New in this Issue
Latest Laker Connection Now Online
The latest issue of The Laker Connection magazine is now available online: https://academicinfo.clayton.edu/laker-connection/. The spring 2013 issue explores Clayton State University’s emphasis on experiential learning.
Hard copies have been distributed around campus, but are also available by visiting the Office of University Relations (second floor of the Clayton State East - Woodlands Hall building).
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 paymentinformation:
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.
Want to be an Intern?
Attend the following workshop to understand how to apply and find great internship opportunities!
“ABC’s of Finding an Internship” workshop, Thursday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., both in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
SBDC to Hold Free Financing Sources for Small Businesses Workshop, June 10
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be offering a free workshop on “Financing Sources for Small Businesses” on Monday, June 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
Although this workshop exploring financing programs and sources to grow your business is free, registration is required. Go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=135578&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=a2a5338b-7847-4c8a-aca2-c8e03b20bd27 to register.
Small businesses often need working capital to conduct day-to-day business operations while starting and growing their business. This program will discuss the options small businesses can use to finance these operations. The speakers will be Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank and Stacy Nicolson of Bibby Financial Services.
Important Announcements from the LakerCard Center
LakerCard Online and LakerCard Mobile will be offline for maintenance on Monday, June 10 from noon to 5 p.m. If you need to make a deposit to your LakerCard, please use one of the three AMC machines located on campus or stop by the LakerCard Center.
Beginning in August, the LakerCard Center will no longer accept credit cards for LakerBucks deposits in the office. You may still use credit cards for LakerBucks deposits in the AMC machines, at LakerCard Online and with the LakerCard Mobile App.
Also beginning in August, the minimum deposit amount required for a LakerBucks deposit made with cash or check will be $1. Credit card deposit minimums will remain $5.
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.
Your Chance to be a Zombie!
Recent Clayton State graduate Anissa Matlock is organizing an audition for the final role in an independent film called "Welcome to the Bubs," a zombie/apocalypse comedy (how’s that for a combination?)
Matlock is inquiring of Clayton State students who may be interested for a young female character, or who would like to participate as a zombie – since they’ll need nearly 100 of the walking dead. The breakdowns and instructions for students to submit their applications for the auditions – the deadline for submissions is Friday, June 7 — are as follows:
The role is for a young female – age eight to 17 – any ethnicity. Older actresses can audition, but MUST look young. Zee is the daughter of a scientist and she is carrying an essential element that will help to domesticate the undead. (C’mon, haven’t you ALWAYS wanted to domesticate the undead?) Personality is a MUST.
Interested actresses should contact Matlock at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Zee" in the subject line. Please include basic information about yourself, including: name, age, height, phone number and preferred email address. Matlock will also need a headshot or shoulders-up snapshot.
Those selected to audition will be notified by phone or email and will be asked to meet with the director and a cast member for a cold reading. If potential Zees do not fit the part, they’ll be asked if they would be interested in a zombie role.
"Zombies" All types 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.
Interested zombies should contact Josh Milligan by email: email@example.com. Please include a recent snapshot or headshot and note any make-up allergies.
Also, for those planning to audition, the one thing you never tell a zombie is, “you look like death warmed over.”
Although audition dates are flexible, Matlock says they are likely to happen on the second weekend in June. 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 (which has an uncommon amount of undead anyway.) Actors/zombies selected may be asked to return, dead or alive, for the next episode. This production is being filmed in three parts and may be released as webisodes.
Outdoor Adventure – Rock Climbing, June 8
Join Outdoor Adventure on a rock climbing trip to North Georgia. This trip will have routes for beginners as well as advanced climbers. All climbing gear will be provided. Sign up at the front desk of the SAC.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Destination: North Georgia
Sign up deadline: Thursday, June 6
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Offering "Understanding Workplace Contracts" Class, June 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnering with the College of Business at Clayton State, will be offering an “Understanding Workplace Contracts” class on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in room T152 of the College of Business.
The class will be taught by Clayton State Business Law Professor Dr. Judith Ogden.
This program, designed to guide small businesses through the maze of contract concerns, will address many contract related issues; such as whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, whether you created a contract by writing a handbook or company policy, and whether employees should be made to sign non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
The registration fee is $69, although current Clayton State MBA students receive a $20 discount. Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=127537&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=4b6170c8-42c2-43c6-b171-7427e9f7fbbf.
RESET 2013, June 17
Greetings student leaders! It is time for our annual RESET 2013 Retreat for Recognized Student Organizations.
Campus Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Clayton State Community is excited to welcome the 2013/14 academic year and are prepared to ensure that our student organizations are ready to lead the charge in achieving the many goals of the University’s Strategic Plan, such as creating an outstanding educational experience that simulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and innovation and fostering learning that engages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community.
In order to do so, ALL recognized student organizations are required to attend RESET 2013, scheduled for Monday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Each recognized student organization is required to send either the president or vice president of their organization to attend RESET 2013. This year, student organizations are permitted to send one other representative to accompany the president or vice president, although the a second representative is optional.
Student Organizations must RSVP by sending the following information to email@example.com by Friday, June 7:
• Name of organization
• Name of representative(s) and position
• Representatives’ contact email address
The RSVP will be reviewed and a confirmation will be sent to the registered representative(s). Organizations that fail to send the appropriate representative to RESET 2013 will not be permitted to register the student organization until completion of the RESET Registration Workshop for 2013/14 (the next available RESET will be held the third week of August).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the one, the only, Atawanna Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu, prior to the June 7 deadline.
SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop, June 18
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room 139 of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, individuals who are interested in making this particular dream real should go to: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=122527&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=82e27b5b-bda0-466c-9f4d-fed7232e1b37
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.
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.