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Homecoming at Clayton State is an annual opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to come together to remember times past and make new memories with friends and family. It is also one of our foremost opportunities to invite the community to share a special occasion with us, and come to campus for a variety of events.
Homecoming 2014 helps mark the 45th anniversary of Clayton State. I invite you to visit the Homecoming website and look at the wide variety of events that will take place during Homecoming Week – Feb. 9 to Feb. 15.
The most significant community event in this year’s Homecoming is the Homecoming Parade. Many can join in the parade – you don’t have to make an elaborate float, and marchers are welcome as well.
For more information on all the events of Homecoming Week, or to enter a unit into the parade, please visit http://www.Clayton.edu/Homecoming; or to volunteer at one of the events, please contact Leila Tatum at LeilaTatum@Clayton.edu or Natasha Hutson at NatashaHutson@Clayton.edu.
Clayton State University
Campus Alert System Test, Feb. 5
The Office of Public Safety will hold a test of the campus alert system today around noon. This is only a test…
SGA Meeting on USG Smoking Policy, Feb. 5
On Feb. 11, the Board of Regents will be voting on a new policy to promote a tobacco - free environment on all campuses within the University System of Georgia.
It is very important that your voice is heard on this action as it affects our campus. Please join the Student Government Association during our bi-weekly meeting as we discuss the policy.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom B. The text of the policy can be found for your view on the homepage of the SGA website: www.clayton.edu/sga.
Biology Seminar – Careers in Biology, Feb. 7
The spring semester Biology Seminar Series will open on Friday, Feb. 7 with a suitably empowering subject – “Careers in Biology.”
Sponsored by a Department of Natural Sciences Mini Grant, Georgia Tech’s Dr. Terrell Brotherton will be the speaker, addressing career paths in the field. His presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. in room 107 of the LAB (the Laboratory Annex Building.)
Homecoming Fun Run, Feb. 9
Clayton State’s Homecoming 2014 will start with a 5K Fun Run, hosted by AmeriCorps, on Sunday, Feb. 9. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the fun run at 9 a.m. Registration will take place in parking lot K (beside the SAC/tennis courts). The two loop, on-campus run will begin and end right at parking lot K as well.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is $10 for non-Clayton State students. Registration for Clayton State students is a donation to the Laker Care Closet.
Career Boot Camp, Starting Feb. 10
The Office of Career Services will be holding its Career Boot Camp on Feb. 10, in the James M. Baker University Center, rooms 267 and 272, starting at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
This four-day series covers workshops on resume development, interviewing, conducting a job search, and making the most of a job fair. Students must pre-register for Career Boor Camp and will receive a certificate and a gift for successful completion. Each topic will be offered during the day and repeated in the evening. RSVP is required through Laker CareerZone to attend these workshops. Check-in will close 15 minutes after start time.
Homecoming Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game, Feb. 13
C’mon, just play! Are you interested in participating in the Faculty/Staff vs. Student Homecoming Basketball game at the SAC on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.? Students will get the unique opportunity to play against faculty and staff in a 5-on-5 basketball game (with referee Director of Development Tom Giffin) to continue this popular tradition.
If you have questions or are interested in participating please contact Keegan Ashbee at KeeganAshbee@clayton.edu or (678) 466-4973.
Kickoff for Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Set for Feb. 19
The Clayton State University Library has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a special initiative entitled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The kickoff for Clayton State’s program will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center and will highlight all four Created Equal films and include discussions led by a panel of Clayton State faculty and a student representative.
The documentary films trace the struggle for civil rights in America starting with the abolitionist movement and cover pivotal moments like the freedom rides, the end of convict leasing, and the legalization of interracial marriage. Discussions will focus on the following themes: The Strategy of Nonviolence, The Power of the Individual, and Equality Under the Law.
Dr. Eric Bridges, associate professor of Psychology
Dr. Shannon Cochran, assistant professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Kathryn Kemp, associate professor of History
Maria Morales-Beale, graduate student, Applied Developmental Psychology
Erin Nagel, Assessment & Marketing Librarian, Created Equal program coordinator
For more information, go to: http://clayton.libguides.com/createdequal.
