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2013/14 Clayton State Academic Planners Available, Aug. 15, Aug. 16 and Aug. 19
You must present your current Laker ID card in order to pick up a planner. (One planner per student and planners are on a first-come, first-serve basis.) You may pick up a copy of the planner at the following locations:
Times for Distribution (first-come, first-serve for each block of time)
Thursday, Aug.15, at the Student Activities Center /Stop by the F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentor table at the Involvement Fair - SAC Green from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Student Activities Center, Campus Life, Ste. 223 from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16, at the Student Activities Center, Campus Life, Ste. 223 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 19, at the Student Activities Center, Campus Life, Ste. 223 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 19 on Main Street at the James M. Baker University Center from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (stop by the Peer Mentor table)
Clayton State – Fayette Students:
Please check with the front desk area at the Peachtree City location, beginning Thursday, Aug. 15.
Campus Events Council First Welcome Meeting, Aug. 16
As the official programming board for the campus, the Campus Events Council (CEC) has already set the tone for the school year by providing you with your very first events of the school year.
CEC offers a wide variety of diverse event planning from special events, cultural events, sporting events, and much more. If you want to be a BIG DEAL on campus CEC is the organization for you. Everyone is invited so come see what all talk is about!
The meeting date is Friday, Aug. 16, in the Student Activities Center (SAC), starting at noon and ending at 1 p.m.
Free Boots Makeovers at The Loch Shop, Aug. 20
You can get a free Boots makeover (even if you don’t need one) at The Loch Shop on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Boots makeup is the largest cosmetic company in the U.K. and has earned Good Housekeeping’s seal of approval on several of their products as well as being recognized by Redbook for one of their top 15 products under $20. The makeovers are available to any student, staff or faculty member.
Mock Mediation Tournaments
For several years, Clayton State students have been participating in Mock Mediation Tournaments at local universities.
Mediation is a voluntary process in which parties attempt to resolve a dispute with the help of a neutral third party.
We are having an organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m., in room UC 424 of the James M. Baker University Center, to plan for the 2013/2014 season. All undergraduate students are welcome! If you are interested in participating, but cannot attend the meeting, please email Professor Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton State Gospel Choir Meeting, Aug. 20
The Clayton State Gospel Choir, “Influence,” is more than a group of worshipers. Influence is a movement consisting of individuals who strive to spiritually guide and influence the campus of Clayton State University and surrounding communities through the ministry of song and exemplifying Christ-like living.
The interest meeting is open to anyone who is interested. It will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Service Learning Series Institute Kick Off, Aug. 24
The Department of Campus Life will kick off the Service Learning Series Institute on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Student Activities Center Ballroom C, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Service Learning Institute will introduce students to the concepts of service learning and help develop students’ commitment to public service and learning. There will be educational sessions on community service, civic engagement, social justice, and volunteerism. After the educational sessions, students will volunteer at pre-chosen local service projects that focus on a specific community need. By the end of the day, student participants will leave with a better understanding of community service, volunteerism, and civic engagement; how to connect with local community partners; and how to set up and track their volunteer service hours.
A volunteer t-shirt, lunch and limited transportation will be provided. Students can register at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SRFiYQx4W7IRNz by Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The pre-chosen service sites and descriptions are as follows:
· Morrow/Lake City Park: Are You Ready For Some Football??
Volunteers will assist with opening game day youth football operations including chain crew and general park maintenance and upkeep.
· Morrow Community Garden: Do You Have A Green Thumb?
Volunteers will assist with preparing the soil, plant seeds, weed, harvest produce and more. Volunteers will learn how to grow healthy produce and reduce food budgets while getting to know neighbors and instilling pride in the community.
· Morrow Library: Shhhh!!!
Volunteers will help with organizing and maintaining the book and periodical collections; re-shelving and categorizing books; and assist with other tasks as needed.
· Keep Forest Park Beautiful: Clean City = Happy City!!
Volunteers will spread out over a section of the Forest Park community to beautify the area and spread some smiles.
· Rainbow House: Be The Good!!
Volunteers will assist with facility maintenance, beautification projects and other tasks as needed.
