New in this Issue
Buy a Meal Plan, Get an Additional Meal FREE!
It’s back by popular demand! Purchase any meal plan and get an additional meal for FREE!
That’s right… purchase a Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five, or purchase the 25+ plan and get 26 meals. This offer is available Thursday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Limit of two free additional meals during the promotion period. Purchase meal plans in the LakerCard Center with cash or credit/debit. (The LakerCard Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day!)
LOL Applications Available, Sept. 3
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders.
The Laker Orientation Leader, LOL, is a mentoring leadership position where students have the opportunity to work closely with incoming freshman, transfer, non-traditional students and their families and assist them with their transition to Clayton State University. LOLs work closely with academic advisors, professional staff, and each other to implement the Orientation program. LOLs also get to work behind the scenes planning and preparing for programs for new students.
To be an Orientation Leader, students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2.4 GPA at the close of the Fall Semester
- Be in good standing with the University
- Interest in a leadership position
- Desire to work with new students
- Open-minded and creative
LOL applications available online Tuesday, Sept. 3! Check it out here: http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/lol
If you have any questions, please contact Office of Orientation and New Student Programs Assistant Director, Brittany Hopson Stikes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5443.
Testing Center Moving to Clayton State – East in September
The Clayton State Testing Center will be moving to its new home at Clayton State-East, room 121 in Arbor Hall, from Friday, Sept. 13, until reopening on Monday, Sept. 30.
In between Sept. 13 and Sept. 30, the Testing Center will be considered closed, although they hope to answer phones or at least return phone calls as much as possible after the phones are reconnected.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Labor Day Weekend
In observance of the Labor Day weekend, Auxiliary Services will have the following hours:
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center: Closed, Monday, Sept. 2
Sandella’s: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2: closed. Cash, credit card and Dining Dollars only. No meal swipes. Combos will be available.
Dining Hall: Monday, Sept. 2: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Full meal plan service available for dinner.
CSiR Block Party, Aug. 28
CSiR’s Block Party will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, noon to 2 p.m., at the Amphitheater. Come and hang out with us as we play some music and get to know our DJs.
Janet Winkler, Virginia Bonner and Jonathan Harris Featured on Atlanta TV Festival's Business of Television Session, Aug. 28
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., Janet Winkler, Dr. Virginia Bonner and Dr. Jonathan Harris will be featured on the Atlanta TV Festival's Business of Television Session panel discussion, "YES! I Can Work at a Major TV/Film Studio!"
This event is free and open to the public and will be held at 1100 Peachtree St., Second Fl., Atlanta. There is paid parking in the building garage, lots across the street, on the right of the building and metered parking on the left. The panel starts at 6 p.m., and ends at 8 p.m.
Please RSVP to AtlantaFestival@gmail.com or call (404) 692-5552.
Safety on Campus Town Hall Discussions, Aug. 28, Aug. 29
This week, Chief Bobby Hamil and Clayton State police officers will be holding “town hall” type meetings on campus to discuss and answer questions in an informal setting on the topic of “Safety on Campus.”
They will provide a variety of suggestions and advice on such topics as sexual assault prevention and response, walking alone after dark, vehicle safety, use of social media, and identity theft prevention.
The town halls will be in held Laker Hall’s multipurpose room at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and in the clubhouse at Clayton Station at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.
All new and returning students, whether they live on or off campus, are encouraged to attend these informative meetings. Snacks will be provided.
Operation Study 2013/14 Kickoff, Aug. 29
It’s easy to say to college students, “study two hours for every hour you spend in the classroom.” But, it may not be so easy for students to get the results they want from that studying.
With that fact in mind, Clayton State’s Operation Study is opening its 2013/14 year with a presentation by Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Success Dr. Mark Daddona on learning styles. “Discover Your Learning Style!” will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 3:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in room B-10 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall.
"Hot Dogs with Hynes" for Students, Aug. 29
The Clayton State University Student Government Association (SGA) and the Clayton State Department of Campus Life will be having a special event on Thursday, Aug. 29.
It’s a hot dog cookout at the Clayton State Student Activities Center (SAC), but it’s not just your average weenie roast, since it will feature a chance for Clayton State students to fellowship with Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes.
The purpose of “Hot Dogs with Hynes” is to offer all Clayton State students an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with the University president, while also, while enjoying hot dogs. Hynes will offer a few words about his vision for Clayton State and take some questions from students.
This event will also be a part of a campus celebration of College Colors Day as a way to promote one of SGA’s goals of promoting spirit and pride at the University.
“Hot Dogs with Hynes” will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the ballroom of the SAC.
Graduate School Workshops, Aug. 29
The Office of Career Services is holding two graduate school workshops on Thursday, Aug. 29, in the James M. Baker University Center.
