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Lakers Return to Campus, Today at 12:15 p.m.
The Clayton State Lakers women’s basketball team will be flying in to Hartsfield Airport from the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in San Antonio, Tex., this morning at 11 a.m., and are expected back on campus at the Athletics & Fitness Center around 12:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and welcome the team back.
Loch Shop Spring Grad Finale, Mar. 28, Mar. 29
The Spring Grad Fair Finale will be held in the Loch Shop on Mar. 28 and Mar. 29. This is your one stop event for all your graduation needs:
Cap & Gowns
Jostens, Village Photographers and Alumni Relations will be participating and will be in the Loch Shop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. We look forward to seeing you and helping you prepare for graduation!
Polopalooza at the Loch Shop
It’s Polopalooza at the Loch Shop - all Clayton State polos are now $9.99! We have a full sizes range from XS to 5XL in white, blue, orange and grey in multiple styles. We also have discounted bargain books to under $3 a book and selected Boots products are on sale from $4 to $8. While supplies last, so hurry in and grab yours today.
Employer Information Session - American Red Cross, Apr. 2
Are you interested in both challenging and rewarding career opportunities with the world's largest humanitarian network? By joining the Red Cross, you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. There are also many other benefits of being a member of our team. Find out how the American Red Cross recruits interns and full-time employees, Tuesday, Apr. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in room 322 of the James M. Baker University Center. For more information, contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 466-5400.
Scholarship Application Deadline, Apr. 4
The application deadline for Clayton State University scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year (Fall Semester 2013 and Spring Semester 2014) is Thursday, Apr. 4.
The application and recommendation forms are available on the Financial Aid website
Make sure that you read the “Frequently Asked Questions”
on the scholarship website before you begin the scholarship application process.
Your scholarship file must be complete by Thursday, Apr. 4. Please remember that you are responsible for ensuring that all required items are received
by this deadline. Applications or other documents received after the deadline will not be considered. Although not required, it is recommended that you submit your scholarship application and two recommendation forms at the same time to the Financial Aid Office to ensure that your scholarship file is complete.
Information is also available on Private Scholarships
, Scholarship Search Sites
, Department Scholarships
, and Honors Scholarships
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (SCSAC), the Clayton State University Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Clayton State University chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will host the Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April 2013. Events for the month include the Clothes Line Project, the Clothes Line Project T-Shirt Drive, Bringing in the Bystander: Bystander Intervention Training, and Take Back the Night.
The Clothesline Project will run from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women, men, and children. Clayton State students, faculty and staff will decorate shirts to represent victim’s experience to share the experiences of one in three females and one in seven males.
To effectively make The Clothesline Project a success Psi Chi is asking everyone to dig through their linens and donate lightly-used, plain-colored T-Shirts for the Clothesline Project. White T-Shirts are preferred, but any plain colored T-Shirt would be helpful and beneficial. T-Shirts can be dropped off at Dr. Pinar Gurkas’ office, room 109 of the Clayton State Natural & Behavioral Sciences Building.
Clayton State Jazz Combo to Play Outdoor Concert, Apr. 10
The Clayton State Jazz Combo will be playing a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, Apr. 10.
The Jazz Combo will be performing starting at noon at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located on the Clayton State campus between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall.
Loch Shop Closed, Apr. 23
The Loch Shop will be closed on Tuesday, Apr. 23 for staff development. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 8 a.m.
Culture Shock Week
Culture Shock Week at Clayton State University is a schedule of distinctive programs and activities that will introduce and enhance the Clayton State community’s awareness of diversity institutionally and globally by creating awareness of the diversity that exists; addressing biases; and encouraging cross-cultural communications and relations.
Books for Africa Book Drive
Sponsored by Campus Events Council
Tuesday, Mar. 26 and Wednesday, Mar. 27
James M. Baker Center Main Street
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Books for Africa is an organization whose mission is to end the book famine in Africa. Join in on this fight by bringing books to the Books for Africa table sponsored by Campus Events Council. Books for Africa has shipped more than 27 million books to 48 different countries since 1988. “Literacy is the bridge from misery to hope.”
Tunnel of Oppression
Thursday, Mar. 28
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Student Activities Center Ballroom
Open to the Public
Tunnel of Oppression is a program that will focus on exposing systems of oppression and the prejudices that plague society today through theatrical scenes, silent symbolism, and art. The topics for the event will include, but are not limited to, differences between economic classes, races, and cultures across educational, gender, and religious boundaries.
