Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert, Dec. 12
Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be celebrating the 2012 holiday season with five special daytime Young People’s Concerts; starting on Monday, Nov. 19 and concluding on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All five concerts start at 11:15 a.m., in Spivey Hall on the Clayton State campus in Morrow.
Spivey Hall’s daytime Young People’s Concerts are an excellent opportunity for dreams to be made real, and for only $2 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (678) 466-4481.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Spivey Hall’s own Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ, and organist Steven Wooddell, will take center stage for a holiday pipe organ concert. The magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ is the crowning centerpiece of Spivey Hall. Built by the Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, the 4,413-pipe organ is just as beautiful to hear as it is to see. Wooddell will demonstrate the amazing range of the instrument with a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal music sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Clean Out, Dec. 12
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you have until Dec. 12, (8 p.m.) to clean out your locker. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. All contents must be removed for the duration of winter break. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Locker renewals will be available Jan.2, 2013. Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4976.
CE Certificate Program Graduation, Dec. 13
The Division of Continuing Education will hold its Fourth Certificate Program Graduation on Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in Spivey Hall. Certificates will be awarded to all students who have successfully completed Certificate Programs during the second half of 2012. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
CE will be awarding 75 Certificates of Program Completion. An expected 250 guests will celebrate with the graduates. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton will address the group, as will CE graduate, Stephanie Montgomery (Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program) who will be sharing her success story.
Please RSVP by calling (678) 466-5050.
Loch Shop’s Stuck on Campus Sale, Dec. 10 to Dec. 21
The Loch Shop will be having its annual “Stuck On Campus” sale, starting on Monday, Dec. 10 and running through Friday, Dec. 21.
Included in the same will be such bargains as limited edition Clayton State University Christmas ornaments for $9.99, Buy 2 Bargain Books, get one free (of equal or lesser value), as well as deep discounts on the most popular authors in the tradebook section.
Finish your holiday shopping with great deals, free gift wrapping, no parking hassles and plenty of Laker Pride.
Bursar’s Office Closed for Staff Development, Dec. 14
The Bursar’s office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 14 for staff development. The Bursar’s office will resume regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 17.
Clayton State Alumnus John Morrow to be Commissioned on Campus as Marine Second Lieutenant, Dec. 15
John Lewis Morrow, a May 2012 honors graduate of Clayton State University with a B.S. in Biology, will be returning to campus on Saturday, Dec. 15 to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps.
The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at outdoor the Judge Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located between the Baker Center and Spivey Hall, starting at 10 a.m.
Late Registration for Spring 2013 Begins, Dec. 10
Late registration for the spring 2013 semester will begin Monday, Dec. 10, at 12:01 a.m., for students whose classes were dropped for nonpayment or for students who did not previously register for spring classes. The $100 late fee will apply at that time.
Spring 2013 Enrollment Reminder Dates
January 3 Registration for TAP Students and Senior Citizens
January 5 First Day of Weekend Classes
January 7 First Day of Weekday Classes
January 7-10 Drop/Add and Late Registration ($100 late fee if not already registered)
January 10 Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
January 17 No Show Deadline - must attend class by this date
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
The complete spring 2013 academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar
Donate a Textbook, Earn Study Bucks
The Office of Orientation & New Student programs need your help! Please consider helping other Clayton State students who might need some temporary assistance with textbooks. We are collecting textbooks from core classes taught at Clayton State for the upcoming fall 2013 BookSMART program.
Textbooks collected will be used to start a small book program, BookSMART (Success. Motivation, Academics, Retention, Transition) in which students can visit our office and utilize the books in-house to study in our Resource Center.
BookSMART will serve as a resource for students who may be experiencing temporary financial obstacles in securing core course textbooks (typically at the beginning of each semester), but desire to maintain their academic success in their courses.
Students who do not plan to sell their textbooks can drop off their books to our office, located in the Student Center, room 218. Donate a book and earn Study Bucks (limited supply) for your donation!
Please make sure the book is in fair condition and can be used in core classes. Please contact Darius Thomas, programs assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Reserve Your Textbooks Using The Loch Shop Pre-Pack Plan, Through Dec. 21
The Loch Shop Pre-Pack Program is a free online service that allows you to reserve the books you need for the upcoming semester. You can save money by having first choice of used books; save time by letting us pull your books for you; skip lines by checking out through our dedicated pre-pack line.
Pre-Pack your textbooks, now through Friday, Dec. 21. To begin reserving your textbooks, click here: http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_textbook_agreement.asp
Any questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (678) 466-4220.
Desire2Learn Replacing GeorgiaView in January
This coming spring, Clayton State University will move to Desire2Learn (D2L) as the new learning management system, replacing GeorgiaView. Faculty with classes starting in January 2013 will use this system to provide "anytime, anywhere" access to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, email, grading, student progress reports, and project files.
To help make this transition an easy one for students, information and training is available.
The HUB and the Center for Instructional Development will conduct hourly seminars on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 to help students become acquainted with the Desire2Learn environment. These seminars will be held in room L-200 in the Library. In addition, print and video tutorial can be viewed at the following website…
For additional information and questions please contact the HUB at ext. 4357.
Course Credit Offered for Working in 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 five "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. This meeting will be held on Jan. 11, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. 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.
Spring 2013 Intramural Sports Registration
The Department of Recreation and Wellness wants to announce our upcoming Intramural Sports leagues which will start in January 2013. Our first round of sports will include 5x5 basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball. There are leagues for all genders and talent levels. All students, faculty, and staff and encouraged to participate!
To register, all you have to do is use your Clayton State email address to create an account and sign up a team at IMleagues.com/clayton which is the site used to host our Intramural sports leagues. If you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (678) 466-4973.
