Soccer Doubleheader vs. Montevallo, Sept. 26
The Lakers will take on Montevallo University today, Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Laker Field. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m. while the men will go on under the lights at 7:30 p.m.
2013 Laker Orientation Leader Information Session, Sept. 26
Are you interested in learning more about what the being a Laker Orientation Leader has to offer? Do you want to learn tips and hints for applying?
Do you want to have all of your questions about Orientation and the position answered by current Laker Orientation Leaders and the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs staff?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please make plans to attend today’s Information Session in room 268 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Information Sessions are a chance for our applicants to get their questions answered about the Laker Orientation Leader application process before applying. During these sessions, applicants will be able to meet and interact with current Laker Orientation Leaders to learn more about the great opportunities that come with being a part of the team.
If you cannot make it, but have questions – please contact Candace Henry at (678) 466-5432 or CandaceHenry@clayton.edu.
Clayton State Theatre Student Production Auditions, Sept. 26
Nicole Smith, company manager of the Clayton Theatre, will be directing the Clayton State University Theatre student production of “Sure Thing,” by David Ives, later this fall.
Auditions for “Sure Thing” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the theatre (G-132 of the Arts & Sciences Building). Auditions will consist of cold reads.
Also needed are student designers for the show. If you are interested in any design aspects, please stop by during the auditions.
Sure Thing is a short comic play by David Ives featuring a chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of them responds negatively to the other.
The main characters are; Bill (male, 20s) and Betty (female, 20s). There are also extras to be casted and designers are needed for; lighting, set, costumes, and props.
The tentative rehearsal schedule will be Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., every week. The production will be the week of Nov. 26, exact dates TBD.
If you are unable to make the auditions, but are interested in participating, please email Smith at email@example.com
New York Comes to The Loch Shop, Through Sept. 28
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. 28. Note the new dates — by popular demand, this event has been extended a week, to Friday, Sept. 28.
According to Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith, 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. 28 for $12 each or two for $20. Assorted jewelry and hair accessories will also be on sale for $4 each or three for $10.
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.
Cross Country/Cheer Squad Car Wash Fundraiser, Sept. 28
Clayton State University’s cross country teams and cheerleading squad will be conducting a car wash fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 28 at Rocky’s Café & Pizza, located at 2262 Lake Harbin Rd., in Morrow. The car wash will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Team members are selling coupons for $5 that includes special meal deals at Rocky’s that are good until Nov. 30. If you would like to support the teams, but are not approached by a team member, contact head coach Mike Mead at (678) 466-4679 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton State to Add Butterfly Garden/Hummingbird Garden
The 12-acre lake that is the signature physical feature of the Clayton State University campus has been known as “Swan Lake” for the past dozen years, in honor of the swans that have graced its surface since 1994. Now, Swan Lake will be getting some new inhabitants, to go along with the swans, geese and ducks.
Starting on Thursday, Sept. 27, the Clayton State Retiree’s Association and the University’s Landscape Management Department will be planting a Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden between Swan Lake and the James M. Baker University Center, directly across the lake from Spivey Hall. Landscape Management will be preparing the area on Thursday, and will be planting all day Friday, Sept. 28.
According to Justin Brooks, Clayton State horticulturist/arborist and assistant landscape director, all plants in the new garden will have permanent labels which will show the plant’s common name, botanical name and family for identification.
Session I Evaluations
Evaluation surveys for Session I courses opened on Thursday, Sept. 20. Please complete these course and instructor evaluations by Thursday, Oct. 4. For each class you are taking, there are two online evaluations to complete. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal and logging onto the DUCK. You should receive a message with a link when you log on. If there is no message, navigate to the academic history page and click on the link in the final grade column. Students who submit BOTH sets of evaluations for each class will be allowed to see their grades early (as they are entered by the instructors) in those classes. Please remember, you must complete TWO evaluations for each course.
Those who do not complete TWO evaluations (INSTRUCTOR AND COURSE) for each class will not be able to view their grades in those classes until Oct. 23. There is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of each survey.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Cygnet Call for Submissions
Clayton State’s student literary and arts magazine, 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 TWO typed copies of each piece (12pt, Times New Roman, single spaced) to Deborah Carey (Arts and Sciences Building, G110) OR (new this year) send us an email at email@example.com with the heading SUBMISSION TO CYGNET 2013 and attach your submission.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Alan Xie at email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking
Hike the winding Bear Hair Gap trail along mountain streams and creeks with views of North Georgia vistas. This is an ideal hike for anyone who wants to explore the Southern Appalachian forests.
