Attorney General Olens and Former Governor Barnes Visit Clayton State, Sept. 20
Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be visiting Clayton State University Thursday, Sept. 20, as the highlight of the University’s annual Constitution Week.
Olens and Barnes will be appearing on campus on Sept. 20, leading a conversation-style discussion, "A Civil Discussion on Living Constitutionalism." Olens’ and Barnes’ discussion, which will include questions from students, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. As is the case with all of Clayton State’s Constitution Week events, the discussion is free and open to the public.
Additional Constitution Week Events
A constitutional debate will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The topic (another potentially controversial subject); “225 Years: Is it Time for Another Constitutional Convention?" The debate will be held in room UC267 of the Baker Center at 9 a.m.
That same day, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Writers' Studio at Clayton State will host a screening of “Please Vote for Me,” an award-winning documentary from 2007 by Weijun Chen.
The Writer’s Studio is located in room G-224 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. A discussion of the film will be facilitated by
Dr. Sipai Klein, assistant professor of English and director of The Writers' Studio
. The screening also has limited seating available.
Vote for your SGA senators on Main Street in the Baker Center through Thursday, Sept. 20, and while you're there, register yourself to vote in the 2012 November presidential election. You may also vote for your elected representatives through the SWAN Portal on your personal computer anytime between now and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday!
Student Government to Host Campus Safety Walk, Sept. 19
Clayton State University’s Student Government Association, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Facilities Management, will host a Campus Safety Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 19, starting at 8 p.m.
The participants will meet in room UC230 of the James M. Baker University Center at 7:30 p.m., for a pre-walk briefing. Prior to the safety walk, the campus will be divided into zones that groups of students and staff will be able to identify in order to report physical safety issues in each area.
According to Clayton State Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Brian Haynes, the purpose of the Campus Safety Walk is to enhance communications between students and the University administration regarding any safety concerns students at Clayton State may have. The walk will also help to identify and address physical safety such as lighting, pedestrian pathways, and signage, and will also generally promote safety on campus.
AmeriCorps Presents, “The Candy Shop: Where Everything is NOT Sweet,” Sept. 19
The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program, in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., DEEP (Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers), and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will present an AmeriCorps service cinema, “The Candy Shop: Where Everything is NOT Sweet” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
“The Candy Shop: Where Everything is NOT sweet” is a documentary which makes viewers examine the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and emphasizes the power that one individual has to impact a situation for the better. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the issue of child sex trafficking, raise awareness of the problem, and hear first-hand experiences of professionals who are knowledgeable about the issue. The film will be followed by an expert panel discussion including two FBI agents working in the CSEC field. The evening’s program is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of this program is to raise awareness and bring attention to the social injustice of child sex trafficking that is a daily occurrence in our own back yard,” says Jennifer Welch, AmeriCorps program coordinator in the Clayton State Department of Campus Life.
Jostens Graduation Fair, Sept. 19
Jostens will be hosting a Graduation Fair for all graduating seniors on Main Street in the Baker Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 19.
Jostens provides all that a graduate needs for their special occasion: announcements and invitations, caps & gowns, class rings, diploma frames, thank you notes, and other items.
All graduates should make plans to come by to be fitted for their caps & gowns.
Philosophy Faculty to Open Occasional Papers Series with In Defense of Supererogation as a Virtue Producing Ideal, Sept. 19
The Philosophy faculty at Clayton State University will open its inaugural Occasional Papers
series on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with Lecturer in Philosophy Dr. Sanjay Lal’s In Defense of Supererogation as a Virtue Producing Ideal
Lal’s presentation will take place in room UC268 of the James M. Baker University Center, beginning at 11 a.m. and concluding at noon. The talk is free and open to the public, and a discussion will follow the talk.
In discussing Lal’s presentation, Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall states that Lal argues that ethical codes that ask us to do more than what mere duty requires can produce morally desirable traits in adherents, whether or not these persons manage to live up to the ideal of the system.
University Health Services Hosting Free STD screenings, Sept. 19
University Health Services (UHS) is hosting free STD screenings on Wednesday, Spet. 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event will be held in three places; in the UHS clinic (Student Center Room 211), Clayton Station (leasing office), and in Laker hall (fourth floor and multi-purpose room).
Judith Leavitt -- School of Nursing Faculty Scholar, Sept. 20, Sept. 21
The School of Nursing (SoN) in the College of Health at Clayton State University will be welcoming its first Faculty Scholars for the 2012/13 academic year on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 — clinician, educator, consultant, activist and author Judith Kline Leavitt.
