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Monthly Alert System Test
The Office of Public Safety will conduct the monthly test of the campus alert system today, Wednesday, June 4, around noon.
SBDC to Hold Starting a Business Workshop at Henry Chamber of Commerce, June 5
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center is bringing its popular “Starting a Business Workshop” to Henry County on Thursday, June 5.
The workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West in McDonough. Register at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow#.
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. Current Clayton State students and staff receive 50 percent off the registration fee; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. Discounts cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spivey Hall's First World Music Festival Starts Today at 11:15 a.m.
Spivey Hall will launch its first Summer World Music Festival (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/spivey-hall-summer-world-music-festival/) including seven Wednesday performances at 11:15 a.m., by various global artists over eight weeks in June and July 2014.
Wednesday, June 4 Aly Camara African Drumming Africa
Wednesday, June 18 Ustad Shafaat Khan Sitar and Tabla India
Wednesday, June 25 Troika Balalaikas Balalaikas Russia
Wednesday, July 2 Faculty Grass Red, White and Bluegrass USA
Wednesday, July 9 The Celtic Company Ah Surely! Irish Ensemble Ireland
Wednesday, July 16 Miraikanai Taiko Taiko Drumming Japan
Wednesday, July 23 Aire Flamenco Flamenco Spain
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival are priced at $2 per concert and are available for purchase now at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/program-registration/.
ABC’s of Finding an Internship, June 5
The Office of Career Services will present, “ABC’s of Finding an Internship” on Thursday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
This workshop educates students about the benefits that internships provide and offers an opportunity for you to:
Learn about credit and non-credit internship opportunities;
Learn the eligibility requirements for academic internships;
Learn how, when and where to search for internships;
Learn about other tools needed to be successful in finding an internship.
Class Attendance During First Two Weeks of Summer Semester
It is imperative that you attend class during the first week and no later than the second week of the semester. A registered student who does not attend at least one class session in each course by Thursday, June 5 is a “no show.” If you are enrolled in an online course, the instructor will provide details on how online attendance will be verified.
Registration will be cancelled for any course in which a student is submitted to the Registrar’s Office as a “no show.” The “no show” student will not be charged tuition for the cancelled course. However, there may be serious financial aid consequences for students who are receiving financial aid, since this will reduce the number of enrolled credit hours. The complete No Show Policy including the appeal process is available at http://www.clayton.edu/registrar/noshowpolicy. In the event you are reported as a no show, it will be extremely difficult to get reinstated in class as indicated in the policy. Please do not let this happen to you.
The complete summer academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar.
Digital Film Technician I and II Information Session Scheduled for Peachtree City, June 7
The highly-successful first set of Digital Film Technician Training I and II courses, taught by long-time digital film industry expert Barton Bond, have been playing to full houses of 40+ students each since February. With the next round of classes due to start in June, Clayton State has scheduled another information session for that budding Hollywood of Georgia, Fayette County.
Digital Film Technician Training originally visited Sandy Creek High School on Saturday, May 17. The new information session will be held at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site at 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Regular Summer Hours Resume
Regular summer hours for The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center resume Monday, June 2.
2014 Recruitment Extended For F.I.R.S.T Step Peer Mentoring Program, Deadline June 9
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is still recruiting for 2014-2015 “F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentors” – Fostering and Initiating Relationships for a Successful Transition.
The F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program promotes and supports academic success, social adjustment and development and retention for its first-year student participants. F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring will welcome its third group of freshman students in fall 2014.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact LaQuisha Hughley, Office of Orientation & New Student Programs: email@example.com or (678) 466-544.
Applications are available in the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 218.
Deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 9 by 5 p.m.
Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp, June 9 to June 13
Spivey Hall’s Sixth Annual Summer Music Camp is a week-long day camp for students entering fourth to seventh grades, scheduled for June 9 to June13. While the camp is based on choral singing, it strives to give campers a broad range of musical experiences throughout the week. This year, the program adds two new breakout sessions: music technology and drama. These sessions join past favorites including piano lab, tone-chimes, guitar, folk dancing and percussion ensemble. Each camper will also be given the opportunity to receive a private coaching either in voice or a solo string instrument.