Student Leadership Conference Applications Available
The Student Leadership Conference is an exciting weekend of interactive sessions, workshops and presentations designed to help students develop an understanding of leadership theory and application.
Students can access the Student Leadership Conference Application by visiting the Department of Campus Life, Student Activities Center, Ste. 223 or online by visiting the address below:
Submit your completed application in person to the Department of Campus Life, Student Activities Center, Ste. 223. The deadline to submit your Student Leadership Conference Application is Wednesday, Mar. 5.
The dates of the conference are, Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 to Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014. For more informationcontact Jamelle Funches at email@example.com.
Student Choice Award Voting has Begun
The 2014 Student Choice Award voting begins has begun. All Clayton State students are eligible to vote.
Visit Benttreenews.org to view all of the categories and nominees, then click the link to Community to cast your vote. Please use your SWAN Username and Password to log into Community.
Each student may only vote once and polls close at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7.
Dr. Elaine Manglitz Named Vice President for Student Affairs
For more than six months, Dr. Elaine Manglitz has served as interim Vice President for Student Affairs. She has proven to be an exceptional colleague and leader. In conversations with our colleagues in the division of student affairs, I heard universal praise of her leadership, of her ability to build on the great progress made in student affairs at Clayton State University, and of her partnerships with others to contribute to the strategic vision of the university.
With great pleasure, I announce that we have offered Dr. Manglitz the appointment as Vice President for Student Affairs, and she has graciously accepted that offer. Please join with me in congratulating Dr. Manglitz, as well as thanking her for her continued service to the University.
Clayton State University
Call for Homecoming Volunteers
Clayton State University Homecoming 2014 is fast approaching (Feb. 9 to Feb. 15) and the Homecoming Committee needs your help. There will be lots of activities at Homecoming and help is needed to make sure each event is successful.
While the Homecoming Committee will need assistance at all of the events, the events that need the most volunteer assistance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15. Those events are; the Homecoming Parade (which starts at 10 a.m.), the Homecoming Festival (at Laker Hall, which starts at 11:30 a.m.) and the Homecoming basketball games (the first game of the doubleheader starts at 1:30 p.m.) Your help would be much appreciated!
Please take a few moments to review the Homecoming volunteer page at: http://giving.clayton.edu/HomecomingVolunteer to get more familiar with the events. Afterwards, sign up to volunteer at: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40XJX2BMeekqZ49.
Feel free to contact Lashay Taylor, career counselor & homecoming volunteer coordinator, at (678) 466-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these and many other benefits.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to working together to make Clayton State Homecoming 2014 a big success!
Teacher Education Information Session, Feb. 5
The Clayton State Department of Teacher Education will present a Teacher Education Information Session for anyone interested in pursuing a major or minor in education on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from noon to 12:45 p.m., in room G127 of the Arts & Sciences Building. Pizza will be provided.
Basketball Doubleheader, Feb. 5
Clayton State’s women’s and men’s basketball teams, coming off a sweep of Lander University, will return to action in the Athletics Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, hosting GRU Augusta (AKA, the University Formerly Known as Augusta State) in 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. contests.
Homecoming Parade, Registration Deadline, Feb. 5
It’s almost time for Clayton State’s annual Homecoming celebration and planning is in full swing… most notably for round two of last year’s biggest success – the Homecoming Parade.
We invite you join in the celebration and participate in the 2014 Clayton State University Homecoming Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex and will travel northbound on Highway 54 (Jonesboro Road) and enter the campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
To register a unit in the parade, please complete the form found on the Homecoming website (www.clayton.edu/homecoming) and submit it no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
“Vagina Monologues” Information Sessions and Auditions, Starting Feb. 5
The “Vagina Monologues” are returning to Clayton State University. Informational sessions, which will include distribution of monologues for auditions, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Clayton Hall, room T212, and on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Auditions are opened to all Clayton State female students, faculty and staff.
Auditions will be held on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Clayton Hall, room T101. For more information on auditions, please email email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by: Organizing Women for Lifelong Success (OWLS), Counseling and Psychological Services, the Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO), and Beauty and Brains. For information go to: https://clayton-community.symplicity.com/?s=em_event&mode=form&=details&id=3defa22f5103b7e6bb2c6cbe6f933bf9&occ=8d44e0b065fc59830a13a98dca110b77.