Leavitt’s initial visit to campus, based on the theme, “Linking Policy, Politics and Practice,” will be on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21.
The program on Thursday, Sept. 20, which is free and open to the public, will include a registration period that starts at 6:15 p.m., a dessert reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Leavitt’s presentation, which will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Leavitt will be covering three topics; “The Connections Between Practice, Policy and Politics,” “Using Research to Influence Policy,” and “The Political Dimensions of Health.” All three events will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus, with the presentation taking place in room 301.
The Friday, Sept. 21 program is also free and open to the public, and will start at 9 a.m. with registration and coffee in room 201 of the Downs Center. At 9:30 a.m., everyone will adjourn next door to room 203 of the Downs Center, for Leavitt’s hour-and-half presentation on the following subjects; “Influencing Policy in the Workplace, Government. Community and Organizations,” “The Affordable Care Act – Why Should Nurses Care?” and “A Critical Time to Influence the Future of Health Care.”
To register for either event, go to http://fpforms.clayton.edu/nursing/FacultyScholars.asp
Chemistry Club General Meeting, Sept. 21
All students are invited to a general meeting of the Chemistry Club, Friday, Sept. 21 at noon in room B10 of the Lecture Hall.
The meeting will include an introduction to the club and its officers, and fun chemistry demonstrations like... coke and mentos, elephant toothpaste, and volcanoes. Refreshments will also be served.
New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Through Sept. 21
OK, so maybe the Statue of Liberty isn’t going to be re-constructed on campus, and the Mets are having a lousy year, but Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop is bringing a little of New York City to the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center from Sept. 10 through Sept. 21.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, for those two weeks, or while supplies last, The Loch Shop will be featuring a sale on the latest in fashion accessories from Accente NYC.
Based in the New York City area, Accente NYC takes its inspiration from the energy of the New York fashion scene, bringing the latest trends to their retail partners.
Accent NYC fashion scarves and sunglasses will be on sale in The Loch Shop from Sept. 10 through Sept. 21 for $12 each or two for $20. Assorted jewelry and hair accessories will also be on sale for $4 each or three for $10.
Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve, Sept. 21
Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) and Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Autumn Health Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve on Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Georgia SHAPE Month (September), the Clayton County Board of Health and the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a FREE Autumn Health Walk at the Reynolds Nature Preserve.
Participants in the health walk will be able to take a free guided nature walk through a portion of the 146-acre Reynolds Nature Preserve, located in the heart of Clayton County. Preserved in its native state, the reserve offers a view of the rolling hills and forests that define Georgia’s Piedmont region. During the walk, visitors will receive information about Georgia SHAPE, the USDA's "Choose MyPlate" campaign, and the FitnessGram program. The first 30 attendees will receive free goodie bags from CCBOH.
This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to stay in shape and get back to nature. To register or for more info, contact Katrina Brantley, CCBOH Community Wellness Manager at (678) 610-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Study Session, Sept. 22
The Nontraditional Student Organization will host a Saturday Study Session on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Refreshments will be served for this Operation Study Event and there will be hourly drawing for study bucks.
Clayton State Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.
Limited Parking for the SAC, Adjusted Hours for the Intramural Courts and Strength/Conditioning Area, Sept. 20, Sept. 21
Large conferences being held on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21, will limit parking and Fitness Center access at the Student Activities Center (SAC).
The SAC Fitness Center intramural basketball courts will be unavailable beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In addition, the Strength and Conditioning area downstairs in the Fitness Facility will be closed Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Group exercise classes and cardio equipment upstairs in the Fitness Center will remain open for patron use.
The SAC will welcome the Annual Georgia Recreational Sports Association (GRSA) Conference Thursday and Friday. On Friday, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will sponsor the annual PROBE College Fair in the SAC Fitness Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Due to the influx of traffic these events will bring, patrons of the SAC are encouraged to utilize other parking lots across campus on these dates. The SAC Team apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the adjusted hours may cause. All areas of the facility will be available for normal use at 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 21.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Natasha Hutson, Director of the SAC at NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
or at (678) 466-5433.
Four New Intramural Sports Leagues
Wanna play? Starting in October, the Department of Recreation and Wellness will be offering four new Intramural Sports leagues for students to join.
