Today is College Colors Day at Clayton State AllClaytonStateUniversitystudents, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, parents and friends are urged to break out their blue and orange outfits on Friday, Aug. 31 to show their support for the Lakers men’s soccer team on “College Colors Day.” Although it’s not unusual forClaytonStatefaculty and staff to wear Laker Blue and Georgia Clay on Fridays, College Colors Day takes this tradition to another level, and encourages all Clayton Staters to take part. College Colors Day typically coincides with the kick-off of the intercollegiate athletic season, and seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the college traditions great by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day on Friday, Aug. 31. The Lakers will be opening their 2012 season with The Loch Shop Soccer Classic on Aug. 31, taking on the Pfeiffer University Falcons in the seventh annual version of this shootout, in a 7:30 p.m. game at Laker Field. The Lakers defeated Pfeiffer, 1-0, on a goal by Ryan Pugh in last year’s sixth annual version of the season-opening event. Any individuals who bleed blue and orange, but who don’t have the appropriate gear, are naturally urged to stop by the shootout’s name sponsor, The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, to pick up the appropriately-themed apparel, featuring, also naturally enough, the Clayton State mascot and logo, Loch. The Loch Shop will also be setting up its Popup Spirit Shop at the game, and will be giving away Loch Shop “Passport to Savings” t-shirts with $25 purchase of regularly-priced merchandise on Friday.
Top 100 Workplaces Employee Celebration Event on Tuesday, Sept. 4 Clayton State University was recognized by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces. As President Dr. Thomas Hynes has communicated to the campus, this is a significant honor and achievement. A “thank you” celebration is scheduled for faculty and staff members on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to come together and celebrate the supportive and collaborative environment which contributed to Clayton State University’s Top 100 Workplaces recognition. Wear your favorite Clayton State University apparel. Join us for fun, food, and activities… door prizes and much more! The location is the Student Activities Center and the SAC Green. Extend the festivities by supporting our Lakers! The Women’s Soccer team hosts Tennessee Wesleyan on the Clayton State Soccer Field beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Clayton State English Professors Return for Fayette on the Page, Sept. 4, Sept. 15 This year, people all overFayetteCountyare reading “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” That’s because the Fayette County Public Library’s (1821 Heritage Park Way,Fayetteville) annual Fayette on the Page program is focusing on the work ofGeorgiaauthor Carson McCullers, specifically “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” for 2012. This year’s program will feature, throughout August and September, a series of three films based on works by McCullers. These three films will be screened free of charge for the public at the Fayette County Public Library, and will include twoClaytonStateUniversityprofessors sharing their time and expertise, hosting the screenings and then facilitating Q&A sessions after the screenings. Professor of English Dr. Gwendolyn Harold, and Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd are both taking part in this year’s program. Harold will return to the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m., to introduce and facilitate discussion of another McCullers-based film. Note: The library is prohibited from publicizing the actual titles of the films outside of the library -- a stipulation of the performance license purchased annually in order to show movies to the public. Contact the Fayette County Public Library at (770) 461-8841 and ask for film titles. A printed schedule for the Fayette on the Page 2012 Film Series, including film titles and descriptions, is also available for pickup at the library. Byrd, aFayettevilleresident, will help close out the McCullers film series on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., with an introduction to the final film in the series, followed by a facilitated discussion. September Service Learning Series to Discuss Affordable Housing, Sept. 5 For the month of September, the Service Learning Series sponsored by the Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will focus on affordable housing. Dr. Nikki Finlay, associate professor of Economics atClaytonState, and Lindsey Sanders, development coordinator at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), will facilitate a discussion about affordable housing and factors that impact an individual’s ability to afford housing. The session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon in room 268 of theJamesM.BakerUniversityCenter. All students, faculty, staff and the public who are interested in discussing and learning more about affordable housing are welcome to come and participate in this open discussion. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 8,ClaytonStatestudents will be volunteering at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a locally managed, locally funded, grass-roots housing ministry serving low-income families of metroAtlanta. They build simple, decent and affordable houses inGeorgia's Clayton, Fayette andHenryCounties. WTC Atlanta Invites you to Attend Macedonia – The Land of Opportunities, Sept. 5 John Parkerson, director of the Office of International Programs at Clayton State, is hosting the Prime Minister of Macedonia and high-level Macedonian trade and investment officials, and making the welcoming remarks, at a program at World Trace Center (WTC) Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 5. AnyClaytonStatestudents, faculty or staff who are interested in attending should contact Parkerson, who is also president of WTC Atlanta for further information. X Factor Outdoor Yogalates, Starting Sept. 6 The Department of Recreation & Wellness’ X Factor Outdoor Yogalates classes will be held every Thursday from Sept. 6 through Sept. 27 (rain date is Oct. 4) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the Laker Hall Green (in front of the Laker Hall sign). Outdoor Yogalates is a four week session that will help you relax and tone up using bodyweight exercises and deep breathing/stretching techniques. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email@example.com. Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference Proposals Due, Sept. 7 The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in theStudentActivitiesCenter. 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 forClaytonStatestudents 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. If you are interested in presenting at the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, please visit http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference for more information. Presenting at the Conference is an excellent way to showcase your leadership skills and expand your presentation portfolio. Conference proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 7. For more information regarding the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5433. SBDC Schedules Next "Starting a Business" Workshop, Sept. 11 The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon atClaytonState– East,5823 Trammell Road, Morrow. If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step. 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=112207 CurrentClayton 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’s Constitution Week Starts Early with New York Times Talk, Sept. 14 ClaytonStateUniversity’s annual Constitution Week celebration will be starting early this year, with a New York Times Talk on Friday, Sept. 14. Highlighting the activities between Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 will be Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, who will be keynoting the week on Thursday, Sept. 20 with, "A Civil Discussion on Living Constitutionalism." Olens and Barnes will be appearing atClaytonStatefrom 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in room UC272 of theJamesM.BakerUniversityCenter. The Friday, Sept. 14 New York Times Talk, courtesy of the New York Times and the American Democracy Project, will address a very hot topic in this presidential election year, “Voter ID Laws: Preventing Voter Fraud or Suppressing Votes?” The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Kay Kemp, Clayton State associate professor of history, and will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the Baker Center. Free lunch and drinks will be provided by the New York Times. As is the case with all Constitution Week events, the public is invited to attend. However, individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado (email@example.com) by Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., and limited seating is available. 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 the Clayton State Student Activities Center Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Later that same day, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Writers' Studio atClaytonStatewill 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 ClaytonStateArts & SciencesBuilding. 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. Clayton State to Hold 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. AllClaytonStatealumni, 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 overAtlantaand 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.