Campers will rehearse throughout the week and then share what they’ve learned during a demonstration concert on Friday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. Craig Hurley, director, and Marcena Kinney, accompanist, of the Spivey Hall Young Artists, will lead the team which includes Dr. David Hirschorn, a 24-year guitar and choral teacher, and music specialist Betsy Swanson, along with several Spivey Hall Children’s Choir members acting as counselors.
Registration for Spivey Hall’s Annual Summer Camp is available online at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summercamp/. Registration is $150 by June 5; and $175 after June 5. Multi-child discounts are available.
On Campus Information Session for Digital Film Technician I and II, July 12
Lights! Camera! Action! The Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education is gearing up for its second round of information sessions and classes for Digital Film Technician Training I and II.
The highly-successful first set of Film Tech I courses, taught by long-time digital film industry expert Barton Bond, have been playing to full houses of 40+ students each since February. The next on-campus information session will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Downs Center.
Clayton State to Host 2014 Southeast African Model Union in November
Clayton State University is proud to announce that it will host the 18th Annual Southeast Model African Union from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2014. Clayton State values this opportunity to give the students a highly engaging experience in dealing with international issues. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the SEMAU 2014, contact Dr. Augustine Ayuk at AugustineAyuk@mail.clayton.edu, (678) 466-4848.
Request from Public Safety – Enter Your Number in the Text Message Data Bank
When there is an emergency situation that could impact the safety of our campus, whether it be a human threat or weather related, we send out notifications mainly by email and text message.
Since many of you probably see the text messages much quicker than the emails, it is essential that everyone who has a telephone capable of receiving text messages enter your number into the University system to ensure that you receive the messages. It is an “opt in” system, which means that you have to personally enter your number. As a reminder, the process is very easy and quick:
· Go to the Clayton State University website
· Click on the “Swan”
· Click on “My Tab”
· Scroll down to “Emergency Text Messages” and enter your telephone number and the communications carrier (e.g. Verizon, AT&T, or other)
· Then hit “Save” and you’re done.
It’s that easy, so if you haven’t already done so, please do so now, or if you have changed numbers or carriers since last entered, please update now.
Clark Howard’s “Life After Graduation” Special Featured on WSB-TV Website
WSB consumer advocate Clark Howard’s Family 2 Family Special, “Life After Graduation,” filmed in a large part at Clayton State, is now available for viewing on the WSB-TV website.
Go to http://www.wsbtv.com/s/askclark/ to see Howard focus this Family 2 Family Special on answering graduates’ questions, like: Should they attend graduate school or look for a job? And, how should they pay off school loans? As part of the program, WSB also talked to Georgia-based companies and businesses from around the country about what they look for in potential hires.
Dining Services Hours for Summer 2014, Starting May 28
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Security Gates at Clayton Station
The University has installed new security gates at two entrances to the Clayton Station Apartments.
The locations are the two middle entrances on North Lake Street. These are very visible black and yellow chain link gates, with “Do not enter” signs attached that will only be in place during the late evening to early morning hours. When not in place, these entrances can still be used.
The purpose for these gates is to add another security measure to the apartment complex that currently is easily accessible to the general public 24/7. When the gates are in place, all vehicular traffic will have to enter and exit either at the main entrance next to the clubhouse on North Lake or at the Harper Drive entrance.
Free HIV Testing Available on Mondays in UHS
University Health Services (UHS) has signed a collaborative agreement with Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) to offer free HIV testing on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the clinic through the end of 2014.
This is a walk-in testing opportunity; no appointments are being scheduled for the HIV testing. Anyone is eligible for this free testing through the CCBOH collaborative to include students, staff, faculty, and community members. CCBOH will make arrangements for counseling and treatment of anyone with positive results. Testing frequency is unlimited so take advantage of this opportunity while it is available on Mondays at UHS.