Teacher Education Speaker Series – Paul Gorski to Speak on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap, Feb. 6
The first speaker in the Teacher Education Department’s our annual speakers series will be Paul Gorski, an internationally-renown education researcher in the arena of diversity and social justice with a speciality in work on children in poverty.
Gorski will be discussing his new book “Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap” in room G101 of the Arts & Sciences Building on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Most well-intended approaches for closing the socioeconomic achievement gap in schools today are doomed to fail because they fail to take into account the full complexities of poverty. In his talk Gorski will share what he learned by examining the last 30 years of research on the links between poverty, educational engagement, and educational achievement. Most importantly, he provides a new approach for creating equitable learning environments for low-income families that is based on a simple but critical principle: the "achievement" gap is the result, not of deficiencies in poor people or their cultures, but of inequitable access and opportunity.
Senior Capstone Open Audition, Feb. 6
Jenee Brown is one of the seniors in the theatre program presenting a final project. Brown will be auditioning for, "Muddy Waters" on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Brown needs three women and three men for the cast. No special skills or theatre experience required. The auditions will be a cold read of the original script, so no monologues/songs are needed for the audition. Just relax and have fun!
An original piece, "Muddy Waters," is derived from Brown’s entire experience as a student at Clayton State University. Do you break the awkward silence in a conversation? What would you do if someone invaded your personal space? Is the glass half full or half empty? Touching the surface of humanity and various world-views, "Muddy Waters" demonstrates how social and multicultural psychology affects an individual in everyday situations.
“I also wanted the project to highlight the seamless relationship between theatre and psychology,” Brown says. “How you feel, think, behave and define yourself as a cultural being is how you relate to the world around you.
“This is, by far, the most exciting and challenging project. I've learned so much here at Clayton State and I'm looking forward to working with eager performers, showcasing who we are as people, individuals, and professional artists.
If you have any questions, contact Jbrown65@student.clayton.edu.
Office of Career Services Sponsoring Graduate School Workshop, Feb. 6
Should you consider graduate school? How do you find the right program? What is involved with applying to graduate school? When should you start? Students can learn answers to these and other questions by participating in the Graduate School Workshop, Wednesday, Feb. 6 in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
There will be two sessions, from Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend these sessions. Check-in will close 15 minutes after start time.
Tennis Team Tryouts, Feb. 6
Attention students: the Clayton State women's tennis program will be holding an open tryout on Thursday, Feb. 6 at noon. The tryouts will be on campus at Laker Courts. You must be a full-time student and those wishing to tryout are asked to contact Coach Le'Trone Mason at Le'TroneMason@clayton.edu in advance to let him know about your prior tennis background.
If you can't make the scheduled time, contact Mason and he will set up a time for you.
CARE & Majors Fair, Feb. 6
The Enrollment Management Division will host a CARE & Majors Fair on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
The purpose of the fair is for students to rediscover campus programs and services that support their success. The fair occurs the week before Homecoming to help students reflect on college goals, prior to meeting notable alumni at various homecoming events. The fair will motivate students to be proactive about college success and help see how much the campus CAREs about their achievement. Students will get the opportunity to:
· Learn About Programs & Services that Support Academic Success
· Declare or Change Academic Major of Study
· Schedule Appointments with Advisors, Tutors or Counselors
· Explore Study Abroad Options
· Speak with Financial Aid Representatives
· Visit The HUB, Library, Health Services, Writer’s Studio & a Few Surprise Booths
· Enter a Drawing for Door Prizes and Enjoy Free Hot Chocolate!
Health & Fitness Management Program to Host FREE Student Personal Training
The Clayton State University Health & Fitness Management (HFMG) program and the Department of Recreation & Wellness would like to invite all Clayton State University faculty, staff and students to a participate in free Student Personal Training.
Student Personal Training is a capstone class project that allows senior level students in their last semester of academic work, but do not currently have a personal training certification, to experience the field of personal training. Students will create a bio to market themselves, design personal training uniforms, screen clients, and personal train clients for a total of 16 sessions over an eight week period.
