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Monitoring Spending, June 20
Is your money out of control? If so, come to the Monitoring Spending presentation, June 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center, room 262, to learn how to adjust your spending plans to fit your financial circumstances.
Learn about avoiding pesky mismanagement fees as well as tools and systems to keep accurate track of where your money goes each month.
We will be giving away a variety of gifts at this presentation.
Could you use $25 in Laker Bucks? If so, visit our website, http://www.clayton.edu/financial-aid/pfcp.
Any questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re Invited to the 2013 PEI SEBA Final Presentation, June 21
The College of Business is offering its annual Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) for high school students from June 17 to June 21. Sponsored by PEI, SEBA is a week-long, overnight academy with business classes, guest speakers, tours, team building, an etiquette luncheon, and many other activities aimed at preparing students for life after high school and beyond.
Clayton State Business Professor Dr. Beverly Wright, director of the SEBA program, is inviting all interested parties to attend the final presentation for this year’s talented group of academy students from schools in Clayton, Henry, Fayette and DeKalb counties. The presentation, held before a panel of judges, will be on Friday, June 21, running from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in room 322 of the James M. Baker University Center on Clayton State’s main campus. Attending will be a group of parents, principals, community and business leaders, and the primary sponsor, PEI.
Wright requests that anyone wishing to attend the final presentation contact her by Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m., at email@example.com.
Building Naming Committee Solicits Input from the University Community
Creative minds are needed! It is common knowledge that a few of our campus building share common wording which creates confusion for our students and visitors. As such, the Building Naming Committee is seeking input from the University community to rename the Student Center, the Athletics & Fitness Center, and the Student Activities Center.
Submissions should be sent by the July 10 deadline to any of the following committee members; Cindy Lauer (co-chair), Jim Braun (co-chair), Kelly Adams, Dolores Cox, Mike Mead, Nicole Harris and R.B. Rosenburg.
On behalf of the Building Naming Committee, we thank you in advance for your creativity and engagement in this process.
A Time for Grilling
The Loch Shop’s most recent promo is now up on www.ishoplochshop.com.
And what might that be? Glad you asked. Since the Summer Grilling Season is well underway, The Loch Shop is featuring a "Summer Grilling" promo with 10 percent off of everything under the “Tailgating” category; everything from chairs to aprons to tents to coolers. The Summer Grilling promo is valid until July 30, 2013.
Go to www.claytonstategear.com.
Course and Instructor Evaluations Due, June 20
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations for SUMMER SESSION I classes by June 20 (the evaluation surveys are now available on the SWAN).For each class you are taking, there is one online survey which combines the course and the instructor(s) questions. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal, clicking the MY COURSES tab and locating the COURSE SURVEY channel. Your courses will be listed. Click on the course title to open the survey for that course. In order for the survey to be complete you must enter a response to ALL required questions and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the survey.
Please note, there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of the survey. Students in SUMMER SESSION I classes who do not complete the surveys will not be able to view their grades in those classes until July 1.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Interviews for the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, June 24 to June 26
We have three candidates who will be joining us June 24 to June 26 to interview for the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness (Intramural & Club Sports) position. Each candidate is required to give a short,10-15 minute presentation on a topic that we have provided.
If your schedule permits and you are interested in participating in this process, please join us! We will have candidate resumes available for you during the presentation/Q&A session. Please feel free to invite fellow colleagues!
Monday, June 24 – Keegan Ashbee (Statesboro, Ga.)
2 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
Tuesday, June 25 – Clint Jones (Livingston, Ala.)
2 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
Wednesday, June 26 –Tony Kreitzer (Oviedo, Fla. )
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presentation/Q&A
SAC Ballroom C
In your role as Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness (Intramural and Club Sports) at Clayton State, you are responsible for leading the Intramural program staff consisting of approximately 10 student officials/scorekeepers. You have been on campus for a month and just gone through your on-boarding for the department at Clayton State. Your leagues start and you begin to realize that your student workers have a lack of commitment to the program and there is not much comradeship within the group. The officials express concerns about
· “I only get paid minimum wage, why should I even try to do anything extra?”
· “All I have to do is clock-in, do my job, and clock-out. That’s it.”