Loch-In Leadership Institute
LOCH-IN Leadership Institute is Campus Life’s premiere leadership development program. LOCH-IN is a comprehensive non-credit course designed to teach students the most formidable leadership skills for success in leadership on campus, in communities, and in career endeavors. It is designed for individuals interested in leadership development and personal growth. LOCH-IN consists of two classes per month and will run from Sept. 18 to Nov. 20, 2013.
Applications Due: Friday, Aug. 30, to Department of Campus Life, Ste. 223, Student Activities Center.
For more information, visit: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/leadership/leadershipinstitute or contact Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Skullcandy Listening Party, Aug. 14
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, The Loch Shop is sponsoring a Skullcandy Listening Party on the plaza outside the James M. Baker University Center (on the Swan Lake side of the building.)
Come test out headphones before you purchase them. The Loch Shop will have Skullcandy, Street by 50 Cent, RZA, Marley and Sony products available for you to try out.
There will also be giveaways throughout the day, so make sure you stop on by.
The Loch Shop Book Buyback
Missed buyback in July? Don't lose your head; we've got you covered. Our buyback counter is open right outside the Loch Shop.
Aug. 12 to 14: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Aug. 15: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available Monday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 20. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Monday, Aug. 5 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After August 20, unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late August based on your refund preference through Higher One.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Extended Hours During Bookstore Bucks, Aug. 5 through Aug. 20
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have extended hours during Bookstore Bucks:
Aug. 5 – Aug. 8: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Bookstore Bucks open)
Aug. 9: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 10: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 12 – Aug. 15: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Aug. 16: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last day for refunds/exchanges)
Aug. 19: Resume normal fall semester hours
Aug. 20: Last day of Bookstore Bucks
Bed Bath & Beyond at The Loch Shop
Bed Bath & Beyond®, the destination for college shopping, is packing up, hitting the road, and coming to Clayton State University – with an on-campus Bookstore Pop Up Shop filled with last minute college essentials and an array of items.
After unpacking, students may realize they have forgotten important items for their dorm rooms or off-campus apartments. The on-campus Loch Shop Pop Up Shop is packed with easy, fun and convenient solutions for these last minute needs. Students won’t need to step off campus to get the things they need to make their new residences feel like home. The shop will include everything from storage solutions, décor accessories, and bedding.
SBDC Class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" Aug. 15
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be presenting a class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The class will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. The registration fee is $69 per person.
Topics for discussion during "Writing a Living Business Plan" will include:
Telling a compelling and provocative story;
Completing a SWOT analysis;
Setting goals and key performance indicators;
Compiling sections of the plan, including marketing, HR, financial, operational;
Calculating profit and loss projections, balance sheets, cash flow statements;
Finding sources and determining the cost of capital.
A sample business plan will be among the handouts provided with the class.
Interested parties can register at www.georgiasbdc.org or call SBDC Program Coordinator Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100
Congressman Scott’s Health Fair, Aug. 17
Congressman David Scott’s Ninth Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17. This event will mark close to a decade of partnership with Metropolitan Atlanta’s leading healthcare professionals to provide free health exams and information for my constituents.
This year’s event will take place at Mundy’s Mill High School, which is located at 9652 Fayetteville Rd., Jonesboro, Ga., and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Welcome Week 2013 has Gone Mobile!
Clayton State University Welcome Week 2013 now has a guide on Guidebook! Improve your experience by taking the schedule, maps, Twitter and more with you on your phone or mobile device.
Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices, completely free.
“Make Yourself at Home” & Download the Guidebook by clicking the link below!
Wednesday, Aug. 14
“The ICE Breaker”
SAC Laker Lounge
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites new and returning students to “break the ICE” through music, games, and conversation.
Speed Dating-“Meet Thy Neighbor”
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sponsored By: CEC
Come out and “meet thy neighbor” at CEC’s fun and creative spin on speed dating. We don’t guarantee love connections but we do guarantee you will have a great time! Enjoy delightful refreshments, prizes, entertainment, and good company from your very own Laker Nation.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Involvement Fair 2013
SAC Fitness Center
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Come visit more than 100 student organizations, departments, and community tables for information and goodies and enjoy music provided by CSiR and food fresh off the grill at the Annual Fall Involvement Fair. This year’s fair will include the first Laker Market Day of the year featuring various types of vendors with great deals for Clayton State students, faculty, and staff!