Clients interested in participating in the Student Personal Training program should stop by the Student Activities Center Front Desk to take a look at the Student Personal Trainer’s bios and select a personal trainer by Friday, Feb. 7. Prospective clients will then be pre-screened and confirmed and training sessions will begin on Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Apr.18, 2014. All personal training sessions will be held in the Student Activities Fitness Center and is free of charge through the HFMG Student Personal Training program.
For more information on Student Personal Training, contact Melanie Poudevigne, director, Health & Fitness Management, at (678) 466-4937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested clients may also contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness, Fitness & Wellness) at (678) 466-4975 or email email@example.com for additional information.
Buy a Meal Plan, get a FREE Meal has been Extended Through Feb. 7!
The Plus 1 Meal Plan promotion has been extended through Friday, Feb. 7, because of the recent weather (and traffic!) issues. Purchase any meal plan and get one free additional meal.
That’s right… buy the Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five or buy any other meal plan and get an additional meal added to your balance… FOR FREE! (Limit of one free meal during the promotional period.) Meal plans may be purchased in the LakerCard Center with cash, credit/debit, or LakerBucks.
Your meal plan isn’t only a great value… it’s the smart choice if you don’t want to lose your parking space at lunch. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal at the Lakeside Dining Hall where we will always have a space for you!
The Loch Shop is Giving Away a Bike… Contest Extended Another Week
The Loch Shop is giving away a bike to celebrate Homecoming Week! Due to #SnowJam14, the contest has been extended another week. Entries to the bike drawing are available until Friday, Feb. 7.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to “Like” The Loch Shop on Facebook between now and Feb. 7 (c’mon, you’re all on Facebook already, how hard is that?), and get one entry to the drawing. Stop by The Loch Shop by Feb. 7, and you can be entered again.
The Loch Shop will announce the winner of the bike in Laker Lines and on Facebook to kick off Homecoming Week!
New York Times Talk – “Guns on Campus,” Feb. 7
Sara Henderson will facilitate a New York Times Talk on “Guns on college campuses: self-protection or initiating violence?” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center on Friday, Feb. 7.
Henderson received her M.A. from Clayton State and serves as a part-time instructor of Political Science courses. She has also served as director of Legislative Services for the Georgia House Democratic caucus.
“In all of my five years of coordinating Times Talks at Clayton State I can't remember a talk that affects the Clayton State community more than this one,” says Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado.
This talk is open to all and those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 will receive a free lunch courtesy of the New York Times.
VITA, Feb. 8
Accounting students from Clayton State University are again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program hosted by the College of Business.
VITA is a national program that provides tax support for certain eligible taxpayers. The program, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, is also an experiential learning experience for Clayton State students, providing the volunteers with extensive IRS training and testing, enabling them to ensure that taxpayers will have their tax returns filled out accurately and timely and receive the tax credits they qualify for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.
This service will next be offered at the College of Business on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxpayers will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527.
Current college students can also benefit from having VITA volunteers prepare their taxes since the volunteers are trained in the rules for the credits available for tuition and other school-related expenses. The VITA program also prepares state income tax returns and provides free e-filing options to ensure clients receive their refunds as soon as possible.
Note: There are some commercial preparers advertising on campus, if you want free help look for the word, “VITA” or the Clayton State logo.
Those who are eligible to receive this service are taxpayers who make under $51,000 a year and wish to receive help with their 2013 personal income taxes using Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and simple1040s. The program does not provide assistance with out-of-state or small business returns, or for those who are self-employed.
Those interested in receiving this assistance must bring the following items:
ü Photo identification,
ü Social security cards for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,
ü Birthdates for primary, secondary, and dependents on the tax return
ü Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1009-R, from all employers
ü Interest and dividend statements from bank(s), Form 1099
ü Other relevant information about income and expenses
o Day care provider identifying number
o Total amount paid for day care
ü A copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns if possible,
ü Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Please note that both spouses will need to be present to file electronically.
