Just in Case… Information on Clayton State’s Emergency Weather Procedures
It’ll probably be a “novelty” snow Thursday like WYAY-FM predicted today, and maybe “black ice” won’t be an issue Friday morning… still… during emergency weather situations, information about Clayton State’s plans will be available on the University’s web page (www.clayton.edu
), through emails sent directly to all faculty, staff and students, on the University Relations Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through the University’s main telephone number (678) 466-4000. In addition, the four major Atlanta network television stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), plus Atlanta’s new all-news radio station, the aforementioned All-News 106.7 WYAY-FM, and WSB-AM (750) radio, will also be notified for their school closing announcements.
Clayton State's "Stay Safe" weather policy is as follows…
"At times of bad weather or other emergencies, University officials make decisions on whether or not to close the campus based on public safety reports and other considerations. In such cases, the safety and security of the majority of students is a prime consideration. If the University is closed, then classes are cancelled for all students.
"If the institution remains open, we recognize that there may be special circumstances that pertain to individual students that are more serious than those that apply to the majority. So, students are advised to use their best judgment about their safety and that of their families in those situations, and to consult with individual faculty members about making up lost time.
"University closure also applies to all University faculty and staff except those designated by their supervisors as essential personnel. If the institution remains open, staff should consult with their supervisor and make them aware of any individual circumstances that may exist that prevents them from reporting to duty."
The opening/closing policy for Clayton State – Fayette and the Academy for Advanced Studies in McDonough is as follows… basically, the rule will be, if the main campus is closed, Clayton State – Fayette will be closed and Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held.
Also, if the Henry County schools are closed, Clayton State classes in McDonough will not be held. If Clayton State is open during inclement weather, the status of Clayton State – Fayette will be determined independently.
When in doubt, check the Clayton State website for details.
The Big Game – Tonight at 5:30 p.m., in Aiken, S.C.
It’s Number Three vs. Number Four at 5:30 p.m. this evening when Coach Dennis Cox’ Lakers take on the USC Aiken women in an All-Top Five DII basketball game.
Both teams are undefeated, and the Pacers haven’t lost on their home floor in two years, or since the national champion Lakers defeated them 66-60 in a nationally-televised game in January 2011.
Adding to the intrigue – tonight’s contest is likely to be the first of three between these two teams, both of which are on course to meet again in the Peach Belt tournament and the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Want to Start a New Student Organization? RESET Workshop, Jan. 16
Are you a leader? Are you a trend-setter? Want to leave your legacy here at Clayton State? You should start a new student organization. Attend the RESET Registration Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., in the SAC conference room on the second floor to learn more and complete the first step of the process.
For more information, contact Atawanna Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu
Pin Strikes Wednesdays, Jan. 16
Join CEC at Pin Strikes Bowling Lanes, 3478 Mount Zion Rd., Stockbridge, Ga., on Wednesday Jan. 16 for a night of bowling, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free for Clayton state students while lanes are available. Plus, great food specials with your LakerID Card.
For more information, contact Bola at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Television General Meetings, Jan. 17, Jan. 18
Interested in acting, directing, or editing? Come out to one of CSTV's first general meetings and find a place to showcase your talents. There will be two meetings; Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center, and Friday, Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room UC267 of the Baker Center. These are the first general meetings of the semester and are open to all students.
For more information, contact Jennifer DeMond at Jenniferdemond@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5427.
Book Money Blowout at The Loch Shop, Through Jan. 17
Stop by The Loch Shop to get 25 percent off all sweatshirts! Book Money can be used through Jan. 17 for any merchandise in the store, so show your Laker Pride with a new Clayton State University Sweatshirt. Discount applies only to purchases made Jan. 14 through Jan. 17.
Clayton State Idol Auditions, Jan. 17, Jan. 18
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is hosting the second annual 2013 Clayton State Idol on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. This event kicks off the Homecoming 2013 Week.