Tuesdays: 3 vs. 3 Basketball
Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer
All sports are recreational and there is no cost or experience level required, so put your game face on and come check it out. Sign-ups for these leagues are at the SAC front desk and will open Monday, Sept. 24 and close Friday, Sept. 28 -- so do not miss out!
For more information, contact Christen Ruff, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Intramural and Club Sports, (678) 466-4973, email@example.com
Clayton State 2013 Holiday Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day
Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28-29 – Thanksgiving
Monday – Friday, Dec. 23-27 – Winter Holidays
Campus Life Planning Alternative Breaks
The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life is already planning their 2012 and 2013 "Alternative Breaks."
Each year, Campus Life organizes community service opportunities for Clayton State students at varied locations throughout the state and the nation, timed to coincide with the University's winter (in December) and spring (in March) breaks.
Although the fall 2012 semester is only a month old, Campus Life is already recruiting students for the Dec. 9, 2012 to Dec. 15, 2012 Alternative Winter Break (which falls between the fall and spring semesters) and the Mar. 3, 2013 to Mar. 9, 2013 spring semester Alternative Spring Break.
The 2012 Alternative Winter Break will send Clayton State student to work with community agencies in Washington, D.C., agencies that focus on the homeless population and those people who are most affected by it; or students may go to eliminate substandard housing on Johns Island, S.C., with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
If students already have plans for winter break, or want to look farther ahead, Alternative Spring Break will focus on two other service projects in the southeast: helping provide quality early education for preschoolers in a Head Start program in Biloxi, Miss.; or working to protect and preserve a stretch of the Mississippi River in Memphis.
Students can pick up application forms in the Campus Life office, or they can be downloaded http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/awb
For further information, contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Laker Orientation Leader Applications - Now Available
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders.
The Laker Orientation Leader, LOL, is a mentoring leadership position where students have the opportunity to work closely with incoming freshman, transfer, non-traditional students and their families and assist them with their transition to Clayton State University. LOLs work closely with academic advisors, professional staff, and each other to implement the Orientation program. LOLs also get to work behind the scenes planning and preparing for programs for new students.
To be an Orientation Leader, students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2.4 GPA at the close of the fall semester
- Be in good standing with the University
- Interest in a leadership position
- Desire to work with new students
- Open-minded and creative
Additional information and application forms are located at http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/lol
. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 28, by 5 p.m. to the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Candace Henry, assistant director of Orientation and New Student Programs at Candace Henry@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Mr. Universe & Miss Phenomenon Skills & Fitness Challenge
Compete for the title of best overall athlete on Clayton State University’s campus on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Competition will run from
10 a.m. to noon, and from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Male & female divisions.
Register at the SAC Reception Desk by Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more info contact email@example.com
Beach Boot Camp
Ready to challenge even the most in-shape contender? Beach Boot Camp will rock your body military style. We will work on strength, agility, flexibility, and speed. Join us on the Laker Hall sand volleyball court for your next X-Factor challenge. Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laker Hall Sand Volleyball Court. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 4975.
Music Preparatory School Registration Open
Registration for Fall Session II for the Music Preparatory School is now open, with lessons beginning the week of Oct. 15. Prep School students are taught in the Clayton State Music Education Building and have the opportunity to perform in Spivey Hall.
For more information, please contact Carol Payne at extension (678) 466-5600, or email her at email@example.com
, or check out the website at http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/music/preparatoryschool
International Student Association Chow and Chat, Sept. 22
Unfortunately, weather prevented our first showing but we are here for the rest of the semester... So, ladies and gentlemen, please come out and join the I.S.A. in collaboration with the C.E.C. for the very first Chow & Chat, next Tuesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
Students will have a chance to join an open discussion on any current event topic over lunch. From politics to the economy, current social trends, relationship issues to the latest technology, anything goes. The discussion is open to anyone interested in joining.
Visiting Writers Reading Series Opens Sept. 27
The first installment of the fall 2012 edition of the Clayton State Department of English’s Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in room T212 of Clayton Hall. Poet Kathleen Ossip will be reading.
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 12
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
Clayton State SBDC’s "Starting a Business" Workshop Coming To Griffin, Oct. 17
The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held at the Griffin Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion will include:
* traits of a successful entrepreneur
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs
* calculating financial projections & break even analysis
* sources of capital & financing alternatives
* reasons for business failure
* writing a business plan
“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,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112225
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton States students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear… details coming soon!” says Spinolo.