Clayton County Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Feb. 8
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR), in partnership with local county and municipal police departments, is sponsoring a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Seminar. The goal of the seminar is to lay the groundwork for a Public Health Neighborhood Watch Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
The free seminar is on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Clayton County International Park, VIP Complex, 2300 Ga. Highway 138, SE, Jonesboro.
Neighborhood watch group members, block captains, concerned citizens, and persons interested in assisting their neighbors during times of emergency should attend.
Lunch will be provided for all seminar participants. To register for the seminar, visit the Eventzilla link at www.nwepseminar.eventzilla.net/ or download the registration form at www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/nwepseminar and send the completed form to Helen Garrett (fax: 770-603-4874; email: email@example.com).
Homecoming Parade Information
· The parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
· It will begin at the Morrow Municipal Complex (City Hall) and will travel northbound on Highway 54 and enter campus at Clayton State Boulevard.
· You don’t need an elaborate float to participate. Entrants may walk, drive, cartwheel, dance or march in the parade.
· Both internal and external entities can participate. Some examples of external groups you can ask (church groups, dance teams, karate clubs, boy/girl scout troops, school bands/ ROTC/color guard, classic car enthusiasts, motor cycle clubs, sports teams, local businesses, etc).
· We are asking that people register no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
· Visit the Homecoming website for more information: http://www.clayton.edu/homecoming
· There will be a Festival on Clayton State campus immediately following the parade, with food, games, music and fun for the whole family.
· The Clayton state women’s and men’s basketball teams will square off with a doubleheader against Montevallo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively.
Starting a Business Class at Henry Chamber, Feb. 11
Clayton State’s Small Business Development Center will be holding a “Starting Your Business” class on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga.
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
Receive 50 percent off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. The 50 percent off is for current Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Contact Heather Chaney for the discount code.
For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
CBS Atlanta’s Jocelyn Connell to Speak to Clayton State Mass Media and Politics Class, Feb. 13
CBS Atlanta Emmy Award-winning reporter and Better Mornings Atlanta anchor Jocelyn Connell will be speaking to a Clayton State University political science class on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Clayton State Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado has invited Connell to speak to his mass media and politics course, starting at 3:35 p.m., in room 220 of Clayton Hall. Connell, who joined CBS Atlanta News in January 2010, will be speaking about some of her big stories, including the capture of Centennial Park bomber/serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, the state funeral of Gerald Ford, and her story about Kennesaw’s gun ordinance that aired on Super Bowl Sunday last year.
Anyone who may be interested in attending this talk should RSVP to Corrado at email@example.com no later than Monday, Feb. 10.
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Break Skiing and Snowboarding
Spend spring break on the slopes with Outdoor Adventure. Travel to Winterplace Ski Resort and ski a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Transportation, lodging, ski/snowboard rental, and lift ticket included. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Ghent, W.Va.
Date: Sunday, Mar. 9 to Wednesday, Mar.12
Cost for Students: $150
Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 14
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing a Living Business Plan Workshop, Feb. 18
Clayton State SBDC is holding a “Writing a Living Business Plan” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences Building, room G229. The cost is $69 with a 50 percent discount for each additional person that registers with you-no discount code needed.
Running a business without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. Learn why a business plan is crucial to your business' success. Topics for discussion include:
•Telling a compelling & provocative story about your business
•Completing a SWOT Analysis
•Setting goals & key performance indicators
•Compiling sections of the plan (Marketing, HR, Financial, & Operational)
•Calculating profit & loss projections, balance sheet, & cash flow statement
•Finding sources & determining the cost of capital
A sample business plan and other handouts will be provided.
Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or register at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#
Clayton State Recreation & Wellness to host AFAA’s APEX Weekend, Feb. 21 to Feb. 23
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) APEX Weekend for the second consecutive year.
According to Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), “We are thrilled to welcome AFAA back to Clayton State in 2014! Hosting fitness certifications on campus assists in promoting Clayton State University to the local community and provides on campus opportunities for our students to become certified fitness professionals.”
AFAA certifications and workshops being hosted during the APEX weekend include: Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (Feb. 21 to Feb. 23), Group Exercise: the Practical Way Workshop (Feb. 21), Primary Group Exercise Certification (Feb. 22), Kickboxing Instructor Certification (Feb. 22), and Practical Pilates Workshop (Feb. 23).