Thursday, Mar. 28
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Student Activities Center Green
Open to the Public
This year’s Culture Fest will feature food, activities, and performances representing cultures from all over the world. Come out and experience the world in just a few hours.
If you have additional questions regarding Culture Shock Week, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson, associate director, at email@example.com.
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can the Government Stop Environmental Catastrophes… Another New York Times Talk, Mar. 29
Hurricane Sandy, spring blizzards, global warming… Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Mar. 29 with a New York Times Talk on “Environmental Change and the Role of the Government in Stopping Catastrophes.”
In addition to discussing a very current subject that potentially affects every single person in the United States, the upcoming New York Times Talk, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center, will feature two notable co-facilitators, Clayton State Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jacqueline Jordan, and Bryan M. Myers, energy and climate change coordinator for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
As is the case with all the New York Times Talk programs, the talk is free and open to the public, however, anyone interested in attending should RSVP via email to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State associate professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at email@example.com
no later than Thursday, Mar. 28, at 3 p.m. A free lunch (pizza/soda) courtesy of the New York Times
and Jordan will be served to all those who respond by Mar. 28.
Clayton State Biology Department Has Eminent Speakers this Semester, Starting Mar. 29
Clayton State University’s Biology Department’s Eminent Speaker Series for the spring 2013 semester will feature presentations from professors at the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Mercer University.
The three presentations are scheduled for Friday, Mar. 29, Friday, Apr. 12, and Friday, Apr. 19, in each case in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (The L.A.B.) on the Clayton State campus. All presentations will start at 2 p.m., and last until approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Mar. 29 seminar will feature an especially prominent speaker, Dr. Alan Covich, professor, Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, and president of the International Association for Ecology. He is also the former president of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the North American Benthological Society. Covich will be speaking on, "Freshwater ecosystem services- some case studies of how people benefit from biodiversity."
On Apr. 12, Emory University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Toby Schonfeld, will speak on, “Ethics in Research.” Schonfeld is also director, Master of Arts in Bioethics, Center for Ethics; and co-director, Program for Scholarly Integrity, Laney Graduate School.
Finally, on Apr. 19, Dr. Rick McCann, director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and associate professor of biochemistry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, will speak on “Cell Adhesion Assemblies and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.”
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting, Mar. 30
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Public Safety Survey
A survey is linked below for all students, faculty and staff to access regarding your assessment of the Public Safety services being provided on our campus. Please take a few minutes and participate in the survey to provide us with feedback. It will be posted for two weeks until Friday, Mar. 29. Thanks in advance for your participation.
What Can Clayton State Dining do to Make Your Day Better?
Clayton State Dining wants your feedback! Take our customer satisfaction survey and tell us how we're doing. Visit our web link at: http://vcil.cc/xgykr8g
. The online survey runs through Friday, Mar. 29.
The Clayton County Humane Society (CCHS) is a "no-kill" animal rescue facility located in Jonesboro, which provides a loving, caring environment to our animals until permanent placement in adoptive homes can be achieved. No animal is ever euthanized to make room for another. We receive no local, state or government funding and are entirely funded and operated by donations and volunteers.
CCHS is in need of animal loving volunteers who are willing to walk, brush, bathe and play with the “residents” (dogs and cats), clean kennels and cat cages, and assist in educating the community on responsible pet ownership and animal rights issues. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Both weekday and weekend shifts are available.
Volunteers are also need to assist with their Bi-annual Yard Sale Fundraiser on Friday, May 3 to help load and unload trucks with donated items and Saturday, Mary 4, at Jonesboro High School for the actual yard sale.
If you are interested in ongoing volunteer opportunities with the CCHS or just helping with the upcoming yard sale, please contact Yvette Elliott at (770) 363-4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and put “Clayton State University Volunteer” in the subject line.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
Student Media Executive Positions
Student Media is now taking applications for executive positions for the fall.
Student Media is made up of The Bent Tree student newspaper, Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR) and Clayton State Television (CSTV). The purpose of Student Media is to provide information from a student perspective about campus life. We are committed to fairly, accurately, and responsibly covering the Clayton State community, and remain dedicated to providing real-time media experiences for students interested in this industry.
Student Media executive board positions are open to all majors. The following positions will be open for fall:
• Editor-in-Chief (President) for the Bent Tree*
• Managing Editor (Vice President) for the Bent Tree*
• Photo Editor (Secretary) for the Bent Tree*
• Assignments Editor (Treasurer) for the Bent Tree*
• General Manager (President) for CSiR*
• Program Director (Vice President) for CSiR*
• Marketing Director (Secretary) for CSiR
• Personnel/Financial Director (Treasurer) for CSiR
• General Manager for CSTV*
• President of Business for CSTV
• Vice President of Programming for CSTV
• Secretary for CSTV
• Treasurer for CSTV
All current officers must reapply for the 2013-2014 academic period. No experience is necessary to apply, but is beneficial. All students must be currently enrolled at Clayton State University and have a minimum 2.5 Institutional GPA and be in good standing with the university to be accepted. All selected students must be able to attend mandatory training sessions over the summer.
*Please Note: That the following positions are Leadership Stipend positions: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Photo Editor, Assignments Editor, General Manager for CSiR, Program Director, and General Manager for CSTV. Elected representatives must meet ALL stipend guidelines.
The application deadline is Apr. 12, by 5 p.m. Applications can be downloaded from the Campus Life web page www.clayton.edu/campus-life
or a hard copy can be obtained from the Student Media Advisor office, room 201A in the Student Activities Center. Completed applications should be submitted to the Student Activities Center, Department of Campus Life, Ste. 201A, ATTN: Jennifer DeMond, Student Media Advisor.
Please contact DeMond for more information at email@example.com
or via phone: (678) 466-5427.
Clayton State’s Spring Break Soccer Camp Starts, Apr. 1
The Clayton State University Athletic Department will be holding Spring Break Soccer camps in April for boys and girls ages six to 13.
There will be two sessions, and each session will offer a half-day camp and a full-day camp. Session One runs from Monday, Apr. 1 to Friday, Apr. 5. Session Two is from Monday, Apr. 8 to Friday, Apr. 12. The full-day camps cost $140 per person and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The half-day camps are 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and cost $85. Free supervision is provided for early drop-off and late pick-up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an additional charge for supervision prior to 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. A snack bar will be available for lunch purchases for all camps.
The girls and boys soccer camps are designed to develop individual technical skills, including passing, dribbling, ball control, shooting, and tackling, as well as team tactics.
The camps combine small group instruction as well as game play to ensure development of fundamental skills and game knowledge.
For more information, contact Clayton State women’s soccer coach Gareth O’Sullivan at (678) 466-4684, or go to www.claytonstatesports.com
Transplant Awareness Event, Apr. 3
Clayton State student Rosalynn Gresham needs a kidney transplant to win her battle against Lupus. And while that may make her unique among the student body, she is hardly the only person who needs that kind of help.
On Wednesday, Apr. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Sarah Stein will be leading an information event to raise awareness about Gresham’s condition and provide people with the information they need to begin the testing process to be a donor. It’s an opportunity to get the word out on how people can get tested as a match for Gresham (or anyone else needing a transplant.)
April Laker Market Day, Apr. 4
Attention all Laker entrepreneurs, small business owners, student organizations and departments… the Department of Campus Life is pleased to announce our next Laker Market Day on Thursday, Apr. 4, from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
Laker Market Day is designed to allow vendors, student organizations and university departments the opportunity to sell their products or services to the Clayton State community. This unique opportunity will allow vendors direct contact with approximately 7,500 Clayton State students, faculty and staff. While Laker Market Day is open to outside vendors, we strongly support and encourage Clayton State student entrepreneurs to take advantage of this opportunity to market their businesses.
Market day forms and policies can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/student-activities-center
. Please submit your paperwork and payment (if applicable) to LaShanda Hardin in the Student Activities Center Suite 223 prior to close of business on Thursday Mar. 28. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact her at (678) 466-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ESPN College Slam Dunk & 3pt Championships, Apr. 4
ESPN’s College Slam Dunk & 3pt Championships are being held at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion on Thursday, Apr. 4 at 7 p.m. This will be ESPN’s 25th year putting on the event as a part of Final Four weekend.
Discounted tickets (general admission is $6) are available to all faculty, staff and students at Clayton State.
For more information, go to the College Slam Dunk & 3-pt Championships Facebook page, or www.collegeslam.com
Six Flags College Night, Apr. 5
Here is an opportunity for Clayton State students, faculty and staff to enjoy Six Flags Over Georgia without the crowds! College Night is a “limited attendance” event. College Night tickets sales are restricted to colleges and universities.
Significantly discounted ticket savings of up to 43 percent off of a general admission ticket.
Exclusive use of the park for College Night guests from 7 p.m. to midnight. The College Night ticket is also valid during daytime hours (10:30 a.m. to 7p.m.) while the park is open to the general public.