Calling all students who think they have what it takes to become the next Clayton State Idol! Clayton State Idol is a singing competition and auditions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Contestants should be in line 30 minutes prior to the audition time on the day of auditions. The top seven contestants will advance to the semi-finals round and will showcase their talent on the night of the event. Monetary and gift prizes will be awarded to winner!
for more information and to download official rules and the registration form. Contact: Darius Thomas, Program Assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Learn to Make Squishy Circuits with the Chemistry Club, Jan. 18
The Chemistry Club’s next meeting will be Friday, Jan. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in room B14 of the Lecture Hall, wherein attendees will learn to make squishy circuits (you’ll have to come to find out what that’s about…)
The Club and President Gloria Le (email@example.com) will also briefly introduce the club to everyone and discuss their upcoming visit to the Clayton County Water Authority. Also, they have an interactive setup that everyone can try out and learn how the demonstration works. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clayton-State-Chemistry-Club/172920232811793?fref=ts
for more information.
Basketball Doubleheader vs. UNC Pembroke, Jan. 19
The Lakers will take on UNC Pembroke (the Tar Heels couldn’t make it) on Saturday, Jan. 19 for a Peach Belt doubleheader at the Athletics & Fitness Center. The women will play at 1:30 p.m. and the men at 3:30 p.m.
Auxiliary Services Hours for MLK Day/Weekend, Jan. 19 to Jan. 21
In observance of the MLK Holiday, Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours:
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center: Saturday – Monday: CLOSED
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20: CLOSED
- Monday: Brunch – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner – 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 21: 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Jazzman’s, Subconnection, Pizza Hut, Simply to Go
All regular operating hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
- Loch Shop Operating Hours
- LakerCard Center Operating Hours
- Dining Services Operating Hours
Class Attendance – Important Final Reminder
Just a quick reminder that if you have not been to at least one class meeting for each of your courses yet, you MUST
attend by Thursday, Jan. 17,
or you will be dropped for being a “no show.” If you are registered for an online course, your instructor should have contacted you about submitting an assignment by Thursday.
The Homecoming Parade, Feb. 9
One of our featured events for this year’s Homecoming is the return of the Homecoming Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting promptly at 11 a.m. The parade will start at the Morrow Municipal Complex (Morrow City Hall) and proceed northbound on Hwy 54/Jonesboro Road, turning right on Clayton State Boulevard, and ending on campus in parking lots C & D. It is our hope that this will be an event that our campus and local community can participate in and be proud to support.
Student organizations and campus departments are encouraged to enter a unit in the parade. You may build a float, decorate a truck/car, walk with a banner or any other expression of creativity and originality you can think of — the choice is yours!
Please visit the Information Desks at the Student Activities Center (SAC) or the Baker Center to pick up your Homecoming Parade Packet. You may also visit the Campus Life website, www.clayton.edu/campus-life
to download the Parade Packet and the full Homecoming schedule. All parade entry forms are due by Friday, Jan. 25, to Natasha Hutson in Suite 223 upstairs in the Student Activities Center Administrative Suite.
Please do not hesitate to contact Hutson via email at NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
should you have questions or need additional information.
We look forward to your participation in this event and a successful Homecoming 2013.
Clayton State Football Shirts Now at The Loch Shop
We’re not exactly sure if this is a tie-in to Homecoming or not, but, The Loch Shop is now stocking “Clayton State Football: Still Undefeated” t-shirts. They retail for $9.99 and are available for purchase now in The Loch Shop.
What Are You Doing For Spring Break?
Alternative Spring Break is an opportunity for students to engage in community-based service projects during the University’s designated Spring Break. The program was developed to 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. This year students have the opportunity to choose between two service sites focusing on two different social issues.
Memphis, Tennessee – Service Focus: Water Protection and Conservation
Volunteers will traverse the Mississippi River both on foot and in boats while working with the Living Lands & Waters crew and other alternative break college students to remove debris (tires, appliances, barrels, etc.) that is polluting our rivers and impairing the habitat of indigenous fish, birds, and wildlife. To learn more about Living Lands and Waters visit http://www.livinglandsandwaters.org/
Biloxi, Mississippi – Service Focus: Early Childhood Education
Volunteers will be working with Head Start and Early Head Start centers in the Biloxi area providing direct service to pre-school children and support for the overall program. For additional information about Community Collaborations International visit www.communitycollaboration.org
An information table will be set up on Main Street of the University Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. until noon. An additional information meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center second floor conference room.