ASK ME! Program…Volunteers needed for Spring Semester 2013
ASK ME is designed to help welcome newcomers and returning students to the University during the start of each semester. The program features welcome tents and student volunteers wearing bright orange “Ask Me!” T-shirts. Volunteers are positioned in high-traffic areas around the campus to welcome students, answer questions, and point people in the right direction.
Student volunteers will serve on the following days: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers for ASK ME will earn $25 “Bookstore Bucks” for each four-hour shift (limit two shifts per volunteer).
To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Clayton State University, and must attend one of two 30-minute training sessions, held on Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 3, 2013. To sign up, contact Charnele Dobbins at email@example.com
by Friday, Dec. 14. Make sure to check your class schedule before selecting times to volunteer. For more information regarding this program, contact the Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
The Loch Shop Launches New Custom Fan Shop; www.claytonstategear.com
Clayton State University Laker fans can now do all their holiday shopping on-line, with one easy click of the mouse.
Todd Smith, manager of the University’s Loch Shop, has announced the launch of www.claytonstategear.com
, the official online store for Clayton State Athletics devoted exclusively to selling Laker athletic gear. From Adidas to Under Armour, www.claytonstategear.com
has something for every Laker fan, while offering the ease of online purchasing.
“Our new custom fan shop, www.claytonstategear.com
, allows the Loch Shop to offer its customers a larger number of items than we have space to offer in our current bricks and mortar location,” notes Smith, who adds that The Loch Shop splits the proceeds from every sale with the Clayton State Athletics Department.
Jessica Valadez, the developer of the new site and college program manager for Advanced-Online, says that www.claytonstategear.com
should have between 300 to 500 products available online, and will continue to add new products throughout the year. She also promises to run monthly promotions (the current one is a gift with a $50 purchase) throughout the year as well.
Announcing the Loch Shop Survey Prize Winners
Congratulations to students Tina Wright and Taylor Hughes and staff member Heidi Benford. Each will receive a $50 Loch Shop gift card as winners in the Bookstore survey random prize drawing.
The Loch Shop would like to thank the campus community for their feedback on our operations. Your input has a significant impact in determining how we develop our plans for the future as well as letting us know areas we need to improve in order to ensure you are receiving the best customer service possible. We are thrilled we received 94 percent or higher positive rating and will strive to reach a perfect satisfaction level of 100 percent.
Thank you again for all who participated in the Survey Process for the Loch Shop!
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Semester Break
Dec. 10 – 21, 2012
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CLOSED – Dec. 22, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013
Jan. 2, 2013
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hour for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
Dining Services Hours During Semester Break
Lakeside Dining Hall
- Last meal for Fall 2012: Lunch on Friday, Dec. 7
- CLOSED: Dec. 10 – Jan. 6
- Normal service resumes Monday, Jan. 7
Visit Holiday Operating Hours
for information about all retail units.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hours for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
Desire 2 Learn Training Opportunities
Below is a link to the HUB’s site for upcoming training in Desire2Learn.
"Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience" Now on YouTube
The National Archives at Atlanta is proud to announce the "release" of its immigration-themed video, "Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience."
NARA's social media team posted the video to NARA's YouTube channel on Friday afternoon; without any advance word or notice, the video has been viewed more than 100 times since then.
The link to the video on YouTube is http://youtu.be/WPDJU8Fg0ps
. ("Join the National Archives at Atlanta for a Naturalization Ceremony that it hosted on July 20, 2012. Share the joy of new citizens and learn about NARA records that document the path to citizenship, often times with surprising and poignant results.")
Financial Aid Book Money for Spring 2013
Financial Aid Book Money for spring 2013 will be available Jan. 3 to Jan. 17. After tuition, fees, and other expenses are covered, up to $1,000 of your unused aid will automatically be moved to your LakerCard for use in the Loch Shop. Funds are available to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After Jan. 17, unused Book Money is returned to your student account and refunded based on your selection through Higher One.
Financial Aid Meal Plan and Laptop Purchases for Spring 2013
Unused Financial Aid will be available Jan. 3 to Jan. 17, to purchase commuter meal plans and laptops in the Loch Shop. To purchase a commuter meal plan or request funds for a laptop, log into the SWAN and click the Essentials tab. From there, locate the Meal Plan Purchase or Laptop Purchase channels and follow the directions to submit your request. These channels will only be available Jan. 3 to Jan. 17, 2013.
First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier, Jan. 12
Clayton State, specifically the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, will once again be hosting the First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Baker Center (largely on Main Street and the Commons Area) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIMS’ Jay Terry is heading up the organization of the event. For details will be forthcoming.
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 15 -- MLK Rally
Campus Life, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Educators, will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High School to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life as well as celebrate his legacy.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Forest Park High School
Sponsored by: AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Jan. 15 -- I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual MLK March in honor of individuals that fought for civil rights of all mankind. The MLK March procession will end at the Lawson Amphitheatre with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, legacy and dream.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., James M. Baker University Center Quad and Lawson Amphitheatre
Sponsored by: Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, and Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 20 -- King’s Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. , Student Activities Center Ballroom
Sponsored by: Campus Life, Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 21 -- MLK Day of Service and MLK March
The campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. Transportation will be provided for 25 participants. For more information regarding registration for this event, please contact LaShanda Hardin at LaShandaHardin@clayton.edu
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Goldberg, Sellers, and Cyrus English Awards Submission Deadline, Feb. 1
Please see attached posters for additional information, qualifications and guidelines for submission. The submission deadline is Feb.1, 2013.
English Department Awards committee: Gwen Harold, Eugene Ngezem, Shannon Cochran, Margaret Fletcher, Robert Pfeiffer, and Brigitte Byrd.
CSU 2013 Goldberg Prize
CSU 2013 Sharon Sellers Awards
CSU 2013 Stanley Cyrus Awards in CRW