Volume 7, #31
Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening, Mar. 16
The new Veterans Resource Center, located in room STC115 of the Student Center (next to The Loch Shop), will hold its Grand Opening on Friday, Mar. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Clayton State President Dr. Tim Hynes, Vice President for External Relations Brig. Gen. (retired) Robert L. “Steve” Stephens, and a number of Clayton State’s student veterans will be in attendance.
The National Archives at Atlanta & Clayton State to Host Fourth Annual Civic Engagement Student Research Conference, Mar. 16
Students from throughout the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and The National Archives at Atlanta will hold the Fourth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement on Friday, Mar. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta.
Students from the USG were invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to engagement in politics in the community besides voting. In addition to the student presentations, the keynote address will be given by Shabnam Bashiri, Shabaka Guillory and Ben Speight. Bashiri and Guillory are young activists who are involved with Occupy Atlanta. Speight is the organizing director for the Teamsters Local 728. The keynote address, titled “Celebrating Activism: Public and Professional Activism,” will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
The Conference will also feature the presentations of the winners of the Fifth Annual Ogden First Amendment Essay Contest. The award is named in memory of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Clayton State business professor Dr. Judith Ogden, and a lifelong supporter of First Amendment rights.
2012 Staff Evaluations Due Today
Annual Evaluations are due Friday, Mar. 16, 2012. HR asks that you please make all necessary updates to the evaluations and forward a digital copy, preferably in Word, to Albertina Robinson. Once all required signatures have been obtained on the hard copy, please forward them to the Human Resources Department. If you find that something (or someone) is missing, please advise.
If you have already submitted both the digital and hard copy of the evaluations, thank you.
Biweekly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all Biweekly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Friday, Mar. 16 for the payroll ending on Mar. 16.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
Free Tax Assistance Returns at Clayton State, Mar. 17
Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will be taking a brief spring break over the next couple of weekends (maybe to do their own taxes). However, they will once again be offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturday, Mar. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College of Business Building. The final two VITA dates for 2012 will be Saturday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 31.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527. Spanish translators are available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls - ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.
New Parking Signs
Two new signs have been installed at each entrance to the faculty/staff parking lot located across from the LAB. The lot is now open for student parking as well after 6 p.m. However, one row of eight spaces at south end of the lot is still designated for faculty and staff only… 24/7.
Clayton State University Cheerleaders Hold Tryouts
The Clayton State University Spirit Program will hold its spring 2012 clinic and cheerleader tryouts for Clayton State students on Apr. 9 through Apr. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center gymnasium.
Clayton State University cheerleaders provide excitement and entertainment to many campus activities, community service programs, and athletic events. The cheerleaders are hardworking, dedicated student athletes who enjoy supporting Clayton State Athletics.
The squad supports Clayton State’s men's and women's basketball teams at intercollegiate athletic events. Toward the end of the season the squad also competes against some of the best cheerleading programs in the Peach Belt Conference and throughout the southeast region.
Participants must be present at each of the three nights to be eligible to try out. Tumbling experience is not required, but very helpful.
For complete details, please visit http://athletics.clayton.edu/cheerleading/tryout.htm
Clayton State Laker Perks
It is with great pleasure that the Department of Human Resources presents to you Clayton State University’s Laker Perks Program. Along with providing for the health and well-being of our employees through traditional health, dental, and vision plans, Clayton State University will also provide additional discounts known as “Laker Perks” to all active full and part-time employees, in addition to enrolled students. These discounts range from entertainment, financial services, to retail and health services.
Please take the time to peruse our new and improved Clayton State University Department of Human Resources webpage where you can find categorical information on vendors who have partnered with Clayton State to provide us with top of the line discounts and services geared towards family, personal enrichment, health, and a host of other “perks” at http://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/lakerperks
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Clayton State University Health Services Health Fair Mar. 21
UHS’ “Reinventing the Wheel” Safe Driving Health Fair will be held on
Wednesday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center.
Come out and have fun getting all the ends and outs about driving…
- driving simulators
- information and more
A blood mobile will also be present…
you can save someone’s life!
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Mar. 22
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site.
“Starting a Business” will be held on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
“If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111024
NARA to Hold Workshop on 1940 Census, Mar. 24
The 1940 Census will be opened on Apr. 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. While statistics related to each census are released soon after the census is taken, the list of people who were enumerated is closed for 72 years for privacy restrictions.
The 1940 Census will be available free via NARA’s website, www.archives
. Users may access it from their personal computers at all hours and by using computers in libraries and other institutions.
However, it is not keyword searchable. Use of an enumeration district (ED) number is essential.
The National Archives at Atlanta will hold a workshop on the 1940 Census on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., to address questions asked on the census, how it’s different from past censuses, and how to obtain ED numbers.
The workshop is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region. There will be a brief business meeting and then the workshop will begin.
Registration is not required, and there is no charge for the event. For more information contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at email@example.com
or at (770) 968-2555.
Education Speaker Series Discusses Bullying and “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” Mar. 26
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Mar. 26 by discussing a topic made even more relevant by the events yesterday at a high school outside of Cleveland, where a young man who had been subjected to school bullying shot five students, killing two.
Preventing Childhood Bullying: Viewing “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” will be the subject of a presentation on Mar. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the main building of Clayton State – East, which is located on Trammell Road in Morrow, just east of the main Clayton State campus. Like all of the Education Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Inspired by a true story, “The Fat Boy Chronicles” reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring author and former mathematics teacher, Michael Buchanan, along with actors, film makers, and children’s health advocates. Panelists will speak on the inspiration for the book and the issue of bullying in today’s classrooms. Also under discussion will be the craft of writing and the art of film making.