Clayton State to Webcast Soccer Matches in 2012
ClaytonStatesoccer fans all over the world will be able to see their Lakers live in action on Friday. Clayton State Athletics’ LakerZone will be making its soccer debut on Friday, Aug. 31, webcasting live from Laker Field. The Department of Athletics will broadcast Friday’s second game of the Loch Shop Classic, featuringClaytonState against Pfeiffer, beginning at 7:30 p.m. After Friday,ClaytonStatewill webcast Saturday’s second game of the Loch Shop Classic, as the Lakers will faceQueensin a 7:30 p.m. contest. The first women’s match to be webcast will Tuesday when the squad squares off against Tennessee Wesleyan at 4 p.m. FormerClaytonStateplayer Roger Boniface, who is currently a graduate student at the University, will be the voice of both Laker men’s and women’s soccer.CurrentClaytonStatestudent Brian Roberts, who has spearheaded the athletic department’s video coverage over the last couple of years, will provide the technical support for the broadcast. All 18 of the ClaytonStatehome soccer matches will be broadcast and be accessible via the department’s UStream account at http://www.ustream.tv/claytonstateathletics. Links to the webcast are also available via the Laker athletic website at www.claytonstatesports.com. Dr. Alexander Hall Named Winner of the Fourth Annual Gene Hatfield Scholar of the Year Award Clayton State University Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall has been named the fourth annual winner of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Gene Hatfield Scholar of the Year Award. The Arts & Sciences Scholar of the Year award is made possible by, and is named after, Dr. Eugene Hatfield, long-time (1976–2008) history professor atClaytonState. Preceding Hall as recipients of the Hatfield award are Dr. Brigitte Byrd (2009), Dr. E. Joe Johnson (2010) and Dr. Jonathan Lyon (2011). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at ClaytonState, Hall also serves as assistant director of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, and as the Managing Editor of its Proceedings. In 2011, Hall co-edited the first nine volumes of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics Proceedings, which were published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He has also been one of the organizers of the Southeast Philosophy Conference, which annually brings a variety of national and international speakers to theClaytonState campus. Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Labor Day Break The Loch Shop and LakerCardCenterwill have modified hours during the Labor Day break. Updated hours are available at Loch Shop hours and LakerCard hours. Dining Services Hours During Labor Day Break Dining Service units will have the following modified hours during the Labor Day break (Aug. 31 to Sept. 4): - Lakeside Dining Hall: Closes Friday at 2 p.m.; re-opens for dinner Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. - Sandella’s: Closed Friday to Monday; re-opens Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. - Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, Subconnection: Locations close Friday at 3 p.m.; Jazzman’s and Pizza Hut re-open Tuesday at 8 a.m. Subconnection opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. Outdoor Adventure at Tybee Island, Sept. 15 Surfing Join Outdoor Adventure on a surfing trip toTybeeIsland. Learn the basics of surfing and enjoy theGeorgiaCoast. Surfing equipment is provided. Destination:Tybee Island,Ga. Dates: Saturday – Sept. 15-16 Cost: $50/$70/$80 Limit: 8 Pre-trip meeting/Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2012 For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org. Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25 ClaytonStateUniversity’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair forClaytonStatestudents, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. onMain Streetin theJamesM.BakerUniversityCenter, outside both main entrances to theBakerCenter, 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. Get Your “I Got Mine @ the Loch Shop” T-shirts AND a 10 Percent Discount Any student, faculty or staff person who wears their “I Got Mine” t-shirt in the Loch Shop throughout the fall semester will get a 10 percent discount on all of their purchases that day, excluding Textbooks and Technology items. All you need to do to receive the 10 percent off is have your shirt on when you come in The Loch Shop to make your purchase. Loch Fest Film Festival ClaytonStateUniversityis proud to announce its second film festival. Loch Fest is anAtlantastudent film festival created byClaytonStateUniversitywhere student and professional work is showcased. This film festival will give student films more exposure in theAtlantacommunity. It also allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business. This film festival is open to all universities in the state as well as members of the community. The submission fee is FREE to allClaytonStatestudents. The submission fee for all faculty and staff is $5 until Sept. 14, and then $15 from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19. The deadline to submit a film is Oct. 19. This year’s film festival is sponsored by ClaytonStateUniversity’s Department of Campus Life and Clayton State Television (CSTV). The website for the festival is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest. The website has all the information about submission and accepted formats for films. Contact Jennifer DeMond, Student Media Advisor for more information. By phone: (678) 466-5427 or by email: email@example.com.