For more details and a printable copy of the application, please visit the Campus Life website at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/asb
Recreation & Wellness to Host “The Weight of the Nation,” Jan. 29
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness would like to invite all Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students to a weighty subject – a live screening of “The Weight of the Nation Series,” held in Student Activities Center Ballroom C on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a one-time event that seeks to promote awareness of the obesity epidemic and explore potential causes for why obesity is so prevalent in the America, especially the Southeast. Possible solutions for the obesity epidemic will also be addressed in the two hour program.
A panel of experts, exercise demos, raffles, snacks, and a screening of The Weight of the Nation bonus shorts will all be included in the program for the night. Attendees will have the opportunity to win several gift baskets from Kaiser Permanente. Faculty and Staff participating in the Lose to Win Incentive program can also gain four loss points for their team by attending the screening event.
The Weight of the Nation screening event is co-sponsored by the Clayton State University Wellness Council and Kaiser Permanente.
“The primary goal of The Weight of the Nation screening event is to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic and provide solutions for the problem,” says Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Fitness & Wellness for the Department of Recreation & Wellness. “We are looking forward to raising awareness for such a prevalent health concern and hope that we might be able to help someone through hosting the event.”
For more information on The Weight of the Nation screening event, contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Choice Awards Nominations
Nominations are now open for the Third Annual Student Choice Awards. Visit the website (below) to nominate your favorites and to get information about the show.
Nomination categories include: fraternity and sorority of the year, power couple, faculty member of the year, and more categories. Go to www.benttreenews.org/sca
to place your nominations before Jan. 22.
Clayton State Office of Career Services Plans Spring Workshops and Events
The Clayton State University Office of Career Services is ready for another semester of helping the University’s students make their dreams real through a wide-ranging series of workshops and events.
Career Services, located on the second floor of the Clayton State Student Center, provides Clayton State students and alumni with everything from a weekly (Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) walk-in resume review to employer information sessions (scheduled throughout the semester) to the annual Career Expo, now re-named the Job and Graduate School Fair. Many of the events are held both in the middle of the day and in the evening, to allow both traditional and non-traditional students to attend.
The 2013 spring semester schedule of Career Services workshops and events follows…
ABC’s of Finding an Internship
– Thursday, Jan. 24
University Center 322 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sophomore Year Experience Workshop
– Thursday, Jan. 31
University Center 322 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Graduate School Workshop
– Thursday, Feb. 7
University Center 322 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Career Boot Camp
Monday – Thursday, Feb.18-21
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 Boot 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 by February 11.
Senior Career Academy
– Monday – Thursday, Feb. 25-28
Student Center 234 & Career Services Office 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Job and Graduate School Fair –
Thursday, Mar. 14
Center Ballrooms noon – 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with Clayton State current students and graduates. Students and graduates make contacts that lead to greater understanding of job and career opportunities and may lead to interviews. Participants are required to wear professional attire and are encouraged to bring copies of resumes to share.
Practice Interview Day
– Thursday, Mar. 21
Career Services Office (STC 228) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment)
– Thursday, Mar. 28
Student Activities Center Ballroom 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
– Wednesday, Apr. 10
Cobb Galleria Centre 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The College-To-Career Fair is a statewide job fair for students and graduates from schools that are members of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). Employers who might not visit each of the campuses will gather for this opportunity to network with hundreds of students from across the state. Students and graduates can learn about opportunities, network with employers, and make the personal contact that might lead to an interview or employment.
Federal Government Job Workshop
– Thursday, Apr. 18
University Center 322 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Employer Information Sessions
ll Sessions in room 322 of the University Center 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 McKesson
Feb. 12 Liberty Mutual
Mar. 19 Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget
Apr. 2 American Red Cross
Apr. 16 U.S. Secret Service
SmartPrint System Upgrades
Upgrades were performed to the campus SmartPrint system over the winter break. Most computers will not be affected by this upgrade. If you experience issues printing that did not occur prior to this recent upgrade, a reinstallation of the Pharos software may be required. Instructions can be found on the SmartPrint information website.
SmartPrint is also now available for Mac OS X. The installation file will be available on theSmartPrint download webpage as of Jan. 14.