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life
It’s SHOWTIME! Various student organizations will showcase their organization through stepping, singing, dancing, acting, modeling, and much more to the Clayton State student body and community. Back-A-Yard will be on deck with their famous island style BBQ and festival favorites such as funnel cakes and deep fried snickers (cash or credit cards accepted).
Friday, Aug. 16
FSC’s House Party
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sponsored by: FSC
It’s the first party of the school year…It’s sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Council…Nothing else needs to be said…except Clayton State students are FREE with LakerID! Non-Clayton State Students are $10.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by We Are O.N.E. Interfaith Council
The week has been fantastic! We’ve enjoyed homemade treats, a picnic with our Laker Nation family, met some potential employers, broken the stereotypes of our Greek organizations and broken the ICE, felt the SPIRIT and topped it off with a HOUSE party. Now it’s time to clean house. Join We Are O.N.E. along with CEC, SGA, FSC, Alpha Phi Omega, SLIC (Student Leadership Involvement Council), and AmeriCorps as we restore our campus to its beautiful state with this campus wide cleanup initiative. Lunch will be provided to all participants following the campus clean-up at the Laker Hall pavilion.
Purchase a Meal Plan with Financial Aid, by Aug. 20
Did you know you can purchase a meal plan with your unused financial aid? Well, you can!
Between Aug. 5 and Aug. 20, purchase a meal plan online and have it paid for with financial aid. Log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Financial Aid Meal Plan channel. Complete the information requested and select the meal plan and quantity. If your purchase is approved (based on available aid), your meal plan will be available for use within approximately one business day.
You Can Purchase a Laptop in The Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks, by Aug. 20
Need to purchase a Dell laptop from the Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks, but you don’t have enough after buying books? You can request up to $1,000 additional Bookstore Bucks (from previously-awarded financial aid) through the SWAN!
Between Aug. 5 and Aug. 20, log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Laptop Purchase with Financial Aid channel. After your request has been submitted and reviewed, you will be notified by Clayton State email to let you know if your request has been approved. If approved, your funds will be added to your Bookstore Bucks account for use in the Loch Shop
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus.
To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf.
All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 11
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
Register until Friday, Sept. 27, by visiting http://apps.clayton.edu/webreg/register/Diversity2013. Free for Clayton State students; Clayton State faculty/staff $20, Non-Clayton State participants $40.Registration fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For additional information, go to:
Call for Presentations — Submit Presentation Proposals by Friday, Sept. 6
Conference Theme: Beyond Race: The Forgotten “isms”
Our goal is to broaden participants understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Additionally, explore the intersection of social identities and how our social identities can create privilege and oppression.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference by presenting, go to: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at email@example.com or (678) 466-5421.
Class Attendance During First Two Weeks
Welcome to the fall semester at Clayton State University! As you know, weekday classes begin today, Monday, Aug. 12. We want you to have a successful start of the fall semester, and we know this is also important to you! Therefore, it is imperative that you attend class during the first week and no later than the second week of the semester. A registered student who does not attend at least one class session in each course by Thursday, Aug. 22 is a “no show.” If you are enrolled in an online course, the instructor will provide details on how online attendance will be verified.
Registration will be cancelled for any course in which a student is submitted to the Registrar’s Office as a “no show”. The “no show” student will not be charged tuition for the cancelled course. However, there may be serious financial aid consequences for students who are receiving financial aid, since this will reduce the number of enrolled credit hours. The complete No Show Policy including the appeal process is available at http://www.clayton.edu/registrar/noshowpolicy. In the event you are reported as a no show, it will be extremely difficult to get reinstated in class as indicated in the policy. Please do not let this happen to you!
The complete fall academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar.
