional Financial Aid Book Money, log in to the SWAN and click on the Essentials tab. Locate the channel for Laptop Purchases with Financial Aid and following the instructions.
If unused Financial Aid is available, up to $1,000 will be added to your Book Money account on your LakerCard and you will receive an email in your Clayton State email account. You can use your LakerCard to purchase your laptop once the funds have been added.
Course Credit Offered for Working in Student Media
Students can now 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 is now collaborating with Clayton State’s Student Media Organizations to offer interested students the opportunity to earn credit for working with one of the three organizations. This collaboration was new for fall semester 2011.
Starting for spring semester students can select from one of five tracks: Newswriting; Photography for newspaper; Radio production; Television production; Editing.
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 1-3 hours.
Attendance at organizational meetings is required. Syllabi for the class will be handed out at the first organizational meeting.
Meetings for the Student Media organizations have not yet been determined for spring.
JOUR 3011 is for students interested in newswriting and photography. JOUR 3012 is for students interested in radio production, television production, and editing.
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.
UHS Open on Saturdays for Registration and Open Houses
University Health Services are now open on Saturdays only
during registration and open house days. Please visit our website for a complete list of hours: http://nursing.clayton.edu/uhs/
and the Office of Recruitment and Admissions for a list of registration and open house dates: http://admissions.clayton.edu/
University Relations is sponsoring a fall photography contest! Please submit your “Best Clayton State Fall Photo.” All photo submissions must be on campus. Photo subjects may include Clayton State faculty, staff, students, or campus scenery. All photos must be submitted by midnight Jan. 13, 2012. No more than two submissions per person, per day.
A winner will be announced Jan. 20, 2012. This contest is open to Clayton State faculty, staff, and students only. Join the Clayton State Flickr group at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/claytonstateuniversity/.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring 2012
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
Jan. 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 5 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 9 a.m. – 3 pm
Jan. 9 – 12 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 13 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 CLOSED (MLK Day)
Jan. 17 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 18 Resume normal hours
Lakeside Dining Hall
Jan. 8 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Jan. 9 Resume normal hours
Jan. 16 (MLK Day) Brunch/Dinner only
Jan. 3 – 6 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 7 Resumes normal hours
Jan. 3 – 6 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Resumes normal hours
All other retail dining locations resume normal hours on Jan. 9, 2012.
Time Change for Jan. 28 Basketball Doubleheader
The times for Clayton State’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 28 with USC Aiken have been changed to 3:30 p.m. (women) and 5:30 p.m. (men).
Loch Shop Closed, Feb. 6
The Loch Shop will be closing for system training on Monday, Feb. 6.
College of Business Ribbon Cutting and Signage Unveiling, Jan. 9
The College of Business invites faculty, staff and students to the ribbon cutting and signage unveiling ceremony announcing the renaming of the College of Business. The ceremony will be held on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 on the landing of the College of Business. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.
To RSVP, contact Valencia Cantrell at (678) 466-4528 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook Buyback, Jan. 9 to Jan. 11
The Loch Shop Textbook Buyback is here, Monday, Jan. 9 to Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 9 a/m/ to 7 p.m. Laker Card ID is required. Bring all CDs, DVDs, and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, Jan. 10
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the University’s Harry S. Downs Center.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
SBDC Hosting Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 10
The Small Business Development Center will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the main building at Clayton State — East.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. All Clayton State students, faculty and staff also get 50 percent off. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=15374f34-1e93-48ac-a67b-f278d517bd34&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=110882
Annual Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration, Jan. 16 to Jan. 19
Theme: “His Dream, Your Vision”
The Department of Campus Life will coordinate the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, 2012, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators to commemorate the life of Dr. King. This year’s theme is “His Dream, Your Vision” will include a Day of Service and MLK Rally and March in Atlanta, MLK Rally at Forest Park High School and the MLK Showcase.
Of special note, this year’s celebration will feature an Essay Contest that is open to all high school students at Forest Park High School, Jonesboro High School, Morrow High School, and Mt. Zion High School. Participants will write an essay reflecting on the theme and focus on how Dr. King’s dream has influenced them personally, civically, and educationally. Students with the top three essay submissions will be acknowledged at the MLK Showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Monday, Jan. 16
Name of Event: MLK Day of Service – A Day On Not A Day Off
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Clayton State students will have the opportunity to volunteer at several sites in Atlanta, Georgia through Hands On Atlanta. Upon completion of the service projects, students will participate in the Annual MLK Rally & March at 12:00 p.m. along Peachtree and Baker Street in Downtown Atlanta. Transportation will be provided for 50 participants.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” Rally
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Forest Park High School
Campus Life along with AmeriCorps and Diversity Education Experiences for Peers Educators will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” MLK Showcase
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Spivey Hall
Clayton State students will showcase their interpretation of Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life through song, dance, or poetry. Additionally, finalists from the MLK High School Essay Contest will read their award-winning pieces. Free Admission and open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Name of Event: AmeriCorps’ Service Cinema – Viewing: The Human Experience
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.