For an earlier installation please visit the HUB. SmartPrint is available for OS X versions 10.6 and later.
For more information please contact The HUB at 678-466-HELP(4357).
Software Installation Appointments
Software installation appointments are now available for spring semester. Software installations and Microsoft Windows are available by appointment only during the first week of the spring semester, Jan. 7 to Jan. 11.
To access the software appointment calendar, log into the SWAN, click on the HUB's tab and look for the calendar on the left. Tuition and fees must be paid. Prior to making an appointment, computers must function properly to receive service. Rescheduling may be necessary for computers that need repair or maintenance.
Walkup installations will begin on Jan. 14.
Students who are interested in installing the software themselves can do so by using LANDesk. Simply log into the SWAN, click the HUB's tab and follow the instructions in the Clayton State Software Portal.
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.
Clayton State Music Division Granted Full Membership in NASM
The Clayton State University Division of Music, part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is honored to announce that it was granted full membership (accreditation) by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
NASM is a professional organization that specializes in accrediting degree and non-degree music programs at U.S. institutions of higher learning. Established in 1924, NASM helps support artistic and academic excellence by setting national standards for music study. It also conducts statistical research and policy analysis to promote the importance and achievements of music education.
Clayton State Division of Music was granted full membership at NASM’s annual meeting in November, 2012, a dream made real for one of Clayton State’s signature academic programs. Clayton State was initially granted associate membership in NASM in 2006, when the then-Department of Music was chaired by Dr. Douglas Wheeler.
“Our achievement of full membership in NASM, as a result of an extensive peer review process, acknowledges that Clayton State has been recognized to meet comprehensive national program standards held by college and university member programs nationwide,” says Dr. Susan Tusing.
NASM has 644 institutional members, including 21 public and private colleges and universities in Georgia. Tusing is chair of the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller is program coordinator for Music.
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 20, 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. 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. This is a ticketed event and FREE for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 14 from the Department of Campus Life, located in Suite 223 in the Student Activities Center.
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. To register for this event, visit: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4YLkBBEKcaH6syp
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Outdoor Adventure Indoor Rock Climbing, Registration Deadline, Jan. 22
Come experience Atlanta’s finest climbing facility. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. You will have the opportunity to learn proper climbing techniques and get a feel for the sport of rock climbing. Climbing gear is provided. Sign-up at the front desk in the Student Activities Center (SAC). Space is limited!
Destination: Atlanta Rocks, Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Jan. 26
Tuesday, Jan. 22
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Boots UK Sale at The Loch Shop
Through Jan. 31, 2013, all Boots UK products will be featured at 25 percent off the retail price in The Loch Shop.
Boots is the UK’s most popular and trusted brand-name in skin care and makeup products.
No other discounts can be accommodated. Not valid on prior or future receipts.
Secondary Information Sessions, Jan. 28
Students who are interested in pursuing degrees in secondary education are invited to attend an information session in room G127 of the Arts & sciences Building from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28.
Representatives from the departments of English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Teacher Education will share information with students who are interested in teaching grades six through 12 biology, English, math and history.
For more information, contact Joy Bryant in the Teacher Education Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Graduation Deadline, Jan. 30
If you are planning to graduate at the end of summer 2013, the deadline to submit your graduation application to the Registrar’s Office is Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Applications can be found on the website of your department. Please refer to www.clayton.edu/registrar/graduation
for further information.
Study Abroad Sign Ups, Deadline Feb. 1
Time is running out for students to sign up for 2013 Maymester and Summer semester study abroad programs. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
Students should consider the applicable deadlines in making their decisions; most important, many students may need to sign up for the programs and make deposits while they still have available financial aid.
Clayton State this year is offering a broad array of Clayton State Faculty-led study abroad programs for 2013, including the following:
Costa Rica -– “Tropical Ecology”
France – “Teacher Ed. – Language, Religion, and Immigration: Comparative Multiculturalism”
Haiti – “Nursing/Service Learning Study Abroad”
Italy – “Honors – Social Sciences” (spring break – enrollment is filled)
Jamaica – “Social Sciences and Caribbean Literature”
Mexico – Guadalajara – “Healthcare Spanish”
Panama — “International Business / Global Management”
Turkey – “International Business / Global Management”
Through Clayton State’s participation in USG consortia (European and Asia Councils), there are also summer semester programs to Scotland (Maymester); London; Waterford, Ireland; Madrid; St. Petersburg, Russia; Berlin; Paris; China and Korea.