All certifications and workshops will be hosted in the SAC Fitness Center. Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com by searching the Atlanta area.
Please visit: http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Fitness-Center/Group-Exercise for links to certification registrations. For more information, contact Williamson at email@example.com.
Testing Our Patience: Gaining Clarity on Education Reform Issues in Georgia, Feb. 22
Sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education – Georgia Chapter, “Testing Our Patience: Gaining Clarity on Education Reform Issues in Georgia” is part of a statewide teach-in about educational reform issues.
According to Dr. Mari Roberts, associate professor of Multicultural Education, and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education – Georgia Chapter, the teach-in involves national and local speakers and active workshops that will discuss push-back against some of the reform decisions being made by the state. The date is Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition to Roberts, Clayton State professors Drs. Steven Smith, Eric Bridges, Erica Dotson and Mary Hollowell will also be involved.
Registration for the teach-in is online at; http://testingourpatience.eventbrite.com.
National speakers for the event will include: Anthony Cody, ED Week blogger and spokesperson from the National Association for Fair and Open Testing; University of Georgia professor Peter Samgorinski; and Barbara Madeloni.
Local speakers will include Georgia State professor Vera Stenhouse; Kennesaw State professor Scott Ritchie; Borquaye Thomas (The Teacher’s Lawyer); Matt Jones, 2013 System Teacher of the Year and founder of EmpowerED; Mary Anne Smith, member and co-founder of MAPS (Metro Atlantans for Public Schools); and our own Dr. Roberts.
In addition, parents and local teachers will discuss the damage Georgia’s policies have done to the profession, their children and students.
Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Reading Series, Mar. 20
The spring 2014 edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Mar. 20 and will feature a day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.
Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer who has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the poetry editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism.
Tallie’s day at Clayton State will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a lecture in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Tallie will be speaking on finding empowerment through writing and being an African American woman, mother, writer, and herbalist.
After lunch, she will give a poetry reading from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., also in UC 272. The reading will take 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. she will visit Dr. Brigitte Byrd’s Advanced Poetry class and meet with students from that class.
More information about Tallie can be found at her author page: http://www.ekeretallie.com/.
Student Academic Research Conference, Mar. 28
Save the date, Friday, Mar. 28, for the Student Academic Research Conference. Interested in being a presenter for the poster or paper sessions? You can register now on the website… http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
Research made real…
In a Hurry but Need to Eat? Try Lakeside Dining Hall To-go!
In a hurry or need to eat at your desk but you’d still like a meal from the Dining Hall? We’ve got two To-Go options when using your meal plan at the Dining Hall!
- Reusable To-Go containers: Pay a one-time fee of $3 to get your meal in a reusable To-Go container. Bring your used container back at your next visit and get a clean reusable container the next time you get a To-Go meal.
- Biodegradable Containers: Purchase a biodegradable container, cup and utensil set at the Dining Hall for only 30 cents and toss it in the garbage when you’re finished.
All To-Go meals include your choice of entrée and sides, plus other items such as a salad, grill items, pizza, dessert, and a beverage.
Celebrate Your Birthday with Auxiliary Services
Celebrate your birthday with Auxiliary Services! Stop by the LakerCard Center during the month of your birthday to receive your gifts!
Headphone Deal of the Year at The Loch Shop
It’s only January, but The Loch Shop already has the deal of the year for headphones.
It’s a “Beginning of the Semester” deal for both students and faculty/staff. The Loch Shop was able to secure 100 pair of SMS Street by 50 Cent over the ear headphones at an incredible price. Normally, these headphones are $249.99, but they are currently on sale in The Loch Shop for $99.99.
Once they’re gone, they are gone! Their quality rivals Beats by Dre and Bose headphones.
CSTV Seeks Media Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator
CSTV is currently seeking a Media Coordinator to update and maintain the organization’s social media presence as well as update and maintain our WordPress account. Social media has created job opportunities for CMS majors all across Georgia; gaining experience with social media in a professional and public relations setting can set you apart from competitors.
