Day of Action Volunteers Needed, June 21
Ann Cramer, director for IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for the Americas, and a commencement speaker at Clayton State’s May 2011 ceremony, has invited Clayton State faculty, staff and students to participate in the upcoming Day of Action on Thursday, June 21. This is a national strategic effort on the longest day of the year to advance the common good. More than 74,000 individuals participated nationwide last year.
Cramer, a past chair of the United Way Board of Directors, notes that, to celebrate United Way's 125th anniversary, there are created 125 volunteer opportunities in conjunction with the Day of Action. The activities range from a scheduled project at a local nonprofit, to something on your own for a neighbor or an activity at the office with your co-workers. A few of the options include:
- Create a home away from home by donating bedding for children receiving treatment
- Help your local library prepare for reading programs
- Paint line games in children's centers
- Host a clothing drive at work & donate items to a local nonprofit
To see the full list of activities and register, please go to; http://unitedwayatlanta.org/dayofaction/
Any Clayton State individuals or organizations planning to take part in the Day of Action should also contact the Office of University Relations, so that University Relations can maintain a record of the University’s participation in this event.
Presentation by Assistant Professor of Theatre Finalist, June 22
Tavia LaFollette, finalist for a temporary appointment as Assistant Professor of Theatre for the 2012-2013 academic year, will make a public presentation in the Clayton State Theatre (G-132) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites all faculty and students to attend.
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers, June 19 to June 22
The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is in need volunteers for the month of June to complete homes in a senior living community in Riverdale, Tara Oaks Senior Living Community.
All volunteers are asked to arrive at the build site by 8:30 a.m. with an estimated finish time of about 2:30 p.m. Water and Gatorade will be provided on site and Georgia Power has been coordinating donated lunches.
Work will be needed both inside and outside of the houses so please dress accordingly. All necessary tools and equipment will be available onsite. A hat and sunscreen are a good idea!
The directions to the site are as follows: Start out going North on Tara Blvd/US-41 N/US-19 N/GA-3. Turn Left on North Ave. Right on SR 85 North. Left at Roberts Drive (at the Advanced Auto Parts) and a Right on Tara Oaks Drive. One of the addresses is 6824 Tara Oaks Drive, Riverdale GA 30274, although it does not show up in a GPS. Once you arrive, please check in at the volunteer station.
Parking is limited on site, but additional parking is available at the First Baptist Church of Riverdale immediately behind the community and within walking distance of the worksite.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Rooms Renovation, Starting June 25
The SAC Fitness Center Locker Room showers will be getting a face lift over the next couple weeks and will be closed for repairs from Monday, June 25 through Friday, July 6. The renovation will close the locker rooms to patrons.
Athletic Director Carl McAloose has agreed to allow patrons taking Group Exercise classes to use the locker rooms in the Athletic and Fitness Center to take showers.
We will also be re-painting the locker rooms and several other locations this summer.
If you have any questions regarding the renovations, please contact Ben Hopkins at (678) 466-5416 or BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
HUB Summer Hours
The following summer hours will go into effect on Monday, June 18. To accommodate evening students, our Service Counter location will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Monday – Wednesday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday – Thursday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On Friday, all services will be performed at the Service Counter.
For later assistance, phone and e-mail services will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, as well as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
The Loch Shop Closed for Inventory, June 27 to June 29
The Loch Shop will close early for inventory on Wednesday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m., and will be closed entirely on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. If you need to contact The Loch Shop, please email: email@example.com or call (678) 466-4220.
The Loch Shop will reopen on Monday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Volunteer During New Student Orientation
The Laker Orientation Leaders would like to invite you to serve as orientation volunteers and help welcome new students to Clayton State University! Orienteers are students from our beautiful University who volunteer to serve as escorts or ushers during the orientation sessions. In order to register to become an Orienteer, please the link below to complete the registration form: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eVCCBAEZH2q289m
Some of the amenities that you will receive are • Learn more about the Laker Orientation Leader position • Interact with new, incoming students • Network with Clayton State Administration • Volunteer hours for other Organizations • Free Lunch
Orienteer positions are selected on a first come, first serve basis.
Be Featured in The Bent Tree
Are you doing something with your summer you are excited about? Are you spending a summer traveling and learning about new cultures? Did you land the internship of your dreams? Have you been volunteering with a cause you feel passionately about? Is a student organization you are a part of working on a big project over the summer?
If so, The Bent Tree would like to feature you in our very first issue for the upcoming Fall Semester! If so, please email Mario Feliz, assignments editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Include a brief description of what you are or will be doing with your summer. We are anxious to hear what you are up to!
Notaries Public on Campus
The following staff members at Clayton State are notaries public; Ros Williams (Public Safety), Dana Brown (External Relations), Wanda Davis-Bender (Academic Affairs), Amy Poole (FYARC), Vicky Smith (CoB), Nancy Franco (CIMS) and Nikia Yallah (Human Resources).
The Loch Shop Holding Inventory Sale this Week
Now is the time to stock up on Clayton State apparel.
The Clayton State Loch Shop is holding a one-week-only sale from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22. Customers can take advantage of The Loch Shop’s “Buy One, Get One 50 Percent Off All Apparel Sale,” and can also receive an additional 20 percent off all clearance items.
The buy one, get one 50 percent off another apparel item of equal or lesser value, applies to original ticket price, and is valid in-store from June 18 through June 22, 2012 only. This offer is not valid on previously purchased merchandise or markdown items.