Discuss the steps you would take to create a culture of ‘buy-in’ among Clayton State Intramural Sports Officials and how those actions speak to your values, your advising style, and your understanding of Intramural sports in the context of campus recreation.
CCBOH to Host HIV Testing Week, June 24 to June 27
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is Thursday June 27, a day coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) to encourage people of all ages to take the test. The theme for this year is “Take the Test, Take Control.”
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) is commemorating this day by offering free HIV Testing during the week of NHTD, from June 24 to June 27. Testing is open to anyone in the public ages 13 years or older and will utilize the Clearview® Rapid HIV Test. This quick and easy method yields results in 20 minutes. Health educators will be on hand to provide resources and support to everyone who comes in for testing.
Testing will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., on June 24, June 25 and June26, and on Thursday, June 27 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Clayton County Board of Health, located at 1117 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro.
HIV awareness promotional items and educational materials will be available for participants.
Loch Shop Closed, June 27, June 28
The Loch Shop will be closed June 27 and June 28 for end of the year inventory. Blue books, Scantrons and pencils will be available for purchase in the LakerCard office on those days. The Loch Shop will return to normal summer operating hours Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m.
“It's Time to Finish Your Dream at Clayton State,” Degree Completion Event, July 9
Clayton State University, the place where dreams are made real, is offering individuals with college credits but no college degree a chance to learn more about how to make their own dreams real.
On Tuesday, July 9, Clayton State will hold a special Degree Completion Event, “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream,” with the goal of providing information and on-site services to those in the community who have already earned college credit and are now ready to finish their college degree.
“It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will run continuously between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., on “Main Street” on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Interested individuals can drop in at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., without needing a reservation, to learn more about degree completion and to receive assistance from representatives of the University’s Recruitment and Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar (be sure to bring your previous college transcripts so the Registrar’s Office can give you a quick evaluation), Testing Center, Center for Academic Success and Academic Advising offices. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Dianna Alsip at (678) 466-5020 or at DiannaAlsip@mail.clayton.edu.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, July 9
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center. Individuals are not required to register for this event.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, Criminology, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Education with a major in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, International Business, and Supply Chain Management), Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing (concentrations in Education and Leadership), Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
Clayton State to Host International Economics Conference, July 25 to July 29
The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), the International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology (IAREP), and the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP) will hold their next international interdisciplinary conference at Clayton State from July 25 to July 29, 2013.
This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
To find more information, see the conference website:
Questions? Contact program chair Reza Kheirandish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Parking Permits Available Soon
The 2013-2014 academic year parking permits will soon be available for pick up.
As usual, Public Safety will issue blue permits to faculty and staff. However, please note the following changes for student parking permits:
We will be issuing gold permits to those students who reside in Laker Hall and green permits to students who reside at Clayton Station. All other students will receive orange permits.
All vehicles bearing gold, green, and orange permits may park in any
student designated parking areas until advised otherwise.
The Bent Tree is Looking for Submissions for its Freshman Edition
The Bent Tree will be putting together its first-ever freshman edition for the incoming class of freshman this fall.
The Bent Tree “Freshman Exclusive” will be distributed to the new freshman in Laker Hall during Freshman Premiere Week. This edition of the paper will focus on the things incoming freshman need to know: the services offered to students on campus; things to do on campus; and will highlight some important dates for students in the first few weeks of the semester.
The Bent Tree would like to invite all campus departments, offices, and services to send in their articles, photos, calendars and advertisements for this special new edition of the paper.
To submit your information for this edition, please send an email to Jennifer DeMond, Student Media advisor at email@example.com
. We would prefer your submissions in JPEG, PDF, or Word format. The deadline for submission is July 12.
Earn College Credit this Summer Without Enrolling in Additional Courses
This summer may be an ideal time for you to earn additional course credit without being enrolled in a specific course.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity for you to receive from three to 12 credit hours in various subject areas by taking tests.
· See a list of Clayton State courses that you can CLEP: http://www.clayton.edu/testing/CLEPSoffered. After spotting courses that you need, consult with your advisor to make certain that CLEP tests will satisfy courses in your program.
· Once you’ve decided to test, see this CLEP website for preparation, registration, and payment information:
http://www.clayton.edu/testing/clep. Register online with your credit card for the sessions that will work for you.