CSTV is also currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator to assist with promotion of events and shows, as well as layout and design flyers, posters, logos, and webpages (if possible). If you have a knack for Photoshop and looking to build your portfolio and gain experience with clients, CSTV is the place for you!
For more information contact CSTV President Samantha Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Reminder for Students
Now that the spring semester is underway, our officers have observed many students parking in areas designated for faculty and staff, in particular the newly designated section of Lot D.
Everyone must be attentive to the specific parking lot designations, or risk receiving citations.
Another reminder is that Lots K and L near the tennis courts may not be as convenient as other lots, but usually have plenty of vacant spaces and will save a lot of stress from driving around searching for prime spaces. Thanks for your cooperation.
Center for Academic Success Has Relocated to Edgewater Hall
The Clayton State University Center for Academic Success, whose services include peer tutoring in more than 100 different courses, drop-in math tutoring, supplemental instruction for historically difficult courses, study groups, academic success workshops, study strategy assessments, and computerized software for Clayton State students, has relocated to Edgewater Hall (formerly the Student Center), room 276.
Center for Academic Success Director Kathy Garrison and her staff, Maurica John, Diana Johnson, Jada Mitchell, Dian Peters and Matthew Smith, closed their location on the lower level of the Clayton State Library on Friday, Dec. 20, and moved to Ste. 276 of Edgewater Hall, directly across from Career Services. The Center has reopened and is ready to welcome students back on Monday, Jan. 13. The hours for the Center for Academic Success will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The phone number for the Center for Academic Success is (678) 466-4070. The Center for Academic Success website is http://www.clayton.edu/cas.
Flu Vaccine Still Available for $10
Thirty-four people who were otherwise healthy have DIED in Atlanta from complications of the flu or pneumonia in the first three weeks of 2014 according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The death toll attributed to the flu In Georgia this flu season is at an alarmingly high rate. Hundreds of people are being hospitalized every day with a version of this year’s flu strains.
Don’t let yourself become a statistic this year. Stop procrastinating and get your flu vaccine. It is not too late. Walk-in anytime to Health Services from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Remember, Health Services is now located in Clayton Station on the street level of the 1000 Building (on the way to Kroger, the 1000 Building is adjacent to Harper Drive in the apartment complex). Protect yourself and protect your family – get vaccinated!
Outdoor Adventure – Spring Trip Registration Open
Outdoor Adventure has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information.To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at email@example.com.
2014 Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) Accepting Applications
The annual Georgia International Leadership Conference student conference is open to six Clayton State students and applications are being accepted now. The dates are Feb. 28, 2014 to Mar. 2, 2014.
What is it? 175 to 200 American and international students from colleges and universities across Georgia spend a weekend together 70 miles from Atlanta in an intensive program of interactive, fun, social sessions designed to increase your awareness of global issues and to connect you with international friends and students.
Transportation and costs are sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use Google Chrome or Firefox for Desire 2 Learn
When using Desire 2 Learn (Georgia View), the HUB suggests using an alternative browser, specifically Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Some features of Desire 2 Learn are not compatible with Internet Explorer.
It’s acceptable to have multiple browsers installed on your computer at once. If you don’t like either of those browsers, using Internet Explorer for general surfing and a different browser for Desire 2 Learn only is an option.
Student Media Set to Release Yearbook for 2014
Clayton State University Student Media is set to release the University’s first yearbook in 40 years.
Set for release in time for spring 2014 graduation, Clayton State University students are already busy putting together both a print and a digital yearbook called “Loched in Time.” “Loched in Time” will be the third yearbook produced by Clayton State, the 1973 and 1974 Clayton Junior College “Centurion” yearbooks being the first two, and the first edition to have a digital component.
Both yearbooks will include photos and articles of campus events, student organizations, and senior spotlights, among other things. The digital yearbooks, which will be distributed on a DVD, will have additional video footage. The 152-page print yearbooks will cost approximately $60 and the digital yearbooks will cost approximately $25. The yearbooks will also have space for ads from graduating seniors, student organizations, and businesses. These will cost $40 for a quarter page ad, $60 for a half page ad, and $100 for a full page ad in the print publication and $100 in the digital edition.
More information about ordering yearbooks will be availablesoon. Please contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor for more information at email@example.com.