The 11:30 a.m. session will be held in room UC425 and the 5 p.m. sessions in room UC272.
Should you consider graduate school? How do you find the right program? What is involved with applying to graduate school? When should you start? What do they mean by GRE, CV, and personal statement?
Students can learn answers to these and other questions by participating in the Graduate School Workshop. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session. Check-in will close 15 minutes after start time.
Needs vs. Wants, Aug. 29
Do you want to find out how your needs and wants affect your spending? If so, come to the Office of Financial Aid’s “NEEDS VS. WANTS” presentation, Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Arts & Science Building, room 101.
There will be a Gift Basket giveaway drawing for the first 10 participants, so come early.
Could you use $50 in Laker Bucks? Come to this presentation for more details.
Any questions or concerns, email email@example.com.
Water Shut Off, Aug. 30
The Clayton County Water Authority will be shutting off the water to the west side of Swan Lake on Friday, Aug. 30. The planned water shut off times for Aug. 30 are from 8 a.m. to 2: p.m.
This will affect the following buildings: Athletic & Fitness, Spivey Hall, Music Education, the Downs Center and the SAC (Including the soccer field).
We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. Please let Facilities Management know if you have any questions.
Student Media Boot Camp Sessions, Starting Aug. 30
Interested in learning what it takes to be in Student Media? Attend one of our Boot Camp sessions! These sessions should give you an overview on everything you need to know to be a part of Student Media.
Aug. 30 – Clayton State internet Radio (CSiR) workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., UC272
Aug. 30 – Clayton State Television (CSTV) pre-production training: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., UC267
Sept. 6 – The Bent Tree workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 6 – CSTV production training: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 13 – CSTV post-production (editing) training: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Music Building, room 144*
*Please note that due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the CSTV editing training.
For more information, contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loch-In Leadership Institute – Applications Due, Aug. 30
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.
Clayton State at the Decatur Book Festival, Sept. 1
Clayton State will once again be represented at the Decatur Book Festival’s College Day.
Appearing on the Local Poets’ Stage, Java Monkey Coffeehouse, 425 Church St., Decatur, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to 12:45 p.m. will be Brigitte Byrd, Roberto Gibraltarik, and Robert Pfeiffer.
Go to http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2013/schedule/event-details.php?id=256 for more details.
Chair Upgrades in the Baker Center, Starting Sept. 3
Facilities Management is in the process of upgrading 50+ chairs in the James M. Baker University Center, mainly in the student lounge areas.
The project will start the week of Sept. 3. We will be reupholstering lounge chairs and removing up to 15 chairs at a time for work. The next set of 15 chairs will be sent to workshop after we receive and return the first set of finished chairs. This process will continue till we have completed the entire scope of project.
This is to inform you that seating will be limited in certain lounge study areas for up to two weeks at a time. The project will start from the fourth floor.
Please contact Facilities Management with any questions regarding the project.
Our Genealogy Group Meeting, Sept. 8
Please join Our Genealogy Group for its September meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center.
Patricia Fields will be giving a lecture on USGenweb, a free genealogy online database. See the blog, ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com for the exact location.
And, save the upcoming dates – Oct. 6: Local Courthouse Records, and Nov. 3: "Dying to get it Done!" a mini-workshop on death records, cemeteries and more.
Our Genealogy Group also has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourgenealogygroup/.
This is the place to get quick answers to genealogy questions without waiting on the next meeting. You can also share genealogy information here, and invite your friends and family who are interested in discussing genealogy too.
For more information, contact Rosemary Fischer at (678) 466-4333.
Constitution Week Events
Dr. Joseph Corrado has announced the events for Clayton State’s upcoming annual celebration of Constitution Week.
Tuesday, Sept. 17; from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Writer’s studio (Arts and Sciences 224)… screening of the film, “It’s a Free Country” which is a part of the PBS series on the Constitution.
Wednesday, Sept. 18; Constitutional Debate Guns on College Campuses: Defensive or Offensive? Moderated by Corrado from 11 a.m. to noon in the SAC ballrooms.
Thursday, Sept. 19; from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall. The Second Annual Civil Constitutional discussion with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams and Georgia State Representative Matt Ramsey, “Government Monitoring of Social Media: A Violation of the Fourth Amendment?”
Friday, Sept. 20; from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center. A New York Times talk facilitated by attorney Herbert Adams, “Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial.” A free lunch will be provided to all of those that RSVP to Corrado via email at email@example.com by Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Alumni Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
This year, the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The Alumni Awards Dinner is an annual event hosted by The Alumni Association, which seeks to recognize the University’s alumni and alumnae (current and future) who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Clayton State University.
The reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program and dinner to follow. Go to http://giving.clayton.edu/alumni/event_calendar?cid=2&ceid=10&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f26%2f2013for more information and to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5421.
Clayton State Announces a New Scholarship Initiative; “Dream Makers”
As a means of addressing the ongoing challenge of students being stretched by increasing educational costs and the need to “make ends meet,” Clayton State University has announced a new scholarship initiative, “Dream Makers.”
Dream Makers is a multi-faceted approach to helping those students who are either high achievers, are close to completing their degree, or both. Three separate initiatives will be a part of the Dream Makers program; Dream Makers Scholarships, the Loch Leaders Investment Fund, and Laker Completion Grants.
Dream Maker Scholarships will carry the name of the donors and will have broad selection criteria established by the individual donor. Each scholarship will be given to one student.
The Loch Leaders Investment Fund will recognize high achievers – those full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater who demonstrate unmet need. A select group of students will be designated as Loch Leaders each year with priority given in order to: continuing students; new freshmen; returning students; and transfer students.
Many Clayton State students are the first in their family to attend college. Completing their coursework and receiving their degree is a significant accomplishment that can be postponed due to family situations, work demands, and, very often, financial challenges. The Laker Completion Grants will impact those students who are near degree completion and demonstrate unmet need. Priority will be given to those closest to degree completion with unmet need and a GPA of at least 2.5.
What are YOU Doing for Winter and Spring Break?
The Department of Campus Life will be hosting an information session to provide all interested students with additional details about the upcoming Alternative Winter Break Volunteer Service Trip taking place Dec. 9, 2013 to Dec. 12, 2013 and Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Service Trips taking place Mar. 9, 2014 to Mar. 15, 2014.
The Information Sessions will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Student Activities Center Laker Lounge at 1:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Students will be provided with information about the service sites, transportation, lodging and other important information.
The Alternative Break Volunteer program is an opportunity for students to engage in community-based service projects during the University’s designated Semester Breaks. This program was developed to create an understanding and appreciation of the issues people of various communities encounter daily. Students return from the experience with a deeper understanding of volunteerism, community service and activism to help create change. For additional information about this event or other Campus Life programs, contact the Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Auxiliary Services is Celebrating Birthdays!
Auxiliary Services is now celebrating your birthday!
Come in to the LakerCard Office on your birthday and pick up Auxiliary Services’ gift to you. If you aren’t on campus on your birthday, that’s okay, come by any time during the month.
Auxiliary Services has special discounts, a free fountain soda, a birthday button and other goodies for you. Happy Birthday from Auxiliary Services!
Free Clayton State Caps from The Loch Shop
For a limited time, The Loch Shop is giving away a snazzy Clayton State Lakers navy baseball cap with every $30 purchase. The promo code is 5868. Go to www.ClaytonStateGear.com for more details.
Elite 8 T-Shirts on Sale at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop is having a special sale on 2013 Women’s Basketball Elite 8/Conference Championship T-shirts. They have been put on sale for… wait for it… $8.88.
The Loch Shop Now On Instagram and Twitter
The Loch Shop is now up and running on both Instagram and Twitter. The handle for both of social media platforms is lochshop.
Student Media’s Digital Yearbook… Interested?
Student Media is looking for interested students to help with the first ever Student Media yearbook. This multi-media digital yearbook will be compiled over the next year and distributed the first week of May and at graduation.
If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, please contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for details on our first meeting…
News from the HUB
Due to the increase in the number of clients, please expect longer wait times. We've made many of our services available via the web and phones as an alternative.
One method to minimize your service time is to install the LANDesk agent prior to your visit. The LANDesk installer can take up to 45 minutes to install.
New & Improved Clayton State – Fayette Hours
Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, most services will be available for Clayton State — Fayette.
These services include software installations & troubleshooting; in addition to limited hardware troubleshooting. These services will continue throughout the semester.
Mondays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Software Installation Appointments
Appointment slots are filling up fast. This is the last week to make an appointment for software installations. Be sure to download and install the LANDesk agent before your appointment for faster service.
Walk-up installations will begin next week on Aug. 26.
“Issues” with GeorgiaVIEW
GeorgiaView (Desire2Learn) has been having “issues” such as not allowing users access to course information. For more information on thees outtage see the USG Service Status page. In the event of additional outages, the HUB will update the alerts section of the HUB's website.
An Electric Car Charging Station at Clayton State? Take the Survey
The University is committed to sustainable practices, energy savings and environmental safety. Therefore, we have designed a quick survey to determine the level of interest in installing an electric car charging station on Clayton State University’s campus. We would highly appreciate your participation in this survey which will take less than a minute of your time. Please follow the link below to answer only four survey questions: