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AmeriCorps Hosts Third Annual Remember My Name Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 9
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Lawson Amphitheater, the Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program, in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity Inc., Campus Events Council, the Fairly Odd Players, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, SecurUs House, and the Visual Arts Club, will host its Third Annual Remember My Name Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil.
In support of October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Remember My Name Candlelight Vigil engages the Clayton State University campus community in a program that raises awareness to the issue of domestic violence by celebrating survivors of domestic violence, honoring the lives of victims who have passed, and encouraging everyone to take a pledge of non-violence. The program will include monologues by the Fairly Odd Players, participants pledging non-violence through Alpha Kappa Lambda’s These Hands Don’t Hurt initiative, and a vigil in remembrance of victims of domestic violence and speech facilitated by Pat Altemus, executive director of SecurUs House, Clayton County’s domestic violence shelter.
For more information on the Third Annual Remember My Name Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil please contact the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Jennifer Welch, at (678) 466-5462 or email@example.com.
Clayton State Men’s Soccer Returns to Action Wednesday Against Nationally-Ranked Limestone
The Clayton State men’s soccer team will host 19th-ranked Limestone in a non-conference match on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Laker Field. Admission to the match is $5, and children 12-under are admitted free. Clayton State students and faculty/staff are admitted free with their Laker Card. The match will stream live at http://www.ustream.tv/claytonstateathletics.
Clayton State Musicians Performing with Atlanta Opera this Week
Dr. Christina Howell, assistant professor of Voice, and Jacob Augsten, junior Music Education major, are performing in the chorus in Atlanta Opera's current production of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" at Cobb Energy Center. There are two performances remaining – Friday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 13.
For more information, go to the Atlanta Opera website -- http://www.atlantaopera.org/.
Disability Resource Center Open House, Oct. 17
You are invited to “Sip & See” at the Open House for the Disability Resource Center’s new office, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in room 255 of Edgewater Hall (formerly, the Student Center).
Light refreshments… Prize Drawings… Information… Meet the staff
(678) 466-5445, www.clayton.edu/drc.
October Service Learning Series - HIV/Aids Awareness, Oct. 19
The Department of Campus Life will be hosting its monthly Service Learning Series on Saturday Oct. 19. The social justice focus for October is “Inform. Protect. Support: Fighting AIDS Together.”
On Saturday morning, participants will engage in an informative pre-service discussionfacilitated by Victoria Foster, Ph.D., RN, interim director of the Clayton State Graduate Nursing Program. This discussion will focus on the history, advances and additional work needed to fight the AIDS epidemic.
Following the discussion, all participants will travel to Piedmont Park to assist with the prep work and set-up for the Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5k Run taking place on Sunday. Volunteers will help to unload supplies, set up tables and banners, assemble fencing and barricades, hang signs and other tasks to help ensure a fun, smooth, and safe experience for thousands of registered Walkers and Runners who will participate in this event. The discussion and the service project are considered one event so please plan on participating in both parts of the program.
You can register for this event using the VIC-net login located on the Campus Life webpage. http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/series.The Service Learning Series is open to all students in all majors and programs.
Transportation to the service project will be provided for those that request it. Drivers who would like to participate in the carpool are needed and GREATLY appreciated.
If you have any questionsor problems with registration, please contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Event Marketing Summit, held at Clayton State – Fayette, Nov. 15
SBDC will hold Event Marketing Summit: A Get Together About Getting People to (and Profiting From) Your Get-Together on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clayton State-Fayette, 100 World Dr., Peachtree City.
The Event Marketing Summit is about getting people together and profiting from your get-together. Learn marketing strategy, build strategic partnerships, find out the best tactics for utilizing social media, create better invitations, and learn how to brand an event to get ROI year after year.
The Event Marketing Summit is $99, and interested parties can register at the link below or contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow.
Class size is limited.
How to get Around the Science Building Construction
Construction of the new science building on campus will begin on or about Nov. 8, 2013. The site of the construction will be the areas currently occupied by the faculty/staff parking lot (across from the LAB) and parking lot F. However, part of parking lot F will be restored after completion of the construction.
Here is a summary of the major impacts and changes to campus parking lots and roadways during the construction, and, even if you’re not one of those people to whom a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a link to the campus map that also illustrates the changes…
Parking lot impacts
· A section of parking lot D will be designated for faculty/staff parking only to accommodate for those parking spaces affected by the construction.
· The disability parking row that is currently in the faculty/staff parking lot will be relocated to the D lot.
· Parking lot F will be closed for construction use only. Additional construction vehicles will park along the fence line in lot L near the tennis courts.
· A section of parking lot G will be designated for student parking only to accommodate for those parking spaces affected by the construction.
· Parking will remain available in lot E for faculty, staff, and students.
· Caldwell Drive will be closed from public use for incoming traffic just past the first entrance to parking lot D (across from Arts and Sciences Building). Traffic will be detoured through lot D at that point.
· Caldwell Drive will also be closed from public use for outgoing traffic from the G and H lots. All traffic to and from lots G and H must use Snelling Drive.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the construction of the science building, but with any new development, some disruption is unavoidable. However, we always try to minimize the impact on daily life as much as possible.
The Loch Shop Participating in the Help Us Crush Hunger Campaign
As part of Student Success/National Student Day, and just because we feel like it, The Loch Shop will be collecting donations for the Help Us Crush Hunger campaign now through Oct. 31. (That’s Crush, as in Orange Crush.) Donate a non-perishable food Item or laundered, gently-worn clothing and receive a 25 percent discount on gifts and clothing at The Loch Shop, through Oct. 31. (Discount does not apply to Clearance Items.)
In addition, The Loch Shop will be collecting the names of each person who donates, and the person who donates the most items between now and Oct. 31 will win a special prize which will be announced at the Annual Loch Shop Costume Contest.
The clothing donations will stay on campus and be part of the Laker Locker and the food donations will go to a local food bank (TBD).
History Honor Society Accepting Applications, by Oct. 11
Applications are now being accepted for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. This prestigious organization promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Membership is not limited to History majors. To join, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. There is a one-time initiation fee of $40. This fee includes a membership certificate and four issues of the journal The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership.
If you have any questions or would like to receive an application, email Dr. Carol L. White, faculty adviser for Phi Alpha Theta, at email@example.com. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 11.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 11
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
For additional information, go to:
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5421.
Auxiliary Services Fall 2013 Break Hours
During Fall Break, Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, the units of Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours:
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
Monday-Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 – Dining Hall closing at 2 p.m. (no dinner service)
Saturday/Sunday (Oct. 12, Oct. 13) – All locations closed
Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 14, Oct. 15)
Dining Hall: closed
Jazzman’s: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SubConnection: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All other dining locations: closed
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Dining Hall: Re-opens at 4:30 p.m. for dinner
Sandella’s: Re-opens at 7 p.m.
All Auxiliary Services locations resume regular hours on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
SAC Fall Break Hours
The Student Activities Center (SAC) will have abbreviated hours for Fall Break from Sunday, Oct. 13 through Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The SAC will open at 2 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13.
The SAC will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued support as we try to offer exemplary customer service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Benjamin Hopkins, assistant director of the Student Activities Center at: BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.Edu or via telephone at (678) 466-5416.
SAC Water Shutoff, Oct. 14, Oct. 15
On Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15, the water to the Student Activities Center (SAC) will be turned off.
The SAC will continue to operate as normal with the exception of no water will be available. This means the showers, toilets, sinks, and water fountains will all be offline for the duration of the outage.
The work being done is the final step in removing stained water from the SAC’s facility line. The SAC will remain open during this outage.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued support as we try to offer exemplary customer service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Benjamin Hopkins, assistant director of the Student Activities Center at: BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.Edu
or via telephone at (678) 466-5416.
Coke Recycling Education Vehicle Visiting Campus, Oct. 16
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Coca-Cola will have their Recycling Education Vehicle (REV) on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be parked on the Quad.
Coke’s REV’s are a means of connecting with consumers about the good things that happen when used beverage containers are recycled, providing recycling education with a goal to raise recycling rates. They contain various interactive elements, including video games, displays, recycling trivia and informational videos.
Bring a bottle or can to recycle and get rewarded with prizes made from recycled PET.
Jim Wood Speaker Series to Feature Panel of Clayton State University College of Business Alumni, Oct. 16
The College of Business’ Jim Wood Speaker Series has a new angle for October… featuring a panel of recent Clayton State business alumni, who will be sharing their experiences with the audience.
Jeffery Martin (Spend Analyst, Procurement, Rock-Tenn), Marcia Greer (Revenue Management -
Domestic Inventory, Senior Analyst, Delta Air Lines, Inc.), Sunny Hylton (Commercial Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Georgia Power), Dominique A. Grant, NCMA (Director of Clinical Operations, Caduceus Occupational Medicine) and Martin Sanz (Accounting & Administrative Specialist, Griffin-Spalding Airport) will be speaking from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
As is the case with the entire Wood Series, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Clayton State Serving as Presenting Sponsor for Eighth Annual Showcase Clayton Business & Community Expo, Oct. 17
Clayton State University is serving as the presenting sponsor for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Showcase Clayton Business & Community Expo.
The Expo, also known as “Showcase Clayton” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro’s Recreation Outreach Center, 148 Church St., Jonesboro. A total of 68 exhibitors are currently signed up for Showcase Clayton, and an attendance in excess of 650 is expected for this free event.
While serving as the presenting sponsor for one of Clayton County’s highest-profile annual events, Clayton State is also providing student volunteers for the Expo through the University’s AmeriCorps program.
In addition to providing an opportunity for businesses to exhibit their products and services, Showcase Clayton is also an opportunity to network with the community and business leaders. And, it’s a family-friendly event that includes special entertainment just for children, food, door prizes provided by the exhibitors and festivities.
Expo activities will include, in addition to the exhibitors; secret booth scavenger hunt, a restaurant row featuring free food samples, promotion opportunities and new resources, free massages, prize drawings every hour, a 50/50 cash raffle, free health screenings, and children’s activities including face painting, balloon art and identification finger printing.
For more information, go to the Eighth Annual Showcase Clayton Business & Community Expo webpage: http://www.claytonchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=363, or contact Sherry Mallory at (678) 651-0914, or Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Events Manager Jessica Kinard at (678) 610-4021.
SBDC Fall Lunch & Learn Series at Clayton State-Fayette, Oct. 18, Nov. 1
Why LinkedIn Is So Much More Than an Online Resume
Friday, Oct. 18
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Your customers are on LinkedIn, are you?
“LinkedIn is the social media platform that everyone is on, but no one is using.” This description is becoming less and less accurate, but the truth remains. Too few professionals are using LinkedIn to build their networks and position themselves as experts in their fields. The ones who do, however, are realizing great gains.
Topics for discussion include:
• How to create a profile that gets results
• Recommendations and endorsements – Give to get
• How to reach 500 connections, and why it's important
• Sharing information to increase your visibility
• Groups and how participation makes you the expert
• LinkedIn company pages that work
• How using LinkedIn well can make you money
• Creating an action plan for improving your activity on LinkedIn
Like every marketing tool, social media is not a magic bullet. Simply setting up a page will not guarantee success. But with a little planning and analysis, you can increase engagement and communication with your customers, which open the door to that success.
Why Blogging Should be a Part of Your Marketing Plan
Friday, Nov. 1
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blogging is one of the best ways to ensure that your website is more than an online brochure. By creating content that showcases your business, expertise and knowledge, you are providing prospects with the information they need to decide that doing business with you is a great idea. Blogging also creates a changing website, which search engines like and will reward you for with higher rankings.
Topics for discussion include:
• The reasons your business needs a blog
• How to plan for the launch of your blog
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
• Tips for writing for your ideal client
Like every marketing tool, social media is not a magic bullet. Simply setting up a blog will not guarantee success. But with a little planning and analysis, you can increase engagement and communication with your customers, which open the door to that success.
The classes are $30 each (lunch included). Click the link below to register.
Academic Showcase, Oct. 18
Beta Beta Beta is holding an Academic Showcase on Friday, Oct. 18 (note the new date, to avoid a conflict with the Diversity and Multicultural Conference). The showcase will exhibit art and research that students have made or discovered, and the Tri-Betas are looking for interested students to enter their work into the showcase to be displayed in effort to "show off" their skills and hard work.
The registration period for students to submit their work will be held from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4. However, students will need to submit a visual abstract for approval so we can carefully make sure it is appropriate for the event. We will also be looking for musicians from the Clayton State Music Department to perform at the showcase.
Meeting times for the Showcase will be on three Friday's: Sept. 13, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will also be asking musicians to play at this time as well, so students will need to bring: research posters, art exhibits, and instruments to perform. The location for the meetings will be at the SAC in the old game room.
- Art submissions are as follows: paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery, photography, invention sketches for bioengineering students.
-Music will be from students at the Clayton State Music Department only.
-Research will be permitted from students who have conducted research at a different college or at Clayton State and have a poster to explain their findings.
If students are interested in submitting their work, they can contact Nikki Thurman at email@example.com or Blake Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton State Theatre Looking for Extras — New Date, Oct. 20
The Clayton State University Theatre program is looking for extras for its fall production, Pathways: A Ten Minute Festival.
Extras will be utilized in film aspects of the production held Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m.
There will be a prom scene and a park scene. For the prom scene please wear modern day prom attire and for the park scene summer clothing, please. The location will be the Clayton State Theatre, room G-132 of the Arts & Sciences Building. All interested parties, please contact Jammie Beal at email@example.com.
City of Morrow Fashionatta, Oct. 20
The City of Morrow’s Fashionatta event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Morrow Center Southlake Circle.
Not only will attendees be privy to the latest trends in clothing, hair and makeup, they will be able to network with people from all over the Southern Crescent. For 2013 men's clothing has been added.
A 3 p.m. Mimosa Brunch will be provided for everyone attending. There are three levels of tickets this year and they are detailed and described at: http://fashionatta.eventbrite.com/.
Win Cash by Telling The Loch Shop What’s on Your Mind, Survey Opens Oct. 21
What’s on your mind when it comes to course materials and which technology devices you own? Tell The Loch Shop and have the chance to win cash prizes of up to $1000! Everything you have to say — the good, the bad, the indifferent — helps us serve you better.
Click here www.studentwatch.org to complete the survey, which will be open from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1.
“Thanks for sharing what’s on your mind," says Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith.
Student Watch surveys are conducted by OnCampus Research and report student data in the aggregate. No individual data is ever released. As the data is collected no identifiers, including name, address, or e-mail are attached to the data. No respondent of Student Watch surveys will be personally identified as a respondent without permission. When a contest is offered as an incentive, the names are stored separately from the survey data, and winners are contacted individually.
SBDC Starting a Business Class, Oct. 25 at Clayton State – Fayette
SBDC’s October Starting a Business class is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clayton State — Fayette.
Interested parties can register at the link below or contact Heather Chaney for the Clayton State discount code.
Topics for discussion for the Starting a Business Workshop include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start A Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided.
The cost for this workshop is $69 per person. Current Clayton State students and staff get a 50 percent discount. In addition, individuals who buy one at $69 get a 50 percent discount for each additional person who registers with them. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon.
Clayton State Holding Recycled Athletic Shoe Drive, Through Oct. 31
Do you have worn-out athletic shoes lying around? If so, you can donate them for recycling so they can have new life as a tennis court, a playground, or a basketball court.
The GoGreen student organization at Clayton State University has placed a collection bin outside the LakerCard Center on the first floor of the James M. Baker University Center for used athletic shoe donations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
GoGreen will accept any athletic shoes and any brand, but only athletics shoes – nothing with metal, no sandals or flip-flops, no cleats or dress shoes, and no wet or damp shoes.
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline Nov. 4
Clayton State recently kicked off 2013-14 athletic season, and it will be an extra special one in the history of Laker Athletics program.
In the athletic program’s 24th year of competition, Athletic Director Carl McAloose announces that Clayton State will start its Athletic Hall of Fame during the upcoming season with the first class of inductees planned for enshrinement in February of 2014.
“After speaking with many people associated with our program, we feel like it is time to start a Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame,” says McAloose. “We’ve had hundreds of student-athletes along with many coaches, administrators and community members who have excelled at the highest levels, and we look forward to recognizing their achievements with such a lasting honor.”
Nominations for Hall of Fame inductees will be open to the public, beginning today via the Clayton State Athletics website. Along with an online nomination, the site also includes the criteria for nomination and the selection process.
From the nominations, a Hall of Fame committee, consisting of 12 members will select the inductees. The Committee consists of athletic department administrators/coaches, university faculty/ staff and community members.
The deadline for nominations will be Monday, Nov. 4. Plans are for the first Hall of Fame Class to be announced in January of 2014 and to be recognized at Homecoming festivities, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15.
For info on nomination and selection criteria, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/Criteria.
To nominate a candidate online, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/nominationform.
Student Veterans Association Asks for Information for Veterans Day by Nov. 5
Clayton State University’s Student Veterans Association is calling for all staff, faculty and students who serve or have served in the Armed Forces to provide brief biographies and pictures to display in the University Center on Veterans Day.
Please provide a photo (electronic submission preferred) and information to Dennis Brown, SVA vice president. You may e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop items by the Veterans Resource Center, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 115 (next to the Loch Shop). The deadline is Nov. 5.
Clayton State Women’s Forum Announces Annual Auction, Chili Cook-off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 7
The Clayton State Women’s Forum will be holding its Annual Auction, Chili Cook-off and Quilt Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways to get involved:
- Donate items for the Auction
- Shop the Auction
- Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
- Join us at the Chili Cook-Off
- Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
For more information:
Online Auction bidding will commence at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4. Donated items will be displayed on Main Street in the University Center on Nov. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Auction bidding will close at 1:30 p.m.
For Auction donations, contact: Maurica John (678)466-4078 or Krystal Houston (678)466-4188.
The Chili Cook-Off is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the chili runs out) in the University Center Commons. For Chili Cook-off participation, contact: Jill Sears (678) 466-4705 or Amber Bradberry (678) 466-4605.
The Quilt Raffle drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Producer and Recording Engineer Matt Forger to Lecture at Clayton State, Nov. 7
One of the hallmarks of a Clayton State University education is experiential learning — the opportunity to further one’s education, and the learning process, outside the classroom.
Clayton State’s Student Activities Center will be just such a site on Thursday, Nov. 7, when the Clayton Media & Entertainment Association (CMEA) hosts a special guest lecture by producer and recording engineer Matt Forger.
While the term “special” tends to be over-used, Clayton State Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Shawn Young says that this is one occasion that fits. After all, it is rare that students (and that includes high school students, students from other colleges and anyone else who wants to attend) get a chance to hear from someone who has worked with… Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Patti Austin, Missing Persons, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Siedah Garrett, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Giorgio Moroder, Larry John McNally, George Duke, Patrick O'Hearn, Gilberto Gil, Simon Lynge, Rod Temperton, Bruce Swedien and more than a few other giants in the recording and film industries.
Forger will be lecturing from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Student Activities Center (SAC). As noted, his presentation is free and open to the public. However, the ballroom only seats about 650, so it might be a good idea to come early.
Male Leadership Summit, Nov. 7
The Department of Campus Life in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and, the Student African American Brotherhood Association will sponsor the Fourth Annual Male Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
The theme is “Be the Man” and will focus on empowering male students from all cultural backgrounds to achieve academic, career and social success. Since its inception, more than 200 male students have participated in this program. By participating in this program, male students will:
Enhance their knowledge of effective leadership principles and characteristics;
Learn strategies for academic, career, and social success;
Learn about opportunities for involvement on and off-campus;
Understand how to effectively address challenges and conflict; and
Connect with on-campus and community mentors
Students interested in attending must register by Thursday, Oct. 24 to email@example.com. Additionally, this year, there will be an oratorical contest on the topic-“What Does it Mean to be a Man?” For more information regarding the oratorical contest, visit the Department of Campus Life website at: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life.
For more information regarding the Male Leadership Summit, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson, associate director of Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-466-5433.
Fall 2013 Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 14
For this semester, the Visiting Writer’s Reading Series is trying something new… a large event featuring Janisse Ray.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, and will include a lecture/presentation at 2:10 p.m. in room UC 416 of the Baker Center and a poetry reading at 5:30 p.m. in room UC 272 of the Baker Center.
Writer, naturalist and activist Ray is author of four books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine.
Ray has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry 2011, Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction 1999, an American Book Award 2000, the Southern Environmental Law Center 2000 Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award 2000. Her “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood” was a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen as the Book All Georgians Should Read.
Ray attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters. Ray is an organic gardener, seedsaver, tender of farm animals, and slow-food cook. She lectures widely on nature, community, agriculture, wildness, sustainability and the politics of wholeness.
For more information, go to http://janisseray.weebly.com/publicity-kit.html.
Clayton State Library Compiles List of Government Shutdown’s Effect on Research and Information
One of the aspects of the current federal government shutdown that is effecting students as well as anyone else who needs to do research is that many online resources, including websites and databases run by federal agencies, are either unavailable or not being maintained.
As a service to both Clayton State University students, and the public, Clayton State Assessment & Marketing Librarian Erin L. Nagel has published a partial list of affected agencies often used in research, along with a list of alternative print and online sources that scholars and researchers can use in the meantime. Kara Mullen, head of the Library’s Electronic Resources and Services, also contributed significantly to the compilation of these resources, as she is most familiar with electronic collections. Both lists are on the Clayton State Library’s blog posting located at http://claytonstatelibrary.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/us-federal-government-shutdown-impacting-information-sources/.
Nagel notes that the list of affected information agencies is an impressive one; including most Library of Congress websites, the National Archives (the National Archives at Atlanta is located immediately adjacent to the Clayton State campus, thus directly affecting the University’s history and Masters of Archival Studies programs), the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Institutes of Health, PubMed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and NASA.
The list of alternative resources on the Library’s blog includes those dealing with statistics related to health, population, labor, science, health, medical research, education research, agriculture research, and primary sources and archival research.
“This list will be updated as more information becomes (un)available,” notes Nagel.
2013/2014 Laker Grant
Are you a recognized student organization that is in need of extra funding?
Well, SGA has a solution!
SGA is now accepting applications for the 2013/2014 Laker Grant.
The purpose of the Laker Grant is to support recognized student organizations and university departments through funding of events and programs that promote the following:
· Active Learning
· Student Success
· Ethics & Integrity
· Community Engagement
The Laker Grant application can be found online at clayton.edu/sga. Paper copies can be picked up Mondays – Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street.
For more information please contact Student Body Treasurer Destiny Battle at email@example.com.
Cygnet 2014 Call for Submissions
Cygnet accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sequential art, translations, and art submissions from Clayton State University students each year between Apr. 15 and Nov. 30.
All submissions will be entered to the Cygnet Student Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction, unless otherwise specified by the author. The authors of the winning pieces will be invited to read at the Cygnet launching party in April and will receive a prize.
Submit each piece (12pt, Times New Roman, single spaced) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading SUBMISSION TO CYGNET 2014 (add the genre here–POETRY/FICTION/CREATIVE NONFICTION/SEQUENTIAL ART/DRAMA/TRANSLATION).
POETRY: Submit up to three poems (maximum five pages — start a new page for each poem).
FICTION: Submit one flash fiction piece or one short short-story (maximum 3000 words).
CREATIVE NONFICTION: Submit one short literary essay (maximum 3000 words).
SEQUENTIAL ART: Submit one piece (maximum five pages).
DRAMA: Submit a scene from a play (maximum six pages).
TRANSLATION: Submit one poem, flash fiction piece, or one piece of sequential art translated in English from your own work written originally in a foreign language (maximum two pages).
Students may submit one piece in each genre. Submitting a particular piece to Cygnet does not preclude students to submit the same piece to the Stanley Cyrus Awards in Creative Writing.
For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Byrd at email@example.com.
Contact Alan Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbook Committee 2014
Interested in working on the first ever digital yearbook for Clayton State? We still have positions open. The following volunteer opportunities still available:
Yearbook Design/Layout Developer
Yearbook Design/Layout Assistant
Graphic Design Developer
Yearbook Articles Coordinator
Yearbook Articles Assistant
Yearbook Audio Coordinator
Yearbook Audio Assistant (2)
Yearbook Video Coordinator
Yearbook Video Assistant (2)
Yearbook Advertising Coordinator
Please contact Jennifer DeMond for more information at email@example.com.
Non-Roman Alphabet Writers Wanted by ISSO
Can you write in Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Hebrew or any other language that does NOT use the Roman alphabet? If so, please contact ISSO (International Student Services Office) for a unique opportunity. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Supports “The Big Thank You”
The Clayton State Library is supporting “The Big Thank You,” an effort by a local radio station, to ensure that every U.S. service member stationed overseas receives a handwritten letter on Thanksgiving Day.
Help us say “Thank You” to our troops and send a little taste of home while they're away for the holiday. You can find writing supplies and a collection box in the Library near the bulletin board. (Look for Bruce the Goose). Just write a letter and place it in the box. We’ll take care of the rest. No envelopes or addresses are needed.
Annual Security Report Now Available
Annual Campus Security and Fire report as required by the U.S. Department of Education is now available from the Department of Public Safety.
This publication is prepared every fall and includes various campus policies and safety information, as well as the current and previous three years of reportable criminal and disciplinary statistics for specific criminal activity on campus property, non-campus property, and adjacent public property as defined by the federal requirements.
A copy of the report will also be posted on the Public Safety website at www.clayton.edu/publicsafety and copies may also be obtained by request to the Department of Public Safety.
We encourage all members of the campus community to take some time to review the report, as it contains much valuable information regarding the safety and security of our campus, as well as personal safety suggestions. After review, please contact our Department with any questions.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to helping to maintain a safe and secure campus.
Loch Shop News
For a limited time, The Loch Shop is giving away a snazzy Clayton State Lakers navy baseball cap with every $30 purchase. The promo code is 5868. Go to www.ClaytonStateGear.com for more details.
The Loch Shop is also running a new Clayton State gear free T-shirt promo. You can score a free Clayton State T-shirt on www.claytonstategear.com with a $30 purchase.
The Loch Shop is having a special sale on 2013 Women’s Basketball Elite 8/Conference Championship T-shirts. They have been put on sale for… wait for it… $8.88.
The Loch Shop has the following pricing on its clothing clearance items:
Orange tagged items are now $5
Yellow tagged items are now $10
Pink tagged items are now $15
Green tagged items are now $20
Only tagged items are on sale, but The Loch Shop also has several new arrivals that have just come into the store this week, so come and see what’s new at The Loch Shop!
The Loch Shop is now up and running on both Instagram and Twitter. The handle for both of social media platforms is lochshop.
Georgia Rotary Student Program Accepting Applications to Study in Norway Next Summer
The Norwegian Rotary Advisory Board is once again inviting three Georgia students to study in Norway for the summer. The dates are June 21, 2014 to Aug. 1, 2014 at the University of Oslo.
The requirements are as follows…
Ages 20 to 24, singles only
Must have completed college sophomore year
Three color photographs passport-size, taken within last six months
Seriousness of purpose
Personal qualities likely to make a good representative of the U.S.
The program includes airfare from Atlanta to Oslo, a field tour of Bergen, room, board and tuition at the International Summer School (English is the language) at the University of Oslo, and visiting one week with Norwegian Rotary host families. Scholarship recipients must pay their travel expenses to and from Atlanta, plus provide their own personal spending money.
Courses include; Norwegian Art, Norwegian Language, History, Folklore and Literature of Norway and Scandinavia, Economics, Politics, Culture and Society, International Relations and Development Studies. The University of Oslo will issue a certificate of Achievement to all who satisfactorily complete the Summer School courses. Credits may also be certified.
Visit the Oslo Summer School website www.uio.no/summerschool for more details. Do not apply through this website. Applications, which must be completed by Dec. 27, 2013, should be made through the Georgia Student Rotary Program. For information on applications, contact Clayton State Director of Development Thomas Giffin at email@example.com.