Fee Payment Deadline and Important Dates
This is a reminder that the deadline to register for fall classes and pay tuition/fees is Aug. 1. If you register after this date, you will be charged a $100 late fee. If you are a new student scheduled for an upcoming orientation session your tuition/fees deadline is Aug. 15, and you will not be charged a late fee.
Please note the following important beginning of semester enrollment dates.
Ø Aug. 12-15, 2013 – Drop/Add and Late Registration
Ø Aug. 15, 2013 – Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
Ø Aug. 22, 2013 – No Show Deadline (must attend class by this date)
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.
Attendance at first meeting is MANDATORY. The meeting date and time will be determined. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. By phone: (678) 466-4724.
Student Government Association: Freshman Senator Seats
The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of elected student representatives who work in an advisory capacity to the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative units to formulate legislation, actions, and policies that positively impact the student population of Clayton State University. The basic function of the SGA is to provide for the general welfare of the student body by providing a means of student input and opinion in the organization and operation of student affairs. The SGA shall work to facilitate communication between the students, faculty, and administration.
Applications will be available from Aug. 19 to Sept. 6 for all freshman who are interested in running for a senator seat. Applications can be downloaded from the SGA website on Aug. 19. http://www.clayton.edu/sga
Register Now for Intramural Sports
C’mon, just play! Online registration is now open for volleyball, dodge ball, flag football and tennis singles.
Check out IMleagues.com for the complete list of our sports; IMleagues.com/clayton.
Not ready to sweat or pull flags? Try our newest intramural sport – College Football Pick-Em. Each week a list of games will be made available for participants to make their selections.
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.
Students Asked to Update Fitness Center Paperwork On-Line
Students – in order to make your first visit to the Fitness Center more efficient, please complete your paperwork on-line at https://apps.clayton.edu/surveys/1.
Login using your SWAN credentials and then fill out the survey. If you login and nothing happens, that means you are up to date!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SAC Fitness Center front desk at (678) 466-4971. Thank you!
Emergency Alerts via Text Messaging from Public Safety
Welcome from the Department of Public Safety to all new students, faculty and staff, and welcome back to all those returning.
As a public service, the Department of Public Safety sends out emergency alert messages as needed through the use of outdoor sirens, emails, campus telephone system, and/or text messaging. Since text messaging is generally the most effective mode of communication, it is very important that all students, faculty and staff enter their cell numbers into the campus emergency alert network to receive these messages when sent out.
Note that your number has to personally entered. The information is not automatically extracted from your personal data. Here is the process that we encourage all to follow for first time entries or when you change your cell number or the carrier:
· Log into the SWAN at the University’s website
· Link on “My Tab” in tool bar.
· Scroll down to section titled ”Emergency Text Messages”
· Enter your cell number and the carrier (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, or other)
· Click on “Submit” and you’re done with this easy yet important process.
Please call the Public Safety Office at (678) 466-4050 with any questions.
New Parking Permits
The parking permits/decals for the previous school year will expire on Wednesday July 31. New permits are currently available for pick up at the Department of Public Safety, with valid dates from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.
Faculty/staff will be issued the traditional blue colored permits. However, there are some changes to the student permits. Students living in Laker Hall will be issued gold colored permits and those living in Clayton Station will be issued green colored permits. All other students will be issued orange colored permits. However, student vehicles bearing any of these three colors may park in any areas designated for student parking.
Install Your Software Today!
It's not too late to install software without an appointment. Install the software you need right now via LANDesk. Appointments for software can sometimes take two to four hours. They also start this coming Monday. Skip the appointments with LANDesk.
Simply log into the S.W.A.N.
Click the HUB's tab.
Download and install the LANDesk Agent.
Open the Desktop Manager Program (Software Deployment Portal)
Select & Install (Deploy) the desired software.
Appointments will begin on the first day of classes August 12th and will be continue through Aug. 24. We promise not to judge you for creating an appointment, but know that all the cool students will have installed their software via LANDesk.
Walk-up installations will continue for the rest of this week.
Make Your Refund Selection Through Higher One!
You don’t want your financial aid refund to be delayed! Make your selection through Higher One right away!
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp?
For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.