For additional information, please consult the Office of International Programs website http://www.clayton.edu/international-programs/home
Library Hosts Fifth Annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (Volunteers Needed), Feb. 2
Clayton State University is hosting the Fifth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition with more than 500 folks on campus, we need your help!
We are in need of approximately 60 volunteers to serve as readers, score keepers, and other general volunteers. There will be training sessions on Friday afternoon, Feb. 1, at 4:00 p.m., and Saturday morning, Feb. 2, at 7:30 a.m. In addition, online training may be found at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
All volunteers will need to be on campus by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The competition will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Please come out and support our community. To volunteer, please contact Dr. Gordon Baker at (678) 466-4334 or email@example.com
Clayton State Homecoming 2013 to be Highlighted by Parade, Basketball Doubleheader, Feb. 9
Clayton State University’s annual Homecoming, where both students and alumni will gather to celebrate their dreams made real, is fast approaching. This year’s event, which will run from Monday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 9, will be highlighted by the return of the Clayton State Homecoming Parade and a basketball doubleheader against Montevallo University. Also among the “Don’t Miss” events will be a 5K race and the Annual Alumni Breakfast – all on Saturday.
Various student-related activities will take place early in the week – Clayton State Idol (Feb. 4), the Annual Student Choice Awards (Feb. 5), a Hump Day Party and a faculty/student basketball game (athletic trainer John Zubal promises to stand by for that one) on Feb. 6, a Homecoming Step Show (Feb. 7) and the Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire on Friday. Feb. 8.
Even though the bonfire will be the day before, Homecoming will really get hot on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. with the 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.” The race will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center. Actually, check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners.
As an added bonus, the race will also include admission to come-one, come-all Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., and runs to 11 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
At the end of the breakfast, the Homecoming Parade will return for the first time since the fall of 2006. This year’s parade will be a first, as the parade will not be held on campus, but will start (at 11 a.m.) at the Morrow Municipal Complex and will run on Jonesboro Road to Clayton State Boulevard before turning on campus.
The parade will be followed by the Tailgate/Homecoming Festival, which will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Student Activities Center. That’s a warm-up for a couple of high-level basketball games, which are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. In the first game, the Clayton State women, the 2011 NCAA Division II national champions and currently ranked fourth in the nation, will take on Montevallo. In the second game, the 2012 NCAA Division II runner-up Montevallo men will take on the Lakers in a 5:30 p.m. start. The men’s game will include the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen at halftime.
Run Clayton State 5K Run/Walk, Feb. 9
The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s game against Montevallo at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after Feb. 6 to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1.
For more information about the 5K Race/Walk or to register online, please visit www.claytonstatesports.com\RunClaytonState
Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Forum Scholarships, Applications Due, Feb. 15
Clayton State Women’s Forum is accepting applications for the organization’s annual scholarship awards. Applications are due by Feb. 15. For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/scholarships
or contact Dr. Angelyn Hayes. The Women’s Forum Scholarship Committee considers applications for the General Student Scholarship and for the Staff Member Professional Development Scholarship.
Sexual Health Expo, Feb. 20
It’s a party ! Get love or get lust. You don’t want to be the only one missing out on all the fun. University Health Services will sponsor a Sexual Health Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the SAC ballroom. Come join in the fun and get informed. Games, giveaways and more…
11th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Feb. 20
annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference (SMDO) will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia. This year’s theme is Collaborate to Compete
Recognized as the largest event of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta, SMDO will focus on critical topics of interest that impact growth in South Metro including Economic Forecasting, “Aerotropolis,” Economic Development, the film Industry and more! The Conference highlights the City of Atlanta and the following counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton.
Admission is $40 early registration, $50 registration and $55 on-site registration. For more information visit www.smdoconference.com
or call (404) 684-7031.
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.