Also this sale is not combinable with any other discount, coupon, sale, storewide promotion and/or associate discount. The additional 20 percent discount applies only to marked clearance items and does not apply to the $1 table merchandise.
Wii Wednesdays at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop will be holding Wii Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 in The Loch Shop’s lounge, starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m.
Come relieve some test stress every Wednesday in June and July (except July 4). Play your favorite Wii games – bowling, Mario Kart, basketball three point contest, the Michael Jackson Experience and more. Win prizes just for participating, enjoy free snacks, plus, play for the top score and qualify to enter the June 27 and July 25 prize drawings!
National Archives at Atlanta Welcomes Author of Book Tracing Story of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Ancestors, June 26
The National Archives at Atlanta, in partnership with Clayton County, is proud to welcome Rachel L. Swarns for a program on her new book “American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama,” on Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Beginning in the 1800s, the book tells the captivating story of Obama’s ancestors and their five-generation journey from slavery to the most prominent position in our nation. First Lady Obama’s great, great, great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was a slave on a farm in what is now Clayton County. As a teenage girl, she ultimately give birth to mixed race children, the first born of which was to become Obama’s great, great grandfather, Dolphus Shields.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m., with an author discussion, followed by a book signing. Please note that there is no cost to attend the event; however each attendee must register at: www.claytoncountyga.gov/michelleobamabook
In addition, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners will dedicate
a memorial monument honoring the life and legacy of Shields on Tuesday, June 26, 3 p.m. in the Historic Rex Village, 3724 Mill Walk in Rex. The ceremony will include remarks by Eldrin Bell, chairman, Clayton County Board of Commissioners; James McSweeney, regional administrator, The National Archives at Atlanta; Bruce Green, director of Tourism Product Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development. New York Times
correspondent Swarns will be a special guest.
Clayton County Board of Health Hosting HIV Testing Day, June 27
On June 27 (National HIV Testing Day), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Clayton County Board of Health, located at 1117 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro, will host a free HIV testing event, utilizing the OraQuick Rapid HIV Test.
This quick and easy test yields results in 20 minutes. Health educators will be on hand to provide test takers with valuable health information and counselors from the Ryan White Clinic will be available to provide resources and support to anyone with a positive test result.
For more information about testing, call (678) 610-7199 or e-mail: email@example.com
Clayton State to Host All Candidates Political Forum, June 28, June 29
Clayton State University will be the site of a two-day “All Candidates Political Forum” on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. This free and open to the public chance to meet the candidates seeking to hold office in Clayton County prior to the July 31 primary is being held by the Coalition of Clayton County Clergy, and is sponsored by Tara Garden Chapel.
The June 28 forum will take place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. It will include candidates for the offices of sheriff, district attorney, county commission chair, and county commissioner from districts two and three. The June 29 forum, also from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will be held in room B14 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall and will include candidates for U.S. congressional districts five and 13, state senate district 44, and state representative districts 60, 62, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78.
Spivey Hall Kodály Teacher Training Workshops, July 16 to July 20
Spivey Hall will once again be making a significant contribution to music education with its annual Kodály Teacher Training Workshops, to be held Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, in Spivey Hall.
The two workshops, one offering an introduction to Kodály, and the other a Kodály refresher, will be taught by one of America's leading Kodály experts and a top clinician in the field — Dr. Jill Trinka. The workshops are designed for music teachers and college students who are interested in teaching music students (and college students get a discount).
The Kodály Concept is a comprehensive, sequential program that integrates the best ideas, techniques, and approaches to music education universally proven to be successful. The program builds musicianship through the singing of folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials.
The cost for the “Intro to Kodály” workshop, which will run from July 16 to July 18, is $180 ($50 for currently enrolled college students). Workshop participants will learn the basics of Kodály-based music curriculum essentials for grades K-5, gaining valuable tools and techniques that can be put to use in the classroom.
The “Kodály Refresher” workshop, which will run from July 18 to July 20, is $180, and $50 for currently enrolled college students. Individuals already familiar with Kodály, can take this refresher course which will explore pedagogy and process in depth. Attendees will also learn to write meaningful lesson plans, create smooth transitions, and expand their knowledge of literature.
Interested individuals can register for both courses for only $350, with currently enrolled college students getting both workshops at a real deal – just $75. For more information, call the Spivey Hall Education Department at (678) 466-4481 or visit http://www.spiveyhall.org/professional-development-for-teachers/kodaly-teacher-training-workshop
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience, July 20
The National Archives at Atlanta will be holding, “Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience” on Friday, July 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience will feature various activities celebrating the immigrant experience, including the unveiling of "The Lost Mural" a recreation by Andrew Sabori of a mural that hung at Ellis Island. The original mural, commissioned by the WPA in 1938 and painted by Edward Laning, was displayed at Ellis Island until the early 1950s at which time a storm destroyed most of the mural.
In 2003 Andrew Sabori, an artist and muralist, visited Ellis Island to find out more information about the original mural. He subsequently uncovered a photograph of the original and decided to recreate it for exhibit and educational purposes. It will be unveiled at the National Archives at Atlanta on July 20.
Several prominent members of the Atlanta community who came to America will share their experiences about what becoming an American means to them.
A naturalization ceremony will conclude the formal program, followed by a complimentary lunch.
Following lunch, interviews will be conducted with program participants, other invited dignitaries, and newly naturalized citizens. These interviews will preserve their stories for future generations.
Anyone from Clayton State is welcome to attend Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please contact Gid Rowell, director of Alumni Relations, at (678) 466-4477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.