Destination: Bear Hair Gap, Ga.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Cost: $15 students/$20employee/$25 non-affiliate
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Cross Country Featured in the LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans the second edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTmbNgR5xHU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
is Clayton State's webcasting platform and features live webcasts of home Laker athletics contests along with features on players and interviews with coaches. In the second segment of the LakerZone,
former Clayton State player Roger Boniface sits down with men’s and women’s cross country coach Mike Mead and discusses the start of his season.
The Laker cross country teams are coming off good performances on Saturday at the Falcon Classic, hosted by Montevallo. The women’s team won the meet, while the men’s squad came in third. Clayton State will take off Saturday before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the Disney Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.
Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, Oct. 15, Oct. 16
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
will be holding the Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence, bringing together experts from across the state and nation to discuss prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence.
This pivotal, two-day event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions on an array of topics.
The dates are Oct.
15 and Oct. 16 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
To register, go to www.GNESA.org
. Registration is $95 per person, and some scholarships are available.
Student Success Week 2012
Monday, Oct. 1
· 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CEC: Presents: Student Survival Kits
· 6 p.m.: Non-Traditional Students Town Hall: UC 272
Tuesday, Oct. 2
- 6 p.m.: Clayton Station Town Hall: Clayton Station Club House
Wednesday, Oct. 3
· 6 pm Laker Hall Town Hall: Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
Thursday, Oct. 4: National Student Appreciation Day
· 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Loch Shop: play games, win prizes (will provide DJ)
· 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: SAC; Games, Activities, and Giveaways
· 5 p.m.: Dining Services: Enjoy your favorite music while you eat
· 7 p.m.: CEC Presents LOL Comedy Show
Friday, Oct. 5
· noon.: SGA sponsors the Student Forum
Saturday, Oct. 6
· 1 p.m.: Men’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
· 3:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer Game: Laker Field
Intramural Volleyball Championships, Oct. 1
The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host the fall 2012 Intramural Volleyball Championship games on Monday, Oct. 1. These students have competed for the past four weeks to earn the title of “Intramural Champions,” so come out and cheer them on to victory! The championship game will start at 8:45 p.m. in the SAC and winners will be crowned after the match.
World Smile Day, Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student African American Sisterhood are having an event in celebration of World Smile Day, which is Oct. 5, 2012. The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, started "World Smile Day" to remind people of the joy good deeds can bring to everyone around them and the infectious traits of a simple smile. We would like to focus our event on good mental health and coping with stress.
The event will be held in the James M. Baker University Center, on Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jeania Julmiste, email@example.com
or (678) 822-8264 for more details.
Mr. Universe & Miss Phenomenon Skills & Fitness Challenge, Oct. 9
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert Season Opens, Oct. 10
Spivey Hall is excited to launch the 2012-2013 Young People’s Concert season with a variety of classical, world music, jazz, and early childhood education concerts.
The season opening-program will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9:45 a.m.,
featuring a thrilling world music performance by Via Romen! This vibrant group will present Russian-Romany (“gypsy”) music on native instruments including guitar, violin, accordion, and bass. In addition to outstanding music, audiences will also be treated to the flashy footwork of gypsy dance and traditional costumes. Take your students around the world for only $2 a person. Go to http://www.spiveyhall.org/young-peoples-concerts/via-romen
Registration for these concerts must be done in advance of the performance. Please call (678) 466-4481. To see the complete season of Young People’s Concerts, which runs through March 2013, visit www.spiveyhall.org/education
. We hope to see you at the beginning of October as we launch our new season!
Beach Boot Camp, Oct. 11
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 email@example.com
or call ext. 4975.
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.
Why do Students Plagiarize, Oct. 17
A Civility Talk on understanding and preventing plagiarism will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. Dr. Barbara Goodman, chair of the Department of English, will be the presenter.
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.
Civil Conduct: Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus, Nov. 13
A Civility Talk on civil conduct, “Exploring Safety Awareness on Campus” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m., in room UC 265 of the James M. Baker University Center. The presenter will Clayton State Chief of Police Bobby Hamil.