· The tests will be held in the Clayton State Testing Center on the first floor of the Library. The total cost is $100 per subject exam.
· Call the Testing Center at (678) 466-4495 if you need more information.
Note: If you speak a language other than French, Spanish, or German and would like to receive college credit for your language, consider taking the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS). See our website for more information: http://www.clayton.edu/testing/flats.
Showcase Your Organization at Orientation
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase or expand your organization? Well, look no further. The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs would like to provide an opportunity for your organization to be a part of the Orientation process. With us, all you have to do is complete the online information link and register for the dates and times that your organization would like to participate in our New Student Orientations.
Online Information link: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cU4o1UhQZQMNvGR
Volunteers Needed for Orientation
The Laker Orientation Leaders are asking for your help!
As we continue to get closer to our Orientation sessions, we are asking that you, the students of Clayton State University, volunteer as an Orienteer.
I bet you are asking yourself, “what is an Orienteer?” and “how do I become one?”
An Orienteer is a student from Clayton State who volunteers to help out our Orientation Leaders during our Orientation Sessions. All you have to do is complete the online information link to register.
As an Orienteer, you will receive:
•An interaction with new, incoming students
•Interactions with Clayton State administration
•Volunteer hours for other organizations
Orienteer positions are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please don’t miss out on such a great opportunity to get acclimated with Orientation and our new students!
Online Information link:
For more information on Orientation opportunities, contact Tevin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (678) 466-5502.
OITS Introduces LochBox
LochBox (https://lochbox.clayton.edu) is the successor to “mydocs.clayton.edu.” It is a completely homegrown application developed by Clayton State employees for Clayton State employees and students. Just click the link above and give it a whirl.
The goal of LochBox is to provide easy access for Clayton State employees and students to their data as well as share that data just as easily. If you were a mydocs.clayton.edu user, you should remember the _Shared folder. With mydocs.clayton.edu, you could only share content located in the _Shared folder. LochBox changes that. You can share just about any folder within your home folder (H: drive). In addition, when a user shares a folder with you, you should see it in your _SharedWithMe folder.
The LochBox site has a number of “how-to” videos that will guide you. Please let Roger Poore know if you have any questions or run into any problems with LochBox.
Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp?
For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.
Zombies Needed for "Welcome to the Bubs"
Recent Clayton State graduate Anissa Matlock is organizing auditions for an indie film called "Welcome to the Bubs," a zombie/apocalypse comedy.
Matlock is inquiring of Clayton State students, faculty and staff who may be interested in casting as a zombie – they’ll need nearly 100 of the walking dead.
There is no “dead” line to sign-up and all types of zombies are needed. There will also be some "hero zombies" that will have direct interaction with the main cast.
They must be willing to wear latex applications and a good bit of fake blood. They should be comfortable with stage combat, and must attend ALL rehearsals as they will be getting killed with blunt objects, rather than being shot from a distance and will need to practice with the cast.
There is an official registry for interested Zombies; go to www.welcometothebubs.com, where you can enlist as survivors, zombies, preppers, or as an interested party that would like to support the movie in other ways.
Audition dates are flexible. Further details for the actual audition will be sent to the actors selected to audition. Filming is taking place between mid-June and August this year in Marietta. Actors/zombies selected may be asked to return for the next episode. This production is being filmed in three parts and may be released as webisodes.
Special Ticket Offer from BODIES & TITANIC
A special ticket discount to Atlantic Station’s (265 18th St., Second Floor, Atlanta) BDOIES and TITANIC exhibitions is now available to Clayton State faculty, staff and students.
In affiliation with Clayton State University, you receive special discount ticket pricing 20 percent off — adult: $19; child (4-12): $12. Tax not included.
Go to https://tickets.prxi.com/atlanta/Info.aspx?EventID=7 to buy online with no purchase fees. Enter special promo code – CLAYTON. Or, buy at the box office and present the promo code via printed copy or handheld device.
This offer expires June 30, 2013.Codes redeemed online before expiration date may be used to purchase tickets for a visit date beyond the expiration date. Code only valid until expiration date at box office. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Additional rules may apply. Questions? Please contact group sales at (404) 842-2688 or email@example.com.