College Night guests must pick up a wristband at Six Flags ticket booths prior to entry. All College Night guests must be wearing wristband to stay in the park after 7 p.m. Season Passes are not valid and College Night tickets will not be sold at the gate.
College Night tickets can be upgraded to a Season Pass for $29.99+tax per pass.
All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Special: Your guests can purchase a package that includes an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic, including hot dogs, chicken fillet sandwiches, two side dishes, ice cream and Coca-Cola beverages. Serving time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (serving time may be extended depending on the number of catered packages sold)
Online purchase instructions:
Step 1: Go to sixflags.com
Step 2: Pick a park – Six Flags Over Georgia
Step 3: Go to PromoCode Box in upper right hand corner
Step 4: Enter the following the promo code: college02
Then press 'GO' to purchase your tickets
(Admission + Meal Ticket)
$36 per person
$26 per person
Former Laker Golfer Nelson to Compete in ‘”Tough Mudder” Event to Raise Money for Zac Bradley Fund, Apr. 6
Clayton State University golfer Clark Nelson finished up his collegiate career last fall, and now as he works to complete his degree, the native of Scotland has picked up a new sport that is about as opposite as golf as possible.
Instead of strolling down a well-manicured and peaceful golf course on a spring afternoon, Nelson will compete in a new type of running event, called a “Tough Mudder.” Designed by British Special Forces to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie, Tough Mudder events are described as hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses.
Nelson will compete in a Tough Mudder event on Saturday, Apr. 6 in Augusta, Ga.
Another element of Tough Mudder events is that participants often compete in them to raise money for charitable organizations. As a fellow Laker student-athlete with Zac Bradley, Nelson has decided that the proceeds from him competing in the race will be donated to help the Zac Bradley Fund.
Bradley continues to bare expenses that insurance does not cover. Individuals interested in sponsoring Nelson in the Tough Mudder race and giving to Bradley can give through the Help Hope Live Foundation in honor of Zac Bradley. Go to http://www.helphopelive.org/find-a-patient/profile/index.cfm/patient/4020DEAA-D857-4104-4651614FF6509D6A
to give online.
For more information on sponsoring Nelson and giving to the Zac Bradley Fund, contact Gid Rowell, assistant athletic director of external relations at email@example.com
or (678) 466-4681.
SBDC Starting Your Business Workshop, Apr. 11
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in McDonough.
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, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1d179756-bf81-429d-ab9e-43dd7efc95b7&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=114486
School of Nursing to Host Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Apr. 11
The School of Nursing at Clayton State University, via its federal Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Conference is to increase the cultural competence of faculty and students at the School of Nursing.
The conference will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Student Activities Center Ballrooms, A, B and C. Although the conference is directed to Clayton State faculty and students, the public is invited to attend on a space-available basis. Registration will close once seating capacity has been reached, and all registrants must be confirmed (via an attendance roster) prior to attending the event. To register, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JwR7ZXdEeTJict
The keynote speaker will be Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (1989-1993), president emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta. Sullivan will be speaking on “Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States” and will be reviewing health of the U.S. population, including disparities in health status and in access to health care, describing the strategies which are effective in decreasing disparities in health status, noting economic impact of health disparities, and articulating the role of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in meeting health care challenges in America.
Also speaking will be Rick Zoucha, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Zoucha will be speaking on “Understanding the concepts of cultural confianza in Mexican Americans: Listening to the Voice of La Raza.”
Clayton State SBDC PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber. Apr. 12
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Dr. Hynes to Appear on Atlanta Community Profiles Radio Show, Apr. 13
Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes will be a guest on the radio show Atlanta Community Profiles next month. The program will be recorded on Tuesday, Apr. 9 for broadcast on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. on Talk920AM.
Hynes was invited to appear on Atlanta Community Profiles by Louis A. Wieland, Jr., president of Community Profiles, the official relocation magazines for FMLS that are distributed by realtors and many Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro area. Hynes’ interview will be focused on discussing Clayton State University in general.
The show will also be posted on the web site, atlantacommunityprofiles.com
for the next year.
Clayton State Library Holding Used Book Sale, Apr. 15
The Clayton State University Library will be holding a used book sale from Monday, Apr. 15 through Thursday, Apr. 18.
The book sale, which is open to the public as well as Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe. Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5.
Everything from coffee table books to steamy romances will be available. Browse among histories and mysteries; science and biographies. Discounts will be added later in the week, but shop early for the best selection.
All proceeds will go to support Clayton State library services and resources.